The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Special Bulletin No. 1386.2
October 22, 2018
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
Written/Sent From Strongsville, OH
Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX
Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, AB5K & the AR TelNet
Clusters Network, and the PIDXG for the following DX information.
VP6D ISLAND REPORT/UPDATE (October 22nd) [edited].
- Rain last night, expecting occasional rough WX over the next few days.
- No EME today, expect to be up in 48 hours.
- Antenna work coming along nicely.
- Pileups have been deep, energetic and generally well behaved THANK YOU
- Full set of VDAs for high bands, 4-sq for 40 m and a SteppIR installed
at SSB camp. Low bands antennas installed at the CW camp.
- A few people are calling with the incorrect version of FT8. Please
use WSJT-X 1.9.1 in DX mode. You are configured as a Hound. Please
see VP6D.com for FT8 Guidance.
- Last night we observed a serious backlog with the BGAN systems, the
queue was cleared early this morning, but the network is slow. We
have 2 BGANs running, both showing the same delay. We have 2 spare
BGANs, but we don't believe it's a hardware issue.
- We had a report that some FT8 contacts are not in DXA, we will
- We had a report of an audio problem with 40m SSB, we will investigate.
- The log was uploaded this morning. DXA is a copy of the log. If your
contacts are in DXA they are in the log.
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DX Chairman for the "Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society
ARRL Assistant Director of the Great Lakes Division
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