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Re: Marathon import

Dave AA6YQ
 

You're looking at an obsolete CQ Marathon spreadsheet, Art. The correct one
can be found in

<http://www.dxmarathon.com/Submissioninfo2010/DX%20Marathon%20Scoresheet-V20
10.2.xls>

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@yahoogroups.com [mailto:dxlab@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf Of
Art K6XT
Sent: Saturday, January 15, 2011 4:38 PM
To: DXLab
Subject: [dxlab] Fwd: Marathon import


Found the problem, not sure what to do about it.

The new-entity PJ export from DXKeeper does not correspond to the 2010
version CQ spreadsheet incorporating the new PJ's. On the left, DXK
export. On the right, CQ spreadsheet (data from an intermediate
spreadsheet).

PJ2;4 PJ2 Curacao
PJ5-7 PJ4 Bonaire
PJ2 PJ5/PJ6 Saba, St. Eustatius
PJ4 PJ7 Sint Maarten
PJ5/PJ6 PY Brazil
PJ7 PY0F Fernando de Noronha
PP-PY PY0S St. Peter & St. Paul Rocks
PP0-PY0F PY0T Trindade & Martin Vaz Is.
PP0-PY0S PZ Suriname
PP0-PY0T R1FJ Franz Josef Land
PZ R1MV Malyj Vysotskij I.
R1FJ S0 Western Sahara


73 Art

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Marathon import
Date: Sat, 15 Jan 2011 14:30:08 -0700
From: Art K6XT <k6xt@arrl.net>
To: DXLab <dxlab@yahoogroups.com>



There are 349 country rows in DXKeeper's Marathon csv output file. There
are 346 country rows in CQ's Marathon spreadsheet.

This means the QSO data rows (day/month/gmt/freq/mode/callsign) will not
directly import from an intermediate blank spreadsheet that I imported
the csv into, til the three extra rows are accounted for. CQ's
spreadsheet complains the sheet is protected because those extra rows
are trying to get written into protected cells.

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Filter for Frequency

kk42_1 <kkorn42@...>
 

Dave and group,
I had to filter my qso file in dx keeper for a certain frequency (I knew what to look for).
So I wrote somthing like: mode=CW and Band=40m and Freq=N,nnn
It did not work. After some futile and weird attempts to get this expression to work I rewrote the frequency part to freq=N.nnn. Then it worked.
The difficult part for me was: all my logs state the frequencies with the COMMA as separator, not the DOT.
Did I miss somthing?
When I want to modify a frequency, I can enter N,nnn and it works.
Obviously in its deep innards dx keeper does not like the European Comma and maintains the Dot?
Klaus
dj6lb


Re: NAQP Submission

Dave AA6YQ
 

AA6YQ comments below
-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@yahoogroups.com [mailto:dxlab@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf Of
Keith Thomas - KB3ILS
Sent: Saturday, January 15, 2011 6:51 AM
To: dxlab@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [dxlab] NAQP Submission


I am not a big contester.....more of a DXer but I do play in the contests
and enjoy them. I operated in the NAQP CW contest this past weekend and
would like to submit my log. I have never done if before. I know that I
need to get it to them in Cabrillo format but am unsure how to do that from
DXKeeper. I took a look at the WikiPages and did not see any information on
this. Is there some documentation or an easy way to do this? I am lucky in
that all of the QSO's from the contest are in order in the log....ie....I
did not work stations outside the contest during the contest.

Any pointers or advice would be appreciated.

If you set the Options panel to "Export Cabrillo" on the Main window's
"Export QSOs" tab. DXKeeper will export a Cabrillo file from QSOs in the Log
Page Display using the Cabrillo template for the contest specified on the
Configuration window's Contest tab. This table describes how and in what QSO
items information must be recorded in order to generate a correct Cabrillo
file:

<http://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxkeeper/Help/Contesting.htm#ContestStyleTable>

Logging some test QSOs and verifying correct Cabrillo file generation
before the contest is recommended.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Rubbish on Screen

