Date   

Re: My new call sign

keitheuffer@...
 

congrats, Matt !  I upgraded to Extra last year after over 20 years Advanced class.   

Saw some other comments and hope I am not off-base and out of context  without reading everything, but ever so often I receive an eQSL requesting confirmation for a QSO and I look up the call - usually a QSO from a good while back - and I see that it is someone I worked under an old callsign.   I can't  acknowledge it because it's  like double dipping to me.   Example, if I change my call from KT4EP to something else, it wouldn't be ethical or correct to go back and try to send out eQSLs to everyone I made a contact with as KT4EP with my new callsign.   I believe one might have to create a new eQSL account for the new callsign?  Ditto for LoTW?
Dewey
KT4EP


Re: N7WE/P 20m

John Etling
 

Mike,

 

Either way is fine and your point is valid, would be nice to have a time reference. That way I can, at a glance, see if there is any hope I might be able to work that station (if needed) and even more helpful if it is a DX contact… and even more important than that if it is a rare or hard to get one!

 

…I’m Just Sayin’

 

73 de K3JAE

John A. Etling

k3jae@...

ARES EC - Carroll County, TN

PODXS-070 #1820   LONP: #321

 

 

 

 

From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Tuesday, July 19, 2016 07:30
To: 070@...
Subject: [070] Re: N7WE/P 20m

 

 

As a newby 070 member 2310, there is a reluctance to post anything in fear of upsetting the established posters, but here goes. Would it be more informative to all for a post to say 'I worked kzxyz on 20m at 0100z or I heard kxabx on 40 m at 0230z', rather than
'I worked kxxyz on 20m'. At least you have a reference point as to when to listen instead of sitting in from of the radio tuned to 20m saying 'any time now, any time.'
I was going to use the phrase "just sayin" but that is copyrighted by a famous 070 poster, so I'll say 'just an idle thought.' When you hit 70 plus you get many idle thoughts but don't have the strength to put them into action.
Thanks for a nice group, Mike T, WB2YJS

Sent from my iPad


Re: KK4CPS ?

Jerry N9AVY
 

Thanks Steve  ... didn't know that could be done.  It was deleted.

Jerry



From: "w3hf@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Tuesday, July 19, 2016 3:28 PM
Subject: Re: [070] KK4CPS ?

 

Jerry -

You can still go to your archive and reject it, even though you let it through. And I think you can also delete your outgoing response too.

Steve

---In 070@..., wrote :

Too late to reject because I already let it go through.  No big deal, but thought you wanted to know that Eqsl wasn't changed to new call.  Probably should have made a checklist of things to change with new call, but that wouldn't be a much fun !   :-) 

Jerry









Re: KK4CPS ?

Steve W3HF
 


Jerry -

You can still go to your archive and reject it, even though you let it through. And I think you can also delete your outgoing response too.

Steve

---In 070@..., <n9avy@...> wrote :

Too late to reject because I already let it go through.  No big deal, but thought you wanted to know that Eqsl wasn't changed to new call.  Probably should have made a checklist of things to change with new call, but that wouldn't be a much fun !   :-) 

Jerry







Re: FN44 and FN45 Activations

Dan Morris - KZ3T
 

Jonathan — Milt is correct — probably signing with a /1 will do the trick and easiest but not sure about the /2 as you will not be in 2 land if you are in NH and ME — Will be looking for you though.  Thanks

Dan Morris  KZ3T





On Jul 18, 2016, at 9:52 PM, 'Milton Garb' n6mg@... [070] <070@...> wrote:


Johathan

The call, any call/c2 would indicate that you’re operating from the Republic of Nauru., if in fact we have a reciprocal agreement with them.

Any call/c1 indicates nothing, and the FCC may well have an issue with that, but the only way it would be pursued is through an O.O. station. They cruise the bands looking for picky things to write notices about. They bark but have no real teeth.

I think you’re safest with KC1BOS/1 and KC1BOS/2.

Milt.

