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the JA 50Mhz cluster has moved to http://www.big.or.jp/~ham/pubhtml/dxcl50.html this most useful dx logging site shifted without announcement 24/10/99 and was lost to myself and many others
rick p29kfs <p29kfs@daltron.com.pg>
- Sunday, October 31, 1999 at 14:29:36 (GMT)


Disappointment causing loads of type-errors
Peter, PA1SIX
- Sunday, October 31, 1999 at 13:34:51 (GMT)
Re PA4PA> Ray try "http://www.softcom.net/users/kd6dks/quad.html" for a simple disign. If you need an optimezed design, I have one for a 3 el and one for a 4 el quad (by Peter, VST). Email me if you need these disigns. This morning best MUF around 0730 UTC with Russian FM up till 43 MHz, later, waek scatter on R1. Ergo, a bit dissapointed.
Peter, PA1SIX <Peter@etacom.nl>
- Sunday, October 31, 1999 at 13:32:38 (GMT)
The OH Cluster is back online. Does anyone have software to calculate Quads with specifications like gain, FB etc... 73 Ray
Ray, PA4PA <pa4pa@qsl.net>
- Sunday, October 31, 1999 at 12:00:29 (GMT)
This morning QSO Country #110 VK4FNQ QG39 41/51 0917z I heard also CW VK4ALW - Very happy - 73 de
Eric F5JKK <F5jkk@aol.com>
- Sunday, October 31, 1999 at 09:36:49 (GMT)
Peter,OH cluster is down since ytd morning.
Ger PE1CZG <gerh@dds.nl>
- Sunday, October 31, 1999 at 08:49:41 (GMT)
Is it just me having trouble opening OH Cluster page? de Peter
Peter VK4APG <pjgarden@gil.com.au>
- Sunday, October 31, 1999 at 08:38:15 (GMT)
Thank you to all who responded to my request for info on locator distances, you have been of great help to me, cheers graham VK6RO/VK6SIX
Graham VK6RO/VK6SIX <vk6ro@yahoo.com>
- Sunday, October 31, 1999 at 04:22:12 (GMT)
First NA - J79AND and First Pacific - YJ0DX - this evening 2121 and 2122. YJ0DX holding into area for quite awhile. I will be in states from Nov. 2 to Dec. 15. Maybe there will be some DX left when I get back. 73s, Larry
Larry, TZ6VV <tz6vv@hotmail.com>
- Saturday, October 30, 1999 at 22:51:25 (BST)
Continued high latitude E-W path reduction. Look for possible SKEW (always towards the equatorial region) path peak Eu-NA ~ 17-19 UTC. Gud DX & 73
Bob, WA1OUB
- Saturday, October 30, 1999 at 15:55:45 (BST)
At the moment ZS6TWB beacon is in here..JO21...519. What's to come today..?? Keep listening..Paul
Paul ON9BGP <marjolein@online.be>
- Saturday, October 30, 1999 at 14:53:19 (BST)
to Joe, GJ0... re: the FM Stn. We in NA are also plagued with lots of FM, some AM, some LSB and even CB-ers! A lot of it seems to be out of SA and some out of southern US. (not to say there aren't VE's that partake in this sort of activity-I just don't hear it from my QTH on 28.885). The bottom (Cw) edge of 10m is a near write-off some days, with free-banders choking from 28.0-28.3 almost plug full. Get on and make some noise. I sometimes say a few words with the beam aimed at the loudest signal and the Amplifier glowing red hot, ESPECIALLY if I hear it on '885 Joe! Gotta protect what is 'ours'. 7 3 and CU soon on 885. Mike ve9aa
ve9aa-Mike <ve9aa@nbnet.nb.ca>
- Saturday, October 30, 1999 at 12:53:58 (BST)
S. Eu/ Africa Alert: The SKEW PATH in your direction is now increasing! Yesterday it peaked ~ 1815Z. Please look to USA at bearings South of direct. GL & 73
Bob, WA1OUB <b_mobile@conknet.com>
- Friday, October 29, 1999 at 18:05:44 (BST)
EY8CQ look VK way tomorrow evening Tnx. Also 28.885,
VK3OT
- Friday, October 29, 1999 at 16:29:54 (BST)
35 video offsets logged tonight btween 1100z and 1500z around 49.740/750/760 with beam towards South Asia/Middle East some very lud and one very dirty and warble above 750 around 752. It is slowly moving towards EU from the South east (thats 2500 kM south of Darwin.
Steve VK3OT
- Friday, October 29, 1999 at 16:27:42 (BST)
Mike J87AB heard EA8 yesterday more then 4 hours up to 599! Worked EH8BYR and J68CBA (new DXCC)
Chris PA5AA <zzz@xs4all.nl>
- Friday, October 29, 1999 at 15:07:08 (BST)
We have daily contact LU->Japan around 00:00z.
Alberto,LU2EG <lu2eg@usa.net>
- Friday, October 29, 1999 at 13:28:30 (BST)
hallo vk! DF 0eg are looking for vk/zl on 21190,24940,28.490 on weekends from 9 to 14 utc for dx. looking on 28885 and 50110 mhz only Swl and 6m Swl . no Licence on hf and 6m in dl dg6mfq/vk3tsk
horst <hkleinsch@01019freenet.de>
- Friday, October 29, 1999 at 11:30:24 (BST)
Listening on 28.885 this morning heard a female voice on FM, probably a UA0. Looks like we're going to have to keep that frequency busy to persuade others to QSY.
Joe GJ0NYG
- Friday, October 29, 1999 at 11:12:59 (BST)
Hi all, Let the DX begin - I'll be away from my radio for the next week or so. Lots of VK-GU openings no doubt! 73 and have fun whilst I'm away
Mike GU6AJE <gu6aje.weyr@guernsey.net>
- Friday, October 29, 1999 at 10:00:24 (BST)
Hello europe and middle east, i am looking your way today friday and on the weekend. we have 49mhz TV at the moment, probably asia, see you this weekend on six from Perth,OF77XX, we are 1845 km SOUTH of VK6JQ, so move the beam way down towards us in the deep south of VK6 in the Capital city with a population of about 6 six metre dxers, there is probably 7? or 8? six metre dxers in all of VK6, and Bill VK6JQ is one of them, cheers Graham VK6RO/VK6SIX
Graham VK6RO <vk6ro@yahoo.com>
- Friday, October 29, 1999 at 08:11:26 (BST)
Looks like F2 today is going to be like a few day ago, much better than yesterday. High MUF allready south of JA.
Peter, PA1SIX
- Friday, October 29, 1999 at 07:43:59 (BST)
Shortest opening ever, J79AND in for 15 seconds yesterday afternoon, by the time i got out of my sofa he was gone..
Johan,ON4ANT <ON4ANT@hotmail.com>
- Friday, October 29, 1999 at 07:32:51 (BST)
TV carrier freqs and IDs: my list now contains 54 E2, 91 R1, and 8 E3 frequencies, received in the Johannesburg area since Feb '99. Some with IDs.
Ian ZS6BTE <itr@nanoteq.co.za>
- Friday, October 29, 1999 at 07:08:46 (BST)
Worked VK6JQ at 09.16Z today for the first really long haul DX this cycle. It was not an entire F2 path though, because the path was enhanced by Sporadic E at this end. But it is a beginning!!
Willem PA0HIP <wmorsink@casema.net>
- Friday, October 29, 1999 at 03:11:52 (BST)
6m expedtion to Nauru. ========================================================== Please send all donations for the C21JH \ C21/VK2QF Six metre expedition to: JACK HADEN P.O. BOX 299 RYDE N.S.W. 1680 AUSTRALIA. ========================================================== Your support will be listed at the official expedition website: http://winsoft.net.au/~vk2qf/expo.htm Thanks in advance Jack VK2GJH\C21JH. ==========================================================
Neville VK2QF UKSMG 1809. <vk2qf@winsoft.net.au>
- Friday, October 29, 1999 at 01:11:32 (BST)
More SKEW path propagation into Southern Europe again today. A very near contact with CT1EEB @ 1846 UTC requiring only my hearing his 519 report for completion. Unfortunately, at least 45 minutes went by before we could effectively get out the warnings. Please check the Cybercomm 50 MHz Prop Logger and the VHF QSO page to keep up with real-time reports. Here in the states we are very lucky to have the beautiful European TV "IONOSONDES" to warn US- Next, we have to warn you: IN TIME! Best Regards & Gud 6m DX...
Bob, WA1OUB <b_mobile@conknet.com>
- Friday, October 29, 1999 at 00:47:50 (BST)
Hi to everyone...today morning at 09:45z I've worked VR2XMT Charlie from OL72...he worked also IK5YJY IZ5EME and IK0NOJ. He was initially 57 here but minute by minute was fading away, and after 35 min. (at 10:20z) nothing was here. In the same time VK6JQ at ON and DL, and at about 10:00z VK4FNQ in JN64, but nothing here in JN62FB... That's all for.....73 de
Alex IW0GPN <iw0gpn@amsat.org>
- Thursday, October 28, 1999 at 21:50:04 (BST)
FYI. VK4FNQ reported working several EU stations over the Pacific Rim Clsuter last evening, not posted here. ZL2TPY asking for long path liasion with Europe also over Pacific Rim. USA posting on their cluster but hardly any VKs go there so everyone is passing everyone like ships in the night, Misinformation galore in a world of technology. 73
Steve VK3OT <VK3SIX@hotmail.com>
- Thursday, October 28, 1999 at 21:21:34 (BST)
DXpedition to Sao Tome & Principe (S92) 23 Nov - 1 Dec: We will be departing for S92 on 22 Nov with arrival on 23 Nov. We hope to be operational by 24 Nov under the callsign S92DX or S92CW. Our VISAs have been granted, airline and hotel reservations made, we are waiting for the licensing to arrive in the mail. We have received verbal confirmation from the PTT that our licenses have been granted and will be mailed. We will be active on 50 MHz with a 5 element yagi and IC706 running 100 watts. We will operate in the contest on 28 MHz using an A3S Cushcraft and second IC706. Departure will be on 2 Dec so we expect to tear down the station on 1 Dec. Operators will be myself and Markus DL5OBZ. Hope to work you on the magic band fromS92. 73's Matt De La Hunt, DA1MH/KA0KKO DA1MH/KA0KKO
DA1MH <da1mh@compuserve.com>
- Thursday, October 28, 1999 at 18:15:36 (BST)
Yesterday Mike J87AB worked almost into EU: KP4ERT, J79AND, CT3FT Porto Santo 59!, EA8SIX/B was RS 40 and EH8BPX.
Chris PA5AA <zzz@xs4all.nl>
- Thursday, October 28, 1999 at 17:33:55 (BST)
Off to Barbados tomorrow and visiting Jimmy in St Lucia on Sunday - so work u from J6? Chris
Chris, G3WOS <g3wos(at)uksmg.org>
- Thursday, October 28, 1999 at 17:01:00 (BST)
Those in need for HI on 6m might be interested in this:HI8ROX is back on monitoring 6m, he has a pager (private) and can be beeped up via the internet IF band opens up. He's around today and tomorrow until 16.00 gmt. I promised him i would beep him if band opens up.. 73 Johan
Johan,ON4ANT <ON4ANT@hotmail.com>
- Thursday, October 28, 1999 at 14:16:19 (BST)
Well heard VK6JQ this morning @ 9.15-9.25Z with 579 wkng PA0 and ON4. After that nil while he was still wkng EU. He was the strongest from direct QTF abt. 78-80 degrees. Video was VeRY loud during the 10 minutes I heard him. Something else. Can anyone provide a secure answer on this. What is the first day for 9A and S5 to count for DXCC. If I take a look on several first-lists on the web they all say June 16th 1991 but when I go to the DXCC listnotes of the ARRL I see June 26th 1991 ??? Anyone ??? 73 for now and good DX. NB J79AND will receive his keyer by airplane this afternoon so no cw yet.
Ray, PA4PA <pa4pa@qsl.net>
- Thursday, October 28, 1999 at 13:53:36 (BST)
Yesterday night LUs worked J79AND (S9++), VP2MCS and JA8TSG at aprox. 00:00z.
Alberto, LU2EG <lu2eg@usa.net>
- Thursday, October 28, 1999 at 13:13:09 (BST)
to UN3G. The band is open (nearly) every morning into your direction now. Russian FM communictions upto 45 MHz + scartter on R1. Same condx as we had last cycle to UL7GCC. Best time 0700 > 1100 UTC. GL.
Peter, PA1SIX
- Thursday, October 28, 1999 at 13:12:03 (BST)
Off to Vanuatu YJ8 in morning for next week. Will be QRV 50.110. Call YJ0DX. QSL to Scott VK4JSR. Alan VK4BKM
VK4BKM <vk4bkm@ozemail.com.au>
- Thursday, October 28, 1999 at 12:42:45 (BST)
Well condx are back. VK6JQ PH12 already in for 40 minutes peaking 599, guess the S7 that was on yesterday was real aswell. Heavy video from Russia in at the moment too. 73 de Johan
Johan,ON4ANT <ON4ANT@hotmail.com>
- Thursday, October 28, 1999 at 10:44:23 (BST)
This morning at 0750z had S6 video on 46.232, qtf 90 degrees. Unfortunately I do not have this frequency on any of my lists. Was this from VK? I have VK TV listed at 46.250 and higher. At approximately the same time SM3EQY worked VK6JQ. Many thanks. 73s
Roy, GM0EFT <gm0eft@asylum54.freeserve.co.uk>
- Thursday, October 28, 1999 at 10:09:21 (BST)
Quite now (0754 UTC) I worked first F2-propagation QSO this solar cycle, VK6JQ PH12>JP81 44 53 73 de SM3EQY
Hakan SM3EQY <sm3eqy@algonet.se>
- Thursday, October 28, 1999 at 09:37:21 (BST)
TZ6VV: People just wouldn't be quiet on .135 so Larry said "QRT". Of course what he actually did was QSY to .155 in the hope of losing some of the single brain cell folks. Seems it worked as he had many more QSOs on 155!! 73
Peter G8BCG/P <g8bcg@qsl.net>
- Thursday, October 28, 1999 at 08:13:26 (BST)
Please QSP to 5X1T to look for JA on 50.110 CW/SSB at 0800-1000z this Friday (October 29) as his possible last 6m chance... 73 de Hatsou JA1VOK
Arne SM7AED <sm7aed@algonet.se>
- Thursday, October 28, 1999 at 06:55:37 (BST)
Graham - The distance from OF77 to PH12 is 1845 Km. This is from Perth to Broome and Bill VK6JQ I gather!
Don VK6HK <patndon@cygnus.uwa.edu.au>
- Thursday, October 28, 1999 at 02:42:00 (BST)
Hello to all, has anybody got a program that works out the distance between two grid locators??. if so would you be kind enough to tell me what is the distance between OF77 and PH12, i would really like to know, thanks in advance and see you very soon on six, Graham VK6RO in Sunny OF77XX.
Graham VK6RO/VK6SIX <vk6ro@yahoo.com>
- Thursday, October 28, 1999 at 00:50:23 (BST)
Worked J79AND at 17.47z,e's to EH at the time. Tnx Dick 4 new one. Here's to Jimmy tommorow! 73 Sixers
Kerry G0LCS <g0lcs@qsl.net>
- Wednesday, October 27, 1999 at 23:40:55 (BST)
TZ6VV: Just a heartfelt word of thanks to all those who succeeded in getting TZ6VV to QRT this evening. What a wonderful display of operating practice, especially from several of those who should know better. Oh well, tomorrow is another day. 73, Pete
Pete Halpin PE1MHO <petehalp@xs4all.nl>
- Wednesday, October 27, 1999 at 22:00:26 (BST)
J79AND: Just be patient. Amazing signal from him today. Much stronger than KP4EIT. He worked south DL but stations 200km north no copy. His keyer is on the way, straight key now. You can QRQ to him. Will stay until 3 November. He heard EU video today for hours with 20 to 30 over 9 but no amateurs until EU evening time. Goog luck
Tom DL7AV <dl7av@online.de>
- Wednesday, October 27, 1999 at 20:14:46 (BST)
OK, giving it all up I think - missed everything this week. Latest is: walk in the door from the train from London: US voice 117 55 - look at cluster J79! - amp on - turn beam 120 from 270 - s9 noise all over band - GONE! Still s9 noise all over the band - opened a bottle... Chris
Chris, G3WOS
- Wednesday, October 27, 1999 at 19:50:45 (BST)
J87AB phoned at 18.00utc and informed abt. opening into EU. Mike is now QRV 50Mhz beaming EU GL/73
Chris pa5aa <zzz@xs4all.nl>
- Wednesday, October 27, 1999 at 19:13:28 (BST)
Just wkd J79AND at 1740hrs he pkd 59 for a few mins in IO91
NORM G3NVO <GNVO@woodtech.demon.co.uk>
- Wednesday, October 27, 1999 at 19:07:26 (BST)
FYI: Mike, J87AB has added a new DXCC to his list: ZF1DC
Chris PA5AA <zzz@xs4all.nl>
- Wednesday, October 27, 1999 at 15:59:56 (BST)
When home for lunchbreak at 1030 UTC plenty of Russian communications in FM above 40 MHz, weak scatter on R1-tv, but no DX
Peter, PA1SIX
- Wednesday, October 27, 1999 at 12:16:30 (BST)
Hello John,G0EVT, Thanks very much for info on CN8TW, things look much more hopeful now! 73, Bill w4TJ
W4TJ Bill <w4tj@intelos.net>
- Wednesday, October 27, 1999 at 12:03:10 (BST)
Peter, V51 bcn is off since 2 months. Maybe it was repaired yesterday evening ?. For J79AND: pse look for us from around 16Z ur QTF 115, we'll be listening due 230 degrees and direct path as well. 73
Jose, EH7KW
- Wednesday, October 27, 1999 at 11:38:39 (BST)
Alan 3C5I arrived with his wife in Amsterdam today. I will meet him at 15.30 local. His hotel is 300 meters away from my qrl. Didn't know DX can be so close by....73,
Peter PA2VST <peterg@condor-post.com>
- Wednesday, October 27, 1999 at 11:34:30 (BST)
Hi all Sixers, yesterday was quiet in PA -land. Spent most of my day with in the shack listening to PC's and noise. Just before bedtime I heard a beacon that sounded like aurora. Very difficult to indentify. Seems V51VHF but QRG didn't match. 50018.5 MHz! Was this a lot of Doppler shift? Anyone else hearing this? Same time 7Q7SIX was in very weak, just above the noiselevel but good to indentify with T9 sigs. Previouse cycle feelings are coming back more and more by seeing all these spots with VK's to HB9 and F. Does someone know if the Buckmaster adress of ON5NT is okay? Sent the QSL for 5X1T to him. 73's and have fun,
Peter PA2VST <peterg@condor-post.com>
- Wednesday, October 27, 1999 at 10:08:24 (BST)
10/27 approx 14:00 50.150 fn64 fn65 in Maine,fn65 /ve9 fn85 /ve1.....10/28 /ve1 fn85,fn95,fn96....10/29-11/11 fn95,fn96,gn05,gn06.....11/11-11/12 fn85,fn75,fn76,fn65,fn64,fn54,ending in fn42.......hope to work some europe this trip i heard ct,eh from gn06 in june but no one heard me.....David
w1cbi <w1cbi@mediaone.net>
- Wednesday, October 27, 1999 at 01:17:35 (BST)
J79AND (k5AND) is on the air from J7...reports working 5x,9u,lu,cx,tr, etc...K6MYC and I should be on the air from J6 thurs,,,,2 meter eme and 6 meter....Jimmy w6JKV
w6jkv <jimmyt@ausven.com>
` - Tuesday, October 26, 1999 at 22:37:01 (BST)
Since I don't see a posting from anyone else, I'll mention that EH7KW worked WA1OUB and WA1T, both in New Hampshire, about 1330utc today. These were BIG signals; real F2, not scatter. Onward and Upward!
