Grid Square Chase


ljl2002@att.net
 

I would really like the WAKK Award.

Worked all Krispy Kreme!!!!!!!

Yum!!

Joe
KA1PPV  #1482


On Thursday, November 9, 2017 8:23 PM, "Stephen Melachrinos melachri@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:


 
I would phrase that differently.

Most awards do NOT require explicit transmission/receipt of award information on the air. You don't have to certify that VQ9HF said he was on Chagos during the QSO to submit a VQ9HF QSL for DXCC. Even 070 does not require "exchange" of 070 numbers for LONP. One of the few that does is 10-10, that requires exchange of 10-10 numbers over the air to claim their "worked the members" award. Even the NPOTA rules didn't require the NPOTA number to be sent on the air--it was only required in the LoTW confirmation.

My guess is that ARRL is explicitly stating the same rules apply for this award. By making this explicit, they are heading off any questions they might otherwise receive about a certain currently-popular, extremely structured mode that happens to not include grid square in the exchanged information.

Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: n7we1980@... [070] <070@...>
To: 070 <070@...>
Sent: Thu, Nov 9, 2017 7:46 pm
Subject: Re: [070] Grid Square Chase



Interesting that the ARRL announcement specifically mentions that the grid square is not required as part of the exchange.  Is that their way of saying all those FT-8 QSOs count?

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602





Stephen Melachrinos
 

I would phrase that differently.

Most awards do NOT require explicit transmission/receipt of award information on the air. You don't have to certify that VQ9HF said he was on Chagos during the QSO to submit a VQ9HF QSL for DXCC. Even 070 does not require "exchange" of 070 numbers for LONP. One of the few that does is 10-10, that requires exchange of 10-10 numbers over the air to claim their "worked the members" award. Even the NPOTA rules didn't require the NPOTA number to be sent on the air--it was only required in the LoTW confirmation.

My guess is that ARRL is explicitly stating the same rules apply for this award. By making this explicit, they are heading off any questions they might otherwise receive about a certain currently-popular, extremely structured mode that happens to not include grid square in the exchanged information.

Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: n7we1980@... [070] <070@...>
To: 070 <070@...>
Sent: Thu, Nov 9, 2017 7:46 pm
Subject: Re: [070] Grid Square Chase



Interesting that the ARRL announcement specifically mentions that the grid square is not required as part of the exchange.  Is that their way of saying all those FT-8 QSOs count?

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602



Rick - N7WE
 

Interesting that the ARRL announcement specifically mentions that the grid square is not required as part of the exchange.  Is that their way of saying all those FT-8 QSOs count?

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Jim K5SP
 


Mike Besemer <mwbesemer@...>
 

I’m more in favor of the WAIPA – Worked All India Pale Ales.

Mike
WM4B

From: 070@yahoogroups.com [mailto:070@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Thursday, November 9, 2017 7:07 PM
To: 070@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [070] Grid Square Chase


I like the idea of WABM -- Worked All Big Macs.

Two additional comments:

- One good thing about the ARRL program is that it may encourage more stations to include grid squares on their LoTW confirmations. That can only benefit all of us.

- Technically, the 070 club's grid square awards were preceded by the TARA grid square awards. TARA had a "worked all states" grid square program at least ten years before 070 started ours only a few years ago, so we should give them credit for that. TARA recently gave up the program, but Ernie Mills (WM2U) is continuing the program as the GAP [Grid And Prefix] awards, at www.gapawards.com

Steve
W3HF

P.S. Purists (and those with really good long-term memory) may note that the TARA grid awards were actually started under 070 sponsorship, but 070 "gave" them to TARA after a very short while. So maybe 070 does deserve some of the credit.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry n9avy@sbcglobal.net [070] <070@yahoogroups.com>
To: 070 <070@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Thu, Nov 9, 2017 6:21 pm
Subject: Re: [070] Grid Square Chase

Definitely way behind 070 ! ARRL probably won't get a lot of action. The Centennial was good, but then ARRL sought to capitalize on that with the NPOTA to drive interest in LOTW and make money for the League.

This one is just crazy. They'd be better off with something more unique like working U.S. ZIP codes, rest stops on the Interstate system, people in various McDonalds (or other fast food places) parking lots, or anything else more creative.

