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Re: Club call

K Chapman
 

On 2020-11-09 21:10, Arne N7KA wrote:
AS trustee you are responsible for all actions as the result of someone using the call. Therefore you should control use closely. No NMVHF club member should be using the call UNLESS you have authorized another club member to use it for an event. Technically, this means if I would like to use the W5UHF call in a VHF contest I must first ask you and receive permission to do so from you. And it would be a good idea to keep aa log of call use.

To that end you should consider publishing a note to all members that use of W5UHF requires a request and approval from you.

Now for that W6GLN?? QSL request, advise him no one was AUTHORIZED to use the call.

And W9RM is right, how can you mess up a call in FT8 when the call is derived by setup data in the computer
Arne N7KA



HI. I ran an SDR FT8 spot monitor which listened on multiple bands and band segments simultaneously, continuously. Just because a receiving station’s software decodes certain information doesn‘t necessarily mean it was sent that way. I decoded several corrupted calls in the middle of nowhere with false information.

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Club call

Arne N7KA
 

AS trustee you are responsible for all actions as the result of someone using the call. Therefore you should control use closely. No NMVHF club member should be using the call UNLESS you have authorized another club member to use it for an event. Technically, this means if I would like to use the W5UHF call in a VHF contest I must first ask you and receive permission to do so from you. And it would be a good idea to keep aa log of call use.

To that end you should consider publishing a note to all members that use of W5UHF requires a request and approval from you.

Now for that W6GLN?? QSL request, advise him no one was AUTHORIZED to use the call.

And W9RM is right, how can you mess up a call in FT8 when the call is derived by setup data in the computer
Arne N7KA


Re: W5UHF QSO on 160 Meters?

Keith Morehouse
 

Funny... I'd think it would be pretty tough to get a call wrong on FT8...

-W9RM

Keith Morehouse
via MotoG


On Wed, Nov 4, 2020, 10:57 AM Bill <bill4070@...> wrote:
Bob,

Nope, not me. Thx for asking.

Bill W7QQ 


On Nov 4, 2020, at 10:09 AM, Bob Kmak <bobkmak@...> wrote:


Hi All,

I received a QSL card from W5GLN asking confirmation for a FT8 QSO on 10/22/20,
1.841 MHz at 0117 UTC.

I'm guessing its a case of getting the callsign wrong but want to ask just in case. Does this ring a bell with anybody?

Thanks and 73,

Bob K5WO


Re: W5UHF QSO on 160 Meters?

Bill
 

Bob,

Nope, not me. Thx for asking.

Bill W7QQ 


On Nov 4, 2020, at 10:09 AM, Bob Kmak <bobkmak@...> wrote:


Hi All,

I received a QSL card from W5GLN asking confirmation for a FT8 QSO on 10/22/20,
1.841 MHz at 0117 UTC.

I'm guessing its a case of getting the callsign wrong but want to ask just in case. Does this ring a bell with anybody?

Thanks and 73,

Bob K5WO


W5UHF QSO on 160 Meters?

Bob Kmak
 

Hi All,

I received a QSL card from W5GLN asking confirmation for a FT8 QSO on 10/22/20,
1.841 MHz at 0117 UTC.

I'm guessing its a case of getting the callsign wrong but want to ask just in case. Does this ring a bell with anybody?

Thanks and 73,

Bob K5WO


weather/propagation interactions

Bruce Draper
 

This looks like it would be of interest to you guys!

    -Bruce AA5B


Sent:
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 11:19 AM
Subject: Save the Date Announcement: DDCC Zoom™ Presentation by Jim G3YLA on Weather and Propagation

 

Deep Dixie Contest Club (DDCC) members and special guests—

 

SAVE THE DATE!!   Thursday, November 5 @ 7:30 PM Central STANDARD Time —>  0130z

 

We are extremely excited to bring an entirely new flavor to our Deep Dixie CC Zoom™ Learning Series programs!   We’re bringing real DX to the podium this time!

