Monday, 6 October 2014

Some CQ, some DX...

Had a day off work today and managed to do some radio in the morning. Wandering over the bands discovered the propagation was real good on the high bands. I answered a call from JA2FTR and he reported a 5/7. Not bad, although he was using a 7 element yagi. I was confident enough now to call CQ on 12m and after some russian stations responding I heard a very weak reply from a station with "4" in the call. Had to ask him 2 times before I got the call, it was Markus 5Z4/DJ4EL from Lamu Isl. (AF-040) in Kenya. Wow, not a ATNO but a first time on 12m and he came back on my CQ. 

I had to do some other things and went to WSPR 10m with 1W. Worldwide results today...The map shows TX and RX. I was received by 39 different stations, best DX was ZL1RS (17750km).



I still hope for a spot from T5/T61AA, he seems to be active on 40m at night. But when you look at what he receives it is not much. I guess he has too much interference nearby.

8 comments:

  1. Good evening Bas, a very nice day off includes some radio time not always does this happen but when it does it's great. Very nice contact into Kenya and seems like the bands were in great shape while I was at work…..:))
    Mike

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    1. Your time will come Mike. I'm not always this lucky. 73, Bas

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  2. Hallo Bas, dat is een mooie. Met JT65? dat zijn de leuke dingen. Op 12 meter is het een stuk rustiger en vaak leuke DX te horen. 73 Paul

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    1. Nee Paul, dit was op SSB. Het ging erg moeilijk, kon hem net verstaan terwijl ik daar 5/5 was. Het bewijst maar weer eens dat propagatie niet altijd 2 kanten op gaat. 12m is een leuke band maar ook erg rustig. Je moet er gewoon CQ gaan roepen als er condities zijn. Dan heb je het meeste kans. 73, Bas

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  3. Hallo Bas, geweldig man, dat is nou leuke DX en ook al is het stil, CQ roepen heeft vaak wel zin. De condities waren goed zo te zien aan je WSPR resultaten, maar Kenya hoor je ook niet elke dag. 73 Hans, PE1BVQ.

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    1. Hallo Hans, ik heb Kenya eerder gewerkt maar nog niet op 12m. WSPR ging ook erg goed, en dan zat ik nog maar gewoon met de vertical. 73, Bas

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  4. very nice result! Its surprising just how good a CQ call is. Well done. 73 Simon

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    1. Indeed Simon, especially when you call CQ on 12m. I think a lot of people just listening there and forget to call CQ missing nice DX. 73, Bas

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Thanks for your comment. Bedankt voor je reactie. 73, Bas