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Two more QRSS reception reports

October 22, 2010
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Here are two more recent reception reports of my QRSS signal.

N8YE capture of QRSS signal from VA3STL

N8YE capture of QRSS signal from VA3STL

Steve, N8YE, sent one from South Eastern Ohio (above) from 20th Oct 2010 and my signal looks nice and strong. Also, I saw the  my signal this evening in KL7UK/5 Bartlesville OK grabber (see below).

From KL7UK grabber 23rd Oct. at 0215

From KL7UK grabber 23rd Oct. at 0215

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. October 23, 2010 9:08 am

    Very interesting this QRSS have to do some reading on it seems to be the up and coming thing. I have noticed lots of action on blog write up’s about it.

    • va3stl permalink*
      October 24, 2010 8:25 am

      Mike,

      QRSS is interesting. Yo can focus on receiving or transmitting. It has been around for a while and I was introduced to it through Bill, N2CQR, Soldersmoke podcasts. One of my first posts on QRSS (back in Dec 2008) has some links in there to information and grabbers.
      If you have an Advanced license you can homebrew a transmitter, but you will need an automatic keyer to send your identifier. There are some kits out there now.
      The thing to remember is the QRSS ‘band’ on 30m is 100Hz wide (yes, I wrote 100Hz!). So it can be a little tricky to find if you are receiving and you need to carefully align and temperature stabilize the transmitter. For example my frequency shifts when keyed are about 6Hz, just a little higher than the normal 5Hz. For me that has been the enjoyment of building and running a homebrew transmitter. It has to have quite a lot of precision in the frequency settings, more than a usual CW transmitter. I have sometimes described it as the ‘watchmaking’ side of transmitter building.

      Thanks for the comment.

      73
      Alan

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