Date   

Re: 12M

boat.anchor@...
 


And the WF is blank on the west side
Barry
VB7150

---In 070@..., <yv5mm@...> wrote :

I just made 9 contacts in 24915 with USA
73
Manuel
070 #  0915 



Manuel Mosquera Ramírez YV5MM - YW5M
Asociación de Radioaficionados de Venezuela
Seccional "Santiago de León de Caracas"
P.O. Box 3636
Caracas 1010A
grupoyvsat@...
yv5mm@...


Re: 12M

YV5MM Manuel Mosquera
 

I just made 9 contacts in 24915 with USA
73
Manuel
070 #  0915 



Manuel Mosquera Ramírez YV5MM - YW5M
Asociación de Radioaficionados de Venezuela
Seccional "Santiago de León de Caracas"
P.O. Box 3636
Caracas 1010A
grupoyvsat@...
yv5mm@...

USE HRD.LOG.NET FOR DIGITALS











From: "Otets Richard rickocr2005@... [070]" <070@...>
To: "Jerry n9avy@... [070]" <070@...>
Sent: Monday, September 4, 2017 6:13 PM
Subject: Re: Re: [070] 12M

 
Tnks Jerry... I do try once in awhile when I am on the air elsewhere, maybe one day, someone will be there.......
Hv a great day!


Fr Richard
WB8YXF



On Monday, September 4, 2017, 6:11:01 PM EDT, Jerry n9avy@... [070] <070@...> wrote:


 
Richard:
 
Propagation just isn't there with bottom of sun spot cycle. I check 15/10m regularly and seldom here anything. Most everyone thinks 12m is pretty  much gone, but I suspect no one hangs around long enough to find out if it's open.  You might try  monitoring 12m from about 1000 UTC to about 0000 UTC  and see if you hear anything or just checked PSK reporter  more often.
 
Jerry  N9AVY



From: "Otets Richard rickocr2005@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070 List Service 070 List Service <070@...>
Sent: Monday, September 4, 2017 4:55 PM
Subject: [070] 12M

 
Does anyone use 12m?? been trying a couple of days, no one around, curious!

Fr Richard
WB8YXF
2328






Re: 12M

Jerry N9AVY
 

Called  CQ  about 5  times and not a peep or a warble !
 
Jerry  N9AVY



From: "Otets Richard rickocr2005@... [070]" <070@...>
To: "Jerry n9avy@... [070]" <070@...>
Sent: Monday, September 4, 2017 5:13 PM
Subject: Re: Re: [070] 12M

 
Tnks Jerry... I do try once in awhile when I am on the air elsewhere, maybe one day, someone will be there.......
Hv a great day!


Fr Richard
WB8YXF



On Monday, September 4, 2017, 6:11:01 PM EDT, Jerry n9avy@... [070] <070@...> wrote:


 
Richard:
 
Propagation just isn't there with bottom of sun spot cycle. I check 15/10m regularly and seldom here anything. Most everyone thinks 12m is pretty  much gone, but I suspect no one hangs around long enough to find out if it's open.  You might try  monitoring 12m from about 1000 UTC to about 0000 UTC  and see if you hear anything or just checked PSK reporter  more often.
 
Jerry  N9AVY



From: "Otets Richard rickocr2005@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070 List Service 070 List Service <070@...>
Sent: Monday, September 4, 2017 4:55 PM
Subject: [070] 12M

 
Does anyone use 12m?? been trying a couple of days, no one around, curious!

Fr Richard
WB8YXF
2328






Re: 12M

Fr Richard R
 

Tnks Jerry... I do try once in awhile when I am on the air elsewhere, maybe one day, someone will be there.......
Hv a great day!


Fr Richard
WB8YXF



On Monday, September 4, 2017, 6:11:01 PM EDT, Jerry n9avy@... [070] <070@...> wrote:


 

Richard:
 
Propagation just isn't there with bottom of sun spot cycle. I check 15/10m regularly and seldom here anything. Most everyone thinks 12m is pretty  much gone, but I suspect no one hangs around long enough to find out if it's open.  You might try  monitoring 12m from about 1000 UTC to about 0000 UTC  and see if you hear anything or just checked PSK reporter  more often.
 
