Archive for May, 2010

New ROS Mode: ROS4 (Cuba-Australia Mode)

30 May, 2010

Jesús CO2DC from Cuba asked me for a mode to can stablish communication regularly with his friend Tim VK4YEH on Australia. 

ROS1 is too slow, so i have created this new mode that is fast enough for  a keyboard to keyboard communication (75 characters/minute)  and slow enough for a long path.

This mode has been baptized as “Cuba-Australia Mode

Enjoy it!

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ROS ADIF files

29 May, 2010

In the latest ROS versions now you can export your contacts to ADIF format using ADIF Button.

Select Path Folder on Log menu.

Changes on 10 meters

29 May, 2010

At the suggestion of some USA operators, we are changed ROS 10 meters frequency: Now is 28295 instead of 28305.  

USA Hams of the  “ROS is not SS” Platform are not agree with ARRL about ROS is view as SS, and they dont see any different between MT63 and ROS, except a more robutness for DX.

So they are going to use ROS on 10 meters.

Congratulations and enjoy ROS

New ROS Beacon System

29 May, 2010

Beacon Intelligent System has been incorporated to the ROS software.

You can select three Beacon Modes:

Beacon Report Mode: ROS tx a message every X minutes. When ROS decode any transmission, a Report Special Message is transmitted automaticly with the Signal Information Report.

Beacon Mode: ROS only tx a message every X minutes. Dont send any Report Special Message

Report Mode: This time ROS is only is listening. When ROS decode any tranmission then send the Report Special Message

After send the  Report Special Message beacon is disabled and it is re-armed only after a period of 2 minutes without detect any ROS activity.

At this way, Beacon don’t interfere when others users are doing a QSO in the same channel. Beacon only work when the channel is empty.

 Report Special Message can be defined by the user on Beacon Menu

ROS in French

29 May, 2010

Now, ROS v3.8.0 has the option of French Interface.

Translation courtesy of Jose F4BSX. Thank you very much!

First ROS QSO on 6 meters (50295 Mhz)

26 May, 2010

QSO Gibraltar-France (1350 km) on 50295 using ROS8/2250

Congratulations to Jimmy ZB2BL and Pierre F5BQV (Al final lo conseguiste, Jimmy:-) )

RX at Gibraltar:

TX8: 11:50 CQ CQ CQ de ZB2BL <CANCEL>
TX8:
11:50 CQ CQ CQ de ZB2BL ZB2BL ZB2BL pse k <STOP>
RX8: 11:51 @ -78.1 Hz: ZB2BL ZB2BL ZB2BL de F5BQV F5BQV F5BQV kn <STOP> -13 dB
TX8: 11:52 F5BQV de ZB2BL THANKS FOR THE CALL – My name is Jimmy, my QTH is Gibraltar, Locator: IM76hd – S/N: -13 dB, Marge: +13 dB F5BQV de ZB2BL PSE KN <STOP>
RX8: 11:53 @ -74.2 Hz: ZB2BL de F5BQV 73 Jimmy tnx My name is Pierre, my QTH is Muzillac (on the Atlantic coast), Locator: IN87SN S/N: -5 dB, Marge: +21 dB ZB2BL de F5BQV <STOP> -11 dB
TX8: 11:55 F5BQV de ZB2BL – VERY GOOD COPY – FIRST EVER QSO BETWEEN GIBRALTAR AND FRANCE ON 6 METRE ROS AND FIRST QSO FROM GIBRALTAR ON RON ON 6 METRES, REALLY GLAD TO HAVE WORKED YOU PIERRE – RIG IS AN ICOM IC551D AND A 5 ELEMENT YAGI – QSL WILL GO DIRECT, PSE QSL DIRECT. F5BQV de ZB2BL SK <STOP>
RX8: 11:57 @ -74.2 Hz: ZB2BL de F5BQV ok Jimmy is same thing for me Station: ROS v3.7.0 Beta, Yaesu Ft-817 antenne 4 el Email: <f5bqv@sfr.fr> tnx fer QSO, 73. ZB2BL de F5BQV sk <STOP> -19 dB
TX8: 11:59 F5BQV de ZB2BL – OK Pierre – thanks very much for the QSO – really GREAT – Email: <Jimmy.ZB2BL@gmail.com> – my bbest 73 Pierre and hope to cu many more times. Have a nice day. Thanks for the ROS QSO on 6 Metres F5BQV de ZB2BL ar sk <STOP>
RX8: 12:01 @ -74.2 Hz: ZB2BL de F5BQV bye Jimmy have a good day also skSu: -10 dB, Marge: +16 dB <STOP> -15 dB
TX8: 12:02 F5BQV de ZB2BL – 73 Pierre – S/N: -19 dB, Marge: +7 dB – 73 <STOP>

