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What happened to the band?

chris hill <joanandchris@...>
 

Has anyone noticed how dead the bands are today?  I copied one signal on 17M(a rarity).  10, 15 and 20 were devoid of anything. I thought I may have switched in some attenuation or some other  such dumb trick.  Perhaps it signals the demise of the current sunspot cycle.
                                       Chris Hill  KG8JF


Re: "Dead bands"

spdomingue@...
 

Ducan

Thanks for the information, but I bet Jay put you up to this.. HI HI

Good Luck on 6

SteveD
N6YIh/7


Re: 1st Annual CQC PSK Kontest

Dick Thompson <wb0dul@...>
 

They sure don't want much information on the exchange, do they Jay? 
 
Dick
 
 

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Re: [PSK-TARA] Thanks for the Fall Rumble

ny2u@...
 

In a message dated 03/24/2002 16:18:13 PM Eastern Standard Time, w3hf@... writes:


To All:

I would also like to add my thanks to the entire TARA Team for
their efforts in creating the premier contest in the PSK arena.

Ernie WM2U is the front guy, publicizing the contest, building the
web page, creating the rules, and all-around organizing it. His is a
big job, and the contest is what it is because of his efforts.

I only recently learned of the efforts of Joe N2NOU and Karen
KB2UUC. They work behind the scenes after the contest, creating
the certificates and handling the packaging/mailing.

Finally, there's "Mr Bill" NY2U. As President of the sponsoring
organization, Mr Bill is the "big kahuna" of the contest.

Thank you to all of you, as well as anyone else I may have missed.
It has been my privilege to participate in the last two runnings of
the contest, and I look forward to many more.

73,
Steve
W3HF

P.S. I haven't seen any contest traffic on the reflector for the next
contest, in only 27 days! Are any of you other teams going to be
back? We will--more details soon.

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On behalf of TARA I thank you for your kind words! I can tell you this, TARA has been proud to sponsor the PSK Rumbles as well as the RTTY Sprints. Plus, I think we've been extremely lucky to have the cooperation and support we've received from the many digital users World Wide! The participation in these events have far exceeded our goals and we're hoping to experience the continued growth that we've seen over the years.

I'm tickled to read the acknowledgments that the PSK Rumble Team (Ernie, WM2U; Joe, N2NOU & Karen, KB2UUC) are receiving on the 070 & TARA News Groups, and deservedly so! However, there is one notation I'd like to make here. As far as the PSK Rumbles go, Ernie Mills has been the "Main Man" in charge all along. It was Ernie's foresight in what PSK was going to become that brought the rumbles into existence. My role in the PSK Rumbles has really been negligible, so much so that I really do not deserve to be credited in any way with its success.  Yes, it's nice to read the remarks of Steve, W3HF, when he writes, "
As President of the sponsoring organization, Mr Bill is the "big kahuna of the contest." But please remember what Steve also said about the efforts of Ernie, WM2U,  "the contest is what it is because of his efforts" I couldn't agree more! So, if anyone deserves the title of "Big Kahuna" it's Ernie, I hope you think so too!

 Thank You!
"Mr.Bill" NY2U


Re: What happened to the band?

N3DQU@...
 

In a message dated 3/24/2002 2:04:11 PM Eastern Standard Time, kf4fhs@... writes:


Maybe Jay has came up with a 10-15 and 20 meter endorsment :-)


   ho ho bernie, u b 1 funny dood!  jay.


The bands

spdomingue@...
 

It is 2058Z and XR0X is calling CQ on 15 meters


Re: What happened to the band?

spdomingue@...
 

Well at 1930Z there was a pile up working XR0X San Felpi Island SA-013 he was working the US and Europe on 15 meters .

I have also removed the diodes from the antenna here so maybe thats why I got thru. HI HI

SteveD
N6YIH/7


2002 TDW

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Please note that N6YIH/7 has been added as a fourth Bonus Station for this
year's Three-Day Weekend. Revised rules have been posted on the 070 Club
website showing this change. 73 de Jay N3DQU.


Rerun of Jim's GAZETTE Newsletter #118

N3DQU@...
 

Rerun for those who couldn't get the attachement...Jay N3DQU.

Jim's GAZETTE
Newsletter #118
20 March 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: Peter G3PLX has fulfilled a request and sent along a spectrum
shot of Pactor III from his monitoring efforts on 20 meters. It's an awesome
sight!
Take a look at www.n2hos.com/digital/paciii.html. And special thanks to Peter
for the time and effort.

Somebody made a mistake (no names, please). There IS new software for the
DXP-38 on the HAL website, but NOT for the P-38. Bill Henry was quick to
realign
my cranium on that one. Hi! Sorry, P-38 owners.

The Congo! TN3B and TN3W (EA3BT and EA3WL in disguise) will operate from 17
to 27 May. RTTY will be included in the two-station operation.

