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Re: PSK31 Technical Info on PODXS Website?

Steve W3HF
 

Bill -

There actually is at least some of that stuff on the web site already. It's under the "Frequently Asked Questions" menu pick in the nav bar on the right. There are pages for "Intro to PSK", "PSK31 Frequencies",  and "PSK31 Hardware and Software." But they are kind of dated. Some info doesn't change much (technical description of PSK, even the PSK frequencies), but the hardware/software page is pretty old, and some of the links probably are broken. I should know--I think I was writing these pages about nine years ago!

I don't think we've ever put any sort of "good operating practices" on the web site, whether it's contesting, or DXing, That's mostly been on the email reflector. 

I think your idea is a good one, though. Aside from updating (or replacing) the original pages, I think adding some operating writeups would be good. The problem may be that the definition of "good" is not universal. As the discussions on the reflector have proved, there are just as many people who will say "no one can tell me how to write my macros!" as there are those who ask for suggestions. Of course, that doesn't stop many of us from offering our suggestions when someone asks. 

I actually think that there have been some good emails posted to the reflector that could form the basis for some reference web pages. The problem may be digging them out. 

Steve
W3HF


North Dakota

Jerry N9AVY
 

K0CRF  in Fargo is running around 40m ( 7070)  ... he's in grid EM16  for those collecting grids.
 
Just worked him
 
 
Jerry  N9AVY


Re: PSK31 Technical Info on PODXS Website?

Jerry N9AVY
 

There's a files section on the yahoogroup  for this info.
 
Jerry  N9AVY



From: "Bill Garwood n4gbk@... [070]" <070@...>
To: "070@..." <070@...>
Sent: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 7:31 PM
Subject: [070] PSK31 Technical Info on PODXS Website?

 
Hello Folks,

This 070 Reflector continues to provide members with all sorts of good information about PSK31 operating.  I wonder if we might consider a more prominent spot on the PODXS 070 Club website to assist PSK31 operators and potential operators with some of this good information?  Sort of a catch all for the important stuff.  I see our club as being one of the premier PSK31 organizations in the world who could assist operators and encourage more hams to try this fun mode.

Some suggestions based on recent posts:
Setting up sound cards..how to configure a PC to work with USB controlled radios..this might just be a series of links to good sites..keep the beeps off the air.
PSK31 operating in contests..the good and bad of macros and working DX stations.  
Recent PSK31 Field Day complaints with over-powered and maladjusted stations.  (A short article in QST sometime in 2018 might help mitigate some of this.)
PSK Frequencies..this comes up fairly often..what is the PSK31 frequency for 6 meters or 160 meters etc.  There is a band plan..help folks find it.
Help with the contest scorer and awards scorer..seems the same questions come up over and over again from newer members.
Maybe have a technical editor for the club or similar..someone with a good handle on PSK31 operating, software etc.

Just some suggestions..

Thanks and Happy Radio!

Bill N4GBK #1688 LONP #252



PSK31 Technical Info on PODXS Website?

Bill Garwood
 

Hello Folks,


This 070 Reflector continues to provide members with all sorts of good information about PSK31 operating.  I wonder if we might consider a more prominent spot on the PODXS 070 Club website to assist PSK31 operators and potential operators with some of this good information?  Sort of a catch all for the important stuff.  I see our club as being one of the premier PSK31 organizations in the world who could assist operators and encourage more hams to try this fun mode.


Some suggestions based on recent posts:

Setting up sound cards..how to configure a PC to work with USB controlled radios..this might just be a series of links to good sites..keep the beeps off the air.

PSK31 operating in contests..the good and bad of macros and working DX stations.  

Recent PSK31 Field Day complaints with over-powered and maladjusted stations.  (A short article in QST sometime in 2018 might help mitigate some of this.)

PSK Frequencies..this comes up fairly often..what is the PSK31 frequency for 6 meters or 160 meters etc.  There is a band plan..help folks find it.

Help with the contest scorer and awards scorer..seems the same questions come up over and over again from newer members.

Maybe have a technical editor for the club or similar..someone with a good handle on PSK31 operating, software etc.


