Jim's GAZETTE #121
5 May 2002
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SHORT NOTES: We are sneaking up on the 1St Annual PSK31 KONTEST. This runs
the six hours from 1900Z 11 May to 0100Z 12 May. Have fun but go
first to www.cqc.org/contests/psk3102.htm for details.
JD1 will operate RTTY and PSK beginning May 6. Go to
www.qsl.net/jl4cvb/ogasawara.htm for more. And, so will KH1. The calls will
be announced at the
beginning of the operation. K1B will continue. (I missed them on 15M PSK, but
they were very weak!). This is a big week in the Pacific. Don't miss out.
Aside from those brief notes, this is a single-issue issue of the newsletter.
Bear with me as we reluctantly open Pandora's Box and take yet another
grudging look at Pactor III and its ramifications. (If I had a choice I'd
rather review a book about 'How To Lose Ten Pounds Working 160 meter DX' or
to Win Friends and Influence People With HF Packet'-if someone would only
write them!). Be that as it may, the newest iteration of Pactor is now
released. This software can be run on most if not all of the SCS modems and
the signal will soon be visible to more and more CW and RTTY operators
around the world. This is indeed time to take a look, and I want to do so
from a purely personal standpoint-what it means to me as a plain vanilla
ham. I'll ignore the opinions of the multiple Emails, the movers and shakers,
the FCC, the ARRL, the IRU and focus on me and my small corner of the
spectrum. There is no more appropriate way to view the problem!
There are some things I know for sure. The signal does move a lot of traffic
in very short order. Even if the test claims on the SCS website are somewhat
overstated, which may or may not be the case, the product outshines most
other options available to the MBO operator. But, as is always the case,
are tradeoffs when it comes to signal content. All high-volume HF modes share
the same shortcoming. It's called BANDWIDTH, which increases in direct
proportion to the increased data transmitted. And, to me, this is the gut
issue regarding this latest development.
Pactor III uses a big chunk our precious bands, for its signal stretches to
over 2kHz. Please conjure up your own image of what such a signal means to
your operation on the digital or CW bands; try to estimate how far up and
down the band the MBOs will need to spread out in order to avoid serious QRM
if MBOs try to operate within restricted frequencies; and then try to guess
the final impact of this mode and its voracious demand for space.
I've reflected on my own recent experience, and I admit to being a bit
depressed at the thought. There has been for some time a reasonably effective
gentlemen's agreement between the MBO's and the PSK crowd. The narrow space
used by PSK on 15 meters, where I spend most of my radio time, has
been mostly free of MBO traffic. Oh, don't misunderstand me. You can see the
Pactor traces both above and below the PSK space so their scan
frequencies are very close indeed. But they are over there and I operate
here, for the most part, without being swamped by their much stronger, wider
signal. It happens on occasion, I merely swear a bit, move elsewhere and
quickly outgrow the irritation.
In a few weeks or months from now, though, I'll fire up the computer and rig
and view what happens when the trace turns out to be Pactor III instead of
of the narrower, earlier, friendlier versions. Simple! My PSK space gets
blown away by a single signal, is dead and buried if there are two adjacent
stations . . . and I will have one helluva time finding an empty slot to
renew any kind of on-air activity or to find a fellow survivor because there
'elsewhere' left. And that's when I begin to get emotional about the subject.
At that point, and it will apparently arrive sooner than later, I begin to
about how to slay the dragon infesting my turf. And I will joined by many,
I am not a lawyer and don't wish to delve into the intricacies of whether or
not Pactor III is a legal mode for amateur service, whether or not the mode
been documented for the communication authorities, whether or not it is legal
to page a scanning MBO without identifying the station calling, whether or
not the automatic response of the MBO which interferes with an ongoing
digital QSO is legal, whether or not it is legal to run two or even three
robot MBOs under the same callsign, whether or not a significant percentage
of the growing volume of Internet/MBO traffic is legitimate amateur radio
traffic and so on ad infinitum. Those questions are for the professionals and
not for those, like me, who deal in small signals and low power within our
Be that as it may, I then turn to Paragraph 'C' of FCC 97.221. Lawyer or not,
there seems to be a clear message here. If I am in error, please let me know.
The paragraph, after outlining frequencies for an 'automatically controlled
digital station,' (including 14.095-14.0995 and 14.1005-14.112 mHz), goes on
say that 'A station may be automatically controlled while transmitting a RTTY
or data emission types provided that: (1) the station is responding to
interrogation by a station under local or remote control; and (2) No
transmission from the automatically controlled station occupies a bandwidth
than 500 Hz.'
I helped lobby for that paragraph way back in 1994 because I felt that the
Winlink stations performed yeoman service during Desert Storm (the invasion
Kuwait by Iraq). TG9VT and many others devoted almost full-time effort to
move the traffic from the Middle East to the folks back home. They deserved
support and I do not in any way wish to alter my stance. But there is a major
We were talking then about supporting and believing in an operation that
provided an incredibly valuable public service and still fit within the
limitations and operating characteristics of amateur service. Surely there
was some interference to ongoing QSO's for, as a station interrogating TG9VT,
even though I checked to make certain the frequency was clear in my neck of
the woods, there was no predicting where my signal might go and whether
or not a QSO on the other side of the world would be degraded. But, even if
it was, the narrow bandwidths deployed made it relatively simple to move
over a few Hz to continue the QSO.
Imagine my problem now if my PSK conversation is blown away by a signal that
is 70 times wider than the 31Hz PSK signal my 30 watts is transmitting.
