What's a good beacon for MS in JO01?

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Paul, G4IJE

Thu Apr 22 2010, 09:36PM
After a long absence, I find myself QRV on 6 metres again, albeit with just a 2 ele beam at 20' from a very poor VHF location. In the old days before most of you were born(!), I used to amuse myself by listening to MS bursts and pings from GB3RMK. Are there any currently-active beacons that should be able to put a few pings into a poor location in JO01? Something to the east or south-east might be best as these are my least poor directions.

Thanks and 73, Paul G4IJE.
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David, G4ASR
Thu Apr 29 2010, 12:39PM
David, G4ASR
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Hi Paul - yes a very long time!
I think I0JX 50.004MHz may be suitable from your QTH.
73 David G4ASR
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Paul, G4IJE
Thu Apr 29 2010, 03:35PM
Paul, G4IJE
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Hi Dave! Long time etc ... Good to hear from you. Thanks for the info re I0JX. I'll give it a go.

73, Paul.
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Per, LA7DFA
Fri Apr 30 2010, 02:22PM
Per, LA7DFA
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Paul, you can get an impression of the MS propagation here:
Band openings can be tracked here: ON4KST has a nice chat where you can get skeds or get a clue about others currently active:
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Paul, G4IJE
Fri Apr 30 2010, 02:32PM
Paul, G4IJE
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Many thanks Per.
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