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Re: October Grids

Stephen Melachrinos
 

Dick -

I don't need any of these, but I do need some that are nearby and might not be the "most rare." (I need six grids that have more than 50 QSOs recorded.)

Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Rohrer <kc3ef@...>
To: 070Club <070Club@groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Apr 30, 2019 4:56 pm
Subject: [070Club] October Grids

Looks like these are the rare grids we will be operating from during the October trip;  EL59 maybe, EL39, DL89, DM39, DM70, DM71, DM80, aznd DM90.  

Thanks to Steve, W3HF, for producing the grid total list.  
--
Dick - KC3EF
070 - 747

poor conditions today

Jerry N9AVY
 

In spite of poor conditions on 20m today , was able to log a Mexican , an Italian and a Hawaiian stations. Added to my totals for the yearly thing.  Had to shut down for a couple hours due to T-storms.  So the stations are out there to work, but pickins are slim.

 

 

Jerry  n9avy

 

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Re: October Grids

Rick - N7WE
 

Dick-

I'll be looking for you in EL59, DM39, and DM90.  'Course we've got the heat, humidity, and hurricanes to get through here this summer.  You and Kathy will be ready to head out I'm sure.  Enjoy the trip!
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602

Re: Rough morning on 20m

Rick - N7WE
 
Edited

Mike - 
Sorry to hear of your troubles.  Yes, the bands have been bad...but not that bad.  Sure sounds like something is amiss - particularly if you're not able to pick up any FT8.    Hard to know how to be helpful without knowing what gear you are using.  But I was taught when trying to trouble shoot a problem:
1 - Always double check all connections.  Most problems are associated with poor connections.
2 - Always double check settings
       Radio first, (mode, attn off, correct antenna, RF gain, etc.) 
       Then computer - (sound card selected, level settings, software configuration if it has level settings, ports, etc.) 
       Finally, interface settings (if you are using an interface).
Good luck, hope that is helpful, and that you get back on the air soon!
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602

Re: October Grids

Stephen Melachrinos
 

Oops. Just realized I DO need DM90.

Steve


-----Original Message-----
From: Stephen Melachrinos via Groups.Io <melachri@...>
To: 070Club <070Club@groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Apr 30, 2019 6:31 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] October Grids

Dick -

I don't need any of these, but I do need some that are nearby and might not be the "most rare." (I need six grids that have more than 50 QSOs recorded.)

Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Rohrer <kc3ef@...>
To: 070Club <070Club@groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Apr 30, 2019 4:56 pm
Subject: [070Club] October Grids

Looks like these are the rare grids we will be operating from during the October trip;  EL59 maybe, EL39, DL89, DM39, DM70, DM71, DM80, aznd DM90.  

Thanks to Steve, W3HF, for producing the grid total list.  
--
Dick - KC3EF
070 - 747

Most Wanted Grids

Steve Melachrinos
 

Dick KC3EF mentioned a project I worked on the past few evenings, so I figured I should announce it.

As I had done in August of 2017, I created a list of "Most Wanted Grids" based on the sum total of all QSOs uploaded to the 070 club award checker. (Thank you to David KJ4IZW for making this available!) I downloaded the master file, which consisted of about 2.35 million QSOs. I then deleted QSOs with non-US callsigns, and then QSOs that didn't list a grid square. The result was a database of about 642 thousand QSOs. I then wrote some equations that effectively counted the number of QSOs in each grid. Next, I went through the list and compared to the FFMA list (Fred Fish Memorial Award, an ARRL award for working all grids in the contiguous USA on 6m) to add back in the 14 grids that had zero QSOs. This resulted in a list that had all 488 FFMA grids. Finally, I made annotations next to the 52 grids that are excluded from the 070 grid endorsement program. The result is in an Excel file.

Some interesting observations:

- As I noted above, there are 14 grid squares in CONUS that have zero PSK QSOs reported. Of these, six are excluded from the 070 award. That means there are 8 grids that are "wanted" by 070 members that have never been activated. Almost all of these are in the western US; the one exception is EN28 in northern Minnesota. The list is

DL88
DM85
DN25
DN34
DN52
DN65
DN75
EN28
 
- There are 42 "070 club" grids that have 10 or fewer QSOs reported. 

- Four grids in the 070 excluded list have over 1000 QSOs reported. So even though there isn't much US land in those grids, there are a lot of hams on PSK.

