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Re: T-8 back up with new coax and a new rotor. First station heard yesterday was Easter Island at 599.

Tom O'Brien
 

Michael, 'tis a beautiful, beautiful sight indeed!

-----Original Message-----
From: "Michael Goins, k5wmg"
Sent: Aug 15, 2019 8:20 PM
To: STXDXCC@groups.io
Subject: [STXDXCC] T-8 back up with new coax and a new rotor. First station heard yesterday was Easter Island at 599.


Sincerely, 
Tom O'Brien
San Antonio, Texas


Re: T-8 back up with new coax and a new rotor. First station heard yesterday was Easter Island at 599.

obd
 

Looks good Mike. Beautiful sunset.

Obie N5VYS 


On Aug 15, 2019, at 8:28 PM, Tom O'Brien <tpobrienjr@...> wrote:

Michael, 'tis a beautiful, beautiful sight indeed!

-----Original Message-----
From: "Michael Goins, k5wmg"
Sent: Aug 15, 2019 8:20 PM
To: STXDXCC@groups.io
Subject: [STXDXCC] T-8 back up with new coax and a new rotor. First station heard yesterday was Easter Island at 599.


Sincerely, 
Tom O'Brien
San Antonio, Texas


Looking for a hand mike

Michael Goins, k5wmg
 


Looking for a CB mike to try with a 5 watt 20 meter small ssb rig I'm working on. It needs more audio and I want to try to find a reasonably priced Turner M+3B or similar mike to use with it.  Anyone have something like that on a shelf or in the junk bin? Needs to look decent or at least be restorable.


Upcoming Event: STXDXCC Club Meeting - Tue, 08/20/2019 7:00pm-8:00pm #cal-reminder

STXDXCC@groups.io Calendar <STXDXCC@...>
 

Reminder: STXDXCC Club Meeting

When: Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 7:00pm to 8:00pm, (GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:Bobby J's Old Fashioned Burgers - 13247 Bandera Rd, Helotes, TX 78023

View Event

Organizer: info@...

Description:

General Meeting - Meetings are open to everybody. We meet on the third Tuesday of each month (except December). Meetings are held at Bobby J's Old Fashioned Burgers in Helotes, TX. Members start gathering at about 6PM to eat and socialize before the meeting. The meeting starts at 7PM. 

Upcoming Event: STXDXCC Club Meeting - Tue, 08/20/2019 7:00pm-8:00pm #cal-reminder

STXDXCC@groups.io Calendar <STXDXCC@...>
 

Reminder: STXDXCC Club Meeting

When: Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 7:00pm to 8:00pm, (GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:Bobby J's Old Fashioned Burgers - 13247 Bandera Rd, Helotes, TX 78023

View Event

Organizer: info@...

Description:

General Meeting - Meetings are open to everybody. We meet on the third Tuesday of each month (except December). Meetings are held at Bobby J's Old Fashioned Burgers in Helotes, TX. Members start gathering at about 6PM to eat and socialize before the meeting. The meeting starts at 7PM. 

New file uploaded to STXDXCC@groups.io

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Hello,

This email message is a notification to let you know that a file has been uploaded to the Files area of the STXDXCC@groups.io group.

File: Draft - STXDXCC Minutes 2019-08-20.pdf

Uploaded By: Marty Meyers

Description:
Meeting Minutes August 2019 - Draft

You can access this file at the URL:
https://groups.io/g/STXDXCC/files/Meeting%20Minutes/Minutes%202019/Draft%20-%20STXDXCC%20Minutes%202019-08-20.pdf

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ARRL Contest and Award Rule Changes #DX #Contest

Marty Meyers
 

The ARRL has made a few changes to their contest and Award rules to limit the use of automatic contacts as credit. There isn't a lot of info published on this yet but I'm sure this will lead to some spirited debate.

From:http://www.arrl.org/news/arrl-contest-and-dxcc-rules-now-prohibit-automated-contacts

Following the direction of the ARRL Board of Directors, ARRL has incorporated changes to the rules for all ARRL-sponsored contests and DXCC, prohibiting automated contacts. These changes also apply to the Worked All States (including Triple Play and 5-Band WAS), VHF/UHF Century Club, and Fred Fish, W5FF, Memorial awards. The changes are effective immediately.

A resolution at the July ARRL Board of Directors meeting pointed to “growing concern over fully automated contacts being made and claimed” for contest and DXCC credit. The rules now require that each claimed contact include contemporaneous direct initiation by the operator on both sides of the contact. Initiation of a contact may be either local or remote. 

I believe some amateurs have created code to automate the use of modes such as FT8 and FT4 and this is likely what they are going after. I do believe that the use of these modes is still in play but that the user on each end will need to physically initiate the contact. I am not sure how this will be enforced. If you have additional information on these changes please post.

