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TA7X in KN90 worked for a new grid on 6M


Posted: July 2nd, 2009 under Hamradio, Soundclips.

ta7x Well, a pretty small report this time. 6M hasn’t really produced any big dx the last week. On Sunday we had an aurora for the first time in a while. I worked OH1XT. He was the only signal on the band at that time. Nearly 3 hours later, the band opened again. I had the KP59 TV transmitter in on auroral-e. LA7SIX started appearing and then OH9SIX was also in. JP77 TV transmitter suddenly came in with a booming signal. Then the transmitter around 49750 started going auroral and stations started appearing. I called cq, but soon enough realized that I didn’t hear as well as I wanted. Several stations reported I couldn’t hear them. My problem is that I have a noise source that peaks at around 340-350 degrees. Noiseblanker does help a little bit, but the noise also kills the weak signals. I stopped cq’ing after working a few stations. Suddenly signals started coming in with clean signals, and I started hearing JW9SIX and JW7SIX. No new grids were worked in this opening, but it was fun to try aurora with my new antenna. The band was still open when I went to bed around 21z. 

On Monday, the band was open when I got home. I was listening for something new to work, and TA7X in KN90 appeared. He had a strong signal, and was easily worked. I also worked 4O3A for a new band. IT9TYR was in strong in a difficult skip-distance. 4X stations were also heard with OD and 5B beacons also coming in. I was hoping for 4J9M to show, but no signal here. Nothing was heard from the TZ or V2 expeditions either.

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Comments: 2

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Cees PA3FXO

July 7, 2009
12:48

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Hello,

Nice website and enjoyed reading your latest 6m DX ! Great stuff. I am back on 6m since a few years. I used a simple dipole, but since 2 weeks have a 4 element DK7ZB in use and made nice DX. Not compared to you but it’s big fun to be back on 6 again. Hope to work you as well and to enjoy your reports on this site.
Best 73’s Cees PA3FXO

la8aja

July 7, 2009
18:54

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Hi Cees.

Thanks for dropping by. Glad you liked my page. I try to report about my activities and what can be worked from Norway on 6M. I think You’ll notice a big difference between the dipole and the yagi. I worked with a 4 element yagi for many years, but the 7 element is better. Good dx and hope to see you on the band.

73 de Andreas, LA8AJA