K7EK's Personal Web Page - UNDER CONSTRUCTION
The HP Proliant server which ran www.k7ek.net at my home for several years has died. The best possibility of restoring a web presence was my VPS, which also supports QuadNet, the experimental DSTAR IRC Network. Please bear with me as I slowly begin to add content. It will be a slow job being undertaken in my spare time.
I run a 24/7/365 DX spotting node, otherwise known as a DX Cluster Node. It is running CC Cluster Software by well known DX'er Lee, VE7CC. This system is sponsored by my club station W7JD, The South Sound Digital Interest Group. You can access it via telnet. Everyone is welcome: A complete list of user commands is available here: CC Cluster Commands
CC USER is the mating user application to access these DX nodes. Please get it from http://ve7cc.net. Download the full installation file which is located toward the bottom of the page. Please be aware that any telnet client, including those built into your logging program etc, may be used to access my DX nodes. Use the one that suits your particular taste.
Also, as with any DX node, there will occasionally be disconnects for various reasons that are usually beyond my control. That being the case, please simply reconnect. If your telnet client has features such as "keep-alive" and/or "auto-reconnect", please turn them on.
Please give my DX node a try, and tell a friend. I would appreciate it if you would set my DX node as your "home node": SET/HOME W7JD-1. Thanks!
A complete list of user commands is available here: CC Cluster Commands
I often operate a analog SSTV Beacon & Repeater on 28.677 mhz, USB. If you are within ground wave distance or the band is open, transmit a 2 second tone of 1633 hz. My station will respond with a CWID. That indicates the system is waiting for your SSTV transmission, which will be played back in the same SSTV mode. There are several others on the same frequency as well, K06KL, 1500 hz, sporadic, WB9KMW, 1750 hz, 24/7/365, and VE1DBM, 2300 hz, 24/7/365. We chose 28.677 mhz as it is off of the main 10m SSTV frequency, 28.680, so as not to create any undue interference. Please check both frequencies when you have time and periodically send a SSTV signal. You might be surprised at what you hear. Enjoy!
Upon successful receipt of a 1633 hz tone, any signals heard by my system will be replayed and also posted to my analog SSTV web page (full site). Any pictures received without a 1633 hz tone preceding will simply be posted to the web page (not retransmitted). Make sure to send 1633 hz for at least 2 seconds and wait for the CWID reply.
If you would like to learn more about Slow Scan TV (SSTV), please visit the outstanding site of Larry, WB9KMW. Look for his detailed and concise tutorials which are toward the bottom of the page.
NOTE: When nothing is happening on 10 meters, I may from time to time move to other bands, as indicated by the status indicator above the picture.
We chose 28.677 mhz as it is off of the main 10m SSTV frequency, 28.680, so as not to create any undue interference. Please check both frequencies when you have time and periodically send a SSTV signal. You might be surprised at what you hear. Enjoy!