This may seem like a simple question but my hair is going grey(er) trying to figure out a solution.
How do you change the scale on the SpecJT screen? At the moment it goes from -1200Hz to +2800Hz. That is a width of 4Khz - I would prefer a width of 2Khz maximum - say -1000Hz to +1000Hz.
Tried playing with options but nil success.
On a more positive note I am back and running after station taken out by lightning strike. Just the peripherals such as router, laptop, monitor etc 'fried'. Luckily I'd disconnected the antenna from the PA a few minutes previously....
Thanks, peter G4URT
I would like to clarify that I will only sell the wattmeter separately if
someone is interested only in the ant tuner. So, either the ant tuner sells
first by itself & then I'll sell the wattmeter separately or someone can by
both as a package deal. Sri for the confusion.
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From: "Bob Kocisko" <k6pf(a)sbcglobal.net>
To: <sbms(a)ham-radio.com>; "Moon-Net" <moon-net(a)mailman.pe1itr.com>; "For
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Subject: [Moon-Net] High Power HF Tuner & Wattmeter For Sale
> Hv available for sale a manual HF antenna tuner that is rated for about
> or so. High quality construction with large variable caps & roller
> with smooth verniers & turns counter. Inputs for unbalanced, balanced &
> random wire antennas. Asking $295 for the tuner.
> Also hv available a Vectronics Model PM-30 Directional RF Wattmeter
> 1.8 - 60 MHz. Handles 300 or 3000 watts full scale on meter. Includes
> wart for meter lights. Asking $45 for the watt meter.
> Will sell separately or both together for $320 OBO & will ship if
> Packing & postage extra from zip 86323. Photos available upon request for
> both items.
> Tnx for looking & vy 73,
> Bob, K6PF
> Cell: (714) 815-2605 (voice or text)
> Moon-Net posting and subscription instructions are at
Thanks to Ermanno, IK7EZN, the problem is solved.
He was so kind to modify his Trakbox program so it can be properly used with the FT-847, which is used as tx in my case.
Clicking on a frequency in the wide band display of MAP now changes the frequency of the FT-847 as well.
Thanks again Ermanno!
----- Original Message -----
To: moon(a)moonbounce.info ; moon-net"
Sent: Monday, July 21, 2014 7:19 PM
Subject: MAP: set tx freq
Most probably an issue that has been answered before, but I missed....
In MAP, what does the button "Set TX freq" control?
I cannot find anything in the user manuals.
If it is active, on what port and using what kind of protocol?
More specific for my case : is there a way to set the tx frequency of a FT 847 or FT 857 directly (or via some other program) from MAP.
Hello! I have included updates from my KH8 6m DXpedition web page below:
July 13, 2014 - First moon pass, and the first ever EME from KH8. Lots of fun having
so many ground gain lobes from being so high above the sea! Also was nice to have
visual aiming until around 1000Z, when a front came in and totally socked us in :-(
Degradation was -3.4 dB today, so it is nice to get so many in the log (including a
number of single yagi stations) before cndx peak! Worked the following stations
before heading home to take a shower and get some sleep: KG7H, K2ZD, N3XX, W6BBS,
N6BBS, N7NW, K7CW, NN7J, VE1JF, N3CXV. Also copied but did not work: W7MEM, N6RMJ,
K6EME, W4IMD , WA4NJP and W4CSW. Please spread the word for people to follow the QSO
protocol listed on my website. I will first call people who are copying me. If you
are copying me and only sending calls, don't be surprised if I answer someone else
before I test the waters with you! Because the air conditioning failed here, the
power supply overheated and ailed to work at all.
July 14, 2014 - After a return trip to the site to further diagnose the problem, it
turned out that the power supply simply shutting down due to excessive internal
heating. We brought back a portable house fan to mount directly in front of the
power supply, and opened up the room's windows and door to increase air movement.
Both operators and the power supply performed much better ;-) During the second moon
pass, it started out totally overcast and raining, but later the moon was visible,
providing the reassurance of visual aiming. I exchanged call signs with G8BCG, but
since the common moon window was only minutes, we failed to complete. Others heard
but not worked were K6EME, ZL2NW, KD7YZ, W8PAT, N8JX, VE3KH, W4CSW, OA4TT and W7IUV.
