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Great Contest

Jim K5SP
 

PSKfest was great!  Lots of fun on this end.  Thanks to all that made it into my log.

Anyone who says the bands are dead were not on this weekend.  80, 40, 20 all had many PSK signals in the waterfall.  We are the leading PSK club, we should all operate as much as possible, and not wait for contests.  PSK beats FT8 anyday!
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Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director

Paula K7PAX #1739
 

I agree, I saw more traces out west here than I have in a long time. Although I worked several hours, I only managed 11 contacts.  I could hear a lot more than I could work with my stealth antenna. All good though! Got to work a couple of old friends!

 

Paula K7PAX #1739

 

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Jim K5SP
Sent: Saturday, January 04, 2020 16:05
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: [070Club] Great Contest

 

PSKfest was great!  Lots of fun on this end.  Thanks to all that made it into my log.

Anyone who says the bands are dead were not on this weekend.  80, 40, 20 all had many PSK signals in the waterfall.  We are the leading PSK club, we should all operate as much as possible, and not wait for contests.  PSK beats FT8 anyday!
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Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director

John Hendry KG5OIB
 

That was a ton of fun.... 
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     de  KG5OIB

     John Hendry

     Decatur, Wise County, Texas

     LOC:  EM13eg

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Tom Means
 

Had a ton of fun from WA.  Made quite a few contacts on 40 and 20.   80 no joy.  Great group.

Tom
W7OXB
#2720

 

Great contest and nice to find it difficult to find a spot on the waterfall.  What  was really wild was what the waterfall looked like at  00:01 Z, thought my receiver died.  A vast empty spectrum.  Tried to upload but couldn't find the upload link.
PODXS ROCKS!!!

David, K9DWR
 

* John - KC3FL via Groups.Io <kc3fl=aol.com@groups.io> [2020-01-04 16:29]:
Great contest and nice to find it difficult to find a spot on the waterfall. 
What  was really wild was what the waterfall looked like at  00:01 Z, thought
my receiver died.  A vast empty spectrum. 
Yes, the bottom just dropped out. Pretty interesting to watch people
trying to get that last QSO in :-)

Tried to upload but couldn't find the upload link. PODXS ROCKS!!!
We're trying to keep it that way, but having the scorer go offline (no
new upload links going forward) is putting a damper on progress. Right
now, the alternate is to EMAIL your ADIF, Call and name (and anything
else you feel like adding) to:

contests@...

We will be collecting the logs from there and parsing them manually.
I'm working on a quick(ish) stopgap form uploader so we don't have to do
emails for the next one, but that's what we have to work with right now.

73

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David, K9DWR
#1604 LONP #255
david@...

Rick - N7WE
 

My PSK Fest wasn't very festive.  Friday night I had a CPU overload computer problem.  Finally traced it to a malware program running in background that was checking DM780's download from QRZ everytime I entered a call sign.  Was done in by the time I figured it out, so gave up figuring to hit 20 hard in the late morning.   Surprise!  Very nasty t-storms moved through so I was QRT.  T-storms cleared only to have house guests arrive a day early!  Sometimes you're the windshield, sometimes you're the bug.  On to the Valentine Sprint!
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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602

David, K9DWR
 

* Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> [2020-01-04 16:49]:
My PSK Fest wasn't very festive.  Friday night I had a CPU overload computer
problem.  Finally traced it to a malware program running in background that
was checking DM780's download from QRZ everytime I entered a call sign.  Was
done in by the time I figured it out, so gave up figuring to hit 20 hard in
the late morning.   Surprise!  Very nasty t-storms moved through so I was
QRT.  T-storms cleared only to have house guests arrive a day early! 
Sometimes you're the windshield, sometimes you're the bug.  On to the
Valentine Sprint! --
Sorry to hear that, Rick. Hope to see you on the next one.

73

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David, K9DWR
#1604 LONP #255
david@...

Jim K5SP
 

Need to put whether you are high power, medium power, low power or QRP  in the information sent with logs

--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director

Rich Potts
 

Glad I got to work you, especially with your trying circumstances and me running QRP!


On Jan 4, 2020, at 19:49, Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:



My PSK Fest wasn't very festive.  Friday night I had a CPU overload computer problem.  Finally traced it to a malware program running in background that was checking DM780's download from QRZ everytime I entered a call sign.  Was done in by the time I figured it out, so gave up figuring to hit 20 hard in the late morning.   Surprise!  Very nasty t-storms moved through so I was QRT.  T-storms cleared only to have house guests arrive a day early!  Sometimes you're the windshield, sometimes you're the bug.  On to the Valentine Sprint!
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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602

Steve R
 

Just to clarify....are we too upload our logs to the scorer or email them? I’m a bit confused, sorry.


