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Re: 10m

hamopcq
 

Hi Steve - Gud morning,
I've been working 20mtrs exclusively. In Fact, all but a hand full of contacts are on 20mtrs. I guess I've been looking too hard for DE and HI. Will definitely get on the other bands for sure. Will be looking for you and the group.
73,
Lenny K2LAM


10m

Steve W3HF
 

Lenny -

You have GOT to get on 10m, the sooner the better. I still haven't
found Hawaii, but I made it to Japan, on five watts and an attic
dipole! Marginally copyable, and probably helped by the fact that it
was an operator I had worked before when I was in California, but a
legitimate QSO nonetheless.

Now back to searching for Delaware ....

Steve


Re: Jenny EZ8AQ

Steve W3HF
 

At 02:14 29/12/2001 +1200, you wrote:

Gentlemen! The Rare DX station DOES NOT NEED TO KNOW THAT YOU
HAVE A SOUNDBLASTER SOUNDCARD, unless of course, he asks you!
And telling them how fast your computer is and how much ram
you've got only frustrates all those who want a contact....
Please stick to the relevant info and we can all get a call...
RST, Name and QTH is all that is required..even the local
temperature is irrelevant...is he not on the other side of
the globe!
Well said, dear Duncan, the PSK-31 people are notorious
their for long transmissions, compared to RTTY (Baudot)
DXers. It's a good idea to keep transmissions short when:

1. Working DX pile-ups

2. Facing changing propagation conditions and slow QSB.

Best 73

Costas SV1XV

Or, I might add, when working QRP. I may indicate that I'm QRP,
but only if the other op seems to want to "chat" a little.

I save the really long brag files (with hard disk size, monitor type,
printer, and color of case) for my very good friends. :-)

73,
Steve
W3HF


Jenny EZ8AQ

Duncan McMahon <zl3jt@...>
 

de Jungle Telegraph
Gentlemen! The Rare DX station DOES NOT NEED TO KNOW THAT YOU HAVE A SOUNDBLASTER
SOUNDCARD, unless of course, he asks you! And telling them how fast your computer
is and how much ram you've got only frustrates all those who want a contact....Please
stick to the relevant info and we can all get a call...RST, Name and QTH is all that
is required..even the local temperature is irrelevant...is he not on the other side
of the globe!
A real good idea is to short your transmissions and wait for the gap, rather than
calling over each other...just a stupid mess....Happy New Year! Of course! I apologise
it's not this group that needs the advice....:-)


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Re: Jenny EZ8AQ

Costas Krallis SV1XV <sv1xv@...>
 

At 02:14 29/12/2001 +1200, you wrote:

Gentlemen! The Rare DX station DOES NOT NEED TO KNOW THAT YOU
HAVE A SOUNDBLASTER SOUNDCARD, unless of course, he asks you!
And telling them how fast your computer is and how much ram
you've got only frustrates all those who want a contact....
Please stick to the relevant info and we can all get a call...
RST, Name and QTH is all that is required..even the local
temperature is irrelevant...is he not on the other side of
the globe!
Well said, dear Duncan, the PSK-31 people are notorious
their for long transmissions, compared to RTTY (Baudot)
DXers. It's a good idea to keep transmissions short when:

1. Working DX pile-ups

2. Facing changing propagation conditions and slow QSB.

Best 73

Costas SV1XV




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Re: Turkmenistan

Costas Krallis SV1XV <sv1xv@...>
 

At 23:35 28/12/2001 +1200, you wrote:

I was fortunate to get EZ8AQ on 15M at 1010Z, but too many incompetent
ops keep calling and calling...no standby!! Never finished my QSO...
Jenny is active but please be patient...and good luck Erica!....73!

Me too, at 0738 UTC. Real S9+5 dB over here. He uses 150 W on
quad antenna. QSL is via DJ1MM.

It is digusting every time a new one turns up, they keep calling
and calling so actually nobody has a chance.
It's the direct result of DX-cluster. Without DX-cluster
you cannot work SSB DX because they don't identify. With
DX-cluster, the pile-up is created within seconds. A few
days ago I heard 7Q7LA callign CQ in CW and we had a nice
chat for a while. As soon as I signed SK, a huge pile up
started instantaneously, making further contacts with
7Q7LA nearly impossible.

Happy New Year

73 Costas




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Re: Jenny EZ8AQ

AA8QQJMauch@...
 

It would be nice if the DX Clusters had an entry (check mark in a column)
telling its users to only give the minimal info. Would be even better if we
could have all the lids beamed up to the mother ship for reprogramming.

hmmm, sounds like a good use for that [F 12] key I never use... [F 12] = zap
lid...

Here's wishing everyone a prosperous and happy 2002
good DX (without the lids),
de AA8QQ - Jay


Turkmenistan

Duncan McMahon <zl3jt@...>
 

de Jungle Telegraph
I was fortunate to get EZ8AQ on 15M at 1010Z, but too many incompetent ops keep calling
and calling...no standby!! Never finished my QSO... Jenny is active but please be
patient...and good luck Erica!....73!


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Re: Turkmenistan

DL2AYL@...
 

Yes I saw you, I'm not in a hurry about him, have worked him in ssb, so it
wouldn't be a completely new one. It is digusting every time a new one turns
up, they keep calling and calling so actually nobody has a chance. Don't
think we can change those which forget it is just a hobby and not a matter
of life or death.
Good weekend to all and a good year 2002 !
Erika/DL2AYL


ZTrain

tgstoops <n3xc@...>
 

Hi Duncan...hope that your Christmas was a good one... I used to have an HO  gage train set-up, back in the early 70's,  that would knock your socks off if you saw it....I was a real train nut then and  still am, somewhat...Ham radio and old cars have taken up most of my time these days... the ZTrain in my e-mail address is a local provider that I use...I have met the fellow that started it, but never asked him if he was a train  nut too.. will have to do that one day soon...so there you are.. Hope your New Year is filled with great dx and good props. all year long....take  care
 
73  de Tom
N3XC


CQ Digital Prefix Hunters

N3DQU@...
 

