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Re: PSK31 split operation

George Weller
 

That's helpful gents. Thank you.  A pile-up is one thing and I can see the reasoning on that.  On wsjt-x, the rationale is that the Tx signal is narrow band; minor distortion (near the edge of the Tx passband filter) reduces likelihood of a decode, so wsjt-x sets the split and adjusts the audio offset so that the Tx is at the exact same frequency as Rx, but is now in the center of the Tx passband. It seems like the same logic would apply to any narrowband signal. Of course, as was pointed out, the PSK band is usually not crowded and you can pick a frequency in the middle.

73, George KD9PCN

On 1/14/2022 12:56 PM, Eric KG6MZS wrote:
On 1/14/22 9:07 AM, Stephen Melachrinos via groups.io wrote:

The only times I've ever operated PSK split were when I was (semi-)rare DX and I had lots of stations calling.
I'll echo Stephen's sentiments.  I've seldom needed to use split for PSK because the PSK waterfall just isn't that crowded.

In Digital Master 780 it's pretty easy to set up split.  Just set up on a clear frequency and lock it, then move the receive cursor over to the station you want to work.  I usually center my TX frequency in the waterfall.


73

Eric KG6MZS

www.kg6mzs.com





Re: PSK31 split operation

 

In Fldigi you do it as Eric explained to do it in DM780, use the lock button which is down at the lower right of the screen.

John  KC3FL


Re: PSK31 split operation

Eric KG6MZS
 

On 1/14/22 9:07 AM, Stephen Melachrinos via groups.io wrote:

The only times I've ever operated PSK split were when I was (semi-)rare DX and I had lots of stations calling.
I'll echo Stephen's sentiments.  I've seldom needed to use split for PSK because the PSK waterfall just isn't that crowded.

In Digital Master 780 it's pretty easy to set up split.  Just set up on a clear frequency and lock it, then move the receive cursor over to the station you want to work.  I usually center my TX frequency in the waterfall.


73

Eric KG6MZS

www.kg6mzs.com


Re: PSK31 split operation

Stephen Melachrinos
 

George -

I'll tell you my opinion, and how I implement it.

The only times I've ever operated PSK split were when I was (semi-)rare DX and I had lots of stations calling. (I was operating from a large station in KH2 back in 2012 and 2014.) Most of the time I only had one or two replies (at most) for each CQ, so it was easy to pick one out to reply to even on my frequency. Occasionally there would be so many that I couldn't even pick out a callsign fragment, so I'd go split.

I've never had to do that in any other situation, even during contests. Occasionally (like during the PSKfest last weekend) I could pick out two callsigns calling at the same time, and see enough to recognize each. I'd simply reply "two stations calling. First N7WE de W3HF..." and then at the end of that QSO send "73 N7WE de W3HF sk now KD9PCN de W3HF..." 

As to how to implement it, I find the best way is to use the software to split the Tx and Rx audio frequencies (on the waterfall), and leave the radio on a single frequency. Most software that I've seen lets you lock your Tx frequency, but move the receive around. (I use DigiPan, but I'm sure someone can tell you how to do it in fldigi.) Since you can see 2-3 kHz on the waterfall when you only need less than 100 Hz, it's easy to pick them out. My Guam CQs were something like "CQ de W3HF/KH2 up 100-300." Then with my Tx freq locked, I'd move around in the range 100-300 Hz high and find someone to reply to.

73,
Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: George Weller <gvweller@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Fri, Jan 14, 2022 11:16 am
Subject: [070Club] PSK31 split operation

I find split operation on wsjt-x useful, and the software automates it. 
It is mentioned in the fldigi manual but looks like one would have to
set it up manually, and it's not clear which fldigi modes to use it on
(makes sense for CW, but...).  Opinion on the internet is all over the
place - some recommend it, others call it stupid.  Is there a consensus
at the 070Club?  73, KD9PCN #2879






PSK31 split operation

George Weller
 

I find split operation on wsjt-x useful, and the software automates it.  It is mentioned in the fldigi manual but looks like one would have to set it up manually, and it's not clear which fldigi modes to use it on (makes sense for CW, but...).  Opinion on the internet is all over the place - some recommend it, others call it stupid.  Is there a consensus at the 070Club?  73, KD9PCN #2879


Re: Welcome 2894

GA - Bob - K4VBM
 

Welcome, Don (formerly AE4DD) who is also in GA.
Nice to work you during the PSKfest, and glad you got your 50!

Stay safe and 73,

Bob
K4VBM

On 1/14/2022 10:33 AM, Jim K5SP wrote:

Please join me in welcoming new member:

2894  Don  KK4E  01-14-22

Jim K5SP
Executive Director


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


Welcome 2894

Jim K5SP
 

Please join me in welcoming new member:

2894  Don  KK4E  01-14-22

Jim K5SP
Executive Director


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


PSKfest Contest – LOGS DUE

stan W9SMR
 

The Ø7Ø Club PSKfest Contest logs are due before  2359Z  Saturday, January 15, 2022

  

The PSKFest Uploader link has been activated.

See Uploader Link: PSKfest Uploader

 

For Rules and detailsClick Here  PSKfest RULES

 

Last year there were 105 logs submitted, up from the 2020 total of 90 logs. Last year’s Top Dawg and 1st in High Power was Steve, VA3TPS with 171 QSOs, 43 states and 8,203 points. We had a record 16 non-members competing and submitting logs. Several have since joined the 070.

Be sure to submit your logs as soon as possible. Let’s see if we can beat the participation record.

And start thinking about your VALENTINE SPRINT 0000 UTC to 2359 UTC FEBRUARY 14

Pick your best 6 hours on 160M, 80M and 40M and find the YL’s for Bonus Points.

