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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

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

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
>
>



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

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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ED  N5JEH   DM65RD

 

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

 

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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ED  N5JEH   DM65RD

 

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

 

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
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