Not much of ARRL fan these days...

Jerry n9avy


________________________________________
From: "Jim Innis jinnis@swbell.net [070]" <070@yahoogroups.com>
To: 070@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Thursday, November 9, 2017 3:48 PM
Subject: [070] Grid Square Chase


Arrl just announced a grid square chase for 2018 automatically done for
any log submitted in 2018.

Years behind the 070 club.

Jim, K5SP


Jim K5SP
 

Yeah out in the land of friuts and nuts

JIM K5SP 



Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S®6 active, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: "Jerry n9avy@... [070]" <070@...>
Date: 11/9/17 6:32 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] Grid Square Chase

 

Haven't seen a Stucky's in years !  Are they still around somewhere ???

Jerry  n9avy



From: "randy true w4rttrandy@... [070]" <070@...>
To: "070@..." <070@...>
Sent: Thursday, November 9, 2017 6:25 PM
Subject: Re: [070] Grid Square Chase

 
How about WAS, Worked all Stucky's

Randy W4RTT



From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of Stephen Melachrinos melachri@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Thursday, November 9, 2017 7:06 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] Grid Square Chase
 
 
I like the idea of WABM -- Worked All Big Macs.

Two additional comments:

- One good thing about the ARRL program is that it may encourage more stations to include grid squares on their LoTW confirmations. That can only benefit all of us.

- Technically, the 070 club's grid square awards were preceded by the TARA grid square awards. TARA had a "worked all states" grid square program at least ten years before 070 started ours only a few years ago, so we should give them credit for that. TARA recently gave up the program, but Ernie Mills (WM2U) is continuing the program as the GAP [Grid And Prefix] awards, at www.gapawards.com

Steve
W3HF

P.S. Purists (and those with really good long-term memory) may note that the TARA grid awards were actually started under 070 sponsorship, but 070 "gave" them to TARA after a very short while. So maybe 070 does deserve some of the credit. 


-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry n9avy@... [070] <070@...>
To: 070 <070@...>
Sent: Thu, Nov 9, 2017 6:21 pm
Subject: Re: [070] Grid Square Chase



Definitely way behind 070  !   ARRL probably won't get a lot of action.  The Centennial was good, but then ARRL sought to capitalize on that with the NPOTA to drive interest in LOTW and make money for the League.
 
This one is just crazy.  They'd be better off with something more unique like working U.S. ZIP codes, rest stops on the Interstate system, people in various McDonalds (or other fast food places) parking lots, or anything else more creative.  
 
Not much of ARRL fan these days...
 
Jerry  n9avy





From: "Jim Innis jinnis@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Thursday, November 9, 2017 3:48 PM
Subject: [070] Grid Square Chase

 
Arrl just announced a grid square chase for 2018 automatically done for
any log submitted in 2018.

Years behind the 070 club.

Jim, K5SP







Jerry N9AVY
 

Haven't seen a Stucky's in years !  Are they still around somewhere ???

Jerry  n9avy



From: "randy true w4rttrandy@... [070]" <070@...>
To: "070@..." <070@...>
Sent: Thursday, November 9, 2017 6:25 PM
Subject: Re: [070] Grid Square Chase

 
How about WAS, Worked all Stucky's

Randy W4RTT



From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of Stephen Melachrinos melachri@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Thursday, November 9, 2017 7:06 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] Grid Square Chase
 
 
I like the idea of WABM -- Worked All Big Macs.

Two additional comments:

- One good thing about the ARRL program is that it may encourage more stations to include grid squares on their LoTW confirmations. That can only benefit all of us.

- Technically, the 070 club's grid square awards were preceded by the TARA grid square awards. TARA had a "worked all states" grid square program at least ten years before 070 started ours only a few years ago, so we should give them credit for that. TARA recently gave up the program, but Ernie Mills (WM2U) is continuing the program as the GAP [Grid And Prefix] awards, at www.gapawards.com

Steve
W3HF

P.S. Purists (and those with really good long-term memory) may note that the TARA grid awards were actually started under 070 sponsorship, but 070 "gave" them to TARA after a very short while. So maybe 070 does deserve some of the credit. 


