September 24, 2009

Transatlantic Experiment

During the Persieds shower my antenna was pointing to Newfoundland the entire time listening for VO1/DM8MM. Although several times the computer decoded letters and letter groups from callsigns i wasn't able to find anything that I can confidently say was a real burst :-(

I look forward to hearing the full story from Fred but meanwhile I would like to express my sincere thanks for his enormous effort to travel to Canada and set up the station.

Fred posted this video on YouTube recently

Posted by Tim at 08:36 PM

September 13, 2009

G-OY Tropo Ducting

The take-off to the North from IO70jc is quite poor with a high granite hill just a few km from here. I saw OY4TN working EI on tropo and thought I'll try beaming that way just to maybe get some pings, I didn't hear any any but asked him for a sked on KST chat. I called for a minute and was amazed when he came straight back to me.

14:45 144.300MHz OY4TN 519 519 IP62nb 1335km CW Tropo

Hmm....can't get the thumbnail to work but one click above shows a map of the path, just neatly skimming between the coasts for a near perfect sea path from IO70jc to IP62nb

I am sure this will be one of the most memorable QSO's ever from this location, completely unexpected.

A nice new DXCC #56 from here.

Posted by Tim at 07:57 PM | Comments (0)