Herb, W3BO <w3bo@arrl.net>
- Tuesday, October 26, 1999 at 22:02:09 (BST)
Just in case you have not seen this bouncing round the lists: ----Original Message Follows---- From: "Eric Jamieson" To: "Steve Gregory VK3OT" Subject: Re: 6 meter operations Date: Tue, 26 Oct 1999 17:51:38 +0930 Hi Steve: This message arrived today. You may find it interesting. Good luck. 73 de Eric VK5LP. -----Original Message----- From: K C Selvadurai To: Eric Jamieson VK5LP Date: Monday, 25 October 1999 8:43 Subject: 6 meter operations Hello Eric, Your name & e mail address were given by David 9V1RH .I am Selva 9V1UV and have been HF for some 20 years, not so active though until I retired about 4 years ago. I like to report that I have recd special permission for 6 meter operations, during all the week ends of November as also for the balance week end in October, this month. For SSB I have been given a spot frequency of 50.135 MHz I was able to work VK8MS last Saturday and look forward to working VK's in the days ahead. For information, I will be listening on 50.110 as well as on HF on 28.885 I am hoping that for the months December to Jan 2000 I will get a greater dispensation of facilities from the authorities such as permission to operate every day. I could let you know later. Regards Selva 9V1UV
Peter G8BCG <g8bcg@qsl.net>
- Tuesday, October 26, 1999 at 22:02:08 (BST)
Dick, J79AND, came up on 28.885 at 1900utc today. He has an excellent shot to EU and hopes to work everyone. At 2045, WP4O tells me that an LU has reported working J7 this afternoon. GL to all!! Herb, W3BO
Herb, W3BO <w3bo@arrl.net>
- Tuesday, October 26, 1999 at 21:58:27 (BST)
I rx qsls direct and quickly from both CN8TW and T97V. I included a green stamp. CN8TW = Ali Sekkat, 703 Ave des Fes, Californie, 20150 Casablanca, Morocco. T97V = Vlado Babic, po Box:14, 87000 Vitez, Bosnia & Herzegovina. Good luck
John G0EVT <john@servoflame.co.uk>
- Tuesday, October 26, 1999 at 20:39:12 (BST)
Re: GJ0NYG. I know Joe. However, I closely monitored them simultaniously fow the past 6 weeks and couldn't detect to much difference between them. Up till yesterday when the prediction was some 4 to 5 MHz wrong. The problem of the IPS model is that the 15 MHz mark is just a few Mhz short of what we really need.
Peter, PA1SIX
- Tuesday, October 26, 1999 at 13:27:26 (BST)
Hello friends: I has a problem with the filter unit of my Alinco DX70TH, the problem is "Q504 FMA4", I cut the colector and the problem disapeared (the 160 mts band pass filter always put). Any know what type of transitor is Q504? Is type FMA4? Where can I find it? Any can help me? Thanks in advanced.73
Alberto, LU2EG <lu2eg@usa.net>
- Tuesday, October 26, 1999 at 13:17:45 (BST)
Yesterday evening arrived from Holland. Red carpet everywhere I went. Much hospitality from all amateurs and from the Veron. Met a lot of 6 m. guys, all nuts like me ... so I'm still normal!. Missed some DX. A local friend, new on SIX, EH7AGW, got VK8MS yesterday morning on a probably Es to 5B linked to Nick's F2. Anyway, got a new one yesterday too. A couple of YV via SA scatter. Nick, I've got T97V qsl directly vy fast. 73
Jose, EH7KW
- Tuesday, October 26, 1999 at 12:17:28 (BST)
solar.uleth.ca graphs are PREDICTED not actual, whereas the IPS maps are made from real IONOSONDE data
Joe GJ0NYG <gj0nyg at geocities.com>
- Tuesday, October 26, 1999 at 11:39:13 (BST)
Hello from the Island of Fernando de Noronha: We made today at 01:09z the first ever PYF -> HP3 when i work HP3XUG. Also the first PYF -> TI5 with TI5KD. No pacific until now. Im looking every day specialy to KH6, but no signals. The beacon is running on 50.095. If you hear it please call. I have more 6 days here on the island and hope to work some more Europeans and North America also. Please any QSL ONLY via JA1VOK. 73s Peter.
PYFM <py5cc@matinhos.com>
- Tuesday, October 26, 1999 at 11:02:06 (BST)
First opening in F2: worked at 08.54 VK6JQ, Bill, in PH12, 529 both side. I heard him calling CQ during about 30 minutes. No talkers ! He was the only VK on the band. 73 Georges.
Georges F8OP <f8op@wanadoo.fr>
- Tuesday, October 26, 1999 at 10:25:41 (BST)
To PA1SIX: Hi Peter, try http://www.ips.gov.au/asfc/japan_hf/ion.html and http://www.ips.gov.au/asfc/japan_hf/ , both are most recent. More links at http://www.qsl.net/dk5ya, see sub page 50MHz. 73 de
Udo, DK5YA <ulang@main-echo.net>
- Tuesday, October 26, 1999 at 10:13:17 (BST)
5R8GJ into southern G last night 18.30 - 19.10. Never really got to North London, but would have betted cw would have put a few miles on the sigs. Never mind well done to 5R8GJ and those who worked him. 5X heard later very weak on cw, looks like the only way he will be worked in G and time is tight. Our thanks to him for persevering on this mode. News from the East, Macao has a special callsign for the handover XX9SAR (Special Administrative Region). This looks very hopeful for a continuance(Thanks VR2XMT) 73 Sixers & Sickers judging by the people off work today!
Kerry GOLCS <g0lcs@qsl.net,>
- Tuesday, October 26, 1999 at 09:43:27 (BST)
Re: DK5YA. Udo, what is the source of your information (page)?. I have only used the maps "http://www.ips.gov.au/asfc/current/rworldmap.gif" and "http://solar.uleth.ca/solar/www/fof2.html", but there information is to limited, and the latter of the 2 has been awfully wrong the last few days. m.f.g.
Peter, PA1SIX
- Tuesday, October 26, 1999 at 09:42:45 (BST)
Ahh, at last a new one again (5X1T, yesterday evening). Was about to forget how it felt like. Thanks Peter for transmitting in CW. I know it is not your favourite mode, but CW rules on 6 when it comes to real DX. Would be interested to know your grid.
Enno, PA5EA <cw@dx.nl>
- Tuesday, October 26, 1999 at 08:46:59 (BST)
Okinawa says F0F2 is >19 MHz at 06.00 UT, moving towards southwest. Keep ya fingers crossed...'73 de
Udo, DK5YA <ulang@main-echo.net>
- Tuesday, October 26, 1999 at 08:44:08 (BST)
Look at "http://www.ips.gov.au/asfc/current/rworldmap.gif", the white area, is's a repeat of yesterday. Good luck homestayers !
Peter, PA1SIX
- Tuesday, October 26, 1999 at 08:22:40 (BST)
Well Nick, it's still a long cycle ahead of us, I'd safe my medical problems for next year, hi. Luci, we in 1991 we had a number of days where all six continents could be (and were) worked within one hour, so there's much more fun to come.
Peter, PA1SIX
- Tuesday, October 26, 1999 at 07:58:05 (BST)
Nick,I'v got T97V via buro quite fast. BTW thanks for QSO last Saturday. 73, Rys
Rys SP5EWY <rtym@ippt.gov.pl>
- Tuesday, October 26, 1999 at 07:23:52 (BST)
6M in best way yesterday: hrd in same day VK (very weak, but hrd) and PY. YES, YES, YES. Sun is comming...Also extrime back scatter with max at 13 loc.time QTF 120deg. Best 73
Luci 9A3HZ JN86fj <LUCIJAN.FRANIN@CK.TEL.HR>
- Tuesday, October 26, 1999 at 06:49:23 (BST)
I am getting reports of an epidemic of minor medical complaints today, I hope Dr DX gives you a good report! Now a question:- T97V asks for QSLs via the buro, SixItalia gives his home adr. Has anyone received a card either way? 73
Nick 5B4FL <5B4FL(at)qsl.net>
- Tuesday, October 26, 1999 at 06:45:11 (BST)
Only 9J2BO (559) was in here (JO54) yesterday. And heard OZ2.. and OZ3.. cqing around 110. Greetings Christoph (website www.df9cy.de)
df9cy <cpe@df9cy.de>
- Tuesday, October 26, 1999 at 06:05:11 (BST)
I'm preying for one more F hop, or a multihop E opening to extend the prop....
Scott VK4JSR <scott.watson@clemenger.com.au>
- Tuesday, October 26, 1999 at 02:26:59 (BST)
Bill 6JQ at Broome, NW VK6, reports that he worked 12 European countries on Monday evening, 25th October 1999
Don VK6HK <patndon@cygnus.uwa.edu.au>
- Tuesday, October 26, 1999 at 01:44:34 (BST)
For G3NVO: QSL Manager for TU2OJ IS F5IPW 73
F1PUX <f1pux@ref.tm.fr>
- Monday, October 25, 1999 at 22:30:59 (BST)
Finally a new one. 5R8GJ (LH41) in for 20-30 min. Weak sigs, everyone else heard him better it seems..hi. Weak 51 but wkd. Heard 5X1T for 10 min. in CW.Nothing more tonight. Not much time these days...hear you all...Paul (ON9BGP).
Paul, ON9BGP <marjolein@online.be>
- Monday, October 25, 1999 at 22:11:01 (BST)
Boy o boy...2018Z Just worked 5X1T. EME lookalike sigs. Just came home. Good Peter did his job in CW. Wouldn't have been able to work Peter in SSB. To weak! So watch out for tomorrow. At least one new country this year. What a thrill, 73's
Peter PA2VST <peterg@condor-post.com>
- Monday, October 25, 1999 at 22:10:51 (BST)
Boy what a day, it sure pays off being at home these days. Conditions very spotty, 5R8GJ in for 125 min, max 58. FR5DN in for 30 min 559 max, 9J2BO 599+, 5X1T in 529 at max, that was definitely better elsewhere. Some E-skip aswell into 9H and I. Just some bursts from 9U5D, you can't have it all.. Peter 5X1T is doing a great job, congrats on the devotion to 6 meters...73 go and get them Johan
Johan,ON4ANT <ON4ANT@hotmail.com>
- Monday, October 25, 1999 at 21:45:25 (BST)
Well, another 30 minutes of 5R8GJ on .130 from 1825z here in IO70. Still no QSO. Also hrd 9J2BO 559 and 9U5D 419. Now very quiet. 73 G8BCG/P
Peter G8BCG <g8bcg@qsl.net>
- Monday, October 25, 1999 at 21:26:44 (BST)
Anyone know qsl route for TU2OJ. 73 de Norm
NORM G3NVO <g3nvo@woodtech.demon.co.uk>
- Monday, October 25, 1999 at 20:56:22 (BST)
Anyone know qsl route for TU2OJ. 73 de Norm
NORM G3NVO <g3nvo@woodtech.demon.co.uk>
- Monday, October 25, 1999 at 20:56:18 (BST)
Well Johan if i hear some i will spot it..but following the current spots here in jo22qd i heard ZS6AXT 519 for abt 1 minute!! 5R8GJ 2/1 20 seconds and 9J2BO 419 for abt 20 secs as well....thats it for today after 15.30Z ...
Ray, PA4PA <pa4pa@qsl.net>
- Monday, October 25, 1999 at 20:33:19 (BST)
Either GU is well out of ALL the DX at the moment or something is amiss here. Has anyone else ever had problems with the 5 ele Tonna (beta-match version)? Mine's never tuned up QUITE right, but it does show reasonable directivity etc and gain over a dipole. Any suggestions as to what could be wrong with it? I guess it's too low at 3m, but the tower is a long term dream as yet (shucks). 73 & still hoping ....
Mike GU6AJE <gu6aje.weyr@guernsey.net>
- Monday, October 25, 1999 at 19:36:00 (BST)
I guess some people are afraid of spotting DX. 5R8GJ LH41 peaking 58 now, FR5DN 559, several ZS6 in Hope u can work them, 73... Johan
Johan,ON4ANT <ON4ANT@hotmail.com>
- Monday, October 25, 1999 at 19:35:49 (BST)
looking on 6m for any dx outside europe on 50110
horst
USA - Monday, October 25, 1999 at 17:04:22 (BST)
5R8GJ peaked 52 here at lunchtime on .115. QSYd in a dip of QSB so missed him. TR8CA 529 on .110 couldn't break the pile. Grrrh! Several ZS stns but didn't dupe. Hoping for better things this evening. 73 G8BCG/P 350w to 3ele IO70 Cornwall.
Peter G8BCG <g8bcg@qsl.net>
- Monday, October 25, 1999 at 16:05:00 (BST)
I'm outta 3c land tomorrow night until Nov 16 on vacation. Anyone using 3c5i call in the meantime is a pirate!! Too bad about the dx I'll miss...enjoy it, everyone!
Alan, 3C5I <alan_isaachsen@email.mobil.com>
- Monday, October 25, 1999 at 16:01:09 (BST)
Can anyone help me with a current address for CN8TW? Has anyone ever received a QSL? Thanks Bill W4TJ
Bill W4TJ <w4tj@arrl.net>
- Monday, October 25, 1999 at 15:45:31 (BST)
Okay I agree. I took the day off for tomorrow. Maybe headakes on wednesday.... VK's, BY's and 5X1T watch for me tomorrow! 73 and have fun,
Peter PA2VST <peterg@condor-post.com>
- Monday, October 25, 1999 at 14:47:58 (BST)
http://www.ips.gov.au/asfc/current/rworldmap.gif shows a completely different map. Propagation explained. http://solar.uleth.ca/solar/www/fof2.html is just wrong today.
Peter, PA1SIX
- Monday, October 25, 1999 at 14:25:33 (BST)
Today from 1059z to 1103z ,worked 9H1EL , 9H1CG & SV1DH. Let try tomorrow around the same time again ..please turn your antenna towards this end. Charlie/VR2XMT
Charlie / VR2XMT <vr2xmt@amsat.org>
- Monday, October 25, 1999 at 14:21:44 (BST)
Todays "http://solar.uleth.ca/solar/www/fof2.html" maps don't seem to agree with the propagation that has occurred between EU>VK and EU>AF and NA>EU. Is there so much ES around that these maps fool us ??. I just don't understand it. WA1OUB> do you understand, Bob?
Peter, PA1SIX
- Monday, October 25, 1999 at 14:06:08 (BST)
S. Europe/ N. Africa please watch for a skew S path that peaks ~ 1630 - 1730 UTC for the East Coast of the USA. GL & 73
Bob, WA1OUB <b_mobile@conknet.com>
- Monday, October 25, 1999 at 13:58:03 (BST)
Can anyone help me with a current address for CN8TW? Has anyone ever received a QSL? Thanks
Bill W4TJ <w4tj@intelos.net>
- Monday, October 25, 1999 at 13:40:57 (BST)
Just finished contact with EH7AGW,9H1 can also hear a lot of EU stations calling now on 50.120
VK8MS Mark <allband@octa4.net.au>
- Monday, October 25, 1999 at 12:21:02 (BST)
Anyone sending envelopes to Larry TZ6VV for qsl purposes are reminded that due to the humitity down there it is quite likely that the gum on the envelope will seal the envelope! This happened in my case. Thanks Larry for county 106 on the "magic band". QSL received this morning. 73 David BRS 25429
David BRs 25429 <brs25429@compuserve.com>
- Monday, October 25, 1999 at 12:15:51 (BST)
Hi everyone. Just to say that I have posted the UKSMG Contest Certificates to all the section winners for our Summer Contest 1999 today. Hope you like them! This was my last "duty" as UKSMG Contest Manager and now hand over to Peter G4MJS. I would just like to thank you all who have supported this contest since I took over as Manager in 1995. All your entries, comments and suggestions have been gratefully received and in most cases acted on!! Results of the last contest will be shown in next months issue of Six News.
David BRS 25429 <brs25429@ compuserve.com>
- Monday, October 25, 1999 at 12:08:26 (BST)
Can anyone send me the dimensions for a 3-element 6M wire yagi I could assemble on a frame? Any ideas about constructing any sort of 3-ele yagi? I am inexperienced with 6M and have limited resources to build with but if it is feasible I will put 9K2 on 6M whilst here and see what I can hear. I have an ICOM 706 which will do 100 watts on 6M. I have MS Word and Powerpoint, so I can view drawings made with those programmes. Thank you in advance.
