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Re: Club 24/03/22 - Apologies

Simon (G4WQG)
 

I will also apologise as will as not available on the Tuesday  FMAC..

Simon

On Thu, 31 Mar 2022 at 18:50, Tony (G4LDL) via groups.io <tony.ldl=ntlworld.com@groups.io> wrote:
I will remind all at Club tonight.
I will also mention that I will NOT be on for 2m next Tuesday or 70cms the following Tuesday.
Tony, G4LDL.


Re: Club 24/03/22 - Apologies

Tony (G4LDL)
 

I will remind all at Club tonight.
I will also mention that I will NOT be on for 2m next Tuesday or 70cms the following Tuesday.
Tony, G4LDL.


Re: Club 24/03/22 - Apologies

Elwyn Carter
 

Glad you are all getting better, I am now testing negative but still have a bit of a cough and cant hear very well with my left ear it sounds blocked. So will not be coming to club tonight, hope to make it next week.

 

Elwyn

 

From: sdarc@groups.io <sdarc@groups.io> On Behalf Of Dom - 2E0WHQ
Sent: 31 March 2022 16:05
To: sdarc@groups.io
Subject: Re: [sdarc] Club 24/03/22 - Apologies

 

Club 31/03/22

All,

I've just done a COVID test and it would appear that I'm now clear. However, as I still have a bit of a cough, I've decided that I'm going to play it safe and I'll not be up the club again this evening. I will however be out on Tuesday for the RSGB 144Mhz FMAC. Please can someone remind everyone, during parish notices, that we need as many members on as possible to maintain our lead. Many thanks.

Hope to see you all next week.

Take care,

73

Dom, 2E0WHQ


Re: Club 24/03/22 - Apologies

Den (M0ACM)
 

'fraid not me either.
Den


Re: Club 24/03/22 - Apologies

James (M1DST)
 

Hope you're feeling better though Dom.

I also won't be there tonight.

James

On Thu, 31 Mar 2022 at 16:05, Dom - 2E0WHQ <domwilko@...> wrote:
Club 31/03/22

All,

I've just done a COVID test and it would appear that I'm now clear. However, as I still have a bit of a cough, I've decided that I'm going to play it safe and I'll not be up the club again this evening. I will however be out on Tuesday for the RSGB 144Mhz FMAC. Please can someone remind everyone, during parish notices, that we need as many members on as possible to maintain our lead. Many thanks.

Hope to see you all next week.

Take care,

73

Dom, 2E0WHQ


Re: Club 24/03/22 - Apologies

Dom - 2E0WHQ
 

Club 31/03/22

All,

I've just done a COVID test and it would appear that I'm now clear. However, as I still have a bit of a cough, I've decided that I'm going to play it safe and I'll not be up the club again this evening. I will however be out on Tuesday for the RSGB 144Mhz FMAC. Please can someone remind everyone, during parish notices, that we need as many members on as possible to maintain our lead. Many thanks.

Hope to see you all next week.

Take care,

73

Dom, 2E0WHQ


Re: Logging of QSOs when using repeaters on U/VHF

Cliff (G3MNJ)
 

Well Neal your question certainly started a conversation.

As you know it is no longer a requirement to keep a log unless required to do so by OFCOM. So why bother? Years later one can look back and remember those we used to work. In my case G2, G3 and G8 with two letter suffixes. Days of 160m band mobile in a Ford Anglia with a huge whip on the rear bumper and a rig under the dashboard in the passenger footwell.

Modern day rigs and electronic logging mean the two can be integrated which means contacts can be uploaded electronically making it easier to claim awards. No longer having to wait weeks, months or even years for that elusive QSL card to come via the bureau.

Repeater contacts and the local club net? log them. Up to now I have only been entering my initial call to the net control station in the log. With this years WAM competition underway, Looks like I will need to revise my procedures.

Even in 1977 there were different logging requirements for home and mobile stations. I have just looked at an old licence. At home the licensee had to record the times the station was opened and closed down as well as all calls including CQ's and all entries had to be made at that time. Mobile, calls could be logged at the end of the journey and the requirements were slightly less onerous. A nod to safety?

Regards

Cliff G3MNJ 


Re: SOTA Activation from Switzerland

Elwyn Carter
 

Ok Mark, at least you are back down safe from the mountain . I listened on 20 and 40 metres but could not hear you. Never mind.

Enjoy the rest of your visit.

 

Elwyn

 

From: sdarc@groups.io <sdarc@groups.io> On Behalf Of Marc (M0KYB)
Sent: 31 March 2022 14:26
To: sdarc@groups.io
Subject: Re: [sdarc] SOTA Activation from Switzerland

 

Thanks for trying guys, ended up on 7.141 with quite a pile up. I did call for UK call signs, got 2 stations. Worked 28 stations in 30 minutes. Couldn’t stay any longer due to heavy rain. Now back down, ready for club presentation!

