AL4S's blog

AL4S and N6SPP/KL7 will be QRV @ KL7AA attempting EME starting at 10:30pm local.

First time out in three years with the gear. Also will do some BARTG RTTY this weekend.

I got schooled in JT65 today.

Decoded several JT65a transmissions, one from ZL3PAH, whom I was excited to complete a qso with and put out a weak 6 or so watt response. Little did I know at the time that the club rig at KL7AA is incapable of upper side band with JT65.

The next day after my initial JT65 emissions I got on the chat/sked page for JT65 Terrestrial at webpage. With help from Armando, LU8WAG, Barry, VE3CDX/W7, as well as test emissions with NI0B in Nebraska and several others the diagnosis revealed itself.

Kicking off my first blog entry with a hello to everyone and let folks know what I am working with.

I'll be setting up for weak modes at KL7AA over the holidays. The station is setup for 10/15/20 meters so far with 40 & 80 soon coming.

Antennae planned are one loop for 40/80m and a BigIR vertical for up to 80. Existing is a Cushcraft 3-element Yagi.

The rig is a Yaesu MK-V FT-1000MP with an ACOM 1.5kw linear. The PC and rig are interfaced with a MicroHAM MKII USB. Overall a sweet setup.

The station is operational on digimodes with HRD/DRM780, MultiPSK, MixW etc.