DANNY DOUGLAS <n7dc@...>
 

One thing I had browbeat into me, in my early days as an hf tech was that you should shield, and ground every piece of equipment. Normally that is done thru the equipments own ground strap to metal racks. I do that today, via a separate ground wire or strap which runs over to the "station ground", a one inch bar of copper, which lies just behind my rigs/tuner/amp etc. equipment. That is then grounded to a copper stake outside the house (at the bottom of my inverted L antenna) via a very large copper wire. The tower is grounded separately, but then there is another wire from there to the station ground stake. One thing you must always be sure of - do not cause yourself grounding problems by having separate grounds - and insure all station grounding is actually grounded together at a short point. I chased one of those problems round in circles in Caracas at our embassy, because the installation techs had separately grounded the communications site and the elevator system. The grounds were causing communications receive problems, themselves. An old saying "ground once".

Danny Douglas
N7DC
ex WN5QMX ET2US WA5UKR ET3USA SV0WPP VS6DD N7DC/YV5 G5CTB
All 2 years or more (except Novice). Short stints at: DA/PA/SU/HZ/7X/DU
CR9/7Y/KH7/5A/GW/GM/F
Pls QSL direct, buro, or LOTW preferred,
I Do not use, but as a courtesy do upload to eQSL for those who do.
Moderator
DXandTALK
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DXandTalk
Digital_modes
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/digital_modes/?yguid=341090159

----- Original Message -----
From: Dave AA6YQ
To: dxlab@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Saturday, January 15, 2011 5:05 PM
Subject: RE: [dxlab] Rubbish on Screen



>>>AA6YQ comments below

-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@yahoogroups.com [mailto:dxlab@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf Of
Scott MacKenzie
Sent: Saturday, January 15, 2011 4:58 PM
To: dxlab@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [dxlab] Rubbish on Screen

That is a good idea - never thought of that - would it help to ground one
end of the "shield"?

>>>When I used the aluminum foil shielding approach with my Commodore Amiga
(in the early 90s), grounding the shield did not further improve things.
Your mileage may vary.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

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AA6YQ
Sent: Saturday, January 15, 2011 4:20 PM
To: dxlab@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [dxlab] Rubbish on Screen

>>>AA6YQ comments below

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:dxlab@yahoogroups.com <mailto:dxlab%40yahoogroups.com> ]On Behalf Of
Scott MacKenzie
Sent: Saturday, January 15, 2011 2:49 PM
To: dxlab@yahoogroups.com <mailto:dxlab%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: RE: [dxlab] Rubbish on Screen

I would try a ferrite core around the power cord and a ferrite core around
the input/outputs to the sound card. Try one at a time and see if that
works. It may not need both.

I know I had to put a ferrite core around my USB cable on my mouse because
every time I keyed the rig the mouse died. A ferrite core around the
USB/RS232 cable used for keying might be appropriate too.

I had to put a core around my mic cable too to keep RF out of the microphone
when I was using the mic and sound card together for contests.

>>>If the toroids aren't sufficent, try wrapping the cables and power supply
in aluminum foil (use a small screwdriver to punch ventilation holes in the
appropriate locations, and be careful not to short anything).

>>>Worst case, replace the power supply with one that's RF-clean.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

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Re: Rubbish on Screen

Dave AA6YQ
 

AA6YQ comments below
-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@yahoogroups.com [mailto:dxlab@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf Of
Scott MacKenzie
Sent: Saturday, January 15, 2011 4:58 PM
To: dxlab@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [dxlab] Rubbish on Screen


That is a good idea - never thought of that - would it help to ground one
end of the "shield"?

When I used the aluminum foil shielding approach with my Commodore Amiga
(in the early 90s), grounding the shield did not further improve things.
Your mileage may vary.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


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From: dxlab@yahoogroups.com [mailto:dxlab@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Dave
AA6YQ
Sent: Saturday, January 15, 2011 4:20 PM
To: dxlab@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [dxlab] Rubbish on Screen




AA6YQ comments below
-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@yahoogroups.com <mailto:dxlab%40yahoogroups.com>
[mailto:dxlab@yahoogroups.com <mailto:dxlab%40yahoogroups.com> ]On Behalf Of
Scott MacKenzie
Sent: Saturday, January 15, 2011 2:49 PM
To: dxlab@yahoogroups.com <mailto:dxlab%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: RE: [dxlab] Rubbish on Screen

I would try a ferrite core around the power cord and a ferrite core around
the input/outputs to the sound card. Try one at a time and see if that
works. It may not need both.

