Finally, some news!
- Hey everybody!
I finally have some club news for the list! (No, I'm not dead! :-) I haven't
had access to the computer with the membership database in it for awhile, so
I haven't been able to process the latest club memberships. If you sent in a
membership application sometime in 08/01/02 - 10/07/02, it probably didn't go
through. Sorry! If you re-submit it or just forward me the email you sent,
I'll process it ASAP.
Also, some propagation information. Not really 49MHz, but oh well. I was in
Gettysburg, PA this morning (travelling), and I managed to hear the 147.090
ham repeater here in Pittsburgh, PA on my HT at about an SWR of 46. I haven't
done much listening recently (Haven't been doing much 49MHz work) but from
what I've heard VHF propagation is doing great! Everyone take a listen for
the W4DEX 49MHz beacon! I don't have the frequency written down, but I
believe he hangs out on the LOWFER mailing list if you need it.
The 49MHz Beacon newsletter is almost finished, and should be out "one of
these days." Mainly I'm waiting to roll it out with the new members-only
webpage. Speaking of the webpage, the small frames problem should be fixed
now. It was actually a ID10T error on my part, I forgot to strip the HTML
code from the frameset. :-)
Tnx es 73,
- Been looking to get my 49MHz gear back up and running again and will
probably do so within a couple of weeks.
I have to ask... what is with the reference to SWR (standing wave
ratio) on the receive end?? Otherwise, good job on the receive of
--- In 49megahertz@y..., Fbs1050@a... wrote:
I was in
> Gettysburg, PA this morning (travelling), and I managed to hear the
> ham repeater here in Pittsburgh, PA on my HT at about an SWR of 46.
- Hi Pete,
I think what Mike means to refer to is "RST"
(Readability / Strength / Tone), although in
this case (since we're not dealing with CW)
it would be "RS".
The "R" scale goes from 1 to 5 to signify the
quality (readability of the signal) from UNreadable
to 'Perfectly Readable (with no difficulty)', and
the "S" scale goes from 0 (zero) (actually 1) to 9
to relate the relative strength of the signal at
the receiving station.
The "T" scale again goes from 1 to 5 and signifies the
quality of the single tone Morse Code, from raspy with
key clicks and AC ripple - basically a VERY dirty tone,
to a 5 which signifies a PURE DC tone (or as close as
anyone can get to that ideal)...
But then you knew all this already... :)
Thanks for the bandwidth...
On Tue, 12 Nov 2002, Pete Crapia wrote:
> I have to ask... what is with the reference to SWR (standing wave
> ratio) on the receive end?? Otherwise, good job on the receive of
> that repeater!!
> --- In 49megahertz@y..., Fbs1050@a... wrote:
> I was in
> > Gettysburg, PA this morning (travelling), and I managed to hear the
> > ham repeater here in Pittsburgh, PA on my HT at about an SWR of 46.
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- That's what I thought he was trying to say, I just had to ask :)
--- In 49megahertz@y..., Community Radio Station <ASCR@S...> wrote:
> Hi Pete,
> I think what Mike means to refer to is "RST"
> (Readability / Strength / Tone)