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New 10 Meter Propagation Logger

(KB3FYD) on December 29, 2003
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With the sunspot cycle headed into the cellar, I thought it would be nice to have a way to find other amateurs on the 10-meter band, and to be alerted of openings. So, instead of just wishing, I created a page to make it happen.

The page acts as an HTML based chat room that allows you to see who is in the room, create private rooms, and send private messages to others in the room. My idea of what the room might be used for is posting a message like "Calling CQ on 28.450" or "Heard KB3FYD on 28.420". It really is what we make it, so no hard and fast rules will be set unless it becomes necessary.

There are no ads on the site at all, and the service is absolutely free. -- Login with your call sign and a password of your choice (to keep anyone from logging in under the same call or seeing your PM's). There is also a place to enter your email address, but that is NOT required.

Go to:

http://www.lytewave.com/

And click on the link for the 10 Meter propagation spots.

I hope you like it.

Scott

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New 10 Meter Propagation Logger  
by N6AJR on December 29, 2003 Mail this to a friend!
sort of like the ultimate Telnet, or dx spotter. Good luck with it, it may catch on , but you might get flamed from folks who think its "not the right way" so don't be suprized. thanks for a new idea, any how 73 tom N6AJR
 
New 10 Meter Propagation Logger  
by W4ETB on December 29, 2003 Mail this to a friend!
10 Meters is open now into North Carolina, IMHO "...just try this new propagation logger", it works.

Safe New Year to all.....

Ed
Fayetteville, NC FM-04
 
New 10 Meter Propagation Logger  
by W5EEX on December 29, 2003 Mail this to a friend!
This is a nice idea.....thanks for getting it going.
Would it be possible to include the time in GMT and the date with each post??
73,
John
 
RE: New 10 Meter Propagation Logger  
by KB3FYD on December 29, 2003 Mail this to a friend!
I'll see if it can be changed to GMT. I think the script pulls from the server. I fully expect the flames, so let me just say up front that I'll be ignoring them, so don't bother! Ham radio is one of my many hobbies, so I won't be sweating any malcontents.

Everyone else: I hope this helps you to have some nice QSO's.

73,

Scott
 
RE: New 10 Meter Propagation Logger  
by KB3FYD on December 29, 2003 Mail this to a friend!
Oh, and as far as the date goes - It will almost always be current. Posts should automatically go away after 10 hours, so you should only see the last 10 hours of messages. I figured that posts older than 10 hours wouldn't be very helpful, so I set that as the message time limit.

Scott
 
New 10 Meter Propagation Logger  
by NA5XX on December 29, 2003 Mail this to a friend!
You might get flamed from folks who think its "not the right way".

Is it any different in priniple than using a DX packet cluster? I've never used packet for propagation info myself. I don't see a problem with either source for band opening info. I will use the logger.
Thanks.
 
New 10 Meter Propagation Logger  
by KB1CJ on December 30, 2003 Mail this to a friend!
Great idea. For a similar, very well-executed chat page for VHF meteor scatter and weak signal digital work, take a look at www.pingjockey.net. That site ended up being a huge help to me (as was the VHF_UHF_PSK group on Yahoo), not only in terms of drumming up schedules on the fly, but in terms of getting some great guidance as I ventured into these challenging modes -- instant "elmering" at the touch of your keyboard. It would be nice to see some of that happening for HF and 10 meter newbies.

By the way, Pingjockey's ability to identify call sign, time and grid in the same line as the text is a really nice feature. Allows for a lot of activity to fit on one screen, but, of course, there are many ways to make it work, and it's nice to see this initiative for 10 meters.
 
New 10 Meter Propagation Logger  
by AD6KB on December 31, 2003 Mail this to a friend!
Good idea and great implementation. I plan on using it regularly.

Tim - 73 and Happy/safe new year!
 
New 10 Meter Propagation Logger  
by N5LB on January 3, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Good idea. I don't have endless time to search 10 for activity but combined with other's reports I can focus my limited ham time. The band has propagation somewhere more often than not I suspect.

I'm off to 10.
 
New 10 Meter Propagation Logger  
by KB3IHY on January 8, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Great Idea .... THANKS !!!!!
 
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