N6MG

 

 

 

From: 070@... [mailto:070@...] 
Sent: Monday, July 18, 2016 1:16 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] FN44 and FN45 Activations

 

  

You might use kc1bos-1  or. Kc1bos-2

As FCC won't a problem with those suffixes. 

 

Jerry n9avy

Sent from my iPhone


On Jul 18, 2016, at 12:49 PM, "Jonathan Wilson eaglescout.jonathan@... [070]" <070@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

  

Hi Everyone!

I will be camping in the northern half of New Hampshire next week, 
working grid square FN44 under the call KC1BOS/C1. I will be taking a 
day trip up into FN45. This is the hardest NH square (and one of the 
hardest Maine squares) to work. I plan to be on the air in FN45 
starting around 1800z on Wednesday the 27th and working as long as I 
can. I'll start on 20 m and possibly switch to 40m when the sun sets. 
For this second location I will be KC1BOS/C2.

I will upload all logged contacts to QRZ.com, eqsl and LOTW when I 
return from this trip. I will not have internet access on this trip.

Hope to catch you on the air and close some FN45 grids for your NH State 
Grids and ME State Grids endorsements!

All the best!
Jonathan Wilson
KC1BOS # 2385




Re: KK4CPS ?

Dan Morris - KZ3T
 

That is correct what Steve said.  You do have to create a new account so that you can still QSL those that decide they want one for your old call (and you probably will still get some old ones that want eQSL for the old call) —

So, you will have to set up a new account and put in the start date and you will be good to go.
I had to do that for my WA3RLJ and KZ3T calls as I was and am still getting QSL’s for my old call even though it was back in 1986 when I upgraded!!!  Wow

Dan Morris  KZ3T  070-1065






On Jul 19, 2016, at 3:27 PM, w3hf@... [070] <070@...> wrote:


Matt -


I don't think you can "change" your callsign for eQSL. You need to set up a new account with the new call, and establish an end date for the old call.


Steve

W3HF




Re: FN44 and FN45 Activations

Dan Morris - KZ3T
 

Jonathan — I will try and remember the day you’re going to be up there (next Wednesday) and I’ll be on 20M and 40M looking for you and I will post online.   I’m sure there will be others on looking for you and usually someone will spot the contacts.   Another good thing about this group is you can count on spots from someone or several when available.

Dan Morris  KZ3T  070-1065






On Jul 19, 2016, at 8:11 AM, Jonathan Wilson eaglescout.jonathan@... [070] <070@...> wrote:

Thank you all for the kind replies!


Jerry:
I'll do my best to post online if I can, otherwise, can I rely on someone in the group to do it for me when they see/work me?


Steve:
Thank you for your input about call sign suffixes.  I will update my plans accordingly.  Can you point me to any documentation you have so I can be a better informed individual?



Jim: 
Sorry you're going to miss this one.  I'll try to make another trip at some point. I'm sure other people will miss me as well.


~Jonathan
KC1BOS #2385

On 07/18/2016 13:49, Jonathan Wilson eaglescout.jonathan@... [070] wrote:
 

Hi Everyone!

I will be camping in the northern half of New Hampshire next week, 
working grid square FN44 under the call KC1BOS/C1. I will be taking a 
day trip up into FN45. This is the hardest NH square (and one of the 
hardest Maine squares) to work. I plan to be on the air in FN45 
starting around 1800z on Wednesday the 27th and working as long as I 
can. I'll start on 20 m and possibly switch to 40m when the sun sets. 
For this second location I will be KC1BOS/C2.

I will upload all logged contacts to QRZ.com, eqsl and LOTW when I 
return from this trip. I will not have internet access on this trip.

Hope to catch you on the air and close some FN45 grids for your NH State 
Grids and ME State Grids endorsements!

