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Re: operating when travelling

Paula K7PAX #1739
 

Yes, O have used TeamViewer quite a bit for remote operation last year, and will likely do so again this year to catch the 21 days I have left to finish. If you decide to go that route I'd be happy to answer any questions.

Paula K7PAX #1739

On Mar 5, 2017, at 2:07 PM, n7we1980@... [070] <070@...> wrote:

 

Paul - YOU CAN DO IT!  One of the challenges of 365+1 is coming up with unique solutions to getting on air every day.  Fun!

Let me second Matt's suggestion about TeamViewer.  I've used it with a tablet connected via internet to the laptop/rig setup at home.  Works like a champ, but I found the keyboarding on a tablet to be a challenge.  Would have preferred a second laptop.  The neat thing is your ham software only has to be on the home computer.  Any computer with TeamViewer downloaded can be the remote!  I know Paula K7PAX has used it for PSK QSOs so she might have some more insight.

As to portable rigs, be sure to consider QRP - something like the FT-817.  It doesn't have to be DX to count for 365 and if you can set up a schedule on 40 or 80 with someone in the town you will be in, it almost guarantees a QSO.

I've never tried this, but you might check out the possibility of guest operation at a club station in the town you will be visiting. The ARRL website has club listings that you can search by city/state/radius that would be a good starting point. I think Steve W3HF has some sort of arrangement with a club in Denver when he is there on business. He's probably a member of their club.  Might check with him for insight.

Of course, if you want to dream, or you win the lottery, there is the Elecraft KX2 - built in PSK encode/decode where you send via keying CW from the paddles!  80-10m, fits in your shirt pocket, 13 oz, internal battery, 10w out...optional internal ATU, add an extendable whip antenna and you are good to go...a HandiTalki PSK rig!  (If I were rich I'd have one and loan it to you.)

So there are lots of possible solutions.  You can do it.  Keep us posted on how you make it happen!  GL!

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: 14.070 Music

Ray Clements
 

That may not be the problem at all.

It is quite possible for a computer to have multiple sound "cards". The computer I use for my station has three sound cards.
One is the internal sound card connected to the internal speakers of the laptop. This is default sound card used for music, videos, error alert sounds, etc.
The second sound card is the one built into my ICOM 7600 radio that is used for digital sound card modes.

The third sound card is part of a sound mixer that is connected to my radio for SSB phone.

As long as I have the correct sound card selected for each software application, everything works fine. However, if I make a mistake and select one of the sound cards that are connected to my radio as the default sound card then any sounds generated by my computer can go out over the radio. Even if I had a computer dedicated to my station that I never used for anything else,  the default sound card setting could be set incorrectly.

I suspect improper sound card settings are the reason for strange sounds going out over the airwaves.


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From: "Radio radio@... [070]" <070@...>
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Subject: Re: [070] 14.070 Music


 

Unbelievably  I have had people suggest that using your computer’s speakers and the mic input on another computer is a completely acceptable way to run sound card digital.  Just don’t sneeze :)


73 de Eric, KG6MZS


On Mar 5, 2017, at 11:15 AM, Jerry n9avy@... [070] <070@...> wrote:


In hear a lot of this... mostly on 20m.    I hear computer sign on sounds, people talking on voice, music and whatever.  It has been going on for past few years. 

 Mostly  I believe it's a bunch of people who use their computer for everything when they should have a dedicated computer for ham radio only.  

Jerry  n9avy



From: "'K9HW' k9hw@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@... 
Sent: Sunday, March 5, 2017 1:01 PM
Subject: RE: [070] 14.070 Music

 
 
Haven't heard it here today, rarely hear music but there is at least one station out there that uses the computer soundcard for audio.  Quite often you can hear it boot or other computer sounds.  One day you could hear him playing solitaire!  Doesn't mute the mic either, I've been able to hear voices in the background but not enough to identify the station of course.  Fortunately it doesn't usually last very long nor is it all that frequent but it does happen.
 
Harry, K9HW
From: 070@... [mailto:070@...] 
Sent: Sunday, March 05, 2017 10:40 AM
To: 070 List Service 070 List Service
Subject: [070] 14.070 Music
 
  
First time I've ever heard something like this - is it common????
 
Will QSY to 40m, I guess.







