Sunday, February 7, 2016

WSPR top list of unique decodes

vanavond was  erg sterke grayline peak rond  19:30  30min

2016-02-07 19:52  PA0O  1.838185  -20  0  JO33hg  1  VK2KRR  QF34mr  16351  73 
 2016-02-07 19:34  VK2KRR  1.838104  -4  0  QF34mr  20  PA0O  JO33hg  16351  316 
 2016-02-07 19:30  PA0O  1.838184  -11  0  JO33hg  1  VK2KRR  QF34mr  16351  73

160 last week
2016-02-03 19:40  PA0O  1.838085  -22  0  JO33hg  5  VK2KRR  QF34mr  16351  73 
 2016-02-05 19:16  VK2KRR  1.838103  -16  0  QF34mr  20  PA0O  JO33hg  16351  316 
 2016-02-04 06:54  KD6RF  1.838121  -23  0  EM22lc  5  PA0O  JO33hg  7909  38 
 2016-02-06 04:16  WY1R  1.838027  -27  0  FN21ws  5  PA0O  JO33hg  5863  48 
 2016-02-05 00:36  PA0O  1.838085  -28  0  JO33hg  1  W1FRA  FN43pp  5516  292



80m last week  best dx on 80m  ZL en 200mW decode VK3TWO

TimestampCallMHzSNRDriftGridPwrReporterRGridkmaz
 2016-02-07 17:50  PA0O  3.594184  -33  0  JO33hg  1  ZL3LC  RE55oo  18522  55 
 2016-02-05 19:50  VK3TWO  3.594155  -24  1  QF22  0.2  PA0O  JO33hg  16390  312 
 2016-02-04 18:36  PA0O  3.594084  -22  0  JO33hg  1  VK2XN  QF59ar  16119  64 
 2016-02-01 17:22  VK2XN  3.594201  -25  0  QF59ar  5  PA0O  JO33hg  16119  322 
 2016-02-03 20:42  PA0O  3.594083  -25  0  JO33hg  5  VK6XT  OF86td  14304  97 
 2016-02-03 20:16  VK6XT  3.594012  -22  0  OF86td  2  PA0O  JO33hg  14304  314 
 2016-02-07 05:54  W1CK  3.594010  -25  0  DM13ie  5  PA0O  JO33hg  8987  30 
 2016-02-03 06:50  K7POF  3.594093  -25  0  DM34sr  5  PA0O  JO33hg  8609  32 
 2016-02-01 03:36  KB4RG  3.594017  -19  0  EL09wn  5  PA0O  JO33hg  8312  37 
 2016-02-02 03:30  WB5TKA  3.594092  -22  0  EM12ku  5  PA0O  JO33hg  7963  38 
 2016-02-01 02:16  KD6RF  3.594121  -20  0  EM22ld  5  PA0O  JO33hg  7905  38 
 2016-02-05 00:42  W9BS  3.594101  -10  0  EL96bm  5  PA0O  JO33hg  7580  40 
 2016-02-06 01:34  FY5KE  3.594096  -11  0  GJ35pe  5  PA0O  JO33hg  7550  34 
 2016-02-06 00:30  PA0O  3.594189  -26  0  JO33hg  1  FY5KE  GJ35pe  7550  248 
 2016-02-01 05:42  KC4GO  3.594071  -20  0  EL98ip  5  PA0O  JO33hg  7363  41 
 2016-02-06 04:34  PA0O  3.594182  -25  1  JO33hg  1  W3PM  EM64or  7195  295 
 2016-02-01 00:50  W3PM  3.594167  -28  0  EM64or  1  PA0O  JO33hg  7195  41 
 2016-02-06 04:34  PA0O  3.594183  -24  0  JO33hg  1  K4EH  EM73qk  7170  292 
 2016-02-03 02:40  WA6LTV/4  3.594093  -18  0  EM73wu  0.5  PA0O  JO33hg  7105  42 
 2016-02-02 00:56  KW4KD  3.594063  -24  0  EM75jc  5  PA0O  JO33hg  7068  42 
 2016-02-03 07:32  PA0O  3.594084  -25  0  JO33hg  1  K9AN  EN50wc  6829  300 
 2016-02-01 00:10  K9AN  3.594171  -21  0  EN50wc  2  PA0O  JO33hg  6829  43 
 2016-02-02 00:30  KC9NBV  3.594097  -24  0  EM69oe  1  PA0O  JO33hg  6827  43 
 2016-02-01 03:16  W9MDO  3.594138  -22  0  EN60xa  5  PA0O  JO33hg  6715  43 
 2016-02-04 07:42  AE0MT  3.594147  -26  1  EN35id  5  PA0O  JO33hg  6705  43 
 2016-02-01 03:36  KF9KV  3.594072  -26  -1  EN52et  5  PA0O  JO33hg  6694  43 
 2016-02-06 07:08  PA0O  3.594187  -27  0  JO33hg  1  KF9KV  EN52et  6694  303 
 2016-02-01 01:36  K3GAU  3.594088  -25  0  EM89cv  2  PA0O  JO33hg  6593  44 
 2016-02-07 06:02  W8SPL  3.594186  -25  0  EN72dx  0.001  PA0O  JO33hg  6459  45 
 2016-02-07 03:28  N8OQ  3.594113  -26  0  FM07uv  5  PA0O  JO33hg  6418  45 
 2016-02-03 05:52  W4JON  3.594098  -7  0  FM17ep  5  PA0O  JO33hg  6396  45 
 2016-02-02 00:30  K4RCG  3.594105  -12  0  FM08xl  5  PA0O  JO33hg  6357  45 
 2016-02-01 01:36  W3WKP  3.594147  -20  0  FM18lr  5  PA0O  JO33hg  6275  46 
 2016-02-06 03:28  PA0O  3.594186  -20  0  JO33hg  1  K3BXO  FM19sa  6216  291 
 2016-02-06 03:08  PA0O  3.594185  -24  0  JO33hg  1  W3JHG  FN11  6063  294 
 2016-02-05 01:56  W3JHG  3.594150  -20  0  FN11  1  PA0O  JO33hg  6063  47 
 2016-02-01 06:02  VE3INH  3.594093  -18  1  FN03fp  5  PA0O  JO33hg  6049  47 
 2016-02-04 01:02  PA0O  3.594104  -25  0  JO33hg  1  WA3DSP  FN20lf  6036  291 
 2016-02-03 23:54  PA0O  3.594084  -25  0  JO33hg  1  N2NOM  FN22bg  5933  294 
 2016-02-03 00:54  PA0O  3.594085  -17  0  JO33hg  1  KK1D  FN31vi  5776  291 
 2016-02-01 00:42  KK1D  3.594039  -13  0  FN31vi  1  PA0O  JO33hg  5776  48 
 2016-02-07 03:42  VE2NNX  3.594116  -21  -1  FN36ga  0.1  PA0O  JO33hg  5514  51 
 2016-02-04 18:10  A65DC  3.594089  -23  0  LL75ob  5  PA0O  JO33hg  5086  321


