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Re: USA Eclipse 2017

Ev Tupis
 

Fantastic, Andy!  If your computer is hooked up to the 'net, it will report what it hears in real-time.

If not...simply connect it to the 'net from time-to-time and it will send its' cache.

Worst case?  Never connect to the 'net, but others that decode you will report it.

-Ev


From: Andrew O'Brien <andrewobrie@...>
To: main@digitalradio.groups.io
Sent: Saturday, August 5, 2017 8:33 AM
Subject: Re: [digitalradio] USA Eclipse 2017

I have set up my station from FN02hk
Andy K3UK

On Sat, Aug 5, 2017 at 8:12 AM, Ev Tupis via Groups.Io <w2ev@...> wrote:
Are you willing to participate in scientific research, using Amateur Radio?

Is your station equipped to operate on "soundcard modes" such as PSK31?

If you answered "yes" to these questions, then The PropNET Project wants you!

Visit http://www.PropNET.org and select the hyperlink titled "ACDS^31 Beta" (Windows only).  Set it up for your station (enter your call sign, Grid6, power level, etc), tune your transceiver to one of the three study frequencies and let it run.

ACDS will cause your station to periodically TX an ID on PSK31 and will listen for other study participants, too.  When there is propagation, it will be logged to a database (and displayed on a web map).  That database will be used by the University study sponsors as part of their analysis of propagation anomalies during the upcoming solar eclipse!

Details:

Especially wanted - Stations in the USA's Pacific NW, Rocky Mountains and Dakotas as well as Canadian Prairies!

Time-frame - We ask participants to power-up THIS WEEKEND and REMAIN ACTIVE until September 1.  This will provide a "baseline" both before and after the Eclipse on the 21st.

Frequencies - 10 meters (28.1188 USB), 30 meters (10.1389 USB), 80 meters (3.5982 USB), we hope that some of the folks with 500kHz licenses would join in, too...but don't know how to ask. :-)

ID Interval - set your station to ID 15x per hour (that's once every 4 minutes)

Power level setting - set your "mic gain" and "RF output" to maximum.  Transmit.  REDUCE "RF output" until you are at 50% of maximum.  REDUCE "mic gain" until you are between 10% and 25% of maximum.  Operate there.

Legality - ACDS^31 operates under FCC Part 97.221 for "Automatically Controlled Digital Station" operation, allowing you to participate 24/7.

Anti QRM - The ACDS^31 client will RX before TX, and will QSY to a different frequency if its' initial choice is occupied.

Community - Join the PropNET-Online e-mail group while you visit the http://www.PropNET.org website

A "taste" - Here is a link to a map showing the past 24 hours of 10 meter traffic documented by the PropNET project.  Pushpins with a "10" are using the software.  Others are non-PropNET stations that have been decoded by PropNET stations.  http://propnet.org/catch3.php? band=HY&last=24&call=&center= US

Here is a map of 30 meters, as a comparison: http://propnet.org/catch3.php? band=HG&center=US&last=24& call=&maptype=G3&geo=&zoom=1





--
Andy



Re: USA Eclipse 2017

Andrew O'Brien
 

I have set up my station from FN02hk
Andy K3UK

On Sat, Aug 5, 2017 at 8:12 AM, Ev Tupis via Groups.Io <w2ev@...> wrote:
Are you willing to participate in scientific research, using Amateur Radio?

Is your station equipped to operate on "soundcard modes" such as PSK31?

If you answered "yes" to these questions, then The PropNET Project wants you!

Visit http://www.PropNET.org and select the hyperlink titled "ACDS^31 Beta" (Windows only).  Set it up for your station (enter your call sign, Grid6, power level, etc), tune your transceiver to one of the three study frequencies and let it run.

ACDS will cause your station to periodically TX an ID on PSK31 and will listen for other study participants, too.  When there is propagation, it will be logged to a database (and displayed on a web map).  That database will be used by the University study sponsors as part of their analysis of propagation anomalies during the upcoming solar eclipse!

Details:

Especially wanted - Stations in the USA's Pacific NW, Rocky Mountains and Dakotas as well as Canadian Prairies!

