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Author Topic: Audio from Malpelo and Pitcairn?  (Read 1462 times)
AF3Y
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« on: January 24, 2012, 08:14:48 AM »

NOT a gripe OR a whine, but a question for you guys.   Am I the only one who is having a problem with the audio from some of the SSB ops? I mean, to me it sounds like they are using a table or boom mike and sitting way too far back from it, than leaning forward once in a while for a good clear voice signal. The cops and QRMers are loud and clear continuesly, but most of the time the DX op is qite "muffled" and weaker than everyone else. I have tried all my filters, etc, but little improvement. Sad

Maybe its just my old ears or my ProIII, but no problems at all with CW. Then, it could be that I just dont like to work SSB. Huh  Anyone else having this situation?  73, Gene AF3Y
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W6UX
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« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2012, 05:51:51 PM »

Same impression here.  Sometimes they sound a little fuzzy or muffled.  Maybe the CME hitting us has some effect on this?

But, they were clear enough to get in my log!  Grin

-Jeff
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VA2FSQ
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« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2012, 06:25:28 PM »

I have noticed in the last few days that all the ops I've heard, not only these sound similar.  Could it have to do with the solar storms?
I've only been in the hobby for 8 months, but the conditions seem really weird the last while compared to  few months ago on 10m.
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« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2012, 10:38:04 AM »

At least you can hear them.  I haven't heard them since they started.  Nauru and Eastern Kiribati are strong but Pitcairn and Malpelo have zero audio but W6UX and VA2FSQ are correct, it must have something to do with the solar storms (CME).

73 de KH6DC
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73 and Aloha,
de Delwyn, KH6DC
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« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2012, 10:51:02 AM »

Especially on 10M/12M/15M with my antennas, I'd expect some long path "echo" under many circumstances. Expecially if the DX's beam wasn't pointed straight at me.

I've heard similar on 40M/80M, but doesn't sound exactly the same.
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M0TTB
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« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2012, 11:04:52 AM »

K3's
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KD8MJR
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« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2012, 01:32:52 PM »

Sound fine to me but it could be atmoshperic stuff, which would be expected give the recent solar activity.
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