You need it if you chase DX. The latest, correct 16-page listing can be
found, ready for printing, at www.ng3k.com/, then click DXCC and take the
table of your
choice. Quite a site!

Dean W5PJR, a dedicated RTTY-only, DX-only type, might, just might, show up
on PSK31 one of these days. Never one to have a conversational QSO, he might,
just might, catch the fever. Look for a big signal out of New Mexico and
please drop me an Email if you see him on the air. (no more HO-HUM, Dean).

For or against SO2R (single operator, two or more radios in a contest)?? Vote
for or against at www.contesting.com. Scroll down to 'survey.'

There's no more room for additional short notes this time around. Two issues
flared up, down and around in the past two weeks. Both need space.

The first relates to remote control-an old subject with a new twist. The
discussion began when Don AA5AU admitted to the entire world that he had a
QSO with
another station while operating his rig at home . . . from his office. There
are two issues here, one of which we can't answer. 'Does his boss know about
this?' Only
Don knows and he is not talking. HI!

A more complicated issue exists as well. Bill W7TI summed it up precisely by
writing, 'I can see the day when a person no longer needs a station in the
usual sense.
Instead, simply operate a station anywhere in the world . . . Imagine the
future. Enterprising hams will set up stations for rent all over the world.
Log on, pay by credit
card and operate. The technology already exists.'

Reactions were many and varied, humorous and serious, fanciful and concerned.
Ed W1MAG-'We can get rid of all our ham gear, post our Internet address and
just
Email each other. What fun!'

Bob NT1V, 'I want to assemble and tinker with and be responsible for my own
station. That's what ham radio is all about.' And, Don AA5AU agrees but adds,
'I
can imagine sitting in the duck blind with my Internet-ready cell phone
controlling my station at home and working RTTY.'
Phil GU0SOP, philosophizing, asks 'The technology exists, but WHY? It can be
done totally automatically and then where would we be? A little software
development and we could have VIRTUAL radio from anywhere, including
countries that don't permit it! The possibilities don't bear thinking about!'
And Shelby
K4WW, 'All awards will lose their significance and there would be no reason
to have any equipment other than a computer!'

And, finally, Tom W7WHY doesn't ask why, but imagines '. . . a station in
Oregon with radio and tower in G/ZS/JA and ZL, all accessible via the
Internet. Man,
what would the rules be for that?'

Many others commented along the same lines. Most said, in one way or another,
that technology has outrun some parts of our hobby. If we keep abreast of
technology, the traditions, rules and regulations and practices of ham radio
become meaningless because they apply to a different science in a different
age. A few
serious questions illuminate the point. Do you really believe that there
isn't a completely automated, remote controlled contest station out there
even now? Do you
really believe that we won't soon be working rare DX from a distant station
(s), utilizing the best propagation paths to the target? Do you really
believe today's rule
and regulations have any relevance to today's technical reality? Think about
it. These are not facetious questions at all.

On the second front, I have recently been bombarded with Email and copies of
Email from Vic W5SMM, Peter G3PLX, Rick KN6KB, Steve K4CJX, Skip
KH6TY and others (who shall remain nameless). This eruption apparently began
with our earlier discussion of Pactor III and it future impact on the digital
space and
on those mailbox operators who were scanning the PSK31 frequencies. One thing
naturally followed the other and it soon turned into a full-blown discussion
of
automatic vs semi-automatic operation, sub-bands, bandwidths, and other
digital possibilities including voice. Along with the discussion, the words
also threw an
occasional spear or two in the direction of the other camp but, fortunately,
no blood was shed.

For a time, it looked as though the exchange would wind up in a flurry of
accusations and threats, as is so often the case in the field of Advanced
Internet
communications. But two things happened, each without notice, and the storm
subsided and moved on its way. First, Rick KN6KB took a longer-term look at
the
problem. He believes, for example, that there have always been new modes to
bother the bands and upset existing users. Citing RTTY, AM, SSB, NBFM and
SSTV, Rick points out that there was tremendous resistance to these new kids
on the block because they had to borrow spectrum from an existing mode. And,
he is
certain that there will more of the same in the next generation as Pactor III
and digital voice start flexing their muscle. In the end, Rick endorses the
idea that there
should be a regulation segmenting bands by signal bandwidth. New modes of
similar bandwidth could then compete with existing modes within those basic
segments.
Thus, for good and sufficient reason, he endorses the G3PLX concept and joins
the group who feel Pactor III and any other wideband digital mode must go up
in the
HF packet space.

In other communications, the ruckus between the band-scanning MBO's and the
PSK31 users boiled anew. Rambling conversations covered every aspect of the
argument from legality to common practice. It was, for the most part, more
than most of us need to know about digital stuff. The charge that some MBOs
were still
scanning in the PSK space, as pointed out in Newsletter 117, seemed to be at
the root of the issue. If MBO stations scan there, then some client stations
will call
them there. It's as simple as that.

