[DX-CHAT] 3Y9SDA

2007-01-30 Thread jcowens1
Does anyone know the country ID for 3Y9SDA?? My loggin S/W seems to think it it Bouvet Island, which is doubtful. There is usually at least a trumpet blast when en entity like Bouvet gets activated. Haven't heard one yet. John Owens

[DX-CHAT] ER QSL's

2007-02-03 Thread jcowens1
Moldovia is one of the better Russian Breakup federations for getting QSL cards from. I have 7 confirmed out of 10 sent and 15 worked, most of those via the bureau. That is pretty good for a BU Federation. John Owens - N7SEJ

[DX-CHAT] BERU

2007-03-10 Thread jcowens1
I was unable to find this contest listed anywhere, including QST. What is BERU?? John Owens - N7TK 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 reflector sponsored by the NJDXA

[DX-CHAT] BERU

2007-03-10 Thread jcowens1
My thanks to the very many who told me what BERU meant. Too bad the contest lists don't identify it that way. Thanks again guys. John Owens - N7TK 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] Glorioso (FR/G)

2007-07-20 Thread jcowens1
Has anyone heard anything on the grapevine regarding a possible DXpedition to Glorioso in the near future? John Owens - N7TK 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 reflector

[DX-CHAT] DXCC Yearbook

2007-07-25 Thread jcowens1
In looking back at past issues of the DXCC Yearbook, I find that the 1993 (my first year in it), the DXCC Listing was 19 pages long. The 2002 issue had 27 pages to the list. It is obvious that participation has grown quite a bit over the years, and you would think that ARRL DXCC would enjoy

Re: [DX-CHAT] DXCC Yearbook

2007-07-25 Thread jcowens1
Mike: I couldn't have expressed it better than you have. DXCC has a 40+year (that I know of) history and it is the pinnacle of DX awards. I don't participate in DXCC Challenge as it takes way to much time to make a dent in the standings. More power to those who do like it. I have, however, put

RE: [DX-CHAT] 7O

2007-08-12 Thread jcowens1
Ron: All good information. You and Osten have a lot more info that I have been privy to. This all makes it obviious that it is not a clear cut situation on how to get properly licensed in Yemen first place, and then get the necessary documentaion to get DXCC certification. If it is difficult

[DX-CHAT] Propogation

2007-10-07 Thread jcowens1
Looking through some old paperwork, I found some DX cluster printouts that showed a Solar Flux Index of 239 on Oct 26 of the last cycle peak. I found another on October 23 showing 202, 0, 0. We have a long ways to go to get there again, and they are predicting one of the best cycles ever

[DX-CHAT] Global QSL

2007-11-14 Thread jcowens1
Is ther anyone with experience using GlobalQSL that is willing to talk about it off the reflector?? John Owens - N7TK 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 reflector sponsored by

Re: [DX-CHAT] FJ: Canned Worms (long)

2007-12-29 Thread jcowens1
Shelby: This topic gets regurgetated periodically and the answer will be the same as before. Froom Hans (DK9KXA or DK9XX?) who was part of the group that went there: No documentation was sent to DXCC because they never got actual paper confirmation of permission to operate there. They had

Re: [DX-CHAT] FJ Can of worms

2007-12-29 Thread jcowens1
My log shows it to have been P51BH. John Owens - N7TK -- Original message -- From: Ronald Loneker Sr. [EMAIL PROTECTED] Wasn't that the call used in P5/OH2AM ?? GERRY wrote: It's clear that OH2AM is a club call and therefore Class C. call name address

Re: [DX-CHAT] Cluster node for US spots of dx only?

2007-12-29 Thread jcowens1
I think all clusters allow you to set the filters you want in place. Not all clusters use the same software so the command syntax will be different between nodes. The node should be able to help you do this. GOOD logging software like the freeware LOGGER32 allow you to control this locally so

[DX-CHAT] Old QSL Cards

2007-12-30 Thread jcowens1
I would like to find one of my old QSL cards as a Novice from Mid 1958 to around 1960 with the call of WV6AJE from Culver City, CA. If you were active during this time, would you please check your log to see if I worked you. If you have one of my QSL cards, I would love to have a scan of it, or

