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Re: Another day like this and I may try basketweaving

Len Hecker
 

....JERRY, skip the Valium and go straight for the blue pills....much more fun.  Oh, and thanks for the "white" card back in 2013.  73 len k3lrh  #1977

ps...have you heard the mess on 80M tonight with K1N.  The LIDS are really out tonight. 


Re: Another day like this and I may try basketweaving

Robert Johnstone
 

we had two 50 degree days here so stayed outside till dark.  It was lovely for Feb. now back in 30 and less with wind chill.  tried to fix the 5btv but no joy sqr 16.5 on 20m and 18 or better on 40m oh fun od antenna tuning
 73
Robert kd0fip 1396



From: "Jerry n9avy@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070 PSK Club <070@...>
Sent: Monday, February 9, 2015 4:07 PM
Subject: [070] Another day like this and I may try basketweaving

 
<rant>

Why is is whenever I find a really clear frequency to call CQ...  like 21069 or 28119 ...  and there is not a single PSK signal within sight , after I start calling CQ they all show up on or very close to my frequency ???    Sometimes they even start calling CQ on my frequency and even take it over.  Such was the case this morning on 15/10m.  It really frazzled my nerves ! 

Maybe this is the "herd instinct", you know, like with cows. You city guys probably never saw a herd of cows all try to occupy the same piece of turf.  Cows are inherently stupid. Years ago we tried to get 2 black angus steers in a 2-stall horse trailer after they went astray.  Both of them went into same stall ! It was like stuffing a telephone booth back in the 60's !  Duh !  

I was trying to find the last 3 UR/UX stations I needed and that made the search a lot less fun. Finally got the needed 3 about 2 or 3 Valiums later which I washed down with a couple brewskis. I am now calm ...  just wish the room would stay still....

To add to today's frustration I decided that now that the pileups were whittled down some, I'd take a stab at working the K1N on Navassa. First tried 10m SSB and after a small incident with one of the "Band Cops" calling me a LID, I finally worked Jerry (WB9Z) as K1N.  Next I took a shot at 12 CW and made it.  The last was 17 m CW and after much frustration of calling and calling I got through,  but again I had a slight "oops" and transmitted on K1N's frequency and not many noticed because of all the Band Cops, tuner-upers and deliberate QRM.  Except my friend called me on phone to ask what I was doing on wrong frequency .

So it was a perfekt day and tomorrow I'll stay in bed and not go near a radio.  Maybe I'll go back to cleaning basement ....  


Jerry   N9AVY




Re: K3LRH Southern Delaware

Len Hecker
 

...BARRY, thanks for the welcome. Yes we have worked a few times and hopefully many more to come.  I confirmed your eQSLs a day or two ago.  TU CUL 73 len k3lrh


Re: K3LRH Southern Delaware

boat.anchor@...
 

Len
Welcome to the group and I promise not to contribute to the pile ups.
I see we have worked 10, 20, es 30M. In fact twice on 07Feb15
best regards es enjoy
Barry
VA7GEM


Re: STICKERS

Matthew King <mrk.twg@...>
 

Yep, that's a new one just for you, Ivor! :-)

73

Matt King
KK4CPS
070 #1708
LONP #261
070 Club Management Team






On Wed, Feb 11, 2015 at 2:38 PM, 'ivor peters' m5ply@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

 
m5ply@...
HI MATT, THE STICKER MAN.
JUST TO LET YOU KNOW STICKERS ARRIVED
THIS MORNING.MANY THANKS.
MATT. I HAD A EXTRA STICKER. STUCK TO THE
ENVELOPE WAS A CUSTOMS STICKER.
IS THAT A EXTRA AWARD??? HI HI
ONCE AGAIN MANY THANKS.
BEST 73 IVOR 0292



STICKERS

 

 
m5ply@...
HI MATT, THE STICKER MAN.
JUST TO LET YOU KNOW STICKERS ARRIVED
THIS MORNING.MANY THANKS.
MATT. I HAD A EXTRA STICKER. STUCK TO THE
ENVELOPE WAS A CUSTOMS STICKER.
IS THAT A EXTRA AWARD??? HI HI
ONCE AGAIN MANY THANKS.
BEST 73 IVOR 0292


Re: PSKMeter (was CU2AP)

K8TOM
 

Mike,

From my point of view the value of the meter is pretty decent assurance that your signal is clean. And added to that is the value of being able to tune your signal quality real-time, watching the number change as you make adjustments. 

And if you need to QRO, then you can do that without worry, because you know exactly what is happening. There's some value (and comfort) in knowing for sure that the signal, as it leaves your antenna at least, is good.  After that....well, things do happen to confound us from time to time.

