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Re: Digifest tonight

Graham G3TCT
 

OK Derek. 150W here and 44ele. You can select Auto seq and that does help respond but only if everything is spot on it seems.  I'd like to try again when condx are better - doesn't look like this week or next though.
73
Graham


Re: Digifest tonight

Derek Brown G8ECI
 

Hi Graham, 

I think what caught me out was that the system did not respond like it does on FT8, it needs to be watched and then a manual input to respond with a report etc, my system got u a -6 and -9 around 1700 Hz....Heard and decodes loads from YKI, but he only decoded me once, my 10 watts is not enough !!! Must get the 2 x 2C39A's working again...
#
73 Derek G8ECI

On Wednesday, 6 March 2019, 18:05:24 GMT, Graham G3TCT <g3tct@...> wrote:


We'll have to try a different night next time then.
Derek try 1296.245 to start with, either mode. I might go up to .255 if it gets busy.
73
Graham


Re: Digifest tonight

Graham G3TCT
 

We'll have to try a different night next time then.
Derek try 1296.245 to start with, either mode. I might go up to .255 if it gets busy.
73
Graham


Re: Digifest tonight

G3UVR Denis IO83KH
 

Same here..

Its Radio club tonight. They serve alcohol too.

73 de Denis G3UVR


Re: Digifest tonight

Mike Willis
 

On Wed, Mar 6, 2019 at 06:17 AM, John Worsnop wrote:
I'm afraid it's Camb-Hams Pye and Pint night.
Just the one pint?
 
--
Mike G0MJW


Re: Digifest tonight

John Worsnop
 

Same here I'm afraid it's Camb-Hams Pye and Pint night.

I could be on after about 2130 if that would help?

73
John


On Wed, 6 Mar 2019 at 11:59, Neil Smith G4DBN <neil@...> wrote:
Sadly I can't join the fun as I am working away.  Hopefully another time
Neil G4DBN

-------- Original message --------
From: Graham G3TCT <g3tct@...>
Date: 06/03/2019 10:33 (GMT+00:00)
Subject: [UKMicrowaves] Digifest tonight

Phil G3TCU and I will be playing with digital modes tonight on 23cm,
from around 2000z.
We'll try FT8 and JT9F to start with and we'll be on KST for feedback,
and if you'd like to join in, please do.

1296.245 ish

73
Graham





Re: Digifest tonight

Derek Brown G8ECI
 

Might try and have a go. As long as the drift on the ts2kx does not play up. But wot frequencies for each mode ?

73 Derek G8eci jo03ai.



Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.

-------- Original message --------
From: Neil Smith G4DBN <neil@...>
Date: 06/03/2019 11:59 (GMT+00:00)
To: UKMicrowaves@groups.io
Subject: Re: [UKMicrowaves] Digifest tonight

Sadly I can't join the fun as I am working away.  Hopefully another time
Neil G4DBN

-------- Original message --------
From: Graham G3TCT <g3tct@...>
Date: 06/03/2019 10:33 (GMT+00:00)
To: UKMicrowaves@groups.io
Subject: [UKMicrowaves] Digifest tonight

Phil G3TCU and I will be playing with digital modes tonight on 23cm,
from around 2000z.
We'll try FT8 and JT9F to start with and we'll be on KST for feedback,
and if you'd like to join in, please do.

1296.245 ish

73
Graham





Re: Digifest tonight

Neil Smith G4DBN
 

Sadly I can't join the fun as I am working away.  Hopefully another time
Neil G4DBN

-------- Original message --------
From: Graham G3TCT <g3tct@...>
Date: 06/03/2019 10:33 (GMT+00:00)
To: UKMicrowaves@groups.io
Subject: [UKMicrowaves] Digifest tonight

Phil G3TCU and I will be playing with digital modes tonight on 23cm,
from around 2000z.
We'll try FT8 and JT9F to start with and we'll be on KST for feedback,
and if you'd like to join in, please do.

1296.245 ish

73
Graham





Digifest tonight

Graham G3TCT
 

Phil G3TCU and I will be playing with digital modes tonight on 23cm, from around 2000z.
We'll try FT8 and JT9F to start with and we'll be on KST for feedback, and if you'd like to join in, please do.

1296.245 ish

73
Graham


Re: New Subscribers No spam here

Richard <richard@...>
 

Sorry Andy but this will offend some
Anyone thinking their e-mail address has not been harvested on this list is living in cloud cuckoo land
Once you have posted to the list the senders email address is with the posting,
That is easily harvested by bots, as messages on this list can be read without logging in to groups.io
Mail messages which have multiple recipients are not popular with spammers as they know that most get stopped in the mail delivery system.
The usual now is to spoof the address and use it to send a url , which you should never open.
The give away on those is the return address will be different, and it may only be one character added.
These mails get through most of the spam filters unless the sender is know on the various spam databases.
Selling email addresses is a lucrative business , and anywhere where there is a easy method of getting them is used.
Companies in the USA sell their customers e-mail addresses, PBS is one of the worst: I bought a set of Downton Abbey DVDs in NTSC format for a friend
in the USA, and soon found loads of junk mail from US companies.

