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474.2

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A Very good MF night   
First time decoded WG2XIQ   EM12mp 7972km

2017-02-28 03:26  WG2XIQ  0.475791  -29  0  EM12mp  5  PA0O  JO33hg  7972  38  2017-02-28 03:20  WG2XIQ  0.475791  -30  0  EM12mp  5  PA0O  JO33hg  7972  38
18 decodes:
2017-02-28 02:28  WG2XKA  0.475721  -21  0  FN33lq  1  PA0O  JO33hg  5656  49
21 decodes:   -15 stongest
2017-02-28 04:46  WG2XPJ  0.475679  -15  0  FN34lp  1  PA0O  JO33hg  5587  50
WD2XSH/17   80 decodes  -1dB strongest ever 
2017-02-28 05:24  WD2XSH/17  0.475647  -1  0  FN42pb  5  PA0O  JO33hg  5630  49 
Pity that the  QTX  had to break again just before midnight . Stormy winds A line was blown against the TX antenna and that  was the end of another IRF540Z Tried to replace with a more powerfull  IRFP4227 but its 7500pF input capacitance was to much for the driver  zero output


the other bands also good  very rare ZL in evening greyline
 2017-02-27 18:02  ZL2FT  3.594128  -27  0  RF70mb  10  PA0O  JO33hg  18293  333  2017-02-27 16:56  VK7DIK  3.594134  -25…

474 kHz

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Last night i was  decoded on the other site for the first time this season  yesss
70W DC  input    antenna 28m vertical  top load

If  the number of   WD2XSH/17  decodes is used  as indication
  propagation looked not special this night  strongest decode -10   at 23:28

only 18 decodes    other nights had over 50 decodes

WD2XSH/17  early start  22:54   and late close 08:00
 2017-02-26 22:54  WD2XSH/17  0.475648  -19  0  FN42pb  5  PA0O  JO33hg  5630  49  2017-02-26 23:28  WD2XSH/17  0.475647  -10  0  FN42pb  5  PA0O  JO33hg  5630  49  2017-02-26 23:44  WD2XSH/17  0.475652  -15  1  FN42pb  5  PA0O  JO33hg  5630  49 
WG2XPJ  18 decodes that is  more then usual
2017-02-27 02:44  WG2XPJ  0.475674  -22  0  FN34lp  1  PA0O  JO33hg  5587  50
And decode at 08:00 1 1/2 hour after sunrize
The conclusion could be  that WD2XSH/17  lowered his ERP later this night.


 2017-02-27 05:18  PA0O  0.475729  -28  0  JO33hg  0.2  WD2XSH/17  FN42pb  5630  290  2017-02-27 08:00  WD2XSH/17  0.475648  -30  1  FN42p…

474.2 kHz report

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Saturday 25 Feb  morning.
No exception from FN but decodes deep in daylight  sunrise 6:35

0820  -24  -0.3    0.475646    0   WD2XSH/17              37
0824  -24  -0.2    0.475646    0      FN42PB   37   5646

92 TA decodes last night   strongest -7dB -8dB /17
This night rare exception from  FN grid

2017-02-24 02:08  WI2XRM  0.475643  -26  0  EL98pd  5  PA0O  JO33hg  7368  41  2017-02-24 03:14  WI2XRM  0.475676  -26  0  EL98pd  5  PA0O  JO33hg  7368  41

Could only receive on Beverage  while the mast was still down  in storm position
it is Murphy law  ruling  this night might have been good enough for a decode the other way.
 -4dB  strongest decode thisfar of WD2XSH/17

2017-02-24 03:34  WD2XSH/17  0.475647  -4  0  FN42pb  5  PA0O  JO33hg  5630  49
26 decodes    strongest -17 2017-02-24 01:50  WG2XPJ  0.475674  -17  0  FN34lp  1  PA0O  JO33hg  5587  50

ARRLCW

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The mother of all contests  the ARRLDX
since the 70's  i was active in the ARRL tests  with club call PA0GN
In those days paper logging.   CW 2 weekends  48hour and phone 2 x 48hour.
Dupe checking  had to be done from the paper logs in the weekends after with a group of om's
someone did read the log and the others had to check the calls in the list..
it was easy to make mistakes in the logging  bad  handwriting    wrong time wrong band etc.