Tim, KC0PA <kc0pa#arrl.net>
- Monday, October 25, 1999 at 12:01:42 (BST)
For the 4U/KC0PA dxpedition in Western Sahara, 1995: QSL address for Tim, KC0PA is now: 207 River Valley Trail Kathleen, GA 31047 USA This information has been updated with the FCC and all QSL lists, such as Buckmaster, should be updating shortly. P.S. KC0PA is currently in 9K2 land as 9K2/KC0PA until January 2000, but it is a bad time of the year for 6M.
Tim, KC0PA <kc0pa#arrl.net>
- Monday, October 25, 1999 at 11:50:45 (BST)
Hi Nick, I'm at home but the usual waterfall on 50110.0 here. Wonder what SP6ASD did over there with VK6, I'm in trouble with stomache since weeks....again nil in JN49. www.qsl.net/dk5ya
Udo, DK5YA <ulang@main-echo.net>
- Monday, October 25, 1999 at 11:30:09 (BST)
Anyone reading this at work today Monday, I think you'd better get severe stomach pains and get home quick...
Nick 5B4FL <5B4FL(at)qsl.net>
- Monday, October 25, 1999 at 11:25:08 (BST)
from Steve VR2XMQ:- Charlie (VR2XMT), was very lucky and worked into SV5, OD, and Italy at the weekend.
Nick 5B4FL <5B4FL(at)qsl.net>
- Monday, October 25, 1999 at 10:59:32 (BST)
Today I have received SIX meters beacon frequency for Lithuania - 50063.00. We expecting to have 5 to 7 W output to 1/4 wave vertical. Any coments or suggestions concerning it will be very welcome. Thanks in advance.
Remi LY2MW <r.vaicius@omnitel.net>
- Monday, October 25, 1999 at 10:33:41 (BST)
Heard 5X1T for 20 seconds last saturday. Stations 80 kilometer east of me worked him. Also while he had the contact with ON9CFB heard him far in the noise. Pitty...Thought we could do it sunday evening while ZS6BTE and ZS6PJS came in strong. Also strong sigs from 9H and IT9. Hope we will have another chance later the week. At least it was an interesting weekend with DX, social meetings in Apeldoorn and an eye-ball contact with EH7KW who had a fine lecture on working DX from his location...Wow....73,
Peter PA2VST <peterg@condor-post.com>
- Monday, October 25, 1999 at 08:46:53 (BST)
Peter, 5X1T. You were heard in SM7 when you worked DL. Next opening please call for Scnadinavia. GL. Arne
Arne SM7AED <sm7aed@algonet.se>
- Monday, October 25, 1999 at 07:11:23 (BST)
QSL ZA/N7BHC via his Home Call.
Nick 5B4FL <5B4FL(at)qsl.net>
- Monday, October 25, 1999 at 05:20:26 (BST)
9M2JKL and 9V1JA worked in Perth on Sunday 24th October between 0800 and 0920 at this QTH. Also heard 9M2TO/B (again) but could not break same even though it sends BK!
Don VK6HK <patndon@cygnus.uwa.edu.au>
- Monday, October 25, 1999 at 01:24:49 (BST)
Hi Sixers, Nothing heard last night in QG62. With P29 at 0840 and very strong Chinese 49.750 we were optimistic. No link up to the northern VK4 and VK8 openings.Got excited when at 1330 Russian (i think) 49.750 rose to s7 and 55.250 appeared on a wnw heading. "Maybe to night?" (My motto) Good dx on six. Peter
VK4APG Peter <pjgarden@gil.com.au>
- Sunday, October 24, 1999 at 22:56:34 (BST)
Sad Sunday, 1st 5B4FL rings up excited because he's worked 3 Chinese stations, then he plays me his rx with VR2XMT cqing very loudly. I hope for 5X agn, but nothing. Around 16.30 we get e's link into EU and not long after ZS6PJS, ZS6WB + Z2 & 7Q are in great but no FR,5R & no 5X. Must have caught them out! ZA/N7BHC in on e's 18.00 on, with an angry pile up! 18.43 and weak LU/CX stations with LU2FFD & LU7FA loudest, but no PY0FM - sad. Anyone going to activate Macao then or is it going to slip into 6M history without a farewell DX-PED? 73 Sixers
Kerry G0LCS <g0lcs@qsl.net>
- Sunday, October 24, 1999 at 21:26:12 (BST)
Anyone have the qsl adress off ZA/N7BHC ?
Andre PA5WX <pa5wx@amsat.org>
- Sunday, October 24, 1999 at 21:25:33 (BST)
The following BOOLEAN will trigger my audible alarms: frequency of 50000.0 OR Callsign of 50VIDEO I think we missed a skew path possibility this afternoon. EH7KW already worked skew on 15 October. I am "bridged" to Eu clusters via a special link via K1XX packet- simultaneously watching the "Cybercomm 50 Logger" Gud DX on 6m!!!
Bob, WA1OUB <b_mobile@conknet.com>
- Sunday, October 24, 1999 at 19:43:23 (BST)
Hi to all SIXERS! Today finally worked ZS6! ZS6PJS @ ZS6WB DXCC 89! Hopefully more new DXCC's in the next month! Waited a long time for this DXCC, so I'am very happy!! 73, de Kees PE7TWO / G7TWO.
Kees PE7TWO <pe7two@amsat.org>
- Sunday, October 24, 1999 at 19:08:08 (BST)
PS to Med conditions today Sunday:- also worked VK4ABW at 0848, but the interesting thing is 5B4AGM, not far from me but with just a dipole, copied him better. He has nearly the same power as me but could not work him... (the VK was coming from a broad angle.)
Nick 5B4FL <5B4FL(at)qsl.net>
- Sunday, October 24, 1999 at 17:27:52 (BST)
Hello - I am wondering what country is transmitting on 55.250 - It's at good signal strengh here from time to time. great times on 6 last couple of days with new countries worked. 73 and C U SN - Phil
Philippe,FR5DN <fr5dn@oceanes.fr>
- Sunday, October 24, 1999 at 16:45:46 (BST)
Great condx into Med today Sunday also. VK8AH worked in Eu: SV5 SV(I think) and 9H. Here in 5B he was audible for hours, a true S9+ at times. I worked three BYs. 4S JA VR2 hrd or wkd _and_ CT3 (a real surprise, from Indian Ocean dirn.). Plus all the usual FR VQ9 5R etc. of course. GL all.
Nick 5B4FL <5B4FL(at)qsl.net>
- Sunday, October 24, 1999 at 16:30:59 (BST)
Dear chris, Shalom. Yesterday, October 23, 1999 will probably go down in Guinesses's book of records as the best "back scattering" or "side scattering" conditions ever experienced on 6 meters. For over four hours, Italians, Greeks, Malta hams, Bulgarian hams, and one chap from 9A were working 4X's, 5b4's, and JY8's from the Indian Ocean, South Africa and south Atlantic Ocean with incredible strong signal strengths. Us old timers simply never remember such anamolous and spectacular conditions. The A number was about 53, enormously high, and there was reports of aurora, plus sun spot number was fairly high, maybe around 150. Can these combinations produce such a wide 10000 kilometer scattering mirror in the southern hemisphere for us? Whatever the explanation, it was a thrill for all of us in Israel to work southern Europeans in this mode. Direct short path contacts all failed!!!!
Ralph, 4X1IF
- Sunday, October 24, 1999 at 15:27:07 (BST)
3C5I 55 @ 13:45 burst? Chris
Chris, G3WOS
- Sunday, October 24, 1999 at 14:47:51 (BST)
hear vk8ms very week on 50110 khz.
9h1pa
- Sunday, October 24, 1999 at 13:04:55 (BST)
At noon time here, not much. The usual stuff I hear every day nowadays: some 5B4, JY, IT9, 9H. Some I... not much. As my whole mast came down a couple of weeks ago, I was rebuilding it, so did not spend too much time monitoring 6. Finished at 16z, ate, took a bath. Plenty of time, the 6m opening in the evening here does not happen until 19z or so. And I always have the radio on .110 anyway... At 1800z, I listen a bit. Hmm opens up a bit earlier it seems. Hear 5B4 and JY9NX calling some stations. Hear ZA.. I called the ZA on 50115, and he had disappeared. Hmm, I call again and again. Nothing. S57A calls me while I am calling the ZA and he has a booming signal. I answer him relaxed, and this is when hell broke loose. All of a sudden the frequency seemed jammed with callers, and to my surprise, the 4th in row to call is a SP (never went that far North in EU from here). And sure enough: there is DL also.. Booming signals. Weird: I did not hear any of those CQing or anything. seemed we were all listening... So the op-ening lasted until 1944z, and I worked up to ON/PA. Called and listened specially for G, but nothing. No EA nor CT either. 150 QSOs in one hour, with some 30 minutes calling CQ to work the band dead. Nicest opening to Central EU up to now. I could hear those who have been hunting me for two weeks now, cheering up to here... hihi. OK, ready for another day, guys. I should be in 5X for another week (though next weekend I am running CQWW SSB contest 10m single op, so no 6m then)
Peter, 5X1T
- Sunday, October 24, 1999 at 12:06:52 (BST)
Time is 09.45z and the Packet Cluster has spots from SV and SV5 working/hearing the following:- VK4ABW, VK4FNQ - QQ29, VR2XMT and VR2DXA and 4S7YSG. Soon be our turn!!!! 73 David.
David BRS 25429 <brs25429@compuserve. com>
- Sunday, October 24, 1999 at 10:57:29 (BST)
Hi folks, Yesterday, after 7 years, I finally managed to work FR5DN for DXCC #100! I also worked 5X1T yesterdayevening...both stations were very hard to copy, but made it anyway. Now hunting the next 99 ... 73 de Frank, ON9CFB
Frank, ON9CFB <on9cfb@amsat.org>
- Sunday, October 24, 1999 at 10:40:17 (BST)
I mean the new one is 5X1T of course..
jaap pa0oos <pa0oos@qsl.net>
- Sunday, October 24, 1999 at 10:21:03 (BST)
Yesssssss finaly copied here a new one It took 1 year and 3 days since TZ6VV the last new dxcc.. The signal never was stronger than s5 but FB operation of Peter made it posible thanks. Earlier arround 12:51 5R8GJ was rs55 for few minutes. Just now see VK4FNQ into IT9RZR fb! We have to be vy patient... here is a recording: http://home.wish.net/~pa0oos/5x1t.ra
jaap pa0oos <pa0oos@qsl.net>
- Sunday, October 24, 1999 at 10:19:29 (BST)
Yesterday brought the best opening of the cycle that I have had to SP with 10 SP QSOs. Lasted about 20 minutes with 1 each OK & OM station worked just at the end. Was great in that nothing was in from the Med at the time and we were able to work the weak ones. Hope we have a few more openings like this one.
Hal ZS6WB <hpaction@mweb.co.za>
- Sunday, October 24, 1999 at 06:46:17 (BST)
big opening yesterday ZL to KH6 open for 3hrs!! Also the New Zealand 50mhz web page has been updated, you can see it @ http://www.mycom.co.nz/zl3tic/zl3tic.htm any comments or suggestions are welcome 73's Mike Zl3TIC
Mike ZL3TIC <zl3tic@mycom.co.nz>
- Sunday, October 24, 1999 at 01:16:47 (BST)
A wonderful day it was. Finally got JR6 after months of schedules. Worked VK4JH and VK4FNQ with good sigs. Heard S21YU quite often - only if he turned his beam towards us or Indian Ocean. Nearly 50DXCC after exactly two months of operation on 6.A refreshing good incentive for me after 20 years of ham radio.
Koji JY9NX <jy9nx@5925.org>
- Saturday, October 23, 1999 at 21:13:26 (BST)
FR5DN now into JN59wk (559
Wolfgang, DJ3TF <wessely@asamnet.de>
- Saturday, October 23, 1999 at 17:52:21 (BST)
A very good day in the Med. I worked or heard: 4S7YSG EY8CQ VK8MS (for HOURS!) JR6HI about seven VR2s and S21YJ (the only new one and hrd only I'm afraid). Other nearby stations (4X SV5 JY) worked some or all of the above. Also Koji JY9NX at least heard VK4. Lets see what the evening brings.
Nick 5B4FL <5B4FL(at)qsl.net>
- Saturday, October 23, 1999 at 17:00:13 (BST)
5R8GJ in LH41 QSL F5QT worked in ON. If you have missed him listen on http://on4kst.freeservers.com/activity.html Best 73's
Alain on4kst <on4kst@skynet.be>
- Saturday, October 23, 1999 at 14:28:26 (BST)
5R8GJ in peaked 58, few takers in my neighbourhood, so called him aswell with ON4GG call (my brother) (i clearly identified). Heard ZS6PJS aswell, besides the E skip station 73.. Johan
Johan,ON4ANT <ON4ANT@HOTMAIL.COM>
- Saturday, October 23, 1999 at 14:13:36 (BST)
WORKED ZS6PJS TODAY AT 11.44z 59 KG46, PROBABLY AN E'S LINK UP TO TEP OR F2.
JAMIE GW7SMV <GW7SMV@QSL.NET>
- Saturday, October 23, 1999 at 14:08:39 (BST)
DXpedition to Sao Tome & Principe (S92) 23 Nov - 1 Dec We will be departing for S92 on 22 Nov with arrival on 23 Nov. We hope to be operational by 24 Nov under the callsign S92DX or S92CW. Our VISAs have been granted, airline and hotel reservations made, we are waiting for the licensing to arrive in the mail. We have received verbal confirmation from the PTT that our licenses have been granted and will be mailed. We will be active on 50 MHz with a 5 element yagi and IC706 running 100 watts. We will operate in the contest on 28 MHz using an A3S Cushcraft and second IC706. Departure will be on 2 Dec so we expect to tear down the station on 1 Dec. Operators will be myself and Markus DL5OBZ. Hope to work you on the magic band fromS92. 73's Matt De La Hunt, DA1MH/KA0KKO
DA1MH/KA0KKO <DA1MH@compuserve.com>
- Saturday, October 23, 1999 at 09:05:49 (BST)
I've had a bit of trouble finding G4IGO's page, the correct URL is g4igo.freeuk.com/g4igo/ , it's good start on a page and appreciate the original material.
N0XX/7 <billsat@proaxis.com>
- Saturday, October 23, 1999 at 03:06:07 (BST)
Sorry for double enrty - forgot to press reload!!
Ken G4igo
- Friday, October 22, 1999 at 22:35:09 (BST)
Clemens match aticle added along with start of november to http://g4igo.freeuk.com
Ken G4igo <g4igo@freeuk.com>
- Friday, October 22, 1999 at 22:33:39 (BST)
Clemens article added along with some more of November - still adding. http://www.g4igo.freeuk.com/
Ken G4IGO <g4igo@freeuk.com>
- Friday, October 22, 1999 at 21:54:33 (BST)
WHAT A SURPRISE TO WORK PY0FM YESTERDAY AT 14.59z. THANKS PETER FOR A NEW ONE.HE WAS A TRUE 59 FOR A TIME AND I COPIED HIM FOR ABT 30MINS.73 DE JAMIE
JAMIE GW7SMV <GW7SMV@QSL.NET>
- Friday, October 22, 1999 at 14:59:11 (BST)
PY0FM in beacon mode was in last evening on .096 for about 25 minutes. At the time E skip to SV,EH7,CT and CN. No real link so SA or AF at the time. Once again vy local. Some friends 20km north of me didn't hear a thing from PY0FM. (still run 9el/15m boom at 27m agl)
Johan,ON4ANT <ON4ANT@YAHOO.com>
- Friday, October 22, 1999 at 07:42:14 (BST)
Mike (k6MYC) and I should be operational from St. Lucia next Thursday, Oct. 28 on 50 mhz and 2 meter eme. God willing we will post contacts, recordings, and pictures on my web sit (www.w6jkv.com) from the island. That means if wireless and cable cooperates and my computer works. We hope to announce calls before hand. Hopefully we have a awesome ocean view toward Europe and for back scatter for Europe and we will work every one on you...On 6 meters we will have a large antenna and 900 watts...Jimmy
w6jkv <jimmyt@ausven.com>
- Friday, October 22, 1999 at 03:03:30 (BST)
Hello From Fernando de Noronha Island - Very nice opening today to Europe. Work about 105 stations in EH8, EH6, EH, F, G, GW, IS, ON4, 9H1EL, CT1, ZB2IT and also TR8XX and KP4BZ. Hope to work many other friends during the next 10 days that i will be here. Sorry this is not a 6M DxPedition, but im on the band during the free time that i have, because we are working very hard in the antennas for the CQWWSSB test. Dont forget to call us in the contest. The callsign will be ZXF and we will be in all bands!!. Im using a FT847 and a new 6 Element yagi that i will left here in the Island for PYFF and any future operation on SIX. I have a beacon on 50.095 and times to times in the schack listening on the band. If you hear the beacon and im not on, and want to give me a telefone call please try 55 41 919-2002 (celular fone) and also 55 81 619-1142. All the very best to everybody. Any QSL please ONLY via JA1VOK. 73s Peter PYFM Grid HI36sd.
Peter PYFM <py5cc@matinhos.com>
- Thursday, October 21, 1999 at 22:36:27 (BST)
What? Missed PY0 - that's it - no more work! Can't hold down a job AND work dx!! Well done to those who caught him, 73
Mike GU6AJE <gu6aje.weyr@guernsey.net>
- Thursday, October 21, 1999 at 19:44:10 (BST)
Great F2(?) opening to PY0 this afternoon 14:30 - 1515. PY0FM peaking 59++. Thanks for new one Peter. Thanks for alert G6ION/G4UPS. Worth getting VERY wet for. 73 G8BCG/P IO70RK
Peter G8BCG <g8bcg@qsl.net>
- Thursday, October 21, 1999 at 19:26:31 (BST)
I listen now brasil stations on 50 MHz in SW Germany 73
13DR172
- Thursday, October 21, 1999 at 19:06:33 (BST)
PY0FM in for about 25 minutes, peaked 59 at max. Up north 30km no signs heard i've been told. Guess spotty opening. Extremely strong backscatter signs from I5 land and some closer stations..
