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Re: [Elecraft] FT-8 vs. PSK31: an enlightening Sunday morning field report

VA7GEM -1470 <boat.anchor@...>
 

On Sun, Jun 3, 2018 at 06:08 pm, Rick - N7WE wrote:
Yeah...my guess would be Barry, that rascal tucked in the headlands of North Vancouver BC where the clouds roll in off the strait and make everything green and drippy!.  (Can you tell this old Pacific NW boy misses it?)  Did manage to work him from central Florida.  Sure hope he gave me those bonus points!  Hi Hi.
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070 - #1602
Rick
They are in the mail for you.
Scotty takes the cake for wrkg me on 6M es 10M
My only contact on those two bands.
Barry


Re: [Elecraft] FT-8 vs. PSK31: an enlightening Sunday morning field report

VA7GEM -1470 <boat.anchor@...>
 

On Sun, Jun 3, 2018 at 05:57 pm, Mike Flowers wrote:
If I had to guess, I’d say it was Barry, VA7GEM ...
 
And that’s just a guess ...

-- Mike Flowers, K6MKF, NCDXC - "It's about DX!"
Mike
TVM
30 hrs total on air time this weekend.
Will rest for a couple days now.
BBarry


Re: [Elecraft] FT-8 vs. PSK31: an enlightening Sunday morning field report

VA7GEM -1470 <boat.anchor@...>
 

Steve
I wrkd N6KR at Jun03 15:02Z
Barry


On Sun, Jun 3, 2018 at 05:35 pm, Stephen Melachrinos wrote:
I'm curious who the VA7 was...
 
Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Flowers <mike.flowers@...>
To: 070Club <070Club@groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Jun 3, 2018 8:26 pm
Subject: [070Club] [Elecraft] FT-8 vs. PSK31: an enlightening Sunday morning field report

Forwarded with Wayne’s kind permission. 
 
Wayne, N6KR, is the co-founder of Elecraft. 

-- Mike Flowers, K6MKF/VK2, NCDXC - "It's about DX!"

Begin forwarded message:
From: Wayne Burdick <n6kr@...>
Date: June 4, 2018 at 2:19:47 AM GMT+10
To: Elecraft <elecraft@...>
Cc: KX3 <KX3@...>, qrp-l@...
Subject: [Elecraft] FT-8 vs. PSK31: an enlightening Sunday morning field report
Thanks, everyone, for all the pragmatic and philosophical observations about FT-8. Depending on who you ask, it’s anywhere from miraculous to take-it-or-leave-it. Or both. This is characteristic of many aspects of amateur radio, of course. To each their own.

A different sub-noise-floor mode, PSK31, was on my mind this morning. After breakfast I grabbed my KX2 and 17/20 meter whip and went outside to check the bands. All of the CW signals were weak at the time. Then I happened across a warbling PSK31 signal in this mode’s preferred segment (14070-14073)—a VA7 calling CQ.

I used the KX2’s auto-spot function, resulting in perfect copy. He came back to me on the first call at 10 W, which is not unusual; PSK31 has an established track record as a great QRP more.

The important point is that I was able to carry on a satisfying, non-automated, data-mode QSO using a only a hand-held radio with an attached keyer paddle. In my sweats. On a gorgeous day right out of a Maxfield Parrish painting. Without a computer.

I was reminded that PSK31 *is* that mystical unicorn: the sub-noise-floor data mode that’s also a conversational mode. It isn’t full QSK, like CW, and it lacks the rigor of FT-8, but it has some of the advantages of both. This is why PSK31 (and PSK63) are built into the K3, K3S, KX3, and KX2. All you need is a keyer paddle. If you prefer a keyboard, you can use a terminal emulator application running on a variety of devices. Just attach your device to the rig using the supplied USB cable.

To summarize: If you’re a CW op who’s temporarily out of CW  signals, or an FT-8 user who longs for a few unmediated QSOs, take a walk on the wild side and try PSK.

