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5W1SA 3570kHz hrd

a heard only morning
 poor band conditions  but sudden DX sigs  popped up
063145 -21 -0.1 1945 ~ NE1B 5W1SA -17
063245 -21 0.2 1944 ~ NE1B 5W1SA -17
071545 -20 0.0 2426 ~ NZ8V KL7QW R-13

071215 -6 -0.2 1553 ~ KM6MRS N5BCA EM12  8000kM

073030 -15 0.3 1199 ~ G0BLB NC6K 73

28MHz still gooing on

TimestampCallMHzSNRDriftGridPwrReporterRGridkmaz 2017-11-20 10:12  VK3KCX  28.126018  -12  -1  QF22qd  20  PA0O  JO33hg  16442  312  2017-11-20 08:12  VK3KCX  28.126020  -26  -1  QF22qd  20  PA0O  JO33hg  16442  312  2017-11-20 11:06  PA0O  28.126042  -16  0  JO33hg  10  VK3KCX  QF22qd  16442  78  2017-11-20 10:20  VK3KCX  28.126019  -20  -2  QF22qd  20  PA0O  JO33hg  16442  312  2017-11-20 10:40  VK3KCX  28.126019  -5  -1  QF22qd  20  PA0O  JO33hg  16442  312  2017-11-20 09:54  VK3KCX  28.126018  -14  0  QF22qd  20  PA0O  JO33hg  16442  312  2017-11-20 11:04  PA0O  28.126042  -22  0  JO33hg  10  VK3KCX  QF22qd  16442  78  2017-11-20 08:40  VK3KCX  28.126020  -23  -2  QF22qd  20  PA…

Power-SDR Flex1500 WSJT-X - v2.8.0.57 2x

P-SDR  and running 2 instances of WSJT-X  need a faster PC
A "slow" PC  drops decodes when  Power SDR is running together with
a second instance of WSJT-X
CPU load is 80-100%  on Lenovo X60  2400T  1.83GHz
On a faster Thinkpad W510 W7 i7 1.83G 4 /8 core CPU load 20%
Using  VBCable VB-Audio VAC  and VspMgr
Installing was quick but P-SDR -FLex1500 would not receive, the PAN window was empty.
The Flex1500 was connected over USB-3  - CAT  worked okay.
Switching to USB-2  finally P-SDR started to work  and WSJT-X was decoding FT8 and WSPR

But the  PowerSDR screen is cut off  and  fields and controls are overlapping.
The  screen resolution dot/inch  setting 125% is fine for the PAN screen and my programs.
If I change that to 100% possible P-SDR is fine but the other screens will have shrink too much
Another issue is at   136kHz  empty PAN screen but it does decode  WSPR  2E0ILY  and PA0A
Another strange issue  P-SDR the audio level at WSJT-X drops to zero on 160m
also the headpho…

Power SDR v2.8.0.57 KE9NS

This P-SDR version offers a second live for my repaired Flex-1500
Not only it did not crash but first DX received after days since the Geo - storm
I still had my band filter preamp in front  needed for 474kHz with the IC706  possible not needed.
But it protects the F-1500  the repair was very expensive ..

TimestampCallMHzSNRDriftGridPwrReporterRGridkmaz 2017-11-13 01:40  W4BCX  0.475679  -28  0  EL98pd  5  PA0O  JO33hg  7368  41  2017-11-13 01:44  AA1A  0.475680  -25  0  FN42pb  5  PA0O  JO33hg  5630  49  2017-11-13 03:30  AA1A  0.475680  -27  0  FN42pb  5  PA0O  JO33hg  5630  49  2017-11-13 01:58  AA1A  0.475680  -20  0  FN42pb  5  PA0O  JO33hg  5630  49  2017-11-13 02:10  AA1A  0.475680  -26  0  FN42pb  5  PA0O  JO33hg  5630  49  2017-11-13 02:26  AA1A  0.475680  -22  0  FN42pb  5  PA0O  JO33hg  5630  49  2017-11-13 02:44  AA1A  0.475680  -21  0  FN42pb  5  PA0O  JO33hg  5630  49  2017-11-13 02:40  AA1A  0.475680  -25  0  FN42pb  5  PA0O  JO33hg  5630  49  2017-11-13 01:54  AA1A  0.…

Radio Caroline 648kHz , Radio Bluebird 1638kHz

Radio Caroline  test uitzending op 648kHz
De omroep wereld op MG en KG is totaal gedecimeerd maar nieuwe stations vullen de leegte.
ca 1900 lokaal
9+40 op de Beverage west     zelfde frequentie een Pools station met Beverage oost...

Mijn Flex1500  is gerepareerd weer ok√©
Power SDR upgrade van V2.2.3 naar v2.8.0.57  van KE9NS
testen of deze versie stabieler werkt over langere tijd.      FB site met interessante  tips voor W10 W7

Radio Bluebird Finsterwolde  9+30 Beverage oost..
1636kHz   sprong naar 1638 verder zeer stabiel duidelijk synthesizer gestuurd
synchronous AM 12k bandbreedte perfect geluid

WSJT-x multiple instance

I am testing with 2 instances  WSJT-x  latest version.
Using N3IZN notes on
This is simple using  2 shortcuts to WSJT-X   with  command line  option --rig-name=xxxx
This command line option creates separate program environments with different configurations.

