Mike Dennison wrote:
>A puzzle is that, although I am giving reports
>about one S-point down on G4GVC's legendary
>receive system, an exception is HB2ASB who was
>barely audible with me in an S4 noise level when
>John and G3YXM were giving him S6 or S7. This is
>the second time I have noticed this phenomenon. I
>have heard (and worked) Toni before at good
I also found Toni's signal barely copyable Sunday morning when John and
Dave were giving him good reports, something I have also experienced
before. Whatever the state of Toni's chaos antenna at the time, I was
surprised this evening(Monday) around 1900z to suddenly hear Toni coming
out of my receiver at 569 calling CQ on 137.0 while I was in the other
room. Conditions on 136 are variable indeed!
This sort of variable signal over quite short distances has been
reported before on signals where sky-wave is present (G to
Scandinavia, HB, and I).
As G4GVC and G3YXM are 150+km further North than G3YMC and
myself, perhaps the answer is that the ground wave and sky wave
combined to enhance Toni's signal in the Midlands, but to cancel it
in the London area.
Mike, G3XDV (IO91VT)