Just some suggestions..


Thanks and Happy Radio!


Bill N4GBK #1688 LONP #252


Re: Station Setup Improvements for Digital Modes

Jerry N9AVY
 

If I had a nickel for every time I've heard stations sending out alert tones and full audio (like conversations) on 14.070 ... I could afford a K3  ! 
 
Jerry  N9AVY



From: "'Ray Clements' r.clements@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 4:20 PM
Subject: RE: [070] Re: Station Setup Improvements for Digital Modes

 
Although it is possible to use a computers built-in sound card for digital modes, you have to be very careful in setting it up. By default, the computer uses the sound card for alert tones/beeps, etc. as well as audio playback. If these alerts are not disabled completely, you could easily send the alert tones out over the air. Even worse would be if you opened a browser window and an embedded audio or video file broadcast over the air. This is doable on a computer that is designated for radio use only, but far more difficult on a computer used for general purposes.

Thus, it is best to use a separate sound card for the digital modes. This can be an inexpensive USB sound card, a professional sound card interface, a sound card built into the radio, or an interface such as Signalink, Rigblaster, MicroHam, etc. 


Ray N9RWC


------ Original Message ------
Received: 02:28 PM CDT, 07/12/2017
From: "'Marty Grove' martygrove@... [070]" <070@...>
To: <070@...>
Subject: RE: [070] Re: Station Setup Improvements for Digital Modes


 
Quick update on my earlier comments…
 
I stand corrected.  I spoke with a couple K3(s) owners that I know this morning regarding how they operate digital modes on their rigs.  One owner who has the K3S model uses the USB connection for digital modes.  The other owner, using the K3 model, had attached is rig directly to his laptop and was using its sound card.  I saw that rig in action about a year ago and that explains why I didn’t see any external sound card such as the Signalink.  I wrongfully assumed it was connected similar to my TS-590S via a USB connection.  
 
Good luck,
Marty – KJ4LQX
 
 
From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 11:09 AM
To: 070@...
Subject: [070] Re: Station Setup Improvements for Digital Modes
 
 
Bryon-
 
Tried to respond off-list to your email from QRZ and it bounced.  So here it is on list!
 
Some of this will be repeating stuff you know, but it helps explain my thinking. I note that you are using DX Labs Suite and don't want to change your logging program.  So let me say right up front, I have no experience with DX Labs but hear good things from those that use it.
 
I have a K3 (not the K3s) and do almost all digital anymore.  I use a microHAM USB III interface to the rig and HRD and WSJT-X for software.  More about that in a moment.  As you know, the K3 did not include a sound card.  It does have a decoder that works on CW, PSK31, and RTTY.  Also, PSK31 and RTTY can be sent using a key or paddle without a sound card.  There is an upgrade ( KIO3BUPKT) that adds USB and a sound card to make it similar to the K3s.  I do not have that upgrade and have always used an outboard sound card/interface.
 
You said you are using a SignalLink for an interface.  I've been using microHAM interfaces since I got into PSK in 2006.  Right now I'm using the microHAM USB III for two reasons.  First, even though it costs more, it has a better sound card than the SignalLink (better decode), and second (the major factor for me) it handles rig control communications with the K3 which the SignalLink does not do.  Thus using HRD software gives me full computer control of the rig and logging, as well as the most digital modes (but not WSJT modes) through DM780.  For JT modes (there is a new WSJT-X out yesterday that has a new mode - FT8!) having rig control through the microHAM allows me to run WSJT-X (all modes) direct - no HRD.  
 
WSJT-X has automated rig control built in - band change, frequency selection, key/unkey, the whole works.  I think the problem you have with JT65 is that JT65 is not able to control the rig through the SignalLink.  I do use WSJT-X JTAlert software (old version - release 2.7.8) with HRD logging.  The trick is to open HRDlog (without opening HRD) prior to starting WSJT-X and JTAlert.  That automatically logs your WSJT-X qso's to the HRD log.  But you need to stay with the old 2.7.8 version as Laurie discontinued support of HRD logging with the 2.8 and later versions - but that's another story.  Not sure how JTAlert interfaces to DX Labs logging, but I'm sure it does and there should be plenty of info on the web about that.
 
