Last Saturday I had a pleasure to host two keen 6/4m friends in my shack.
Thank You guys for pleasant visit, hope to meet You next time maybe in JO94 ! :-)
Here's the information received from Henrik OZ8ZS :
Same as previous Years, group of OZ operators will be QRV 2m and 23cm as OZ9KY in ARRL EME contest during weekend of 20-21 November 2021, on 2m and 23cm.
Location is the same OZ1GWD qth as previous Years, located in #JO57GG gridsquare.
In spare time Henrik OZ8ZS and Ole OZ2OE ( probaby starting November 19) will be active on 70MHz tropo and MS on usual FT8/MSK144 frequencies, running Yagi antenna with rig stuff by OZ2OE.
For detailsYou may ask him on ON4KST 50/70MHz chat.
On behalf of Mek SP7VC and Kasia SQ7OYL :
"Due to the unstable pandemic situation in many European countries, we are postponing our planned trip to Iceland to 2022. This year, like last year, we are making a small trip around Poland. In addition to bathing in water and sun, we plan radio operation in the 70 MHz and 3.5 MHz bands. During our trip we also plan to visit some of our fellow hams in Poland. The approximate schedule of our trip is as follows. Of course, it can be slightly modified.
24.07 Saturday QTH Chęciny (SP8SIW) grid KO00FT
25.07 Sunday QTH Kazimierz Dolny- Nałęczów grid KO00xx
26.07 Monday QTH Łapy (SP4Z) grid KO12KX
27.07 Tuesday QTH Białystok (SQ4U) grid KO13OD
28.07 Wednesday QTH Jabramowo (SP4CGJ) grid KO14EG
29.07 Thursday QTH Jabramowo (SP4CGJ) grid KO14EG
30.07 Friday QTH Gołdap/Wilkasy - grid KO04UA
31.07 Saturday QTH Olsztyn - grid KO03xx
01.08 Sunday QTH Olsztyn - grid KO03xx
02.08 Monday QTH Karwia - grid JO94OT
03.08 Tuesday QTH Białogóra - grid JO84XT
04.08 Wednesday QTH Łeba - grid JO84SS
05.08 Thursday QTH Rowy - grid JO84MP
06.08 Friday QTH Rowy - grid JO84WP
07.08 Saturday QTH Rowy - grid JO84WP
08.08 Sunday QTH Kołobrzeg/Dźwirzyno grid JO84QD
09.08 Monday QTH Dźwirzyno - grid JO84QD
10.08 Tuesday QTH Rewal (SQ1FYY) - grid JO74MB
11.08 Wednesday QTH Rewal (SQ1FYY) - grid JO74MB
12.08 Thursday QTH Stradzewo (SP1S) - grid JO73RF
13.08 Friday QTH Kunowo (SP3CFM) - grid JO83NG
14.08 Saturday QTH Kunowo (SP3CFM) - grid JO83NG
15.08 Sunday - way back home.
Any sked proposal for missing grids on 70MHz please e-mail SP7VC@WP.PL
Hope to meet You on the air ! "
After few days of my extensive work with recovering QSO data from "wet" paper logs, #JO95AA SP7VC/MM locators is now uploaded to LOTW. #JO85XA will be uploaded Sunday or Monday.
Please check your LOTW if there's confirmation.
There can be time offset especially in JO85XA log, so if one did not get LOTW "match" but pretty sure that QSO was OK, please read below:
If no match with one's callsign please write to SP7VC@WP.PL
Paper cards are at printing stage now, please be patient. Covid messed many things and slowed everything down.
73 de SP3RNZ
Some interesting changes in new released firmware v.1.40 for IC-7300.
Although not tested yet here, worth reading.
For more info go to https://www.icomjapan.com/support/firmware_driver/3248/ or https://www.icomjapan.com/support/manual/2188/ and choose 7300 firmware link.
Below You can find interesting info posted on EME reflector by Dave K7RWT. Might be inetersting for WSJT software with IC-7300.
" Hello MagicEME and PNWVHFS Groups,
There is a menu setting in the ICOM 7300 that can cause a delay of about five seconds between the initiation of audio tones and RF output in WSJT. (This is NOT the milliseconds delay that can be set in the 7300 and/or WSJT-X software. ) I have read of IC-7200 users experiencing this delay when running FT8 with WSJT-X but in my case it only happened with WSJT. Since the 7300 has been around for a number of years it's possible that the RF output delay and how to prevent it is something that most 7300 owners are already aware of but in case there are those who aren't I thought it worth mentioning here.
The cause of delayed RF output is a menu setting in the IC 7300 called "Inhibit Timer at USB Connection" which is located under "Menu > Set > Connectors > 4/4 > USB SEND/Keying > "Inhibit Timer at USB Connection" (ON or OFF, default ON).
There is a short note about this setting in the basic 7300 manual shipped with the radio and a more detailed note about it in the full manual available on the ICOM Japan web site (I noticed there is no mention of this menu setting in the ICOM Canada web site version of the full 7300 manual.). The ICOM Japan manual can be found here:
The discussion about this setting is more comprehensive in the full manual than in the basic manual and I have excerpted and partially highlighted the information regarding RF output delay below:
"OFF: Sends the SEND or Keying signal immediately.
••ON: Pauses for a few (in my case five) seconds before sending the signal.
- If you change this setting to “OFF,” first update the transceiver’s USB driver and make sure the SEND or Keying signal will not be unintentionally sent."
I have not updated the transceivers USB driver per the last comment after turning the default "ON" setting to "OFF". The radio works fine and I have not experienced inadvertent keying of the transceiver.
Hopefully this information will be helpful to other (if any) 7300 (and possibly 7200) owners who are experiencing delayed RF output with WSJT and/or WSJT-X.
73, Dave K7RWT
No need for complicated radio stuff, just something that will receive 145.800MHz FM mode, and ANY possible antenna, not neccesary to be 2m stuff, ofc one can use WebSDR with 2m but it's more fun to catch the pics. Tried even Baofeng UVB-6 - working good at higher ISS elevation :-)
Here some pictures better or worse received during ISS flyby last days received on FT-817 and 7ele Yagi for 50MHz with MMSSTV software. For flyby prediction free ORBITRON soft was used but there's many tracking software on the web, and also websites dedicated to it, i.e ISSTRACKER
Dec 26 :