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6863Re: [wsjtgroup] Working WSJT on HF

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  • Bill VanAlstyne W5WVO
    Jan 27, 2010
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      Russ, I'd like to pursue this a little further. You wrote,

      "Years ago we spent a lot of time discussing this and the above is what was
      agreed to at the time. Over the years I suppose it could have gotten

      Russ, I've only been on WSJT meteor scatter for a little more than two
      years, but since January 2008, at least, everyone has always included the
      suffix of the station being worked, not one's own suffix. In other words,
      it's been as Barry says for at least two years, probably a lot longer than
      that. Tip or Bruce would be able to say how long, I'm sure.

      So I'd like to know, in reference to your statement above,

      (1) Who is "we" that discussed this and came to a different conlusion?

      (2) How many years ago is "Years ago"?

      (3) Does anyone else on the list remember those discussions, how they went,
      and what the upshot was?

      FWIW, I think both you and Barry have valid points. You can't absolutely
      preclude ANY possible confusion without including both suffixes in all
      transmissions. So unless that is to be done (and I think most would agree
      that is undesireable for MS work), one must choose one or the other. And
      everybody needs to be on the same page with the same protocol.

      Bill W5WVO

      From: Barry Garratt
      Sent: Wednesday, January 27, 2010 4:00 PM
      To: 'Russ K2TXB' ; wsjtgroup@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: RE: [wsjtgroup] Working WSJT on HF

      No not really Russ. Quite often and especially during a contest or Es
      opening with JT6M I will work more than one station at a time. Under those
      conditions how do the stations know who I'm directing the traffic to. W6OUU
      and WA5UFH are both working me and I receive my report okay from W6OUU but
      still don't have it from WA5UFH so by your definition I would send DX RRR DX
      R-26. That tells W6OUU that I got his report and tells Tip I still need his.
      How do they know what is for them? Does W6OUU think I missed his report so
      he sends it again or do they both think I got it so the DX RRR is for them?
      Whereas if I send OUU RRR UFH R-26 there is no question who I'm directing
      things to.

      I'll go and look at the SOP on the WSJT site but in all honesty I've never
      seen it done the way you are proposing.


      Barry KS7DX

      From: Russ K2TXB [mailto:k2txb@...]
      Sent: Wednesday, January 27, 2010 2:34 PM
      To: 'Barry Garratt'; wsjtgroup@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: RE: [wsjtgroup] Working WSJT on HF

      Barry KS7DX wrote:

      > Okay Russ let's say as you point out I'm calling CQ and W6OUU answers me
      > and
      > KS7S also answers me. I send W6OUU 26 KS7DX 2626. I then receive DX R-26
      > and reply
      > with OUU RRR.

      > Does your way mean the TX2 I sent to W6OUU means he sends me OUU R-26? And
      > I respond
      > with DX RRR? With both or even more stations on frequency who is the DX
      > RRR being
      > sent for? And by the same token if W6OUU is sending OUU R-26 who is that
      > for?
      > Is it for me or someone else on freq? I can see where your way would be
      > very confusing
      > with many stations on the same freq using their own suffix. Who is
      > actually working whom?

      Barry, the thing is that you have already exchanged calls with the station
      you are attempting to work. Otherwise you would not be sending reports yet.
      So at this point you know who you are working and so does he. Therefore if
      he receives your "RRR DX" (or "DX RRR"), he knows it is for him since he
      already copied your call and his together.
      Others who receive that message know that they are not working you and so
      they ignore it. Those other stations do not need to know who the message
      was intended for. They only need to know that the message is not from a
      station that they are working.


      73, Russ K2TXB
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