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VERON/IARU Region 1 VHF contest 144 MHz

What can be reached with bare 10W transverter / 7ele
...this time not much  but close to me EA1 and Italy was worked ..
I might have been just away from the radio at the wrong time.
The unusual weak signals together with summer wx  made me to leave the radio..

Very high activity
CW / SSB 
weather looked fantastic for tropo
but Saturday the signals sounded weak "IONO"
 hearing high power stations at top locations but could not be heard

several OK CW/USB  F8KID called many times

at midnight heard some top station at QSO 990!!!

i think in FT8 mode it should work better for me...

some OK said  running 3kW

 I am not a QRP man
No excuse not to have a bit more muscles with all available SS-power amps.
Working on it
10W is nice with good propagation in FT8...


Sunday early morning morning fog  it looks like good tropo
 we still had summer temperatures Friday Saturday
But signals al very normal
last good tropo propagation was end of June

AURORAL enhanced 160m opening

2018-08-25 20:40  PA0O  1.838065  -25  0  JO33hg  2  VK2KRR  QF34mr  16351  73  2018-08-22 01:44  PA0O  5.366165  -26  0  JO33hg  2  DP0GVN  IB59uh  13835  186  2018-08-24 03:18  PA0O  1.838064  -24  0  JO33hg  2  DP0GVN  IB59uh  13835  186