Jerry  N9AVY



From: "Otets Richard rickocr2005@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070 List Service 070 List Service <070@...>
Sent: Monday, September 4, 2017 4:55 PM
Subject: [070] 12M

 
Does anyone use 12m?? been trying a couple of days, no one around, curious!

Fr Richard
WB8YXF
2328




Re: 12M

Jerry N9AVY
 

Richard:
 
Propagation just isn't there with bottom of sun spot cycle. I check 15/10m regularly and seldom here anything. Most everyone thinks 12m is pretty  much gone, but I suspect no one hangs around long enough to find out if it's open.  You might try  monitoring 12m from about 1000 UTC to about 0000 UTC  and see if you hear anything or just checked PSK reporter  more often.
 
Jerry  N9AVY



From: "Otets Richard rickocr2005@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070 List Service 070 List Service <070@...>
Sent: Monday, September 4, 2017 4:55 PM
Subject: [070] 12M

 
Does anyone use 12m?? been trying a couple of days, no one around, curious!

Fr Richard
WB8YXF
2328




Re: 12M

Dan Morris - KZ3T
 

I see you richard but very spotty right now.  Just a very light copy

I’m trying to return your call

Dan Morris  KZ3T

I live to live for Him!



On Sep 4, 2017, at 6:04 PM, Otets Richard rickocr2005@... [070] <070@...> wrote:


OK CQing on 12 at 24920

Fr Richard



On Monday, September 4, 2017, 6:01:27 PM EDT, Otets Richard rickocr2005@... [070] <070@...> wrote:


 

Ok, will be there in a minute gots to finish up on 20

Fr Richard




Re: 12M

Fr Richard R
 

OK CQing on 12 at 24920

Fr Richard



On Monday, September 4, 2017, 6:01:27 PM EDT, Otets Richard rickocr2005@... [070] <070@...> wrote:


 

Ok, will be there in a minute gots to finish up on 20

Fr Richard


12M

Fr Richard R
 

Ok, will be there in a minute gots to finish up on 20

Fr Richard


Re: 12M

Jody Carter
 

I'm happy to give it a shot. I think 1 of my 2 antennas covers that band...  let's try 24.920?



From: "Otets Richard rickocr2005@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070 List Service 070 List Service <070@...>
Sent: Monday, September 4, 2017 4:55 PM
Subject: [070] 12M

 
Does anyone use 12m?? been trying a couple of days, no one around, curious!

Fr Richard
WB8YXF
2328




12M

Fr Richard R
 

Does anyone use 12m?? been trying a couple of days, no one around, curious!

Fr Richard
WB8YXF
2328


Re: At a crossroads

N9JCA Chris Matthews <n9jca.chris@...>
 

Hi Group

If I may here is my answer to the mix ( Don't know how much Justin wants to spend )

Since Day 1, back in the late 70's when I got interested in the Digital side of Ham Radio

I have used a RigBlaster ( 2 or 3 different Models ) until I settled on the RigBlaster Advantage I have one for my ICOM 746Pro and my ICOM 718 and have never had a problem with either of them and if you follow the Manual that comes with it you can't go wrong in the setup and you will be on the air within 30 minutes once you start

1 RigBlaster Box with a built in sound card

1Rig CTRL Cable

1 Plug that fits into the back of the Rig in the ACC Plugin with 2 Cables

1 CAT Cable

You can call West Mountain Radio at 1 262 522 6503 ask for a Tech, tell him the kind of Rig you are running and they will set you up with all the right Cables that you need

Cost is approx $250.00 for everything and IMHO well worth the $$$$

Chris N9JCA PODXS 797 LONP 165

73

" I am always doing that which I CANNOT do;
in order that I may LEARN how to do it "
On 9/4/17 4:14 PM, Stephen Melachrinos melachri@... [070] wrote:

 

Justin -


There are two parts of the setup of an "external soundcard" interface like the SignaLink: the computer side and the radio side. (Sorry if that was a "doh!")