There is no recovery. There is no way for these modes to live together. There
is no room for Pactor III except in the 14.105-14.112 space. They are
welcome to it. Be my guest!
73 de Jim N2HOS: GAZETTE at www.n2hos.com/digital
Re: Vermont Needed for WAS
Costas Krallis SV1XV <sv1xv@...>
At 19:46 4/5/2002 +0000, you wrote:
Hi there 070 CLub:I have only K1ON in MFSK-16 mode from Vermont, I guess
he is active in PSK-31 as well...
Re: Vermont Needed for WAS
I have worked W1ZS from Vermont and got the qsl via the bureau and also
N1ETS with confirmation via the bureau.
73 and good hunting
Vermont Needed for WAS
Hi there 070 CLub:
I need only Vermont confirmed for WAS PSK31. I worked KG4NBL/M1 from
the Vermont/Mass state line in March, but got no reply from my qsl
card and SASE.
I checked the 070 Club roster and could not find a Vermont qth for
any members. If any of you have worked Vermont on psk31, could you
give me their call sign(s) so I can write or e-mail for a sked?
tnx es 73 de N7XB
Bruce McCain in Portland OR
Re: Vermont Needed for WAS
On PSK, I have worked N1PEA (4 times), N1XWV and W5VWD but no cards received yet!
Best of luck,
Endorsements in the mail
Endorsements in the mail today for PY2MJ, GM0KWW, OK1VSL, HS0ZBS AND
YO5CRQ...73 de Jay N3DQU.
Re: New PSK SWL program
I will translate that too this weekend, will put the address
on my replying cards for SWL-reports and give the information to our
New PSK SWL program
Pass the word to your SWL buddies that the 070 Club is now sponsoring a
PSK SWL program. For more info check out the 070 website, rules for the LONP
award are now posted there too...73 de Jay N3DQU.
[PSK-TARA] Pactor III ....Please Read!
From Peter G3PLX
This is strictly-speaking off-topic, but the subject potentially affects ALL
narrow-band digital modes, and that includes PSK31, RTTY, Pactor 1, Pactor 2,
and I will include CW too just for completeness.
The company SCS which manufactures the PTC digital mode terminal, and which
invented Pactor, has now released the latest Pactor-3 mode, which can be
retro-installed into existing PTC-2e hardware, and will be available in new
This new mode is much wider bandwidth that Pactor-1 or Pactor-2. It can be up
to 2.4 kHz wide, so that makes it as wide as an SSB emission. If mode-3 is
enabled in two Pactor-equipped stations, one Pactor station calling the
other on a channel which is 500Hz wide with other QSOs either side, could
switch without warning to 2.4 kHz wide, WITHOUT CHECKING THAT THE ADJACENT
CHANNELS ARE CLEAR. It is therefore very important that PT3 is ONLY used on
channels which are 2.4 kHz wide
before the QSO starts.
The present worldwide bandplans do not distinguish between digital modes of
different widths, they just say that all digital modes should operate in
specific bands. I have informed RSGB about the latest developments, and asked
them to inform IARU and debate this urgently at the next IARU meeting. If
nothing is done to change the bandplans, there will be a great potential for
conflict. I believe that the intention of the
bandplans has always been to keep modes of different widths separate, and
that this intention has always been met in the past, but only because digital
modes were always narrow-band. Now that there will be wide digital modes, I
think we need to change the way the bandplan is worded, so that we CONTINUE
to separate wide and narrow modes. THIS MEANS PUTTING PT3 HIGHER IN THE BAND
THAN THE PRESENT NAARROW-BAND DIGITAL MODES.
In fact on the popular amateur bands, 80, 40, 20, this can be done without a
change, at least it can in the region 1 IARU bandplan, because the sections
3600-3620, 7040-7045, and 14101-14112 are already shared between digital
modes and SSB.
I would therefore ask anyone who receives this reflector to copy this message
to other discussion groups, especially those concerned with all narrow-band
amateur modes including PSK31, RTTY, Pactor, and CW, with the intention to
agree that ALL Pactor-3 activity should be inside the sections of the bands
that I have shown above, and certainly NOT below 3600, 7040, and 14100 where
narrow-band modes are normally used. In the case of 10MHz, it is well-known
that this is a shared band and the IARU bandplan prohibits SSB because of
this. PT3 should therefore also be
prohibited on this band. This may all change in September if there is some
IARU resolution agreed at the next IARU region 1 meeting.
Hi Erika,toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
I've been having that problem for about 2 weeks, it takes about 4 or
5 hours for my posts to be sent. I found that by going to the Yahoo
Groups website and posting from there, they go out pretty quick.
73, Bernie / KF4FHS
--- In 070@y..., DL2AYL@t... wrote:
Looks like YAHOO has got problems, my e-mail needed
Looks like YAHOO has got problems, my e-mail needed
7 hours to get back to me.
HF BEACON LIST RECEIVED FM 425 DX NEWS
Many thanks to Martin Harrison, G3USF for providing the following List of
HF Beacons (latest update 1 May 2002).