10m    elke dag open naar VK  maar op de band hoor je niet veel

TimestampCallMHzSNRDriftGridPwrReporterRGridkmaz
 2016-02-05 09:22  VK2EFM  28.126122  -23  0  QF56pn  5  PA0O  JO33hg  16465  319 
 2016-02-06 09:34  VK2DCT  28.126104  -19  0  QF56ig  10  PA0O  JO33hg  16454  319 
 2016-02-07 08:56  PA0O  28.126185  -27  0  JO33hg  1  VK3DXE  QF21nv  16445  79 
 2016-02-07 08:22  VK3DXE  28.126181  -19  -3  QF21nv  2  PA0O  JO33hg  16445  312 
 2016-02-05 09:02  PA0O  28.126118  -19  0  JO33hg  1  VK3KCX  QF22qd  16442  78 
 2016-02-04 11:18  VK3KCX  28.126066  -2  -3  QF22qd  5  PA0O  JO33hg  16442  312 
 2016-02-02 09:38  PA0O  28.126087  -15  0  JO33hg  1  VK2KRR  QF34mr  16351  73 
 2016-02-05 11:30  VK2KRR  28.126147  -8  0  QF34mr  10  PA0O  JO33hg  16351  316 
 2016-02-05 09:18  PA0O  28.126086  -19  0  JO33hg  1  VK2XN  QF59ar  16119  64 
 2016-02-07 08:38  VK2XN  28.126100  -18  0  QF59ar  5  PA0O  JO33hg  16119  322 
 2016-02-02 09:58  PA0O  28.126093  -23  0  JO33hg  1  VK5MR  PF96lh  15704  79 
 2016-02-05 08:58  VK6XT  28.126013  -27  -2  OF86td  5  PA0O  JO33hg  14304  314 
 2016-02-05 09:18  PA0O  28.126080  -19  -1  JO33hg  1  VK6XT  OF86td  14304  97 
 2016-02-06 06:54  FR1GZ  28.126065  -26  0  LG79rc  5  PA0O  JO33hg  9485  333 
 2016-02-03 10:28  PA0O  28.126097  -26  0  JO33hg  1  KD0VWO  GI95rg  7803  231 
 2016-02-05 15:44  PA0O  28.126065  -23  0  JO33hg  1  WB2TQE  EL96vh  7491  284 
 2016-02-04 15:10  W1VR  28.126019  -10  0  EL98it  5  PA0O  JO33hg  7349  41 
 2016-02-04 15:12  PA0O  28.126178  -21  0  JO33hg  1  W1VR  EL98it  7349  287 
 2016-02-06 16:30  PA0O  28.126179  -24  0  JO33hg  1  KM4LK  EM72ip  7278  292


60m season for ZS seems over
Many weeks i had multi decodes of  ZS6KTL ZS6SRC and ZS4AFV  
but that ended last week
Jan. 20 heard 569 CW 5259kHz  ZS6EZ and ZS4TX  
no contact  without  sked by mail or KST way  I guess
The first 2-way  split  will have to wait

Friday, January 29, 2016

160m 80 60 10m WSPR Challenge and CQ160

CQ160  2016

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Ervaring in de CQWW160
Ik kon me niet herinneren in deze grote contest zo weinig W/VE en andere dx gehoord te hebben
 slechts 7 M1 multi   W/VE
hier top loaded verticaal  25m verticaal deel   niet erg veel radials
 Beverage pal-oost en pal  west  350m lang
voor JA werkte de Oost. B. niet JH4UYB was op de tx ant beter
JH4UYB staat wel in het log maar er werd zoveel doorheen geroepen dat het niet 100% cfmd was
alleen gehoord 1e nacht C6AGU    N0TT met werkbare  signalen  maar geen rx antenne voor EU?
 heel kort  PJ2T

snachts ben ik gestopt er kwam niets meer retour  160 leek wel dicht
  terwijl je het toch juist van de nacht moet hebben

Omdat de B. niet voldeed  de 350 m dubbel genomen  175m en noordelijker O-N-O gehangen  lijkt beter  gisteravond als enig EU 2 decodes  VK2XN op 80m  is geen slecht resultaat maar kan ook een uitzondering zijn.

Na een vraag aan Remco PA3FYM over zijn ervaring in de CQ160
 bleek het verschil enorm
Bij hem veel W's  Caribbean  SA meerdere JA's
De ontvangst zou hier beter moeten kunnen.
Maar ik had ook de 1e nacht 0! RBN  rapport uit USA dat was me nog niet eerder gebeurd.
Het was niet alleen aan de RX kant slecht.

De remote antenne schakeling  aangepast zelfs nog iets eenvoudiger
 beide Beverages ook massa nu gescheiden geschakeld.
wspr zal uit kunnen wijzen of dit een positief effect geeft
Mogelijk zal in de aarding nog winst te halen zijn.