All the best!
Jonathan Wilson
KC1BOS # 2385




Re: Buzz on 20m [4 Attachments]

Jerry N9AVY
 

Bill:

That's exactly what I'm seeing here on 20m all across the 14070 waterfall !   Now we need to return the favor to Iran and send them lots of rock'n'roll music !  :-)

Jerry  N9AVY #454



From: "Bill Garwood n4gbk@... [070]" <070@...>
To: "070@..." <070@...>
Sent: Tuesday, July 19, 2016 8:57 AM
Subject: Re: [070] Buzz on 20m [4 Attachments]

 
I'm not sure what Jerry was hearing or seeing.  There are no reports of any OTH facilities inside the US.   The OTH radar on HF ham bands has been a problem in Europe and beyond.  It pops up here on the east coast fairly often.  You can Google OTH and various ham radio message boards and find a lot of info.  The radar operates by choosing a frequency based on the MUF and propagation at the radar site.  Sometimes this frequency will be in the middle of a ham band.  The radar will change frequency regularly.   I've attached some screen shots I took on different bands.  Note the times in UTC.  This interference is only a few kHz wide as you can tune the radio up and down the frequency and it will go away.  All of these were on standard PSK31 frequencies.  RX tuned to 10.040, 14.070, 21.070 and 7.070.  The 40 meter signal looks different so I'm not sure what it is?  Maybe they change the PRF or it is from a different source altogether.

I have worked thousands of EU stations on PSK as I'm actively pursuing EPC Awards and the EPC gurus have triangulated and DF'd the interference and say it is definitely coming from Iran.

I know some other east coast 070 Members have mentioned this interference from time to time.

Also, I'm in a very rural area.  Mostly farming and swamplands.  No cable TV, no DSL, I get WiFi from a local provider that has his set up on top of a farmer's grain bin and I have no plasma TVs.  I think there are 3 residences within a 1/4 mile of here.  I do occasionally get some electric fence pulsing on and off on 160 meters.   I'm familiar with powerline interference and it is different.

Have fun.  There are some 15 meter PSK31 signals here this morning so it is good to see some improvements in propagation.

Bill N4GBK  in eastern North Carolina

From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of 'ljl2002@...' joe_molon@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Tuesday, July 19, 2016 12:37:44 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] Buzz on 20m
 
 
Milt,

I did the AM radio trick several times in the past and it works great.  Both were outside the QTH.
Once I found an arcing fuse on a pole and another time I found a bad switching power supply on a pole which was used for lighting control.  One big clue was that it only happened at night.  Once I told the town they had their contractor come out and replace it.

Ahhh....the sweet sound of.....nothing!

Joe
KA1PPV  #1482


On Tuesday, July 19, 2016 4:16 AM, "Jerry n9avy@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:


 
Nope, as Bill, N4GBK, said it's probably OTH  (Over The Horizon radar)  or similar on 20m.  It only happens for a short time and appears to be some sort of communications.  Definitely not anything at my QTH: if it were in the house it would happen all the time at regular intervals.  It almost has to be here in US because band wasn't open to Europe/Asia or anywhere overseas.

It's just annoying when it's on but not as annoying as those really wide 20m PSK signals or those using RTTY, MFSK, or have their mics plugged in when sending on PSK...  this morning I even heard music !  

Geez, what ever happened to hams who cared about their signals ?

Jerry  N9AVY  #454

From: "'Milton Garb' n6mg@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Monday, July 18, 2016 11:11 AM
Subject: RE: [070] Buzz on 20m

 
Before turning to the masses for a thousand different scenario’s, & opinions, have you checked your collapsible shack and household for a buzzing wall wart, or even the little  red/green L.E.D. that signifies power to your tv?
I get it on 30m rarely, but unplugging my wife’s flat panel tv in the kitchen cures it.
I found it by taking a little $5 battery powered AM radio and going from room to room.
n6mg
 
 
 
From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Monday, July 18, 2016 7:30 AM
To: yahoogroups <070@...>
Subject: [070] Buzz on 20m
 
 
Does any have any idea what that raucous buzz is that sometimes covers all the PSK stations up ???  It shows as a bunch of vertical lines all across the waterfall.   Just curious...
 
