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Re: So what do ya think?

Ernest Mills <emills@...>
 

Hi Jay,
Brilliant, It is brilliant. I have written to Jim as you suggest and
told him what I think, asked him to subscribe me and told him about our
efforts with PODXS DPX :) Lets see what he comes up with eh! Ernie.

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To: <070@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Friday, January 04, 2002 9:41 PM
Subject: [070] So what do ya think?


Here is an excerpt from Jim's Gazette NL#113, a web-based newsletter
courtesy of N2HOS. He writes mostly about RTTY, but every so often he has
something about PSK in his newsletters. You can subscribe to Jim's Gazette
by
sending an email to < jem@n2hos.com >, just tell him you want to get on the
list. His comments on PSKer's are interesting, dontcha think? Jay N3DQU.

(start of excerpt)"...Speaking of DX, I continue to ponder the fate of
good-to-rare DX on the PSK31 frequencies. Maybe these ops just need a map.
Or, and this is the more likely
conclusion, they just don't share the ham's traditional interest in,
obsession or love affair with the subject of DX. The available evidence also
suggests they don't give a
damn about contests, either. Clearly this is a new breed of digital folk
and,
while it is easy to make fun of their seemingly na�ve approach to the
digital
arena, the group
might be the best thing that has happened to us since the arrival of the
computer in the ham shack.

Allow me to illustrate just how serious this disinterest situation is. Two
days ago I tuned to 20 meters after a weeklong absence from the band. There
were 10-12
traces on the waterfall and, as usual, I clicked five or six of them in
order
to get some idea of propagation. Image my surprise when, right in the middle
of the display, I
found an FK8 chatting away with a W7, delivering a solid signal into this
part of Florida. I couldn't wait for them to sign as the exchange full of
personal non-macro
information went on for several more minutes. Unheard of! Finally the moment
came when both signed. After a few seconds of silence I called the FK8 but
he
chose
to go QRT and I missed out.

I called again and then remained on frequency for a few minutes to see if he
might come back with a 'QRZ,' but no such luck. Suddenly it dawned on me
that
I was the
only station calling. Nobody else had seen the print or, if they did, care a
bit about making the contact. I watched for several more minutes to just to
make certain, all
the while shaking my head in disbelief.

So, I tuned down a few more Hz and there was another surprise. FR5HA was
calling CQ, calling CQ, and calling CQ. There were no takers during the time
I
watched, even though Joseph's signal was quite strong with fine print here.
It seemed that everybody else was too busy chatting away to even notice.

These keyboarders seem to have more interest in exploring the pure joy of
discovering new friends, regardless of location, than in the tightly focused
search for a new
country or a higher score. This just might lead to the restoration of the
lost art of conversation on the digital HF bands. My goodness, what an act
of
heresy that would
be! HI

Some might say that they are not ignoring such opportunities, they simply
don't understand what digital modes are all about, that they are a bunch of
'newbies,' sort of
like a bunch of 'cb-ers.' I don't think so. I have a habit of eavesdropping
whenever I see that someone is making his or her first or second QSO in PSK.
Frequently
they explain that they are trying this new mode after long stints in CW or
SSB. Often it is an attempt to revive their interest in the hobby. Some are
coming back to a
digital mode after a long absence-one from the 'big iron' days of RTTY. But
I've copied few stories about being new to the hobby. My sample, of course,
is not very
scientific!

The lure of PSK to an experienced ham, though, is easy to understand. He/she
has a computer. The software is free. Voila! You're on the air with no
investment in
new gear or antennas. Exploration and experimentation has never been more
convenient!

Whatever the reason behind this unusual behavior, this phenomenal
development
provides a major benefit to the digital portion of the spectrum. They are,
after all,
restoring round-the-clock usage to all our bands. 10-15-20 (and 6-12-17 as
well) are no longer glaring spots of inactivity except for those hours or
days when the DX
fanatics fire up and chase the new, new one (a temporary station on a
distant
rock in one of the oceans) or when the contest gun-slingers fill the
weekends
and bands
with thousands of two second exchanges. Nothing wrong with either pursuit,
but we old hands might profitably spend some time on the air chasing new PSK
contacts,
getting to know this new breed, getting back in the habit of normal,
extended, satisfying digital conversation. It was pure, unadulterated fun
back in the good old days .
. . and, you know what, it still is....." (end of excerpt).



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This for the DXer's out there!

N3DQU@...
 

