Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Spotted

I suffer from a high level city noise or maybe from my own house or equipment. My S-meter shows a noise floor of S7-S9 on 20 meter. So weak stations will be lost into the noise. This morning I was spotted in the USA and Australia with JT9 on 20 meter.

Maybe they replied but the high noise level makes it not possible to make a QSO. Despite the excellent software such as JTDX. I like Hamspots.net because I can see where I am spotted, just like RBN for CW.

It's a kind of consolation.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

JTDX 17.5.1

Today I installed the new version of JTDX 17.5.1 On 40 meter I worked IZ3YPS and HA7XC with JT9. Conditions were not too great. In the afternoon I turned on my rig for JT9 on 20 meter. I made a QSO with TA1IFV from Asiatic Turkey. 2083 km. The benefit of JTDX is mainly for decoding JT65A. For JT9 it's the same as WSJT-X.

Monday, January 30, 2017