Saturday, October 29, 2011

Get that rare DX

Just in time for Halloween, the Sun has been putting on some spectacular shows recently, including this ghostly-looking prominence captured by amateur astronomer Monty Leventhal from Australia. He estimates this giant pillar shot up over 158,000 km (98,000 miles) from the Sun’s surface! Monty took the image on October 26, 2011 using a Meade SC 10 inch telescope, with a Hydrogen Alpha filter and a Canon 300D camera. [Source: Universe Today]

I hope the sun will not spoil the SSB CQ WW DX Contest with geomagnetic storms. At the moment propagations are excellent, and what about 10 meter, wow, that could be great. Today we are giving a birthday party for my son (11) for his school friends. His birthday is November 21, but the XYL expect a surgery at that time. That’s why we are doing it today. I don’t know if I have time for contesting, I am afraid not.

Here are my QRP results on 10 meter WSPR with 500 milliwatt. K4BS was my best DX, that's 13.914 km per watt or 8645 Miles per watt. Have a good weekend!


  1. A very Happy Birthday, in advance, to your son and good luck to your XYL when her surgery takes place.

    73 Dick

  2. Paul,

    Goed weer even wat van je te lezen. Afgelopen heb ik examen gedaan, resultaat nog niet bekend.

    Nu kan ik mijn vrije tijd aan andere dingen besteden.

    73, Tjeerd

  3. Have a great celebration with your son's birthday. It's good you were able to get some radio time in as well. Do let us know how your wife does with the surgery. Julie and I are thinking of you.


Thank you for dropping by and leaving a comment. 73 Paul

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