-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry n9avy@... [070] <070@...>
To: 070 <070@...>
Sent: Thu, Nov 9, 2017 6:21 pm
Subject: Re: [070] Grid Square Chase



Definitely way behind 070  !   ARRL probably won't get a lot of action.  The Centennial was good, but then ARRL sought to capitalize on that with the NPOTA to drive interest in LOTW and make money for the League.
 
This one is just crazy.  They'd be better off with something more unique like working U.S. ZIP codes, rest stops on the Interstate system, people in various McDonalds (or other fast food places) parking lots, or anything else more creative.  
 
Not much of ARRL fan these days...
 
Jerry  n9avy





From: "Jim Innis jinnis@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Thursday, November 9, 2017 3:48 PM
Subject: [070] Grid Square Chase

 
Arrl just announced a grid square chase for 2018 automatically done for
any log submitted in 2018.

Years behind the 070 club.

Jim, K5SP







Jerry N9AVY
 

Or WARA  .. Worked All Rest Areas   
 
WATB    ... Worked All Taco Bells
 
WABK  ...  ?
 
 
 and so on ...
 
Jerry  n9avy



From: "Stephen Melachrinos melachri@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Thursday, November 9, 2017 6:06 PM
Subject: Re: [070] Grid Square Chase

 
I like the idea of WABM -- Worked All Big Macs.

Two additional comments:

- One good thing about the ARRL program is that it may encourage more stations to include grid squares on their LoTW confirmations. That can only benefit all of us.

- Technically, the 070 club's grid square awards were preceded by the TARA grid square awards. TARA had a "worked all states" grid square program at least ten years before 070 started ours only a few years ago, so we should give them credit for that. TARA recently gave up the program, but Ernie Mills (WM2U) is continuing the program as the GAP [Grid And Prefix] awards, at www.gapawards.com

Steve
W3HF

P.S. Purists (and those with really good long-term memory) may note that the TARA grid awards were actually started under 070 sponsorship, but 070 "gave" them to TARA after a very short while. So maybe 070 does deserve some of the credit. 


-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry n9avy@... [070] <070@...>
To: 070 <070@...>
Sent: Thu, Nov 9, 2017 6:21 pm
Subject: Re: [070] Grid Square Chase



Definitely way behind 070  !   ARRL probably won't get a lot of action.  The Centennial was good, but then ARRL sought to capitalize on that with the NPOTA to drive interest in LOTW and make money for the League.
 
This one is just crazy.  They'd be better off with something more unique like working U.S. ZIP codes, rest stops on the Interstate system, people in various McDonalds (or other fast food places) parking lots, or anything else more creative.  
 
Not much of ARRL fan these days...
 
Jerry  n9avy





From: "Jim Innis jinnis@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Thursday, November 9, 2017 3:48 PM
Subject: [070] Grid Square Chase

 
Arrl just announced a grid square chase for 2018 automatically done for
any log submitted in 2018.

Years behind the 070 club.

Jim, K5SP







Randy True
 

How about WAS, Worked all Stucky's


Randy W4RTT




From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of Stephen Melachrinos melachri@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Thursday, November 9, 2017 7:06 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] Grid Square Chase
 
 

I like the idea of WABM -- Worked All Big Macs.


Two additional comments:

- One good thing about the ARRL program is that it may encourage more stations to include grid squares on their LoTW confirmations. That can only benefit all of us.

- Technically, the 070 club's grid square awards were preceded by the TARA grid square awards. TARA had a "worked all states" grid square program at least ten years before 070 started ours only a few years ago, so we should give them credit for that. TARA recently gave up the program, but Ernie Mills (WM2U) is continuing the program as the GAP [Grid And Prefix] awards, at www.gapawards.com

Steve
W3HF

P.S. Purists (and those with really good long-term memory) may note that the TARA grid awards were actually started under 070 sponsorship, but 070 "gave" them to TARA after a very short while. So maybe 070 does deserve some of the credit. 


-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry n9avy@... [070] <070@...>
To: 070 <070@...>
Sent: Thu, Nov 9, 2017 6:21 pm
Subject: Re: [070] Grid Square Chase



Definitely way behind 070  !   ARRL probably won't get a lot of action.  The Centennial was good, but then ARRL sought to capitalize on that with the NPOTA to drive interest in LOTW and make money for the League.
 
