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FT8 it's a winner!

28 MHz   FT8 mode last night  open to   VO1NE GN27    S.A. PY LU CX CE good signals

after repairing the wire antennas  damaged in the storm last week

80m    LU5VV FE48
80m    HS0ZEE   VP9GE TR8CA  hrd FT8

80m in daylight longpath !   ZL4AS  RE43



U3S in Alberta and BC during holiday trip

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During our voyage from Calgary to Vancouver  i had an U3S 200mW  and short wire antenna  on at some locations.
50 spots where the results   6m and 10m no spots.  using a magnet foot short VHF antenna.
With 6m wire extended I was spotted at 7 and 10 MHz  as the table down.
We traveled from Calgary to  Ucluelet Vancouver island  in 16 days.
                                                      Fraser river canyon




 Rocky Mountaines
                                                    downtown Vancouver

  Our impression fantastic scenery landscape . Beautiful national parks.
Friendly open people.  Polite and relaxed trafic. Clean public room no graffiti or vandalism.
Open public toilets  very clean and heated. That would be impossible in our country full of vandals and rude trafic behavior.
We felt save in Canada .

                                           foto:  Ben Leewenburgh  erg bedankt

very good Visible Aurora through the plane window13 Oktober                                      …

28MHz open S.A. FT8

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AURORA

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50.313 Auroral  FT8 signals traces about 10x wider , no decoding of course

144 MHz
3el  20W
heard UA2FB KO05wb   EU3BD KO05WB
wkd with LY2SA KO14ug    YL2FZ ko37qi
 hrd S51 HB9 OM OK strong signals from GM  LA SM

last night  70.200 OH7TE  LA9BM  hrd OY4BEC  70.035

hoezo 10m closed?

2017-09-07 08:42  VK8AW  28.126124  -19  0  PH57lo  10  PA0O  JO33hg  13354  325  2017-09-07 10:30  VK8AW  28.126124  -23  0  PH57lo  10  PA0O  JO33hg  13354  325  2017-09-07 09:32  VK8AW  28.126124  -5  0  PH57lo  10  PA0O  JO33hg  13354  325  2017-09-07 11:52  VK8AW  28.126125  -22  1  PH57lo  10  PA0O  JO33hg  13354  325  2017-09-07 10:10  VK8AW  28.126123  -12  0  PH57lo  10  PA0O  JO33hg  13354  325  2017-09-07 09:22  VK8AW  28.126124  -6  0  PH57lo  10  PA0O  JO33hg  13354  325  2017-09-07 09:12  VK8AW  28.126124  -9  0  PH57lo  10  PA0O  JO33hg  13354  325  2017-09-07 10:48  VK8AW  28.126124  -21  0  PH57lo  10  PA0O  JO33hg  13354  325  2017-09-07 09:02  VK8AW  28.126124  -18  0  PH57lo  10  PA0O  JO33hg  13354  325  2017-09-07 11:44  VK8AW  28.126125  -19  0  PH57lo  10  PA0O  JO33hg  13354  325  2017-09-07 10:40  VK8AW  28.126124  -14  0  PH57lo  10  PA0O  JO33hg  13354  325  2017-09-07 08:54  VK8AW  28.126125  -11  0  PH57lo  10  PA0O  JO33hg  13354  325  2017-09-07 13:06 …

60m KL7HBK 5W1SA 3D2AG GRAYLINE

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Psk reporter  very nice , but wrong path drawn
Rare dx stations at the date line
KL7HBK  new dxcc
5W1SA  AH46cc  Samoa  heard for the first time -21dB
The path EU to Samoa is only during a very short grayline window  about 5:15 GMT
CQ is likely to attract  USA reply. Same as in EU  other EU will reply  CQ
I called with different audio offset  to have a clear frequency
But by mistake replied  in wrong sequence then 5W1SA was gone already.
and missed by PSK-reporter too.




0509 -21  0.3 1591 #  NA6L 5W1SA RRR        
0509  -6  0.1 2332 #  LX1TI ES2HV RR73      
0510  -7  0.2 2036 #  DL4ZAB K8MFO -14      
0510 -17  0.2 1176 #  CQ KL7HBK BO49            U.S.A.
0510  -9  0.1 2331 #  ES2HV LX1TI 73        
0511 -14  0.1 2041 #  K8MFO DL4ZAB R-06      
0511  -1  0.1 1176 #  KL7HBK DK6ED JN49      
0511 -21  0.3 1591 #  NA6L 5W1SA 73          
0511  -1  0.1 1204 #  CQ DX ES2HV KO29         ~Estonia
0512 -18  0.2 1177 #  CQ KL7HBK BO49          …

3D2AG FIJI XE1H 60m good propagation

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Early morning  5.35700 MHz  JT65 long path 3D2AG  heard CQ!
3D2AGFiji Antoine is very active at 60m and consequent present for EU at gray line peak local  07- 08h
A few mornings no copy here, but this morning propagation was real good for a change
and  decoded -18 3D2GA CQ several times.
Yesterday 1 decode for a start , my antenna the inverted V dipole  top @ 20m  was not as good as thought.
Tuesday we had  26C   "tropical" day and night  possible the last real warm day this year
now 7 am  the  expected rain arrived  no t-storms  and we need water
 but not as much as Texas has please..
JT65 is the best mode the signal of 3D2AG would be too weak in FT8 i think

also JT65 QSO with XE1H  copied  for first time


Like WSPR -map , https://pskreporter.info/pskmap.html shows path and calculates DX over daylight zone. According to realtime DX maps I never have long path propagation  I have seen 10m long path drawn over the night side of the globe  and  160m dx over the day side consequ…