Date   

Re: Intentional Interference on 40m

Dan Morris - KZ3T
 

Rick - I just saw him transmit right after KC9WPS transmitted and was signing off.  Not sure who he was talking
to but then I saw the station come up and gave a call if KI4PAQ which is a valid call near my QTH … I thought that
was pretty odd of what he was stating!!!

I’m trying to get my 10 mar contact for today!!

Dan Morris  KZ3T  070-1065






On Mar 9, 2017, at 7:42 PM, n7we1980@... [070] <070@...> wrote:

00:35 UTC 3/10/2017.  I'm seeing a station repeatedly intentionally interfere with stations transmitting PSK31 between 7.070 and 7.072.  He transmits:

7.Ø8Ø-7.125 RTTY/Data
You are operating out of data band!!
I will be sending a repo.  into ARRL Bureu
-
right on top of stations in QSOs and stations calling CQ.  He FAILS to identify.  With a vertical, I have no way of getting an azimuth on him.

Anyone else seeing this behavior?

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602





Intentional Interference on 40m

Rick - N7WE
 

00:35 UTC 3/10/2017.  I'm seeing a station repeatedly intentionally interfere with stations transmitting PSK31 between 7.070 and 7.072.  He transmits:

7.Ø8Ø-7.125 RTTY/Data
You are operating out of data band!!
I will be sending a repo.  into ARRL Bureu
-
right on top of stations in QSOs and stations calling CQ.  He FAILS to identify.  With a vertical, I have no way of getting an azimuth on him.

Anyone else seeing this behavior?

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602



Re: Stickers

Matthew King - KK4CPS <mrk.twg@...>
 

Ding-ding-ding! You win the prize, Steve!

Anything with the 12/30/1899 MAILED DATE is a non-mailed award, such as the 24x7.  

For those that aren't aware, you can check your 24x7 status (and see what slots you need to work) here:  http://hamclubs.info/070-checker/24x7/

73

Matt King
AK4MK - 070 #1708
PODXS 070 Club Executive Director


On Wed, Mar 8, 2017 at 8:22 PM, Stephen Melachrinos w3hf@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

I'm just curious about those mailing dates for the 24x7 variants!! (I'm guessing that's an indicator for a downloaded certificate only.)

Steve
W3HF 
 
On 03/08/17, Matthew King - KK4CPS mrk.twg@... [070]<070@...> wrote:
 


Hey, Randy - looks like you do have some more coming that your attained just after the 12/31/2016 cutoff. Here's your little slice of the database:

Inline image 1

As you can see from the MAILED_DATE field, most of yours were recently sent out. 

The ones in yellow will come to you in the spring mailing, probably in late May.

Hope that answers your question!

73

Matt King
AK4MK - 070 #1708
PODXS 070 Club Executive Director


On Wed, Mar 8, 2017 at 11:24 AM, randy true w4rttrandy@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

I got a pack of stickers the other day, but there are some not included. Are there more shipments coming?


Randy

W4RTT






Re: Stickers

Steve W3HF
 

I'm just curious about those mailing dates for the 24x7 variants!! (I'm guessing that's an indicator for a downloaded certificate only.)

Steve
W3HF 
 

On 03/08/17, Matthew King - KK4CPS mrk.twg@... [070]<070@...> wrote:
 


Hey, Randy - looks like you do have some more coming that your attained just after the 12/31/2016 cutoff. Here's your little slice of the database:

Inline image 1

As you can see from the MAILED_DATE field, most of yours were recently sent out. 

The ones in yellow will come to you in the spring mailing, probably in late May.

Hope that answers your question!

73

Matt King
AK4MK - 070 #1708
PODXS 070 Club Executive Director


On Wed, Mar 8, 2017 at 11:24 AM, randy true w4rttrandy@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

I got a pack of stickers the other day, but there are some not included. Are there more shipments coming?