Jerry  N9AVY  #454







Re: FN44 and FN45 Activations

Jerry N9AVY
 




From: "'Milton Garb' n6mg@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Monday, July 18, 2016 8:52 PM
Subject: RE: [070] FN44 and FN45 Activations

 
Johathan
The call, any call/c2 would indicate that you’re operating from the Republic of Nauru., if in fact we have a reciprocal agreement with them.
Any call/c1 indicates nothing, and the FCC may well have an issue with that, but the only way it would be pursued is through an O.O. station. They cruise the bands looking for picky things to write notices about. They bark but have no real teeth.

All pretty much true, but every once in a while a blind squirrel will find nut. ... and there are a lot of nuts in ham radio, hi ! hi !  :-)
Jerry  N9AVY
Official Observer 
I think you’re safest with KC1BOS/1 and KC1BOS/2.
Milt.
N6MG
 
 
 
From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Monday, July 18, 2016 1:16 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] FN44 and FN45 Activations
 
 
You might use kc1bos-1  or. Kc1bos-2
As FCC won't a problem with those suffixes. 
 
Jerry n9avy

Sent from my iPhone

On Jul 18, 2016, at 12:49 PM, "Jonathan Wilson eaglescout.jonathan@... [070]" <070@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
 
Hi Everyone!

I will be camping in the northern half of New Hampshire next week,
working grid square FN44 under the call KC1BOS/C1. I will be taking a
day trip up into FN45. This is the hardest NH square (and one of the
hardest Maine squares) to work. I plan to be on the air in FN45
starting around 1800z on Wednesday the 27th and working as long as I
can. I'll start on 20 m and possibly switch to 40m when the sun sets.
For this second location I will be KC1BOS/C2.

I will upload all logged contacts to QRZ.com, eqsl and LOTW when I
return from this trip. I will not have internet access on this trip.

Hope to catch you on the air and close some FN45 grids for your NH State
Grids and ME State Grids endorsements!

All the best!
Jonathan Wilson
KC1BOS # 2385



Re: KK4CPS ?

Jerry N9AVY
 

Too late to reject because I already let it go through.  No big deal, but thought you wanted to know that Eqsl wasn't changed to new call.  Probably should have made a checklist of things to change with new call, but that wouldn't be a much fun !   :-) 

Jerry



From: "Matthew King - KK4CPS mrk.twg@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Tuesday, July 19, 2016 1:39 PM
Subject: Re: [070] KK4CPS ?

 
Geez.... I thought I'd already changed that. Reject it please, Jerry, if you haven't already...

Barry.... you're right, lots of things to do when a callsign changes!

Steve..... nope, he caught a legitimate problem!

Thanks, y'all,
73

Matthew King
AK4MK 070 #1708
PODXS 070 Club Executive Director



On Mon, Jul 18, 2016 at 12:30 PM, Jerry n9avy@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 
Got this one today on Eqsl.   Methinks it should be another call sign ????

Jerry  N9AVY





Re: KK4CPS ?

Steve W3HF
 

Matt -


I don't think you can "change" your callsign for eQSL. You need to set up a new account with the new call, and establish an end date for the old call.


Steve

W3HF


Re: KK4CPS ?

Matthew King - KK4CPS <mrk.twg@...>
 

Geez.... I thought I'd already changed that. Reject it please, Jerry, if you haven't already...

Barry.... you're right, lots of things to do when a callsign changes!

Steve..... nope, he caught a legitimate problem!

Thanks, y'all,

73


Matthew King

AK4MK 070 #1708

PODXS 070 Club Executive Director




On Mon, Jul 18, 2016 at 12:30 PM, Jerry n9avy@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

Got this one today on Eqsl.   Methinks it should be another call sign ????

Jerry  N9AVY



Re: FN44 and FN45 Activations

Don Bolstad K9DEB
 

No problem Jonathan. 
Good luck. Hope to catch you on the air. 

Don K9DEB. #2007

Sent from my iPhone6

On Jul 19, 2016, at 07:11, Jonathan Wilson eaglescout.jonathan@... [070] <070@...> wrote:

 

Thank you all for the kind replies!


