- I finally got a chance to QSO on HF this evening, on 14.109 MHz.
Bands conditions were not good, but I was still able to transfer a 5k
text file about setting up X1J nodes, and get in a little ragchewing.
As our radios warmed up, we drifted down to 14.108.91... Probably my
TS-450sat, which has no tcxo.
Both stations were using Flex32 with an interleave of 16, default
values otherwise. Tuning was a challenge, about like HF packet
usually is with no tuning indicator.
The QSO lasted 30-45 minutes. Very interesting! Throughput was
similar to 300 baud packet overall, lots of retries and resends due
to poor band conditions. I can see where it would be very "snappy"
though, under better conditions.