RE: [wsjtgroup] Random technique
- Hi Bruce, sorry I missed you. The only station in your area I heard calling
me was AC5TM, and he had a good signal but disappeared after I started
answering him. Actually that happened a few times - where stations would
answer me and then disappear. The rocks are very random and it takes a
certain amount of patience.
One possible reason is that the station suddenly got a sked on Ping Jockey,
and abandoned the attempt to work me. That is just the breaks, but it would
be nice if they would try me again when they get free.
73, Russ K2TXB
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bruce Brackin [mailto:bbrackin@...]
> Sent: Wednesday, December 15, 2004 7:24 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: [wsjtgroup] Random technique
> Mark - I'm pretty well totally random when on the road so I CQ D7 from
> .260 In rockmobile (or here), I'll call about 10 minutes and then
> monitor 10 and call again. If nothing heard after a round or two, I
> park on .260 to monitor till ready to try calling again and back to D7.
> Goes without saying to make sure you are in right sequence for the main
> direction you want to try and work (but 6m can fool you on back
> scatter). In running randoms, I think a wide front lobe is really an
> advantage as many of the long booms guys have got to be looking almost
> straight at you for you to get their attention, particularly those
> closer in. I don't have to worry about that in the truck with the loop!
> As an aside, it seems a number on 6m consistently use CQ D7/D5 or U5/U6
> so no harm in listening around a few minutes on each. I saw 3-4 q's on
> .260 using RH message formats. 2m always tuffer but heard and tried
> Russ on his D35 CQ. Somebody that runs more 2m than me may want to
> comment on likely spots to catch folks - my experience would say .113
> and .144 are two of the most common U/D freqs.
> GL - Bruce, N5SIX
- Russ K2TXB wrote:
>Hi Mark. My strategy, if you can call it that, was simply to call CQ on theYou know, if you have one of those *fancy* radios, with two receivers, I
>calling frequency, with an offset. About every 10-20 minutes I changed
>antenna heading. Since I was calling CQ D35, my receiver was always tuned
>to 144.105, and that could be a problem as I would not hear other CQ's and
>would miss potential QSO opportunities.
don't see why it wouldn't be possible to leave the 2nd VFO on the
calling frequency and run that audio to another computer such that you
could monitor both frequencies when the radio isn't transmitting. You
would at least be able to catch other CQers on the opposite sequence. I
gotta try this in the January VHF contest....
Andy K0SM/2 (back in EN10 this coming weekend....)
- Thanks everyone for passing on your 'secrets'. This gives me something
to work on until the next event, meanwhile I'll keep trying during
random hour on saturdays.