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WSPR 2 weeks all bands overview

It is real  VU3KAZ  spots at 6m  27 June !  i had a visitor and did not attend FT8
Saw the decodes of VU2NKS  in FT8 but the opening was over.
not 1W but 45W at 6m dough.
This might have been the last 50MHz DX opening this season in JO33hg before it al shifts definitive to the south
Only 1 ES signal heard at 144MHz just a 30 seconds RA1AS in May What a difference with 2017
2 1/2 hour 144MHz ES to the Ukraine and 1 long opening to TA

h.f.  DP0GVN excellent receiving at Southpole base  even with 100mW one day

50 spots: TimestampCallMHzSNRDriftGridPwrReporterRGridkmaz 2018-06-29 00:18  PA0O  5.366166  -23  0  JO33hg  1  DP0GVN  IB59uh  13835  186  2018-06-23 22:56  PA0O  5.366167  -14  0  JO33hg  1  DP0GVN  IB59uh  13835  186  2018-06-20 22:32  PA0O  5.366163  -20  0  JO33hg  1  DP0GVN  IB59uh  13835  186  2018-06-25 01:44  PA0O  5.366167  -18  0  JO33hg  1  DP0GVN  IB59uh  13835  186  2018-06-24 22:44  PA0O  5.366166  -22  0  JO33hg  1  DP0GVN  IB59uh  13835  186  2018-06-23 00:50  PA0O…

Magic evening at PI4GN 70cm

after midnight in direction north  PI4GN  location  JO33ii
 Magic  night  birds still singing

PA0O/A
We tested the 70cm rig at the contest location in JO33II
OY6BEC  432402 was booming loud all evening 9+10

not many stations dough

but G7RAU IN79 was worked CW/Phone
some G  extreme loud  with 1W or 20W
no special tropo to SM6VTZ 529
strong duct over north sea


Next Saturday morning again heard OY6BEC  1296.895 exact on my dial this time
again 23cm over 1200km  but no one seem to be QRV OY9JD  would be normally?
2M 10Watts 30 June G7RAU  IN79jx 900km   to +2 at 144174
and GM0HTT Orkney's IO89JC S5 got 519 CW
would have been easy in FT8 ;-)..

70.154 received A92HK this morning

good decodes no takers?
Thanks for getting  QRV at 4m  Fabian !

This time I was at the radio at the right time
Alerted bij  DF5VAE calling  A92KH
But unfortunate  no response to me or others?
It was the first time ever heard A92 after missing A92IO few years ago.
I am afraid this was the one occasion this year.

hope to have 2-way one day  ..

075800 -17 -0.1 1120 ~ CQ DK2EA JO50   Germany
075815 8 0.2 735 ~ CQ DJ9YE JO43  ~Germany 075815 -14 0.3 1182 ~ CQ A92HK LL56  !Bahrain 075845 -13 0.3 1179 ~ CQ A92HK LL56  !Bahrain 075845 8 0.2 734 ~ CQ DJ9YE JO43  ~Germany 075915 -11 0.3 1178 ~ CQ A92HK LL56  !Bahrain 075945 -17 0.3 1177 ~ CQ A92HK LL56  !Bahrain 080015 -12 0.3 1176 ~ CQ A92HK LL56  !Bahrain 080045 -12 0.3 1175 ~ CQ A92HK LL56  !Bahrain 080115 -14 0.2 1425 ~ LZ2NW DJ9YE JO43
080115 0 0.2 1520 ~ LZ2NW DJ9YE JO43
080145 -1 0.2 1519 ~ LZ2NW DJ9YE R+05
080215 -18 0.3 1172 ~ CQ A92HK LL56  !Bahrain 080215 -20 0.2 1420 ~ L…
A bit grumbling seems to help...
finally good tropo and ES /AU to TF OH LA 4m  in the night 25 to 26 June
FT8 is a second live for 144MHz !
4m TF1VHF 70.057 heard to S9 long time
1296.895 OY6BEC heard strong  several mornings and nights
GM3EDN  23cm  GB3ANG 4M    2M GB3NG repeater heard in the garden at 3m gp
K3 + XVTR  10W+  cool  stable real good performer this small XVTR.
Only missing is the automatic switching on band change i have to do that manually
hrd  144480 LA8VHF jo48xx s1
GM4FVM IO85  +13 Jim ! 144.174
1296.860  LA1UHG JO59fB  s5
 FT8 GI6ATZ 144.174 +4   IO74  easy to QSO in FT8 with GI 10W i use to terror the 2m with 2x 4cx250.... those days are gone




6M / ES 25-June

Now K3 + XVTR in use
 manual switching the power to disconnect 12V XVTR144 before
 start to TX   70MHz now

heard LA8VHF 144.480 S1
LA1UHG 1296.860 23 stronger  to s5

last night Aurora signals heard at 4m LA9BM cw 55A
and TF1VHF 70.057 loud  for PI4 tune  USB  700HZ lower
even JA was workd by OZ in JO44 just 300km n-e of me  over North pole
pity that the QTF is not noted in the spots
is it direct QTF 0  or  NNW NNE  the rotor stop is 0


some glimps of DX here in JO33hg  25 June
June has been very poor in real DX  here sofar
signals very thin -17 -20 and only short decoded
other parts off EU seem to be in  better position