Tom
K8TOM

On Wed, Feb 11, 2015 at 8:08 AM, 'Mike Miller' lists@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

Hi Milt,

Couple of questions. How much improvement do you see with the
PSKMeter over the old method of running the transmit power
setting at 100% and driving it to 20 or 30% of its rated output
with no ALC? Will the software run in WINE on a Linux system ?
I've been running FLDigi on Linux Mint 13 for most of the club
contests.

73
Mike kc9doa 070#1040

On 11 Feb 2015 at 3:49, n6mg@... [070] wrote:

> Jim & others,
> I use the "PSKMeter".
> It works, & is very versatile.
> I have 100 % piece of mind, and a 2nd one as a spare, (200%
> peace of mind! Hi Hi )
> It's in kit form with all parts available when you order it.
> Under $100.
> PSKMeter Page http://www.ssiserver.com/info/pskmeter/
>
>
> http://www.ssiserver.com/info/pskmeter/
>
> PSKMeter Page http://www.ssiserver.com/info/pskmeter/ KF6VSG
> PSKMeter Page, describing the hardware, software and firmware
> for a monitoring device for PSK31 transceivers that
> automatically maintains the sound ...
>
>
>
> View on www.ssiserver.com
> http://www.ssiserver.com/info/pskmeter/
> Preview by Yahoo
>
>
> I'm sorry that our path's didn't cross yesterday. If you want
> to try again today, let me know when and what band.
> I have a little utility, "Mr Snappy 95" that lets me grab a
> screen shot, save it and then do as I wish with the file.
> I used to crop these down on a signal I was in QSO with, print
> it on a matte photo paper, and on the back I ran it through the
> printer with a QSL format. My QSL card to a station was a pic
> of my screen, showing his waterfall signal and all of the QSO
> details.
> Milt.
> N6MG
> 070-650
> LONP #76
> Cheerleader for Clean Signals



Re: PSKMeter (was CU2AP)

John Etling
 

Bill said:

“There are quite a few stations, especially to the south of us, that are not operating properly but I believe most of the US stations are trying to keep their stations clean.”

 

My response:

And then they try to convince everyone they are running QRP! Anyone who is QRP and is 1500-2400 miles away and completely blowing the waterfall away is hardly QRP. Propagation or not, 1-5w will not blow away a waterfall completely that far away even with the best of conditions and a PIPELINE straight to their antenna.

 

Those stations stating they are QRP and are that far away will never receive a response from me. Not giving QRP credit where I know D^*n well that cannot be the case.

 

I’m just sayin….

 

73’s de K3JAE

John

 

K3JAE’s Weather Station

http://www.k3jae.com

 

 




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Re: PSKMeter (was CU2AP)

Bill Garwood
 

A few observations.
 
A couple of years ago when I started with PSK31, I would get an occasional blast from an unknown op that I was a lid and was causing QRM etc.  I have always tried to be courteous and being a bit thin skinned, I quit PSK31 for a while.  Read about the KK7UQ IMD meter and bought it.  My IMD looked good on the meter and I could make it look bad if I tried but in my normal operating parameters, IMD was always -30 dB or better, usually -34 dB.  I was also getting compliments over the air about my nice clean signal but then there was still the occasional complaint.  The complaints were only in the late afternoon and only on 20 meters.  I have seen some of this myself on other stations.  They have a nice signal that seems to suddenly go bad for a short while then improve again.  I've seen it on some of our regular 070 members.  I believe this is some kind of propagation phenomenon.  It seems to be on stations around 500 miles away and must be some kind of NVIS event that maybe has something to do with multipath or something that causes problems with the decoding software at the receiving end.  Station booming in here for a short while at S9+ on the receiver, gets very wide on the waterfall,  then they drop back down to a more normal level in minutes or less.  Probably could work them at that moment with milliwatts of power.
 
IMD does not always originate at the transmitting station, it can also happen in your receiver.  Try turning the receiver RF gain down or switching in the attenuator and see if the offending station's signal improves on your waterfall.
 
There are quite a few stations, especially to the south of us, that are not operating properly but I believe most of the US stations are trying to keep their stations clean.
 
I was using a Signalink with my older rig (TS-680) and played around on a dead band with the adjustments.  ALC always at zero.  I could turn the transmitter power control to full 100 watts and bring the power up to 25 watts with the Signalink and get good IMD readings.  I could also decrease the TX power to 50 watts and bring the Signalink up to 25 watts PSK31 and the values were the same.  -34 dB.  Your results may vary.  Did not notice a sweet spot.
 
Current rig is a TS-590 and uses USB direct from computer.  ALC at zero.  I can turn the power up on the rig as high as 80 watts and still have a good IMD reading of -30 dB.  I do not operate at that power level except occasionally on 160 meters.
 
