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Re: Satellite Weather Pictures

WA7SKG <wa7skg@...>
 

I have found the WORLDWIDE MARINE RADIOFACSIMILE BROADCAST SCHEDULES document by the National Weather Service located at www.nws.noaa.gov/os/marine/rfax.pdf to be the definitive document of choice for schedules and frequencies.

Michael WA7SKG

KB3RAN 1692/381 via Groups.Io wrote on 10/29/18 17:51:

What frequency are you receiving the WEFAX signal on?
David Hardy
davehardy0101@... <mailto:davehardy0101@...>
KB3RAN
CARA President

Re: Satellite Weather Pictures

WA7SKG <wa7skg@...>
 

First, I configure/connect my radio and computer as with any other digital mode. In my case, I am using an IC-7300 and a Windows 10 laptop. A single USB cable connects the two, providing both audio and CAT control.

For WEFAX, I bring up fldigi and select the WEFAX mode, then tune in a WEFAX station on HF. I have found the WORLDWIDE MARINE RADIOFACSIMILE BROADCAST SCHEDULES document by the National Weather Service located at www.nws.noaa.gov/os/marine/rfax.pdf to be the definitive document of choice for schedules and frequencies.

For NOAA VHF (137 MHz) satellites, I'm still looking for appropriate software.

73,
Michael WA7SKG




Tim via Groups.Io wrote on 10/29/18 09:28:

Hello Michael,
In a prevision message I introduced myself. I am new to Fldigi and digital communications. Can you provide information on the process of receiving WEFAX on HF and pictures from NOAA VHF?
Thanks.
Tim
N8NEU

Re: RxID Issue

Dave
 

I'm sure that you must have opened the menu item "Help / Beginners Guide", an html document: search for RSID reveals

1.4. How do I recognize and tune in the signals?

Recognizing the different modes comes with experience. It is a matter of listening to the signal, and observing the appearance of the signal on the tuning display. You can also practice transmitting with the transceiver disconnected, listening to the sound of the signals coming from the computer. There is also (see later paragraph) an automatic tuning option which can recognize and tune in most modes for you.

The software provides a tuning display which shows the radio signals that are receivable within the transceiver passband. Using a point and click technique with the mouse, you can click on the centre of a signal to select it, and the software will tune it in for you. Some modes require more care than others, and of course you need to have the software set for the correct mode first — not always so easy!

The RSID (automatic mode detection and tuning) feature uses a special sequence of tones transmitted at the beginning of each transmission to identify and tune in the signals received. For this feature to work, not only do you need to enable the feature in the receiver, but in addition the stations you are wishing to tune in need to have this feature enabled on transmission. Other programs also offer this RSID feature as an option.


And you also would have downloaded the 492 page pdf fldigi-help file, http://www.w1hkj.com/files/fldigi/fldigi-help.pdf

where a quick search for RSID would have brought you to


...

73, David, W1HKJ

Re: RxID Issue

Mike Olbrisch
 

Just a suggestion – in other “hobbies” I have learned that the way to influence someone to do something a different way is by coaching.  As a former Army small unit sniper, I often have the opportunity to discuss accurate shooting over long distances (> 500 m) with individuals at the range.  They see me shooting at a 1000m target, and hitting it, and they are full of “How can I do that?”  One of the better ways to get a point across is to write a small tutorial on how to do something, and offer to answer questions if any.  Sight picture, natural point of aim, trigger control and breathing are the big 4.  The rest is mental control and muscle memory.  A single sheet of paper can teach them the basics.  And anyone can shoot 500m and do it well, with the right coaching.

 

My point is this.  If someone asked me right now if my TX-ID and RX-ID are on, or even how to find it, I couldn’t answer.  I’d have to turn to the manual or poke around in the program.  But when someone is experienced enough, writing a simple step-by-step tutorial and offering it to folks asking questions might be helpful, much like the document I wrote on how to set up LoTW for multiple operating locations (I presently have over 100 registered locations in 5 countries and several states in LoTW).

 

It doesn’t have to be lengthy.  It does need to be accurate, quick and simple.  Much like the “Quick Reference” guides for many radios.

 

For example:

 

1 – Click on FILE à Settings  à  TX Settings.

 

2 – Click TX-ID ON.

 

3 - Click on FILE à Settings  à  RX Settings.