Our speaker for this next session on Thursday evening, November 5, is Jim Bacon G3YLA, from near Norwich, United Kingdom.  So, please pass the word far and wide to make sure we have lots of contesters joining us for what will surely be an informative and invigorating presentation on elements of weather and propagation to enhance our contesting results.

 

About our speaker:  Jim Bacon G3YLA 

              Jim Bacon has been a professional meteorologist since 1968 and, although retired now, remains intrigued by weather and propagation.  He is a seasoned operator and contester, especially in the realm of VHF and UHF.  He is a valued and long-time member of the Norfolk Amateur Radio Club (NARC) in Norwich, UK.  In recognition of his stellar prowess as an operator, he was inducted into the First Class Operators Club (FOC).  Jim’s interest in and substantial experience as a meteorologist for the British Broadcasting Company (BBC) have aided him in becoming known more widely as a valuable expert in the areas of weather and propagation.  As such, he was asked to serve as a member of the RSGB Propagation Studies Committee.  He has written many articles and presented at the RSGB Convention and HAMSCI gathering in recent years.  For more details on this aspect of Jim’s life, check out his QRZ.com page.  You will find that quite interesting.

              As an example of Jim’s meteorological broadcasting expertise, I found this charming YouTube video available.   Quite certainly, our next guest presenter is adored among his friends, colleagues, and viewers in the UK.  So, just tap into this short YouTube video and enjoy a brief tribute to this outstanding gentleman — https://youtu.be/rM7QBWl8JWw

 

PLEASE invite all radio enthusiasts to join us for this presentation!  Pass the word around.  Post it to all your club members.

~~~~~~~~~~~~ 

DETAILS:

 

Date:  Thursday, November 5, 2020 (even though the meeting begins on Nov 6 according to Zulu time)

Time:  7:30 PM Central STANDARD Time.   That will be 0130z.

Speaker:  Jim Bacon  G3YLA

Topic:  Contester’s Guide to Weather and Propagation

Description:  There are many areas of amateur radio operating in which we think of the solar conditions as the main determinant of outcomes on the bands.  There are, however, numerous propagation modes where the weather plays an important role.  This talk will explore some of the ways that you can increase your chances of success on the bands by remaining in the troposphere and employing a little knowledge of the weather.  

              My two main areas of interest and professional experience are Tropo and Sporadic E, which although is up above 100km, we can show important links to what the weather does below 15km! This can be a good thing because it provides a way to second guess in which directions the openings might develop.  If you have never worked sporadic E before, I guarantee you will next season by adding just one thing into your daily amateur routine next summer.

              Please join me for my talk on Weather and Propagation to find out about the scene on the VHF bands in Europe and we can explore the possibility of applying similar practices in the States.

 

~~~~~~~~~~~~

Here is the official invitation that you may use to connect to our Zoom™ meeting room:

 

Larry Anderson is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

 

Topic: Deep Dixie CC Zoom™ Presentation: Contester’s Guide to Weather and Propagation

Time: Nov 5, 2020 07:30 PM Central STANDARD Time (US and Canada) — 0130z

 

Join Zoom Meeting

 

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Passcode: ddcc2020

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Dial by your location

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Meeting ID: 908 792 6776

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Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kcALgHNEAi

~~~~~~~~~~~~

As you await Jim's presentation, feel free to send any questions, comments, suggestions related to this topic.

 

PLEASE pass this information along to your friends in other radio clubs around the world.  Deep Dixie CC extends an hospitable welcome to amateurs living anywhere on the globe—or beyond!

~~~~~~~~~~~~

[To view past Deep Dixie CC presentations on YouTube, go to https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHSrV6IRXBbXGZn40Z8CFYw ]

 

73,

 


Re: AA5PR/R Sept. contest rove

Jay
 

John, 
Thanks for the pair of grids during the contest during your rove.  One was a WBNC, so it will be nice to get that one confirmed towards FFMA.

