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Re: CE3SBQ CQ'N on 20m

 

Rick,

That’s really all we can do is to listen and look for them.

South American openings aren’t unusual from the left coast, and there’s VK’s also, but not as often as South America.

On the EU stations, have you tried 17m in the mornings?

Not every day, but quite often, I’ll have 6 – 8 traces on 17m from EU stations.

Now, 20m? There’s an old dx’r’s saying: “Anybody that’s anybody will show up on 20m, sooner or later”.

Milt.

070-650

LONP #76

 

 

 

From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Saturday, March 25, 2017 3:48 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] CE3SBQ CQ'N on 20m

 

 

Thanks for the spot Jeff.  I never got a trace on him...but I do appreciate your efforts.  I am doubtful I'll make either Chile or Australia this year.  Only need two more for Belgium...so I might make that.

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602

On 3/25/2017 17:56, JEFF WALSH jeffwalsh1644@... [070] wrote:

 

 Chile .....CE3SBQ ...cq'n on 20m ....about  14.071 ...weak into MS but I worked him ....21:55 Zulu

 

JEFF WALSH

W3WMU

#1673

BUBBAWOOD

WORLDWIDE HEADQUARTERS

STURGIS, MS.

 


Re: CE3SBQ CQ'N on 20m

Rick - N7WE
 

Thanks for the spot Jeff.  I never got a trace on him...but I do appreciate your efforts.  I am doubtful I'll make either Chile or Australia this year.  Only need two more for Belgium...so I might make that.

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602

On 3/25/2017 17:56, JEFF WALSH jeffwalsh1644@... [070] wrote:

 
 Chile .....CE3SBQ ...cq'n on 20m ....about  14.071 ...weak into MS but I worked him ....21:55 Zulu

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


CE3SBQ CQ'N on 20m

JEFF WALSH
 

 Chile .....CE3SBQ ...cq'n on 20m ....about  14.071 ...weak into MS but I worked him ....21:55 Zulu

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


Re: CE0Y

Rick - N7WE
 

My bad.  I thought since it was a CE it was Chile.  So it looks like I won't miss anything if he doesn't come up on PSK31.  But if he does, I'll still try to work him.  I do have Easter Island - psk31 - in the log from January of 2015.  It was CE0YHO - Jose - who lives on the island.  Confirmed eQSL, but he doesn't do LoTW.

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602

On 3/25/2017 16:33, Stephen Melachrinos w3hf@... [070] wrote:

 
Rick -

CE0Y shouldn't count for Chile, as it's a separate DXCC entity. It is relatively rare on PSK for IOTA purposes, though.

You'll have to keep looking. 

Steve
W3HF 
 
On 03/25/17, Rick Butz n7we1980@... [070]<070@...> wrote:
 


Well I hope he does!  I've only managed 2 Chile QSOs so far.  So I'm going to look hard.

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602

On 3/25/2017 16:08, Jerry n9avy@... [070] wrote:
 
Rick:  Hate to rain on your parade, but info from 425 DX Bulletin today says MIGHT  .  Let's  hope  he gives it  move than just a try.



  "CE0Y - Eliot, W1MJ will be active holiday style as CE0Y/W1MJ from Easter
Island (SA-001) on 2-6 April. He will operate QRP on 40, 30, 20 and
15 metres CW, and  MIGHT ALSO GIVE   PSK31 a try. [TNX The Daily DX]"



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Re: CE0Y

Jerry N9AVY
 

You're correct Steve !



From: "Stephen Melachrinos w3hf@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Saturday, March 25, 2017 4:33 PM
Subject: Re: Re: [070] CE0Y

 
Rick -

CE0Y shouldn't count for Chile, as it's a separate DXCC entity. It is relatively rare on PSK for IOTA purposes, though.

You'll have to keep looking. 

Steve
W3HF 
 
On 03/25/17, Rick Butz n7we1980@... [070]<070@...> wrote:
 


Well I hope he does!  I've only managed 2 Chile QSOs so far.  So I'm going to look hard.
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602

On 3/25/2017 16:08, Jerry n9avy@... [070] wrote:

 
Rick:  Hate to rain on your parade, but info from 425 DX Bulletin today says MIGHT  .  Let's  hope  he gives it  move than just a try.