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first time with almost zero DX that I can remember

changed today Beverage East in hope to catch JA
Beverage is okay but can't make something out of nothing
only  JH4UYB was yesterday good copy  none else JA





again today wspr.net.org  is unreachable most of time

Now we have a competition, the WSPR chalence list  by PE1ITR and PA3FYM
2 lists per band:
1 Rated by the number of unique decodes   shows how many wspr users are active / band
2 Rated by the sum of distances of the unique decodes

nice that  at least something useful is done with all the WSPR data


like here
http://wspr.pe1itr.com/score.php?band=3&peildatum=2016-01-29

I like the idea of competition.
For me WSPR always was  a competition to see how I was doing against  other hams in the same propagation area
I learned about propagation   I have a good location I should not complain
Easy to see how much difference in propagation is within the EU.
f.i. 28MHz VK seems never to be closed in JO50 .. DL6NL with 500mW  is decoded in VK
while others like here have zero propagation !

It is a receiving challenge that makes this special.  Only the received dx counts
SWL's  do count for 100% in this competition.
Someone has to Tx  of course but you will only help the other competitors with your TX...




I have some worries that the WSPR community can slide down
toward the excesses found with the "regular" real DX-ers  and DX-peditions
abusing the bands with illegal power and behavior.

WSPR still is  heaven for DX.
One  of the last resources where HAMS have ham spirit and people are real interested in radio propagation.
Even if  P5/xxx would be on in WSPR  there would be no chaos
I hope this will not change bij this challenge list...

I did set up 2 Beverages for 160/80  but my best rating  has been the 60m challenge

With the ZS decodes I end up in the top of the list  regularly  not expected.
We can not reach VK or  USA  since we have no permission to TX  in the WSPR window like the
UK stations can.  Why do  UK hams have that much more privileges ?
Great Britain still rules the waves.

My receiving  is staying behind   must be something wrong with Beverage
but weather is too nasty

VK2KRR FY5KE did not count in my challenge score for unknown reason

 2016-01-28 19:08  PA0O  1.838085  -19  0  JO33hg  1  VK2KRR  QF34mr  16351  73 
 2016-01-28 19:00  PA0O  1.838084  -19  0  JO33hg  1  VK2KRR  QF34mr  16351  73 
 2016-01-28 19:28  PA0O  1.838085  -11  0  JO33hg  1  VK2KRR  QF34mr  16351  73 
 2016-01-29 02:34  PA0O  1.838086  -28  0  JO33hg  1  FY5KE  GJ35pe  7550  248 
 2016-01-29 04:28  PA0O  1.838086  -23  0  JO33hg  1  FY5KE  GJ35pe  7550  248 
 2016-01-29 04:40  PA0O  1.838086  -26  0  JO33hg  1  FY5KE  GJ35pe  7550  248 
 2016-01-29 02:50  FY5KE  1.838099  -28  0  GJ35pe  5  PA0O  JO33hg  7550  34 
 2016-01-29 04:08  PA0O  1.838086  -18  0  JO33hg  1  FY5KE  GJ35pe  7550  248 
 2016-01-29 04:20  PA0O  1.838086  -22  0  JO33hg  1  FY5KE  GJ35pe  7550  248 
 2016-01-29 02:34  PA0O  1.838094  -27  0  JO33hg  1  WA3DSP  FN20lf  6036  291 
 2016-01-29 02:34  PA0O  1.838083  -19  0  JO33hg  1  KK1D  FN31vi  5776  291 

every evening ZS is decoded ZS4AFV as best DX possible here
 no permit to TX in the WSPR window so no VK W possible 

 2016-01-29 19:34  G3SHK  5.288723  -24  0  IO90dx  1  VK2CPR  QF33lv  17031  69 
 2016-01-29 19:40  G3SHK  5.288723  -20  0  IO90dx  1  VK2CPR  QF33lv  17031  69 
 2016-01-29 19:48  G3SHK  5.288723  -23  0  IO90dx  1  VK2CPR  QF33lv  17031  69 
 2016-01-29 19:56  G3SHK  5.288723  -21  0  IO90dx  1  VK2CPR  QF33lv  17031  69 
 2016-01-29 17:54  G0LUJ  5.288689  -24  0  IO83ls  5  VK2CPR  QF33lv  16983  62 
 2016-01-29 20:04  G0LUJ  5.288688  -27  0  IO83ls  5  VK2CPR  QF33lv  16983  62 
 2016-01-29 16:46  G3SHK  5.288717  -28  0  IO90dx  1  VK2XN  QF59ar  16738  56 
 2016-01-29 17:12  G3SHK  5.288717  -25  0  IO90dx  1  VK2XN  QF59ar  16738  56 
 2016-01-29 17:32  G3SHK  5.288718  -25  0  IO90dx  1  VK2XN  QF59ar  16738  56 
 2016-01-29 19:26  G3SHK  5.288717  -14  0  IO90dx  1  VK2XN  QF59ar  16738  56 
 2016-01-29 19:48  G3SHK  5.288718  -17  0  IO90dx  1  VK2XN  QF59ar  16738  56 
 2016-01-29 19:24  G4ZFQ  5.288776  -21  0  IO90ir  1  VK2XN  QF59ar  16729  57 
 2016-01-29 18:04  G3UPA  5.288700  -25  1  IO92dm  5  VK2XN  QF59ar  16640  54 
 2016-01-29 20:04  G0LUJ  5.288683  -16  1  IO83ls  5  VK2XN  QF59ar  16625  50 
 2016-01-29 17:48  ZS4AFV  5.288598  -30  0  KG30au  10  PA0O  JO33hg  9355  348 
 2016-01-29 18:38  ZS4AFV  5.288598  -29  0  KG30au  10  PA0O  JO33hg  9355  348 
 2016-01-29 20:18  ZS4AFV  5.288599  -27  -1  KG30au  10  PA0O  JO33hg  9355  348 
 2016-01-29 18:38  ZS6KTS  5.288653  -26  0  KG43cw  5  5P1B  JO45rt  9276  350 
 2016-01-29 18:18  ZS6KTS  5.288653  -25  0  KG43cw  5  OZ7IT  JO65df  9166  351 
 2016-01-29 19:08  ZS6SRL  5.288740  -26  0  KG33wv  10  OZ7IT  JO65df  9165  351 
 2016-01-29 17:58  ZS6KTS  5.288654  -25  -1  KG43cw  5  PA0O  JO33hg  9065  347 
 2016-01-29 18:06  ZS6KTS  5.288654  -24  0  KG43cw  5  PA0O  JO33hg  9065  347 
 2016-01-29 18:38  ZS6KTS  5.288654  -24  0  KG43cw  5  PA0O  JO33hg  9065  347 
 2016-01-29 19:12  ZS6KTS  5.288654  -23  1  KG43cw  5  PA0O  JO33hg  9065  347 
 2016-01-29 19:24  ZS6KTS  5.288654  -23  -1  KG43cw  5  PA0O  JO33hg  9065  347 
 2016-01-29 19:52  ZS6KTS  5.288654  -23  -1  KG43cw  5  PA0O  JO33hg  9065  347 
 2016-01-29 22:54  5P1B  5.288638  -24  0  JO45rt  10  KK1D  FN31vi  5846  291 
 2016-01-29 21:30  G3SHK  5.288718  -26  0  IO90dx  1  N2NOM  FN22bg  5502  291 

