[UK-CONTEST] QRM on the PSK freq

Peter Hobbs peter at tilgate.co.uk
Fri Apr 23 01:08:56 PDT 2010

Hi Roger

Very strange here too.  I was able to copy locals on PSK, but could they 
hear me?  So I also gave up after 20 mins and spent the rest of the time 
doing better than usual on FSK.  The PSK sector did sound noisy but the 
tuning display on the K3 isn't too helpful so I wasn't able to diagnose 
in detail. 

On FSK I was also repeatedly called by a station just signing "ICOM", 
forcing a move.   Otherwise everyone sounded pretty loud, but as you say 
a rather frustrating evening overall.  Anyway, thanks for the QSO!

73, Peter G3LET

Roger Cooke wrote:

>   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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