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Re: MixW Version 3

Phil Van Huis
 

Thanks Bob.  I will check that out.

Phil, K8PVH

 

 

From: main@070Club.groups.io [mailto:main@070Club.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bob Motyl KK6KMU
Sent: Friday, August 7, 2020 10:29 PM
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] MixW Version 3

 

Phil,

Not sure this will help but I know my browser has a pop up blocker.  If another window attempts to open as you are downloading, it will refuse to download.  My message only flashes real quick in the toolbar which I almost never see..

Bob KK6KMU


Re: MixW Version 3

Bob Motyl KK6KMU
 

Phil,

Not sure this will help but I know my browser has a pop up blocker.  If another window attempts to open as you are downloading, it will refuse to download.  My message only flashes real quick in the toolbar which I almost never see..

Bob KK6KMU


Re: Topics and Comments

1470 <boat.anchor@...>
 

On Fri, Aug 7, 2020 at 07:50 AM, Jim K5SP wrote:
As a general rule, topics and comments should be confined to items involving Club matters, ham radio, and PSK related items.  Of course, friendly personal comments to fellow members are acceptable.  
Please make sure to avoid discussions and comments about politics, religion, and current events, even in signatures. Always remember, we are an INTERNATIONAL club and those topics have no place on our reflector.

--
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Executive Director/Member Services Director
Thank you Jim
There are days I wish signature commentary had never been thought of.
Have a good weekend
Barry


Topics and Comments

Jim K5SP
 

As a general rule, topics and comments should be confined to items involving Club matters, ham radio, and PSK related items.  Of course, friendly personal comments to fellow members are acceptable.  
Please make sure to avoid discussions and comments about politics, religion, and current events, even in signatures. Always remember, we are an INTERNATIONAL club and those topics have no place on our reflector.

--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Executive Director/Member Services Director


Re: MixW Version 3

GA - Bob - K4VBM
 

Phil,

You are very welcome!
Hope to catch you on the air soon!

73,

Bob
K4VBM (Very Bad Memory)

On 8/6/2020 7:56 PM, Phil Van Huis wrote:

Bob,

Thank you so much for your suggestions about my MixW3 problem.  I was reminded by you that several years ago I transferred my old MixW2 program from my even older Windows XP laptop via a USB flash drive and it worked great then.  So, I took my newer laptop, downloaded the program and did it again.  Worked again.  So now I’m in business with my new MixW3 program.

Thanks again for your help.

Phil,  K8PVH

 

 

From: main@070Club.groups.io [mailto:main@070Club.groups.io] On Behalf Of K4VBM
Sent: Thursday, August 6, 2020 10:13 AM
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] MixW Version 3

 

Hi Phil,

You don't give the Windows error message, so we don't know what Windows component is stopping the download from saving to your disk.  You will need to disable whatever virus scanner you have turned on as it seems to not like MixW, and is preventing it from being saved.  Alternatively, use some  other computer you have access to for downloading MixW, and then move it using a USB flash drive.

Bob
K4VBM
#2727


On 8/6/2020 9:52 AM, Phil Van Huis wrote:

Are there any MixW users out there ?

 

I have been using MixW V. 2.18 since 2007.  It has always worked fine for me and still does.  But recently I decided that I should upgrade to Version 3 and see how it works.

The problem I have is that I cannot get it downloaded.  The MixW Team has informed me that I am now registered for version 3 but I cannot get it downloaded.  Windows keeps blocking it.

Am I doing something wrong or what ?  Any suggestions out there.  I will appreciate any help I can get.

 

Thanks,

Phil, K8PVH, #2750

 

 



Re: MixW Version 3

Jerry N9AVY
 

Phil:

Started out with Digipan in 2000 -older than the hills... moved to a couple others and tried HRD 4 or 5 (before the author in Switzerland sold it to U.S. firm). Finally settled on MixW2 and moved to 3.2.

HRD was just too much clutter IMHO. They are now on Version 7.? and they keep making additions which makes me think that there is more to go wrong. I like simple software. I have avoided MixW4 simply because I heard some negative comments about that version.

