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10.368.910 GHz beacon active

6 August evening i setup a small Kuhne 10G beacon at 10368.9  200mW  integrated with horn antenna in a plastic box ( a lender from  Rob PE1ITR )The horn antenna just looking over the dish in the rotating part of the antenna  about 23m a.g. JO33hg31It will turn but i can direct it on demand that is the advantage.Tropo openings expected in the evenings during the heatwave we have now. First report came from PA0JUS 599 42km   and G3XDY 390km  also seen at web SDR PI2EHV Eindhoven JO21QK  dx 221km Tropo ducting was very strong that first evening.At 23cm strong beacons  GB3NO 9+ GB3MHZ  LA1UHG S9 LB2SHF 9+  LA3SHF OZ beaconsSK6MHI UHI beacons 1296.800 and 805  and strong radar ON0VHF PE9GHZ  also tropo backscatter observed
Also a new 23cm beacon   PA1SDR  1296.550 FT8 mode from JO33kh  maybe beter freq woud be 1296.174 in the FT8 windowMy 23cm XVTR  with VHFdesign SKY67151 lna still performs nice but after 3 years the DF9NP l.o. at 1152MHz   the TCXO    10MHz Taitien is slowly drifting up n…
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Es season going to end

50 Mhz opening 29 June Zonnewende propagatie ( Summer Solstice klinkt als een darm aandoening)

BV6CC  very first time copied  Taiwan and DU6/PE1NSQ    using Steppir 4ele 60m cable  ACom1000
But we had to leave for an appointment ...
This opening was even better then the Saturday before  it went further to DU6/PE1NSQ  BV6CC . How big is the chance  that such an opening happens exactly one has to leave for an appointment .. I think 100% it is typical for 6m.
I could work remote but the real DX was drowned between the many EU callers

Replacing a Steppir coax cable is an easy job i thought

Steppir down for coax replacement.



By coincidence  the same afternoon we had a thunderstorm
A so called supercell caused a lot of damage 25km east of me
 here Luckly only short time strong wind and a shower rain.

The plan was to replace 30m H100 with 25m RF400 low loss flexible cable.
An easy job should fix it in the standing lowered mast in an hour or so....
But this took me all afternoon and part of the evening.
RF400 is "the best coax in this diameter 9.5mm"  I used PL259  connectors of a higher quality
This type is for semi-air or foam cable like RF400 but i first did not know what the "extra" ring is for.
Afterwards i found that it should be over the braid against the gasket, then the braid must be clamped between the 2 rings the The opening of that ring is too smal to fit over the outside but does go over the bread.
The lower ring bus is pressed into the cable under the braid.
When i checked the cable galvanic without the extra ring it seems okay, but an RF test wit…

A92HK 70.154MHz WSPR 160 80 10 1 week

TimestampCallMHzSNRDriftGridPwrReporterRGridkmaz# Spots 2020-06-21 03:38  PA0O  3.570194  -25  0  JO33hg  10  ZL2BCI  RE79nd  18387  37  8  2020-06-21 04:18  PA0O  3.570194  -25  0  JO33hg  10  ZL2005SWL  RE68mx  18315  42  2  2020-06-24 20:24  PA0O  3.570193  -22  0  JO33hg  10  VK7DIK  QE38cu  16733  82  5  2020-06-26 18:50  PA0O  7.040133  -6  0  AG24  0.1  GM4BLO  IO75tv  16554  10  1  2020-06-22 19:44  PA0O  3.570194  -24  0  JO33hg  10  VK2WD  QF55gj  16516  68  8  2020-06-20 21:24  PA0O  3.570194  -18  0  JO33hg  10  VK2EFM  QF56oq  16450  66  10  2020-06-22 19:44  PA0O  3.570191  -26  0  JO33hg  10  VK3FIN  QF12xh  16338  79  1  2020-06-20 21:56  PA0O  3.570197  -25  0  JO33hg  10  VK5MR  PF94gw  15784  81  6  2020-06-20 21:24  PA0O  3.570193  -19  0  JO33hg  10  VK5TFN  PF95fu  15707  80  5  2020-06-25 01:54  R5OJF  3.570032  -22  0  JA99  0.2  PA0O  JO33hg  14897  350  2  2020-06-24 21:14  PA0O  3.570194  -20  0  JO33hg  10  VK6KXW  OF87  14156  96  1  2020-06-26 19:22  PA0…

WSPR result all bands mainly 80m is contributing to DX 24hrs remarkable very early morning L.P. to ZL

TimestampCallMHzSNRDriftGridPwrReporterRGridkmaz 2020-06-21 04:40  PA0O  3.570195  -25  0  JO33hg  10  ZL2BCI  RE79nd  18387  37  2020-06-21 03:38  PA0O  3.570194  -25  0  JO33hg  10  ZL2BCI  RE79nd  18387  37  2020-06-21 03:58  PA0O  3.570194  -22  0  JO33hg  10  ZL2BCI  RE79nd  18387  37  2020-06-21 04:18  PA0O  3.570194  -23  0  JO33hg  10  ZL2BCI  RE79nd  18387  37  2020-06-21 04:18  PA0O  3.570194  -23  0  JO33hg  10  ZL2005SWL  RE68mx  18315  42  2020-06-21 04:40  PA0O  3.570194  -27  0  JO33hg  10  ZL2005SWL  RE68mx  18315  42  2020-06-20 21:24  PA0O  3.570194  -19  0  JO33hg  10  VK2EFM  QF56oq  16450  66  2020-06-20 21:56  PA0O  3.570197  -25  0  JO33hg  10  VK5MR  PF94gw  15784  81  2020-06-20 21:56  PA0O  3.570193  -20  0  JO33hg  10  VK5TFN  PF95fu  15707  80  2020-06-20 21:34  PA0O  3.570193  -15  0  JO33hg  10  VK5TFN  PF95fu  15707  80  2020-06-20 21:26  PA0O  3.570193  -13  0  JO33hg  10  VK5TFN  PF95fu  15707  80  2020-06-20 22:20  PA0O  3.570193  -28  0  JO33hg  10  …