NOTE
there is a difference between hacking a list to get user names , passwords and e-mail addresses , and harvesting.
You will soon find if an account with a password has been hacked as you will will get sextortion messages, mentioning the password and demanding
money by bitcoin unless you want copies of your activities sent to your friends and family.
You can check if your details have been obtained by having a account hacked, could be a mailing list, a company you have used etc

Facebook harvest as do other well known social media, and there they have the advantage of knowing what you have been doing and use that data
to sell to providers of services they think you might accept

I DID NOT say this list has been hacked, I said harvested, but once again its a case of others posting to rubbish/disprove anything I post.
It would help if people actual read whats posted and not a quick glance and post replies. I'm not the only person to get replies to postings which
are not read .

Richard G8JVM


On Wed, 2019-03-06 at 07:30 +0000, Andy G4JNT wrote:
Just now in my spam box I found  a message from [surname of a well known member] with the rest of the address unknown.   I happen to know he also had BTInternet address at one time

SOme years ago, just after I had fallen for the old and well known BTI / Yahoo related scam  and lots of people got emails saying I was stuck in a foreign country, injured with no money, and he had chided me for falling for it,  he fell for exactly the same scam.   That was all a long time ago, but the old Yahoo lists of email addresses of that time will still be going around.

SO, just as Alan says it looks as if those getting these spam emails are long established past members of groups where others fell for the very plausible BTI/Yahoo scam that was doing the rounds.



On Tue, 5 Mar 2019 at 22:38, Timestep <help@...> wrote:
 
From:  Dave Cawley
Tel.  01803 833366
 
I'm definitely using a company email address and have not received any spam at all.  AND my ISP spam filters are turned hard off.  I check my Norton spam filter and there have been none there attributable to this group. 
 
Regards
 
Dave G4IUG


Re: New Subscribers No spam here

Andy G4JNT
 

Just now in my spam box I found  a message from [surname of a well known member] with the rest of the address unknown.   I happen to know he also had BTInternet address at one time

SOme years ago, just after I had fallen for the old and well known BTI / Yahoo related scam  and lots of people got emails saying I was stuck in a foreign country, injured with no money, and he had chided me for falling for it,  he fell for exactly the same scam.   That was all a long time ago, but the old Yahoo lists of email addresses of that time will still be going around.

SO, just as Alan says it looks as if those getting these spam emails are long established past members of groups where others fell for the very plausible BTI/Yahoo scam that was doing the rounds.



On Tue, 5 Mar 2019 at 22:38, Timestep <help@...> wrote:
 
From:  Dave Cawley
Tel.  01803 833366
 
I'm definitely using a company email address and have not received any spam at all.  AND my ISP spam filters are turned hard off.  I check my Norton spam filter and there have been none there attributable to this group. 
 
Regards
 
Dave G4IUG


Re: New Subscribers No spam here

Dave Cawley G4IUG
 


 
From:  Dave Cawley
Tel.  01803 833366
 
I'm definitely using a company email address and have not received any spam at all.  AND my ISP spam filters are turned hard off.  I check my Norton spam filter and there have been none there attributable to this group. 
 
Regards
 
Dave G4IUG


Re: New Subscribers

Richard <richard@...>
 

your probably of little interest to them Brian
its probably its targeted at anyone with what looks like a company e-mail address
Richard


On Tue, 2019-03-05 at 13:50 -0800, brian.flynn via Groups.Io wrote:
I have had not have had any spam as a result of this group. My ISP is not noted for filtering ;-)

73s Brian Flynn
GM8BJF.


Re: New Subscribers

Brian Flynn GM8BJF
 

I have had not have had any spam as a result of this group. My ISP is not noted for filtering ;-)

73s Brian Flynn
GM8BJF.


Re: tropo ducting question

KENT BRITAIN
 

I was quoting a UK military journal!

I also have a very interesting letter from the editor of James Defense Weekly.

They published a photo of the B2 bomber upside down!
(From that angle off the wingtip, top and bottom do look a lot alike)

I made a new article  

FLIGHT ENVELOPE EXPANDED AS B2 COMPLETES ITS FIRST LOOP!

Coplied that with the photo and sent it to the editor.

Got a nice letter back from him, all in good humor of course.

