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Re: PSK31 Software

Jerry N9AVY
 

" ... Butters your toast .. Rotates your tires... "

That's an upcoming HRD upgrade  !  😄

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On 31 Jul 2017, at 12:34, "mwbesemer@... [070]" <070@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 

Totally agree, Eric.  That waterfall is the best I've ever seen... and I've looked at a lot of the software that's out there today.  I wish some of the other authors would put some time and effort into emulating the Digipan waterfall and get rid of the washed-out, out-of-focus looking waterfalls. 

I really don't want a piece of software that butters my toast and rotates my tires... I want a piece of software that does what Digipan did... and does it well.

Looking at PSKExpress again now... got it reinstalled last night and am very hopeful.

Mike
WM4B


On Mon, Jul 31, 2017 at 1:27 PM, Radio radio@... [070] wrote:

   I don’t know about you, Mike, but I always really liked the look of the waterfall in Digipan.  The default waterfall settings in DM780 I thought were abysmal.  It took quite a bit of tweaking for me to get that nice Digipan look.  The cool thing about DM780 is that it is very customizable.

Recently I was compelled to us Fldigi for Field Day.  I am not a fan.  For one thing I never could get the “center” frequency to work via the various machine controls.  That was a deal-breaker for me.


73 de Eric, KG6MZS

On Jul 31, 2017, at 9:09 AM, Mike Flowers mike.flowers@...[070] < 070@...> wrote:

I also came to HRD DM-780 via the MixW route.  DM-780 does a great job for me with the digimodes, RTTY and CW. 

It's got some issues, but basically it's a solid performer here. 

-- Mike Flowers, K6MKF , NCDXC - "It's about  DX!"


Re: PSK31 Software

mwbesemer@...
 


Re: PSK31 Software

Radio <radio@...>
 

I don’t know about you, Mike, but I always really liked the look of the waterfall in Digipan.  The default waterfall settings in DM780 I thought were abysmal.  It took quite a bit of tweaking for me to get that nice Digipan look.  The cool thing about DM780 is that it is very customizable.

Recently I was compelled to us Fldigi for Field Day.  I am not a fan.  For one thing I never could get the “center” frequency to work via the various machine controls.  That was a deal-breaker for me.

73 de Eric, KG6MZS

On Jul 31, 2017, at 9:09 AM, Mike Flowers mike.flowers@... [070] <070@...> wrote:

I also came to HRD DM-780 via the MixW route.  DM-780 does a great job for me with the digimodes, RTTY and CW. 

It's got some issues, but basically it's a solid performer here. 

-- Mike Flowers, K6MKF, NCDXC - "It's about DX!"


Re: PSK31 Software

Mike Flowers
 

I also came to HRD DM-780 via the MixW route.  DM-780 does a great job for me with the digimodes, RTTY and CW. 

It's got some issues, but basically it's a solid performer here. 

-- Mike Flowers, K6MKF, NCDXC - "It's about DX!"

On Jul 31, 2017, at 8:57 AM, Radio radio@... [070] <070@...> wrote:

 

I am also someone who also started with Digipan and didn’t like DM780.


I will tell you that after running MixW for a while and then seeing some screenshots of what some ops had done to customize DM780, I tried it again.  After a lot of tweeks, I completely changed my mind about DM780 and now I am loathe to use anything else.

Another country heard from,

73 de Eric, KG6MZS


On Jul 30, 2017, at 8:20 AM, 'Mike Besemer' mwbesemer@... [070] <070@...> wrote:


Good morning all,

I hesitate to ask because I don’t want to start a ‘Ford vs. Chevy’ discussion… but I’m going to ask anyway.

After being off the air for a few years, I’m back on and having fun.  I had always used Digipan before, but it refuses to run on my Windows 10 machine.  I’ve downloaded a bunch of different software for a test drive, and frankly, I miss the look and simplicity of Digipan! 

My favorite features were the ability to decode multiple streams and the automatic recognition of a ‘CQ’ on the waterfall. 

What’s your favorite software that has these features  and why is it your favorite?  FWIW, I do NOT like HRD/DM780, and I’m NOT going to change my computer or OS.  I’m a guy who lives in front of a computer 10 hours a day 5 days a week, so I just want software that WORKS.

73,

Mike

WM4B

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Re: PSK31 Software

Radio <radio@...>
 

I am also someone who also started with Digipan and didn’t like DM780.

