Monday, February 18, 2019

February 2019: CQ 160-Meter Contest, SSB: 2200Z, Feb 22 to 2200Z, Feb 24 --- SC and NC qso party

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Phone Fray: 0230Z-0300Z, Feb 20
Geographic Focus: North America
Participation: Worldwide
Mode: SSB
Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15m
Classes: Single Op
Max power: 100 watts
Exchange: NA: Name + (state/province/country)
non-NA: Name
Work stations: Once per band
QSO Points: NA station: 1 point per QSO
non-NA station: 1 point per QSO with an NA station
Multipliers: Each US state (including KH6/KL7) once per band
Each VE province/territory once per band
Each North American country (except W/VE) once per band
Score Calculation: Total score = total QSO points x total mults
Submit logs by: 0300Z February 22, 2019
E-mail logs to: (none)
Post log summary at: http://www.3830scores.com
Mail logs to: (none)
Find rules at: http://www.perluma.com/Phone_Fray_Contest_Rules.pdf
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CWops Mini-CWT Test: 1300Z-1400Z, Feb 20 and 1900Z-2000Z, Feb 20 and 0300Z-0400Z, Feb 21
Geographic Focus: Worldwide
Participation: Worldwide
Awards: Worldwide
Mode: CW
Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10m
Classes: Single Op (QRP/Low/High)
Max power: HP: >100 watts
LP: 100 watts
QRP: 5 watts
Exchange: Member: Name + Member No.
non-Member: Name + (state/province/country)
Work stations: Once per band
QSO Points: 1 point per QSO
Multipliers: Each call once
Score Calculation: Total score = total QSO points x total mults
Submit logs by: 0400Z February 23, 2019
Post log summary at: http://www.3830scores.com
Mail logs to: (none)
Find rules at: https://cwops.org/cwops-tests/
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AGCW Semi-Automatic Key Evening: 1900Z-2030Z, Feb 21
Geographic Focus: Worldwide
Participation: Worldwide
Mode: CW
Bands: 80m Only
Classes: (none)
Exchange: RST + Serial No. + "/" + 2-digit year first used a bug
Work stations: Once per band
QSO Points: 1 point per QSO
Multipliers: (none)
Score Calculation: Total score = total QSO points
Submit logs by: March 15, 2019
E-mail logs to: semiautomatic[at]agcw[dot]de
Mail logs to: Manager:
Ulf-Dietmar Ernst, DK9KR
Elbstrasse 60
D-28199 Bremen
Germany
Find rules at: http://www.agcw.org/index.php/en/contests-and-cw-activities/semi-automatic-key-evening
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NCCC RTTY Sprint: 0145Z-0215Z, Feb 22
Geographic Focus: North America
Participation: Worldwide
Mode: RTTY
Bands: (see rules)
Classes: (none)
Exchange: Serial No. + Name + QTH
Score Calculation: Total score = total QSO points x total mults
Submit logs by: February 24, 2019
E-mail logs to: (none)
Post log summary at: http://www.3830scores.com/
Mail logs to: (none)
Find rules at: http://www.ncccsprint.com/rttyns.html
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QRP Fox Hunt: 0200Z-0330Z, Feb 22
Geographic Focus: United States
Participation: Worldwide
Mode: CW
Bands: 80m Only
Classes: Single Op (Fox/Hound)
Max power: 5 watts
Exchange: RST + (state/province/country) + name + power output
QSO Points: 1 point per QSO
Multipliers: (none)
Score Calculation: Total score = total QSO points
Submit logs by: 0330Z February 23, 2019
E-mail logs to: (see rules)
Mail logs to: (none)
Find rules at: http://www.qrpfoxhunt.org/winter_rules.htm
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NCCC Sprint Ladder: 0230Z-0300Z, Feb 22
Geographic Focus: North America
Participation: Worldwide
Mode: CW
Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6m
Classes: Single Op
Max power: 100 watts
Exchange: Serial No. + Name + QTH
Work stations: Once per band
QSO Points: NA station: 1 point per QSO
non-NA station: 1 point per QSO with an NA station
Multipliers: Each US state (including KL7 and KH6) once per band
Each VE province once per band
Each North American country (except W/VE) once per band
Score Calculation: Total score = total QSO points x total mults
Submit logs by: February 24, 2019
E-mail logs to: (none)
Post log summary at: http://www.3830scores.com/
Mail logs to: (none)
Find rules at: http://www.ncccsprint.com/rules.html
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CQ 160-Meter Contest, SSB: 2200Z, Feb 22 to 2200Z, Feb 24
Geographic Focus: Worldwide
Participation: Worldwide
Awards: Worldwide
Mode: SSB
Bands: 160m Only
Classes: Single Op (QRP/Low/High)
Single Op Assisted (High)
Multi-Op (High)
Max operating hours: Single Op: 30 hours
Multi-Op: 40 hours
Max power: HP: >150 watts
LP: 150 watts
QRP: 5 watts
Exchange: W/VE: RS + (state/province)
DX: RS + CQ Zone
QSO Points: 2 points per QSO with own country
5 points per QSO with other countries on same continent
10 points per QSO with other continents
5 points per QSO with maritime mobile
Multipliers: Each US state + DC (excluding KH6/KL7)
Each VE province
Each DXCC+WAE country (including KH6/KL7)
Score Calculation: Total score = total QSO points x total mults
