Hans-Joachim Brandt wrote:
I do hope that Magne is not in the same position as a ship's operator in the
harbour of Narvik. It ist known that this harbour is surrounded by mountains
which effectively screen it from the sea. You can operate the alarm sign
generator (preceeding the usual SOS distress call) in the harbour (to alert a
colleague on another ship within the harbour, as has been done) but You will not
trigger autoalarm equipment of ships outside the harbour.
It's not all that bad, I can assure you...
Years and years with successful aurora, meteorscatter and
eme-operations have proved that.
Take-off to the north is excellent, to the south I guess it's
2 degrees or so. South-east and west is worst, with about 10-13
degrees. It's no worse than that I work JP52QQ regularly
(south-east, 100km) on 2m with 599 signals.
So - I better look for improvements elsewhere...