[DX-CHAT] 9N7JO on 80m - what direction?

2006-01-26 Thread Barry
This morning on 80m, 9N7JO has a pretty good signal (too bad he couldn't hear anyone), but he seemed louder to the west than the south. Anyone else get a heading on him this morning? 73, Barry -- Barry Kutner, W2UP Newtown, PA Subscribe/unsubscribe

Re: [DX-CHAT] 9N7JO on 80m - what direction?

2006-01-26 Thread Barry
w2agn wrote: Barry wrote: This morning on 80m, 9N7JO has a pretty good signal (too bad he couldn't hear anyone), but he seemed louder to the west than the south. Anyone else get a heading on him this morning? 73, Barry Gee, the rotor on my full size 80M yagi is not working. ;-) I knew I

Re: [DX-CHAT] KP5 ?

2006-03-14 Thread Barry
the person is outed, he should be disqualified from DXCC for good. 73, Barry W2UP Ron Notarius WN3VAW wrote: I agree. Not to punish the schmuck per se, but to make sure that this type of stunt doesn't happen again. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED

Re: [DX-CHAT] QSL info

2006-03-28 Thread Barry
Why don't DXers in countries with unreliable mail use a QSL manager? Seems like common sense to me. 73, Barry W2UP Peter Penta wrote: Thanks for the update on webpage and news report. I have tried to comfirm with Joca since 2003 ZW0S and later QSO's with no luck . Well over 50 bucks

Re: [DX-CHAT] V51AS

2006-04-13 Thread Barry
is work someone else. V5 isn't that rare. 73, Barry [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Frank isn't the problem. When he gets the request, he takes care of it in short order. The mail getting to from Frank is the problem. I got my card from him in relatively short order, but if I remember correctly, I used

Re: [DX-CHAT] outgong bureau

2006-04-17 Thread Barry
A search on "outgoing bureau" at www.arrl.org produces this link: http://www.arrl.org/qsl/qslout.html in which it says $8.00/lb. 73, Barry W2UP Jim Abercrombie wrote: I haven't sent cards out through the bureau in several years andI have a bunch of cards I am answeri

Re: [DX-CHAT] Gentlemen HAM'S

2006-04-21 Thread Barry
to provide the technology for on-demand QSOs :.) 73, Barry W2UP On 21 Apr 2006 at 8:55, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I would have to respectfully disagree with Norm's comment that years ago intentional QRM was almost unheard of. It may not have been at the level that you seen nowadays, but it's

Re: [DX-CHAT] VU4AN-VU3OHA - affirmative action !!

2006-04-23 Thread Barry
He seemed to be about 4 S-units louder than other VU4s on the same band. Wonder what he was running? Barry W2UP LA5HE Ragnar Otterstad wrote: OK, so it was Bernie. I worked him on RTTY on 20 later, AFTER he stopped calling NA ! He was solid 599 here !! 73 rag la5he At 10:48 AM 4/23

Re: [DX-CHAT] info from CN land

2006-06-25 Thread Barry
! Mail et son interface rvolutionnaire. -- Barry Kutner, W2UP Newtown, PA

[DX-CHAT] 4o3T online log

2006-07-24 Thread Barry
I checked the 4O3T online log at http://www.yu6scg.cg.yu/log-book-search.html and my 30m QSO from 7/20 isn't there. I wonder if it's a glitch in the log or I need to work them again. Anyone else missing QSOs from that day? 73, Barry -- Barry Kutner, W2UP Newtown, PA

[DX-CHAT] Why the new DXCC rule

2006-07-29 Thread Barry
Just wondering why DXCC changed the rules to seemingly create one new country for JA1BK. I didn't hear anything about rule change discussion until rules were changed. Reminds me of the Okino Torishima situation... 73, Barry -- Barry Kutner, W2UP Newtown, PA

Re: [DX-CHAT] Why the new DXCC rule

2006-07-29 Thread Barry
Let's not turn DXCC into another IOTA. Just because many of us have worked them all, or close to it, doesn't mean we should to create new ones using loop holes that were not the intent or spirit of the rules. 73, Barry John Warren wrote: I suggested turning Andy ZD9BV, the only active ham

Re: [DX-CHAT] How do we make better DXers?

