Well: It seems there is a revised Bandplan – I appeared to have accessed the old one.
Apparently it now looks like this :
But Psk activity is still based around 7035?
Well after a lay-off from Psk I have now got HRD running , I have some of the basics set up which at least gets me going, now all that remains is to do some fine tuning and we should be ok – I have been monitoring mostly at the moment while I play around with some of the settings and get used to it but we have had a few contacts one of which was SQ7BCB Trela Aleksy in Kielce ko00hu, shown here.
Witness one altercation on 40m earlier today in which two UK stations were busily conducting a Psk contact (inside the narrow band section of 40m) – all was going well and as the qso was about to conclude someone jumped in and started making unsavoury comments, re their frequency, plus a few other things – well I happened to be monitoring that frequency where a previous contact had already taken place – this guy chipped in going on about bandplans and such, no callsign was given to my knowledge, then started up on cw !! correct me if I’m wrong but does it not clearly state that 7.000-7.035 is for cw, and 7.035-7,038 is for narrow band modes with a maximum bandwidth of 500khz ? This contact was clearly inside the “right” portion of the band - I though we had passed all this !
I have only just got around to installing and setting up HRD / DM780 etc… it’s been nearly a week since I installed Win7 and It is growing on me – one interesting thing I noticed when trying to configure my usb interface was when I inserted the disc to install the usb to serial drivers up popped a message saying there were “Newer” versions already installed, I promptly cancelled the installation, well what a surprise that was, then going on to configure the Radio was very easy and connected first time !! Well done MS, HRD IS now running and I have DM780 working, had a Psk qso last night on 40m, the logbook installed fine and packet cluster connection is very handy – so far I have no problems to report under W7, one niggle – on version 4 of HRD the soundcard window offered a slider to control input – v5 does not, so it looks like we’re good to go on Digimodes.
Well – pretty wet out there today with few bright spells – looks like Autumn is just around the corner – so inside doing what I should’nt (Playing w7 and jt65).. I had a quick look at jt65 hf this morning and although it’s running and displaying signals its failing to decode – I have double checked the set up and reduced or increased the
the input but it still wont decode – and this is under “Win”, I did not have this with the Linux version – BTW it is the new version 1.06 – I’ve been under win7’s hood and checked out the input/output devices and “apparently” it looks ok – so now I am not sure quite where to look – wonder if it would be worth uninstalling and going for the previous version, although everything's clean installed on a fresh system and dont want to start hacking around with it.
I know Paul and Bas are using it on w7/Vista – to be honest there's not a lot in the set-up, anyway will have to take another look later (also just downloaded latest HRD which I believe has been optimised for w7 since January ) that will have to wait.
I decided to download the latest release of JT65 as Paul (PA0PSY) runs it on his w7 machine, I also decided to keep all the Ham software under one roof c:\Ham\jt65\etc…
Its getting on and 20m is closed apart from a couple of Psk’ers and quickly installing it and rattling through the set-up got it receiving signals ok, and I’ve found the system volume controls, so maybe some time over the weekend I “might” give it a go, I’ll certainly monitor 20m at some stage !
I need to look at HRD next – I do hope that runs ok – this evening I have mainly been looking at replacing some of the software I had on my Linux system (Equivalents anyway), Office Suite, Screen Capture, setting up the printer, and installing a Mail client which works now with two of my mail accounts – and set-up was automatic, it literally took 3 mins !
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