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Re: LF: N!BUG received on 137 kHz at DL0AO

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Subject: Re: LF: N!BUG received on 137 kHz at DL0AO
From: John Andrews <[email protected]>
Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2018 11:24:17 -0400
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Paul, All,

Congrats on the summer reception, and I hope you can do something 2-way.

From my humble QTH in MA, I operated on 2200m from 2004 until 2015 or so. Looking back at the logs, which were properly kept until 2012, I find numerous summertime receptions in EU. In June, 2007, for example, there are 27 reports. This work was mostly done with DFCW and WOLF at 1 watt ERP (not EIRP), and with a loop antenna. W1VD and K2ORS had similar success if my memory is correct. Since it has now been decided that 2200M work from my QTH with less power will cause power outages, collapse of the economy, plagues, boils, and so forth, I am not in a position to continue.
Paul's success with summertime WSPR is definitely a good thing, but not
in the "we never thought this was possible" category. Keep up the good work!
John, W1TAG

On 7/30/2018 5:04 AM, N1BUG wrote:
Hi Bernd, LFers,

Wow! I was very surprised to see that spot this morning! I was not expecting this during summer.
When I have more experience with the new amplifier, maybe I will try
running a few nights with my Part 5 call sign, WI2XTC. I could run a few
dB more power with that license.
Paul N1BUG

On 07/30/2018 01:59 AM, Bernhard Wiesgickl wrote:
Hi group,

this evening we received the first transatlantic WSPR signal on 137 kHz at DL0AO.
The summer QRN-level (red line) at this time was medium:

The antenna is the 120 m long Noth-America Beverage for 80/160 m.

73s de Bernd, DF9RB

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