Stations worked were W7MEM, K4ZOT, WA4NJP, and W7JW, bringing the total after two
moon passes to 14. At dawn we had a tremendous local noise come up (just an hour
before our moonset), that made it impossible to work anyone. We were unable to
locate this noise, but suspect it may be something built into the extensive solar
array at the operating site. We will continue to make efforts to resolve this noise
problem, but if you have any choice, please try to work us earlier in the month, when
we have common moon before our local sunrise ( around 17300Z) , since we may not be
able to be successful during our moonset. Again, I ask that anyone interested in
completing with me here, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE READ MY QSO PROCEDURES on my KH8
DXpedition page: http://www.bigskyspaces.com/w7gj/AmericanSamoa2014.htm ! Please
understand that I will first answer people who are actually copying me, and the only
way to do this is if everyone understands the proper procedure I am using here....do
NOT just call me with calls if you are seeing my trace at that time.
REMINDER - I can only elevate my single yagi to 60 degrees! If you have elevation,
or are in EU, please try to call me when my moon is much lower. When the moon is
above 60 degrees, I try to give priority to horizon-only stations in Region 2, who
only have that chance available to them.
It is quite exhausting trying to operate all night and still drive the narrow winding
road (1.5 to 2 hours each way) to and from the site every day, but we are trying to
keep it up as long as we can. Thanks for your cooperation, and we hope to be able to
provide a new DXCC to many of you!
GL and VY 73, Lance
Lance Collister, W7GJ
(ex WA3GPL, WA1JXN, WA1JXN/C6A, ZF2OC/ZF8, E51SIX, 3D2LR, 5W0GJ, E6M, TX5K)
P.O. Box 73
Frenchtown, MT 59834-0073
TEL: (406) 626-5728
2m DXCC #11/6m DXCC #815
Interested in 6m EME? Ask me about subscribing to the Magic Band EME
email group, or just fill in the request box at the bottom of my web
Hv available for sale a manual HF antenna tuner that is rated for about 1KW
or so. High quality construction with large variable caps & roller inductor
with smooth verniers & turns counter. Inputs for unbalanced, balanced &
random wire antennas. Asking $295 for the tuner.
Also hv available a Vectronics Model PM-30 Directional RF Wattmeter covering
1.8 - 60 MHz. Handles 300 or 3000 watts full scale on meter. Includes wall
wart for meter lights. Asking $45 for the watt meter.
Will sell separately or both together for $320 OBO & will ship if required.
Packing & postage extra from zip 86323. Photos available upon request for
Tnx for looking & vy 73,
Cell: (714) 815-2605 (voice or text)
I experienced one way propagation problems during the brief period of time that I was QRV for the 2m ATP. I was hearing my own echoes rather well, at times, but repeated replies to the CQs from other stations yielded no response.
Worse yet, I was seriously suffering from sleep deprivation, as I had to make an early morning trip, to the city/train station. As a result, I was extremely tired, and I reluctantly decided to QRT after logging a QSO with OZ1HNE and a partial QSO with IK2DDR. Stations heard (most called) include LZ2US, IK1FJI, OK1VVP, and OZ4MM.
I had an opportunity to get some much needed sleep prior to the Sunday morning 70cm ATP. As a result, my
condition was much better, and I also found EME propagation conditions to be remarkably good! When the
signal polarization was closely aligned with my fixed pol antenna array, signal strength sounded like that normally associated with good winter time conditions! That said, some stations were contacted when the polarity was apparently sub-optimal, as they were later heard with much stronger signals.
QSOs were logged with SM4IVE,G3LTF, K2UYH, and NC1I. Other stations heard include G4RGK, UT5DL, UA3PTW, and DG1KJG. Unfortunately, I had no opportunity to call the latter 4 stations, as they were only heard while in QSO with other stations, or when replying to the CQs of others--no CQs heard from them.
I did not hear any replies to my QRP CQs (~1000Z-1030Z).
Many thanks to all, for their activity! I hope to CUAGN in August!
73 de Ron n4gjv