Notes:

1.  Elecraft radios have a special mode, “PSK-D”, that treats PSK31/63 as a narrowband mode for VFO tuning purposes. You don’t just park the VFO at 14070 like you do when using a sound card and a computer. Instead, use a very narrow filter bandwidth (50 to 100 Hz) and tune around the 3 kHz PSK segment using the VFO set to 1-Hz steps. When you find a signal, tap the keyer speed knob, which auto-tunes the received signal (this is the “SPT” function).

2. RTTY mode (FSK-D) is also available. This legacy mode is great fun during RTTY contests. Last year at FD, taking a break from CW, I made over a dozen RTTY contacts using the KX2, including one of over 2500 miles with the rig hand-held + whip.

73,
Wayne
N6KR

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Re: [Elecraft] FT-8 vs. PSK31: an enlightening Sunday morning field report

Rick - N7WE
 

Yeah...my guess would be Barry, that rascal tucked in the headlands of North Vancouver BC where the clouds roll in off the strait and make everything green and drippy!.  (Can you tell this old Pacific NW boy misses it?)  Did manage to work him from central Florida.  Sure hope he gave me those bonus points!  Hi Hi.
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070 - #1602


Re: Contest Thoughts

Dan Morris - KZ3T
 

Well, it was a great contest.  I was not able to get on as much as I would have liked and , of course, Sunday was a bad day for me since we went to church and then we always go out for dinner with some friends.  It was late afternoon by the time I got back home and fired up the radio.  By then though, I think most had give it a day.  I did much better than I thought I would and actually spent much more time playing in theTDW than I thought I would.  I did make contact with a lot of new members, just too bad we didn’t spend a little more time conversing but that’s okay.

All in all I had a great time and I made several contacts with the same members on 10, 15, 20, 40 and 80 meters, so pretty much a clean sweep which I had not done before.   It was good to see 10 meters open also both Saturday and Sunday, not great but it was open.

For some reason though I only heard a very few West Coast stations but the A index was terrible most of the time being up in the 20’s.

Dan Morris  KZ3T  070-1065

I live to live for Him!




On Jun 3, 2018, at 7:22 PM, Paul Milward <nu4c@...> wrote:

PSK is alive and well. I made it a personal mission to make at least one PSK contact each day in 2018. So far, so good. Has it been easy? Some days yes, some no. But there are openings (on at least one band) every day. Just get on the air.
The TDW was great fun, I wish we had that much activity  every weekend. Thanks to everyone who participated.
73 
Paul NU4C 



Sent from my Galaxy Tab® A

-------- Original message --------
From: "Irv [K3IRV] McWherter" <irv47mc@...>
Date: 6/3/18 19:06 (GMT-05:00)
To: 070Club <070Club@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [070Club] Contest Thoughts

I worked a few here and there but worked two stations this afternoon, one II1IGJ from Italy, and a special event station K0SEK that was booming in from KS.  You just have to operate and they are out there.

73 Irv.


Re: [Elecraft] FT-8 vs. PSK31: an enlightening Sunday morning field report

Mike Flowers
 

If I had to guess, I’d say it was Barry, VA7GEM ...

And that’s just a guess ...

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

On Jun 4, 2018, at 10:35 AM, Stephen Melachrinos <melachri@...> wrote:

I'm curious who the VA7 was...

Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Flowers <mike.flowers@...>
To: 070Club <070Club@groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Jun 3, 2018 8:26 pm
Subject: [070Club] [Elecraft] FT-8 vs. PSK31: an enlightening Sunday morning field report

Forwarded with Wayne’s kind permission. 

Wayne, N6KR, is the co-founder of Elecraft. 

-- Mike Flowers, K6MKF/VK2, NCDXC - "It's about DX!"