Submit logs by: 2200Z March 1, 2019
E-mail logs to: 160ssb[at]cq160[dot]com
Upload log at: https://www.cq160.com/logcheck/
Mail logs to: CQ 160 Meter Contest
c/o N2NT
PO Box 25
Dayton, NJ 08810
USA
Find rules at: http://www.cq160.com/rules.htm
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REF Contest, SSB: 0600Z, Feb 23 to 1800Z, Feb 24
Geographic Focus: France + overseas territories
Participation: Worldwide
Awards: Worldwide
Mode: SSB
Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10m
Classes: Single Op All Band
Single Op Single Band
Multi-Single
Club
SWL
Max operating hours: Single Op: 28 hours in no more than 3 increments of at least 1 hour each
Max power: HP: >100 Watts
LP: 100 Watts
QRP: 5 Watts
Exchange: French: RS + Department/Prefix
non-French: RS + Serial No.
Work stations: Once per band
QSO Points: French: 6 points per QSO with French station same continent
French: 15 points per QSO with French station on different continent
French: 1 point per QSO with non-French station same continent
French: 2 points per QSO with non-French station on different continent
non-French: 1 point per QSO with French station same continent
non-French: 3 points per QSO with French station on different continent
Multipliers: French/Corsica departments once per band
French overseas prefixes once per band
non-French DXCC countries once per band (available only to French stations)
Score Calculation: Total score = total QSO points x total mults
Submit logs by: March 4, 2019
E-mail logs to: (none)
Upload log at: http://concours.r-e-f.org/contest/logs/upload-form
Mail logs to: (none)
Find rules at: http://concours.r-e-f.org/reglements/actuels/reg_cdfhf_dx.pdf
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UBA DX Contest, CW: 1300Z, Feb 23 to 1300Z, Feb 24
Geographic Focus: Belgium
Participation: Worldwide
Awards: Europe
Mode: CW
Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10m
Classes: Single Op All Band (Low/High)
Single Op Single Band (Low/High)
Single Op QRP
Multi-Op
SWL
Max power: HP: >100 watts
LP: 100 watts
QRP: 5 watts
Exchange: ON: RST + Serial No. + province
non-ON: RST + Serial No.
Work stations: Once per band
QSO Points: 10 points per QSO with Belgian station
3 points per QSO with other EU stations
1 point per QSO with non-EU stations
Multipliers: Each Belgian province once per band
Each Belgian prefix once per band
Each EU DXCC country once per band
Score Calculation: Total score = total QSO points x total mults
Submit logs by: 2359Z March 10, 2019
E-mail logs to: ubacw[at]uba[dot]be
Mail logs to: (none)
Find rules at: http://www.uba.be/en/hf/contest-rules/uba-dx-contest-rules
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South Carolina QSO Party: 1500Z, Feb 23 to 0159Z, Feb 24
Geographic Focus: United States/Canada state/province QSO party
Participation: Worldwide
Awards: Worldwide
Mode: CW, Digital, Phone
Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6m
Classes: Single Op Fixed (CW/SSB/Digital/Mixed)(QRP/Low/High)
Multi-Single Fixed (CW/SSB/Digital/Mixed)(QRP/Low/High)
Multi-Multi Fixed (CW/SSB/Digital/Mixed)(QRP/Low/High)
Mobile-Single (CW/SSB/Digital/Mixed)(QRP/Low/High)
Mobile-Multi (CW/SSB/Digital/Mixed)(QRP/Low/High)
Max power: HP: >100W
LP: 100W
QRP: 5W
Exchange: SC: RS(T) + County
non-SC: RS(T) + (state/province/"DX")
Work stations: Once per band per mode per county
QSO Points: 1 point per phone QSO
2 points per CW or Digital QSO
SC stations contacting non-SC stations earn double QSO points
Bonus: 250 points per QSO with W4CAE, WW4SF
Bonus: 50 points per QSO with Chesterfield county
Multipliers: SC: Each SC county, US state (including DC) and VE province/territory once per mode
non-SC: Each SC county once per mode
Score Calculation: Total score = (total QSO points x total mults) + Bonus Points
Submit logs by: March 25, 2019
E-mail logs to: (none)
Upload log at: http://scqso.com/log-submission/
Mail logs to: (none)
Find rules at: http://scqso.com/rules/
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North American QSO Party, RTTY: 1800Z, Feb 23 to 0559Z, Feb 24
Geographic Focus: North America
Participation: Worldwide
Awards: North America
Mode: RTTY
Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10m
Classes: Single Op (QRP/Low)
Multi-Two (Low)
Max operating hours: Single Op: 10 hours
Multi-Two: 12 hours
Max power: LP: 100 watts
QRP: 5 watts
Exchange: NA: Name + (state/DC/province/country)
non-NA: Name
Work stations: Once per band
QSO Points: NA station: 1 point per QSO
non-NA station: 1 point per QSO with an NA station
Multipliers: Each US state/DC (including KH6/KL7) once per band
Each VE province/territory once per band
Each North American country (except W/VE) once per band
Score Calculation: Total score = total QSO points x total mults
Submit logs by: 0559Z March 1, 2019
Upload log at: http://www.ncjweb.com/naqplogsubmit/
Mail logs to: Mark Aaker, K6UFO
300 Berry St., Unit 1009
San Francisco, CA 94158-1668
USA
