[UK-CONTEST] QRM on the PSK freq

geoff plucknett geoffg4fka at virginmedia.com
Fri Apr 23 06:24:30 PDT 2010

No problems in Brizzle. RY and PS sections had no noise here. Just lots of
lovely activity!

Geoff G4FKA

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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