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Re: Just abt ready for FD

Dick Thompson <wb0dul@...>
 

No, that's an Optimist, Jay.  :) 
 
73,
 

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Subject: Re: [070] Just abt ready for FD

In a message dated 6/22/2002 1:01:48 AM Eastern Daylight Time, ebruchac@... writes:


8.Burn a candle to the Propagation Gods for 10M/15M to open up and stay open.


   Now there is a true believer!!
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Re: Just abt ready for FD

N3DQU@...
 

In a message dated 6/22/2002 1:01:48 AM Eastern Daylight Time, ebruchac@... writes:


8.Burn a candle to the Propagation Gods for 10M/15M to open up and stay open.


   Now there is a true believer!!


FD

Duncan <zl3jt@...>
 

Watch out when you climb over those rancher's electric fences...you might zakanaka!

Have fun! I might 'ave a look at the waterfall...
73s de Jungle Telegraph


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Re: Just abt ready for FD

Bernie <kf4fhs@...>
 

Hey Jay,

I don't know, I forgot where I put the list.

73, Bernie / KF4FHS

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Sent: Friday, June 21, 2002 10:01 PM
Subject: Re: [070] Just abt ready for FD


Hey Bernie,
Is that the list of stuff you brought, or fergot?
Jay - AA8QQ


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Re: Just abt ready for FD

Bernie <kf4fhs@...>
 

Hey Jay,

I've got everything ready except the things I forgot.

1 rig, 1 Laptop, 1 interface, 1 tuner, 1 antenna, 2 batteries, a couple of
coolers full of food and drink, and a bunch of other junk that I probably
won't use.

We're going to be at a farm of some friends of ours who are interested in
getting into Ham Radio, so hopefully this will give them a little insight
into some of what it's all about, and they'll probably have anything that I
have failed to bring.

Oh yeah, and 1 XYL.

Good Luck to all & 73,
Bernie / KF4FHS

Well, I got both batteries charged and except for a few things, got the
truck all loaded and ready to go! The foods of choice for me to get thru
24
hours of intense RF out in the field is nutragrain bars, cheese and
crackers,
slim jims and lots and lots of gatorade! So what are you guys packin'? Jay
N3DQU.


Re: Just abt ready for FD

AA8QQJMauch@...
 

Hey Bernie,
Is that the list of stuff you brought, or fergot?
Jay - AA8QQ


Re: Just abt ready for FD

ebruchac@...
 

FD Preparations,Southern Style;
1.Charge batteries
2.Pack radio,tuner,two power cables in small camera bag
3.Pack antenna,coax,counterpoise in small camera bag#2
4.Pack laptop,extra batteries,2 copies of Digipan,legal pad,felt tip pens in
laptop case.
5.Call nearby BBQ place to have a slab of ribs ready in the morning.
6.Charge Cell Phone batteries to make the all important calls,Saturday
night,for supplemental food.
7.Avoid looking at local WX forecast,to see if thunderstorms are still in the
forecast.
8.Burn a candle to the Propagation Gods for 10M/15M to open up and stay open.
Looking forward to seeing y'all on the screen.
Ed N4ZUM 1B AL


Just abt ready for FD

N3DQU@...
 

Well, I got both batteries charged and except for a few things, got the
truck all loaded and ready to go! The foods of choice for me to get thru 24
hours of intense RF out in the field is nutragrain bars, cheese and crackers,
slim jims and lots and lots of gatorade! So what are you guys packin'? Jay
N3DQU.


Re: psk31 software for linux??

Steve W3HF
 

Ernest -

I'm not doing it, but I have worked WA0EIR and CX7BF, both of whom said they
were running Linux PSK software.

Steve
W3HF

-----Original Message-----
From: Ernest [mailto:ds3@tds.net]
Sent: Friday, June 21, 2002 3:27 PM
To: 070@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [070] psk31 software for linux??


I'm looking to make contact with anyone on the list that is operating
PSK31 on PCs running linux.

Thanks,
Ernest, KG9NI

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psk31 software for linux??

Ernest <ds3@...>
 

I'm looking to make contact with anyone on the list that is operating
PSK31 on PCs running linux.

Thanks,
Ernest, KG9NI


Re: Attn FD ops

Richard B Drake
 

Thanks for forwarding that Jay.