From the latest issue of the 425 DX News:
(start of excerpt)
>>> 425DXN - THE POLISH AND RUSSIAN VERSIONS <<<

The Editors of 425 DX News are grateful to Pawel F. Rozenek, SQ8BGQ, who
translates the bulletin into Polish language for his club station (SP8YCB),
and to Alexander G. Venderovich, UA9MHN, who has been producing a Russian
version since February 2001. You can find them at
http://www.eter.ariadna.pl/dxserwis/ and http://www.qsl.net/rw9mc
respectively or through the links at http://www.425dxn.org
(end of excerpt)


So what do ya think?

N3DQU@...
 

Here is an excerpt from Jim's Gazette NL#113, a web-based newsletter
courtesy of N2HOS. He writes mostly about RTTY, but every so often he has
something about PSK in his newsletters. You can subscribe to Jim's Gazette by
sending an email to < jem@n2hos.com >, just tell him you want to get on the
list. His comments on PSKer's are interesting, dontcha think? Jay N3DQU.

(start of excerpt)"...Speaking of DX, I continue to ponder the fate of
good-to-rare DX on the PSK31 frequencies. Maybe these ops just need a map.
Or, and this is the more likely
conclusion, they just don't share the ham's traditional interest in,
obsession or love affair with the subject of DX. The available evidence also
suggests they don't give a
damn about contests, either. Clearly this is a new breed of digital folk and,
while it is easy to make fun of their seemingly naïve approach to the digital
arena, the group
might be the best thing that has happened to us since the arrival of the
computer in the ham shack.

Allow me to illustrate just how serious this disinterest situation is. Two
days ago I tuned to 20 meters after a weeklong absence from the band. There
were 10-12
traces on the waterfall and, as usual, I clicked five or six of them in order
to get some idea of propagation. Image my surprise when, right in the middle
of the display, I
found an FK8 chatting away with a W7, delivering a solid signal into this
part of Florida. I couldn't wait for them to sign as the exchange full of
personal non-macro
information went on for several more minutes. Unheard of! Finally the moment
came when both signed. After a few seconds of silence I called the FK8 but he
chose
to go QRT and I missed out.

I called again and then remained on frequency for a few minutes to see if he
might come back with a 'QRZ,' but no such luck. Suddenly it dawned on me that
I was the
only station calling. Nobody else had seen the print or, if they did, care a
bit about making the contact. I watched for several more minutes to just to
make certain, all
the while shaking my head in disbelief.

So, I tuned down a few more Hz and there was another surprise. FR5HA was
calling CQ, calling CQ, and calling CQ. There were no takers during the time
I
watched, even though Joseph's signal was quite strong with fine print here.
It seemed that everybody else was too busy chatting away to even notice.

These keyboarders seem to have more interest in exploring the pure joy of
discovering new friends, regardless of location, than in the tightly focused
search for a new
country or a higher score. This just might lead to the restoration of the
lost art of conversation on the digital HF bands. My goodness, what an act of
heresy that would
be! HI

Some might say that they are not ignoring such opportunities, they simply
don't understand what digital modes are all about, that they are a bunch of
'newbies,' sort of
like a bunch of 'cb-ers.' I don't think so. I have a habit of eavesdropping
whenever I see that someone is making his or her first or second QSO in PSK.
Frequently
they explain that they are trying this new mode after long stints in CW or
SSB. Often it is an attempt to revive their interest in the hobby. Some are
coming back to a
digital mode after a long absence-one from the 'big iron' days of RTTY. But
I've copied few stories about being new to the hobby. My sample, of course,
is not very
scientific!

The lure of PSK to an experienced ham, though, is easy to understand. He/she
has a computer. The software is free. Voila! You're on the air with no
investment in
new gear or antennas. Exploration and experimentation has never been more
convenient!

Whatever the reason behind this unusual behavior, this phenomenal development
provides a major benefit to the digital portion of the spectrum. They are,
after all,
restoring round-the-clock usage to all our bands. 10-15-20 (and 6-12-17 as
well) are no longer glaring spots of inactivity except for those hours or
days when the DX
fanatics fire up and chase the new, new one (a temporary station on a distant
rock in one of the oceans) or when the contest gun-slingers fill the weekends
and bands
with thousands of two second exchanges. Nothing wrong with either pursuit,
but we old hands might profitably spend some time on the air chasing new PSK
contacts,
getting to know this new breed, getting back in the habit of normal,
extended, satisfying digital conversation. It was pure, unadulterated fun
back in the good old days .
. . and, you know what, it still is....." (end of excerpt).


