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by ZL3RC
Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For the future
Replies: 3
Views: 3055

Re: For the future

It has. Go and have a look at VKSpotter.com.

All ready for the coming session :clap:

Roger ZL3RC
by ZL3RC
Mon May 27, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 5G rollout - something concerning
Replies: 2
Views: 3142

Re: 5G rollout - something concerning

Sadly Adam a bit like the original scare campaign for the old cell network. That didn't work either as now that stuff is everywhere. You only have to drive around any residential area and spot all the mini cells sites on lamp posts on the sids of buildings and anywhere they have an RF hole to full. ...
by ZL3RC
Wed May 01, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: WSJT
Topic: FT4 digital mode for contesting available for testing!
Replies: 2
Views: 3053

Re: FT4 digital mode for contesting available for testing!

Gee its hard enough getting "normal" stations on in a contest let alone digital ones.
But thats VHF/UHF so HF may be different.

Thanks for the heads up and Ill be downloading and testing on 40m.

Cheers

Roger.
by ZL3RC
Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Transceivers, Transmitters & Receivers
Topic: FT-991 COM port issue
Replies: 2
Views: 3007

Re: FT-991 COM port issue

Hi Hayden. Ive been have a problem lately with the USB port on my FT-991 and I think Ive fixed the problem. While its a little different to your problem maybe the same fix will work for you too. What I was experiencing was the momentary dropping of the control "CAT" interface and the audio was doing...
by ZL3RC
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The big party of the VK Logger
Replies: 18
Views: 5369

Re: The big party of the VK Logger

The DXMaps "customized propagation warnings by E-Mail" are very good to and gave me some good warnings last session.
You can configure them to filter out just what you need to know, very useful.

Roger
by ZL3RC
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Silent Keys
Topic: ZL3MF Zl3TIC
Replies: 2
Views: 3092

Re: ZL3MF Zl3TIC

One of the old school "T" calls. We had a heap of fun those days and Mike was right in the middle of it!
Such a shock to hear the news.
We'll all miss him.

RIP Mike.
by ZL3RC
Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Transceivers, Transmitters & Receivers
Topic: Video: IC-9700 VHF/UHF/1200 MHz Base introduction
Replies: 45
Views: 12402

Re: Video: IC-9700 VHF/UHF/1200 MHz Base introduction

Just had a phone call from someone that has a new 9700 and is disappointed to find that the 10Mhz ref input isn't actually a 10Mhz reference at all. Rather its a 10Mhz input to automatically, after user input, to move the internal ref. onto frequency. Indications are that its stability after being "...
by ZL3RC
Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: 1296, Microwaves and Opto
Topic: New from Analog the ADF4371 62Mhz - 32Ghz Synthesizer
Replies: 8
Views: 3929

Re: New from Analog the ADF4371 62Mhz - 32Ghz Synthesizer

Its dam expensive though Tim.
Looks like somewhere around $390+NZ :crazy:

Roger
by ZL3RC
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An Unexpected Outcome of FT-8
Replies: 8
Views: 4220

Re: An Unexpected Outcome of FT-8

So there is no point running 100's of watts of power if your signal is only going as far as the pacific region with ZL and JA. Both these can be worked on FT-8 with fair conditions using little more than 10 watts or less. You make the big assumption here that you know where the propagation is going...
by ZL3RC
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: 50 MHz
Topic: What has FT8 done for 6m ?
Replies: 28
Views: 8447

Re: What has FT8 done for 6m ?

Everyone talks about northern hemisphere. We are not 5000k we are 13000 to 16000 km Makes no difference Steve. If I was new to the band 2000km would be DX maybe even 200km How come the South americans have stuck with jt65? Don't see the relevance of this comment as both modes have a 1st and second ...
by ZL3RC
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: 50 MHz
Topic: What has FT8 done for 6m ?
Replies: 28
Views: 8447

Re: What has FT8 done for 6m ?

