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Re: DM95

Ed
 

164315 22 5.6 1503 & N7KA N5KS DM95

 

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From: Arne N7KA
Sent: Friday, September 13, 2019 10:29 AM
To: nmvhf@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nmvhf] DM95

 

I am  hearing him and decoding.

 

Arne N7KA

On September 13, 2019 at 10:20 AM Ed <n5jeh@...> wrote:

MSK  144 would work better for that distance with no other propagation to help. Just MHO

 

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From: Arne N7KA
Sent: Friday, September 13, 2019 8:52 AM
To: NMVHF
Subject: [nmvhf] DM95

 

I copied N5KS on 6M FT8 yesterday with good sigs -8 to -14.  I am trying to work him for new 6M grid and sent him  an email about looking this way and into Olathe during the contest this weeked.   He is in Amarillo.  N5EPA might have a good chance, possibly W7QQ.

 

Arne N7KA

 

 


 


 

 


Re: DM95

Keith Morehouse
 

FT8 officially sucks as a mode when there is meteor scatter mixed in.  Just a single big ping of scatter within FT8's 15 sec receive window will likely prevent a decode on a weak signal.

I suspect FT4 would suffer the same.. maybe worse.

-W9RM

Keith Morehouse
via MotoG

On Fri, Sep 13, 2019, 10:38 AM Ed <n5jeh@...> wrote:

No just shorter requirement for a exchange. A  short ping on FT8 is useless but a contact can be made with msk with nothing but short pings. Takes a lot of time however

 

Ed N5jeh

 

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From: Steve London
Sent: Friday, September 13, 2019 10:32 AM
To: nmvhf@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nmvhf] DM95

 

Why ? Are you saying that the only mechanism that could support a QSO is meteor

scatter ?

 

73,

Steve, N2IC

 

On 09/13/2019 10:20 AM, Ed wrote:

> MSK  144 would work better for that distance with no other propagation to help.

> Just MHO

>

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> *ED  N5JEH   DM65RD*

>

> *From: *Arne N7KA <mailto:N7KA@...>

> *Sent: *Friday, September 13, 2019 8:52 AM

> *To: *NMVHF <mailto:nmvhf@groups.io>

> *Subject: *[nmvhf] DM95

>

> I copied N5KS on 6M FT8 yesterday with good sigs -8 to -14.  I am trying to work

> him for new 6M grid and sent him  an email about looking this way and into

> Olathe during the contest this weeked.   He is in Amarillo.  N5EPA might have a

> good chance, possibly W7QQ.

>

> Arne N7KA

>

>

 

 

 


Re: DM95

Ed
 

No just shorter requirement for a exchange. A  short ping on FT8 is useless but a contact can be made with msk with nothing but short pings. Takes a lot of time however

 

Ed N5jeh

 

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From: Steve London
Sent: Friday, September 13, 2019 10:32 AM
To: nmvhf@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nmvhf] DM95

 

Why ? Are you saying that the only mechanism that could support a QSO is meteor

scatter ?

 

73,

Steve, N2IC

 

On 09/13/2019 10:20 AM, Ed wrote:

> MSK  144 would work better for that distance with no other propagation to help.

> Just MHO

>

> Sent from Mail <https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986> for Windows 10

>

> *ED  N5JEH   DM65RD*

>

> *From: *Arne N7KA <mailto:N7KA@...>

> *Sent: *Friday, September 13, 2019 8:52 AM

> *To: *NMVHF <mailto:nmvhf@groups.io>

> *Subject: *[nmvhf] DM95

>

> I copied N5KS on 6M FT8 yesterday with good sigs -8 to -14.  I am trying to work

> him for new 6M grid and sent him  an email about looking this way and into

> Olathe during the contest this weeked.   He is in Amarillo.  N5EPA might have a

> good chance, possibly W7QQ.

>

> Arne N7KA

>

>

 

 

 


Re: DM95

Steve London
 

Why ? Are you saying that the only mechanism that could support a QSO is meteor scatter ?

73,
Steve, N2IC

On 09/13/2019 10:20 AM, Ed wrote:
MSK  144 would work better for that distance with no other propagation to help. Just MHO
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*From: *Arne N7KA <mailto:N7KA@comcast.net>
*Sent: *Friday, September 13, 2019 8:52 AM
*To: *NMVHF <mailto:nmvhf@groups.io>
*Subject: *[nmvhf] DM95
I copied N5KS on 6M FT8 yesterday with good sigs -8 to -14.  I am trying to work him for new 6M grid and sent him  an email about looking this way and into Olathe during the contest this weeked.   He is in Amarillo.  N5EPA might have a good chance, possibly W7QQ.
Arne N7KA


Re: DM95

Arne N7KA
 

I am  hearing him and decoding.