 

4 – Click RX-ID ON.

 

5 – Click Save  à  Exit.

 

6 – you’re all done.

 

I know whenever someone writes a message with information like that, I read it and save it.  One of the reflectors I frequent actually has its own “quick start guide” of documents written by the members.  Change starts with a single person who tries something different and makes it work, then shares his success with others.  JMHO, my thoughts on your text below. 

 

[quote]  only reports if the transmitting station starts with the transmit ID. I wish more used it  [/quote].

 

Don’t wish – TEACH. Tell em how.  Change starts with the first step.

 

Vy73 - Mike - KD5KC.

El Paso, Texas - DM61rt.

SOTA W5T-Texas Association Manager.

NA-SOTA info is at:  http://na-sota.org/

 

 

 

From: winfldigi@groups.io <winfldigi@groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene Rozea
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 3:09 PM
To: winfldigi@groups.io
Subject: Re: [winfldigi] RxID Issue

 

RXid  decodes and displays the IDs of those stations that have enabled TXid on their end. It’s not an analyzer of the signal, only reports if the transmitting station starts with the transmit ID. I wish more used it, particularly on the digi modes that sound and look so much alike.

 

 


From: winfldigi@groups.io <winfldigi@groups.io> on behalf of Peter <psblock@...>
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 5:03:52 PM
To: winfldigi@groups.io
Subject: [winfldigi] RxID Issue

 

As a new user of FLDigi, I’m trying to ‘decode’ the different digital signals. I have configured and turned on RxID. I have not seen any notification from RxId.

 

I have been working around 14.070, sending and receiving PSK31. My RsID is configured with ‘Receive Modes’, only ‘Mark prev freq’ checked. RxID and TxId are on (green).

 

Can anyone tell from my poor description what I am doing wrong? Please…

 

Re: RxID Issue

Cliff
 

You might want to turn on “search passband” also. With it off it only searches 200 hz away from the cursor position.

73,
Cliff, AE5ZA

On Oct 30, 2018, at 16:09, Gene Rozea <gene_rozea@...> wrote:

RXid  decodes and displays the IDs of those stations that have enabled TXid on their end. It’s not an analyzer of the signal, only reports if the transmitting station starts with the transmit ID. I wish more used it, particularly on the digi modes that sound and look so much alike.
 
 

From: winfldigi@groups.io <winfldigi@groups.io> on behalf of Peter <psblock@...>
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 5:03:52 PM
To: winfldigi@groups.io
Subject: [winfldigi] RxID Issue
 
As a new user of FLDigi, I’m trying to ‘decode’ the different digital signals. I have configured and turned on RxID. I have not seen any notification from RxId.
 
I have been working around 14.070, sending and receiving PSK31. My RsID is configured with ‘Receive Modes’, only ‘Mark prev freq’ checked. RxID and TxId are on (green).
 
Can anyone tell from my poor description what I am doing wrong? Please…
 

Re: RxID Issue

Gene Rozea
 

RXid  decodes and displays the IDs of those stations that have enabled TXid on their end. It’s not an analyzer of the signal, only reports if the transmitting station starts with the transmit ID. I wish more used it, particularly on the digi modes that sound and look so much alike.

 

 


From: winfldigi@groups.io <winfldigi@groups.io> on behalf of Peter <psblock@...>
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 5:03:52 PM
To: winfldigi@groups.io
Subject: [winfldigi] RxID Issue
 

As a new user of FLDigi, I’m trying to ‘decode’ the different digital signals. I have configured and turned on RxID. I have not seen any notification from RxId.

 

I have been working around 14.070, sending and receiving PSK31. My RsID is configured with ‘Receive Modes’, only ‘Mark prev freq’ checked. RxID and TxId are on (green).

 

Can anyone tell from my poor description what I am doing wrong? Please…

 

RxID Issue

Peter
 

As a new user of FLDigi, I’m trying to ‘decode’ the different digital signals. I have configured and turned on RxID. I have not seen any notification from RxId.

 

I have been working around 14.070, sending and receiving PSK31. My RsID is configured with ‘Receive Modes’, only ‘Mark prev freq’ checked. RxID and TxId are on (green).

 

Can anyone tell from my poor description what I am doing wrong? Please…

 

New To Digital Communication

Simon
 

Me too.

Computer are bringinh out tech from deep space communication to open use.