I know I had to put a ferrite core around my USB cable on my mouse because
every time I keyed the rig the mouse died. A ferrite core around the
USB/RS232 cable used for keying might be appropriate too.

I had to put a core around my mic cable too to keep RF out of the microphone
when I was using the mic and sound card together for contests.

If the toroids aren't sufficent, try wrapping the cables and power supply
in aluminum foil (use a small screwdriver to punch ventilation holes in the
appropriate locations, and be careful not to short anything).

Worst case, replace the power supply with one that's RF-clean.
73,

Dave, AA6YQ




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Re: PSK operation - DXpedition

Dave AA6YQ
 

AA6YQ comments below
-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@yahoogroups.com [mailto:dxlab@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf Of
Larry
Sent: Saturday, January 15, 2011 3:45 PM
To: dxlab@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [dxlab] PSK operation - DXpedition


I have run split often as DX. But PSK is new to me. I started PSK a month
ago but as a W6 there is no reason to be running split. I am still trying ot
get the
hang of WW operation with PSK.

I like the BBD but have found cases where stations present on the band don't
show up on the BBD. Most likely operator error but it wasn't clear to me why
it was the case. I could put the mouse cursor over a channel that would show
the call sign but the call sign wasn't in the BBD.

Select the "Broadband Decode" tab on WinWarbler's Configuration window,
and you'll see that the AFC and squelch settings are independent of those
used on the three Main window receive panes. Also, there are settings that
control callsign decoding, and the number of times a callsign must be
decoded before it appears on the Stations Heard list. Depending upon how you
have these settings configured, a station decoded by a Main window receive
pane may not appear on the Station's Heard list. These settings are
described in

<http://www.dxlabsuite.com/winwarbler/Help/BroadbandDecodeSettings.htm>

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Rubbish on Screen

Scott MacKenzie <kb0fhp@...>
 

That is a good idea - never thought of that - would it help to ground one
end of the "shield"?


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From: dxlab@yahoogroups.com [mailto:dxlab@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Dave
AA6YQ
Sent: Saturday, January 15, 2011 4:20 PM
To: dxlab@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [dxlab] Rubbish on Screen




AA6YQ comments below
-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@yahoogroups.com <mailto:dxlab%40yahoogroups.com>
[mailto:dxlab@yahoogroups.com <mailto:dxlab%40yahoogroups.com> ]On Behalf Of
Scott MacKenzie
Sent: Saturday, January 15, 2011 2:49 PM
To: dxlab@yahoogroups.com <mailto:dxlab%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: RE: [dxlab] Rubbish on Screen

I would try a ferrite core around the power cord and a ferrite core around
the input/outputs to the sound card. Try one at a time and see if that
works. It may not need both.

I know I had to put a ferrite core around my USB cable on my mouse because
every time I keyed the rig the mouse died. A ferrite core around the
USB/RS232 cable used for keying might be appropriate too.

I had to put a core around my mic cable too to keep RF out of the microphone
when I was using the mic and sound card together for contests.

If the toroids aren't sufficent, try wrapping the cables and power supply
in aluminum foil (use a small screwdriver to punch ventilation holes in the
appropriate locations, and be careful not to short anything).

Worst case, replace the power supply with one that's RF-clean.
73,

Dave, AA6YQ




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Re: LoTW Mass Download

Dave AA6YQ
 

AA6YQ comments below
-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@yahoogroups.com [mailto:dxlab@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf Of
Chuck
Sent: Saturday, January 15, 2011 6:15 AM
To: dxlab@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [dxlab] LoTW Mass Download


I downloaded all my LoTW QSO's into an empty log. Unfortunately, all QSL's
are marked as if they are Card QSL's not LoTW QSL's. What did I do wrong
and what is the best approach for a fix?