Jerry:
I'll do my best to post online if I can, otherwise, can I rely on someone in the group to do it for me when they see/work me?


Steve:
Thank you for your input about call sign suffixes.  I will update my plans accordingly.  Can you point me to any documentation you have so I can be a better informed individual?



Jim:
Sorry you're going to miss this one.  I'll try to make another trip at some point. I'm sure other people will miss me as well.


~Jonathan
KC1BOS #2385

On 07/18/2016 13:49, Jonathan Wilson eaglescout.jonathan@... [070] wrote:
 

Hi Everyone!

I will be camping in the northern half of New Hampshire next week,
working grid square FN44 under the call KC1BOS/C1. I will be taking a
day trip up into FN45. This is the hardest NH square (and one of the
hardest Maine squares) to work. I plan to be on the air in FN45
starting around 1800z on Wednesday the 27th and working as long as I
can. I'll start on 20 m and possibly switch to 40m when the sun sets.
For this second location I will be KC1BOS/C2.

I will upload all logged contacts to QRZ.com, eqsl and LOTW when I
return from this trip. I will not have internet access on this trip.

Hope to catch you on the air and close some FN45 grids for your NH State
Grids and ME State Grids endorsements!

All the best!
Jonathan Wilson
KC1BOS # 2385




Re: FN44 and FN45 Activations

 

Confucius says, “’Tis easier to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission”.

n6mg

070-650

 

 

 

From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Monday, July 18, 2016 3:33 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] FN44 and FN45 Activations

 

 

Arrrggghhhh!   I will be on vacation next week with 5 others, and XYL says "no radio equipment on this one".   So I asked if I could use the laptop and do it remotely, got THE look, and was told this was a family vacation, and there would be no radio operating of anykind.    So, told her not to ask me to change radio stations........wrong move there!

Jim, K5SP

On 7/18/2016 12:49 PM, Jonathan Wilson eaglescout.jonathan@... [070] wrote:

 

Hi Everyone!

I will be camping in the northern half of New Hampshire next week,
working grid square FN44 under the call KC1BOS/C1. I will be taking a
day trip up into FN45. This is the hardest NH square (and one of the
hardest Maine squares) to work. I plan to be on the air in FN45
starting around 1800z on Wednesday the 27th and working as long as I
can. I'll start on 20 m and possibly switch to 40m when the sun sets.
For this second location I will be KC1BOS/C2.

I will upload all logged contacts to QRZ.com, eqsl and LOTW when I
return from this trip. I will not have internet access on this trip.

Hope to catch you on the air and close some FN45 grids for your NH State
Grids and ME State Grids endorsements!

All the best!
Jonathan Wilson
KC1BOS # 2385


Re: Buzz on 20m

Bill Garwood
 

I'm not sure what Jerry was hearing or seeing.  There are no reports of any OTH facilities inside the US.   The OTH radar on HF ham bands has been a problem in Europe and beyond.  It pops up here on the east coast fairly often.  You can Google OTH and various ham radio message boards and find a lot of info.  The radar operates by choosing a frequency based on the MUF and propagation at the radar site.  Sometimes this frequency will be in the middle of a ham band.  The radar will change frequency regularly.   I've attached some screen shots I took on different bands.  Note the times in UTC.  This interference is only a few kHz wide as you can tune the radio up and down the frequency and it will go away.  All of these were on standard PSK31 frequencies.  RX tuned to 10.040, 14.070, 21.070 and 7.070.  The 40 meter signal looks different so I'm not sure what it is?  Maybe they change the PRF or it is from a different source altogether.


I have worked thousands of EU stations on PSK as I'm actively pursuing EPC Awards and the EPC gurus have triangulated and DF'd the interference and say it is definitely coming from Iran.


I know some other east coast 070 Members have mentioned this interference from time to time.


Also, I'm in a very rural area.  Mostly farming and swamplands.  No cable TV, no DSL, I get WiFi from a local provider that has his set up on top of a farmer's grain bin and I have no plasma TVs.  I think there are 3 residences within a 1/4 mile of here.  I do occasionally get some electric fence pulsing on and off on 160 meters.   I'm familiar with powerline interference and it is different.