Arne N7KA

On September 13, 2019 at 10:20 AM Ed <n5jeh@...> wrote:

MSK  144 would work better for that distance with no other propagation to help. Just MHO

 

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From: Arne N7KA
Sent: Friday, September 13, 2019 8:52 AM
To: NMVHF
Subject: [nmvhf] DM95

 

I copied N5KS on 6M FT8 yesterday with good sigs -8 to -14.  I am trying to work him for new 6M grid and sent him  an email about looking this way and into Olathe during the contest this weeked.   He is in Amarillo.  N5EPA might have a good chance, possibly W7QQ.

 

Arne N7KA

 

 


 


 


Re: DM95

Ed
 

MSK  144 would work better for that distance with no other propagation to help. Just MHO

 

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ED  N5JEH   DM65RD

 

From: Arne N7KA
Sent: Friday, September 13, 2019 8:52 AM
To: NMVHF
Subject: [nmvhf] DM95

 

I copied N5KS on 6M FT8 yesterday with good sigs -8 to -14.  I am trying to work him for new 6M grid and sent him  an email about looking this way and into Olathe during the contest this weeked.   He is in Amarillo.  N5EPA might have a good chance, possibly W7QQ.

 

Arne N7KA

 


Re: DM95

Keith Morehouse
 

Thanks for the heads up Arne.  I'll keep a lookout for him.

-W9RM

Keith Morehouse
via MotoG

On Fri, Sep 13, 2019, 8:52 AM Arne N7KA <N7KA@...> wrote:

I copied N5KS on 6M FT8 yesterday with good sigs -8 to -14.  I am trying to work him for new 6M grid and sent him  an email about looking this way and into Olathe during the contest this weeked.   He is in Amarillo.  N5EPA might have a good chance, possibly W7QQ.


Arne N7KA


Re: 2m FT8 #vhf

KD
 

In the map options, click and activate the "Suppress bad QRG" option.  These are uploads to PSKReporter containing incorrect information, and the option mentioned is supposed to eliminate them from the display.  BTW, it does not always work from my experience.

73 de KD, N5KS
DM95be


DM95

Arne N7KA
 

I copied N5KS on 6M FT8 yesterday with good sigs -8 to -14.  I am trying to work him for new 6M grid and sent him  an email about looking this way and into Olathe during the contest this weeked.   He is in Amarillo.  N5EPA might have a good chance, possibly W7QQ.


Arne N7KA


KK6MC/r activity

James Duffey
 

WB2FKO and I will be roving in the September VHF Contest. Here are the details:

KK6MC/r itinerary ARRL Sept VHF Contest

Grid Time on Time out

September 14, 2019

DM64bw 1800Z 1930Z

In motion, through DM65 to DM55

DM55xh 2030Z 2200Z

In motion through DM55 (+ bit of DM54)

September 15, 2020

DM44ww 0000Z 0200Z 

Break for dinner, but we may operate later

Next day local, still Sept 15 local

DM44ww 1300Z 1500Z

We will dedicate this operating period to 6M MSK144

DM45wa 1515Z 1715Z

We will dedicate this operating period to 6M MSK144

DM45wa   1715Z 1800Z

We will dedicate this operating period to SSB & CW 

In motion through DM45 and DM46

DM46vc 2000Z 2130Z

In motion through DM46 and DM56

DM56ec 2230Z 0000Z

In motion through DM56, DM55, DM65 (+ a bit of DM64)

DM65 0300Z

end of contest, if we are early we will operate a bit here

Bands 6M, 2M, 222MHz, 432MHZ, 902MHZ, and 1296MHZ. SSB, CW, FT8, FT4, and MSK144

WB2FKO, whose home station is dismantled in preparation for a move, will be operating with me. While we are dedicating most of Sunday morning to MSK144 we will operate FT8 and FT4 when in the other grids. WSJT-X while roving is new to me, so I am still feeling my way around, but we plan on spending roughly the first half hour at a grid on SSB & CW, then the next half hour or so on FT8/FT4 and then what time remains at the end of the stay back on SSB and CW. If we get behind schedule we will try to leave on time, which may leave us short of operating time at a grid.

