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  • c.oawright
    Try PSDR with a Delta sound card and just the softrock rx-tx. I have been stirring things up with 1.2 watts on SSB 80/40/20/17 meters. Its a hoot when they ask
    Message 1 of 6 , May 27, 2011
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      Try PSDR with a Delta sound card and just the softrock rx-tx. I have been stirring things up with 1.2 watts on SSB 80/40/20/17 meters. Its a hoot when they ask what the power level is.
      Try WSPR. Pretty neat to watch the spots list build.
      Charles
      WB4HLW


      --- In softrock40@yahoogroups.com, "ladams0000" <ladams0000@...> wrote:
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      > Greetings All,
      >
      > I didn't mean to thread-jack Chuck, so I decided to start another.
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      >
      >
      > I made my first HF QSO today...ever. On a Softrock :) Yeah, I started with SDR.
      >
      > After listening to the different HF ham bands and SWL with a random wire and then a G5RV Jr for the last few months in HDSDR with the Ensemble RXTX, I secured a TAPR Pennywhistle with an ATU and have finally made my first contact.
      >
      > At 16 watts I carried a PSK31 conversation in MULTIPSK 650 miles away on 40m and have noticed I can be heard further (~2500 miles) according to pskreporter.info
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      > I'm not sure what my next goals are, but have done more fist fighting with software trying to transmit on under capable computer equipment. I wish I could offer something back to the community, but am too green. I've still got a lot to learn.
      >
      > This Softrock is my only radio and because it is affordable and well documented, I feel I'm giving myself a better chance to learn what is actually going on with radio rather than just buying a 2m rig and pulling my hair out at the non-sense heard on these IRLP reflectors.
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      > Thanks again for the great learning opportunity. I am having loads of fun :)
      >
      > 73 Lance KJ6KKR
      >
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