Discussion in 'Working Different Modes' started by KK4NSF, Aug 7, 2019.
Did I miss this? We could use some PSK activity.
no... it's still on go. My PSK buddies and I have not decided on which day / date / time would be the best.... but I'm thinking sooner is better than later. I'm thinking the first week in Oct looks good, and like a week-night. What are your thoughts?
I generally do most of my operating on weekends, that does not rule out after dinner activity though and it does avoid any contests/QSO parties.
First week Oct sounds fine.
Since nighttime, I'm guessing 40M.
How about Oct 3.... 6pm EST until Midnight. Just a fun psk evening. 40m. Not a contest, but we can post QSO results here. My other psk buddies are gravitating toward that day. Since we all seem in agreement, let's just do it. You good with that? I can post an announcement thread tomorrow.....
Fine by me. On my calendar. I'll look for you.
There's still some PSK31 here in Europe on 20m. Obviously, nowhere as busy as it was before FT8 came along though. Here's a screenshot taken just now...
Thanks for this post! I will watch for the date. I've been wondering if my new radio is even hearing PSK! I see everything else, just no PSK on the waterfall! Is it a setting that I have missed or has PSK mode been extremely low (like non-existant). I will try to be on the air! Usually, 7.040.15 or 14.070.15 . . .KZ9HMR, Millcreek, UT . . .
For some reason, 7.040 has not been as active lately. I've been having good success on 7.070 between ~sunset and 9pm local time. It seems like there is always activity at that time.
I'll look for you on Oct 3!
I've made a bit of an effort to get back on the air in the last few weekends, mostly calling CQ on Olivia mode. There's not much on. A few years it was reasonably popular.
I love Olivia! It only shows up on the waterfall every now and then, but it is a very interesting mode. Which flavor of Olivia do you use?