I have not used the computer generated CW - but I should.  Don't do CW as I can't hear well and my hands shake.  But I have been looking into the K1EL K42 CW Keyboard Kit.  It gets rave reviews on eHam, does keyboard CW direct (no interface needed), and has a decoder/display built in.  You never see them listed for sale on the used market!  It looks like a fairly straight forward kit to build.  I'm thinking about saving my pennies to make it a project!  Hi hi.
 
Great to see that you are into digital modes and interested in improving your station.  If I can help in any way, and that includes info about settings, configurations, or anything else, I'd be happy to do so.  I can send screen shots of my configurations if that would be helpful.
 
Hope this helps without confusing.  73 Bryon, and hope to work you again soon.
 
PS - I'm definitely jealous of that Hexbeam!!!!  One of my sorrows of HOAs!
 
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602
 
 





Re: Station Setup Improvements for Digital Modes

Ray Clements
 

Although it is possible to use a computers built-in sound card for digital modes, you have to be very careful in setting it up. By default, the computer uses the sound card for alert tones/beeps, etc. as well as audio playback. If these alerts are not disabled completely, you could easily send the alert tones out over the air. Even worse would be if you opened a browser window and an embedded audio or video file broadcast over the air. This is doable on a computer that is designated for radio use only, but far more difficult on a computer used for general purposes.

Thus, it is best to use a separate sound card for the digital modes. This can be an inexpensive USB sound card, a professional sound card interface, a sound card built into the radio, or an interface such as Signalink, Rigblaster, MicroHam, etc. 


Ray N9RWC


------ Original Message ------
Received: 02:28 PM CDT, 07/12/2017
From: "'Marty Grove' martygrove@... [070]" <070@...>
To: <070@...>
Subject: RE: [070] Re: Station Setup Improvements for Digital Modes


 

Quick update on my earlier comments…

 

I stand corrected.  I spoke with a couple K3(s) owners that I know this morning regarding how they operate digital modes on their rigs.  One owner who has the K3S model uses the USB connection for digital modes.  The other owner, using the K3 model, had attached is rig directly to his laptop and was using its sound card.  I saw that rig in action about a year ago and that explains why I didn’t see any external sound card such as the Signalink.  I wrongfully assumed it was connected similar to my TS-590S via a USB connection.  

 

Good luck,

Marty – KJ4LQX

 

 

From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 11:09 AM
To: 070@...
Subject: [070] Re: Station Setup Improvements for Digital Modes

 

 

Bryon-

 

Tried to respond off-list to your email from QRZ and it bounced.  So here it is on list!

 

Some of this will be repeating stuff you know, but it helps explain my thinking. I note that you are using DX Labs Suite and don't want to change your logging program.  So let me say right up front, I have no experience with DX Labs but hear good things from those that use it.

 

I have a K3 (not the K3s) and do almost all digital anymore.  I use a microHAM USB III interface to the rig and HRD and WSJT-X for software.  More about that in a moment.  As you know, the K3 did not include a sound card.  It does have a decoder that works on CW, PSK31, and RTTY.  Also, PSK31 and RTTY can be sent using a key or paddle without a sound card.  There is an upgrade ( KIO3BUPKT) that adds USB and a sound card to make it similar to the K3s.  I do not have that upgrade and have always used an outboard sound card/interface.

 

You said you are using a SignalLink for an interface.  I've been using microHAM interfaces since I got into PSK in 2006.  Right now I'm using the microHAM USB III for two reasons.  First, even though it costs more, it has a better sound card than the SignalLink (better decode), and second (the major factor for me) it handles rig control communications with the K3 which the SignalLink does not do.  Thus using HRD software gives me full computer control of the rig and logging, as well as the most digital modes (but not WSJT modes) through DM780.  For JT modes (there is a new WSJT-X out yesterday that has a new mode - FT8!) having rig control through the microHAM allows me to run WSJT-X (all modes) direct - no HRD.  