73
Marc


Re: SOTA Activation from Switzerland

Marc (M0KYB)
 

Thanks for trying guys, ended up on 7.141 with quite a pile up. I did call for UK call signs, got 2 stations. Worked 28 stations in 30 minutes. Couldn’t stay any longer due to heavy rain. Now back down, ready for club presentation!

73
Marc


Re: Logging of QSOs when using repeaters on U/VHF

Den (M0ACM)
 

You are 100% right, Neal. The rquirement for logging /m went some 40+ years ago and most people do not, have hardly ever, logged /m unless it was a truly memorable qso with someone in some way special that was logged when parked up/home.

/P (ie stationary 'mobile' - dare I use the term "square wheeled" !) is different.

The key requirement on the road is SAFETY SAFETY and SAFETY (to amend Tony Blair!).

Especially with the changes in the laws regarding the use of phones and other mobile communications devices, GREAT care needs to be taken not only for your and others' safety but also not to demonstrate 'careless driving' to nic-nic or someone with a dashcam!

So in practice, my best advice is to remember as many of those you worked till safe to log the QSO. If you later log the QSO as /m, we will know how 'elastic' the time might be and deal suitably.

Hope than helps.

Den




Re: Logging of QSOs when using repeaters on U/VHF

James (M1DST)
 

I never log mobile transmissions.


On Thu, 31 Mar 2022 at 13:49, Neal (M7TDV) <ttblood@...> wrote:
Thank you for answering, and to all others who have done so too. All very helpful.

A few have mentioned logging every transmission made. I have read in other places that some do not log certain transmissions, e.g. V/UHF when mobile (actually mobile in a car), mostly because of the difficulties in doing so safely. Does anyone log these, and if so how do you do so.. a good memory for callsigns and times and log it when stationary?

Neal


Re: SOTA Activation from Switzerland

Neal (M7TDV)
 

Popped home at lunch for half hour and had a listen on both bands. Nothing heard this way unfortunately.


Re: Logging of QSOs when using repeaters on U/VHF

Neal (M7TDV)
 

Thank you for answering, and to all others who have done so too. All very helpful.

A few have mentioned logging every transmission made. I have read in other places that some do not log certain transmissions, e.g. V/UHF when mobile (actually mobile in a car), mostly because of the difficulties in doing so safely. Does anyone log these, and if so how do you do so.. a good memory for callsigns and times and log it when stationary?

Neal


Re: SOTA Activation from Switzerland

Elwyn Carter
 

Listening on 14.275

 

From: sdarc@groups.io <sdarc@groups.io> On Behalf Of Marc (M0KYB)
Sent: 31 March 2022 12:33
To: sdarc@groups.io
Subject: Re: [sdarc] SOTA Activation from Switzerland

 

Now trying 7.141

On 31/03/2022 10:45 elwyn.carter via groups.io <elwyn.carter@...> wrote:

 

 

I will see if I can hear you Marc.

 

Elwyn

 

From: sdarc@groups.io <sdarc@groups.io> On Behalf Of Marc (M0KYB)
Sent: 31 March 2022 07:54
To: sdarc@groups.io
Subject: Re: [sdarc] SOTA Activation from Switzerland

 

Hi all, 

I will be activating Burglen HB/ZH-006 today, hopefully between 12.30 and 2.30pm if all goes well.

20m band, probably somewhere around 14.275 or thereabouts.

https://sotl.as/summits/HB/ZH-006

Hopefully talk to some of you!

73
Marc

 


Re: SOTA Activation from Switzerland

Elwyn Carter
 

Listening now Marc 14.275, bit of QRM on that frequency.

 

Elwyn

 

 

From: sdarc@groups.io <sdarc@groups.io> On Behalf Of Marc (M0KYB)
Sent: 30 March 2022 13:19
To: sdarc@groups.io
Subject: Re: [sdarc] SOTA Activation from Switzerland

 

Having a practice run in my daughter’s garden in Zurich. If anybody is on their HF radio, calling CQ on 14.275.

Marc


Re: SOTA Activation from Switzerland

Marc (M0KYB)
 

Now trying 7.141

On 31/03/2022 10:45 elwyn.carter via groups.io <elwyn.carter@...> wrote:


I will see if I can hear you Marc.

 

Elwyn

 

From: sdarc@groups.io <sdarc@groups.io> On Behalf Of Marc (M0KYB)
Sent: 31 March 2022 07:54
To: sdarc@groups.io
Subject: Re: [sdarc] SOTA Activation from Switzerland


Hi all, 

I will be activating Burglen HB/ZH-006 today, hopefully between 12.30 and 2.30pm if all goes well.

