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CQWWSSB TR4W

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I did S&P  looking for goody's  not full time contest.
The propagation did peak  Thursday at 10m  a bit too early  
Just in the weekend the propagation was in a dip but still 10M showed  a lot activity  and good dx like KH7X strong over longpath.
N1MM  K3.  I am having more and more problems
CAT connection is lost  with overflow error pop-up very often.
Asking  to send error report almost every few minutes.
The frequency ruler gives wild frequency's  and the input field is wiped out.

I experience this problem  long time now. I think it started since the switchfrom XP/ W2000 to W7 few years back although  also with XP I noticed this problem but rare. 
I have not observed communication problems when using a normal system comport and W2k  or XP I think I can say. 
Very annoying  and some QSO's where lost.This did not happen often  and if it did it was while  logging  normal QSO's   not  in contest style.
But it became worse for yet unknown reason and now it is  unworkable.

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A71CV VE1ZZ C5C 160m

Finaly  some good signals at 160m  
After monthsof noise
a71cv and ve1zz 160m
 and C5C very good signal


Also 160 WSPR  showed some DX
2012-10-26 02:56  PA0O  1.838090  -17  0  JO33hg  5  W1CDO  FN43ou  5506  292

Super 10 again 0,5W running WSPR rx/tx full automatic HAM...

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TimestampCallMHzSNRDriftGridPwrReporterRGridkmaz 2012-10-25 08:16  PA0O  28.126166  -23  0  JO33hg  0.5  ZL3PX  RE66hm  18519  49  2012-10-25 07:40  PA0O  28.126167  -20  -1  JO33hg  0.5  ZL3PX  RE66hm  18519  49  2012-10-25 08:04  PA0O  28.126167  -22  0  JO33hg  0.5  ZL3PX  RE66hm  18519  49  2012-10-25 08:04  PA0O  28.126146  -24  0  JO33hg  0.5  VK7AB  QE37ne  16905  84  2012-10-25 08:16  PA0O  28.126147  -28  0  JO33hg  0.5  VK7AB  QE37ne  16905  84  2012-10-25 08:52  PA0O  28.126147  -25  0  JO33hg  0.5  VK7AB  QE37ne  16905  84  2012-10-25 07:40  PA0O  28.126145  -27  0  JO33hg  0.5  VK7AB  QE37ne  16905  84  2012-10-25 08:40  PA0O  28.126147  -18  0  JO33hg  0.5  VK7AB  QE37ne  16905  84  2012-10-25 07:28  PA0O  28.126146  -27  0  JO33hg  0.5  VK7AB  QE37ne  16905  84  2012-10-25 07:42  VK7AB  28.126112  -18  0  QE37ne  5  PA0O  JO33hg  16905  306  2012-10-25 08:28  PA0O  28.126147  -23  0  JO33hg

DX index WSPR

28MHz   last 7 day  real good
selected on distance    top 100  all  above 16000km
DX index 100%

160 and 80  not a single decode >1000km  the low bands are real low these times
My 80m experiment with the loop was no improvement.  The vertical is still better but not good enough it needs more distance  from the mast. Will try a fishing rod.  Heard 3B9SP  very good last night on 80m not busy, no jamming  but with the vertical at only1m  from the mast the radiation pattern  is not good enough to be heard.
The 160m inverted-L  is more effective.  1/4 wave  is >> then the mast length and the radiation is not disturbed


 2012-10-17 08:04  PA0O  28.126171  -26  0  JO33hg  5  ZL3PX  RE66hm  18519  49  2012-10-17 08:54  PA0O  28.126169  -25  1  JO33hg  5  ZL3PX  RE66hm  18519  49  2012-10-20 07:24  PA0O  28.126165  -22  0  JO33hg  5  ZL3PX  RE66hm  18519  49  2012-10-20 07:36  PA0O  28.126164  -26  0  JO33hg  5  ZL3PX  RE66hm  18519  49  2012-10-20 07:50  PA0O  28.126164  -13  -1  JO33hg  5  …

Stew Perry 160m

WSPR 80 and 160 has been closed for DX  long time here so.. 
As expected poor propagation for the Stew Perry 160 DX challenge   unfortunately.
The SP topband DX chalence  is a contest where DX counts and  lower power is rewarded with a multiplier. x2  or QRP x4
The contest time is 24 hour Sat. Sun.1500-1500UTC 
2 Effective time's SSSaturday and SR Sunday
Saturday evening A65BP  as best dx with reasonable signal and good ears and  some UA9
Not much activity  60 QSO

Sunday morning SR  to west  glad to make 3 Q  (with 100W)
 1833 CW 2012-10-21 0511 PA0O          599 JO33   KK3AN         599 FN00           20
 1830 CW 2012-10-21 0519 PA0O          599 JO33   K1LT          599 EM89           21
 1822 CW 2012-10-21 0541 PA0O          599 JO33   N4XD          599 FM05           21

Only 3 more heard!FM5CD KV4FZ N3QE that could not be worked.

last year result    high power
CALL         C P GRID  RAW  DUPE BUST QSO   PTS  GRD  CALL -BEST DX- KM  MAXP  QRP  LOW TIME  OVER
PA0O         S H JO33   77    …