Johan,ON4ANT <ON4ANT@HOTMAIL.COM>
- Thursday, October 21, 1999 at 17:39:38 (BST)
FoF2 +-15MHz above Indian Ocean, MUF 51 MHz Western India, west Pacific, says IPS at 12.00 UT. '73 Udo, DK5YA, www.qsl.net/dk5ya
Udo, DK5YA <ulang@main-echo.net>
- Thursday, October 21, 1999 at 12:31:44 (BST)
F2-MUF to the east looks much better than the past few days. We're not really there yet, but a VK-Eu path is becoming possible. With an E-link towards Moscow the northern VK6/8's should be within reach. Don't look for outband/inband signs for this propagation. Last cycle VK6PA and VK8's often came right out of the blue, without any warning whatsoever. Calling cq is the only way to find out if it can be done.
Peter, PA1SIX
- Thursday, October 21, 1999 at 09:50:43 (BST)
Peter. G3IBI, were the objections in duplicate? Try to make friends with the Planning Officers and the Planning Comittee members. And, if there are any neighbours who don't object, get their sigs on a support doc. Good Luck and if all fails emigrate (no pp needed in 5B!).
NicK 5B4FL G3KOX <5B4FL(at)qsl.net>
- Thursday, October 21, 1999 at 07:33:28 (BST)
Hi! Got a 5-el Vargarda, cant afford a M2 looooongboomer at the moment so thinking of stacking 2x5el. Anybody tried this with good results????? 73
Magnus SM6WET <skandia@telia.com>
- Thursday, October 21, 1999 at 01:04:15 (BST)
Maaaan! You sure got a lot of nusence going in the UK about antennas. Guess it is the same in some neighbourhoods in USA. I dont think we have so much problems here, I know that if you live close to a airfield/port you need permission from Luftfatsverket (our equal too FAA-JAA) and if a mast goes over a certain hight it needs to be lit for Aviation safety. I did have some problems with neighbour getting TVI when I worked on 6m because the stupid cable company used a channel centered on 50.000 MHz and used singelshielded cable. PTS (Our PTT) checked it out and gave me the right-away. Neigbours still complained and then I just told them how they can thank amatuer radio for Radio, TV, cellphones, cordless, landing on the moon etc etc. Still - Now I mowed to the country. Good luck otherwise mowe to Sweden HI HI (No! - here is NIL) 73
Magnus SM6WET <skandia@telia.com>
- Thursday, October 21, 1999 at 01:00:44 (BST)
Hi, theese lines to inform those who find beacon lists interesting. I have just uploaded the October issue of my continental split beacon list at my WebSite, the url is; www.qsl.net/oz6om/ - enjoy F2 vy 73 de
OZ6OM "Matt" <nospam_oz6om@qsl.net>
- Thursday, October 21, 1999 at 00:15:38 (BST)
I have the log of 6Y5FS(G3RFS)for his operation from Jamaica in May 1992. Anyone needing a card for 6 METRE CONTACTS ONLY send one via MY home address which is 22 Langford Road, New Barnet, Herts, EN4 9DS UK. Please enc an addressed envelope, along with postage. 73 Sixers, Now where is that 5X?
Kerry G0LCS <g0lcs@qsl.net>
- Wednesday, October 20, 1999 at 23:44:04 (BST)
Many of you were asking me for the 6 mtr. (and also the 144 version)tube amps by HG8UG I wrote about yesterday for Gabriel, EA6VQ. I guess the easiest way to get one is to give Toth, HA8UG, a call. His number is ++36-76 356 890. Ask for his son, he's familiar with english language. Guess HA8UG will be at the Hannover Ham Convention in November with a load of big amps, try this way too. Hope it was'nt that much "off topic", sri. '73
Udo DK5YA <ulang@main-echo.net>
- Wednesday, October 20, 1999 at 23:41:39 (BST)
No it is not a record.I got 50 complaints from a residents pressure group, an MP, the NRPB, the local NHS Trust cancer expert,an outfit called Powerwatch and the environmental health officer involved with my application for a 3.7m dish for 1296 eme.It was not even visible to anyone.I didn't even attempt to get a tower up after that!I now operate from the club house at a Cricket Club and there is very little band noise no TVI and no complaints!The dish goes up soon.Comes to something though doesn't it?I blame mobile phone companies and their indiscriminate erection of masts. 73 de Conrad
Conrad G0RUZ <conrad.farlow@virgin.net>
- Wednesday, October 20, 1999 at 19:18:51 (BST)
Hi All , Just received news of the progress of my recent planning application for mast and aerials at new QTH . Now have 39 objections !! Is this a record ? 73 de Peter
PETER G3IBI <pascutt@tcp.co.uk>
- Wednesday, October 20, 1999 at 18:45:16 (BST)
Hi All , Just received news of the progress of my recent planning for mast and aerials at new QTH . Now have 39 objections !! Is this a record ? 73 de Peter
PETER G3IBI <pascutt@tcp.co.uk>
- Wednesday, October 20, 1999 at 18:44:13 (BST)
I see no mention here of the QSOs that 9U5D made last Sunday with some 20 Europeans (I gess...). He was on 28 and accepted to QSY to 50100 for a CW QSO. 73
Tony, I0JX <i0jx@amsat.org>
- Wednesday, October 20, 1999 at 17:27:35 (BST)
You have to telnet to the port 41112. If using Netscape or MS Explorer just type in the address box: telnet://44.133.14.5:41112 or telnet://195.57.18.13:41112 Then you will get this: "Welcome to the clx gateway - you logged in from 195.57.110.158/1112. Your callsign: type in ur call and any password. Take note as it will be the same unless changed. If using an external telnet program configure the telnet port as 41112. That's all folks. If any problem email to the sysop, Angel, ea7wa@ea7urc.alcavia.net BTW: CE fm music very loud at nite this week, 49.3, 48,3 47.9 .... wkd ce4wjr, hrd ce3wdh. 73
Jose, EH7KW
- Wednesday, October 20, 1999 at 17:02:18 (BST)
Telnet to ir5pit.ampr.org and then dxcpwj for IK5PWJ, or use the CLX cluster by DXCLX
Joe GJ0NYG <gj0nyg at geocities.com>
- Wednesday, October 20, 1999 at 16:17:33 (BST)
to Jose EH7KW : "invalid callsign" when trying to connect to 195.57.18.13, and not any connection 44.133.14.5 . Any ideas? Remi
Remi LY2MW <r.vaicius@omnitel.net>
- Wednesday, October 20, 1999 at 15:42:30 (BST)
What's the password to EA7URC? Chris
Chris, G3WOS
- Wednesday, October 20, 1999 at 14:42:28 (BST)
Chris, you may come to EA7URC, telnet 195.57.18.13:41112 or 44.133.14.5:41112. Lots of 6 metres DXers connected there. 73
Jose, EH7KW
- Wednesday, October 20, 1999 at 13:20:48 (BST)
Received FR5DN colour photo QSL direct today. 14 days return trip, thanks Philippe.
Neil G0JHC <carr.n@runshaw.ac.uk>
- Wednesday, October 20, 1999 at 13:12:29 (BST)
Chris, IR5PWJ-8 (IW5DAM then dxclx) seems to work well. PY0FF was a good ssb signal here last night, for a while.
Nick 5B4FL <5B4FL(at)qsl.net>
- Wednesday, October 20, 1999 at 10:30:24 (BST)
F2-MUF totally collapsed after M1-flare. Another day with little to expect.
Peter, PA1SIX
- Wednesday, October 20, 1999 at 09:45:58 (BST)
I havn't been able to get into the IW5PWJ cluster at ik5qgo.ampr.org over the Internet for the last few days - anyone know why? Chris
Chris, G3WOS <g3wos(at)uksmg.org>
- Wednesday, October 20, 1999 at 09:13:18 (BST)
Just for the record: Mike J87AB worked EH7KW and 2 CT stations.
Chris PA5AA <zzz@xs4all.nl>
- Tuesday, October 19, 1999 at 20:39:07 (BST)
Thanks for all the comments regarding the Create rotators. I was so impressed - I bought one and it arrived today. Looks very well made and built to last. Hopefully I will get it on the tower this weekend ready for the next big opening!! (?) Nothing heard yet of PY0FM/b in IO80, but monitoring .095 just in case.
Roger, G4HBA <g4hba@6mdx.eurobell.co.uk>
- Tuesday, October 19, 1999 at 19:36:54 (BST)
Would like that Alan...but hope to work you first.hi.. Heard you sunday abt 319 qsb...not workable :-< CUL
Ray, PA4PA <pa4pa@qsl.net>
- Tuesday, October 19, 1999 at 17:01:31 (BST)
To EA6VQ: Hello Gabriel, try HG8UG, superb tube PA's, very low prices. Covers 500 to 2000 Watts with Russian tubes (different types). Small one is about 500 US$ and gives some 500-700 W, big ones (GS35b) will be at 1000 US$, all. incl. (PS, superb housing, Biiig relays, etc. etc.). See my web-site for the 144 MHz version, there is a picture at "Who is is DK5YA". http://www.qsl.net/dk5ya 73
Udo, DK5YA <ulang@main-echo.net>
- Tuesday, October 19, 1999 at 14:30:46 (BST)
Anyone knows of a manufacturer of 6m. amplifiers in the range of 250-500 Watts ?
Gabriel, EA6VQ <ea6vq@qsl.net>
- Tuesday, October 19, 1999 at 12:44:02 (BST)
foF2 was up to 14 MHz (MED) at 0915 UTC, than suddenly plunged to just 11 MHz, pity.
Peter, PA1SIX
- Tuesday, October 19, 1999 at 11:20:08 (BST)
Anyone need a QSL hand delivered in Amsterdam next week? (oct 27 or 28). Cheers
Alan 3c5i <alan_isaachsen@email.mobil.com>
- Tuesday, October 19, 1999 at 10:07:56 (BST)
FOR INFO-yesterday heard usa voice pagers between 31-36 mhz for hours in afternoon,1st time I've detected muf this high, nice to hear muf rising to West.73 Gd Dx
JAMIE GW7SMV <GW7SMV@QSL.NET>
- Tuesday, October 19, 1999 at 08:51:58 (BST)
Worked today J87AB at 1623z as a new DXCC Country on six. QTF South America. 73s Pedro Miguel, CT1DYX
Pedro, CT1DYX <ct1dyx@teleweb.pt>
- Tuesday, October 19, 1999 at 02:59:13 (BST)
Anyone have the grid for PY2VA?
David MM0AMW <mm0amw@dgillies.freeserve.co.uk>
- Tuesday, October 19, 1999 at 01:13:04 (BST)
Neil 'JHC. Re PY0FM. Indeed it was me who had a partial contact with Peter. He was audible hear for about 30 seconds but a combination of qsb and horrendous interference from a faulty power line nearby finished him off. The band was open between 2230- 2300z to PY2. Wkd PY2VA, PY2RO and PY2XB. Best signal was 'XB who peaked 579 for a while. Prior to the opening there was extremely strange sounding video on 48250 and weak 48242 CT video. 73. David.
David MM0AMW <mm0amw@dgillies.freeserve.co.uk>
- Tuesday, October 19, 1999 at 00:58:17 (BST)
My opinion for Japanese rotators: As one of the mechanics company Emotator has much more expertise on mechanics but relatively not on the controllers.CD has lower technologies on mechanics but have totally higher technology and flexibility as an antenna and tower company.For long time I have used Emoto's 1200FX.Now I am using CD's 5B3P for a test.Please note that CD rotator's 'Flange Fixing Bolt' is likely to be self-loosen and may cause 'Output Flange' and 'Rotor Shaft' to be broken.Never forget to check them when accessible.
Han JE1BMJ <higasa@attglobal.net>
- Tuesday, October 19, 1999 at 00:35:48 (BST)
What a frustating evening.Heard here CX4AAJ and CX1CCC but cant break a wall of italians. Like a southern comfort worked three LU stations but.... Next time will be better,i hope hi... Looking tomorow for better equipment.... gl guys de 9A3FT Renny
RENKO KIRIGIN 9A3FT <9a3ft@usa.net>
- Monday, October 18, 1999 at 23:16:14 (BST)
Hi all! I have a request for rge DX stations - please use more split-frequency guys! Sometimes (?) it's really hard to hear what you are saying under all the screaming and shouting from those with blocked ears/deaf receivers. It doesn't have to be too radical, but a 5kHz shift is sure to help - and even more so if the whole band is used, not just 50.105-120. 73, Pete
Pete Halpin PE1MHO <petehalp@xs4all.nl>
- Monday, October 18, 1999 at 21:25:07 (BST)
Hello again Sorrie for the typo's in aboce message Was in a hurie hi 73 Timon
Timon pa9kt <pa9kt@bart.nl>
- Monday, October 18, 1999 at 20:48:38 (BST)
Hello si meter friends For those of you in africa and south america the following. If you have propagation to north france and on and south pa0 please try to listen goor for the stations more up north. We do not so many times propagation as the gys in soth pa0 but if we here you we are burried under the 59 sigs from the southern guys. So please look for north pa0 oz sm and the same is true for the uk of cource. Thats tge real challenge. A 59 report you can give 200 days a year how a bout the 52 signals 73 Timon pa9kt jo33jf
Timon pa9kt <pa9kt@bart.nl>
- Monday, October 18, 1999 at 20:46:07 (BST)
Very quiet in IO70RK tonight. Freezing my (sorry cant use punctuation here) off! Best heard GB3MCB/B 15km. Not even Gs on the band despite repeated CQs on .150. Beer gone, coffee nearly gone, G8BCG/p soon gone. 73
Peter G8BCG/p <g8bcg@qsl.net>
- Monday, October 18, 1999 at 19:55:59 (BST)
October complete on Http://www.g4igo.freeuk.com/
Ken G4igo <g4igo@freeuk.com>
- Monday, October 18, 1999 at 19:36:11 (BST)
Peter PA1SIX, please wake me up when good F2 start reaching my part of the world. The band is terribly quite here in JP73, not counting the daily aurora :) I'm monitoring 50084-50130 continously but hear only noise and some ms bursts from people working PY and LU ;) Best regards from
Petter SM3PXO <sm3pxo@swipnet.se>
- Monday, October 18, 1999 at 18:49:59 (BST)
Well, been home for an hour and no dx :-). Best dx heard G8BCG/p! Still listening .... 73
Mike GU6AJE <gu6aje.weyr@guernsey.net>
- Monday, October 18, 1999 at 18:46:53 (BST)
MUF to 41MHz over Sahara - way way best I've seen - can't wait to get home from work. QRV from approx. 1630gmt. 73 see you on .110!
Mike GU6AJE <gu6aje.weyr@guernsey.net>
- Monday, October 18, 1999 at 17:04:24 (BST)
foF2 at 14 MHz at 2500 km from soutern IO/JO/KO field, very close to an F2-opening to 9G/5N/TU etc... area !
Peter, PA1SIX
- Monday, October 18, 1999 at 16:04:08 (BST)
(QSP) PY0FM hrd on 50102 cw late last night (just for a few secs) the call MM0A?? Guess it was MM0AMW who was working PY2 around this time. Good Luck! 73
Neil G0JHC <carr.n@runshaw.ac.uk>
- Monday, October 18, 1999 at 13:54:01 (BST)
Dear friends: last weekend, was a "Japanese Festival", hundreds of J stations was worked for LUs and CXs. Signals S9+...The band between 50.100 to 50.220 was full.Time 23z to aprox. 00:30z. 50.110 was a mess!! 73.
Alberto, LU2EG <lu2eg@usa.net>
- Monday, October 18, 1999 at 13:41:07 (BST)
foF2 up to 17 MHz over southern SU. The highest sofar this cycle. The southern MED up to 13 MHz. 2 MHz higher and F2 openings should spread further north into the IO/JO/KO-fields
Peter, PA1SIX
- Monday, October 18, 1999 at 13:29:45 (BST)
"3C" video: These are the TX freqs of the transmitters in the West African area: 48.250.246-279 Central North Africa (QTH unknown), 48.250.295-332 Siera Leone, 48.250.356-383 Ghana, 48.250.390-427 Equatorial Guinea. All display pronounced drift for the first hours, rising in freq as the evening gets older hence the last 3 digits covering the range. The best sig here is "Ghana". All three have a peculiar growl on their carriers, one can only imagine what the video low freq response looks like. The best ref freq on Band 1 is the German transmitter on 48.247.400 Biedenkopf (always within 1 Hz). This is also a specific offset, easy to confirm by amateurs. Further east, Homs, Syria is on 48.250.167 +- 3 Hz. This is also the "big signal" in these parts. By the way, it's impossible to reasonably establish the TV carrier freq using only the "zero beat in USB" technique, because the SSB rig runs out of audio output long before the carrier freq is neared. Some more info for Atlantic area: Portugal (Muro) is currently on 48.242.209, drifts a few Hz, specific offset easy to identify) and Madrid is on 48.250.088, now displaying poor carrier stability as it approaches the rumoured coup de grace at the end of the year, a big loss for us in the southern hemisphere.
Ian ZS6BTE <itr@nanoteq.co.za>
- Monday, October 18, 1999 at 13:12:46 (BST)
Just 2 LU's heard last night, from FF95,GF05. We can't always be lucky..
Johan,ON4ANT <ON4ANT@hotmail.com>
- Monday, October 18, 1999 at 12:52:39 (BST)
http://solar.uleth.ca/solar/www/fof2.html is back on line again. MUF looks very good. The only thing missing for so far is DX! Good Luck.
Rinze, PA5TA <pa5ta@amsat.org>
- Monday, October 18, 1999 at 12:15:07 (BST)
http://solar.uleth.ca/solar/www/fof2.html is off-line again. Offcourse just when the MUF shoots up again.
Peter, PA1SIX
- Monday, October 18, 1999 at 11:20:14 (BST)
Hi all, worked PP1CZ, PY2RO, PY2VA, PY2XB and PY2PA (SSB) last night (Sunday 17th) between 22:25 and 2318 signals peaked 579. Also had video on 48.2504, is this the 3C transmitter ? Same video was in during the opening to PY, LU on Tuesday last. Was this a local opening, only heard them working GM, GI ? The cluster link to the rest of the UK was down yesterday, so lack of spots. Band noise increased and peaked at a bearing of 230 degrees about one hour before the opening. With SIX it pays to keep on your toes, always expect the unexpected !! GL de Alan
Alan, GI0OTC <alan@gi0otc.demon.co.uk>
- Monday, October 18, 1999 at 09:34:25 (BST)
Another vote for the Create line. I have had an RC-5A-2 out on the mast turning a TH3 MK3,16 el on 144, 6el on 50, 16 el on 432 plus a 1m dish for 15 years and have been very pleased - especially with the worm drive which needs no brake.