G3USF's Worldwide List of HF Beacons
Freq Call Town Loc ERPw Ant Direct Mode Status
1805 VO1NA St John's 1 Omni 24
1817 ZS1J Plettenberg BayKF15PF 1 1/2 Dip E-W A1 24
1840 OK0EK Kromeriz JN89QG 4 Vertical Omni A1 T NonOp
1845 OK0EV Near Prague JN79EV 100 25m Vert Omni A1 PT
3579 DK0WCY Scheggerott JO44VQ 30 Dipole A1 0700-0800
3585 ZS1J Plettenberg BayKF15PF 1 1/2 Dip A1 24
3600.0 OK0EN Kam. Zehrovice JO70AC 0.15 Corner Dip 90/270A1 24
5471.5 LN2A Sveio JO29PO 1kw Vert Monop Omni A1/F1 ITU24+
7025 ZS1AGI George Airport KF16EA 0.2 1/2 Dipole E-W A1 24
7871.5 LN2A Sveio JO29PO 1kw Vert Monop Omni A1/F1 ITU24+
10102.5 ZS1J PlettenbergBay KF15PF 1 1/2 Dip A1 24
10110 HP1RCP Cerro Jefe FJ09HD .5 Dipole N-S A1 24
10134 OK0EF Nr Kladno JO70BC .1/.2/.5 1/2 Vert Omini A1 24
10140 PY3PSI Porto Alegre GF49KX 1.6 dipole N-S A1 INT
10144.0 DK0WCY Scheggerott JO44VQ 30 Hor. Loop Omni A1 24zz
10408.5 LN2A Sveio JO29PO 1kw Vert Monop Omni A1/F1 ITU24+
14100.0 4U1UN UN NY FN20AS 100-0.1 Vertical Omni A1 IBP cycle
14100.0 VE8AT Eureka,Nunavut EQ79AX 100-0.1 Vertical Omni A1 IBP cycle
14100.0 W6WX Nr San Jose CA CM87 100-0.1 Vertical Omni A1 IBP cycle
14100.0 KH6WO Honolulu BL11BK 100-0.1 Vertical Omni A1 IBP cycle
14100.0 ZL6B Nr Masterton RE77TW 100-0.1 Vertical Omni A1 IBP cycle
14100.0 VK6RBP 28k SE Perth OF87BW 100-0.1 Vertical Omni A1 IBP cycle
14100.0 JA2IGY Mt Asama PM84JK 100-0.1 Vertical Omni A1 IBP cycle
14100.0 RR9O Novosibirsk NO14KX 100-0.1 Vertical Omni A1 IBP cycle
14100.0 VR2B Hong Kong OL72CG 100-0.1 Vertical Omni A1 IBP cycle
14100.0 4S7B Colombo MJ96 100-0.1 Vertical Omni A1 IBP nonop
14100.0 ZS6DN Pretoria KG44DC 100-0.1 Vertical Omni A1 IBP cycle
14100.0 5Z4B Kilifi KI95 100-0.1 Vertical Omni A1 IBP cycle
14100.0 4X6TU Tel Aviv KM72JC 100-0.1 Vertical Omni A1 IBP cycle
14100.0 OH2B Karkkila KP20BN 100-0.1 Vertical Omni A1 IBP cycle
14100.0 CS3B Madeira IM12 100-0.1 Vertical Omni A1 IBP cycle
14100.0 LU4AA Buenos Aires GF05 100-0.1 Vertical Omni A1 IBP cycle
14100.0 OA4B Lima FH17KV 100-0.1 Vertical Omni A1 IBP cycle
14100.0 YV5B Caracas FK60NL 100-0.1 Vertical Omni A1 IBP cycle
14396.5 LN2A Sveio JO29PO 1kw Vert Monop Omni A1/F1 ITU24+
18068.1 IK6BAK Montefelcino JN63KR 3 Inv Vee Omni A1 24
18101 VE3RAT Thornhill ONT FN03GL 1 Vertical Omni A1 24
18102 I1M Bordighera JN33UT 10 5/8 Vert Omni A1 24
18102 HB9AFZ Bellinzona JN46ME 5 Inv Vee ? A1 TNonOp
18108.6 HP1AVS Cerro Jefe FJ09HD 15 Dipole A1 24
18110 DL0AGS Kassel JO41NL 10 GP Omni A1 24
18110.0 4U1UN U. Nations NY FN20AS 100-0.1 Vertical Omni A1 IBP cycle
18110.0 VE8AT Eureka,Nunavut EQ79AX 100-0.1 Vertical Omni A1 IBP cycle
18110.0 KH6WO Honolulu BL11BK 100-0.1 Vertical Omni A1 IBP cycle
18110.0 ZL6B Nr Masterton RE77TW 100-0.1 Vertical Omni A1 IBP cycle
18110.0 VK6RBP 28k SE Perth OF87BW 100-0.1 Vertical Omni A1 IBP cycle
18110.0 JA2IGY Mt Asama PM84JK 100-0.1 Vertical Omni A1 IBP cycle
18100.0 RR9O Novosibirsk NO14KX 100-0.1 Vertical Omni A1 IBP cycle
18100.0 VR2B Hong Kong OL72CG 100-0.1 Vertical Omni A1 IBP cycle
