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Re: Volunteer Monitors

Jerry N9AVY
 

It’s an updated, revamped version of the old Official Observer Program.  I was an OO for a few years and felt that minuses outweighed the pluses.  Others may have different results. 

 

This new program removes the personal aspect which may be a good thing because some OO’s received death threats and other forms of harassment over the years.

 

Being in Canada Steve, you might no be eligible, but it would hurt to check with ARRL HQ since you do have a U.S. license and you might have to cross border once in a while.

 

Jerry  n9avy

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Steve R via Groups.Io
Sent: Friday, May 17, 2019 7:16 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: [070Club] Volunteer Monitors

 

Interesting Announcement from the Weekly Newsletter. I would love see some PSK operators jump on this. Since I am in Canada, I dont think I would be eligible.
Steve
2301  VA3FLF/ KM4FLF


ARRL Invites Applications for Volunteer Monitor Positions

ARRL is now accepting applications from individuals interested in becoming part of the new Volunteer Monitor program, a joint undertaking of the FCC and ARRL. The program seeks volunteers who -- working under the direction of ARRL -- will monitor and survey the Amateur Radio bands both to detect improper activity and to recognize exemplary on-the-air behavior.

Prospective Volunteer Monitors must be ARRL members. They will undergo a training and certification program administered by ARRL, and will be vetted by ARRL through at least one oral interview and a preliminary evaluation by ARRL staff. Such requirements will continue for Volunteer Monitors once they are selected.

Volunteer Monitors will serve 3-year terms at the pleasure of ARRL, and ARRL will reserve the right to terminate the participation of any Volunteer Monitor for any reason.

Volunteer Monitors must be able to utilize state-of-the-art receiving equipment and to access no-cost remote receive sites, if requested. Applicants must possess strong writing and communication skills and an understanding of the importance of thorough documentation. They must have basic word processing and data entry skills and be able to send such information, including recordings, to ARRL electronically.

Applicants must have no history of warning letters or other enforcement-related action from the FCC, must hold a Technician or higher class license, and must have been licensed for at least 3 years.

Applicants should send applications to volunteer-monitor@... for processing.

In February, Riley Hollingsworth, K4ZDH, was named to oversee the development and implementation phases of the Volunteer Monitor program, which will replace the Official Observer (OO) program. Hollingsworth once handled Amateur Radio enforcement for the FCC.

 

#525 SK

Jim K5SP
 

It is with sadness that we report the passing of Mark Crosbie, N8MNI #525, on 1/25/19.

Mark was very active in all the club activities, and a pleasure to work with on the bands. He will be missed by all.

Jim K5SP



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Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director

Re: #525 SK

Mike Flowers
 

This is sad news, indeed.   Mark and I had many nice rag-chews on 20M PSK31.  

I missed our chats when Mark became less active.  I remember seeing his callsign CQing for an hour or so on 20M FT8 last fall, but I was unable to work him. 

I found this obituary for Mark:


Rest In Peace, old friend.  I’ll miss you. 

-- 73 de Mike Flowers, K6MKF, NCDXC - "It's about DX!"

On May 18, 2019, at 9:38 PM, Jim K5SP <jinnis@...> wrote:

It is with sadness that we report the passing of Mark Crosbie, N8MNI #525, on 1/25/19.

Mark was very active in all the club activities, and a pleasure to work with on the bands. He will be missed by all.

Jim K5SP



--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director



Re: #525 SK

Jerry N9AVY
 

RIP Mark, N8MNI.

 

Jerry  n9avy

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Mike Flowers
Sent: Saturday, May 18, 2019 9:07 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] #525 SK

 

This is sad news, indeed.   Mark and I had many nice rag-chews on 20M PSK31.  

 

I missed our chats when Mark became less active.  I remember seeing his callsign CQing for an hour or so on 20M FT8 last fall, but I was unable to work him. 

 

I found this obituary for Mark:

 

 

Rest In Peace, old friend.  I’ll miss you. 

-- 73 de Mike Flowers, K6MKF, NCDXC - "It's about DX!"


On May 18, 2019, at 9:38 PM, Jim K5SP <jinnis@...> wrote:

It is with sadness that we report the passing of Mark Crosbie, N8MNI #525, on 1/25/19.

Mark was very active in all the club activities, and a pleasure to work with on the bands. He will be missed by all.

Jim K5SP



--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director


 

Re: #525 SK

John - AI4FR
 

Thanks for the post and this is very sad news. My most sincere condolences to his family. I have Mark in the log 20 times on 6 bands with 2 modes(PSK31 and FT8) dating back to 2007. He was a great op and will be missed.


