Thursday, May 14, 2015

3B9FR 50.105 MH10 got'm



The activation  of  Rodrigues Island is the hot item for the  6  community.
After months of plane noise finally real DX .
A good signal and long opening after 3 previous ones passed empty.
Thanks to great activity of Robert and  antenna donated by UKSMG
 QSO time 15:39   a new one i  ! #212  and  MH  main-square  number 90
2 year and 1day  after 3B8DB

Heard long time over 1 hour in and out again heard at almost 17:00
 big pile with  DL OK OM YU etc etc many callers strong heard in the QSX
 50.105 3B9FR  MH10qh     QSX up 2 - 5 kc

When arriving home a quick look at the cluster showed that 3B9FR already had an opening into my area.. was I too late again 3rd day in a row (....)?
Pff  this time the signal came back in to about 569 good signal with big DL OK YU etc pile.

recording
http://www.qsl.net/pa0oos/recall2015/3b9fr_6.mp3

The month May seems to be the best for this area
The end of the TEP season combined with our starting ES.
looking in the list:
72 25-Mar-90 10:03 FR5 FR5EL REUNION isl 1 1
120 15-May-93 16:21 5R8 5R8DG MADAGASKAR 1
165 12-May-01 17:12 3B 3B6RF Agalega  HB9AGH 1
211 15-May-13 17:02 3B8 3B8DB Mauritius
       11-May-15 16:29 5R8UI   Madagaskar LH46DO  
212 14-May-15 15:39 3B9 3B9RF Rodrigues isl. MH10QH



there was more on the band like FR4NT worked 20km NW of me but not a beep
and later CE3SX was worked in ON  PA-close to ON
it really makes a big difference those 250km southwest!
G  EI-north  SM6 LA OZ  everywhere ..
CE is very rare to work at 50MHz  only 2 openings  in our area that i know of
20 August 2001  almost 14 years ago  19:19 CE3RR was worked
in 2013  CE  was worked in JO33 square too
The next possibility will be 2025 then  since we missed this one on the 14-May-2015
Why 6m signals always ( or never) arrive later and weaker here in my QTH?
Maybe the grass here absorbs more RF ..
One thing is changed since my early days in the 80-ties
More trees in a recreation area exists now but  more south of me and the nearest city is south SW.
I have tried several antenna's  9 ele 7 ele  2 el  now a 4 ele shared with HF   was not much difference in  signals on the terrestrial beacons  OZ7IGY LX0SIX 440km always hearable weak in flat conditions .
The only antenna I think that could make a bit a difference  is a stacked 2 x4 or 5 ele  having a bigger aperture then a single that i could try.
  
May is the month for this area

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