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Title: Played with Feld Hell tonight.
Post by: AD9DX on June 02, 2013, 05:51:01 PM
So some friends and I played with Feld Hell tonight on 40m. We had a great time using a brand new "to us" mode. The only issue, the JT65ers were encroaching really bad. 


Title: RE: Played with Feld Hell tonight.
Post by: K3DCW on June 02, 2013, 06:41:34 PM
Welcome to Hell!   It is a great mode with a lot of great operators around the country and around the world. 

If you're interested, you should check out the Feld Hell Club (https://sites.google.com/site/feldhellclub/).  They sponsor monthly sprints and a couple of longer contests each year.  Lot's of great ops in the club and you can almost always find someone to chat with on the air. 

73

Dave
K3DCW


Title: RE: Played with Feld Hell tonight.
Post by: AD9DX on June 03, 2013, 05:47:33 AM
I wish bands were better yesterday. What band will I find most activity on?  40m seemed to be the only band working well yesterday afternoon for such activity.


Title: RE: Played with Feld Hell tonight.
Post by: W6UV on June 03, 2013, 11:54:52 AM
Hell is one of my favorite digital modes. The only problem is finding someone to QSO with. I can call CQ on 20m or 15m for literally hours and not get a reply.

Be sure you have RSID turned on to help people who are not good at recognizing a mode by sound.


Title: RE: Played with Feld Hell tonight.
Post by: AD9DX on June 03, 2013, 03:26:18 PM
Hell is one of my favorite digital modes. The only problem is finding someone to QSO with. I can call CQ on 20m or 15m for literally hours and not get a reply.

Be sure you have RSID turned on to help people who are not good at recognizing a mode by sound.

Good advice. I have a strange goal to go along with my relentless pursuit of DX. I want to get WAS on as many digital modes as I can. Feld Hell was one I had never tried. Great fun.

Now if I could only get Hawaii using JT65


Title: RE: Played with Feld Hell tonight.
Post by: K2CMH on June 04, 2013, 04:29:01 AM
It is a neat mode, but like others, I seem to have a hard time finding people on the air except during one of the sprints.   Is there a favorite calling frequency/band that most people use?


Title: RE: Played with Feld Hell tonight.
Post by: AD9DX on June 04, 2013, 09:07:48 AM
It is a neat mode, but like others, I seem to have a hard time finding people on the air except during one of the sprints.   Is there a favorite calling frequency/band that most people use?


I called on 14.063 for nearly an hour and got nothing.

https://sites.google.com/site/feldhellclub/Home/feld-hell-faq


Title: RE: Played with Feld Hell tonight.
Post by: W8JX on June 04, 2013, 10:07:42 AM

I called on 14.063 for nearly an hour and got nothing.



Try around 14.073 or so......


Title: RE: Played with Feld Hell tonight.
Post by: K3DCW on June 04, 2013, 03:37:25 PM
It is a neat mode, but like others, I seem to have a hard time finding people on the air except during one of the sprints.   Is there a favorite calling frequency/band that most people use?


I called on 14.063 for nearly an hour and got nothing.

https://sites.google.com/site/feldhellclub/Home/feld-hell-faq

Sorry you had trouble finding people.  Around that time, I was up on 15m (21074-ish) wkg LU5BE in Feld Hell. 

Oftentimes, you are better off looking just about the PSK31 bands (14073, 21073, etc) using RSID and calling CQ.  More people are around those freqs; they'll answer just about any mode with RSID.  There is often DX up there as well.  14063 is more active during the evenings and weekends...during the weekday hours, stay where there is more activity.

Also, feel free to sign on and let others know that you're using Feld Hell: http://hamspots.net/fh/

Hope this stuff helps.

73

Dave
K3DCW 


Title: RE: Played with Feld Hell tonight.
Post by: N0IU on June 06, 2013, 04:26:08 AM
Welcome to Hell!

Most of us who belong to the FH Club also belong to the club's Yahoo group http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/feldhellclub/

What many of us do is post a short message on the Yahoo page announcing that you are QRV on a certain frequency. This way, the word get out to all of the other club members that someone is out there.

Good luck!