  "CE0Y - Eliot, W1MJ will be active holiday style as CE0Y/W1MJ from Easter
Island (SA-001) on 2-6 April. He will operate QRP on 40, 30, 20 and
15 metres CW, and  MIGHT ALSO GIVE   PSK31 a try. [TNX The Daily DX]"






Re: CE0Y

Jerry N9AVY
 

Rick:

You have twice as many as me !  :-)

jerry  n9avy



From: "Rick Butz n7we1980@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Saturday, March 25, 2017 3:21 PM
Subject: Re: [070] CE0Y

 
Well I hope he does!  I've only managed 2 Chile QSOs so far.  So I'm going to look hard.
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602

On 3/25/2017 16:08, Jerry n9avy@... [070] wrote:

 
Rick:  Hate to rain on your parade, but info from 425 DX Bulletin today says MIGHT  .  Let's  hope  he gives it  move than just a try.



  "CE0Y - Eliot, W1MJ will be active holiday style as CE0Y/W1MJ from Easter
Island (SA-001) on 2-6 April. He will operate QRP on 40, 30, 20 and
15 metres CW, and  MIGHT ALSO GIVE   PSK31 a try. [TNX The Daily DX]"




Re: CE0Y

Steve W3HF
 

Rick -

CE0Y shouldn't count for Chile, as it's a separate DXCC entity. It is relatively rare on PSK for IOTA purposes, though.

You'll have to keep looking. 

Steve
W3HF 
 
On 03/25/17, Rick Butz n7we1980@... [070]<070@...> wrote:
 


Well I hope he does!  I've only managed 2 Chile QSOs so far.  So I'm going to look hard.

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602

On 3/25/2017 16:08, Jerry n9avy@... [070] wrote:

 
Rick:  Hate to rain on your parade, but info from 425 DX Bulletin today says MIGHT  .  Let's  hope  he gives it  move than just a try.



  "CE0Y - Eliot, W1MJ will be active holiday style as CE0Y/W1MJ from Easter
Island (SA-001) on 2-6 April. He will operate QRP on 40, 30, 20 and
15 metres CW, and  MIGHT ALSO GIVE   PSK31 a try. [TNX The Daily DX]"




Re: CE0Y

Rick - N7WE
 

Well I hope he does!  I've only managed 2 Chile QSOs so far.  So I'm going to look hard.

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602

On 3/25/2017 16:08, Jerry n9avy@... [070] wrote:

 
Rick:  Hate to rain on your parade, but info from 425 DX Bulletin today says MIGHT  .  Let's  hope  he gives it  move than just a try.



  "CE0Y - Eliot, W1MJ will be active holiday style as CE0Y/W1MJ from Easter
Island (SA-001) on 2-6 April. He will operate QRP on 40, 30, 20 and
15 metres CW, and  MIGHT ALSO GIVE   PSK31 a try. [TNX The Daily DX]"


CE0Y

Jerry N9AVY
 

Rick:  Hate to rain on your parade, but info from 425 DX Bulletin today says MIGHT  .  Let's  hope  he gives it  move than just a try.



  "CE0Y - Eliot, W1MJ will be active holiday style as CE0Y/W1MJ from Easter
Island (SA-001) on 2-6 April. He will operate QRP on 40, 30, 20 and
15 metres CW, and  MIGHT ALSO GIVE   PSK31 a try. [TNX The Daily DX]"


Upcoming DX!

Rick - N7WE
 

Just saw this on DX World -

Eliot, W1RJ will be active from Easter Island as CE0Y/W1MJ during April 2-6, 2017. QRV on 40, 30, 20, 15m CW, PSK31. QSL via H/c. (emphasis added)

And this from Eliot-

It looks like DX World copied my listing from Daily DX, but left out the very important fact that this is primarily a family vacation, with me doing a little QRP hamming as time allows. I just wrote and asked them to update this listing so that people don't have high expectations. Listen for a "PW" signal from CE0Y/W1MJ. 73, Eliot

And it qualifies as Chile!  Post if you see him!