Steve K4CJX, head of the Winlink2000 group poured oil on troubled waters. In
a widely distributed note, he agreed that such was the case and immediately
contacted the offending stations to correct the matter. These stations were
innocent of any wrongdoing because nobody had informed them of the
limitations. Steve, in
a memo to one of the new MBO's said after admitting his failure to inform
him, that 'complaints say that our group breached an agreement. Since this
seems to be the
only working 'gentleman's agreement' in the entire hobby, we want to keep the
peace and do what we can to accommodate those using PSK31." In radio, says
Steve, no one is 'correct,' and no one is 'right.' What a constructive,
productive move!

In a footnote, Steve added that HS0AC would be going off the air on 5 April
for an extended period of time. Too bad!

Moved, seconded and approved. May we all now rest in peace! Subject closed!!

73 de Jim N2HOS


Re: 1st Annual CQC PSK Kontest

DL2AYL@...
 

Did you see what they have for exchange? I'd add shoe size and bank account
number .
Erika/DL2AYL

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CW only

Duncan <zl3jt@...>
 

Hi folks!
Yes, Kostas, I have noted that transmission on 21.070, but not very strong in ZL,
but around the same time several days ago.
Some members of the IARU have specified in their Radio Regs that the lower part of
each band is for CW mode only. Others only specify 'Narrow modes only, less than
1KHz bandwidth'...The transmission may be pointing out that it may well be 'only
CW' in this section of the band.
For example, on 50MHz USA specifies 'CW only' below 50.100 Mhz. and therefore a USA
station cannot use PSK31 in that part of the band. Conversely, I have worked VK and
JA on PSK on 50.095!
USA band restrictions are much greater than other countries, which may be a benefit
to the rest of the World perhaps.
The Transmission may well be correct at the originator's QTH, but in transmitting
on top of a PSK31 transmission, and vice versa, could be regarded as 'deliberate
interference'....just turn the volume off and ignore it! But don't transmit on the
trace of the CW signal...
de Jungle Telegraph ...Duncan ZL3JT


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Re: INTRUD: "CW ONLY"

w1sql@...
 

No need to clutter up the group. I will contact you direct.
 
 
Joe
W1SQL

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Sent: Saturday, March 23, 2002 6:55 AM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] INTRUD: "CW ONLY"

Not to change the subjust but has anyone tried out the new w1sqlpsk sftware yet? comment please.  I'm having some trouble with it especially the auto logging functions where you select and right click to move data to the log
 
Chris Hill KG8JF
 
----- Original Message -----
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Sent: Saturday, March 23, 2002 6:39 AM
To: 070@...
Subject: [070] INTRUD: "CW ONLY"
 

Hi, today 23/3/2002 at 1133 UTC I hear an endless CW tape
on 21070.9 kHz sending the phrase "CW ONLY".

Any ideas?

73 Costas! SV1XV



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Re: INTRUD: "CW ONLY"

chris hill <joanandchris@...>
 

Not to change the subjust but has anyone tried out the new w1sqlpsk sftware yet? comment please.  I'm having some trouble with it especially the auto logging functions where you select and right click to move data to the log
 
Chris Hill KG8JF
 

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Hi, today 23/3/2002 at 1133 UTC I hear an endless CW tape
on 21070.9 kHz sending the phrase "CW ONLY".

Any ideas?

73 Costas SV1XV



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INTRUD: "CW ONLY"

Costas Krallis SV1XV <sv1xv@...>
 

Hi, today 23/3/2002 at 1133 UTC I hear an endless CW tape
on 21070.9 kHz sending the phrase "CW ONLY".

Any ideas?

73 Costas SV1XV



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Re: CW only

AA8QQJMauch@...
 

Costas and Duncan,
I heard that signal the other day also. I don't remember hearing any station
ID with it. Seems if it was a legitimate signal and deserved to not be
interfered with, they should have ID'd. Otherwise it's just QRN/QRM,
unworthy of protection. Then again, maybe I just didn't listen long enough.

73,
Jay - AA8QQ


1st Annual CQC PSK Kontest

N3DQU@...
 

New PSK contest May 11, sponsored by the Colorado QRP Club. For more info
see < http://www.cqc.org/contests/index.htm > ...73 de Jay N3DQU.


Congratulations

Ernest Mills <emills@...>
 

...... to Dieter, DL2RR who successfully claims the PODXS Prefix Award in PSK.  Congratulations and what a fantastic job. 73 Ernie


Re: Digest Number 240

Bernie <kf4fhs@...>
 

Mine came through just fine.  Interesting reading, too
 
 73, Bernie / KF4FHS
 


Re: Digest Number 240

DL2AYL@...
 

Seems it just doesn't work  everywhere, I have got the attachment, but I'm
not on arrl.net or something like that.
Good weekend to all!
73 Erika/DL2AYL

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Re: Digest Number 240

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