73,
 
Bill N4GBK  
 

To: 070@...
From: 070@...
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2015 10:32:42 -0600
Subject: Re: [070] PSKMeter (was CU2AP)

 
I found an answer for the software question, where else but
. There is a PSKScope program for XP and
one for Linux to interface the PSKMeter.

I'm still curious if there is a real improvement in IMD and if
the sweet spot is different than the "old" method. I've read
that with some rigs the best IMD isn't always full power with
reduced drive.

73
Mike kc9doa

On 11 Feb 2015 at 10:08, 'Mike Miller' lists@... [070]
wrote:

> Hi Milt,
>
> Couple of questions. How much improvement do you see with the
> PSKMeter over the old method of running the transmit power
> setting at 100% and driving it to 20 or 30% of its rated output
> with no ALC? Will the software run in WINE on a Linux system ?
> I've been running FLDigi on Linux Mint 13 for most of the club
> contests.
>
> 73
> Mike kc9doa 070#1040
>
> On 11 Feb 2015 at 3:49, n6mg@... [070] wrote:
>
> > Jim & others,
> > I use the "PSKMeter".
> > It works, & is very versatile.
> > I have 100 % piece of mind, and a 2nd one as a spare,
> (200%
> > peace of mind! Hi Hi )
> > It's in kit form with all parts available when you order
> it.
> > Under $100.
> > PSKMeter Page http://www.ssiserver.com/info/pskmeter/
> >
> >
> > http://www.ssiserver.com/info/pskmeter/
> >
> > PSKMeter Page http://www.ssiserver.com/info/pskmeter/
> KF6VSG
> > PSKMeter Page, describing the hardware, software and
> firmware
> > for a monitoring device for PSK31 transceivers that
> > automatically maintains the sound ...
> >
> >
> >
> > View on www.ssiserver.com
> > http://www.ssiserver.com/info/pskmeter/
> > Preview by Yahoo
> >
> >
> > I'm sorry that our path's didn't cross yesterday. If you
> want
> > to try again today, let me know when and what band.
> > I have a little utility, "Mr Snappy 95" that lets me grab a
> > screen shot, save it and then do as I wish with the file.
> > I used to crop these down on a signal I was in QSO with,
> print
> > it on a matte photo paper, and on the back I ran it through
> the
> > printer with a QSL format. My QSL card to a station was a
> pic
> > of my screen, showing his waterfall signal and all of the
> QSO
> > details.
> > Milt.
> > N6MG
> > 070-650
> > LONP #76
> > Cheerleader for Clean Signals
>
>
>
> ------------------------------------
> Posted by: "Mike Miller"
> ------------------------------------
>
> Check out the 070 Club website at
> for the latest information on 070 Club activities.
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------------
>
> Yahoo Groups Links
>
>
>



Re: K3LRH Southern Delaware

Len Hecker
 

........CHRIS, it's my backup rig...an FT-897D.  It will not key up the transmitter.  No red light, no nothing.  RX works fine.  Yep, tried a couple of mics and checked all settings, including the service menu ones.  Everything is normal there.  Have not tried keying from the back of the rig yet.  Also, I read somewhere that unplugging everything and letting the rig sit for a couple of days sometimes works.  Thanks for your interest.  73 len k3lrh


V5/DD8ZX on 10m

Radio <radio@...>
 

Wow, 10m has been teriffic the last few days. Three new ones for me; The Falkland Islands, Isle of Man and now Namibia!

Happy hunting!

73 de Eric, KG6MZS


Re: PSKMeter (was CU2AP)

Mike Miller <lists@...>
 

I found an answer for the software question, where else but
<http://www.w1hkj.com/>. There is a PSKScope program for XP and
one for Linux to interface the PSKMeter.

I'm still curious if there is a real improvement in IMD and if
the sweet spot is different than the "old" method. I've read
that with some rigs the best IMD isn't always full power with
reduced drive.

73
Mike kc9doa

On 11 Feb 2015 at 10:08, 'Mike Miller' lists@kc9doa.com [070]
wrote:

Hi Milt,

Couple of questions. How much improvement do you see with the
PSKMeter over the old method of running the transmit power
setting at 100% and driving it to 20 or 30% of its rated output
with no ALC? Will the software run in WINE on a Linux system ?
I've been running FLDigi on Linux Mint 13 for most of the club
contests.

