Re: SixMeter WSJT Call Frequency Dialog
- I am also plagued by the 50.270 birdie here at home QTH (and in
Memphis). Strongest to the NE and SW at this location and does not
appear to be internal to radio(s) or PC(s). Usually worse in the AM. I
can work Random Hour ok with ST set to +4 and do not get false ST
decodes. 50.280 clean as a whistle here so that would be AOK with me.
Like others, I'm not sure how to best go about reaching consensus.
While the most "frequent flyers" are probably on the WSJTGROUP and/or
DOS list, many occasional users are not and they would need to be
informed and/or opinions sought. If a decision is reached, would it be
possible to get Chris to add small note to the header of PJ giving the
calling freqs? There are also several sites we often refer new users to
(WB5APD, W8WN, and WA5UFH) and that would be good place to get any
Does anyone know of a change to a calling freq in other bands and/or
modes and what problems, if any, that caused?
I use the 6m calling freq (usually U7) a good bit while mobile and try
to monitor it while at home as well. If a better freq for most would
encourage more random QSO's, it would be great. While PJ is great and a
wonderful tool, it is always exciting to hear or be heard and work a
Guess my main question is how birdies know the exact ST's audio freqs to
come and roost on - hi!
- I think moving the calling frequency would be a bad idea. It has
nothing to do with the QRM potential on either frequency, but more to do
with the logistics of such a thing and what it means for future
activity. There are many WSJT users and potential users who are not in
the "email loop" as it were, especially the newbies who pick up the
program the the week before teh Leonids shower just to see if they can
hear anything. They aren't going to know anything about a change and
aren't going to hear anything as a result. They never become QRV, so
fewer QSOs for everyone.
There are a large number of folks who get on FSK441 primarily for
contests, and I would hate to see activity get divided. I'm hoping that
there is critical mass this September and January for a large number of
random QSOs on 6m. If activity is divided between two frequencies from
those who have heard the gospel and those who haven't, we won't get that
critical mass. For those of you in the boonies, I wish you could have
heard 50.270 in the January contest from FN13he so that you would have
an idea of how well established 50.270 on Sunday morning....