I will tell you that after running MixW for a while and then seeing some screenshots of what some ops had done to customize DM780, I tried it again.  After a lot of tweeks, I completely changed my mind about DM780 and now I am loathe to use anything else.

Another country heard from,

73 de Eric, KG6MZS


On Jul 30, 2017, at 8:20 AM, 'Mike Besemer' mwbesemer@... [070] <070@...> wrote:


Good morning all,

I hesitate to ask because I don’t want to start a ‘Ford vs. Chevy’ discussion… but I’m going to ask anyway.

After being off the air for a few years, I’m back on and having fun.  I had always used Digipan before, but it refuses to run on my Windows 10 machine.  I’ve downloaded a bunch of different software for a test drive, and frankly, I miss the look and simplicity of Digipan! 

My favorite features were the ability to decode multiple streams and the automatic recognition of a ‘CQ’ on the waterfall. 

What’s your favorite software that has these features  and why is it your favorite?  FWIW, I do NOT like HRD/DM780, and I’m NOT going to change my computer or OS.  I’m a guy who lives in front of a computer 10 hours a day 5 days a week, so I just want software that WORKS.

73,

Mike

WM4B

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Re: KC3EF Portable Operation in Delaware

DAVE KB3RAN 1692/381
 

I'm in Delaware this week also for a couple of days.   Will try to get on the radio in the evenings.  
Probably 20 and will check 40.

Dave Hardy KB3RAN  1697/381



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From: "kc3ef@... [070]" <070@...>
Date: 7/30/17 21:37 (GMT-05:00)
To: 070@...
Subject: [070] KC3EF Portable Operation in Delaware

 

We are visiting friends in Delaware this week.  If anyone needs FM29DQ36 let me know and we can try to schedule a contact.  Will be available mostly in the evening.  Running 100 watts to a sloping wire.  


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Dick
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Re: PSK31 Software

Randy True
 

My favorite id DM780 (HRD). For me it was the easiest to get up and running and I like HRD Logbook.


Randy W4RTT




From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of Jeff Steinkamp n7yg@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Sunday, July 30, 2017 7:51 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] PSK31 Software
 
 

Try the latest version of PSK Express and if it crashes, send me the crash stack trace.  If it  has been a while since you have used that, then delete the folder c:\ProgramData\pskexpress and C:\Users\%USER%\AppData\Roaming\PSKExpress\pskexpress.xml if that file exists. before installing the full install.

Jeff K. Steinkamp (N7YG)
Tucson, AZ
Scud Missile Coordinates
N32.2319 W110.8477
On 7/30/2017 11:48, 'Mike Besemer' mwbesemer@... [070] wrote:

Actually Steve… I think (working from memory – which is always dangerous) it will run, but it crashes pretty often when the multi RX window is open.  I played with it for a while and gave up.

 

Someone else mentioned Airlink Express.  I was using that for a while but moved on… can’t remember why.  (I think I see a theme here – need to take notes!) Regardless, I’m going to give it a try again today. 

 

PSK Express is also installed and I tried it for a while, but it started crashing.  Maybe I’ll try to uninstall/reinstall.

 

73,

 

Mike

WM4B

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From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Sunday, July 30, 2017 2:17 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] PSK31 Software

 

 

> ... I had always used Digipan before, but it refuses to run on my Windows 10 machine. ...

 

Mike -

 

My condolences, but I'm surprised. I've managed to keep my copy of DP 2.0 running from Win95 through XP and Win7 up into Win8.

Reaffirms my decision to avoid the Win10 upgrade last year.

 

Steve

W3HF

 

P.S. I don't have a suggestion because I am still running DP 2.0

 




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Receive Antennas

W7RIV
 

Hello everyone. I'm interested in a decent portable receive antenna. I'm wondering if anyone uses something like that at home or while going portable.

Bryon, W7RIV


Re: KC3EF Portable Operation in Delaware

Jerry N9AVY
 

Too bad  you can't announce this to a greater audience.   Seems  like I see a lot of stations calling "CQ Delaware"  looking to get it for their WAS. 
 
Have fun  and will look for you when I'm not at work.
 
73,  Jerry  N9AVY #454



From: "kc3ef@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Sunday, July 30, 2017 8:37 PM
Subject: [070] KC3EF Portable Operation in Delaware

 
We are visiting friends in Delaware this week.  If anyone needs FM29DQ36 let me know and we can try to schedule a contact.  Will be available mostly in the evening.  Running 100 watts to a sloping wire.  