First Email Report on 6 meters:

> From: f5bqv@sfr.fr
> To: Jimmy.ZB2BL@gmail.com
> Subject: F5BQV has received your Radio Message
> Date: Wed, 26 May 2010 14:11:15 +0200
>
> ********** Please don’t reply to this email ********************
>
> F5BQV has received your Radio Message sent at: 12:11 UTC
>
> F5BQV’s RX Screen:
> ‘
>
> TX8: 11:43 CQ CQ CQ de F5BQV F5BQV F5BQV pse k <STOP>
> TX8: 11:46 CQ CQ CQ de F5BQV F5BQV F5BQV pse k Email: <f5bqv@sfr.fr> <f5bqv@sfr.fr> <STOP>
> TX8: 11:47 CQ CQ CQ de F5BQV F5BQV F5BQV pse k Email: <f5bqv@sfr.fr> <f5bqv@sfr.fr> <STOP>
> RX8: 11:51 @ 78,1 Hz: CQ CQ CQ de ZB2BL ZB2BL ZB2BL pse k <STOP> -7 dB
> TX8: 11:51 ZB2BL ZB2BL ZB2BL de F5BQV F5BQV F5BQV kn <STOP>
> RX8: 11:52 @ 78,1 Hz: F5BQV de ZB2BL THANKS FOR THE CALL – My name is Jimmy, my QTH is Gibraltar, Locator: IM76hd – S/N: -13 dB, Marge: +13 dB F5BQV de ZB2BL PSE KN <STOP> -5 dB
> TX8: 11:53 ZB2BL de F5BQV 73 Jimmy tnx My name is Pierre, my QTH is Muzillac (on the Atlantic coast), Locator: IN87SN S/N: -5 dB, Marge: +21 dB ZB2BL de F5BQV <STOP>
> RX8: 11:55 @ 74,2 Hz: F5BQV de ZB2BL – VERY GOOD COPY – FIRST EVER QSO BETWEEN GIBRALTAR AND FRANCE ON 6 METRE ROS AND FIRST QSO FROM GIBRALTAR ON RON ON 6 METRES, REAqo8AD TO iVE WORKED YOUöIERRE – RIG IS AN ICOM ICT ìwrbq~t6 5 EºcMXzTtNAG0 – Q >©aLx dutDindi <CANCEL> -7 dB
> TX8: 11:57 ZB2BL de F5BQV ok Jimmy is same thing for me Station: ROS v3.7.0 Beta, Yaesu Ft-817 antenne 4 el Email: <f5bqv@sfr.fr> tnx fer QSO, 73. ZB2BL de F5BQV sk <STOP>
> RX8: 11:59 @ 74,2 Hz: F5BQV de ZB2BL – OK Pierre – thanks very much for the QSO – really GREAT – Email: <Jimmy.ZB2BL@gmail.com> – my bbest 73 Pierre and hope to cu many more times. Have a nice day. Thanks for the ROS QSO on 6 Metres F5BQV de ZB2BL ar sk <STOP> -10 dB
> TX8: 12:01 ZB2BL de F5BQV bye Jimmy have a good day also skS/N: -10 dB, Marge: +16 dB <STOP>
> RX8: 12:03 @ 74,2 Hz: F5BQV de ZB2BL – 73 Pierre – S/N: -19 dB, Marge: +7 dB – 73 <STOP> -10 dB
> TX8: 12:05 CQ CQ CQ de F5BQV F5BQV F5BQV pse k <STOP>
> RX8: 12:08 @ 74,2 Hz: CQ de ZB2BL – <Jimmy.ZB2BL@gmail.com> – PSE K <STOP> -12 dB
> RX8: 12:10 @ 74,2 Hz: CQ de ZB2BL – <Jimmy.ZB2BL@gmail.com> – PSE K <STOP> -21 dB’
>
> Operator Info:
> Callsign: F5BQV
> Name: Pierre
> E-mail: f5bqv@sfr.fr
> QTH: Muzillac (on the Atlantic coast)
> Locator: IN87SN
> Station: Yaesu Ft-817 antenne 4 el
> ROS Version: ROS v3.7.0 Beta
>
> Signal Info:
> Frequency: Not avaiable
> Channel: HF
> Symbol Rate: 8 Bauds
> BW: 2250 Hz
> Frame Acquisition: 21/21
> Final Acquisition: 14/16
> Frequency Shift: 74,2 Hz
> Symbol Error detected by Viterbi: 8%
> S/N (2500 Hz): -21 dB, Fade Marge: +5 dB
> Beacon: OFF
> Vumeter Level: -12 dB
> CPU Usage: 22 %
>
> ¡Congratulations for the QSO!
>