18110.0 4S7B Colombo MJ96 100-0.1 Vertical Omni A1 IBP nonop
18110.0 ZS6DN Pretoria KG44DC 100-0.1 Vertical Omni A1 IBP cycle
18110.0 5Z4B Kilifi KI95 100-0.1 Vertical Omni A1 IBP cycle
18110.0 4X6TU Tel Aviv KM72JC 100-0.1 Vertical Omni A1 IBP cycle
18110.0 OH2B Karkkila KP20BN 100-0.1 Vertical Omni A1 IBP cycle
18110.0 CS3B Madeira IM12 100-0.1 Vertical Omni A1 IBP cycle
18110.0 OA4B Lima FH17KV 100-0.1 Vertical Omni A1 IBP cycle
18110.0 LU4AA Buenos Aires GF05 100-0.1 Vertical Omni A1 IBP cycle
18110.0 YV5B Caracas FK60NL 100-0.1 Vertical Omni A1 IBP cycle
20948.5 LN2A Sveio JO29PO 1kw Vert Monop Omni A1/F1 ITU24+
21149 HB9AFZ Bellinzona JN46ME A1 TEST
21150.0 4U1UN UN New York FM20AS 100-0.1 Vertical Omni A1 IBP cycle
21150.0 VE8AT Eureka,Nunavut EQ79AX 100-0.1 Vertical Omni A1 IBP cycle
21150.0 W6WX Nr San Jose CA CM87 100-0.1 Vertical Omni A1 IBP cycle
21150.0 KH6WO Honolulu BL11BK 100-0.1 Vertical Omni A1 IBP cycle
21150.0 ZL6B Masterton RE77TW 100-0.1 Vertical Omni A1 IBP cycle
21150.0 VK6RBP 28k SE Perth OF87BW 100-0.1 Vertical Omni A1 IBP cycle
21150.0 JA2IGY Mt Asama PM84JK 100-0.1 Vertical Omni A1 IBP cycle
21150.0 RR9O Novosibirsk NO14KX 100-0.1 Vertical Omni A1 IBP cycle
21150.0 VR2B Hong Kong OL72CG 100-0.1 Vertical Omni A1 IBP cycle
21150.0 4S7B Colombo MJ96 100-0.1 Vertical Omni A1 IBP nonop
21150.0 ZS6DN Pretoria KG44DC 100-0.1 Vertical Omni A1 IBP cycle
21150.0 5Z4B Kilifi KI95 100-0.1 Vertical Omni A1 IBP cycle
21150.0 4X6TU Tel Aviv KM72JC 100-0.1 Vertical Omni A1 IBP cycle
21150.0 OH2B Karkkila KP20BN 100-0.1 Vertical Omni A1 IBP cycle
21150.0 CS3B Madeira IM12 100-0.1 Vertical Omni A1 IBP cycle
21150.0 LU4AA Buenos Aires GF05 100-0.1 Vertical Omni A1 IBP cycle
21150.0 OA4B Lima FH17KV 100-0.1 Vertical Omni A1 IBP cycle
21150.0 YV5B Caracas FK60NL 100-0.1 Vertical Omni A1 IBP cycle
21151.0 I1M Bordighera JN33UT 10 2 5/8 Vert Omni A1 24
21171 KA5FYI Austin TX EM10 1.25 1/4 Vert Omni A1 INT
21393 PY3PSI Porto Alegre GF49KX 4 Dipole N-S A1 INT
24915.0 IK6BAK Montefelcino JN63KR 10 Inv Vee Omni A1 24
24920.0 IY4M Bologna JN54QK A1 INT/ROBOT
24930.0 4U1UN UN NY FN20AS 100-0.1 Vertical Omni A1 IBP cycle
24930.0 VE8AT Eureka,Nunavut EQ79AX 100-0.1 Vertical Omni A1 IBP cycle
24930.0 KH6WO Honolulu BL11BK 100-0.1 Vertical Omni A1 IBP cycle
24930.0 ZL6B Nr Masterton RE77TW 100-0.1 Vertical Omni A1 IBP cycle
24930.0 VK6RBP 28k SE Perth OF87BW 100-0.1 Vertical Omni A1 IBP cycle
24930.0 JA2IGY Mt Asama PM84JK 100-0.1 Vertical Omni A1 IBP cycle
24930.0 RR9O Novosibirsk NO14KX 100-0.1 Vertical Omni A1 IBP cycle
24930.0 VR2B Hong Kong OL72CG 100-0.1 Vertical Omni A1 IBP cycle
24930.0 4S7B Colombo MJ96 100-0.1 Vertical Omni A1 IBP nonop
24930.0 ZS6DN Pretoria KF44DC 100-0.1 Vertical Omni A1 IBP cycle
24930.0 5Z4B Kilifi KI95 100-0.1 Vertical Omni A1 IBP cycle
24930.0 4X6TU Tel Aviv KM72JC 100-0.1 Vertical Omni A1 IBP cycle
24930.0 OH2B Karkkila KP20BN 100-0.1 Vertical Omni A1 IBP cycle
24930.0 CS3B Madeira IM12 100-0.1 Vertical Omni A1 IBP cycle
24930.0 LU4AA Buenos Aires GF05 100-0.1 Vertical Omni A1 IBP cycle