73,

Marty
W5MRM

Re: ARRL Contest and Award Rule Changes #DX #Contest

obd
 

Yes it has. Thanks 

Obie N5VYS 


On Aug 22, 2019, at 7:23 AM, Marty Meyers <martyrmeyers@...> wrote:

The ARRL has made a few changes to their contest and Award rules to limit the use of automatic contacts as credit. There isn't a lot of info published on this yet but I'm sure this will lead to some spirited debate.

From:http://www.arrl.org/news/arrl-contest-and-dxcc-rules-now-prohibit-automated-contacts

Following the direction of the ARRL Board of Directors, ARRL has incorporated changes to the rules for all ARRL-sponsored contests and DXCC, prohibiting automated contacts. These changes also apply to the Worked All States (including Triple Play and 5-Band WAS), VHF/UHF Century Club, and Fred Fish, W5FF, Memorial awards. The changes are effective immediately.

A resolution at the July ARRL Board of Directors meeting pointed to “growing concern over fully automated contacts being made and claimed” for contest and DXCC credit. The rules now require that each claimed contact include contemporaneous direct initiation by the operator on both sides of the contact. Initiation of a contact may be either local or remote. 

I believe some amateurs have created code to automate the use of modes such as FT8 and FT4 and this is likely what they are going after. I do believe that the use of these modes is still in play but that the user on each end will need to physically initiate the contact. I am not sure how this will be enforced. If you have additional information on these changes please post.

73,

Marty
W5MRM

Re: ARRL Contest and Award Rule Changes #DX #Contest

Tom O'Brien
 

The automated QSO has been a topic for a long time (at least in the first packet days).  It will be interesting.
I'd like to see something like a (an?) FT8 sprint, with multipliers for speed.

-----Original Message-----
From: "obd via Groups.Io"
Sent: Aug 22, 2019 9:15 AM
To: STXDXCC@groups.io
Subject: Re: [STXDXCC] ARRL Contest and Award Rule Changes #DX #Contest

Yes it has. Thanks 

Obie N5VYS 


On Aug 22, 2019, at 7:23 AM, Marty Meyers <martyrmeyers@...> wrote:

The ARRL has made a few changes to their contest and Award rules to limit the use of automatic contacts as credit. There isn't a lot of info published on this yet but I'm sure this will lead to some spirited debate.

From:http://www.arrl.org/news/arrl-contest-and-dxcc-rules-now-prohibit-automated-contacts

Following the direction of the ARRL Board of Directors, ARRL has incorporated changes to the rules for all ARRL-sponsored contests and DXCC, prohibiting automated contacts. These changes also apply to the Worked All States (including Triple Play and 5-Band WAS), VHF/UHF Century Club, and Fred Fish, W5FF, Memorial awards. The changes are effective immediately.

A resolution at the July ARRL Board of Directors meeting pointed to “growing concern over fully automated contacts being made and claimed” for contest and DXCC credit. The rules now require that each claimed contact include contemporaneous direct initiation by the operator on both sides of the contact. Initiation of a contact may be either local or remote. 

I believe some amateurs have created code to automate the use of modes such as FT8 and FT4 and this is likely what they are going after. I do believe that the use of these modes is still in play but that the user on each end will need to physically initiate the contact. I am not sure how this will be enforced. If you have additional information on these changes please post.

73,

Marty
W5MRM


Sincerely, 
Tom O'Brien
San Antonio, Texas


Texas QSO Party #Contest

Marty Meyers
 

Dear club members,

I wanted to provide a reminder that the Texas QSO Party dates have changed this year. The TQP is now scheduled to take place the second weekend in September. Operating times for the 2019 contest are  from 1400Z on Saturday, September 14 to 0200Z on Sunday, September 15 and from 1400Z to 2000Z on Sunday, September 15th. This is always a fun event. Texas has 254 counties so there are a lot of multipliers to work. 

Does anyone have any plans for the contest?

73,

Marty
W5MRM

Re: Texas QSO Party #Contest

obd
 

Thanks Marty

I’ll operate from my qth some Saturday only.

Obie N5VYS 


On Aug 23, 2019, at 12:12 PM, Marty Meyers <martyrmeyers@...> wrote:

Dear club members,

I wanted to provide a reminder that the Texas QSO Party dates have changed this year. The TQP is now scheduled to take place the second weekend in September. Operating times for the 2019 contest are  from 1400Z on Saturday, September 14 to 0200Z on Sunday, September 15 and from 1400Z to 2000Z on Sunday, September 15th. This is always a fun event. Texas has 254 counties so there are a lot of multipliers to work. 

Does anyone have any plans for the contest?