 

 

Email Extensions in ROS Modes

24 May, 2010

This is a list of valid extensions. If your extension is not in the list write it here. Otherwise, you could not receive email reports.

EXT = EXT & “.COM.EDU.GOV.NET.BIZ.ORG.TV”
    EXT = EXT & “.AF.AL.DZ.As.AD.AO.AI.AQ.AG.AP.AR.AM.AW.AU.AT.AZ.BS.BH.BD.BB.BY”
    EXT = EXT & “.BE.BZ.BJ.BM.BT.BO.BA.BW.BV.BR.IO.BN.BG.BF.MM.BI.KH.CM.CA.CV.KY”
    EXT = EXT & “.CF.TD.CL.CN.CX.CC.CO.KM.CG.CD.CK.CR.CI.HR.CU.CY.CZ.DK.DJ.DM.DO”
    EXT = EXT & “.TP.EC.EG.SV.GQ.ER.EE.ET.FK.FO.FJ.FI.CS.SU.FR.FX.GF.PF.TF.GA.GM.GE.DE”
    EXT = EXT & “.GH.GI.GB.GR.GL.GD.GP.GU.GT.GN.GW.GY.HT.HM.HN.HK.HU.IS.IN.ID.IR.IQ”
    EXT = EXT & “.IE.IL.IT.JM.JP.JO.KZ.KE.KI.KW.KG.LA.LV.LB.LS.LR.LY.LI.LT.LU.MO.MK.MG”
    EXT = EXT & “.MW.MY.MV.ML.MT.MH.MQ.MR.MU.YT.MX.FM.MD.MC.MN.MS.MA.MZ.NA”
    EXT = EXT & “.NR.NP.NL.AN.NT.NC.NZ.NI.NE.NG.NU.NF.KP.MP.NO.OM.PK.PW.PA.PG.PY”
    EXT = EXT & “.PE.PH.PN.PL.PT.PR.QA.RE.RO.RS.RU.RW.GS.SH.KN.LC.PM.ST.VC.SM.SA.SN.SC”
    EXT = EXT & “.SL.SG.SK.SI.SB.SO.ZA.KR.ES.LK.SD.SR.SJ.SZ.SE.CH.SY.TJ.TW.TZ.TH.TG.TK”
    EXT = EXT & “.TO.TT.TN.TR.TM.TC.TV.UG.UA.AE.UK.US.UY.UM.UZ.VU.VA.VE.VN.VG.VI”
    EXT = EXT & “.WF.WS.EH.YE.YU.ZR.ZM.ZW”

Cuba-Spain 0.25W on 40 meters

23 May, 2010

QSO La Habana-Barcelona at 150 characters/minute with only 0.25w on 7055. Mode: ROS8/2250.

