Friday, January 29, 2016

160m 80 60 10m WSPR Challenge and CQ160

CQ160  2016

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Ervaring in de CQWW160
Ik kon me niet herinneren in deze grote contest zo weinig W/VE en andere dx gehoord te hebben
 slechts 7 M1 multi   W/VE
hier top loaded verticaal  25m verticaal deel   niet erg veel radials
 Beverage pal-oost en pal  west  350m lang
voor JA werkte de Oost. B. niet JH4UYB was op de tx ant beter
JH4UYB staat wel in het log maar er werd zoveel doorheen geroepen dat het niet 100% cfmd was
alleen gehoord 1e nacht C6AGU    N0TT met werkbare  signalen  maar geen rx antenne voor EU?
 heel kort  PJ2T

snachts ben ik gestopt er kwam niets meer retour  160 leek wel dicht
  terwijl je het toch juist van de nacht moet hebben

Omdat de B. niet voldeed  de 350 m dubbel genomen  175m en noordelijker O-N-O gehangen  lijkt beter  gisteravond als enig EU 2 decodes  VK2XN op 80m  is geen slecht resultaat maar kan ook een uitzondering zijn.

Na een vraag aan Remco PA3FYM over zijn ervaring in de CQ160
 bleek het verschil enorm
Bij hem veel W's  Caribbean  SA meerdere JA's
De ontvangst zou hier beter moeten kunnen.
Maar ik had ook de 1e nacht 0! RBN  rapport uit USA dat was me nog niet eerder gebeurd.
Het was niet alleen aan de RX kant slecht.

De remote antenne schakeling  aangepast zelfs nog iets eenvoudiger
 beide Beverages ook massa nu gescheiden geschakeld.
wspr zal uit kunnen wijzen of dit een positief effect geeft
Mogelijk zal in de aarding nog winst te halen zijn.





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first time with almost zero DX that I can remember

changed today Beverage East in hope to catch JA
Beverage is okay but can't make something out of nothing
only  JH4UYB was yesterday good copy  none else JA





again today wspr.net.org  is unreachable most of time

Now we have a competition, the WSPR chalence list  by PE1ITR and PA3FYM
2 lists per band:
1 Rated by the number of unique decodes   shows how many wspr users are active / band
2 Rated by the sum of distances of the unique decodes

nice that  at least something useful is done with all the WSPR data


like here
http://wspr.pe1itr.com/score.php?band=3&peildatum=2016-01-29

I like the idea of competition.
For me WSPR always was  a competition to see how I was doing against  other hams in the same propagation area
I learned about propagation   I have a good location I should not complain
Easy to see how much difference in propagation is within the EU.
f.i. 28MHz VK seems never to be closed in JO50 .. DL6NL with 500mW  is decoded in VK
while others like here have zero propagation !

It is a receiving challenge that makes this special.  Only the received dx counts
SWL's  do count for 100% in this competition.
Someone has to Tx  of course but you will only help the other competitors with your TX...




I have some worries that the WSPR community can slide down
toward the excesses found with the "regular" real DX-ers  and DX-peditions
abusing the bands with illegal power and behavior.

WSPR still is  heaven for DX.
One  of the last resources where HAMS have ham spirit and people are real interested in radio propagation.
Even if  P5/xxx would be on in WSPR  there would be no chaos
I hope this will not change bij this challenge list...

I did set up 2 Beverages for 160/80  but my best rating  has been the 60m challenge

With the ZS decodes I end up in the top of the list  regularly  not expected.
We can not reach VK or  USA  since we have no permission to TX  in the WSPR window like the
UK stations can.  Why do  UK hams have that much more privileges ?
Great Britain still rules the waves.

My receiving  is staying behind   must be something wrong with Beverage
but weather is too nasty

VK2KRR FY5KE did not count in my challenge score for unknown reason

 2016-01-28 19:08  PA0O  1.838085  -19  0  JO33hg  1  VK2KRR  QF34mr  16351  73 
 2016-01-28 19:00  PA0O  1.838084  -19  0  JO33hg  1  VK2KRR  QF34mr  16351  73 
 2016-01-28 19:28  PA0O  1.838085  -11  0  JO33hg  1  VK2KRR  QF34mr  16351  73 
 2016-01-29 02:34  PA0O  1.838086  -28  0  JO33hg  1  FY5KE  GJ35pe  7550  248 
 2016-01-29 04:28  PA0O  1.838086  -23  0  JO33hg  1  FY5KE  GJ35pe  7550  248 
 2016-01-29 04:40  PA0O  1.838086  -26  0  JO33hg  1  FY5KE  GJ35pe  7550  248 
 2016-01-29 02:50  FY5KE  1.838099  -28  0  GJ35pe  5  PA0O  JO33hg  7550  34 
 2016-01-29 04:08  PA0O  1.838086  -18  0  JO33hg  1  FY5KE  GJ35pe  7550  248 
 2016-01-29 04:20  PA0O  1.838086  -22  0  JO33hg  1  FY5KE  GJ35pe  7550  248 
 2016-01-29 02:34  PA0O  1.838094  -27  0  JO33hg  1  WA3DSP  FN20lf  6036  291 
 2016-01-29 02:34  PA0O  1.838083  -19  0  JO33hg  1  KK1D  FN31vi  5776  291 

every evening ZS is decoded ZS4AFV as best DX possible here
 no permit to TX in the WSPR window so no VK W possible 