Time-frame - We ask participants to power-up THIS WEEKEND and REMAIN ACTIVE until September 1.  This will provide a "baseline" both before and after the Eclipse on the 21st.

Frequencies - 10 meters (28.1188 USB), 30 meters (10.1389 USB), 80 meters (3.5982 USB), we hope that some of the folks with 500kHz licenses would join in, too...but don't know how to ask. :-)

ID Interval - set your station to ID 15x per hour (that's once every 4 minutes)

Power level setting - set your "mic gain" and "RF output" to maximum.  Transmit.  REDUCE "RF output" until you are at 50% of maximum.  REDUCE "mic gain" until you are between 10% and 25% of maximum.  Operate there.

Legality - ACDS^31 operates under FCC Part 97.221 for "Automatically Controlled Digital Station" operation, allowing you to participate 24/7.

Anti QRM - The ACDS^31 client will RX before TX, and will QSY to a different frequency if its' initial choice is occupied.

Community - Join the PropNET-Online e-mail group while you visit the http://www.PropNET.org website

A "taste" - Here is a link to a map showing the past 24 hours of 10 meter traffic documented by the PropNET project.  Pushpins with a "10" are using the software.  Others are non-PropNET stations that have been decoded by PropNET stations.  http://propnet.org/catch3.php?band=HY&last=24&call=&center=US

Here is a map of 30 meters, as a comparison: http://propnet.org/catch3.php?band=HG&center=US&last=24&call=&maptype=G3&geo=&zoom=1





--
Andy


USA Eclipse 2017

Ev Tupis
 

Are you willing to participate in scientific research, using Amateur Radio?

Is your station equipped to operate on "soundcard modes" such as PSK31?

If you answered "yes" to these questions, then The PropNET Project wants you!

Visit http://www.PropNET.org and select the hyperlink titled "ACDS^31 Beta" (Windows only).  Set it up for your station (enter your call sign, Grid6, power level, etc), tune your transceiver to one of the three study frequencies and let it run.

ACDS will cause your station to periodically TX an ID on PSK31 and will listen for other study participants, too.  When there is propagation, it will be logged to a database (and displayed on a web map).  That database will be used by the University study sponsors as part of their analysis of propagation anomalies during the upcoming solar eclipse!

Details:

Especially wanted - Stations in the USA's Pacific NW, Rocky Mountains and Dakotas as well as Canadian Prairies!

Time-frame - We ask participants to power-up THIS WEEKEND and REMAIN ACTIVE until September 1.  This will provide a "baseline" both before and after the Eclipse on the 21st.

Frequencies - 10 meters (28.1188 USB), 30 meters (10.1389 USB), 80 meters (3.5982 USB), we hope that some of the folks with 500kHz licenses would join in, too...but don't know how to ask. :-)

ID Interval - set your station to ID 15x per hour (that's once every 4 minutes)

Power level setting - set your "mic gain" and "RF output" to maximum.  Transmit.  REDUCE "RF output" until you are at 50% of maximum.  REDUCE "mic gain" until you are between 10% and 25% of maximum.  Operate there.

Legality - ACDS^31 operates under FCC Part 97.221 for "Automatically Controlled Digital Station" operation, allowing you to participate 24/7.

Anti QRM - The ACDS^31 client will RX before TX, and will QSY to a different frequency if its' initial choice is occupied.

Community - Join the PropNET-Online e-mail group while you visit the http://www.PropNET.org website

A "taste" - Here is a link to a map showing the past 24 hours of 10 meter traffic documented by the PropNET project.  Pushpins with a "10" are using the software.  Others are non-PropNET stations that have been decoded by PropNET stations.  http://propnet.org/catch3.php?band=HY&last=24&call=&center=US

Here is a map of 30 meters, as a comparison: http://propnet.org/catch3.php?band=HG&center=US&last=24&call=&maptype=G3&geo=&zoom=1



F5ZAL ON4KHG 2m OPERA 906 km 17:43:51 # Fixed-Beacon #opera

Graham
 

Good VHF conditions  over Europe

F5ZAL  Fixed Opera / CW Beacon,  being  reported  by  ON4KHG at  906 Km range ,  across France
all the  more notable ,  Beacon  power is 4  watts  [ effective 2  watts ] to  Horizontal Dipole !

