Anybody see/work Tonga today?

Discussion in 'The DX Zone' started by M0AGP, Jan 21, 2021.

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  1. M0AGP

    M0AGP Ham Member QRZ Page

    I think my WSJT-X installation must have had its wires crossed. Or more likely it was a prank. I often monitor the 6m FT8 frequency and suddenly up pops A36WVE/R at a reasonable strength.

    Being an optimist I made a few calls then thought ... wait a minute.... that's a bit too optimistic!

    I note that the call is not in the QRZ directory... and the grid square is wrong I think...

    Kinda hard to read this photo for some reason - it was at about 1820Z
    Maybe it was a ropey decode - I note the question mark before a1 Tonga

    And I am using a 6BTV on 6m!
  2. KP4SX

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    Looks like a bad decode to me. Grid square doesn't match either.
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  3. M0AGP

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  4. KP4SX

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    Turn off Deep Decode if you are using WSJT-X.
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  5. M0AGP

    M0AGP Ham Member QRZ Page

    Thanks for the advice. On certain bands I also hear and decode way too much - I have a vertical in a very low noise environment and it is frustrating to see all these DX stations I have no hope of working! I think decoding less and maybe turning up the RF attenuation would be one solution...

    (Not a serious complaint)
  6. N7WR

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    Gee just maybe if you were using a mode which required you, the operator, to actually hear (on CW or SSB) the other station rather than rely on your computer to "detect" a signal you will never hear this might not happen. FT-8 and the other digital modes which do not require the operator to actually hear the other station sucks IMO. Flame away...oh and by the way, congrats on earning DXCC without ever hearing the other stations in a fraction of the time it took real hams to do it via CW or SSB. Your mom must be proud.
  7. KP4SX

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  8. K6DWI

    K6DWI Ham Member QRZ Page

    Double Yawn
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  9. KE8KMX

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    I give that rant a 57, was going to give it a 44 but you came up to a 57 at the end with the mom comment. :cool:

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  10. WB2WIK

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    Do you "hear" FT8 signals?

    How do you do that?
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