73
Dick
KC3EF
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KC3EF Portable Operation in Delaware

Richard Rohrer
 

We are visiting friends in Delaware this week.  If anyone needs FM29DQ36 let me know and we can try to schedule a contact.  Will be available mostly in the evening.  Running 100 watts to a sloping wire.  

73
Dick
KC3EF
#747


Re: PSK31 Software

Jeff Steinkamp
 

Try the latest version of PSK Express and if it crashes, send me the crash stack trace.  If it  has been a while since you have used that, then delete the folder c:\ProgramData\pskexpress and C:\Users\%USER%\AppData\Roaming\PSKExpress\pskexpress.xml if that file exists. before installing the full install.

Jeff K. Steinkamp (N7YG)
Tucson, AZ
Scud Missile Coordinates
N32.2319 W110.8477
On 7/30/2017 11:48, 'Mike Besemer' mwbesemer@... [070] wrote:

Actually Steve… I think (working from memory – which is always dangerous) it will run, but it crashes pretty often when the multi RX window is open.  I played with it for a while and gave up.

 

Someone else mentioned Airlink Express.  I was using that for a while but moved on… can’t remember why.  (I think I see a theme here – need to take notes!) Regardless, I’m going to give it a try again today. 

 

PSK Express is also installed and I tried it for a while, but it started crashing.  Maybe I’ll try to uninstall/reinstall.

 

73,

 

Mike

WM4B

#348

 

From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Sunday, July 30, 2017 2:17 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] PSK31 Software

 

 

> ... I had always used Digipan before, but it refuses to run on my Windows 10 machine. ...

 

Mike -

 

My condolences, but I'm surprised. I've managed to keep my copy of DP 2.0 running from Win95 through XP and Win7 up into Win8.

Reaffirms my decision to avoid the Win10 upgrade last year.

 

Steve

W3HF

 

P.S. I don't have a suggestion because I am still running DP 2.0

 




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Re: DM49 Coming on the air!

boat.anchor@...
 



Bryon
No easy answer but Steve probably covered it as well as anyone can.
Also watch to see if Rick N7WE pipes in with how he did it from a thousand locns.
regards es TU
Barry

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

Barry,

Maybe I messed up. I didn't use /P 

What would have been the best thing to do?

Bryon, W7RIV

On Sat, Jul 29, 2017 at 5:47 PM, boat.anchor@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

Bryon


Not sure what you are doing with your logging from a different QTH
Are you using W7RIV/P 
Just curious how to enter the contact
TU
Barry
VB7150



Re: PSK31 Software

Mike Besemer <mwbesemer@...>
 

Actually Steve… I think (working from memory – which is always dangerous) it will run, but it crashes pretty often when the multi RX window is open.  I played with it for a while and gave up.

 

Someone else mentioned Airlink Express.  I was using that for a while but moved on… can’t remember why.  (I think I see a theme here – need to take notes!) Regardless, I’m going to give it a try again today. 

 

PSK Express is also installed and I tried it for a while, but it started crashing.  Maybe I’ll try to uninstall/reinstall.

 

73,

 

Mike

WM4B

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From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Sunday, July 30, 2017 2:17 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] PSK31 Software

 

 

> ... I had always used Digipan before, but it refuses to run on my Windows 10 machine. ...

 

Mike -

 

My condolences, but I'm surprised. I've managed to keep my copy of DP 2.0 running from Win95 through XP and Win7 up into Win8.

Reaffirms my decision to avoid the Win10 upgrade last year.

 

Steve

W3HF

 

P.S. I don't have a suggestion because I am still running DP 2.0

 




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Re: PSK31 Software

Stephen Melachrinos
 

> ... I had always used Digipan before, but it refuses to run on my Windows 10 machine. ...

Mike -

My condolences, but I'm surprised. I've managed to keep my copy of DP 2.0 running from Win95 through XP and Win7 up into Win8.
Reaffirms my decision to avoid the Win10 upgrade last year.

Steve
W3HF

P.S. I don't have a suggestion because I am still running DP 2.0




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Re: PSK31 Software

F.R. Ashley
 

Mike,

One very simple program that has very nice and clean GUI like digipan is Airlink Express.� Very easy to set up and use.� Many will vote for FLDigi but for me it was more difficult to get going and also no true FSK.� My personal preference is MixW but it is not free.� I also do not like HRD at all.� Visit DX Zone, it lists probably 20 programs for PSK31, a lot to choose from.


