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Re: 40m NVIS for this coming Sunday
« Reply #90 on: September 21, 2014, 03:49:37 PM »
Sorry Alan,  I just finished working.  Missed the attempt.  I'll be checking the forum on & off for the next few hours.....Maybe you'll tell me if you found anything good at the Fun Show!



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Re: 40m NVIS for this coming Sunday
« Reply #91 on: September 21, 2014, 08:15:03 PM »
Sorry Alan,  I just finished working.  Missed the attempt.  I'll be checking the forum on & off for the next few hours.....Maybe you'll tell me if you found anything good at the Fun Show!
And fun it was!  But nothing particularly new or exciting, frankly kind of slow.  But still fun, it's like a roving toy store that's only open nearby a couple of times a year.

About todays attempt... didn't hear anything, not even interfering stations.  You didn't miss much, Vulture.  The ionosphere was pretty uncooperative.  So far to date, just by being on and calling, either Carl or I have dug up a few TSP people along with a couple of random passers-by.  Not even that today.  I wonder if I could have even talked with Carl, had he been well enough; the ionosphere was that dull.

Had a side discussion with XSquidGator about going over to digital, probably PSK31 (we were going to continue this conversation later today, but I got wrapped up in some other stuff, will give a shout later XSG!).  I'm not sure that this "most of CONUS on 100 watts and an expedient wire antenna" stuff is ever going to work for ssb, but maybe the 20 dB tailwind digital provides could make it feasible.  I'm going to go ruminate on this for a day or two, and may start another thread to hash out some issues.

Hey, we tried.  Sometimes the deck just come up all wrong.

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Re: 40m NVIS for this coming Sunday
« Reply #92 on: September 27, 2014, 02:06:00 PM »
even negative data is good data

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Re: 40m NVIS for this coming Sunday
« Reply #93 on: September 27, 2014, 06:21:59 PM »
even negative data is good data
That's good news, because we're amassing a pile of it!   :)

Trying again tomorrow, adding to the data pile:

40m: 1pm CDT / 1800 Zulu, 7.250 MHz (LSB).  If there's interference, step up by 2.5 kHz until we get out of the muck.

20m: 1:30 CDT / 18:30 Zulu, 14.310 MHz (USB).  If there's interference, step up to 14.320, then step from 2.5 kHz from there.

Hope folks can make it.


Side note to Carl: take it easy, don't push things, don't try anything the doctors would frown upon!  Make it when you can, the ionosphere'll still be there.

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Re: 40m NVIS for this coming Sunday
« Reply #94 on: September 28, 2014, 12:06:24 PM »
Called, heard nothing.  Perhaps something was buried in the background noise, which is running S7 around here today.

OK, will try again on 20m on the half-hour.

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Re: 40m NVIS for this coming Sunday
« Reply #95 on: September 28, 2014, 12:28:50 PM »
And somebody just started calling "CQ Contest" on 14.310.  Going to 14.320.

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Re: 40m NVIS for this coming Sunday
« Reply #96 on: September 28, 2014, 12:55:21 PM »
Nope.  Talked with one random passerby up in Michigan, that was about all.

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Re: 40m NVIS for this coming Sunday
« Reply #97 on: September 28, 2014, 03:11:11 PM »
That's good news, because we're amassing a pile of it!   :)

Trying again tomorrow, adding to the data pile:

40m: 1pm CDT / 1800 Zulu, 7.250 MHz (LSB).  If there's interference, step up by 2.5 kHz until we get out of the muck.

20m: 1:30 CDT / 18:30 Zulu, 14.310 MHz (USB).  If there's interference, step up to 14.320, then step from 2.5 kHz from there.

Hope folks can make it.


Side note to Carl: take it easy, don't push things, don't try anything the doctors would frown upon!  Make it when you can, the ionosphere'll still be there.

