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by VK6OX
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For the future
Replies: 3
Views: 3038

Re: For the future

<snip> the old chat was imho not in need of alteration Whether it was or wasn't is irrelevant. It's gone, dead, deceased, no longer extant!! :lol: As ZL3RC has indicated, there is an effective chat for 6m and above. Type vkspotter.com in ur browser search bar. Most of the mob that were on vklogger ...
by VK6OX
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Propagation & Solar Cycle News
Topic: Various views on when Cycle 25 happens
Replies: 0
Views: 2930

Various views on when Cycle 25 happens

I was going to add this link to a post I started back in 2016 asking hams how old they'd be when Cycle 25 started in around 2022. Unfortunately that thread degenerated into off-topic blah blah so I've decided to post this in a new thread. https://www.spaceweatherlive.com/community/topic/1524-solar-c...
by VK6OX
Sun May 12, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 50 years
Replies: 5
Views: 3727

Re: 50 years

Well done Steve!
A certain "Rick" from Hamilton was on ABC's Macca program this morning....d'you happen to know him? :wink:
by VK6OX
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: LF, MF, HF
Topic: Everyone listening no one transmitting
Replies: 9
Views: 4556

Re: Everyone listening no one transmitting

Society has dumbed down. <snip> Re the dumbing down of society, I couldn't agree more. I believe you've accurately expressed the feelings of many, Adam! I'll not plagiarise you but I'd like to take the core of your post, prior to the emoji, and couch it in my own words and then spread it to other (...
by VK6OX
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: 50 MHz
Topic: Season's Greetings and HNY 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 3366

Re: Season's Greetings and HNY 2019

Time to hibernate until EU Es season. Keep ur rigs focussed folks in the June/July timeframe.
by VK6OX
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An Unexpected Outcome of FT-8
Replies: 8
Views: 4213

Re: An Unexpected Outcome of FT-8

<snip> It is a weak signal mode and was designed for the use of low power. But we still see people who think running 100w or more is common practice. Using high power defies the whole point of a weak signal mode. <snip> Robert VK4LHD Yes, it is a weak signal mode, but that doesn't mean the tx stati...
by VK6OX
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Transceivers, Transmitters & Receivers
Topic: Video: IC-9700 VHF/UHF/1200 MHz Base introduction
Replies: 45
Views: 12389

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

Andy, your 20 year old boat anchor will not be competitive in MDS and blocking dynamic range. Period. But yes, separate PTT lines in the IC-9700 would have been nice. :roll: <snip> I can't argue that Adam.....but for my requirements it does an adequate job. As does my TS590S, but I'm currently un-e...
by VK6OX
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Transceivers, Transmitters & Receivers
Topic: Video: IC-9700 VHF/UHF/1200 MHz Base introduction
Replies: 45
Views: 12389

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

<snip> Compare that with the 20 year old technology of the TS2000X where you get 5 PTT lines with individual power controls for HF, 6, 2, 70 and 1.2 Those Kenwood Engineers from the late 90's really knew what they were doing! ********************************** <snip> Cheers Peter VK3QI Off topic I ...
by VK6OX
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: 50 MHz
Topic: What has FT8 done for 6m ?
Replies: 28
Views: 8427

Re: What has FT8 done for 6m ?

Steve, we may not see eye to eye on a lot of things but I very much agree with you on those points you've put fwd which I've highlighted below: Chaos today when cross towners called dxers. There is no reason to stay congested on 313. JAs KG6 DU BV3 JR6 FO5 3D2;FK8 mixing in at -10 to -20 with VK7s a...
by VK6OX
Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Transceivers, Transmitters & Receivers
Topic: TS2000 2m PA device Type
Replies: 5
Views: 3931

Re: TS2000 2m PA device Type

Might be hard to tell if they're stuck upside down to a heatsink Mark! :wink:
by VK6OX
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Transceivers, Transmitters & Receivers
Topic: Kenwood TS2000 Low Output 2m
Replies: 4
Views: 3508

Re: Kenwood TS2000 Low Output 2m

KJ have you posed the question to the TS2000 Yahoo group?
You may find the answer there.
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/Ken ... roup&slk=1

Cheers
Andy
by VK6OX
Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: 50 MHz
Topic: What has FT8 done for 6m ?
Replies: 28
Views: 8427

Re: What has FT8 done for 6m ?

except we are working sa with jt65 ft8 has taken some qrm away from that. To some small extent... like wspr it has its place and is a way of getting qsos if thats your thing. Isn't that what hams strive for....making QSOs i.e. 2-way contacts? pointless when signals are s nine. Agree. Though some ha...
by VK6OX
Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: 50 MHz
Topic: Season's Greetings and HNY 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 3366

Season's Greetings and HNY 2019

To all those completely crazy folk who persist in trying to understand the vagaries of the Magic Band, a Very Merry Christmas to you all, and a Happy, Safe and Healthy 2019! :) :) For those other completely crazy folk who THINK they understand the vagaries of the Magic Band, a Very Merry Christmas t...
by VK6OX
Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: 50 MHz
Topic: FT8 6m DX
Replies: 40
Views: 13277

Re: FT8 6m DX

I use WSPR to establish if there is any possible propagation on 6m (and to check for short paths) in conjunction with FT8 for contacts below the noise level. When signals start to become audible, I then switch to voice. Each to their own, it increases activity in some way at least. It's also probab...
by VK6OX
Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FT8 version 2 is coming
Replies: 38
Views: 10752

Re: FT8 version 2 is coming

Yet another good day with moderate Es (drop the apostrophe folks!! :P ) and almost all sigs here in the West were V2.
None of the sigs were suitable for SSB apart from one or 2 ZL stns which were particularly strong for a period.
by VK6OX
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FT8 version 2 is coming
Replies: 38
Views: 10752

Re: FT8 version 2 is coming

Today most stations on 6m FT8 appear to be on WSJT Version 2.0 Good to hear Murray! Unfortunately we here "West of Everywhere" had no prop today, so I couldn't gauge the take-up. Someone remarked on the 6m iChat that V2 would need some evaluation. It doesn't need any more evaluation, the previous R...
by VK6OX
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FT8 version 2 is coming
Replies: 38
Views: 10752

Re: FT8 version 2 is HERE folks!! Change or be left behind!

FT8 version 2 is HERE folks!! Change or be left behind! The changeover on 40m as recvd from my part of the world in the last hour is between 40-50%....globally. I struggle to understand why some folk are so reticent in making the change. Perhaps I'm mistaken in thinking that hams are totally willing...
by VK6OX
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Transceivers, Transmitters & Receivers
Topic: XRef - 10MHz-Locked Reference Oscillator
Replies: 84
Views: 22321

Re: XRef - 10MHz-Locked Reference Oscillator

Resurrecting a long dormant thread!

First of all, thanks Dave VK3HZ for providing a solution to the XREF-VS unlock situation with the TS2000.

And now my question: has anyone used the XREF-VS with their TS590s or sg??

TIA
by VK6OX
Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FT8 version 2 is coming
Replies: 38
Views: 10752

Re: FT8 version 2 is coming

FB Ken! I was initially using the 2nd tab and couldn't figure out how to do RR73 .....then I read the notes!! :oops:
by VK6OX
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FT8 version 2 is coming
Replies: 38
Views: 10752

Re: FT8 version 2 is coming

Upgrade NOW Graham! By the end of the year, everyone will/should be on WSJTx v2.0.