73 Buddy WB4M

1543


On 7/30/2017 11:20 AM, 'Mike Besemer' mwbesemer@... [070] wrote:
�

Good morning all,

I hesitate to ask because I don�t want to start a �Ford vs. Chevy� discussion� but I�m going to ask anyway.

After being off the air for a few years, I�m back on and having fun.� I had always used Digipan before, but it refuses to run on my Windows 10 machine.� I�ve downloaded a bunch of different software for a test drive, and frankly, I miss the look and simplicity of Digipan!

My favorite features were the ability to decode multiple streams and the automatic recognition of a �CQ� on the waterfall.

What�s your favorite software that has these features � and why is it your favorite?� FWIW, I do NOT like HRD/DM780, and I�m NOT going to change my computer or OS.� I�m a guy who lives in front of a computer 10 hours a day 5 days a week, so I just want software that WORKS.

73,

Mike

WM4B

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Re: PSK31 Software

Jerry N9AVY
 

Have you tried PSK Express by N7YG ?

Jerry  N9AVY


From: "'Mike Besemer' mwbesemer@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Sunday, July 30, 2017 10:20 AM
Subject: [070] PSK31 Software

 
Good morning all,
I hesitate to ask because I don’t want to start a ‘Ford vs. Chevy’ discussion… but I’m going to ask anyway.
After being off the air for a few years, I’m back on and having fun.  I had always used Digipan before, but it refuses to run on my Windows 10 machine.  I’ve downloaded a bunch of different software for a test drive, and frankly, I miss the look and simplicity of Digipan!
My favorite features were the ability to decode multiple streams and the automatic recognition of a ‘CQ’ on the waterfall.
What’s your favorite software that has these features and why is it your favorite?  FWIW, I do NOT like HRD/DM780, and I’m NOT going to change my computer or OS.  I’m a guy who lives in front of a computer 10 hours a day 5 days a week, so I just want software that WORKS.
73,
Mike
WM4B
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PSK31 Software

Mike Besemer <mwbesemer@...>
 

Good morning all,

I hesitate to ask because I don’t want to start a ‘Ford vs. Chevy’ discussion… but I’m going to ask anyway.

After being off the air for a few years, I’m back on and having fun.  I had always used Digipan before, but it refuses to run on my Windows 10 machine.  I’ve downloaded a bunch of different software for a test drive, and frankly, I miss the look and simplicity of Digipan!

My favorite features were the ability to decode multiple streams and the automatic recognition of a ‘CQ’ on the waterfall.

What’s your favorite software that has these features and why is it your favorite?  FWIW, I do NOT like HRD/DM780, and I’m NOT going to change my computer or OS.  I’m a guy who lives in front of a computer 10 hours a day 5 days a week, so I just want software that WORKS.

73,

Mike

WM4B

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Portable Logging - Was Re: DM49 Coming on the air!

Rick - N7WE
 

Great advice from Steve.  Here are a couple of additional suggestions from my portable trip last year. 


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


4. It gets more complicated to use electronic QSL systems, and the way they work is different from system to system.
4a. For LoTW, you use your regular W7RIV certificate since that's the callsign you used. But you have to create a new station location, associate that location with the W7RIV callsign certificate, and sign the cards with that combination.

Secure an additional TSQL certificate for your call with the /P  - if you don’t have one.  If you don’t have one, getting the additional one is easy.  You just request one through TQSL.  Once you have the new certificate installed, the trick is to create a new station location for each different location you operate from with the /P account, not your primary call.

 

  1. In TQSL open the “Station Location” Tab.  It will show both (or all) your certificates.  Highlight the /P certificate.
  2. Select “Create a new Location”
  3. Fill in the appropriate info (first of three screens)
    1. Fill in the call sign with the /P if it didn’t fill automatically.
    2. Fill in the Grid
    3. You can leave ITU, CQ, And IOTA Zones blank if you want
    4. Select “Next”
  4. The next screen requires 2 entries.
    1. State (use the drop down)
    2. County (use the drop down) – Caution! note that it lists all counties, not just the counties for your state!)
    3. Do not check the box for “Allow ‘none’ for State” unless you are operating from a country without states or provinces
    4. Select “Next”
  5. The next screen sets the designator for this particular location.  You can use whatever you want.  I found it useful to use the state abbreviation and a sequential number for each new location within a state.  i.e.  FL-1, FL-2, MS-1, MS-2, etc.
    1. Select “Finish” and you are done!