Rest in peace Mark,

John / AI4FR

Welcome

Jim K5SP
 

Please join me in welcoming our new PODXS070 member(s):

2686 Patrick ON6AT

Jim K5SP
Membership Director
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Member Services Director

Re: Bonus Stations Needed - Three Day Weekend 2019

N9JCA Chris Matthews
 

This w/end is the 3 Day Contest ? Have the Bonus Stations been selected
my E Mail took a dump so I have to rely on groups.io
I'm still available if needed
Chris N9JCA
73
LONP # 165
PODXS # 797

Re: Bonus Stations Needed - Three Day Weekend 2019

Stephen Melachrinos
 

Chris -

TDW has been changed to consistently start the first Friday AFTER Memorial Day. So it's next weekend, not this coming weekend.

Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: N9JCA Chris Matthews <n9jca.chris@...>
To: 070Club <070Club@groups.io>
Sent: Mon, May 20, 2019 1:02 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] Bonus Stations Needed - Three Day Weekend 2019

This w/end is the 3 Day Contest ? Have the Bonus Stations been selected
my E Mail took a dump so I have to rely on groups.io
I'm still available if needed
Chris N9JCA
73
LONP # 165
PODXS # 797

Re: Bonus Stations Needed - Three Day Weekend 2019

N9JCA Chris Matthews
 

Thanks for the Update

I'll make sure I'm available May 31 thru June 3rd

Chris N9JCA

73

On 5/21/19 1:46 AM, Stephen Melachrinos via Groups.Io wrote:
Chris -

TDW has been changed to consistently start the first Friday AFTER Memorial Day. So it's next weekend, not this coming weekend.

Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: N9JCA Chris Matthews <n9jca.chris@...>
To: 070Club <070Club@groups.io>
Sent: Mon, May 20, 2019 1:02 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] Bonus Stations Needed - Three Day Weekend 2019

This w/end is the 3 Day Contest ? Have the Bonus Stations been selected
my E Mail took a dump so I have to rely on groups.io
I'm still available if needed
Chris N9JCA
73
LONP # 165
PODXS # 797

Re: Bonus Stations Needed - Three Day Weekend 2019

stan robinson
 

Chris,

In case, as Steve W3HF has pointed out, your email is still not working right, I will restate that your participation as Bonus Station for TDW is welcome and needed. The official TDW announcement to that effect will be out by the end of this week.

Many thanks to Steve, W3HF, for pointing me in the right direction.

Enjoy the chase!!

73,

Stan
W9SMR - 070 #1611
PODXS 070 - PR Director





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From: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io> on behalf of N9JCA Chris Matthews <n9jca.chris@...>
Sent: Monday, May 20, 2019 9:54 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Bonus Stations Needed - Three Day Weekend 2019

Thanks for the Update

I'll make sure I'm available May 31 thru June 3rd

Chris N9JCA

73

On 5/21/19 1:46 AM, Stephen Melachrinos via Groups.Io wrote:
Chris -

TDW has been changed to consistently start the first Friday AFTER Memorial Day. So it's next weekend, not this coming weekend.

Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: N9JCA Chris Matthews <n9jca.chris@...><mailto:n9jca.chris@...>
To: 070Club <070Club@groups.io><mailto:070Club@groups.io>
Sent: Mon, May 20, 2019 1:02 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] Bonus Stations Needed - Three Day Weekend 2019

This w/end is the 3 Day Contest ? Have the Bonus Stations been selected
my E Mail took a dump so I have to rely on groups.io
I'm still available if needed
Chris N9JCA
73
LONP # 165
PODXS # 797

Re: Bonus Stations Needed - Three Day Weekend 2019

Scotty W7PSK
 

Wife and I are leaving Missouri Tomorrow or Wednesday (Bad weather may delay us a day) and I should be home Sunday or Monday. Wife said I could have the weekend of the 31st to the 2nd to be available.
So if you still need a West Coast Bonus, I would be available


Scotty W7PSK

On May 20, 2019 at 6:46 PM "Stephen Melachrinos via Groups.Io" <melachri@...> wrote:

Chris -

TDW has been changed to consistently start the first Friday AFTER Memorial Day. So it's next weekend, not this coming weekend.

Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: N9JCA Chris Matthews <n9jca.chris@...>
To: 070Club <070Club@groups.io>
Sent: Mon, May 20, 2019 1:02 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] Bonus Stations Needed - Three Day Weekend 2019

This w/end is the 3 Day Contest ? Have the Bonus Stations been selected
my E Mail took a dump so I have to rely on groups.io
I'm still available if needed
Chris N9JCA
73
LONP # 165
PODXS # 797

 
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Scotty W7PSK
Everett, Washington
070 #138

Re: Bonus Stations Needed - Three Day Weekend 2019

stan robinson
 

Scotty,

Yes, we are delighted to have you as a West Coast Bonus Station.

