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Jappen tappen! Japan on SIX !

Totaal onverwacht op 6m zaterdag ja zaterdag  een goede opening naar Japan.
Voor sommigen was  het echt  ouderwets Jappen tappen ik kon er toch nog wel een redelijk aantal werken met mijn 2 ele.  Sommige JA calls zoals JH6CDI  stond al in het 6m log 5 augustus 2009..
Lang geleden dat ik zoveel JA's heb kunnen werken  1989  zal dat  geweest zijn.
Maar nu helaas toch met een marginale antenne.
Het meest opvallende was het haast volledig afwezig zijn van band1 TV QRM.  Dat was in cyclus 22 de grote DX killer.  De openingen waren toen veel beter F2  en niet  deze speciale midsummer  JA propagatie  niet echt vergelijkbaar. Maar  ik denk dat deze relatief zwakke JA signalen wel helemaal zouden verdrinken in de TV QRM.

zo kan het natuurlijk ook..    JL8GFB
   het meeste aluminium staat toch aan de overkant maar een 2element   doet het ook prima hoor



QTF  was normal 045  here.

Totaly unexpected  JA on 6m, this week and also this morning  no indication  for any propagation.
The best DX 28 MHz last week was 4x  no ES on 70MHz  I was not expecting any thing to happen.
But then by accident I watched  a JA  spotting PC5C Rinze 50.084MHz a close by ham!  ...
 wooow  and I was just running WSPR at 4m ..
Then quick switch to 50MHz  to check  I even here with the 2ele mini 3-band beam I could catch a JA..
I  could even hear a JA  on the HF dipole ..
But it was hard to find a cq-ing JA    I heard JA returning to PA's and DL's  quite good copy
The band was crowded already I was late...
I heard some having piles of JA's   but yes this 2 ele is doing well  but it is just a bit more then a dipole.
 Ik was hoping for a new one HS0AC or HL   but only JA's heard here.

Never would  expect Japan on 6m today with SF 92  and  28 almost closed!
JA  is a difficult path here over the NE Arctic zone even at 28MHz. A good JA opening happens during peak solar activity only like last year October and  November.
But this propagation to JA  is special midsummer propagation.

The recording  (edited  with MP3DirectCut)

Japan opening 21 July 50MHz

20120721 0845  50082,7 CW   PA0O         569  JI1HCD          559                    
20120721 0859  50093,6 CW   PA0O         599  OH6NVC          599                    
20120721 0904  50089,9 CW   PA0O         569  JN1JFC          559                    
20120721 0909  50089,9 CW   PA0O         559  JG3WDN          559                    
20120721 0909  50089,9 CW   PA0O         559  JH4UYB          559                    
20120721 0912  50089,9 CW   PA0O         559  JA3GN           339                    
20120721 0913  50089,9 CW   PA0O         559  JH6CDI          559                    
20120721 0914  50089,9 CW   PA0O         559  JA9HAK          599                    
20120721 0915  50089,9 CW   PA0O         569  JA6WJL          559                    
20120721 0916  50089,9 CW   PA0O         559  JA5IXW          559                    
20120721 0917  50089,9 CW   PA0O         559  J06EDD          599                    
20120721 0917  50089,9 CW   PA0O         559  JN4MIV          559                    
20120721 0919  50089,9 CW   PA0O         569  JH6NKZ          559                    
20120721 0922  50089,9 CW   PA0O         549  JH6BPG          599                    
20120721 0927  50090,0 CW   PA0O         599  OH2BZP          599         kp20jf     
20120721 0931  50090,0 CW   PA0O         579  SM3LWP          579         j8p72nc     
20120721 0933  50090,0 CW   PA0O         559  DL5OBY          599         jo42oh     


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