 

WSJT-X has automated rig control built in - band change, frequency selection, key/unkey, the whole works.  I think the problem you have with JT65 is that JT65 is not able to control the rig through the SignalLink.  I do use WSJT-X JTAlert software (old version - release 2.7.8) with HRD logging.  The trick is to open HRDlog (without opening HRD) prior to starting WSJT-X and JTAlert.  That automatically logs your WSJT-X qso's to the HRD log.  But you need to stay with the old 2.7.8 version as Laurie discontinued support of HRD logging with the 2.8 and later versions - but that's another story.  Not sure how JTAlert interfaces to DX Labs logging, but I'm sure it does and there should be plenty of info on the web about that.

 

I have not used the computer generated CW - but I should.  Don't do CW as I can't hear well and my hands shake.  But I have been looking into the K1EL K42 CW Keyboard Kit.  It gets rave reviews on eHam, does keyboard CW direct (no interface needed), and has a decoder/display built in.  You never see them listed for sale on the used market!  It looks like a fairly straight forward kit to build.  I'm thinking about saving my pennies to make it a project!  Hi hi.

 

Great to see that you are into digital modes and interested in improving your station.  If I can help in any way, and that includes info about settings, configurations, or anything else, I'd be happy to do so.  I can send screen shots of my configurations if that would be helpful.

 

Hope this helps without confusing.  73 Bryon, and hope to work you again soon.

 

PS - I'm definitely jealous of that Hexbeam!!!!  One of my sorrows of HOAs!

 

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602

 

 




Re: Station Setup Improvements for Digital Modes

Marty Grove
 

Quick update on my earlier comments…

 

I stand corrected.  I spoke with a couple K3(s) owners that I know this morning regarding how they operate digital modes on their rigs.  One owner who has the K3S model uses the USB connection for digital modes.  The other owner, using the K3 model, had attached is rig directly to his laptop and was using its sound card.  I saw that rig in action about a year ago and that explains why I didn’t see any external sound card such as the Signalink.  I wrongfully assumed it was connected similar to my TS-590S via a USB connection.  

 

Good luck,

Marty – KJ4LQX

 

 

From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 11:09 AM
To: 070@...
Subject: [070] Re: Station Setup Improvements for Digital Modes

 

 

Bryon-

 

Tried to respond off-list to your email from QRZ and it bounced.  So here it is on list!

 

Some of this will be repeating stuff you know, but it helps explain my thinking. I note that you are using DX Labs Suite and don't want to change your logging program.  So let me say right up front, I have no experience with DX Labs but hear good things from those that use it.

 

I have a K3 (not the K3s) and do almost all digital anymore.  I use a microHAM USB III interface to the rig and HRD and WSJT-X for software.  More about that in a moment.  As you know, the K3 did not include a sound card.  It does have a decoder that works on CW, PSK31, and RTTY.  Also, PSK31 and RTTY can be sent using a key or paddle without a sound card.  There is an upgrade ( KIO3BUPKT) that adds USB and a sound card to make it similar to the K3s.  I do not have that upgrade and have always used an outboard sound card/interface.

 

You said you are using a SignalLink for an interface.  I've been using microHAM interfaces since I got into PSK in 2006.  Right now I'm using the microHAM USB III for two reasons.  First, even though it costs more, it has a better sound card than the SignalLink (better decode), and second (the major factor for me) it handles rig control communications with the K3 which the SignalLink does not do.  Thus using HRD software gives me full computer control of the rig and logging, as well as the most digital modes (but not WSJT modes) through DM780.  For JT modes (there is a new WSJT-X out yesterday that has a new mode - FT8!) having rig control through the microHAM allows me to run WSJT-X (all modes) direct - no HRD.  

 

WSJT-X has automated rig control built in - band change, frequency selection, key/unkey, the whole works.  I think the problem you have with JT65 is that JT65 is not able to control the rig through the SignalLink.  I do use WSJT-X JTAlert software (old version - release 2.7.8) with HRD logging.  The trick is to open HRDlog (without opening HRD) prior to starting WSJT-X and JTAlert.  That automatically logs your WSJT-X qso's to the HRD log.  But you need to stay with the old 2.7.8 version as Laurie discontinued support of HRD logging with the 2.8 and later versions - but that's another story.  Not sure how JTAlert interfaces to DX Labs logging, but I'm sure it does and there should be plenty of info on the web about that.