[DX-CHAT] Re: [DX-NEWS] JD1BMH

2007-12-31 Thread jcowens1
It is just as bad even when the DX is working split and listening up 5-15Kc. He will clearly call a particular station, and if you tune up the listening spread, you will hear hundreds of stations still calling even though the DX is on a particuar listening freq and wanting only that call. How

[DX-CHAT] 2003 QSL Card

2008-01-20 Thread jcowens1
I just had a strange experience. A QSL card that I sent G3XAQ in 2003 via the bureau for a contact on 40M CW on 4/13/03 was returned to me via the US Postal Service. It was outside the original bureau envelope it was sent in, and did not have an address or stamp on it for that reason. It has

[DX-CHAT] 2003 QSL Card Return

2008-01-20 Thread jcowens1
As a followup to my earlier email on this, I heard back from G3AXQ that I am the second person in a week to report the same problem. Stranger yet. John Owens - N7TK Subscribe/unsubscribe, feedback, FAQ, problems http://njdxa.org/dx-chat To post a message, DX related items only,

Re: [DX-CHAT] logs

2008-02-04 Thread jcowens1
Jim: There is nothing complicated about LOGGER32 with regard to exporting/importing files and logs. First, I would recommend you direct your question to the LOGGER32 reflector and I am sure Geoff or one of the other guys will help you with your problem. I originally converted my logs that

Re: [DX-CHAT] LOTW

2008-02-09 Thread jcowens1
Jim: I am pretty sure that VE7CC does not maintain the list, and relys on the HB9BZA list as the source. I think the VE7CC website mentions this down in the notes. I wrote HB9BZA about not being on his list with my new call, even though my log for that call has been in LOTW for quite a while.

Re: [DX-CHAT] DXpedition Expectations

2008-02-10 Thread jcowens1
Superbly stated! John Owens - N7TK -- Original message -- From: rfman45 [EMAIL PROTECTED] Many of the problems already cited in these current threads are certainly contributing factors in today's chaotic world of pileups. Civility in general in society is woefully

Re: [DX-CHAT] VP6DX Log-Dupes

2008-02-14 Thread jcowens1
Mike: I am not sure it is correct to make that assumption about dupe contacts. If you have an ESP contact and the logs are not yet online, it is fairly normal to work them again (or for the first time?). Once the logs are online, dupes should not happen. My 20M CW,SSB,and RTTY contacts are not

Re: [DX-CHAT] VP6DX Log-Dupes

2008-02-14 Thread jcowens1
Ron: Want another level of confusion?? Enter the call letters in the online log check for one of the leaders of the band/mode slot leaders that hey list and you would expect to see all of those contacts spread out across the page?? No so. I did N4NN and it looked like he only worked 30M. there

[DX-CHAT] VP6DX - 160M SSB

2008-02-16 Thread jcowens1
Has anyone on this reflector worked VP6DX on 160M SSB. As near as I can tell, they have not been on yet. If you have had a contact with them or heard them on 160M SSB, can you tell me the time and date?? John Owens - N7TK Subscribe/unsubscribe, feedback, FAQ, problems http://njdxa.org/dx-chat

[DX-CHAT] P5/4L4FN

2008-02-18 Thread jcowens1
Did anyone else see the cluster spots on P5/4L4FN yesterday at 2330Z by A5FU and K1TX. What is that all about. I naturally doubt its validity, and does anyone know these spotters and what their motive is?? John Owens - N7TK Subscribe/unsubscribe, feedback, FAQ, problems

[DX-CHAT] Kosovo

2008-02-19 Thread jcowens1
Even though Kosovo has declared independence, doesn't it have to pass additional criteria (UN Recog, ITU, etc.) before it become a legit new DXCC country?? John Owens - N7TK Subscribe/unsubscribe, feedback, FAQ, problems http://njdxa.org/dx-chat To post a message, DX related items only,

[DX-CHAT] Kosovo

2008-02-20 Thread jcowens1
My thanks the many people who responded to my question about Kosovo DXCC status. Sounds like one of those WFWL situations. John Owens - N7TK 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

[DX-CHAT]

2008-02-25 Thread jcowens1
The optional Powwer Supply cooling fan on my Alpha 87A Amplifier (externally mounted on rear of cabinet) needs to be replaced. The normal thing to do would be to replace it with another of the same brand, size, ratings. It is an EBM PABST Model 4580Z, and they are still available from a few