Don VK6HK <patndon@cygnus.uwa.edu.au>
- Monday, October 18, 1999 at 07:16:06 (BST)
20 min opening to PY yesterday (17.10.99) from 18.50 to 19.10, First time ever hrd more stations then PY5CC.WKD :PY2VA, PY2XB. At 19.40 hrd PY1CZ, no copy this time. Signal was fine, up to 59 for wkd stations. Replay on 1. call. Best 73 and see you on 6m.
Luci 9A3HZ <lucijan.franin@ck.tel.hr>
- Monday, October 18, 1999 at 06:41:35 (BST)
Does anyone have a reference for 47.749MHz? I am logging a strong FM carrier during JA prop. and another carrier when beaming towards the Middle East after Nth/Sth TEP path has closed.
Scott VK4JSR <scott.watson@clemenger.com.au>
- Monday, October 18, 1999 at 04:20:35 (BST)
5N9RGP into GJ, working lots of F stations, and I heard at least 1 PA worked. Is his grid JK21 or 31? 3c 250 video was also in at same time.
Joe GJ0NYG <gj0nyg at geocities.com>
- Sunday, October 17, 1999 at 19:05:11 (BST)
Well life is full of surprises, TU2OJ IJ76 57 and 5N9RGP but the last one had hughe pile up of I's. No luck so far to break the pile up..
Johan,ON4ANT <ON4ANT@hotmail.com>
- Sunday, October 17, 1999 at 17:39:10 (BST)
Around 0810Z Sunday 9U5D came into JR6 Okinawa and made QSO.At the same time many JAs including JA6-4-2-1 area heard his weak sig in the buzz.Exciting.To VK friends please try to serch short-path toward EU. Is it too early? GL.
Han JE1BMJ <higasa@attglobal.net>
- Sunday, October 17, 1999 at 16:18:27 (BST)
Re Create rotators.I second Chris on that.Used a create RC5B-3 with 6 yagis on 432 eme.They had 30 foot booms and I lived in a very windy location at that time.I have just bought the elevation rotator for a 6 yagi 2m array.Brilliant devices so buy one you'll never look back. 73 de Conrad
Conrad G0RUZ <conrad.farlow@virgin.net>
- Sunday, October 17, 1999 at 15:11:10 (BST)
Leaving tonight.Tomorow 18.00 utc 8Q7PA QRV 50.135 SSB/CW if Pile-up split RX .160 Up Hi. QRV till 21 Okt. From 23 Okt EA6 till 30 Okt.Hpe to work U 73 es gd DX Bert PA0LPE
PA0LPE <pa0lpe@qsl.net>
- Sunday, October 17, 1999 at 15:00:54 (BST)
WORKET TODAY AT 11.40 5X1T STRONG SIGNAL. FIRST 5X-9A QSO ON SIX... QSL MNG IS ON5NT... GL DE 9A3FT
RENKO KIRIGIN 9A3FT <9a3ft@usa.net>
- Sunday, October 17, 1999 at 13:19:01 (BST)
Anyone know of a wideband RX mod for the ic-736??/////////// Wild day on 6m here in NA yesterday. I only hrd Ti5kd, but many USA ops wkd TI/HP/LU/CX/CE(XQ)/FO0/XE/KP4/& VK4,etc.etc. WHEW! That would be a good day on 10m! Had weak 250 video at different times of the day. Presently bmg ESE t'ords 3c/zs. loud 10m B/S and BCB harmonics in the low 30's(MHz). 73 es tu-Mike
ve9aa <ve9aa@nbnet.nb.ca>
- Sunday, October 17, 1999 at 13:02:22 (BST)
Anyone interested joining me and Jose, EH7KW on friday-afternoon/evening, 22 oktober in Amsterdam for some drinks/dinner/sight-seeing ??? If not, we might meet in Apeldoorn at the Ham convention the 23rd with EH7KW's lecture 'How to work nearly everything with 8 watt' , or at the UKSMG stand.
Dennis PA7FM <pa7fm@wirehub.nl>
- Sunday, October 17, 1999 at 12:49:43 (BST)
Hi there! Does anybody know of a way to disable the AGC on an Icom 706 mkI? I don't mean toggling it fast/slow, but _OFF_. And another question: does anybody have experience using the Elecraft K2 as IF for higher bands? 73, Pete
Pete Halpin PE1MHO <petehalp@xs4all.nl>
- Sunday, October 17, 1999 at 12:44:02 (BST)
Create RC5 rotator? Brilliant, love Create stuff. Had mine for 12 years and it is very robustly made. Wouldn't hesitate buying another. Pair JHVs going on it soon. Chris
Chris, G3WOS <g3wos(at)uksmg.org>
- Sunday, October 17, 1999 at 12:37:31 (BST)
Very curious day with now a 9U5 being heard by JA;s??? Strong JA8 and an auroral opening between KL7 and VE8. Better tomorrow, hope VK8MS works the JY9 tonight.
Steve VK3OT <VK3SIX@hotmail.com>
- Sunday, October 17, 1999 at 12:26:00 (BST)
Great to see the band band opening up at last. Had a scare on Friday when my (t)rusty old Kenpro rotator finally packed up after 15 years hard work. Good job I had an old CDE as standby. Has any one got experience of the Create RC5-1 rotator? I would appreciate your views, good or bad. I have also updated the Antenna section of my web pages if you are interested in building an antenna for 6 that really works. Have a look on http://www.6mdx.eurobell.co.uk/index.html
Roger, G4HBA <g4hba@6mdx.eurobell.co.uk>
- Sunday, October 17, 1999 at 12:04:38 (BST)
if i try to look for some e-mail's it don't work on this moment. can someone see what's the problem? 73's john
pe9dx john <pe1lau@amsat.org>
- Sunday, October 17, 1999 at 10:39:45 (BST)
Finally the band is on the move in G if only E's assisted. Good opening from here in North London to ZS between 12.04 & 13.35 including ZS6BTE ZS6EZ ZS6AXT ZS6PJS. 3c5i also heard/worked for a new one(tnx Alan). TR8CA weak here but other G stations heard calling. Heard ON stations working 5X1T from around 19.30-21.30 but he never made it here. There's always today(sun). 73 Sixers
Kerry g0lcs <g0lcs@qsl.net>
- Sunday, October 17, 1999 at 09:23:05 (BST)
D44BC - Silent Key. 425 Dx News yesterday report the death of Julio D44BC in Lisbon on October 14 1999. Readers may remember that Julio had a heart attack on 16 September. From memory I beleive UKSMG helped Julio to get on 50 Mhz. Indeed I have his QSL card from one of the many QSO'o he made on this band. I am sorry to give you this news but felt it was the correct place to convey it. David BRS 25429
David BRS 25429 <brs25429@compuserve>
- Sunday, October 17, 1999 at 07:54:02 (BST)
VK8MS FYI there is a posting by JY9NX of reception of the VK8 beacon last night , see Japan.org And FO0 into W5 now might move west.
Steve VK3OT <VK3SIX@hotmail>
USA - Saturday, October 16, 1999 at 23:26:04 (BST)
After 4 hours of chasing 5X1T, and gradually see him working more up north each qso, he finally was audible into Belgium. Hrd a PA station calling him aswell.. few takers around. Peter is very dedicated to work Europe, he has been around most of the day, ON4GG my brother convinced him yesterday that today was going be the day he worked Europe and so he did...
Johan,ON4ANT <ON4ANT@hotmail.com>
- Saturday, October 16, 1999 at 23:20:01 (BST)
Just worked lately 5X1T. Best 73's
Alain ON4KST <on4kst@skynet.be>
- Saturday, October 16, 1999 at 22:51:53 (BST)
At last something interesting also in Central Eu for the first time since one month.5R8GJ /of course a new one/ with quite good signal 50110 and moving 50120,50112 at 1630-1655 utc.
Rys SP5EWY <rtym@ippt.gov.pl>
- Saturday, October 16, 1999 at 17:59:09 (BST)
I am really glad that I put some effort into the 6m station.I worked ZS6ZE,BTE,AXT and PJS and also wkd 3C5I.2 new countries for me.The M2 JHV is a great antenna.Next job is to brush up on my cw!Too much eme where you know what's coming. 73 de Conrad
Conrad G0RUZ <conrad.farlow@virgin.net>
- Saturday, October 16, 1999 at 17:21:12 (BST)
Paul, 'PJS. Sorry nothing heard from you this time - was QRV with antenna in roughly the right direction, but all I had between 1244 and 1310-ish was very weak Es to Italy, with only IW5BML worked. Few 9H1's at 41-51. Sounded like Es was best into UK, so guess that's what got you into G. Still listening for you! 73
Mike GU6AJE <gu6aje.weyr@guernsey.net>
- Saturday, October 16, 1999 at 17:12:35 (BST)
Hi there. To ZS6PJS, although you sigs weren't very strong, about s3 at best, you would have been workable if i could have gotten through the pile up. But that's the game we play :-) Here's looking forward to working you next time.
Andy GD0TEP <andy_kissack@compuserve.com>
- Saturday, October 16, 1999 at 14:43:14 (BST)
Had a good opening from abt 1244 till 1309 and worked abt 20 G's but no gd or gu yest :(
Paul zs6pjs <zs6pjs@pixie.co.za>
- Saturday, October 16, 1999 at 14:27:08 (BST)
KH0/JR1WZI was on 124 in beacon mode today. Couldn't break him. Sick. Any Info?
Nick 5B4FL <5B4FL(at)qsl.net>
- Saturday, October 16, 1999 at 14:18:16 (BST)
Nice opening right now, ZS6 peaking 599+20, about 6 heard, strong EU backscatter, 9H LZ CN8 TR0 beacons in. TR8CA in aswell.. E skip into I0,7,8,9 and IS0 aswell.. to be continued
Johan,ON4ANT <ON4ANT@hotmail.com>
- Saturday, October 16, 1999 at 14:12:14 (BST)
POTENTIAL MAJOR SOLAR FLARE WARNING ISSUED: 21:25 UTC, 14 OCTOBER PRIMARY CANDIDATE FOR HIGH SOLAR ACTIVITY : REGION 8731 AT N12E24 @ 14/2100Z SYNOPSIS: Active Region 8731 is continuing to grow and become increasingly magnetically complex. We are concerned that these conditions may support the production of particularly energetic solar flares. The location of this evolving region, which is now approaching the central solar meridian is also of concern, as the potential for Earth-directed coronal mass ejections associated with energetic flare activity from this region will be high. Region 8731 is also developing the characteristics that are often associated with proton flare producing regions. We are expecting another major M-class or X-class flare to be spawned by Region 8731 within the next 24 to 72 hours. Edited version by G4IFX
Chris G4IFX <cdeacon@compuserve.com>
- Saturday, October 16, 1999 at 11:25:47 (BST)
To David,MM0AMW. LU9EHF is Luis Martn Gonzlez,Calle Estrada 1556,Lincoln-Buenos Aires 6070, Argentina . 73 es gd DX
Mirel VK2BOD <vk2bod@acay.com.au>
- Saturday, October 16, 1999 at 10:17:57 (BST)
Not necessary to use pay holiday to get FO0. FO0KOJ worked into JA1 at 0008z and then into JR6/Okinawa this morning. FO0 was RST579 peak here. FB DX,
Hatsuo, JA1VOK <ja1vok@jarl.com>
- Saturday, October 16, 1999 at 01:59:49 (BST)
Anyone know the correct address for LU9EHF? QRZ and Buckmaster give different info.73.David
David MM0AMW <mm0amw@dgillies.freeserve.co.uk>
- Saturday, October 16, 1999 at 00:35:00 (BST)
more data added to http://www.g4igo.freeuk.com/
Ken G4IGO <g4igo@freeuk.com>
- Friday, October 15, 1999 at 21:36:09 (BST)
Band just opened up in JO20, spotty however LW6EUQ,LU3DL,LU3FR,LU9EHF,LW5EJU,LU7FOJ,LU2FFD heard 3 qso- 3 new calls
Johan, ON4ANT <ON4ANT@hotmail.com>
- Friday, October 15, 1999 at 21:05:51 (BST)
This is the final heads-up on this up-coming trip. The call will be J79AND. E-mail at k5and@cwdom.dm. Should be QRV on Oct. 27. Packing up on Nov. 3. Will run cw beacon on 115 to start. Will monitor 115, 125 and 150. If pile-ups develop, and I hope they do, we will listen up 5. Equipment is 1kw out, 8el 40' ant; will also monitor 28885 and 14345. 73 Dick Hanson K5AND
Dick, K5AND <k5and@cwdom.dm>
- Friday, October 15, 1999 at 20:31:16 (BST)
Worked g4xop, g0ofe,pa7mm, g3imv, g4ifx at 1500+ today. But I have to work out a smarter scheme. S3 G/PA/DL stations get plastered by other S7 stations who take no notice. Also I have a problem with too many stations all at once - i'm not smart enough to pick them out (slight offset, or slower CW helps though). But here is what I want to try. I will watch oh2aq cluster - if you can hear me, tell me what frequency you are on fairly closeby and I will come and look for you. Any other suggestions?? They would be welcome...Cheers
Alan, 3c5I <alan_isaachsen@email.mobil.com>
- Friday, October 15, 1999 at 18:54:58 (BST)
I got some nice and angry e-mail. For the last time: I am not frustrated to miss a dx-station because of the high power of some hams.(dx always come back) The problem is like someone from Germany mailed to me "I am afraid to loose my license, because some station use very big power. Maybe there will be no 6m in the future when things go on like this" Please think about this. If anyone whants to discuss this issue, please send me an e-mail. I keep this page free from now on. Mni dx greetings Jan
jan pe1gnp <pe1gnp@qsl.net>
- Friday, October 15, 1999 at 17:43:52 (BST)
3C5I into G now!! 559 qsb into IO90. Can't hear any other signals yet but maybe the opening might extend as we get towards 1630-1700 time-frame. Just trying to find Alan's grid now. 73 and good weekend! Jim
Jim G0OFE <jimsmith@lds.coluk>
- Friday, October 15, 1999 at 16:49:40 (BST)
I receive MANY Eu/Africa spots direct now thanks to a transatlantic bridge via my local K1XX RF Cluster. I have set audible alarms to: 1- Any spot that contains ONLY the frequency of 50.0000 2- Only the CALLSIGN of 50VIDEO (FIVE-ZERO-VIDEO) I think I will hear many of you very soon... Best Regards, Bob
Bob, WA1OUB <b_mobile@conknet.com>
- Friday, October 15, 1999 at 15:41:35 (BST)
Very funny to get reactions on my illegal testspot it is not my attempt to be anonymous. I only wondered what is more important the (very good) code of practice or max. output power. Don't feel sorry for me because I still need 5 for DXCC and my operating practice is not so bad in relation to my English, hi. Enjoy the openings like 12/10 (worked LU and PY ,hrd. ZP). Greetings and please unstress also when you miss some DX as I mentioned last week already. Greetings JAN pe1gnp/pa0xxx using ic706/6 el by the way
pe1gnp <pe1gnp@qsl.net>
- Friday, October 15, 1999 at 15:20:49 (BST)
YC5/PA2GFL [indonesia] into perth of77xx at0913 utc friday, also very strong ja stations, still tv from asia at 1055 utc cheers graham vk6ro in of77xx.
GRAHAM VK6RO <vk6ro@yahoo.com>
- Friday, October 15, 1999 at 11:54:26 (BST)
That picture doesn't make me happy Neal.
Peter, PA1SIX
- Friday, October 15, 1999 at 11:40:11 (BST)
Who cares, Peter ? There will allways be Hams that don't spend "enough" time behind their rig, and then blame someone else for their low score.
Peter, PA1SIX
- Friday, October 15, 1999 at 11:37:22 (BST)
Yesterday Mike J87AB worked J85I for a new country. DXCC: LU, HC, PY, CX, ZP, XE, CE, J8
Chris PA5AA <zzz@xs4all.nl>
- Friday, October 15, 1999 at 09:58:52 (BST)
Chris WOS, please name this PA0XXX. At least we can try to unstress this frustrated ham. Maybe we can get him a little amplifier. But, after all I think it's allways better to train your skills to get better operating practice! 73,
Peter PA2VST <peterg@condor-post.com>
- Friday, October 15, 1999 at 08:31:57 (BST)
http://science.nasa.gov/newhome/headlines/ast14oct99_1.htm for the latest Cycle 23 predicition peak.
Neil G0JHC <carr.n@runshaw.ac.uk>
- Friday, October 15, 1999 at 08:24:31 (BST)
Forecasters are predicting additional major flare activity to erupt from the spot complex #8731 over the next several days. Over the next few days, this sunspot group will rotate into a near-radial alignment with the Earth. Any major solar flares which occur over the next 4 to 6 days may result in associated coronal mass ejection trajectories that are pointed more toward the Earth. The ability of these potential future coronal mass ejections to impact the Earth and produce intensified levels of geomagnetic and auroral activity will be higher over the next several days.
Udo, DK5YA <ulang@main-echo.net>
- Friday, October 15, 1999 at 07:59:08 (BST)
LW4 QSL Inpho. It doesn't matter how much you want to help.There is alw- ays somebody ready to criticise. Name:Ibeldo Jos Matta;Address:Zona Rural s/n,Morrison, Crdoba-2568,ARGENTINA.-
Mirel VK2BOD <vk2bod@acay.com.au>
- Friday, October 15, 1999 at 07:17:40 (BST)
On Oct.14 07Z-09Z we had condx toward S21ZE.From 10Z 5R5GJ into JR6-JA4 and hopped up to JA1 and JA0s shortly. On this morning (01Z-) we had good condx toward CX,LU, PY and ZP6.At the same time FO0KOJ(Austral Is.) was worked by many JAs for the new one.Stations include: CX4L,-4II,-7IY,-3IN,LU2MHP,LU7FA,LW4DIR,PY5CC,ZP6CW, KH7R, KH7l. GL.
