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Re: [wsjtgroup] More MS questions

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  • Bruce Brackin
    Andy K3U0 - Close but no cigar! If you get your call on another ping (same seq or another), you are in business (assuming you have theirs). Always try a
    Message 1 of 2 , May 20, 2007
      Andy "K3U0" - Close but no cigar! If you get your call on another
      ping (same seq or another), you are in business (assuming you have
      theirs). Always try a few right clicks around the ping. You can often
      tease some info out of them the auto missed (Left click is more raw and
      not averaged like auto or left mouse. I seem to get better manual
      decodes by clicking right at or just a tad before the rise in signal.

      The suggested report the program gives you is based on the decode it
      made using the old report system of:

      First number is burst/ping duration
      1 - Ping with no info (see below)
      2 - up to 5 seconds
      3 - 5-15 seconds
      4 - 15-60 seconds
      5 - 60+ seconds

      Second number is signal strength
      6 - up to S3
      7 - S4 to S5
      8 - S6 to S7
      9 - S8+
      (from old HSCW/SSB days - see Shelby's info at
      http://www.qsl.net/w8wn/hscw/papers/hscw-sop.html,
      http://www.uksmg.org/deadband.htm, and other sites)

      Whatever report you start with, stay with for the duration of run even
      if you get a better on. While you don't use SH's during RH, the only
      two that are able to be sent as SH's are 26 and 27. With the better
      sensitivity and speed of FSK441 and JT6M, you can often get info out of
      a 16 ping. Most will elect to send a 26 or 27 regardless. Since the
      program wont decode a super long ping in one big decode, the upper limit
      is 36 or 37.

      GL Bruce, N5SIX
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