Steve
2301
VA3FLF


On Jan 4, 2020, at 19:58, Rich Potts via Groups.Io <jeepboy5@...> wrote:

Glad I got to work you, especially with your trying circumstances and me running QRP!


On Jan 4, 2020, at 19:49, Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:



My PSK Fest wasn't very festive.  Friday night I had a CPU overload computer problem.  Finally traced it to a malware program running in background that was checking DM780's download from QRZ everytime I entered a call sign.  Was done in by the time I figured it out, so gave up figuring to hit 20 hard in the late morning.   Surprise!  Very nasty t-storms moved through so I was QRT.  T-storms cleared only to have house guests arrive a day early!  Sometimes you're the windshield, sometimes you're the bug.  On to the Valentine Sprint!
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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602

1470
 

Thanks Folks
This was my best contest in couple years.
cheers es HNY
Barry
VA7GEM

David, K9DWR
 

Steve,

Email to contests@... and include Name, Call, power level and ADIF file. 

Unfortunately, there are no new uploads being accepted by the scorer, so we are manually scoring while we work to replace it. 

-- 
David Rock
David@...

On Jan 4, 2020, at 19:29, Steve R via Groups.Io <oldjavadrinker@...> wrote:

Just to clarify....are we too upload our logs to the scorer or email them? I’m a bit confused, sorry.


Steve
2301
VA3FLF


On Jan 4, 2020, at 19:58, Rich Potts via Groups.Io <jeepboy5@...> wrote:

Glad I got to work you, especially with your trying circumstances and me running QRP!


On Jan 4, 2020, at 19:49, Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:



My PSK Fest wasn't very festive.  Friday night I had a CPU overload computer problem.  Finally traced it to a malware program running in background that was checking DM780's download from QRZ everytime I entered a call sign.  Was done in by the time I figured it out, so gave up figuring to hit 20 hard in the late morning.   Surprise!  Very nasty t-storms moved through so I was QRT.  T-storms cleared only to have house guests arrive a day early!  Sometimes you're the windshield, sometimes you're the bug.  On to the Valentine Sprint!
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602

Bill Maier
 

This was my best contest ever. I've never seen so many PSK signals as I did on 40m Friday evening. 20m on Saturday wasn't nearly as good, but I still got a few. I really enjoyed it. Thanks to the organizers for making this possible!

-Bill  KG5RMJ

Bob Motyl KK6KMU
 

Thank You all for a great contest.  I had over 30% non member contacts and 23 members who I never had contact with before.  Thanks again.

Bob KK6KMU #2482

Phil Royce
 

It was great, even with the FT8 interference, HIHI.  See photo.  73 ke4pwe

On Sat, Jan 4, 2020 at 7:05 PM Jim K5SP <jinnis@...> wrote:

PSKfest was great!  Lots of fun on this end.  Thanks to all that made it into my log.

Anyone who says the bands are dead were not on this weekend.  80, 40, 20 all had many PSK signals in the waterfall.  We are the leading PSK club, we should all operate as much as possible, and not wait for contests.  PSK beats FT8 anyday!
--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director



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Have a Great Day,

Phil Royce
Interoperability Trainer for Deployable Systems and Interoperability Solutions
Electronics Designer and Disaster Communications Specialist
FCC ID# KE4PWE

1470
 

On Sat, Jan 4, 2020 at 04:53 PM, Jim K5SP wrote:
Need to put whether you are high power, medium power, low power or QRP  in the information sent with logs

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Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director
resubmitted.
TU Jim

Scotty W7PSK
 

I need 4 more for LONP 500,  I worked lots of new people, but when I checked the award checker it said I still need 4 more.
Is the Award checker working or in flux?

Scotty W7PSK


On 1/5/2020 18:36, Robert Motyl wrote:
Thank You all for a great contest.  I had over 30% non member contacts and 2

3 members who I never had contact with before.  Thanks again.

Bob KK6KMU #2482

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Scotty W7PSK
Everett, Washington
070 #138

Rich Potts
 

It’s funny to see my call in the photo.


On Jan 6, 2020, at 10:19, Phil Royce <ke4pwe@...> wrote:


It was great, even with the FT8 interference, HIHI.  See photo.  73 ke4pwe

On Sat, Jan 4, 2020 at 7:05 PM Jim K5SP <jinnis@...> wrote:

PSKfest was great!  Lots of fun on this end.  Thanks to all that made it into my log.

Anyone who says the bands are dead were not on this weekend.  80, 40, 20 all had many PSK signals in the waterfall.  We are the leading PSK club, we should all operate as much as possible, and not wait for contests.  PSK beats FT8 anyday!
--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director



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Have a Great Day,

Phil Royce
Interoperability Trainer for Deployable Systems and Interoperability Solutions
Electronics Designer and Disaster Communications Specialist
FCC ID# KE4PWE

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