 

I have not used the computer generated CW - but I should.  Don't do CW as I can't hear well and my hands shake.  But I have been looking into the K1EL K42 CW Keyboard Kit.  It gets rave reviews on eHam, does keyboard CW direct (no interface needed), and has a decoder/display built in.  You never see them listed for sale on the used market!  It looks like a fairly straight forward kit to build.  I'm thinking about saving my pennies to make it a project!  Hi hi.

 

Great to see that you are into digital modes and interested in improving your station.  If I can help in any way, and that includes info about settings, configurations, or anything else, I'd be happy to do so.  I can send screen shots of my configurations if that would be helpful.

 

Hope this helps without confusing.  73 Bryon, and hope to work you again soon.

 

PS - I'm definitely jealous of that Hexbeam!!!!  One of my sorrows of HOAs!

 

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602

 

 


30M

Randy True
 

Worked KDØCA  on 30. Propnet bots look good.


Randy

W4RTT



Re: Station Setup Improvements for Digital Modes

boat.anchor@...
 

Jerry

Will read up on that 
TVM
Barry



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

Barry:
 
Don't know about that unit. But I know some folks use CW Get or other software to receive CW and couple with N1MM software that will allow you to receive CW.
 
 
Jerry  N9AVY


Re: Commemorative Special Events

ljl2002@att.net
 

Barry,

The good thing about all of this is that I am recently retired so I will have at least some opportunity to chase DX when it happens.
Missed a lot of chances when I was gainfully employed.
I have checked 40m early as you suggested but I haven't seen a thing except for the recent Field Day.  40m was really hopping then!

I'll keep checking in on a regular basis.  It's bound to turn around sooner or later.
73
Joe
KA1PPV  #1482


On Wednesday, July 12, 2017 12:09 PM, "boat.anchor@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:


 
Joe

Yes 20M is a tough one lately. 40M around 00:00-03:00 is vy noisy here and I seldom see anyone.
40M in the early am 12-13Z is fairly good here es I am still getting AS/OC contacts there but still
not much from the east. I guess you are at work by then.
We keep trying
Barry
VB7150


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

Barry,

I checked 20m but the condx on that band have been awful lately.
I moved to 40m and I saw you calling CQ in several places so I tried about a dozen times but you couldn't hear me.
( Or you just didn't want to talk to me hi hi hi)
Your sig was barely above the noise but I was able to copy OK.

I saw your special event card on QRZ. Very nice indeed so I will keep looking for your call on 20m & 40m.
I usually can tell when I have a chance if I see some stations from "6" land.
I tried to work a station from Idaho (K7ETE) but no joy there either.  The sigs on north/south routes were strong though. (Canada Ontario- NC- Cuba but nothing much going East/West.)

73
Joe (slave of the Sun)
KA1PPV  #1482






Re: Station Setup Improvements for Digital Modes

Rick - N7WE
 

OK - several replies rolled into this one. 

First, the K1EL K42 Kit.  I don't have one (yet) but it looks like it does it all.  Full description here http://www.hamcrafters2.com/K42X.html  Op Manual and Construction Manual available for download at the site.  There are a ton of YouTube demo postings  Here's a couple to get you started.


Second, the new WSJT-X (with FT-8) - Joe posted this on the WSJT-X Yahoo Group yesterday.

a

Beta Release: WSJT-X Version 1.8.0-rc1

Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:32 am (PDT) . Posted by:

"Joe Taylor" k1jt

The WSJT Development Group is pleased to announce a candidate release of
WSJT-X Version 1.8.0. This is a beta release, already tested in the
field by around 160 alpha-test users. A short list of new features and
capabilities (including the new FT8 and FreqCal modes) can be found in
the Release Notes:
http://www.physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/K1JT/Release_Notes_1.8.0.txt

After any reported problems with this beta release have been addressed,
Version 1.8.0 will become the standard "General Availability" release of
WSJT-X.