 

When you upload log entries, simply use the certificate for the /P call and select your station location. 


4b. For eQSL, you need to establish a new account for the new location. Accounts are defined by callsign and a contiguous time period, so this new account is defined by W7RIV and your hours of operation. But here's where it gets messy--it means you have to end your current W7RIV account at a time just before you went portable, and create a new account for home operation that starts after you got back. 

If you set up a new account for the /P call, you can leave the time frame on your primary call in place.  It will let you have a primary account and a /P account with overlapping time periods.  What you can't do is have overlapping time periods within the account.  For the /P call account, you do have to set up a start/stop time specific slot for each location and give each slot a different "QTH Nickname".  Again I name by state abbreviation and a number i.e - FL-2, FL-3.  But different from LoTW you can't add more operations at a later date to the same "QTH Nickname".  I end up with FL-2a etc.  It sounds harder than it is.  It is easier to create the account once the portable operation is complete and you know the definite end time.

To set up the new account, log on to eQSL and go to My Accounts (the Globe icon on the first screen). Cursor down to the bottom of the page and you'll see the Register A New Attached Account block.  Fill in the info making sure to not overlap the start time with the end time of a previous /P account.  You can modify the end time of a previous account if you get the overlap message.  But you have to go back to the My Profile page (home screen and the Paper/Pencil Icon), modify the end time, and then return to the Register A new Attached Account block and start all over.  Again, it sounds much harder than it is.

Hope this helps.  And if you have questions feel free to email me off list.  My email address is good on QRZ.com

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: DM49 Coming on the air!

Steve VA3FLF/KM4FLF
 

For QRZ.com you can create a new log. In his case it would have been easier to create a log as operating as a /P. He could however create a new log with the date/times of his activation. When you set up a new log you can put in a new grid location.

Steve
#2301

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On Jul 30, 2017, at 07:21, Stephen Melachrinos melachri@... [070] <070@...> wrote:

 

Bryon -


There really is no absolute right or wrong in this, but some options make it more complicated depending on how you want to QSL. I've posted some of this to the reflector in the past, but here's a quick summary.

1. First of all, you can legally operate as W7RIV. FCC does not require you to use a portable identifier--it's your choice.
2. Second, you operated as W7RIV. That means that you have to QSL as W7RIV. You can't change the callsign you operated under after the fact. But you do have to keep your log entries separate--don't just mix them up with your regular log entries as you want to QSL them from DM49, not your home QTH.
3. If you only want to QSL on paper, it's easy. Just make sure you use "different" QSL cards for this activation. That doesn't mean you have to print new ones--you can hand-write on paper cards your actual location (town, grid, etc). But please make sure the cards indicate where the station really was.
4. It gets more complicated to use electronic QSL systems, and the way they work is different from system to system.
4a. For LoTW, you use your regular W7RIV certificate since that's the callsign you used. But you have to create a new station location, associate that location with the W7RIV callsign certificate, and sign the cards with that combination.
4b. For eQSL, you need to establish a new account for the new location. Accounts are defined by callsign and a contiguous time period, so this new account is defined by W7RIV and your hours of operation. But here's where it gets messy--it means you have to end your current W7RIV account at a time just before you went portable, and create a new account for home operation that starts after you got back. 
4c. I'm not sure what to do about QRZ, HRD, or any other electronic system as I don't use them.
5. Finally, if your log program automatically uploads to any electronic system, do NOT let it do that with these QSOs. That is the equivalent of sending paper QSLs from your home QTH. The right way to partition the QSOs depends on the logging program--some may let you set station location by QSO, others may make you create separate files, etc. 

Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: Bryon nnegrom@... [070] <070@...>
To: 070 <070@...>
Sent: Sun, Jul 30, 2017 2:27 am
Subject: Re: [070] DM49 Coming on the air!



Barry,

Maybe I messed up. I didn't use /P 

What would have been the best thing to do?

Bryon, W7RIV

On Sat, Jul 29, 2017 at 5:47 PM, boat.anchor@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 
Bryon

Not sure what you are doing with your logging from a different QTH
Are you using W7RIV/P 
Just curious how to enter the contact
TU
Barry
VB7150




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