CQ digital prefix hunters! Beginning January 1, 2002, the Penn-Ohio DX
Society (PODXS) will be unveiling a new award program called PODXS DPX.
Similar to the CQ WPX program, PODXS DPX is for the amateur out there who
does his prefix hunting on the digital modes.
The idea for this award came from Ernie Mills WM2U when he discovered that
the CQ WPX program covered only the CW and Phone modes. So for the last
couple of weeks, Ernie and I have been burning up the internet, sending ideas
and files back and forth until finally we came up with what we think will be
a very popular program with the digital crowd! As it turns out, Ernie is a
great guy to work with and pretty much already had the whole thing figured
out at his end, all I had to do is throw in my 2 cents worth every once in
awhile to keep things interesting! Hmmm...Guess that is why the Rumble is
such a big success, eh!
The rules and forms are available at two websites: <
http://www.qsl.net/wm2u/podxs_dpx.html > and <
http://hometown.aol.com/n3dqu/podxs_dpx.htm >. A "Top Ten" list will also be
posted yearly on the PODXS website. Note that the DPX program will not be
officially online until Jan 1, 2002 so don't start sending in your
applications yet, but I wanted to give you guys advance notice so you can
start counting up them prefixes. Also, please note that 070 Club members get
a 50% discount on the basic certificate, just one of the many perks of 070
Club membership hi! 73 de Jay N3DQU.


Re: 2002 DX Specials

spdomingue@...
 

Erika,

Thanks for the idea. I am close to the DL award, only 6 more and I can finally hear them so maybe in the next couple of days I maybe able to actually finish that one.

Hope you had a good Christmas and Best to you in the New Year.
SteveD
N6YIH/7


Re: 2002 DX Specials

DL2AYL@...
 

Hi Steve,

maybe you should keep it a secret from your TX and antenna what you are
after... the EA's and JA's won't hide
from you.. ;-)
73's Erika


Re: 2002 DX Specials

Steve W3HF
 



Here we go again another BV mess!!!
Someone is always trying to start somthing.

Hey, shouldn't you be out looking for them last DL's?
Ouch!!!


Re: 2002 DX Specials

Steve W3HF
 

One clarification, if I may ask: By Spain, do you mean DXCC
Spain, or political Spain? The difference is EA6, EA8, and EA9,
which are separate for DXCC purposes, but all part of Spain as a
political entity.

Tnx, es 73,
Steve
Hmmm....good question. Man, you are on the ball hi! Let's go for
political
Spain, so Ceuta and Melilla, Canary, etc will all count. I will make a
note of that on the webpage also when I get home tonite from
work...Jay.
Some people think I'm always looking for "angles" and loopholes. I
prefer to think of it as clarifying the requirements. Actually, that's
part of my job, writing procurement specs so customers can buy
what they need, and contractors know what's expected of them. It
can be tricky to make sure that both sides interpret the same words
in the same way!

Besides, I'd rather get this clarification decided early, instead of
letting it hang around for a long time, subject to debates, etc.

Thanks for thinking about it. Maybe I'll be the only one who asks
before you formally post the clarification.

Steve


Re: 2002 DX Specials

Steve W3HF
 


Here we go again another BV mess!!!
Someone is always trying to start somthing.
Hey, no mess here. I think Jay has come up with some decent
choices here that will be achievable with reasonable efforts. There
are lots of EA stations on the air, workable from the East Coast and
Europe, and lots of JAs available from the West Coast and the
Pacific.

Steve
W3HF


Suggested Frequencies by band for PSK31

Barry Rimmer
 

Hello fellow PSK31 lovers,

I have almost 500 PSK31 contacts, all on 10, 15, or 20 meters. I would like
to add a few other bands to my contacts. Following is a list of frequencies
by band where I think PSK31 activity is supposed to be.

If anyone would like to email me directly or reply to this list giving input
on frequencies by band, I will consolidate the list and repost it. I know
we can operate at different frequencies within the bands, but I think if
there were some more common frequencies for other than 10, 15, and 20 meters
we might find more activity on these other bands.

PSK31 USB dial Frequencies, usually 1500 Hz tone is center of activity.

160m 1812, 1838
80m 3580, 3582
40m 7035, 7037, 7070, 7072, 7076, 7080
30m 10130, 10138, 10139, 10142
20m 14070
17m 18100
15m 21070
12m 24920
10m 28120
6m 50290, 50590
2m 144140, 145510, 144520

73, Barry K4MG (please excuse the cross posting)

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Re: 2002 DX Specials

spdomingue@...
 

Ok now that we have removed a few of the calls and know what we can work. I just started hearing the DL stations again so going to try and finish the DX-DL award, If the new awards work like the DX-DL one did I will nolonger hear any JA or EA stations for the next year. Soon as the DL award came out I did not hear any DL atations worked DL1AYL in the contest was the first staion I heard in her area after 4 July.

Steve D


Re: 2002 DX Specials

N3DQU@...
 

In a message dated 12/26/2001 1:52:46 PM Eastern Standard Time, spdomingue@... writes:


Here we go again another BV mess!!!
Someone is always trying to start somthing.

SteveD
N6YIH/7


   Hey, shouldn't you be out looking for them last DL's?


Re: 2002 DX Specials

spdomingue@...
 

Here we go again another BV mess!!!
Someone is always trying to start somthing.

SteveD
N6YIH/7