TESTING AND UPCOMING tdw


 

Don has big time cw at 3581.5.
I moved up to 3.582.0
n6mg


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From: N6MG - Milt. via groups.io <n6mg@...>
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Sent: Thu, May 13, 2021 7:11 pm
Subject: [070Club] TESTING AND UPCOMING tdw

Participants,
I'm on 80m cq'n at 3.581.5. 
There's no CW. Some QRN, but it's still pretty much daylight here.
Odd sounding QRN, and...
No RF in the shack.
The inventor of toroidal cores is a genius!
Steve, who invented them?
Milt.
N6MG
070-650
 


-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io>
Sent: Thu, May 13, 2021 7:06 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] Antenna TESTING AND UPCOMING tdw

Searched for that info but couldn't seem to find it.  Thanks Steve !

I recall when I passed Extra without code as at that time I had 13 wpm with the General/Advanced.  Recall at the time that some were calling it "the welfare Extra" license Emoji

I do recall being on cloud 9 because I hadn't studied for Extra before going to VEC. Did check my FCC data but they don't have complete records of what was passed and when.

Jerry  n9avy

On Thursday, May 13, 2021, 06:41:15 PM CDT, Stephen Melachrinos via groups.io <melachri@...> wrote:





Regarding code testing...

- All amateur licenses required code tests prior to 1991. Code speed was dependent on license class--5 wpm for Novice and Tech, 13 wpm for General and Advanced, and 20 wpm for Extra. (There were different rules prior to 1951, but most of us weren't licensed then.)

- Starting in 1991, a no-code Tech license was available, restricted to 50 MHz and above because international rules required Morse proficiency for HF privileges. Techs who had passed the 5 wpm code test were (eventually) re-classified as Technician Plus.

- On 15 April 2000, the massive change known as License Restructuring went into effect. Part of this was declaring that no new Novice or Advanced Licenses would be issued (though renewals could continue), but perhaps more significant was the elimination of the 13 wpm and 20 wpm code tests. So all remaining license classes that required code (Tech Plus, Advanced, or Extra) only required 5 wpm.

- In 2007, all code tests were eliminated. 

References:

http://ac6v.com/history.php

http://www.arrl.org/recent-fcc-actions

Steve
W3HF


Jim K5SP
 

Milt did you see me at all? I have the CW also but its not a problem. 

Called CQ for over half hour, had QSO with W4ABF earlier, then band died.  After that called CQ for over 20 minutes and never saw anyone else.

Jim K5SP 

On May 13, 2021 9:23 PM, "N6MG - Milt. via groups.io" <n6mg@...> wrote:
Don has big time cw at 3581.5.
I moved up to 3.582.0
n6mg


-----Original Message-----
From: N6MG - Milt. via groups.io <n6mg@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io>
Sent: Thu, May 13, 2021 7:11 pm
Subject: [070Club] TESTING AND UPCOMING tdw

Participants,
I'm on 80m cq'n at 3.581.5. 
There's no CW. Some QRN, but it's still pretty much daylight here.
Odd sounding QRN, and...
No RF in the shack.
The inventor of toroidal cores is a genius!
Steve, who invented them?
Milt.
N6MG
070-650
 


-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io>
Sent: Thu, May 13, 2021 7:06 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] Antenna TESTING AND UPCOMING tdw

Searched for that info but couldn't seem to find it.  Thanks Steve !

I recall when I passed Extra without code as at that time I had 13 wpm with the General/Advanced.  Recall at the time that some were calling it "the welfare Extra" license Emoji

I do recall being on cloud 9 because I hadn't studied for Extra before going to VEC. Did check my FCC data but they don't have complete records of what was passed and when.

Jerry  n9avy

On Thursday, May 13, 2021, 06:41:15 PM CDT, Stephen Melachrinos via groups.io <melachri@...> wrote:





Regarding code testing...

- All amateur licenses required code tests prior to 1991. Code speed was dependent on license class--5 wpm for Novice and Tech, 13 wpm for General and Advanced, and 20 wpm for Extra. (There were different rules prior to 1951, but most of us weren't licensed then.)

- Starting in 1991, a no-code Tech license was available, restricted to 50 MHz and above because international rules required Morse proficiency for HF privileges. Techs who had passed the 5 wpm code test were (eventually) re-classified as Technician Plus.

- On 15 April 2000, the massive change known as License Restructuring went into effect. Part of this was declaring that no new Novice or Advanced Licenses would be issued (though renewals could continue), but perhaps more significant was the elimination of the 13 wpm and 20 wpm code tests. So all remaining license classes that required code (Tech Plus, Advanced, or Extra) only required 5 wpm.

- In 2007, all code tests were eliminated. 

References:

http://ac6v.com/history.php

http://www.arrl.org/recent-fcc-actions

Steve
W3HF


--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Executive Director/Member Services Director


Don - KM4UDX
 

Thank you for trying!!

We got hammered, swamped, blanked out, toasted, frozed, and QRM'ed, and suffered "friendly fire".

In short, normal stuff. Hahahah.
--
Don, km4udx, uBITX, and other obscure acronyms go here...


 

It was, all things considered, a good exercise in patience, the caffeine in my AZ iced tea, and superior operating ability.
80m was a bust, although I did work KO4EJD, Darin, and had a few other strong traces.
Don and I had a nice rag chew on 40m, so it's dependable, or was last night. And, Don was QRPp!
From the West coast, 80m was good & got better as it got later in the evening.
Let's not shine on 80m in the TDW. A lot of contacts and multipliers to be had!
I'm going to start spending time cq'ing on 80m in the early to mid evenings here.
Milt.
N6MG - 070-650

-----Original Message-----
From: Don - KM4UDX <dontay155@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Fri, May 14, 2021 5:00 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] TESTING AND UPCOMING tdw

Thank you for trying!!

We got hammered, swamped, blanked out, toasted, frozed, and QRM'ed, and suffered "friendly fire".

In short, normal stuff. Hahahah.
--
Don, km4udx, uBITX, and other obscure acronyms go here...