August 05, 2007

More Atlantic tropo dx and G4LOH-D44TD meteor scatter

The duct that supported the QSO to D4 yesterday had this morning drifted North and produced some strong signals from EA8 this morning in the contest:

The log was as follows:

07:54 EA8ACW/P IL28EC 59 033 59 043 CW TR 2599
07:55 EA8BWY/P IL18UM 59 034 59 047 CW TR 2575
07:58 EA8BFK IL38BO 55 037 57 018 SSB TR 2499
07:58 EB8AYA IL18RI 59 036 59 051 SSB TR 2600
08:01 EE1URO IN62GE 59 040 59 053 SSB TR 897
08:01 EA8BPX IL18SK 55 039 57 047 SSB TR 2589
08:01 EA8TJ IL18RI 55 038 59 034 SSB TR 2600
08:08 EA1AEN/P IN51PW 59 041 59 025 SSB TR 947
08:14 EA1CFA IN53UH 59 042 57 SSB TR 791
08:50 F6KHM IN78RJ 59 043 59 047 SSB TR 196
09:44 CT1ANO IN51RE 59 044 59 057 SSB TR 1024
09:50 CT2IUM IN60CG 52 045 52 052 SSB TR 1305
11:43 EA2BFM/P IN83FE 59 046 59 205 SSB TR 779

Last night I was also able to work T77NC on tropo to make 3 new DXCC on the day C3, D4 and T7 !!!

After a wet afternoon the weather improved. D44TD reported that they could hear EA7 stations. We tried some more meteor scatter tests:

[19:52:12] Tim says: rr 290 then full 1 minutes is OK also
[19:52:29] Tim says: 144290.7
[19:53:31] Tim says: 144290.700 da da da now. see in waterfall??
[19:58:09] Frank @ D44TD says: YESS! a burst
[19:58:15] Tim says: :))
[19:58:28] Frank @ D44TD says: wow! that's cool :-9
[19:58:33] Tim says: would it be enough for FSK441 decode?
[19:58:51] Frank @ D44TD says: yes, it was almost 1 sec
[19:59:01] Tim says: da da da
[19:59:09] Tim says: wow!!
[19:59:30] Frank @ D44TD says: I have monitor on.
[20:00:59] Frank @ D44TD says: It was excatly on the audio freq 700Hz. JT spec center 1270 minus abt 500-600 with doppler
[20:01:43] Tim says: ok i am tx exactly 144290.700 by GPS reference
[20:11:43] Frank @ D44TD says: WOW! AMAZING!
[20:11:51] Tim says: another?
[20:11:52] Frank @ D44TD says: the next one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
[20:12:01] Tim says: what u hear?
[20:12:01] Frank @ D44TD says: a few seconds
[20:12:06] Tim says: how sound?
[20:12:14] Frank @ D44TD says: weak, but CW
[20:13:02] Frank @ D44TD says: 2011 UTC

I have a .wav file to put here but it's too big for Moveable Type blogger so it'll have to wait 'til I figure it out!

[20:14:00] Frank @ D44TD says: and see the trace.
[20:14:12] Frank @ D44TD says: we can do it later
[20:14:31] Frank @ D44TD says: speclab should do it
[20:14:43] Frank @ D44TD says: yes, I think so.
[20:14:55] Frank @ D44TD says: when was the 1st burst?
[20:15:11] Tim says: 1957
[20:23:07] Frank @ D44TD says: the 1st burst is much shorter. what was the time of the 1st?
[20:23:17] Tim says: 19:57
[20:23:51] Tim says: that long one may be an aircraft
[20:29:00] Tim says: meteors should be much better in early moring....this is the worst time!!
[20:48:39] Frank @ D44TD says: I will send the file fromhome.
[20:48:50] Tim says: OK many thanks enjoy dinner
[20:48:57] Tim says: gn
[20:48:58] Frank @ D44TD says: tnx gn

Two good bursts received in under an hour, not at peak time or peak shower over 4040km! amazing.

It is also worth noting that our antenna's are not ideal for MS since mine are stacked vertically and two antenna's side by side at D44TD.

Posted by Tim at August 5, 2007 02:30 PM
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