PSKFEST COMING UP!


J Budzowski <jbudzowski@...>
 

A reminder that the Twelfth Annual 070 Club PSKFest, sponsored by the Penn-Ohio DX Society (PODXS) takes place 0000-2400Z, 05 January 2013 UTC. This event is open to all amateurs licensed to operate on the HF bands. For rules go to the link below....73 de Jay N3DQU

PSKFest Rules - http://www.podxs070.com/pskfest
---


Karen Russo
 

I just wish the ARRL RTTY contest wasn't on at the same time.

73 - Karen W4KRN


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-----Original message-----
From: J Budzowski <jbudzowski@...>
To: PSK-TARA@..., 070_contest <070_contest@...>, 070@...
Sent: Thu, Jan 3, 2013 00:32:46 GMT+00:00
Subject: [070] PSKFEST COMING UP!

A reminder that the Twelfth Annual 070 Club PSKFest, sponsored by the
Penn-Ohio DX Society (PODXS) takes place 0000-2400Z, 05 January 2013 UTC.
This event is open to all amateurs licensed to operate on the HF bands. For
rules go to the link below....73 de Jay N3DQU

PSKFest Rules - http://www.podxs070.com/pskfest
---



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Steve W3HF
 

Karen -

It's interesting that the PSKfest has continually moved earlier in the month every single year it's been run. It's always exactly 52 weeks (364 days) from the previous PSKfest.

For the first few years (2002-2005), it was on the third Saturday of January, on the 19th, 18th, 17th, and 15th, respectively.

Then from 2006 through 2011 it was on the second Saturday, moving progressively earlier, from the 14th in 2006 to the 8th in 2011.

It actually started conflicting with ARRL RTTY in 2011, as the ARRL RTTY contest is the first full weekend in January, but never on the 1st. The conflict continued with 2012 (the 7th) and now the 5th in 2013. If we follow this progression, we'll have three more years of conflict, on the 4th in 2014, the 3rd in 2015, and the 2nd in 2016. After that it will finally deconflict, and move to the last Saturday in December (the 31st) in 2016. That will be really interesting as there will be two PSKfests in calendar 2016. I'm sure the management will figure out a way to distinguish between the two.

Steve
W3HF

--- In 070@..., "Karen Russo"<w4krn@...> wrote:

I just wish the ARRL RTTY contest wasn't on at the same time.

73 - Karen W4KRN


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-----Original message-----
From: J Budzowski <jbudzowski@...>
To: PSK-TARA@..., 070_contest <070_contest@...>, 070@...
Sent: Thu, Jan 3, 2013 00:32:46 GMT+00:00
Subject: [070] PSKFEST COMING UP!

A reminder that the Twelfth Annual 070 Club PSKFest, sponsored by the
Penn-Ohio DX Society (PODXS) takes place 0000-2400Z, 05 January 2013 UTC.
This event is open to all amateurs licensed to operate on the HF bands. For
rules go to the link below....73 de Jay N3DQU

PSKFest Rules - http://www.podxs070.com/pskfest
---



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David Westbrook
 

PSKFest is JAN-5 0000Z - 2400Z
RTTY Roundup is JAN-5 1800Z to JAN-6 2400Z
http://www.hornucopia.com/contestcal/weeklycont.php

Only one quarter of PSKFest overlaps (Saturday 1pm-7pm Eastern Time).

GL to all -- i hope to work a lot of you in both contests!!

73
--david
KJ4IZW



On Wed, Jan 2, 2013 at 7:57 PM, Karen Russo <w4krn@...> wrote:

**


I just wish the ARRL RTTY contest wasn't on at the same time.

73 - Karen W4KRN

Sent via DroidX2 on Verizon Wireless


-----Original message-----
From: J Budzowski <jbudzowski@...>
To: PSK-TARA@..., 070_contest <070_contest@...>,
070@...
Sent: Thu, Jan 3, 2013 00:32:46 GMT+00:00
Subject: [070] PSKFEST COMING UP!

A reminder that the Twelfth Annual 070 Club PSKFest, sponsored by the
Penn-Ohio DX Society (PODXS) takes place 0000-2400Z, 05 January 2013 UTC.
This event is open to all amateurs licensed to operate on the HF bands.
For
rules go to the link below....73 de Jay N3DQU

PSKFest Rules - http://www.podxs070.com/pskfest
---

------------------------------------

Check out the 070 Club website at <http://www.podxs070.com/> for the
latest information on 070 Club activities.

