Re: Proper way to show DX stations in New England QSO Party.
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From: Christopher Scibelli via groups.io <nu1oscar@...>
To: Elecraft-K3 <Elecraft-K3@groups.io>
Sent: Wed, May 6, 2020 3:53 pm
Subject: [Elecraft-K3] Proper way to show DX stations in New England QSO Party.
Perhaps somebody who is in New England and participated in the NEQP can help me out.
In the NEQP stations outside of the USA and Canada give their location as "DX", but the program doesn't accept DX as the location. The program defaults to the actual country connected to the callsign. For example, F6BEE is logged as France. That ensures the multiplier count is accurate because each country counts as a multiplier. However, when I look at the Cabrillo file those DX contacts no longer have the individual country but "DX" as the QTH. F6BEE is not listed as France in the Cabrillo file but "DX". All countries outside of the USA and Canada show as "DX" in the Cabrillo file. My score is correct but I want to make sure the Cabrillo file is correct.
I've been using N3FJP's program for the NEQP since 2012 or 2013 and I guess I just submitted the Cabrillo file without reviewing it.
Any help would be appreciated.
From: Rick Bates, NK7I <Rick.NK7I@...>
To: Elecraft-K3 <Elecraft-K3@groups.io>
Sent: Wed, May 6, 2020 1:28 pm
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] Factory service still available?
You must remember that lists like this rarely sing the praises of any
piece of soft/hardware. The emails on such lists are HEAVILY biased
towards problems, complaints and whining.
My Elecraft gear is on 24/7/265 (walk in and work, or to remote into)
and has been near flawless, so not much reason to speak up (unless
answering someone). The software I use to manage it, similar.
My SteppIR DB36/80 works at about 90% (still random issues on 40M).
Together, I'm quite pleased with the station (still in progress).
Would that the sunspots take the hint, we'd all be too busy to complain.
On 5/6/2020 9:38 AM, Bob McGraw - K4TAX wrote:
> In reading the various sites, reflectors, and discussion groups, I am
> constantly amazed at the issues hams seemingly are having with their
> equipment. I sit here every day in front of my K3S, P3, KPA500, and
> KAT500 along with various software applications. These applications
> run on a laptop that was originally released with Windows Vista.
> Today it is running Windows 10 Pro. I have no issues or problems
> running Windows 10 Pro. My antennas are basic wire antennas, center
> fed, with either coax and a 1:1 current balun at the feed point, or
> center fed with 450 ohm window line that runs from the feed point to
> the operating position. There is nothing challenging or difficult or
> complex about my station. It is items which I purchased assembled
> from Elecraft or in the case of antennas, those I assembled and
> erected myself.
> My point, my system works as designed, and as expected, and does
> everything I want it to do, and that's 100% of the time. Why then do
> others have the issues? It isn't the equipment. Perhaps they need
> to look in the mirror to observe the real source of the problem.
> Windows 10 Pro is a different animal, it is more challenging, it
> requires a deeper understand. The issues are not Windows 10 Pro
> related. In general today I find that hams, many have obtained
> their license from the Extra Class prize out of a box of Cracker Jacks
> are the ones having the problems. I know this statement will step on
> toes and offend some people. However I find, in general, there is
> lack of knowledge and understanding.
> As a member of a local radio club, I was asked to assist with teaching
> new prospective hams in preparation for their license exam. I
> inquired as to what I would be teaching? The answer came back "the
> test"! HUH!! Why not just sign the papers and give them an Extra
> Class license. Needless to say I declined the offer to teach.
> For me, I started as a Novice Class operator, not an Extra Class as
> many have done today. I kept and operated my Novice station for
> almost a year before becoming a General Class operator. Finally moving
> up to Advanced and then Extra Class license. Personally today, I think
> the VEC program is a horrible failure and done a grave injustice to
> the ham radio society.
> I'm glad I'm 77 years young, I have had my ham license since 1959 thus
> 61 years. I'm also glad, the way things are going, I won't be around
> many more years to endure the mess. This is just one step in the
> dumbing down of society in general.
> From experience, the Elecraft Factory service is among the best in the
> world. They, like others, are taking precautions necessary to protect
> the staff. Smart decision.
> Bob, K4TAX