FT8 now has 80 to 90percent of digital traffic. Suddenly, u can go whole world on simple gear

1. Get wsjt-x v1.9.1 by nobel prize winning professor https://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/k1jt/wsjtx.html

Freq list is on the program. Turn gear. Usb, adjust to faint volume, stay in non red left side,meter

2. Get dimension4 software to sync clock to 1 sec accuracy, no clock, no work even if u hear 

U can see far away station around the world, onc batch per 15 second

73

Simon


On Tuesday, October 30, 2018, Cecil, W5DXP <w5dxp@...> wrote:
Tim, a couple of good URLs.

http://www.bandplans.com/

http://w1hkj.com/FldigiHelp-3.21/Modes/index.htm

Re: New To Digital Communication

Cecil at W5DXP.com
 

Re: New To Digital Communication

 

Tim,
There is a NBEMS 2 meter digital net every week on the K3PSP repeater system. For info go to http://wa3com.com/nets.html

NBEMS Digital Training Net
     - Wednesdays at 8PM on K3PSP Repeater System
     - Bob KC3AJM, Net Control
     - Digital Net Call-Up
     - Net Log Sheet
     - FLDIGI, FLMSG, & FLWRAP software
     - NBEMS-FLDIGI Setup & Usage Videos

Re: New To Digital Communication

Renee Culver
 

Cliff,
If your rig is 26 years old, I hope it was a good one. Rigs today rather assume vfo accuracy as well as very low drift.
You really may want to contact me....

On Mon, Oct 29, 2018 at 9:22 PM Cliff <ae5zaham@...> wrote:
A couple of places to start with nets:

https://sites.google.com/site/feldhellclub/ - Thurs. evening 40M net in Feld Hell mode and monthly Sprint (short contest normally 2 - 4 hours long) Membership not necessary for either one.

http://3905ccn.com/netsched.htm - Nets in SSB, CW, PSK31, RTTY. Again membership not necessary.

Common freq for PSK31: 14.070, 7.070 mHz

73,
Cliff, AE5ZA

On Oct 29, 2018, at 11:22, Tim via Groups.Io <N8NEU@...> wrote:

Greetings to all,

My name is Tim, my call is N8NEU and I live in Pittsburgh, PA. I have recently removed from stored my ham gear after 26 years of being away from amateur radio. Oh my how things have changed!

I have been setting up my ham station with my old Yeasu FT-101ZD, 2 meter Alinco DR1200 data radio, along with MFJ antenna tuner and Morse keyer. I have already erected a 2 meter J-Pole, 2 meter Yagi beam and a Butternut HF6V antenna.

I recently purchased a SignaLinlk USB interface and downloaded Fldigi - Version 4.0.18. In the past weeks I have been working with a local club in practice sessions using Fldigi on the local 2 meter repeater. We presently are just learning how to send and receive FLMessages to and from each other.

I would like to move out and start monitoring other sources of digital communication on both HF and VHF. I am hoping someone can recommend some frequencies to monitor to gain knowledge and experience before engaging in transmission.

I am looking for the following information.

  1. HF frequencies to monitor
  2. Digital Nets to monitor
  3. VHF frequencies (if any) to monitor
  4. International digital beacon frequencies

Any other information that will help me get acclimated to digital communication would be greatly appreciated.

I hope to be in contact with you soon.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Tim
N8NEU

Re: New To Digital Communication

J Mathieson
 

As for nets, there is the Michigan Digital Traffic Net on 3.583mHz.  Ohio has one  I am sure Pennsylvania also has usually on 80meters.   

Re: Satellite Weather Pictures

KB3RAN 1692/381
 

What frequency are you receiving the WEFAX signal on?

David Hardy   
KB3RAN
CARA President
 

Re: New To Digital Communication

Cliff
 

A couple of places to start with nets:

https://sites.google.com/site/feldhellclub/ - Thurs. evening 40M net in Feld Hell mode and monthly Sprint (short contest normally 2 - 4 hours long) Membership not necessary for either one.

http://3905ccn.com/netsched.htm - Nets in SSB, CW, PSK31, RTTY. Again membership not necessary.

Common freq for PSK31: 14.070, 7.070 mHz

73,
Cliff, AE5ZA

On Oct 29, 2018, at 11:22, Tim via Groups.Io <N8NEU@...> wrote:

Greetings to all,

My name is Tim, my call is N8NEU and I live in Pittsburgh, PA. I have recently removed from stored my ham gear after 26 years of being away from amateur radio. Oh my how things have changed!

