Thanks for the encouragement and sorry for messing up the
date. I will put out a test transmission over the next 3 or 4
nights, starting at just before midnight utc and at least for one hour
or so after that start time, begining tonight Friday 26th Feb 2000.
I do not think I can put a 10 sec dash into my memory keyer, but I will try
to get something similar on for test purposes.
Maybe the guys in Canada are reading this reflector, not sure, but it
would be nice to get reports and build up a picture, for all of us.
Finbar EI0CF Malin Head.
----- Original Message -----
From: Rik Strobbe <[email protected]>
To: <[email protected]>
Sent: 25 February 2000 10:55
Subject: Re: LF: re: Test Transmission.
At 21:35 24/02/00 -0000, EI0CF wrote:
> I will conduct a test transmission on 136.150 khz starting at
0001 utc on the 25th Feb for 1 hour, with a repeating callisign
>Perhaps there might be somebody listening in Eastern Europe or
North America. I will have a go anyway. End of transmission at
>Finbar EI0CF Malin Head.
That is the right attitude.
Meanwhile we know that DCF39 is putting a good signal in eastern Canada,
what we need to know is if our QRP signal can be heard (seen).
And the best way is to give it a try.
Best chances are for stations in north-west Europe (EI, GM), but maybe SM
and OH have also a good chance as they have an even more northern (and
What we further know (thanks to the reports from VA3LK and VE1ZZ) is that
solar disturbances (flares) enhance propagation and that the daily peak is
arround 05 - 06 UTC.
So best chances to cross the pond might be at days with strong solar
disturbances and /or in the early morning (in Europe).
A suggestion to the 'beaconeers' : if possible add a 10 second carries to
the beacon signal (every minute or so) , this will make it easier to
the signal with GRAM.
73, Rik ON7YD