Re: [JT9digitalhams] Finer points in using JT9
Welcome to JT9 it is a very good mode Joe has done a very good job on it.
I have never seen it listed as QRP and the power out should reflect the
stations on both ends and the propagation.
My personal goal is to get a report slightly lower than the station I am
unless he is almost unreadable.
I usually run 10 to 15 watts on various antennas and meet this goal but
I have been over 50W on JT9 1 time and that happened in the middle of a qso
where the prop dropped out and the signals dropped to -30 and intermittent
at these levels 1.5KW could be weak signal.
My station is only capable of 100w on digital so will never work any
with that bad
of conditions but it is still weak signal.
At the same time 1 watt with a +30 signal report is too much power.
> 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