[VHFcontesting] "Ideal" Contest Rig Continued..
Mark S. Adams, P.E.
msadams at acsu.buffalo.edu
Mon Feb 3 10:05:43 EST 2003
I really like what Duane, N9DG, is saying in regards to using a computer to
look at the bands. Thinking about my rover op a few weeks ago, it is
sometimes VERY frustrating to hear guys talking about a 6M opening, then
tuning the band and hearing NO ONE! If you tune past a bunch of guys who
aren't talking but you'd otherwise hear, you are really missing out. I spun
the dial like mad to find Q's and only worked the VE1 during the opening.
I am imagining N9DG's setup in my rover using say a Jupiter and DEMI
transverter for 6M. I could have the N4PY program running in a window
while I work stations on 2M and log them in RoverLog. The band scan would
clearly SHOW new stations calling on 6M and a click of the mouse would put
me on frequency to work them. This sounds really cool!
Of course I have questions.
1. TenTec,m and some reviews I have read, say it takes 2-3 seconds to do a
band scan. N9DG indicates that it takes 5 seconds. Obviously quicker is
better. Maybe the Pagasus/Jupiter and computer combo that N9DG uses is a
bit slower than others have used. Comments?
2. Will the IC746Pro allow this feature? It seems to have the same band
3. I know that a 756Pro can do this too, AND it has a transverter port.
4. How many people other than N9DG have tried this technique? Do YOU find
Mark K2QO/r or /p (depending on mood, weather, time, .....)
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