I have MAP65 looking at 10 Ghz via a FunCube Pro+ and downconverter. There's no problem seeing signals. I also have WSJT-X running on the same 10Ghz downconverted signal via my FT897, which can doppler track and decode the signals without issue.
There are issues using MAP65 though concerning both Doppler correction and decoding.
MAP65 was never really intended for use on the higher bands and doesn't seem to have rig control or doppler tracking features (other than maybe via Si570 synthesizer control if you have that?).
First, I have heard that even though the last version of MAP65 has menu options for QRA65 submodes A though E, only A, B and C actually work. Does anyone know if this is correct? If MAP65 can't decode QRA64D, then I don't need Doppler tracking because I won't be able to decode anything anyway.
If QRA64D decoding does work, then has anyone found a scheme that allows Doppler tracking control of the FunCube Pro+? QRA64D isn't going to decode (assuming it's enables) with the signal drifting at 100Hz/minute.
I think some SDR control programs can simulate a rig (like the TS-2000) and be controlled by a CAT input and can also use the FunCube Pro+, I guess it might be possible to control the FunCube from the SDR program via CAT output from a copy of WSJT-X. Then the question is can MAP65 and the SDR program both look at the FunCube at the same time... Anyone tried it? Is there an easier way?
Both Luigi-ik0hw and René PA9RX/PE1L/PE1LCH suggested that I turn off
Well that made a huge difference. I now have about 1.5 seconds to decide
what to do after a decode
before the transmitter comes on. I am wondering if I check a different box
for instance if I am calling CQ and there is an answer so I am sending
"OOO" report but I notice a little too late that I got an "RO" can I check
the "R" box a few seconds in to the transmission ? or will the "OOO" report
continue for the duration of that transmission? Today I will check CPU
usage and check for error messages. I found that when that error message
pops up I no longer decode messages on my frequency and had to restart
Map65. I had a little pile-up before I realized what was happening.
I have also noticed that sometimes I plainly see the RO and the 73 on the
waterfall but it does not decode. A few callers in the -25db range were
like that. I called them good QSO's anyway. That gets
harder to do if there are many callers. The faster decodes now are a real
My Urban noise is worse than it used to be. I think Perogee for me is more
important to me than low degradation. My noise is 3 to 6db above a dummy
load even when degradation is -1db.
I got by fine with my temporary RG213 jumper for horizontal TX around the
rotors. Yesterday while working EME, I built two replacement jumpers 10
foot 8 inches long of 1/4" flexible hardline with N males at each end. They
test well and I should be putting them both up this morning before
I think polarity locked me out of some QSO's yesterday. My vertical is 3 to
6 db down and that hurt me when I needed vertical for RX or TX. Perhaps
soon I will replace the vertical phasing lines with 1/4" flexible hard-line.
My logging is a bit of a mess and I'll have to get that figured out. I have
already set up WSJT-X on my Windows 10 laptop computer interfaced by USB to
my Icom IC7300 for HF FT8 QSO's. That works very well and I upload the log
file it produces to Log book of the World. That all works great. I think I
can network the Map65 directory on my Windows XP desktop for acess to the
Map65 log file and upload that also to Log book of the World on the
Laptop. It looks to me like Map65 produces a different file format for
logging and I would need a file converter to do that. I keep a paper log
because I can record signal reports and station info on it. About 1/3 of
the time I remember to log the QSO in Map65 (it is automatic in WSJT-X for
FT8) so I will need an efficient way to add more QSO's to the Map65 log.
Right now there are about 50 EME QSO's so I need to find my way on this
This station used to be small to medium. I guess now some are calling it a
big station. I get plenty of compliments on my signal.
4 x UWA12 XPOL 18.5dbd MC2K 1.5kw IQ+ Map65 Yaesu FT736r.
Earl Shaffer, WB9UWA
My EME array photos
Detailed array photos
Is there interest in using the high declination weekend of August 15/16th for a Microwave activity weekend ? We could run 9cm on Saturday and 6cm on Sunday.
