A collection of the HSMS papers also found on the W6/PAØZN Web site.
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Latest meteor scatter information and happenings.
We now have many ARCHIVED items from previous issues of the Hot News and Announcements.
And even OLDER stuff is on the "REALLY OLD" page.
HSMS PROCEDURES -- Region 2 (North American) HSMS Procedures (which are different from SSB procedures and from Region 1 procedures).
Now includes HSCW, FSK441, SSB/slow CW procedures. NECESSARY.
BEST ANTENNA for MS operation??? -- Go to the Antennas Page.
HSMS OPERATING CHART -- A chart that summarizes what to send and when, gives the CQ-Letter offsets, the "Request for Repeat" letters, etc. For both HSCW and FSK441 . Necessary.
ARTICLE with background & references for HSCW, etc. -- Background on HSCW, bibliography for primary MS articles, state of HSCW MS as of summer 2000, more.
Preprint of article in November 2000 QST (no illustrations).
TALK that was supposed to have been given at the 2002 SE VHF Conference, but was generally scrapped to make room for more information on the JT44 mode.
Brief history of MS, current uses, HSMS, using WSJT, etc.
In Word DOC format (long download).
BEST TIME FOR MS OPERATION -- When to operate, and why. Why some shower skeds are dumb!
The Hot Spot -- What is this "Hot A" and "Hot B" thing on WSJT's screen? OZ1RH's paper on the sporadic "hot spot".
AZIMUTH AND ELEVATION OFFSET CHART FOR MS OPERATION
Don't necessarily aim at the direct heading on the horizon! (Now a part of the WSJT program)
HSCW FAQ -- Common questions; all you never wanted to know! (27 K)
SEMI-TECHNICAL FAQ -- Slightly technical questions about HSMS - speeds, generation, how copied, programs, equipment, etc. Primarily for HSCW, but also covers much necessary material for FSK441 operation. (46 K).
WinMSDSP MANUAL, OTHER MSDSP PAPERS -- With WinMSDSP Problems, DOS Tips, etc.
COMPARISON OF MS_DSP, DTR, & MTR -- On-air comparison of MS_DSP (DOS), the German "DTR", and a modified tape recorder. (40 K).
APPENDIX -- An Appendix, updating many of these papers. (13 K).
REGION I PROCEDURES -- European Procedures (11 K).
PORTABLE HSCW OPERATION IN MINNESOTA, WITH PHOTOS, 1999
NOTES ON PORTABLE HSCW OPERATION IN MICHIGAN, 1999
Fun reading, lots of pictures. What it's like to operate HSCW with low power and a small antenna.
HOW TO LOSE A MS QSO! -- Everything too easy for you? Try these suggestions to make it harder!
URL LIST OF SOME OTHER MS, HSMS, and VHF WEB PAGES. -- A listing of some of the good Web pages that contain yet other information.
NOTE: These do not duplicate the many URL's found in and at the end of many of the papers on this Web site.
You can't find it here? Try the URL list. It's most likely on one of those Web sites!
Other papers will be found under MSDSP, Misc, and Antennas. Also try the Other VHF Propagation section or one of the other, related pages.
Be sure to check out the Archived News Page.
MANY papers available, several of them necessary, so you may have to search a little.
If you don't find what you're looking for, it's probably because it's on a different HSCW/VHF Web site.
Begin with the W6/PAØZN Main NA HSCW Web Site,, and then follow the links from there (or here) to still other HSCW Web sites. Each site tends to specialize somewhat, so try several of them.
W8WN's HSCW Home Page