73
Mike kc9doa 070#1040

On 11 Feb 2015 at 3:49, n6mg@verizon.net [070] wrote:

Jim & others,
I use the "PSKMeter".
It works, & is very versatile.
I have 100 % piece of mind, and a 2nd one as a spare,
(200%
peace of mind! Hi Hi )
It's in kit form with all parts available when you order
it.
Under $100.
PSKMeter Page http://www.ssiserver.com/info/pskmeter/


http://www.ssiserver.com/info/pskmeter/

PSKMeter Page http://www.ssiserver.com/info/pskmeter/
KF6VSG
PSKMeter Page, describing the hardware, software and
firmware
for a monitoring device for PSK31 transceivers that
automatically maintains the sound ...



View on www.ssiserver.com
http://www.ssiserver.com/info/pskmeter/
Preview by Yahoo


I'm sorry that our path's didn't cross yesterday. If you
want
to try again today, let me know when and what band.
I have a little utility, "Mr Snappy 95" that lets me grab a
screen shot, save it and then do as I wish with the file.
I used to crop these down on a signal I was in QSO with,
print
it on a matte photo paper, and on the back I ran it through
the
printer with a QSL format. My QSL card to a station was a
pic
of my screen, showing his waterfall signal and all of the
QSO
details.
Milt.
N6MG
070-650
LONP #76
Cheerleader for Clean Signals


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Posted by: "Mike Miller" <lists@kc9doa.com>
------------------------------------

Check out the 070 Club website at <http://www.podxs070.com/>
for the latest information on 070 Club activities.




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Yahoo Groups Links



Re: PSKMeter (was CU2AP)

Radio <radio@...>
 

Mike,

One of the nice things about the PSK meter is that it will alert you if anything unexpected has changed.  If a knob gets bumped or something, the PSK meter’s alarm will sound.

BTW, that “old method” doesn’t work with the K3.

73 de Eric, KG6MZS


On Feb 11, 2015, at 8:08 AM, 'Mike Miller' lists@... [070] <070@...> wrote:

Hi Milt,

Couple of questions. How much improvement do you see with the 
PSKMeter over the old method of running the transmit power 
setting at 100% and driving it to 20 or 30% of its rated output 
with no ALC? Will the software run in WINE on a Linux system ? 
I've been running FLDigi on Linux Mint 13 for most of the club 
contests.

73
Mike kc9doa 070#1040

On 11 Feb 2015 at 3:49, n6mg@... [070] wrote:

> Jim & others,
> I use the "PSKMeter".
> It works, & is very versatile.
> I have 100 % piece of mind, and a 2nd one as a spare, (200%
> peace of mind! Hi Hi )
> It's in kit form with all parts available when you order it.
> Under $100.
> PSKMeter Page http://www.ssiserver.com/info/pskmeter/
>  
>  
>  http://www.ssiserver.com/info/pskmeter/ 
>  
> PSKMeter Page http://www.ssiserver.com/info/pskmeter/ KF6VSG
> PSKMeter Page, describing the hardware, software and firmware
> for a monitoring device for PSK31 transceivers that
> automatically maintains the sound ...
>  
>  
>  
> View on www.ssiserver.com
> http://www.ssiserver.com/info/pskmeter/ 
> Preview by Yahoo 
>  
>  
> I'm sorry that our path's didn't cross yesterday. If you want
> to try again today, let me know when and what band.
> I have a little utility, "Mr Snappy 95" that lets me grab a
> screen shot, save it and then do as I wish with the file.
> I used to crop these down on a signal I was in QSO with, print
> it on a matte photo paper, and on the back I ran it through the
> printer with a QSL format. My QSL card to a station was a pic
> of my screen, showing his waterfall signal and all of the QSO
> details.
> Milt.
> N6MG
> 070-650
> LONP #76
> Cheerleader for Clean Signals



PSKMeter (was CU2AP)

Mike Miller <lists@...>
 

Hi Milt,

Couple of questions. How much improvement do you see with the
PSKMeter over the old method of running the transmit power
setting at 100% and driving it to 20 or 30% of its rated output
with no ALC? Will the software run in WINE on a Linux system ?
I've been running FLDigi on Linux Mint 13 for most of the club
contests.

73
Mike kc9doa 070#1040

On 11 Feb 2015 at 3:49, n6mg@verizon.net [070] wrote:

Jim & others,
I use the "PSKMeter".
It works, & is very versatile.
I have 100 % piece of mind, and a 2nd one as a spare, (200%
peace of mind! Hi Hi )
It's in kit form with all parts available when you order it.
Under $100.
PSKMeter Page http://www.ssiserver.com/info/pskmeter/


http://www.ssiserver.com/info/pskmeter/

PSKMeter Page http://www.ssiserver.com/info/pskmeter/ KF6VSG
PSKMeter Page, describing the hardware, software and firmware
for a monitoring device for PSK31 transceivers that
automatically maintains the sound ...