JE1BMJ <higasa@attglobal.net>
- Friday, October 15, 1999 at 06:02:43 (BST)
Good conditions today via Backscatter. TZ6VV booming in. Heard also KP4EIT. (I am running only a dipole in this moment)73s Pedro
CT1DYX <ct1dyx@teleweb.pt>
- Friday, October 15, 1999 at 01:54:56 (BST)
As the post was from 'proxy.gelrevision.nl' as it was obviously and employee using GelreVision's Intranet. Now who could be this be I wonder? Chris
Chris, G3WOS
- Thursday, October 14, 1999 at 23:23:15 (BST)
received today qsl from cx1ccc. worked him 2-09-'99. he is working with only 5w. 73's
kees pe1mcd <pe1mcd@qsl.net>
- Thursday, October 14, 1999 at 19:56:26 (BST)
How many more times do I have to say this? Do NOT post anonymous messages on this page - this is explicitly stated in the 'code of practice'. Especially ones like the one below from PA0XXX. I will look in the CGI bin to see what IP was used to post the message. Chris
Chris, G3WOS
- Thursday, October 14, 1999 at 19:38:13 (BST)
Just heard KP4EIT 52 via backscatter TZ6VV peaked 57, CT1DYX heard aswell
Johan,ON4ANT <ON4ANT@hotmail.com>
- Thursday, October 14, 1999 at 19:03:42 (BST)
Try my Diaries on my new page - http://www.g4igo.freeuk.com - and you can see what happened in past years - and what may happen Tomorrow !!
Ken G4igo <g4igo@freeuk.com>
- Thursday, October 14, 1999 at 18:12:50 (BST)
What is maximum legal power in PA, and why do some stations have 1kw????? To work DX-stations 5 times???
pa0xxx
- Thursday, October 14, 1999 at 17:42:48 (BST)
Ian , ZS6BTE - what time scale for TV's ?
Ken G4IGO <g4igo@freeuk.com>
- Thursday, October 14, 1999 at 17:37:17 (BST)
Could someone give me the SURNAME of Marco IK5ZUL please? Many thanks (in advance).
David BRS 25429 <brs25429@compuserve.com>
- Thursday, October 14, 1999 at 16:54:48 (BST)
Further to below: The opening to SA lasted over 4 hours here with LUs first then many PYs. Sigs were fluttery and weak for the whole opening (except PY5CC!). 25k East of me things were better (G6ION), 25k W things were much worse (no copy). mid opening CN8LI/B and CT0WW/B were v loud for a while but DX sigs did NOT change. Rest of opening just backscatter from those further east giving DX 59++ reports. Don't care what type of prop - just more out west please! PS on as usual tonight from IO70RK 350w 3ele 73
Peter G8BCG/P <g8bcg@qsl.net>
- Thursday, October 14, 1999 at 16:33:42 (BST)
Last night (13/10) 17 ch R1 TV carriers arrived in the Johannesburg area. Two of them, at the 8m and 8p offsets, had strong aurora growl. Explain that please!
Ian ZS6BTE <itr@nanoteq.co.za>
- Thursday, October 14, 1999 at 15:13:16 (BST)
GU6AJE: I personally think that the times you could work SA with only 20/25 watts in a 3 elem like in cycle 22 CX4HS are finito. Don't know what your gear looks like but with all equipment sold now,100 watts is minimum.Unless you are lucky to be the first in a opening or if the foot print is very spotty and you are in the middle,forget to crack the pile ups like last tuesday evening. Happy hunting!
Peter PE1MMD <mmd@hetnet.nl>
- Thursday, October 14, 1999 at 14:59:35 (BST)
Just to add to the Es+F or pure-F layer discussion. From here I felt like I was on the edge of things (also see what G8BCG/p had to say re signals in IO90/80/70 further down the page). All the S Am stations sounded typical F-layer with fading, "drift" up and down a few hundred Hertz, but the CT0SIX and CN8LI beacons were very solid T9 with me. Not at all like back-scatter. As usual (!) I wasn't best placed for the Es at our end, though some very good signal strengths - especially Peter PY5CC - a lot of the DX was in and out like typical Es. From here it sounded as though the best conditions were into G, GW, GM and PA. Maybe I just need more power, hi. 73 and happy hunting
Mike GU6AJE <gu6aje.weyr@guernsey.net>
- Thursday, October 14, 1999 at 14:04:54 (BST)
Yesterday evening(21:45z to 22:15z) a new strong opening to JA...His signals S9+, PM85,PM98,PM95. 73, Alberto
Alberto, LU2EG <lu2eg@usa.net>
- Thursday, October 14, 1999 at 12:47:26 (BST)
Neil, it sounds like: name: JOS M. IBELDO, Street: ZONA RURAL S/N, CRDOBA-2568, ARGENTINA
Jose, EH7KW
- Thursday, October 14, 1999 at 11:01:26 (BST)
Jaap & Willem, I think it was an Es EA/CTG/ON/PA/DL, up and down since afternoon, as your first hop. The SA area reached was the standard one we have daily in EA7 from late August: LU?A, LU?D, E, F; PY1, PY2, PY3, PY5, PP1, PP5. So probaly a single ES-F2(N/S) link (no Es's in PY/LU, as they said yesterday). Anyway whatever it was, nice hearing both ends of the pileup !!. CX's came in at 16-1630Z but maybe the Es was not strong enough to build the link yet. 73
Jose, EH7KW <ea7kw@alcavia.net>
- Thursday, October 14, 1999 at 10:57:05 (BST)
The QSL info for LW4, where does the name stop and the address start please!?
Neil G0JHC <carr.n@runshaw.ac.uk>
- Thursday, October 14, 1999 at 10:35:00 (BST)
X-Ray event X1/1N/N11E32 BEG 14 Oct 1999 08:54 MAX 14 Oct 1999 09:00 END 14 Oct 1999 09:03 UT; Watch out for min/maj strom and some nice Aurora and/or Auroral E's the next 48 hours; 73
Udo, DK5YA <ulang@main-echo.net>
- Thursday, October 14, 1999 at 10:29:35 (BST)
Yes Tuesday was a good opening, it could have been even better if stations had spread out more,instead of sitting on top of each other.
barry g4kct <bhf1@york.ac.uk>
- Thursday, October 14, 1999 at 10:21:33 (BST)
Sorry Sjoerd,there was an omission in my inpho. Ibeldo Jos Mattia-Zona Rural s/n-Morrison-Crdoba 2568-Argentina
Mirel VK2BOD <vk2bod@acay.com.au>
- Thursday, October 14, 1999 at 10:09:04 (BST)
Hi SJOERD,QSL INPHO of LW4HBN is: IBELDO JOS MATTIA ZONA RURAL S/N CRDOBA-2568 ARGENTINA All the best. Mirel-VK2BOD-vk2bod@acay.com.au
Mirel VK2BOD <vk2bod@acay.com.au>
- Thursday, October 14, 1999 at 10:05:41 (BST)
At last, after so many reports from last tuesday, I like to share the "halleluja" mood. I came in when the opening was there for a hour allready. Earlier that evening there was some weak aurora happening with no qso's. Heard someone calling but nothing to read. HF was dead and first signals appear below 11 MHz. So I did not expect any super opening. Normally aurora is not very cooperative with Es, EME etc.. So I was quite supprised hearing so many PY's and DX when I came in again. Same feelings like 1989 when we had the first VK's and W's in. I manage to work 6 PY, 3 LU and 1 ZP. 6 new squares! And after all everybody was behaving quite well. REAL FUN now. And it seems we have a 6 community again. 73,
Peter PA2VST <peterg@condor-post.com>
- Thursday, October 14, 1999 at 09:09:09 (BST)
Results of the South American opening from a more northerly perspective in IO75. 1840-2130z. Worked 7 LU's, 2 CX's and 3 PY's. Best dx was LU9EHF, Luis in FF95. Strongest and most consistent signal was PY5CC (surprise, surprise), but did'nt call him as I worked him last year. 73.
David MM0AMW <mm0amw@dgillies.freeserve.co.uk>
- Thursday, October 14, 1999 at 01:25:17 (BST)
PA0OOS no Jaap, first hop (this end) was sporadic e (Es) to EA and CT, second hop was Spread F (also known as TEP) to South America.(and possibly another hop Es from PY to LU) When you look at the ionograms for different places along the path you can tell what is really happening. Soooooo no Es this end......no DX 73 willem
Willem PA0HIP <wmorsink@casema.net>
- Wednesday, October 13, 1999 at 23:53:51 (BST)
Its all back to normal noise again tonight The SA opening in my QTH JO33 started at 18:30 with LW6EUQ calling at 110 but it looked like he had receiving problems Never heard so many PY together in one opening. I remember from cycle 22 only 1 or maybe 2 on the band?? Al together i heard 9 PY's and 5 LU's and ZP9DM worked 3 LU 3 PY and the ZP9DM and EH1YO Heared weak the CT/B my opinion is that is was F2 all the way and the EH/CT backscatter. 73 Jaap New squares
jaap pa0oos <pa0oos@qsl.net>
- Wednesday, October 13, 1999 at 23:37:02 (BST)
Peter, PY5CC will be active as PY0FM from Fernando de Noronha on October 16 to November 1. QSL via JA1VOK only. Peter is planning to upgrade Andre's 6m antenna during the stay at PY0FF. Best regards,
Hatsuo, JA1VOK <ja1vok@jarl.com>
- Wednesday, October 13, 1999 at 23:21:38 (BST)
Hi folks, Great opening to LU at our early moning time today. Worked LU3DL, LU2EG, LW5EJU, LW6EUQ, LU9EHF and LU3EMK with RS59 at 2146-2210z on 13th (0646-0710 on 14th at local time). FB DX,
Hatsuo, JA1VOK <ja1vok@jarl.com>
- Wednesday, October 13, 1999 at 23:18:20 (BST)
I only caught the last 40 minutes or so last night but got 3 new squares.I enjoyed it so much that it gave me the necessary kick up the **** to get the M2 JHV up.The band noise is much lower and the antenna is well made.I am sure that there will be no openings for the next 2 evenings as I am off work.So expect something on Friday night. 73 de Conrad
Conrad G0RUZ <conrad.farlow@virgin.net>
- Wednesday, October 13, 1999 at 20:20:32 (BST)
Great opening, spent most of the time chasing the ZP9 around the band, he never did rise much above the noise. The PY's were S9+ a lot of the time. Last signal hrd was at midnight local time - PY1CZ, but he got my call as G4DDK and faded out before I could correct him. Don't remember ever hearing S/A so late in the night
Dave G4RGK <hutchinsondibleyltd@btinternet.com>
- Wednesday, October 13, 1999 at 18:16:24 (BST)
Dear Neil: LU6DRV Jose Carbini. Chopin 76. CP 1642 San Isidro (BA). Argentina. LW4HBN is a new call, I will try to find his address. 73
Alberto, LU2EG <lu2eg@usa.net>
- Wednesday, October 13, 1999 at 12:49:20 (BST)
Never close down too early! The ZP9 came into the UK rather late in the opening as the propagation lengthened. I spent all the evening looking for PY5HAT in GG99 and had given up - but up he popped in the final dying minutes (as did the ZP9 again!) In my opinion good stuff comes up either early or late in an opening. Like Neil, lot's of new PYs and squares. Chris
Chris, G3WOS
- Wednesday, October 13, 1999 at 12:42:38 (BST)
Station hrd from ZP was ZP9DM , nightrest was to short HI....
Sjoerd , PA3DOL <sjoerd_brattinga@bose.com>
- Wednesday, October 13, 1999 at 11:55:38 (BST)
Hello 6meter friends On the 12th of October we had a nice ES/F2 opening into PY/LU/ZP I heard PY5CC over 2 hours long!!!!(on 115) I did work : LU6DRV(GF05) LU5EJU(GF05) PY1VOY(GG86) LU2FFD(FF97) PP5JD(GG52) LU4HBN(FF87) PP1CZ(GG99) HRD ZP2DN on 50.155 Many Thanks for the contacts and I will be looking forward to the next 6 meter opening. Best 73 Sjoerd PA3DOL
Sjoerd , PA3DOL <sjoerd_brattinga@bose.com>
- Wednesday, October 13, 1999 at 11:49:35 (BST)
Can anyone help with QSL Ad's for LW4HBN and LU6DRV? They dont appear in Buckmaster. Ref Kerry's note, it was nice to see many of the PY's operating contest style and not exchanging grids, they are all listed in Buckmaster anyway.
Neil G0JHC <carr.n@runshaw.ac.uk>
- Wednesday, October 13, 1999 at 10:11:11 (BST)
Indeed a very nice evening yesterday: hrd/wrk CX/LU/PY. A pitty a missed the ZP9DM. For those who needs his adress,according to QSL Buckmaster is should be: Oscar Dario Benitez Maciel PO Box 512 Asuncion,1209 Paraguay QSL manager ZP5AA Who knows the QSL adress for LW4HBN? Cannot find any info.
Ger PE1CZG <gerh@dds.nl>
- Wednesday, October 13, 1999 at 10:10:09 (BST)
Mike GU6AJE: Excuses... sore throat is a good one - I have certainly got one this am! 73 G8BCG/P IO70RK from 10:50z
Peter G8BCG <g8bcg@qsl.net>
- Wednesday, October 13, 1999 at 09:30:16 (BST)
Great night, but who could have predicted the length of the opening. Be smart don't exchange grids unless you are asked to do so. As the ZP was fading the station before me asked for a grid locator from the ZP QSB started and this exchange took another 30 seconds. I thnik i may have been the last to get in.. Will it be you next time?? 73 Sixers
Kerry G0LCS <g0lcs@qsl.net>
- Wednesday, October 13, 1999 at 09:20:08 (BST)
Seems I switched off too early last night - went QRT at 2030 gmt, but it seemed all the DX had gone here by then! Maybe more tonight? Just wish I have a good excuse to stay away from work today. Any suggestions? (Apart from the obvious - DX is just more important, hi!) 73
Mike GU6AJE <gu6aje.weyr@guernsey.net>
- Wednesday, October 13, 1999 at 09:05:15 (BST)
Ian ZS6BTE > thanks for your comments. I expect the same from VK. Last cycle an EU opening meant sometimes up to 5 stations. This cycle can only be much worse. Mind you the new country opportunities are also much better and will offset the hasle and heartache of the 'bad' operating practices.
Scott VK4JSR <scott.watson@clemenger.com.au>
- Wednesday, October 13, 1999 at 09:02:22 (BST)
Just when we thought 6 m was dead forever! Great European opening last night, peaking around 1800 UTC. Apart from the usual TE stuff (I, LZ, YO, ZA ;->), we also worked GI, EI, GM, northern G (plus one south coaster), southern DL, with a solitary OM providing a new one for me and ZS6WB. Maybe my "no dupe" policy is yielding results; I worked 41 stations, and only had to reject around 50 prospective dupers!
Chris R. Burger ZS6EZ <crb@nanoteq.com>
- Wednesday, October 13, 1999 at 08:56:07 (BST)
Congrats to all who worked the ZP9, not a trace here (IO83), ZP eluded me last cycle too! Band was open to South America from (18-23z). Was lucky enough to work 13 PYs, 8 LUs and a CX, in 8 new grids (all new calls no dupes). PP5JD hit +40 here, PY5CC only managed a poor +30, check your ant's Peter...poor show!
Neil G0JHC <carr.n@runshaw.ac.uk>
- Wednesday, October 13, 1999 at 08:24:15 (BST)
CQs from the southern hemisphere: Just a quick comment on replying to a "cq" from a station in the southern hemisphere, following last night's opening. A cq results in three dozen stations replying, the vast majority of whom are of no interest and are no more than qrm. If you know for example, that you are in EI and there has not been an opening to ZS for 9 months, don't send your call twice and listen politely. The station in the southern hemisphere typically waits for the noise level to abate, while listening for the rarer calls. The "normal" calls, Italy, Med area for example, can be caught next TEP opening. Send your callsign repeatedly when the other station is listening. It helps to offset (low) the freq a bit, specially in CW mode. Last night I worked a solitary EI3 (a new one for me) just before the band collapsed, only because he was 320 Hz low. Cu on 6m sn.
Ian ZS6BTE <itr@nanoteq.co.za>
- Wednesday, October 13, 1999 at 08:11:53 (BST)
CQs from the southern hemisphere: Just a quick comment on replying to a "cq" from a station in the southern hemisphere, following last night's opening. A cq results in three dozen stations replying, the vast majority of whom are of no interest and are no more than qrm. If you know for example, that you are in EI and there has not been an opening to ZS for 9 months, don't send your call twice and listen politely. The station in the southern hemisphere typically waits for the noise level to abate, while listening for the rarer calls. The "normal" calls Italy, Med area, for example, can be caught next TEP opening. Send your callsign repeatedly when the other station is listening. It helps to offset (low) the freq a bit, specially in CW mode. Last night I worked a solitary EI3 (a new one for me) just before the band collapsed, only because he was 320 Hz low. Cu on 6m sn.
Ian ZS6BTE <itr@nanoteq.co.za>
- Wednesday, October 13, 1999 at 08:07:20 (BST)
I have a different qsl address for LU2FFD (uodated this year) Antonio J Tiscornia, Presidente Roca 828 12B,Rosario SF 2000, Argentina - The grid locator did not match the other address, Locator is not indicated for this one.
Jerry G4SEU <G4SEU@tesco.net>
- Wednesday, October 13, 1999 at 07:55:23 (BST)
Hello All ! After a nice opening yesterday evening and 1 new DXCC. Did hear 3C5I earlier, but could not reach him. Still needing 3C5 for a new DXCC!! Wkd PY's and ZP9DM for a new one. Who can help with the address of ZP9DM ?? New grids all in the GG range !! Let's hope this is the start of more nice openings.... 73 Arie.
Arie , PA2TAB <pa2tab@amsat.org>
- Wednesday, October 13, 1999 at 07:50:22 (BST)
Kenwood TS680S HF (100W) + 6m (10W) SSB/CW/FM transceiver, minimal use since 1993, good condition, boxed, with handbook and MC35 fist mic. Best offer in region of 550 Pounds. E-mail only please.
