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50MHz EME JG1TSG

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7 ele 9m30  22m a.g. with August Swallows gathering
                                      the 223 element above 2 ele 6m might absorb some 6m RF

With this 7el V-dipole antenna  it was the first EME QSO  using WSJT-10
my 3rd EME QSO entity after K2ZD W7GJ  2010
EME is a good test for the antenna and receiver.
I did not receive much just enough to decode.


231531  Transmitting: JT65A   JG1TSG PA0O JO33                      
231600  0  -33  0.7 -355 38                                      
231800  0  -30 -1.9  533 30                                      
232000  2  -25  1.8   30  3 #      PA0O JG1TSG QM05    OOO   0  10
232000  1   1/11                   PA0O JG1TSG QM05          0  10
232107  Transmitting: JT65A   JG1TSG PA0O JO33 OOO                  
232131  Transmitting: JT65A   RO                            (Shorthand)
232200  0  -29  1.8   30 16                  





long time no see VK at 28MHz

TimestampCallMHzSNRDriftGridPwrReporterRGridkmaz 2017-08-13 09:10  VK8AW  28.126123  -22  0  PH57lo  5  PA0O  JO33hg  13354  325  2017-08-13 09:20  VK8AW  28.126123  -18  0  PH57lo  5  PA0O  JO33hg  13354  325  2017-08-13 01:16  ZS6YPJ  5.288695  -26  0  KG43au  10  PA0O  JO33hg  9070  347  2017-08-12 21:52  ZS6SRL  5.288699  -24  0  KG33wv  5  PA0O  JO33hg  9062  347  2017-08-13 01:44  ZS6SRL  5.288703  -22  0  KG33wv  5  PA0O  JO33hg  9062  347  2017-08-13 03:18  ZS6SRL  5.288704  -24  0  KG33wv  5  PA0O  JO33hg  9062  347  2017-08-13 01:42  WA9WTK  3.594064  -18  0  FN42fk  5  PA0O  JO33hg  5654  49  2017-08-13 02:22  W1EAA  3.594100  -14  0  FN42fx  5  PA0O  JO33hg  5615  49

Ponyprogging ATMEGA328 U3S

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No more 6m signals from Japan  time  to finish some projects

After faulty applying  12V on the QRP-LABS U3S smoke came from the BS170
Display back-light ceased out U3S was dead did not boot the ATMEGA328 was blown.
Placed the working U3S in its case
Applied  power on it but forgot to check the Voltage  major mistake.

The ATMEGA and the BS170 where smoked but no other damage
The  Si5351a Synthesizer board has its own 3V3V regulator that protected it
The QLG1 GPS rx was not yet connected besides its chip has it own 3V3

So i had to program a new  ATMGA328   with U3S V312.hex

The ATMEGA328 was programmed  with an other device verified okay
But it would not boot. I had to use my own ISP Ponyprog and SI-IO interface

Ponyprog V2.08d beta has the ATMEGA328 in the device list Earlier version not. With SI-IO to the U3 SPI socket it first failed to see the 328. 2 things where wrong: 1.The U3 Reset needs R3  100k  (91k)   not the jumper to +5 2. Had to remove C1 on CLK.  Then it could read and write t…

HF/6 propagation WSPR wise

last week  some interesting call-signs at 80M WSPR
many decodes of WB5WPA


 2017-08-06 03:10  PA0O  3.594115  -21  0  JO33hg  5  CX2ABP/D  GF25hf  11463  228  2017-07-31 03:18  ZS1OA  5.288691  -23  0  JF95fx  5  PA0O  JO33hg  9774  353  2017-08-06 01:36  3B8CW  3.594144  -25  0  LG89sx  5  PA0O  JO33hg  9498  332  2017-07-31 02:48  ZS6GL  5.288701  -25  0  KG33xv  0.2  PA0O  JO33hg  9064  347  2017-08-01 02:18  ZS6SRL  5.288706  -23  0  KG33wv  5  PA0O  JO33hg  9062  347  2017-08-04 03:22  WB5WPA  3.594025  -26  0  EM13qc  5  PA0O  JO33hg  7913  38  2017-08-01 01:50  PA0O  3.594118  -25  0  JO33hg  5  KD6RF  EM22  7876  299  2017-08-04 03:14  KD6RF  3.594116  -25  0  EM22lm  5  PA0O  JO33hg  7872  38  2017-08-06 02:22  PA0O  3.594124  -10  0  JO33hg  5  KP2XX  FK78  7158  267  2017-08-06 04:02  KP2XX  3.594087  -19  0  FK78ni  5  PA0O  JO33hg  7158  39  2017-08-02 03:22  PA0O  3.574119  -27  0  JO33hg  5  N4GG  EM74rd  7106  293  2017-08-01 04:10  PA0O  3.594118  -25  0  JO33hg  5  W…
August 2 2017  RX only today 50.276 JT65
again some signals from Japan where decoded