Re: 14.070 Music

Jerry N9AVY
 

If you run that way  and you can whistle in baudot, you can run RTTY    :-)

Jerry  n9avy



From: "Radio radio@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Sunday, March 5, 2017 7:02 PM
Subject: Re: [070] 14.070 Music

 
Unbelievably  I have had people suggest that using your computer’s speakers and the mic input on another computer is a completely acceptable way to run sound card digital.  Just don’t sneeze :)

73 de Eric, KG6MZS


On Mar 5, 2017, at 11:15 AM, Jerry n9avy@... [070] <070@...> wrote:


In hear a lot of this... mostly on 20m.    I hear computer sign on sounds, people talking on voice, music and whatever.  It has been going on for past few years. 

 Mostly  I believe it's a bunch of people who use their computer for everything when they should have a dedicated computer for ham radio only.  

Jerry  n9avy



From: "'K9HW' k9hw@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@... 
Sent: Sunday, March 5, 2017 1:01 PM
Subject: RE: [070] 14.070 Music

 
 
Haven't heard it here today, rarely hear music but there is at least one station out there that uses the computer soundcard for audio.  Quite often you can hear it boot or other computer sounds.  One day you could hear him playing solitaire!  Doesn't mute the mic either, I've been able to hear voices in the background but not enough to identify the station of course.  Fortunately it doesn't usually last very long nor is it all that frequent but it does happen.
 
Harry, K9HW
From: 070@... [mailto:070@...] 
Sent: Sunday, March 05, 2017 10:40 AM
To: 070 List Service 070 List Service
Subject: [070] 14.070 Music
 
  
First time I've ever heard something like this - is it common????
 
Will QSY to 40m, I guess.







Re: 14.070 Music

Radio <radio@...>
 

Unbelievably  I have had people suggest that using your computer’s speakers and the mic input on another computer is a completely acceptable way to run sound card digital.  Just don’t sneeze :)

73 de Eric, KG6MZS


On Mar 5, 2017, at 11:15 AM, Jerry n9avy@... [070] <070@...> wrote:


In hear a lot of this... mostly on 20m.    I hear computer sign on sounds, people talking on voice, music and whatever.  It has been going on for past few years. 

 Mostly  I believe it's a bunch of people who use their computer for everything when they should have a dedicated computer for ham radio only.  

Jerry  n9avy



From: "'K9HW' k9hw@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@... 
Sent: Sunday, March 5, 2017 1:01 PM
Subject: RE: [070] 14.070 Music

 
 
Haven't heard it here today, rarely hear music but there is at least one station out there that uses the computer soundcard for audio.  Quite often you can hear it boot or other computer sounds.  One day you could hear him playing solitaire!  Doesn't mute the mic either, I've been able to hear voices in the background but not enough to identify the station of course.  Fortunately it doesn't usually last very long nor is it all that frequent but it does happen.
 
Harry, K9HW
From: 070@... [mailto:070@...] 
Sent: Sunday, March 05, 2017 10:40 AM
To: 070 List Service 070 List Service
Subject: [070] 14.070 Music
 
  
First time I've ever heard something like this - is it common????
 
Will QSY to 40m, I guess.





Re: operating when travelling

John Etling
 

I’d recommend the Elecraft KX3… but then again that is my choice.

 

I’m Just Sayin’

73 de K3JAE

 

John

 

 

 

From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Sunday, March 05, 2017 13:59
To: 070@...
Subject: [070] operating when travelling

 

 

Ok, after arranging most of this year’s travel so that I could complete the 365/366 endorsement this year, the best laid plans have gone astray and now I’m faced with needing to make QSO’s on may 26th and 27th but will be in Boulder, CO at that time.

 

The possible solutions I see are:

1) find a way to set my current rig for portable operation

2) acquire/borrow a rig that will let me operate portably, said rig being small enough/light enough to travel by air with.

3) arrange with some ham to use his PSK capable rig at the destination for the 2 days I will need QSO’s

 

Anyone have other ideas not covered by those options?

 

To my eye the one that sounds appealing is option 2, as it leaves me not only with a solution to the immediate problem but also gear to operate while I am traveling.

 

Suggestions on gear for portable operation eagerly solicited.

 

-p KG7STV
73, don’t forget to smile and have fun

 


Re: operating when travelling

Bill Williams
 

One solution is to visit a club in the area.  Our club would be happy to have someone use one of the radios but getting a member to open the shack on the right day/s might be a problem.

