Sunday, September 19, 2021

6m FT8 on an ordinary day in September


Don't have much time to play with the radio hobby these days. But find a free hour today. Decided to give CQ on FT8 with about 70W in all directions on 6m. Antenna is the YU7EF 5 el. 6m/ 5 el. 4m duoband beam on 15mh. Didn't receive any signal. Although others did receive me...

I decided to do the same on 10m later on. Received quite stable signals from V51MA (Namibia). And he received me as well.

On 10m I used 100W into the 4 elem. LFA on 13mh

Just to show there is always some sort of propagation even on a deserted band...

As a matter of fact, just a few moments later I made a QSO with ZS6AF (RSA)... His signal boosted by the greyline was -4dB at the moment we were in QSO.


  1. Why is your radio-time cut short recently Bas?? Hope everything’s okay.

    Regards, Tom, M7MCQ.

    1. Hello Tom, it is all about priorities. I see other thing/chores as bigger priorities at this moment. We have a quite large garden which we get ready for the winter and our future. We don't want to spend too much time in the garden for work but just enjoy it. It was the other way around the last couple of years. But work is almost done and I hope to have more time for the hobby from now on. 73, Bas


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