8 June 50MHz FT8 / R1 VHF UHF SHF June contest



Sunday   6m  found open to USA  south
 long time Florida and Texas HAMs could be decoded
I was hoping for Mexico, last time  heard /worked in previous Milenium.

PSK reporter also gives station information
I guess this is derived from LOTW upload
my antenna is given a 120cm dish 
my 6m antenna is a 7 ele  home made  DK7ZB  v-dipole

4m 5 ele + 2m 7ele  duoband
 1m20 dish  with at the feeder  23cm transverter 30W

deepest into USA W1KSZ DM41px

Rx at Sun, 08 Jul 2018 15:56:44 GMT
From PA0O by W1KSZ Loc DM41px
Frequency: 50.313.517 MHz (6m), FT8, -15dB
Distance: 5456 miles bearing 309°
Using: WSJT-X v1.9.1 r8747
and

Rx at Sun, 08 Jul 2018 15:47:44 GMT
From PA0O by W0MU Loc DM79om80
Frequency: 50.313.618 MHz (6m), FT8, -12dB
Distance: 4839 miles bearing 310°
Antenna: 5 ele SteppIR 70 ft

Rx at Sun, 08 Jul 2018 15:58:14 GMT
From PA0O by ZF1EJ Loc EK99ig45
Frequency: 50.313.559 MHz (6m), FT8, -13dB
Distance: 8165 km bearing 280°
Using: WSJT-X v1.9.1 r8747
Antenna: 6 EL BOOMER @ 40'

VQ5Z Providenciales Island, Turks and Caicos Islands. DX News

213415 -20 0.3 1452 ~ CQ VQ5Z FL31   Turks & Caicos Is.
  = VP5
Rx at Sun, 08 Jul 2018 16:17:44 GMT
From PA0O by VQ5Z Loc FL31
Frequency: 50.313.560 MHz (6m), FT8, -16dB
Distance: 7427 km bearing 275°

Rx at Sun, 08 Jul 2018 17:08:44 GMT
From PA0O by VP9NM Loc FM72ng
Frequency: 50.313.540 MHz (6m), FT8, -16dB
Distance: 5999 km bearing 277°
Using: WSJT-X v1.9.1 r8747
Rx at Sun, 08 Jul 2018 15:56:44 GMT
From PA0O by W1KSZ Loc DM41px
Frequency: 50.313.517 MHz (6m), FT8, -15dB
Distance: 5456 miles bearing 309°
Using: WSJT-X v1.9.1 r8747
and

Rx at Sun, 08 Jul 2018 15:47:44 GMT
From PA0O by W0MU Loc DM79om80
Frequency: 50.313.618 MHz (6m), FT8, -12dB
Distance: 4839 miles bearing 310°
Antenna: 5 ele SteppIR 70 ft

Rx at Sun, 08 Jul 2018 15:58:14 GMT
From PA0O by ZF1EJ Loc EK99ig45
Frequency: 50.313.559 MHz (6m), FT8, -13dB
Distance: 8165 km bearing 280°
Using: WSJT-X v1.9.1 r8747
Antenna: 6 EL BOOMER @ 40'

VQ5Z  : Turks and Caicos islands   = VP5
Rx at Sun, 08 Jul 2018 16:17:44 GMT
From PA0O by VQ5Z Loc FL31
Frequency: 50.313.560 MHz (6m), FT8, -16dB
Distance: 7427 km bearing 275°

Rx at Sun, 08 Jul 2018 17:08:44 GMT
From PA0O by VP9NM Loc FM72ng
Frequency: 50.313.540 MHz (6m), FT8, -16dB
Distance: 5999 km bearing 277°
Using: WSJT-X v1.9.1 r8747


This weekend also had the Juli VHF UHF R1 contest at PI4GN  JO33II
Activating 144MHz ( PA1T)    PI4GN: 70cm 23cm 13cm 9cm 6cm 3cm 1.5cm
I was planned for 23cm this time  
23cm station  2x 2m dish  independent rotatable. Transverter close at the dish feeder.
 2 hours before contest start we had to bring the 23cm antenna down only one system did receive
I could use my 23cm station at home remote  to  start FT8 as test  signal at 1296.174  
strong enough to receive  with antenne at ground. 
Nice to have this possibility  remote with smartphone starting a test signal or even to make digi QSO´s...   
One coax N connector the center pin was broken and missing thats why the 2nd system was so quiet..    
This July contest should have been one week earlier.
We had one week and weekend, fantastic tropo ducting over the north sea
Many day's loud 23cm beacons heard
LA1VHF  JO59 1296.860   SK6MHI 1296.800 SK6UHI 1296.805
OY6BEC  1296.895 1200kM !  GB3EDN 1296.990 
And the K3 with the just build in 10W 144MHz XVTR every evening GM3FVM and other DX in FT8 decoded
EI3KD 1007km  GI GD GW G7RAU IN79 900km  OY6BEC 144402 etc etc
GM0HTM  Orkney islands  all with just 10W  great stuff  transverter-store XVTR's  
GM repeater GB3NG heard in the garden on a Porto with X30 at 3m a.g.
In the contest weekend no special tropo. 
Sunny but cool and too windy for real good tropo ducting
The 70cm station was running real good.
For 23cm our 100 QSO goal was reached 
Including DX EI9E/P  907km real nice CW signal just long enough for the qso
and ODX OM3KII JN88UU 915km  

OK station  on 9cm and other SHF DX was worked

Comments

PE4BAS, Bas said…
Hallo Jaap, ik zag je al druk bezig op 6m. Gek genoeg zag ik de meeste stations niet waar jij mee werkte. En andersom zie ik dat je niet gespot werd in Puerto Rico terwijl ik daar op gegeven moment op +4dB zat. Veel veschil alleen al tussen ons terwijl we relatief dicht bij elkaar zitten. Werk met een 5 elements ZX yagi op 14m hoogte. Heb jij XE nog gezien? Zag PE5T er mee proberen maar is volgens mij niet gelukt....73, Bas
Jaap van oosten said…
was interessante opening met kans op XE

hier 7 ele @ 21m

was wat laat terug van bezoek
misschien te laat voor XE

S.K. Johan had vast XE gewerkt in deze opening

propagatie zat in de goede richting voor XE
het kan nog gebeuren
altijd interessante propagatie in mei juni juli

ON8DM melde VK8AW vanmorgen..