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Re: FT8

Mike Besemer <mwbesemer@...>
 

Actually, an FT8 qso takes a minute and a half...but I agree.  I played with it for a couple days and I think I'm done with it. 

Mike
WM4B

On Aug 6, 2017 2:33 PM, "Steve P oldjavadrinker@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:
 

I have tried it out the last couple of weeks. There is something odd about putting your software on automatic mode and letting it do all the work for you. Then in less than a minute, the whole QSO is over.....no analogies please !!!!

At least with JT65 and 9 you can enjoy a cup of coffee in between. Nothing beats PSK for me. It's nice to get a DX contact, but it means more to actually have a QSO. 

It's something new and that's what ham radio is all about. But when it is all said and done, we still have AM, CW, SSB, etc. Some modes have proven their worth over the years. 

Steve
2301

Sent from my iPhone

On Aug 6, 2017, at 14:09, Jerry n9avy@... [070] <070@...> wrote:

 

"Shiny new baubble.... "       Hah- hah, but kinda true !


jerry   n9avy

From: "keitheuffer@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Sunday, August 6, 2017 1:02 PM
Subject: [070] Re: FT8

 
FT8 is active just below JT65 on 40 meters 7.076.  I've spotted them right on that frequency, too.    That would be like psk31 and JT65 on the same frequency - very annoying.   Also, I was chastised by a JT9 user not long ago for being just above the JT65 crowd on 20 meters.  I was told I was interfering with their QSOs.  In the words of brother Rodney, "why can't we all just get along"?
KT4EP
(All the local new hams here with HF privileges are 'ga-ga' over FT8.  The new shiny bauble, as I have heard).



Re: FT8

Steve VA3FLF/KM4FLF
 

I have tried it out the last couple of weeks. There is something odd about putting your software on automatic mode and letting it do all the work for you. Then in less than a minute, the whole QSO is over.....no analogies please !!!!

At least with JT65 and 9 you can enjoy a cup of coffee in between. Nothing beats PSK for me. It's nice to get a DX contact, but it means more to actually have a QSO. 

It's something new and that's what ham radio is all about. But when it is all said and done, we still have AM, CW, SSB, etc. Some modes have proven their worth over the years. 

Steve
2301

Sent from my iPhone

On Aug 6, 2017, at 14:09, Jerry n9avy@... [070] <070@...> wrote:

 

"Shiny new baubble.... "       Hah- hah, but kinda true !


jerry   n9avy

From: "keitheuffer@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Sunday, August 6, 2017 1:02 PM
Subject: [070] Re: FT8

 
FT8 is active just below JT65 on 40 meters 7.076.  I've spotted them right on that frequency, too.    That would be like psk31 and JT65 on the same frequency - very annoying.   Also, I was chastised by a JT9 user not long ago for being just above the JT65 crowd on 20 meters.  I was told I was interfering with their QSOs.  In the words of brother Rodney, "why can't we all just get along"?
KT4EP
(All the local new hams here with HF privileges are 'ga-ga' over FT8.  The new shiny bauble, as I have heard).



Re: Finally

Stephen Melachrinos
 

Congratulations, Jerry. EM91 is a tough one, though EM71 was my last for GA. As for other tough ones, here is my list:

CN98 - last one for WA
EL59 - last one for LA
FN56 and FN65 - last ones for ME
EN28 and EN38 - last ones for MN
DN82 and DN83 - last ones for NE
DM86 and DM96 - last ones for OK

Then there are 50 more grids covering 12 more states where I need more than 2 grids each to finish.

Steve
W3HF


Re: FT8

Stephen Melachrinos
 

That's pretty much the wording that ARRL used on its web site and in the weekly newsletter.

FT8 Mode is Latest Bright Shiny Object in Amateur Radio Digital World

http://www.arrl.org/news/ft8-mode-is-latest-bright-shiny-object-in-amateur-radio-digital-world

Frankly, I think it's kind of perjorative. Next thing you know, someone will say that "digital operators are easily distrac--Squirrel!"

Steve
W3HF



-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry n9avy@... [070] <070@...>
To: 070 <070@...>
Sent: Sun, Aug 6, 2017 6:09 pm
Subject: Re: [070] Re: FT8



"Shiny new baubble.... "       Hah- hah, but kinda true !


jerry   n9avy

From: "keitheuffer@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Sunday, August 6, 2017 1:02 PM
Subject: [070] Re: FT8

 
FT8 is active just below JT65 on 40 meters 7.076.  I've spotted them right on that frequency, too.    That would be like psk31 and JT65 on the same frequency - very annoying.   Also, I was chastised by a JT9 user not long ago for being just above the JT65 crowd on 20 meters.  I was told I was interfering with their QSOs.  In the words of brother Rodney, "why can't we all just get along"?
KT4EP
(All the local new hams here with HF privileges are 'ga-ga' over FT8.  The new shiny bauble, as I have heard).