Currently running MixW3.2 on a WIN 7 machine ; previously it was on an XP platform.

Jerry n9avy

On Thursday, August 6, 2020, 06:48:12 PM CDT, Phil Van Huis <pjvanhuis@...> wrote:


Jerry,

Thanks for your reply.  It’s nice to know how well you like your MixW3.  It makes me feel better about sticking with the same brand that I have used so long.

Phil  K8PVH

 

From: main@070Club.groups.io [mailto:main@070Club.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jerry N9AVY
Sent: Thursday, August 6, 2020 10:11 AM
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] MixW Version 3

 

Phil:

Been using MixW 3.2 for a year or two. It's very stable and I love it. Not sure why you're having problems with down load. Hope some one can address that isue.

Jerry N9AVY

On Thursday, August 6, 2020, 08:54:23 AM CDT, Phil Van Huis <pjvanhuis@...> wrote:

 

 

Are there any MixW users out there ?

 

I have been using MixW V. 2.18 since 2007.  It has always worked fine for me and still does.  But recently I decided that I should upgrade to Version 3 and see how it works.

The problem I have is that I cannot get it downloaded.  The MixW Team has informed me that I am now registered for version 3 but I cannot get it downloaded.  Windows keeps blocking it.

Am I doing something wrong or what ?  Any suggestions out there.  I will appreciate any help I can get.

 

Thanks,

Phil, K8PVH, #2750

 


Re: MixW Version 3

Phil Van Huis
 

Bob,

Thank you so much for your suggestions about my MixW3 problem.  I was reminded by you that several years ago I transferred my old MixW2 program from my even older Windows XP laptop via a USB flash drive and it worked great then.  So, I took my newer laptop, downloaded the program and did it again.  Worked again.  So now I’m in business with my new MixW3 program.

Thanks again for your help.

Phil,  K8PVH

 

 

From: main@070Club.groups.io [mailto:main@070Club.groups.io] On Behalf Of K4VBM
Sent: Thursday, August 6, 2020 10:13 AM
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] MixW Version 3

 

Hi Phil,

You don't give the Windows error message, so we don't know what Windows component is stopping the download from saving to your disk.  You will need to disable whatever virus scanner you have turned on as it seems to not like MixW, and is preventing it from being saved.  Alternatively, use some  other computer you have access to for downloading MixW, and then move it using a USB flash drive.

Bob
K4VBM
#2727


On 8/6/2020 9:52 AM, Phil Van Huis wrote:

Are there any MixW users out there ?

 

I have been using MixW V. 2.18 since 2007.  It has always worked fine for me and still does.  But recently I decided that I should upgrade to Version 3 and see how it works.

The problem I have is that I cannot get it downloaded.  The MixW Team has informed me that I am now registered for version 3 but I cannot get it downloaded.  Windows keeps blocking it.

Am I doing something wrong or what ?  Any suggestions out there.  I will appreciate any help I can get.

 

Thanks,

Phil, K8PVH, #2750

 

 


Re: MixW Version 3

Phil Van Huis
 

Jerry,

Thanks for your reply.  It’s nice to know how well you like your MixW3.  It makes me feel better about sticking with the same brand that I have used so long.

Phil  K8PVH

 

From: main@070Club.groups.io [mailto:main@070Club.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jerry N9AVY
Sent: Thursday, August 6, 2020 10:11 AM
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] MixW Version 3

 

Phil:

Been using MixW 3.2 for a year or two. It's very stable and I love it. Not sure why you're having problems with down load. Hope some one can address that isue.

Jerry N9AVY

On Thursday, August 6, 2020, 08:54:23 AM CDT, Phil Van Huis <pjvanhuis@...> wrote:

 

 

Are there any MixW users out there ?

 

I have been using MixW V. 2.18 since 2007.  It has always worked fine for me and still does.  But recently I decided that I should upgrade to Version 3 and see how it works.

