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ZS1JX with good sigs in OK land

25. září 2008 v 23:15 | Petr, OK1RP |  Band reports

Today I turned ON my radio a bit late
as I arrived at home around 19z.
When I tuned thru the Topband quickly
I found few weak JA's and some EU's
called CQ with no takers.
After that I heard very nice and copyable sigs on 1828 in QSO with
UA3EKG. Well it will be some EU like G or SM as their sigs are sometime
not so strong on my low Inv.V with apex 6m only i thought.
I was very surprised when I recognized Petr's call ZS1JX.
Petr came thru the noisy band tonite 559 and I was able to read
his CW sigs on K3 comfortably.
ZS1JX
P. Jendrissik
Hartbeesrivier
Worcester West 6862
REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA
Who is interesting in the K3 setting during the receiving ZS on Topband
look here -> NB: DSP/t3-5, IF WID5, NR: 1-1, NTCH: 900, AGC SLP:7, THR:4
AGC-F, BW:150Hz.
73, Petr OK1RP
...-.-
 

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1 Lexa, Ok1DST Lexa, Ok1DST | E-mail | 18. prosince 2008 v 0:18 | Reagovat

I finally used the similar settings  - AGC SLP:8, THR:4 - as declared by Peter as result of some testing. And also little CCW of RF gain knob....

My "record" - for now - is QSO with JA7NI running only 12W out from my K3/10 to 16m vertical with not so good radails (only 3x40M and 10x 12m).

73!

L. -dst-

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