I will be in Vicenza Italy from March 1 to March 8. I did not want to pass
up the chance to meet a HAM there if someone is close. My daughter (KD5ZRO)
works there now, and I may be visiting over the next 3 years once in a
while. Unfortunately, I will not have transportation other than public and I
only speak English. She lives in the downtown area. So, if you are near by
and want to meet up, or show off your EME station, please reply directly. I
believe my weekends will be full as that is her time off work to visit with
my wife (non-ham) and me.
Thanks, sorry for the interruption to the list,
Fred Juch, N5JXO
I will go to KH0(QK25ue) from May 4th to 10th with both Taka (JP3EXR and
JA1PFP) to activate 2m EME and Taki (JH3QFL) to operate SAT/low
This period is not the best for EME condition but the best for taking a
photo of Southern Cross which is my another mission.
Though, we will do the best for EME operation from KH0 as usual.
We'll be able to operate from 0:00~1:00z on May 5th to 6:00~7:00z on May
Call will be KH0/W2AZ.
I will take the same system as 9N7AP / T8EM.
We are looking forward to seeing you from Saipan.
GL and best 73.
Just posted by Joe Taylor: WSJT-X v2.0.1
One very significant difference is that WSJT-10 is a mature software
whereas WSJT-X is in constant flux of upgrades and fixes. So if you
chose WSJT-X you need to keep aware of the changes which may lead to
the incompatibility issue shown between vers 1.9 and v2.0.
I just purchased a new i5 computer with win10-pro so will be
downloading new sw for taking over the job of my old winXP machine
which has WSJT10, WSJT-X and a couple vers of MAP65. I will load
WSJT-V v2.0.1 but also maybe WSJT10 (just in case). On 2m-eme I will
run MAP65 which does not (yet) include QRA64. I hope Joe gets time
to upgrade it as I run adaptive-pol receive on 2m (which WSJT-X does
So bottom line its caveat emptor which you chose. It took me less
than a minute to configure WSJT-10 to run. I keep seeing folks
struggling to figure out how to set up WSJT-X. So might be easier to
start with WSJT-10? My old winXP computer had no "hick-up's" running
WSJT-10; not the initial case with WSJT-X. Maybe more recent vers
are easier to get going - I will be finding out. Certainly a modern
machine with 12GB memory will run better.
Here's Joe's Post:
Subject: [wsjtgroup] WSJT-X 2.0.1: Bug-fix Release
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2019 10:12:54 -0500
From: Joe Taylor joe(a)Princeton.EDU [wsjtgroup]
Reply-To: Joe Taylor <joe(a)Princeton.EDU>
To: 'WSJT Group' <wsjtgroup(a)yahoogroups.com>
The WSJT Development Group is pleased to announce the general
availability (GA) release of WSJT-X Version 2.0.1, a bug-fix release.
It includes repairs of defects reported up to February 22, 2019.
For a list of corrected bugs see the Release Notes:
Additional details on code changes can be found here:
Links to installation packages for Windows, Linux, and Macintosh are
available on the WSJT web site:
You can also download the packages from our SourceForge site:
It may take a short time for the SourceForge site to be updated.
We hope you will enjoy using WSJT-X Version 2.0.1.
-- 73, Joe, K1JT, for the WSJT Development Group
Posted by: Joe Taylor <joe(a)princeton.edu>
73, Ed - KL7UW
At 10:16 AM 2/25/2019, Bob Atkins via Moon-net wrote:
>There's no real reason to use WSJT 10. It works perfectly well but
>lacks many of the features (e.g. Doppler tracking, auto logging, CAT
>control) and modes (e.g. QRA64) of WSJT-X. The decode algorithms in
>"X" have also been tweaked. Be aware that the new versions of JT8
>and MSK144 in WSJT-X 2.0 are not compatible with those of WSJT-X 1.9
>and earlier, so there's a case to be made for having WSJT-X 1.9 as
>well as 2.0 to communicate with those who have not upgraded.
>I have several versions of WSJT and WSJT-X available for use. I
>started out with WSJT10 and moved to WSJT-X. I see no reason to
>move back to WSJT and lots of reasons to stay with WSJT-X.
>If there was a reason to use WSJT10 it would be that the interface
>is slightly less complicated because of the fewer options available.
>From: Moon-net <moon-net-bounces(a)mailman.pe1itr.com> on behalf of
>Robert Sauvan via Moon-net <moon-net(a)mailman.pe1itr.com>
>Sent: Monday, February 25, 2019 10:18 AM
>Subject: [Moon-Net] WSJT or WSJT_X
>While waiting for my "stuff" to show up, I thought I would play with the
>WSJT software to get a bit familiar with it. I had seen a previous post
>to someone else telling them to download WSJT v10. I went to the website
>and noticed WSJT and WSJT-X. I have already downloaded and used WSJT-X
>on FT8. Do I need to download WSJT for EME or do I just use the WSJT-X
>that I already use? It appears as though both will do pretty much the
>same thing for me.