A dupe sheet was mandatory  with the log sheets all by air mail.

QST 1974    losse verkoop 1$    PA0GN  staat er bij  low sunspots  poor bands  in 74




SO-LOW-ALL

Band     QSOs     Pts  Sec  Pt/Q
   1.8      42     126   21   3.0
   3.5      50     150   18   3.0
     7     137     411   30   3.0
    14     139     417   42   3.0
    21      66     198   28   3.0
 Total     434    1302  139   3.0
Score: 180,978
1 Mult = 3.1 Q's
ARRL DX CW - 2017-02-18 0000Z to 2017-02-20 0000Z - 440 QSOs

 running low power 160m  did surprisingly well.
Go…

474.2

Monday after ARRLDXCW
-10dB strongest decode this season     -12 -14  a page full decodes FN42pb again
2017-02-20 01:38  WD2XSH/17  0.475647  -10  0  FN42pb  2  PA0O  JO33hg  5630  49  it should be possible to have my signal decoded  i do not know the ERP of WD2XSH/17
there is 20dB power space with this signal levels here about  60W rf   if it was 1 kW on the other site my snr about  -13  on the other site
But still no decodes



WD2XSH/17 best SNR  to -15dB  but again not outside FN main square
2017-02-18 01:08  WD2XSH/17  0.475647  -15  0  FN42pb  2  PA0O  JO33hg  5630  492017-02-18 00:52  WG2XKA  0.475721  -27  0  FN33lq  1  PA0O  JO33hg  5656  49  2017-02-17 23:46  WD2XSH/17  0.475647  -25  0  FN42pb  2  PA0O  JO33hg  5630  49  2017-02-18 02:54  WG2XPJ  0.475674  -28  0  FN34lp  1  PA0O  JO33hg  5587  50  2017-02-18 00:48  PA0O  0.475787  -29  0  JO33hg  0.2  RX3DHR  KO94ks  2095  72  2017-02-17 21:48  PA0O  0.475787  -26  0  JO33hg  0.2  EA7HPM  IM67xj  2017  214  2017-02-18 00:34  P…

474.2 kHz

lastnight 16 Feb.   many WG2XPJ  and  WD2XSH/17 decodes
no more >6000
  season  peak seems over  we had an early spring day
 for the first time drinking coffee in the garden  the days are much longer already.


A page full  decodes of the 3 USA experimental in FN  again
the 5656km barier could not be broken

2017-02-15 00:30  WG2XKA  0.475721  -29  -1  FN33lq  1  PA0O  JO33hg  5656  49  2017-02-14 23:48  WD2XSH/17  0.475648  -27  0  FN42pb  1  PA0O  JO33hg  5630  49  2017-02-15 04:14  WG2XPJ  0.475679  -20  0  FN34lp  1  PA0O  JO33hg  5587  50  2017-02-14 22:50  PA0O  0.475790  -30  0  JO33hg  0.2  EA7HPM  IM67xj  2017  214  2017-02-14 20:10  EA5DOM  0.475610  -23  0  IM98xn  1  PA0O  JO33hg  1713  15  2017-02-14 22:50  PA0O  0.475789  -17  0  JO33hg  0.2  OH8HTG/L  KP34di  1660  34  2017-02-14 22:50  PA0O  0.475790  -21  0  JO33hg  0.2  OH6GAP  KP22rd  1482  41  2017-02-14 22:50  PA0O  0.475789  -19  0  JO33hg  0.2  OH2EAT  KP20xw  1437  46  2017-02-15 00:08  EA3AER  0.475702  -26  0…

MW 474.2 kHz DX in EU

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Deze nacht was niet gunstig voor de lage landen
Het bleef  bij het oostkust trio USA 
Ook in G-land alleen    FN  decodes


