Are ADIF log files acceptable?
YES! As the standard method for transmitting QSO information, the club supports (and pretty much requires) ADIF use for membership applications, contest submissions, and endorsement/award applications.
Pretty much all programs (fldigi, BM780, WinWarbler, MultiPSK, etc etc) and loggers (HRD, DXKeeper, etc, etc) and sites (lotw, eqsl, clublog, etc) will export logs in the ADIF format. If you need to hand-edit ADIF for some reason, ADIF Master is a good utility. Technical info on the ADIF format can be found at http://www.adif.org
All staff/managers of the Ø7Ø Club are volunteers, and using a standardized format is essential for efficient and practical processing.
Can I copy my log from ____ website and submit it?
Yes, those sites (such as eQSL, LoTW, ClubLog, HRDLog.net, etc) that provide ADIF exports of your log are all fine -- the log just needs to contain the call, date, time, band, mode information, which is all standard for ADIF log files.
What modes are acceptable?
QSOs must be PSK31 (BPSK31 or QPSK31) only. PSK63, PSK125, or any other mode do not qualify.
Do I need a QSL image?
Depends on your log file -- the online application will attempt to verify one of your QSOs automatically. Most of the time (especially W/VE calls), this works. It will cross-check your log against all of the logs we have from members who have applied for endorsements, which is a database of over 1 million QSOs!
If that does not find a match, then the online application form will ask for a QSL image -- this can be a scan of a paper QSL, or a eQSL image, or a screenshot of a LOTW QSL.
Can I send a donation to the Ø7Ø Club?
Yes! Any time you feel the urge to donate, please do. Envelopes, postage, certificate paper, and other office supplies are paid for by the generous donations of the club's members. Please see the "How to Donate" page for more details.
Where did the Ø7Ø Club originate?
The original idea was proposed by Jay, N3DQU, likely inspired by then recent events in the Penn-Ohio DX Society and in the ham radio hobby. The idea was to form a club that offers hams incentives to use PSK31, one of Amateur radio’s newest digital modes. The Ø7Ø Club was launched in June 2000 by PODXS, with Jay, KA3X (the old dude, now SK) achieving number 001 in record time. The Ø7Ø Club name arose from the PSK31 frequencies on 40, 20, and 15 meters ending in 070. PODXS and the Ø7Ø Club, continuing to grow with, and for, amateur radio.
Thanks for your interest in the Ø7Ø Club. We hope to see your application for membership soon.