View on www.ssiserver.com
http://www.ssiserver.com/info/pskmeter/
Preview by Yahoo


I'm sorry that our path's didn't cross yesterday. If you want
to try again today, let me know when and what band.
I have a little utility, "Mr Snappy 95" that lets me grab a
screen shot, save it and then do as I wish with the file.
I used to crop these down on a signal I was in QSO with, print
it on a matte photo paper, and on the back I ran it through the
printer with a QSL format. My QSL card to a station was a pic
of my screen, showing his waterfall signal and all of the QSO
details.
Milt.
N6MG
070-650
LONP #76
Cheerleader for Clean Signals


Re: K3LRH Southern Delaware

N9JCA <n9jca@...>
 

Len
What Rig are you trying to"fix"
Lots of different rigs operating within this Group
so I guess you could get some useful hints

Chris N9JCA PODXS #797 LONP #165
" I am always doing that which I CANNOT do;
in order that I may LEARN how to do it "
On 02/11/2015 02:01 PM, lenhecker@... [070] wrote:

 

....many thanks to ALL.  TED, you can't imagine how many times I get ops needing Delaware as their last state for WAS. At least a couple every week, maybe more.  Maybe I should charge a fee and I would welcome you as my agent.    As it is, my QRZ page requests a SASE for paper QSLs...otherwise I would go broke with the postage being what it is.


JOE, a special thanks to you for suggesting that I join the 070 Club.  Without your suggestion I would have not even considered joining.  It's always good to CU on the bands and I appreciate the "white" card that you sent me two years ago.


MATT, thanks for your help getting me started too, and also JIM, W5FER, for sending me the primer on converting HRD logs to ADIF.  Haven't tried it yet but will one of these days.  Currently trying to work out a problem with one of my rigs.

73

Len

K3LRH

"Delawhere?"




Re: CU2AP

K8TOM
 

Ray,

I second that suggestion.  The KK7UQ IMD meter is probably the "best" little accessory I have in the ham shack and gets daily real-time use.  Just a glance at the digital readout and you KNOW what is coming off your antenna.  I had to thing about ponying up the price at the time, but I have never regretted it.

Also, my meter runs off AA battery mode as well as the wall wart.  That allows you to take it on portable ops as well.  I don't know how long the battery lasts, since I generally use it plugged in, and haven't needed to replace the battery yet-I've only had it seven years, HI.



On Wed, Feb 11, 2015 at 2:23 AM, 'Ray Clements' r.clements@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

Jim K5SP

If you are really serious about PSK and you want to be certain you have a clean signal, consider getting a IMD meter designed by kk7uq. To learn more about the meter Google IMD meter or kk7uq.

It is no longer being produced commercially, but I got mine a few months ago from Jim Nuytens, N3JJA at jim.kj3n@....   If you are interested in one, contact Jim at the email address provided and see if he still is making them. I got mine about six months ago for about $140.

The meter is a stand-alone wide-band HF receiver that samples your transmitted signal as radiated by your antenna. It calculates the IMD for both PSK31 and PSK63 (not PSK125). It can also be used as a field strength meter. When used in IMD mode, it calculates the width of your signal as you transmit and outputs the measured IMD. If your signal is too wide, it will beep and flash a red light. It is powered by a small wallwart, so I just leave mine plugged in and ready to go.

Ray N9RWC
070# 1793







------ Original Message ------
Received: 04:14 PM CST, 02/10/2015
From: "Jim Innis jinnis@... [070]" <070@...>
To: "070@..." <070@...>
Subject: Re: [070] CU2AP


 

Got a call from N2MLP saying my signal is wide and messing up the band.  Also talked to KE4JB about my signal.  He says it is fine in New York.  
However N2MLP insists it is wide,  I am running 35 watts into a Gap Titan DX on 28120 with low SWR.  No ALC showing, and processor is off.  I see no reason for
my signal to be wide except for the nature of propagation.  

Please if anyone else see my signal and thinks it is wide or dirty let me know so I can further investigate.

Jim K5SP


From: "Jim Innis jinnis@... [070]" <070@...>
To: "070@..." <070@...>
Sent: Tuesday, February 10, 2015 3:42 PM
Subject: Re: [070] CU2AP

 

Believe me, I do my share of calling CQ!

If anyone sees me on the band, let me know how my signal is.  During a recent QSO with a SA call, someone came on freq and asked  "cb amp?"   Don't know if he was referring to me or the other station.  I do no use an amp, I am barefoot with 40 watts max.