2006-07-30 Thread Barry
Perhaps a little extreme, but I believe the only solution is for the DX peds to start blacklisting the offenders. Post them on the 'net and when they send for their card, send a little note saying sorry. 73, Barry Charlie, W0YG wrote: Maybe they started there with the advent of clusters

Re: [DX-CHAT] [dx-list] KH8SI

2006-07-31 Thread Barry
Doubtful. He way way too loud here. Also, would they put such a poor op on CW? 73, Barry WC7N wrote: Boy I hope that guy on 20 CW is for real as I got him right off... Still booming in here on the southern Oregon coast... Boy sure hope he is for real as need them on CW. Rod WC7N Subscribe

[DX-CHAT] SM5DQC all alone at Top of the Honor Roll

2006-08-03 Thread Barry
Was browsing the DXCC Honor Roll listing today and I see SM5DQC all alone at 336. I guess he cfmd and submitted YU6 already. Wow, that's fast! -- Barry Kutner, W2UP Newtown, PA Subscribe/unsubscribe, feedback, FAQ, problems http://njdxa.org/dx-chat

Re: [DX-CHAT] VU7LD

2006-12-24 Thread Barry
I remember him, too. I took my Extra in 1972. CW was a breeze as I was already a QRQ guy and after grading the written he just looked up and congratulated me. Maybe he was pleasant cuz I was only 15. Barry W2UP Larry Alkoff wrote: Correction that was David Popkin. Norm Gertz wrote: Lou

Re: [DX-CHAT] The New York Times

2006-12-27 Thread Barry
will be taking our place on the CW bands. When I was in Macedonia last year, at the High Speed Telegraphy Championship, I was amazed at all the young kids there from eastern EU. Some of them are CW ops only, and not real hams, but if CW survives anywhere, that's where it will be. Barry, W2UP Ron

[DX-CHAT] Don't you hate when guys use the Cluster for DXped operating suggestions?

2007-01-04 Thread Barry
back to whatever else I was doing... I'd start blocking individual spotters who do this, but there are too many of them :.( 73, Barry -- Barry Kutner, W2UP Newtown, PA Subscribe/unsubscribe, feedback, FAQ, problems http://njdxa.org/dx-chat To post

Re: [DX-CHAT] [DX-NEWS] 2007 DXCC Honor Roll deadline approaching

2007-01-26 Thread Barry
for subscribe/unsubscribe options -- -- Barry Kutner, W2UP Newtown, PA Subscribe/unsubscribe, feedback, FAQ, problems http://njdxa.org/dx-chat To post a message, DX related items only, dx-chat@njdxa.org

Re: [DX-CHAT] 3Y9SDA

2007-01-30 Thread Barry
en entity like Bouvet gets activated. Haven't heard one yet. John Owens -- Barry Kutner, W2UP Newtown, PA Subscribe/unsubscribe, feedback, FAQ, problems http://njdxa.org/dx-chat To post a message, DX related items only, dx-chat@njdxa.org This is the DX

[DX-CHAT] A solution to the DX non-spot issue?

2007-02-05 Thread Barry
? If it makes sense, the next step is contacting the writers of the various Cluster software in common use. Anyone know who they are? 73, Barry -- Barry Kutner, W2UP Newtown, PA Subscribe/unsubscribe, feedback, FAQ, problems http://njdxa.org/dx-chat To post

Re: [DX-CHAT] Is this for real???

2007-02-10 Thread Barry
Sounds like a well-respected group of Dxpeditioners are involved. What makes you think it's not for real? Barry harris_ruben wrote: Received today (via Google alert) Southgate Amateur Radio Club RSS Feed - http://www.southgatearc.org http://www.southgatearc.org Scarborough Reef

Re: [DX-CHAT] my blood is running warm again...

2007-02-10 Thread Barry
Funny you should ask. I just got my cards yesterday, after sending SASE to N7CQQ. Took about 10 days. Barry harris_ruben wrote: Good news about scarborough, but I'm still looking for my cards from 4O3T Is there a US manager so I can resubmit?? n2ern -- Barry Kutner, W2UP

[DX-CHAT] 4o3T cards rcvd

2007-02-15 Thread Barry
Received my 4o3T cards from YT6A today (a week after resending to N7CQQ - figures...) -- Barry Kutner, W2UP Newtown, PA Subscribe/unsubscribe, feedback, FAQ, problems http://njdxa.org/dx-chat To post a message, DX related items only, dx-chat@njdxa.org

