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Re: K1YPP/7

stan W9SMR
 

Jerry,

Nutz...I missed him.

Dennis lives a few miles from me in FLA and we belong to several of the same clubs. He is quite a character. Check out his Blog     www.xcbiketrip.com  and QRZ page.

Keep posting when you see him. He is usually running only 3 watts into a wire in a tree.

73,
Stan
W9SMR/9
#1611


To: 070@...
From: 070@...
Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2016 00:50:08 +0000
Subject: [070] K1YPP/7



Just worked Dennis  , K1YPP/1 ,  He's in Bend OR  now.   Signal was up & down a bit, but got most of info. 

20m  0004 UTC

Jerry  N9AVY  #454



Fw: Geomagnetic Storm 7/20

Jerry N9AVY
 



 

 
Hello ALL;

From spaceweather.com

GEOMAGNETIC STORM: Unexpectedly, a CME struck Earth's magnetic field during the late hours of July 19th. The impact sparked a minor G1-class geomagnetic storm that could intensify in the hours ahead as Earth passes through the CME's strongly-magnetized wake. Visit http://spaceweather.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=0c5fce34d5ca05f64a13d085d&id=a26cc7ffef&e=eb74a02793 for updates.


             
   

               
             

   
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    WL7TG Valdez AK on 20m

    David, K9DWR
     

    I just heard WL7TG in Alaska on 20m. Haven't been able to work him yet, but he's out there.

    Around 14.077

    --
    David, K9DWR
    #1604 LONP #255
    david@...


    K1YPP/7

    Jerry N9AVY
     

    Just worked Dennis  , K1YPP/1 ,  He's in Bend OR  now.   Signal was up & down a bit, but got most of info. 

    20m  0004 UTC

    Jerry  N9AVY  #454


    Re: Getting BOTA (Back on the Air)

    Jim K5SP
     

    Rich, congratulations, I have been wondering where you were, missed you on the bands....

    You can tell everyone here that I taught you everything you know, when you were a student of mine at NCTC....

    Again, congrats on the BSCS.  Now, get to work!

    Jim, K5SP

    On 7/19/2016 6:56 PM, richdrexel@... [070] wrote:
     

    I have been absent from the radio the past several months. I finally finished my undergrad degree, earning my BS of Computer Science. The final course was my Capstone project and it took up a large amount of my time. I am looking forward to getting back into PSK31 land. I'm really looking forward to landing a decent paying software developer position so I can afford my ham radio hobby!

    I look forward to seeing everyone on the air.

    Richard Drexel
    K4RJD



    Re: Getting BOTA (Back on the Air)

    Matthew King - KK4CPS <mrk.twg@...>
     

    Good job, Richard - congratulations!

    73


    Matthew King

    AK4MK 070 #1708

    PODXS 070 Club Executive Director




    On Tue, Jul 19, 2016 at 7:56 PM, richdrexel@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
     

    I have been absent from the radio the past several months. I finally finished my undergrad degree, earning my BS of Computer Science. The final course was my Capstone project and it took up a large amount of my time. I am looking forward to getting back into PSK31 land. I'm really looking forward to landing a decent paying software developer position so I can afford my ham radio hobby!

    I look forward to seeing everyone on the air.

    Richard Drexel
    K4RJD




    Getting BOTA (Back on the Air)

    richdrexel@...
     

    I have been absent from the radio the past several months. I finally finished my undergrad degree, earning my BS of Computer Science. The final course was my Capstone project and it took up a large amount of my time. I am looking forward to getting back into PSK31 land. I'm really looking forward to landing a decent paying software developer position so I can afford my ham radio hobby!

    I look forward to seeing everyone on the air.

    Richard Drexel
    K4RJD



    Re: FN44 and FN45 Activations

    Steve W3HF
     

    On 07/19/16, Jonathan Wilson eaglescout.jonathan@... [070]<070@...> wrote:
     


    Thank you all for the kind replies!


    ...

    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?


    ...


    ----------------------------------------


    Jonathan -

    1. First of all, the FCC doesn't care about what callsign variant you use, as long as it is not confusing (with other systems) and is assigned to you. There actually is no requirement to use anything other than your own callsign--you can operate as KC1BOS anywhere the FCC has jurisdiction. That includes not only the 50 states but all US territories and protectorates. 