Randy

W4RTT





Re: Stickers

Matthew King - KK4CPS <mrk.twg@...>
 

Hey, Randy - looks like you do have some more coming that your attained just after the 12/31/2016 cutoff. Here's your little slice of the database:



As you can see from the MAILED_DATE field, most of yours were recently sent out. 

The ones in yellow will come to you in the spring mailing, probably in late May.

Hope that answers your question!

73

Matt King
AK4MK - 070 #1708
PODXS 070 Club Executive Director


On Wed, Mar 8, 2017 at 11:24 AM, randy true w4rttrandy@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

I got a pack of stickers the other day, but there are some not included. Are there more shipments coming?


Randy

W4RTT



Stickers

Randy True
 

I got a pack of stickers the other day, but there are some not included. Are there more shipments coming?


Randy

W4RTT


Re: TEAM VIEWER

Matthew King - KK4CPS <mrk.twg@...>
 

That's great to hear, Lewis!  GOOD JOB! :-)

TeamViewer is a great program, though it's not the only game in town. It's just the one that I happen to use as well.

Keep up the good work!

73

Matt King
AK4MK - 070 #1708
PODXS 070 Club Executive Director



On Tue, Mar 7, 2017 at 3:15 PM, ltkarriker@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

Using Team Viewer, just made and logged a contact with CT4KG in Portugal from my laptop.  I love this program - thanks to all for the Traveling discussion and the help.

Lewis

K4ARE

#2347



TEAM VIEWER

Lewis Karriker (Sonny) - K4ARE - #2347
 

Using Team Viewer, just made and logged a contact with CT4KG in Portugal from my laptop.  I love this program - thanks to all for the Traveling discussion and the help.

Lewis

K4ARE

#2347


Welcome

Jim K5SP
 

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

2495  Randy  N8SJS

Jim, K5SP #483
Membership Director


Re: 40m qrp

Jody Carter
 

I'm on 40 as well. I'll look for you. I'm calling on 7071.5.



From: "Paul Butzi kg7stv@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Monday, March 6, 2017 8:17 PM
Subject: [070] 40m qrp

 
If anyone is looking for qrp tri-band contacts I’m on 40m now calling cq at 7070.9, 5 watts.

band looks sorta dead but you never know...


-p KG7STV
73, don’t forget to smile and have fun






40m qrp

Paul Butzi <kg7stv@...>
 

If anyone is looking for qrp tri-band contacts I’m on 40m now calling cq at 7070.9, 5 watts.

band looks sorta dead but you never know...


-p KG7STV
73, don’t forget to smile and have fun




Re: 14.070 Music

David, K9DWR
 

Simpler, maybe; but where’s the fun in that? :-)


David, K9DWR
#1604 LONP #255
david@...

On Mar 6, 2017, at 10:46, Jerry n9avy@... [070] <070@...> wrote:


Wouldn't it be simpler to just unplug the microphone ? My West Mountain M8 runs fine with no mic.


Re: 14.070 Music

Jerry N9AVY
 

Wouldn't it be simpler to just unplug the microphone ?  My West Mountain M8  runs fine with no mic.

Jerry  n9avy



From: "'Ray Clements' r.clements@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Monday, March 6, 2017 10:34 AM
Subject: Re: [070] Re: 14.070 Music

 
My primary rig is an Icom 7600 that has a built in sound card interface for digital modes. It automatically disconnects the microphone when working digital modes. 

I also have an Icom 7000 that I use with a SignaLink interface. The microphone input on the IC7000 is "hot" anytime the rig is transmitting. 

The microphone connects to the  IC7000 via a RJ45 connector. I purchased a RJ45 connector (female to female) and a short RJ45 ethernet cable. I then cut the jumper wire inside of the F/F connector that feeds the microphone element. That allows all of the microphone buttons to continue to work, but no background sounds will be transmitted when using the SignaLink. I also have a second F/F connector with all of the jumpers intact that can be used when I am working phone.  

Although disconnecting the microphone element is easy with the RJ45 connectors, it should be possible to create a breakout box for any type of connector.

