Hi all, well Ali's (DF2BC) appearance certainly bucked up the activity a
bit this weekend, though I suspect he suffers on receive from the problems
of his nearness to Sylt. It is interesting to see him given a 559 by a
Danish station with what purports to be a big aerial yet he was getting
consistent 589/599 reports in the UK.
Surprisingly Finbar didn't make it across and yet he is a steady signal
around 569/579 here most days recently. I think Ali sent QRZ? to him. Finbar
has completed his house move and finds his new location quieter than the old
one, though he does have problems with TV SMPSUs. Other surprises were when
Ali worked Petr OK1FIG, I could not detect a trace of Petr on the waterfall,
and normally I hear Petr when he is on and can easily read his QRSS signal.
Maybe Petr didn't go to the 'summer mansion retreat' this weekend.....Hi.
Also SM6PXJ Christer was worked by Ali and was not heard at my location.
Normally I would hear Christer on the speaker in daytime.
I am wondering whether conditions were poor over the weekend. Although I had
quite good strength on the overnight plot from SXV on Friday/Saturday, the
Saturday/Sunday plot had much more depressed levels. (Plots available soon
on Rik's site)
There was a geomagnetic storm on Friday but it would usually take another 3
to 4 days for the injected ions to affect the D-layer at this latitude and
bring on increased absorption. I am not really sure whether there would be
an appreciable effect in daytime, but a big event might be expected to give
enhanced daytime skywave.
My list of stations heard in order.....
G3KEV,DF2BC,G3AQC,G3KMP,G3BDQ, PA0SE,G6RO, MM0ALM,DF0WD (Not as strong as
usually heard Wolf) GW4HXO,G3XTZ,F6BWO,G3OLB,DF6NM. Markus was only
identifed by the fact that he was working G3KEV. His signal was clear on the
waterfall as usual, but only about 229 audibly.
DF2BC,GW4HXO,M0BMU,G3KEV,DJ9IE,G6RO,IK5ZPV (only identified as he was being
called by G3KEV, but Mal didn't make the contact. The trace was clear on the
waterfall but no audible copy here.) PA0BWL, PA0SE. I though I might have
just heard the tail of a G6NB call, but it was raining and the TV QRM came
up early right over the signal.
Cluster spots follow...... note some new call-signs posting from OH and OK,
maybe some more activity from those quarters soon??
136.4 DF2BC 19-Aug-2001 0952Z 559 on beverage
136.4 G6RO 19-Aug-2001 0954Z cq
136.9 G3KEV 19-Aug-2001 0952Z cq
136.5 DJ9IE 19-Aug-2001 0914Z wkg DF2BC loud both!
136.7 HA6PC 19-Aug-2001 0913Z wkg Petr,229 weak>jn69
137.0 DF6NM 19-Aug-2001 0905Z with DJ2...569 >jn69vb
136.7 OK1FIG 19-Aug-2001 0850Z ...THIS CORRECT FRQ!
136.3 OK1FIG 19-Aug-2001 0835Z with OH1BS
136.5 G3YXM 19-Aug-2001 0838Z wking DF2BC (559 both)
136.7 OH1BS 19-Aug-2001 0834Z 449 > jn69vb wk OK1FIG
136.7 OK1FIG 19-Aug-2001 0832Z Petr clg cq...
136.5 DF6NM 19-Aug-2001 0829Z clg M0BMU
136.5 DF2BC 18-Aug-2001 2132Z CQ. too bad i have no TX
136.4 DF2BC 18-Aug-2001 2121Z 569 >jn69vb
136.5 DF6NM 18-Aug-2001 1102Z with DF2BC
136.1 EI0CF 18-Aug-2001 1017Z wkg gw4hxo
136.1 EI0CF 18-Aug-2001 0953Z wkg g3xtz
136.7 EI0CF 18-Aug-2001 0941Z clg df2bc
136.5 SM6PXJ 18-Aug-2001 0929Z Chris barely audible hr
137.5 DF6NM 18-Aug-2001 0926Z clg HB9DFQ in CW!
136.6 GW4HXO 18-Aug-2001 0923Z clg df3bc
136.5 G3XTZ 18-Aug-2001 0914Z hrd 549 in QSO DF2BC
136.5 DF2BC 18-Aug-2001 0906Z now 559 in JN88
136.5 DF2BC 18-Aug-2001 0903Z cq, also G3AQC,OK1FIG,PA0SE
137.1 GW4HXO 18-Aug-2001 0906Z <G3NYK>
137.4 HA6PC 18-Aug-2001 0846Z CQ
136.9 G3KEV 18-Aug-2001 0848Z Mal back after long time ?
136.8 OK1FIG 18-Aug-2001 0841Z clg cq 55 in JO42, WD=YHF :-
136.2 MM0ALM 18-Aug-2001 0826Z 589 unbelievably strong agn
136.3 MM0ALM 18-Aug-2001 0829Z cq
136.3 OK1FIG 18-Aug-2001 0812Z
136.8 OK1FIG 18-Aug-2001 0815Z CQ
136.5 DF2BC 18-Aug-2001 0719Z Lighthouse expedition
136.5 DF2BC 18-Aug-2001 0721Z cq (589)
137.0 G3KEV 18-Aug-2001 0710Z cq
137.0 OK1FIG 18-Aug-2001 0700Z in QSO with me....
136.9 G3KEV 17-Aug-2001 1815Z cq
136.5 GW4HXO 17-Aug-2001 1249Z (579) cq
137.0 OH1AH 17-Aug-2001 1120Z 18aug 09UTC->24h KO09QS Uto
136.5 EI0CF 13-Aug-2001 1209Z 579 here calling cq
G3NYK de GB7MRS 19-Aug-2001 1935Z >
Thanks for an interesting weekend fellas.
Cheers de Alan G3NYK