Re: My DX-JA

hamopcq
 

Hello All
Well I'm glad to see the band is open somewhere else. It is certainly
NOT open here on the East Coast. I know 10mtrs was hot for a while,
but has cooled off. What band(s) and what times has everyone been
working?. I've seen Panama and Mexico lately but no JA's here.
Regards,
Lenny K2LAM

--- In 070@y..., spdomingue@a... wrote:
Thought I might let everyone know I stumbled into a JA New Year
Party, think it was a 3 day event as keep working them so that did
help and I do have a great direct path to JA usually well it has been
down the past few nights.
And the diodes are working on the EA's but seam to not affect the EA8
stations.
SteveD
N6YIH


Diodes?

Duncan McMahon <zl3jt@...>
 

de Jungle Telegraph,
While you've all been frigging around puttin' diodes in Steve's coax, I worked Gus
9U5D on PSK on the long path over USA!.... Just thought I'd let ya know, but I haven't
caught OY4TN yet 'cos the damn diodes aren't workin' outa Europe.... perhaps you
could fix it up for me?
73s


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Re: My DX-JA

bernie_kf4fhs <kf4fhs@...>
 

Hey Steve,

When you gonna be on again ?? I need Idaho !

73, Bernie / KF4FHS/7
Yelm, WA.


Re: My DX-JA

Steve W3HF
 

And the diodes are working on the EA's but seem to not affect the EA8
stations. SteveD N6YIH
(more whispered voices)

I told you we needed both African AND European model diodes, not
just the European ones.

(second voice)

That's okay. There aren't enough hams in EA8 and EA9 on PSK for
him to do it alone. As long as those European diodes keep working
....


Re: OK got to the form now What

Steve W3HF
 

Sorry Steve. No plot (but not a bad idea).
(whispered voice 1)

... too bad the japanese diodes we hid in his antenna feed line didn't
work ...

(whispered voice 2)

... at least he hasn't found the spanish-speaking ones ....

(voices fade)


Re: OK got to the form now What

ag4cz <ag4cz@...>
 

Sorry Steve. No plot (but not a bad idea). I just wasn't expecting
anybody to jump out of the gate like that and have been slacking
recently on updating the application page. Things have been a little
hectic lately for me and I have been putting off those important
tasks.
Application page has been updated with the JA and EA specials.
Congrats and way to go with those JA's.


My DX-JA

spdomingue@...
 

Thought I might let everyone know I stumbled into a JA New Year Party, think it was a 3 day event as keep working them so that did help and I do have a great direct path to JA usually well it has been down the past few nights.

And the diodes are working on the EA's but seam to not affect the EA8 stations.
SteveD
N6YIH


Re: OK got to the form now What

spdomingue@...
 

Jay and Everyone,
Well thank you Sir, It sure was fun getting the JA stations I tried to work all new stations and passed on anyone that I had worked before but, gave in at number 17 and worked someone I had talked to before, The problem with access the web page was just great timing, then no place to request the endorsement, it was all just too funny here.
But all in good fun, I am glad I did rush as the last few nights have been really bad to Japan only one station the same one the past few nights.

Well, I hope everyone enjoyed the fun I had here trying to get the DX award. I did enjoy myself and had some good fun.  

Well, on to the next one and the PSK Fest, Hope to work all the 070 members I have not worked yet, someday I hope to have all the members on the Alpha list in my log.

Happy New Year everyone.
SteveD
N6YIH/7


Re: JA DX SP

DL2AYL@...
 

Thanks for the hint but that isn't the case here in Europe.
The bands are closing for us at 18.00 z and open late.
But there are better times ahead.
Thanks for the good wishes, the same to you!
Erika/DL2AYL


Re: JA DX SP

D. Franklin <k6df@...>
 

Erika, If you're looking for JA's . . . try ten meters. Scads (lots) of
them there these past few days!

BTW - Happy New Year to you and your family!

73, Dennis K6DF
=========================

From: DL2AYL@t-online.de
Reply-To: 070@yahoogroups.com
Date: Thu, 3 Jan 2002 17:59:46 +0100
To: <070@yahoogroups.com>
Subject: Re: [070] JA DX SP

Are you sure - maybe the DL-filter is swapped for an EA-filter ?
But 20 JA's in two days outside of a contest is simply great Steve,
congratulation! I must go up early for JA, maybe a bit later in the year..
73's Erika
----- Original Message -----
From: <spdomingue@aol.com>
To: <070@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Thursday, January 03, 2002 4:54 PM
Subject: Re: [070] JA DX SP


And I tried to work all new contacts but gave in at #17 and worked I guy I
worked last year,

But it was fun NOW on to the DX-EA hope the DL-filter is out of the radio
by now
Steve D
N6YIH/7


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Re: JA DX SP

DL2AYL@...
 