 2016-01-29 19:34  G3SHK  5.288723  -24  0  IO90dx  1  VK2CPR  QF33lv  17031  69 
 2016-01-29 19:40  G3SHK  5.288723  -20  0  IO90dx  1  VK2CPR  QF33lv  17031  69 
 2016-01-29 19:48  G3SHK  5.288723  -23  0  IO90dx  1  VK2CPR  QF33lv  17031  69 
 2016-01-29 19:56  G3SHK  5.288723  -21  0  IO90dx  1  VK2CPR  QF33lv  17031  69 
 2016-01-29 17:54  G0LUJ  5.288689  -24  0  IO83ls  5  VK2CPR  QF33lv  16983  62 
 2016-01-29 20:04  G0LUJ  5.288688  -27  0  IO83ls  5  VK2CPR  QF33lv  16983  62 
 2016-01-29 16:46  G3SHK  5.288717  -28  0  IO90dx  1  VK2XN  QF59ar  16738  56 
 2016-01-29 17:12  G3SHK  5.288717  -25  0  IO90dx  1  VK2XN  QF59ar  16738  56 
 2016-01-29 17:32  G3SHK  5.288718  -25  0  IO90dx  1  VK2XN  QF59ar  16738  56 
 2016-01-29 19:26  G3SHK  5.288717  -14  0  IO90dx  1  VK2XN  QF59ar  16738  56 
 2016-01-29 19:48  G3SHK  5.288718  -17  0  IO90dx  1  VK2XN  QF59ar  16738  56 
 2016-01-29 19:24  G4ZFQ  5.288776  -21  0  IO90ir  1  VK2XN  QF59ar  16729  57 
 2016-01-29 18:04  G3UPA  5.288700  -25  1  IO92dm  5  VK2XN  QF59ar  16640  54 
 2016-01-29 20:04  G0LUJ  5.288683  -16  1  IO83ls  5  VK2XN  QF59ar  16625  50 
 2016-01-29 17:48  ZS4AFV  5.288598  -30  0  KG30au  10  PA0O  JO33hg  9355  348 
 2016-01-29 18:38  ZS4AFV  5.288598  -29  0  KG30au  10  PA0O  JO33hg  9355  348 
 2016-01-29 20:18  ZS4AFV  5.288599  -27  -1  KG30au  10  PA0O  JO33hg  9355  348 
 2016-01-29 18:38  ZS6KTS  5.288653  -26  0  KG43cw  5  5P1B  JO45rt  9276  350 
 2016-01-29 18:18  ZS6KTS  5.288653  -25  0  KG43cw  5  OZ7IT  JO65df  9166  351 
 2016-01-29 19:08  ZS6SRL  5.288740  -26  0  KG33wv  10  OZ7IT  JO65df  9165  351 
 2016-01-29 17:58  ZS6KTS  5.288654  -25  -1  KG43cw  5  PA0O  JO33hg  9065  347 
 2016-01-29 18:06  ZS6KTS  5.288654  -24  0  KG43cw  5  PA0O  JO33hg  9065  347 
 2016-01-29 18:38  ZS6KTS  5.288654  -24  0  KG43cw  5  PA0O  JO33hg  9065  347 
 2016-01-29 19:12  ZS6KTS  5.288654  -23  1  KG43cw  5  PA0O  JO33hg  9065  347 
 2016-01-29 19:24  ZS6KTS  5.288654  -23  -1  KG43cw  5  PA0O  JO33hg  9065  347 
 2016-01-29 19:52  ZS6KTS  5.288654  -23  -1  KG43cw  5  PA0O  JO33hg  9065  347 
 2016-01-29 22:54  5P1B  5.288638  -24  0  JO45rt  10  KK1D  FN31vi  5846  291 
 2016-01-29 21:30  G3SHK  5.288718  -26  0  IO90dx  1  N2NOM  FN22bg  5502  291 

CQ160 m contest vr 22:00 - zo 22:00 UTC (48 uur)
no surprises in DX  very poor
started late  already midnight 
after first night:
just a few heard worked W VE   VY1ZM not as strong as usual.

best heard  N0TT  MO ,good copy but not listening for EU
heard C6AGU
zone 18 best DX to east

after 2nd night
heard PJ2T
JH4UYB only Japan signal was good copied and in the log i hope. Many callers and QSB made it difficult.
The Beverage did not help for Japan it needs to be N-E more.   
270 Q  mostly zone 14 15 16 20
only W3BGN  and VA2WA  as TA QSO aded even poorer then the firsts night..
the band "closed" no more replies after  02Z  427 Q
early stop I did not want to stay up all night for just 10 QSO more



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