A quick sample of some 20 meter RTTY activity. Three different stations are calling “CQ” (asking for contacts) on slightly different frequencies.
Over the past six months I have been experiencing some serious CPU load issues with WSJT-X. One documented (by me) problem is that I wasn’t even able to get FT8 decodes with the PSKreporter browser tab on the screen. For some reason, the CPU load was high enough out of Chrome that WSJTX’s timing wasn’t working right.
The machine in question is a Thinkpad T510 by the way, 6 GB memory, 250gb Samsung 840 SSD, i5 2.4 ghz processor. Should be able to handle it easily.
Anyways, I thought about it some and realized – I have cats.
26.994.5 USB here in town.
Here’s a quick sample of a meteor scatter ping on 6m.
So not sure what this is. We have a big Suncor refinery near us, so it may explain it, but the drifting, dropping tone is SO interesting to me.