- Higher frequencies in the late afternoon/early evening
- Shut off your inverter
- Shut off all other electronics and motors.
- Check that your Clarifier, Clarity, or RIT control is centered or turned off.
- Check that while transmitting during a SailMail connection that your SSB draws about 10-15 amps more during transmit than during receive. If it doesn't you either have your modulation levels set incorrectly or may have a bad connection to your tuner, antenna, or ground.
- Generally the highest frequency that works will give you the best transfer rate because there is less multipath,
- The 13 and 18 MHz frequencies work best in the afternoon, generally at distances over 1000 miles.
- The 5 and 7 MHz frequencies work best during the night or early morning, generally at distances under 3000 miles.
- 10 MHz is a pretty good bet just about any time for distances over 1000 miles
Friday, July 25, 2008
Position as of 22:40 PDT 7/24/08
at 5:41 AM