Friday, 13 March 2015

Text messaging in JT-Alert


Click on the picture to view a larger version. This is how text messaging looks. Had a nice JT run this evening on 17m. Last station I saw was W9MDB Mike again. Unfortenately the propagation was not reciproke. I decoded his signal without any problem but he didn't decode my signal. Though we had contact via "text messaging" which is a new build in feature of JT-Alert. It is most welcome as it enhances the JT mode which is not really a "talk" mode at all. Of course this is not valid as a QSO and it is only working with stations that both use the most updated version of JT-Alert. Below a map of results. I finally had a QSO with the state of Washington at the west coast. A new state for me. And it was not just USA/Canada this time but there was a QSO with Cuba as well.



4 comments:

  1. Hallo Bas, dat is grappig om te doen. Dan moet ik JT alert ook even updaten. Washington heb ik ook nog niet gewerkt. 73 Paul

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    1. Hallo Paul, het is nog niet perfect maar een begin is er. Ik vind het bijvoorbeeld irritant dat er een counter aan het schermpje is gehangen. Je moet binnen 10 seconden of zo reageren anders verdwijnt het schermpje weer, dat soort dingen. Had veel liever een soort chat er bij gehad dat je kan teruglezen. Maar goed dan moet ik dat maar aangeven in de JT-Alert yahoo group. Washington is een mooie vangst. 73, Bas

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  2. Ah! I never saw that before! Always something useful on this blog!

    ROS mode had a free-messaging interface in earlier editions, but it was then changed to just a few fixed greeting messages, apparently to stop some kind of 'cheating' in claiming a QSO happened when it was only internet-based. This is annoying to honest users.

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    1. That is the danger of this "chat" possebility. I realized it and wrote this above. It is not a QSO. But you have cheaters everywhere. I found it very usefull. I couldn't have a QSO with Mike. But we had contact via this chat mode and so we found out that propagation was not reciproke at that time on 17m. That way I could tell him good luck and 73 though we didn't make the contact. I never used ROS, don't know if I will ever do. 73, Bas

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Thanks for your comment. Bedankt voor je reactie. 73, Bas