Find rules at: http://www.ncjweb.com/NAQP-Rules.pdf
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NA Collegiate Championship, RTTY: 1800Z, Feb 23 to 0559Z, Feb 24
Geographic Focus: North America
Participation: Worldwide
Awards: North America
Mode: RTTY
Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10m
Classes: Multi-One (Low)
Max operating hours: 12 hours
Max power: LP: 100 watts
Exchange: NA: Name + (state/DC/province/country)
non-NA: Name
Work stations: Once per band
QSO Points: NA station: 1 point per QSO
non-NA station: 1 point per QSO with an NA station
Multipliers: Each US state/DC (including KH6/KL7) once per band
Each VE province/territory once per band
Each North American country (except W/VE) once per band
Score Calculation: Total score = total QSO points x total mults
Submit logs by: 0559Z March 1, 2019
Upload log at: http://www.ncjweb.com/naqplogsubmit/
Mail logs to: Mark Aaker, K6UFO
300 Berry St., Unit 1009
San Francisco, CA 94158-1668
USA
Find rules at: http://www.w9smc.com/nacc/
Note: Contest overlays NAQP Contest with logs submitted in NAQP M-2 category. See NACC rules for other differences.
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High Speed Club CW Contest: 0900Z-1100Z, Feb 24 and 1500Z-1700Z, Feb 24
Geographic Focus: Worldwide
Participation: Worldwide
Awards: Worldwide
Mode: CW
Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10m
Classes: HSC Members
Non-Members
QRP
SWL
Max power: 150 watts
QRP: 5 watts
Exchange: Members: RST + HSC No.
non-Members: RST + "NM"
Work stations: Once per band per period
QSO Points: 5 points per QSO with a HSC member
1 points per QSO with a non-member
Multipliers: Each DXCC country once per band per contest period (only QSOs with members)
Score Calculation: Total score = total QSO points x total mults
Submit logs by: March 16, 2019
E-mail logs to: (none)
Upload log at: https://sites.google.com/view/hsc-contest
Mail logs to: (none)
Find rules at: http://www.highspeedclub.org/
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SARL Digital Contest: 1400Z-1700Z, Feb 24
Geographic Focus: Southern Africa
Participation: Southern Africa
Awards: Southern Africa
Mode: PSK, RTTY
Bands: 80, 40, 20m
Classes: (none)
Exchange: RST + QSO No.
Work stations: Once per mode per band
QSO Points: (see rules)
Multipliers: (see rules)
Score Calculation: Total score = total QSO points x total mults
Submit logs by: March 4, 2019
E-mail logs to: contest[at]sarl[dot]org[dot]za
Mail logs to: (none)
Find rules at: http://www.sarl.org.za/Web3/Members/DoDocDownload.aspx?X=201812010726248P1Jfp4GJT.PDF
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Classic Exchange, Phone: 1400Z, Feb 24 to 0800Z, Feb 25 and 1400Z, Feb 26 to 0800Z, Feb 27
Geographic Focus: Worldwide
Participation: Worldwide
Mode: AM, SSB, FM
Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6, 2m
Classes: (see rules)
Exchange: Name + RS + (state/province/country) + rcvr/xmtr manuf/model
Work stations: Once per band per mode per rcr/xmtr manuf/model
QSO Points: (see rules)
Multipliers: (see rules)
Score Calculation: Total score = sum(total mode QSO points x total mode mults) + Bonus Points
Submit logs by: April 30, 2019
E-mail logs to: k2rp[at]arrl[dot]net
Mail logs to: K2RP
659 Shanas Lane
Encinitas, CA 92024
USA
Find rules at: http://www.classicexchange.org/jan18/jan18ann.html
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North Carolina QSO Party: 1500Z, Feb 24 to 0059Z, Feb 25
Geographic Focus: United States/Canada state/province QSO party
Participation: Worldwide
Awards: Worldwide
Mode: CW, Phone, Digital
Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6, 2m
Classes: Single Op (NC/non-NC)(CW/Phone/Digital)(Low)
Single Op (NC/non-NC) Mixed (QRP/Low/High)
NC Mobile Mixed (Low)
NC Club Mixed (Low/High)
NC Club Phone (Low)
NC County Expedition Mixed (Low)
Max power: HP: >150 watts
LP: 150 watts
QRP: 5 watts CW or dig/10 watts phone
Exchange: NC: County
non-NC: (state/province/country)
Work stations: Once per band per mode
QSO Points: 2 points per phone QSO
3 points per CW QSO
5 points per digital QSO
Bonus Points: 50 points for at least one QSO with Clay (CLA) county
Bonus Points: 50 points for at least one QSO with Currituck (CUR) county
Bonus Points: 50 points for at least one QSO with NI4BK
Bonus Points: 50 points for at least one QSO with W4DW
Bonus Points: 50 points for at least one QSO with W1VOA
Bonus Points: 250 points if all 5 other bonus points worked
Bonus Points for NC Mobiles/Expeditions: 100 points for each county activated
Multipliers: NC stations: Each NC county, state, province, and one DXCC country once
Non-NC stations: Each NC county once
Score Calculation: Total score = (total QSO points x total mults) + bonus points
Submit logs by: March 11, 2019
E-mail logs to: (none)
Upload log at: http://www.ncqsoparty.org/logs
Mail logs to: NC QSO Party
c/o Charles Swindell
10809 Rondeau Woods Ct.
Raleigh, NC 27614
USA
Find rules at: http://ncqsoparty.org/rules/