Re: [DX-CHAT] V51AS

2007-03-01 Thread Barry
. Barry, W2UP DAVE WHITE wrote: Frank is a very good QSLer - however he has a problem with mail theft. Don't make your envelope look anything like ham radio, so don't mention callsigns, fold any dollar bills in black paper etc. Even better send recorded. Regards Dave G0OIL */Richard

Re: [DX-CHAT] BS7H

2007-03-01 Thread Barry
Tom, When you are at the main screen, click on sign up for Paypal, then click on UK in the location dropdown box (Banaba and Benin aren't listed :.) ) and it should take to to a page with the appropriate fields. 73, Barry W2UP Tom Wylie wrote: How does a European donate via Paypal

Re: [DX-CHAT] QSL Route

2007-03-04 Thread Barry
Sounds like a busted call. Maybe SN7Q? 73, Barry W2UP RUSSELL KELLAM JR wrote: Worked S97Q in the ARRL test. Checked three QSL data bases, no luck. Can Anyone guve me the QSL route for this one?? Tnx 73 Russ W4UBC Subscribe/unsubscribe, feedback, FAQ, problems http://njdxa.org/dx-chat

[DX-CHAT] Antenna for 30m?

2007-03-11 Thread Barry
on what my best option would be for a temporary 30m antenna fed with coax? Inv vee? 1/2 wave sloper? Tnx, Barry -- Barry Kutner, W2UP Newtown, PA Subscribe/unsubscribe, feedback, FAQ, problems http://njdxa.org/dx-chat To post a message, DX related items

Re: [DX-CHAT] eHam Post

2007-03-23 Thread Barry
What I can tell you is there is no known surgery, glasses or contacts that prevents the progression of myopia. Dr. Barry (ophthalmologist) Ron Notarius W3WN wrote: Just came across an interesting post on eHam. It's under the classifieds section titled SCAM. In a nutshell, it's recounting

[DX-CHAT] N8S log update?

2007-04-09 Thread Barry
Anyone know when the last log update was? My first QSOs were on APR 8 and none are in the log yet. Tnx, Barry -- Barry Kutner, W2UP Newtown, PA Subscribe/unsubscribe, feedback, FAQ, problems http://njdxa.org/dx-chat To post a message, DX related items

Re: [DX-CHAT] Real prefix for N8S query

2007-04-13 Thread Barry
KC4. I believe it now belongs to Honduras. Barry W2UP Charles Harpole wrote: Pardon my ignorance... but what is the correct prefix for Swan I. ? Used to be KD4 One Swan I. web site says it belongs to another country? Also, while I am asking questions, why is it that vy few hams end

Re: [DX-CHAT] BS7H INTO NE USA

2007-04-30 Thread Barry
The K index was 5 this morning and it is a polar path. K is now 1, so that should help... Barry W2UP Jerry Keller wrote: BS7H sure was loud this morning. When he took a break from the JAs and asked for NA only, he only worked 1 or 2 and I don't think he heard any more. There were lots of us

[DX-CHAT] Stupid countries (formerly BS7H thoughts)

2007-05-10 Thread Barry
is a showing of how old someone is, nothing more. 73, Barry, W2UP P.S. In case you're wondering, I have them all and didn't need BS7 (except on RTTY.) Subscribe/unsubscribe, feedback, FAQ, problems http://njdxa.org/dx-chat To post a message, DX related items only, dx-chat@njdxa.org

Re: [DX-CHAT] BS7H QSO Stats

2007-05-18 Thread Barry
lives in zone 3 than W6/7 in zone 5. The population trend in the US has been flight from the NE to the SW for a number of years now. Barry W2UP -- Barry Kutner, W2UP Newtown, PA Subscribe/unsubscribe, feedback, FAQ, problems http://njdxa.org/dx-chat

Re: [DX-CHAT] New Twist in US Postal Rate Increase

2007-05-19 Thread Barry
post. USPS has eliminated surface PP for international, and now ships all by air. This will now cost $10.40/lb - 2 1/2 times the old rate! Be prepared to see a rate increase from ARRL Outgoing buro soon... Barry W2UP Larry Burke wrote: This may have been covered in the recent thread

Re: [DX-CHAT] Jean Shepherd

2007-06-01 Thread Barry
I worked him once on 40 SSB. He never replied to my QSL, despite the SASE included. After that, I no longer thought he was funny, just thoughtless. Barry W2UP Scott Stembaugh wrote: Jean Shepard Radio Shows in MP3 format: http://www.earthstation1.com/Merchant/merchant.mv?Screen

[DX-CHAT] Cobwebs at the Russian buro?

