JT-65-HF Procedural questions
I just got started with this program over the Memorial Day weekend.
Everything is working fine, except for the "loose nut behind the wheel."
I probably left a few guys scratching their heads and muttering about
someone new to the mode. Is there anyone who is running this mode
that can assist me with some newbe questions? Ie: how to carry on
a "correctly successful" exchange of information?
Last edited by WB4CIW; 05-30-2011 at 08:17 PM.
Reason: Added Email address.
just a google search will bring lots to read...
not much to it,double click sets the reply if you want easy
see you on JT65
Search there are several web sites and groups just for JT65HF users. I'm just getting my setup for QRP using a wire antenna lined out. Everything is low power using JT65HF usually not over about 30-40w tops and that may be way to much as it messes up the waterfall for others.
73 de Fred N0AZZ
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99% of the time,I run 10w or less and I have way over a 1000 contacts just in the last couple months of sporadic operating;all on a non-resonate vert,and a low(about 15ft 40m loop). JT65 doesn't take much power or antenna,it's meant to be a low power mode that decodes signals down in the noise,-20 to -25db. But it's like any other mode, there are those that think they need to run 50w or more when all that does is ruin it for everyone else;those that are so "fuzzy"/overdriven that decodes just don't happen.You'll know the one's when you get up and running...there is more than one that are like that all the time.
Originally Posted by N0AZZ
Frank, looks like you are well on your way... We were all new to the mode at one time...
One the is the timing, your computer clock needs to be accurate... if you dont already have one, here is the pgm I use
there is a south Africa station on 10m abt 16:00 utc on most band openings, 10 watts will work him.
I just started playing with this mode over the last weekend. Got to admit it's pretty amazing. With 10W and a vertical I worked VK3AMA at 10PM local on 10 meters. Maybe I'm easily amused but I was impressed. Have fun!
There will always be. That's why there's narrow filters on transceivers. :-)
Originally Posted by KB0NAZ
QST had a great article on JT65...Just a few months ago....I am sure the search would bring the article....I also think CQ has one as well.
Its been a great source of contacts for me with just 15 watts.
Tis a fun mode... been all I've been doing lately digital wise.
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As advised, download the JT65 HF guide as a PDF, it explains the procedure how to answer CQ calls and how to initiate calls. Also the advice about being low power, 30 to 40 watts ! That isn't low power, you only reqire anything between 5 -15 watts. If you use too much power your transmission may not be decoded then you'll be wondering why you don't have any contacts !