steady copy here- report RST 579.
Dave G3WCB IO91RM, Nr Windsor, S.E. England.
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
73, Rik ON7YD
Oh, thanks for the quick response, even in daytime :-)
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: https://mediencenter.t-online.de/static/mc.html#share/show
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.
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.
Am 23.12.2014 16:37, schrieb Roelof Bakker:
Excellent copy, albeit the
signal is just 8 dB over the band noise in a 1000 Hz bandwidth.
Roelof Bakker, PA0RDT