OK so where is everyone hiding?

I looked on 10.140 and 10,142 for an hour tonight and not a single PSK

What frequency is everyone using (other than none) on 17 and 12 meters??
I have 18.100 and 24.92 MHz are they any good have not seen any signals there
for the last week.

Hope everyone is well and still having fun
Steve D

Sunday nite 30m activity


Worked 070 members Charlie K6CEG out on the left coast and Steve N6YIH/7
in Idaho, then snagged Jose EA4IA in Madrid with a 589 report, so props were
pretty good going both ways. Hey, that was fun, gonna have to do that again!
Jay N3DQU.



Hi everybody,

just met Jeremy on 20 meters, he is still in the Caribbean Sea.
He has met Nando (PU5OPR) and his family in Paranagu�.
73's Erika/DL2AYL

80 Mtr QRP


Hope to see those that are on 80 meter QRP soon, my PSK- 80 Warbler is up and
running, and working well.

30m WARC


I will be on 10140 tonite at 0430z looking for 30m contacts...Look for my
trace!...Jay N3DQU.

ATA PSK Contest


Our friends over in TA-land have organized a PSK contest for this coming
November! For more info check out TA7J's website at < > ....73 de Jay N3DQU.

80 M QRV


I am QRV on 3680 KHZ USB after 09:00 UTC.




A new PSK test sponsored by Anatolian Radio AMateurs Association :

YL800 Special Prefix


Just wanted to let you guys know that the Latvian Amateur Radio League
(LARL) is celebrating the 800th anniversary of Riga, the capital of Latvia.
Look for Latvian hams using the special prefix YL800 on cw, ssb and hopefully
psk31. Andris YL2FD/YL800FD says that there will be a certificate offered for
working these YL800 stations. In addition, there may be an endorsement in the
works from the 070 Club for working YL800 stations on psk31. Stay tuned for
more information on this special certificate and endorsement. In the
meantime, be on the lookout for them YL800 stations and join in the
celebration!...73 de Jay N3DQU.

Re: MixW 2.0


Ok, I meant that if you read the operators qth and state you certainly will know
in which direction you'll have to turn the beam. For the dx outside the USA the
program shows the correct direction anyway.
73's Erika/DL2AYL

MixW 2.0


Hi Erika/DL2AYL
Thanks for the prompt reply as to information about the subject software program.
As I said I am interested in using any aid which will improve working DX.
I am just a little confused about what you mean by this sentence: "The problem with the vanity calls can't be solved by any program, but as I said the MixW can be combined with the call book CD and if the guy has an entry you'll make out the right direction."  Just what do you mean by "entry?"  If the call book CD gives the operator's FCC call sign (vanity or otherwise) containing a region number other than his/her actual QTH, how will the call book CD correct that?"
Of course you are right, that in most cases, the operator just beams in the general direction of a desired DX source.  I am just trying to understand how the software works in theory.
Thanks much,
73 Onis K5COX 
73 Onis K5COX

Re: MixW 2.0


Hi Onis,
If you are working from a different qth you can put in your new coordinates and
the program will show you the appropriate directions.
The problem with the vanity calls can't be solved by any program, but as I said
the MixW can be combined with the call book CD and if the guy has an entry
you'll make out the right direction. Anyway my experience is, it doesn't matter
too much if your beam is 5 or 10 degree off the right position.
In Germany for instance the number in the call doesn't give any hint from where
the station is operating.
73's Erika/DL2AYL

MixW 2.0



I am always interested in any process that increases the chance for a DX
contact and thanks for giving out some information on your software

But what happens with MixW 2.0 if the operator is operating at an offsite
location different from his callsign QTH? Also, in the US, with the many
vanity callsigns, often the operator's actual QTH may different from the
region on the callsign? There has been some criticism of the Vanity
program because of this. In these cases, the subject software program
or any other software program controlling on the just the callsign would
misdirect the operator's aiming wouldn't it?