[DX-CHAT] 80M Rotatable Dipole Antenna

2008-02-26 Thread jcowens1
For Sale: Force 12 EF-180C Rotatable Dipole with 2 relay control box and balun - 83Ft long (Full 80M band coverage) New condition. Equvalent to Current Top of Line Version (Sigma 180 Magnum from Force 12) which sells for around $1200 without shipping. Asking $600 and prefer local pick up

RE: [DX-CHAT] Re: Card Checkers

2008-03-16 Thread jcowens1
Don: That is not quite true. My last submittal was what they call a Hybrid submittal consisting of a few LOTW credits added to the main part of the submittal which is 92 QSO's that were field checked. My field checked paperwork was mailed within a couple of days of when they were field checked

Re: [DX-CHAT] Re: Card Checkers

2008-03-16 Thread jcowens1
David: You would think so. Given the large backlog lately, I made a very friendly suggestion to Bill Moore that they sort the submittals into 2 piles (Field Checked and Physical Cards), and have the bulk of their effort directed at Physical Card submittals. My belief was that the time required

Re: [DX-CHAT] Re: Card Checkers

2008-03-16 Thread jcowens1
One aspect of the problem hasn't been discussed before that I know of. A lot of the aps are people who were at the Top of the Honor Roll who are simply submitting an ap to cover a new entity that came along (FJ, etc.) and they want to get back on top. These aps are 1 or 2 cards at the most.

RE: [DX-CHAT] Directional CQs

2008-03-17 Thread jcowens1
Ron: Well, Chuck wanted to stir us and things up again, and we gladly accomodated him. The last time I checked, about half of the licensed hams are in JA land so Asia should be the main continent to aim directional CQ's at if they are in fact needing the country. I am sure the TX5 folks had

Re: [DX-CHAT] on line logs

2008-03-18 Thread jcowens1
Todd: Online logs preceeded K7C by quite a bit. They are the first op that posted real-time listing of your call when they were or had just worked you. That is on-line logs on steroids. The more they give us, the more be expect everyone to do it and are disturbed when they don't do it quite

[DX-CHAT] Re: [DX-NEWS] Re: Kosova

2008-03-22 Thread jcowens1
Jim: Now we have to hear from the ARRL DXCC folks on their position on this. An article I read on this said that licenses would be officially available for issue from April 14 on, so that might mean that any operatiion using the E7 call will not be official until after that date?? ARRL DXCC

Re: [DX-CHAT] Radio Procedure-on phone

2008-06-04 Thread jcowens1
As I look at the calendar, I find myself celebrating the 50th anniversary of my first ham license. Hopefully that qualifies me to participate in this thread about MisQ's. I haven't heard anyone use QSL in lieu of Over, but I don't spend that much time on phone. The hobby needs new blood, so if

[DX-CHAT] Glorioso???

2008-09-07 Thread jcowens1
I am hearing or reading nothing regarding the proposed Glorioso DXpedition that has been tentatively scheduled for September 20 of this year. I know the dates and even the DXpedition plan are tentative, but it is still listed as a planned DXpedition with those dates in a couple of lists.Since

[DX-CHAT] VP6DX

2008-11-08 Thread jcowens1
Does anyone know the status of the VP6DX QSL's. I get no response on email to their email address. My on-line QSL attempt bombed, and sent direct after that. John Owens - N7TK --- To unsubscribe or subscribe to this list. Please send a

[DX-CHAT] VP6DX

2008-11-09 Thread jcowens1
My thanks to the many folks who responded to my question about VP6DX QSL status. It seem all have had them for a month or so, and I haven't seen any postings on the DX-QSL reflector about recent cards. I guess I will never get one since I can't even get a response to emails re this. Thanks

Re: [DX-CHAT] VP6DX

2008-11-10 Thread jcowens1
JOhn: I checked the list of sent QSL's on their website, and neither your call or mine is listed. They haven't updated the QSL status comment in about 1 month, but at that time they had sent to 11,363 stations out of the 38,502 that are in the log (I assume that to mean those that are

Re: [DX-CHAT] A5100A

2008-11-11 Thread jcowens1
Zack: This op has a similar situation to the just concluded VU7 op. During the hours that HAMCAP said it was a possibility, they were on other bands. Mostly they seemed focused on 40, 80, and 160M, which means they were focused on EU, and not NA or SA. I even tried email to see if I could get

Re: [DX-CHAT] YU7GMN V51AS QSL's

2008-11-15 Thread jcowens1
I have sent V51AS 5 QSL cards beween 12/99 and 3/02 without a reply. Most or all of these were likely sent via he bureau as I already have it confirmed for DXCC. I have 2 other contacts in 8/05 and 3/06 and I didn't send cards for these 40 and 80M contacts as I felt I was wasting my time.