Have fun.  There are some 15 meter PSK31 signals here this morning so it is good to see some improvements in propagation.


Bill N4GBK  in eastern North Carolina


From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of 'ljl2002@...' joe_molon@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Tuesday, July 19, 2016 12:37:44 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] Buzz on 20m
 
 

Milt,

I did the AM radio trick several times in the past and it works great.  Both were outside the QTH.
Once I found an arcing fuse on a pole and another time I found a bad switching power supply on a pole which was used for lighting control.  One big clue was that it only happened at night.  Once I told the town they had their contractor come out and replace it.

Ahhh....the sweet sound of.....nothing!

Joe
KA1PPV  #1482


On Tuesday, July 19, 2016 4:16 AM, "Jerry n9avy@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:


 
Nope, as Bill, N4GBK, said it's probably OTH  (Over The Horizon radar)  or similar on 20m.  It only happens for a short time and appears to be some sort of communications.  Definitely not anything at my QTH: if it were in the house it would happen all the time at regular intervals.  It almost has to be here in US because band wasn't open to Europe/Asia or anywhere overseas.

It's just annoying when it's on but not as annoying as those really wide 20m PSK signals or those using RTTY, MFSK, or have their mics plugged in when sending on PSK...  this morning I even heard music !  

Geez, what ever happened to hams who cared about their signals ?

Jerry  N9AVY  #454

From: "'Milton Garb' n6mg@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Monday, July 18, 2016 11:11 AM
Subject: RE: [070] Buzz on 20m

 
Before turning to the masses for a thousand different scenario’s, & opinions, have you checked your collapsible shack and household for a buzzing wall wart, or even the little  red/green L.E.D. that signifies power to your tv?
I get it on 30m rarely, but unplugging my wife’s flat panel tv in the kitchen cures it.
I found it by taking a little $5 battery powered AM radio and going from room to room.
n6mg
 
 
 
From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Monday, July 18, 2016 7:30 AM
To: yahoogroups <070@...>
Subject: [070] Buzz on 20m
 
 
Does any have any idea what that raucous buzz is that sometimes covers all the PSK stations up ???  It shows as a bunch of vertical lines all across the waterfall.   Just curious...
 
Jerry  N9AVY  #454





EM25HQ Ukraine Special Event

Jerry N9AVY
 

Just worked him at 1328  via  long path  (antenna pointed in opposite direction) .

Noticed that N8FL in WV was barely there when pointed towards him; so swung antenna in other direction and he popped out of noise and was 599.

This is one of benefits of having a yagi that is rotatable.  Used to work Europe like this a lot on 10m/

Jerry N9AVY  #454


Re: N7WE/P 20m

Joseph Miller <kj8o.ham@...>
 

​Welcome to the club, Mike.

I agree with your "I worked W#XYZ at 0100 on 20 meters" comment. Working full time, many times the station isn't there anymore when I get home. I hope we can make contact soon. God bless.

73 de Joe 1244


On Tue, Jul 19, 2016 at 8:29 AM, Miketar miketar@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

As a newby 070 member 2310, there is a reluctance to post anything in fear of upsetting the established posters, but here goes. Would it be more informative to all for a post to say 'I worked kzxyz on 20m at 0100z or I heard kxabx on 40 m at 0230z', rather than
'I worked kxxyz on 20m'. At least you have a reference point as to when to listen instead of sitting in from of the radio tuned to 20m saying 'any time now, any time.'
I was going to use the phrase "just sayin" but that is copyrighted by a famous 070 poster, so I'll say 'just an idle thought.' When you hit 70 plus you get many idle thoughts but don't have the strength to put them into action.
Thanks for a nice group, Mike T, WB2YJS

Sent from my iPad




--
Joe Miller, KJ8O
Affiliated Club Coordinator
ARRL Michigan Section


Re: N7WE/P 20m

Jerry N9AVY
 

Mike:

Posting the time should be standard operating procedure for all, but sometimes you can go by the time the message was sent.  Posting without the time is pretty much useless information . Some may absentmindedly omit the time .