Re: FT8

Jerry N9AVY
 

"Shiny new baubble.... "       Hah- hah, but kinda true !


jerry   n9avy


From: "keitheuffer@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Sunday, August 6, 2017 1:02 PM
Subject: [070] Re: FT8

 
FT8 is active just below JT65 on 40 meters 7.076.  I've spotted them right on that frequency, too.    That would be like psk31 and JT65 on the same frequency - very annoying.   Also, I was chastised by a JT9 user not long ago for being just above the JT65 crowd on 20 meters.  I was told I was interfering with their QSOs.  In the words of brother Rodney, "why can't we all just get along"?
KT4EP
(All the local new hams here with HF privileges are 'ga-ga' over FT8.  The new shiny bauble, as I have heard).



Re: Finally

Paul Milward <nu4c@...>
 

Jerry, 
Congrats on EM91.
I saw you working stations on 20 this morning. Now I wish stayed around. EM91 was my last in GA. And its still my last in GA. Congrats again and thanks. I will try to contact ka4koe and set up a sked.
73 Paul nu4c #824

On Aug 6, 2017 11:32, "Jerry n9avy@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:
 


After months of hunting for elusive EM91 grid, I finally worked KA4KOE in EM91 !   Snagged him as he was heading away from radio.  That QSO completed GA  for me....  now just a few grids in WI, MI, & LA  and I'll have everything East of the Mississippi River finished.  After that the uphill battle  for Western U.S. begins ... oh joy  :-(
 
 
Jerry  n9avy  #454


Re: FT8

keitheuffer@...
 

FT8 is active just below JT65 on 40 meters 7.076.  I've spotted them right on that frequency, too.    That would be like psk31 and JT65 on the same frequency - very annoying.   Also, I was chastised by a JT9 user not long ago for being just above the JT65 crowd on 20 meters.  I was told I was interfering with their QSOs.  In the words of brother Rodney, "why can't we all just get along"?
KT4EP
(All the local new hams here with HF privileges are 'ga-ga' over FT8.  The new shiny bauble, as I have heard).


Endorsement rejections

Jerry N9AVY
 


If anyone has had rejections for Alaska, Hawaii or Antarctica please check those call signs against QRZ or FCC database.  Many AK & HI stations have been stateside for years.  DO NOT  BELIEVE your log when it auto-inserts the country for you. 
 
Just a heads up...
 
Jerry  N9AVY  #454


Re: Finally

Jerry N9AVY
 

Yes, even from here in IL the Western states are harder to work.  Unless the FCC issues licenses to prairie dogs and other critters  , we'll probably be limited to hams willing to drive out to the various grids. Got a lot of Western grids thanks to your trip last year !
 
This grid endorsement  is doable, but it will be something to work during periods of poor propagation.  Heck, it's something to do when there is no DX.  Think the endorsements give everyone something to do when things are slow.

Jerry  n9avy


From: "n7we1980@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Sunday, August 6, 2017 11:51 AM
Subject: [070] Re: Finally

 
Congrats Jerry!  As far as the western states....goooooood luck!  There are some grids out there where people, let alone hams working PSK31, are hard to find.  I think western grids are a lot easier from western QTHs. Maybe a road trip, or getting freindly hams to invite you to guest operate from their QTH?  Nothing in the rules say all QSOs have to be from your home QTH.  But you can't count the grids you work from.  Tried that....didn't fly!  Hi hi.

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602



Re: Finally

Rick - N7WE
 

Congrats Jerry!  As far as the western states....goooooood luck!  There are some grids out there where people, let alone hams working PSK31, are hard to find.  I think western grids are a lot easier from western QTHs. Maybe a road trip, or getting freindly hams to invite you to guest operate from their QTH?  Nothing in the rules say all QSOs have to be from your home QTH.  But you can't count the grids you work from.  Tried that....didn't fly!  Hi hi.

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Finally

Jerry N9AVY
 


After months of hunting for elusive EM91 grid, I finally worked KA4KOE in EM91 !   Snagged him as he was heading away from radio.  That QSO completed GA  for me....  now just a few grids in WI, MI, & LA  and I'll have everything East of the Mississippi River finished.  After that the uphill battle  for Western U.S. begins ... oh joy  :-(
 
 
Jerry  n9avy  #454


Re: Is Grid FM28 a hard one to get?

Justin Mattes--KC2GIK
 

Please forgive me but I have been away from the computer for a week. I'm
actua
lly IN grid FM28 and as soon as I get back on the air I'll be able to give
it out

Justin KC2GIK

Jerry

I agree about unpopulated grids.
Also need to factor in the Black Holes of which there appear to be a
few.


