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Re: Worked all States

Rick - N7WE
 

Charles-
Let me second what Matt said!  Congrats on a memorable milestone.  With prop like it has been, you are to be doubly congratulated!

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: KC3EF Back in FL

Rick - N7WE
 

Dick -  Glad you are back and dodged the bullet.  We were very fortunate too.  Eye came right over us about 2:30 AM Monday.  Our house survived with no damage!  Only tree limbs and shrubs to cut and clean up.  My antenna was down and inside.  Back up now and on the air.

Many were not as blessed as we were.  Trees on roofs, windows blown out, flooding.  Lots of blue tarps showing.  As of this morning there were still 23,000+ in Lake County without power.  That means no AC and the heat index is over 100.  We only lost power for about 25 hours thanks to all underground utilities in our development.  But that was long enough! Got to consider a whole-house generator real soon - hi hi!

Any prayers for Florida and the thousands who are suffering mightly will be greatly appreciated!

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Worked all States [1 Attachment]

Matthew King - AK4MK
 

GOOD JOB, CHARLES!!!

Congratulations!

73

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


On Fri, Sep 15, 2017 at 3:14 PM, Charles Odom ki4vmk@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 


Got my PSK31 WAS today
Charles
KI4VMK 🇺🇸



Worked all States

Charles Odom <ki4vmk@...>
 


Got my PSK31 WAS today
Charles
KI4VMK 🇺🇸


Re: KC3EF Back in FL

Charles Odom <ki4vmk@...>
 

Glad you fared well, NW Florida doged the bullet.

Charles
KI4VMK  🇺🇸

On Sep 15, 2017, at 1:23 PM, "Richard Rohrer kc3ef1@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:
 

Hi All,

We made it back to FL on Weds evening.  No damage to house, but a couple
of my wire antennas needed some repair.  Lots of branches and other tree
stuff down, so looks like keeping busy for the next couple of days
picking up the yard.  Hope other FL members have fared well.

73

Dick, KC3EF


KC3EF Back in FL

Richard Rohrer
 

Hi All,

We made it back to FL on Weds evening.  No damage to house, but a couple of my wire antennas needed some repair.  Lots of branches and other tree stuff down, so looks like keeping busy for the next couple of days picking up the yard.  Hope other FL members have fared well.

73

Dick, KC3EF


APE SUBMISSIONS

Matthew King - AK4MK
 

Hi, y'all!

To all the folks that RAN/HELD/HOSTED (not just worked) an APE event... please go ahead and submit your APE event log at http://hamclubs.info/scorer/?contest_id=070-APE&year=2017

The submission period ends TOMORROW so we need to get them all in. Please also submit your APE TALL TALES reports to ape@... 

We'd like to get all of the APE stuff for this year wrapped up so that we can get the website updated as well as get all the proper stickers made up and sent out.

Last year's APE stickers will be sent out as well, probably at the end of the year.

Y'all be good!

73

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


Re: (OT) Sharing Com Ports with Virtual Serial Ports Emulator (VPSE) or other application

Rick Harrington
 

Mike-- I don't want to tie up the PODXS group with off topic messages.  If you would like to shoot me an email I'd be happy to make a few suggestions that might get you on track. 

ars.k0vc@... 


---In 070@..., <mwbesemer@...> wrote :

Still working through it.

Currently have VPSE set as a ‘Splitter’ and Com4 is split to Com8. Port settings on the rig, VPSE and both applications match. Still getting the ‘The parameter is incorrect’ message from MixW.

Currently in the process of tweaking the settings one-by-one to see if I can find it, but I'm starting to lose hope!

73,

Mike
WM4B

From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 6:26 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: RE: [070] Re: (OT) Sharing Com Ports with Virtual Serial Ports Emulator (VPSE) or other application


I think you'll be good once you find an open COM port and get your cat settings figured out. Also, be sure the VSPE COM port settings (baud rate, etc) are the same as your rig and software.. Those are found by clicking the "settings" button in VSPE next to where you select the port numbers. Forgetting that VSPE has its own settings has caused some head scratching for me a couple of times.

Good luck!
Rick


---In 070@..., <mwbesemer@...> wrote :
Thanks Rick... someone else mentioned the same thing.

I tried putting both ACLog and MixW on Virtual Com 1 and got the same error. I'll rework the VPSE config to eliminate the 2nd virtual port and try again tonight. Most of yesterday was spent without electricity, so I didn't get much done.

