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by VK2DUX
Tue Aug 16, 2016 9:19 pm
Forum: Propagation & Solar Cycle News
Topic: Solar Cycle 25...how old will u be?
Replies: 39
Views: 16822

Re: Solar Cycle 25...how old will u be?

A cruel question Andy but I will fess up 72.

de john vk2dux (the recycled one)
by VK2DUX
Tue Jun 28, 2016 7:05 pm
Forum: Digital Modes Miscellaneous
Topic: HELL on Tuesday!
Replies: 89
Views: 18692

Re: HELL on Tuesday!

Well that was a bleak night for me both on Hell and Olivia. I had a good qso with Phil VK5RM on both Hell and Olivia, but sadly no other signals seen.

de john vk2dux
by VK2DUX
Tue Jun 21, 2016 7:02 pm
Forum: Digital Modes Miscellaneous
Topic: HELL on Tuesday!
Replies: 89
Views: 18692

Re: HELL on Tuesday!

Very poor conditions tonight. Hell was a non starter. I only managed a short quo with Wayne VK4WTN and I had a partial read on Andy VK6OX.
de john vk2dux
by VK2DUX
Tue Jun 14, 2016 7:18 pm
Forum: Digital Modes Miscellaneous
Topic: HELL on Tuesday!
Replies: 89
Views: 18692

Re: HELL on Tuesday!

Another good night on Hell and Olivia.
de john vk2dux
by VK2DUX
Wed Jun 08, 2016 11:18 am
Forum: Digital Modes Miscellaneous
Topic: HELL on Tuesday!
Replies: 89
Views: 18692

Re: HELL on Tuesday!

Yes it was a good bit of fun on hell last night. I had quite a few qso's in VK and I actually saw a mystery ZL as well. Gee Hell on Tuesdays is becoming popular.

de john vk2dux
by VK2DUX
Fri May 27, 2016 4:14 pm
Forum: Software Defined Radio
Topic: SDRPlay RSP
Replies: 15
Views: 5590

Re: SDRPlay RSP

to vk5zd

Strange I thought this thread was about the SDRPlay? But you may know my intentions better than myself!

de john vk2dux
by VK2DUX
Fri May 27, 2016 9:52 am
Forum: Software Defined Radio
Topic: SDRPlay RSP
Replies: 15
Views: 5590

Re: SDRPlay RSP

Thanks Russ, It does seem to be just what I am looking for. My main rig is a little alnico sr8. Great on the tx side but wanting on the rx side. I have even looked into the possibility of purchasing a low power Anan or Elad unit. I have spoken to owners of both units and while they rave about how we...
by VK2DUX
Thu May 26, 2016 8:12 pm
Forum: Software Defined Radio
Topic: SDRPlay RSP
Replies: 15
Views: 5590

SDRPlay RSP

I came across this 12 bit SDR receiver that does LF to 2Ghz. Has anyone had a play with one of these units, if so comments appreciated?

de john vk2dux
by VK2DUX
Fri May 20, 2016 10:14 am
Forum: Digital Modes Miscellaneous
Topic: Windows 10 and digimode programs
Replies: 22
Views: 8594

Re: Windows 10 and digimode programs

I would have to agree that once windows 10 has the snoop/bloatware removed, link below, then it is a tad better than windows 7 on most fronts. Mind you, i readily confess to being an M$ hater. http://www.howtogeek.com/224798/how-to-uninstall-windows-10s-built-in-apps-and-how-to-reinstall-them/ I thi...
by VK2DUX
Thu May 19, 2016 7:09 pm
Forum: Digital Modes Miscellaneous
Topic: FreeDV on Thursday!!
Replies: 34
Views: 9020

Re: FreeDV on Thursday!!

Well that was quite a roll up tonight. I had qso's with VK5RM, VK7DIK, VK3CCR, VK3RV, and VK5ST. I know that VK7MA, VK4LHD, and VK2BLSW were also listening as well. I would just like to thank everyone that turned up this evening and in previous weeks. I think we all agree that communicating via Free...
by VK2DUX
Thu May 19, 2016 4:04 pm
Forum: Digital Modes Miscellaneous
Topic: FreeDV on Thursday!!
Replies: 34
Views: 9020

Re: FreeDV on Thursday!!

