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Re: DM49, what band do you want?

Rick - N7WE
 

Hi Byron-

Since you were already at 50w, I wouldn't have pushed the power up.  But how do you tell if you are distorting?Other than a field report from someone - and they can't always be relied on - most just go with watching the  ALC. As you probably know, the normal rule is you are good if no ALC is showing,  But I think you are running a K3 which is different.   For the K3 the rule is 4 bars of ALC and the 5th flickering.  The K3 has a really clean transmitter and you can push it beyond 50w (if everything else is right) and still be <-25 IMD.  I don't recommend running that high a power on PSK.  From my base station, generally 25 to 30w is enough. But sometimes with a portable operation where you have a less than good antenna, you have to push the power up a bit to compensate.  I pushed it up to 50w several times when N7WE/P last year. 

I suppose the ultimate answer would be to have a spectrum analyzer in line, but I don't have that kind of $.  So I use a "IMD Meter by kk7uq" in addition to the ALC indication on the K3.  There is also something called a PSK Meter (I think) but I've never used one.  If you get a chance to pick up the IMD Meter on the used market, I highly recommend them.  They are out of production now, but come up for sale occasionally.

Hope that answers the question and hope you had a great day portable.  Sure is a different thing than operating from your station at home. I wish I could do more of it!  73,

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: DM49 Coming on the air!

Jerry N9AVY
 

Thought I saw a weak trace, but a KB3 called me, but I kinda rushed  him off  because I was hunting a station I saw that was in DM37.    (think it was KD7TTT)  , a needed grid.   Never found him again because of loud crash in kitchen  from Granddaughter Katie slipping on wet floor  which was followed by a lengthy phone call  from an old friend.  Never made it back to radio !
 
 
Jerry  n9avy
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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From: "Bryon nnegrom@... [070]" <070@...>
To: "070@..." <070@...>
Sent: Saturday, July 29, 2017 1:25 PM
Subject: Re: [070] DM49 Coming on the air!

 
Thanks Paula. I had messed up the Grid on your call. It should be DM49, make sure you log DM49.

Thanks again.  I saw N9AVY clear clear clear....cannot see me Jerry?

On Sat, Jul 29, 2017 at 12:13 PM, 'Hamette' hamette@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 
I got him! For once I can see someone that you east coasties can’t get. Barry got ‘im too! J
 
Paula K7PAX #1739
 
From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Saturday, July 29, 2017 09:57
To: 070@...
Subject: [070] DM49 Coming on the air!
 
 
Look for W7RIV, just finishing the setup.
 
Bryon, W7RIV




DM49 Progress...

W7RIV
 

Hello everyone. Thanks for all the members reaching out to me. I feel a little bad that I am not taking the time to talk. With the limited time I have, I'm trying to work as many as possible. I didn't add the 070 to my laptop, I wish I would have. Thanks for those members mentioning they are 070.

I've made about 18 QSOs and it is a new grid for many. So that has been fun and made it worth while. I would like to get up into Canada for those needing it. 

I'm going to rotate the antenna a little bit and see if that helps anyone.

Bryon, W7RIV


Re: DM49 Coming on the air!

Don Bolstad K9DEB
 

I was able to get Byron also.

Don K9DEB #2007


Re: DM49 Coming on the air!

Paula K7PAX #1739
 

Thanks Bryon, I have it in the log as DM49. . .

 

Paula K7PAX

 

From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Saturday, July 29, 2017 11:26
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] DM49 Coming on the air!

 

 

Thanks Paula. I had messed up the Grid on your call. It should be DM49, make sure you log DM49.

 

Thanks again.  I saw N9AVY clear clear clear....cannot see me Jerry?

 

On Sat, Jul 29, 2017 at 12:13 PM, 'Hamette' hamette@... [070] <070@...> wrote:

 

I got him! For once I can see someone that you east coasties can’t get. Barry got ‘im too! J

 

Paula K7PAX #1739

 

From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Saturday, July 29, 2017 09:57
To: 070@...
Subject: [070] DM49 Coming on the air!

 

 

Look for W7RIV, just finishing the setup.

 

Bryon, W7RIV

 


Re: DM49 Coming on the air!

W7RIV
 

Thanks Paula. I had messed up the Grid on your call. It should be DM49, make sure you log DM49.

Thanks again.  I saw N9AVY clear clear clear....cannot see me Jerry?

On Sat, Jul 29, 2017 at 12:13 PM, 'Hamette' hamette@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

I got him! For once I can see someone that you east coasties can’t get. Barry got ‘im too! J

 

Paula K7PAX #1739

 

From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Saturday, July 29, 2017 09:57
To: 070@...
Subject: [070] DM49 Coming on the air!

 

 

Look for W7RIV, just finishing the setup.

 

Bryon, W7RIV



Re: DM49, what band do you want?

W7RIV
 

How can I tell if I'm distorting? Right now I'm putting out 50w on my meter.