24930.0 OA4B Lima FH17KV 100-0.1 Vertical Omni A1 IBP cycle
24930.0 YV5B Caracas FK60NL 100-0.1 Vertical Omni A1 IBP cycle
24930.5 GB3... 100 A1 UC
24931 DK0HHH Hamburg JO53AM 10 Dipole Omni A1 24
24986 JE7YNQ Fukushima QM07 5 Dipole A1 24
28110 F5KCK A1 ROBOT
28125 KA5FYI Austin TX EM10 QRP A1 INT
28165 KA1EKS Millinocket ME FN55OO 4 A99 GP Omni A1 24
28175 VE3TEN Ottawa FN25 10 GP Omni A1 24
28176.8 HP1RCP Cerro Jefe FJ09HD 5 Vertical Omni A1 24
28180.3 I1M Bordighera JN33UT 5/20 2x5/8 Vert Omni A1 24
28182.0 SV3AQR Amalias KM07QS 4 GP Omni A1 24
28188 JE7YNQ Fukushima QM07 50 Stack Dip Omni A1 24
28189 XE1SRF 50k S Mexico C EK09LA 20 5/8 4.2db Omni A1 24
28189.3 A47RB Oman LL93FO 50 AR-10 Omni A1 NonOp
28190 VA3XCD Ennismore ON A1 OP?
28190.2 LU4XS Tierra/d/Fuego FD65PA 5 Inv Vee Omni A1 24
28191 GB... 100 A1 UC
28191 VE6GTE Bassano AB DO30HW 25 R7 Vert Omni A1 24
28192 LU0ARC qrp A1 ?
28192 LU2DT GF11FX A1 IRREG
28192 LU2FFV 5 GP Omni A1 IRREG
28193.2 VE4ARM Austin MB EM09HW 5 GP Omni A1 24
28195.1 IY4M Bologna JN54QK 20 5/8 GP Omni A1 24
28195.5 VA2MGL La Malbaie PQ FN47UQ 2 Inv
Vee Omni A1 24
28195.7 WA2NTK Horsehead NY FN12NE 5 Vertical Omni A1 ?
28196 LU4JJ Concordia ER GF08XO A1 IRREG
28196.0 LU6DTS La Plata GF15AE 5 GP Omni A1 IRREG
28197 LU7WW Chabut State FE77LF 5 6-el A1 IRREG
28197 LW9DAH A1 IRREG
28197.0 VE7MTY Vancouver BC CN89 5 Vertical Omni A1 24
28198.0 HB9AFZ Bellinzona JN46ME 10 3-el A1 TNonOp
28199.3 LU1FHH El Trebol SF A1 24
28200.0 4U1UN UN New York FM20AS 100-0.1 Vertical Omni A1 NonOp
28200.0 VE8AT Eureka,Nunavut EQ79AX 100-0.1 Vertical Omni A1 IBP cycle
28200.0 W6WX Nr San Jose CA CM87 100-0.1 Vertical Omni A1 IBP cycle
28200.0 KH6WO Honolulu BL11BK 100-0.1 Vertical Omni A1 IBP cycle
28200.0 ZL6B Nr Masterton RE77TW 100-0.1 Vertical Omni A1 IBP cycle
28200.0 VK6RBP 28k SE Perth OF87BW 100-0.1 Vertical Omni A1 IBP cycle
28200.0 JA2IGY Mt Asama PM84JK 100-0.1 Vertical Omni A1 IBP cycle
28200.0 RR9O Novosibirsk NO14KX 100=0.1 Vertical Omni A1 IBP cycle
28200.0 VR2B Hong Kong OL72CG 100-0.1 Vertical Omni A1 IBP cycle
28200.0 4S7B Colombo MJ96 100-0.1 Vertical Omni A1 IBP nonop
28200.0 ZS6DN Pretoria KG44DC 100-0.1 Vertical Omni A1 IBP cycle
28200.0 5Z4B Nr Mombasa KI95 100-0.1 Vertical Omni A1 IBP cycle
28200.0 4X6TU Tel Aviv KM72JC 100-0.1 Vertical Omni A1 IBP cycle
28200.0 OH2B Karkkila KP20BN 100-0.1 Vertical Omni A1 IBP cycle
28200.0 CS3B Madeira IM12 100-0.1 Vertical Omni A1 IBP cycle
28200.0 LU4AA Buenos Aires GF05 100-0.1 Vertical Omni A1 IBP cycle
28200.0 OA4B Lima FH17KV 100-0.1 Vertical Omni A1 IBP cycle
28200.0 YV5B Caracas FK60NL 100-0.1 Vertical Omni A1 IBP cycle
28200.7 SV8J Tinos I. KM27 2 1/4 Vert Omni A1 24?
28201 WA4SZE Manchester TN 15 GP@190ft Omni A1 UC
28201.5 N3PFF Muncy PA FN11OE 25 A99 Vert Omni A1 UC
28202 ZS1J Plettenberg BayKF15PF 5 1/2 Vert Omni A1 24
28202.9 WB5UAA Ft Huachuca AZ DM41 5 A1 24?
28203.5 K6LLL Laguna BeachCA DM13CN 3 Vertical Omni A1 24
28204.5 N3NIA Nr Ridgway PA FN01PK 5 Dipole A1 24
28205.0 DL0IGI Hohenpeissenb'gJN57MT 150 1/4 Vert Omni A1 24