F5ZAL is one of a  number of  VHF> Microwave  'Fixed Beacons]  { ie Individually licences  and  allocated  carrier frequency }
One  AD Hoc  HF band hopping  beacon is  is  run by UA1ASB , with  1  watt to a  Terminated Folded Dipole 

73-Graham
G0NBD

F5ZAL ON4KHG 2m OPERA 906 km 17:43:51

RX3DHR R3FP 2m OPERA 178 km 09:57:50
R3FP RX3DHR 2m OPERA 178 km 10:01:17
RX3DHR RV3APM 2m OPERA 150 km 13:50:05
RV3APM R3FP 2m OPERA 27 km 19:08:43
R3FP RV3APM 2m OPERA 27 km 19:07:44
F5ZAL F6HTJ 2m OPERA 24 km 19:18:40

F5ZAL  Beacon Location .


TS-Family Resources Page: August 2017 Update

Ian_Wade_G3NRW <g3nrw-radio@...>
 

TS-Family Resources Page: August 2017 Update

***** TS-590 Family Resources Page: http://g3nrw.net/TS-590


*Updates this month*:

* _TS-590SG DOCUMENTATION_
<http://www.g3nrw.net/TS-590/?page_id=30>: TS-590SG
Instruction Manual (MP3) version for visually impaired
users, TS-590SG Service Manual.

* _TS-590S DOCUMENTATION_
<http://www.g3nrw.net/TS-590/?page_id=28>: TS-590SG
Instruction Manual (MP3 and plain text) versions for
visually impaired users.

* HOWTOs_ <http://www.g3nrw.net/TS-590/?page_id=256>:
“HOWTO set up FreeDV with the Kenwood TS590” (Lou,
VK3ALB), “TS 590SG Panadapter with the SDRplay RSP”. Also,
at the top of the HOWTOs page, there is a new Menu
Conversion Table, listing all the Menu numbers for the
TS-590SG alongside the equivalent numbers for the TS-590S.
This should make it easier to use HOWTOs written for one
radio, where you happen to have the other.

* _GENERAL TECHNOTES_
<http://www.g3nrw.net/TS-590/?page_id=371>: “Grounding and
Bonding for the Little Pistol and Medium Gun” (a
must-watch presentation from Ward Silver N0AX at
Hamvention 2017).

* _USEFUL TOOLS_ <http://www.g3nrw.net/TS-590/?page_id=377>:
Windows XP Security Update (a rare occurrence).

* _Digital Communications Software_
<http://www.g3nrw.net/TS-590/?page_id=323>: WSJT-X Release
Candidate 1.8.0-rc1 (incorporating FT8 mode for the first
time).


There are also two new Resources Page sections this month that
should be useful when considering buying a used TS-590:

* _TS-590SG SERIAL NUMBERS_
<http://www.g3nrw.net/TS-590/?page_id=1462>: The serial
number codes for each year and month of manufacture of the
TS-590SG, together with a number of issues to look out for
when buying a used TS-590SG.

* _TS-590S SERIAL NUMBERS_
<http://www.g3nrw.net/TS-590/?page_id=1451>: The serial
number codes for each year and month of manufacture of the
TS-590S, together with a number of issues to look out for
when buying a used TS-590S.


By the way, I occasionally receive emails asking me for
current secondhand prices for TS-590s. I really have no idea,
particularly for radios outside the UK, so the best place to
ask is in one or both of the _TS-590 Yahoo Groups_
<http://www.g3nrw.net/TS-590/?page_id=389>.


Finally, as ever, I welcome any new links to documents, slide
presentations, YouTube videos, hardware, software etc. that
will be of interest to TS-590SG and TS-590S owners, for
posting on the TS-590 Family Resources Page. Also, let me know
of files you have posted to the “Files” section on the two
reflectors, and I will be happy to add links to them on the
Resources Page.


