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Author Topic: Back to Morse Code.  (Read 4047 times)
KC4ZGP
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« on: May 27, 2017, 03:15:36 PM »

Hmmm...after running my beacon this morning. I am coming back to CW.
slowly. I think 18.086MHz is a good place to start eh.

This excites me!

73...I mean __... ...__

Kraus
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DU7DVE
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« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2017, 04:11:45 PM »

Good luck Herr Krause.

Unfortunately, I wasn't able to hear your beacon. There were strong stations on the frequency. Thanks for trying though.
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KC4ZGP
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« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2017, 12:27:53 PM »


My first Morse code QSO since 1992 or 1993 or 1991.

We were on 18.087MHz and a mere 50 watts to my delta loop.

His name is Tom WA3IKY in Pennsylvania.

It was neater than getting away with robbing a bank.

He was most patient. Our top speed must have been 5 wpm.

I couldn't remember numbers well. So I spelled out 599.

Review and practice on my part.

Anyone else?

Morse is cool as a cucumber, banana or even a grape.

73

Kraus
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KI4ODO
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« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2017, 05:44:02 AM »

One question I have. I have been enjoying 17m recently since I upgraded one antenna with one that does very well on that band. 18.086 or 18.087 that was mentioned. Is that traditionally an area for slower code? Like above 7.100 on the 40m band? I'm not a beginner, but am always willing to help beginners.

PS I also found 17m to be very, very surprising. When the band conditions are supposed to be bad, there is almost always a qso or contact to be had there with some persistence. Saturday just before midnight, an Australian station who actually rag chewed a little was coming in fantastic, and steady here in NC.
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KC4ZGP
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« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2017, 01:16:36 PM »


I don't know the 'traditional' hangouts.

Shall we have a go at it on 18.087 or thereabouts this afternoon?

It's 4:15p.m. at this writing for me in Georgia. You're in South Carolina. I can
be on the air about 6:00p.m.

73

kraus
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KC4ZGP
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« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2017, 10:39:50 AM »


Same again for this afternoon, May 31st.

Can you believe May is gone.

Back to the paddle.

_ _ ... ... _ _

Kraus
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PA0KDW
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« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2017, 10:54:43 AM »

You put me on the wrong leg Kraus.

You were talking abt a beacon.
When you want to know how far your cq cq de KC4ZCP reached, look on internet at reversebeacon stations and on (multi user) remote receivers like
http://websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901/

73 Frans
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KC4ZGP
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« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2017, 10:59:15 AM »

Huh?

Kraus
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KD8IIC
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« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2017, 11:12:29 PM »

 Try the Reverse Beacon Network also, just Google it and follow the tutorial. It gives a fair account of just where your signals are hitting. Get on 40m for some real fun 24/7 when you can get set up better OM.
Welcome back es 73 de n8aft.
Will QRS 7.112 afternoons and late evenings.
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KC4ZGP
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« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2017, 04:59:31 AM »



Mr. KD8IIC,

...get set up better...

I am set up. Just not on 40 meters.

You say QRS at 7.112. Is that your beacon? I shall give it a listen this evening as I'll
be paddling on 18.087MHz...again.

I tell you relearning code is a either a bear or a treat. I'll understand, I'll copy then all
of the sudden I lose 'synchronization'. It's all just dits and dahs, foreign to me. My fault.
My solution, don't give up keep trying.

Back to the paddle and say hey to the family.

_ _ ... ... _ _

Kraus



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VK5EEE
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« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2017, 06:32:35 AM »



Is that your beacon?
Lieber Kraus,

Das ist ein misverstaendnis...

Reverse Beacon, not Beacon... it picks up your CQs from various "reverse beacons" around the world, ie. monitoring stations using software. See your own CQ history that was picked up around the world here, and it shows you like to CQ on 18087:

Click this to see: http://www.reversebeacon.net/dxsd1/dxsd1.php?f=0&c=KC4ZGP&t=dx
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« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2017, 06:45:58 AM »

I'm surprised, RBN can pick me up sending on bug at 36WPM: http://www.reversebeacon.net/dxsd1/dxsd1.php?f=0&c=VK5EEE&t=dx
These things are getting too good... only way to fool them and not be spotted, seems to be to go to the top end (shared SSB) of the band!
There really should be a way to OPT OUT of being spotted, it'd make pile ups more manageable and may put an end to the unspecified/unlimited split QRM problem.
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Support CW and join CW clubs. QTT: FIST#1124, HSC#1437, UFT#728, RCWC#982, SKCC#15007, CWOPS#1714, 30CW#1,
KC4ZGP
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« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2017, 09:12:34 AM »

Louis,

I see you're in Australia. Been seeing your call and didn't occur to me until now.

Looks like I'll have to rotate the KC4ZGP seventeen meter delta loop your way.
It's broadside is typically north-south.
 
Now what time shall we meet tomorrow, June 3rd, 18.087MHz, Morse?

8:00 a.m. for me is 1200UTC. I reckon 9:00p.m. for you is 1200UTC as well.

Let's give it a try?

Back to the paddle.

_ _ ... ... _ _

Kraus
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K7NDE
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« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2017, 10:22:49 AM »

I'm surprised, RBN can pick me up sending on bug at 36WPM: http://www.reversebeacon.net/dxsd1/dxsd1.php?f=0&c=VK5EEE&t=dx
These things are getting too good... only way to fool them and not be spotted, seems to be to go to the top end (shared SSB) of the band!
There really should be a way to OPT OUT of being spotted, it'd make pile ups more manageable and may put an end to the unspecified/unlimited split QRM problem.

Try putting a little rhythm and swing into your bug sending, that usually throws off the code readers and it usually isn't a problem for someone who really knows the code. 
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VK5EEE
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« Reply #14 on: June 17, 2017, 06:21:37 AM »

I'm surprised, RBN can pick me up sending on bug at 36WPM: http://www.reversebeacon.net/dxsd1/dxsd1.php?f=0&c=VK5EEE&t=dx
These things are getting too good... only way to fool them and not be spotted, seems to be to go to the top end (shared SSB) of the band!
There really should be a way to OPT OUT of being spotted, it'd make pile ups more manageable and may put an end to the unspecified/unlimited split QRM problem.

Try putting a little rhythm and swing into your bug sending, that usually throws off the code readers and it usually isn't a problem for someone who really knows the code. 
Actually, I do, that's what surprises me. Not many catch me though so perhaps I alternated with more "reasonable" sending :-) I did notice one thing though the RBN don't listen in the non-exclusive-CW portion of the band, i.e. the SSB-CW shared band. Still, I think that the RBN should have (as it would not be difficult) the option for callsigns that don't ever want to be spotted, to opt out. Of course it won't prevent manual spotting, but still, at least RBN spotting.
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