CQ160 m contest vr 22:00 - zo 22:00 UTC (48 uur)
no surprises in DX  very poor
started late  already midnight 
after first night:
just a few heard worked W VE   VY1ZM not as strong as usual.

best heard  N0TT  MO ,good copy but not listening for EU
heard C6AGU
zone 18 best DX to east

after 2nd night
heard PJ2T
JH4UYB only Japan signal was good copied and in the log i hope. Many callers and QSB made it difficult.
The Beverage did not help for Japan it needs to be N-E more.   
270 Q  mostly zone 14 15 16 20
only W3BGN  and VA2WA  as TA QSO aded even poorer then the firsts night..
the band "closed" no more replies after  02Z  427 Q
early stop I did not want to stay up all night for just 10 QSO more



Wednesday, January 27, 2016

160m surprise


unexpected reply on cq test 100W 
hoping for some points in EU  and then 2 strong USA  ham answered
20160116 2346   1831.5 CW   PA0O         599  246  KD6UO           599   002        3
20160116 2348   1831.5 CW   PA0O         599  248  AA6RR           599   002        3

AA6RR was  from Maine
KD6UO from CA?  hard to believe in the present lack of propagation
But today received direct QSL 




Sunday, January 24, 2016

UKEICC contest


the first ever UKEICC contest




deadline of logs 2 hours after end of contest !
nice contest nice website and state of the art deadline


Wednesday, January 20, 2016

K5P zzzzzzzzz

5259kHz Heard ZS6EZ  and ZS4TX  good signal in CW
had to be split I txed at 5359 +100kHz  seemed a logic choice but no QSO
I can only receive DX  lately

VP8STI   was relative easy to work at 30 40 and 80 yesterday night not strong huge pile
 fb operator, good operators do not attract that much lids
Heard very weak at 160m  had to QRT 01:30 to late for me

K5P  has been a waste of time and disappointing experience.
Is it the Chinese Radar ?

Now added 30m   to  dipole 30 60 80m good matching on 3 bands

1700Z prime time grey line   80m  Palmyra  K5P  (KH5)
but  silence
propagation was not bad at all   aurora reported a good chance for Aurora enhanced propagation
as thats been observed at 80 and 160  many times during or after Auroral disturbance at SS

20160120 1710   3507.5 CW   PA0O         599  XW4ZW           599                
20160120 1726   3502.1 CW   PA0O         549  ZL2AGY          579 Tony              

Working EU seems not the primary goal of this group  possible it is more a vacation trip.
With all the D-QRM a pile up to EU not a pleasure
As soon as K5P is spotted or already before cops and D-QRM  make copy of the weak signals
almost impossible.
Why calling for specific zone at the wrong time. Why not just calling  if the knowledge of propagation is poor?
  

Sunday, January 17, 2016

K5P



Monday afternoon/evening  at arrive home from QRL
heard good at 3524kHz best copy so far 559
The first time at 80m in W-EU?  so low chance with all the big guns in the waiting room
It has to be early just before our sunset to KH5 i think  lost the signal before their sunrise
Later 20m weaker arctic flutter  signal   they need huge ERP to get in the log from here.


Palmyra K5P   poor signals in this propagation
mainly working USA and JA
Here heard only  at 7001 KHz today weak under heavy QRI  DQRM  tuners etc the usual lids
earlier this week better Q5 cpy 7014   and  30m
K5P  14081 RTTY heard but under decoding level.
poor propagation  and D-QRM



Repaired the "CQWW" damage to  40/20m traps
The tuning is 100kc lower in the CW part  but adjusting the tuning of the elements is possible with the sections and topload.


PE melted down.. now using PTFE tubes




Perfect match low in CW part 40 and 20  tuning 100kc lower with the PTFE fiber reinforced coil sections but that can be adjusted with the element tuning options.
This type of beam is considered as a child toy
It will explode when applying the power needed to work Palmyra if one can hear them in EU in a rare break of the LID QRI..



Poor propagation  but in the HA DX 160m  sudden  hard to believe DX calls   100W cq

20160116 2346   1831.5 CW   PA0O         599  246  KD6UO           599   002        3
20160116 2348   1831.5 CW   PA0O         599  248  AA6RR           599   002        3

AA6RR  cfmd by mail he was calling from Maine

KD6UO  will be in Maine aswell
No RBN TA spots at the time  160 has been extreme poor this season.
with just a few rare exceptions.