73,

Marty
W5MRM

Re: Texas QSO Party #Contest

Gary Johnson
 

I won’t be of much help, but unless one runs an NVIS antenna on 40m, I stand a better chance of hitting Texas stations from Flippin, Arkansas (home of Ranger Boats and NA3VY) than those that live in Texas do.  If I get my CrankIR up, I’ll work you all if possible.
 
73,
 
Gary J
NA3VY
 

From: obd via Groups.Io
Sent: Friday, August 23, 2019 1:32 PM
To: STXDXCC@groups.io
Subject: Re: [STXDXCC] Texas QSO Party #Contest
 
Thanks Marty
 
I’ll operate from my qth some Saturday only.
 
Obie N5VYS


On Aug 23, 2019, at 12:12 PM, Marty Meyers <martyrmeyers@...> wrote:

Dear club members,

I wanted to provide a reminder that the Texas QSO Party dates have changed this year. The TQP is now scheduled to take place the second weekend in September. Operating times for the 2019 contest are  from 1400Z on Saturday, September 14 to 0200Z on Sunday, September 15 and from 1400Z to 2000Z on Sunday, September 15th. This is always a fun event. Texas has 254 counties so there are a lot of multipliers to work.

Does anyone have any plans for the contest?

73,

Marty
W5MRM

Re: Texas QSO Party #Contest

Robert Hejl
 

I'll be operating mobile from several south Texas counties as yet to be determined. I even bought a new lap top to do logging.  Bob  W2IK

In a message dated 8/23/2019 4:48:22 PM Central Standard Time, n5baa@... writes:

I won’t be of much help, but unless one runs an NVIS antenna on 40m, I stand a better chance of hitting Texas stations from Flippin, Arkansas (home of Ranger Boats and NA3VY) than those that live in Texas do.  If I get my CrankIR up, I’ll work you all if possible.

73,

Gary J
NA3VY

Sent: Friday, August 23, 2019 1:32 PM
Subject: Re: [STXDXCC] Texas QSO Party #Contest

Thanks Marty

I’ll operate from my qth some Saturday only.

Obie N5VYS



On Aug 23, 2019, at 12:12 PM, Marty Meyers <martyrmeyers@...> wrote:

Dear club members,

I wanted to provide a reminder that the Texas QSO Party dates have changed this year. The TQP is now scheduled to take place the second weekend in September. Operating times for the 2019 contest are  from 1400Z on Saturday, September 14 to 0200Z on Sunday, September 15 and from 1400Z to 2000Z on Sunday, September 15th. This is always a fun event. Texas has 254 counties so there are a lot of multipliers to work.

Does anyone have any plans for the contest?

73,

Marty
W5MRM

Re: Texas QSO Party #Contest

Brad Peace
 

I'll also be operating, probably from my home.

73!
Brad
N5PBP

WWV Listener Survey

Marty Meyers
 
Edited

The WWV is broadcasting a message at 10 after the hour on WWV. As part of this message they are asking listeners to take a short survey. Here is a short article with more info from the ARRL.

http://www.arrl.org/news/department-of-defense-message-prompts-listeners-to-take-wwv-wwvh-survey

and another from the SWLing Post:
https://swling.com/blog/2019/08/please-take-action-dod-broadcast-and-listener-survey-on-wwv-and-wwvh/

73,
Marty
W5MRM

Re: WWV Listener Survey

obd
 

Thanks Marty

Ob N5VYS 


On Aug 27, 2019, at 8:30 AM, Marty Meyers <martyrmeyers@...> wrote:

The WWV is broadcasting a message at 10 after the hour on WWV. As part of this message they are asking listeners to take a short survey. Here is a short article with more info.

https://swling.com/blog/2019/08/please-take-action-dod-broadcast-and-listener-survey-on-wwv-and-wwvh/

73,
Marty
W5MRM

WWV100 special event operation

Tom O'Brien
 

Look here 


for info on working ww0wwv during the centennial starting Sept 29th!

Sincerely, 
Tom O'Brien
San Antonio, Texas


FOR SALE

Michael Goins, k5wmg
 

Reworking the station and have the following for sale (pictures available as needed):

 

HAL FYO copy paddle. It's the one that the Bencher is based upon. Works fine. Too many paddles. $100 shipped

 

QRP Labs QCX 40 built in blue box. $80 shipped

 

QRP Labs QCX 20 built in red box. $80 shipped

 

4SQRP QRPometer. New and unused here. $50 shipped

 

Radio Shack DSP 21-543. Work well. $45 shipped

 

Reworking the station and have the following for sale (pictures available as needed):

 

HAL FYO copy paddle. It's the one that the Bencher is based upon. Works fine. Too many paddles. $100 shipped

 

QRP Labs QCX 40 built in blue box. $80 shipped

 

QRP Labs QCX 20 built in red box. $80 shipped

 

4SQRP QRPometer. New and unused here. $50 shipped

 

Radio Shack DSP 21-543. Work well. $45 shipped

 

Radio Shack digital wattmeter. Works well. Maybe an 8 in looks. $100 shipped

 

Homebrew copy of ZM-2 in clear plastic case. $45 shipped

 

Jetstream metered 25 amp switching power supply. Adjustable from 4V to 16V. Heavy. $90 shipped

 

4SQRP tuner kit, unbuilt, no manual. Out of stock at the moment. Best offer.

