FreeDV Activity Day

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Mooneer Salem

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Sep 19, 2021, 4:21:14 PM9/19/21
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Hi all,

Since 1.6.1 was just released, I figure it's time to schedule an activity day to increase interest in the mode. What are your thoughts about having it on Saturday, October 16th? Or is there a date that's more preferred by people here? I tried to go off what https://www.contestcalendar.com/contestcal.html said to avoid conflicts as best as possible, anyway.

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-Mooneer K6AQ

wal...@k5wh.net

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Sep 19, 2021, 7:12:18 PM9/19/21
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Several of us on that day will be active with the Boy Scouts Jamboree On The Air (JOTA)  But that will be only during the day. We would still be available later in the evening.

 

 

 

 

Walter/K5WH

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Don Taylor

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Sep 19, 2021, 7:50:14 PM9/19/21
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Rats. We are gone for the month. Have fun. 

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Mooneer Salem

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Sep 20, 2021, 12:53:25 PM9/20/21
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Hi Walter,

Yeah, I'm envisioning it being similar to the monthly JS8Call QSO party in that it's for a 24 hour period. Keeping that in mind, perhaps we should mention all of the frequencies typically used for FreeDV in the official announcement to take into account band conditions (e.g. 7177 on 40 meters).

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-Mooneer K6AQ

wal...@k5wh.net

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Sep 20, 2021, 5:56:23 PM9/20/21
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Excellent idea.

 

Sounds like a great way to get the activity up.

Jeff Hedley

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Sep 23, 2021, 12:55:33 PM9/23/21
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This sounds like a fantastic idea. I could be on the air all day in midwestern United States.

Bruce Perens

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Sep 23, 2021, 2:00:06 PM9/23/21
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That date coincides with the Pacificon ARRL convention. I won't be able to do a demo, perhaps someone else can.

Mooneer Salem

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Sep 23, 2021, 2:31:52 PM9/23/21
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Hi Bruce,

Good point. I'm open to doing a talk/demo there, actually, but I haven't heard back from the people organizing Pacificon yet. 

Regardless, for this particular event, perhaps it should be pushed out anyway? It looks like first weekend of November might be a good candidate based on the contests supposedly happening then (but I haven't checked for other conventions/events yet). What does everyone think of that date instead?

Thanks,

-Mooneer K6AQ

Don Taylor

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Sep 23, 2021, 2:54:32 PM9/23/21
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Jeff Hedley

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Sep 23, 2021, 3:04:54 PM9/23/21
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November 6th, correct? That sounds good to me too. Operating FreeDV is my top priority in ham radio at the moment.

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wal...@k5wh.net

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Sep 23, 2021, 3:40:54 PM9/23/21
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Yes, November definitely works better for me.

 

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Randy Love

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Sep 23, 2021, 4:05:24 PM9/23/21
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Nov 6th is a good date. 

Just an FYI, the ARRL November Sweepstakes Phone is the 3rd full weekend in November every year.
You may want to make a note to always avoid that weekend.

73,
Randy
WF5X

Bruce Perens

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Sep 23, 2021, 4:19:36 PM9/23/21
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Mooneer,

Mike Patterson, N6JGA <N6...@arrl.net> should be able to get you in
touch with the right person for Pacificon. He sometimes takes a few
days to respond.
It's easy enough to get a hall table to do a demo, or a place outside.
It's good to demo even if the on-the-air event is another day. I can
give you breaks, I just don't want to be glued to a table for most of
the show. We can always have some of the crew on standby for contacts
on a Saturday.

Thanks

Bruce
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Mooneer Salem

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Sep 23, 2021, 5:37:36 PM9/23/21
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Hi Bruce,

I definitely appreciate the pointer. I'll contact Mike Patterson and see if I can make some progress towards some sort of presence at Pacificon.

Thanks,

-Mooneer K6AQ

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