[VHFcontesting] 144 Sprint WZ1V

rgolley at comcast.net rgolley at comcast.net
Tue Sep 18 12:07:53 EDT 2018

RonI can't understand why some guys run 1500 watts on FT8.  I think that's one of the biggest issues down here. Weak signal?? I run with agc off and try to adjust rf gain to the best point that I can decode the station I'm trying to work and tolerate the 1500 watt weak signal that's wiping out every thing across the 3khz spread.deN3RG Ray
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------ Original message------From: Ron Klimas WZ1VDate: Tue, Sep 18, 2018 11:38 AMTo: VHF Contesting;Cc: Subject:Re: [VHFcontesting] 144 Sprint WZ1V
Mike - interesting, I've observed almost everyone on 2M FT8 sticks to the established calling sequences. We TX second when pointed to western half of compass. We TX first when pointed eastwards. On 6M it only seems to follow when the band is dead. But not when there's Es. Then the convention seems to be we TX second toward Europe, first toward the Carribbean and South America, and first toward JA. It's more of a go with the flow thing there it seems. Tnx for the filter suggestion, not sure it will eliminate all of my AGC issues but worth trying for sure. -73 Ron WZ1V----- Original Message -----From: Michael Clarson To: Ron Klimas WZ1V Cc: VHF Contesting Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2018 10:46:48 -0400Subject: Re: [VHFcontesting] 144 Sprint WZ1V> Ron: Couldn't you have used a narrow filter to filter out the strong> station? Sure-- you would miss some of the passband, but you could move> around with each call. Also, I didn't think the east/west sequence thing> carried over to FT8. I have not noticed it on 6 meters (only VHF band I> have used FT8). --Mike, WV2ZOW> > On Tue, Sep 18, 2018 at 10:23 AM Ron Klimas WZ1V  wrote:> > > 144 MHz Fall Sprint> >> > Call: WZ1V> > Operator(s): WZ1V> > Station: WZ1V> > Class: Single Op HP> > QTH: FN31RH> > Operating Time (hrs): 3.5> >> > Summary:> > Total: QSOs = 57 Mults = 21 Tot Dist(km) = 0 Total Score = 1,197> >> > Club: North East Weak Signal Group> >> > Comments:> > Got off to a slow start with computer issue, but got into the fray after> > that.> > First 2 hours were busy, not so much after that. Almost no response for> > skeds on> > the chat page, oh well. So tried FT8 awhile. Worked a few Canadians there> > finally. It was difficult to decode weaker signals because there was a> > strong> > FN41 station continuously calling out of sequence on the 1st instead of the> > normal second sequence to work stations west. AGC got swamped as a result.> > Better luck next time. TNX for the QSO's and the Sprint sponsors. CU on> > 222 next> > week. 73 Ron WZ1V> >> > Posted using 3830 Score Submittal Forms at: http://www.3830scores.com/> >> > _______________________________________________> > VHFcontesting mailing list> > VHFcontesting at contesting.com> > http://lists.contesting.com/mailman/listinfo/vhfcontesting> >> > _______________________________________________VHFcontesting mailing listVHFcontesting at contesting.comhttp://lists.contesting.com/mailman/listinfo/vhfcontesting

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