Don't stay on 313 is part of the answer. During the northern summer the US and JA stations had the same problem and 323 was used a lot. So JA DX ops know about it we just need to start using it. Maybe us 313 for even TX only and 323 for odd TX only. Dont know if that would work but its always going ...
by ZL3RC
Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: FT8
Topic: FT8 2 meters
Replies: 6
Views: 4848

Re: FT8 2 meters

OK lets look at this, is SSB going to die on 144.1, don't know and don't care as OUR ZL SSB calling channel is 144.2 Don't ask me why two countries so close together don't share the same SSB calling channels. Bit like the VHF contest days, just silly. One observation about FT8 I would make is some, ...
by ZL3RC
Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: 1296, Microwaves and Opto
Topic: 23-on-23+MAD - Sunday September 23, 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 4402

Re: 23-on-23+MAD - Sunday September 23, 2018

Thanks Scott. The 300Km is a result of living in a long thin country :-) It would be nice to have the numbers you have to work. It's building over here and we may have 6-7 10G stations on over the next contest so Im keeping my fingers crossed. If one of the 23-on-23 days looks good over this way ple...
by ZL3RC
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: 1296, Microwaves and Opto
Topic: 23-on-23+MAD - Sunday September 23, 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 4402

Re: 23-on-23+MAD - Sunday September 23, 2018

Would love to be part of this activity.
Over here if its not a contest/field day or an arranged contact you'd be calling for a long time before you heard a reply!
Be interested in the sort of distances involved. When Ive taken out 10 and 5.7 over here Ive been working 300km or so path.

Roger
ZL3RC
by ZL3RC
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's on your Workbench?
Replies: 619
Views: 86629

Re: What's on your Workbench?

This is a pic of the revamped ZL3TEN and ZL3SIX beacons. Not on the work bench but it was while I was building it up. Top down: ZL3SIX exciter which consists of a Tait 162 TX section, cut out using a Dremel and a cutting wheel, modified to run on 50.040Mhz. It will generate about 45w flat out but is...
by ZL3RC
Thu Aug 25, 2016 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lurking 101
Replies: 8
Views: 5102

Re: Lurking 101

Unfortunately, all this discussion of lurkers and how supposedly bad they are, is starting to make me feel very uncomfortable about visiting this forum. I totally agree. I can't see the point of this discussion at all. I "watch" a lot of the time and Im going to use that term as I find "Lurking" al...
by ZL3RC
Mon Aug 01, 2016 12:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's on your Workbench?
Replies: 619
Views: 86629

Re: What's on your Workbench?

Ive been listening to Goon Shows while at work today and somehow that sort of fits..... "I resign"


Roger.
by ZL3RC
Sun Jul 31, 2016 1:42 pm
Forum: Transceivers, Transmitters & Receivers
Topic: Icom IC-910 circuit help
Replies: 20
Views: 8917

Re: Icom IC-910 circuit help

Bit off the main topic but just thought Id put in a comment about the FT-991 being as Peter mentioned it. Ive had one for a while now and I would have to say I wasn't that impressed at the start but since Ive used it for a while now mainly on 6m and 2m I really like it. It makes the FT-847 that it r...
by ZL3RC
Sat Jul 30, 2016 6:19 am
Forum: 1296, Microwaves and Opto
Topic: ZL2WHO/B 23cm Panel Antenna
Replies: 7
Views: 1499

Re: ZL2WHO/B 23cm Panel Antenna

Remember Mark is in an elevated position which makes a big difference to me down on the flat. During the summer the beacon was there a lot and indicates the path is workable more often that I thought so roll on summer and some activity :thumbup: Interested on the improvements on Wellington 23cm beac...
by ZL3RC
Fri Jul 29, 2016 12:24 pm
Forum: 1296, Microwaves and Opto
Topic: ZL2WHO/B 23cm Panel Antenna
Replies: 7
Views: 1499

Re: ZL2WHO/B 23cm Panel Antenna

Nice work Looks good guys.
Are you going to run the same ant. down this way or just more power.
I haven't seen the beacon on JT4 for a while now but then again Im not listening as much as I was.

You need to get WSPR running on it :wink: :wink:

Roger