One other remarkable call   80m ,out of the blue  on cq 100W
20160116 2152   3517.9 CW   PA0O         599  174  JF8QNF          599   008        3
real 579 signal from Hokaido  while other JA spots where not copy-able
that must be long path ? But if so one would expect more from K5P KH5 ?
a  mystery for me 

 best DX
20160117 0907  21026.9 CW   PA0O         599  315  ZL1BYZ          599   159        3
20160117 1031  14052.5 CW   PA0O         599  386  ZL1BYZ          599   231        3


in WSPR  this was best dx last night that is over normal.. yesterday zip DX f.i.
TimestampCallMHzSNRDriftGridPwrReporterRGridkmaz
 2016-01-16 03:20  K9AN  1.838171  -27  0  EN50wc  2  PA0O  JO33hg  6829  43 
 2016-01-16 02:54  KJ4YBS  1.838101  -28  0  FM28bh  1  PA0O  JO33hg  6235  46 

28MHz is poor but almost every morning  decoded by VK2KRR
even today no signals heard no RBN reports

TimestampCallMHzSNRDriftGridPwrReporterRGridkmaz
 2016-01-17 08:10  PA0O  28.126091  -24  0  JO33hg  1  VK2KRR  QF34mr  16351  73 
 2016-01-17 07:24  PA0HAH  28.126086  -10  -4  JO33bg  2  PA0O  JO33hg  33  90

60m WSPR   many decodes of ZS6SRL ZS6KTL and ZS4AFV last week

 I wonder how to QSO ZS at 60m  guess split TX 5.353 RX 5.290 ?
never saw a cluster spot of ZS  it is easy in WSPR
TimestampCallMHzSNRDriftGridPwrReporterRGridkmaz
 2016-01-17 17:58  ZS4AFV  5.288597  -28  0  KG30au  10  PA0O  JO33hg  9355  348 
 2016-01-17 18:38  ZS6KTS  5.288654  -29  0  KG43cw  5  PA0O  JO33hg  9065  347









Thursday, December 31, 2015

28 closing or not


lot FM activity heard  in the wspr window  i think Rusian taxi communication

late opened to VK surprise   with "beam"  2 ele no reflector to East

TimestampCallMHzSNRDriftGridPwrReporterRGridkmaz
 2015-12-31 10:08  PA0O  28.126093  -2  0  JO33hg  1  VK2KRR  QF34mr  16351  73 
 2015-12-31 11:02  PA0O  28.126090  -6  0  JO33hg  1  VK2KRR  QF34mr  16351  73 
 2015-12-31 10:54  PA0O  28.126090  -21  0  JO33hg  1  VK2KRR  QF34mr  16351  73 
 2015-12-31 11:12  PA0O  28.126089  -22  0  JO33hg  1  VK2KRR  QF34mr  16351  73 
 2015-12-31 10:36  PA0O  28.126091  -13  0  JO33hg  1  VK2KRR  QF34mr  16351  73 
 2015-12-31 10:02  PA0O  28.126093  -2  0  JO33hg  1  VK2KRR  QF34mr  16351  73 
 2015-12-31 10:46  PA0O  28.126090  -8  0  JO33hg  1  VK2KRR  QF34mr  16351  73 
 2015-12-31 10:16  PA0O  28.126092  -16  0  JO33hg  1  VK5EI  PF95gd  15768  81 
 2015-12-31 10:24  PA0O  28.126091  -20  0  JO33hg  1  VK5EI  PF95gd  15768  81 
 2015-12-31 10:08  PA0O  28.126092  -21  0  JO33hg  1  VK5EI  PF95gd  15768  81 
 2015-12-31 10:16  PA0O  28.126096  -6  0  JO33hg  1  VK5MR  PF96lh  15704  79 
 2015-12-31 10:46  PA0O  28.126095  -18  0  JO33hg  1  VK5MR  PF96lh  15704  79 
 2015-12-31 10:54  PA0O  28.126095  -20  0  JO33hg  1  VK5MR  PF96lh  15704  79 
 2015-12-31 10:08  PA0O  28.126096  -8  0  JO33hg  1  VK5MR  PF96lh  15704  79 
 2015-12-31 11:02  PA0O  28.126094  -21  0  JO33hg  1  VK5MR  PF96lh  15704  79 
 2015-12-31 10:02  PA0O  28.126097  -7  0  JO33hg  1  VK5MR  PF96lh  15704  79 
 2015-12-31 10:36  PA0O  28.126095  -16  0  JO33hg  1  VK5MR  PF96lh  15704  79 
 2015-12-31 10:26  FR1GZ  28.126072  -28  0  LG79rc  5  PA0O  JO33hg  9485  333 
 2015-12-31 10:06  FR1GZ  28.126070  -24  0  LG79rc  5  PA0O  JO33hg  9485  333 
 2015-12-31 10:02  PA0O  28.126121  -6  0  JO33hg  1  FR1GZ  LG79rc  9485  135 
 2015-12-31 10:36  PA0O  28.126118  -26  0  JO33hg  1  FR1GZ  LG79rc  9485  135 


To test the repaired traps
last night removed the 4 element 10m beam partly
and placed the 40 20 extention trap 1 repaired 1 original
only radiator  and 1 director left as counter weight stil the antenna  is strong directive 
the director does work

the 40-20 trap extensions  left is with PTFE-glasfibre reinforced tubes
the coils are Aluminium 1.5mm   right is original
The isolator  original is a type of hard PE tube 27x21.5 it is special harder then HD-PE
The rings are separate made. This VS-2440 beam is constructed as light as possible
But the melting point of PE  is rather low. And the traps can heat up  I estimate about 10% loss.
No matter how well constructed they are. The antenna  performed nice but never thought that the 40 20m trap would have that much loss.  


the 40/20m extention trap complete with top-load tube  weight only 660g original PE   
with PTFE 713g.  The first test showed the tuning for 20 and 40 is 100-150kHz to high
hopefully I can tune it into the CW part of band.



