• Feld Hell

    From Sean Dennis@1:18/200 to All on Sat Feb 22 11:13:10 2020
    Hi everyone,

    Any of you use Feld Hell for an operating mode?

    73 DE KD5COL,
    Sean

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  • From Don Lowery@1:340/1000 to Sean Dennis on Mon Feb 24 21:09:44 2020
    Any of you use Feld Hell for an operating mode?

    Tried to use it thru the years....but very hard to find another signal. Seems like everyone's using everything but Hell...but the only 1 signal I picked up got me excited at the time.

    May have to find some Ham radio software for OS/2 & hook the new system up to the FT-450. If so...will have to cross my fingers the Signalink USB will work with it.

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  • From Sean Dennis@1:18/200 to Don Lowery on Tue Feb 25 08:43:00 2020
    Don Lowery wrote to Sean Dennis <=-

    Tried to use it thru the years....but very hard to find another signal. Seems like everyone's using everything but Hell...but the only 1 signal
    I picked up got me excited at the time.

    One thing I highly recommend is joining the Feld Hell Club. It's free!

    https://sites.google.com/site/feldhellclub/

    They have a weekly net on 40 meters. I haven't been able to join up with
    them on the air yet. I ordered a 1:1 current balun for my 40 meter dipole
    and it should be here today, yay!

    May have to find some Ham radio software for OS/2 & hook the new system
    up to the FT-450. If so...will have to cross my fingers the Signalink
    USB will work with it.

    There isn't any for OS/2, sadly, and OS/2 will not work with the Signalink. For ham purposes, I use Devuan Linux with fldigi and everything works great with my IC-718.

    I am trying to sit down and write a simple holiday-style casual logging
    program for OS/2 and others using Pascal but I have been so busy with everything involving my health that everything else has fallen by the
    wayside. Hopefully I will start working on that soon!

    73 DE KD5COL,
    Sean

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  • From Don Lowery@1:340/1000 to Sean Dennis on Tue Feb 25 17:54:40 2020
    Seems like everyone's using everything but Hell...but the only 1 sign I picked up got me excited at the time.
    One thing I highly recommend is joining the Feld Hell Club. It's free! https://sites.google.com/site/feldhellclub/

    Did that many years ago...along with the 30? Club & several more. That was before some of the tracking websites were around to tell you where you were getting out to.

    They have a weekly net on 40 meters. I haven't been able to join up with them on the air yet. I ordered a 1:1 current balun for my 40 meter
    dipole and it should be here today, yay!

    Have looked at one of those for a long wire...but would have to use it on my home-brewed end-fed or the SuperAntenna I got almost 15 years ago. Eventually...may have to get an MFJ mag-loop. Got much of the stuff to build it...including the resistor an old AM radio restorer gave me from one of the sets he salavaged. Had a buddy in Twin Falls who's so noisy where he's at
    that the loop is the only way to get out & get something clear sounding.

    There isn't any for OS/2, sadly, and OS/2 will not work with the Signalink. For ham purposes, I use Devuan Linux with fldigi and
    everything works great with my IC-718.

    Ahhhhhh...I have an RPi 3B+ with the ethernet HAT for power. If my old 2B+ hadn't been stolen by the bum who used to be my roommate...could hook that up...since it was what I originally bought it for. Not sure if the Zero would have enough power to decode some of the stuff like FT-8 & such.

    When I bought my FT-450 about 10 years ago...looked at your Icom. Hard to believe they are still building/selling them. Have also been thinking (if I
    can find it)...getting the 80 M loop for the SuperAntenna & joining the
    Sunday morning Net on 80 from Idaho.

    I am trying to sit down and write a simple holiday-style casual logging program for OS/2 and others using Pascal but I have been so busy with everything involving my health that everything else has fallen by the wayside. Hopefully I will start working on that soon!

    Nice!!! Am wondering how difficult it would be to compile FLDigi to run under OS/2? Many of the libraries should be available. Maybe it's time to contact
    the author to see what he says. If I could do the FT/JT modes...along with
    Hell & such...that would be a hell of a use for OS/2. For that
    matter...someone where the author of JT-65 & such should be smart enough to
    do a copy for OS/2.

    73 DE KD5COL,
    Sean

    73
    KA0TT
    Don

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  • From Charles P. Adkins@1:229/200 to Sean Dennis on Wed Feb 26 00:50:00 2020
    Sean Dennis wrote to All <=-

    Hi everyone,

    Any of you use Feld Hell for an operating mode?

    I glanced at the title of this and thought, "field hell?"