I am not allowed off my back and only two  fingers on left hand to type with,I have my comms bag with PC HF UHF VHF GPS/SPOT and SAT phone plus two am/fm/sw receivers to play with for now...minimalist...I know. Hacked into SECURE WIFY FOR internet.Head here told me OK,if you can get past his security...3 minutes...the net has been my play ground for long time.

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Re: 40m NVIS for this coming Sunday
« Reply #98 on: September 28, 2014, 04:06:07 PM »
Hacked into SECURE WIFY FOR internet.Head here told me OK,if you can get past his security...3 minutes...the net has been my play ground for long time.
They didn't know who they were messing with.  8)

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Re: 40m NVIS for this coming Sunday
« Reply #99 on: September 28, 2014, 05:18:29 PM »
Sorry I missed the attempt, I just got back from my In-Law's campground.   Kids had Grandparents weekend camping fun,  Now I have to vacuum up my car.  :(


Hey Carl! Good to see you back on.  Hope you're doing well.   Were they using good old WEP for "security"?



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Re: 40m NVIS for this coming Sunday
« Reply #100 on: September 28, 2014, 07:37:58 PM »
Sorry I missed the attempt, I just got back from my In-Law's campground.   Kids had Grandparents weekend camping fun,  Now I have to vacuum up my car.  :(


Hey Carl! Good to see you back on.  Hope you're doing well.   Were they using good old WEP for "security"?



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Re: 40m NVIS for this coming Sunday
« Reply #101 on: October 04, 2014, 07:17:23 PM »
Not a lot going on in this SSB net, so let's go for a PSK net in a couple of weeks.  I'm thinking a little later, maybe 2-pm-ish so as to not cut into people's Sunday morning-and-dinner plans.  More details later, but in the meantime, anybody got any input or feedback?


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Re: 40m NVIS for this coming Sunday
« Reply #102 on: October 05, 2014, 12:21:48 PM »
Cables installed and I have an operational waterfall in fldigi!!!

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Re: 40m NVIS for this coming Sunday
« Reply #103 on: October 05, 2014, 02:03:30 PM »
Cables installed and I have an operational waterfall in fldigi!!!


RED ALERT......,Do not run more than 25 watt on your 100 watt ssb rig with Digital being so high a duty cycle...you will SMOKE you radio.I can't type well enough to give details,trust me and do not do it. Digital advantage 20 watts= 2000 watts SSB voice.

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Re: 40m NVIS for this coming Sunday
« Reply #104 on: October 05, 2014, 10:43:20 PM »
I tried calling on 7.250 at 1pm. No reply heard. I've been wanting to check in with you guys but today is the first time I was able and looks like I missed everyone.

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Re: 40m NVIS for this coming Sunday
« Reply #105 on: October 06, 2014, 02:17:18 AM »
even negative data is good data

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Re: 40m NVIS for this coming Sunday
« Reply #106 on: December 31, 2014, 06:02:46 AM »
It has been a few months and despite the doctors...I am still alive and willing to go at 40 meters and or 20 metersagain if any are interested. I have SSB and PSK available and often time on my hands.


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Re: 40m NVIS for this coming Sunday
« Reply #107 on: December 31, 2014, 06:24:10 AM »
 8)  Any old time tomorrow works for me.  We're probably too close for 20m Carl, so maybe a separate session for each?  My schedule's open, just... not too early!

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Re: 40m NVIS for this coming Sunday
« Reply #108 on: December 31, 2014, 06:39:55 AM »
Best around 1 PM for 40 meters , when the band is usually dead for DX'ers and great for NVIS also good time for 20 as it covers most of the US at that time of day for distant stations as 20 is rarely good for NVIS work.

7.250   14.290  plus ,we can use TSP chat to coordinate,if I run from PC to radio.

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Re: 40m NVIS for this coming Sunday
« Reply #109 on: December 31, 2014, 06:50:46 AM »
Best around 1 PM for 40 meters , when the band is usually dead for DX'ers and great for NVIS also good time for 20 as it covers most of the US at that time of day for distant stations as 20 is rarely good for NVIS work.