2007-06-12 Thread Barry
Just received a box of cards from the 2-land buro. In it was a card from 4K2PGO on FJL for a QSO in 12/90! -- Barry Kutner, W2UP Newtown, PA Subscribe/unsubscribe, feedback, FAQ, problems http://njdxa.org/dx-chat To post a message, DX related items

Re: [DX-CHAT] Cobwebs at the Russian buro?

2007-06-13 Thread Barry
receiving buro cards from NJDXA for over 35 years (geeze, I'm getting old...) and service has always been excellent.. Sometimes, I wish they'd stop sending them to me :.) 73, Barry John Silberman wrote: Barry, everyone, I'm still receiving cards from the top of the last cycle for 6m euro

Re: [DX-CHAT] Dxcc yearbook

2007-07-23 Thread Barry
Got mine today Barry W2UP Jim Abercrombie wrote: Has the league started mailing out the DXCC Yearbook yet? If not, when can we expect them, if you know? Jim N4JA Subscribe/unsubscribe, feedback, FAQ, problems http://njdxa.org/dx-chat To post a message, DX related items only, dx-chat

Re: [DX-CHAT] DXCC Yearbook

2007-07-25 Thread Barry
or could build anything? And a hearty Best Wisheses to you Mike :.) 73, Barry Mike(W5UC) Kathy(K5MWH) wrote: It really would be nice if people would quit trying to discover a way to destroy the few remaining traditions we have left. I'm so sick I want to puke from operators ending correspondence

Re: [DX-CHAT] 7O

2007-08-12 Thread Barry
? What an unbelievable bunch of childish crap! Sounds like a couple of 5th graders in a schoolyard. Is this an appropriate time to pen the oft used line: It's only a hobby... ? 73, Barry -- Barry Kutner, W2UP Newtown, PA Subscribe/unsubscribe, feedback, FAQ, problems http

Re: [DX-CHAT] Traveling with $100

2007-08-26 Thread Barry
Here in the US of A, even though they keep redesigning the currency, the older ones are still accepted. Barry W2UP Charles Harpole wrote: World travelers who are lucky enuf to have a pocket full of USA one hundred dollar bills... even the latest version... beware. If u are leaving

Re: [DX-CHAT] Traveling with $100

2007-08-26 Thread Barry
Laurent Ferracci wrote: Barry a écrit : Here in the US of A, even though they keep redesigning the currency, the older ones are still accepted. It remembers me that, on two occasions not that old (in the 90's), i received some 1$ in silver payable to the bearer on demand banknotes

Re: [DX-CHAT] Postal thieves

2007-08-26 Thread Barry
to be the first? 73, Barry W2UP dave wrote: That option has been offered to Charles a number of times. I had offered to perform that task for him prior to his permanent move to Thailand several years ago. Dave, W5WP Garth wrote: Excellent solution!! Saves everyone a lot of headaches. What'ca say

Re: [DX-CHAT] A How to QSL statement--final version

2007-08-27 Thread Barry
by the NJDXA http://njdxa.org No virus found in this incoming message. Checked by AVG Free Edition. Version: 7.5.484 / Virus Database: 269.12.9/975 - Release Date: 8/26/2007 9:34 PM -- Barry Kutner, W2UP Newtown, PA

Re: [DX-CHAT] Re: [dx-list] Re: FR5DX

2007-10-31 Thread Barry
or county) of France, and uses the same postal system used in Paris or Marseilles. IMO, he's an unethical profiteer. My advice - work someone else there. FR Dxpeds show up from time to time. 73, Barry W2UP Les Kalmus wrote: It cost me a lot of money to find that he didn't QSL. I made many

Re: [DX-CHAT] Power cycling the ACOM-1000

2007-11-19 Thread Barry
is left on from the time I get home from work until bedtime. Barry W2UP Ragnar Otterstad wrote: I have been turning everything on in the morning and then turning it off around midnight. In terms of wear and tear on the ACOM-1000, as well as the life of the tube, would it be better to turn

[DX-CHAT] UP

2007-12-15 Thread Barry
Ron, They were all just trying to help me with my QSO! 73, Barry W2UP Ron Notarius W3WN wrote: There were spots for E4/OM2DX on 80 and 40 earlier this evening. I THOUGHT I heard them, barely, on 80, but of course, the Russian Frequency Cops -- the ones with the 2 letter call UP -- were

Re: [DX-CHAT] Making a List Checking It Twice...