- Jay N1AV
DM43

On Tue, Sep 15, 2020 at 6:37 PM John Klem <klemjf@...> wrote:
I'll have to say, this one was hard.  I heard absolutely no hint of any
opening on 6 m.  Despite my cell carrier claiming service in the area,
they had none, so I had no way of coordinating contacts.  That left a
lot band/mode/heading combinations for what should have been some
relatively easy contacts, so they didn't happen.

Over half my contacts were on 6 m meteor scatter, which is difficult
with 100 W and a Moxon.  I amused (?) myself with the observation that
in a typical QSO I probably had 10-20 decodes of my partner for each he
had of me.

My intended operating and camping spot in DM76 turned out to be
accessible only by a stretch of 2-track mud through grass, so I had to
settle for a site with an unfavorable southern horizon.

On the bright side:

I had a higher than usual proportion of contacts above 6 m. Jonesy,
W3DHJ/R, helped a lot, contributing more than a quarter of my score.  I
was able to give new FFMA grids to several people. No major equipment
failures.  The weather was great.  The night sky was dark.  And there
were little owls all over.

30 QSO points, 25 mults, 750 points

The picture shows the best available accommodations in the area.

John, AA5PR






Re: AA5PR/R Sept. contest rove

Jonathan Fox - W0AMT
 

Jonesy,

Sorry I missed you when I was in DM76 on Sunday. I was at the Truchas overlook. It is good for most directions except the northeast.

73, Jon
W0AMT


On Thu, Sep 17, 2020 at 7:40 AM Jonesy W3DHJ via groups.io <mailserver=jonz.net@groups.io> wrote:
On Wed, 16 Sep 2020, John Klem wrote:

> Hi Jim,
>
> Did you connect with Jon, W0AMT/R, in DM76?
>
> John
>
> On 9/15/2020 7:51 PM, KC7QY wrote:
>> John,
>>
>> Yes, this was a tough Sept Test. I ended up with just 16Qs in 16
>> grids (256 pts). All the Qs were in DM except for one in EM00 and
>> Rafa in XE. Only managed one 2M Q with a portable on Mag Ridge! Lot
>> of the regulars were MIA this time around. Sorry DM76 turned out to
>> be a bust.
>>
>> Jim KC7QY

I was given a Heads Up by someone on the Colorado Front Slope about
W0AMT/R (... maybe not until Sunday.)  I was 'alert' for his sig, but
I never caught even a suspect sig from DM76.  It's a shame, because
Rovers need little successes like that to remain encouraged about
going out The Next Time.  :-)

73
Jonesy
--
  Marvin L Jones     | W3DHJ      | W3DHJ  | https://W3DHJ.net/
   Pueblo, Colorado  |  @         | Jonesy |     __ linux FreeBSD
    38.238N 104.547W |   jonz.net | DM78rf | 73  SK






Re: AA5PR/R Sept. contest rove

Jonesy W3DHJ
 

On Wed, 16 Sep 2020, John Klem wrote:

Hi Jim,

Did you connect with Jon, W0AMT/R, in DM76?

John

On 9/15/2020 7:51 PM, KC7QY wrote:
John,

Yes, this was a tough Sept Test. I ended up with just 16Qs in 16
grids (256 pts). All the Qs were in DM except for one in EM00 and
Rafa in XE. Only managed one 2M Q with a portable on Mag Ridge! Lot
of the regulars were MIA this time around. Sorry DM76 turned out to
be a bust.

Jim KC7QY
I was given a Heads Up by someone on the Colorado Front Slope about
W0AMT/R (... maybe not until Sunday.) I was 'alert' for his sig, but
I never caught even a suspect sig from DM76. It's a shame, because
Rovers need little successes like that to remain encouraged about
going out The Next Time. :-)

73
Jonesy
--
Marvin L Jones | W3DHJ | W3DHJ | https://W3DHJ.net/
Pueblo, Colorado | @ | Jonesy | __ linux FreeBSD
38.238N 104.547W | jonz.net | DM78rf | 73 SK


Re: AA5PR/R Sept. contest rove

John Klem
 

Hi Jim,

Did you connect with Jon, W0AMT/R, in DM76?

