Re: Digifest this Evening

Martin A Hall <gorrell77@...>

This was my first participation in the Digifest, and I’d like to thank all those who attempted QSOs with me.  Under flat conditions I really need suitable planes north of the Scottish Central Belt to be able to work into the north Midlands and north of England, although they were again scarce yesterday evening.  However, I did prove to myself that my system was working with Gordon GI6ATZ, with whom I had my first FT9F-fast auto-sequence QSO, exchanging -04 reports over an easy 428 km path.  Fascinating to sit back and watch the QSO progress!


Looking forward to the next one, and I’m happy to arrange SSB/MGM/CW skeds during the daytime when planes are usually more plentiful – just e-mail if you’d like to try.


Nollaig Chridheil agus Bliadhna Mhath Ùr!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


73, Martin



From: ukmicrowaves@... [mailto:ukmicrowaves@...]
Sent: 21 December 2017 08:50
To: ukmicrowaves@...
Subject: Re: [ukmicrowaves] Re: Digifest this Evening



It was quite interesting again, I got a new DXCC when I worked GI6ATZ
which was a very nice result. It seems that for me 600km is relatively
easy, which is of course related to the aircraft availability. JT9F does
exploit short duration paths quite well despite the reduction in
sensitivity. My relays are quite happy with 15sec periods.


Conrad PA5Y

On 2017-12-21 08:14, david.m.k@... [ukmicrowaves] wrote:
> Well I did try, I could hear several data stations but could not get
> either of the two programs to work tonight. Need to go over all my set
> up again since have changed from HB transverter and 7100 to a 9100.
> I always have a problem identifying which mode is being tx'd. Is it
> generally JT9F -fast and 14 second on 23 cm? Sometimes I cannot see
> the mode on KST.
> Still it is good to know that here is activity outside Tuesday nights,
> I shall be back.
> 73, David
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