Installation packages for Windows, Linux, OS X, and Raspbian Jessie can
be downloaded from the WSJT web site:
http://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/K1JT/wsjtx.html

A detailed log of program changes since v1.7.0 is available here:
http://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/K1JT/wsjtx-1.8.0.log

Upgrading from version 1.4 or later will be seamless. There is no need
to uninstall a previous version or to move any files.

Please report any problems you find with this beta release to one of
these email lists: wsjt-devel@...
wsjtgroup@... . For both lists you will need to be a
subscriber in order to post there.

-- 73 from Joe, K1JT, for the WSJT Development Group



































Don't think the links will transfer live so you will have to enter the URL.  Also, remember this is a BETA release. The final is supposed to be coming shortly!

Now you know all that I know and probably a lot more than I do!  Hi hi!

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Station Setup Improvements for Digital Modes

mwbesemer@...
 


Re: Station Setup Improvements for Digital Modes

Jerry N9AVY
 

That's why DX stations work split.    CW software is good up to a point...weak signals, QRN, QRM, sloppy sending, etc. all take their toll.  Think of CW software as "training wheels"  because at times you will have to use your own ears.
 
Jerry  N9AVY



From: "David Rock david@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 12:07 PM
Subject: Re: [070] Re: Station Setup Improvements for Digital Modes

 
I have been successful with just using fldigi to both send and receive CW. It’s not perfect, but good enough to communicate for a basic QSO. It won’t help if you are on the receiving end of a pileup, though. Software can’t pick out the individual contacts in a sea of responses.


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

> On Jul 12, 2017, at 12:03, Jerry n9avy@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
>
>
> Barry:
>
> Don't know about that unit. But I know some folks use CW Get or other software to receive CW and couple with N1MM software that will allow you to receive CW.
>
>
> Jerry N9AVY
>
> From: "boat.anchor@... [070]" <070@...>
> To: 070@...
> Sent: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 11:44 AM
> Subject: RE: [070] Re: Station Setup Improvements for Digital Modes
>
>
> Rick
> I have zero CW skills due to shakes and industrial deafness. Would this kit allow me to do some CW from my kybd.
> TIA
> Barry
>




Re: New WSJT-X 1.7.1 - Was Station Setup Improvements for Digital Modes

boat.anchor@...
 


James
TVM 4 link
Barry


---In 070@..., <james.quinby@...> wrote :

If you're feeling brave - I've been running the new release candidate for a day or two now and it seems pretty stable - it's 1.8.0-rc1. A new mode (FT8) has been added, as has a frequency calibration widget that I haven't quite figured out yet. The download link is at the bottom of the WSJTX page.


On Wed, Jul 12, 2017 at 11:21 AM boat.anchor@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

Rick


I tried to find V1.7.1 but looks like only available to those if you can build WSJT-X from source code.
will have to eait for a while.
regards
Barry



---In 070@..., <n7we1980@...> wrote :

Bryon-

Tried to respond off-list to your email from QRZ and it bounced.  So here it is on list!

snip


You said you are using a SignalLink for an interface.  I've been using microHAM interfaces since I got into PSK in 2006.  Right now I'm using the microHAM USB III for two reasons.  First, even though it costs more, it has a better sound card than the SignalLink (better decode), and second (the major factor for me) it handles rig control communications with the K3 which the SignalLink does not do.  Thus using HRD software gives me full computer control of the rig and logging, as well as the most digital modes (but not WSJT modes) through DM780.  For JT modes (there is a new WSJT-X out yesterday that has a new mode - FT8!) having rig control through the microHAM allows me to run WSJT-X (all modes) direct - no HRD.  


snip


Rick - N7WE

070 - #1602



 


Re: Station Setup Improvements for Digital Modes

David, K9DWR
 

I have been successful with just using fldigi to both send and receive CW. It’s not perfect, but good enough to communicate for a basic QSO. It won’t help if you are on the receiving end of a pileup, though. Software can’t pick out the individual contacts in a sea of responses.