I assume what you mean by this is that the ADIF file generated by LotW
contains

QSL_RCVD='Y'

instead of

LOTW_QSL_RCVD='Y'

This is a defect in LotW. To deal with it,
1. Make a log backup (Config window, Log tab, Backup button)

2. filter the Log Page Display using the SQL expression

QSL_RCVD='Y'

3. in the "Advanced Sorts, Filters, and Modifiers" window's "Modify QSOs
panel

3a. set the "Item ADIF Field Name" selector to APP_DXKEEPER_LOTW_QSL_RCVD

3b. set the "Item New Value" box to Y

3c. click the Mod button

3d. set the "Item ADIF Field Name" selector to QSL_RCVD

3e. clear the "Item new Value" box

3f. click the Mod button

If you have retained your QSL cards, you can now set QSL_RCVD to 'Y' for
each QSO confirmed by QSL card.


Also, just about all, if not all, calls starting with a prefix "TO" came up
as broke.

The information reported by LotW for each QSO does not include any
indication of the station's DXCC entity. This forces DXKeeper to determine
the DXCC entity based on current prefix-to-entity rules. The TO prefix is
ambiguous; it's currently used by stations operating from several different
DXCC entities; there are other ambiguous prefixes, e.g. E5

How would I prevent TO from being "Broke" in any future imports?

Export the file from an application that includes a DXCC tag in each QSO
so that DXKeeper will be able to unambiguously determine each QSO's DXCC
entity.

Can the fix for "TO" also work for adding special DXpedition Calls to your
DXCC list?

DXLab has long provided an "override" capability to deal with ambiguous
callsigns and with callsigns that do not match the current
"prefix-to-entity" rules,(e.g. K5D). See
<http://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxview/Help/Configuration.htm#Entity Overides>

Since the information from which you are recovering your QSOs does not
specify a DXCC entity for each entity, forceing DXKeeper to determine the
DXCC entity based on current prefix-to-entity rules, QSOs made at a time
when different prefix-to-entity rules were in force will likely be assigned
to incorrect DXCC entities. Joe W4TV has developed a set of scripts that
examine each QSO in your log, and correct the entity or each based on the
date of the QSO. You'll find these scripts in DXKeeper's Scripts folder;
step-by-step instructions for running these scripts can be found in

<http://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/CorrectDXCCEntity>

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Marathon import

Art K6XT <k6xt@...>
 

Found the problem, not sure what to do about it.

The new-entity PJ export from DXKeeper does not correspond to the 2010
version CQ spreadsheet incorporating the new PJ's. On the left, DXK
export. On the right, CQ spreadsheet (data from an intermediate
spreadsheet).

PJ2;4 PJ2 Curacao
PJ5-7 PJ4 Bonaire
PJ2 PJ5/PJ6 Saba, St. Eustatius
PJ4 PJ7 Sint Maarten
PJ5/PJ6 PY Brazil
PJ7 PY0F Fernando de Noronha
PP-PY PY0S St. Peter & St. Paul Rocks
PP0-PY0F PY0T Trindade & Martin Vaz Is.
PP0-PY0S PZ Suriname
PP0-PY0T R1FJ Franz Josef Land
PZ R1MV Malyj Vysotskij I.
R1FJ S0 Western Sahara


73 Art

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Marathon import
Date: Sat, 15 Jan 2011 14:30:08 -0700
From: Art K6XT <k6xt@arrl.net>
To: DXLab <dxlab@yahoogroups.com>



There are 349 country rows in DXKeeper's Marathon csv output file. There
are 346 country rows in CQ's Marathon spreadsheet.

This means the QSO data rows (day/month/gmt/freq/mode/callsign) will not
directly import from an intermediate blank spreadsheet that I imported
the csv into, til the three extra rows are accounted for. CQ's
spreadsheet complains the sheet is protected because those extra rows
are trying to get written into protected cells.

--
73 Art
Allison, Colorado
A glass is good, and a lass is good,
And a pipe to smoke in cold weather;
The world is good, and the people are good,
And we re all good fellows together.
John OKeefe
Happy New Year!





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Marathon import

Art K6XT <k6xt@...>
 

There are 349 country rows in DXKeeper's Marathon csv output file. There
are 346 country rows in CQ's Marathon spreadsheet.

