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Re: LF: Eclipse/137.777 kHz

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Subject: Re: LF: Eclipse/137.777 kHz
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Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2015 07:31:07 -0230 (NDT)
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Happy viewing Markus!



On Fri, 20 Mar 2015, Markus Vester wrote:

Joe,

great! We'll see whether we'll see something ;-)

The visual eclipse started here a few minutes ago. Perfect sunny weather, now 
off to the garden with the scope and the attenuator foil.

Thanks a lot,
Markus



From: [email protected]
Sent: Friday, March 20, 2015 9:35 AM
To: [email protected]
Subject: Re: LF: Eclipse/137.777 kHz


Hi Markus,

The carrier was switched on at 0830.  A weak trace appeared on your
grabber overnight.

73
Joe


On Fri, 20 Mar 2015, Markus Vester wrote:

Yes grabber is working ok but not a trace here yet, propagation must indeed be 
down. DF2JP http://www.df2jp.dxx.eu/lwgrabber.html shows a relatively weak and 
spread out signal on 137777.

Northerly Loran traces on 100 kHz have been weaker than normal and exhibit more 
irregular skywave variations.

Best 73,
Markus




From: [email protected]
Sent: Friday, March 20, 2015 1:41 AM
To: [email protected]
Subject: Re: LF: Eclipse/137.777 kHz


GM Markus,

With your encouragement, let's try try a carrier starting 0845 while
monitoring the tuning.

I've seen no traces on any grabbers on your side of the pond so far,
but we can hope.

73
nJoe

On Fri, 20 Mar 2015, Markus Vester wrote:

Joe,

thanks, good that you are intending to get on, despite those difficulties! I 
hope we can catch possible irregularities on your signal tomorrow morning. Of 
course it would be ideal to have that straight carrier - considering your usual 
signal strength you would probably still be easily observable if you reduced 
your power by a factor of two pr three.

All the best,
Markus



From: [email protected]
Sent: Friday, March 20, 2015 1:04 AM
To: [email protected]
Subject: LF: Eclipse/137.777 kHz


Dear Group,

A trip up the hill in deep snow with a wattmeter confirmed the
RL was seriously detuned with ice. The original 100m wire was
also iced and of little use until it was retuned. The forecast
is for 1C tonight so if the ice melts, the RL will be energised.

The plan is to keep QRSS100 on for the night and duration of
the eclipse. A 2 hour carrier was planned, but this is risky.
A sharp drop in the Kyoto DST 2 days ago and the aerial ice
is mother nature's way of making the eclipse experiment
challenging!

73 and good luck with the eclipse!  Hope my sigs help.

Joe VO1NA







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