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

Hi Costas, I gave up dx-ing on SSB years ago for the same reason. I now use
CW for all the DX - I have the PW0, the S07, the VP8G and some of the other
recents running just 30w to either a vertical or an indoor dipole. It is so
much easier on CW and I guess RTTY/digimodes as well. The beauty is that a
little goes a long, long way. Not all of us are kW and yagi stations but a
bit of persistence and skill, with a large helping of good fortune can make
us competitive.

Throw the mike away!!

73 Sean Gilbert, G4UCJ Member: IPRE, RSGB, RSARS, FISTS, GWQRP, PODXS 070's
County Morse Examiner
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Costas Krallis SV1XV" <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2002 7:00 PM
Subject: Re: [070] Re: PW0T PSK

At 08:22 26/2/2002 +0100, you wrote:

The problem with the split operation is that some hams simply don't
or read what the dx-station is telling.
Some of the dx op's make things worse.. just saw on 20 meters TI9M
for calls up up... but taking also on calls on his own frequency.
Erika, an additional issue is to define reasonable shifts for "UP"
(split frequency) for PSK-31. For CW it is 2-4 kHz, for SSB 5-10 kHz.
These are based on IF filter bandwidths. Given the way PSK-31 software
works, I think UP should be something like 0.5 - 1.5 kHz. Any other

BTW I feel very unhappy about my performance in the pile-ups
for the current DX-peditions (TI9M and PW0T). I consider giving
up SSB DX altogether and concentrating to RTTY and PSK-31. Ham
radio is supposed to be fun, not a nerve breaking ordeal.

Costas SV1XV

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