Begin forwarded message:

From: Wayne Burdick <n6kr@...>
Date: June 4, 2018 at 2:19:47 AM GMT+10
To: Elecraft <elecraft@...>
Cc: KX3 <KX3@...>, qrp-l@...
Subject: [Elecraft] FT-8 vs. PSK31: an enlightening Sunday morning field report

Thanks, everyone, for all the pragmatic and philosophical observations about FT-8. Depending on who you ask, it’s anywhere from miraculous to take-it-or-leave-it. Or both. This is characteristic of many aspects of amateur radio, of course. To each their own.

A different sub-noise-floor mode, PSK31, was on my mind this morning. After breakfast I grabbed my KX2 and 17/20 meter whip and went outside to check the bands. All of the CW signals were weak at the time. Then I happened across a warbling PSK31 signal in this mode’s preferred segment (14070-14073)—a VA7 calling CQ.

I used the KX2’s auto-spot function, resulting in perfect copy. He came back to me on the first call at 10 W, which is not unusual; PSK31 has an established track record as a great QRP more.

The important point is that I was able to carry on a satisfying, non-automated, data-mode QSO using a only a hand-held radio with an attached keyer paddle. In my sweats. On a gorgeous day right out of a Maxfield Parrish painting. Without a computer.

I was reminded that PSK31 *is* that mystical unicorn: the sub-noise-floor data mode that’s also a conversational mode. It isn’t full QSK, like CW, and it lacks the rigor of FT-8, but it has some of the advantages of both. This is why PSK31 (and PSK63) are built into the K3, K3S, KX3, and KX2. All you need is a keyer paddle. If you prefer a keyboard, you can use a terminal emulator application running on a variety of devices. Just attach your device to the rig using the supplied USB cable.

To summarize: If you’re a CW op who’s temporarily out of CW  signals, or an FT-8 user who longs for a few unmediated QSOs, take a walk on the wild side and try PSK.

Notes:

1.  Elecraft radios have a special mode, “PSK-D”, that treats PSK31/63 as a narrowband mode for VFO tuning purposes. You don’t just park the VFO at 14070 like you do when using a sound card and a computer. Instead, use a very narrow filter bandwidth (50 to 100 Hz) and tune around the 3 kHz PSK segment using the VFO set to 1-Hz steps. When you find a signal, tap the keyer speed knob, which auto-tunes the received signal (this is the “SPT” function).

2. RTTY mode (FSK-D) is also available. This legacy mode is great fun during RTTY contests. Last year at FD, taking a break from CW, I made over a dozen RTTY contacts using the KX2, including one of over 2500 miles with the rig hand-held + whip.

73,
Wayne
N6KR

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Re: Contest Thoughts

Jonathan Wilson (2385)
 

For me, the best and worst parts of this TDW were the HIDEOUS number of emails I received about the contest.  Goodness Gracious, I think I had 300-400 emails come in.  It was awesome to see the club come alive, I worked 34 club members, and I suspect I finished up my LONP.  

The good outweighs the bad here, I am glad my phone vibrated like a.........   (Hey, get your mind out of the gutter)....  I hadn't been on the air for months (psk wise at least), and I had a great weekend.

Please be this active on the email reflector again next time.

~Jonathan KC1BOS #2385

On Sun, Jun 3, 2018 at 7:22 PM, Paul Milward <nu4c@...> wrote:
PSK is alive and well. I made it a personal mission to make at least one PSK contact each day in 2018. So far, so good. Has it been easy? Some days yes, some no. But there are openings (on at least one band) every day. Just get on the air.
The TDW was great fun, I wish we had that much activity  every weekend. Thanks to everyone who participated.
73 
Paul NU4C 



Sent from my Galaxy Tab® A

-------- Original message --------
From: "Irv [K3IRV] McWherter" <irv47mc@...>
Date: 6/3/18 19:06 (GMT-05:00)
To: 070Club <070Club@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [070Club] Contest Thoughts

I worked a few here and there but worked two stations this afternoon, one II1IGJ from Italy, and a special event station K0SEK that was booming in from KS.  You just have to operate and they are out there.