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

On Jul 12, 2017, at 12:03, Jerry n9avy@... [070] <070@...> wrote:


Barry:

Don't know about that unit. But I know some folks use CW Get or other software to receive CW and couple with N1MM software that will allow you to receive CW.


Jerry N9AVY

From: "boat.anchor@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 11:44 AM
Subject: RE: [070] Re: Station Setup Improvements for Digital Modes


Rick
I have zero CW skills due to shakes and industrial deafness. Would this kit allow me to do some CW from my kybd.
TIA
Barry


Re: Station Setup Improvements for Digital Modes

Jerry N9AVY
 

Barry:
 
Don't know about that unit. But I know some folks use CW Get or other software to receive CW and couple with N1MM software that will allow you to receive CW.
 
 
Jerry  N9AVY


From: "boat.anchor@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 11:44 AM
Subject: RE: [070] Re: Station Setup Improvements for Digital Modes

 
Rick
I have zero CW skills due to shakes and industrial deafness. Would this kit allow me to do some CW from my kybd. 
TIA
Barry


On Wed, Jul 12, 2017 at 11:09 AM, n7we1980@... [070] wrote:

I have not used the computer generated CW - but I should.  Don't do CW as I can't hear well and my hands shake.  But I have been looking into the K1EL K42 CW Keyboard Kit.  It gets rave reviews on eHam, does keyboard CW direct (no interface needed), and has a decoder/display built in.  You never see them listed for sale on the used market!  It looks like a fairly straight forward kit to build.  I'm thinking about saving my pennies to make it a project!  Hi hi.

Rick - N7WE
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Re: Station Setup Improvements for Digital Modes

boat.anchor@...
 

Rick
I have zero CW skills due to shakes and industrial deafness. Would this kit allow me to do some CW from my kybd. 
TIA
Barry


On Wed, Jul 12, 2017 at 11:09 AM, n7we1980@... [070] wrote:

I have not used the computer generated CW - but I should.  Don't do CW as I can't hear well and my hands shake.  But I have been looking into the K1EL K42 CW Keyboard Kit.  It gets rave reviews on eHam, does keyboard CW direct (no interface needed), and has a decoder/display built in.  You never see them listed for sale on the used market!  It looks like a fairly straight forward kit to build.  I'm thinking about saving my pennies to make it a project!  Hi hi.

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602




Re: Station Setup Improvements for Digital Modes

David, K9DWR
 

On Jul 12, 2017, at 10:09, n7we1980@... [070] <070@...> wrote:

Tried to respond off-list to your email from QRZ and it bounced. So here it is on list!
I’m glad it got bounced; lots of great info in here that everyone can use :-)



David, K9DWR
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david@...


Re: Station Setup Improvements for Digital Modes

mwbesemer@...
 


Re: New WSJT-X 1.7.1 - Was Station Setup Improvements for Digital Modes

james quinby <james.quinby@...>
 

If you're feeling brave - I've been running the new release candidate for a day or two now and it seems pretty stable - it's 1.8.0-rc1. A new mode (FT8) has been added, as has a frequency calibration widget that I haven't quite figured out yet. The download link is at the bottom of the WSJTX page.


On Wed, Jul 12, 2017 at 11:21 AM boat.anchor@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

Rick


I tried to find V1.7.1 but looks like only available to those if you can build WSJT-X from source code.
will have to eait for a while.
regards
Barry



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

Bryon-

Tried to respond off-list to your email from QRZ and it bounced.  So here it is on list!

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You said you are using a SignalLink for an interface.  I've been using microHAM interfaces since I got into PSK in 2006.  Right now I'm using the microHAM USB III for two reasons.  First, even though it costs more, it has a better sound card than the SignalLink (better decode), and second (the major factor for me) it handles rig control communications with the K3 which the SignalLink does not do.  Thus using HRD software gives me full computer control of the rig and logging, as well as the most digital modes (but not WSJT modes) through DM780.  For JT modes (there is a new WSJT-X out yesterday that has a new mode - FT8!) having rig control through the microHAM allows me to run WSJT-X (all modes) direct - no HRD.  


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Rick - N7WE

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