2007-12-22 Thread Barry
- only if it's a brand new one (which there aren't any unless you count FJ) or a new RTTY country (3 or so.) Barry W2UP Ron Notarius W3WN wrote: As I've mentioned from time to time, being the master procrastinator that I am, I never did get around to sending in anything towards DXCC. Well, I

Re: [DX-CHAT] FJ/OH2AM signals

2007-12-23 Thread Barry
Finn Fet has been around for years. They used to have a web site, but I can't find it now. I bought my first Acom amp from them in the late 90s, prior to there being a US distributor. Barry W2UP -- Barry Kutner, W2UP Newtown, PA

[DX-CHAT] VK9NDX QSL info?

2007-12-23 Thread Barry
Catching up on some QSLing, but can't find any info for QSO w/VK9NDX in Feb '07. Any help? Tnx, Barry -- Barry Kutner, W2UP Newtown, PA Subscribe/unsubscribe, feedback, FAQ, problems http://njdxa.org/dx-chat To post a message, DX related items only, dx-chat@njdxa.org

[DX-CHAT] Tnx QSL info

2007-12-23 Thread Barry
Already got several replies. Tnx for the info. No more necessary. 73, Barry -- Barry Kutner, W2UP Newtown, PA Subscribe/unsubscribe, feedback, FAQ, problems http://njdxa.org/dx-chat To post a message, DX related items only, dx-chat@njdxa.org This is the DX-CHAT

Re: [DX-CHAT] FJ Can of worms

2007-12-28 Thread Barry
Question 1. Why did Martti not use his own call? Question 2. Is there just a thing as a written license for CEPT. If you go to Canada, you don't get a written license to operate VE3/W3WN. Question 3. So where are all the native FJ ops? Not on the air. Barry W2UP Ron Notarius W3WN wrote

Re: [DX-CHAT] cost of QSLing

2007-12-28 Thread Barry
That would make too much sense! Barry W2UP john wrote: So use a QSL manager and save everyone time and money you keep bringing this up time and time again. John K5MO At 07:53 PM 12/28/2007, Charles Harpole wrote: I have several months of data re the cost to me to QSL by post sending

[DX-CHAT] TO5FJ 160m QSOs in online log yet?

2008-01-18 Thread Barry
Anyone have a 160m QSO in the online log yet? I worked them their first night on 160 and I'm not in the online log. Tnx, Barry -- Barry Kutner, W2UP Newtown, PA Subscribe/unsubscribe, feedback, FAQ, problems http://njdxa.org/dx-chat To post a message, DX related items

[DX-CHAT] Honor Roll submission deadline?

2008-02-22 Thread Barry
Pse refresh my memory. Is there a submission deadline for Honor Roll listings? I poked around the ARRL web site, but can't find anything about it. Tnx, Barry -- Barry Kutner, W2UP Newtown, PA Subscribe/unsubscribe, feedback, FAQ, problems http://njdxa.org/dx-chat

Re: [DX-CHAT] Honor Roll submission deadline?

2008-02-22 Thread Barry
Jim Reisert AD1C wrote: --- Barry [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Pse refresh my memory. Is there a submission deadline for Honor Roll listings? I poked around the ARRL web site, but can't find anything about it. You could ask the ARRL DXCC desk. It's usually March 30, but my

Re: [DX-CHAT] Are CW ops getting older?

2008-06-30 Thread Barry
We're all getting older, but CW ops are getting better! Barry W2UP Jack - K4WSB wrote: I know I am ! At 09:50 AM 6/30/2008, David Rollitt wrote: HI, I recently made a few QSO's during the All Asia CW test, the exchange in the AA Test is RS(T) and Age for OM's. Having checked my contacts I

Re: [DX-CHAT] Are CW ops getting older?

