From: Russ Pillsbury
Sent: Saturday, July
31, 2004 3:36 PM
Subject: RE: [wsjtgroup] RH
Today, for the first time in a while I
found myself up and at loose ends on a Saturday in time for the activity hours,
so decided to participate. I put the program in monitor mode while I was
doing a few things in the shack, and sure enough a few minutes after 1400z I
heard a good ping on 2 meters. It was W5SNX calling CQ and I started to
call him, but then realized that Dick was on the second sequence as was
I. I switched to first, only to hear a strong signal on second, a local
calling CQ. Since he was on the correct sequence and I was not, I also
switched and started calling W5SNX, hoping he would switch to first. But
as soon as I switched, the local switched to opposite sequence again! It
seemed like he wanted to transmit while I was listening - but that does not
make sense because then he would be listening while I was transmitting and be
unable to hear a thing unless he was listening on a different frequency.
But he was not using a U/D frequency in his CQ.
Realizing that I would get nowhere with
the situation as it was, I changed over to calling CQ D35 for a while.
But I got no calls on .105. Periodically I checked 140 and the local was
still banging away on the wrong sequence. How he hoped to work anyone is
beyond me. Eventually he quit and then I also stopped and monitored 140
for a bit. Almost immediately I copied AF4O calling CQ and started
answering him. Then I copied W5SNX also calling CQ. Neither one was
using a U/D frequency so I stayed there. It took 15 minutes to complete with
Charles. During the whole time I was copying W5SNX's CQ's as well as the
transmissions from AF4O. This was a good exercise in demonstrating that
multiple stations can use the frequency simultaneously as I was copying both
stations, often in the same sequence, but they never interfered with each
other. The rocks seemed very good as I was often hearing 3 to 4 pings per
30 second period.
I planned to call W5SNX when I completed
with Charles, but Dick started calling Charles so I went back to my CQ D35.
But I never got any calls that I heard, and when I checked back on 140 around
1530 there was no more activity there either.
So those are the only two dx stations that
I heard today. Charles, thanks for the contact, and Dick, sorry I
missed you. I'll try to participate in the RH event more in the future
when I am available. To the local, I would be happy to discuss HSMS
procedure with you on the air if you wish. Just give me a call on SSB the
next time you hear me, or send me an email for a sked.
Thanks to the wsjtgroup for organizing
these events. It certainly does a lot to encourage and improve MS
From: steve plock
Sent: Saturday, July 31, 2004
Subject: [wsjtgroup] RH 0407312
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