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by VK7XX
Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Deleting your QRZCQ listing
Replies: 2
Views: 577

Re: Stay off the keyboard then.

VK3ZAZ wrote: stay off the keyboard Stephen as ken akk used to warn me.
obviously that didn't work !! :crazy: :lol:
by VK7XX
Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: 50 MHz
Topic: What has FT8 done for 6m ?
Replies: 28
Views: 2420

Re: What has FT8 done for 6m ?

ZL3MH wrote: The numbers on 6m have doubled on tripled with FT8 so like it or not
FT8 has increased the activity a lot.

73 Murray ZL3MH
I have worked several stations this year on FT8 that I have never even heard/seen on 6 before so for me, it has also increased my contact count.

73
John
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by VK7XX
Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remember these?
Replies: 64
Views: 9017

Re: Remember these?

VK2AAH wrote:... ok the odd Dietch is still lighting up the ionosphere...
come on now Richard, Norm's not all that odd :D :clap:

:J
John
by VK7XX
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: 50 MHz
Topic: Set the record straight.
Replies: 8
Views: 1563

Re: Set the record straight.

VK3ZAZ wrote: No one has worked Antarctica from Australia since 1995.
maybe no one from mainland Australia... but Tasmania is part of Australia and I worked VK0KEV on 6m on January 2, 2011.
by VK7XX
Tue Mar 15, 2016 10:52 am
Forum: Regulatory, Licencing & Exams
Topic: Check You License Renewal
Replies: 52
Views: 4092

Re: Check You License Renewal

Some people appear to not be getting notices, but for what its worth, I received a renewal notice today for my licence that is due near the end of the month.

John
VK7X
by VK7XX
Tue Feb 02, 2016 6:17 am
Forum: Digital Modes Miscellaneous
Topic: Digimode on 7.079?
Replies: 12
Views: 1043

Re: Digimode on 7.079?

VK4WDM wrote:What is the digimode on 7.079MHz that sounds a bit like JT65 but appears to be in LSB?

73

Wayne VK4WDM

Maybe someone on JT65 who forgot to switch to USB ??? I have decoded JT65 on LSB occasionally. I usually reply to them with "try USB" and that has worked.

John
VK7XX
by VK7XX
Sun Jan 24, 2016 1:56 pm
Forum: WSPR
Topic: Strange screen shot
Replies: 16
Views: 1035

Re: strange screen shot

I have seen patterns similar to this in the waterfall of 'EasyPal' , the digital sstv software. People send sound files that generate these types of things as their "signature" at the beginning and or end of their picture..... it might be something like this..

John
by VK7XX
Wed Dec 23, 2015 3:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Up 5?
Replies: 20
Views: 1584

Re: Up 5?

VK5HP wrote:What's the point of running a split ?

I could never really see the point in it
It is supposed to mean that you will be able to hear him more clearly than if everyone was on the one frequency. (Note the "supposed to") :-)

John
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by VK7XX
Sun Oct 04, 2015 6:47 am
Forum: WSJT
Topic: Looking for tolerant low signal digital mode
Replies: 20
Views: 1716

Re: Looking for tolerant low signal digital mode

Hello Peter. Have you tried JT-9 ?? I use JT9 on HF quite a bit and have found that it is pretty good even when other signals, like RTTY come up. I have not tried it on bands higher than HF a lot, having only 2 x 6m JT9 contacts and they were in to VK2 & VK3.

73
John
by VK7XX
Fri Sep 04, 2015 6:50 am
Forum: Meteor Scatter (MS)
Topic: 6M meteor scatter for standard calls on 52.230
Replies: 24
Views: 1872

Re: 6M meteor scatter on 52.230 WSJT new mode

Yep I do now Joe K1JT has added a new mode to WSJT for 10m and 6m FSK315 I have WSJT r5755 compiled and running here. Anybody else? Alan VK2ZIW WSJT-X 1.6.1 dev 5843 now with JT4 / JTMSK / WSPR-2 and others. Links and other great info in a post by Peter, VK5PJ here --> http://www.vklogger.com/forum...
by VK7XX
Wed Jul 22, 2015 7:13 am
Forum: Meteor Scatter (MS)
Topic: 6M meteor scatter for standard calls on 52.230
Replies: 24
Views: 1872

Re: 6M meteor scatter for standard calls on 52.230

I'll just put the question out there. Who and if any standard calls would like to try FSK441 or Iscat A or Iscat B on 52.230 one Saturday or Sunday Morning. If there is any interest I'll build a Moxon for 52.230 pretty small and simple antenna to make I would not mind joining in on this one Colin. ...
by VK7XX
Sat Jul 18, 2015 11:21 am
Forum: Satellites & Balloons
Topic: PS-46 PICO balloon HF payload WSPR JT9
Replies: 56
Views: 3804

Re: PS-46 PICO balloon HF payload WSPR JT9

VK3DXE wrote: Fingers crossed she'll make it through the coming night.
crossed here as well. It would be great to see it complete the 3rd circuit !

