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Old October 14th 18, 08:25 PM posted to,
Brian Howie[_3_] Brian Howie[_3_] is offline
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In message , Bernie
On Sun, 14 Oct 2018 05:59:35 -0700 (PDT)
Jeefaw K Effkay wrote:

On Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 12:57:21 PM UTC+1, Geoff wrote:
On Sun, 14 Oct 2018 11:55:13 +0000
Spite sent a message from the other side:

On 14/10/2018 11:44, Geoff wrote:
On Sun, 14 Oct 2018 11:39:58 +0000
Spite sent a message from the other

On 14/10/2018 11:04, Geoff wrote:
On Sun, 14 Oct 2018 08:50:13 +0000
Spike lied:

On 14/10/2018 01:32, Jeff Liebermann wrote:


Gareth once complained about a mobile CB set-up he
installed in a 4x4 couldn’t reach further than a
quarter mile. That’s all you need to know about
Gareth and radio.

He probably didn't need any antenna at 1/4 mile (400

snip interesting detection story

Stephen Thomas Cole, the PP, just after gaining his UK Full
licence by 'acing' all three exams, appeared on a UK Amateur
group asking which sideband he should use on 40m. That's all
you need to know about him and and his ability with

That sounds interesting - can you provide a link to that

No. For some reason it's been deleted.

Then we only have your word that it ever exsisted. I choose not
to believe a word of it.

'It's been deleted' means it did exsist. You can't delete was was
never posted. You might ask yourself why it was deleted. That's
all you need to know about his ego and and his ability with radio.

We only have your word for any of that. I choose not to believe a
word of it.

What STC actually asked was which sideband he should use for RTTY on

Which is, of course, an interesting question as it's not something
that was covered in any exam, current or previous.

My $0.02 worth is that it doesn't matter, since an RTTY operator will
know that he needs to invert the received tones if he sees a string
of "46464646" instead of "RYRYRYRY"

Here's what was asked, and it wasn't posted no archive, or deleted, or
any of the other weak bull**** that Burt has bean spraying around:

"Was pottering at my radio last night, heard the scream of data being sent
and was triggered to revisit a long parked project; getting going on RTTY!

Here's the hardware I'm using:

Yaesu FT757-GXii Serial/USB cable interface thing PowerMac G4 running

I've got everything hooked up, have CocoaModem configured and displaying a
waterfall but when set to RTTY mode it's just decoding gibberish...

Other than a couple of short spells at club days, this is my first go at
this and I have no idea what I'm doing... Any tips?"!or...-radio/MjriIIU

Good old Burt.

For the record all the data modes including RTTY use upper sideband all
the way up from 136KHz . CW A1A is also upper sideband but there can be
advantages to be had by swapping to LSB to avoid interference. F1A
beacons seem to be a law unto themselves. You can get quite good at
reading inverted morse.

Amateur RTTY uses inverted tones and a different narrower shift compared
with commercial RTTY.

I don't know why your getting onto Steve about this as none of it is the
radio amateur courses or even online anywhere, unless some smarty pants
comes along and tells me it is. Ok it's in here for WSJT

"Turn on your radio, select USB (or USB Data) mode, and tune to a clear
frequency so that only background noise is sent to the sound card"


Brian Howie