Friday, December 28, 2012

ZS6EZ and V5/DL3DXX on 160m 2x new

V5/DL3DXX  was very weak copy here  But he returned prompt.  First time  I lost him in QSB
Could QSO in one of the rare QSB peaks  Dietmar did receive better on his end    
Real report  ?  415  519   but everyone give 599
Not copied on my K9AY in any direction 
No recording  since it took to long
  using the K3 200Hz rooftop filter did not help

The best copy was 400Hz  on the TX  i-L   vertical
This confirmed   my impression  that the  K9AY  does only help me in  NE NW  directions.
And also the experience that when hearing weak CW in USB  2.7kHz.
It does not really improve to switch to narrow CW filter. 
I might even lose the signal  when doing that.
When I just got my K3  I tried the NR noise reducer with all its many settings but never found the magic combination.
I rarely use it does anyone use the K3 NR for low band DX ?   My ears still beat DSP noise reducing and filtering.
In a crowded band  a narrow filter is indispensable but else I prefer wide filters. 


A 2nd  new one  ZS6EZ was  easy copy here,  sometimes "strong"  in the context of the 160m terms..

http://www.qsl.net/pa0oos/recall/ZS6EZ_160.mp3


A lot of EU's just calling over pending QSO   or not using split.
Typical EU undisciplined operators including the one's you wouldn't expect to do.

High QRN in the tropic regions. KV4FZ complained about not being heard. But he him self is one of the hard ones to get trough at 160. Often heard  with long cq's in a big EU pile.   
ZS6EZ had heavy QRN by t-storm  and could not copy much that was clear.

This was the first time I was heard in ZS on 160
ZS1REC  and ZS4LS ? heard well but no QSO yet high QRN

 

 


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