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Scotty W7PSK
 

Not to be a pain, but could the PODXS consider moving PSKFest for next year. The ARRL RTTY Round up is the same weekend every time and when they fire up PSK goes away. The RTTY Ops don't seem to care where they transmit and on top of whom ever is no biggie.

--- In 070@..., "J Budzowski" wrote:

A reminder that the Twelfth Annual 070 Club PSKFest, sponsored by the
Penn-Ohio DX Society (PODXS) takes place 0000-2400Z, 05 January 2013 UTC.
This event is open to all amateurs licensed to operate on the HF bands. For
rules go to the link below....73 de Jay N3DQU

PSKFest Rules - http://www.podxs070.com/pskfest
---


cessnaflyer42
 

I didn't realize that RTTY Roundup was this weekend! I just pulled up the rules on the ARRL website, and it looks like you can use PSK31 for the RTTY Roundup. Why would anyone actually use RTTY if PSK31 is allowed??

73 de NF8I,

~James

--- In 070@..., "w7psk" wrote:

Not to be a pain, but could the PODXS consider moving PSKFest for next year. The ARRL RTTY Round up is the same weekend every time and when they fire up PSK goes away. The RTTY Ops don't seem to care where they transmit and on top of whom ever is no biggie.


David Westbrook
 

keep in mind it's only a partial overlap ... just saturday mid-day US time
.. and 20M it's usally not too bad -- the rtty contesting tends to spread
up on 20 (from .080-.090 to .075->.120).
We can always spread down from .070, too ...

--david
kj4izw


On Fri, Jan 4, 2013 at 9:29 AM, w7psk <w7psk@...> wrote:

**


Not to be a pain, but could the PODXS consider moving PSKFest for next
year. The ARRL RTTY Round up is the same weekend every time and when they
fire up PSK goes away. The RTTY Ops don't seem to care where they transmit
and on top of whom ever is no biggie.


--- In 070@..., "J Budzowski" wrote:

A reminder that the Twelfth Annual 070 Club PSKFest, sponsored by the
Penn-Ohio DX Society (PODXS) takes place 0000-2400Z, 05 January 2013
UTC.
This event is open to all amateurs licensed to operate on the HF bands.
For
rules go to the link below....73 de Jay N3DQU

PSKFest Rules - http://www.podxs070.com/pskfest
---


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Jerry N9AVY
 

I've noticed that in every major RTTY and CW contest .  Operators don't seem to care about PSK ops; much l;ike phone contests.  Guess we have to either live with it, join 'em or go do something else.   Contests seem to bring out the worst in ham manners.

Jerry  n9avy




- On Fri, 1/4/13, w7psk <w7psk@...> wrote:

From: w7psk <w7psk@...>
Subject: [070] Re: PSKFEST COMING UP!
To: 070@...
Date: Friday, January 4, 2013, 8:29 AM
















 









Not to be a pain, but could the PODXS consider moving PSKFest for next year. The ARRL RTTY Round up is the same weekend every time and when they fire up PSK goes away. The RTTY Ops don't seem to care where they transmit and on top of whom ever is no biggie.



--- In 070@..., "J Budzowski" wrote:

A reminder that the Twelfth Annual 070 Club PSKFest, sponsored by the
Penn-Ohio DX Society (PODXS) takes place 0000-2400Z, 05 January 2013 UTC.
This event is open to all amateurs licensed to operate on the HF bands. For
rules go to the link below....73 de Jay N3DQU
PSKFest Rules - http://www.podxs070.com/pskfest
---


























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James,
There are 20 times (a guess) the number of participants in the RTTY Roundup. We're definately in the minority.
We've managed to get along with them in the past.
Get on the air, click on psk31 traces and make contacts.
As pointed out, there's only a small overlap in contesting times. It happens.
Milt.
N6MG
070-650

----- Original Message -----
From: james_nf8i
To: 070@...
Sent: Friday, January 04, 2013 6:37 AM
Subject: [070] Re: PSKFEST COMING UP!



I didn't realize that RTTY Roundup was this weekend! I just pulled up the rules on the ARRL website, and it looks like you can use PSK31 for the RTTY Roundup. Why would anyone actually use RTTY if PSK31 is allowed??