Jim K5SP



From: "Bill Garwood n4gbk@... [070]" <070@...>
To: "070@..." <070@...>
Sent: Tuesday, February 10, 2015 2:50 PM
Subject: RE: [070] CU2AP

 
VP8LP Falklands now on the "dead" 10 meter band.  28.121.800. 20:45 UTC
 



To: 070@...
From: 070@...
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 12:40:21 -0800
Subject: Re: [070] CU2AP

 
:-)


From: "Bill Garwood n4gbk@... [070]" <070@...>
To: "070@..." <070@...>
Sent: Tuesday, February 10, 2015 2:38 PM
Subject: RE: [070] CU2AP

 
Well being that this is the best club in ham radio, we want our members to always have the best of everything, including secrets.  Just don't pass them on outside the club, please.
 
Happy Radio!
 
Bill
 



To: 070@...
From: 070@...
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 12:20:56 -0800
Subject: Re: [070] CU2AP

 
Very true. That's why I call CQ a  lot.    But now you've given out the best kept secret in ham radio !  :-)

jerry n9avy


From: "Bill Garwood n4gbk@... [070]" <070@...>
To: "070@..." <070@...>
Sent: Tuesday, February 10, 2015 2:14 PM
Subject: RE: [070] CU2AP

 
"Not seeing any traces on the waterfall".  10 meters is interesting at times.  Called CQ a few minutes ago on a "dead" band and worked D3AM in Angola.  You may want to give a couple of CQs on the dead band once in a while.  This is how I got Thailand and Easter Island last year on PSK31.  Some of the rarer DX stations will not call CQ but will answer yours then they will again disappear before the pileup piles up.
 
Have fun!
 
73,
 
Bill N4GBK  #1688
 



To: 070@...
From: 070@...
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 11:43:51 -0800
Subject: Re: [070] CU2AP

 
I was on 15m and it was wide open to Europe for me.  Hadn’t seen that before. 
 
Sent: Tuesday, February 10, 2015 11:31 AM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] CU2AP
 
 

Well 10 was open for a while to South Africa, Brazil, Azores, and others but closed here now, not seeing any traces in the waterfall.
 
Jim K5SP

From: "Jim Innis jinnis@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070 PSK Club <070@...>
Sent: Tuesday, February 10, 2015 12:48 PM
Subject: [070] CU2AP
 
 
CU2SP Azores Is.  is 599 into North Texas 28120.
 
Jim K5SP

















Re: K3LRH Southern Delaware

Len Hecker
 

....many thanks to ALL.  TED, you can't imagine how many times I get ops needing Delaware as their last state for WAS. At least a couple every week, maybe more.  Maybe I should charge a fee and I would welcome you as my agent.    As it is, my QRZ page requests a SASE for paper QSLs...otherwise I would go broke with the postage being what it is.


JOE, a special thanks to you for suggesting that I join the 070 Club.  Without your suggestion I would have not even considered joining.  It's always good to CU on the bands and I appreciate the "white" card that you sent me two years ago.


MATT, thanks for your help getting me started too, and also JIM, W5FER, for sending me the primer on converting HRD logs to ADIF.  Haven't tried it yet but will one of these days.  Currently trying to work out a problem with one of my rigs.

73

Len

K3LRH

"Delawhere?"



Welcome Aboard

James Ferris <ferris1727@...>
 

Please join me in welcoming our new PODXS 070 member(s)
 
1980  KJ4FSU  Joe

73, Jim  W5FER


Re: CU2AP

 

Jim & others,

I use the "PSKMeter".

It works, & is very versatile.

I have 100 % piece of mind, and a 2nd one as a spare, (200% peace of mind! Hi Hi )

It's in kit form with all parts available when you order it. Under $100.

PSKMeter Page

I'm sorry that our path's didn't cross yesterday. If you want to try again today, let me know when and what band.
I have a little utility, "Mr Snappy 95" that lets me grab a screen shot, save it and then do as I wish with the file.

I used to crop these down on a signal I was in QSO with, print it on a matte photo paper, and on the back I ran it through the printer with a QSL format. My QSL card to a station was a pic of my screen, showing his waterfall signal and all of the QSO details.

Milt.

N6MG

070-650

LONP #76

Cheerleader for Clean Signals



---In 070@..., <r.clements@...> wrote :

Jim K5SP

If you are really serious about PSK and you want to be certain you have a clean signal, consider getting a IMD meter designed by kk7uq. To learn more about the meter Google IMD meter or kk7uq.

It is no longer being produced commercially, but I got mine a few months ago from Jim Nuytens, N3JJA at jim.kj3n@....   If you are interested in one, contact Jim at the email address provided and see if he still is making them. I got mine about six months ago for about $140.

