3579 RTTY jamming

Brian Carling (Radio G3XLQ / AF4K) bry at MNSINC.COM
Wed May 7 13:41:55 EDT 1997

Most RTTY ops use 1 kW rigs to compensate for the fact that you NEED
a good strong signal for a reliable QSO. Anything less and they get
"hits" from static crashes, CW etc. They try to blanket a frequency
just like a good old AM signal for maximum intelligibility.

Of course after a HIT they can always re-send the text.

I don't think anything less than a strong QRO station or two will
budge them off of 3579, and all the BA ops seem to have given up on
80m for the summer!

I hope that 3579 will still be there for them when they decide to
come back!

On  6 May 97 at 9:28, Dennis Brady spoke about 3579 RTTY jamming and

> For several weeks now, 3579 has been covered S-9++ with RTTY every
> evening. I believe they may be other amateur folks, because on one
> occasion during a QSO with K2UXE, the RTTY started, and K2UXE fired
> up his RTTY gear and asked them to QSY, which they did for about 5
> minutes.
> We may just have a case of competition for this QRG. Since nobody
> owns any particular QRG, it's a matter of who's there with the
> biggest signal. If we all fired up big amps, maybe we could "muscle
> out" the RTTY. I don't know how RTTY is affected by CW QRM. Anyone
> out there who does know, please comment. Does anyone have the gear
> to receive the RTTY and see who/what it is?? BTW, QTH is Dallas, TX.
> and RTTY signal strength is ALWAYS S-9!
> Dennis W5FRS
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