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RE: LF: xmas CW bacon on 630m !!

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Subject: RE: LF: xmas CW bacon on 630m !!
From: Rik Strobbe <[email protected]>
Date: Tue, 23 Dec 2014 21:28:34 +0000
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Thread-topic: LF: xmas CW bacon on 630m !!
Hi Stefan,
your beacon is booming S9 here.
Also good CW activity at the lower band end.
About beacon band: 474-475kHz seems OK although the upper end comes a bit close to the digital mode segment (last winter the was good WSQ / WSJT activity in the 475.2-475.4kHz segment).
A nice feature for beacons would be power reduction in 3 or 4 steps at the end of each TX sequence (eg in 6dB steps: 1W / 0.25W / 0.06W / 0.016W ERP). This would allow listerens to check (and improve) their RX system performance.
73, Rik  ON7YD


Van: [email protected] [[email protected]] namens DK7FC [[email protected]]
Verzonden: dinsdag 23 december 2014 16:58
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Onderwerp: Re: LF: xmas CW bacon on 630m !!

Oh, thanks for the quick response, even in daytime :-)

I already got email reports from newcomers, like DL2FBI. It seems to be something special for them (actually it is, of course!! :-) ) because many of them prepare videos (see here: ) and send long emails. DL2FBI even reported about spontaeous experiments with different antennas (all for HF bands!). I bet this will motivate a few to become active on the band!

Hey, folks, let us think/discuss about a CW beacon section in the band (maybe 474...475 kHz) in 200 Hz wide channels where CW transmissions can be run.
In the message we could announce a common weekly activity day, e.g. sunday 18 UTC, alternatively x-band 80m/630m. That could result in a big pile up, newcomers and some website reports or radio magazine reports, resulting in even more activity.
A revolution! :-)

I'm curious about the incoming reports and do intend to run the message during the next 3 days or so. The email reports will give a direct feedback about the usefullness of such transmissions.

73, Stefan/DK7FC

Am 23.12.2014 16:37, schrieb Roelof Bakker:
Hello Stefan,

Excellent copy, albeit the signal is just 8 dB over the band noise in a 1000 Hz bandwidth.
HSP does the rest!

Roelof Bakker, PA0RDT

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