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PW0T PSK

Duncan <zl3jt@...>
 

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 <callsign>
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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PSK Split

WB5NHL
 

I guess I'll throw my 2 cents in having worked KG4DX
and KG4PK on 10, 15 and 20 in 3 hours.

Running "split" with Hamscope and the spectrum
display is a piece of cake. I normally run dual
receive and watch QSO's so I know when to jump in. In
fact the biggest (and it isn't very big) problem with
Hamscope is to watch which window is active (i.e.
which you will transmit in). More than once I'll
start a macro in the wrong window.

OBTW 070 contests are the best way to sharpen these
skills. I just had to say it.

How can we get VU's on PSK on 20m. It's 01:30z and I
just heard VU2WAP on SSB with my attic dipole (first
VU at this location). Would sure like to work one on
PSK. Pardon the wishful musings.

73 Dave WB5NHL


YO Award

Bills4570@...
 

YOooooooHoooo,

That looks like fun! Got one in the log. Four more in
Y2K'02 will be a real challenge. The beam heading is 210
for you Romanians. I'll be listening.

73 Bill
KG6EXF


Re: YO-Romania

Charlie Trice, K8IJ <k8ij@...>
 

I'm 20% there!
 
Chas, K8IJ

----- Original Message -----
From: DL2AYL@...
To: 070@...
Sent: Sunday, February 24, 2002 14:17 PM
Subject: Re: [070] YO-Romania

I  like that one, will work on that !
Erika/DL2AYL

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Sent: Sunday, February 24, 2002 8:00 PM
Subject: [070] YO-Romania


>    New endorsement up on the 070 website for working YO prefixes...Check
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PW0T on 15 m PSK31

Costas Krallis SV1XV <sv1xv@...>
 

PW0T now active on 21071.2 kHz
24 Feb 2002 1930 UTC



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Re: YO-Romania

DL2AYL@...
 

I like that one, will work on that !
Erika/DL2AYL

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To: <070@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Sunday, February 24, 2002 8:00 PM
Subject: [070] YO-Romania


New endorsement up on the 070 website for working YO prefixes...Check
it
out! 73 de Jay N3DQU.


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YO-Romania

N3DQU@...
 

New endorsement up on the 070 website for working YO prefixes...Check it
out! 73 de Jay N3DQU.


PDX Award

Ernest Mills <emills@...>
 

    Congratulations to Rich, VE3IAY (070 # 175) who successfully claims the PODXS-DPX MIXED award with endorsement for 500 confirmed QSO's, and for 450 QSO's confirmed in the dedicated Rtty Award :) 
    Excellent and again congratulations. 73 Ernie


Re: 21071.2 intruder

DL2AYL@...
 

It is here too, but very weak, just a trace.
Erika/DL2AYL

----- Original Message -----
From: "Costas Krallis SV1XV" <sv1xv@eexi.gr>
To: <070@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Saturday, February 23, 2002 8:41 AM
Subject: [070] 21071.2 intruder



Has anyone noticed the "VVV" beacon transmission
in CW mode near 21071 kHz? It started again
today 23 February 2002 at 0630 UTC a few Hz
below VK5XE pile-up.

Costas SV1XV




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21071.2 intruder

Costas Krallis SV1XV <sv1xv@...>
 

Has anyone noticed the "VVV" beacon transmission
in CW mode near 21071 kHz? It started again
today 23 February 2002 at 0630 UTC a few Hz
below VK5XE pile-up.

Costas SV1XV




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Re: 070 Club forum at Dayton

Dick Thompson <wb0dul@...>
 

Nice to know that there will be an 070 forum at Dayton, Jay.  Since you've never been there, I offer the following advice:  Bring Money and a good pair of comfortable walking shoes. 
 
See you there.  Our plans aren't firmed up yet, but I'm 80% sure we'll be going to Dayton this year.  Last time I was there was in '95. 
 
See you there.
 
