Re: Well FD had come and gone...

Richard B Drake

Yes, I saw some of this also. Of course with PSK31 there is a
capture affect where the strongest signal wins and you don't even
see the others until the strong one stops transmitting. Then you
are likely to pick up the tail end of a transmission from the next
strongest guy in the pile. It can be really confusing and
sometimes it's hard to figure out who's talking to who. I agree
that no one should start sending an exchange before they are
acknowledged. However, this is probably sometimes occurred because
of the confusing capture affect pile. I even answered some CQ's
and wound up having someone else come back to me and start sending
their exchange. It was certainly a learning experience to see how
PSK31 performs in a very crowded band. But, it was sure great to
see all the PSK31 activity and I had a heck of a lot of fun with
my little pipsqueak 5 watt FT-817.

73, Rich - W3ZJ

-----Original Message-----
From: Andy []
Sent: Sunday, June 23, 2002 8:41 PM
Subject: [070] Well FD had come and gone...

Played around with LP and a vertical.
Had exchanges with well over 200 PSK stations.
There was something that I noticed. It was a bit
alarming to say
the least.
Many times (yes many) I had more than one station
calling me and in
the pile there would be stations calling that
would not only send
there call but the exchange also. This is all
well and good but I
feel one should be sure they are the station that
was going to be
worked before sending the report. Interesting
enough just as they
would finish the report the others would start
calling again. Many
times I would see a report going by and only part
of a call or no
call at all.
Especially during FD (As it it a time of show and
tell with many
looking over your shoulders and we are all trying
to promote) It
might pay to be sure you are the one who is going
to be the next
contact before sending the report.
This was very obvious on PSK 31. I did not notice
this happen on
CW, SSB, RTTY or MT63 this weekend.
Maybe I was looking around the wrong area but I
did not hear any
PSK on 80, worked about 30 on 40 and the rest on
20, 15 and 10.

To all that I did work... Many thanks for being
there... Regards...
73 Andy (VE9DX)

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