I have been setting up my ham station with my old Yeasu FT-101ZD, 2 meter Alinco DR1200 data radio, along with MFJ antenna tuner and Morse keyer. I have already erected a 2 meter J-Pole, 2 meter Yagi beam and a Butternut HF6V antenna.

I recently purchased a SignaLinlk USB interface and downloaded Fldigi - Version 4.0.18. In the past weeks I have been working with a local club in practice sessions using Fldigi on the local 2 meter repeater. We presently are just learning how to send and receive FLMessages to and from each other.

I would like to move out and start monitoring other sources of digital communication on both HF and VHF. I am hoping someone can recommend some frequencies to monitor to gain knowledge and experience before engaging in transmission.

I am looking for the following information.

  1. HF frequencies to monitor
  2. Digital Nets to monitor
  3. VHF frequencies (if any) to monitor
  4. International digital beacon frequencies

Any other information that will help me get acclimated to digital communication would be greatly appreciated.

I hope to be in contact with you soon.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Tim
N8NEU

Re: New To Digital Communication

Renee Culver
 

A couple of comments for Tim:

You've asked a bunch of logical questions but they are large ones. You want to learn the FT8Call call utility for FT8. Most ft8 starts at 78 khz above the bottom of the band. Work on copying some of the stations. If you have an older rig or rcvr it will need a modem. Very new ones dont need one. Feel free to contact me.
Renee KC3NG


On Mon, Oct 29, 2018 at 9:02 PM Ron <rwenig@...> wrote:
Tim,

Welcome back to the hobby and good to see you getting into digital.

On Sunday mornings at 0800L there is a Pa NBEMS Net on 3.583 MHz USB.  For check ins we use Thor22 and for traffic, mostly Flmsg, we use MFSK32.  Be sure to check RxID for the change in mode.  In the West Pa area we have K3HPS in Butler County and N3TN from Beaver County.   It would be great to have another Western Pa station checking in.  Be sure to spread the word out there.

The check in procedure is callsign county qru (for no traffic) or qtc (with traffic).

73, Ron NY3J

On 10/29/18 12:22 PM, Tim via Groups.Io wrote:

Greetings to all,

My name is Tim, my call is N8NEU and I live in Pittsburgh, PA. I have recently removed from stored my ham gear after 26 years of being away from amateur radio. Oh my how things have changed!

I have been setting up my ham station with my old Yeasu FT-101ZD, 2 meter Alinco DR1200 data radio, along with MFJ antenna tuner and Morse keyer. I have already erected a 2 meter J-Pole, 2 meter Yagi beam and a Butternut HF6V antenna.

I recently purchased a SignaLinlk USB interface and downloaded Fldigi - Version 4.0.18. In the past weeks I have been working with a local club in practice sessions using Fldigi on the local 2 meter repeater. We presently are just learning how to send and receive FLMessages to and from each other.

I would like to move out and start monitoring other sources of digital communication on both HF and VHF. I am hoping someone can recommend some frequencies to monitor to gain knowledge and experience before engaging in transmission.

I am looking for the following information.

  1. HF frequencies to monitor

  2. Digital Nets to monitor

  3. VHF frequencies (if any) to monitor

  4. International digital beacon frequencies

Any other information that will help me get acclimated to digital communication would be greatly appreciated.

I hope to be in contact with you soon.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Tim

N8NEU


Re: Satellite Weather Pictures

Cliff
 

The NOAA WEFAX freq and schedules can be found at the links on this site: https://search.usa.gov/search?v%3Aproject=firstgov&query=wefax&affiliate=noaa.gov

I don’t know if the format for VHF is the same so someone else will have to help you with those.

In fldigi just go to the frequency and select the WEFAX mode. It should work though you may need to make some adjustments. Have a look at the fldigi help manual for details of how to make the adjustments.

73,
Cliff, AE5ZA

On Oct 29, 2018, at 11:28, Tim via Groups.Io <N8NEU@...> wrote:

Hello Michael,

In a prevision message I introduced myself. I am new to Fldigi and digital communications. Can you provide information on the process of receiving WEFAX on HF and pictures from NOAA VHF?

