USA on 40m JT65A
Paul Stam, PC4T, is a regular contributor to AmateurRadio.com and writes from the Netherlands. Contact him at [email protected].
Stations who spotted me this morning.
I was early this morning so I tuned to 40m (7076 KHz) JT65A frequency. I worked KJ4DHF Tim from Virginia. He was -16dB here and he gave me -13dB. My power was 25 watts. Only one qso because I had breakfast with my children. Just a short moment for taking advantage of the grey zone.
Hey Paul, a couple hours earlier JA, ZL, VK, etc. were booming into Florida. GR8 mode!
25 watts? I hate to be the ham living next to you wiping everything out! Don’t you realize the JT65 is a LOW WATT software?
@Don: I know. But wake up, have you listen how much power has been used by most users nowadays on the JT65 frequencies? 50 watts up to 100 watt is no exception. How I wish everyone was using QRP with JT65 and JT9. 5 watts or less. Most hams uses power levels the same as they do with PSK31 and other digimodes. If you look at the reception reports I could use 5 watts as low possible power. Reception would be around -29 dB. Almost tin the noise. But this calculation is theoretical. What we really need is good propagation. Still 25 watts is low power. Normally I work with 5 watts or less 50 mW. It’s my maximum power as well on the HF bands. Most high power stations up to 1 kW comes from the USA. That’s insane. And it’s a matter of months they will invade the QRP frequencies also with high power. But what can we do about it? Ham police? Power levels regulated by law? Tell me.