In tropical areas you do get some nice inversions.   It's not uncommon for
some of our Hawkeye aricraft to be hugging the waves to get their
Radar signals into certain areas..  Kent   G8EMY/WA5VJB/2E0VAA




On Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 10:39:39 AM CST, Mike Willis <willis.mj@...> wrote:


Sigh. I used to do this professionally Kent, believe what you want.
--
Mike G0MJW


Re: New Subscribers

Richard <richard@...>
 

leave it Alan, its not worth arguing about

On Tue, 2019-03-05 at 20:29 +0000, Alan Melia via Groups.Io wrote:
Hi Richard no I have no entries in the spam filter...... I checked.
I
seem to remember Andy was one whose email was hacked at Yahoo. You
note
he has a btinternet.com address. BT-Yahoo was hacked at Yahoo. My
email
is BTmail, the in-house server. If it was a message-read
harvestingsurely all the recent posters should be getting the spam
messages, not just new members.....very odd, because the new members
were obviously not on the old Yahoo group.

I dont wantto drag this on but are there any other addresses besides
yours on the messages?

Alan
G3NYK




Re: New Subscribers

Alan Melia
 

Hi Richard no I have no entries in the spam filter...... I checked. I seem to remember Andy was one whose email was hacked at Yahoo. You note he has a btinternet.com address. BT-Yahoo was hacked at Yahoo. My email is BTmail, the in-house server. If it was a message-read harvestingsurely all the recent posters should be getting the spam messages, not just new members.....very odd, because the new members were obviously not on the old Yahoo group.

I dont wantto drag this on but are there any other addresses besides yours on the messages?

Alan
G3NYK


Re: New Subscribers

Richard <richard@...>
 

The only group I subscribe that has Andy JNTs e-mail address is this
one, and a couple of others as well, only on this list.

Anyone can read the postings and the originators e-mail address is in
each.
First place for any collection bot is open mailings lists.
You may have not noticed any if your ISP has a spam filter

Richard

On Tue, 2019-03-05 at 19:56 +0000, Alan Melia via Groups.Io wrote:
I may be wrong but I have not received any of these mails, so I
doubt
whether they have come from a hacking of the group. If the address
list
had been hacked we surely should all get these messages not just the
new
members.

However remember that the Yahoo group was hacked a few years back
and
generally these messages are the result of a Yahoo list member using
the
website and leaving it open when they finish. The messages are sent
to
everyone on his contact list. I have none of these very obvious spam
messages from here or any other of my groups.io lists.

If this is a failing in the registration of new members it should be
queried with groups.io support. I find them very responsive
.....unlike
Yahoo. The header for one of these messages might be interesting to
see.

Alan
G3NYK




Re: New Subscribers

Alan Melia
 

I may be wrong but I have not received any of these mails, so I doubt whether they have come from a hacking of the group. If the address list had been hacked we surely should all get these messages not just the new members.

However remember that the Yahoo group was hacked a few years back and generally these messages are the result of a Yahoo list member using the website and leaving it open when they finish. The messages are sent to everyone on his contact list. I have none of these very obvious spam messages from here or any other of my groups.io lists.

If this is a failing in the registration of new members it should be queried with groups.io support. I find them very responsive .....unlike Yahoo. The header for one of these messages might be interesting to see.

Alan
G3NYK


Re: New Subscribers

Richard <richard@...>
 

Hi Jerry
I bet you have fun with that call sign
with a lot of hams getting confused

73 Richard g8jvm

On Tue, 2019-03-05 at 19:32 +0100, Jerzy Najda wrote:

Ok Andy, I apologize for indiscretion and lack of greeting.

I am Jerry HF1D from Szczecin, NW Poland and I have been a member of the UK Microwave Group since 1 January 2019.
Satellite, yes, but I'm more interested in 10 GHz and 47 GHz work

My setup is:

10 GHz - DB6NT G3 Transverter with LNA and PA 8W with 85 cm offset

47 GHz - Transverter 0,1 mW with 45 cm dish

Two week ago bought a 13 cm SG LAB transverter


Greetings for all

Jerry HF1D (Locator: JO73hi)

Member of SP VHF and Microwave Lovers Group SP0KKM



W dniu 2019-03-05 o 17:50, Andy G4JNT pisze:
Folks,  we have had a fair number of new subscribers within the last few days.  Presumably due to the famous satellite

Many of these new subscribers are not supplying a name or callsign, just a meaningless email address and a basic forename.

If you cannot be identified as having a valid Am. radio callsign, or do not set your display name moderation status will remain at moderated, at lest for the firs tfew posts.

New subscribers who qualify will usually be switched to unmoderated status immediately (well, almost ...).

Ideally. set your display name to be  forename and callsign

Andy G4JNT
Group Owner

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