N9RWC

------ Original Message ------
Received: 10:04 AM CST, 03/06/2017
From: "k3jzd.jody@... [070]" <070@...>
To: <070@...>
Subject: [070] Re: 14.070 Music


 
There are situations which would allow this to be done accidentally on a digital interface setup that relies on the VOX circuit to pickup the radio's PTT.  

For example, the microphone on my Icom IC-756pro3 is live all of the time - it does not connect and disconnect with the PTT Switch. So, if I had my always-live microphone connected, and I left the radio turned on with some digital mode software running, and I had a setup that relied on the VOX circuit to pickup the PTT, and then I got busy watching some YouTube video on the computer, then the microphone would pick that up audio and the VOX circuit would then key the transmitter. This always-live microphone situation may be typical for all Icom radios and maybe for some other brands. 

I do not use the VOX circuit to pickup my radio's PTT - my setup uses a COM Port. So what I just described is not a possibility for me.  However, I can still inject some unintentional audio while using a digital mode if I have left my always-live microphone plugged in. I watch my power output closely on my power meter.  If I see some fluttering in my power output whenever I am using some digital mode, that is a result of my live microphone picking up audio from the cooling fan in the radio or from my nearby 2 meter radio, or from any other nearby noise source.  So, although I will catch it quickly, and then unplug my microphone to eliminate it, I have been guilty of adding some garbage onto my digital signal for a short time once in a while.

Now, for me this is self induced pain because my Icom IC-756proIII has a USB-D Mode which is selected by pressing the USB button for 1 second after I am already in USB mode. If I remember to do that, then this USB-D Mode disables the microphone, eliminating the need for me to unplug it.  But, for one reason or another, I'm in the habit of [usually] unplugging my microph one so that I can move it out of the way.  So I hardly ever select that USB-D Mode.  Guess I should change my habit and start using that USB-D mode all of the time.

Jody - K3JZD





Re: 14.070 Music

Ray Clements
 

My primary rig is an Icom 7600 that has a built in sound card interface for digital modes. It automatically disconnects the microphone when working digital modes. 

I also have an Icom 7000 that I use with a SignaLink interface. The microphone input on the IC7000 is "hot" anytime the rig is transmitting. 

The microphone connects to the  IC7000 via a RJ45 connector. I purchased a RJ45 connector (female to female) and a short RJ45 ethernet cable. I then cut the jumper wire inside of the F/F connector that feeds the microphone element. That allows all of the microphone buttons to continue to work, but no background sounds will be transmitted when using the SignaLink. I also have a second F/F connector with all of the jumpers intact that can be used when I am working phone.  

Although disconnecting the microphone element is easy with the RJ45 connectors, it should be possible to create a breakout box for any type of connector.

N9RWC


------ Original Message ------
Received: 10:04 AM CST, 03/06/2017
From: "k3jzd.jody@... [070]" <070@...>
To: <070@...>
Subject: [070] Re: 14.070 Music


 

There are situations which would allow this to be done accidentally on a digital interface setup that relies on the VOX circuit to pickup the radio's PTT.  

For example, the microphone on my Icom IC-756pro3 is live all of the time - it does not connect and disconnect with the PTT Switch. So, if I had my always-live microphone connected, and I left the radio turned on with some digital mode software running, and I had a setup that relied on the VOX circuit to pickup the PTT, and then I got busy watching some YouTube video on the computer, then the microphone would pick that up audio and the VOX circuit would then key the transmitter. This always-live microphone situation may be typical for all Icom radios and maybe for some other brands. 

I do not use the VOX circuit to pickup my radio's PTT - my setup uses a COM Port. So what I just described is not a possibility for me.  However, I can still inject some unintentional audio while using a digital mode if I have left my always-live microphone plugged in. I watch my power output closely on my power meter.  If I see some fluttering in my power output whenever I am using some digital mode, that is a result of my live microphone picking up audio from the cooling fan in the radio or from my nearby 2 meter radio, or from any other nearby noise source.  So, although I will catch it quickly, and then unplug my microphone to eliminate it, I have been guilty of adding some garbage onto my digital signal for a short time once in a while.

