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One of those rare nights with longpath to VK at 28MHz

Woow  when I entered the shack at 23:30 CET almost midnight  found 28Mhz still wide open
VK2ZMT VK4CZ over no doubt longpath!
Why must this be longpath? With a dipole the back and front is equal receiving but the regular morning  North-East path is the dark side of the earth or better said the no-go area for 28 and 50 MHz
As we know all too well in North Europe that  we are not hearing any of the 6m DX that can be heard  in the south of Europe for months now.
And if the dx path would go over the North-East we would be the first to hear it .
We have to wait for Es layer to extend the south EU propagation to us.
And then when we finally catch one of those rare ES extend TEP openings we are at the mercy of the south Europeans to get a break in the pile or the DX must have ears for the weaker dx behind the wall.

That means all distances have to be corrected  for us in the north the path goes over south Europe
and not the other way around
So 16452  plus  2000-3000  19000 km roughly

and for the EA CT stations  minus 2000-3000km    not plus as it is always wrongly assumed the  SW EU  path is going over the night side of the globe!

 2015-04-25 21:30  VK2ZMT  28.126159  -22  0  QF57ua  5  PA0O  JO33hg  16452  320 
 2015-04-25 21:44  VK2ZMT  28.126133  -24  0  QF57ua  5  PA0O  JO33hg  16452  320 
 2015-04-25 21:28  VK4CZ  28.126117  -22  0  QG62lp  5  PA0O  JO33hg  16026  326 
 2015-04-25 21:24  PA0O  28.126047  -23  0  JO33hg  1  VK4CZ  QG62lp  16026  57 
 2015-04-25 21:10  VK4CZ  28.126119  -21  0  QG62lp  5  PA0O  JO33hg  16026  326 
 2015-04-25 10:06  PA0O  28.126049  -19  0  JO33hg  1  VK5MR  PF96lh  15704  79 
 2015-04-25 13:52  PA0O  28.126027  -19  -1  JO33hg  1  LU8WAG  FE77lf  12672  230 
 2015-04-25 14:58  LU8WAG  28.126131  -24  0  FE77lf  5  PA0O  JO33hg  12672  38 
 2015-04-25 19:46  LU8WAG  28.126131  -19  -2  FE77lf  5  PA0O  JO33hg  12672  38 

 2015-04-25 20:18  PA0O  28.126081  -25  -1  JO33hg  1  CX2ABP  GF15wc  11512  229 
 2015-04-25 14:52  PA0O  28.126162  -29  0  JO33hg  1  ZR1WZ  KF15bt  9840  167 
 2015-04-25 20:34  N3IZN  28.126140  -22  0  DM13ji  5  PA0O  JO33hg  8967  30 
 2015-04-25 19:58  N3IZN  28.126141  -5  0  DM13ji  5  PA0O  JO33hg  8967  30 
 2015-04-25 18:58  N3IZN  28.126141  -9  0  DM13ji  5  PA0O  JO33hg  8967  30 
 2015-04-25 18:38  N3IZN  28.126141  -8  0  DM13ji  5  PA0O  JO33hg  8967  30 
 2015-04-25 19:38  N3IZN  28.126141  -10  0  DM13ji  5  PA0O  JO33hg  8967  30 
 2015-04-25 19:28  N3IZN  28.126141  -13  0  DM13ji  5  PA0O  JO33hg  8967  30 
 2015-04-25 20:54  N3IZN  28.126141  -14  0  DM13ji  5  PA0O  JO33hg  8967  30 
 2015-04-25 18:46  N3IZN  28.126141  -12  0  DM13ji  5  PA0O  JO33hg  8967  30 
 2015-04-25 19:38  WB6HYD  28.126100  -23  -1  CM87xi  1  PA0O  JO33hg  8794  28 


PE4BAS, Bas said…
Ja Jaap prachtig en best wel zeldzaam. Het is mij gelukt met 1W. Afstand 23810km long path naar VK4CZ. Heb hem ook ontvangen, dus je kan wel zeggen een WSPR QSO. Heb de HB9CV al de hele dag richting west staan, dus kan ook niet anders. 73, Bas
Jaap van oosten said…
fb Bas ja met de beam weet je het helemaal zeker.
WSPR is we geen contest maar waarom moeten die EA en CT nu altijd voorgetrokken worden. Ze hebben al 10x betere propagatie over zuid maar voor de afstand bepaling loopt het wel over ons heen dat dan weer wel....
LU8WAG said…
Hello Jaap: I'm using a dual dipole with the same coax for bands 40 and 15, 9 meters high, with that I receive your signal at 10 meters. The transceiver is a TS480SAT.
Greetings from Patagonia Argentina
  Armando LU8WAG

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