The meter is a stand-alone wide-band HF receiver that samples your transmitted signal as radiated by your antenna. It calculates the IMD for both PSK31 and PSK63 (not PSK125). It can also be used as a field strength meter. When used in IMD mode, it calculates the width of your signal as you transmit and outputs the measured IMD. If your signal is too wide, it will beep and flash a red light. It is powered by a small wallwart, so I just leave mine plugged in and ready to go.

Ray N9RWC
070# 1793







------ Original Message ------
Received: 04:14 PM CST, 02/10/2015
From: "Jim Innis jinnis@... [070]" <070@...>
To: "070@..." <070@...>
Subject: Re: [070] CU2AP


 

Got a call from N2MLP saying my signal is wide and messing up the band.  Also talked to KE4JB about my signal.  He says it is fine in New York.  
However N2MLP insists it is wide,  I am running 35 watts into a Gap Titan DX on 28120 with low SWR.  No ALC showing, and processor is off.  I see no reason for
my signal to be wide except for the nature of propagation.  

Please if anyone else see my signal and thinks it is wide or dirty let me know so I can further investigate.

Jim K5SP

From: "Jim Innis jinnis@... [070]" <070@...>
To: "070@..." <070@...>
Sent: Tuesday, February 10, 2015 3:42 PM
Subject: Re: [070] CU2AP

 

Believe me, I do my share of calling CQ!

If anyone sees me on the band, let me know how my signal is.  During a recent QSO with a SA call, someone came on freq and asked  "cb amp?"   Don't know if he was referring to me or the other station.  I do no use an amp, I am barefoot with 40 watts max.

Jim K5SP


From: "Bill Garwood n4gbk@... [070]" <070@...>
To: "070@..." <070@...>
Sent: Tuesday, February 10, 2015 2:50 PM
Subject: RE: [070] CU2AP

 
VP8LP Falklands now on the "dead" 10 meter band.  28.121.800. 20:45 UTC
 


To: 070@...
From: 070@...
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 12:40:21 -0800
Subject: Re: [070] CU2AP

 
:-)

From: "Bill Garwood n4gbk@... [070]" <070@...>
To: "070@..." <070@...>
Sent: Tuesday, February 10, 2015 2:38 PM
Subject: RE: [070] CU2AP

 
Well being that this is the best club in ham radio, we want our members to always have the best of everything, including secrets.  Just don't pass them on outside the club, please.
 
Happy Radio!
 
Bill
 


To: 070@...
From: 070@...
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 12:20:56 -0800
Subject: Re: [070] CU2AP

 
Very true. That's why I call CQ a  lot.    But now you've given out the best kept secret in ham radio !  :-)

jerry n9avy

From: "Bill Garwood n4gbk@... [070]" <070@...>
To: "070@..." <070@...>
Sent: Tuesday, February 10, 2015 2:14 PM
Subject: RE: [070] CU2AP

 
"Not seeing any traces on the waterfall".  10 meters is interesting at times.  Called CQ a few minutes ago on a "dead" band and worked D3AM in Angola.  You may want to give a couple of CQs on the dead band once in a while.  This is how I got Thailand and Easter Island last year on PSK31.  Some of the rarer DX stations will not call CQ but will answer yours then they will again disappear before the pileup piles up.
 
Have fun!
 
73,
 
Bill N4GBK  #1688
 


To: 070@...
From: 070@...
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 11:43:51 -0800
Subject: Re: [070] CU2AP

 
I was on 15m and it was wide open to Europe for me.  Hadn’t seen that before. 
 
Sent: Tuesday, February 10, 2015 11:31 AM
Subject: Re: [070] CU2AP
 
 

Well 10 was open for a while to South Africa, Brazil, Azores, and others but closed here now, not seeing any traces in the waterfall.
 
Jim K5SP
From: "Jim Innis jinnis@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070 PSK Club <070@...>
Sent: Tuesday, February 10, 2015 12:48 PM
Subject: [070] CU2AP
 
 
CU2SP Azores Is.  is 599 into North Texas 28120.
 
Jim K5SP
















Re: CU2AP

Ray Clements
 

Jim K5SP

If you are really serious about PSK and you want to be certain you have a clean signal, consider getting a IMD meter designed by kk7uq. To learn more about the meter Google IMD meter or kk7uq.

It is no longer being produced commercially, but I got mine a few months ago from *Jim Nuytens, N3JJA* at *jim.kj3n@verizon.net.  ( jim.kj3n@verizon.net. )* If you are interested in one, contact Jim at the email address provided and see if he still is making them. I got mine about six months ago for about $140.

