Lots of interest in Digital on VHF lately...
- Just shorts note about two other reflectors that are out there for
The first is the PSK_VHF_UHF_HAMRADIOfirstname.lastname@example.org . It
was started on June28th by Don, KB9UMT. This reflector has many
members who are new to the concepts of Digital Modes on VHF. The group
has a lot of energy and numbers about 366 individuals. Compared to
WSJTGROUP at 172 members. This group is very broad in that it covers
all Digital Modes on both VHF and UFH bands. Like I said, it is full
of energy with over 1000 messages since June the 28 compared to 233
total messages for the WSJTGROUP. From this group we will see most of
our future operators for Meteor Scatter modes and Weak signal Modes.
If you have the time, I would join and monitor the emails. a little
elmering and expert advise will go a long ways to making quality
operators. In fact, there are several stations there wanting to make
their first qso's but are uncomfortable using the Ping Jockey
processes. (It is a little intimidating when your unsure about the
mode, your set-up, the procedures etc.. to make that first
announcement on the Ping Jockey) Don, the net moderator does a very
good job promoting the use of all Digital Modes on six and two meters.
This group seems to be much more at ease using "Chat-Rooms". (Now I am
intimidated using them) They also use the QSO Board, you might look
for new contacts there.
The second group I wish to share with you is the DOS or Digital On Six
Group. The moderators of this group are KB0USF, K1SIX and WA5UFH. It
is a Six Meter Group only and offers a few interesting things for
Digital Mode Users. Each month an "Activity Report" is posted on the
internet site for indicating the activity levels for all digital modes
for the past month. (Of course members have to send in their digital
qso totals) Standing Tables for all digital modes are their for
posting your accomplishments and a DOS Honor Roll is being planned
with the expected start date on January 1,2003. This group numbers
about 94 members and hopes to provide other services for the Six Meter
operators. The webpage with links to join is www.qsl.net/digitalonsix
I wanted to share the news of these other two groups for those who
were not aware of their presence. I am sure there are many other good
things happening, presentations etc. Hey, maybe one day the USA will
have more digital operators than EU! Meteor Scatter communications
using WSJT continues to grow and interest in Weak Signal QSO's is at a
high. The WSJTGROUP is comprised mostly of "well experienced
operators" and those who can help with the new influx of members on
the PSK_VHF_UFH_HAMRADIO are needed as mentors. Also you might decide
to try the other digital modes, I find PSK and Felthell to be great
fun during band opening. I even have made some RTTY contacts on six!
Thanks for the bandwidth..
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