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Re: Display ideas

Dave Rowlinson
 

Although not a true RF based demonstration, what about 2 computers, with their audio connections tied to one another?  The audio out from going to the audio in of the other and vice versa..  With both computers running FLDIGI in PSK mode, that would demonstrate the activity, and if you port the audio of one to the speakers very quietly, that would give the audio sound of the tones transmitted over RF.

If attendees are allowed to try the system, they could see how the operations would work.  If this has to be a hands-off display, then the similar actions could be a script running on one to "type" the messages that would appear on the other.

On Sun, 15 Aug 2021 at 18:28, Bob Motyl KK6KMU <bobmotyl@...> wrote:
Bill,

This is a great question.  I was thinking about what it would take to give a PSK demo without radios.  I see that FLDIGI can record the audio and then play it back.  I haven't figured it out yet but it may allow you to record QSOs and then play the whole thing back.  All you would need would a large screen and a computer.  I'm not sure if that is what the function is for.

Let us knw what  you come up with.

Bob
KK6KMU


Re: Display ideas

Bob Motyl KK6KMU
 

Bill,

This is a great question.  I was thinking about what it would take to give a PSK demo without radios.  I see that FLDIGI can record the audio and then play it back.  I haven't figured it out yet but it may allow you to record QSOs and then play the whole thing back.  All you would need would a large screen and a computer.  I'm not sure if that is what the function is for.

Let us knw what  you come up with.

Bob
KK6KMU


Re: Ron - KC0JQC - APE from MN

Bob Motyl KK6KMU
 

Tom,

20M propagation is hit or miss in SoCAL also.  Ron's signal yesterday was weak most of the day.  Took several attempts and finally got through. 

Its funny that I can almost never hear Milt at his home QTH on 20 meters.  I was amazed how strong his signal was from Palomar. 

I still do not have a PSK contact from Europe after 6 years.  Hope propagation gets better.  Will keep trying

Bob
KK6KMU


Re: Which FLdigi version for a macMini running Mojave

Bob Motyl KK6KMU
 

Ken good to hear.  The longer you use the software the more you make it your own.  I started out only using macros but quickly got the hang of mixing macros and typing.  You will start a QSO with someone a next thing you know you just had a 45 min conversion with someone.

A little tip.  You can fill the macro buffer without using the TX command.  This way you can type in the buffer (the blue window) while you are receiving.  You can use both macros and typing.  When you are ready to transmit hit the T/R macro to start transmitting what is in the buffer.  You can return to the receive mode either by having a RX command in the buffer window or hit the T/R macro again.  Whatever works for you.  If you have any questions feel free to email me.  My email address on QRZ is good.

Best to you and your family.,
Bob
KK6KMU


Re: KB6LFM/MM

JoAnn Donaldson
 

Just worked him from Dallas, TX. Great signal.

JoAnn
AB8YZ

On Sunday, August 15, 2021, 12:59:59 PM CDT, John Hendry KG5OIB <archer@...> wrote:


I got him in Texas too!!!  

JH
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Re: Which FLdigi version for a macMini running Mojave

Ken S. N9KJU
 

Thank you all for your kind words, good advice and encouragement.

I did a good bit of tweaking of the audio levels and such on the
IC-7300. I added chokes on several USB and power cables (as
suggested). And I will likely check out the Linuxham group reflector.
And I just had a successful PSK31 QSO with Bill KB6LFM/MM at his
POTA/IOTA expedition.

I'm not ready to say my issue is fixed yet, But I think I'm ready to
try more without awaiting crashes. I need the practice and my macros
need some tweaking. It was awkward mixing Macto texts and live ying on
the keyboard. I'll get there.

Thanks again.

73 de N9KJU, Ken S. <n9kju@arrl.net>
https://www.qrz.com/db/N9KJU
https://groups.io/g/070Club/profile/@n9kju
070 #2862, 10-10 #67438, NAQCC #9906, SKCC #19964T

On Sun, Aug 15, 2021 at 12:14 PM Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@sbcglobal.net> wrote:

Backing up Milt's comments... years ago I had RFI problems which would shut down computers every time. Adding those snap on chokes cured all those problems. The went on almost every cable attached to computer.

So those snap on chokes may solve your problems.

Jerry n9avy #454

On Sunday, August 15, 2021, 11:30:16 AM CDT, N6MG - Milt. via groups.io <n6mg=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:


Ken,
If I may add from 1st hand experience, toroid's on the power cord to the laptop, and toroid's on the USB cable going from your IC-7300 to the laptop solved the "locking up" problem for me.
Personally, I prefer the little bit larger snap on toroid's so I can loop 1 or more turns of the cable thru them.
Milt.
N6MG
070-650
LONP #76



-----Original Message-----
From: Bob Motyl KK6KMU <bobmotyl@cox.net>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Sun, Aug 15, 2021 8:58 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] Which FLdigi version for a macMini running Mojave

Ken,

Welcome to our group. Hope to meet you on the waterfall.
I am a windows user so I'm useless when it comes to Mac. If I were you I would email Dave W1HKJ with your specific question. There is a WinFLDIGI group and you may try that also. If you post your question you may get a few, read the manual answers.