Ok guys, well our final night of FreeDV, well with me leading the charge anyway LOL. From 6pm EST this evening on 7.1770 LSB, 1600 mode.
de john vk2dux
by VK2DUX
Tue May 17, 2016 7:19 pm
Forum: Digital Modes Miscellaneous
Topic: HELL on Tuesday!
Replies: 89
Views: 18692

Re: HELL on Tuesday!

Well another fun night was had. Conditions very challenging aside from my qso with VK3FM Ernie who was 599. I also saw a weak waterfall sig from Martin VK7MA and VK4LHD. Overall a quiet Feld Hell night thus we qsyed to Olivia 32-1000 and had 100% copy on a paltry 10 watts at this end.

de john vk2dux
by VK2DUX
Fri May 13, 2016 5:26 pm
Forum: LF, MF, HF
Topic: 40 meter rotatable dipole questions
Replies: 42
Views: 13589

Re: 40 meter rotatable dipole questions

hank you for posting Nev, A good read.
by VK2DUX
Fri May 13, 2016 3:28 pm
Forum: LF, MF, HF
Topic: 40 meter rotatable dipole questions
Replies: 42
Views: 13589

Re: 40 meter rotatable dipole questions

VK3LU short of the email contents being highly classified would you care to share it with us? I also have an interest in such a project and no doubt several others will as well.

de john vk2dux
by VK2DUX
Thu May 12, 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: Digital Modes Miscellaneous
Topic: FreeDV on Thursday!!
Replies: 34
Views: 9020

Re: FreeDV on Thursday!!

Hi;lary VK2IUW, 6km? I am impressed LOL. Seriously before tonight I have been working VK3, 4, 5, and 7 with reasonably sig quality, enough to have a qso with a bit of effort and reading between the lines. FreeDV is never going to be a replacement for SSB in it's present format, but a bit of fun can ...
by VK2DUX
Thu May 12, 2016 6:52 pm
Forum: Digital Modes Miscellaneous
Topic: FreeDV on Thursday!!
Replies: 34
Views: 9020

Re: FreeDV on Thursday!!

Gee a pretty bleak night sig wise this end, hi hi. Had a good QSO with Peter VK3RV ear;y on but after that nothing heard, and yes I did call cq quite a bit. Guys FreeDV is not a good weak sig mode in my experience. I seem to need a sig well above the noise floor in order for me to copy. If the other...
by VK2DUX
Thu May 12, 2016 9:16 am
Forum: Digital Modes Miscellaneous
Topic: FreeDV on Thursday!!
Replies: 34
Views: 9020

Re: FreeDV on Thursday!!

Well it is thursday and you know what that means? Another hour of FreeDV testing on 1600 mode from 6pm EST on 7.1770 Mhz lsb . Come and join the fun and frustration LOL!!
de john vk2dux
by VK2DUX
Tue May 10, 2016 9:17 am
Forum: Digital Modes Miscellaneous
Topic: HELL on Tuesday!
Replies: 89
Views: 18692

Re: HELL on Tuesday!

It is the 1920's all over again. Feld Hell at 6pm on 7037 usb tonight.
by VK2DUX
Thu May 05, 2016 7:08 pm
Forum: Digital Modes Miscellaneous
Topic: FreeDV on Thursday!!
Replies: 34
Views: 9020

Re: FreeDV on Thursday!!

A big thank you to everyone who participated this evening. Conditions sadly were against us but I still managed a few qso's.

I think VK3RV Peter can tell us more about that FreeDV beacon. Wonder if he is using a Pi to run it?

john vk2dux
by VK2DUX
Thu May 05, 2016 9:44 am
Forum: Digital Modes Miscellaneous
Topic: FreeDV on Thursday!!
Replies: 34
Views: 9020

Re: FreeDV on Thursday!!

For those interested, the FreeDV sked will be on again this Thursday night at 6pm on 7.1770 lsb. I will call cq after 6pm. Always interested to receive any reports.
de john vk2dux