Dick - 070 #180
 
 

----- Original Message -----
From: N3DQU@...
To: 070@...
Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2002 12:08 PM
Subject: [070] 070 Club forum at Dayton

   Well, it's official! The 070 Club will be hosting a forum this year at
Dayton. We have a spot reserved for Sunday, 11:00 to noon in Room 2. Stop by
to sign the logbook, have an eyeball, maybe get an Attaboy too! I will be
there for sure and Erika DL2AYL sez her bags are packed and waiting by the
door! Would you believe that in 25 years of hammin', I have yet to make it to
Dayton, so believe me when I tell you I am really looking forward to May and
hopefully meeting some of you guys and gals in person! For more info on the
Hamvention, check out their website at < http://www.hamvention.org/ > ...73
de Jay N3DQU.


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070 Club forum at Dayton

N3DQU@...
 

Well, it's official! The 070 Club will be hosting a forum this year at
Dayton. We have a spot reserved for Sunday, 11:00 to noon in Room 2. Stop by
to sign the logbook, have an eyeball, maybe get an Attaboy too! I will be
there for sure and Erika DL2AYL sez her bags are packed and waiting by the
door! Would you believe that in 25 years of hammin', I have yet to make it to
Dayton, so believe me when I tell you I am really looking forward to May and
hopefully meeting some of you guys and gals in person! For more info on the
Hamvention, check out their website at < http://www.hamvention.org/ > ...73
de Jay N3DQU.


Re: Gitmo

Ross <rrslater@...>
 

I did not get to work him on 17 but did manage to get him on 20.

Ross
(KE4BCN)

----- Original Message -----
From: "hamopcq" <HAMOPCQ@AOL.COM>
To: <070@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2002 5:21 PM
Subject: [070] Re: Gitmo


Hi All,
I was able to work Chuck on 17mtrs. BTW, the QSL route is N8CH.
Regards,
Lenny K2LAM

--- In 070@y..., "Stephen J. Melachrinos" <w3hf@a...> wrote:
KG4NW is lonely on 17m now, calling CQ. Counts not only as a
country, but a QSO on a WARC band for 070 Tri-WARC.

Steve
W3HF


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Poll results for 070

070@...
 

The following 070 poll is now closed. Here are the
final results:


POLL QUESTION: How much power did you generally use
to make contacts during the PSKFEST on
19 Jan 2002?

CHOICES AND RESULTS
- 1 to 5 Watts max (or Less), 4 votes, 21.05%
- 6 to 20 watts max, 0 votes, 0.00%
- 21 to 30 watts max, 5 votes, 26.32%
- 31 to 40 watts max, 6 votes, 31.58%
- 41 to 50 watts max, 4 votes, 21.05%
- 51 to 60 watts max, 0 votes, 0.00%
- 61 to 70 watts max, 0 votes, 0.00%
- 71 to 80 watts max, 0 votes, 0.00%
- 81 to 90 watts max, 0 votes, 0.00%
- 91 to 100 watts max, 0 votes, 0.00%



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Jim's GAZETTE #116

N3DQU@...
 

Jim's GAZETTE
Newsletter #116
20 February 2002

Please feel free to forward this newsletter to any and all interested
parties, or to reproduce it in
any other publication. All we ask is that you give credit where it is due.

SHORT NOTES: The WPX contest drew a crowd. The highest score I've seen came
from 3Z0WPX. This special callsign was based in Poland. Four operators in a
multi/2 transmitter setup (Chris SP7GI provided the antenna farm and rigs),
made over 2500 Q's and 4.7 million points. That's a genuine WOW! It doesn't
look like
that short CW Sprint hurt this bunch of guys!

3Z's result lends credence to AA5AU's claim as to the total number of RTTY
operators around the world. Don made 11,660 Q's in 2001 with 3306 unique call
signs. That's a bit high because it counts KI6DY and KI6DY/0 as two stations.
1312 of these were US/VE, 1984 were DX. Interesting numbers!