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602




Re: Congrats to Scott - KC5YPU

Mike Flowers
 

Congratulations, Scott!  I know just how much work goes into getting your LONP!  Good job!!

 

Welcome to our august group … ;>)

 

- 73 and good DX de Mike, K6MKF, IDXC 2017 Committee, 070 Club #412, LONP #65

 

From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Friday, March 24, 2017 12:12 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: [070] Congrats to Scott - KC5YPU

 

 

Congrats are in order for Scott - KC5YPU - who on 3/19/2017 qualified for membership in the Loyal Order of the Narrow-banded Phaseshifters (LONP).  He is LONP #387 out of over 2500 PODXS 070 Members.  Well done Scott!

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602

 


Re: Congrats to Scott - KC5YPU

DAVE KB3RAN 1692/381
 

Congratulations Scott from LONP #381  Well done.  See you on the waterfall.  

David Hardy   1692
KB3RAN
 


Re: Congrats to Scott - KC5YPU

John Etling
 

Congrats Scott!!

 

 

I’m Just Sayin’

73 de K3JAE

 

PODXS #1820-LONP 321

 

I’m Nobody Special…

Just a measly member

 

 

From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Friday, March 24, 2017 14:12
To: 070@...
Subject: [070] Congrats to Scott - KC5YPU

 

 

Congrats are in order for Scott - KC5YPU - who on 3/19/2017 qualified for membership in the Loyal Order of the Narrow-banded Phaseshifters (LONP).  He is LONP #387 out of over 2500 PODXS 070 Members.  Well done Scott!

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602

 


Congrats to Scott - KC5YPU

Rick - N7WE
 

Congrats are in order for Scott - KC5YPU - who on 3/19/2017 qualified for membership in the Loyal Order of the Narrow-banded Phaseshifters (LONP).  He is LONP #387 out of over 2500 PODXS 070 Members.  Well done Scott!

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602



Welcome

Jim K5SP
 

Please join me in welcoming our new PODXS070 member(s).

2504  Jerry  W4JWC

Jim, K5SP #483
Membership Director


Re: PSK 31 flavors

Ray Clements
 

True, PSK 125 does take up more width on the waterfall, but the QSO moves so quickly that it only occupies that real estate for a short while. You have at really be a fast typist and a fast reader to  keep up with PSK125

For contesting, however, PSK 63 is probably the most efficient mode. That is why it is the mode most frequently used for European PSK contests. The character rate is similar to RTTY. It is also a good mode for ragchewing. 

If you like 070 club stickers, PSK31 is the way to go.

N9RWC


 






------ Original Message ------
Received: 01:28 PM CDT, 03/23/2017
From: "sstalker@... [070]" <070@...>
To: <070@...>
Subject: [070] PSK 31 flavors


 

New to this contest and the 6 modes available.

Setting up macros to attempt to make this easier (hi hi)

Will most be only doing 31 & 63 as 125 takes up more real estate on the waterfall?

I assume the exchange is given on each variant (easier to plug into contest field) and the rules require it.


Looking forward to trying this one.


Steve Toledo #2245




PSK 31 flavors

Steven Stalker
 

New to this contest and the 6 modes available.

Setting up macros to attempt to make this easier (hi hi)

Will most be only doing 31 & 63 as 125 takes up more real estate on the waterfall?

I assume the exchange is given on each variant (easier to plug into contest field) and the rules require it.


Looking forward to trying this one.


Steve Toledo #2245


OT - E51DWC South Cook DXped

Rick - N7WE
 

OK - it is RTTY not PSK31.  But E51DWC - DXpedition to South Cook Is. is LOUD into central Florida at about 7.043 this morning at 10:15 UTC.

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602



Re: Power out issue Looking for HELP

Craig AC4M
 

I assuming you are using the mic input, make sure your mic gain is up at a normal level in my case about half the amount required for voice , then only turn up the signalink to get 100watts output with your meter doing around 50watts on no text going out and swinging towards 100watts when text is going out , If you have a RF Power knob then use it to lower the RF output to what ever level you desire. If you do not have the RF power output control you will be forced to lower your audio to the desire out put
, but if you do the first step I was speaking of that would be the absolute max your audio ever should go. Also check the ALC for no action then, if the meter is swinging in psk31 your audio should be about right. If the peak reading meter stays about the same place all the time in bpsk31, then your audio is probably too hot. Maximum  swing is what you are after, even in other modes you will notice a slight change in the power output as well when audio set up correctly. I just leave my windows mixer at 100% all the time and control my audio via signalink.