73,
Bill
AG4QX
0398

On Sun, Mar 5, 2017 at 2:58 PM, Paul Butzi kg7stv@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

Ok, after arranging most of this year’s travel so that I could complete the 365/366 endorsement this year, the best laid plans have gone astray and now I’m faced with needing to make QSO’s on may 26th and 27th but will be in Boulder, CO at that time.


The possible solutions I see are:
1) find a way to set my current rig for portable operation
2) acquire/borrow a rig that will let me operate portably, said rig being small enough/light enough to travel by air with.
3) arrange with some ham to use his PSK capable rig at the destination for the 2 days I will need QSO’s

Anyone have other ideas not covered by those options?

To my eye the one that sounds appealing is option 2, as it leaves me not only with a solution to the immediate problem but also gear to operate while I am traveling.

Suggestions on gear for portable operation eagerly solicited.

-p KG7STV
73, don’t forget to smile and have fun





Re: operating when travelling

Rick - N7WE
 

Paul - YOU CAN DO IT!  One of the challenges of 365+1 is coming up with unique solutions to getting on air every day.  Fun!

Let me second Matt's suggestion about TeamViewer.  I've used it with a tablet connected via internet to the laptop/rig setup at home.  Works like a champ, but I found the keyboarding on a tablet to be a challenge.  Would have preferred a second laptop.  The neat thing is your ham software only has to be on the home computer.  Any computer with TeamViewer downloaded can be the remote!  I know Paula K7PAX has used it for PSK QSOs so she might have some more insight.

As to portable rigs, be sure to consider QRP - something like the FT-817.  It doesn't have to be DX to count for 365 and if you can set up a schedule on 40 or 80 with someone in the town you will be in, it almost guarantees a QSO.

I've never tried this, but you might check out the possibility of guest operation at a club station in the town you will be visiting. The ARRL website has club listings that you can search by city/state/radius that would be a good starting point. I think Steve W3HF has some sort of arrangement with a club in Denver when he is there on business. He's probably a member of their club.  Might check with him for insight.

Of course, if you want to dream, or you win the lottery, there is the Elecraft KX2 - built in PSK encode/decode where you send via keying CW from the paddles!  80-10m, fits in your shirt pocket, 13 oz, internal battery, 10w out...optional internal ATU, add an extendable whip antenna and you are good to go...a HandiTalki PSK rig!  (If I were rich I'd have one and loan it to you.)

So there are lots of possible solutions.  You can do it.  Keep us posted on how you make it happen!  GL!

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: operating when travelling

Matthew King - KK4CPS <mrk.twg@...>
 

Hey, Paul!

I've been most pleased with setting my rig up on 20m/40m/whatever, and turning on the TeamViewer server on the ham computer.  Once you do that, then you can take your laptop or tablet with you, log in to TeamViewer on your computer, and operate DM780/FlDigi/etc just like you were sitting in front of it!

You can test it sitting right in front of your shack computer as if you were on the other side of the country.

Good luck with it! If you need assistance with this setup, just let me know.

73

Matt King
AK4MK - 070 #1708
PODXS 070 Club Executive Director




On Sun, Mar 5, 2017 at 2:58 PM, Paul Butzi kg7stv@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

Ok, after arranging most of this year’s travel so that I could complete the 365/366 endorsement this year, the best laid plans have gone astray and now I’m faced with needing to make QSO’s on may 26th and 27th but will be in Boulder, CO at that time.


The possible solutions I see are:
1) find a way to set my current rig for portable operation
2) acquire/borrow a rig that will let me operate portably, said rig being small enough/light enough to travel by air with.
3) arrange with some ham to use his PSK capable rig at the destination for the 2 days I will need QSO’s

Anyone have other ideas not covered by those options?

To my eye the one that sounds appealing is option 2, as it leaves me not only with a solution to the immediate problem but also gear to operate while I am traveling.

Suggestions on gear for portable operation eagerly solicited.

-p KG7STV
73, don’t forget to smile and have fun





operating when travelling

Paul Butzi <kg7stv@...>
 

Ok, after arranging most of this year’s travel so that I could complete the 365/366 endorsement this year, the best laid plans have gone astray and now I’m faced with needing to make QSO’s on may 26th and 27th but will be in Boulder, CO at that time.

