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A prosperous 2020 also for the remaining days of 2019

        I say that because anything can happen any day , almost the same time last year our cat was killed here nearby.  That was  "only"a cat. Drivers like to step on the gas on small country roads  like here taking a shortcut. Extreme bright night clouds,  one of the highlights literally,  this year Power SDR f.b.  by Darrin KE9NS thanks for all your advice and help a feature rich program, works very fine now with the Flex1500 WSPR rx running 24*7  474.2 kHz  136kHz and rx/tx 28.124 MHz next goal is to automate switching external bandpass for rx and tx using the XVTR 0-dbm rx/tx ports  2nd mast up aluminium  225kg total , winch 45kg ,antenna 19kg  rotator G-2800DXC 7kg  tube 7kg  just fits in the top section with minor adaptions My Steppir finally up. All together setting up this mast was a challenge  not a turn key project what i thought it to be but a learning process.   019-12-26 00:42  AA1A  0.475674  -28  0  FN42pb  5  PA0O

WSPR 80m/160m with short Beverage

Recently neighbor farmer was so nice to came by and said Der komen gain kauwen meer op 'tland  kanst dien droaden neer hangn zoalst wilst. Meaning  the cattle will stay in for the winter and i can span my wires as i like . I had doubts about the East Beverage not being effective for VK / JA Now with a  short about 100m wire in N-E direction results are far better to JA / VK JA5NVN is regular decoded it was rarely never? seen on the 350m  east Beverage. A longwire should be 2 or more wave's long to be effective? But  also at 1.908 USB dial  i see many JA FT8  decoding's in evening time before JA SR. This evening again good grayline at 80m WSPR TimestampCallMHzSNRDriftGridPwrReporterRGridkmaz 2019-12-12 17:30  VK7DIK  3.570141  -22  0  QE38cu  5  PA0O  JO33hg  16733  308  2019-12-12 15:34  VK7DIK  3.570140  -22  0  QE38cu  5  PA0O  JO33hg  16733  308  2019-12-12 17:02  VK7DIK  3.570140  -21  0  QE38cu  5  PA0O  JO33hg  16733  308  2019-12-12 15:46  VK7DIK  3.57014

4 December 144MHz good tropo opening OH

December 4 very good SM OZ OH  signals all afternoon evening at 144.174 The Dual PA 144-XPOL-18-5a  2x 9ele X yagi 5m boom was for a test in the mast. Far better f/b and good signals / reception needs a glasfiber spar in the rotor for the vertical part Compared to my light diy homemade 7el 5el 2m/4m combi.  Had to remove HF and 23cm dish/x-verter because of the glasfiber pole. Could switch H/V from down in the shack. I tested this antenna for the VRZA QSO party Used the club call sign PI4GN A vertical polarized beam of this size was never used before here. Got it working just in time it was already in the dark when the antenna work was ready. But cool east wind blowing all day had to wait to Sunday morning to raise the mast at 22m a.g. In the dark it was too risky wires got struck in the trees and jammed te mast to move. Also the weight  balance was changed  the top load was too low had to place an extra weight. Als always this takes more time then foreseen ..  20 local


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