Some folks have mentioned having problems getting the CAT portion of the interface to work properly with virtual ports; PTT worked fine but apparently CAT might be an issue.

73 ex tnx,

Mike
WM4B

On Mon, Sep 11, 2017 at 10:24 PM, ars.kw0rh@... [070] wrote:


Maybe I'm reading it wrong Mike, but when you say you split 4 to 1 then 1 to 2 I think you've thrown in an extra step.

Using the COM numbers from your message as an example, create your splitter with COM4 as the "Data Source Serial Port" and COM1 as the "Virtual Serial Port". Then connect ALL your software to COM1. Make sure the Settings button has the correct info. That's it! COM1 will now accept up to four devices and each will think it's connected to COM4.

Now, having said that--I would stay away from "COM1" and "COM2" and give my virtual port a higher number (mine is COM9). Your PC maybe using those low numbered ports for something else that you don't know about and causing a conflict. Device Manager is your friend.

Good luck!

73
Rick K0VC


---In 070@..., <mwbesemer@...> wrote :

Hello all… hope those in the path of Irma are safe.

I've already posted this to the MixW group, but thought it might be worth
posting here.

I’m running the latest version of MixW and would like to continue to use
ACLog for logging.

I have set up VPSE, but with both applications running, I get an error from
MixW stating ‘The parameter is incorrect’.

I have ACLog running on Com 1 and MixW running on Com 2. Currently, I am
running VSPE as a splitter, with Com 4 (the radio) split to Com 1 and Com 1
split to Com 2. Settings are:

Port Speed: 9600
DTR/RTS: No (have also tried Yes)
Parity: No
Bits: 8
Stop Bits: 1
Read Interval Timout: -1

I’ve seen in that others have used VPSE successfully to share the Com Port.
If anyone would care to share, I’d be very grateful.

73,
Mike
WM4B
PODXS #348


Re: (OT) Sharing Com Ports with Virtual Serial Ports Emulator (VPSE) or other application

Mike Besemer <mwbesemer@...>
 

Still working through it.

Currently have VPSE set as a ‘Splitter’ and Com4 is split to Com8. Port settings on the rig, VPSE and both applications match. Still getting the ‘The parameter is incorrect’ message from MixW.

Currently in the process of tweaking the settings one-by-one to see if I can find it, but I'm starting to lose hope!

73,

Mike
WM4B

From: 070@yahoogroups.com [mailto:070@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 6:26 PM
To: 070@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [070] Re: (OT) Sharing Com Ports with Virtual Serial Ports Emulator (VPSE) or other application


I think you'll be good once you find an open COM port and get your cat settings figured out. Also, be sure the VSPE COM port settings (baud rate, etc) are the same as your rig and software.. Those are found by clicking the "settings" button in VSPE next to where you select the port numbers. Forgetting that VSPE has its own settings has caused some head scratching for me a couple of times.

Good luck!
Rick


---In 070@yahoogroups.com, <mwbesemer@...> wrote :
Thanks Rick... someone else mentioned the same thing.

I tried putting both ACLog and MixW on Virtual Com 1 and got the same error. I'll rework the VPSE config to eliminate the 2nd virtual port and try again tonight. Most of yesterday was spent without electricity, so I didn't get much done.

Some folks have mentioned having problems getting the CAT portion of the interface to work properly with virtual ports; PTT worked fine but apparently CAT might be an issue.

73 ex tnx,

Mike
WM4B

On Mon, Sep 11, 2017 at 10:24 PM, ars.kw0rh@... [070] wrote:


Maybe I'm reading it wrong Mike, but when you say you split 4 to 1 then 1 to 2 I think you've thrown in an extra step.

Using the COM numbers from your message as an example, create your splitter with COM4 as the "Data Source Serial Port" and COM1 as the "Virtual Serial Port". Then connect ALL your software to COM1. Make sure the Settings button has the correct info. That's it! COM1 will now accept up to four devices and each will think it's connected to COM4.

Now, having said that--I would stay away from "COM1" and "COM2" and give my virtual port a higher number (mine is COM9). Your PC maybe using those low numbered ports for something else that you don't know about and causing a conflict. Device Manager is your friend.

Good luck!

73
Rick K0VC


---In 070@yahoogroups.com, <mwbesemer@...> wrote :

Hello all… hope those in the path of Irma are safe.

I've already posted this to the MixW group, but thought it might be worth
posting here.