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Thursday, January 17, 2019

HF, UHF, VHF DIGITAL MODES everything is here


So you are getting bored with CW, SSB and listening to people on the radio.

here is a Challenge: get into HF or UHF or VHF digital modes

PSK31, RTTY, JT65, FT8, and many more (these are the more popular ones.)


here is a list of digital modes and what each mode sounds like.
SOUND SAMPLES OF DIGITAL MODES

all digital modes use USB (uppersideband even 160,80,40,30)

FLDIGI supports CW, FELD HELL, PSK31, olivia, rtty, sstv and lots more

WSJTX supports JT65, JT9, WSPR, FT8 and others


dimension4 is what sync's your computer to everyone else on the frequency


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it is the easy thing you have done since you got your license
all you need is the following:

1. radio hf/uhf/vhf
2 computer if no soundcard then $3.00 usb thumbdrive soundcard works
3. antenna
4. FREE software: FLDIGI, WSJTX
5. FREE software: time sync
6. (sound card interface-TNC) this converts audio to digital and back digital to audio
soundcard interface/TNC = Rigblaster or Microham or Signalink


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so download both pieces of software and check them out
and install them for your setup
even if you do not have all pieces stated above
just listen to 14.070 and get a feel for what the software looks like
and what it is trying to do.



it just takes persistence!

make sure your ALC meter stays on 0 (if it is moving then there is something wrong!)

power out must be below 20 watts ( i use 5 watts most of the time)

a few handy websites:

http://hamspots.net/FT8/
http://hamspots.net/jt65/

www.pskreporter.info


http://www.obriensweb.com/sked/index.php?board=digitalradio


if you use Ham Radio deluxe or DxLab it works with those also.

you are more than welcome to peruse everything and comment about all or any of the items.