73 Irv.




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Re: [Elecraft] FT-8 vs. PSK31: an enlightening Sunday morning field report

Stephen Melachrinos
 

I'm curious who the VA7 was...

Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Flowers <mike.flowers@...>
To: 070Club <070Club@groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Jun 3, 2018 8:26 pm
Subject: [070Club] [Elecraft] FT-8 vs. PSK31: an enlightening Sunday morning field report

Forwarded with Wayne’s kind permission. 

Wayne, N6KR, is the co-founder of Elecraft. 

-- Mike Flowers, K6MKF/VK2, NCDXC - "It's about DX!"

Begin forwarded message:

From: Wayne Burdick <n6kr@...>
Date: June 4, 2018 at 2:19:47 AM GMT+10
To: Elecraft <elecraft@...>
Cc: KX3 <KX3@...>, qrp-l@...
Subject: [Elecraft] FT-8 vs. PSK31: an enlightening Sunday morning field report

Thanks, everyone, for all the pragmatic and philosophical observations about FT-8. Depending on who you ask, it’s anywhere from miraculous to take-it-or-leave-it. Or both. This is characteristic of many aspects of amateur radio, of course. To each their own.

A different sub-noise-floor mode, PSK31, was on my mind this morning. After breakfast I grabbed my KX2 and 17/20 meter whip and went outside to check the bands. All of the CW signals were weak at the time. Then I happened across a warbling PSK31 signal in this mode’s preferred segment (14070-14073)—a VA7 calling CQ.

I used the KX2’s auto-spot function, resulting in perfect copy. He came back to me on the first call at 10 W, which is not unusual; PSK31 has an established track record as a great QRP more.

The important point is that I was able to carry on a satisfying, non-automated, data-mode QSO using a only a hand-held radio with an attached keyer paddle. In my sweats. On a gorgeous day right out of a Maxfield Parrish painting. Without a computer.

I was reminded that PSK31 *is* that mystical unicorn: the sub-noise-floor data mode that’s also a conversational mode. It isn’t full QSK, like CW, and it lacks the rigor of FT-8, but it has some of the advantages of both. This is why PSK31 (and PSK63) are built into the K3, K3S, KX3, and KX2. All you need is a keyer paddle. If you prefer a keyboard, you can use a terminal emulator application running on a variety of devices. Just attach your device to the rig using the supplied USB cable.

To summarize: If you’re a CW op who’s temporarily out of CW  signals, or an FT-8 user who longs for a few unmediated QSOs, take a walk on the wild side and try PSK.

Notes:

1.  Elecraft radios have a special mode, “PSK-D”, that treats PSK31/63 as a narrowband mode for VFO tuning purposes. You don’t just park the VFO at 14070 like you do when using a sound card and a computer. Instead, use a very narrow filter bandwidth (50 to 100 Hz) and tune around the 3 kHz PSK segment using the VFO set to 1-Hz steps. When you find a signal, tap the keyer speed knob, which auto-tunes the received signal (this is the “SPT” function).

2. RTTY mode (FSK-D) is also available. This legacy mode is great fun during RTTY contests. Last year at FD, taking a break from CW, I made over a dozen RTTY contacts using the KX2, including one of over 2500 miles with the rig hand-held + whip.

73,
Wayne
N6KR

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[Elecraft] FT-8 vs. PSK31: an enlightening Sunday morning field report

Mike Flowers
 

Forwarded with Wayne’s kind permission. 

Wayne, N6KR, is the co-founder of Elecraft. 

-- Mike Flowers, K6MKF/VK2, NCDXC - "It's about DX!"