In the aftermath of September 11 with our new focus on Homeland
Security and protection against total communications breakdowns,
it seems to me that Amateur radio has a new opportunity to shine
brightly. The phone system cam be attacked and disabled, the
internet can be attacked and disabled. But how could a million
individual amateur radio operators sprinkled all over the Americas
who are ready willing and able to provide communications in any
emergency be attacked and disabled? There is no way that could be
done. This Field Day may be one of the most significant ones in
history.

I'm planning to operate from home with my FT-817 on battery power
using portable antennas. Hope to see you all on PSK31.

----
73, Rich - W3ZJ

-----Original Message-----
From: N3DQU@aol.com [mailto:N3DQU@aol.com]
Sent: Friday, June 21, 2002 10:58 AM
To: 070@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [070] Attn FD ops


This from the ARRL:
"...Field Day! This weekend is ARRL Field Day, possibly
ham radio's most
popular organized operating activity. In the past this


Re: Attn FD ops

AA8QQJMauch@...
 

How soon we forget. Remember that old Russian woodpecker from 40m?
Or what about Saddams jammers/counter jammers. But then again, I guess
that's what FD is all about. Communicating though any type of adversity or
adversary.

CU on FD,
73
Jay - AA8QQ


Attn FD ops

N3DQU@...
 

This from the ARRL:
"...Field Day! This weekend is ARRL Field Day, possibly ham radio's most
popular organized operating activity. In the past this bulletin only
commented on domestic propagation for Field Day weekend, but this
year for the first time Field Day is expanded to cover all of the
Americas. The new rules say that anyone in IARU Region II may
participate, and this covers all of North, Central and South
America, Greenland, the Caribbean, as well as some Pacific Islands.
IARU Region II is the same as ITU Region II, and you can see a map
of Region II at, http://www.echelon.ca/iarumsr2/ituregions.html .

Remember that in Field Day there is no multiplier or extra credit
for number of states, sections, zones or countries worked. Contacts
with stations in all areas count the same. This distinguishes Field
Day from contests where top scorers pay close attention to working
the maximum number of multipliers. In Field Day multipliers and
extra credit are earned for operating low power, from batteries, and
for generating publicity for amateur radio's emergency preparedness
capabilities. See
http://www.arrl.org/contests/rules/2002/rules-fd-2002.html for
complete rules...."

Also, if you are looking for bonus points, you can get 100 for copying the
special W1AW FD bulletin. According to QST, they will be transmitting the
bulletin in PSK31 on Sunday at 12:00PM eastern time. You have to send the
text in along with your entry, so remember to either open up a logfile before
they begin transmission or do a copy/paste before you shut down your PSK31
software to save the text...cu on the air de Jay N3DQU.


Re: Jim's GAZETTE Newsletter #124

Dieter, DL2RR <dl2rr@...>
 

I agree, and I had already several connections within Europe using some 100mW, that was  sufficient for a  perfect readable reception of the message. But surely as you already observed, it works only on an clear band (or channel) like on 17m. On 10m & 15m (if open) and always on 20m it does not take 2 minutes, until at least one station calls CQ on the QRG, and any contact is broken. That is the reality, with which we have to live !
If one is no patient ham, the next step is a grasp to the power regulator, or you can forget this contact, hi.
 
73' de Dieter - DL2RR (mostly QRP)

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, June 21, 2002 1:57 AM
Subject: RE: [070] Jim's GAZETTE Newsletter #124

Let me add my general support for what's been said here, with a qualifier. Antennas are VERY important, but even more so is propagation. QRP DXing is satisfying, but it's even more so when I find that we are completing a QSO that is "QRP, attic dipole to attic dipole," as Sean G4UCJ and I did a few months ago.
 
Although there are differences in antenna systems, I think a big difference is that there are very few, if any, stations running anywhere close to the legal limit in power output. When I operate 5W SSB, I'm 23 dB (~4 S-units) below the kilowatt station with the same antenna. But when the "big guns" in PSK are only running 40-50 watts, my disadvantage is only 10 dB, less than 2 S-units. So it's easier (but still not simple) to be heard and break through a pileup.
 
But it is true that "anybody can do anything with PSK." Many of us "antenna-constrained QRPers" are proof of that. The main limitation in working exotic DX seems to be how few stations there are QRV in the remote locations.
 