2008-07-01 Thread Barry
. As an example, check out some of the RUFZ scores at http://www.rufzxp.net/toplist.htm Score #1 by LZ2CWW, a YL under 16 yo, has a top speed of 745 CPM (which equals 149 WPM!!) Barry W2UP [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Glad this subject came up! Still more or less being considered young in this hobby at age 33

[DX-CHAT] Who to contact for corporate sponsorship?

2008-08-07 Thread Barry
assistance either. As various radio manufacturers, clubs, foundations, etc. sponsor DXpeditions, I wonder if anyone has any thoughts, or contacts, to arrange sponsors for the HST competition? Feel free to email me directly if you don't think the discussion is suitable for the list. Tnx, Barry

[DX-CHAT] SL mamangers around the world in countries with reliable mail service willing to help

2008-11-15 Thread Barry
service is really the problem. There are DXpeditions of V5 every now and then. Wait for one of those. 73, Barry W2UP DAVE WHITE wrote: Hi Jerry, I never tried YU7GWN, but have received several QSLs from V51AS. V51AS is a good QSLer.when he receives mail, so please don't blame him

Re: [DX-CHAT] QSL mamangers around the world in countries with reliable mail service willing to help

2008-11-15 Thread Barry
something via Fedex Express. Whether it's going to a neighboring state or across the country, it still goes via Memphis. OTOH, I wonder if routing instructions on an envelope to an independent country, such as JT , makes a difference. Barry W2UP Zack Widup wrote: You know I've

[DX-CHAT] Follow-up on Via France post

2008-11-17 Thread Barry
there. Barry W2UP -- Barry Kutner, W2UP Newtown, PA --- To unsubscribe or subscribe to this list. Please send a message to [EMAIL PROTECTED] In the message body put either unsubscribe dx-chat or subscribe dx-chat

Re: [DX-CHAT] UP machine

2009-01-05 Thread Barry
I have UP programmed in one of my keyer memories. However, it starts with W2. Barry W2UP lmecseri -KE1F wrote: Where do you get one of those UP machines that seems to be needed to work E44M? Do you get it on e-bay? Does that machine works on other than the DX station's frequency? 73 HPNY

Re: [DX-CHAT] If a country sinks beneath the sea, is it still a country?

2010-12-07 Thread Barry
Since we have one current country that was never above the sea (BS7), the answer is yes. Barry W2UP On 12/7/2010 5:25 PM, Jim Reisert AD1C wrote: Editorial (New York Times) The Urgent Islands Published: August 29, 2010 If a country sinks beneath the sea, is it still a country

Re: [DX-CHAT] QSL's

2011-01-23 Thread Barry
I've gotten all my paper cards for which I've sent except PJ7E. Call me old fashioned, but I still like paper cards for new countries. Barry W2UP On 1/23/2011 3:11 PM, Jim Abercrombie wrote: I've gotten QSL's from W3HNK for the PJ4 guys and from direct to PJ7, but | have been holding

[DX-CHAT] How do LOTW-only DXCC submissions fit into the processing schedule?

2011-03-19 Thread Barry
I don't see my call listed in the applications received list at arrl.org. Do LOTW applications take as long as the mail applications? How do they fit into the processing backlog? Tnx, Barry -- Barry Kutner, W2UP Lakewood, CO

Re: [DX-CHAT] Sun's Spots Fading

2011-06-15 Thread Barry
This prediction is up there with the global warming nuts - trying to use ~400 years of data to predict the behavior of something with a 6 billion year history. Barry W2UP On 6/15/2011 7:39 AM, Zack Widup wrote: Tweak up those low band antennas! 73, Zack W9SZ On 6/15/11, Bill Hawkinsbhw

Re: [DX-CHAT] Sun's Spots Fading

2011-06-15 Thread Barry
Thank you, Jim Barry W2UP On 6/15/2011 9:36 AM, James Nipper wrote: He is just saying that we frequently see nutty predictions based on non-science, with global warming being the biggest of the scams. Jim K4PYT -- Barry Kutner, W2UP Lakewood, CO

Re: [DX-CHAT] South Sudan

2011-07-10 Thread Barry
of the DX's appearance. It's simply a shouting match. Who tunes these days and finds something new and rare? Barry W2UP On 7/10/2011 9:13 AM, Z32ZM Mome wrote: */HI OC Bernie,/* */I think that complete story is verry simple: /* */just REMOVE South Sudan from DELETED to CURRENT DXCC

