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Author Topic: 10-10 summer contest,  (Read 2497 times)
W6NZX
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« on: August 03, 2007, 01:40:05 AM »

The 10-10 International Summer SSB Contest is this weekend, just a quick question, are the particpants only looking for contacts with other 1010 members?  Or might this be a good weekend to rack up some contacts on the Tech portion of the 10M band?


-R
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« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2007, 04:06:23 AM »

They get points for everyone.  However they get more points for 10-10 members.  It would be a good weekend to rack up 10 meter contacts and if you are interested in 10-10 getting the contacts needed so you can join.
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« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2007, 06:20:18 AM »

Any licensed amateur authorized to operate on the 10 meter band can join 10-10. It is required that you contact 10 10-10 members (on 10 meters), listing their information as noted on the Membership Application form.


http://www.ten-ten.org/
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W6NZX
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« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2007, 07:14:44 AM »

I'm mainly just interested making the QSO's not so much working the contest....not with the band conditions as they are.

-R
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« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2007, 12:51:02 PM »

The help in your research, from their website (which was obtained by Googling 10-10):

6.2.1  Who Can Eligible?
Contests are open to all amateurs with operating privileges on the 10 meter band, however logs will be accepted only from active members as of the date of the contest. Other logs received will be handled as checklogs.  Checklogs are used to validate (check) other logs but do not receive awards.

Summer Phone Contest – held on the first full weekend in August 0001 UTC Saturday through 2359 UTC Sunday.


6.2.6 EXCHANGE
10-10 members send call sign, name, 10-10# and QTH (State, Province or Country). If received exchange does not have a 10-10#, then record a zero[0] in the log.



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« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2007, 05:39:24 PM »

Rob,

They will be very happy to make a contact with any licensed amateur.  Also, if you want to join 10-10 you must make 10 contacts with 10-10 members:

http://www.ten-ten.org/

73, Steve
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W6NZX
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« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2007, 08:01:08 PM »

Got my 10M inverted V up on the roof, so it's about 30ft off the ground, hopfully with this contest this weekend I'll be able to make some contacts.  Band conditions and interference issues not withstanding.

Anyone reckon the 10-10 contesters will spend much time trolling down in the 28.300 - 38.500 tech-only region?


Rob
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« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2007, 08:07:20 PM »

Rob, contesters go where the action is and if there are more licensees that have that space available then that is where they will be.  You won't find much above 28.500 when the band is this dead.  I've been checking out 10m all day and there doesn't seem to be any openings.  Maybe Saturday will be better.

What is your grid and I will try to point the beam your way.

73, Steve
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« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2007, 08:15:26 PM »

OLDISHFART:

Grid is DN40aq

You want to pick a frequency?


28.320 has a nice ring to it.


-R W6NZX
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« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2007, 08:33:37 PM »

Hey Rob,

I got your grid from QRZ already and have the beam pointed your way but haven't heard you or any other signal on 10meters.  Maybe tomorrow.  We could try 40 CW.  You ought to hook up your computer to your radio and receive code via CW Get or some other program and use a keyboard to type CW.  That would give you access to some better bands.

And the CW Get reader helps a lot for CW contest fills also.
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W6NZX
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« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2007, 09:06:33 PM »

Does anyone know how to connect an IC-718 to a computer so one can use software to read and send code?


Rob
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« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2007, 04:24:27 AM »

Go here: http://www.dxsoft.com/

Download the CWType and CWGet programs.

Instructions on building an interface are included in the Help files.

Good luck!
Scott N0IU
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W6NZX
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« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2007, 02:39:43 PM »

ARG!!! Sunspots where are you!!

lol, oh well, in the next few years 10M will become one of those favorite bands again.


Rob
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« Reply #13 on: August 04, 2007, 03:25:53 PM »

Been listening on 10 and nada.  Sorry Rob, you picked the worst time to be a Tech.  Had my radio on 28.320 even when I'm not here but nothing shows on my scope when I return.  I'm still listening though.  

The CW Get reader is an easy hook up; use your radios audio output to your computer soundcard input.  Keying the radio is a lot more complex.  You will need some kind of interface.  Perhaps a mircoHam mircro keyer would work well.  If you order that the cable for your specific radio, IC-718, comes with it.  No fabricating or making a keying circuit.  It's really plug es play.

http://www.microham-usa.com/Products/mk.html

73, Steve
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W6NZX
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« Reply #14 on: August 04, 2007, 04:39:51 PM »

Well 10 did just open up for a minute, the QSO was in Spanish so who knows where it was.....couldn't copy a callsign.


WOW 10 just opened up!

Hearing stations in California.

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