Re: Wide signals today

Jerry N9AVY



Used to do that as an OO, but the results were everything from indifference to threats.  I gave up on emailing people.   Caught one ham I knew personally splattering all over … 50 kHz. Either side of primary frequency … and he fixed it, but the next day he was back offending as usual; this was after a personal phone call !


I would never ID a station as being wide, but I will say that most are relative newbies to PSK and that it’s probably ignorance rather than deliberate intention.


Jerry  n9avy


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From: Mike
Sent: Saturday, July 27, 2019 11:13 AM
Subject: Re: [070Club] Wide signals today




You could always try looking up call signs for the offenders in and sending them a private, polite e-mail to advise them of the problem.  I know I appreciate it if someone tells me my signal is causing problems.  You can’t see your own signal.


I also try to give an honest RSQ rather than a courtesy 599.  That third digit describes visible pairs, and if it’s less than a 9, you can work with the other station to try to correct the problem - less transmit power, less audio gain, whatever.


Mike W4BZM



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