28206 KB0LHB Zimmerman MN EN35 2 R5 Vert Omni A1 TNONOP
28206.1 VA3GRR Brampton ON FN03 1.75 1/2 Vert Omni A1 TNONOP
28207.5 S55ZRS Mt Kum JN76MC 10 1/4 GP Omni A1 24
28208.1 JR0YAN Nr Toyama PM86JW 25 GP Omni A1 24
28208.5 WN2A Budd Lake NJ FN20 3 A1 24
28209 EI0TEN Poer Head,Cobh IO51UU 25 1/4 V.Dip Omni A1 24
28209 W4JE Hayesville NC EM85EB 7 Horiz. Dip N-S A1 24*
28209 KH6AP 20 3/8 Vert Omni A1 TEMP
28209.8 AF4OD EM72 A1 INT
28210 W5SXD Mineral WellsTX A1 ?
28211.2 LA4TEN Sotra I. JP20LG 250 Vertical Omni A1 24
28211.5 KK7PG Buckeye AZ A1 ?
28212 W3AW Springfield IL 1 A1 OP?
28212.5 K0KP Fredenberg MN EN36 0.5 A1 ?
28213.5 W5AB Missouri CityTX A1 OP?
28214 LU7DQP Buenos Aires GF05TH A1 INT
28214 N3BUB Kresgeville PA FN20FV 5 Omni A1 NONOP
28215 KA9SZX Champagne IL EN50VD 1 CX 1000 Omni A1 24
28215 GB3RAL Nr Didcot IO91IN 25 1/4 GP Omni F1 24
28217 WB0FTL Alden MN 5 Vertical Omni A1 24
28217 WB9VMY Calumet OK EM05 A1 24
28217.9 W6GY Roseda CA DM04 1 A1 24
28218.5 W8MI Mackinaw C. MI EN75 0.5 Vertical Omni A1 24
28218.5 KA0PSE Duluth MN EN36VT 4 Inv V @35' Omni A1 24
28219 K2KL Monsey NY FN21WC 3 Horiz Dip Omni A1 24
28219.9 KB9DJA Mooresville IN EM69RO 35 GP Omni A1 24
28220 5B4CY Zyyi KM64PR 26 GP Omni F1 24
28220.7 PY2XW Campinas SP GH68LK A1 Nonop
28221.7 W6TOD Ridgecrest CA DM15 10 dipole A1 24
28222 F8NBX JN05 5 OP?
28222.8 KC6UFE Chico CA 10 A1 24?
28225.2 KW7Y Marysville WA CN88SD 4 Vertical Omni A1 24
28225.4 KD5ITC TX EL17 3 Vertical Omni A1 24
28227 PY3IBZ Porto Alegre GF49KW 20 Vertical Omni A1 24
28227 KC0W MN EN34 5 A1 OP?
28228 ZL3TEN Rolliston RE66 20 1/2 Vert Omni A1 24
28228 9A0TEN JN85OO 50 A1 OP?
28230 WH6P Kanohe Bay HI BL11CK 10 R7 Vert Omni A1 INT
28230 WI9X Belleville IL A1 ?
28230 N9BPE Tuscola IL 2 Vertical Omni A1 24
28230.2 W4GFA Walhalla SC 5 A1 NonOp
28230.4 PY3ARL Port Alegre GF49JW 5 GP@287m Omni A1 24
28231.4 HP1AC Cerro Azul FJ09HD 5 1/2 dipole Omni A1 24
28232 W7JPI Sonoita AZ DM41QP 5 3 el Yagi 045 A1 24
28233.5 N9RET Broadside IL EN61 7 A99 Vert Omni A1 24
28236 VE3GOP Mississauga ON FN03GD 0.2 A99 Vert Omni A1 TNONOP
28235.2 VE1CBZ Fredericton NB FN65 3 Vertical Omni A1 24
28237.6 LA5TEN Nr Oslo JO59JV 10 5/8 GP Omni A1 24
28239.5 KC8QNO Matville MI
28240 YO2X Timisoara KN05PS 3/.3/.1 Dipole A1 24
28241.0 VA3SBB Thunder Bay ON EN58JJ 3 Antron99 Omni A1 24
28241.0 VE9MS Fredericton NB FN65 5 Loop F1 NonOp
28242.6 W2IK Islip NY FN30GR 25 Vertical Omni A1 24
28243.3 F5TMJ Nr Toulouse JN03SM 5 Horiz Loop Omni A1 24
28243.5 WA1RAJ Hollis NH A1 24
28244.0 WA6APQ Long Beach CA DM13 30 Vertical Omni A1 24
28244.8 VE9BEA Crabbe Mtn NB FN66 3 Vertical Omni A1 24
28246.0 KG2GL Nutley NJ FN20 5 R5 Vert Omni A1 24
28246.2 EA3JA Barcelona JN11BI A1 24
28247.5 KG7RS Mesa AZ 1 Vertical Omni A1 24?
28248.2 N1ME Bangor ME FN54PS 5 A1 24
28248.5 N7LT Bozeman MT DN45LQ 4/.4/.04 1/2 GP Omni A1 24
28249.3 PY5ND Curittba PR GG54IN A1 IRREG
28249.7 PI7BQC Haarlem JO22HK 2 A1 24
28250 PY3PSI Cidreira GF49VU 10 GP Omni A1 PT/0EXP
28250 K0HTF Des Moines
IA 2.5 A1 OP?