This one is just crazy.  They'd be better off with something more unique like working U.S. ZIP codes, rest stops on the Interstate system, people in various McDonalds (or other fast food places) parking lots, or anything else more creative.  
 
Not much of ARRL fan these days...
 
Jerry  n9avy





From: "Jim Innis jinnis@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Thursday, November 9, 2017 3:48 PM
Subject: [070] Grid Square Chase

 
Arrl just announced a grid square chase for 2018 automatically done for
any log submitted in 2018.

Years behind the 070 club.

Jim, K5SP





Stephen Melachrinos
 

I like the idea of WABM -- Worked All Big Macs.

Two additional comments:

- One good thing about the ARRL program is that it may encourage more stations to include grid squares on their LoTW confirmations. That can only benefit all of us.

- Technically, the 070 club's grid square awards were preceded by the TARA grid square awards. TARA had a "worked all states" grid square program at least ten years before 070 started ours only a few years ago, so we should give them credit for that. TARA recently gave up the program, but Ernie Mills (WM2U) is continuing the program as the GAP [Grid And Prefix] awards, at www.gapawards.com

Steve
W3HF

P.S. Purists (and those with really good long-term memory) may note that the TARA grid awards were actually started under 070 sponsorship, but 070 "gave" them to TARA after a very short while. So maybe 070 does deserve some of the credit. 


-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry n9avy@... [070] <070@...>
To: 070 <070@...>
Sent: Thu, Nov 9, 2017 6:21 pm
Subject: Re: [070] Grid Square Chase



Definitely way behind 070  !   ARRL probably won't get a lot of action.  The Centennial was good, but then ARRL sought to capitalize on that with the NPOTA to drive interest in LOTW and make money for the League.
 
This one is just crazy.  They'd be better off with something more unique like working U.S. ZIP codes, rest stops on the Interstate system, people in various McDonalds (or other fast food places) parking lots, or anything else more creative.  
 
Not much of ARRL fan these days...
 
Jerry  n9avy





From: "Jim Innis jinnis@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Thursday, November 9, 2017 3:48 PM
Subject: [070] Grid Square Chase

 
Arrl just announced a grid square chase for 2018 automatically done for
any log submitted in 2018.

Years behind the 070 club.

Jim, K5SP





Mike Besemer <mwbesemer@...>
 

Amen brother!

Mike
WM4B

From: 070@yahoogroups.com [mailto:070@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Thursday, November 9, 2017 6:21 PM
To: 070@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [070] Grid Square Chase


Definitely way behind 070 ! ARRL probably won't get a lot of action. The Centennial was good, but then ARRL sought to capitalize on that with the NPOTA to drive interest in LOTW and make money for the League.

This one is just crazy. They'd be better off with something more unique like working U.S. ZIP codes, rest stops on the Interstate system, people in various McDonalds (or other fast food places) parking lots, or anything else more creative.

Not much of ARRL fan these days...

Jerry n9avy


________________________________________
From: "Jim Innis jinnis@swbell.net [070]" <070@yahoogroups.com>
To: 070@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Thursday, November 9, 2017 3:48 PM
Subject: [070] Grid Square Chase


Arrl just announced a grid square chase for 2018 automatically done for
any log submitted in 2018.

Years behind the 070 club.

Jim, K5SP


Jerry N9AVY
 

Definitely way behind 070  !   ARRL probably won't get a lot of action.  The Centennial was good, but then ARRL sought to capitalize on that with the NPOTA to drive interest in LOTW and make money for the League.
 
This one is just crazy.  They'd be better off with something more unique like working U.S. ZIP codes, rest stops on the Interstate system, people in various McDonalds (or other fast food places) parking lots, or anything else more creative.  
 
Not much of ARRL fan these days...
 
Jerry  n9avy





From: "Jim Innis jinnis@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Thursday, November 9, 2017 3:48 PM
Subject: [070] Grid Square Chase

 
Arrl just announced a grid square chase for 2018 automatically done for
any log submitted in 2018.

Years behind the 070 club.

Jim, K5SP



Jim K5SP
 

Arrl just announced a grid square chase for 2018 automatically done for any log submitted in 2018.

Years behind the 070 club.

Jim, K5SP