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Link Posted: 4/29/2021 7:47:26 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Mach:


8PSK125 is super fast ( was 8 secs) but it does not transmit a TX ID so it will not mode change
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When you sent it my decoder switched automatically. Let's try simple text transmission me see if that goes through. With mine in 8psk125 it decodes noise constantly, I had to raise the squelch nearly all the way up.  

We can try it again, I have my dmr working again so we can coordinate a little better next time.
Link Posted: 4/29/2021 11:02:48 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Nmbmxer:
When you sent it my decoder switched automatically. Let's try simple text transmission me see if that goes through. With mine in 8psk125 it decodes noise constantly, I had to raise the squelch nearly all the way up.  

We can try it again, I have my dmr working again so we can coordinate a little better next time.
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Originally Posted By Nmbmxer:
Originally Posted By Mach:


8PSK125 is super fast ( was 8 secs) but it does not transmit a TX ID so it will not mode change
When you sent it my decoder switched automatically. Let's try simple text transmission me see if that goes through. With mine in 8psk125 it decodes noise constantly, I had to raise the squelch nearly all the way up.  

We can try it again, I have my dmr working again so we can coordinate a little better next time.


ok let me know when you want to do that
Link Posted: 4/29/2021 11:22:00 AM EDT
[#3]
I missed out last night. I'm switching radios and wanted to get a better handle on things before trying the net.
Link Posted: 5/5/2021 12:41:53 PM EDT
[#4]
Need a volunteer for one more week (today.) Thought my work was done and a client sprung a meeting on me, right at net time.
Link Posted: 5/5/2021 5:17:08 PM EDT
[#5]
I'm not going to make it on the radio tonight.
Link Posted: 5/5/2021 6:06:46 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Nmbmxer:
I'm not going to make it on the radio tonight.
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Well, the two or three of you who are left, now's the perfect time to practice being NC!
Link Posted: 5/5/2021 8:16:41 PM EDT
[#7]
I just got in from sawing deadfall, did any one volunteer for NCS?
Link Posted: 5/5/2021 8:23:45 PM EDT
[#8]
I didn't. I'm using a different radio and computer tonight. Not really sure that it'll even go.
Link Posted: 5/12/2021 12:05:50 PM EDT
[#9]
I will be present to NC tonight.

It's probably time to consider 20M as an alternate, so I'll give a test transmission on 20M after the 2330Z reminder, assuming my tuner doesn't flip out.
Link Posted: 5/12/2021 7:02:04 PM EDT
[#10]
Reminders going out on normal schedule.
Link Posted: 5/12/2021 7:17:43 PM EDT
[#11]
Tuned to 14067.5 Olivia 16/500 1500 waterfall. Unfortunately I'm going to be a little distracted for the next hour or so but I'd like to see if I can at least catch any traffic. Will check in if the timing works out for getting back in front of the radio.
Link Posted: 5/12/2021 7:31:33 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Redbirdxx:
Tuned to 14067.5 Olivia 16/500 1500 waterfall. Unfortunately I'm going to be a little distracted for the next hour or so but I'd like to see if I can at least catch any traffic. Will check in if the timing works out for getting back in front of the radio.
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I'm not at my station but left it on 20m as well. I'll report a %cpy at 1945 or whenever I get done eating.
Link Posted: 5/12/2021 7:36:33 PM EDT
[#13]
With a sample size of one, it looks like 20M is much weaker than 40M right now. Quieter too, but weaker.
Link Posted: 5/12/2021 8:01:25 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By seek2:
With a sample size of one, it looks like 20M is much weaker than 40M right now. Quieter too, but weaker.
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I heard you at +2db good signal and weaponeer1911 at -8 ghost printing which seems about right for the distances we are all apart. I never care for 20 nets, seems like I can only hear stations on the other side of the country.
Link Posted: 5/12/2021 8:13:24 PM EDT
[#15]
I'm out tonight. I had antenna issues. I just got it fixed.
Link Posted: 5/12/2021 8:20:26 PM EDT
[#16]
Looking at it, I had good copy on weaponeer1911 on 20m. Appears there might have been a call ending in JW but I'm not seeing anything but the call.
Link Posted: 5/12/2021 8:31:52 PM EDT
[#17]
Nice net tonight, though small.

3 stations + NC. One new station.

40M continues to be stronger overall than 20M.
Link Posted: 5/19/2021 11:13:31 AM EDT
[#18]
I'll be around for the net tonight, hope a few of you make it.

Sticking with 40M.
Link Posted: 5/19/2021 11:53:14 AM EDT
[#19]
I'll be there tonight.
Link Posted: 5/19/2021 7:03:06 PM EDT
[#20]
I plan on being there.  

It's a different radio and computer,  so it'll be good to see if it's set up correctly.
Link Posted: 5/19/2021 7:26:00 PM EDT
[#21]
Warnings sent 2300Z and 2320Z so far.

Copied NMBMXER testing.
Link Posted: 5/19/2021 7:50:22 PM EDT
[#22]
I copied the 2345 warning. I've heard (with my ears) two transmissions since then with no decode.
Link Posted: 5/19/2021 7:52:15 PM EDT
[#23]
Crap, me and a call ending in JW just stepped on each other.
Link Posted: 5/19/2021 8:21:55 PM EDT
[#24]
I very rapidly set up FLDIGI for the first time without really looking into the instructions. Still don't know much about using it but I've got it configured right to be copying the net now.
Link Posted: 5/19/2021 8:33:57 PM EDT
[#25]
Nice to have a slightly bigger net than last week.