When we have cell access we will be on Slack and APRS. 

We should have good coverage into the Albuquerque area from these locations, as well as Phoenix and Tucson. We hope to catch some of the other rovers as rover to rover QSOs are always fun. 

As always, times may vary, and depending on what unknown issues arise, we may have to cut some of it short. Please understand.


James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM


N7GP/R VHF contest plans for this weekend

Tom
 

To ALL...

I will be starting out this Saturday at beginning of the contest at the Junction on DM32 and Dm33....then moving to DM 42 and DM 43.. I plan on making this loop twice to pick up everyone..
Saturday night, overnite will be in DM42 and DM43, primarily 6 and 2 meters FT8/4 and MSK 144.....
Sunday morning at dawn AZ time,1200 UTC ,I will be starting DM32, then DM42, DM43, DM33, DM34, and DM44,,, then the far west end of DM45,,, and If all goes well I will end up toward end of contest in DM 35 just west of Flagstaff, AZ.
I will have 6, 2, 222, 432, 903, 1296 and 2304.. good power and decent antennas.....SSB,,,,CW,,FM,or ANY DIGITAL mode....I am willing to try any FM contact on any band!!!
I will be available for any pre-arranged skeds, via this email address wa8wzg@wa8wzg.net or CELL PHONE,,, 419-370-8802.
IF YOU HEAR me and cant get my attention, call!!!
AS a side note,, WE all know that 6 meters still has an occasional opening this time of year. that said.. IT may change how long I stay in one grid,,
hoping to work a lot of you , !!!
GET ON AND MAKE SOME NOISE!!!
Tom
N7GP
EX WA8WZG


Re: 2m FT8 #vhf

Ed
 

After rereading the post, if those are FT8 contacts, eme use JT65,you must be looking at some HF freq with PSK reporter. Looks like the color for 20 meters

 

  Ed n5jeh

 

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From: Keith Morehouse
Sent: Thursday, September 12, 2019 8:35 AM
To: nmvhf@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nmvhf] 2m FT8 #vhf

 

Dave, I'm not near a computer with WSJTX installed, but I'm pretty sure the 2M FT8 frequency is 144.174.

 

-W9RM

Keith Morehouse
via MotoG

 

On Thu, Sep 12, 2019, 8:16 AM Dave Moore <n7rf@...> wrote:

I spend a lot of time on 6m FT8 and MSK144, but haven't been paying a lot of attention to 2m (MSK144) since I'm in the middle of rebuilding the 2m linear.  But, the past few weeks, I spot checked PSKreporter and see stuff like this on 2m FT8 (24 hour activity window).  Seems sparse in the west, maybe because few are checking it out.  Just a thought.  Will probably spend some more time monitoring 144.176.

Dave N7RF
Boerne, TX

 


Re: 2m FT8 #vhf

Ed
 

That 2m activity has to be on EME  Don’t think we have any 2m es contacts to Eu from US.  FT8 freq is 144.174   msk is 144.150

 

Ed n5jeh

 

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From: Keith Morehouse
Sent: Thursday, September 12, 2019 8:35 AM
To: nmvhf@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nmvhf] 2m FT8 #vhf

 

Dave, I'm not near a computer with WSJTX installed, but I'm pretty sure the 2M FT8 frequency is 144.174.

 

-W9RM

Keith Morehouse
via MotoG

 

On Thu, Sep 12, 2019, 8:16 AM Dave Moore <n7rf@...> wrote:

I spend a lot of time on 6m FT8 and MSK144, but haven't been paying a lot of attention to 2m (MSK144) since I'm in the middle of rebuilding the 2m linear.  But, the past few weeks, I spot checked PSKreporter and see stuff like this on 2m FT8 (24 hour activity window).  Seems sparse in the west, maybe because few are checking it out.  Just a thought.  Will probably spend some more time monitoring 144.176.

Dave N7RF
Boerne, TX

 


Re: 2m FT8 #vhf

Keith Morehouse
 

Dave, I'm not near a computer with WSJTX installed, but I'm pretty sure the 2M FT8 frequency is 144.174.

