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373Re: Finer points in using JT9

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  • Ron
    Jun 21, 2013
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      Hi Rick,
      Thanks for the info on using split frequencies. Personally, I think I would end up in a real mess if I went down that route. However, it might explain the 2 stations who tried to work me off my CQ frequency failing to complete the qso.

      73 Ron GM0NTL

      --- In JT9digitalhams@yahoogroups.com, Rick Johnson <w3bi.rick@...> wrote:
      >
      > Hi Ron,
      >
      > Welcome to one of the "JT" modes.
      > IRT stray calls on different spots on the waterfall....it's common to try
      > to work
      > a DX station using the split method. I sometimes try that but I think most
      > DX
      > stations disable multi. I don't have a whole lot of success with split on
      > JT9.
      > Good luck and enjoy the fun mode.
      >
      > 73,
      > Rick W3BI
      >
      >
      >
      > On Fri, Jun 21, 2013 at 3:23 AM, David <djmunn@...> wrote:
      >
      > > **
      > >
      > >
      > > Hi Ron...welcome to the bands with WSJTX JT9 i hope to decode you sometime
      > > usually on 20m around 0400 to 0700 hrs trying to work good DX
      > > prop has not been good today with no EU stations
      > >
      > > BTW WSJTX JT9 is not a QRP mode ..it is by its title a weak signal mode
      > > WS weak signal JT stands for Joe Taylor its author
      > > someone could be TX 40 watts in EU but in VK he may be weak signal
      > > but in EU he may be too strong..it also depends on the propagation
      > > thats what makes it fun to use
      > >
      > > 73 David VK4BDJ
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > On 21/06/13 16:41, Ron wrote:
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Over the last few days while using Jt9, I have heard voice spot alerts
      > > being broadcast by someone who has not unplugged the mike. I have had
      > > several stations replying to my CQ on a different frequency than the one I
      > > am using. They have not set Tx=RX obviously. I have also come across a few
      > > who admit to Pwr usage of 40 watts and upwards in what is supposed to be a
      > > QRP mode :-( The other thorny point is that incorrect spots are being
      > > posted on JT Alerts due to carelessness in not keeping an eye on band
      > > changes.
      > >
      > > Get your act together folks, please. It is not difficult. I have only been
      > > active on this new mode for about 2 weeks but have now got it sussed....I
      > > hope :-)
      > >
      > > 73 de Ron GM0NTL
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      >
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