40M was rough but as usual Olivia did an outstanding job and everyone was 100% copy here.
SNR varied a lot more than usual.

Final count is 5 stations + NC for tonight.
Link Posted: 5/19/2021 8:52:17 PM EDT
[#26]
Great net tonight guys, thanks.
Link Posted: 5/19/2021 9:07:59 PM EDT
[#27]
Good net. Even though the band was a little flakier than usual, I copied everyone 100%.  Pretty good spread, AZ to Cape Cod.
Link Posted: 5/26/2021 4:47:04 PM EDT
[#28]
I'll be around to NC tonight.
Link Posted: 5/26/2021 7:55:51 PM EDT
[#29]
Conditions are bad here tonight. I can barely copy NCS, weaponeer1911 who I generally get a strong signal from, I had about 80% copy.
Link Posted: 5/26/2021 8:11:27 PM EDT
[#30]
I checked in, but I don't think that  I was heard. Will try again for last call.
Link Posted: 5/26/2021 8:15:54 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By GreenDragon:
I checked in, but I don't think that  I was heard. Will try again for last call.
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I heard you and @Mach and relayed. Both of you were loud here, +5db and +10 respectively.
Link Posted: 5/26/2021 8:24:08 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By GreenDragon:
I checked in, but I don't think that  I was heard. Will try again for last call.
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You had the strongest signal of all here in Central Texas.  S8 +5dB 100% on a low dipole.  Your station is working.
Link Posted: 5/26/2021 8:35:02 PM EDT
[#33]
Rough conditions tonight, I wouldn't judge any stations based on that.

Weaponeer was loudest here and NMBMXER who's usually pretty strong was barely visible
on the waterfall. I didn't hear the other two check ins but copied fine during the net.

Four stations + NC tonight.

Glad everyone could make it.
Link Posted: 5/26/2021 8:39:03 PM EDT
[#34]
Less than optimal conditions tonight, but it still worked out. The biggest hindrance for me is my typing skills.
Link Posted: 6/2/2021 5:08:35 PM EDT
[#35]
I'm around to NC tonight.

I think I'll check 20M out again after the 2330Z announcement, with the reports about about propagation on 20M and opening even on 10M it's worth checking.

Plus we have a sunspot number that isn't zero. 20 ain't much but it's whole lot more than zero.
Link Posted: 6/2/2021 7:21:28 PM EDT
[#36]
Man, 40m is bad here.  45 min warning was barely detectable, less than 50% print.  Tried both antennas.
Hope 20m is better.
Link Posted: 6/2/2021 7:34:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: seek2] [#37]
on 20 now.

ETA: back on 40M

I think 20 was slightly better but only one report so probably will stick with 40M and hope it improves.
Link Posted: 6/2/2021 7:46:08 PM EDT
[#38]
Both bands were marginal here.  I'll try to get in on 40m, but will have to in/out, company coming at 000Z.
Link Posted: 6/2/2021 7:50:49 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By weaponeer1911:
Both bands were marginal here.  I'll try to get in on 40m, but will have to in/out, company coming at 000Z.
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You can always just check in early since I have copy on you already.
Link Posted: 6/2/2021 8:13:09 PM EDT
[#40]
I have very poor copy on Seek2, maybe S3 -10db 50% cpy with lots of interference from adjacent CW stations that are much stronger.
Link Posted: 6/2/2021 8:33:38 PM EDT
[#41]
Another small net. 40M was rough, sounded like storm related static crashes, but
improved over time. I had everyone 100% but best SNR was +4dB tonight.

Three stations + NC. Thanks to all for making it.
Link Posted: 6/2/2021 9:18:09 PM EDT
[#42]
Last week and this week I was packing for and then cleaning up after a trip to MT. Should be back for next week’s net.
Link Posted: 6/9/2021 12:34:21 PM EDT
[#43]
I'll be around to NC tonight.

Will check 20M at 2330Z but planning on 40M unless prop on 20M is amazing.
Link Posted: 6/9/2021 7:19:55 PM EDT
[#44]
Sample of one again, but 40M is doing super great so far.
Link Posted: 6/9/2021 7:25:46 PM EDT
[#45]
I'm up on 20m . I usually do half way decently out west on 20m, though it's usually earlier in the day.
Link Posted: 6/9/2021 7:36:43 PM EDT
[#46]
Well, 20m was a NO-GO here.  I got a brief tone and about three letters and that was it.
Link Posted: 6/9/2021 7:37:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: seek2] [#47]
Looks like I only have a good path to one of you on 20M so far.

ETA: ok 2 out 5 I think. Plan on 40M for tonight.
Link Posted: 6/9/2021 7:39:57 PM EDT
[#48]
I didn't only copied seek2 (50%), some of weaponeer1911's tx looked like he doubled, I saw half his message.

I usually run Olivia at 100% power and a tickle of ALC and seem to get out better than I hear...
Link Posted: 6/9/2021 7:46:10 PM EDT
[#49]
I heard NC very well at the start, S9+ and 12dB. His last had dropped to S8 and 1.3dB.

I had no indication that there were others out there besides NC.
Link Posted: 6/9/2021 7:59:47 PM EDT
[#50]
Don't forget that I'm in an extremely low noise environment so my SNRs will likely be higher than most.

On both 40M and 20M my S-meter is reading 0 with no signals present.
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