--
73
Ian, G3NRW
g3nrw@...

***** TS-590 Family Resources Page: http://g3nrw.net/TS-590


New release of MultiPSK (4.32.1) - Updating due to eQSL evolution

Patrick Lindecker
 

New release of MULTIPSK (4.32.1)

 

Pour les francophones: la version en français de ce message se trouve sur mon site (http://f6cte.free.fr). Il suffit de cliquer sur le lien "Principales modifications (courriel avertissant de la sortie de la nouvelle version)".


Hello to all Ham and SWL,

 

The new release of MultiPSK (4.32.1) is on my Web site (http://f6cte.free.fr).
The mirror site is Earl's, N8KBR: http://www.eqth.info/f6cte/MULTIPSK_setup.exe

The MD5 signature of the downloaded MULTIPSK_setup.exe file to, possibly, check (with WinMD5 for example), that the downloading works without error, is equal to: 386411ed82df4134b8a56e6a672e5c74

 

The main improvements of MULTIPSK 4.32.1 is the following:

 

The eQSL service has updated its ADIF system, which affects many modes supported by Multipsk: actually, modes must be displayed in the format MODE + SUBMODE instead of MODE only. So this Multipsk version permits to keep on  exporting QSOs to the eQSL service.

 

Note: to avoid eQSL refusal on several exotic modes and on ALE (because not considered by ADIF), modes:

·                     CCW and QRSS are considered as submodes of the CW mode,

·                     LENTUS, DTMF, ALE400 and ALE (141A) are considered as submodes of the MFSK mode,

·                     AUTEX and PSK220F are considered as submodes of the PSK mode.

 

 

73

Patrick

 

 

 




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Shortwave Radiogram 22-23 July 2017

kd9xb
 

Shortwave Radiogram this weekend is all MFSK32, with four images.

Please tune in and decode.

http://swradiogram.net/post/163259536647/shortwave-radiogram-22-23-july-2017-text-ahoy

 

Kim

KD9XB


FT8 Mode: 20M activity

Andrew OBrien
 

Screen shot of FT8 mode activity tonight on 20M



Re: Eclipse: A Call to Action

Graham
 

G0NBD  TX >>  RX GM4ZMK  Opera OP8  477 KHz  [dial]  Single carrier  + 1500 Hz ASK 

Shadow passed between stations ..

This was  one of those unexpected  results from the  eclipse 2015  , observed from the  UK , using  the Opera  single  pass multi detector , available  for 136  and 477 KHz 

using  477 KHz ,  the  land  path was ~ 250 miles,  constant ground  wave  @ -30 dB  s/n  in  2.4 KHz    average  over  8 minutes tx cycle.

At the  onset, signal  level fell  to  beyond the  system lower limit , the  next detection , at -40 dB , interpolation , would  indicate ~ -45 dN s/n

Indications  of  multiple  peaks before and  after the  event,.can also  be  observed .

What was observed

Turns out to be  QSB  caused by  SKY-Wave .......the  second  monitoring station , north  France , failed to run,  it would of  been  possible , that  a  peak , co-incident  with the  Dip  at  Liverpool should of  been  observed ,At my  range the  sky-wave , phase  , subtracted  from the  ground  wave

 I would offer the  system as  near  ideal for  this  type  of  experiment ,  being  single pass  and  good  sensitivity , all bands from  LW to uW are suitable

From the  aspect of  Data ''Validity'' each  recovered  s/n  is the  average  of the  TX time  line during a single pass ,  , data  may be  recovered  from the  application , running  on a web linked  pc , the  psk-map  and  http://ea3hmj.net/ea3hmj/spot/index.php 

73-Graham
G0NBD






Re: Eclipse: A Call to Action

Andrew O'Brien
 

Excellent idea !

Andy K3UK

On Jul 17, 2017, at 4:07 PM, Ev Tupis via Groups.Io <w2ev@...> wrote:

Hello Digital Denizens,

The University that is studying data from the upcoming North American solar eclipse has asked for the assistance of the PropNET initiative.

PropNET uses software to automatically control a transceiver to ID every 5-10 minutes on PSK31 and does so 24/7 without operator intervention.