Now, for me this is self induced pain because my Icom IC-756proIII has a USB-D Mode which is selected by pressing the USB button for 1 second after I am already in USB mode. If I remember to do that, then this USB-D Mode disables the microphone, eliminating the need for me to unplug it.  But, for one reason or another, I'm in the habit of [usually] unplugging my microph one so that I can move it out of the way.  So I hardly ever select that USB-D Mode.  Guess I should change my habit and start using that USB-D mode all of the time.

Jody - K3JZD




Re: 14.070 Music

Jerry N9AVY
 

I've worked Greg, WA3GM, when he was in FL using his station in PA probably more than a few times.  Instead of sitting knee deep in snow, he's enjoying the fun & sun in FL and not dragging a rig and antennas around ! 

Jerry N9AVY  #454


From: "David Rock david@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Monday, March 6, 2017 9:18 AM
Subject: Re: [070] 14.070 Music

It’s not that hard to believe. I’ve actually heard it in action before.  One contact I made with a guy in Texas was using a laptop out on his porch to do this and it worked great.  I’m not saying I recommend it, but I’m not saying it’s a bad idea, either.


David, K9DWR
#1604 LONP #255
david@...

> On Mar 5, 2017, at 19:02, Radio radio@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
>
> Unbelievably  I have had people suggest that using your computer’s speakers and the mic input on another computer is a completely acceptable way to run sound card digital.  Just don’t sneeze :)
>
>
> 73 de Eric, KG6MZS
>
>
>> On Mar 5, 2017, at 11:15 AM, Jerry n9avy@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
>>
>>
>> In hear a lot of this... mostly on 20m.    I hear computer sign on sounds, people talking on voice, music and whatever.  It has been going on for past few years.
>>
>>  Mostly  I believe it's a bunch of people who use their computer for everything when they should have a dedicated computer for ham radio only.




Re: 14.070 Music

Jody - K3JZD
 

There are situations which would allow this to be done accidentally on a digital interface setup that relies on the VOX circuit to pickup the radio's PTT.  

For example, the microphone on my Icom IC-756pro3 is live all of the time - it does not connect and disconnect with the PTT Switch. So, if I had my always-live microphone connected, and I left the radio turned on with some digital mode software running, and I had a setup that relied on the VOX circuit to pickup the PTT, and then I got busy watching some YouTube video on the computer, then the microphone would pick that up audio and the VOX circuit would then key the transmitter. This always-live microphone situation may be typical for all Icom radios and maybe for some other brands. 

I do not use the VOX circuit to pickup my radio's PTT - my setup uses a COM Port. So what I just described is not a possibility for me.  However, I can still inject some unintentional audio while using a digital mode if I have left my always-live microphone plugged in. I watch my power output closely on my power meter.  If I see some fluttering in my power output whenever I am using some digital mode, that is a result of my live microphone picking up audio from the cooling fan in the radio or from my nearby 2 meter radio, or from any other nearby noise source.  So, although I will catch it quickly, and then unplug my microphone to eliminate it, I have been guilty of adding some garbage onto my digital signal for a short time once in a while.

Now, for me this is self induced pain because my Icom IC-756proIII has a USB-D Mode which is selected by pressing the USB button for 1 second after I am already in USB mode. If I remember to do that, then this USB-D Mode disables the microphone, eliminating the need for me to unplug it.  But, for one reason or another, I'm in the habit of [usually] unplugging my microphone so that I can move it out of the way.  So I hardly ever select that USB-D Mode.  Guess I should change my habit and start using that USB-D mode all of the time.

Jody - K3JZD


Re: 14.070 Music

David, K9DWR
 

It’s not that hard to believe. I’ve actually heard it in action before. One contact I made with a guy in Texas was using a laptop out on his porch to do this and it worked great. I’m not saying I recommend it, but I’m not saying it’s a bad idea, either.