Wednesday, December 30, 2015

10 80 and 160m wspr mode

every day  less  dx at 28MHz in my QTH


TimestampCallMHzSNRDriftGridPwrReporterRGridkmaz
 2015-12-30 08:44  VK6KOZ  28.126152  -21  -3  OF77vv  0.2  PA0O  JO33hg  14046  315 
 2015-12-30 08:48  VK6KOZ  28.126153  -24  -3  OF77vv  0.2  PA0O  JO33hg  14046  315 
 2015-12-30 08:52  VK6KOZ  28.126153  -26  -4  OF77vv  0.2  PA0O  JO33hg  14046  315 
 2015-12-30 08:56  VK6KOZ  28.126153  -27  -3  OF77vv  0.2  PA0O  JO33hg  14046  315 
 2015-12-30 14:42  CX2ABP  28.126052  -19  -1  GF15wc  5  PA0O  JO33hg  11512  33 
 2015-12-30 14:50  CX2ABP  28.126052  -4  -1  GF15wc  5  PA0O  JO33hg  11512  33 
 2015-12-30 15:18  CX2ABP  28.126053  -25  0  GF15wc  5  PA0O  JO33hg  11512  33 
 2015-12-30 14:30  KA3JIJ  28.126040  -19  -4  EM84cj  0.2  PA0O  JO33hg  7040  42 
 2015-12-30 15:18  K9AN  28.126167  -15  0  EN50wc  2  PA0O  JO33hg  6829  43 
 2015-12-30 15:38  K9AN  28.126167  -8  0  EN50wc  2  PA0O  JO33hg  6829  43 
 2015-12-30 15:02  K9AN  28.126166  -17  1  EN50wc  2  PA0O  JO33hg  6829  43 
 2015-12-30 15:04  W9MDO  28.126158  -22  0  EN60xa  5  PA0O  JO33hg  6715  43 
 2015-12-30 15:24  N2LEE  28.126142  -4  0  FM18hx  5  PA0O  JO33hg  6276  46 


160  one bogus decode

TimestampCallMHzSNRDriftGridPwrReporterRGridkmaz
 2015-12-30 06:58  G97GPE  1.838180  -31  0  BN33  100  PA0O  JO33hg  9083  12 
 2015-12-30 07:10  K9PAW  1.838190  -27  0  EN61ar  1  PA0O  JO33hg  6688  43 
 2015-12-30 05:34  WA3DSP  1.838142  -26  0  FN20lf  2  PA0O  JO33hg  6036  47 
 2015-12-30 03:08  WY1R  1.838009  -29  0  FN21ws  5  PA0O  JO33hg  5863  48 
 2015-12-30 06:14  WY1R  1.838009  -23  0  FN21ws  5  PA0O  JO33hg  5863  48 
 2015-12-30 06:24  WY1R  1.838009  -20  0  FN21ws  5  PA0O  JO33hg  5863  48 
 2015-12-30 06:40  WY1R  1.838009  -23  0  FN21ws  5  PA0O  JO33hg  5863  48 
 2015-12-30 06:00  WY1R  1.838009  -21  0  FN21ws  5  PA0O  JO33hg  5863  48 
 2015-12-30 05:30  WY1R  1.838009  -23  0  FN21ws  5  PA0O  JO33hg  5863  48 
 2015-12-30 05:00  WY1R  1.838009  -28  0  FN21ws  5  PA0O  JO33hg  5863  48 
 2015-12-30 03:20  WY1R  1.838009  -24  0  FN21ws  5  PA0O  JO33hg  5863  48 
 2015-12-30 05:40  WY1R  1.838009  -23  0  FN21ws  5  PA0O  JO33hg  5863  48 
 2015-12-30 07:04  WY1R  1.838009  -31  0  FN21ws  5  PA0O  JO33hg  5863  48


last week of 2015 history..
i think the 160 decode of VK7DIK was a wrong band report of 80m  but I would like to believe it..