Re: [DX-CHAT] YU7GMN V51AS QSL's

2008-11-15 Thread jcowens1
I should have mentioned in my email re V51AS QSLing that I am aware that QRZ.com says to send only direct, but it has not always said that. It was modified this year. John Owens - N7TK -- Original message -- From: Jerry Rappel [EMAIL PROTECTED] Has anyone received

[DX-CHAT] Glorioso

2008-11-25 Thread jcowens1
Has anyone heard anything (rumor, inuendo, solid known facts, etc.) regarding the delayed or cancelled DXpedition to Glorioso Island. Theier website hasn't been updated since mid August, and I get no response from emails I sent to a couple of the operators that are supposed to be there when it

[DX-CHAT] Glorioso

2008-11-25 Thread jcowens1
Thanks guys for the feedback. Concensus is that there is still no firm plan and that if they do decide to go ahead with it, the DX Bulletins will be notified. Thanks again for taking the time. John Owens - N7TK --- To unsubscribe or

Re: [DX-CHAT] HL2IUA Email Address

2009-01-02 Thread jcowens1
I see you got you QSL route info, but you might consider the following site for looking up DX QSL routes. I have found it to be one of the best. John Owens - N7TK http://www.ik3qar.it/manager/man_result.php?call=3B7SPs=n -- Original message -- From: Malcolm Keown

[DX-CHAT] K6III email

2009-04-04 Thread jcowens1
Does anyone know where I can get the email address for K6III, Help would be appreciated. Thanks - John Owens  -  N7TK --- To unsubscribe or subscribe to this list. Please send a message to imail...@njdxa.org In the message body

[DX-CHAT] K6III Email

2009-04-05 Thread jcowens1
Thanks very much to the many who offered help on email adress for K6III. What a great bunch of guys. John Owens - N7TK --- To unsubscribe or subscribe to this list. Please send a message to imail...@njdxa.org In the message body

Re: [DX-CHAT] working DXCC on CW

2009-04-20 Thread jcowens1
Jim: Enjoyed reading about your CW rebirth experiences. I have had similar ones. At 70YO now, I have been licensed since 1958. Originally, after getting my General Ticket in 1959, I preferred CW and got pretty good at it. Family and Career got in the way and I became inactive from 1963

[DX-CHAT] IRC's

2009-04-24 Thread jcowens1
I have 9 current style IRC's for sale. John Owens - N7TK --- To unsubscribe or subscribe to this list. Please send a message to imail...@njdxa.org In the message body put either unsubscribe dx-chat or subscribe dx-chat This

[DX-CHAT] FR/G

2009-08-09 Thread jcowens1
Has anyone heard anything recently regarding the rescheduled Glorioso DXPedition that is now scheduled to happen the end of this month. It was contingent upon airfield runway repairs. John Owens - N7TK --- To unsubscribe or

[DX-CHAT] DK9KX

2009-08-13 Thread jcowens1
Anyone have a current email address for Hans - DK9KX. The 2 year old one I have for him doesn't work. I want to thank him and others via him for their eventual success on getting 7O1YGF approved by DXCC. John Owens --- To

[DX-CHAT] DX Cluster

2009-09-24 Thread jcowens1
Is there a DX Cluster that I can access via the internet that allows me to make queries (eg. SH/DX FT5GA) and shows me an active cluster with DX Spots, etc. I need something that allows DX Cluster access/interaction while I am away from home using my laptop via wireless links. John

[DX-CHAT] DX Cluster

2009-09-24 Thread jcowens1
My thanks to the many who responded to my email and request for ino on DX Clusters. I now have that problem solved and thank all of you for helping. John Owens   -   N7TK --- To unsubscribe or subscribe to this list. Please send a

[DX-CHAT] K9NW

2009-10-29 Thread jcowens1
Does anyone have an email address for Mike Tessmer  -  K9NW? John Owens  -  N7TK --- To unsubscribe or subscribe to this list. Please send a message to imail...@njdxa.org In the message body put either unsubscribe dx-chat or