73 de NF8I,

~James

--- In 070@..., "w7psk" wrote:
>
> Not to be a pain, but could the PODXS consider moving PSKFest for next year. The ARRL RTTY Round up is the same weekend every time and when they fire up PSK goes away. The RTTY Ops don't seem to care where they transmit and on top of whom ever is no biggie.


David Westbrook
 

you'll never come close to the same QSO rate or count with PSK31 ...
RTTY is much faster mode; plus it's compounded by the relatively verbose
exchanges used by convention in PSK (not to mention the occasional brag
files during contest exchanges) ..
Plus can run real power with RTTY.
Plus the status-quo of the masses of RTTY contest ops .. i'm sure in part
for historical reasons, since rtty's been around long before soundcard
modes.

before the perennial bashing of all rtty contesters, note that not everyone
knows the bandplan for every mode -- i'm sure the bulk aren't aware of the
.070 freqs -- i definitely wasn't when I started with RTTY .. Plus they
may not hear the psk sigs, and since most probably are using narrow filters
-- they're not going to be looking 2k away for other low-power digi signals.

The better argument would be for us digital ops that like participating in
both contests ... I know I'll be switching between the two during the
overlap, especially if pskfest starts looking like mostly dups by that
point.

--david
kj4izw



On Fri, Jan 4, 2013 at 9:37 AM, james_nf8i <nf8i@...> wrote:

**


I didn't realize that RTTY Roundup was this weekend! I just pulled up the
rules on the ARRL website, and it looks like you can use PSK31 for the RTTY
Roundup. Why would anyone actually use RTTY if PSK31 is allowed??

73 de NF8I,

~James


--- In 070@..., "w7psk" wrote:

Not to be a pain, but could the PODXS consider moving PSKFest for next
year. The ARRL RTTY Round up is the same weekend every time and when they
fire up PSK goes away. The RTTY Ops don't seem to care where they transmit
and on top of whom ever is no biggie.



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David Westbrook
 

good guess milt!
1803 logs submitted for 2012 RTTY Roundup ... and right about ~100 for
2012 PSKFest.
But i would bet that there's a lot of rtty ops that didn't submit ...
and also the QSO count will be far greater that 20 times ... the roundup
increased by 150,000 q's from 2011 to 2012 -- that's way way more than
PSKFest total ... 2012 roundup total was ~630,000 Q's.

http://www.arrl.org/contest-results-articles
http://www.podxs070.com/2012-pskfest-results

--david
kj4izw

On Fri, Jan 4, 2013 at 9:51 AM, Milton Garb <n6mg@...> wrote:

**


James,
There are 20 times (a guess) the number of participants in the RTTY
Roundup. We're definately in the minority.
We've managed to get along with them in the past.
Get on the air, click on psk31 traces and make contacts.
As pointed out, there's only a small overlap in contesting times. It
happens.
Milt.
N6MG
070-650


----- Original Message -----
From: james_nf8i
To: 070@...
Sent: Friday, January 04, 2013 6:37 AM
Subject: [070] Re: PSKFEST COMING UP!

I didn't realize that RTTY Roundup was this weekend! I just pulled up the
rules on the ARRL website, and it looks like you can use PSK31 for the RTTY
Roundup. Why would anyone actually use RTTY if PSK31 is allowed??

73 de NF8I,

~James

--- In 070@..., "w7psk" wrote:

Not to be a pain, but could the PODXS consider moving PSKFest for next
year. The ARRL RTTY Round up is the same weekend every time and when they
fire up PSK goes away. The RTTY Ops don't seem to care where they transmit
and on top of whom ever is no biggie.

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boat.anchor <boat.anchor@...>
 

David
Do you have to switch between the two or just hunt es peck es have ur contact count in both contests.
Barry
VA7GEM 1470

--- In 070@..., David Westbrook wrote:

The better argument would be for us digital ops that like participating in
both contests ... I know I'll be switching between the two during the
overlap, especially if pskfest starts looking like mostly dups by that
point.

--david
kj4izw


David Westbrook
 

oh, i guess i should do double-exchanges for PSK contacts -- great idea!!

But i'll likely also QSY to RTTY mode and RTTY freqs, too ... PSKFest may
be slow then, and Roundup will definitely be hopping ... I also want to
break my (pretty modest) roundup score from last year, but i also don't
have dedicated** operating time**, so need to jump on RTTY when i get the
chance.

you guys complain about rtty QRM, try a 10-month old :)

--david
kj4izw


On Fri, Jan 4, 2013 at 10:16 AM, boat.anchor <boat.anchor@...> wrote:

**


David
Do you have to switch between the two or just hunt es peck es have ur
contact count in both contests.
Barry
VA7GEM 1470


--- In 070@..., David Westbrook wrote:

The better argument would be for us digital ops that like participating
in
both contests ... I know I'll be switching between the two during the
overlap, especially if pskfest starts looking like mostly dups by that
point.