    2. The FCC allows you to use a self-assigned prefix or suffix as long as it doesn't conflict with international allocations. So you could use a /100 suffix if you were celebrating your 100th birthday, but you can't use C2 because it's assigned to Nauru. Many people use /AM for aeronautical mobile and /MM for maritime (or marine) mobile, but technically that's not legal for USA as AM is assigned to Spain and MM to Scotland.

    3. The "traditional" approach is to use a numeral indicating the call district you are operating from. I call this traditional because it used to be in the rules but was dropped as a requirement in the late 1970s. 

    4. Any of these approaches work if you are only sending paper QSLs (or not QSLing at all). Since you know where you were, you send a QSL that shows the actual station location, not your home. It's generally allowed to hand-write your portable location, but that might make the QSL not valid for certain awards. The IOTA program, for example, does not accept QSLs where the island name is hand-written.

    5. If you are sending electronic QSLs of one sort or another, it gets trickier because the systems use different methods to create accounts and identify locations.

    a. If you are ONLY going to use LoTW, the easiest approach is to simply use your permanent callsign. Create a separate station location for each unique operating site, and associate each of those locations with your regular callsign certificate. The unique station locations will keep them separate. I know this will work if each location is in the same DXCC. I don't know think it works if you are operating from different DXCC entities, like operating from Hawaii for example. (FCC allows that, but I'm pretty sure ARRL assigns a DXCC entity to your callsign certificate, and you can't change it with a new location.)

    b. If you are ONLY going to use eQSL, you have some options. eQSL accounts can only have a single location, so you have to have multiple accounts, (at least) one for each location. They segregate QSLs by callsign and date, so you have to have non-overlapping date ranges if you use the same callsign at multiple locations. Since you probably want to have only a single account for your home QTH, you are better off using your basic callsign at only one location, or you will have to create multiple accounts for the same call. In this case, you are probably better off using a portable identifier and leaving your primary callsign associated only with your home station location.

    c. If you use both eQSL and LoTW, I've found it useful to obtain additional ARRL certificates for all the portable callsign variants, so I can keep the eQSL accounts separate. It's only a little more complex to manage multiple certificates. As a result, I have 16 eQSL accounts for 12 different callsigns. I only have 8 LoTW certificates as some of the operations were very minor.

    d. I have no experience with HRD or QRZlog, so I can't offer any advice for those systems.


    So there's a summary. Let me know if you have other questions.

    Steve
    W3HF (and W3HF/0, /1, /2, /3, /4, /6, /8, /KH2, /KH6 and VQ9HF)


    Re: Buzz on 20m

    Jerry N9AVY
     

    He's a Canadian. ..  you want to start a war between Canada & Iran ???   Don't think our friends to the North would be happy about that.   :-)

    Jerry  N9AVY #454



    From: "Les Alverson kd4sfd2@... [070]" <070@...>
    To: 070@...
    Sent: Tuesday, July 19, 2016 6:11 PM
    Subject: Re: [070] Buzz on 20m

     
    Can we send them Justin Beiber instead?

    Les k4lea 1746

    On 7/19/2016 15:54, Jerry n9avy@... [070] wrote:
     
    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]" mailto:070@...
    To: mailto:070@... mailto: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@... mailto:070@... on behalf of 'ljl2002@...' joe_molon@... [070] mailto: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]" mailto: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]" mailto: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 mailto: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









    Welcome

    Jim K5SP
     

    Please join me in welcoming our new PODXS070 member(s).

    2391  Guiseppe  IT9GJK

    Jim, K5SP #483
    Membership Director


    Re: Buzz on 20m

    Les Alverson <kd4sfd2@...>
     

    Can we send them Justin Beiber instead?


    Les k4lea 1746


    On 7/19/2016 15:54, Jerry n9avy@... [070] wrote:
     
    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: KK4CPS ?

    Matthew King - KK4CPS <mrk.twg@...>
     

    Yep, I went to eQSL and created the new account, but I neglected to change the auto-eQSL feature of HRD to the new callsign.  I thought it used the main callsign, but I it actually has a separate credential area where the callsign must be entered.

    Thanks to all who replied with advice/procedures to follow.

    It's all fixed now, so no more erroneous eQSLs from me.

    WOOHOO!!!!

    73


    Matthew King

    AK4MK 070 #1708

    PODXS 070 Club Executive Director




    On Tue, 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: 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