John

On 9/15/2020 7:51 PM, KC7QY wrote:
John,

Yes, this was a tough Sept Test. I ended up with just 16Qs in 16 grids (256 pts). All the Qs were in DM except for one in EM00 and Rafa in XE. Only managed one 2M Q with a portable on Mag Ridge! Lot of the regulars were MIA this time around. Sorry DM76 turned out to be a bust.

Jim KC7QY


On Tuesday, September 15, 2020, 07:37:47 PM MDT, John Klem <klemjf@...> wrote:


I'll have to say, this one was hard.  I heard absolutely no hint of any
opening on 6 m.  Despite my cell carrier claiming service in the area,
they had none, so I had no way of coordinating contacts.  That left a
lot band/mode/heading combinations for what should have been some
relatively easy contacts, so they didn't happen.

Over half my contacts were on 6 m meteor scatter, which is difficult
with 100 W and a Moxon.  I amused (?) myself with the observation that
in a typical QSO I probably had 10-20 decodes of my partner for each he
had of me.

My intended operating and camping spot in DM76 turned out to be
accessible only by a stretch of 2-track mud through grass, so I had to
settle for a site with an unfavorable southern horizon.

On the bright side:

I had a higher than usual proportion of contacts above 6 m. Jonesy,
W3DHJ/R, helped a lot, contributing more than a quarter of my score.  I
was able to give new FFMA grids to several people. No major equipment
failures.  The weather was great.  The night sky was dark.  And there
were little owls all over.

30 QSO points, 25 mults, 750 points

The picture shows the best available accommodations in the area.

John, AA5PR






ARRL Sep VHF W3DHJ/R Limited Rover

Jonesy W3DHJ
 

ARRL September VHF Contest - 2020
Call: W3DHJ/R
Operator(s): W3DHJ
Station: W3DHJ/R

Class: Limited Rover LP
QTH: DM77-78-87-88
Operating Time (hrs): 19.75

RoverLog QSOs by Activated Grid:
Grid QSOs
DM77 17
DM78 9
DM87 11
DM88 12

RoverLog Score Summary:
Band QSOs Value QSOPts Mults
50 3 1 3 2
144 28 1 28 8
432 18 2 36 5

Grids activated: 4

Totals: 49 67 19

Claimed Score: 1273

Old Skool: SSB & CW

As with everything 2020, this contest was "different".
I had 17 QSOs on 432; which exceeds the count in any VHF contest
since I added 432 in 2016. Too, 20 of my QSOs were CW; which is
double the count of _any_ VHF contest going back to my Rover
beginnings in 2006.

The 6 QSOs with John, AA5PR/R - 4 on 2M (1 PH!), 2 on 432 (1 PH!) -
to DM76, DM85, & DM86 in New Mexico were a Real Treat, and added
mightily to my score. Then there was the 2M CW QSO with Arne, N7KA
(DM65) also in N.M. It's been quite some time since I managed any weak
sig work into N.M.

Never heard any Wyo. or Nebr. OPs. Never heard George, AB0YM/r when he
was in that territory on Saturday. George and I completed several times
on Sunday. As usual I heard N0YK in Kansas on 2M Cw Sunday eve - Strong -
and, just as usual, he did not hear my reply.

Yes, as everyone has reported, 6 Meters was pure crap all weekend.
I had just three (3!) QSOs on Six.
There was some "suggestive" 6M skip starting up around 2030Z on Sunday,
but it never amounted to anything.

I feel, as on Field Day, that my CW QSOs should count as 2 points,
and every poor OP that completed with me and my cringe-worthy CW
should get 4 points. HI!HI!

72,
Jonesy
--
Marvin L Jones | W3DHJ | W3DHJ | https://W3DHJ.net/
Pueblo, Colorado | @ | Jonesy | __ linux FreeBSD
38.238N 104.547W | jonz.net | DM78rf | 73 SK


Re: AA5PR/R Sept. contest rove

Bruce Draper
 

Nice photo, terrible conditions. But it sounds like you had fun and interesting times.

