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Will be on site from about 10am UTC and look forward to working you all!
Noel - G8GTZ
It must have been stable overnight as it's very foggy here this morning, a good sign!
GB3VHF 2m beacon is above normal too from home.
Should be up and running around 10am local - IO94LI 360mAsl
Finally managed to work Rob with a few dB spare, and Noel and Arthur G4CPE off the side/back of the beam at the same time.
Having been vanquished I set up back home and got the beam on my pump-up mast and just managed to work Rob on 125kS, also Noel on a marginal path.
Some issue with my RX setup still to be resolved, although my new 3-way switching system seemed to be a great help allowing quick band-viewer access.
As ever, some success but more to do......
A shame you had to move but that's how it goes sometimes.
I didn't have one visitor all day, although it was a miserable day for being on the moors here!
Looking forward to the next 70cm day
Worked 2 NL stations at abt 30km: PA0BOJ and PE5PVB.
Worked 1 ON station at abt 60km: ON7MOR
Worked 1 DL station at 100km: DL/PE1ITR.
Due to surrounding buildings NW N NE rest of NL stations were out of reach, but many gave it a try, well appreciated !
Was fun, thanks !
When the /P stations had gone home I was about to close down when a signal appeared on band viewer which decoded has F4NAS
My first pics from France. JN09ER 252.5km
73 Arthur G4CPE
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Best DX 2022-11-13 UTC DL/PE1ITR JO30DQ <> M0DTS/P IO94LI 643 km. At some point I saw Rob's 333k 17w output signal! Quality was good and we were able to exchange images of the station and its surroundings.
I am very happy with this result.
We were lucky with the conditions and the tropo propagation was good. My impression was that there was a duct at 500 ~ 600 meters altitude, so that the propagation between M0DTS/P and me was very good. Interestingly, I couldn't see any signals from G8GTZ and G4XAT. My location was at 560m altitude. I think Rob's location was 450m. This was an ideal situation. A friend of mine is doing another analysis of the geographic tropo refraction at different altitudes which I will post later this week. Let's see if that provides more information.
Attached is a photo of my location. Direction IO94 is an extension of the road.
The next activity contest is December 10/11. My plan is then to be qrv at 70cm qrv on December 11, 2022 as ON/PE1ITR somewhere from the square JO10.
73 Rob PE1ITR
Absolutely no sign of any EU stations on band viewer, it was definitely a sea path tropo
Rob M0DTS was a good signal for most of the day and it was good to work Malcolm G0UHY, Gareth G4XAT before he was evicted and also to access GB3SQ - I did see and hear Arthur G4CPE but we somehow didn't work each other.
70cms really is good fun and goes really well from a moderate site - maybe we should do it all again on December 10th / 11th
Great to see https://dxspot.batc.org.uk/ get so much use - my one picture shows Rob at 15dB MER.
Noel - G8GTZ