As others have pointed out, the radio side is pretty easy--you use a cable specific to your radio, and then adjust the signal level to the radio using the Tx knob on the SignaLink.

The computer side has a few more steps, but it's still pretty easy. It's a single USB cable, so the mechanical part is easy. Once you plug it in (and both the computer and SignaLink are powered on), the computer should recognize the external sound card and then set it up. You then have to make sure that the external sound card is selected for your PSK program and nothing else. You can continue to use the computer's sound card for other audio functions, like sound on web sites, Windows sounds, etc. But don't let Windows use the SignaLink's sound card for any of those functions or you risk transmitting things like Windows chimes and music over the air. Somewhere in your PSK program should be a menu to select the SignaLink. (Note that it might not actually be called "SignaLink" to Windows--it might have a name based on the chipset inside. Before you plug it in, take a note of what your internal sound card is called, and then look for the new one after the SignaLink is plugged in.) Finally, set the gain of the audio going to the PC using the Rx knob on the SignaLink. 

The last thing to do is configure the virtual COM port used for PTT. Rather than try to figure it out logically, I just tried the various choices in the PSK program until I found the one that keyed the radio.

I used a SignaLink USB at the "rental" station in Guam, so it's been a while since I've used one, but one thing I do remember is try not to use different USB ports on the computer if you have to disconnect and then reconnect the SignaLink. IIRC, if I used the same port then the computer and software remembered the settings. If I used a different USB port, then I had to change the settings in the software (like the number of the virtual COM port).

Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: 'Justin Mattes-KC2GIK' kc2gik@... [070] <070@...>
To: 070 <070@...>
Sent: Mon, Sep 4, 2017 12:17 am
Subject: Re: [070] At a crossroads

I've do a little bit mor digging and found an "external soundcard" might
work bu-t I don't know how easy it is to configure. Let me also explain I
don;t have the hand control to do ANY assembly on my own so and
suggestions of "kits" or home made interfaces is our. I also did the same
research Steve,W3HF di before I came on here looking for suggestions

Justin,KC2GIK




Re: At a crossroads

Stephen Melachrinos
 

Justin -

There are two parts of the setup of an "external soundcard" interface like the SignaLink: the computer side and the radio side. (Sorry if that was a "doh!")

As others have pointed out, the radio side is pretty easy--you use a cable specific to your radio, and then adjust the signal level to the radio using the Tx knob on the SignaLink.

The computer side has a few more steps, but it's still pretty easy. It's a single USB cable, so the mechanical part is easy. Once you plug it in (and both the computer and SignaLink are powered on), the computer should recognize the external sound card and then set it up. You then have to make sure that the external sound card is selected for your PSK program and nothing else. You can continue to use the computer's sound card for other audio functions, like sound on web sites, Windows sounds, etc. But don't let Windows use the SignaLink's sound card for any of those functions or you risk transmitting things like Windows chimes and music over the air. Somewhere in your PSK program should be a menu to select the SignaLink. (Note that it might not actually be called "SignaLink" to Windows--it might have a name based on the chipset inside. Before you plug it in, take a note of what your internal sound card is called, and then look for the new one after the SignaLink is plugged in.) Finally, set the gain of the audio going to the PC using the Rx knob on the SignaLink. 

The last thing to do is configure the virtual COM port used for PTT. Rather than try to figure it out logically, I just tried the various choices in the PSK program until I found the one that keyed the radio.

I used a SignaLink USB at the "rental" station in Guam, so it's been a while since I've used one, but one thing I do remember is try not to use different USB ports on the computer if you have to disconnect and then reconnect the SignaLink. IIRC, if I used the same port then the computer and software remembered the settings. If I used a different USB port, then I had to change the settings in the software (like the number of the virtual COM port).

Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: 'Justin Mattes-KC2GIK' kc2gik@... [070] <070@...>
To: 070 <070@...>
Sent: Mon, Sep 4, 2017 12:17 am
Subject: Re: [070] At a crossroads

I've do a little bit mor digging and found an "external soundcard" might
work bu-t I don't know how easy it is to configure. Let me also explain I
don;t have the hand control to do ANY assembly on my own so and
suggestions of "kits" or home made interfaces is our. I also did the same
research Steve,W3HF di before I came on here looking for suggestions

Justin,KC2GIK



Re: KC3EF/m

Paul Milward <nu4c@...>
 

I saw folks working kc3ef/M but I could not decode him. I hope condx improve before he gets to DM48.
73
Paul

On Sep 4, 2017 11:40, "Jerry n9avy@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:
 


Heard him this morning, but didn't need the grid he was in.  Will keep watching until he's in a grid I need.
 
His efforts at providing new grid are really appreciated  !    Happy motoring Dick !
 
Jerry  N9AVY


KC3EF/m

Jerry N9AVY
 


Heard him this morning, but didn't need the grid he was in.  Will keep watching until he's in a grid I need.
 
His efforts at providing new grid are really appreciated  !    Happy motoring Dick !
 
Jerry  N9AVY


Re: Welcome

YV5MM Manuel Mosquera
 

Jim Good morning:
I will join you
 0915 Manuel YV5MM



Manuel Mosquera Ramírez YV5MM - YW5M
Asociación de Radioaficionados de Venezuela
Seccional "Santiago de León de Caracas"
P.O. Box 3636
Caracas 1010A
grupoyvsat@...
yv5mm@...

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From: "Jim Innis jinnis@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...; jim@...; nlesmerises@...
Sent: Monday, September 4, 2017 9:08 AM
Subject: [070] Welcome

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

2570   Jim       WA7KQG
2571   Nelson  NU1G

Jim, K5SP #483
Membership Director



Welcome

Jim K5SP
 

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

2570   Jim       WA7KQG
2571   Nelson  NU1G

Jim, K5SP #483
Membership Director


Re: At a crossroads

Matthew King - AK4MK
 

Justin - not having the dexterity required to build a kit, I truly believe your best (and simplest) solution is a SignaLink USB box/cable.

One cable between the radio and computer gets you in business. The box has TX and RX volume knobs right on it, so there's no having to fool with Windows volume sliders all the time.

I've been using one for about 4 years, with 2 different radios, and have been quite happy with it.  I still use it with my Yaesu FTdx3000, even though it has a built in sound card - I like the knobs!

Good luck with it and let us know if we can help.

73

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


On Mon, Sep 4, 2017 at 12:16 AM, 'Justin Mattes-KC2GIK' kc2gik@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

I've do a little bit mor digging and found an "external soundcard" might
work bu-t I don't know how easy it is to configure. Let me also explain I
don;t have the hand control to do ANY assembly on my own so and
suggestions of "kits" or home made interfaces is our. I also did the same
research Steve,W3HF di before I came on here looking for suggestions

Justin,KC2GIK

> I’ve been using an Easy-Digi device with a Raspberry Pi to run my echo
> link node for about 3-4 years now. Works great.
>
> http://www.ebay.com/itm/Psk-31-EASY-DIGI-Sound-Card-Interface-PSK-RTTY-SSTV-NBEMS-JT-65-HF-VHF-UHF-/220896968460
>
> It’s really designed for digital modes like PSK-31. You can buy the
> unassembled kit for about $10 and the fully-assembled + case for
> $20+shipping.
>
> Still love my SignaLink, though. :-)
>
> —
> David
>
>> On Sep 3, 2017, at 11:15, Jerry n9avy@... [070]
>> <070@...> wrote:
>>
>>
>> I won one of those at W9DXCC a few years back, assembled it, but never
>> put in on a radio. Keep running across it in basement and think about
>> hooking it up, but always seem to move on to other things.
>>
>> Jerry N9AVY
>>
>>
>> From: "k9wis@... [070]" <070@...>
>> To: 070@...
>> Sent: Sunday, September 3, 2017 11:01 AM
>> Subject: Re: [070] At a crossroads
>>
>>
>> If your cheap like I am look at the Unified Microsystems interface..Ive
>> been using one for years...only 25 bucks
>>
>> http://www.unifiedmicro.com/
>>
>> Brian K9WIS
>> ---- "'Justin Mattes-KC2GIK' kc2gik@... [070]"
>> <070@...> wrote:
>> > Folks
>> >
>> > As many know, with the exception of last year's APE with Steve,W3HF, I
>> > have been off the air for close to three years. Last year I moved down
>> to
>> > Cape May,NJ from Woopdcliff Lake and I can't use my dipole because of
>> > property restraints My HF rig is a used FT-897 with the knobs broken.
>> I
>> > just recently got a Lenovo FLEX 5 laptop that has a combined audio
>> > input/output jack, I don't know what PSK interface I could use, maybe
>> a
>> > signal link USB. I have tried to do some research but have come up
>> empty.
>> > I am HEARING PSK signals so I know the antenna works!
>> >
>> > Thanks\
>> > Justin, KC2GIK
>> >
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>