We are looking for stations that are capable of using the software for 2 weeks before the August 21, 2017 eclipse and continue to use it for 2 weeks AFTERward.

They have asked for participation from willing 80 meter stations to augment existing operation on 30 and 10 meters.

Are YOU willing to offer your station as a sensor to send data to help with real scientific research?

If yes, for now... visit http://www.propnet.org/ to download the "ACDS^31 Beta" software to your Windows computer and setup on either 30 meters or 10 meters to get a sense of how the system works (join the e-mail list if you'd like, too).  After you get a sense of the system, QSY to 80 meters and "let it run automatically".

The PropNET system is unique because it does not rely on human operators being active.  It generates its own signals...so it is a well designed highly controlled system.

Are you willing to help?

Best regards,
Ev, W2EV


PS: The 80 meter frequency will be announced shortly...it will be near the PSK "watering hole", but not in it.




Eclipse: A Call to Action

Ev Tupis
 

Hello Digital Denizens,

The University that is studying data from the upcoming North American solar eclipse has asked for the assistance of the PropNET initiative.

PropNET uses software to automatically control a transceiver to ID every 5-10 minutes on PSK31 and does so 24/7 without operator intervention.

We are looking for stations that are capable of using the software for 2 weeks before the August 21, 2017 eclipse and continue to use it for 2 weeks AFTERward.

They have asked for participation from willing 80 meter stations to augment existing operation on 30 and 10 meters.

Are YOU willing to offer your station as a sensor to send data to help with real scientific research?

If yes, for now... visit http://www.propnet.org/ to download the "ACDS^31 Beta" software to your Windows computer and setup on either 30 meters or 10 meters to get a sense of how the system works (join the e-mail list if you'd like, too).  After you get a sense of the system, QSY to 80 meters and "let it run automatically".

The PropNET system is unique because it does not rely on human operators being active.  It generates its own signals...so it is a well designed highly controlled system.

Are you willing to help?

Best regards,
Ev, W2EV


PS: The 80 meter frequency will be announced shortly...it will be near the PSK "watering hole", but not in it.




Re: Why PSK Mode was not recognized yet by eQSL ?

Team-SIM SIM-Mode
 

Hello All, 
as done with QRA64 and MSK144 modes, Eqsl has already added the T10 and JT8 new experimental modes before new ADIF 3.0.6 Polling and release, but still no PSK main generic mode !!!! ُ.  Eqsl continues to ignore also the Submode field, Surprising acute selective considerations, what do you think about ?

Thanks , 73's  SIM31_Team.


Le Samedi 17 juin 2017 17h30, Team-SIM SIM-Mode via Groups.Io <sim31_team@...> a écrit :


Hello Stan,
thanks for the thought , 
But right now the old submodes are still valid modes (deprecated) but still running on eqsl as a mode , there is no yet a submode field recognised by eqsl  <SUBMODE:5>PSK31  or <SUBMODE:5>SIM31  for example.

Thanks 73's  SIM31 Team.

 


Le Samedi 17 juin 2017 16h58, Stan Zawrotny <k4sbz.stan@...> a écrit :


I cannot think of an instance when I would need to use a generic PSK mode designator. The QSO has to be in some valid PSK sub-mode that has been recognized.

Stan, K4SBZ

"Real radio bounces off the sky."






Re: Mode ID #UNID

Graham
 

May be  not  then,  still looking  for the  HF  qrg's  then ..

Looks very similar 

G, 


Re: Last Call for Papers -- Digital Communications Conference

ALE
 


Hi Steve,

Any idea when the FCC is going to follow through on removing the 300 baud symbol rate limit?

/s/ Steve, N2CKH


At 09:20 AM 7/13/2017, you wrote:
This is the final call for technical papers for presentation at the 36th Annual ARRL/TAPR Digital Communications Conference, to be held September 15-17 in St Louis, Missouri at the Holiday Inn Airport West in Earth City. Papers will also be published in the Conference Proceedings. Authors do not need to attend the conference to have their papers included in the Proceedings. The submission deadline is July 31, 2017. Submit papers via e-mail to maty@..., or via post to Maty Weinberg, KB1EIB, ARRL, 225 Main St, Newington, CT 06111. Papers will be published exactly as submitted, and authors will retain all rights.
 