Troy W4AJJ took me to task about Pactor. Hi! He asked me to tune to 7080
daily at 3-5 PM where I'd find half a dozen Pactor stations hang out for
QSO's in both
I and II. (See more about
Pactor below).

Bryan G3GOT thinks PSK is the 'second childhood' mode (as opposed to
Kindergarten!). 'PSK creates a great feeling of nostalgia among those of us
who are old
enough to have been there before,' says he. And, adds, 'It's good to know
there are still people in ham radio who can type more than 599 TU 73.' Bryan
is just one
of many old-timers who returned to their rigs after long absence because of
PSK's basic appeal. I saw this on the screen moments ago, ' . . . PSK created
a real
revival in my ham radio interest level.'

Don't miss this historic event! Bill NA2M reminds us of a happening the likes
of which has not taken place for 1001 years. At 8:02PM EST on 20 February,
the
time/date will be in perfect harmony-20:02 20/02 2002. Don't wait up for the
next one (1001 years down the road)!

Here's a good propagation education site. K9LA, who does the ARRL propagation
bulletin has a website at www.arrl.org/tis/info/k9la-prop.html.

KG4DX (Guantanamo) will be active 22-27 February. Op will be Bill W4WX. HR3
(Honduras) will be very busy 16 February-3 March. KB0CY, KB9DPF and
W3QA will be on as time allows while involved in a medical mission. PSK, CW
and SSB 40-10 meters. QSL home callsigns.

The 21st Annual ARRL/TAPR Digital Communications Conference will be 13-15
September in Denver. Papers must be submitted by 5 August. Details at
www.tapr.org/dcc.

I don't understand why the VP8 group risked their lives to go to S. Sandwich
and S. Georgia, but despite all that nature could throw up against them, they
made
70,428 QSO's in about eleven days on air activity.


There has been a mass of comment about two dimensions of the contest logging
problem. The first problem is not new. Fact: too few of the participants in a
contest
file a log. All the heavy-hitters do, of course, but to the casual contester,
there is little if any incentive to file. Unlike one's income tax return,
there is neither penalty nor
reward attached to the filing process. Most simply pass it by. Thus the
inventory of check-logs is small and insufficient to the task. Phil GU0SUP
points out that in
ANARTS only three G-stations submitted logs, a tiny fraction of those who
played in the contest.

It's an uphill battle, for two reasons. First, the same small group of
super-stars wins most of the prizes, over and over again. They love it and
deserve it, but their
dominance demotes most of the entrants from the 'I want to win' category to
the 'I just want to play' group. So they have a little fun and go on about
their lives.

The second reason is equally serious. John VK4CE writes, 'It's no wonder that
submission rates are down. I've had my WPX 2002 log returned by the robot two
times, so far. The frustration of having to do this over and over will lead
me to join the ranks of those who do not bother.' Ah, the price of progress.
John suggests that
the robots get thrown overboard! Shelby K4WW chimes in with a comment about
the famed robot, suggesting that 'it' doesn't know what 'it' means. HI Sadly,
a
string of Emails will solve that problem NOT! As they say, 'back to the
drawing board!'

Peter G3PLX strikes again! His habit of reprocessing old ideas and technology
and dressing them in new clothing led to very significant progress in our
digital arena.
AMTOR was one example, PSK31, the latest and perhaps the most significant.
Now he enters a brand new field and, though it relates directly to a current
digital
development, it has broad application to the entire amateur spectrum.

I found out something of this quite accidentally. First, Fred OH/DK4ZC
Emailed some comments about Pactor II and the rumored III. Pactor and its use
is a
controversial issue in DL, to say the least. In any event, the next thing I
knew he forwarded a copy of a memo between G3PLX and Les VK2DSG. Les had
recorded the sounds of Pactor III on 20 meters and sent them to Peter, who by
coincidence had been watching the same 2.4 kHz-wide signal pattern on 80
meters.
Interesting.

