Sunday, August 14, 2016

Listening to MS with MSHV

I was SWL for years before I got my full license. I still can recall the thrill when a faraway station was heard. Together with my dad (PDØDCZ | SK) we were listening on 80 meters to catch some US DX. A wonderful time. My SWL call was NL1008. Still have that listeners call. And I still like the NL-Post in our amateur VERON monthly. Think about it: when there is no one to answer your CQ call, someone out there is hearing you. I hope that the reception will be on the Reverse Beacon Network, or DXsummit or DXmap.com etc. So your CQ call was not in vain. With Meter Scatter my power and antenna are not suitable for successful transmitting but good enough for listening. So I can still report stations I do hear, and that is very useful to do. I use MSHV for meteor scatter reception. Very nice software by LZ2HV. Stations I spotted were: OH1TM, F4BPJ and PA2J (local) Take a look at: http://lz2hv.org/mshv

Friday, August 12, 2016

QRP & QRPp

Conditions were not great but I could work UA3QKA Alex with 5 watts SSB on 20 meter.

Distance 2143 km. I use seldom SSB, but when I do it's most of the time with 5 watts.

With SIM31 I was spotted by RN9AX distance 3637 km and OE5YFL.

It's not busy on the SIM31 frequency 14.067 KHz. That's a pity.



With WSPR on 20 meter I was using 100 mW only. With CW 1 watt I was spotted by S50ARX.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Perseid Meteor Shower

I woke up early this morning for catching some Meteor Scatter on 6 meter. But there was no activity with JT6M and FSK441. Only a few with WSPR. I think reflections were possible with WSPR. You can see on this video very long trails from meteors. I counted a average of 70 meteors/hour. Tonight or tomorrow about 5 am you can see a lot of meteors if not cloudy. The forecast for this qth is not so good. There will be overcast... but maybe I am lucky.