This means the QSO data rows (day/month/gmt/freq/mode/callsign) will not
directly import from an intermediate blank spreadsheet that I imported
the csv into, til the three extra rows are accounted for. CQ's
spreadsheet complains the sheet is protected because those extra rows
are trying to get written into protected cells.

--
73 Art
Allison, Colorado
A glass is good, and a lass is good,
And a pipe to smoke in cold weather;
The world is good, and the people are good,
And we ’re all good fellows together.
John O’Keefe
Happy New Year!


Re: Rubbish on Screen

Dave AA6YQ
 

AA6YQ comments below
-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@yahoogroups.com [mailto:dxlab@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf Of
Scott MacKenzie
Sent: Saturday, January 15, 2011 2:49 PM
To: dxlab@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [dxlab] Rubbish on Screen


I would try a ferrite core around the power cord and a ferrite core around
the input/outputs to the sound card. Try one at a time and see if that
works. It may not need both.

I know I had to put a ferrite core around my USB cable on my mouse because
every time I keyed the rig the mouse died. A ferrite core around the
USB/RS232 cable used for keying might be appropriate too.

I had to put a core around my mic cable too to keep RF out of the microphone
when I was using the mic and sound card together for contests.

If the toroids aren't sufficent, try wrapping the cables and power supply
in aluminum foil (use a small screwdriver to punch ventilation holes in the
appropriate locations, and be careful not to short anything).

Worst case, replace the power supply with one that's RF-clean.
73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: PSK operation - DXpedition

Larry Knain
 

I have run split often as DX. But PSK is new to me. I started PSK a month ago
but as a W6 there is no reason to be running split. I am still trying ot get the
hang of WW operation with PSK.

I like the BBD but have found cases where stations present on the band don't
show up on the BBD. Most likely operator error but it wasn't clear to me why
it was the case. I could put the mouse cursor over a channel that would show
the call sign but the call sign wasn't in the BBD.

I am still reading and playing with things. I have a month before I leave. I hope
to get comfortable enough to run some PSK.

73, Larry W6NWS

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jose N4BAA" <n4baa@comcast.net>
To: <dxlab@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Saturday, January 15, 2011 3:24 PM
Subject: Re: [dxlab] PSK operation - DXpedition


DXPeditions and DX stations in general DO run split using
PSK. With WinWarbler it is easy....

Key is you do not want your TX signal to vary so others know
where you are. WW makes this easy.

Pick your freq and TX pane (0,1 or 2) and hit the OPT button.
Then UNCHECK the NET box...This will lock in your TX signal
freq.
CALL CQ and indicate UP 1 .
Then you can either click on the signals you hear with your
mouse and it will move the RCV marker (without effecting
your TX freq).

When I was in GITMO (KG4SB) I would do this for hours on
end.... (When I got tired of my favorite mode CW of
course)... I also liked using the BROADBAND DECODING feature
in WW and that made it very easy to pick a station out and
work the pile endlessly!!! It is very easy...

If there is a pileup...I would NOT ever recommend working
SIMPLEX on PSK or any mode for that matter.

Good luck!

Jose - N4BAA


Larry wrote:


Thanks Bob. I have not heard anyone run split on PSK yet. I try not to
run split
if there is no need. When I do I usually just use RIT rather than both
VFOs. I try
not to use up a lot of the band when I do run split.

73, Larry W6NWS
----- Original Message -----
From: Bob T
To: dxlab@yahoogroups.com <mailto:dxlab%40yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Saturday, January 15, 2011 1:26 PM
Subject: Re: [dxlab] PSK operation - DXpedition

Hi Larry,

I have worked split PSK31. It is the same as working split in other
modes. I choose to TX on VFO "A" and listen on VFO "B". Starting on VFO
"B", I will set VFO "B" to my TX freq and operating mode, then select
the A = B so both VFO's are set to the TX freq and mode. Adjust VFO "B"
to your listening freq. be it higher or lower than your TX freq.,
strickly your choice. When you start calling CQ, be sure to have in your
message that you are listening up 2-4 or whatever the split is you
decide. This method has worked out for me.
Hope this helps...

