Tower 1

Tower 1
Tower 1: Main tower supporting 50MHz 6M2WLC yagi, 14MHz 5 element yagi and 75m full wave loop.
Please note that all times are in UTC. As such comments relate to the next morning/day AEST unless otherwise stated.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

50.200 was a wash with signals this morning during the normal 50MHz MS sked period... a great level of activity, that unfortunately did not producing too many Qs.

Worked were:
Frank VK7DX @ 2017z (RS52) 1719km
David VK3AUU @ 2020z (RS52) 1374km

Whilst normally I just provide an update about the condx experienced on 50MHz MS, I'm taking a moment today to raise my concern relating to some of the 'team'. It's now very obvious that some of them have started pursuits which may be distracting them, and in turn placing their own safety at risk....

Frank VK7DX planking on his tower!
Saturday was not a great morning for 50MHz MS activity. Whilst a few stations were heard, few were worked.

Worked were:
David VK3AUU @ 2058z (RS51) 1374km
David VK3AUU @ 2116z (RS52) 1374km

Friday, May 27, 2011

Catching up... just posting last Sunday morning's 50MHz MS contacts!

Worked were:
David VK3AUU @ 2125 (RS51) 1373km
Frank VK7DX @ 2128 (RS51) 1719km
Peter VK5PJ @ 2132 (RS55) 1547km

Saturday, May 21, 2011

A quiet morning in terms of local signal impact om 50MHz MS today, but what also started out slowly ended in a crescendo with some good Qs completed!

Worked were:
Glen VK7AB @ 2017 (RS52) 1795km
Frank VK7DX @ 2017 (RS57) 1719km
David VK3AUU @ 2018 (RS53) 1373km
Norm VK3DUT @ 2118 (RS52)
Norm VK3DUT @ 2122 (RS58)
Peter VK5PJ @ 2132 (RS59) 1546km
Brad VK2QO @ 2140 (RS54) 826km
Frank VK7DX @ 2142 (RS52) 1719km
Phil VK2FIL @ 2149 (RS52) 795km

Friday, May 13, 2011

Activity this morning on 50MHz MS was poor. Although the occasional burn was reported few contacts resulted. Against all reports I've decided to also add distances to provide some references to the path lengths.

Worked was:

Frank VK7DX @ 2036z (RS52) 1719km

Heard was:
Brad VK2QO @ 2045z (RS51) 826km

I just realised that I hadn't posted the results from last Sunday. It was definitely more successful.

Worked were:
Brad VK2QO @ 2044z (RS51) 826km
Brad VK2QO @ 2100z (RS53) 826km
Glen VK7AB @ 2101z (RS51) 1795km
Frank VK7DX @ 2102z (RS52) 1719km
Brian VK4EK @ 2105z (RS55) 676km
David VK3AUU @ 2110z ((RS55) 1373km
Peter VK5PJ @ 2130z (RS54) 1546km

Saturday, May 7, 2011

This morning 50MHz MS activity stepped up a gear, and with more activity from SE VK4 and the resulting QRM impacting effective MS operations, the simple solution was to spread out.... something that on HF and during TEP and F2 openings you do naturally, but we hadn't used that thinking on MS.

I moved to 50.180, announced I was calling there on the chat pages and it proved immediately successful.

Worked were:
Frank VK7DX @ 2049 (RS51)
Frank VK7DX @ 2045 (RS52)
Frank VK7DX @ 2106 (RS51)
Frank VK7DX @ 2108 (RS57)
Brian VK4EK @  2112 (RS51)
Norm VK3DUT @ 2128 (RS53)

Heard was:
Brad VK2QO

In future when the QRM exists, I'll announce my QRG on the various chat pages and call there.