Congratulations!

TX8: 00:44 CO2DC   de EA3SD My name is Toni, my QTH is BARCELONA, Locator: JN01WK S/N: -4 dB, Marge: +22 dB CO2DC   de EA3SD  <STOP>
RX8: 00:46 @ 54,7 Hz:  EA3SD  de CO2DC S/N: -6 dB, Marge: +20 dB ok Toni en Barcelona Tks for call, name  Jesus  Jesus, QTH is Habana  Habana, Loc: el83tc Station: ROS v3.6.6 Beta, Radio FT 900  ant  Dipole  Wind 7 pwr 40W , con la senal que yo te pongo en este momento creo que podemos probar a bajar yo a 0.25w si quieres hacemos la prueba… EA3SD  de CO2DC kn <STOP> -3 dB
TX8: 00:48 CO2DC   de EA3SD hola jesus, buenas noches buenos dias en La Habana, gracias por el contacto. es el primero en 40 metros. equipo icom 751-A y antena dipolo v invertido. ok sin problema bajamos potencia. CO2DC   de EA3SD  <STOP>
RX8: 00:50 @ 54,7 Hz:  EA3SD  de CO2DC ok primero voy a bajar a un watt  QRX para auste……. <STOP> -5 dB
RX8: 00:50 @ 54,7 Hz:  E <STOP> -15 dB
RX8: 00:51 @ 54,7 Hz:   EA3SD  de CO2DC ok te estoy transmitiendo con solo un watt en eeste momento me copias ????  BK <STOP> -18 dB
TX8: 00:52 CO2DC   de EA3SD S/N: -15 dB, Marge: +11 dB CO2DC   de EA3SD  <STOP>
RX8: 00:53 @ 54,7 Hz:   EA3SD  de CO2DC ok te estoy transmitiendo cSasolo un watt en eeste momento me copias ????  me llegas a copiar  S/N: -19 dB, Marge: +7 dB bk <STOP> -19 dB
TX8: 00:54 CO2DC   de EA3SD S/N: -15 dB, Marge: +11 dB increible jesus, aun te oigo. prueba a bajar mas potencia Jesus. con un watio  -15db CO2DC   de EA3SD  <STOP>
RX8: 00:55 @ 50,8 Hz:  EA3SD  de CO2DC ok ahora voy a bajar a 0.25w que es el minimo sobre el que tengo certeza en la medicion qrxrx <STOP> -18 dB
RX8: 00:57 @ 50,8 Hz:  <STOP> -21 dB
RX8: 00:57 @ 54,7 Hz:  EA3SD  de CO2DC ok  estoy con 1/3w  dime si copias voy a repetir por si acaso n  sincroniza   <STOP> -19 dB
RX8: 00:58 @ 54,7 Hz:  EA3SD  de CO2DC ok  estoy con 1/4w  dimt si copias voy a repetir por si acaso n  sincroniza   <STOP> -13 dB
TX8: 00:58 CO2DC   de EA3SD aun te oigo Jesus. enviame tu mail y te mando el reporte. dale a la tecla de la arroba.S/N: -19 dB, Marge: +7 dB CO2DC   de EA3SD Email:  <
ea3sd64@orange.es>  <ea3sd64@orange.es>  <STOP>

Changes on 40 meters

18 May, 2010

7050 USB  is replaced by 7055 USB

20 watts over 650Km on 500 kHz band

15 May, 2010

With ROS7 MF, you can maintain communication on 500 Khz band keyboard to keyboard with a a reasonable qso speed and a extraordinary power efficiency. 

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