Thursday, June 16, 2011

6M open to PJ4E but not here. Flux is rising like the stock market it has been better.

Maybe came to late at the radio. Heard a pile at 50105  Apparently calling up  for PJ4E.  PA's  west of me were calling. I did not hear the PJ4E.   I did not hear any DX  could be something is wrong at the RX  or antenna here.
Dough i do hear the regular beacons  normal ?
Also the result at 50MHz  WSPR is good but hard to compare.
Since there are only a few QRV in EU.   And very very few outside EU to catch. CN8LI is regular the best DX  1x OD/DL     Further 4X1DA but not seen yet here.
of course Ross T61AA  in MM44 is active  but he will need  his 6m yagi's up if not there is not much chance to decode.
If we had no WSPR possible would not have put the 6m antenna up even knowing that WSPR activity is low at 6. But the idea being QRV at 6m 7 days/week  was  too tempting. Remembering the openings i had to miss in the past by not being QRV..   
So stop digging into the noise.  6M is nice for  S-EU in this low sunspot time and back to the 80/160 less location discriminating bands..
Just 250km south in ON the number of usable opening are much higher. When we started at the magic band about 25 years  ago already again... We where all very enthusiast and excited with every opening. Then I thought naively that i as most north PA could compete with the others I live in a low noise area in open field my setup has always been simple 120W 9ele .  I spent a lot! real a lot of time on the magic band. I thought my setup was inferior to the others. Then i heard OK's  I  SV working easy and better DX  i could not even hear. 
I learned that is normal in the northeast. Even an excellent antenna array here can still be beaten by a rusty dipole in south EU.
Its simple: 1rst the location  2nd  rig and operator.
The 1rst and only time  Hawaii was worked on 6m, only PA's in the south just 200km away could make it. A sharp line on the map above that line  nothing heard. 
When the solar cycle is real good things can be different. In cycle 22  that happened. Cycle 23 was not as good and 24 still has to start..
In this weak cycle we here will be the last one to hear DX  that is reported south. And we will always be the weakest in the pile ..
After working the 35th PA PE PH PF the dx om gets a bit tired to listen to another weak PA ;-)

I managed to work over 200 DXCC  in the end so i can not complain it will never be easy to get them all where ever you live.
And the newcomers will have a hard job to get 200# we could not for-see that our first cycle peak 22 was the best one and would not repeat. 


Then what is so special about  WSPR?
First it is always monitoring your signal and reporting it even 100 times per day as it happens.  I believe this mode is made for the magic band, but yet it is not very popular.  

Of course a normal direct QSO is preferred above an "robot" contact in WSPR but why not let your station work when you have other things to do ?  With the low power and small band resource WSPR needs that can not harm other band users.  
        

 submit of last 2weeks unique decodes over 1000km



TimestampCallMHzSNRDriftGridPwrReporterRGridkmaz
 2011-06-03 16:34  PA0O  50.294420  -14  0  JO33hg  5  DL6SN/OD  KM73uw  3139  122 
 2011-06-03 12:38  PA0O  50.294488  -25  0  JO33hg  5  CN8LI  IM63nx  2395  212 
 2011-06-03 12:52  CN8LI  50.294419  -21  -3  IM63nx  5  PA0O  JO33hg  2395  22 
 2011-06-13 13:14  PA0O  50.294567  -28  -4  JO33hg  5  CT1FJC  IM57oc  2156  220 
 2011-06-15 10:32  CT1FJC  50.294408  -22  1  IM57oc  5  PA0O  JO33hg  2156  29 
 2011-06-10 19:20  PA0O  50.294573  -8  -1  JO33hg  5  OH8HTG  KP34di  1660  34 
 2011-06-12 10:14  EA4ETR  50.294432  -22  1  IN80cq  10  PA0O  JO33hg  1603  26 
 2011-06-16 19:00  PA0O  50.294527  -22  2  JO33hg  5  EA4ETR  IN80cq  1603  213 
 2011-06-08 09:32  YO6DN  50.294422  -26  -1  KN26vi  5  PA0O  JO33hg  1569  306 
 2011-06-03 18:10  PA0O  50.294430  -22  -2  JO33hg  5  EA6CA  JM19nl  1556  191 
 2011-06-03 14:50  PA0O  50.294474  -17  1  JO33hg  5  IW4EGP  JN64gb  1111  155 
 2011-06-04 18:46  IW4EGP  50.294474  -13  1  JN64gb  5  PA0O  JO33hg  1111  339 
 2011-06-03 11:02  PA0O  50.294452  -18  0  JO33hg  5  HA3LI  JN96av  1078  127 
 2011-06-16 19:06  IW1PAK  50.294447  -16  0  JN33vt  5  PA0O  JO33hg  1055  356 
 2011-06-10 19:20  PA0O  50.294558  +11  -1  JO33hg  5  EI7GL  IO51tu  1024  267 






1 comment:

PE4BAS, Bas said...

Hallo Jaap, ja het is vaak zo dat hier in het noorden niets te doen is op 6m en in het westen en zuiden wel. Maar het gaat ook wel eens andersom. Ik las dat ik buiten de 200Hz band zou zitten en had dat juist met jouw signaal ook. Je zat net op het randje, vreemd....of mijn FT817 staat niet op frequentie of bij jou staat iets niet goed? Maar goed ik heb de zendfrequentie een aar Hz lager gezet. Vandaag zend ik uit met 5W (QRO hi) ik wil eens kijken of PC4T mij kan ontvangen. Als dat lukt willen we eens proberen met JT65A een sked te maken. 73, Bas

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