   -Bruce, the other AA5


On Tue, Sep 15, 2020 at 7:37 PM John Klem <klemjf@...> wrote:
I'll have to say, this one was hard.  I heard absolutely no hint of any
opening on 6 m.  Despite my cell carrier claiming service in the area,
they had none, so I had no way of coordinating contacts.  That left a
lot band/mode/heading combinations for what should have been some
relatively easy contacts, so they didn't happen.

Over half my contacts were on 6 m meteor scatter, which is difficult
with 100 W and a Moxon.  I amused (?) myself with the observation that
in a typical QSO I probably had 10-20 decodes of my partner for each he
had of me.

My intended operating and camping spot in DM76 turned out to be
accessible only by a stretch of 2-track mud through grass, so I had to
settle for a site with an unfavorable southern horizon.

On the bright side:

I had a higher than usual proportion of contacts above 6 m. Jonesy,
W3DHJ/R, helped a lot, contributing more than a quarter of my score.  I
was able to give new FFMA grids to several people. No major equipment
failures.  The weather was great.  The night sky was dark.  And there
were little owls all over.

30 QSO points, 25 mults, 750 points

The picture shows the best available accommodations in the area.

John, AA5PR






Re: AA5PR/R Sept. contest rove

KC7QY
 

John,

Yes, this was a tough Sept Test. I ended up with just 16Qs in 16 grids (256 pts). All the Qs were in DM except for one in EM00 and Rafa in XE. Only managed one 2M Q with a portable on Mag Ridge! Lot of the regulars were MIA this time around. Sorry DM76 turned out to be a bust.

Jim KC7QY


On Tuesday, September 15, 2020, 07:37:47 PM MDT, John Klem <klemjf@...> wrote:


I'll have to say, this one was hard.  I heard absolutely no hint of any
opening on 6 m.  Despite my cell carrier claiming service in the area,
they had none, so I had no way of coordinating contacts.  That left a
lot band/mode/heading combinations for what should have been some
relatively easy contacts, so they didn't happen.

Over half my contacts were on 6 m meteor scatter, which is difficult
with 100 W and a Moxon.  I amused (?) myself with the observation that
in a typical QSO I probably had 10-20 decodes of my partner for each he
had of me.

My intended operating and camping spot in DM76 turned out to be
accessible only by a stretch of 2-track mud through grass, so I had to
settle for a site with an unfavorable southern horizon.

On the bright side:

I had a higher than usual proportion of contacts above 6 m. Jonesy,
W3DHJ/R, helped a lot, contributing more than a quarter of my score.  I
was able to give new FFMA grids to several people. No major equipment
failures.  The weather was great.  The night sky was dark.  And there
were little owls all over.

30 QSO points, 25 mults, 750 points

The picture shows the best available accommodations in the area.

John, AA5PR






AA5PR/R Sept. contest rove

John Klem
 

I'll have to say, this one was hard.  I heard absolutely no hint of any opening on 6 m.  Despite my cell carrier claiming service in the area, they had none, so I had no way of coordinating contacts.  That left a lot band/mode/heading combinations for what should have been some relatively easy contacts, so they didn't happen.

Over half my contacts were on 6 m meteor scatter, which is difficult with 100 W and a Moxon.  I amused (?) myself with the observation that in a typical QSO I probably had 10-20 decodes of my partner for each he had of me.

My intended operating and camping spot in DM76 turned out to be accessible only by a stretch of 2-track mud through grass, so I had to settle for a site with an unfavorable southern horizon.

On the bright side:

I had a higher than usual proportion of contacts above 6 m. Jonesy, W3DHJ/R, helped a lot, contributing more than a quarter of my score.  I was able to give new FFMA grids to several people. No major equipment failures.  The weather was great.  The night sky was dark.  And there were little owls all over.

30 QSO points, 25 mults, 750 points

The picture shows the best available accommodations in the area.

