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WOOW 28 comes alive

I choose for radio. Skipped the Sunday morning  cycle round and the very nice late summer weekend. Propagation looked very promising  with the high solar flux and good results on 28 WSPR the days before. Al-dough that's no guaranty for the next days but!
28 wide open to USA  and Japan the Friday evening late 20UTC  28 open to N-Texas rare!
In the CQWWRTTY   not real my preferred mode but  DX-wise interesting.
Lot of radioactivity from JA on 28   and  in between  some extra goodies
KG6DX  DV1/JO7KMB   W6HGF/KH0    KH2    and   FIJI  3D2EG heard in a giant pile but he was covered to much could only work some more Italians.  Later on 21093 same story.  Those  Pacific area's are very touch to get.  Once there is propagation  we are behind everyone to get there... I was running LP 100W but tried with PA for this occasion to work once Fiji  it did not help.
No VK2 heard 28 Sunday  Saturday I was maybe too late   2 VK6 I could QSO     21MHz ZM2B the only zone 32 sofar 

28MHz Australia center of the world 10m CW 5W1SA 4W6A

Later  in CW
28.034 KH0/NH2B  simplex(..)  heard but went QRT before I was ready to call
28.008 KH2/N2NL fb operator good signal but worked before.

Then 28031 heard 5W1SA  Samoa NNE  almost over the north-pole  signal sounded a bit Auroral not strong 539 but good Q5   I called many times  at the right uplink although he never mentioned he was listening up. But no response  I guess full power from an ACOM1000  is not enough?

Then 28.021   4W6A  East Timor     559 569 auroral sound (all signals)     up 5-10  called 500 times  I felt a bit like an idiot.
If he can not hear this signal full power  in the 3 ele StepIR   he must be deaf or running hi power in a noisy place?  Even when calling at the right uplink freq. no response.
Possible East Timor is not allowed to work PA?
Big pile of course  a bit behind the usual wall here but never the less one time I should be in the clear?
Why should I push it to the limit trying to work someone  who can or will not receive me anyway?
I lost my appetite co…

Netwerkte het netwerk nog nu werkt het net niet

Why do networks always resist till the very last bit to work properly ?

De raadselachtige wereld van het netwerk.

Gisteren werkte N1MM  met 2 users prima
vanavond zelfde configuratie
netwerk naam lijsten identiek  zelfde prog versie  zelfde contest hoewel gisteren met verschillende "contest"werkte het toch  met waarschuwing

nu willlen de logs niet synchroon.

  de K3  als master
de IC706  user 1  ip

beiden kunnen elkaar pingen  zelfde router / subnet
maar: connection failed

tja misschien morgen beter

je weet het maar nooit met die netwerken  soms hebben ze er gewoon geen zin in.

Restart N1MM van user1 toen werkte het weer ok..
Afterwards restarting N1MM at user2  did fix the problem.

propagation WSPR 160 en 80m  de laatste dagen zo dood als een deur  amper 2000km haalbaar 28MHz vandaag iets hersteld  VK4ABW/8 Darwin  vele decodes en V53ARC gisteren CX2ABN tot laat in de avond vele decodes

STEPPIR, de mast staat nu wat lager op ca 12m vlak boven een boom o…

week report 28MHz WSPR DX

TimestampCallMHzSNRDriftGridPwrReporterRGridkmaz 2011-09-11 07:04  PA0O  28.126012  -11  0  JO33hg  5  VK2KRR  QF34mr  16351  73  2011-09-06 07:38  VK2KRR  28.126154  -24  0  QF34mr  20  PA0O  JO33hg  16351  316  2011-09-11 07:02  VK2KRR  28.126157  -14  0  QF34mr  20  PA0O  JO33hg  16351  316  2011-09-11 06:56  VK2KRR  28.126157  -18  0  QF34mr  20  PA0O  JO33hg  16351  316  2011-09-11 07:28  PA0O  28.126036  -25  -4  JO33hg  5  VK5AKK  PF94ix  15791  81  2011-09-11 07:40  PA0O  28.126044  -26  1  JO33hg  5  VK5AKK  PF94ix  15791  81  2011-09-08 11:08  VK8AW  28.126080  -26  0  PH57ko  10  PA0O  JO33hg  13349  325  2011-09-11 10:28  PA0O  28.126012  -28  0  JO33hg  5  VK8AW  PH57ko  13349  69  2011-09-11 10:02  PA0O  28.126011  -25  0  JO33hg  5  VK8AW  PH57ko  13349  69  2011-09-11 07:52  PA0O  28.126011  -21  0  JO33hg  5  VK8AW  PH57ko  13349  69  2011-09-09 09:56  PA0O  28.126043  -24  0  JO33hg  5  VK8AW  PH57ko  13349  69  2011-09-09 10:44  VK8AW  28.126085  -19  0  PH57ko  10 …