73'
Bob - K2RET

----- Original Message -----
From: Larry
To: DXLab
Sent: Saturday, January 15, 2011 12:18 PM
Subject: [dxlab] PSK operation - DXpedition

I will be going out of the country and hope to do some PSK31 operation.
I have only
recently started doing PSK operations. In CW, SSB, and RTTY operation
one can
run split if necessary. What does one do in PSK if split type operation
is necessary?

73, Larry W6NWS




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Re: PSK operation - DXpedition

Jose N4BAA <n4baa@...>
 

DXPeditions and DX stations in general DO run split using PSK. With WinWarbler it is easy....

Key is you do not want your TX signal to vary so others know where you are. WW makes this easy.

Pick your freq and TX pane (0,1 or 2) and hit the OPT button.
Then UNCHECK the NET box...This will lock in your TX signal freq.
CALL CQ and indicate UP 1 .
Then you can either click on the signals you hear with your mouse and it will move the RCV marker (without effecting your TX freq).

When I was in GITMO (KG4SB) I would do this for hours on end.... (When I got tired of my favorite mode CW of course)... I also liked using the BROADBAND DECODING feature in WW and that made it very easy to pick a station out and work the pile endlessly!!! It is very easy...

If there is a pileup...I would NOT ever recommend working SIMPLEX on PSK or any mode for that matter.

Good luck!

Jose - N4BAA


Larry wrote:



Thanks Bob. I have not heard anyone run split on PSK yet. I try not to
run split
if there is no need. When I do I usually just use RIT rather than both
VFOs. I try
not to use up a lot of the band when I do run split.

73, Larry W6NWS
----- Original Message -----
From: Bob T
To: dxlab@yahoogroups.com <mailto:dxlab%40yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Saturday, January 15, 2011 1:26 PM
Subject: Re: [dxlab] PSK operation - DXpedition

Hi Larry,

I have worked split PSK31. It is the same as working split in other
modes. I choose to TX on VFO "A" and listen on VFO "B". Starting on VFO
"B", I will set VFO "B" to my TX freq and operating mode, then select
the A = B so both VFO's are set to the TX freq and mode. Adjust VFO "B"
to your listening freq. be it higher or lower than your TX freq.,
strickly your choice. When you start calling CQ, be sure to have in your
message that you are listening up 2-4 or whatever the split is you
decide. This method has worked out for me.
Hope this helps...

73'
Bob - K2RET

----- Original Message -----
From: Larry
To: DXLab
Sent: Saturday, January 15, 2011 12:18 PM
Subject: [dxlab] PSK operation - DXpedition

I will be going out of the country and hope to do some PSK31 operation.
I have only
recently started doing PSK operations. In CW, SSB, and RTTY operation
one can
run split if necessary. What does one do in PSK if split type operation
is necessary?

73, Larry W6NWS




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Re: PSK operation - DXpedition

Dave AA6YQ
 

AA6YQ comments below
-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@yahoogroups.com [mailto:dxlab@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf Of
Larry
Sent: Saturday, January 15, 2011 12:18 PM
To: DXLab
Subject: [dxlab] PSK operation - DXpedition


I will be going out of the country and hope to do some PSK31 operation. I
have only
recently started doing PSK operations. In CW, SSB, and RTTY operation one
can
run split if necessary. What does one do in PSK if split type operation is
necessary?

Using 20m as an example, I typically start out with the transceiver
frequency set at 14070 and operate simplex at 14071.5, which puts my
transmit frequency in the middle of the transmitter's passband. The net box
is unchecked, so my transmit frequency is fixed.

If a pileup forms and becomes too unwieldy for simplex operation, I
announce "up 300" and start double-clicking on callers in WinWarbler's
"Stations Heard" window. That keeps my TX frequency clear and provides at
least 1 kHz within my receive passband for the pileup, which is more than
enough in PSK (unless you're operating from P5 or 7O).

If I recall correctly, Juergen DL8LE used this technique during the XF4DL
DXpedition.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: PSK operation - DXpedition

Larry Knain
 

Thanks Bob. I have not heard anyone run split on PSK yet. I try not to run split
if there is no need. When I do I usually just use RIT rather than both VFOs. I try
not to use up a lot of the band when I do run split.

