July 11, 2015

Experimenting on 70cm

As my 10th ever QSO on 70cm, it may be a while until I better this one:

9/7/2015 19:16 D44TS 419 419 HK77ke 4070km 432.201MHz CW

I think this may be a new Region 1 Tropo DX record.

D4C/B and D44TS were 59 at the time on 144MHz and were for hours again.

Amazing DX, the big question is:

How much further South does this duct work?

A video of the 70cm beacon reception is here:
https://youtu.be/LApzLuabZXk

Posted by Tim at 04:21 PM | Comments (2)

July 01, 2015

D4 Tropo 29th June 2015

Uploaded a couple of youtube videos of todays opening, can't remeber how to add links in this blogger though...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-uby3mbKZ8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfNYixRUb64

Log as posted on MMMon VHF

G4LOH, Tim - IO70JC
Rig:
80W / 9ele M2 at 25m agl, 150m asl.
ODX:
D44TS 4070km
Log:
09:00 D4C/B HK76mu 559 4091km
11:03 D44TS HK77ke 539 519 4070km New square ;-)
11:05 D44TS HK77ke 52 54 ssb
11:14 EA8TJ IL18rj 59 59 2600km
11:35 EA8CSB IL18tl 59 59 2600km
11:46 D44TS HK77ke 559 529
12:38 EA8DBM 599 599
13:38 EA8CTK IL18ni 59 59 2600km
14:37 D4C/B HK76mu 599
15:00 CS3BTM/B IM12or 599
15:33 D44TS HK77ke 559 559 50W/10ele
15:36 D44TS HK77ke 53 53
20:50 EB8BRZ IL28ha 59 59
19:22 D44TS 529 519


Fantastic tropo opening, D4C/B was 599 (and even louder) most of the day and into the evening, also ED8ZAA/B, CS3BTM/B. Very pleased to work D44TS for a new square.

Posted by Tim at 09:09 PM | Comments (1)