Begin forwarded message:

From: Wayne Burdick <n6kr@...>
Date: June 4, 2018 at 2:19:47 AM GMT+10
To: Elecraft <elecraft@...>
Cc: KX3 <KX3@...>, qrp-l@...
Subject: [Elecraft] FT-8 vs. PSK31: an enlightening Sunday morning field report

Thanks, everyone, for all the pragmatic and philosophical observations about FT-8. Depending on who you ask, it’s anywhere from miraculous to take-it-or-leave-it. Or both. This is characteristic of many aspects of amateur radio, of course. To each their own.

A different sub-noise-floor mode, PSK31, was on my mind this morning. After breakfast I grabbed my KX2 and 17/20 meter whip and went outside to check the bands. All of the CW signals were weak at the time. Then I happened across a warbling PSK31 signal in this mode’s preferred segment (14070-14073)—a VA7 calling CQ.

I used the KX2’s auto-spot function, resulting in perfect copy. He came back to me on the first call at 10 W, which is not unusual; PSK31 has an established track record as a great QRP more.

The important point is that I was able to carry on a satisfying, non-automated, data-mode QSO using a only a hand-held radio with an attached keyer paddle. In my sweats. On a gorgeous day right out of a Maxfield Parrish painting. Without a computer.

I was reminded that PSK31 *is* that mystical unicorn: the sub-noise-floor data mode that’s also a conversational mode. It isn’t full QSK, like CW, and it lacks the rigor of FT-8, but it has some of the advantages of both. This is why PSK31 (and PSK63) are built into the K3, K3S, KX3, and KX2. All you need is a keyer paddle. If you prefer a keyboard, you can use a terminal emulator application running on a variety of devices. Just attach your device to the rig using the supplied USB cable.

To summarize: If you’re a CW op who’s temporarily out of CW  signals, or an FT-8 user who longs for a few unmediated QSOs, take a walk on the wild side and try PSK.

Notes:

1.  Elecraft radios have a special mode, “PSK-D”, that treats PSK31/63 as a narrowband mode for VFO tuning purposes. You don’t just park the VFO at 14070 like you do when using a sound card and a computer. Instead, use a very narrow filter bandwidth (50 to 100 Hz) and tune around the 3 kHz PSK segment using the VFO set to 1-Hz steps. When you find a signal, tap the keyer speed knob, which auto-tunes the received signal (this is the “SPT” function).

2. RTTY mode (FSK-D) is also available. This legacy mode is great fun during RTTY contests. Last year at FD, taking a break from CW, I made over a dozen RTTY contacts using the KX2, including one of over 2500 miles with the rig hand-held + whip.

73,
Wayne
N6KR

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TDW Was A Good Contest

Lewis Karriker (Sonny) - K4ARE - #2347
 

Bands were tough for the most part but did log a bunch of old and new friends.  When I shut down Friday night, Windows decided to do the big April update.  Saturday morning my digital software was screwed up and couldn't operate.  Had to go back to a restore point to get back on the air as quick as possible.  Still,  a very good 070 weekend - thanks everyone for the contacts
Sonny - K4ARE


Re: Contest Thoughts

Paul Milward <nu4c@...>
 

PSK is alive and well. I made it a personal mission to make at least one PSK contact each day in 2018. So far, so good. Has it been easy? Some days yes, some no. But there are openings (on at least one band) every day. Just get on the air.
The TDW was great fun, I wish we had that much activity  every weekend. Thanks to everyone who participated.
73 
Paul NU4C 



Sent from my Galaxy Tab® A

-------- Original message --------
From: "Irv [K3IRV] McWherter" <irv47mc@...>
Date: 6/3/18 19:06 (GMT-05:00)
To: 070Club <070Club@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [070Club] Contest Thoughts

I worked a few here and there but worked two stations this afternoon, one II1IGJ from Italy, and a special event station K0SEK that was booming in from KS.  You just have to operate and they are out there.

73 Irv.


Re: Contest Thoughts

Irv [K3IRV] McWherter
 

I worked a few here and there but worked two stations this afternoon, one II1IGJ from Italy, and a special event station K0SEK that was booming in from KS.  You just have to operate and they are out there.