I’m running the latest version of MixW and would like to continue to use
ACLog for logging.

I have set up VPSE, but with both applications running, I get an error from
MixW stating ‘The parameter is incorrect’.

I have ACLog running on Com 1 and MixW running on Com 2. Currently, I am
running VSPE as a splitter, with Com 4 (the radio) split to Com 1 and Com 1
split to Com 2. Settings are:

Port Speed: 9600
DTR/RTS: No (have also tried Yes)
Parity: No
Bits: 8
Stop Bits: 1
Read Interval Timout: -1

I’ve seen in that others have used VPSE successfully to share the Com Port.
If anyone would care to share, I’d be very grateful.

73,
Mike
WM4B
PODXS #348


Re: (OT) Sharing Com Ports with Virtual Serial Ports Emulator (VPSE) or other application

Rick Harrington
 

I think you'll be good once you find an open COM port and get your cat settings figured out.  Also, be sure the VSPE COM port settings (baud rate, etc) are the same as your rig and software.. Those are found by clicking the "settings" button in VSPE next to where you select the port numbers.   Forgetting that VSPE has its own settings has caused some head scratching for me a couple of times.

Good luck!
Rick


---In 070@..., <mwbesemer@...> wrote :

Thanks Rick... someone else mentioned the same thing. 

I tried putting both ACLog and MixW on Virtual Com 1 and got the same error.  I'll rework the VPSE config to eliminate the 2nd virtual port and try again tonight.  Most of yesterday was spent without electricity, so I didn't get much done.

Some folks have mentioned having problems getting the CAT portion of the interface to work properly with virtual ports; PTT worked fine but apparently CAT might be an issue. 

73 ex tnx,

Mike
WM4B


On Mon, Sep 11, 2017 at 10:24 PM, ars.kw0rh@... [070] wrote:

  
Maybe I'm reading it wrong Mike, but when you say you split 4 to 1 then 1 to 2 I think you've thrown in an extra step. 


Using the COM numbers from your message as an example, create your splitter with COM4 as the "Data Source Serial Port" and COM1 as the "Virtual Serial Port".  Then connect ALL your software to COM1.  Make sure the Settings button has the correct info.  That's it!  COM1 will now accept up to four devices and each will think it's connected to COM4.


Now, having said that--I would stay away from "COM1" and "COM2" and give my virtual port a higher number (mine is COM9).  Your PC maybe using those low numbered ports for something else that you don't know about and causing a conflict.  Device Manager is your friend.


Good luck!


73
Rick K0VC



---In 070@..., <mwbesemer@...> wrote :

Hello all… hope those in the path of Irma are safe. 

I've already posted this to the MixW group, but thought it might be worth
posting here.

I’m running the latest version of MixW and would like to continue to use
ACLog for logging. 

I have set up VPSE, but with both applications running, I get an error from
MixW stating ‘The parameter is incorrect’.

I have ACLog running on Com 1 and MixW running on Com 2.  Currently, I am
running VSPE as a splitter, with Com 4 (the radio) split to Com 1 and Com 1
split to Com 2.  Settings are:

Port Speed: 9600
DTR/RTS: No (have also tried Yes)
Parity: No
Bits: 8
Stop Bits: 1
Read Interval Timout: -1

I’ve seen in that others have used VPSE successfully to share the Com Port. 
If anyone would care to share, I’d be very grateful.

73,
Mike
WM4B
PODXS #348


Re: Setting Up Elecraft Rigs for the Digital Modes

Radio <radio@...>
 

One other thing I might add to this excellent article on setting up a K3(s) is that a test carrier on an even multiple of [frequency} + 500Hz (500, 1000, 1500 etc) will not give an even 4 bars of ALC but will pulse between 0-7 bars.  By setting the pitch to slightly more (or less) will give a steady 4 bars.

73 de Eric, KG6MZS

On Sep 12, 2017, at 10:58 AM, 'Mike Flowers' mike.flowers@... [070] <070@...> wrote:


Hi Gang,

 

Don, W3FPR, just posted this link to the Elecraft reflector, and I’ll post it here as well.

 

If any folks out there have questions about setting up Elecraft rigs for the digital modes, this is an authoritative source.