--david
kj4izw



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boat.anchor <boat.anchor@...>
 

David
Ur 2nd Op shud fit right in hi hi
Barry
VA7GM

--- In 070@..., David Westbrook wrote:

you guys complain about rtty QRM, try a 10-month old :)

--david
kj4izw


Doc
 

Some of the rtty boys run a gallon,and have alligator mics!! Loud ,but can't hear !!

----- Original Message -----
From: Jerry
To: 070@...
Sent: Friday, January 04, 2013 9:43 AM
Subject: Re: [070] Re: PSKFEST COMING UP!



I've noticed that in every major RTTY and CW contest . Operators don't seem to care about PSK ops; much l;ike phone contests. Guess we have to either live with it, join 'em or go do something else. Contests seem to bring out the worst in ham manners.

Jerry n9avy

- On Fri, 1/4/13, w7psk w7psk@...> wrote:

From: w7psk w7psk@...>
Subject: [070] Re: PSKFEST COMING UP!
To: 070@...
Date: Friday, January 4, 2013, 8:29 AM



Not to be a pain, but could the PODXS consider moving PSKFest for next year. The ARRL RTTY Round up is the same weekend every time and when they fire up PSK goes away. The RTTY Ops don't seem to care where they transmit and on top of whom ever is no biggie.

--- In 070@..., "J Budzowski" wrote:

>

> A reminder that the Twelfth Annual 070 Club PSKFest, sponsored by the

> Penn-Ohio DX Society (PODXS) takes place 0000-2400Z, 05 January 2013 UTC.

> This event is open to all amateurs licensed to operate on the HF bands. For

> rules go to the link below....73 de Jay N3DQU

>

> PSKFest Rules - http://www.podxs070.com/pskfest

> ---

>

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David, K9DWR
 

Hi everyone. I'm new to whole contesting thing, and PSK in general.

Is there a "recommended" exchange for PSKfest? I mean, I know what the minimum is that is listed on the webpage, but What do people typically use? I was thinking about setting up to send something like this:

<CALL> de <MYCALL>
RST: <RST> <RST>
SPC: Illinois, US
BTU <CALL> de <MYCALL>

That has all the bits needed, but I was just wondering if that is acceptable, or if there's a more efficient send?

Thanks

--
David, K9DWR
#1604

--- In 070@..., "J Budzowski" wrote:

A reminder that the Twelfth Annual 070 Club PSKFest, sponsored by the
Penn-Ohio DX Society (PODXS) takes place 0000-2400Z, 05 January 2013 UTC.
This event is open to all amateurs licensed to operate on the HF bands. For
rules go to the link below....73 de Jay N3DQU

PSKFest Rules - http://www.podxs070.com/pskfest
---


David, K9DWR
 

not to reply to myself, but I just noticed that the macro fillers got cut off...

CALL de K9DWR
RST:
SPC: Illinois, US
BTU CALL de K9DWR

--
David, K9DWR
#1604

--- In 070@..., "rockdw" wrote:

Hi everyone. I'm new to whole contesting thing, and PSK in general.

Is there a "recommended" exchange for PSKfest? I mean, I know what the minimum is that is listed on the webpage, but What do people typically use? I was thinking about setting up to send something like this:

de
RST:
SPC: Illinois, US
BTU de

That has all the bits needed, but I was just wondering if that is acceptable, or if there's a more efficient send?

Thanks

--
David, K9DWR
#1604

--- In 070@..., "J Budzowski" wrote:

A reminder that the Twelfth Annual 070 Club PSKFest, sponsored by the
Penn-Ohio DX Society (PODXS) takes place 0000-2400Z, 05 January 2013 UTC.
This event is open to all amateurs licensed to operate on the HF bands. For
rules go to the link below....73 de Jay N3DQU

PSKFest Rules - http://www.podxs070.com/pskfest
---


 

Hi David and welcome to the club!
Try this:
(Example)
N6MG de K9DWR
Pls copy: 599 Il - 599 Il
btu de K9DWR bk

That should work.