73 Irv.


Re: Contest Thoughts

Ray Clements
 

Sorry, I meant to say the PSK was almost non-existent for the "past few months". It was certainly not non-existent this weekend.

I also forgot to thank those who volunteered their time and their stations to be bonus stations this weekend. Without them, the TDW would not have been the same. 

Ray N9RWC


------ Original Message ------
Received: 05:37 PM CDT, 06/03/2018
From: "Ray Clements" <r.clements@...>
To: <070Club@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [070Club] Contest Thoughts


Considering PSK has been almost non-existent most of the weekend, it was nice to be able to make contacts. I got several of the bonus stations on both 20m and 40m. 

I worked a few stations on 10 m. I guess there was also a 10-10 Open Season event going on, so I spotted some signals there. Too bad N9AVY's station went into a coma this weekend; he could have work both events as he  is also a prominent member of 10-10 as well as 070.

We got several new members this weekend. 

Even though the bands were quite challenging at time, it was a FB time for those who were able to get on the air for even a portion of the three days. I look forward to next year.

Ray N9RWC  






------ Original Message ------
Received: 04:44 PM CDT, 06/03/2018
From: "Steve R via Groups.Io" <oldjavadrinker@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: [070Club] Contest Thoughts


As I am sitting here trying to get the last couple of contacts I had some thoughts about the weekend. Despite the conditions it was fun. To make some contacts you had to work at it. One had to check prop, watch bands come in and out, hop around some, which in my mind was very entertaining and challenging. I certainly didnt see any DX burning through, but there was and is activity. So when everyone says the bands are dead....they are dead because no one is working them. I saw some very interesting propagation, and yes there were times where the bottom would fall out of band, but it popped right up, One just has to be persistent.

I never saw the two UK bonus stations, so I hope you chaps over there didnt have to talk only to yourselves, hi! Would been nice to see some DX\

Finally I think we stirred some interest. I made a couple of non contest QSO's where the operator wanted to know about the club and the contest. So, my thoughts....thanks to the PODX gang for keeping this running and making the contests.

Steve
2301
VA3FLF




Re: Contest Thoughts

JEFF WALSH
 

Steve ..... Excellent thoughts  

JEFF WALSH
W3WMU
#1673
BUBBAWOOD
WORLDWIDE HEADQUARTERS
STURGIS, MS.


On Sunday, June 3, 2018 4:43 PM, Steve R via Groups.Io <oldjavadrinker@...> wrote:


As I am sitting here trying to get the last couple of contacts I had some thoughts about the weekend. Despite the conditions it was fun. To make some contacts you had to work at it. One had to check prop, watch bands come in and out, hop around some, which in my mind was very entertaining and challenging. I certainly didnt see any DX burning through, but there was and is activity. So when everyone says the bands are dead....they are dead because no one is working them. I saw some very interesting propagation, and yes there were times where the bottom would fall out of band, but it popped right up, One just has to be persistent.

I never saw the two UK bonus stations, so I hope you chaps over there didnt have to talk only to yourselves, hi! Would been nice to see some DX\

Finally I think we stirred some interest. I made a couple of non contest QSO's where the operator wanted to know about the club and the contest. So, my thoughts....thanks to the PODX gang for keeping this running and making the contests.

Steve
2301
VA3FLF



Re: Contest Thoughts

Scotty W7PSK
 

I have not been real active in PSK31 for a while now, I been on the evil FT8 ... It seems the activity went way down with the bands and for PSK31 WAS on 10-12-15 I need some states and there isnt much on.  
So I saw on the groups.io that the TDW was this weekend and I decided what the heck.  My only goals were to meet some old friends and have fun

did both .. there are calls missing that I wish were on but alas, not to be but I did have FUN 

Thanks for allowing me in
--
Scotty W7PSK
Everett, Washington
070 #138


Re: Contest Thoughts

Ray Clements
 

Considering PSK has been almost non-existent most of the weekend, it was nice to be able to make contacts. I got several of the bonus stations on both 20m and 40m. 