0807 -21  1.1 1740 #  OH3SR JH4IFF -18
0811 -18  1.1 1932 #  CQ DX JH4IFF PM74 ~Japan
0812  -9  0.2  736 #  CQ OZ7LM JO44   ~Denmark
0812 -16  0.1 1481 #  UR5LAK SM5EPO -17
0812 -20  0.0 2093 #  CQ AS OH6KTL KP02 ~Finland
0813  -5  0.0  732 #  OZ7LM PA0JMV -22
0814 -15  0.0 1741 #  CQDX OH3SR      ~Finland
0815  -4  0.0  734 #  OZ7LM PA0JMV -22
0815 -22  1.1 1932 #  CQ DX JH4IFF PM74 ~Japan
0816  -3  0.1 1479 #  UR5LAK SM5EPO -17
0816 -15  0.1 2094 #  CQ AS OH6KTL KP02 ~Finland
0816 -15  0.1 1799 #  CQ DX DK8NE JO50 ~Germany
0817  -1  0.0  733 #  OZ7LM PA0JMV -22
0817 -17  1.0 1933 #  CQ DX JH4IFF PM74 ~Japan
0818 -23  0.2  798 #  CQ OZ7LM JO44   ~Denmark
0819  -4  0.0  734 #  OZ7LM PA0JMV -22
0819 -24  2.0 1626 #  US5WE JA5MHD -22
0819 -15  0.2  847 #  US5WE JH4MGU -19
0821  -5  0.0  734 #  OZ7LM PA0JMV -22
0821 -14  0.2 1791 #  US5WE JH4MGU -19
0821 -21  1.1 1933 #  CQ DX JH4IFF PM74 ~Japan
0823  -…

50MHz JT65 signals from JA in August

3 short openings with long interruption

0729  -9  0.2  810 #  CQ DX JA3EGE PM74  Japan 0729 -17  0.2 1699 #  CQ PA3HDG JO31  ~Netherlands
0731 -12  0.2  811 #  CQ DX JA3EGE PM74  Japan
0731 -23  0.3 1329 #  SM7MBH OZ7LM JO44
0731 -11  0.2 1699 #  CQ PA3HDG JO31  ~Netherlands
0732 -18 -0.2 1017 #  JA3EGE 4O6AH JN92
0732 -19 -0.6 1049 #  CQ DX F8ZW JN38 ~France
0733 -17  0.2  811 #  CQ DX JA3EGE PM74  Japan
0733 -23  0.2 1699 #  CQ PA3HDG JO31  ~Netherlands
0735 -22  0.2  812 #  CQ DX JA3EGE PM74  Japan
0735 -18  0.2 1699 #  CQ PA3HDG JO31  ~Netherlands
0737 -23  0.2  600 #  PA0O JA3EGE R-19

0817 -18  0.0  517 #  PA0O F1EBN R-07
0817 -23  0.1 1808 #  IS0BSR JA2WYN -21
0823 -27  0.2  696 #  F6BKI JA7QVI -17
0825 -20  0.2  696 #  OZ1DSD JA7QVI -14
0827 -19  0.2  696 #  OZ1DSD JA7QVI RR73
0831 -23 -0.5 1272 #  SM7MBH JA8WKE R-22
0833 -15 -0.5  503 #  CQ OH7KNM KP52  ~Finland
0835 -15  0.2 1970 #  CQ IS0BSR JM49  ~Sardinia
0837 -21 -0.4 1272 #  PA0O JA8WKE R-23
0837 -19  0.1 1646 #  ON8DM …

50MHz Sunday 30 July

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2017  is the  breakthrough  of 50MHz JT65 FT8  causing  a huge 50MHz activity boost  this could happen on 4m 2m and UHF too 

50.276 MHz   in the Morning open to Japan  09:07  -- 10:49
just after I went in the garden since band was very very  quiet...
 rx left on  in JT65 mode   50.276:
    JF3MYA JA3EGE JH3VJV JQ3DUE JH0RNN JH4UYB JA7QVI JA8QNF
JM1SZY JE1BMJ JM1KNQ
evening short open to USA   fast mode FT8
12:17 K1TOL               latest   signal 12:43
WU1ITU     K7BV FM04   N1BUG

Guess next LOTW update allows mode FT8 QSO records upload.
The fast 15 seconds digi mode is an alternative to the 2 minutes slow cycle of JT65
Found that this FT8 mode is working great with VHF UHF fluttery tropo signals
FT8 need stronger signals to decode but it can use short strong openings.

 Although it is hard to find UHF HAMS  using digimodes at f.i. 23cm
most VHF / UHF  hams seem to use hand keys and paper logs ??


TQSL  accepts 51 modes but the latest FT8 is missing
In LOTW  mode  FT8 and others can…