73 Onis K5COX

Re: DXAtlas Program


Just for information, the software I'm using for the digital modes is MixW 2.0.
That program shows automatically where to turn the beam and which dxcc it is
when you double-click on the callsign on your screen. You can combine it also
with the common call book CD's.
If you are interested you'll find a link on the home page of WA2VOS/Jim.
the address is .
73's Erika/DL2AYL

Re: DXAtlas Program

Steve W3HF

Steve, W3HF

The program sounds interesting, but I was wondering just how to apply
it on a day to day basis. The way I have been doing DX is just work
the bands every chance I get and hope the propagation is in.

Onis K5COX
Onis -

That's what I end up doing, but then again, I only have a dipole. I
think if I had a directional antenna, I would use the program for:

1. calculating antenna bearings
2. trying to guess propagation conditions to different locations from
gray line positions, and pointing the antenna appropriately

You can also use it to find the location of a station from an obscure
prefix. For example, if I heard a C9 station, and didn't remember
what that was, I could sort the prefix list by prefixes and find out
that it's Mozambique. Then I could click on the listing to pinpoint it
on the map, or right-click on the listing to show details, like which
CQ or ITU zone it's in, or the bearing/distance to it.

It can also be useful to see the call district divisions in other
countries. (You have to zoom the map to see this.) All US hams
understand our own 10 districts (I hope), but I am pretty uninformed
of the way other countries define their districts. For example, I
didn't realize that the two members of the 070 club that live in
Turkey (TA7I and TA9J) both live in the eastern part of that country,
and that the low numbers (2, 3, 4, and 5) are more to the west.

For now, the program is more of an interesting way to explore the
DXCC list graphically, instead of perusing a 12-or-so-page text file
printout. And there's a little bit of a history lesson there, with the
deleted prefixes still in the database.

By the way, Alex is interested in any comments or suggestions
people have for future releases. Things he's planning to do some
day are:

1. Maidenhead grid squares (I don't know if it's only 4-digit or all the
way to 6-digit)
2. IOTA listings (if the RSGB allows him to)

I've suggested things like manual entry of the home location, and
user-defined "other" locations that can be saved (like stations you
have a sked with, etc).

I'd be glad to forward any suggestions to him if anyone wants to
send them to me instead of to him.

And thanks for asking.


DXAtlas Program


Steve, W3|HF

The program sounds interesting, but I was wondering just how to apply it
on a day to day basis. The way I have been doing DX is just work the
bands every chance I get and hope the propagation is in.

Onis K5COX

Neat Program

Steve W3HF

Hope you guys don't mind, but I agreed to give a little publicity to a
program a friend of mine wrote. If you are offended by the mention
of a commercial product, please forgive me and delete this
message immediately.

The program is called DX Atlas and it's a computerized map for the
DXer. It includes rectangular and azimuthal map projections, can
instantly zoom the map and change its center, plots prefixes on
the maps, shows CQ and ITU zones, calculates antenna bearings
and distances (short and long path), shows the gray line and
sunrise/sunset times, and much more.

You can find out more about it at

It's shareware--US$29.95 to register, but there's an introductory
price of US$23.95 through this weekend.

Thanks for looking.


Formal Disclaimer: Although I do not receive anything from the
sales of the program, I did write the help files, and received a free
copy of the program in return.



Correction - Please note that the start date for both the China Clipper
and the TRI-WARC endorsements is July 4, 2001...Jay, N3DQU.



Two new endorsements have been posted up on the 070 Club website, the
"China Clipper" and the "TRI-WARC" pennant. Please note that the valid
contact date for the TRI-WARC pennant is July 4, 2001. Have fun es 73 de Jay

Thanks for the new endorsements!


Hi Jay,

got them today, want to send a picture of my new achievements to Ernie but I
don't have the mail on my new computer with the requirements fot the picture.
Maybe you have it still stored somewhere.
I'll send you the qsl for Tom with my collection of internantional IRC's. That
must cost a fortune now to send all the endorsements for 116 members.
keep cool in the summer heat !
73's Erika