JT44 DX calling freq/window needed??
- Tip, your note mentioning South and Central America activity got me
thinking. I have monitored 50.250, 50.260 and 50.270 a fair bit during
TEP season hoping to catch some on JT44 but haven't heard anything
during the few openings I've caught (and called CQ a number of times).
Sent two or three e-mails to previous contacts and to a few listed in
Callsign.txt to see if there was interest. Guess when the band opens
they are all working the SSB window.
In addition, I've sent a few notes to some KH6's in hopes one or more
might be interested in a JT44 qso sked during the upcoming F2 season of
about mid-Nov to mid-Dec but no takers so far.
Since it appears we are calling all over the place, would be good if we
could "establish" a DX calling freq and window for JT44? Spot searches
on DX Summit (http://oh2w.kolumbus.com/dxs/qin.html) shows 6m spots with
JT44 as mode from the X call freq of 50.110 up to 50.290 (not a good as
.290 is main 6m PSK31 freq). I know some countries have upper limit on
6m at around 50.200 but you could work split for them - K1SIX did some
that way (What say Bob?)
Open to suggestions.......... Bruce, KD5IUG in EM42
PS - anyone tried JT44 or PSK31 on back scatter?
- Hi BruceFor info in VK-ZL we have established the following "focus" frequencies to focus efforts on Digital Modes:50.220 PSK, VFSKCW and narrowband modes - less than 100 HZ.50.225 Medium bandwidth modes such as JT44, normal and slow speed Hellshreiber.50.230, FSK441 and Fast Hellshreiber for meteor scatter.The same set also applies to Higher Frequencies;eg 144.225, 432.225, 1296.225 for JT44Regards RexVK7MO