Colin, GW3RYR / 7Q7CM <colin@morgannn.freeserve.co.uk>
- Wednesday, October 13, 1999 at 07:28:15 (BST)
FINAL attempt: 2320z IE gone midnight local!!!! 73 cul G8BCG/P
Peter G8BCG <g8bcg@qsl.net>
- Wednesday, October 13, 1999 at 07:14:10 (BST)
Sorry I meant band stayed open until 2220z I'm tired! 73 cul G8BCG/P
Peter G8BCG <g8bcg@qsl.net>
- Wednesday, October 13, 1999 at 07:10:19 (BST)
S America opening: Very big difference in signal strengths. S9++ in IO90s S9 in Io80s S45 at best in IO70. Nil just a few k west of me. BUT band stayed open until 3220z Wow / yawn! 73 cul G8BCG/P
Peter G8BCG <g8bcg@qsl.net>
- Wednesday, October 13, 1999 at 07:09:09 (BST)
WHAT A DAY (12TH OCT)!!! GOT IN FROM WORK AT 13.00Z AND FOUND SPANISH VIDEO WAS COMING THOUGH. AT 14.00Z HRD 3C5I COMING THROUGH AND THEN TR8CA ON SSB 14.24Z. WAS ALERTED AT 18.30Z THAT BAND WAS OPEN TO S.AMERICA. AT 18.44Z WRKD LW5EJU GF05, 18.52Z CX3AN GF15(I HOPE CALL IS CORRECT QRM!), PY1VOY GG86 19.57Z, PY2BW GG66 20.38Z, PP1CZ GG99 20.41Z AND PY2EX GG66 20.50Z.ALSO HRD WAS 9J2BO 19.25Z. GD DX TO ALL(4 ELE, 100W, IC746).
JAMIE,GW7SMV <GW7SMV@QSL.NET>
- Wednesday, October 13, 1999 at 06:42:18 (BST)
QSL Address of LU2FFD: Antonio J.Tiscornia. Moreno 2062. FUNES, Santa Fe 2132. Argentina
Willem PA0HIP <wmorsink@casema.net>
- Wednesday, October 13, 1999 at 02:00:18 (BST)
What an evening... Heard PP1CZ calling CQ on .120 with a 59 signal. Yet my 100w wasn't getting through! Yikes! Finally worked him, PY1VOY and PY5CC. Also heard PY2RO at 559 but couldn't raise him. Missed the ZP station, and the LU's (both would be new ones) Here's looking for more conditions like this.
Andy GD0TEP <andy_kissack@compuserve.com>
- Wednesday, October 13, 1999 at 00:33:18 (BST)
kees: LU2FFD>>FF97. LW4HBN>>FF87.
Willem PA0HIP <wmorsink@casema.net>
- Wednesday, October 13, 1999 at 00:03:29 (BST)
Good opening to PY. Loudest by far PY5CC rockcrushing at times. Heard 7 x PY and 3 x LU, and possibly (!) ZP, many calls but no-one worked. Had Es to CT0SIX and CN8LI, too. Heard a PY beacon on .050, read locator as GG87, but didn't hang around for the full callsign, hi. Earlier, 1700 briefly heard ZS6BTE 549. Good propagation and getting better! 73 good dx
Mike GU6AJE <gu6aje.wer@guernsey.net>
- Tuesday, October 12, 1999 at 23:22:33 (BST)
Hi to all sixers! Today exellent condix on six! worked 7 PY stations and 1 ZP (DXCC88) and two LU/LW (DXCC89)! Pse, anyone nows correct qsladres from LU2FFD or LW4HBN?? Cannot find them in callbook.... Thanks! 73, de Kees.
Kees pe7two <pe7two@amsat.org>
- Tuesday, October 12, 1999 at 23:22:32 (BST)
ZP9DM = GG24
Chris, G3WOS
- Tuesday, October 12, 1999 at 22:25:25 (BST)
Excellent opening, best to PY that I've ever heard! Got in too late for the LU's though, only hrd LW6EUQ but couldn't raise him, neither could anyone else it would seem! Worked PY's 1VOY (GG86) and 2NKY (GG66) for new grids, also hrd PY5CC for over an hour , PY2DP, ZP9DM (what's his grid?) Cheers Jim
Jim G0OFE <jimsmith@lds.co.uk>
- Tuesday, October 12, 1999 at 22:05:03 (BST)
What time was 5R in? Was it into the UK? Chris
Chris, G3WOS
- Tuesday, October 12, 1999 at 21:47:22 (BST)
I am trying to get an e-mail address for ZA/N7BHC. Any info would be appreciated. 73
Tony, I0JX <i0jx@amsat.org>
- Tuesday, October 12, 1999 at 18:28:16 (BST)
Good opening today from here to Eu from 1400z for 90mins. 24 qsos with 6Gs and 6DLs on 101.5cw. Often many stations and hard to distinguish;also QRM from the kitchen! DL4ALI, I was not taking Gs only, but had to split the crowd somehow.
Alan, 3C5I <alan_isaachsen@email.mobil.com>
- Tuesday, October 12, 1999 at 17:10:33 (BST)
Hello, pse all visit the ON4KST website and hear me and my brother ON4GG (different voice) i can tell hi. Excellent opening today, TR8CA,ZS6PJS,ZS6WB,JY9NX,3C5I,ZS6AXT and 5R8GJ ZS6PJS peaked 599 73 Johan
ON4ANT,Johan <ON4ANT@HOTMAIL.COM>
- Tuesday, October 12, 1999 at 17:07:10 (BST)
Hi there! Nice to heard 3C5I and TR8CA today on 6M. More report at http://on4kst.freeservers.com Best 73's
Alain ON4KST <on4kst@skynet.be>
- Tuesday, October 12, 1999 at 15:28:07 (BST)
Hello Friends, Here is the list of G stations that I have worked on 6. I hope i didn't forget any callsign, hi... 04 october 1998 : G4IGO - G3ZYY - G7BXS - G1KTZ - GU7DHI - G7UYM - G4XOP. 24 october 1998 : M1BRE. 09 october 1999 : G0JHC - GD0TEP - G0OFE. 11 october 1999 : G3IMV. For all qso's the mean time was around 1100z, and the opening was for just about 20 minutes. I hope to get much more of you in my log !! Qsl's are direct only at the following : MONDON Philippe - 25, rue de l'Eglise - 97425 Les AVIRONS - Reunion Island. Locator is LG78QS. Pse be careful also to FR5SIX beacon on 50.022,5 (1.5w and dipole N/S). Vy 73 and gl on the magic band. Philippe.
Phil - FR5DN <fr5dn@oceanes.fr>
- Tuesday, October 12, 1999 at 13:51:14 (BST)
Peter,G8BCG.Were you calling CQ at 12:47bst this lunch time? Your sigs, if so reached Leeds in West Yorkshire, but just got "8BC......CQ...." , we are coming up to a decent meteor shower so a few pre-cursors for things to come maybe, no other dx heard on six, but 10m is alive to half the planet at the moment!. Gear is FT100 into ATAS-100 antenna mounted on the boot of the car. MUF is about 39mhz hear with Russian FM Telephony belting through! Cheers for now and good dx. PS Could'nt get this through on your email address David Storrs G8GXP
David Storrs G8GXP <david.storrs@ntl.com>
- Tuesday, October 12, 1999 at 13:34:43 (BST)
The Broadcast Packet and Repeater Group of Greensboro, NC USA announce the addition of a 6 meter beacon on 50.0625 MHz to the 10 meter beacon 28.2905 MHz in current operation at the same location. Call sign is WB4WOR and the transmitter power output is 2 watts into a 6db omni antenna at 5 meters. The beacon became active on 7 October 1999. For additional information, contact Charles Layno, W4CL at clayno@nc-cap.org or http://www.triadntr.net/~w4cl/beacon/bcn.html
Charles Layno W4CL <clayno@nc-cap.org>
- Tuesday, October 12, 1999 at 13:23:30 (BST)
Re PT9FH: QSL card reads: PT9FH Antonio Manoel M. Neto. Rua 7 de Setembro, 663 P.O. Box 343 79.330-030 Corumba Mato Grosso do Sul Brasil
Willem PA0HIP <wmorsink@casema.net>
- Tuesday, October 12, 1999 at 13:01:56 (BST)
Anyone have a known "good" snail mail address for PT9FH ??
Keith G4FUF <G4fuf@compuserve.com>
- Tuesday, October 12, 1999 at 11:33:49 (BST)
Hello, Every days in 06.00-06.40Z i will be calling CQ on 50.110 in east, south-east directions, and after 12.00Z will be calling and listening any directions. 73's
Val, UN3G <indra@nursat.kz>
- Tuesday, October 12, 1999 at 05:54:20 (BST)
Yesterday I almost work SV5BYR at around 1130z. At that time, his signal was so weak that I can only copy ??5BY? . I will try this evening and see if I can have my first EU contact. At 1200z , heard 4X1IF and called him many times, but he didn't receive me. However, at 1235z - 7Q7RM signal booming into Hong Kong for about 12 minutes. That is also a new one for me ..hi This evening from 1030z onward, VR2XMQ, IL, PM & XRW will operate on hilltop ( approx. 500m ASL ) that will be a very good chance as well. 73 Charlie / VR2XMT
Charlie Ho / VR2XMT <vr2xmt@amsat.org>
- Tuesday, October 12, 1999 at 04:07:58 (BST)
Need adr. of YT1VV in JN94. Worked him on June 25th. He has been spotted various Clusters this summer, but I can't locate his mailing adr. in any callsign databases. Anyone know his adr. or any previous callsign? Regarding propagation: still no F-2, no TEP-E, only random Aurora/Auroral-E last few weeks.
Lefty, K1TOL <lefty@exploremaine.com>
- Tuesday, October 12, 1999 at 02:34:05 (BST)
Just read the message from Alan, GI0OTC regarding the FR5 station. Dont think you can blame the 1kw people for that one... He was in the noise with me for most of the time, but i did suffer terrible QRM over QSO's, and the FR5 CQ, from a GI0 calling at about 12wpm with his call, for 3 or 4 times. I managed to hook him though, with 100w. Due to a local RFI problem, i can not run more than 100w so i dont come into the group above either. Please note: it is not my intention to start anything by my comments..... This is the way i saw it at the time. 73.
Andy GD0TEP <andy_kissack@compuserve.com>
- Monday, October 11, 1999 at 23:19:02 (BST)
Heard IZ5EME calling CQ on 50105 CW- called back but I was not heard 1950z/11th
DOUG ZP6CW <n4pw@arrl.net>
- Monday, October 11, 1999 at 21:19:13 (BST)
PS I'm /P now but the band is dead. Best DX GB3IOJ beacon Jersey 73 G8BCG/P
Peter, G8BCG <g8bcg@qsl.net>
- Monday, October 11, 1999 at 20:03:49 (BST)
Alan, also heard here in IO70 around the same time but VERY weak. Will be /P tomorrow same time looking FR / 5R etc !!73 G8BCG/P
Peter, G8BCG <g8bcg@qsl.net>
- Monday, October 11, 1999 at 20:02:48 (BST)
Not as surprised as me, Alan! I only wish I'd been able to stay QRV and look for you in person. Unfortunately back to work tomorrow so no lunchtime listening :-( For the record, I heard it first around 12.50 and had to switch off at 13.00, so not sure how much longer it stayed there. 73
Mike GU6AJE <gu6aje.weyr@guernsey.net>
- Monday, October 11, 1999 at 19:48:24 (BST)
I'm surprised Mike, gu6aje heard my beacon today - I did not think condns were gud enuff. Tomorrow, Tues, is a holiday here (independence day, sort of) so will run it all day on 50101.5 as a cq beacon. Cheers
alan, 3C5I <alan_isaachsen@email.mobil.com>
- Monday, October 11, 1999 at 19:09:09 (BST)
At 1300 gmt today I heard 3C5I keyer on 50.100 up to 549. Alas, I had to go out! Tried to post it up on OH cluster, but posting didn't go through - sorry. First time I've heard 3C here. 73
Mike GU6AJE <gu6aje.weyr@guernsey.net>
- Monday, October 11, 1999 at 18:04:13 (BST)
Peter, similar story here. Good auroral-E condx last night between 1930 and 2020UTC with OH9SIX at S5 and LA TV at S9+20 but no activity. 73s.
Roy, GM0EFT <gm0eft@asylum54.freeserve.co.uk>
- Monday, October 11, 1999 at 13:22:41 (BST)
Last Friday nite at 22Z heard on 50.75 a FM broad signal qtf 210 dg. Could not ID it as no FM in the ts930. Any VK/ZL receiving EU video recently from that path? Another Q: Is there anything transmitting on 48.240,0 ? 73
Jose, EH7KW <ea7kw@alcavia.net>
- Monday, October 11, 1999 at 13:17:55 (BST)
Nice aurora yesterday but still low activity! Later on a very good auroral E. OH9SIX up to S5 and TV from OH (KP59) with nice pictures. And still no stations....Come on guy's, it is difficult without the whole day Es but there is still a lot to work. Even without 40 dB over S9 Es signals. And for those weak signal lovers, aurora at 6m is FUN.... 73 and cu next time with an A,
Peter PA2VST <peterg@condor-post.com>
- Monday, October 11, 1999 at 12:58:54 (BST)
Experienced my first Aurora on 6m yesterday afternoon. Worked lots of stations around the Baltic Sea; (SM, YL, OH, OZ, LA, DL, LY, ES.) In total 5 new DXCC!) Concerning this kind of propagation I can only say one thing: CW rules! Try it, youll LOVE it!!! CUL / Eric - SM1TDE in JO97II; Gotland Island that is.
Eric SM1TDE <sm1tde@algonet.se>
- Monday, October 11, 1999 at 08:42:54 (BST)
The last weekend was great to me , worked five new entities on six !! EY8MM 9/10 0928z FR1GZ 9/10 1438z 5R8GJ 9/10 1551z AP2WAP 10/10 1109z 9V1UV 10/10 1232z I look forward to have great opening into EU soon !!! Charlie / VR2XMT
Charlie Ho / VR2XMT <vr2xmt@amsat.org>
- Monday, October 11, 1999 at 05:26:04 (BST)
Further to my last post - on behalf of Bill VK6JQ, has someone got the full QSL details for EY8CQ and EY8MM, please?
Don VK6HK <patndon@cygnus.uwa.edu.au>
- Monday, October 11, 1999 at 00:56:43 (BST)
I had VERY STRONG tv indicators on sunday 10 october from about 0645 to 0800 utc, also evening TEP to the asian region, no qso, there may have been a european offset at about 0745 utc, not sure.By the way Bill VK6JQ is about 1700 miles????? north of me, any way please listen for the WEAK cw on six, it will be me from OF77XX in sunny Perth, cheers Graham VK6RO
Graham VK6RO <vk6ro@yahoo.com>
- Monday, October 11, 1999 at 00:49:37 (BST)
Bill VK6JQ at Broome, NW Australia worked EY8CQ and EY8MM around 0700Z, Sunday 10th October, 1999. Bill also reported belatedly that he had heard IW5BMI on 7th November, 1998 for probably the first Eu-VK propagation this cycle. Bill runs 10W to a 6el yagi and is on CW ONLY.
Don VK6HK <patndon@cygnus.uwa.edu.au>
- Monday, October 11, 1999 at 00:33:40 (BST)
WARNING WARNING XX9 Macao may well be deleted at the end of 1999. China has not applied for a call block and Macao itself is not an IARU member. So who can we send for two weeks in Nov? Anyone with deep pockets apply here!! Seriously whilst propogation is with the gods what can we do to put someone there with a big signal?? 73 Sixers Kerry G0LCS
Kerry G0LCS <g0lcs@qsl.net>
- Sunday, October 10, 1999 at 23:28:16 (BST)
Hello all. For the second time in two days I missed two new countries thanks to the Kilowatt gang. Before you work the DX for a second and third time, please give a thought For the least well situated of us. Just because you have super stations and super propagation doesn't make you good operators, we all know the culprits. Perhaps a black list should be published ? Copy of an email from FR5DN re. Opening into Europe on Sat 9-Oct. Hello Alan, I heard your call, but lost you too quickly !!!! The pile-up was big and some stations that i already worked keep calling me when I have cdx to new countries and new stations. This sometimes do not allow me to work new boys on 6 - this is really a problem !!!!! Look for me around and GL !! Phil. FR5DN and myself each lost a new one, thanks again guys.
Alan, GI0OTC <alan@gi0otc.demon.co.uk>
- Sunday, October 10, 1999 at 20:27:22 (BST)
Frank, you need to compress your JPGs! Instead of being 120k each they should be 12k! Chris
Chris, G3WOS
- Sunday, October 10, 1999 at 18:06:11 (BST)
Hi folks. The Belgian First-list is now up and running at www.qsl.net/on9cfb/ ... I've changed the layout somewhat ... waiting for your updates / comments! 73 de Frank, ON9CFB
Frank, ON9CFB <on9cfb@amsat.org>
- Sunday, October 10, 1999 at 15:27:49 (BST)
CE4CEH heard calling CQ on .110 for 15 minutes up here in IO94 at 11:15z. Nothing else on the boand but static.
Russ G7AXN <russm@onyx.ocyacon.co.uk>
- Sunday, October 10, 1999 at 14:02:11 (BST)
After an absence of nearly 20 years, now back on the air and on 6m from Sanderstead, South Croydon, Surrey (IO91XI - 480 ft asl)with 100w from an Alinco DX70TH and a 4 ele home brewed yagi - copied from the excellent publication VHF/UHF DX Handbook. Only 10 QSOs since recommencement but worked TZ6VV last Friday at first try. He was 20 over 9 with me. He gave me 9. Thanks for the congratulations which I received on air from M0BOB and G1IMS. Is there a list somewhere of the frequency allocations and restrictions for the Euro Countries? I know that in France there are erp restrictions on a Departmental basis and allegedly they may not operate below 50.200. I haven't heard anything from F, ON or PA/PE - locals to me, but under flat condx I get into North Lincs and Cardigan. Since my QTH is an eagle's nest why is this. Stations in those countries are FB on 2 and 70. What am I missing. Are they all beaming south - looking for hyper DX. UKSMG application dispatched. 73. John.