9/7/17 List of ham radio software FREE https://nl9222.home.xs4all.nl/digisoft.htm


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Come to YL - OP Net to get your PSK31 running live on
the weekly net. We will get your PSK31
installed and get your setup running

list of information and pieces needed before joining the net

1. HF radio 14.070
2 computer if no soundcard then $3.00 usb thumbdrive soundcard works
3. antenna hf antenna for 20 meters
4. FREE software: FLDIGI and FLRIG
5. FREE software: time sync
6. (sound card interface-TNC) this converts audio to digital and back digital to audio
soundcard interface/TNC = Rigblaster or Microham or Signalink
7. ******* com port for TNC ********
8. ******* com port for audio ********


note: newer radios do not need the soundcard interface.

so download both pieces of software and check them out
and install them for your setup YOU MUST KNOW YOUR COM PORTS
even if you do not have all pieces stated above.

just listen to 14.070 and get a feel for what the software looks like
and what it is trying to do.

FLDIGI AND FLRIG www.w1hkj.com
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ka1uln@arrl.net

73

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

NEAR-FEST Deerfield New Hampshire May 3 and 4 2019



NEAR-Fest http://near-fest.com/
New England Amateur Radio Festival
OUR TENTH YEAR!
NEAR-Fest XX
May 3 and 4 2019
Deerfield, New Hampshire
Admission Tickets
Tickets
Open Now
Get your NEAR-Ly Free Ticket!
Vendor and Exhibitors
Vendors
Vendors and Exhibitors
Open Now!
Door Prizes (NEAR-Fest XX)
There will be TWO Grand Prize Drawings at NEAR-Fest XX
That’s right, TWO KX3 Radios will be given away, one on Friday – One on Saturday
More Details: How to Win
Elecraft KX3
Be sure to get your NEAR-Ly free ticket stubs into the barrel in the relaxation area





— FAQs —
There seems to be some confusion with some people about logging in/registering on this web site:
You do NOT need to log in/register to view this web site. The only reason to do so is if you are going to make a purchase.
If you are a registered user on the Forum at forum.near-fest.com, this is a SEPARATE registration process, your login and password may be different.
Only Vendors are required to register per the expectations of the Commercial Operations Staff of NEAR-Fest. Most have done so years ago and return year after year.
Admission tickets (which include an opportunity for winning a Door Prize) and inside parking passes CAN be purchased at this site, and users are required to register at this site if you want to complete an online purchase.. HOWEVER, purchasing admission tickets online is NOT REQUIRED, tickets and inside parking passes can also be purchased at the Gate. If tickets are purchased at this site please bring your receipt with you and produce it at the gate. You will be given the number of tickets purchased. NO TICKETS WILL BE MAILED.
If you are making a purchase and are unregistered, you register by following the links which take you to the appropriate pages to make your purchase. READ THE DIRECTIONS AND EXPLANATIONS SPECIFIC TO EACH TYPE OF PURCHASE, then select the items you wish to purchase and fill out the contact form at the bottom of the purchase page so we will have a record of your purchase. Admission Tickets and Inside Parking Passes MUST be paid for at the time of your purchase. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IS ENTERED CORRECTLY. Admission ticket transactions entered but not paid for will be deleted. Once your purchase is complete you will receive an emailed purchase confirmation (bring this with you to NEAR-Fest) and a system-generated password for logging in to the web site.
Use your email address as the username and system generated password to log on to the site in the future. Once logged in go to “My Bookings” under the Home tab to look at your purchases. Now that you are registered you can simply log in to the web site to make purchases for the next NEAR-Fest.
You can change your password by clicking on the “Forgot your password?” link and following the instructions.
All financial transactions are processed by Paypal. We only store contact information necessary to record successful purchases so you can get what you paid for. We do not process or store any bank account or credit card information at this site.

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Technicians on HF and more (GO FOR IT) CHALLENGE

Technician Class Amateur Radio Operator you can do it all

here it is spelled out very clear Technician Bands
here is  what  you can  do  (Technician bands)

HF:   10(cw,data,rtty,SSB), 15(cw), 40(cw), 80(cw)

VHF:   6, 2, 1.2 (220)

UHF:  70(440), 33(900)   23:(1.2)

so Fire up your HF radio and lets make some contacts
I challenge all Technicians to make:
1 qso with 1 person from each of the 50 United States


on 10 meters (28 mhz - 28.000 to 28.500 - lots of bandwidth)
and with 10 meter WIDE OPEN every day

How fast can you do this?
then can I challenge you to another degree.... how about 1 YL (young lady in each state)
if you do this contact me right away i will personally get your certificate to you!

