Saturday, November 19, 2016

Signals on 28 Mhz...Sat 19th Nov 2016

With the Solar Flux index down at 78, there isn't much in the way of F2 propagation at the moment. However, there was some Sporadic-E today.

In the morning, I heard the beacon on the Faroe Islands which is always interesting as it's to the North.

EI7GL-@ 28282.5 OK0EG/B 10:38 19 Nov JO70weIO51tu Czech Republic
EI7GL-@ 28237.4 LA5TEN/B 10:32 19 Nov JO59jpIO51tu Norway
EI7GL-@ 28235.0 OY6BEC/B 10:26 19 Nov IP62oaIO51tu Faroe Islands

I also left the rig on the WSPR frequency for a few hours and heard the following.....

It was one of the days where the casual observer might say the band was dead but there were weak signals there all the same. As you can see from the list, some of these were running less than 1 watt.

Interesting Sporadic-E conditions for this time of year. It also suggests that the new 10m vertical antenna is working just fine.

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