28250.1 Z21ANB Bulawayo KG47 25 GP Omni F1 24
28252.5 W6PC Mt Woodson CA DM13NB 10 Dipole Omni A1 24
28253.5 VK3SIX Nr Hamilton 24
28254.7 W4STT Hastings FL EL99GQ 20 Vertical Omni A1 12-2400
28255 N0AR St Paul MN EN35KB 0.125 1/2 Vert Omni A1 24
28256.5 VK3RMH 25kNEMelbourne QF22OH 20/2 1/2 Vert Omni A1 24
28257.5 DK0TEN Konstanz JN57NP 40 GP Omni F1 24
28257.8 WY5I Jupiter FL EL 5 7db Coll. Omni A1 07-2200LT
28259 F5KMD Boussieres 59 JO10SI 5 3dbi Vert Omni A1 24
28259.5 W6ZIP VictoriavilleCA DM23 2 Indoor Dip A1 24
28259.8 KA1NSV/4Green Bay VA FM07 25 Vert.Dip. Omni A1 24
28269.3 VK5WI Nr Adelaide PF95GD 10 GP Omni A1 NonOp
28260.4 PY3PAG RS A1 IRREG
28261 KF4OTI North TempleME A1 IRREG
28261.8 VK2RSY Sydney QF56MH 25 1/2 Vert Omni A1 24
28262 WB8KRN Lexington OH EN80QQ 3 1/2 Vert Omni A1 TNONOP
28263.0 VA3ODX Meaford ON EN94 5 Vertical Omni A1 24
28264.0 AB8Z Parma OH EN91DJ 5 5/8 Vert Omni A1 24
28264 VK6RWA Nr Perth OF78WB 20 Vertical Omni A1 24
28264 JA5ZQM Tokushima PM74GA 10 1/2 GP Omni A1 24
28264.1 N8WLC Lexington OH EN80RQ 5 180' dip E-W A1 TNONOP
28264.5 K7NWS Seattle WA 1 GP Omni A1 24
28265 DF0ANN Montzberg Hill JN59PL 5 Dipole E-W A1 24
28265 N7SCQ Sacramento CA 3 A1 24
28268 OH9TEN Pirttikoski KP36OI 20 1/2 GP Omni A1 24
28268.3 VK8VF Darwin PH57KP 40 Vertical Omni A1 NonOp
28269.5 W3HH Pittsburgh PA EN90 8 sl/dip A1 24
28270 VK4RTL Townsville QH30JS 5 F1 24
28270.3 W8BEP Sault S MarieMIEN76 A1 24?
28271.7 W4TIY Dallas GA 4 1/4over5/8
Omni A1 24
28273 KA2GKA Apopka FL 30 Vertical A1 IRREG?
28275 ZS1LA Still Bay KF05QK 20 3-el Yagi N F1 QRT
28277 KD4MZM Sarasota FL EL87 1 Vertical A1 24
28277.6 DF0AAB Kiel JO54GH 10 GP Omni F1 24
28280.0 K5AB Austin TX EM10DH 20 5/8 GP@45' Omni A1 24
28281.2 KG8CO Clinton MI EN71 0.5 1/4 GP Omni A1 24
28282.6 OK0EG Hradec Kralove JO70WE 10 GP Omni F1 24
28282.5 W0ERE HighlandvilleMOEM36IW 5 Vertical Omni A1 24
28283 N9BPE Tuscaloosa IL 2 Dipole A1 ?
28283.7 K8PY Whitehall MI EN63 A1 ?
28284 KJ7AZ Rawlins WY DN61JS 5 Vertical Omni A1 24
28285.0 VP8ADE Adelaide I. FC52WK 8 Vertical Omni A1 24
28285.0 N2JNT Troy NY FN32DR 1 GP Omni A1 24
28286 N5AQM Chandler AZ DM43AH 2 Vertical Omni A1 24
28286.6 WA8YWO Nr Richwood WV EM98 0.1 Slope dip A1 24
28287.3 NQ2RP Brockport NY FN02 0.25 2xwire A1 24
28288.0 WA7LNW Hurricane UT DM37ID 5 FWave LoopEU/PAC A1 24
28289.0 WJ5O Cor. Christi TXEL17 2 Yagi NE A1 24
28289.8 VR2TEN Hong Kong OL72 5 1/4 GP Omni A1 24
28290.3 N8NSY Brighton MI EN82CN 2 A99 Omni A1 24
28290.4 SK5TEN Strengnes JO89KK 75 GP Omni A1 24
28290.3 WB4WOR Randleman NC FM06BT 3 Vertical Omni A1 24
28291 VE3LZ Hamilton ON 24
28292.0 N7GSU McMinnville OR CN85IF 0.250 Vertical Omni A1 24
28292.5 KM4GS TN EM56 0.5 A1 24
28292.5 WD8AQS Fremont MN EN73 A1 ?
28292.5 SK0CT Taby JO89XK 10 Windom A1 24
28293 K8FLY Muskegon MI EN63 30 Vertical Omni A1 OP?
28295.1 SK2TEN Kristineberg JP95HB 5 Vertical Omni A1 OP?
28295.8 W3VD Laurel MD FM19NE 10 Vert Dip Omni A1 24
28296 KA7BGR CentralPointOR CN82 A1 24
28297 NS9RC Winnetka IL EN62DC 8 1/2 Vert Omni A1 24
28298.1 SK7TEN Eksjo JO77LS 10 Horiz Dip E-W A1 24
28298.0 V73TEN Roi Namur I RJ39RJ Horiz OA50 Omni 24
28298.9 K4JDR Raleigh NC A1 24
28299.3 SK3TEN Osterfernebo JP80FD 50 2x6el Yagi West A1 OP?
28300 KF4MS Tallahassee FL EM70VM 1 10m Ringo Omni A1 24?
28301.0 PI7ETE Amersfoort JO22QD 0.5 Vertical Omni F1A 24
28302.2 UA4NM Kirov LO48UO INT
? Activity pattern uncertain
Schedule of IBP/NCDXF Beacon Transmissions
Country Call 14100 18110 21150 24930 28200
United Nations NY 4U1UN 00.00 00.10 00.20 00.30 00.40
Northern Canada VE8AT 00.10 00.20 00.30 00.40 00.50
USA (CA) W6WX 00:20 - 00:40 - 01:00
Hawaii KH6WO 00.30 00.40 00.50 01.00 01.10
New Zealand ZL6B 00.40 00.50 01.00 01.10 01.20
West Australia VK6RBP 00.50 01.00 01.10 01.20 01.30
Japan JA2IGY 01.00 01.10 01.20 01.30 01.40
Siberia RR9O 01.10 01.20 01.30 01.40 01.50
China VR2HK 01.20 01.30 01.40 01.50 02.00
Sri Lanka 4S7B 01.30 01.40 01.50 02.00 02.10
South Africa ZS6DN 01:40 01.50 02:00 02:10 02:20
Kenya 5Z4B 01.50 02.00 02.10 02.20 02.30
Israel 4X6TU 02:00 02:10 02:20 02.30 02:40
Finland OH2B 02:10 02:20 02:30 02:40 02:50
Madeira CS3B 02.20 02.30 02.40 02.50 00.00
Argentina LU4AA 02:30 02:40 02:50 00.00 00:10
Peru OA4B 02.40 02.50 00.00 00.10 00.20