I have used FLDIGI for 5 years now. I think it is a very good piece of software and is constantly being updated. I must admit it was a struggle for me to configure. The areas I had issues with were rig control and setting of the audio levels. Over the years I have tried most of the rig control options and have settled on FLRIG. Still learning myself. To be honest I wasn't aware that FLDIGI worked on Mac.

One last comment. I was trying to get FLDIGI to work on my laptop for portable use. It kept crashing or locking up apparently for no reason. I finally realized the RF was interfering with the computer and causing the issue. Reducing power and using a toroid ferrite on the antenna coax solved the problem. Not saying that is your issue but you never know.

Bob
KK6KMU


Re: Display ideas

Jerry N9AVY
 

I recall NIDXA (Northern Illinois DX Association) stetting up a live station at their W9DXCC at one of the hotels where the Convention was held.  Also, 10-10 International would set up 2 stations at opposite ends of hall or one in parking lot for people to make contacts.  These were viable, but your situation may be different.  Nothing like having real working radios on site.

HRD even had a PSK display one year, but it was a static display (disappointing).  
You may get other ideas as time goes by.

Jerry  n9avy  070-454

On Sunday, August 15, 2021, 01:38:10 PM CDT, Bill-N7RI <n7ri.wy@...> wrote:


Good afternoon
Our local club is hosting the ARRL state convention last year.  We anticipate a large crowd this year since nothing happened last year.  We even expect to draw from some of the neighboring states.  The club is asking for displays to discuss different things "Ham"  I am looking for ideas for a PSK display.  Operating live isn't an option so I will have to be a static display.  Has anyone done such a display or have great ideas for me?
73
Bill
N7RI
070-1191


Re: Display ideas

K8TOM
 

For FD we have set up a/v audiovisual stations run by computer(s).   One is a looping PSA type presentation about ham radio, its history and role in current happenings.  Another is a selectable program on a half-dozen ham-related topics, using a touch screen laptop.  Would that qualify as a "static display"? 

You might do a search for short (<6 min) presentations on PSK and/or digital communications and EmComm.  Many non-ham folks don't want to stand around much longer than 5-6 minutes.

Good luck,
Tom 
K8TOM
815


Display ideas

Bill-N7RI
 

Good afternoon
Our local club is hosting the ARRL state convention last year.  We anticipate a large crowd this year since nothing happened last year.  We even expect to draw from some of the neighboring states.  The club is asking for displays to discuss different things "Ham"  I am looking for ideas for a PSK display.  Operating live isn't an option so I will have to be a static display.  Has anyone done such a display or have great ideas for me?
73
Bill
N7RI
070-1191


Re: Ron - KC0JQC - APE from MN

K8TOM
 

I monitored 20m for APEs most of the day but only copied Milt N6MG's trace.  I had a nice QSO with him.

Catching monkeys from the Pac NW is a challenge for Barry and me, given the average state of prop.  

Maybe Barry has done a bit better as he is more diligent than I.  Bob KK6KMU seems to do a bit better being towards the corner south of us, in Milt's direction.

Have fun with the chase,

73,
Tom
K8TOM
east of Everett WA


Re: KB6LFM/MM

John Hendry KG5OIB
 

I got him in Texas too!!!  

JH
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     John Hendry

     Decatur, Wise County, Texas

     LOC:  EM13eg

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KB6LFM/MM

Richard Rohrer
 

Bill is good copy in FL, now.  A POTA and IOTA.
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Dick - KC3EF
070 - 747


Re: 20m & I'm QRT

Richard Rohrer
 

Rick, you want to avoid the lightning, hi hi.  Just got the check from the insurance company for our June lighting strike.  Waiting for new IC7300 to arrive.  Let me know if you want to try 6mtrs again, as we should be able to make it.  

73
Dick - KC3EF


Re: Ron - KC0JQC - APE from MN

Richard Rohrer
 

Worked Ron also around 20:55 with 100% copy both ways.  Seemed like the band got better as day went on.  Saw Barry briefly and then nothing much showing up in NFL.  

73
Dick - KC3EF


Re: Which FLdigi version for a macMini running Mojave

Jerry N9AVY
 

Backing up Milt's comments...   years ago I had RFI problems which would shut down computers every time.  Adding those snap on chokes cured all those problems.  The went on almost every cable attached to computer.  

So those snap on chokes may solve your problems.