Re: [DX-CHAT] Billionaire funding creation of artificial libertarian islands

2011-08-16 Thread Barry
I hope not. Working new countries is nothing more than annoyance these days with cluster spots, skimmers, etc. Barry W2UP On 8/16/2011 6:24 PM, Jim Reisert AD1C wrote: Silicon Valley billionaire funding creation of artificial libertarian islands: http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/silicon

Re: [DX-CHAT] Birds

2011-09-14 Thread Barry
Didn't have a problem with the antennas, but a plastic owl worked for keeping them out of my blueberries. Moved it around every few days. Barry W2UP On 9/14/2011 3:24 PM, Mark Horowitz wrote: Does anyone have a fairly good method of keeping birds off Yagis?. I am constantly having

[DX-CHAT] Anyone know when ST0R logs will be uploaded to LOTW?

2011-10-12 Thread Barry
And what's the deal with HR listings? I recall reading something about deadline being 12/31, but don't they update the listings at least weekly? -- Barry Kutner, W2UP Lakewood, CO --- To unsubscribe or subscribe

Re: [DX-CHAT] ] ST0

2011-11-08 Thread Barry
Surely you know the answer to that, Rag - €€ Barry W2UP On 11/8/2011 5:19 PM, ragnar otterstad wrote: Wonder why not the whole log is uploaded. That would make life easier for everybody: 73 Rag LA5HE Ubi Morsum verba tacent *Fra:* viet...@comcast.net viet...@comcast.net *Til:* DX-chat dx

Re: [DX-CHAT] MY ST0R (CW) QSL ARRIVED TODAY.

2011-11-14 Thread Barry
FYI, very quick turn-around from DXCC desk on their $5 special offer for submitting ST0R only. Got my card back and credit within a week. Would have been even easier if they would have offered the same deal via LOTW. Barry W2UP On 11/14/2011 8:05 PM, leewi...@aol.com wrote: */DXCC #353

Re: [DX-CHAT] Cuba

2011-11-15 Thread Barry
Every time you spot him on the Cluster, put in the comment field collects $ but no QSL For us, it's a hobby. For some, it's a business. Barry W2UP On 11/15/2011 5:45 PM, Bob Beaudet wrote: It would be nice if EA7ADH sent cards out now and then. Two attempts with $$ and nothing back after

Re: [DX-CHAT] ST0R QSL process.

2011-11-28 Thread Barry
Was about one week for me. Barry W2UP On 11/28/2011 6:08 PM, Mecseri wrote: Does anybody know ARRL's turnaround time for this special $5.00 process? 73 Lou KE1F --- To unsubscribe or subscribe to this list. Please send a message

Re: [DX-CHAT] What ever happened to FR5DX?

2011-12-04 Thread Barry
of wire fraud and trafficking in stolen credit cards. Another indictment in New York for access device fraud and money laundering followed 2 years later and convictions eventually secured. Barry W2UP On 12/4/2011 7:33 AM, Zack Widup wrote: That's a good question about Romeo. It's been several

Re: Vedr: [DX-CHAT] What ever happened to FR5DX?

2011-12-04 Thread Barry
Is it part of the EU or AU? :-) Barry W2UP On 12/4/2011 3:18 PM, ragnar otterstad wrote: Cyprus in in Asia !!! 73 rag la5he Google Roman Vega and there's a bunch of info. For example: One of the first individuals to create a sustainable business model based on cybercrime was a certain

Re: Vedr: [DX-CHAT] ST0R-LOTW

2011-12-21 Thread Barry
F6FNU required a gratuity to get cards from any of the rare Africans he managed. I believe the same was true with DJ6SI. Barry W2UP On 12/21/2011 2:06 PM, Don Berger wrote: Out of ignorance I ask this question of the group - Having confirmed every entity on the list and never contributed

Re: [DX-CHAT] Most Wanted

2012-01-28 Thread Barry
. Nowadays the QSO is pretty much a given, if you just spend the time fighting it out in the pileups. If I didn't care about losing my spot at the TOTHR, I wouldn't bother working the new ones any more, as they are created and put on the air. Barry W2UP -- Barry Kutner, W2UP

Re: [DX-CHAT] Republic of Wadiya - New Country?