 

- 73 and good DX de Mike, K6MKF, Past President - NCDXC

 




Re: Setting Up Elecraft Rigs for the Digital Modes

Mike Flowers
 

http://www.w3fpr.com/Data_setup.htm

 

- 73 and good DX de Mike, K6MKF, Past President - NCDXC

 

From: Mike Flowers [mailto:mike.flowers@...]
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 10:58 AM
To: 070@...
Subject: Setting Up Elecraft Rigs for the Digital Modes

 

Hi Gang,

 

Don, W3FPR, just posted this link to the Elecraft reflector, and I’ll post it here as well.

 

If any folks out there have questions about setting up Elecraft rigs for the digital modes, this is an authoritative source.

 

- 73 and good DX de Mike, K6MKF, Past President - NCDXC

 


Setting Up Elecraft Rigs for the Digital Modes

Mike Flowers
 

Hi Gang,

 

Don, W3FPR, just posted this link to the Elecraft reflector, and I’ll post it here as well.

 

If any folks out there have questions about setting up Elecraft rigs for the digital modes, this is an authoritative source.

 

- 73 and good DX de Mike, K6MKF, Past President - NCDXC

 


Re: (OT) Sharing Com Ports with Virtual Serial Ports Emulator (VPSE) or other application

mwbesemer@...
 


Re: (OT) Sharing Com Ports with Virtual Serial Ports Emulator (VPSE) or other application

Rick Harrington
 


Maybe I'm reading it wrong Mike, but when you say you split 4 to 1 then 1 to 2 I think you've thrown in an extra step. 

Using the COM numbers from your message as an example, create your splitter with COM4 as the "Data Source Serial Port" and COM1 as the "Virtual Serial Port".  Then connect ALL your software to COM1.  Make sure the Settings button has the correct info.  That's it!  COM1 will now accept up to four devices and each will think it's connected to COM4.

Now, having said that--I would stay away from "COM1" and "COM2" and give my virtual port a higher number (mine is COM9).  Your PC maybe using those low numbered ports for something else that you don't know about and causing a conflict.  Device Manager is your friend.

Good luck!

73
Rick K0VC


---In 070@..., <mwbesemer@...> wrote :

Hello all… hope those in the path of Irma are safe. 

I've already posted this to the MixW group, but thought it might be worth
posting here.

I’m running the latest version of MixW and would like to continue to use
ACLog for logging. 

I have set up VPSE, but with both applications running, I get an error from
MixW stating ‘The parameter is incorrect’.

I have ACLog running on Com 1 and MixW running on Com 2.  Currently, I am
running VSPE as a splitter, with Com 4 (the radio) split to Com 1 and Com 1
split to Com 2.  Settings are:

Port Speed: 9600
DTR/RTS: No (have also tried Yes)
Parity: No
Bits: 8
Stop Bits: 1
Read Interval Timout: -1

I’ve seen in that others have used VPSE successfully to share the Com Port. 
If anyone would care to share, I’d be very grateful.

73,
Mike
WM4B
PODXS #348


Re: Review of the 10-Meter Spring/Summer Es Season

Joseph Miller <kj8o.ham@...>
 

I agree. I didn't work any PSK this summer, but did hear a decent number of ten meter CW beacons, some not heard since 2014. Thanks for sharing.

Joe KJ8O Troy Michigan

On Sep 11, 2017 6:14 PM, "ka5dwi@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:
 

Hi all,

I hope everyone is safe and dry. We have had a couple of mother monsoons here this last week.


I have posted a recap of 10-Meter PropNET results this year's Spring/Summer Es season.

Titled, " 10-Meter Sporadic Es Have Returned".

Link on PropNET Studies: http://propnet-studies.blogspot.com/2017/09/10-meter-sporadic-es-have-returned.html

Also, on my personal Blog: http://ka5dwipropagation.blogspot.com/2017/09/10-meter-sporadic-es-have-returned.html


It was a very good year on 10-Meters, despite a low turn out of PropNET participants here west of the Mississippi.

Please read, enjoy and comment.
Many of you that played on 10 Meter PSK31 showed up throughout the season on PropNET's Realtime Maps and in the capture database that I used for this analysis.
Please note what happened this year compared to the past 9 years. I think you will see great opportunities in the future years for 10-Meter Es.

73 Art KA5DWI/7 Dewey AZ 070 #2518




Review of the 10-Meter Spring/Summer Es Season

K7DWI Art
 

Hi all,

I hope everyone is safe and dry. We have had a couple of mother monsoons here this last week.


I have posted a recap of 10-Meter PropNET results this year's Spring/Summer Es season.

Titled, " 10-Meter Sporadic Es Have Returned".