The problem I have is that I cannot get it downloaded.  The MixW Team has informed me that I am now registered for version 3 but I cannot get it downloaded.  Windows keeps blocking it.

Am I doing something wrong or what ?  Any suggestions out there.  I will appreciate any help I can get.

 

Thanks,

Phil, K8PVH, #2750

 


Thursday Ape Spot

 

Just worked Dave on 14.071.318
599 into Florida 14:00 Z

John
KC3FL


Re: MixW Version 3

GA - Bob - K4VBM
 

Hi Phil,

You don't give the Windows error message, so we don't know what Windows component is stopping the download from saving to your disk.  You will need to disable whatever virus scanner you have turned on as it seems to not like MixW, and is preventing it from being saved.  Alternatively, use some  other computer you have access to for downloading MixW, and then move it using a USB flash drive.

Bob
K4VBM
#2727


On 8/6/2020 9:52 AM, Phil Van Huis wrote:

Are there any MixW users out there ?

 

I have been using MixW V. 2.18 since 2007.  It has always worked fine for me and still does.  But recently I decided that I should upgrade to Version 3 and see how it works.

The problem I have is that I cannot get it downloaded.  The MixW Team has informed me that I am now registered for version 3 but I cannot get it downloaded.  Windows keeps blocking it.

Am I doing something wrong or what ?  Any suggestions out there.  I will appreciate any help I can get.

 

Thanks,

Phil, K8PVH, #2750

 



Re: MixW Version 3

Jerry N9AVY
 

Phil:

Been using MixW 3.2 for a year or two. It's very stable and I love it. Not sure why you're having problems with down load. Hope some one can address that isue.

Jerry N9AVY


On Thursday, August 6, 2020, 08:54:23 AM CDT, Phil Van Huis <pjvanhuis@...> wrote:


Are there any MixW users out there ?

 

I have been using MixW V. 2.18 since 2007.  It has always worked fine for me and still does.  But recently I decided that I should upgrade to Version 3 and see how it works.

The problem I have is that I cannot get it downloaded.  The MixW Team has informed me that I am now registered for version 3 but I cannot get it downloaded.  Windows keeps blocking it.

Am I doing something wrong or what ?  Any suggestions out there.  I will appreciate any help I can get.

 

Thanks,

Phil, K8PVH, #2750

 


MixW Version 3

Phil Van Huis
 

Are there any MixW users out there ?

 

I have been using MixW V. 2.18 since 2007.  It has always worked fine for me and still does.  But recently I decided that I should upgrade to Version 3 and see how it works.

The problem I have is that I cannot get it downloaded.  The MixW Team has informed me that I am now registered for version 3 but I cannot get it downloaded.  Windows keeps blocking it.

Am I doing something wrong or what ?  Any suggestions out there.  I will appreciate any help I can get.

 

Thanks,

Phil, K8PVH, #2750

 


Re: APE Report Aug 5th Wednesday

Jim K5SP
 

Saw nothing from you on 40 this morning.  Worked a couple of stations, but they were north of me, no propagation to the east.

Still want to grab you on 40, will be looking this evening, and in the morning.

73,
Jim K5SP

On 8/6/2020 7:00 AM, DAVE KB3RAN 1692/381 via groups.io wrote:
I took the night off. Played some music, made a campfire, watched the stars come out and hooted back at a barred owl. Slept like a baby. Back on the air after breakfast.  I'll still be on 20 and 40. 

KB3RAN
APE



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy Tablet

--
Dave H KB3RAN 1692/381

--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Executive Director/Member Services Director


Re: APE Report Aug 5th Wednesday

DAVE KB3RAN 1692/381
 

I took the night off. Played some music, made a campfire, watched the stars come out and hooted back at a barred owl. Slept like a baby. Back on the air after breakfast.  I'll still be on 20 and 40. 