David, K9DWR
#1604 LONP #255
david@...

On Mar 5, 2017, at 19:02, Radio radio@... [070] <070@...> wrote:

Unbelievably I have had people suggest that using your computer’s speakers and the mic input on another computer is a completely acceptable way to run sound card digital. Just don’t sneeze :)


73 de Eric, KG6MZS


On Mar 5, 2017, at 11:15 AM, Jerry n9avy@... [070] <070@...> wrote:


In hear a lot of this... mostly on 20m. I hear computer sign on sounds, people talking on voice, music and whatever. It has been going on for past few years.

Mostly I believe it's a bunch of people who use their computer for everything when they should have a dedicated computer for ham radio only.


Re: operating when travelling

Alan Sorum WL7CG
 

All,

I routinely run my station with Chrome Remote Desktop. I use HDR rig control with DM780 and JTDX to work PSK and JT. I only have two antenna ports on my FT-950, so one is normally on the yagi and the other a dipole.

It works on my laptop from wherever I can get online. Eventually I will get a rotor controller that can be directed by HRD.

Alan WL7CG


On 3/5/17 6:19 PM, David Westbrook dwestbrook@... [070] wrote:
 
Let me second Matt's suggestion about TeamViewer.  I've used it with a tablet connected via internet to the laptop/rig setup at home.  Works like a champ, but I found the keyboarding on a tablet to be a challenge.

Besides TeamViewer, other options are VNC, Chrome Remote Desktop (mentioned later in this thread), and MS RDP ... (or any other remote control software). 

A laptop nor tablet isn't necessary -- team viewer and VNC apps work quite well from a phone!   Keyboarding isn't the best, BUT, it's really not needed if you're just hopping on to snag a 365-credit macro QSO. 

It also works quite well from in the house when you can't be in the shack.  I did a bunch of my 365 credits "remote" on phone from another room.

Another option besides remote controlling your station, is to remote control someone else's -- you don't have to find a local club station when travelling, and the logistics are probably much easier, if you can arrange to remote to someone's home station.

73!
--david
KJ4IZW



On Sun, Mar 5, 2017 at 5:07 PM, n7we1980@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

Paul - YOU CAN DO IT!  One of the challenges of 365+1 is coming up with unique solutions to getting on air every day.  Fun!

Let me second Matt's suggestion about TeamViewer.  I've used it with a tablet connected via internet to the laptop/rig setup at home.  Works like a champ, but I found the keyboarding on a tablet to be a challenge.  Would have preferred a second laptop.  The neat thing is your ham software only has to be on the home computer.  Any computer with TeamViewer downloaded can be the remote!  I know Paula K7PAX has used it for PSK QSOs so she might have some more insight.

As to portable rigs, be sure to consider QRP - something like the FT-817.  It doesn't have to be DX to count for 365 and if you can set up a schedule on 40 or 80 with someone in the town you will be in, it almost guarantees a QSO.

I've never tried this, but you might check out the possibility of guest operation at a club station in the town you will be visiting. The ARRL website has club listings that you can search by city/state/radius that would be a good starting point. I think Steve W3HF has some sort of arrangement with a club in Denver when he is there on business. He's probably a member of their club.  Might check with him for insight.

Of course, if you want to dream, or you win the lottery, there is the Elecraft KX2 - built in PSK encode/decode where you send via keying CW from the paddles!  80-10m, fits in your shirt pocket, 13 oz, internal battery, 10w out...optional internal ATU, add an extendable whip antenna and you are good to go...a HandiTalki PSK rig!  (If I were rich I'd have one and loan it to you.)

So there are lots of possible solutions.  You can do it.  Keep us posted on how you make it happen!  GL!

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602




Re: 14.070 Music

David Westbrook
 

Mostly  I believe it's a bunch of people who use their computer for everything when they should have a dedicated computer for ham radio only. 

They should have a dedicated *soundcard* for the radio, not necessarily a dedicated computer.