7.250   14.290  plus ,we can use TSP chat to coordinate,if I run from PC to radio.

Tomorrow?  I'm there!  On this weekend too?

I hear you about running between the 'pooter and the radio.  I probably ought to re-arrange my shack, but I'm not sure how I could squeeze things in that way.

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Re: 40m NVIS for this coming Sunday
« Reply #110 on: December 31, 2014, 06:55:21 AM »
Tomorrow?  I'm there!  On this weekend too?

I hear you about running between the 'pooter and the radio.  I probably ought to re-arrange my shack, but I'm not sure how I could squeeze things in that way.

There is no rush . It is a time to test and be heard . The TSP chat would allow others to report ,even if security was a concern...but if we all wave a flag at once,do they have enough strength to stop us? I think not.

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Re: 40m NVIS for this coming Sunday
« Reply #111 on: December 31, 2014, 09:47:19 AM »
You think you have enough juice to hit Michigan... ;D

Are you trying today or tomorrow at 1

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Re: 40m NVIS for this coming Sunday
« Reply #112 on: December 31, 2014, 10:04:56 AM »
You think you have enough juice to hit Michigan... ;D

Are you trying today or tomorrow at 1

OK ,today at 1 PM CST on 7.250 and at 1:15 on 14.290 as room permits..I will jump into TSP chat room a few minutes before to advise frequency and visit with any who want. I want to later schedule a day/time so that as many as can ,will try . THIS IS ABOUT RADIO and discussion will be mostly about radio ,though most Hams are into preparedness,they rarely call it such.

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Re: 40m NVIS for this coming Sunday
« Reply #113 on: December 31, 2014, 10:27:34 AM »
ill stick around, I have a radio but I'm not licensed.

I've had my radio for about a year, I listen to my local clubs net each week, not sure if ill be any use to you Carl.

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Re: 40m NVIS for this coming Sunday
« Reply #114 on: December 31, 2014, 10:47:27 AM »
ill stick around, I have a radio but I'm not licensed.

I've had my radio for about a year, I listen to my local clubs net each week, not sure if ill be any use to you Carl.

All are welcome ,and reporting what you hear is a BIG help. What kind of antenna do you use ...and why not work towards the license? I understand if life gets in the way. I started by building my own CB from a TV when I was 14 and the became on of the youngest REACT organizers in the history of Washington DC (yep ,I lived there) that was many years ago and much has come and gone...but radio is still my hobby and with it,I have done much good.

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Re: 40m NVIS for this coming Sunday
« Reply #115 on: December 31, 2014, 10:58:43 AM »
The radio is a cheep handheld, I might get my license down the road.

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Re: 40m NVIS for this coming Sunday
« Reply #116 on: December 31, 2014, 11:02:11 AM »
The radio is a cheep handheld, I might get my license down the road.

All good . probably a Baofeng ...I have ,and use several of the little radios. good to see new people interested in radio.

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Re: 40m NVIS for this coming Sunday
« Reply #117 on: December 31, 2014, 11:20:16 AM »
That's it baofeng.

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Re: 40m NVIS for this coming Sunday
« Reply #118 on: December 31, 2014, 11:49:08 AM »
That's it baofeng.

Unless you do magig ,you will not hear us on 7.25 or 24.290 as Baofeng does not cover that area of shortwave , still you are welcome to hang out. I am going to the chat room (TSP) in a minute to see who is going to try.

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Re: 40m NVIS for this coming Sunday
« Reply #119 on: December 31, 2014, 05:09:55 PM »
Best around 1 PM for 40 meters , when the band is usually dead for DX'ers and great for NVIS also good time for 20 as it covers most of the US at that time of day for distant stations as 20 is rarely good for NVIS work.

7.250   14.290  plus ,we can use TSP chat to coordinate,if I run from PC to radio.
OK, tomorrow at 1 CST suit for everybody?  Try 40m first, stay in contact via the chat room, then eventually switch to 20m.  We can refine from there, maybe have another session on Sunday.