Venezuela YV5B 02:50 00.00 00:10 00:20 00:30
W6WX is not currently licensed for 18 or 24 MHz.
IBP = International Beacon Project beacons transmit for ten seconds on each
frequency in turn in the sequence shown above. They send callsign at 22 wpm
and 100 watts, then four 1-second dashes at 100w, 10w, 1w and 0.1w.
Equipment is TS-50, Cushcraft R-5 multiband vertical and a Trimble
Navigation GPS receiver to ensure sychronization, with a control unit built
+ LN2A is operated for the ITU field-strength measuring programme.
Schedule is: LN2A
5470 08-12 28-32 48-52
7870 12-16 32-36 52-56
10407 16-20 36-40 56-00
14395 00-04 20-24 40-44
20945 04-08 24-28 44-48mins
NOTE These are the nominal frequencies. Morse IDs will be heard at 1650Hz
ABOVE nominal, and that frequency is the one given in the listings above.
zz Normal transmission: DK0WCY beacon (x3) + 4 secs dash During auroras:
DK0WCY beacon (x3) aurora + short dashes or DK0WCY beacon (x3) strong
aurora + 9 secs dash
At every full 5 minutes basic solar/geophysical information and forecast on
cw. 3.5 MHz may not operate on contest weekends and is 1 hour earlier in
Please notify errors/changes to Martin Harrison G3USF, HF Beacon
Coordinator, Region 1 of the International Amateur Radio Union,
(Hf.Beacons@rsgb.org.uk) 1 Church Fields, Keele, Staffs ST5 5HP, England.
Tel: (home) +44 (0)1782 627396 Fax (work) +44 (0)1782 583592. Copyright
Martin Harrison 2002. Free reproduction authorised, with acknowledgement,
for non-commercial use.
Mauro Pregliasco, I1JQJ/KB2TJM
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Re: K1B on 15M
Bob thank you!
Got him, haven't heard him until now.
N1ZZZ/MM is on 15M at 21072.2 khz now.
K1B on 15M
K1B is on 21.070 lookng for QSOs Call up 1khz
Re: DX 070 Club Mitglieder bitte lesen !
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----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, May 01, 2002 6:47 AM
Subject:  All DX 070 Club members please read!
An unsere DX 070 Club Mitglieder - Fï¿½r jene, die daran interessiert sind,
das neue LONP Diplom zu
beantragen, bitte schickt Eure Log-Daten nach Mï¿½glichkeit per E-mail und
sorgt Euch zu diesem Zeitpunkt nicht um die Gebï¿½hr von 1US$, da die
Portokosten hï¿½her sein werden als 1US$. Ihr kï¿½nnt die Gebï¿½hr zu einem
anderen Zeitpunkt schicken, wenn es
passender ist, entweder an K8IJ, N3DQU oder KA3X mit der Angabe, daï¿½ es fï¿½r
das LONP Diplom bestimmt ist und das Geld wird fï¿½r das LONP Diplom
Danke und 73 de JAY N3DQU
All DX 070 Club members please read!
To our DX 070 Club members - For those interested in applying for the new
LONP Award, please submit your log data via email if possible and do not be
concerned abt the $1 fee at this time, as the postage costs to you will
probably be greater than the $1 enclosed! You may send the fee at a time when
it is more convenient and cost effective for you to either K8IJ, N3DQU or
KA3X with a note that it is for the LONP Award and you will be credited for
the payment....p.s. Erika pse translate es repost...Tnx es 73 de Jay N3DQU.
Sean (G4UCJ) <g4ucj.shack@...>
Hi All, just returned from the eQSL web site with the news that the ARRL is NOT accepting eQSL's for credit! To this end the eQSL guys have returned the inbox to the old style (making it much quicker and easier to use). Seems the ARRL will only be accepting electronic stuff from the logbook of the world programme.
73 Sean G4UCJ
News fm N1ZZZ
Costas Krallis SV1XV <sv1xv@...>
Hi, yesterday I received my card for a PSKFEST QSO with
ZD8JA (OP: N1ZZZ). There is also a note by Jeremy on it,
saying that QSL cards for N1ZZZ/MM shall be available in
73 Costas SV1XV
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Re: New Award
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I had almost exactly the same experience: ended up with
55 contacts. Several of those I had to delete (by mere
days) were european contacts made on 10M. I haven't heard
hide not hair of them since! Unfortunately, 10M isn't
what it was last year. I hope they're still around in 11
Well, enough sniveling and whining.....
I'll be interested in hearing how you like the GAP Titan.
This is really fun I have contacted 99 members NOW after the List been checked I