John, AA5PR


Re: N7GP/R Rover plans for this weekend SEPT VHf CONTEST

Steve Hutcherson WB5CTS
 

GM Tom,

I will look for you Saturday from DM22QQ Yuma. May be tough getting over Telegraph Pass but, lets try it.
50,144,432,1296
Hutch
WB5CTS
DM22QQ
NMVHF # 42


N7GP/R Rover plans for this weekend SEPT VHf CONTEST

Tom
 

To ALL..
I will starting out 11 am local in DM32 then DM33, DM42, DM43,,will make 2 passes in this loop On Saturday all day into late evening ..
I will be spending the night in DM33 and DM32 running MSk 144 on 6 and 2 mtrs..
On Sunday I will be Starting at 7 am in DM32 then DM33 then DM42 , DM43, Rustlers Roost about 10 am Local 1700 UTC ,,,,then moving thru the afternoon in DM34, DM44 AND ending up DM45 at end of contest.
I will have digital modes on 6, 2, 222 and 432,, and I am looking for Schedules, anytime of day or night.
my Cell is 419-370-8802
call or email for ANY schedules any band!!
September is usually pretty slow,,so I am open to any attempts on any band...
I have all bands 6 meters thru 3456 this trip....SSB, FM , CW and Digital.
Looking forward to working many of you !!
Thanks
Tom
N7GP/R
ex WA8WZG


W3DHJ/R DM77, DM78, DM87, DM88

Jonesy W3DHJ
 

I will be active as Rover in the 2020 ARRL SEP VHF Contest
-- basically solo grid circling around 38 N and 104 W all weekend.

Sat in seq.: DM88, DM87, DM77, DM78

Sun in seq.: DM78, DM77, DM87, DM88

More at
https://w3dhj.net/vhfrover_plans.php

73
Jonesy
--
Marvin L Jones | W3DHJ | W3DHJ | https://W3DHJ.net/
Pueblo, Colorado | @ | Jonesy | __ linux FreeBSD
38.238N 104.547W | jonz.net | DM78rf | 73 SK


Re: 900 MHz antenna for sale

Brian Mileshosky
 

Hi Bill —

Sorry, it’s been spoken for, much quicker than expected. Thanks for your interest.

Brian

On Sep 8, 2020, at 05:19, Bill Schwantes <bill4070@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi Brian,

How much?

Bill W7QQ

Sent from my iPhone

On Sep 7, 2020, at 11:34 PM, Brian Mileshosky <n5zgt@arrl.net> wrote:
Hi Everyone —
I have for sale a Kathrein Scala MF-900B 900 MHz half-parabolic antenna. A heavy duty antenna that is perfect for amateur radio, broadcast, or experimental uses. Bandwidth: 890-960 MHz, Gain: 16 dBi. Price is firm and a steal...brand-new antenna costs upwards of $800. No longer needed and just collecting dust...
Datasheet and picture attached.
73,
Brian N5ZGT

<IMG_3980.jpeg>
<mf-900b.pdf>


Re: 900 MHz antenna for sale

Bill
 

Hi Brian,

How much?

Bill W7QQ

On Sep 7, 2020, at 11:34 PM, Brian Mileshosky <n5zgt@arrl.net> wrote:

Hi Everyone —

I have for sale a Kathrein Scala MF-900B 900 MHz half-parabolic antenna. A heavy duty antenna that is perfect for amateur radio, broadcast, or experimental uses. Bandwidth: 890-960 MHz, Gain: 16 dBi. Price is firm and a steal...brand-new antenna costs upwards of $800. No longer needed and just collecting dust...

Datasheet and picture attached.

73,
Brian N5ZGT




<IMG_3980.jpeg>
<mf-900b.pdf>


900 MHz antenna for sale

Brian Mileshosky
 

Hi Everyone —

I have for sale a Kathrein Scala MF-900B 900 MHz half-parabolic antenna. A heavy duty antenna that is perfect for amateur radio, broadcast, or experimental uses. Bandwidth: 890-960 MHz, Gain: 16 dBi. Price is firm and a steal...brand-new antenna costs upwards of $800. No longer needed and just collecting dust...

Datasheet and picture attached.

73,
Brian N5ZGT

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