20m band, probably somewhere around 14.275 or thereabouts.

https://sotl.as/summits/HB/ZH-006

Hopefully talk to some of you!

73
Marc



Re: SOTA Activation from Switzerland

Bob G0VTA
 

G0VTA also monitoring

 

From: Marc (M0KYB)
Sent: 31 March 2022 12:18
To: sdarc@groups.io
Subject: Re: [sdarc] SOTA Activation from Switzerland

 

14.275 now

On 31/03/2022 10:45 elwyn.carter via groups.io <elwyn.carter@...> wrote:

 

 

I will see if I can hear you Marc.

 

Elwyn

 

From: sdarc@groups.io <sdarc@groups.io> On Behalf Of Marc (M0KYB)
Sent: 31 March 2022 07:54
To: sdarc@groups.io
Subject: Re: [sdarc] SOTA Activation from Switzerland

 

Hi all, 

I will be activating Burglen HB/ZH-006 today, hopefully between 12.30 and 2.30pm if all goes well.

20m band, probably somewhere around 14.275 or thereabouts.

https://sotl.as/summits/HB/ZH-006

Hopefully talk to some of you!

73
Marc

 

 


Re: SOTA Activation from Switzerland

Marc (M0KYB)
 

14.275 now

On 31/03/2022 10:45 elwyn.carter via groups.io <elwyn.carter@...> wrote:


I will see if I can hear you Marc.

 

Elwyn

 

From: sdarc@groups.io <sdarc@groups.io> On Behalf Of Marc (M0KYB)
Sent: 31 March 2022 07:54
To: sdarc@groups.io
Subject: Re: [sdarc] SOTA Activation from Switzerland


Hi all, 

I will be activating Burglen HB/ZH-006 today, hopefully between 12.30 and 2.30pm if all goes well.

20m band, probably somewhere around 14.275 or thereabouts.

https://sotl.as/summits/HB/ZH-006

Hopefully talk to some of you!

73
Marc



Re: Logging of QSOs when using repeaters on U/VHF

Den (M0ACM)
 

Diolch yn fawr, Gareth.

That makes 3 on paper so far.

Keep the feed coming folks so we have a gooder idea of numbers !!

73

Den.


On Thu, Mar 31, 2022, 11:41 AM Gareth (G4SDW) via groups.io <headstone255=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Bore da, Elwyn! Sut dych chi?

I know that like me, you were licensed in August 1970 because I got G8DXY and
my oppo, with whom I sat the RAE at Colchester Tech, got G8EFU !
I continue to keep a paper log book, and continue to record everything,
including unanswered CQ calls and tests; the tests that are one of the things
that distinguishes the genuine amateur from the glorified CBer who
is operator-only with ready--made rigs. Amateur radio is primarily a
technical pursuit with operating only coming as a secondary
consideration to evaluate

73 DE Gareth G4SDW (ne G8DXY) GQRP #3339

On Thu, Mar 31, 2022 at 10:41 AM, <elwyn.carter@...> wrote:
> Hi Guys, I have no problem logging all contact’s as I always have , I log
> all contest, repeater and simplex calls. I am old school I like to be able to
> refer back to a previous contact in  the log if I can’t remember the
> person’s name or location. Now I am on HF I like to keep a logs of all
> countries worked. I always log my transmit signal, and as mentioned before I
> still us a paper logbook.
> Elwyn
> G8EFK.






Re: Logging of QSOs when using repeaters on U/VHF

Gareth (G4SDW) <headstone255@...>
 

Bore da, Elwyn! Sut dych chi?

I know that like me, you were licensed in August 1970 because I got G8DXY and
my oppo, with whom I sat the RAE at Colchester Tech, got G8EFU !
I continue to keep a paper log book, and continue to record everything,
including unanswered CQ calls and tests; the tests that are one of the things
that distinguishes the genuine amateur from the glorified CBer who
is operator-only with ready--made rigs. Amateur radio is primarily a
technical pursuit with operating only coming as a secondary
consideration to evaluate

73 DE Gareth G4SDW (ne G8DXY) GQRP #3339

On Thu, Mar 31, 2022 at 10:41 AM, <elwyn.carter@...> wrote:
Hi Guys, I have no problem logging all contact’s as I always have , I log
all contest, repeater and simplex calls. I am old school I like to be able to
refer back to a previous contact in the log if I can’t remember the
person’s name or location. Now I am on HF I like to keep a logs of all
countries worked. I always log my transmit signal, and as mentioned before I
still us a paper logbook.
Elwyn
G8EFK.