The meter is a stand-alone wide-band HF receiver that samples your transmitted signal as radiated by your antenna. It calculates the IMD for both PSK31 and PSK63 (not PSK125). It can also be used as a field strength meter. When used in IMD mode, it calculates the width of your signal as you transmit and outputs the measured IMD. If your signal is too wide, it will beep and flash a red light. It is powered by a small wallwart, so I just leave mine plugged in and ready to go.

Ray N9RWC
070# 1793

**

------ Original Message ------
*Received:* 04:14 PM CST, 02/10/2015
*From:* "Jim Innis jinnis@swbell.net [070]" <070@yahoogroups.com>
*To:* "070@yahoogroups.com" <070@yahoogroups.com>
*Subject:* Re: [070] CU2AP

 

Got a call from N2MLP saying my signal is wide and messing up the band.  Also talked to KE4JB about my signal.  He says it is fine in New York.  

However N2MLP insists it is wide,  I am running 35 watts into a Gap Titan DX on 28120 with low SWR.  No ALC showing, and processor is off.  I see no reason for

my signal to be wide except for the nature of propagation.  

Please if anyone else see my signal and thinks it is wide or dirty let me know so I can further investigate.

Jim K5SP

*From:* "Jim Innis jinnis@swbell.net [070]" <070@yahoogroups.com>
*To:* "070@yahoogroups.com" <070@yahoogroups.com>
*Sent:* Tuesday, February 10, 2015 3:42 PM
*Subject:* Re: [070] CU2AP

 

Believe me, I do my share of calling CQ!

If anyone sees me on the band, let me know how my signal is.  During a recent QSO with a SA call, someone came on freq and asked  "cb amp?"   Don't know if he was referring to me or the other station.  I do no use an amp, I am barefoot with 40 watts max.

Jim K5SP

*From:* "Bill Garwood n4gbk@outlook.com [070]" <070@yahoogroups.com>
*To:* "070@yahoogroups.com" <070@yahoogroups.com>
*Sent:* Tuesday, February 10, 2015 2:50 PM
*Subject:* RE: [070] CU2AP

 

VP8LP Falklands now on the "dead" 10 meter band.  28.121.800. 20:45 UTC
 

To: 070@yahoogroups.com
From: 070@yahoogroups.com
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 12:40:21 -0800
Subject: Re: [070] CU2AP

 
:-)

*From:* "Bill Garwood n4gbk@outlook.com [070]" <070@yahoogroups.com>
*To:* "070@yahoogroups.com" <070@yahoogroups.com>
*Sent:* Tuesday, February 10, 2015 2:38 PM
*Subject:* RE: [070] CU2AP

 

Well being that this is the best club in ham radio, we want our members to always have the best of everything, including secrets.  Just don't pass them on outside the club, please.
 
Happy Radio!
 
Bill
 

To: 070@yahoogroups.com
From: 070@yahoogroups.com
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 12:20:56 -0800
Subject: Re: [070] CU2AP

 
Very true. That's why I call CQ a  lot.    But now you've given out the best kept secret in ham radio !  :-)

jerry n9avy

*From:* "Bill Garwood n4gbk@outlook.com [070]" <070@yahoogroups.com>
*To:* "070@yahoogroups.com" <070@yahoogroups.com>
*Sent:* Tuesday, February 10, 2015 2:14 PM
*Subject:* RE: [070] CU2AP

 

"Not seeing any traces on the waterfall".  10 meters is interesting at times.  Called CQ a few minutes ago on a "dead" band and worked D3AM in Angola.  You may want to give a couple of CQs on the dead band once in a while.  This is how I got Thailand and Easter Island last year on PSK31.  Some of the rarer DX stations will not call CQ but will answer yours then they will again disappear before the pileup piles up.
 
Have fun!
 
73,
 
Bill N4GBK  #1688
 

To: 070@yahoogroups.com
From: 070@yahoogroups.com
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 11:43:51 -0800
Subject: Re: [070] CU2AP

 
I was on 15m and it was wide open to Europe for me.  Hadn’t seen that before. 
 
*From:* mailto:070@yahoogroups.com ( 070@yahoogroups.com )
*Sent:* Tuesday, February 10, 2015 11:31 AM
*To:* 070@yahoogroups.com
*Subject:* Re: [070] CU2AP
 
 

Well 10 was open for a while to South Africa, Brazil, Azores, and others but closed here now, not seeing any traces in the waterfall.
 
Jim K5SP

*From:* "Jim Innis jinnis@swbell.net [070]" <070@yahoogroups.com>
*To:* 070 PSK Club <070@yahoogroups.com>
*Sent:* Tuesday, February 10, 2015 12:48 PM
*Subject:* [070] CU2AP

 
 
CU2SP Azores Is.  is 599 into North Texas 28120.
 
Jim K5SP