The possible solutions I see are:
1) find a way to set my current rig for portable operation
2) acquire/borrow a rig that will let me operate portably, said rig being small enough/light enough to travel by air with.
3) arrange with some ham to use his PSK capable rig at the destination for the 2 days I will need QSO’s

Anyone have other ideas not covered by those options?

To my eye the one that sounds appealing is option 2, as it leaves me not only with a solution to the immediate problem but also gear to operate while I am traveling.

Suggestions on gear for portable operation eagerly solicited.

-p KG7STV
73, don’t forget to smile and have fun




Re: 14.070 Music

Jerry N9AVY
 

In hear a lot of this... mostly on 20m.    I hear computer sign on sounds, people talking on voice, music and whatever.  It has been going on for past few years. 

 Mostly  I believe it's a bunch of people who use their computer for everything when they should have a dedicated computer for ham radio only. 

Jerry  n9avy



From: "'K9HW' k9hw@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Sunday, March 5, 2017 1:01 PM
Subject: RE: [070] 14.070 Music

 
 
Haven't heard it here today, rarely hear music but there is at least one station out there that uses the computer soundcard for audio.  Quite often you can hear it boot or other computer sounds.  One day you could hear him playing solitaire!  Doesn't mute the mic either, I've been able to hear voices in the background but not enough to identify the station of course.  Fortunately it doesn't usually last very long nor is it all that frequent but it does happen.
 
Harry, K9HW

From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Sunday, March 05, 2017 10:40 AM
To: 070 List Service 070 List Service
Subject: [070] 14.070 Music
 
 
First time I've ever heard something like this - is it common????
 
Will QSY to 40m, I guess.



Re: 14.070 Music

Harry Wilkins
 

 

Haven't heard it here today, rarely hear music but there is at least one station out there that uses the computer soundcard for audio.  Quite often you can hear it boot or other computer sounds.  One day you could hear him playing solitaire!  Doesn't mute the mic either, I've been able to hear voices in the background but not enough to identify the station of course.  Fortunately it doesn't usually last very long nor is it all that frequent but it does happen.

 

Harry, K9HW

From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Sunday, March 05, 2017 10:40 AM
To: 070 List Service 070 List Service
Subject: [070] 14.070 Music

 

 

First time I've ever heard something like this - is it common????

 

Will QSY to 40m, I guess.


14.070 Music

Jody Carter
 

First time I've ever heard something like this - is it common????

Will QSY to 40m, I guess.


Re: Award Sheets

Matthew King - KK4CPS <mrk.twg@...>
 

Hi, Alan - other than the GRIDS, LONP, and WTW certificates, there's no particular place you have to put your stickers. Not that you really have to put the appropriate ones on those others certificates either, but I digress.....

BTW - this applies to everyone, not just Alan!

Most people put them on their membership certificate, though I personally prefer the "extra endorsement" sheet, and started that way from the get-go.  You may create your own extra endorsement sheet (and any other 070 certificate) by following this link:


Just go there, select your call from the pull-down menu, click the radio button for the particular certificate you'd like, fill in your name as you'd like it printed (doesn't matter on the extra endorsement sheet, as your name won't appear on it anyway) and click the VIEW PDF button.  Voila! Your certificate magically appears as a PDF for you to open directly or download and print on whatever paper/cardstock/parchment you choose.

Hope that helps!

73

Matt King
AK4MK - 070 #1708
PODXS 070 Club Executive Director


On Fri, Mar 3, 2017 at 9:08 PM, Alan Sorum asorum@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

All,

I got a fist full of stickers in the mail today! Looking at my awards
notebook, I only find a PODXS certificate and a sheet for the state grids.

Are there sheets for the other awards? I checked the PODXS 070 website
and didn't see place for them. If there are other sheets, I'd be happy
to pay the shipping for them.

Thanks for the time.

Alan WL7CG



next ea psk63 contest 11-12 march

EB4Z
 



Hi dear Friend:

I’m Joaquín, EA4ZB, Contest Manager of EAPSK63, it's a pleasure for me to invite you to join the EAPSK63 contest 2017 which is to be held on 11th and 12th March.

Sponsored: by Unión de Radioaficionados Españoles (URE). The manager of the contest is EA4ZB.

Participants: Any licensed amateur station.