Barry



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

Yup, kinda figured that many grids out West have more critters than
people. Some are probably government land which is probably posted "no
trespassing" (Area 51). Some is also in mountains or deserts which often
has little or no population.

Guess I'm like you in that I call CQ and am always surprised at whoever
answers... just like fishing ! When I work someone for the second time,
it's like meeting up with an old friend.

Jerry n9avy





Re: Raspeberry PI and PSK

Chris J LaRue NO7E
 

I have a PI 3 B and it runs FLDIGI just perfectly.  I am using a 32 Gig SD card in mine, Bluetooth to the 4G Android tablet for internet sharing and it works great.  I think there was an article on it in July????? QST as well.


73 de Chris NO7E
no7e@...
no7e@...
702-292-0880
OMISS #10925
PODXS 070 #2551
Feld Hell #5846
On 8/5/17 8:52 AM, k9wis@... [070] wrote:
 


HAs anybody tried running fldigi or some other psk program on a raspberryPI...Im looking for a lightweight replacement for a labtop in I go out portable??

Briak K9WIS


-- 


Setting Up An Elecraft K3

Radio <radio@...>
 

Hello All,

An interesting issue just came up over on the Elecraft reflector about setting up the K3/K3S for digital that i thought might be of some interest to this group.

As you may know a K3 isn’t like most radios when it comes to the ALC meter. The first 4 bars of the ALC meter show the audio level below the threshold that the ALC kicks in.

Therefor, the Elecraft recommended method is to transmit a carrier and increase the audio drive until 4 bars are solid and the 5th bar is just beginning to flicker.

I could never seem to get 4 solid bars: the ALC meter would “pump” between zero bars and 6 or even 7 bars. K0DTJ finally figured out that if the radio was set to [Mhz] + 1500 hz (which is the center of the bandpass) this happened. By merely setting the radio to [Mhz] + 1350 hz (or +1750 Hz) this phenomena no longer occurred and the radio could be set precisely at the correct drive level.

The “pumping” or pulsing occurs when some process in the K3 is beating with any 500 Hz interval.

This has been bugging me for years and I was happy that Brian finally figured it out.

73 de Eric, KG6MZS


Re: KC3EF Portable Operation in Delaware

Richard Rohrer
 

Unfortunately I have disassembled the station as I am getting ready to head back to FL.  Will be up in the area again in Sept and then again in November.  Let me know if you still need DE.

73
Dick
KC3EF


Raspeberry PI and PSK

k9wis@...
 

HAs anybody tried running fldigi or some other psk program on a raspberryPI...Im looking for a lightweight replacement for a labtop in I go out portable??

Briak K9WIS


Re: FT8 Mode

k9wis@...
 

Like generating income to pay thier execs and lawyers?? Unfortunately I couldnt affort a $180 life membership 50 years ago when I was a teen.
Brian K9WIS
(Former ARRL member that got priced out with the last increase)

---- "Jerry n9avy@sbcglobal.net [070]" <070@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Run roughshod over them !  They'll get tired of fighting QRM or start a war !    Seriously, someone needs to come up with a decent band plan to keep this kind of stuff from happening.  I doubt that ARRL will do much since their interest lays in promoting other things. Jerry  N9AVY

From: "Charles Odom ki4vmk@yahoo.com [070]" <070@yahoogroups.com>
To: PODXS <070@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Friday, August 4, 2017 1:20 PM
Subject: [070] FT8 Mode

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Re: FT8

Richard Rohrer
 

The spread of FT8 over other users seems to be a problem on 20 mtrs for other digital mode users and for cw nets on 80 mtrs.  Apparently the FT8 user group did not bother to see what other users/modes maybe already using the frequencies and just decided to put FT8 there.  Originally it was suppose to go 3 khz above the JT65 frequencies which would have eliminated the problem.  I have already gotten an warning from the protectors of the FT8 frequencies that I should move to a different frequency as not to cause interference on a frequency that I normally use of Hellschriber.  

Just my 2 cents.

Dick
KC3EF 


Re: FT8

F.R. Ashley
 

FWIW, I have emailed the WSJT-X development team with the concern of the default FT8 frequency on 17 meters.

I will post their reply.

73 Buddy WB4M
1545


Windjammer APE

DAVE KB3RAN 1692/381
 

I'm taking a Maine Windjammer cruise on the Lewis B French out of Camden ME on Aug 22 to 27th.  I will try to set up a station some nights when we are anchored for the night.  Not sure what nights I'll be able to set up.  My location will be determined by the wind.  Hopefully I'll be able to figure out my grid.  I will know my lat/long from the marine chart or gps.  Look for KB3RAN/MM  Windjammer    mostly on 20 meters running my FT857 to a magloop antenna.  


Dave Hardy

KB3RAN  1692/381

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