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several JA decoded this morning in JT65    signals too weak for FT8

WSJT-X V1.8 first tests

Sunday AURORA 70MHz  recording GM4ZUK/P

Installed the latest WSJT-X V.1.8.rc1 beta version

on a W7 32b DELL D420 notebook

It crashed few seconds  after start  several times  need to force stop with p.m.

After rebooting PC it was ok with CAT to the K3

In between i started V1.6 again
Frequency settings of  V1.6  where lost and needed reset to default.
these setting are removed by V1.8  and vice versa.

Then i had the first FT8 mode contacts  LX1JX groundwave dial 50.313
only ground wave with some MS enhanced scatter are possible in the present propagation dip.

The frequency dial settings are depending to the selected  region  ,  1 2 3 or all
They are different to   version 1.6        WSPR 50.293  JT65 50.276
Set to Region1  was  USB 50.310 as default JT65 not 276
in the band selection list box there are 3 6m entries when  regions "all"  is selected
the first is the usual 50.276
80m WSPR no spots freq. must be modified 3.592600  it …

IC706 classic repair

IC706 classic  was damaged by high RF at 144 input I use this old but very good rig as 146-148  i.f for 1296MHz  XVTR Receiving Graves at 143.050  pings and scatter i forgot to disconnect the VHF antenna   ( 3 band 6,4,2) when transmitting at 6m with the 7 el just underneath so it became very quiet at 23 / 144.. 144-148 /VHF input circuit part with 3-PIN antenna switch  and MA862 band switch that switches between 2 input filters. TOP = 60-200 MHz  down is 144-148 bandpass preselection in front of the    uPC1658G  wide band preamp

MA862  bandswitch fried by high 50MHz signal at 144 /VHF input SO239

replaced by 2 BA891 bandswitch diodes Ebay 

above temporary jumper to select 144-148 band pass filter without the bandswitch diodes the IC706 does not switch to the VHF filter when tuning outside the 144-148 range  a solution without bandswitch But the burned out  MA862 protected the IC706 preamp against further serious damage So it is better to have  bandswitch diodes placed there 4 pole t…

50MHz wijd open typisch ná het weekeind

very good 6m opening Monday 3 Juli 2017

many DX heard sorry not all heard DX resulted in 2-way because of  JT65 slow QSO rate
Briefly  check of CW part but no promising sounding signals.

wsjt log to search your decode

( 6m)  dx rules:
1 best DX is not during weekend's
2 good openings never repeat next day

Als vanouds ná weekend  op maandag ochtend 6M band  open  voor DX Japan Korea China
in het weekend was het dacht ik niet veel soeps.

Antenne moet toch wel echt op QTF 030 voor JA
Korea 3 stations  veel JA   China 2 stations , de 1e keer dat ik hier zelf China op het scherm zie.
Nu lukte het met BA4SI   al vaak super zacht in CW gehoord  nu met JT65  wel.

Heel vroeg open 07 UTC al eerder deze week heel vroeg rond 05 UTC  diverse USA gezien
raar tijdstip voor USA  beste was Alabama en KC0  in EM25   ander  pad moeten zijn
lange pad kan toch niet vanuit noord Nederland?

Druk met 23cm  reparatie alweer vocht in de voeding boven.
Corrosie  door water indringing bij een vorige lekka…