73, Larry W6NWS

----- Original Message -----
From: Bob T
To: dxlab@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Saturday, January 15, 2011 1:26 PM
Subject: Re: [dxlab] PSK operation - DXpedition



Hi Larry,

I have worked split PSK31. It is the same as working split in other modes. I choose to TX on VFO "A" and listen on VFO "B". Starting on VFO "B", I will set VFO "B" to my TX freq and operating mode, then select the A = B so both VFO's are set to the TX freq and mode. Adjust VFO "B" to your listening freq. be it higher or lower than your TX freq., strickly your choice. When you start calling CQ, be sure to have in your message that you are listening up 2-4 or whatever the split is you decide. This method has worked out for me.
Hope this helps...

73'
Bob - K2RET

----- Original Message -----
From: Larry
To: DXLab
Sent: Saturday, January 15, 2011 12:18 PM
Subject: [dxlab] PSK operation - DXpedition

I will be going out of the country and hope to do some PSK31 operation. I have only
recently started doing PSK operations. In CW, SSB, and RTTY operation one can
run split if necessary. What does one do in PSK if split type operation is necessary?

73, Larry W6NWS


Re: Rubbish on Screen

Tom zl2hgr <zl2hgr@...>
 

and I laughed !!

On 16/01/2011 8:40 a.m., Bill wrote:
Windex and a soft cloth???

sorry, Devil made me do it!

On 1/15/2011 1:31 PM, Tom zl2hgr wrote:

My laptops power supply is giving me noise on the water fall with win
warbler, If I unplug the power supply, the computer the screen clears up
and I can see signals a plenty......what can I do about this trash on my
screen.
Regards
Tom

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Re: Rubbish on Screen

Scott MacKenzie <kb0fhp@...>
 

I would try a ferrite core around the power cord and a ferrite core around
the input/outputs to the sound card. Try one at a time and see if that
works. It may not need both.

I know I had to put a ferrite core around my USB cable on my mouse because
every time I keyed the rig the mouse died. A ferrite core around the
USB/RS232 cable used for keying might be appropriate too.

I had to put a core around my mic cable too to keep RF out of the microphone
when I was using the mic and sound card together for contests.

Scott aka KB0FHP

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From: dxlab@yahoogroups.com [mailto:dxlab@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Bill
Sent: Saturday, January 15, 2011 2:40 PM
To: dxlab@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [dxlab] Rubbish on Screen




Windex and a soft cloth???

sorry, Devil made me do it!

On 1/15/2011 1:31 PM, Tom zl2hgr wrote:


My laptops power supply is giving me noise on the water fall with win
warbler, If I unplug the power supply, the computer the screen clears up
and I can see signals a plenty......what can I do about this trash on my
screen.
Regards
Tom

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Re: Rubbish on Screen

Bill <w9ol@...>
 

Windex and a soft cloth???

sorry, Devil made me do it!

On 1/15/2011 1:31 PM, Tom zl2hgr wrote:


My laptops power supply is giving me noise on the water fall with win
warbler, If I unplug the power supply, the computer the screen clears up
and I can see signals a plenty......what can I do about this trash on my
screen.
Regards
Tom

--
---------------------------
For a snark is a boojum, you see.
---------------------------
Bill H. in Chicagoland
webcams at http://w9ol-towercam.webhop.org
weather at http://hhweather.webhop.org
live weathercam chat hhweather.chatango.com


Rubbish on Screen

Tom zl2hgr <zl2hgr@...>
 

My laptops power supply is giving me noise on the water fall with win warbler, If I unplug the power supply, the computer the screen clears up and I can see signals a plenty......what can I do about this trash on my screen.
Regards
Tom


Re: Spot Collector Sources query

Dave B.
 

AA6YQ comments below
By default, SpotCollector does not submit a SET/LOCATION command on your
behalf. If you wish it to do so, you can use the "Initial Cluster command"
panel on the Configuration window's "Spot Sources" tab.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Thanks Dave,

The Cluster window now shows an additional W2VK de cluster name date time
message as
an acknoledgement to the new telnet command. I feel this is the least I could
do for those who
provide the free dx clusters and ask for your tattitude and longitude in return.

73,
Dave W2VK

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