Link on PropNET Studies: http://propnet-studies.blogspot.com/2017/09/10-meter-sporadic-es-have-returned.html

Also, on my personal Blog: http://ka5dwipropagation.blogspot.com/2017/09/10-meter-sporadic-es-have-returned.html


It was a very good year on 10-Meters, despite a low turn out of PropNET participants here west of the Mississippi.

Please read, enjoy and comment.
Many of you that played on 10 Meter PSK31 showed up throughout the season on PropNET's Realtime Maps and in the capture database that I used for this analysis.
Please note what happened this year compared to the past 9 years. I think you will see great opportunities in the future years for 10-Meter Es.

73 Art KA5DWI/7 Dewey AZ 070 #2518




(OT) Sharing Com Ports with Virtual Serial Ports Emulator (VPSE) or other application

Mike Besemer <mwbesemer@...>
 

Hello all… hope those in the path of Irma are safe. 

I've already posted this to the MixW group, but thought it might be worth
posting here.

I’m running the latest version of MixW and would like to continue to use
ACLog for logging. 

I have set up VPSE, but with both applications running, I get an error from
MixW stating ‘The parameter is incorrect’.

I have ACLog running on Com 1 and MixW running on Com 2.  Currently, I am
running VSPE as a splitter, with Com 4 (the radio) split to Com 1 and Com 1
split to Com 2.  Settings are:

Port Speed: 9600
DTR/RTS: No (have also tried Yes)
Parity: No
Bits: 8
Stop Bits: 1
Read Interval Timout: -1

I’ve seen in that others have used VPSE successfully to share the Com Port. 
If anyone would care to share, I’d be very grateful.

73,
Mike
WM4B
PODXS #348


Re: KC3EF Road Trip

Richard Rohrer
 

Hi Steve,

Currently in EM13 and heading for Covington, La tomorrow.  Maybe a chance for the grid you need later in the year sincd we seem to be traveling thru it more than I would have imagened.

73
Dick
KC3EF

On Sep 9, 2017 8:31 PM, "Stephen Melachrinos melachri@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:
 

Dick -


No problem. Life comes before radio.

Can I ask where in LA? Just curious because I still need EL59, but I would guess that's not likely to be on your route.

Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Rohrer kc3ef1@... [070] <070@...>
To: 070 <070@...>
Sent: Sat, Sep 9, 2017 9:13 pm
Subject: [070] Re: KC3EF Road Trip



Hi Steve,

Due to circumstances beyond my contol I was unable to get on the air today.

Going to hang out in LA until we detetmine is ok to return to Gainesville.

73
Dick
KC3EF

On Sep 8, 2017 9:17 PM, <kc3ef1@...> wrote:
I am currently in Amarillo, TX.  Worked several stations on our trip thru New Mexico, but did not hear any of the members that were looking for the grids.  Propagation seemed to be going North/South and not much further East than MO. 
 
We are not returning to FL until Tuesday or Wednesday, depending on condition in North Florida.  Our thoughts and prayers are for all people in FL, especially our fellow 070 members.
 
PS to W3HF were are currently in the grid you need.  Will be on the air tomorrow morning around 9:00 am CDT.
 
73
Dick
KC3EF
 
Sent from Mail for Windows 10
 




Re: KC3EF Road Trip

Stephen Melachrinos
 

Dick -

No problem. Life comes before radio.

Can I ask where in LA? Just curious because I still need EL59, but I would guess that's not likely to be on your route.

Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Rohrer kc3ef1@... [070] <070@...>
To: 070 <070@...>
Sent: Sat, Sep 9, 2017 9:13 pm
Subject: [070] Re: KC3EF Road Trip



Hi Steve,

Due to circumstances beyond my contol I was unable to get on the air today.

Going to hang out in LA until we detetmine is ok to return to Gainesville.

73
Dick
KC3EF

On Sep 8, 2017 9:17 PM, <kc3ef1@...> wrote:
I am currently in Amarillo, TX.  Worked several stations on our trip thru New Mexico, but did not hear any of the members that were looking for the grids.  Propagation seemed to be going North/South and not much further East than MO. 
 
We are not returning to FL until Tuesday or Wednesday, depending on condition in North Florida.  Our thoughts and prayers are for all people in FL, especially our fellow 070 members.
 
PS to W3HF were are currently in the grid you need.  Will be on the air tomorrow morning around 9:00 am CDT.
 
73
Dick
KC3EF
 
Sent from Mail for Windows 10
 



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