Celebrating one year of 60 m in The Netherlands with a surprise from Antarctica!
Both 15 and 16 November 2016 had good openings again. Data of 6 openings is gathered now. Below is a graph of these 6 openings, again with SNR against UTC. The differences are remarkable, especially at the beginning of the opening, but towards the end, the pattern is more “in sync”. I again used about… Continue reading »
The story continues Yesterday, Nov. 13th, the propagation to VK was weak. Just a few spots from some European stations were reported. Alan, VK7BO mailed me that he would leave his receiver on, when possible. That encouraged me to continue the observations. Nov. 14th, I was checking to see if a free message with “TST… Continue reading »
The 12th November 2016, another opening to VK7BO occurred. As I wanted to analyse the openings, I transmitted every other minute, mostly CQ’ing and making some QSO’s just as well. All spots were visible on hamspots.net and to be on the safe side, I took notes in my little booklet, that has a lot of… Continue reading »
Today, after returning home, I checked hamspots.net and spots from VK7BO were again there, so I decided to start sending CQ’s, hoping to get a number of samples, to compare with yesterday. The opening peaked -7 dB at best, but this time, a number of -7’s were recorded. Unfortunately, hamspots only showed the last 250… Continue reading »
Nov 10th, 2016 and the following morning brought two presents, that I really appreciate. Reports from VK7BO appeared on Hamspots.net showing reception of European stations on 60 meters. I decided to put out some CQ’s to see if my signal arrived. Well it did! In the past, VK7BO received my JT65 signal, which was a… Continue reading »
On Sunday, Sep 11, 2016, M0JCQ/P was experimenting with low power. He was using a portable setup with a KX3. James recorded the experiment. I like the nice country view, that can be seen near the end of the video. With regard to the QSO, unfortunately, I did not record my end of the contact,… Continue reading »
Another remarkable surprise reception of my JT65 signals was noticed on Sep, 9th, 2016. VP8ALJ apparently had a receiver running on 60 meters and copied my signal with -21 dB. Not only a remarkable distance (nearly 13,000 km) but also showing what 60 meters has to offer. Thanks to VP8ALJ for his effort!
Yesterday, I browsed through the spots on PSKreporter (PSK reporter map) and it was a real surprise to find my call reported on 60 meters by VK7BO (Tasmania) on Dec 28th, 2015 at 18:15 and 18:30 UTC (JT65 with -18 and -15 dB). The path is nearly 17,000 kilometres! It appears that VK7BO reports stations… Continue reading »
Today, I was working on my inverted V for 60 meters. One of the major problems is man made noise, from sources like switch mode power supplies etc. I noticed different noise levels as I changed the height of the wires. I decided to play around with the wires and I was able to null… Continue reading »