John G8IYS <johns@stenet.org.uk>
- Sunday, October 10, 1999 at 11:38:55 (BST)
I am sorry to report that Pino, I0DUD, passed away last night due to heart attack. He was QSL manager of HV3SJ (Vatican city) and contributed significantly to activating that station on 6 meters
Tony, I0JX <i0jx@amsat.org>
- Sunday, October 10, 1999 at 08:56:45 (BST)
Off to the UKSMG Committee meeting today at the RSGB HF Convention so I guess that we will have a good opening to 5R at lunchtime! Good luck. Chris
Chris, G3WOS <g3wos(at)uksmg.org>
- Sunday, October 10, 1999 at 08:39:22 (BST)
Note for Egotrippers Page: Sour grapes announcements are permitted.
NicK 5B4FL G3KOX <5B4FL(at)qsl.net>
- Sunday, October 10, 1999 at 06:27:28 (BST)
VK6RBU Beacon on 50.306 MHz is off air at present. A lightning strike is supected until a vist can be made to the site some 120 Km south of Perth.
Don VK6HK <patndon@cygnus.uwa.edu.au>
- Sunday, October 10, 1999 at 04:44:07 (BST)
5X1T is not QRV on six. The tower came down and he cannot get aluminum in Uganda. Sorry. 73
Tom DL7AV <DL7AV@online.de>
- Saturday, October 09, 1999 at 21:40:57 (BST)
For Announcement page read Egotrippers page.......
bill gw3mfy <bill.gw3mfy@which.net>
- Saturday, October 09, 1999 at 20:54:03 (BST)
Hi Peter 'BCG - sorry didn't reply last night - had a dinner date which I'd forgotten about in all the excitement, so rapid QRT was essential. Nothing heard of FR5DN today, though. 73
Mike GU6AJE <gu6aje.weyr@guernsey.net>
- Saturday, October 09, 1999 at 20:18:25 (BST)
Well, perhaps, but I've got 151 confirmed in G and never managed to work FR yet. Congrats to all those who did.
NicK 5B4FL G3KOX <5B4FL(at)qsl.net>
- Saturday, October 09, 1999 at 18:55:52 (BST)
Kees, you can work fr5dn mni times in the near future like all the other DX from Africa. I don't understand your frustration. As always in the beginning there is a fight to work a station, then everybody with 10w. can work it (like 5h3us, 9j2bo, tz6vv, tr8ca etc.)
Jan pe1gnp <pe1gnp@qsl.net>
- Saturday, October 09, 1999 at 18:20:21 (BST)
The 48.080 is Sky's talkback (IFB).
Nick 5B4FL <5B4FL(at)qsl.net>
- Saturday, October 09, 1999 at 16:27:54 (BST)
Getting what sounds like audio from Sky News on 48.080 narrow-band FM on a beam-heading of 060 from here near Bournemouth (IO90AT) any one else shed any light on this? Jim
Jim G0OFE <jimsmith@lds.co.uk>
- Saturday, October 09, 1999 at 16:10:52 (BST)
Got FR5DN here too - miracle, was 529 here for just a couple of minutes, guess I got lucky at 1118 here in IO90. Thank goodness for the amp, would probably have been a gotaway otherwise. Anyway - main reason for this message - what is his grid? I think LG78 rings a bell - is this right? 73/Jim
Jim G0OFE <jimsmith@lds.co.uk>
- Saturday, October 09, 1999 at 15:59:31 (BST)
Kees, please READ the announcement page CODE OF PRACTICE and desist from bad language and the use of !"$%$%^.
Chris, G3WOS <g3wos(at)uksmg.org>
- Saturday, October 09, 1999 at 15:55:00 (BST)
SHIT @#%&%$#@ mist FR5DN because i was constructing my homepage http://www.qsl.net/pe1mcd/ 73's kees
Kees PE1MCD <pe1mcd@qsl.net>
- Saturday, October 09, 1999 at 15:38:09 (BST)
Finaly DX.. allmost forgot how it sounds like heard FR5DN working DL9USA arround 10.45 qso at 11.00 and hrd till 11.30 or so In JO33HG 73 Jaap http://www.qsl.net/pa0oos
jaap pa0oos <jaap.oosten@hetnet.nl>
- Saturday, October 09, 1999 at 13:10:51 (BST)
FR5DN started into IO83 around 1050z, spent most of the time at 419, but with a few peaks up to 529-559. He faded about 5 mins ago (1130z). Thanks for the new one Philippe and congrats on the quick QSO rate.
Neil G0JHC <carr.n@runshaw.ac.uk>
- Saturday, October 09, 1999 at 12:38:41 (BST)
Someone in GI has just reported a JA, anyone else confirm this? Big signals between JA and G on 10m this morning, the best so far this cycle, but nothing on 6m here, no video etc.
Darrell G0HVQ <g0hvq@drmoody.demon.co.uk>
- Saturday, October 09, 1999 at 12:37:12 (BST)
Also just hooked the FR5 station. And he's still in IO74 at 419 now.
Andy GD0TEP <andy_kissack@compuserve.com>
- Saturday, October 09, 1999 at 12:28:44 (BST)
Just worked fr5dn 1056 Hope more to come hi 73 Timon pa9kt jo33jf
timon pa9kt <pa9kt@bart.nl>
- Saturday, October 09, 1999 at 12:00:54 (BST)
Selva, 9V1UV has been working into JA on 50.115 SSB since 0600z this afternoon. Selva has received 6m permission on every Saturdays and Sundays in October and November excluding October 24. FB DX on Six,
Hatsuo, JA1VOK <ja1vok@jarl.com>
- Saturday, October 09, 1999 at 08:02:29 (BST)
(9 Oct.'99....0115hrs UTC) We're back!!!! Hurricane Floyd wiped us out at my school but we're back now. Our new school/club call is KC2DFU and we monitor 50.110 every day from1200hrs UTC to 1900 hrs UTC. You may hear us ID as "Goff Middle School" or "Foxtrot Uniform." Also, you may hear my call...N2NEH..from the school. Who knows.....miracles can happen!!!!(Chris)
Chris (N2NEH) <n2eh@arrl.net>
- Saturday, October 09, 1999 at 02:18:29 (BST)
Congrats Mike! Larry was end-stop here for about 1 hour. Nothing else on the band - just 3C Tv vri loud. I'm now back home. Anything doing? Is it worth going /P again? 73
peter G8BCG <g8bcg@qsl.net>
- Friday, October 08, 1999 at 20:24:33 (BST)
Yippee! Finally worked TZ6VV 59/59 - no more moans about just missing him (promise). MUFs on Uleth map looking very good, ears open towards S. Am. tonight? 73 all and good dx
Mike GU6AJE <gu6aje.weyr@guernsey.net>
- Friday, October 08, 1999 at 18:08:25 (BST)
S2 active and PY0S re-schedule: S21ZE will be active by JA1UT and others on 6m with 50.115 beacon on October 14-19. QSL via JA1UT. PS7KM informed that Brazilian Navy re-scheduled to leave Natal for St. Peter & St. Paul Archipelago on November 3 so the operation of ZX0SK/ZW0SP is expected to start 3 days later after the leaving. FB DX on Six,
Hatsuo, JA1VOK <ja1vok@jarl.com>
- Friday, October 08, 1999 at 16:43:46 (BST)
Hello - Here is my QSL info: Philippe MONDON 25 rue de l'glise 97425 les Avirons - Reunion Island - France. Mni tks for all new ones worked this week : YU-UU etc... 73 and GL on 6 !! Phil.
Philippe - FR5DN <fr5dn@oceanes.fr>
- Friday, October 08, 1999 at 14:16:29 (BST)
Hi friends, Today i received 50 Mhz AJD award. Thank's Hatsuo JA1VOK.
Val, UN3G <indra@nursat.kz>
- Friday, October 08, 1999 at 13:28:27 (BST)
Yesterday night(02:00z)was very nice PY,CE,KP4,HP,TI,HK,YV,KH6, etc.Until 03:00z no JA, then went to bed...73.
Alberto, LU2EG <lu2eg@usa.net>
- Friday, October 08, 1999 at 13:13:12 (BST)
Hi there. One month ago I have placed a querry concerning SIX meters beacon frequency to our (LY) VHF manager and he forwarded it to IARU beacon and repeater coordinator. But I have no any answer till today... Does anybody have any ideas how long this procedure will take? Transmitting part is about ready to go, but without frequency I can not start to search for a quartz rezanator which will take not so long time (I hope). Antenna will be 1/4 wave vertical and expected output power some about 5 to 7 watts. Any ideas will be greatly appreciated. Thanks for reading this and I hope to meet you on the band. Best regards.
Remi LY2MW UKSMG#1920 <r.vaicius@omnitel.net>
- Friday, October 08, 1999 at 09:15:23 (BST)
Conditions are improving. on the 6-10-99 I worked JY sig 59, LZ,YU,ZA,9H sig 59,I. Today 7-10-99 I,9H and ZS4TX was coming in @19:10 with back scatter and tropo. The condition are improving 73 to all cu soon on six.
Nico ZS4NS <zs4ns@marques.co.za>
- Thursday, October 07, 1999 at 20:54:22 (BST)
F5QT is well arrived in Madagascar. His callsign is: 5R8GJ. He will be QRV from the 10.10. to 20.11.99 Frequency: 50.110 and 50.210 (F. calling frequency). Good luck to everybody ! Georges F8OP
Georges F8OP <f8op@wanadoo.fr>
- Thursday, October 07, 1999 at 10:28:13 (BST)
This morning we had a short opening toward south America including LU3EMK, LU3EBJ, LU9AEA, LW4DIR and PY5CC.It is a little late but clear sign of the season.FB DX, Sayonara.
Han, JE1BMJ <higasa@attglobal.net>
- Thursday, October 07, 1999 at 05:06:27 (BST)
6 metre amplifiers, antenna's and more on my new web page. take a look and tell me what you think. http://www.6mdx.eurobell.co.uk
Roger, G4HBA <g4hba@6mdx.eurobell.co.uk>
- Wednesday, October 06, 1999 at 21:58:59 (BST)
Tonight(6/10), since a long time I heard the 7q7six beacon at 1913z. Ok it was very weak but I could hear his call. Perhaps things will be better from now, because activity was nil so far..hi. I'm working with 2X6el. beam now and hope I can try them out very soon ! Also working on some more power instead off "just" 50W. CUL on 6, 73e Michael.
Michael, PA3GST <PA3GST@HETNET.NL>
- Wednesday, October 06, 1999 at 20:54:29 (BST)
Tonight TZ6VV was into GM for what he said was the first time. He was 57 at 1725z and peaked 59 at times until faded out at 1802z...73 Bill
Bill GM4DGT <Bill@gm4dgt.demon.co.uk>
- Wednesday, October 06, 1999 at 19:44:32 (BST)
I have just added the Belgian 6m-First-list to my homepage. Please check it out at www.qsl.net/on9cfb/ and let me know if you have any updates/remarks. Oh, and I'm still working on the layout of the page hihi... 73 es GD DX de Frank, ON9CFB
Frank, ON9CFB <on9cfb@amsat.org>
- Wednesday, October 06, 1999 at 19:14:51 (BST)
Sorry for mistake on my call
Mike I7CSB <michecop@tin.it>
- Wednesday, October 06, 1999 at 18:31:18 (BST)
The qsl of 3B9R for qso in six is arrived this morning.
Mike I7CAB <michecop@tin.it>
- Wednesday, October 06, 1999 at 18:30:21 (BST)
Looking at the MUF, Dubai tv should be into the central-/western Med any minute now
Peter, PA1SIX
- Wednesday, October 06, 1999 at 09:25:00 (BST)
F2fo up to 18 MHz above DU this morning. It gets higher every day.
Peter, PA1SIX
- Wednesday, October 06, 1999 at 07:25:42 (BST)
This is the first of two posts this month on our trip to J7 I will arrive on Oct. 26, and should be QRV on the 27th. Johnny, K4TW, will arrive on the 28th with more equip, laptop for internet connection etc. We will be running in excess of a KW out to a 40' optimized antenna which will be about 150" above the water. We will have a clear shot from US all the way thru Africa. Not so great toward S. America and the Pacific. We plan to monitor 110, run the cw beacon on 115 (as Jimmy and Mike will most likely be on 103), and we don't want any resulting pile-ups to interfere with one another. We will be working both cw and ssb, as band conditions dictate. If signals are weak as they are sometime, you know we will emphasize cw. We will operate split (by listening up 5) if and when the pile-ups materalize. We will be running 100 watts on 28885 to a vertical ground plane, and will likewise have 100 watts on 14345. We will be posting digital pix to Chris, G3WOS, so you can sort of keep up with stuff. We will also be posting comments via Slapshot and the VHF EU cluster. Our e-mail address will be k5and@cwdom.dm. If anyone has comments or suggestions for our beacon frequency etc., please comment directly to me. There will be one final up-date about Oct. 18 or 19th. Wish us (and you) F2 or at the least, scatter. 73 Dick
Jean-Paul, F5QT is expected to be active as 5R8GJ with IC-706 and 5el Yagi at 5R8EE until the end of second week of November. 5R8EE beacon will be set up on 50.225 while Mike is out. Best regards,
Hatsuo, JA1VOK <ja1vok@jarl.com>
- Tuesday, October 05, 1999 at 15:08:06 (BST)
Thanks all of you who get me the information of the telephone number and adress of 9H1GB. I had a contact with him allready. So this site really workes. 73's and have fun,
Peter PA2VST <peterg@condor-post.com>
- Tuesday, October 05, 1999 at 13:48:44 (BST)
F2fo still not much higher than 11 Mhz at 2000~2500 km. Still 3 Mhz short for a single hop, but only 2 for multi-hop and surely good enough for an E-link.
Peter, PA1SIX
- Tuesday, October 05, 1999 at 11:30:34 (BST)
Hi, I tried to contact 9H1GB. Did he moved to another QTH? I need his right adress or telephone number. Can someone help? 73,
Peter PA2VST <peterg@condor-post.com>
- Tuesday, October 05, 1999 at 09:16:24 (BST)
Could someone tell me if GB3RR is currently working correctly or not? Everytime I tune to 50.820 it seems to be constantly TX'ing and I can never seem to access it. Any info would be greatly appreciated as I'm not sure if my radio is at fault. Cheers, Simon
Simon, G7 WKX <g7wkx@g7wkx.connectfree.co.uk>
- Monday, October 04, 1999 at 21:37:08 (BST)
My fist opening today 04-10-1999 (18:30 - 19:00)since 17-09-1999 worked IT9IPQ and heared SV1DH with 53 to 55 sigs. Also heared some very sort pings. Hope the big opening is comming soon.
Nico ZS4NS <zs4ns@marques.co.za>
- Monday, October 04, 1999 at 20:48:05 (BST)
G8BCG/P will be QRV this evening >17:00z 50.135 +- QRM from IO70RK in Cornwall SW England. Hope the strong N wind has blown us far enough south to hear something! 73
Peter G8BCG <g8bcg@qsl.net>
- Monday, October 04, 1999 at 16:38:38 (BST)
During a caravan holiday in Botswana I operated as A25/ZS6BTE from four locations and made around 130 contacts, despite the relatively poor TEP conditions. QSL info is direct only, to the callbook address (I am not on the buro system) and a green stamp will expedite a reply. Apologies to those weaker stations that did not make it, the QRM was incredible. By using the IC746's mic scanner keys it was possible to make CW contacts of sorts and pull in a few of the weaker stations, including a solitary DL. I also operated as Z2/ZS6BTE from two locations in Zimbabwe. Despite some 220 QSO's there was little in it for me as I picked up only one new one, CN8LI, during "pipeline" TEP to west and north Africa on a couple of the evenings. Keep well.
Ian ZS6BTE <itr@nanoteq.co.za>
- Monday, October 04, 1999 at 10:53:05 (BST)
Anyone know the address of CN8HB? Tnx
MIKE I7CSB <michecop@tin.it>
- Monday, October 04, 1999 at 09:16:26 (BST)
Quite a supprise...Good new lay out and fatser to build up as I discovered this morning. Good work! Can you arange some good propagation for Holland as well? 73,
Peter PA2VST <peterg@condor-post.com>
- Monday, October 04, 1999 at 08:34:22 (BST)
LU2FFD (FF97) in here 1900-1920 peaking 53 usb. Hrd me at 41 but conditions not quite up to completing the QSO (would have been a new one for me). He was calling on 110 and I don't think he had any other callers. No-one else heard here. 73
Mike GU6AJE <gu6aje.weyr@guernsey.net>
- Sunday, October 03, 1999 at 21:01:01 (BST)
I am now the qsl manager of Toly, UU7JM but for UK contacts only. If any UK station who worked UU7JM during 1999 would like their qso confirmed please send me a card. My address is good in any callbook since 1992, Buckmaster or QRZ. Cards with insufficient return postage will be sent via buro. 73s Roy, GM0EFT.
Roy, GM0EFT <gm0eft@asylum54.freeserve.co.uk>
- Sunday, October 03, 1999 at 01:46:55 (BST)
Well, guess this is good news for the Southern Europeans at least...just spoken with 9U5D (Gus SM0BFJ) on 12m, he'll be QRV on 6m "with a beam and 100w after he moves into his new home this weekend".
Neil G0JHC <carr.n@runshaw.ac.uk>
- Friday, October 01, 1999 at 16:49:46 (BST)
Ref: Donnington Rally.Had a FB time met lots of guys from various parts of the world (GI actually) picked up some real bargains at the SMC stand (thanks Geoff). On returning home found that 1 of the things I had bought did not function as stated so a quick email to the friendly man I bought it from, brought another through the post 2 days later!!c omplete with cct, FOC as well!!!!!!  (thanks again Geoff). Anyway 6m quite dead here in IO93 except for the occasional AU & burst of video from EU & AF but nothing conclusive yet. Still waiting for that elusive opening to anywhere really. I will keep listening to .110 & the occasional CQ but alas nothing to work. To fr5dn can you tell me & everyone else what the bcn on 50.022.5 is sending?? Cheers & have fun on 6m Gary
Gary G7LXK <g7lxk@hamshaq.freeserve.co.uk>
- Friday, October 01, 1999 at 12:06:14 (BST)
Very high F2fo (17 MHz) under JA this morning. Should be good for scatter.
Peter, PA1SIX
- Friday, October 01, 1999 at 07:42:24 (BST)
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