[UK-CONTEST] QRM on the PSK freq

Pete Lindsay psl at plcg.org
Thu Apr 22 23:24:56 PDT 2010

Hi Roger,

Yes, I was receiving the same QRM here. Thought it was something
local, but obviously not. I managed to find a frequency where it
wasn't too bad and make some QSOs. No problems higher up the band for

Pete, G4CLA.

On 23 April 2010 07:08, Roger Cooke <g3ldi at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> Hi.
>   I had a disastrous night last nigh in the Data section.  Try as I did, and I spent twenty minutes trying, I made just one PSK contact and
> that took 4 minutes!  I am getting a huge noise on the PSK frequency, and it seems to also peak again on 3552.  DId anybody else have
> problems?  What the hell is this awful noise? It sounds like a cross between OTH radar and DRM to me. There seems to be no intelligence
> being transmitted, and the waterfall on MMVARI was cluttered with just noise, lines about every 20Hz and NO copy.
>   RTTY seemed to be unaffected by it for the strong stations anyway.
>  I also suffered two lock-ups with the mouse which needed the PC to re-boot and then to top it all the PC failed completely at 9.10 and
> I managed to get it back on after three attempts with a " Your PC has recovered from a serious error" message.  Oh dear........
> Regards from Roger, G3LDI
> Swardeston, Norfolk.
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