Don, Good to hear from you. It s also been a busy summer here and it cuts in to my radio time darn it! I am like you - hoping to get back on more later thisMessage 1 of 767 , Jul 15, 2010View SourceDon,Good to hear from you. It's also been a busy summer here and it cuts in to my radio time darn it! I am like you - hoping to get back on more later this summer and definitely in to the fall.There is more activity on the wider modes above 10.142 and few times I have been lucky enough to working in to VK land via Contestia. There are ops who what to make contact via these other modes. Like I've said in the past, one just needs to get on and call. Use RSID when calling CQ and you will get results.Along w/ Contestia, I am seeing more Throb activity above 10.142. I am always surprised by how robust this modes is. Throb not not as robust as Olivia, but the point is to explore the limits of these modes and find what they can and cannot do.Do we always need 100% copy? What's wrong w/ 90% copy and having to repeat the message a few times? I find it more rewarding when I'm forced to dig a signal out of the noise and make a contact.I plan to promote ALE-400 more this fall. What a great rag chew mode! Much of the feedback I get about this mode is that its very confusing when one is just starting out. Believe me, I've been there and I'm still scratching my head about a number of these buttons. I have found the best teacher is to just get on the air will a fellow op and just try things out. This is good for all of us as it keeps our brains active - well ok sometimes that does hurt a bit. That's why I have a larger jar of asprin next to the rig. If you are interested in ALE-400 and want to get on the air and get your feet wet, then by all mean drop me a line and we will schedule something up.30 meters is still my favorite band and I still believe that the operators that hang out here are some the finest examples of hams this hobby has to offer.73....philw de ka1gmn
On Tue, Jul 13, 2010 at 10:09 PM, Don <dhobson123@...> wrote:
First I want to thank those always willing to share their reports and contacts every few weeks on the 30 Meter Band...always good to see those posts and band activity.
I for one have been too busy with the kids and summer to be very active so sorry about that but I have noticed that when I do have a chance to get on the band there is usually activity somewhere on the 30 Meter Band. From here noticed less NA traffic and my 30m auto spots also backing that up....even EU I think are still very active but less so in the last months from what I have seen on 30 Meters.
What I have seen is an increase of CW traffic on the lower half and also more robust wider modes used above 10.142 to 10.144 so that is also good to see....now where is the increase of sun spots?
Maybe in the fall/winter we will see more activity on 30 Meters for NA ops and heck maybe in 2011 we will see an increase of sun spots and propagation (we have been hoping this for 2 years now!).
Have fun on the band and reports, observations, ideas on activity about 30 Meters welcome.
Don kb9umt 30MDG#0001
--- In 30MDG@yahoogroups.com, 30MDG@yahoogroups.com wrote:
> Any group member have any 30 meter PSK or other digital mode contacts to report?
> Or does anyone has any comments about the propagation paths in your area of the World for the last few weeks on the 30 meter band?
> (openings, path changes, activity, DX best times, modes, antennas, etc)
> Or report 30m digital spots here:
> (thanks Laurie VK3AMA)
> Also remember thanks to a few members here we have live 30 Meter PSK Online Receivers so check out what is happening in other parts of the World on 30 Meters:
> Voorburg JO22EB Netherlands, Thanks Richard PA3GWH
> Peer Belgium JO21re, Thanks Eddy ON7KEI
> Halifax, NS Canada FN84ds, Thanks John VE1CDD
> (we have 2 online PSK receivers in EU and 1 in NA, anyone else wanting to setup a 30 meter PSK receiver please email kb9umt AT arrl.net )
> de kb9umt Don 30MDG#0001
> EN50dp - Moderator
Philw de KA1GMN
... 30 seems to be dead during the daytime and dead later in the evening. Saturday afternoon the DX was really rolling in here with a poor antenna: I workedMessage 767 of 767 , Nov 25View Source--- In 30MDG@yahoogroups.com, 30MDG@yahoogroups.com wrote:
>30 seems to be dead during the daytime and dead later in the evening. Saturday afternoon the DX was really rolling in here with a poor antenna:
> Any group member have any 30 meter digital mode contacts to report?
I worked Germany, Australia, Sweden, Belgium, Netherlands, Bahamas, all between 19-2100Z.
Those were all JT65 or JT9 contacts. I haven't heard much in the way of other digital modes lately.