- There are 11 grids with over 7500 QSOs reported

EN82
EM13
EL98
DM13
EN52
EL87
FN31
FN42
FM19
FM18
FN20

The one with the largest count (FN20) has over 21,500 QSOs. (No wonder there's no one that gets excited when I tell them my grid.)

I plan to upload the file to the groups.io web page once I figure out why groups.io won't let me upload.

Steve
W3HF

Re: Most Wanted Grids

Jerry N9AVY
 

Steve:

 

Good work !  

 

Of the 8 grids listed, I have zero.

 

The next group of 11, have worked 10 of them; so only need EM13.

 

This would be a very god list for anyone planning an expedition in the coming months.  If I were in better shape, I be aiming towards that elusive MN grid, but that won’t happen this year.

 

Great work Steve !

 

73,

Jerry  n9avy

 

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From: Steve Melachrinos
Sent: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 6:47 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: [070Club] Most Wanted Grids

 

Dick KC3EF mentioned a project I worked on the past few evenings, so I figured I should announce it.

As I had done in August of 2017, I created a list of "Most Wanted Grids" based on the sum total of all QSOs uploaded to the 070 club award checker. (Thank you to David KJ4IZW for making this available!) I downloaded the master file, which consisted of about 2.35 million QSOs. I then deleted QSOs with non-US callsigns, and then QSOs that didn't list a grid square. The result was a database of about 642 thousand QSOs. I then wrote some equations that effectively counted the number of QSOs in each grid. Next, I went through the list and compared to the FFMA list (Fred Fish Memorial Award, an ARRL award for working all grids in the contiguous USA on 6m) to add back in the 14 grids that had zero QSOs. This resulted in a list that had all 488 FFMA grids. Finally, I made annotations next to the 52 grids that are excluded from the 070 grid endorsement program. The result is in an Excel file.

Some interesting observations:

- As I noted above, there are 14 grid squares in CONUS that have zero PSK QSOs reported. Of these, six are excluded from the 070 award. That means there are 8 grids that are "wanted" by 070 members that have never been activated. Almost all of these are in the western US; the one exception is EN28 in northern Minnesota. The list is

DL88

DM85

DN25

DN34

DN52

DN65

DN75

EN28

 

- There are 42 "070 club" grids that have 10 or fewer QSOs reported. 

- Four grids in the 070 excluded list have over 1000 QSOs reported. So even though there isn't much US land in those grids, there are a lot of hams on PSK.

- There are 11 grids with over 7500 QSOs reported

EN82

EM13

EL98

DM13

EN52

EL87

FN31

FN42

FM19

FM18

FN20


The one with the largest count (FN20) has over 21,500 QSOs. (No wonder there's no one that gets excited when I tell them my grid.)

I plan to upload the file to the groups.io web page once I figure out why groups.io won't let me upload.

Steve
W3HF

 

FT4 Blight

Richard Rohrer
 

I got on 10.140 this afternoon and it has already been taken over by the FT4 users.  Where do we need to move to?
--
Dick - KC3EF
070 - 747

Re: FT4 Blight

Charles Odom, KI4VMK # 2542
 

I know we will be the ones to move but why ??

Charles,
KI4VMK # 2542

On May 1, 2019, at 3:40 PM, Richard Rohrer <kc3ef@...> wrote:
I got on 10.140 this afternoon and it has already been taken over by the FT4 users.  Where do we need to move to?

Re: FT4 Blight

Brian (N2MLP)
 

Good to know that someone using PSK on 30M

 

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         de N2MLP Brian

       Monroe County PA

 

 

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From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Charles Odom, KI4VMK # 2542
Sent: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 4:46 PM
To: 070 Club
Subject: Re: [070Club] FT4 Blight

 

I know we will be the ones to move but why ??

Charles,

KI4VMK # 2542

On May 1, 2019, at 3:40 PM, Richard Rohrer <kc3ef@...> wrote:

I got on 10.140 this afternoon and it has already been taken over by the FT4 users.  Where do we need to move to?

Re: FT4 Blight

Matthew King - AK4MK
 

070 Club Recommended PSK31 Frequencies


The introduction of FT8 digital mode, particularly in the 17m band, has made it necessary to reevaluate our recommended frequencies for 070 Club PSK31 activities.  Here are our recommendations as of March 30, 2019.