2012-02-05 Thread Barry
I believe Wadiya is the short name of a country featured in an old Abbot and Costello movie. The full name was Wadiya Tawkinabout. Barry W2UP On 2/5/2012 2:57 PM, Ron Notarius W3WN wrote: Not to worry! I'm sure that Wadiya will be admitted. Right about the same time Parador is. 73

Re: [DX-CHAT] Vedr: funding the DXpedition

2012-05-20 Thread Barry
QSLing has always been a business for some. For example, let's not forget some DX stations in Reunion and Lebanon, and some QSL mgrs from France and Germany (at least THEY return a card). It has just become more blatant in recent years. Barry W2UP On 5/20/2012 9:27 AM, Don Berger wrote

Re: [DX-CHAT] DX-PEDITIONS FOR US POOR FOLKS?

2012-05-20 Thread Barry
I used WF5E in the past, when I was actively chasing DX. My return rate was pretty good, though some cards took a few years. Be aware that there are QSL managers and DX stations that will not respond to QSLs sent through Les. He has a list of them on his web page. Barry W2UP On 5/20

Re: [DX-CHAT] Leaderboards - good or bad?

2012-06-05 Thread Barry
. There are plenty of little guns and those who don't live in propagationally-favorable locations left out in the cold on many DXpeditions because many guys have the need and are sufficiently bored with their lives to chase them on 15+ band-modes. Barry W2UP On 6/5/2012 2:39 PM, Ryan Jairam wrote

Re: [DX-CHAT] Spotting Etiquette

2012-06-07 Thread Barry
Bingo! Even better is a spot asking a DXped to QSY to another band/mode. We all know they monitor the Cluster and respond immediately to such requests, NOT. Barry W2UP On 6/7/2012 10:35 AM, GERRY wrote: Spotting etiquette has bugged me for a long time so I thought I'd vent. I really

[DX-CHAT] IRCs for sale

2012-06-08 Thread Barry
Six IRCs, all current, properly stamped on the left. $12 shipped (US only) Barry W2UP --- To unsubscribe or subscribe to this list. Please send a message to imail...@njdxa.org In the message body put either unsubscribe dx-chat

[DX-CHAT] LOTW

2012-11-10 Thread Barry
FYI, an upload I made on 4 NOV was just processed this afternoon. Barry W2UP --- To unsubscribe or subscribe to this list. Please send a message to imail...@njdxa.org In the message body put either unsubscribe dx-chat

[DX-CHAT] The 'Lost' Island That Maps Made Up

2012-11-23 Thread Barry
http://news.yahoo.com/lost-island-maps-made-103222703--abc-news-topstories.html Wonder if any of the new DXCC entity seekers ever went searching for this one. When I saw the title, I was thinking maybe it's Scarborough Reef. Barry W2UP

[DX-CHAT] Re: [SPAM]Re: [DX-NEWS] Best Practices for DXpedition Operating

2012-12-12 Thread Barry
? Fortunately, there's not much I need any more, so I haven't even bothered chasing most of the DXpeds in the last few years. Barry W2UP On 12/12/2012 07:20, Ryan Jairam wrote: From those whom I have spoken to, they absolutely do NOT just work the big guns. In fact, having a variable split makes a big

Re: [DX-CHAT] Re: [SPAM]Re: [DX-NEWS] Best Practices for DXpedition Operating

2012-12-12 Thread Barry
Ron, ZL1AMO did something similar. He had a habit of listening down 1 when sending UP. Barry W2UP On 12/12/2012 08:15, Gary wrote: Barry, you read my mind.. thanks! Certain DXpedition ops (i.e. Vince K5VT - SK) would really do something neat. Vince would have this huge CW pileup going

[DX-CHAT] LOTW cannot possibly catch up

2012-12-14 Thread Barry
28,370 8,960,484 3,884,882,489 2012-12-04 15:58:15 (9d 18h 04m 12s ago) Note that the number of QSOs to be processed dropped by ~28000 and the data to be processed dropped by about 10 Meg. The backlog increased by 44 minutes. Hmm... Barry W2UP

Re: [DX-CHAT] Re: LOTW cannot possibly catch up

2012-12-15 Thread Barry
Those days are irrelevant to the subject at hand and it has nothing to do with instant gratification. It has to do with the current state of technology, what it can provide, and what it should provide. There's also no need to talk about spark transmitters or paper logs, either. Barry W2UP