Date: 2nd full weekend of March, from 16:00 UTC Saturday till 16:00 UTC Sunday (March 11-12, 2017).

Mode: BPSK63.

Bands: 10, 15, 20, 40 and 80 meters, according to IARU Region 1 band plan.

Log sending instructions: The log-file is to be submitted in Cabrillo-format viahttp://concursos.ure.es/en/logs/
The receipt of the log will be automatically confirmed by an email with a message of possible errors in the log.

Power: It is recommended to use an output power not exceeding 50 Watts, not to cause interferences to other participants

Complete official rules here: http://concursos.ure.es/en/eapsk63/

You can submit your participation in this contest at 
http://concursos.ure.es/en/anuncio-de-participacion/

Hope to see you. Good luck:

73 de Joaquín EA4ZB
Contest Manager EAPSK63

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

Estimado colega:

Soy Joaquín, EA4ZB, responsable del concurso EAPSK63. Es un placer invitarte a unirte a nosotros en el concurso EAPSK63 2017 el próximo 11 y 12 de Marzo.

Organización.- Unión de Radioaficionados Españoles (URE); por delegación, EA4ZB.

Participantes.- Todos los radioaficionados en posesión de licencia oficial que lo deseen.

Fechas.- Segundo fin de semana del mes de marzo (en el año 2017, días 11 y 12), desde las 16:00 UTC del sábado hasta las 16:00 UTC del domingo.

Modo.- BPSK63.

Bandas.- 10, 15, 20, 40 y 80 metros, dentro de los segmentos recomendados por la IARU para esta modalidad.

Subidas de log: Los archivos de log en formato Cabrillo serán subidos únicamente a través de la Web de subida de logs: http://concursos.ure.es/logs/

La subida correcta de cada log se confirmará por email, posibles errores con su log serán reportados por email.

Potencia.- se recomienda utilizar una potencia de salida no superior a 50 W, para no causar interferencias ni splatter a otros participantes.

Puedes ver las bases completas oficiales aquí: http://concursos.ure.es/eapsk63/

También puedes anunciar tu participación desde
http://concursos.ure.es/anuncio-de-participacion/

Espero encontrarte. Buena suerte.

73 de Joaquín EA4ZB
Contest Manager EAPSK63





Award Sheets

Alan Sorum WL7CG
 

All,

I got a fist full of stickers in the mail today! Looking at my awards notebook, I only find a PODXS certificate and a sheet for the state grids.

Are there sheets for the other awards? I checked the PODXS 070 website and didn't see place for them. If there are other sheets, I'd be happy to pay the shipping for them.

Thanks for the time.

Alan WL7CG


40M

Dan Morris - KZ3T
 

Anybody on 40M this evening?? I don’t see a thing on the waterfall and have tried calling CQ a bunch of times. All I see is one signal right now from Puerto Rico and he is talking to another USA station! The indexes are out the roof too --

Dan Morris KZ3T 070-1065
dbmorris315@...


Re: Missing number

Rick - N7WE
 

Way back on 2/13 Jim sent Message 50445:


Disregard 2492 it will be reissued.   N8CFM is currently a member #2340.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

Jim

Hope that helps

Rick - N7WE


Re: Missing number

David, K9DWR
 

Wasn’t there a repeat/skip that happened recently? I can’t seem to find the email about it at the moment…


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

On Mar 3, 2017, at 08:51, Jerry n9avy@... [070] <070@...> wrote:

I had copied N8CFM, but I don't see him on the list now. Clerical error or something ???
Jerry N9AVY #454


From: "Dan Morris dbmorris315@... [070]" <070@...>
I may have missed or just deleted the email notification but P070# 2492 seems to be missing??


Re: Missing number

Jerry N9AVY
 

I had copied  N8CFM,  but I don't see him on the list now.  Clerical error or something ???

Jerry  N9AVY  #454



From: "Dan Morris dbmorris315@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070 List Service 070 List Service <070@...>
Sent: Friday, March 3, 2017 8:40 AM
Subject: [070] Missing number

 
I may have missed or just deleted the email notification but P070# 2492 seems to be missing??

Dan Morris KZ3T
dbmorris315@...




Missing number

Dan Morris - KZ3T
 

I may have missed or just deleted the email notification but P070# 2492 seems to be missing??

Dan Morris KZ3T
dbmorris315@...