    I thought, "Field Day ain't *that* bad, is it?

    hehe... :-)

    73 DE KD5COL,
    Sean

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  • From Sean Dennis@1:18/200 to Don Lowery on Wed Feb 26 16:44:08 2020
    Don Lowery wrote to Sean Dennis <=-

    When I bought my FT-450 about 10 years ago...looked at your Icom. Hard
    to believe they are still building/selling them. Have also been
    thinking (if I can find it)...getting the 80 M loop for the
    SuperAntenna & joining the Sunday morning Net on 80 from Idaho.

    The 718s remain a popular radio: simple, easy to operate, and a rather sensitive receiver. The ham who owned my radio before was a radio tech and
    due to his living in a noisy area turned down the sensitivity of the main internal pre-amp so my 718 is not as sensitive as it should be. Once I can afford it, I'll send my radio to be "reset" to factory condition.

    Nice!!! Am wondering how difficult it would be to compile FLDigi to run under OS/2? Many of the libraries should be available. Maybe it's time
    to contact the author to see what he says. If I could do the FT/JT modes...along with Hell & such...that would be a hell of a use for
    OS/2. For that matter...someone where the author of JT-65 & such should
    be smart enough to do a copy for OS/2.

    You'd have to port fltk to OS/2 which may or may not be easy. QT5 is in the process of being ported to OS/2 but it's neither cheap nor easy so it's slow-going. On my shack computer, I now have virtual machines for Windows 7 Pro, Windows 10 Pro, OS/2 Warp 4.52, ArcaOS Personal Edition 5.0.3, FreeDOS, and a 32-bit version of Slackware Linux. I'm covered. :D

    I think I'm going to order some more wire as it seems I cut my 40 meter
    dipole too short by accident. Works great as a 20 meter dipole. :D This
    time around, I'll just cut it to 80 meters and cover it all. I have a big MFJ-969 Versa Tuner Deluxe II (I think that's it) that can handle matching pretty well. There's almost no trees on the property I'm on right now so everything has to be a low-altitude sloper.

    I'm seriously considering getting a Jetstream JTV680 6-80 meter vertical
    that doesn't require radials. It's a compromise antenna for sure but it
    would be a hell of a lot easier to put up in my current situation. Comet
    makes another version of this antenna but for $100 more ...

    http://www.jetstream-usa.biz/product_info.php?products_id=68501

    But for now, it's just all talk. I've got to get my foot operated on and
    then get back to work if I can.

    73 DE KD5COL,
    Sean

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  • From Sean Dennis@1:18/200 to Charles P. Adkins on Wed Feb 26 16:47:10 2020
    Charles P. Adkins wrote to Sean Dennis <=-

    I glanced at the title of this and thought, "field hell?"

    You're close. "Feld Hellschriber" in German is translated to "field light writing". This is the mode that the Germans used in WWII for talking to
    units abroad and then it was used world wide for newspapers. It's a very
    old but reliable mode that requires you to read it and not a computer. :)

    I thought, "Field Day ain't *that* bad, is it?

    Out here, it's usually 80-90F with 60-90% humidity, sometimes 100% at that
    time of year for Field Day. It's fun to go out to all the sites but I generally melt at that temperature and humidity (being from Southern California) so I will stay home and work 1D all night long.

    73 DE KD5COL,
    Sean

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  • From Don Lowery@1:340/1000 to Sean Dennis on Wed Feb 26 23:09:40 2020
    and due to his living in a noisy area turned down the sensitivity of the main internal pre-amp so my 718 is not as sensitive as it should be.
    Once I can afford it, I'll send my radio to be "reset" to factory condition.

    The guy who runs the MFJ loop was in the same situation. He had a ton of wire up on his property...but the noise was lousy.

    it's slow-going. On my shack computer, I now have virtual machines for Windows 7 Pro, Windows 10 Pro, OS/2 Warp 4.52, ArcaOS Personal Edition 5.0.3, FreeDOS, and a 32-bit version of Slackware Linux. I'm covered. :D

    Oh yeah! Was looking at some DDR3 memory & may end up with 2 8GB sticks for around $70 on payday. Paid over $100 for the 2 sticks of 4 GB I've been
    running for years. Just wondering if my main system will be able to have
    enough memory to hurt me when I do something stupid. ;)

    matching pretty well. There's almost no trees on the property I'm on right now so everything has to be a low-altitude sloper.

    Seen some who use the wire Slinky's. Got nice tuners on them...but at 90 degrees running behind their house/fence to not take up much backyard space...would be nice.

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  • From Sean Dennis@1:18/200 to All on Sat Oct 23 17:38:10 2021
    Do any of you use any Hellschriber modes? I use Feld Hell and FSK Hell 105 myself.

    73 DE KS4TD,
    Sean

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