[DX-CHAT] LOTW User's List

2009-12-21 Thread jcowens1
My thanks to the many who responded to my question of a site that lists LOTW user's. HB9BZA seems to be pretty universal and it should satisfy my needs. Thanks again and a Merry Xmas to all. John Owens  -  N7TK --- To unsubscribe

[DX-CHAT] Email addresses

2009-12-29 Thread jcowens1
Looking for email addresses for VK6DXI and JD1BMH. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks! John Owens  -  N7TK --- To unsubscribe or subscribe to this list. Please send a message to imail...@njdxa.org In the message body put

[DX-CHAT] OH1VR Email Address

2010-01-31 Thread jcowens1
If this was previously posted, my appologies. I need the email address for OH1VR. Help would be appreciated. Thank You John Owens  -  N7TK --- To unsubscribe or subscribe to this list. Please send a message to

[DX-CHAT] N1SNB

2010-02-26 Thread jcowens1
Am I the only one who is having trouble getting any kind of QSL response out of N1SNB. Three SASE mailings, and 2 emails and nothing back in return. A NIL would be fine if that is the case, but Nada. This is for a contact with him as VP9/N1SNB on 160SSB on January 24, 2009. Is he a SK or a

[DX-CHAT] GlobalQSL

2010-03-13 Thread jcowens1
Looking for someone who has designed their own QSL card using GlobalQSL. When I initially tried to download and run their design software, it had problems running on my computer. I now have 2 card design that they created using photo image files that I sent them for the front and rear

[DX-CHAT] DU1IST Email Address

2011-01-12 Thread jcowens1
Does anyone have an email addess for DU1IST?? John Owens -  N7TK Celebrating over 50 Years in Ham Radio No. 1 Honor Roll --- To unsubscribe or subscribe to this list. Please send a message to imail...@njdxa.org In the message

[DX-CHAT] Antenna Analyzer

2011-10-16 Thread jcowens1
I need an antenna analyzer that provides impedance information. I have the predecesor to the MFJ-259B, and have been disappointed in it when the frequency of interest is near the band overlap areas of the various range segments. Works great mid range in those bands, but becomes unreliable

[DX-CHAT] ST0R LOTW

2011-12-14 Thread jcowens1
Did anyone who QSL'd direct with an IRC to ST0R get their physical card in the mail and also a LOTW mathchup??? John Owens - N7TK Celebrating over 50 Years in Ham Radio No. 1 Honor Roll --- To unsubscribe or subscribe to this

[DX-CHAT] ST0R-LOTW

2011-12-15 Thread jcowens1
My thanks to the many people who responded to my request for info re ST0R QSL's and LOTW credits. I appreciate your responses and info. John Owens - N7TK Celebrating over 50 Years in Ham Radio No. 1 Honor Roll --- To unsubscribe

[DX-CHAT] ST0R-LOTW

2011-12-21 Thread jcowens1
Gentlemen, I hope I didn't light this flame a week or so with my request for info re ST0R and LOTW. My apologies if I am guilty. This worn out thread needs to be buried. Please read what Ryan said in his email (below) as he is right on the mark. Most DXpeditions are not going to instantly

[DX-CHAT] Nye Viking MB-V-A Antenna Tuner

2012-09-16 Thread jcowens1
I am trying to find someone who can repair the metering circuit on a Nye Viking MB-V-A Antenna Tuner. Also, if you have one in good physical and working condition, please forward the contact information to me. Thank You John Owens -  N7TK Celebrating over 50 Years in Ham Radio No. 1

[DX-CHAT] ZK2C??

2012-11-04 Thread jcowens1
Anyone know the status of QSLing from ZK2C?? John Owens -  N7TK Celebrating over 50 Years in Ham Radio No. 1 Honor Roll --- To unsubscribe or subscribe to this list. Please send a message to imail...@njdxa.org In the message

[DX-CHAT] ZK2C - OQRS

2012-12-16 Thread jcowens1
I really believe that the OQRS system is a real benefit  for getting QSL's from major DXpeditions. I am sure it is much easier for the DXped QSL managers and provides a small donation to the group . It has worked very well for me on all previous DXped's.  It is, however, only as good as the