2 m sked with PE1BVQ with JT9

Tonight I planned a sked with PE1BVQ Hans with JT9 on 2 meters. And yes, I heard the JT9 signal of Hans, unfortunately, he didn't hear my signal. I only have a vertical for 2 meters, and there is 116 km between us. My antenna is without any gain. ;-) But is was nice trying. Thanks Hans!

Test with different power levels. 10 Watts was still strong enough, 5 Watts: no trace at all. You should expect some power level of -20dB. Nice trying. Maybe also a sked with Bas PE4BAS in the future when his new shack is ready.

In the early morning I was calling CQ on 40 meter with JT9. No takers, but spotters.

Paul Stam, PC4T, is a regular contributor to AmateurRadio.com and writes from the Netherlands. Contact him at [email protected].

2 Responses to “2 m sked with PE1BVQ with JT9”

  • Chris, ZL3LF:

    Trivia Q: What rig are you using for 2m JT9? A couple of us have tried it, both using FT-857’s wittout the TCXO and found they were not stable enough to make the QSO…

  • PC4T:

    Hi Chris, Hans PE1BVQ was using a Kenwood TS790 and me a FT817. I experienced no problems here so far. 73 Paul

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