72/73,
Steve
W3HF


Re: Jim's GAZETTE Newsletter #124

Steve W3HF
 

Let me add my general support for what's been said here, with a qualifier. Antennas are VERY important, but even more so is propagation. QRP DXing is satisfying, but it's even more so when I find that we are completing a QSO that is "QRP, attic dipole to attic dipole," as Sean G4UCJ and I did a few months ago.
 
Although there are differences in antenna systems, I think a big difference is that there are very few, if any, stations running anywhere close to the legal limit in power output. When I operate 5W SSB, I'm 23 dB (~4 S-units) below the kilowatt station with the same antenna. But when the "big guns" in PSK are only running 40-50 watts, my disadvantage is only 10 dB, less than 2 S-units. So it's easier (but still not simple) to be heard and break through a pileup.
 
But it is true that "anybody can do anything with PSK." Many of us "antenna-constrained QRPers" are proof of that. The main limitation in working exotic DX seems to be how few stations there are QRV in the remote locations.
 
72/73,
Steve
W3HF

-----Original Message-----
From: ebruchac@... [mailto:ebruchac@...]
Sent: Thursday, June 20, 2002 7:29 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] Jim's GAZETTE Newsletter #124----re: the re;

     I agree,pretty much with Jim's reasoning,and with Bernie's observation about the antennas.When I make a European contact,on 5 watts,it is very satisfying,but it's a product of the other station having a good antenna system.
Yeah, I'm a little redneck baby in the woods, when it comes to contesting,and,other than Field day,my only contests have been those sponsored here....

     I don't think we need to rationalize why we work psk.Like other modes,it has its' attractions.For me,it's a more laid back approach to making qsos,and because I enjoy qrp,it's ideal for my setup.Also,I have had my most satisfying qsos on PSK.I think it's the mindset,that we develop,while  reading the other station--we tend to become more attentive to what is being said...

     I'm in agreement that the automation tends to over -ride the awareness of what is actually happening,during a psk qso.
     Don't know about the IROC analogy though....I can actually watch PSK for more than 5 minutes without falling asleep......
     Thanks for an interesting thread,and will look for y'all this wekend.
Ed N4ZUM
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Re: Jim's GAZETTE Newsletter #124

N3DQU@...
 

In a message dated 6/20/2002 7:59:11 PM Eastern Daylight Time, w3hf@... writes:


The main limitation in working exotic DX seems to be how few stations there are QRV in the remote locations.


   Mebbe the APE Award will take care of that little problem....Jay N3DQU.


Re: Jim's GAZETTE Newsletter #124----re: the re;

ebruchac@...
 

     I agree,pretty much with Jim's reasoning,and with Bernie's observation about the antennas.When I make a European contact,on 5 watts,it is very satisfying,but it's a product of the other station having a good antenna system.
Yeah, I'm a little redneck baby in the woods, when it comes to contesting,and,other than Field day,my only contests have been those sponsored here....

     I don't think we need to rationalize why we work psk.Like other modes,it has its' attractions.For me,it's a more laid back approach to making qsos,and because I enjoy qrp,it's ideal for my setup.Also,I have had my most satisfying qsos on PSK.I think it's the mindset,that we develop,while  reading the other station--we tend to become more attentive to what is being said...

     I'm in agreement that the automation tends to over -ride the awareness of what is actually happening,during a psk qso.
     Don't know about the IROC analogy though....I can actually watch PSK for more than 5 minutes without falling asleep......
     Thanks for an interesting thread,and will look for y'all this wekend.
Ed N4ZUM


Zakanaka and neutered Tom Cats?

Ed Bruchac <ebruchac@...>
 

Well Duncan,now that you mention it, our Tom Cat has had ,"Delusions of
Gender",ever since returning from his visit to the vet.....
Ed N4ZUM


4K6DI

Dave Kjellquist, WB5NHL
 

Last night approximately 02:00z 4K6DI was calling CQ
on 20M. Couldn't get him even with a strong signal
into PA.

73, WB5NHL


Re: Zakanaka?

AA8QQJMauch@...
 

Sounds like a virus someone wanted to spread around.
Guess it wasn't as catchy as they thought.
73,
Jay - AA8QQ