 I think there might be a internal jumper in the Signalink that increases the sensitivity of out going audio Here is the trouble shooting steps in manual

 Radio switches to transmit but there is no RF power output, or it is too low. 

· If the SignaLink is configured with jumper wires, then you may have installed the "MIC" or “G” jumper incorrectly. The jumper may be installed in the wrong location or it may not be pressed in all the way. Please go back and double-check ALL jumpers carefully making sure that you are using the correct settings for your cable. Most radios have a couple different cable options with different jumper settings, so be sure you've selected the correct one. See the “Installing Jumper Wires” section of this manual for details. 

· If you have installed a jumper module inside the SignaLink instead of jumper wires, then double-check that you have the correct module installed, that it is properly configured, and that it is properly inserted in the jumper socket. See the “Installing a Plug & Play Jumper Module” section of this manual for details. 10 ·

 Confirm that your radio is attached to a known good antenna or dummy load, and that your SWR is good.
 ·
 Confirm that your position in the waterfall or spectrum display is withing the audio bandpass of your radio. This is typically 500-2500Hz although it can be wider on newer radios (or much narrower if you have a narrow filter selected!). If you are too far left or right in your program's waterfall or spectrum display, then your radio will be unable to pass the modulation and you'll have little to no RF power. 

· If you are using a CAT interface to control your radio and the SignaLink is attached to the Data or Accy Port, then you need to disable "PTT by CAT Control" (or similarly worded option) in your communication program, so that the SignaLink can key the radio. This is necessary because most radio's will only look at the Mic jack for Transmit Audio if the radio is switched into Transmit by a CAT command. ·

 Verify that your radio’s RF Power control (sometimes called “Forward Power” or “Carrier Power”) is set to maximum. This is often a menu setting on newer radios. · If the SignaLink is attached to your radio’s Data or Accy Port, then the radio might not be configured properly or in the correct mode. 

Most newer radios must be in a "digital" mode when using a Data or Accy Port connection and the digital mode must also be properly configured in the radio's menu system. Please see the “Radio Setup” section of this manual for details. ·

 If the SignaLink is attached to your radio’s Mic jack, then try increasing the radio’s “Mic Gain” control. This affects the Transmit Audio level going into the radio, and if it is too low then you'll have no power. ·

 If the SignaLink is attached to your radio’s Data or Accy Port, then try increasing the radios menu-based Transmit Audio Input level adjustment (if available). This will affect the Transmit Audio level going into the radio, and if it is too low then you'll have no power. Note that the “Mic Gain” control may also affect the Data/Accy Port on some radios, so it is also worth trying. 

· If your radio has a built-in USB connection, then you need to be sure that the radio's "Modulation Source", "Transmit Audio Source" or similarly worded menu item is set to "ACC", “Data”, or whatever setting connects it to the jack that the SignaLink is attached to (Data/Accy Port, etc.). 

· The Windows “Wave” PLAYBACK volume control can be adjusted higher than the recommended 50% level. This will increase the Transmit Audio to the radio which will increase the RF power output. ·

 See the “Special Jumpers” section of this manual and enable jumper JP3. This will dramatically increase the SignaLink’s Transmit Audio level. Note that this is NOT needed for most radios, so you really need to be sure that everything else has been checked before doing this.


Re: Power out issue Looking for HELP

David E. McCanna
 

Thanks everyone for responding.  In the middle of all this my computer forced an update on me so I could not get back to you.  I checked everything possible, including loose connections etc. and found nothing that was out of whack.  I rebooted the computer after the update was done (over 4 hours!) and I have full range of power now.  I have NO IDEA what it was but I can go very high power.  Yes I know I won't need over 40 but originally I could not reach 25!  I did find the linearity issue and in fact I drop to zero at the 3000 point on the waterfall. 

Thanks again everyone.

Dave
KD8NJY