>Moon-Net posting and subscription instructions are at
>Moon-Net posting and subscription instructions are at
73, Ed - KL7UW
Dubus-NA Business mail:
While waiting for my "stuff" to show up, I thought I would play with the
WSJT software to get a bit familiar with it. I had seen a previous post
to someone else telling them to download WSJT v10. I went to the website
and noticed WSJT and WSJT-X. I have already downloaded and used WSJT-X
on FT8. Do I need to download WSJT for EME or do I just use the WSJT-X
that I already use? It appears as though both will do pretty much the
same thing for me.
Once again thanks for the info on WSJT software. I think I am going to
download the WSJT version as well just for the grins. I have the -X and
have used it already. But, since it will be a while before I actually
will be operating I will have time to play with both a bit and at least
read the files to see how it all works on EME. Hopefully I can get a bit
of a jump on the software learning curve.
Good news, I received emails from my antenna guy and tower supplier.
Should have everything by the end of the week for sure. Will be able to
start assembling this weekend. Got a pleasant surprise from my antenna
purchase. I had originally purchased my 2 antennas used from the guy. He
had 4 of them, 2 new and 2 used. I had purchased the used ones. He had
asked at the time if I wanted the 2 port or the 4 port dividers because
he had both. I told him I was just going to stack the 2 antennas so the
2 port would be fine. He emailed this morning and told me he had sent
the antennas etc but he told me he had sent me the new ones instead and
also put both the 2 port and 4 port dividers in with it in case I wanted
to stack 2 more antennas in the future. Is that great or what?
Hopefully should start assembling the array this weekend.
Unfortunately I set another bad luck world record.
Last year the day after i installed the 4m yagi on the 6m yagi we had a
strong wind and the vertical mast had been bent ok i said it was aluminum
5mm thick then i changed it to steel one wasn' a big deal but the day after
This year 2 weeks ago my 4x 11 element system was ready and i as went in
i found that i haven't any grid on the gs35,i had the chance to monitor
some stations from the N0UK logger and i can say i was happy with the rx.
Yesterday we had a new storm record in 9H winds peaked max 110 kph F11and
normally was F8/9/10 for about 10 hrs .
This morning at sunrise i went on the roof to check the rest of the system
,damages are very few like guy rope cut but the antennas were pointing down
,the vertical mast of 1 1/2 heavy duty water pipe had been bent for about
1/2 inch so i have to rewind the movie again then press play again to
It was a bit hard for me to get ready the system as my eye condition is
still going to bad my remaining vision is only kind like a key hole.
Dont want to been heard dramatic but always things coming in bad way .
So agn im qrt from 2m till when comes the feeling to start the repairs .
73s David 9H1TX
It is time to reduce stuff around here. I have transverters, preamps,
Power amps for all bands from 50 MHz thru 10GHz for sale. All amps are
solid state and none more than 150 watts.
I also have a couple of weather proof enclosures for same.
If you are really hung ho, I have a complete, four band system for 2304,
3456, 5760, and 10368 in one box. It is complete with GPS time base and
phase locked transverters for 2 of the 4 bands. It has its own 115vac
supply It was operational when I took it down.
There is an enclosure with amplifiers (and power supple for 115 vac) in a
Of course, both systems require 115 vac run up the tower. It isn't as hard
as you think.
I also have antennas for 902 through 10368.
An extraordinay loss for the community: Günter passed away on Jan-04.
Among many other radio activities his decade-long work on long yagi
design and the respective boom corrections and spacing formulae were
and are the basics in this field.
We owe him a lot. He was a good friend and partner for many of us.
My deep sympathies and consolances to his family.
sorry - a question about HailSat, not MB: I have a questions about
USA-Frequencies: The design of a new Upconverter for the new HailSat can
choose 3 Bit (Jumper) IF-Frequencies (IF= 144-146-430-432-434-436-438 (max
10 Watt) to 2400 MHz 25 dBm) - so one IF-option is "missing" - would it be
an idea to use 222 MHz as an IF for HailSat Operation? I am sorry, in
Europe 222 is not allowed so I just would like to ask our friends at "W"
and I have no idea how to ask without this great reflector. Maybe 222 is
for some stations better than 2m or 70cm? Please answer direct.
Thank you very much and 73
Dirk, DK2FD and DF0MU (Moonbounce at 144 MHz with the "old" DL8DAT-antenna
- 16x M2 5WL - some of you may remember the 80s and 90s...)
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