Enjoy the chase.
73,

Stan
W9SMR - 070 #1611
PODXS 070 - PR Director



________________________________________
From: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io> on behalf of Scotty W7PSK <w7psk@...>
Sent: Monday, May 20, 2019 10:11 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io; Stephen Melachrinos via Groups.Io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Bonus Stations Needed - Three Day Weekend 2019

Wife and I are leaving Missouri Tomorrow or Wednesday (Bad weather may delay us a day) and I should be home Sunday or Monday. Wife said I could have the weekend of the 31st to the 2nd to be available.
So if you still need a West Coast Bonus, I would be available


Scotty W7PSK

On May 20, 2019 at 6:46 PM "Stephen Melachrinos via Groups.Io" <melachri=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:

Chris -

TDW has been changed to consistently start the first Friday AFTER Memorial Day. So it's next weekend, not this coming weekend.

Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: N9JCA Chris Matthews <n9jca.chris@...>
To: 070Club <070Club@groups.io>
Sent: Mon, May 20, 2019 1:02 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] Bonus Stations Needed - Three Day Weekend 2019

This w/end is the 3 Day Contest ? Have the Bonus Stations been selected
my E Mail took a dump so I have to rely on groups.io
I'm still available if needed
Chris N9JCA
73
LONP # 165
PODXS # 797



--
Scotty W7PSK
Everett, Washington
070 #138

Welcome

Jim K5SP
 

Please join me in welcoming??our new PODXS070 member(s):

2687 David WS1ETI

Jim K5SP
Membership Director
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Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director

Re: Welcome

Scotty W7PSK
 

Welcome Sir !!

Lots of awards to work, just look at the awards page and start making contacts


Scotty W7PSK #138

On 5/22/2019 2:19 PM, Jim K5SP wrote:

Please join me in welcoming??our new PODXS070 member(s):

2687 David WS1ETI

Jim K5SP
Membership Director
--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director

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Scotty W7PSK
Everett, Washington
070 #138

Re: Welcome

Scotty W7PSK
 

welcome Patrick, Lots of awards to win.  See you on the air


Scotty W7PSK  #138

On 5/19/2019 10:28 AM, Jim K5SP wrote:

Please join me in welcoming our new PODXS070 member(s):

2686 Patrick ON6AT

Jim K5SP
Membership Director
--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director

--
Scotty W7PSK
Everett, Washington
070 #138

Three Day Weekend - ALMOST TIME TO PLAY!

stan robinson
 

It’s just around the corner now, just one week away.  First announcement.

 

TDW – Three Day Weekend is the "Greatest" 070 Contest of the year.

 

Starts at 0000 UTC May 31 (8:00 p.m. EDT Thursday, May 30)

Ends at 2359 UTC June 2 (7:59 p.m. EDT Sunday, June 2)

 

Top Dawg and Bonus Station Steve, VA3TPS, returns looking for his 5th winning TDW contest. Let’s give him a challenge this year!!

 

And this year, as last, the contest is open to all amateurs.

Welcome Newcomers and invite them to join us.

 

There are some rules changes this year so be sure to review the rules - TDW Rules. To plan your strategy you might want to review last year’s results which are available 2018 TDW Results

 

Last year we had 80 logs submitted, with 44 states worked over 7 bands.  Hopefully propagation will be favorable, and over the three day event and 7 bands, something is bound to pop!

 

Good luck to all and hope to see you on the waterfall. 

 

Stan

W9SMR - 070  #1611

PODXS 070 - PR Director

Welcome

Jim K5SP
 

Please join me in welcoming??our new PODXS070 member(s):

2688 Bill N2CSA

Jim K5SP
Membership Director
--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director

Re: #525 SK

Scotty W7PSK
 

That is truely Sad.  Mark and I had many many conversations on PSK ... He will be missed a lot.
What shocked me is how young he was.

--
Scotty W7PSK
Everett, Washington
070 #138

Re: Welcome

Scotty W7PSK
 

Welcome Bill.  Lots to do, look on the PODXS Web page and you will find many many awards available.

--
Scotty W7PSK
Everett, Washington
070 #138

Has anyone seen hole 13 at all

Scotty W7PSK
 
Edited

only one I have left   I think South Pole has closed their Ham Station and no Chatham has run PSK31

Yish
'
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Scotty W7PSK
Everett, Washington
070 #138