160m 1.807 MHz

80m  3.580 MHz

40m  7.070 MHz

30m 10.140 MHz

20m 14.070 MHz

17m 18.097 MHz

15m 21.070 MHz

12m 24.920 MHz

10m 28.120 MHz

6m 50.290 MHz


Please note: Operating frequencies and emission type are controlled by both the ITU and the regulatory agencies of the Country of operation.  Permitted frequencies for PSK31 mode may vary from those listed above. Always make sure your operation conforms to the regulations for the location from which you are operating!
  

FT-4's introduction is just going to exacerbate things, I'm afraid. It may be that we have to co-exist among them for now, as there's just not much room on 30m. bandplans.com suggests (in addition to 10.140 for PSK-31) 10.130-10.132.5 for PSK-31, so maybe give that a try.

I'm not sure why they even have designated frequencies on WARC bands considering that it's specifically designed as a mode for contesting, at least from my understanding.

Wherever else you try, just be sure to communicate and coordinate your frequency with others on the reflector in order to maximize the odds of finding a partner at a "new home" on the band.

Hope that helps...

73

Matt King
AK4MK - 070 #1708
PODXS 070 Club Executive Director

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On Wed, May 1, 2019 at 4:45 PM Charles Odom, KI4VMK # 2542 <ki4vmk@...> wrote:
I know we will be the ones to move but why ??

Charles,
KI4VMK # 2542
On May 1, 2019, at 3:40 PM, Richard Rohrer <kc3ef@...> wrote:
I got on 10.140 this afternoon and it has already been taken over by the FT4 users.  Where do we need to move to?

Re: FT4 Blight

Jerry N9AVY
 

Because there are more of them than us.  They run higher power and might makes right.  Some of those FT8 operators should review rules & reg.    Saw one op today asking about 2m Simplex frequencies and he admitted to forgetting everything that was on his exam !   There are a few ops like that.

 

Jerry  n9avy

 

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From: Charles Odom, KI4VMK # 2542
Sent: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 3:45 PM
To: 070 Club
Subject: Re: [070Club] FT4 Blight

 

I know we will be the ones to move but why ??

Charles,

KI4VMK # 2542

On May 1, 2019, at 3:40 PM, Richard Rohrer <kc3ef@...> wrote:

I got on 10.140 this afternoon and it has already been taken over by the FT4 users.  Where do we need to move to?

 

Re: FT4 Blight

Jerry N9AVY
 

Switch to RTTY running a KW !    😊  

 

 

 

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From: Richard Rohrer
Sent: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 3:40 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: [070Club] FT4 Blight

 

I got on 10.140 this afternoon and it has already been taken over by the FT4 users.  Where do we need to move to?
--
Dick - KC3EF
070 - 747

 

Re: Most Wanted Grids

Steve Melachrinos
 

Just got the file uploaded to the groups.io Files section. There's an Excel version if you want to play with it, and an Adobe Reader (pdf) if you can't read a MS Excel file.

Steve
W3HF

weather

Jim K5SP
 

Getting hammered again tonight with severe weather. High winds, rain, hail. Two nights in a row and more to come over next few days. Send the ark.
--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director

Re: Most Wanted Grids

Jim K5SP
 

Jerry I am in EM13 you should have me in the log many times. (EM13ko)
--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director

Re: Most Wanted Grids

Jerry N9AVY
 

Yep,  got EM13 alright !

 

 

Jerry

 

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From: Jim K5SP
Sent: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 7:16 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Most Wanted Grids

 

Jerry I am in EM13 you should have me in the log many times. (EM13ko)
--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director

 

Re: weather

Rick Sterling
 

We are getting that here in Dallas also

On Wed, May 1, 2019 at 7:15 PM Jim K5SP <jinnis@...> wrote:
Getting hammered again tonight with severe weather. High winds, rain, hail. Two nights in a row and more to come over next few days. Send the ark.
--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director

Re: weather

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

Jim, please be cautious and stay safe!

-p W7PFB
73, Don’t forget to smile and have fun!

On May 1, 2019, at 5:14 PM, Jim K5SP <jinnis@...> wrote:

Getting hammered again tonight with severe weather. High winds, rain, hail. Two nights in a row and more to come over next few days. Send the ark.
--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director

Re: FT4 Blight

F.R. Ashley
 

Dick,

Yes, 10.140 is  the "suggested" frequency for FT4.  I was listening there for a few minutes a little while ago and just heard static.

73 Buddy WB4M

#1545

On 5/1/2019 04:40 PM, Richard Rohrer wrote:
I got on 10.140 this afternoon and it has already been taken over by the FT4 users.  Where do we need to move to?
--
Dick - KC3EF
070 - 747