Sunday, January 17, 2016

K5P



Monday afternoon/evening  at arrive home from QRL
heard good at 3524kHz best copy so far 559
The first time at 80m in W-EU?  so low chance with all the big guns in the waiting room
It has to be early just before our sunset to KH5 i think  lost the signal before their sunrise
Later 20m weaker arctic flutter  signal   they need huge ERP to get in the log from here.


Palmyra K5P   poor signals in this propagation
mainly working USA and JA
Here heard only  at 7001 KHz today weak under heavy QRI  DQRM  tuners etc the usual lids
earlier this week better Q5 cpy 7014   and  30m
K5P  14081 RTTY heard but under decoding level.
poor propagation  and D-QRM



Repaired the "CQWW" damage to  40/20m traps
The tuning is 100kc lower in the CW part  but adjusting the tuning of the elements is possible with the sections and topload.


PE melted down.. now using PTFE tubes




Perfect match low in CW part 40 and 20  tuning 100kc lower with the PTFE fiber reinforced coil sections but that can be adjusted with the element tuning options.
This type of beam is considered as a child toy
It will explode when applying the power needed to work Palmyra if one can hear them in EU in a rare break of the LID QRI..



Poor propagation  but in the HA DX 160m  sudden  hard to believe DX calls   100W cq

20160116 2346   1831.5 CW   PA0O         599  246  KD6UO           599   002        3
20160116 2348   1831.5 CW   PA0O         599  248  AA6RR           599   002        3

AA6RR  cfmd by mail he was calling from Maine

KD6UO  will be in Maine aswell
No RBN TA spots at the time  160 has been extreme poor this season.
with just a few rare exceptions.

One other remarkable call   80m ,out of the blue  on cq 100W
20160116 2152   3517.9 CW   PA0O         599  174  JF8QNF          599   008        3
real 579 signal from Hokaido  while other JA spots where not copy-able
that must be long path ? But if so one would expect more from K5P KH5 ?
a  mystery for me 

 best DX
20160117 0907  21026.9 CW   PA0O         599  315  ZL1BYZ          599   159        3
20160117 1031  14052.5 CW   PA0O         599  386  ZL1BYZ          599   231        3


in WSPR  this was best dx last night that is over normal.. yesterday zip DX f.i.
TimestampCallMHzSNRDriftGridPwrReporterRGridkmaz
 2016-01-16 03:20  K9AN  1.838171  -27  0  EN50wc  2  PA0O  JO33hg  6829  43 
 2016-01-16 02:54  KJ4YBS  1.838101  -28  0  FM28bh  1  PA0O  JO33hg  6235  46 

28MHz is poor but almost every morning  decoded by VK2KRR
even today no signals heard no RBN reports

TimestampCallMHzSNRDriftGridPwrReporterRGridkmaz
 2016-01-17 08:10  PA0O  28.126091  -24  0  JO33hg  1  VK2KRR  QF34mr  16351  73 
 2016-01-17 07:24  PA0HAH  28.126086  -10  -4  JO33bg  2  PA0O  JO33hg  33  90

60m WSPR   many decodes of ZS6SRL ZS6KTL and ZS4AFV last week

 I wonder how to QSO ZS at 60m  guess split TX 5.353 RX 5.290 ?
never saw a cluster spot of ZS  it is easy in WSPR
TimestampCallMHzSNRDriftGridPwrReporterRGridkmaz
 2016-01-17 17:58  ZS4AFV  5.288597  -28  0  KG30au  10  PA0O  JO33hg  9355  348 
 2016-01-17 18:38  ZS6KTS  5.288654  -29  0  KG43cw  5  PA0O  JO33hg  9065  347









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