Dick Thompson <wb0dul@...>

Good advice, Duncan.  I worked the PW0T operation on 20m SSB and they were operating split.  But it was amazing that stations were calling on their operating frequency when they were saying "PW0T, up".  This was in plain English.  You can imagine what was happening when they were on CW.  I swear, on CW, most of the stations calling them were incapable of copying CW and had a heard time understanding the word "up". 
I, and I am sure others, appreciate your comments. 

----- Original Message -----
From: Duncan
To: 070@...
Cc: Rod
Sent: Monday, February 25, 2002 5:03 AM
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 called
ME! Dammit! Please PSKers learn to operate correctly Please! Pretty please!
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 frequency
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 clear.
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 name/QTH!

Set two macros with your call on one, and a reply, "QSL ur also 599 Tnx  73s de 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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