Jerry  n9avy #454 

On Sunday, August 15, 2021, 11:30:16 AM CDT, N6MG - Milt. via groups.io <n6mg@...> wrote:


Ken,
If I may add from 1st hand experience, toroid's on the power cord to the laptop, and toroid's on the USB cable going from your IC-7300 to the laptop solved the "locking up" problem for me.
Personally, I prefer the little bit larger snap on toroid's so I can loop 1 or more turns of the cable thru them.
Milt.
N6MG
070-650
LONP #76



-----Original Message-----
From: Bob Motyl KK6KMU <bobmotyl@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Sun, Aug 15, 2021 8:58 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] Which FLdigi version for a macMini running Mojave

Ken,

Welcome to our group.  Hope to meet you on the waterfall.
I am  a windows user so I'm useless when it comes to Mac.  If I were you I would email Dave W1HKJ with your specific question.  There is a WinFLDIGI group and you may try that also.  If you post your question you may get a few, read the manual answers. 

I have used FLDIGI for 5 years now.  I think it is a very good piece of software and is constantly being updated.  I must admit it was a struggle for me to configure.  The areas I had issues with were rig control and setting of the audio levels.  Over the years I have tried most of the rig control options and have settled on FLRIG.  Still learning myself.  To be honest I wasn't aware that FLDIGI worked on Mac.  

One last comment.  I was trying to get FLDIGI to work on my laptop for portable use.  It kept crashing or locking up apparently for no reason.  I finally realized the RF was interfering with the computer and causing the issue.  Reducing power and using a toroid ferrite on the antenna coax solved the problem.  Not saying that is your issue but you never know.

Bob
KK6KMU 


Re: Which FLdigi version for a macMini running Mojave

 

Ken,
If I may add from 1st hand experience, toroid's on the power cord to the laptop, and toroid's on the USB cable going from your IC-7300 to the laptop solved the "locking up" problem for me.
Personally, I prefer the little bit larger snap on toroid's so I can loop 1 or more turns of the cable thru them.
Milt.
N6MG
070-650
LONP #76



-----Original Message-----
From: Bob Motyl KK6KMU <bobmotyl@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Sun, Aug 15, 2021 8:58 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] Which FLdigi version for a macMini running Mojave

Ken,

Welcome to our group.  Hope to meet you on the waterfall.
I am  a windows user so I'm useless when it comes to Mac.  If I were you I would email Dave W1HKJ with your specific question.  There is a WinFLDIGI group and you may try that also.  If you post your question you may get a few, read the manual answers. 

I have used FLDIGI for 5 years now.  I think it is a very good piece of software and is constantly being updated.  I must admit it was a struggle for me to configure.  The areas I had issues with were rig control and setting of the audio levels.  Over the years I have tried most of the rig control options and have settled on FLRIG.  Still learning myself.  To be honest I wasn't aware that FLDIGI worked on Mac.  

One last comment.  I was trying to get FLDIGI to work on my laptop for portable use.  It kept crashing or locking up apparently for no reason.  I finally realized the RF was interfering with the computer and causing the issue.  Reducing power and using a toroid ferrite on the antenna coax solved the problem.  Not saying that is your issue but you never know.

Bob
KK6KMU 


Re: Which FLdigi version for a macMini running Mojave

Bob Motyl KK6KMU
 

Ken,

Welcome to our group.  Hope to meet you on the waterfall.
I am  a windows user so I'm useless when it comes to Mac.  If I were you I would email Dave W1HKJ with your specific question.  There is a WinFLDIGI group and you may try that also.  If you post your question you may get a few, read the manual answers. 

I have used FLDIGI for 5 years now.  I think it is a very good piece of software and is constantly being updated.  I must admit it was a struggle for me to configure.  The areas I had issues with were rig control and setting of the audio levels.  Over the years I have tried most of the rig control options and have settled on FLRIG.  Still learning myself.  To be honest I wasn't aware that FLDIGI worked on Mac.  

One last comment.  I was trying to get FLDIGI to work on my laptop for portable use.  It kept crashing or locking up apparently for no reason.  I finally realized the RF was interfering with the computer and causing the issue.  Reducing power and using a toroid ferrite on the antenna coax solved the problem.  Not saying that is your issue but you never know.

Bob
KK6KMU 


Re: Which FLdigi version for a macMini running Mojave

Karl Heinz Kremer - K5KHK - PODXS 070 # 2645
 

Ken,

i run Fldigi on Mojave successfully. Unfortunately (at least for you) I am away from my shack for a week. If you want to wait a week, I can work with you to get this going. 


de Karl Heinz - K5KHK 


Re: NI6IW USS MIDWAY Special Event Station

John Hendry KG5OIB
 

I worked Zach yesterday.  Second year in a row I've been able to work this special event station on PSK.  

John
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     John Hendry

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Re: Which FLdigi version for a macMini running Mojave

John Hendry KG5OIB
 

Hi, Ken,

Well, I'm not using a mac mini, but I do use an older Macbook on occasion running High Sierra.   I used the latest version of FLDigi, but I also used FLRig.   It seemed to be the best way to go.  
You might check with the Linuxham group here on groups.io.     A lot of Mac users post on that page.

Good luck and welcome back!!

73

John
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     John Hendry

     Decatur, Wise County, Texas

     LOC:  EM13eg

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