Re: At a crossroads

Justin Mattes--KC2GIK
 

I've do a little bit mor digging and found an "external soundcard" might
work bu-t I don't know how easy it is to configure. Let me also explain I
don;t have the hand control to do ANY assembly on my own so and
suggestions of "kits" or home made interfaces is our. I also did the same
research Steve,W3HF di before I came on here looking for suggestions

Justin,KC2GIK

I’ve been using an Easy-Digi device with a Raspberry Pi to run my echo
link node for about 3-4 years now. Works great.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Psk-31-EASY-DIGI-Sound-Card-Interface-PSK-RTTY-SSTV-NBEMS-JT-65-HF-VHF-UHF-/220896968460

It’s really designed for digital modes like PSK-31. You can buy the
unassembled kit for about $10 and the fully-assembled + case for
$20+shipping.

Still love my SignaLink, though. :-)

—
David

On Sep 3, 2017, at 11:15, Jerry n9avy@sbcglobal.net [070]
<070@yahoogroups.com> wrote:


I won one of those at W9DXCC a few years back, assembled it, but never
put in on a radio. Keep running across it in basement and think about
hooking it up, but always seem to move on to other things.

Jerry N9AVY


From: "k9wis@twc.com [070]" <070@yahoogroups.com>
To: 070@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Sunday, September 3, 2017 11:01 AM
Subject: Re: [070] At a crossroads


If your cheap like I am look at the Unified Microsystems interface..Ive
been using one for years...only 25 bucks

http://www.unifiedmicro.com/

Brian K9WIS
---- "'Justin Mattes-KC2GIK' kc2gik@justinmattes.com [070]"
<070@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
Folks

As many know, with the exception of last year's APE with Steve,W3HF, I
have been off the air for close to three years. Last year I moved down
to
Cape May,NJ from Woopdcliff Lake and I can't use my dipole because of
property restraints My HF rig is a used FT-897 with the knobs broken.
I
just recently got a Lenovo FLEX 5 laptop that has a combined audio
input/output jack, I don't know what PSK interface I could use, maybe
a
signal link USB. I have tried to do some research but have come up
empty.
I am HEARING PSK signals so I know the antenna works!

Thanks&#92;
Justin, KC2GIK




KC3EF/M the next few days

Richard Rohrer
 

I am currently in Montrose, CO.  Will be heading to Grand Mesa and then to Grand Junction tomorrow.  Will then head for Cayonlands and will end up in Green River, NM tomorrow night.  Then heading for Capital Reef, etc and will end up in Knab, UT.  

I will call on 14.072 when I enter a new grid square.  If anyone needs any specific grid on my route please let me know asap, as cell coverage is spotty in most of the area.  

73
Dick
KC3EF


Re: Grid DM51

Paul Milward <nu4c@...>
 

Good catch Don,
I struggled but was successful @ 0109 on 14.07195
Thanks for the heads up.
73
Paul NU4C

On Sep 3, 2017 20:19, "don@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:
 

K7RDG - COCHISE AMATEUR RADIO ASSN INC  is operating special event station from

Ghost Town Paradise, AZ this weekend   grid  DM51   not sure how rare this grid is, but I needed it. 


Logged them on 14.07248  at  00:10 9/4/17 


 


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