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630 m WSPR rx

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2017-11-29 01:06  WA4SZE  0.475653  -28  0  EM65  0.2  PA0O  JO33hg  7147  41  2017-11-29 02:36  K4SV  0.475609  -26  0  EM85wf  5  PA0O  JO33hg  6869  43  2017-11-29 01:10  W1TAG  0.475784  -25  0  FN42ch  5  PA0O  JO33hg  5679  49  2017-11-29 01:06  AA1A  0.475681  -20  0  FN42pb  5  PA0O  JO33hg  5630  49

one of the better nights

TimestampCallMHzSNRDriftGridPwrReporterRGridkmaz 2017-11-29 03:06  WA4SZE  0.475653  -22  0  EM65  0.2  PA0O  JO33hg  7147  41  2017-11-29 03:42  WA4SZE  0.475653  -26  0  EM65  0.2  PA0O  JO33hg  7147  41  2017-11-29 02:34  WA4SZE  0.475653  -21  0  EM65  0.2  PA0O  JO33hg  7147  41  2017-11-29 01:58  WA4SZE  0.475653  -21  0  EM65  0.2  PA0O  JO33hg  7147  41  2017-11-29 01:54  WA4SZE  0.475653  -19  0  EM65  0.2  PA0O  JO33hg  7147  41  2017-11-29 04:06  WA4SZE  0.475653  -25  0  EM65  0.2  PA0O  JO33hg  7147  41  2017-11-29 03:26  WA4SZE  0.475653  -24  0  EM65  0.2  PA0O  JO33hg  7147  41  2017-11-29 05:14  WA4SZE  0.475653  -26  0  EM65  0.2  PA0O  J…

CQWWCW

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CQWWCW is history

rig:
4 el 10 15
1 ele 20/40
 i-V 80m
L- 160m
Beverage oost / west

K3 + ACOM1000

All CW weekend   een goede test voor de CW skils
CW is still alive..


Late start mast  down  antenne reparatie
10-40  beam hi-SWR  bad joints.
10m DX closed  only ZS1C   gewerkt toen moet de mast omlaag.
 This contest should have been in Oktober , start november 10m was super
Toch mooie DX op de andere banden
Het draait om multpliers  en vooral 3-punt QSO's  buiten  EU   binnen EU  slechts 1 punt.
1  multi was 3.2 QSO's waard zegt N1MM  1 punt QSO's  zeker
Mogelijk een aantal 3 punters laten liggen door op SS 15m QRT te (moeten) zijn.
Mogelijk ook multy's laten liggen op SR 80m ( zie FT8 mode XE ZP TI9  80m SR)
DX telt , van mij mag nog wel meer DX bonificatie worden gebruikt.
Zoals de punten telling in de Stew Perry DX  daar telt de ruwe Locator afstand
Hoe dan ook er zullen altijd gunstige locaties blijven.
De Noord Afrikaanse CT3 EA8 P33W zitten heel goed aan de rand va…

5W1SA 3570kHz hrd

a heard only morning
 poor band conditions  but sudden DX sigs  popped up
Samoa
063145 -21 -0.1 1945 ~ NE1B 5W1SA -17
063245 -21 0.2 1944 ~ NE1B 5W1SA -17
Alaska
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

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Now since using VbCable for the virtual audio connections
P-SDR + WSJT v1.8 is working stable on the older X60 PC
reducing CPU load using the information excellent ke9ns.com/flexpage.html  
Keeping the P-SDR screen as small as possible reduced the CPU load to acceptable 60%

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…

Power SDR v2.8.0.57 KE9NS

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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

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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...
omschakelbaar

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.
https://www.ke9ns.com/flexpage.html      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

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I am testing with 2 instances  WSJT-x  latest version.
Using N3IZN notes on gougle.groups.com/forum/#topic/2-meter-wspr/oONMxyALMTO
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

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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

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