RE: [wsjtgroup] Meteor Scatter charts
See below for my answers.
Are you on LOTW, Bob? I need KY on LOTW and we should be able to work just about any time via meteors and WSJT. You might also check out this page http://www.ykc.com/wa5ufh/WSJTGROUP/randomhour.htm Random hour takes place every Sat. and Sun. mornings and you will find more stations operating during these times. You can coordinate schedules with other stations via pingjockey linked below.
73 and good luck!
I've got WSJT running for my FT-950 and 8el 6m beam. Though I haven't
decoded anyone yet, i can guess that's because there isn't much in the
amount of rocks falling at the moment (Daytime in KY).
Where does everyone look for pointing info/programs to locate the
major/minor showers ? http://www.dl1dbc.net/MeteorScatter is a good place to tell you current showers and the optimal path for each current shower. http://www.imo.net (International Meteor Organization) is a good place for more detail about all the showers and when they come/peak/go.
And where should I point for random occurrences? Where ever you want to listen. Is this also predicated
on time of day? Like Sunrise/Sunset versus i the night or in the day? The direction of the earth’s rotation favors midnight to noon. During this time, the earth (where ever you are) is moving into the path of the meteors. During the rest of the day, you are on the back side of the earth and meteors have to catch up to the earth on your side of the planet. Most activity is when people get on, though, from 6pm to 2am. There are more folks on during major showers, especially earlier in the morning.
I let the Auto-Xmit run for a couple hours while I read the WSJT manual.
During transmit there was just the single tone sound my 950 puts out.
How does one very the output is modulating versus a key-own cw waveform? Not sure I understand this question. If you were calling CQ, it should not have been a single tone. There is no modulation to be done. You should have your rig in USB and adjust the output tones via your computer’s soundcard mixer’s volume control. It doesn’t need to be very high at all normally.
That is, "if" one doesn't have a spare Rx.
Is there a fairly common web-site place to casually set-up attempts at
random-meteor scheds/contacts? No doubt on this one, http://www.pingjocket.net/cgi-bin/pingtalk
thanks for the help
- Bill W5WVO said the following, On 12/8/09 4:35 PM:
> Hi Bob,got it, and registered. thanks
> Go to http://www.pingjockey.net/cgi-bin/pingtalk .
> Adjust the WSJT FSK441 output using the Windows sound controls inthough the USB-Codec shows up in available ... inside WSJT when I select
Options and then Rx or Tx, I get the same error that there is a problem
with my Sound device ....
Yet WSPR works fine as do numerous other interfaces to the FT-950.
I seem to be decoding albeit garbage/random. I can adjust the Rx input
level by adjusting the SignaLink Rx knob ... and see that level change
Tx knob on SignaLink has no effect as the same with Windows-XP volume
control for the selected Audio device
The console window appearing at WSJT startup shows m the correct devices
and did select them ... but when the 30 seconds comes up to Tx, a full
100 watts is output and the waveform shape seems CW to me ... but you
guys said it was modulated (in WSPR) and I am unable at present to
verify that one as I could in WSPR by noting I was decoded elsewhere on
> Sending allrr thanks ...
> five messages is a common mistake made by WSJT newbies which unnecessarily
> prolongs QSO attempts.
>I'm listening starting about 120z to 1300z fr a couple hours, depending
> I'll be happy to give you any additional help you need. I'm on Ping Jockey
> every morning, usually starting around 1300Z or earlier in many cases.
on Wx (here). Will run it up in about an hour after I feed, now.
BTW, I am using Parallels to generate Windows-XP, as I am on a Mac.
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