2015-12-27 18:26  PA0O  3.594093  -25  0  JO33hg  1  VK7DIK  QE38cu  16733  82 
 2015-12-27 18:54  PA0O  1.838093  -22  0  JO33hg  1  VK7DIK  QE38cu  16733  82 
 2015-12-27 19:06  PA0O  3.594094  -21  0  JO33hg  1  VK7DIK  QE38cu  16733  82 
 2015-12-27 19:26  VK7DIK  3.594136  -19  -1  QE38cu  2  PA0O  JO33hg  16733  308 
 2015-12-28 17:36  VK7DIK  3.594135  -24  0  QE38cu  2  PA0O  JO33hg  16733  308 
 2015-12-28 18:34  VK7DIK  3.594135  -18  -1  QE38cu  2  PA0O  JO33hg  16733  308 
 2015-12-28 18:58  VK7DIK  3.594135  -17  -1  QE38cu  2  PA0O  JO33hg  16733  308 
 2015-12-29 17:56  VK7DIK  3.594135  -20  0  QE38cu  2  PA0O  JO33hg  16733  308 
 2015-12-24 09:36  VK2EFM  28.126120  -23  0  QF56pn  5  PA0O  JO33hg  16465  319 
 2015-12-29 08:34  VK2EFM  28.126123  -25  0  QF56pn  5  PA0O  JO33hg  16465  319 
 2015-12-29 08:46  VK2EFM  28.126122  -25  0  QF56pn  5  PA0O  JO33hg  16465  319 
 2015-12-28 09:20  VK2DCT  28.126106  -14  0  QF56ig  50  PA0O  JO33hg  16454  319 
 2015-12-24 09:38  VK2ZMT  28.126124  -24  0  QF57ua  5  PA0O  JO33hg  16452  320 
 2015-12-25 09:20  VK2ZMT  28.126123  -22  0  QF57ua  5  PA0O  JO33hg  16452  320 
 2015-12-26 08:48  VK2ZMT  28.126122  -16  0  QF57ua  5  PA0O  JO33hg  16452  320 
 2015-12-26 09:30  VK2ZMT  28.126123  -18  0  QF57ua  5  PA0O  JO33hg  16452  320 
 2015-12-26 09:32  PA0O  28.126092  -26  0  JO33hg  1  VK2ZMT  QF57ua  16452  65 
 2015-12-26 10:52  VK3DXE  28.126051  -25  -3  QF21nv  5  PA0O  JO33hg  16445  312 
 2015-12-26 08:46  PA0O  28.126087  -14  0  JO33hg  1  VK2KRR  QF34mr  16351  73 
 2015-12-26 08:54  PA0O  28.126087  -17  0  JO33hg  1  VK2KRR  QF34mr  16351  73 
 2015-12-26 09:02  PA0O  28.126087  -15  0  JO33hg  1  VK2KRR  QF34mr  16351  73 
 2015-12-26 09:12  PA0O  28.126087  -11  0  JO33hg  1  VK2KRR  QF34mr  16351  73 
 2015-12-26 09:24  PA0O  28.126087  -25  0  JO33hg  1  VK2KRR  QF34mr  16351  73 
 2015-12-26 09:26  VK2KRR  28.126165  -7  1  QF34mr  10  PA0O  JO33hg  16351  316 
 2015-12-26 09:32  PA0O  28.126087  -20  0  JO33hg  1  VK2KRR  QF34mr  16351  73 
 2015-12-26 09:44  PA0O  28.126087  +3  0  JO33hg  1  VK2KRR  QF34mr  16351  73 
 2015-12-26 09:46  VK2KRR  28.126166  +16  0  QF34mr  10  PA0O  JO33hg  16351  316 
 2015-12-26 09:56  PA0O  28.126086  -2  0  JO33hg  1  VK2KRR  QF34mr  16351  73 
 2015-12-26 10:04  VK2KRR  28.126165  +7  0  QF34mr  10  PA0O  JO33hg  16351  316 
 2015-12-26 10:12  PA0O  28.126086  -21  0  JO33hg  0.2  VK2KRR  QF34mr  16351  73 
 2015-12-26 10:16  PA0O  28.126086  -22  0  JO33hg  0.1  VK2KRR  QF34mr  16351  73 
 2015-12-26 10:20  PA0O  28.126086  -21  0  JO33hg  0.1  VK2KRR  QF34mr  16351  73 
 2015-12-26 10:22  VK2KRR  28.126165  +6  0  QF34mr  10  PA0O  JO33hg  16351  316 
 2015-12-26 10:24  PA0O  28.126086  -18  0  JO33hg  1  VK2KRR  QF34mr  16351  73 
 2015-12-26 10:36  PA0O  28.126086  -7  0  JO33hg  1  VK2KRR  QF34mr  16351  73 
 2015-12-26 10:42  VK2KRR  28.126166  -1  0  QF34mr  10  PA0O  JO33hg  16351  316 
 2015-12-26 10:46  PA0O  28.126085  -27  0  JO33hg  1  VK2KRR  QF34mr  16351  73 
 2015-12-26 10:58  PA0O  28.126086  -9  0  JO33hg  1  VK2KRR  QF34mr  16351  73 
 2015-12-26 11:18  PA0O  28.126085  -25  0  JO33hg  1  VK2KRR  QF34mr  16351  73 
 2015-12-27 09:02  PA0O  28.126088  +1  0  JO33hg  1  VK2KRR  QF34mr  16351  73 
 2015-12-27 09:06  PA0O  28.126088  -6  0  JO33hg  1  VK2KRR  QF34mr  16351  73 
 2015-12-27 09:14  PA0O  28.126088  -6  0  JO33hg  1  VK2KRR  QF34mr  16351  73 
 2015-12-29 11:18  VK2KRR  28.126161  -10  0  QF34mr  10  PA0O  JO33hg  16351  316 
 2015-12-29 11:32  VK2KRR  28.126160  -12  0  QF34mr  10  PA0O  JO33hg  16351  316 
 2015-12-26 10:36  PA0O  28.126092  -21  0  JO33hg  1  VK5MR  PF96lh  15704  79 
 2015-12-26 10:46  PA0O  28.126093  -19  0  JO33hg  1  VK5MR  PF96lh  15704  79 
 2015-12-26 10:58  PA0O  28.126092  -21  0  JO33hg  1  VK5MR  PF96lh  15704  79 
 2015-12-27 09:02  PA0O  28.126095  -26  0  JO33hg  1  VK5MR  PF96lh  15704  79 
 2015-12-27 09:14  PA0O  28.126095  -20  0  JO33hg  1  VK5MR  PF96lh  15704  79 
 2015-12-30 08:44  VK6KOZ  28.126152  -21  -3  OF77vv  0.2  PA0O  JO33hg  14046  315 
 2015-12-30 08:48  VK6KOZ  28.126153  -24  -3  OF77vv  0.2  PA0O  JO33hg  14046  315 
 2015-12-30 08:52  VK6KOZ  28.126153  -26  -4  OF77vv  0.2  PA0O  JO33hg  14046  315 
 2015-12-30 08:56  VK6KOZ  28.126153  -27  -3  OF77vv  0.2  PA0O  JO33hg  14046  315 
 2015-12-27 22:04  BX8UCN  3.594125  -6  0  BI99  0.2  PA0O  JO33hg  13436  22 
 2015-12-26 09:36  VK8RR  28.126104  -24  -1  PH57ko  0.2  PA0O  JO33hg  13349  325 