KB3RAN
APE



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy Tablet

--
Dave H KB3RAN 1692/381


Re: Station weirdness

Ron Bosch
 

Rick and John,
Thanks for the ideas.  I am running the zepp with coax to the 1:49 I built, although I am going to change to a Palomar UNUN because the one I built is not standing up to the humidity in Houston.  The common line current makes sense to me, since I have a very good ground system, and that would explain why I don't see the other effects of common mode RFI.  One question I have is should I place the choke on the antenna side of the lightning arrestors ( all my coax runs go to a set of lightning arrestors tied to my ground rod, and then each one runs into the house and to my antenna switches), or should I put the choke on the radio side of the lightning arrestor?

Ron

Judging by personal experience, the next public health crisis after COVID 19 is likely to be cirrhosis.
Ron Bosch

"..any man who may be asked what he did .. to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction" 'I served in the United States Navy."
John F. Kennedy

When I was young and bold and strong,
Oh, right was right, and wrong was wrong!
My plume on high, my flag unfurled,
I rode away to right the world.
‘Come out, you dogs, and fight!’ said I,
And wept there was but once to die.
But I am old; and good and bad
Are woven in a crazy plaid.
Dorothy Parker

"The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity"
Wm Butler Yeats

"Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between man and his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legislative powers of government reach actions only, and not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should "make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof", thus building a wall of separation between church and State."
Thomas Jefferson


 "Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call to her tribunal every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a god; because, if there be one, he must more approve the homage of reason, than that of blindfolded fear."
Thomas Jefferson in a letter to Peter Carr


A Government founded upon justice, and recognizing the equal rights of all men; claiming no higher authority for existence, or sanction for its laws, than nature, reason, and the regularly ascertained will of the people; steadily refusing to put its sword and purse in the service of any religious creed or family, is a standing offense to most of the Governments of the world, and to some narrow and bigoted people among ourselves.
Frederick Douglass






On Wed, Aug 5, 2020 at 8:36 PM Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:
Ron-
I'd suspect common mode RFI.  Lots of info available.  Google "common mode rfi on end fed antenna".  If I'm right, a properly placed choke should fix it.  Good luck.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Station weirdness

Rick - N7WE
 

Ron-
I'd suspect common mode RFI.  Lots of info available.  Google "common mode rfi on end fed antenna".  If I'm right, a properly placed choke should fix it.  Good luck.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Station weirdness

 

Ron,

Usually when a zepp won't tune on one band the problem is that your ladder line is at a bad length.  Try adding or removing a few feet of the ladder line and see if that fixes it.

John
KC3FL


Re: APE Report Aug 5th Wednesday

Jim K5SP
 

Had nothing on 40 today, but noise. Saw a couple traces on 20 but not much. 
.
Are you going to be on 40 this evening?

Jim K5SP 



Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S10e, an AT&T 5G Evolution capable smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: "DAVE KB3RAN 1692/381 via groups.io" <davehardy0101@...>
Date: 8/5/20 2:29 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Subject: [070Club] APE Report Aug 5th Wednesday

Not getting many contacts today.   I'm seeing activity on 20 meters.this afternoon but not getting anyone to hear me.  Made a few contacts on 40 this morning.  Sunny and mild today, a beautiful day to be out camping.  Solar panel not quite keeping up with demands so supplementing with generator daily.  Dinner in solar oven. 

Call me.....My APE needs more contacts.  I do have my minimum but need more.  
--
Dave H KB3RAN 1692/381
--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Executive Director/Member Services Director


Re: Station weirdness

Jerry N9AVY
 

Can't climb tower - doctor's orders.

About every year or so I disassemble tower mounted remove coax switch (it's down low) and burnish the open frame relay contacts. Ameritron 5-position. Only problem I ever had with switch was when a spring broke on armature and I repaired it ... something I used to do many years ago on the job.

Jerry n9avy

On Wednesday, August 5, 2020, 04:58:24 PM CDT, John - KC3FL via groups.io <kc3fl@...> wrote:


Jerry,

I had a similar problem but limited to my vertical.  High SWR but an hour later tuned perfectly.  Two or three days later high SWR again.  Turned out to be a dirty connector at the antenna.  One shot of Deoxit and still working fine six months later.  Like Rick said 95% of the time it's a connector so might want to check them all out.