Niece KA1ULN@arrl.net


ps: I challenge all EXTRA class operators to Elmira/Elmer 1 person in 2018!

help me develop this.... please add your comments below

Friday, January 4, 2019

WHERE TO FIND YLs - Amateur Radio Operators


This is where the YLs in the KNOW are!

1. Wednesday mornings  8:30 am  est  3.912     all yls
2. Facebook  yl  ham radio operators lots of yls on 24/7 Niece  KAONEULN
3. YL net wednesday  14.288  (YL  frequency)   Wednesday   at 09:00pm est  wb1aru  runs   the   net
4. YL op net   thursday  night  01:00 utc  8 pm  est  www.echolink.org come to ALARA conference  node
5. YLRL District 5 Oklahoma CONVENTION
6. www.YLRL.org
7. DMR WWYL talkgroup tg 955 saturday morning 10:00 am est
8. YL KK4EAO Monday echolink 68581 at 8 PM EST 444.100 repeater + offset and no tone.
9. slow code net 7.045 sunday evening 9 pm est we use www.netlogger.org
10. listen and watch for YLOA announcement YL's On Air

<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

iF I have forgot anything please forward it to me and
i will insert it with your credit and callsign

When attending any Amateur Radio Ham fest
please LOOK for the YL table.

always give YLs priority on all the bands.

tell em Niece (knee-see sent ya)

YLOA - Copyright © 2018 KA1ULN

updated 12/26/2018

Thursday, January 3, 2019

HOW TO START LOGGING/CONFIRMING QSO's ONLINE


GOAL: MAKE IT A POINT TO GET ALL HAM TO CONFIRM ALL QSO'S (yes even if you ragchew)

so remember there are hams who have been in this hobby for many many years
(that have been logging with paper and pen)
also remember there are brand new hams (we need a lot more of them
(kids/children/teenagers\yl's) who will not like
keep track of the qso's they have >>>>> so we must show them how to log online.
logging qso's are done so that some ham can achieve certificate,
meet new friends and lots more.



there are many ways of logging qso's (a contact between 2 or more ham radio operators.

one way (easy and free) QRZ.COM

here are the steps to start loggins qso's free and easy and
who knows achieve a certificate quickly.

Log into to QRZ.com
Look for the LOGBOOK Button in the right along side your CALL Button.
Click on the Logbook Button to enter your logbook.
If you agree with a QSO Record click on the green check to confirm it.


if you need more help KA1ULN@ARRL.NET


On-Line Qsling (arrl.net/LOTW & EQSL.cc) and QRZ.COM





More recently the ability to send/receive QSL confirmations has now become available via the Internet. To do this you only need to go to eQSL.cc at http://www.eqsl.cc/qslcard/ and register for this free service. lotw Using your web browser you will be able to design your own QSL card, send cards to contacts you have made and receive cards. The service also provides features for organizing cards received and creating summaries of them. Currently eQSLs are acceptable for CQ Awards.

LOTW (Logbook Of The World) is also very popular. This system IS valid for DXCC & WAS Award claims so it is widely used. It is understood that at sometime in the future IOTA MAY also be available by this system. If you need advice on LOTW then please email me.


QSL Managers
Active DX stations often use a QSL manager especially when mail to the DX country is difficult at best and non-existent at worst. You will be aware of the QSL manager when looking up the address of the DX call on Qrz.com or by lists published in some of the amateur literature. You must know whether the station of who's QSL card you need uses a manager. it is imperitive that this information is added to your outgoing card.

Check out my QSL Manager page at http://www.m0oxo.com/qsl-manager.html for an overview or more information on the topic.

QRZ.com
is one qsl and confirmation website used by many hams... it is easy to use, free and keeps tracks of your qso's so at some point you can can certificates (something you don't even have to keep track of QRZ does that for you.
so be my guest and create your qrz.com account and log away... oh yes please don't forget to CONFIRM my qso with you.

eQSL.cc THE ELECTRONIC QSL CARD CENTRE



How does eQSL.cc work?



Step1

Step 1 - Register
Step 2 - Design eQSL
Step 3 - Verify Identity
Step 4 - QSO
Step 5 - Upload Log to OutBox
Step 6 - Automatic Transfer
Step 7 - Details of Transfer
Step 8 - Retrieve from InBox
How?

Go to Register on the Home Page


this information on eqsl is taken from eqsl.cc


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