 2015-12-26 09:46  VK8RR  28.126102  -22  -2  PH57ko  0.2  PA0O  JO33hg  13349  325 
 2015-12-27 08:56  VK8RR  28.126100  -26  -2  PH57ko  0.2  PA0O  JO33hg  13349  325 
 2015-12-28 10:26  VK8RR  28.126107  -19  -2  PH57ko  0.2  PA0O  JO33hg  13349  325 
 2015-12-28 10:36  VK8RR  28.126107  -21  -1  PH57ko  0.2  PA0O  JO33hg  13349  325 
 2015-12-28 10:46  VK8RR  28.126106  -25  0  PH57ko  0.2  PA0O  JO33hg  13349  325 
 2015-12-24 15:38  CX2ABP  28.126055  -10  0  GF15wc  5  PA0O  JO33hg  11512  33 
 2015-12-25 13:12  CX2ABP  28.126056  -24  0  GF15wc  5  PA0O  JO33hg  11512  33 
 2015-12-25 13:20  CX2ABP  28.126056  -28  -1  GF15wc  5  PA0O  JO33hg  11512  33 
 2015-12-25 13:28  CX2ABP  28.126055  -27  0  GF15wc  5  PA0O  JO33hg  11512  33 
 2015-12-25 15:18  CX2ABP  28.126055  -21  -1  GF15wc  5  PA0O  JO33hg  11512  33 
 2015-12-25 15:38  CX2ABP  28.126056  -24  -1  GF15wc  5  PA0O  JO33hg  11512  33 
 2015-12-26 14:04  CX2ABP  28.126056  -22  -1  GF15wc  5  PA0O  JO33hg  11512  33 
 2015-12-26 14:14  CX2ABP  28.126057  -17  -1  GF15wc  5  PA0O  JO33hg  11512  33 
 2015-12-26 14:32  PA0O  28.126129  -19  0  JO33hg  1  CX2ABP  GF15wc  11512  229 
 2015-12-30 14:42  CX2ABP  28.126052  -19  -1  GF15wc  5  PA0O  JO33hg  11512  33 
 2015-12-30 14:50  CX2ABP  28.126052  -4  -1  GF15wc  5  PA0O  JO33hg  11512  33 
 2015-12-30 15:18  CX2ABP  28.126053  -25  0  GF15wc  5  PA0O  JO33hg  11512  33 
 2015-12-30 06:58  G97GPE  1.838180  -31  0  BN33  100  PA0O  JO33hg  9083  12 
 2015-12-25 05:54  W1CK  3.594010  -29  1  DM13ie  5  PA0O  JO33hg  8987  30 
 2015-12-25 06:30  W1CK  3.594030  -27  0  DM13ie  5  PA0O  JO33hg  8987  30 
 2015-12-25 06:46  W1CK  3.594031  -28  0  DM13ie  5  PA0O  JO33hg  8987  30 
 2015-12-25 07:22  W1CK  3.594030  -24  0  DM13ie  5  PA0O  JO33hg  8987  30 
 2015-12-28 05:04  AF6TC  3.594092  -25  0  DM13kd  5  PA0O  JO33hg  8984  30 
 2015-12-28 06:12  AF6TC  3.594092  -28  0  DM13kd  5  PA0O  JO33hg  8984  30 
 2015-12-28 07:06  AF6TC  3.594092  -25  0  DM13kd  5  PA0O  JO33hg  8984  30 
 2015-12-28 07:36  AF6TC  3.594092  -26  0  DM13kd  5  PA0O  JO33hg  8984  30 
 2015-12-29 14:00  V53ARC  28.126118  -20  -1  JG87  1  PA0O  JO33hg  8486  354 
 2015-12-25 05:42  KE7A  3.594145  -28  0  EM12kx  5  PA0O  JO33hg  7952  38 
 2015-12-25 15:58  KE7A  28.126140  -17  0  EM12kx  5  PA0O  JO33hg  7952  38 
 2015-12-26 01:42  KE7A  3.594145  -21  0  EM12kx  5  PA0O  JO33hg  7952  38 
 2015-12-26 03:38  KE7A  3.594145  -26  0  EM12kx  5  PA0O  JO33hg  7952  38 
 2015-12-26 06:14  KE7A  3.594145  -23  -1  EM12kx  5  PA0O  JO33hg  7952  38 
 2015-12-26 06:52  KE7A  3.594145  -20  0  EM12kx  5  PA0O  JO33hg  7952  38 
 2015-12-30 01:14  KE7A  3.594145  -28  0  EM12kx  5  PA0O  JO33hg  7952  38 
 2015-12-30 04:42  KE7A  3.594145  -23  0  EM12kx  5  PA0O  JO33hg  7952  38 
 2015-12-30 05:02  KE7A  3.594145  -12  0  EM12kx  5  PA0O  JO33hg  7952  38 
 2015-12-30 07:22  KE7A  3.594145  -25  0  EM12kx  5  PA0O  JO33hg  7952  38 
 2015-12-25 17:38  KD6RF  28.126119  -22  0  EM22lb  5  PA0O  JO33hg  7912  38 
 2015-12-26 05:46  KD6RF  3.594120  -23  -1  EM22lb  5  PA0O  JO33hg  7912  38 
 2015-12-28 02:50  KD6RF  3.594121  -22  0  EM22lb  5  PA0O  JO33hg  7912  38 
 2015-12-28 04:38  KD6RF  3.594121  -21  0  EM22lb  5  PA0O  JO33hg  7912  38 
 2015-12-28 07:24  KD6RF  3.594121  -20  0  EM22lb  5  PA0O  JO33hg  7912  38 
 2015-12-29 03:12  KD6RF  3.594120  -21  0  EM22lb  5  PA0O  JO33hg  7912  38 
 2015-12-29 04:22  KD6RF  3.594120  -21  0  EM22lb  5  PA0O  JO33hg  7912  38 
Query time: 4.147 sec


 easy to catch all time new's  at 60m  ..



\20151222 2151   5354.0 CW   PA0O         569  EA3KU           559 FERNANDO  Amella      new

20151227 2229   5357.0 CW   PA0O         579  EA8/IK1PMR      559               new           
20151227 2256   5403.5 USB  PA0O          59  CT1EEB           59                     new
20151227 2258   5403.5 USB  PA0O          59  VP2ETE           59 Teddy               
20151227 2314   5405.1 CW   PA0O         579  K8MFO           599 Don                 
20151227 2324   5405.0 CW   PA0O         579  N4WW            599         fl          
20151227 2337   5405.0 CW   PA0O         569  W1FJ            569 al      mass        
20151227 2341   5405.0 CW   PA0O         569  VO1NA           579 joe                 

20151228 0805   5405.0 CW   PA0O         599  LB5WB           599 Helge               


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