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I've been working on a website that provides playback of your received JT65/JT9 signals over a period of time, so you can see pattens of where you received signals from. It's still a work in progress and I've got a list of ideas for improvement, but if anyone wants to check it out, I'd love to hear any feedback! You can either follow the instructions to download the uploader utility to upload your own WSJT log files to visualize, or you can search for my callsign, KK6DCT, to playback the logs that I've uploaded: http://www.spotviz.info/
SpotViz. Historical visualization of JT65/JT9 signals received by Amateur Radio operators around the world. By Kevin Hooke KK6DCT / Tweet. Home; Visualize! How to upload your spots; FAQ; Report a bug/enhancement request; About. Kevin Hooke KK6DCT.
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This afternoon I hung my QSO King end fed along the back yard fence as an experiment to see how it would work at low power and a very low height above ground. It's probably at around 5ft, half running n/s and half e/w. Just tried on 20m and at 10w JT65, from California I was heard all the way over in Florida. That works for me :-) Planning to try 40m later tonight and see how it does there. Expecting it will be more NVIS, but the result on 20m surprised me, so lets see ...
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Isn't to awesome knowing your blody sweat, tears and MONEY ACTUALLY WORKS!?!
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Since we have our meeting on packet radio coming up, thought I'd share this screenshot - this was my third attempt to bounce a packet off of the digipeater on the International Space Station as it passes overhead. If I understand this right, the msg highlighted in red from RS0ISS* is my packet reflected back. Next time need to work out how to send my coordinates in an APRS message too so I show up on the ISS packet last heard map: 
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Nice!  Using a terminal program I started typing a message to the ARISS crew on their BBS mailbox but the ISS orbited out of range before I could finish.  Real time typing was too slow.  The Outpost Packet Message Manager would have automatically uploaded the entire message in time.  
The UISS software also looks interesting.
http://www.outpostpm.org
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It lives! This is my $5 Kantronics TNC from the White Elephant sale connected to an Atari ST1040 running vt52 terminal software, currently receiving packets from my Icom 880h on 145.050. Had to splice together two cables to connect from a DB9 to the 6 pin mini DIN on the Icom, but send and receive are working great!
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enjoying the new format and the dx section - the show seemed like it was running out of steam a while ago, so great news that you've freshened things up a bit
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I didn't hear them calling CQ, but DP1POL at the Neumayer Station on Antartica reported picking up my JT65 transmissions this evening, using just 10w to my wire dipole in my attic. Looking at the map on pskreporter, was this via gray-line propagation?
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Looking at the mag loop page on our club website, does anyone know if Monarch Capacitors still sells kits for their variable capacitors? Do you have to email them direct for details, as they don't have any online ordering on their site? Are there any other sources for variable capacitors that anyone can recommend? I don't mind a kit, but I'd consider buying one preassembled too, although there doesn't seem to be many places where you can get them from, at least not one with ratings high enough for a mag loop?
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Thanks for the info. I came across VA6POP's videos on YouTube, so I'll followup with them and see what they have
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this is hilarious!
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great episode guys... loved Randy's segment on sound card interfaces
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Curious where you are heading with the combination of software you have installed. You mention rtl-sdr needs a soundcard for input - it's normal usage is to read from a RTL based USB tv receiver dongle. All the other software you're discussing will take inputs from a soundcard, but rtl-sdr doesn't take sound input from another radio receiver... it is the radio receiver. I've been looking for a config on how to get rtl-sdr (or rtl_tcp) working with WSPR on the same box... let me know if you get that working...!  
What you missed: WSPR-Bone: Towards a dedicated WSPR-Computer 01 Karl-Heinz Ziegenhain asked in a comment to my former post: 3:47 PM 1 Looking for a small linux board with usable (stereo) sound input for sim...
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Thanks - this is good advice! I have tried the audio output from my HF transceiver into WSPR on the Pi and this seems to work ok, but I've yet to get an SDR and WSPR working both together on the Pi, but you make a good point about the noise levels. I already have a RTL card so I'll try it out and see what it looks like. Thanks for the advice!
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