Bryon, W7RIV

On Sat, Jul 29, 2017 at 12:08 PM, n7we1980@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

Sorry Bryon. Got to QRT.  Thunderstorm with lightning getting close.  Good luck and Tnx for the Grid DXpedition.  Maybe next time.


Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602.



Re: DM49 Coming on the air!

Paula K7PAX #1739
 

I got him! For once I can see someone that you east coasties can’t get. Barry got ‘im too! J

 

Paula K7PAX #1739

 

From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Saturday, July 29, 2017 09:57
To: 070@...
Subject: [070] DM49 Coming on the air!

 

 

Look for W7RIV, just finishing the setup.

 

Bryon, W7RIV


Re: DM49, what band do you want?

Rick - N7WE
 

Sorry Bryon. Got to QRT.  Thunderstorm with lightning getting close.  Good luck and Tnx for the Grid DXpedition.  Maybe next time.

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602.


Re: DM49, what band do you want?

Rick - N7WE
 

Thought I saw you - in and out - not enough to full decode.  But it was a W and then a V.  Can you up your power without distorting?

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: DM49, what band do you want?

Stephen Melachrinos
 

Not seeing you either, Bryon.

Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: n7we1980@... [070] <070@...>
To: 070 <070@...>
Sent: Sat, Jul 29, 2017 5:48 pm
Subject: [070] Re: DM49, what band do you want?



Looking on 20m but not seeing you.

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602



Re: DM49, what band do you want?

Rick - N7WE
 

Looking on 20m but not seeing you.

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


DM49, what band do you want?

W7RIV
 

Trying to work DM49, what band do you want. Currently on 20m, seeing very few people.

14.070.336

Bryon, W7RIV


Re: 20m, DM49

W7RIV
 

I saw you. It was breaking up. Did you get me the second time in your logs?

On Sat, Jul 29, 2017 at 11:04 AM, Dan Morris dbmorris315@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

I can see your trace Bryon but very light right now. I tried calling but no go for now.


Dan Morris  KZ3T

I live to live for Him!



On Jul 29, 2017, at 1:00 PM, Bryon nnegrom@... [070] <070@...> wrote:


Sorry, I forgot to tell you what band.

20m for now.

Bryon, W7RIV




Re: 20m, DM49

Dan Morris - KZ3T
 

I can see your trace Bryon but very light right now. I tried calling but no go for now.

Dan Morris  KZ3T

I live to live for Him!



On Jul 29, 2017, at 1:00 PM, Bryon nnegrom@... [070] <070@...> wrote:


Sorry, I forgot to tell you what band.

20m for now.

Bryon, W7RIV



20m, DM49

W7RIV
 

Sorry, I forgot to tell you what band.

20m for now.

Bryon, W7RIV


DM49 Coming on the air!

W7RIV
 

Look for W7RIV, just finishing the setup.

Bryon, W7RIV


Re: May be a dumb question DM780

ljl2002@att.net
 

Hey Chris,

There are no dumb questions only good answers, especially in this group.  I have never come across a bunch of more helpful and knowledgeable
folks.  This is one of the real strengths of the group.  No matter what the subject there always seems to be someone that has the answer.  Many
times you get several responses which seem to clear things up nicely.
Of course there are all those endorsements too!

Glad to have you on board!
73
Joe
KA1PPV  #1482


On Friday, July 28, 2017 8:28 PM, "Christopher J LaRue NO7E no7e@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:


 
Thanks for the information, I am still new to these digital modes. :)

On 7/28/17 3:09 PM, wa4mit@... [070] wrote:
 
If you are asking how to advance the serial number it is put the number in these brackets [ ] square brackets each logging will advance the numbers sequence by one 1. You do not need to do anything to reset the number sequence after the contest. If you shut HRD down it will be reset. Use [XXX] this will sequence the number up 1 after each logged contact.

73 wa4mit Morris

--
73 de Chris NO7E
no7e@...
no7e@...
702-292-0880
OMISS #10925
PODXS 070 #2551
Feld Hell #5846



Re: May be a dumb question DM780 [1 Attachment]

Chris J LaRue NO7E
 

Thanks for the information, I am still new to these digital modes. :)


On 7/28/17 3:09 PM, wa4mit@... [070] wrote:
 

If you are asking how to advance the serial number it is put the number in these brackets [ ] square brackets each logging will advance the numbers sequence by one 1. You do not need to do anything to reset the number sequence after the contest. If you shut HRD down it will be reset. Use [XXX] this will sequence the number up 1 after each logged contact.


73 wa4mit Morris

-- 
73 de Chris NO7E
no7e@...
no7e@...
702-292-0880
OMISS #10925
PODXS 070 #2551
Feld Hell #5846


Re: May be a dumb question DM780

Morris WA4MIT
 

If you are asking how to advance the serial number it is put the number in these brackets [ ] square brackets each logging will advance the numbers sequence by one 1. You do not need to do anything to reset the number sequence after the contest. If you shut HRD down it will be reset. Use [XXX] <add-log> this will sequence the number up 1 after each logged contact.

73 wa4mit Morris

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