In the case of those who work N&WE/p ,  he has a small window for those who work him.  He's running from a parked RV with limited battery time, using a portable antenna and probably not in best location.  Rick is usually on for about an hour or so and doesn't always have propagation to everywhere. 

BTW Mike, you're almost an old timer as far as members go because PODXS just issued 2390, hi ! hi !  :-)

Jerry  N9AVY  #454


From: "Miketar miketar@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Tuesday, July 19, 2016 7:29 AM
Subject: [070] Re: N7WE/P 20m

 
As a newby 070 member 2310, there is a reluctance to post anything in fear of upsetting the established posters, but here goes. Would it be more informative to all for a post to say 'I worked kzxyz on 20m at 0100z or I heard kxabx on 40 m at 0230z', rather than
'I worked kxxyz on 20m'. At least you have a reference point as to when to listen instead of sitting in from of the radio tuned to 20m saying 'any time now, any time.'
I was going to use the phrase "just sayin" but that is copyrighted by a famous 070 poster, so I'll say 'just an idle thought.' When you hit 70 plus you get many idle thoughts but don't have the strength to put them into action.
Thanks for a nice group, Mike T, WB2YJS

Sent from my iPad



Re: Buzz on 20m

ljl2002@att.net
 

Milt,

I did the AM radio trick several times in the past and it works great.  Both were outside the QTH.
Once I found an arcing fuse on a pole and another time I found a bad switching power supply on a pole which was used for lighting control.  One big clue was that it only happened at night.  Once I told the town they had their contractor come out and replace it.

Ahhh....the sweet sound of.....nothing!

Joe
KA1PPV  #1482


On Tuesday, July 19, 2016 4:16 AM, "Jerry n9avy@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:


 
Nope, as Bill, N4GBK, said it's probably OTH  (Over The Horizon radar)  or similar on 20m.  It only happens for a short time and appears to be some sort of communications.  Definitely not anything at my QTH: if it were in the house it would happen all the time at regular intervals.  It almost has to be here in US because band wasn't open to Europe/Asia or anywhere overseas.

It's just annoying when it's on but not as annoying as those really wide 20m PSK signals or those using RTTY, MFSK, or have their mics plugged in when sending on PSK...  this morning I even heard music !  

Geez, what ever happened to hams who cared about their signals ?

Jerry  N9AVY  #454

From: "'Milton Garb' n6mg@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Monday, July 18, 2016 11:11 AM
Subject: RE: [070] Buzz on 20m

 
Before turning to the masses for a thousand different scenario’s, & opinions, have you checked your collapsible shack and household for a buzzing wall wart, or even the little  red/green L.E.D. that signifies power to your tv?
I get it on 30m rarely, but unplugging my wife’s flat panel tv in the kitchen cures it.
I found it by taking a little $5 battery powered AM radio and going from room to room.
n6mg
 
 
 
From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Monday, July 18, 2016 7:30 AM
To: yahoogroups <070@...>
Subject: [070] Buzz on 20m
 
 
Does any have any idea what that raucous buzz is that sometimes covers all the PSK stations up ???  It shows as a bunch of vertical lines all across the waterfall.   Just curious...
 
Jerry  N9AVY  #454





Re: N7WE/P 20m

Mike Tarnowsky
 

As a newby 070 member 2310, there is a reluctance to post anything in fear of upsetting the established posters, but here goes. Would it be more informative to all for a post to say 'I worked kzxyz on 20m at 0100z or I heard kxabx on 40 m at 0230z', rather than
'I worked kxxyz on 20m'. At least you have a reference point as to when to listen instead of sitting in from of the radio tuned to 20m saying 'any time now, any time.'
I was going to use the phrase "just sayin" but that is copyrighted by a famous 070 poster, so I'll say 'just an idle thought.' When you hit 70 plus you get many idle thoughts but don't have the strength to put them into action.
Thanks for a nice group, Mike T, WB2YJS

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