I used for the IC706  the 1rst Shortcut
and changed  name to wsjtx - IC706
 target name example:
C:\WSJT\wsjtx\bin\wsjtx.exe --rig-name=IC706
as before start in  C:\WSJT\wsjtx
The IC706 is as before connected  hardware with com1 and audio ports

aded 2nd instance
WSJT-X TS2000     using FlexRadio Power-SDR   v2.2.3 emulating radio TS2000
connected  with Flex1500   at USB 474.2kHz
using VAC and V-serial ports
fttb only receive i have an issue that cable1 VAC is used for in and output at P-SDR to let it receive
normally  VAC in is connected to out  and vice versa  but that did not work yet so tx will be not possible this way?

It is running on an older X60 Lenovo with docking ba…

digi rules

10m 15m 4el   back up   again

 after the aurora last night no T.A. decodes on  474.2kHz
 the evening before 80m and 160m fb propagation
     VK7DIK 80m wspr decoded

NextCall signWorkedDate/TimeBandModeFreqQSLDetailsPA0OCO3LT2017-11-08 00:43:4580MFT83.57344DetailsPA0ONA2NY2017-11-08 00:29:30160MFT81.84092UNITED STATES OF AMERICADetailsPA0OSQ6PLE2017-11-08 00:28:00160MFT81.84092DetailsPA0OWA3GGM2017-11-08 00:26:00160MFT81.84092DetailsPA0OK1CF2017-11-08 00:24:00160MFT81.84092UNITED STATES OF AMERICADetails

Dag van de Radio Amateur Apeldoorn

Zaterdag 10 november
Veel gezien veel om's getroffen  was zeer de moeite waard.

Een opvallend zelfbouw project was de MCHF  SDR tranceiver
3 kleine juweeltjes  van zelfbouw ,met verbazing gekeken zo mooi gemaakt.
Schitterend in  glanzend aluminium behuizing
Op zelfgemaakte freesmachine van PA0KN
de foto is helaas niet zo goed.

Nieuwsgierig geworden naar dit project  kwam ik op de mooie site van  M0NKA
M0NKA   Web 4m ontvanger getest en die werkt 
Met  de 4M  2 ele   DK7ZB 223   mini 3 bander ( fb fb !)   zowaar gelijk een decode  over     616km   is misschien wat te veel  4 spots: TimestampCallMHzSNRDriftGridPwrReporterRGridkmaz 2017-11-05 07:12  PA0O  70.092423  -25  -2  JO33hg  10  M0NKA  IO92ak  583  264  2017-11-05 07:16  PA0O  70.092426  -22  -3  JO33hg  10  M0NKA  IO92ak  583  264  2017-11-05 07:18  PA0O  70.092423  -20  -2  JO33hg  10  M0NKA  IO92ak  583  264  2017-11-05 07:30  PA0O  70.092435  -23  0  JO33hg  10  M0NKA  IO92ak  583  264

 630m last n…

Oktober 10m gaat helemaal los!

630M   page full decodes   best SNR this saison AA1A -13   and a 2nd USA call in the log
hope to get TX ready soon

VHF UHF tropo over normal wednesday
heard GB3MCB  1296.8593 IO70JO  some time max S3-4
Tested  JT9E fast 15s t/r      with  DL7QY JN59 G4DBN IO93 OZ2OE

WSJT-  v1.8.0-rc3    VHF UHF features checked to show JT9 sub modes ABCDEF..
and fast checked to select 15s t/r
for me first time to use it.  It should be more suited for the typical VHF/VHF multi-path signals.
it decoded good.
But also FT8 did decode good  the very multy path APS signal of OZ2OE  at my side not at OZ2OE

low bands  bit low  no more SS VK2DX at 80m copied last days
but  XE2YWB  DL82  in FT8 not easy very well copied here to -6  but had to QRO to get heard for ATN 60m
and AA7A DM52  West-Coast
2 days ago 0144 -20 0.8 2067 # CQ XE2OCM DL95 
 heard well but could not copy me

low SFI does not bother FT8 users...

also FT8 heard and called  160m TI2CC    good low band propagation too  but only receive As our Dutch soccer coach Van Gaal said: am I so good or are the others so bad  ;-) In those days we had a great team but that is long ago. Now we have a woman EC champion soccer team . The gentle man are way over the hill.

 Well I tried CW   for  3C1L  160m  up 1
and VK9CZ 12M   CW  but  was not heard  the 12m antenna is a tuned  30/60/80 sloping 3 bandder
Even in FT8 mode 160m   Beverage rx  just a few N.A. do reply  like one way propagation.

lot of activity FT8 just a  few CW signals

NextCall signWorkedDate/TimeBandModeFreqQSLDetailsPA0OCU3AN2017-10-31 12:09:0012MFT824.91562AZORESDetailsPA0OVK5BC2017-10-31 09:02:0012MFT824.91500AUSTRALIADetailsPA0OJA5MHD2017-10-31 08:41:1512MFT824.91562JAPANDetailsPA0OVK6YM2017-10-31 08:14:0012MFT824.91582DetailsPA0OR9FA<