Full Day of Hell Sprint

NOARC operators:  Have you ever used a mode called Hellschreiber  (“Hell” for short)?  Hellschreiber was a digital communications mode developed in 1929 by Dr. Rudolf Hell , when teleprinters were complex and expensive.  The Hell receiving mechanism had only two moving parts.  It was used mostly for land-line press services, which continued well into the 1980s.  It was widely used during WW2 for field portable military communications.  Hellschreiver generates text that looks almost as if it came off a fax machine.  Radio amateurs continue use of this nostalgic mode today.
If you’d like to experience the mode and your digital sofware supports it (there are several variants, the most commons being FSK Hell-105), the Feld Hell club is hosting a “5th Saturday” sprint on 30 May 2020 (actually starting at 0000 UTC 30 May, which is 1900 CDT on Friday 29 May). 
Details are available at:
The suggested frequencies are at: 
Have fun enjoying a vintage mode of radio communication!
Mike W4BZM

PODXS 070 Contest

Ø7Ø Club Three Day Weekend (TDW) Contest
open to all licensed PSK-31 Operators!!!

Purpose: To make as many PSK-31 contacts as possible.

When: 0000 UTC 29 May 2020 – 2359 UTC 31 May 2020


QRP – max power 5 watts output
Low Power – max power 25 watts output
Medium Power – max power 50 watts output
High Power – max power 100 watts output

**Highest power used at any time during the contest determines Category. ALWAYS comply with the FCC rule to use the minimum power necessary to complete the QSO.

Call: “CQ Ø7Ø TDW”.

Exchange: (Note: For the purpose of this contest only, “Member” is a member who has received their 070 number prior to the start of the contest.)

  1. Members send Callsign and their 070 Club Number.
    (Exchange example: K9DWR de K5SP 483 QSL? kn).
  2. Non-members send Callsign and 0000 in place of a 070 Club number.(Exchange example: K9DWR de KQ4XYZ 0000 QSL? kn).

Bands: All HF bands, 160 thru 6 Meters, but no WARC bands (or 60m).

Contacts: Work each station once per band. All contacts must be 2-way PSK31. No repeater, cross-mode or cross-band contacts. Each contact counts one (1) QSO Point. Dupes (same station, same band) count zero (0) points. 

Multipliers: Multipliers are the number of unique 070 club numbers worked (including 0000), counted once (not per band).

Bonus Stations: Each contact with a bonus station counts as one hundred (100) bonus points. Bonus stations for contest will be listed here one week prior to the contest start date.

Final Score: (Total QSO Points)  X (Total different 070 numbers) + (Total Bonus Points) = Final Score

Awards: The top three scores in each category and the top scoring Bonus Station will receive a certificate. The top score by a Member (excluding Bonus Stations) will receive the Top Dawg Award and a Rollo Dog Tag. Note: The Top Dawg recipient is automatically invited to participate in the next TDW as a Bonus Station.

Submission and Logs:
All entries must be received within ONE week after the conclusion of 070 Club TDW Contest.

Upload your ADIF file on the TDW Scorer

All entries are subject to verification. The 070 club reserves the right to disqualify entries deemed not in accordance with the above rules or contrary to the spirit of this event.

Bonus Stations: You can work each Bonus Station once per band, but please don’t ask them to QSY to another band for you. Bonus Stations will try to work as many bands as their equipment and propagation allows to give everyone a chance for extra points, but remember that they are in the contest, too. There is no guarantee that all Bonus Stations will be active on all bands.

Brag Files: Calling “CQ Ø7Ø TDW” means you are in a contest mode, so there is no need to send those brag files. If you want to ragchew, send a general CQ instead.

Macros: Take advantage of your Macro keys. Set one up with your exchange. 

Questions, or comments, send an email to contests@podxs070.com