niet gek met 5W op 160m vanavond

2011-09-10 18:34  PA0O  1.838058  -20  0  JO33hg  5  VK7DIK  QE28sf  16731  84  2011-09-10 18:20  PA0O  1.838054  -29  0  JO33hg  5  VK2KRR  QF34mr  16351  73  2011-09-10 18:34  PA0O  1.838054  -27  0  JO33hg  5  VK2KRR  QF34mr  16351  73  2011-09-10 18:20  PA0O  1.838056  -22  0  JO33hg  5  VK5AKK  PF94ix  15791  81  2011-09-10 18:34  PA0O  1.838056  -25  0  JO33hg  5  VK5AKK  PF94ix  15791  81  2011-09-10 18:10  PA0O  1.838055  -26  0  JO33hg  5  VK6ZT  OF78sq  13966  96  2011-09-10 18:34  PA0O  1.838056  -25  0  JO33hg  5  VK6ZT  OF78sq  13966  96  2011-09-09 23:40  PA0O  1.838054  -21  0  JO33hg  5  W1CDO  FN43ou  5506  292  2011-09-10 01:26  PA0O  1.838055  -15  0  JO33hg  5  W1CDO  FN43ou  5506  292  2011-09-10 04:06  PA0O  1.838055  -21  0  JO33hg  5  W1CDO  FN43ou  5506  292  2011-09-10 03:38  PA0O  1.838055  -17  0  JO33hg  5  W1CDO  FN43ou  5506  292  2011-09-10 04:10  W1CDO  1.838109  -24  0  FN43ou  5  PA0O  JO33hg  5506  50  2011-09-10 00:50  PA0O  1.838055  -20  0  JO33h…


In the Russian Radio DX RTTY contest some ham's are exchanging reports including  the operator name  of the station worked.
I wanted to do this too.
Therefore a call history file must be present in the N1MM logger directory
In the contest the associated files. The  call history file can be selected.
But this is a special format text file.
I could not find a recent file for  use with the Russian radio RTTY f.i. on the internet.

N1MM menu option to download the latest check partial file.  master.dta or other xxxx.dta
What happens further with this file I have not  figured out yet... possible it is enough to place it in the program directory of N1MM ?
This type of file can not be selected in the associated file tap.

But that is not the same as the call history file   text format
That one can be imported if you have one...

I don't   so I could not   set the welcome/ hello om  report here
needs more study?
the N1MM document is very good  I must overlook something
It can not be th…

Propagation gone again

Some   days with 160m  decodes by VK2KRR
I was Leighs first EU decode with his new Beverage !
A day later WSPR top band was filled with VK decodes by PA0A
only 1 decode here with 5W

 And  10m  also VK2KRR and other VK's
Now the bands seems closed again for DX
80m is jammed by radar / digi  signal  at the 3.5926
28MHz only VK8AW PH57ko  Northern Australia was seen  VK2 and VK6 not seen.

The Steppir is temporary   on the ground again. Since the Versatower is used on the Island of Texel

I had a problem with it. The reflector did not retract  only after "re-calibrate"   finally the element rolled back in the EHU..
I had to bring it down in the poring rain  last Sunday since the only day I was home.
Pity I liked the 17m band  and the signals where better using the 3 ele on 28MHz
Other band did not show that much difference.
So i have to check check it again.  It did work nice on 10M  dough some time.

I am to occupied with QRL  anyway now.  Only radi…