As soon as I had read the note, I contacted Peter for permission to reprint
his remarks. He responded generously and added additional commentary. He
argues,
simply and logically, that we have erred in allocating frequencies by mode
name. This method has been overtaken by technology and its various
applications. Here,
then, is Peter's Law of Allocation. BROADER BANDWIDTH CAUSES MORE QRM THAN IT
SUFFERS-thus, any band plan should put modes of similar
bandwidth in the same space. This is THE NATURAL LAW of allocation.

This would place Pactor III, along with SSTV, in the SSB portion of any band.
Any new mode, and there will no doubt be several, would go above, below or
within
the existing digital allocation depending entirely upon the width of the
signal.

Don't miss reading the entire article. Find it at
www.n2hos.com/digital/peter.html. Your comments are welcome and will be added
to the string.

Oh, it's nice to be back on the air. The new rig finally made it from Ten-Tec
and I wasted no time in hooking up the Jupiter. It's merely a Pegasus with a
traditional
front-end. I found the knobs and dials so forbidding that I immediately
exercised the option to put all the controls on my laptop computer. Hi! Back
when I first
received the Pegasus, I was really confused by the thought that I would not
touch the transceiver except to turn it on or off. Now, habit hath reversed
itself-and I'll
never use the front-end hardware again.

Mario IZ1AVA was the first contact. Then, old faithful 4X6UO was on 20 meters
to welcome me back. Arie, regardless of conditions, booms into this area most
evenings at about 00:30 GMT onwards.

Within two days I had worked three new countries, so now I'm up in the
stratosphere with 103 in PSK mode. I might even catch up with my RTTY count
some day.
Whenever it happens, I will have enjoyed the chase!

Note: This letter is a bit early because of travel requirements.

73 de Jim N2HOS jem@n2hos.com
http://www.n2hos.com/digital


Re: Gitmo

hamopcq
 

Hi All,
I was able to work Chuck on 17mtrs. BTW, the QSL route is N8CH.
Regards,
Lenny K2LAM

--- In 070@y..., "Stephen J. Melachrinos" <w3hf@a...> wrote:
KG4NW is lonely on 17m now, calling CQ. Counts not only as a
country, but a QSO on a WARC band for 070 Tri-WARC.

Steve
W3HF


cw (wot, not psk?)!

Sean \(G4UCJ\) <g4ucj.shack@...>
 

Hi all, sorry to steer off course but I have a question regarding MixW and the algorithms used to decode CW. I had no response from the MixW reflector so I thought I'd give this one a try! Has anyone noticed any difference between the two algorithms used to decode CW? if so is one better than the other (or better under certain conditions)? It seems to do a fair job of decoding, providing the signal is pretty clear of noise-of course the human ear is always going to be superior but the decoding is useful for dupe checking in a contest (no need to type the call in!). It's great for the other modes and especially psk. Wonder if anyone uses MixW for CW and what their thoughts are.

73

Sean Gilbert, G4UCJ

Member: IPRE,RSGB, FISTS, GWQRP, PODXS 070's

County Morse Examiner

Email: g4ucj.shack@...

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TCP/IP: 44.131.160.74

 

 


Hi Steve-W3HF

Sean \(G4UCJ\) <g4ucj.shack@...>
 

Hi Steve (W3HF), thanks for the qso just now. Your doing a great job with the 817 and the attic dipole. Also using an attic dipole here and copied you just fine, even though there was a strong station just HF of us. Hope my IMD was OK-never had any complaints but it's always nice to know you have a clean signal. Hope to catch you on the other bands (17 would be nice-never worked psk on that band).

73

Sean Gilbert, G4UCJ

Member: IPRE, RSARS, RSGB, FISTS, GWQRP, PODXS 070's

County Morse Examiner

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Dominica

Steve W3HF
 

And J73CCM is CQing on 10m. Easy new country, even QRP with
the attic dipole.

So far a great afternoon, and I've only been on the air 10 minutes!

Steve
W3HF


Gitmo

Steve W3HF
 

KG4NW is lonely on 17m now, calling CQ. Counts not only as a
country, but a QSO on a WARC band for 070 Tri-WARC.

Steve
W3HF