John
KC3FL


Re: Station weirdness

Ron Bosch
 

Rick and Jerry,
" Good luck and hope you find your problem and fix it easily."
Any insight on how to make those two go together would be greatly appreciated :-)  I seem to do well on the first, but miserably on the second!!  Glad to see that I am not the only one who has the weird and strange happen to them, although most of mine as a newby, seem to be self-inflicted right now :-).  Latest learnings:
1.  When you tune a 10M dipole on 80M it is really hard to get much signal out :-)
2.  An MFJ-939I is an amazing autotuner that I am pretty sure could tune my truck's satellite stub to 80M!
3.  Label your antenna switches!

The mystery right now is that I seem to have problem with my 132' end fed zepp on 40M, I can tune it flat, and the match shows good, but when I get above about 35 watts out, it starts tripping the self-protection on the IC-7100 and reducing power, but not to a regular level like it would if it were a steady high SWR, it kinda jumps, lowers power SWR goes down, radio kicks power-up, and the cycle begins again.  It tunes fine and I can get 100 watts to the tuner in on every other band, so I suspect I am getting some weird resonance bridge as I increase power, but it is definitely power dependant, since at about 35 watts it goes away completely.
My first kick at the cat is I plan to extend the end fed to 202.5 feet, which I think I can do in the space I have.  The other monkey in the wrench is that is is only about 10 feet high because the Neighbourhood Nazi's would crucify me if they knew I was operating an HF station here.  I already tried changing the length of the counterpoise, with no discernable effect.

Ron
KE4DRF
 
Judging by personal experience, the next public health crisis after COVID 19 is likely to be cirrhosis.
Ron Bosch

"..any man who may be asked what he did .. to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction" 'I served in the United States Navy."
John F. Kennedy

When I was young and bold and strong,
Oh, right was right, and wrong was wrong!
My plume on high, my flag unfurled,
I rode away to right the world.
‘Come out, you dogs, and fight!’ said I,
And wept there was but once to die.
But I am old; and good and bad
Are woven in a crazy plaid.
Dorothy Parker

"The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity"
Wm Butler Yeats

"Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between man and his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legislative powers of government reach actions only, and not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should "make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof", thus building a wall of separation between church and State."
Thomas Jefferson


 "Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call to her tribunal every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a god; because, if there be one, he must more approve the homage of reason, than that of blindfolded fear."
Thomas Jefferson in a letter to Peter Carr


A Government founded upon justice, and recognizing the equal rights of all men; claiming no higher authority for existence, or sanction for its laws, than nature, reason, and the regularly ascertained will of the people; steadily refusing to put its sword and purse in the service of any religious creed or family, is a standing offense to most of the Governments of the world, and to some narrow and bigoted people among ourselves.
Frederick Douglass






On Wed, Aug 5, 2020 at 4:09 PM Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:
Jerry-
I had something similar happen last week.  Sudden hi SWR on all bands.  Grabbed the MFJ 259B and started working backwards from the vertical.  That was about 9 AM and the heat index was already near 100.  The antenna checked OK.  Jumper to the bulkhead fitting checked OK.  Fitting itself checked OK.  But when I got to the main coax on the other side of the bulkhead fitting, the waterproofing was split and the PL259 wasn't even finger tight.  Now the waterproofing was 2 layers of self-bonding silicone tape covered with a double wrap of 3M Scotch33.  It had simply split - from the heat, humidity, and UV I guess.  First time I've seen that in many years of using that waterproofing technique.  And that wrap as new about 20 months ago.  After it split, I guess the PL259 just worked loose from expansion/contraction in our lovely summer.  Tightened it back, rewrapped with 2 layers of silicone tape, 2 layers of 3M Scotch33, and everything is back in normal range.  Took about 2 hours with several water and "go inside and cool down" breaks.  Someone once told me that 95% of all electronic faults are in connections!  In my instance they were right.  Good luck and hope you find your problem and fix it easily.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602

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