Thanks.

Tim
N8NEU

Re: New To Digital Communication

Ron
 

Tim,

Welcome back to the hobby and good to see you getting into digital.

On Sunday mornings at 0800L there is a Pa NBEMS Net on 3.583 MHz USB.  For check ins we use Thor22 and for traffic, mostly Flmsg, we use MFSK32.  Be sure to check RxID for the change in mode.  In the West Pa area we have K3HPS in Butler County and N3TN from Beaver County.   It would be great to have another Western Pa station checking in.  Be sure to spread the word out there.

The check in procedure is callsign county qru (for no traffic) or qtc (with traffic).

73, Ron NY3J

On 10/29/18 12:22 PM, Tim via Groups.Io wrote:

Greetings to all,

My name is Tim, my call is N8NEU and I live in Pittsburgh, PA. I have recently removed from stored my ham gear after 26 years of being away from amateur radio. Oh my how things have changed!

I have been setting up my ham station with my old Yeasu FT-101ZD, 2 meter Alinco DR1200 data radio, along with MFJ antenna tuner and Morse keyer. I have already erected a 2 meter J-Pole, 2 meter Yagi beam and a Butternut HF6V antenna.

I recently purchased a SignaLinlk USB interface and downloaded Fldigi - Version 4.0.18. In the past weeks I have been working with a local club in practice sessions using Fldigi on the local 2 meter repeater. We presently are just learning how to send and receive FLMessages to and from each other.

I would like to move out and start monitoring other sources of digital communication on both HF and VHF. I am hoping someone can recommend some frequencies to monitor to gain knowledge and experience before engaging in transmission.

I am looking for the following information.

  1. HF frequencies to monitor

  2. Digital Nets to monitor

  3. VHF frequencies (if any) to monitor

  4. International digital beacon frequencies

Any other information that will help me get acclimated to digital communication would be greatly appreciated.

I hope to be in contact with you soon.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Tim

N8NEU


Re: Satellite Weather Pictures

Tim
 

Hello Michael,

In a prevision message I introduced myself. I am new to Fldigi and digital communications. Can you provide information on the process of receiving WEFAX on HF and pictures from NOAA VHF?

Thanks.

Tim
N8NEU

New To Digital Communication

Tim
 

Greetings to all,

My name is Tim, my call is N8NEU and I live in Pittsburgh, PA. I have recently removed from stored my ham gear after 26 years of being away from amateur radio. Oh my how things have changed!

I have been setting up my ham station with my old Yeasu FT-101ZD, 2 meter Alinco DR1200 data radio, along with MFJ antenna tuner and Morse keyer. I have already erected a 2 meter J-Pole, 2 meter Yagi beam and a Butternut HF6V antenna.

I recently purchased a SignaLinlk USB interface and downloaded Fldigi - Version 4.0.18. In the past weeks I have been working with a local club in practice sessions using Fldigi on the local 2 meter repeater. We presently are just learning how to send and receive FLMessages to and from each other.

I would like to move out and start monitoring other sources of digital communication on both HF and VHF. I am hoping someone can recommend some frequencies to monitor to gain knowledge and experience before engaging in transmission.

I am looking for the following information.

  1. HF frequencies to monitor

  2. Digital Nets to monitor

  3. VHF frequencies (if any) to monitor

  4. International digital beacon frequencies

Any other information that will help me get acclimated to digital communication would be greatly appreciated.

I hope to be in contact with you soon.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Tim

N8NEU

Re: Multiple fldigi instances with flrig

WA7SKG <wa7skg@...>
 

When you launch VSPE on a 64 bit system, a popup asks you if you want to register, if you say 'NO', it continues with a popup asking you to please register. Click 'OK' and it continues. My understanding is, it continues with the 32 bit version, which is free. The 64 bit version is only enabled upon registration. For my purposes, the 32 version works just fine.

YMMV,

Michael WA7SKG


Beau - N5PY wrote on 10/28/18 10:37:

Michael (WA7SKG),
Yes, after a little more research it does appear that some sort of port splitter software is the way to go.  I'm experimenting with a couple of others (14 day trial) and they seem to be working nicely.  One is from FabulaTech the other is from Eltima.  Both seem to work but are a bit expensive ($130 - $140).   I'll add VSPE to the trial and then decide what I want to buy.
73's
Beau - N5PY
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