Are you sure - maybe the DL-filter is swapped for an EA-filter ?
But 20 JA's in two days outside of a contest is simply great Steve,
congratulation! I must go up early for JA, maybe a bit later in the year..
73's Erika

----- Original Message -----
From: <spdomingue@aol.com>
To: <070@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Thursday, January 03, 2002 4:54 PM
Subject: Re: [070] JA DX SP


And I tried to work all new contacts but gave in at #17 and worked I guy I
worked last year,

But it was fun NOW on to the DX-EA hope the DL-filter is out of the radio
by now
Steve D
N6YIH/7


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Re: JA DX SP

spdomingue@...
 

WEll I see what the weekend brings there is a RTTY contest so maybe there will be someone to test the system with. Good luck with your JA stations.

SteveD
N6YIH/7

PS I have seen the printed update I am on the list for DX-JA so finally I have a DX endorcement.


Re: JA DX SP

spdomingue@...
 

And I tried to work all new contacts but gave in at #17 and worked I guy I worked last year,

But it was fun NOW on to the DX-EA hope the DL-filter is out of the radio by now
Steve D
N6YIH/7


JA DX SP

N3DQU@...
 

Wow, that must be some kinda medication you're on Steve, working 20 JA
stations in less than 3 days! Hope you've got something left for the PSKFest
hi! Jay N3DQU.


PSKFest Attaboy

N3DQU@...
 

The PSKFest Attaboy is now posted up on the 070 Club endorsements
page...Jay.


I got my DX endorcement finally

spdomingue@...
 

OK Here is the log for the DX-JA station, I finally get a DX endorsement also thought everyone might want to see where and when I made the contacts maybe it will help.

I did try the log under the pillow but it did not help the DL contacts any darn. Thanks Jay for the thought
SteveD


1-Jan-02    0:21:01    28120    BPSK    JA7FLI    599    Nori            Morioka City
1-Jan-02    0:45:23    28120    BPSK    JA1AZS    599    Ted            Zushi
1-Jan-02    0:52:53    28120    BPSK    JA7EYL    599    Yoshi            Aomori-Japan
1-Jan-02    1:18:26    28120    BPSK    JO1QOR    599    Ben            Yokohama
1-Jan-02    3:59:12    21070    BPSK    JA9MAT    599    Hide            Taka Takao C
1-Jan-02    6:54:28    14070    BPSK    JA3KYE    589    AOKI    NARA      
1-Jan-02    23:22:38 28120    BPSK    JM7OLW    579    Suke    JA7 fukushima        
1-Jan-02    23:50:59 28120    BPSK    JA1SCW    579    Satotu/Stev    e Atsugi    pm95qk    
2-Jan-02    0:14:02    28120    BPSK    JA1CPZ    589    Hiro    Yokohama        
2-Jan-02    0:49:59    28120    BPSK    JA5GIQ/5    589    yama            
2-Jan-02    0:56:47    21070    BPSK    JG8FWH    599    Takeiai    Sapporo        
2-Jan-02    1:05:34    28120    BPSK    JA1WSK    579    Nori    Yokohama        
2-Jan-02    1:24:38    28120    BPSK    JA2WLA    599    MITSU    nukata-gun        
2-Jan-02    2:09:53    21070    BPSK    JH8FTU         599    JIN            
3-Jan-02    0:23:24    21070    BPSK    JH3CBN/QRP    569    Sam    OSAKAS  4 watts    
3-Jan-02    0:25:23    21070    BPSK    JM3SZM    559    KARL  OSAKA        
3-Jan-02    0:43:28    21070    BPSK    JE4QGF    579    YOH  Hiroshima            Great to be 1st Idaho station        
3-Jan-02    1:10:22    21070    BPSK    JI1ANI         579    KIT    Tokyo        
3-Jan-02    1:23:33    21070    BPSK    JA1KAU    569    Mako    Tokyo    
3-Jan-02    1:45:10    21070    BPSK    JI5LUG    589    599    YASUOKA    Kochi city    


Why can't I have the DX-JA award

spdomingue@...
 

Jay
now that I have the contacts for the award DX-JA I cannot open the application web page??? it said I am not authorized access??? OK so is this a plot to keep me from getting the DX- endorsements??? I just cant win!!!

I could not get to the application page to do an e-form request so here is my request for the DX-JA endorsement. Please send this award to me.

Steve D
N6YIH/7