[pskmail] Re: Aw: (Long) Report of "extensive" use of PSKmail while crossing the Pacific Ocean

  • From: Josh Housey <kg9bo@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2012 20:27:56 -0700 (PDT)

I was running 17m for sometime before, but if there is interest, I might 
consider moving it (Was running 18.111 but 18.106 could work too).  Right now, 
still "experimenting" with other modes for propagation to see if any "short" 
skip stations copy me with this antenna along with the extremely open VHF/UHF 
conditions here in WI (Lake Michigan) during past few days... Right now, not 
looking good for "packet" (extremely sporadic/week copy of "anything") but PSK 
might have a chance for this. However, there is nothing  to experiment with... 
I am thinking antenna might have low radiation pattern favoring "DX"...

 I might have mentioned it before but the antenna I am using here is a 
Jetstream JTV680 vertical over here roughly 25ft high... The antenna has low 
SWR and fully efficient on 17m and even for 30m. I think 12 works the same. Why 
these bands? With my antenna, 20m doesn't work that way. SWRs are low (without 
tuner) but somehow efficiency in transmissions are not there. 40m is about the 
same but SWRs are higher. 80m will not work well. Coax? (this antenna works 
beautifully when portable)... Not too crazy about 20m because of getting 
clobbered by other signals. I agree with Rein's point about choice of 30m. 
However, "propagation" for 30m still mystifies me (why I am experimenting with 
it). I can say the same thing about 17m as well along with the fact of not 
hearing anything on PSKMail.  If a "quiet" frequency is reached, 20m PSKMail 
could work even better  and I could add it here. Still might consider trying 
14.111 if it promotes more PSKMail activity

Josh, AB9FT

 From: Glenn Roeser <wb2lmv@xxxxxxxxx>
To: pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Sent: Monday, July 9, 2012 9:44 AM
Subject: [pskmail] Re: Aw: (Long) Report of "extensive" use of PSKmail while 
crossing the Pacific Ocean

Excellent idea! I will also go to 18.106 if you don't mind some company. (-=
Very 73, Glenn WB2LMV

On Mon, Jul 9, 2012 at 7:33 AM, Per Crusefalk <per@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Hi Christian,
>Thank you very much for writing about this, just excellent.
>I'd like to go through your suggestions and bugs in some detail and get back 
>Wife has me digging the foundation for a green house now and I try to sneak 
>away to the shack every so often but get chased back to the trench all the 
>time... I was thinking I'd extract your suggestions/bugs and number them on a 
>spreadsheet tonight.
>In the meantime I have altered my scan table...oh, here comes the wife agn.... 
>there, managed to get an extra minute ;-).
>I have altered the scan table to include 17 meters, according to prediction 
>it's the best band for me to cover that area during the night here. The table 
>is now 10148,10148,10148,14111,18106. Best hours for 17 meters between us 
>should be 0-6 utc, I have beacon on there in PSK250R.
>Hope you'll enjoy the Marquesas Islands, I was at Nuku Hiva in 1991 and I'd 
>really like to go back some day.
>73, Per

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