[UK-CONTEST] QRM on the PSK freq (Roger Cooke)

Steve White g3zvw at talktalk.net
Fri Apr 23 02:50:25 PDT 2010

It was the same here in Devon. In terms of band noise, the PSK sector was 
noisy but the RTTY sector was quiet. Mind you, the noise in the PSK sector 
didn't prevent me from working people.

Steve, G3ZVW

----- Original Message ----- 

> Message: 4
> Date: Fri, 23 Apr 2010 06:08:31 +0000 (GMT)
> From: Roger Cooke <g3ldi at yahoo.co.uk>
> Subject: [UK-CONTEST] QRM on the PSK freq
> To: uk-contest at contesting.com
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> 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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