John
by VK7XX
Sat Jul 04, 2015 7:34 am
Forum: Satellites & Balloons
Topic: PS-46 PICO balloon HF payload WSPR JT9
Replies: 56
Views: 3804

Re: PS-46 PICO balloon HF payload WSPR JT9

WOOOOO HOOOOOO Just got my 1st ever decode from a balloon. 2132 -16 -0.1 1805 @ VK3YT1883MS.6 and 2133 -17 -0.1 1804 @ 27WA1-PE5917R on 20m JT9 using unmodified WSJT-X 73 John VK7XX Added by edit.... I also decoded it on 30M 2202 -23 -0.3 1803 @ VK3YT1893QTC8 and 2203 -23 -0.1 1803 @ 27UJ1-V/58O8H :...
by VK7XX
Fri Jun 26, 2015 9:36 am
Forum: Propagation & Solar Cycle News
Topic: Aurora in the southern states
Replies: 6
Views: 1270

Re: Aurora in the southern states

there is a farce book page for anyone interested. https://www.facebook.com/groups/auroraaustralis/ it does have "Tasmania" in the site name, but it is for anyone interested.

73
John
by VK7XX
Wed Jun 17, 2015 8:08 am
Forum: PC/Mac iOS Software
Topic: LOTW help
Replies: 14
Views: 3044

Re: LOTW help

Just starting out with using LOTW and I can't figure out what this means. Does anyone know? This is a screen cap of a QSO record querry. There are some QSLs with ticks and others with tick boxes. I know they are related to the DXCC awards, but I can't understand why some are 'pre-ticked' and others...
by VK7XX
Fri Jun 05, 2015 7:47 am
Forum: Propagation & Solar Cycle News
Topic: Plasma Tubes in the Ionosphere
Replies: 2
Views: 740

Re: Plasma Tubes in the Ionosphere

on the subject of plasma, just yesterday afternoon I was given a book called 'The Electric Universe' co-authored by an aussie, Wallace Thornhill and a 'merikan, David Talbott. It is all about plasma and electricity and so far, is very interesting.

73
John
by VK7XX
Thu May 14, 2015 5:38 pm
Forum: Ancillary, Test Equipment, Components & Parts
Topic: 2.5mm copper wire
Replies: 11
Views: 977

Re: 2.5mm copper wire

hi all, Im making some coils and was looking at a source for small lengths of 2mm and 2.5mm enameled copper wire.Does anyone know a source in Australia for this diameter wire regards Wayne VK4WTN Wayne, I have seen similar posts in the past and then, the answer was .... check out any local auto ele...
by VK7XX
Tue Apr 21, 2015 7:24 am
Forum: 50 MHz
Topic: JT65, JT9, WSPR on 6m. Missed opportunity?
Replies: 13
Views: 1330

Re: JT65, JT9, WSPR on 6m. Missed opportunity?

A Has it simply been that the 6m ops have been slow to utilize these modes? I Yes! I have been using JT65 since 2008 and currently have logged well over 8k contacts on JT65 & 600+ on JT9. My first contact on that mode was with Jim, VK3II and was on the 2m band. Over many years I made mention of JT6...
by VK7XX
Mon Mar 30, 2015 6:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remote rig audio (and control?) over local network
Replies: 2
Views: 330

Re: Remote rig audio (and control?) over local network

VK3TST wrote: In a short sentence: I want to be able to conduct a QSO over my home network.
Its been quite a while since I searched for this info Marcus .... from my favourites I have these links which may (or may not) be useful
http://remoteqth.com/ and http://radio.linux.org.au/?sectpat=All


regards
John
by VK7XX
Tue Mar 24, 2015 6:28 am
Forum: Regulatory, Licencing & Exams
Topic: Permitted power use on digital modes
Replies: 16
Views: 1126

Re: Permitted power use on digital modes

Out of simple curiosity and because I am confused, and others know more about this than myself, I ask......... If I use my computer to generate a voice (lets say recordings of my own voice) and play that voice through my computers speaker in to my radio microphone which I have placed near the speake...