Milt.
N6MG

----- Original Message -----
From: rockdw
To: 070@...
Sent: Friday, January 04, 2013 10:01 AM
Subject: [070] Re: PSKFEST COMING UP!



Hi everyone. I'm new to whole contesting thing, and PSK in general.

Is there a "recommended" exchange for PSKfest? I mean, I know what the minimum is that is listed on the webpage, but What do people typically use? I was thinking about setting up to send something like this:

de
RST:
SPC: Illinois, US
BTU de

That has all the bits needed, but I was just wondering if that is acceptable, or if there's a more efficient send?

Thanks

--
David, K9DWR
#1604

--- In 070@..., "J Budzowski" wrote:
>
> A reminder that the Twelfth Annual 070 Club PSKFest, sponsored by the
> Penn-Ohio DX Society (PODXS) takes place 0000-2400Z, 05 January 2013 UTC.
> This event is open to all amateurs licensed to operate on the HF bands. For
> rules go to the link below....73 de Jay N3DQU
>
> PSKFest Rules - http://www.podxs070.com/pskfest
> ---
>


boat.anchor <boat.anchor@...>
 

David

Call
CQ CQ PSKFEST de K9DWR K9DWR

Answer
de K9DWR K9DWR

Exchange
His Call de K9DWR Pls copy 599-IL 599-IL

Goodbye
his call de K9DWR QSL TU GL HNY 73

Feel free to modify as you wish but keep it short as possible.
Do not sent your brag sheet or try to discuss the weather.
best regards es hope to catch you
Barry
VA7GEM 1470

--- In 070@..., "rockdw" wrote:

Hi everyone. I'm new to whole contesting thing, and PSK in general.

Is there a "recommended" exchange for PSKfest? I mean, I know what the minimum is that is listed on the webpage, but What do people typically use? I was thinking about setting up to send something like this:

de
RST:
SPC: Illinois, US
BTU de

That has all the bits needed, but I was just wondering if that is acceptable, or if there's a more efficient send?

Thanks

--
David, K9DWR
#1604

--- In 070@..., "J Budzowski" wrote:

A reminder that the Twelfth Annual 070 Club PSKFest, sponsored by the
Penn-Ohio DX Society (PODXS) takes place 0000-2400Z, 05 January 2013 UTC.
This event is open to all amateurs licensed to operate on the HF bands. For
rules go to the link below....73 de Jay N3DQU

PSKFest Rules - http://www.podxs070.com/pskfest
---


 

Put a space between 599-Il (Example: 599 - Il) so that "auto grab" won't grab 599-Il. It'll grab 599 seperately then Il seperately as your state.

Here's mine:

<TX>
<CALL> de n6mg
Pls copy: 599 - Ca - 599 - Ca - bk
<RXANDCLEAR>

Milt.
N6MG

----- Original Message -----
From: boat.anchor
To: 070@...
Sent: Friday, January 04, 2013 10:09 AM
Subject: [070] Re: PSKFEST COMING UP!



David

Call
CQ CQ PSKFEST de K9DWR K9DWR

Answer
de K9DWR K9DWR

Exchange
His Call de K9DWR Pls copy 599-IL 599-IL

Goodbye
his call de K9DWR QSL TU GL HNY 73

Feel free to modify as you wish but keep it short as possible.
Do not sent your brag sheet or try to discuss the weather.
best regards es hope to catch you
Barry
VA7GEM 1470

--- In 070@..., "rockdw" wrote:
>
> Hi everyone. I'm new to whole contesting thing, and PSK in general.
>
> Is there a "recommended" exchange for PSKfest? I mean, I know what the minimum is that is listed on the webpage, but What do people typically use? I was thinking about setting up to send something like this:
>
> de
> RST:
> SPC: Illinois, US
> BTU de
>
> That has all the bits needed, but I was just wondering if that is acceptable, or if there's a more efficient send?
>
> Thanks
>
> --
> David, K9DWR
> #1604
>
> --- In 070@..., "J Budzowski" wrote:
> >
> > A reminder that the Twelfth Annual 070 Club PSKFest, sponsored by the
> > Penn-Ohio DX Society (PODXS) takes place 0000-2400Z, 05 January 2013 UTC.
> > This event is open to all amateurs licensed to operate on the HF bands. For
> > rules go to the link below....73 de Jay N3DQU
> >
> > PSKFest Rules - http://www.podxs070.com/pskfest
> > ---
> >
>