Sean \(G4UCJ\) <g4ucj.shack@...>

Hi Duncan et al, yep it's the same wherever and whatever mode! Being mainly
(dare I say this on here?) a CW op, I find exactly the same thing-the really
confusing one is when the DX listens DOWN (that is a concept a lot of DXers
haven't grasped!). Perhaps now would be a good time to remind PSK op's just
how to operate split frequency as it seems to confuse a lot of stations-the
programs don't seem to be very intuitive in that respect (well not when you
migrate from CW!). I would appreciate a refresher so that I don't join the
lid brigade and get chased by the "band police".

73 Sean Gilbert, G4UCJ
County Morse Examiner

----- Original Message -----
From: "Duncan" <>
To: <>
Cc: "Rod" <>
Sent: Monday, February 25, 2002 12:03 PM
Subject: [070] PW0T PSK

de Jungle Telegraph
It is very disappointing to read on the Trindade website that they only
made 57 psk
QSOs. They will probably not use this mode again, because the 'operators'
will not
obey the Trindade and work the split frequency.
People were inanely calling on top of the PW0T trace, so nobody knew who
he called
further up the frequency. The QSO 'rate' was so poor, because of this,
that many
will now miss out.
I have found too that when I called KG4 today in 15M psk, several stations
ME! Dammit! Please PSKers learn to operate correctly Please! Pretty
The secret to 'DXing' is to listen (watch your screen), and listen, (watch
your screen)
and keep doing that until you KNOW what is going on! Then pick a clear
and use Your call sign, not the DX callsign.... They actually know their
own callsign....When
you call use your own call no more than 3 times and then put KN KN...This
means you
are inviting only the DX station to call you, if he sees your trace in the
PW0T only requires an RST from you, and your correct callsign...and that
is ALL!
They do NOT need to know that you have a 16 bit sound card, or your

Set two macros with your call on one, and a reply, "QSL ur also 599 Tnx
73s de <callsign>
K " on the second one...

If you haven't got a PSK program with dual channels, then set your 2nd VFO
in the
listening frequency, that is where the others are all calling, switch to
split VFO
and TX above the object station, or below as the case may be...You will
know that
when you watch the DX station's instructions!

de ZL3JT (Pacific Pilot- Oceania for PW0T)

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