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.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Great TEP opening on 50MHz this afternoon.

Many JA signals over RS59. 37 JAs logged here between 0700z and 07343, but the best surprise was working Li BA4SI @ 0725z RS57 both ways.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Been a while since I participated in the morning 50MHz MS activity, but today had a chance to operate without the recent QRM.

Worked were:
Glenn VK7AB @ 2017z
Brad VK2QO @ 2025z

Heard was:
Frank VK7DX @ 2100

Yesterday the day was spent dropping and sawing up a gum tree that had grown up into the 20m yagi (resulting in a bent reflector). Antenna now in the clear.



And now there's no excuse for the antennas being out of alignment.... next job!!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Nothing worked at all on 50MHz MS this weekend. Some good signals received and reported. No completes achieved.

It's not that condx were poor, merely down on normal. However the reemergence of activity from QG63 in this time slot precludes too much activity from QG62.

Whilst MS has been less than pleasurable, the condx on TEP and potential F2 paths gives hope for some more interesting paths to be exploited. The reception of E2 48.250 video signals here in QG62lp from the Middle East last night was exciting... they were weak but they were there!

Currently as I type I have Remi FK8CP on 50.110 CW RST419 on a backscatter path with my yagi at 90 degrees - but with regular MS enhancement lifting his signal to RST519/529 for short bursts.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Things started slow on 50MHz MS this morning, but improved.

Completed contacts:
Peter VK5PJ @ 2044z (RS51)
John VK5PO @ 2044z (RS52)
Peter VK5PJ @ 2045z (RS59)