Re: 10M

Mike Besemer <mwbesemer@...>

Oh heck… I do that!





From: [] On Behalf Of Joseph Molon
Sent: Friday, December 29, 2017 4:32 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] 10M


Or walking down an isle at the grocery store carrying on a conversation with invisible people.




KSA1PPV  #1482

On Fri, Dec 29, 2017 at 04:22 PM, Jerry N9AVY wrote:


Years ago they used to lock people up for talking to people they can't see ! 

Jerry  n9avy

From: Randy True <w4rttrandy@...>
Sent: Friday, December 29, 2017 3:19 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] 10M


FT8 is a much better weak signal mode as well. I've had many contacts that didn't even show on the waterfall.


Randy W4RTT


From: <> on behalf of Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
Sent: Friday, December 29, 2017 1:19 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] 10M


Perhaps some went to FT-8 thing there was more DX activity, but there are not as many DX stations as they may have thought. There was some talk I heard about running FT-8 on DXpeditions, but I think it may have been just that.

Although FT-8 does lend itself well for "599 QSL" contacts.


Still prefer PSK31 for general contacts and getting to know other hams.  Haven't been on SSB for a long time and don't miss it. Read something the other day about phone bands being a big mess with all the idiots.  Guess SSB was always like that from my 40 years experience. 


Welcome to the "new and  improved " ham radio -   NOT !


Jerry  n9avy


From: Joseph Molon <ljl2002@...>
Sent: Friday, December 29, 2017 12:11 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] 10M




I found that the prop isn't the only thing working against PSK31 contacts.  I checked the statistics on PSK Reporter and found that in any given 2 hour period there averages about 1300 - 1500 PSK contacts being made as compared to an average of 838,000 FT8 contacts.

PSK31 seems to be a small percentage of the total activity.  Guess many flew the coop.  I know that I have seen lots of FT8 on both ends of 20m and also at the high end of 40m.


Here's hoping the prodigals return home in 2018.





KA1PPV  #1482

On Fri, Dec 29, 2017 at 08:30 AM, Randy True wrote:

Prop looks OK on 10 if anyone wants to give it a try.


I'll be at 10.140 + 1500




Randy W4RTT



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