And the soundcard (PC soundcard, or radio/interface device treated as a soundcard) just simply should not be set as the windows default soundcard.

With USB soundcards dirt cheap these days ( as little as $2 shipped; or $10 for the next quality tier), there's really no reason not to have one. 

73!
--david
KJ4IZW

On Sun, Mar 5, 2017 at 2:15 PM, Jerry n9avy@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

In hear a lot of this... mostly on 20m.    I hear computer sign on sounds, people talking on voice, music and whatever.  It has been going on for past few years. 

 Mostly  I believe it's a bunch of people who use their computer for everything when they should have a dedicated computer for ham radio only. 

Jerry  n9avy



From: "'K9HW' k9hw@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Sunday, March 5, 2017 1:01 PM
Subject: RE: [070] 14.070 Music

 
 
Haven't heard it here today, rarely hear music but there is at least one station out there that uses the computer soundcard for audio.  Quite often you can hear it boot or other computer sounds.  One day you could hear him playing solitaire!  Doesn't mute the mic either, I've been able to hear voices in the background but not enough to identify the station of course.  Fortunately it doesn't usually last very long nor is it all that frequent but it does happen.
 
Harry, K9HW
From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Sunday, March 05, 2017 10:40 AM
To: 070 List Service 070 List Service
Subject: [070] 14.070 Music
 
 
First time I've ever heard something like this - is it common????
 
Will QSY to 40m, I guess.




Re: operating when travelling

David Westbrook
 

Let me second Matt's suggestion about TeamViewer.  I've used it with a tablet connected via internet to the laptop/rig setup at home.  Works like a champ, but I found the keyboarding on a tablet to be a challenge.

Besides TeamViewer, other options are VNC, Chrome Remote Desktop (mentioned later in this thread), and MS RDP ... (or any other remote control software). 

A laptop nor tablet isn't necessary -- team viewer and VNC apps work quite well from a phone!   Keyboarding isn't the best, BUT, it's really not needed if you're just hopping on to snag a 365-credit macro QSO. 

It also works quite well from in the house when you can't be in the shack.  I did a bunch of my 365 credits "remote" on phone from another room.

Another option besides remote controlling your station, is to remote control someone else's -- you don't have to find a local club station when travelling, and the logistics are probably much easier, if you can arrange to remote to someone's home station.

73!
--david
KJ4IZW



On Sun, Mar 5, 2017 at 5:07 PM, n7we1980@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

Paul - YOU CAN DO IT!  One of the challenges of 365+1 is coming up with unique solutions to getting on air every day.  Fun!

Let me second Matt's suggestion about TeamViewer.  I've used it with a tablet connected via internet to the laptop/rig setup at home.  Works like a champ, but I found the keyboarding on a tablet to be a challenge.  Would have preferred a second laptop.  The neat thing is your ham software only has to be on the home computer.  Any computer with TeamViewer downloaded can be the remote!  I know Paula K7PAX has used it for PSK QSOs so she might have some more insight.

As to portable rigs, be sure to consider QRP - something like the FT-817.  It doesn't have to be DX to count for 365 and if you can set up a schedule on 40 or 80 with someone in the town you will be in, it almost guarantees a QSO.

I've never tried this, but you might check out the possibility of guest operation at a club station in the town you will be visiting. The ARRL website has club listings that you can search by city/state/radius that would be a good starting point. I think Steve W3HF has some sort of arrangement with a club in Denver when he is there on business. He's probably a member of their club.  Might check with him for insight.

Of course, if you want to dream, or you win the lottery, there is the Elecraft KX2 - built in PSK encode/decode where you send via keying CW from the paddles!  80-10m, fits in your shirt pocket, 13 oz, internal battery, 10w out...optional internal ATU, add an extendable whip antenna and you are good to go...a HandiTalki PSK rig!  (If I were rich I'd have one and loan it to you.)

So there are lots of possible solutions.  You can do it.  Keep us posted on how you make it happen!  GL!

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


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