I am sorry I wasn't clear!
We are running a extreme low budget station.
About 75% is made of stuff other trow away (trash) ore give away (semi
My equipment is also low budget compared to a lot of “Big Gun” stations.
I have manual tuned amps, two different radio's in SO2R, manual changing
antenna's and filters and everything else is manual :-)
And I operate almost the complete 48 hours, all by myself including all
mentioned before during band changes.
So a mistake is easily made, as I have bean pointed out before during a
contest by a certain person who's a call is ending on ZD during a CQ WW
I do not have the ability to have a high bandwidth Internet connection at
the contest site.
I have to use a dongle in a computer on top of the bunker, with UTP cable
connected to the computer 7 meters below the ground in the bunker.
RBN will about max out the bandwidth, so WebSDR is also not a option.
So I just want to have a visualization of my signal during the contest, or
have some kind of warning other than the comment of others.
Especially during the difficult hours and at the end of the contest.
And I was hoping someone already have don this before, and is willing to
share information about this.
Thank you for time and efforts.
And again, please excuse my English.
2013/8/28 Pete Smith N4ZR <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Seems to me this shouldn't be hard.
> 1. Follow instructions for your transceiver with regard to the amount of
> compression and ALC you should permit.
> 2. Drive your amplifier with the same care.
> 3. Solicit comments on the width of your signal before the contest, or,
> better yet,check your own signal with an SDRand appropriate software. You
> can SEE a signal that is too wide.
> 73, Pete N4ZR
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> On 8/28/2013 7:18 AM, Steef wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> As you perhaps know, there are some changes to the rules of the CQ WW.
>> Or at least the way they are written down.
>> In which now is stated that:
>> "The CQ WW DX Contest Committee is responsible for checking and
>> adjudicating the contest entries. Entrants are expected to follow the
>> and best amateur radio practices. Violation of the rules of the contest or
>> unsportsmanlike conduct may lead to disciplinary action by the Committee.
>> A. Unsportsmanlike Conduct: Examples of unsportsmanlike conduct include,
>> but are not limited to:
>> 5. Signals with excessive bandwidth (e.g., splatter, clicks) or harmonics
>> on other bands.”
>> And I like to ask you fellow contesters how you are going to make sure you
>> are obeying this rule?
>> I was at the Internationale Amateurfunk-Ausstellung in Friedrichshafen,
>> there where 3 representatives from Array Solutions. I asked theme if it is
>> possible to measure splatter whit the Power master. And in stead of trying
>> to give me an answer, the “guy” tried to make a fool of me, by loudly
>> yelling I want to have splatter (if you know who it was, say hello from
>> me). I presume this means that the meter is not capable of measuring
>> splatter. So I was wondering if the Wavenode is capable of really
>> splatter of your one signal real time? If so, is there someone whit some
>> experience with this? Ore are there some other solutions?
>> Thank you fore reading this question, time and efforts.
>> Please excuse my English.
>> Steef PA3S
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