[amsat-bb] Re: Icom D-Star

Edward R. Cole kl7uw at acsalaska.net
Sun Apr 24 16:02:57 PDT 2011

At 01:43 PM 4/24/2011, i8cvs wrote:
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Edward R. Cole" <kl7uw at acsalaska.net>
>To: "Diane Bruce" <db at db.net>
>Cc: "amsat-bb" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
>Sent: Sunday, April 24, 2011 9:49 PM
>Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Icom D-Star
> > The prime mode for 2m eme is now JT-65; CW
> > has been largely replaced.
> >
> > 73, Ed - KL7UW, WD2XSH/45
>Hi Ed, KL7UW
>I am anxious about that because even on EME very soon
>nobody will be able to use by hand a CW key and copy
>Morse Code by ears.
>I am sorry because I like very much the CW sound in my
>CW is like music for me and after to eliminate the Radio
>Officers over the ships we radio hams we actually should
>be the last frontier for the CW existence.
>73" de
>i8CVS Domenico

You can still do eme on CW, just it will take a bigger antenna array 
and 1000w to be heard.  JT-65 enables a station with a couple 10 
element yagis or one longer yagi and 150w the ability to do eme on 
2m.  That is a huge attraction.

One takes about $5,000 and the other $500-800.  You see the 10-dB 
advantage applies to the cost as well! ;-)

CW is still prevalent on eme at 1296 and above.  I still hear plenty 
of CW around 14.020.  It is the main mode used on LF and MW.  but 
digital modes are demonstrating they are superior in weak-signal as 
well as emcomm.

WSPR on 10-MHz has been copied at 120 microwatts.

73, Ed - KL7UW, WD2XSH/45
BP40IQ   500 KHz - 10-GHz   www.kl7uw.com
EME: 50-1.1kW?, 144-1.4kw, 432-100w, 1296-testing*, 3400-?
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