K3 144XVTR 60m wspr

Building this 144MHz XVTR  into the K3 project kept me in the warm shack.
Since the nice summer type weather ended here last Friday the sky turned grey and we
are back to cool windy rainy weather.
Same time ES dx Disappeared
I now strong believe the ES clouds are fed with sunny sommer weather gasses that rise up into the ionosphere...
Some time ago i bought the "Ukrainian"   XVTR 144MHz
 And now it works,  had  first contact's at 144.174  in FT8 !
I seached some victim for the first 144MHz contact,  the whole 144- 146 empty
but still life ? or should i say robots active... on FT8 144.174


Meanwhile weather has changed again in to summer  and so  the propagation.
Since the K3 144 transverter is running I had remarkable good results with it and the home brew 7ele + 5 ele 4M duoband
Lots of 2m DX  heard and worked with 10W since then
EI3KD 1050km   GI GD G7RAU -IO79 905km  OZ SM LA GM3FVM almost daily!
SM6 7  SP OK F HB9 heard DL  in JN68 2x  OY6BEC heard 144  70Mhz and 129…

1296 MHz DAC June 19

1296MHz activity evening every 3 rd tuesday
17-21 UTC   local 19:00 22:00  RSGB starts/ends 1 hour later

Propagatie erg matig voor juni
toch gemakkelijk in CW.. SM7DTE en SM6VTZ  > 600km

Slechts 6 QSO
Ik wilde nu eens  FT8  mode op 23cm proberen

1 QSO FT8 op cq  DK1KDA JO30  zijn 1e FT8 op 1296MHz

FT8 is  heel weinig doorgedrongen in de microgolf wereld
Het zou de activiteit en resultaat op deze band sterk kunnen verbeteren

Helaas zijn de microgolf amateurs van het behoudende type?
UHF: paper log  straight key no LOTW
maar wel Airscout en KST2ME dat wel

De DAC kan zich met FT8 op 23cm  op één frequentie afspelen.
1296.500  de default WSJT  dial frequentie
Een belangrijk voordeel voor het tot stand komen van een QSO op 23cm.
Niet meer  random frequenties zoeken  voor USB of CW.
Zo blijft alleen het richten van de antenne over.
Kan ook op 1296.165 zijn de "Engelse" linksdraaiende frequentie..
Men heeft daar weer voor een eigen frequentie gekozen.
Zo is ook de FT8 frequenti…

ZF1EJ

50.313  MHz  idd Bas  kopie uit WSJT-x met kleurtjes
 Sunday  17  most worked before or 1 way propagation only
110030 2 0.3 1332 ~ CQ A71AM LL55
110200 -12 0.1 952 ~ CQ A92AA LL56
105645 -7 0.7 371 ~ CQ 9K2HS LL39

105000 1 -0.8 2308 ~ IZ3JKI 9K2OD -02
090345 -20 1.8 2200 ~ CQ 9K2MU LL49
085800 3 0.1 760 ~ PA0O A45XR RR73

130445 -10 -0.4 1040 ~ CQ HH2JR FK38
called many times 
it seemed that this om did not want to QSO us here in north PA
running just a simple ACOM1000 


124315 -19 0.2 748 ~ CQ VP5DR FL41
115315 -15 0.4 2254 ~ CQ HI8PLE FK58
121445 -14 0.1 1195 ~ G4AJC KB4MRX 73
134045 -11 1.2 2157 ~ G3TDH HI3T -14
132745 -17 0.1 889 ~ CQ ZF1EJ EK99   Cayman Is.
eerder QSO gehad  fb signaal was vast wel te werken geweest

135115 -16 0.6 1418 ~ CQ CO8LY FL20   Cuba

135015 -17 0.2 641 ~ CQ KP4EIT FK68  ~Puerto Rico


125815 -10 -0.1 1040 ~ HH2JRIS HH70A

HH70A of HH7oa ? CALL WILL NOT enter in WSJT-x  !

decoded few days ago this HH7OA but the CALL would not ente…

6m sudden open again

053730 1 0.1 873 ~ CQ DL1OBF JO42  ~Germany
053730 -8 -0.1 1986 ~ CQ IK4ISR JN54  ~Italy 054245 -6 -0.6 497 ~ BG7BDB S57TW -16
054415 -12 0.0 911 ~ CQ DJ8AW JO53   Germany 054630 -15 0.3 1499 ~ A71AM DH8BQA JO73
060015 -18 0.1 853 ~ BG7BDB LY3BRA KO14
060515 -9 0.2 446 ~ BG7BDB OH7KM -14
060515 -16 0.1 1224 ~ BG7BDB OH3DP KP10
061000 -18 0.3 573 ~ S50A BG7BDB RR73
061030 -23 0.3 573 ~ S50A BG7BDB RR73
061315 -7 0.2 2409 ~ DH8BQA OZ4ACK JO65
061345 -10 0.2 2410 ~ DH8BQA OZ4ACK R-12
061415 -9 0.3 2410 ~ DH8BQA OZ4ACK 73
061445 -7 0.4 1891 ~ BG7BDB OH7KM -14
061445 -11 0.2 2409 ~ DH8BQA OZ4ACK 73
061515 -11 0.2 2409 ~ DH8BQA OZ4ACK 73
061530 -19 0.4 573 ~ CQ BG7BDB OL69  !China 061545 -11 0.1 964 ~ OZ4ACK DJ8AW JO53
061630 -18 0.4 573 ~ OH7KM BG7BDB R-18
061645 -14 0.1 964 ~ CQ DJ8AW JO53   Germany 061700 -12 0.3 2129 ~ CQ OH7KNM KP52  ~Finland 061715 -15 0.2 1317 ~ HA8CE JR6DM -16
061730 -10 0.3 2130 ~ CQ OH7KNM KP52  ~Finl…