 2017-02-14 06:14  ZF1EJ  0.475704  -26  0  EK99ig  2  DL4RAJ  JN68kj  8717  43  2017-02-14 05:54  WH2XXP  0.475662  -24  0  DM33  50  LA2XPA/2  JP33wi  8061  24  2017-02-14 02:42  ZF1EJ  0.475704  -26  -1  EK99ig  2  LA2XPA/2  JP33wi  8059  28 
 2017-02-14 06:10  DH5RAE  0.475755  -20  0  JN68qv  0.5  WH2XZO  EM85wb  7515  298 2017-02-14 06:14  WG2XKA  0.475721  -26  0  FN33lq  1  DL4RAJ  JN68kj  6292  53  2017-02-14 06:12  WG2XPJ  0.475672  -28  0  FN34lp  1  DL4RAJ  JN68kj  6228  53  2017-02-14 01:38  WG2XKA  0.475721  -29  0  FN33lq  1  PA0O  JO33hg  5656  49  2017-02-13 23:48  WD2XSH/17  0.475648  -29  0  FN42pb  1  PA0O  JO33hg  5630  49  2017-02-14 03:00  WD2XSH/17  0.475650  -32  0  FN42pb  1  PA3ANG  JO32am  5623  50  2017-02-14 01:50  WG2XKA  0.475709  -28  0  FN33lq  1  F59706  JN07th  5605  58  2017-02-14 02:14  WG2XPJ  0.475672  -27  0  FN34lp  1  PA0O  JO3…

PACC 2017

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CW low power.
Het plan was een 2e mast met beam 3ele op te zetten om wat meer speelgoed te hebben
met de te verwachten slechtere signalen.
Dat is niet gelukt.
Wel een zware verkoudheid opgelopen door het frisse gezonde buitenwerk...
Daarom ook niet de 4 el 10/15 opgezet.
Alles bleef bij het oude   dipool 40-80  en vertikaal  160  i-L

Wat technische problemen
nog steeds  TX interrupts op 15m   K3    Synt3  af en toe uit lock lijkt het
zondag geen last meer mee gehad
En  logger delays   na reboot PC was dat over

Vooraf moest nog een stoorbron geƫlimineerd.
De  MEANWELL  NET-35B  kleine voeding  5V 3A  12V 1A  -12V 0.5A
In gebruik voor de  GPSDO TRIMBLE   en 5V voor de W-LAN
Stoorde op 80m tem  10m  ontstoor pogingen hielpen slechts gedeeltelijk.
Deze voeding vervangen door een  eigen gemaakte lineaire 12  5 V .
Het sterk "zwabber" switched mode type storing op vooral 80m is weg.

propagatie:  10 was hier compleet dicht  160m een paar W's  in het log
en USA RBN  rapporten…

Propagation 474.2kHz 630m

474.2kHz   this night 12 decodes in break of PACC


 2017-02-12 04:34  WD2XSH/17  0.475648  -26  0  FN42pb  1  PA0O  JO33hg  5630  49  2017-02-12 02:56  WD2XSH/17  0.475648  -27  0  FN42pb  1  PA0O  JO33hg  5630  49  2017-02-12 03:04  WD2XSH/17  0.475648  -30  0  FN42pb  1  PA0O  JO33hg  5630  49  2017-02-12 04:06  WD2XSH/17  0.475648  -29  0  FN42pb  1  PA0O  JO33hg  5630  49  2017-02-12 03:12  WD2XSH/17  0.475648  -26  0  FN42pb  1  PA0O  JO33hg  5630  49  2017-02-12 03:24  WD2XSH/17  0.475648  -30  0  FN42pb  1  PA0O  JO33hg  5630  49  2017-02-12 04:10  WD2XSH/17  0.475648  -26  0  FN42pb  1  PA0O  JO33hg  5630  49  2017-02-12 03:48  WD2XSH/17  0.475648  -30  0  FN42pb  1  PA0O  JO33hg  5630  49  2017-02-12 02:10  WD2XSH/17  0.475648  -26  0  FN42pb  1  PA0O  JO33hg  5630  49  2017-02-12 04:46  WD2XSH/17  0.475648  -25  0  FN42pb  1  PA0O  JO33hg  5630  49  2017-02-12 04:40  WD2XSH/17  0.475648  -29  0  FN42pb  1  PA0O  JO33hg  5630  49  2017-02-12 03:38  WD2XSH/17  0.475648  -28  0 …