Rules at: VALENTINE SPRINT - RULES



73,

Stan

W9SMR - 070  #1611

PODXS 070 - PR Director


Congratulations to LONP new members!

 

I want to also offer my CONGRATULATIONS! to all 12 of our new Members of LONP from 2021 and to 
welcome those new to 2022! 
We're 13 days into the new year, and we've got 3 new LONP'r's already!
The chase has begun and it's going to be great year for LONP!
Sitting down in front of your radio, bringing up your software program and clicking on traces...both weak and strong...
takes on a whole new meaning all full of ambitions and goals to pursue.
You YL's and OM's are doing great!
I also want to remind all members that they can get credit for working 070 Club members with membership numbers
higher than "070-2787" by sending those contacts directly to me, per the instructions on our website's Home Page at:
Good luck to all!
73,
Milt.
N6MG
070-650, LONP #76
Director, LONP



-----Original Message-----
From: stan W9SMR <robinstan@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Thu, Jan 13, 2022 11:21 am
Subject: [070Club] LONP CONGRATULATIONS – K2EXE

Congrats to Mark, K2EXE of Skaneateles, NY, our latest dedicated achiever of the coveted LONP 100 level. He joins this group achieving LONP in 2022:
LONP   070#    CALL             NAME
#460   2601  WB4OSU       Sherri
#461   2844  AB8YZ            JoAnn           
#462   2516  
K2EXE             Mark        
      
In 2021 we had 12 members earn the coveted LONP 100 level.

Congrats to all on taking the challenge and whipping it!

Get on the air and make those calls then be sure to upload your log regularly!!

IMPORTANT NOTE: If your member # is 2787 or greater to get ANY LONP credits you must follow the instructions found on the PODXS 070 Home Page.

73,
Stan
W9SMR - 070  #1611
PODXS 070 - PR Director


LONP CONGRATULATIONS – K2EXE

stan W9SMR
 

Congrats to Mark, K2EXE of Skaneateles, NY, our latest dedicated achiever of the coveted LONP 100 level. He joins this group achieving LONP in 2022:

LONP   070#    CALL             NAME
#460   2601  WB4OSU       Sherri
#461   2844  AB8YZ            JoAnn           
#462   2516  
K2EXE             Mark        
      

In 2021 we had 12 members earn the coveted LONP 100 level.

Congrats to all on taking the challenge and whipping it!

Get on the air and make those calls then be sure to upload your log regularly!!

IMPORTANT NOTE: If your member # is 2787 or greater to get ANY LONP credits you must follow the instructions found on the PODXS 070 Home Page.

73,
Stan
W9SMR - 070  #1611
PODXS 070 - PR Director


Re: PSKFEST 2022

Don - KM4UDX
 

PSK makes the ether safe for non-FT8 waveforms. 
--
Don
km4udx
uBITX crazy


Re: My departure as Director of Awards/Endorsesments

B. Smith, N3XL
 

Thanks for all you have done and I'm praying for your speedy recovery and better days.
73,
Bill Smith, N3XL


Re: PSKFEST 2022

Robert, KE0STT
 

I'll echo the sentiments of the above posts. I really enjoyed the contest this year. I had a computer crash a few days before the contest but managed to get a new OS installed (MX Linux) as well as software just in time. Good times!

Robert
KE0STT


Re: My departure as Director of Awards/Endorsesments

Buz Johnson
 

Hi Jerry,
I just want to personally thank you and all the Directors of this outstanding group for providing fun contests and stimulating awards programs.  I’ve only been involved with this group for a little less than a year, but have greatly enjoyed the activity.  Thank you for your service and get well soon.

Fight the fight, keep the faith.  God is still a miracle working God and I’m praying for you and family and for a speedy recovery.  God bless, see you on my screen soon.

Best 73,

Buz,  WA5AMM  


Re: PSKFEST 2022

Bob Motyl KK6KMU
 

Jeremy,

You had a nice signal in Southern California. Hope to see you on the waterfall again.

Bob KK6KMU


Re: Need input on FLDIGI

Bob Motyl KK6KMU
 

Rick,

If you decide to try FLDIGI do not hesitate to ask for assistance.  We could try a Zoom meeting with some of the more experienced FLDIGI users.

Bob KK6KMU


Re: PSKFEST 2022

Jeremy N1ZZZ
 

It's been a long time since I've taken part in a contest, but it was fun.  This was my first one from my PA QTH, and I was able to get 39 QSO's on 20 and a single one on 15.  Not bad for an attic dipole and 20W.

73
Jeremy N1ZZZ
#50


Re: Need input on FLDIGI

Rick - N7WE
 

Thanks everyone for the info and great suggestions.  This is a great group and I really appreciate the help.  I may need some more as I continue the switch!  I am going to download the next HRD release when it comes since I've already paid for it and it is supposed to fix problems with Alerts.  I'm kind of dubious though.  So on to FLDIGI.  Tnx again.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: PSKFEST 2022

KN4ZXG
 

I had family in town and didn't get but a short time Friday evening late and Saturday morning.  Had such a fun time, it was hard to walk away, but I had to!


Re: Need input on FLDIGI

KN4ZXG
 

I do not know the answer, if that's possible.  I use linux and I've yet to find a way to pipe out what's going on in the signal browser to a terminal somewhere, if I have fldigi covered up or in another desktop.  If I knew how to do that, I would probably write a really poorly written script showing CQs or callsigns or whatever.  There has to be an easy way to pull that information, especially about callsigns, if you have PSKReporter enabled in the settings.  If there's a way to do that, then there's a way to check against your log.

(Since some of you guys have mentioned some of the loggers you use, easy way to use a logger on a different machine?  Even if it's just fllog.  Not ready to spend money on a logging program yet.)

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