For newcomers.....an activity weekend is when we attempt to get all those with capability on a specific band to come on and make QSOs, run tests for those needing signals, test new feeds, preamps etc. No pressure, no scoring, use the reflector, use any mode, just activate the band. Hopefully there will be some big guns active.
Is there interest in this?
73 Peter G3LTF
( I will be QRV today on 23cm CW)
Our local radio club VK6ANC ( NCRG Inc ) has voted to finance the 3cms EME station that myself Keith VK6EME, Larry VK6UM and Dean VK6DSL have been working towards for the past two years.
Initially this will involve a 2 mtr dish on a Seatel fully tracking mount that has been heavily modified and upgraded by us.
As part of the proposal we submitted to the club membership we have been asked to give members an idea of just how many stations there are on 3 cms EME at present and how many more are in the building stage.
We have an excellent location in a wildlife heritage reserve of many hectares with the nearest housing almost 2 kms away. ( OF78xe )
Our moonrise and moonset access is reasonable so we will be able to be active at anytime of the day or night.
So can anyone help with the approximate numbers please ?
It will make our life easier as there are only about 5 members interested in the bands above 1 ghz, out of about 70 actual club members.
The vast majority are HF operators and contesters, and the club has an amazing setup on HF, with many large towers and antennas.
So we need to convert them :)
The station callsign will be VK6UW ( VK6µW ) and was last in action when we operated on 5760 mhz from the 28 mtr dish here at the earth station for the Apollo 50th anniversary.
We are hoping to have access to that dish again soon :)
Thanks in advance
VK6KB / VK6EME
0488 228 088
I’m trying to figure out how fine or coarse a mesh has to be to stop RF from a tube amplifiers exhaust.
I want to put a mesh over the tubes exhaust to stop RF.
This is for both 50 MHz and 144 MHz
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Hi Bob & everyone,
Thank you for keeping the spirit of the radio amateur alive and sharing all
of our research and results from it as your software, Bob.
I will gladly test your software and I will gladly comment on the result
Now speaking of the FT857, last night I worked late to be able to complete
another test this next weekend and this is the result:
1) No defect changes raising CAT communication speed
2) The small mute is every time FT857 receives data for the CAT, but this
defect ONLY in the SPK output does not affect the stable output of DATA
3) I discovered and greatly discouraged that the USB converter for CAT
control generates a lot of noise in the audio receiver / output, so I must
design an RS232 (TTL) with optoisolators.
I will not give up on the 10GHz path, this weekend I will try to receive
DL0SHF again and for that I will take to the garden the TS2000, which does
not suffer from any of these problems.
Thank you all for your input.
Hi Randy, thanks for your reply.
No I have not forgotten any QSL, if I am late in shipping, in my home we try to get out little or nothing, just unpredictable things.
I have attached a picture of the only QSLs that are still waiting to go to my post office.
In this image is your QSL my friend.
Enviado el: lunes, 22 de junio de 2020 16:00
Asunto: RE: [Moon-Net] QSL reclaim
I sort of was waiting for your QSL of our contact for your 1st 23cm contact with Canada. I know you received mine months ago.
I was sort of waiting to email you, however you posting to MoonNet has triggered my response. Maybe you might have forgotten me, and i understand that. I sometimes do the same thing. :-))
I don't use LOTW or Bureau, only direct. So i guess i will have to wait longer. :-((
Hope all is good for you and you and your family are safe and healthy .
Sent on SimplyConnection-Cityfone-Rogers-Telus networks with my Samsung device.
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Date: 2020-06-22 12:47 PM (GMT-07:00)
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Subject: [Moon-Net] QSL reclaim
I have had several QSL claims returned from their senders or in some cases QSLs that are not arriving and are not returned to the senders.
Perform a management in my post office and indicate that the UNITED STATES and GERMANY among others, DOES NOT HAVE MAIL CONNECTIONS currently due to the pandemic.
I am sorry to receive this news, I recommend starting to make confirmations via Lotw or waiting for the world to normalize !!
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