-W9RM

Keith Morehouse
via MotoG


On Thu, Sep 12, 2019, 8:16 AM Dave Moore <n7rf@...> wrote:
I spend a lot of time on 6m FT8 and MSK144, but haven't been paying a lot of attention to 2m (MSK144) since I'm in the middle of rebuilding the 2m linear.  But, the past few weeks, I spot checked PSKreporter and see stuff like this on 2m FT8 (24 hour activity window).  Seems sparse in the west, maybe because few are checking it out.  Just a thought.  Will probably spend some more time monitoring 144.176.

Dave N7RF
Boerne, TX


Re: 2m FT8 #vhf

N7OW
 

I could be misremembering but I believe the only transatlantic UHF/VHF non eme contact was done from an island off the coast of south America to an island off  the coast to Africa and it was done with one of the microwave bands.


On Thu, Sep 12, 2019, 7:28 AM Steve London <n2ic@...> wrote:
Something is wrong with that map. There has never been a confirmed 2 meter QSO
between Europe and the USA, except via moonbounce.

73,
Steve, N2IC

On 09/12/2019 08:16 AM, Dave Moore wrote:
> I spend a lot of time on 6m FT8 and MSK144, but haven't been paying a lot of
> attention to 2m (MSK144) since I'm in the middle of rebuilding the 2m linear. 
> But, the past few weeks, I spot checked PSKreporter and see stuff like this on
> 2m FT8 (24 hour activity window).  Seems sparse in the west, maybe because few
> are checking it out.  Just a thought.  Will probably spend some more time
> monitoring 144.176.
>
> Dave N7RF
> Boerne, TX
>
>




Re: 2m FT8 #vhf

Steve London
 

Something is wrong with that map. There has never been a confirmed 2 meter QSO between Europe and the USA, except via moonbounce.

73,
Steve, N2IC

On 09/12/2019 08:16 AM, Dave Moore wrote:
I spend a lot of time on 6m FT8 and MSK144, but haven't been paying a lot of attention to 2m (MSK144) since I'm in the middle of rebuilding the 2m linear. But, the past few weeks, I spot checked PSKreporter and see stuff like this on 2m FT8 (24 hour activity window).  Seems sparse in the west, maybe because few are checking it out.  Just a thought.  Will probably spend some more time monitoring 144.176.
Dave N7RF
Boerne, TX


2m FT8 #vhf

Dave Moore
 

I spend a lot of time on 6m FT8 and MSK144, but haven't been paying a lot of attention to 2m (MSK144) since I'm in the middle of rebuilding the 2m linear.  But, the past few weeks, I spot checked PSKreporter and see stuff like this on 2m FT8 (24 hour activity window).  Seems sparse in the west, maybe because few are checking it out.  Just a thought.  Will probably spend some more time monitoring 144.176.

Dave N7RF
Boerne, TX


AA5PR/R plans for contest

John Klem
 

I'll be roving again for the contest.  
6 m: 100 W + Moxon
2 m: 5-80 W (depending on amplifier behavior) + 6 el.
432: 5 W + 11 el.
Any mode you would like.

Saturday
1800-2000Z DM55vf
2300-0100Z DM56ug

Sunday
1300-1700Z DM56ug (I expect to concentrate on 6 m meteor scatter during this time)
2030-0000Z DM66kc

I'll be on NMVHF/chat and VHF-Chat/rover Slack channels, and also reachable by text at 505-373-4671.

John AA5PR


September VHF - W9RM

Keith Morehouse
 

I will be 'available' during the contest and QRV with high power, 6 through 432.  I'll concentrate on being in the chair at the start and during peak meteor time on Sunday morning and trying to follow whatever rover scheduling I have knowledge of.  If you're a fixed station and want to work the DM58 mult on a schedule, let me know.  

I'll also browse the various VHF chat pages (groups.io, Slack, PJ, KST, ect).

6M:  KW + 9EL/7ELx2/5EL
2M:  600W + 5WL @ 50'
222: 500W + 5WL @ 65'
432: KW + 9WL @ 70'
(900/1296 waiting for someone to work)

-W9RM DM58xn

Keith Morehouse
via MotoG


Re: W3DHJ/r ARRL SEP VHF Contest

N7OW
 

Hey Jonesy, 

I'll be roving in northern AZ the first day of the contest. I'll be in DM44,45, 54, and 55 in Saturday at that same time you'll be out. 

Give me a call when you're ready to go and maybe we make contact.

I'll have:
50 moxon 100w
144 12 ele 50w
222 10ele 8w
432 15ele 20w

Thanks and 73,
Ryan - N7OW 
602-469-7113

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