 

QRP Guys multi-z tuner new unbuilt with assy manual. $35 shipped.

 

American Morse Mini-Sidewiper kit, unbuilt. $75 shipped

 

Speed-X straight key. Old. No base (never mounted). $45 shipped

 

Fostex 6301B3E Monitor. They are used in professional radio stations as monitors and are the best speakers I've ever found. AC powered, very heavy. Some minor lettering missing on bottom front but looks good overall. I have two - keeping one for the Argonaut V. $90 PLUS shipping and it's heavy.

 

Manuals available for postage cost:

AEA MM-3 Morse Machine.NorCal Power/SWR meter

DSW-30

Small Wonder 30+

Green Mountain 30 


Thanks for the bandwidth. Please respond off list.


Mike, k5wmg

Route 66 On the Air - Special Event

Marty Meyers
 

Dear club members,

I received the following from John Robert Stratton N5AUS, our West Gulf Division Director. I know many of you have worked this event in the past and I thought many would be interested in this announcement.

Route 66 On The Air Returns

The 20th Annual Amateur Radio special operating event, known as
“Route 66 On The Air” returns on September 7-15, 2019.

Organized by the Citrus Belt Amateur Radio Club of San Bernardino,
California in 1999 to celebrate the anniversary of Bobby Troup’s 1946
hit song “Get Your Kicks On Route 66”, the event now involves over
20 cities on the “Mother Road” being activated by multiple Amateur
Radio clubs and individuals.

Oklahoma and Texas will again activate portions of the Mother Road.
Oklahoma expects to have special event stations in Tulsa, Oklahoma City
and Elk City. Texas expects to have a station in Amarillo. The list of
all the planned special event stations along the Mother Road can be
found at   http://w6jbt.org/?page_id=117  and the operating frequency
guidelines can be found at http://w6jbt.org/?page_id=25  

Aaron Scott, K5ATG, an Oklahoma City resident, has announced he intends
to operate “recumbent tricycle mobile” while traveling a 30-mile
route between the “Round Barn” in Acadia, Oklahoma and the
Overholser Bridge, west of Bethany, Oklahoma.

 The FCC has issued each of the participating stations special
call signs in recognition of the event. Anyone who works any of the
special event stations will receive a certificate with endorsements
identifying which of the participating cities they contacted.

You may not be able to travel the length of the Mother Road, but
with this event, you can at least talk to it.


Re: Route 66 On the Air - Special Event

obd
 

Fun event.

Thanks Marty....
Obie N5VYS 


On Aug 28, 2019, at 9:22 AM, Marty Meyers <martyrmeyers@...> wrote:

Dear club members,

I received the following from John Robert Stratton N5AUS, our West Gulf Division Director. I know many of you have worked this event in the past and I thought many would be interested in this announcement.

Route 66 On The Air Returns

The 20th Annual Amateur Radio special operating event, known as
“Route 66 On The Air” returns on September 7-15, 2019.

Organized by the Citrus Belt Amateur Radio Club of San Bernardino,
California in 1999 to celebrate the anniversary of Bobby Troup’s 1946
hit song “Get Your Kicks On Route 66”, the event now involves over
20 cities on the “Mother Road” being activated by multiple Amateur
Radio clubs and individuals.

Oklahoma and Texas will again activate portions of the Mother Road.
Oklahoma expects to have special event stations in Tulsa, Oklahoma City
and Elk City. Texas expects to have a station in Amarillo. The list of
all the planned special event stations along the Mother Road can be
found at   http://w6jbt.org/?page_id=117  and the operating frequency
guidelines can be found at http://w6jbt.org/?page_id=25  

Aaron Scott, K5ATG, an Oklahoma City resident, has announced he intends
to operate “recumbent tricycle mobile” while traveling a 30-mile
route between the “Round Barn” in Acadia, Oklahoma and the
Overholser Bridge, west of Bethany, Oklahoma.

 The FCC has issued each of the participating stations special
call signs in recognition of the event. Anyone who works any of the
special event stations will receive a certificate with endorsements
identifying which of the participating cities they contacted.

You may not be able to travel the length of the Mother Road, but
with this event, you can at least talk to it.