Some time ago, a colleague who wants to become an amateur, was given a 13 elements 70 cm yagi. My colleague asked me to test it, so it was put into the mast early September. After moving from the QTH in JO20XX in September 1994, my 70 cm station had been QRT for over 20… 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!
Today, June 3, Peter JW7QIA, Svalbard Island was worked for a new one. Around 17:30 UTC, signals were coming in and not much later, I could add a new one. Here is a recording, just after I made the QSO. I forgot to switch on the recording… As you can hear, the signal was not… Continue reading »
I have been active on 50 MHz since 1978. It started with building a converter, because we were not allowed to transmit on 50 MHz in The Netherlands. At first, in the summer of 1978, only noise was observed. Television signals were the best I could get! But in the spring of 1979, I switched… Continue reading »
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 »
When the 50 MHz permits were issued in The Netherlands in 1988, it was agreed with the authorities that we should report about the results of the experiments on 50 MHz.
The aim of the study was to correlate 6 meter openings to environmental properties, like solar flux, magnetic activity and the like.