Saturday, May 14, 2016
It's a little quiet here, since the HF antenna is down. Only the 6 meter antenna is available. I tried some WSPR on 6 meter but I was never spotted anywhere. Today when I was monitoring the 6 meter band I heard JT65 signals. So I fired up JT65HF and saw ES6DO (Neil from Estonia – 1461 km) was calling CQ. He was -15 dB at that time. We exchanged -15 dB | -07 dB. Than his signal dropped to -23 dB and a minute later he was gone. JT65A is too slow for Es propagation. CW does a better job. But I was glad to make a qso again. See what’s coming up next. Now I see YO3GXC with -23dB working a German station.
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
METEORS FROM HALLEY’S COMET. Meteor count 21.45 CET with radar echoes: 5/m (300/h) so a good time for QSO’s on 6 or 2 meter with JT6M. Especially tomorrow in the early hours.
The HF antenna (HyEndFed) is down because of painting activities around the house. Now my only antenna is my 6 meter antenna.
Friday, April 29, 2016
What’s in the macro? I made some BPSK31 qso’s on 40 meter. I worked DJ4TW, OE5CNM, G7DEY, DL5CE, IZ1ELQ and OK2AM. I do have several macro’s: short and extended. But what to choose? When I answer with a short macro and they reply with an extended version I feel silly. Next qso I will choose the extended info. But when they answer shortly, I feel silly again. One of the stations answered on my short reply: “Ok, a short qso” Oh boy. I can’t do real time with the keyboard. It takes too long. But when someone have a type license and can type quickly then it’s something you can do.