I worked a few stations on 10 m. I guess there was also a 10-10 Open Season event going on, so I spotted some signals there. Too bad N9AVY's station went into a coma this weekend; he could have work both events as he  is also a prominent member of 10-10 as well as 070.

We got several new members this weekend. 

Even though the bands were quite challenging at time, it was a FB time for those who were able to get on the air for even a portion of the three days. I look forward to next year.

Ray N9RWC  






------ Original Message ------
Received: 04:44 PM CDT, 06/03/2018
From: "Steve R via Groups.Io" <oldjavadrinker@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: [070Club] Contest Thoughts


As I am sitting here trying to get the last couple of contacts I had some thoughts about the weekend. Despite the conditions it was fun. To make some contacts you had to work at it. One had to check prop, watch bands come in and out, hop around some, which in my mind was very entertaining and challenging. I certainly didnt see any DX burning through, but there was and is activity. So when everyone says the bands are dead....they are dead because no one is working them. I saw some very interesting propagation, and yes there were times where the bottom would fall out of band, but it popped right up, One just has to be persistent.

I never saw the two UK bonus stations, so I hope you chaps over there didnt have to talk only to yourselves, hi! Would been nice to see some DX\

Finally I think we stirred some interest. I made a couple of non contest QSO's where the operator wanted to know about the club and the contest. So, my thoughts....thanks to the PODX gang for keeping this running and making the contests.

Steve
2301
VA3FLF


Re: Out of contest !

Phil Royce
 

that bits, hope you get it repair before the next event.

73 ke4pwe

On Fri, Jun 1, 2018 at 7:20 PM, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:

Looks like I'm out of TDW for the count.
 
Hooked up FT-1000 MP which just came back from Burghardt in South Dakota and nothing works.  Not one button on the radio... can't change bands, modes, filters, etc.  Plus 14070 has bars every KHz all across the waterfall !  Tried the manual for programming and nothing there worked.
 
Spent quite a few bucks getting it repaired.  They will get an email on Monday expressing my displeasure.
 
Can't go back to TS-680S because few can hear me a that because I'm transmitting off frequency.
 
I'm done for this contest.
 
 
73,  Jerry  n9avy




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Contest Thoughts

Steve VA3FLF/KM4FLF
 

As I am sitting here trying to get the last couple of contacts I had some thoughts about the weekend. Despite the conditions it was fun. To make some contacts you had to work at it. One had to check prop, watch bands come in and out, hop around some, which in my mind was very entertaining and challenging. I certainly didnt see any DX burning through, but there was and is activity. So when everyone says the bands are dead....they are dead because no one is working them. I saw some very interesting propagation, and yes there were times where the bottom would fall out of band, but it popped right up, One just has to be persistent.

I never saw the two UK bonus stations, so I hope you chaps over there didnt have to talk only to yourselves, hi! Would been nice to see some DX\

Finally I think we stirred some interest. I made a couple of non contest QSO's where the operator wanted to know about the club and the contest. So, my thoughts....thanks to the PODX gang for keeping this running and making the contests.

Steve
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VA3FLF


Re: Out of contest !

Mike Besemer - WM4B #348 <mwbesemer@...>
 

Don't feel too bad Jerry... it's going around.

I took Friday off to take care of some projects that were piling up, one of which was programming a spare link radio for my repeater.  Found out right away that my trust bench power supply was only putting out 2.5 VDC; got that swapped out and then one of my service monitors would not power on.  Spent the day building the ESR meter that had been sitting on my bench since Christmas so I could troubleshoot.  The Astron went in the trash and the service monitor is now awaiting parts.  That Astron was hit by lightning a few years ago and never has been quite right since.  

Hopefully Burghardt will pull a rabbit out of their hat for you on Monday.

73,

Mike
WM4B

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