 


Re: Mode ID #UNID

Sholto Fisher
 

Yes it was FT8. Been using it the last few days and it’s a lot of fun. Not sure how I feel about the auto sequence mode but I suppose it’s not that different from an automatic bbs.

 

I think we’re going to see this mode supplant jt65/jt9 and used for dxpeditions/contests.

 

73

 

Sholto

K7TMG

 

Sent from my Windows 10 phone

 

From: Andrew O'Brien
Sent: Saturday, July 15, 2017 7:03 AM
To: main@digitalradio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [digitalradio] Mode ID #30meters #UNID

 

Not FT8?

Sent from my iPhone

On Jul 5, 2017, at 11:31 PM, sholto.fisher@... wrote:

Been hearing some narrow mfsk signals on 30m (approx 10141) this evening.
Thought it might be DominoEX/Thor "Micro" but no decode in either. Any ideas?

73

Sholto
K7TMG
<unid.png>


Re: Mode ID #UNID

Andrew O'Brien
 

Not FT8?

Sent from my iPhone

On Jul 5, 2017, at 11:31 PM, sholto.fisher@... wrote:

Been hearing some narrow mfsk signals on 30m (approx 10141) this evening.
Thought it might be DominoEX/Thor "Micro" but no decode in either. Any ideas?

73

Sholto
K7TMG
<unid.png>


Re: Mode ID #UNID

Graham
 

Sholto,

I think you  have  found , one of the  ROS-MF mode ,  phantom  qso's  on HF , that  show  on the  psk-reporter as  either 476 or 136 KHz  .. 

To decode,  need  one of the  old  versions of  ROS , that  have the  MF modes , the  same  issue as  displayed on the  psk-map .. To decode , select  either 136 or 476 KHz bands  and the  mode  is  selected ,  

Worth re-visiting, when 477 is  released,  the  MF mode  2 and 7 , where developed for  MF and have  extended  FEC overlap times to counter the  log 'qsb' periods , phase continuous  mfsk  modulation, suited to  non-linear tx , no time locking  , mf-7  same  rate as  psk31  and  -12 dB lower s/n  , mf-2  s/n  similar to  wspr-2 , but  is free  running  qso  mode.

73-Graham
G0NBD

 


Last Call for Papers -- Digital Communications Conference

Ford, Steve, WB8IMY <sford@...>
 

This is the final call for technical papers for presentation at the 36th Annual ARRL/TAPR Digital Communications Conference, to be held September 15-17 in St Louis, Missouri at the Holiday Inn Airport West in Earth City. Papers will also be published in the Conference Proceedings. Authors do not need to attend the conference to have their papers included in the Proceedings. The submission deadline is July 31, 2017. Submit papers via e-mail to maty@..., or via post to Maty Weinberg, KB1EIB, ARRL, 225 Main St, Newington, CT 06111. Papers will be published exactly as submitted, and authors will retain all rights.

 

 


Re: FT-897D and WSJT-X issue

Bill Engel
 

RF is getting into your serial and/or USB line between computer and radio and temporarily shutting down the interface. Clamp some ferrites around the cable at both ends.
K5DHY Bill

On 7/12/2017 1:05 PM, David wrote:
Hoping someone can give me some advice. When I use WSJT-X, generally in JT65 mode, the rig is controlled from software just fine; however, after I transmit a dialog box comes up saying it had a rig control problem with choices to ok (opens settings), retry, cancel (abort program), etc. I click okay, then close the settings box and continue operation. I can't find anything wrong in settings, especially since the software, signalink, and ft-897D seems to be operating together fine otherwise. Suggestions?
W7DAO


Re: 50.700 G0NBD Beacon Op1 beam 260 WEST Now ..! #6 Meters #opera

 

Thanks for report. I sent a paper QSL (direct) to NL8992 to
thank him for his cooperation.

73 Costas SV1XV