TA7X in KN90 worked for a new grid on 6M
Posted: July 2nd, 2009 under Hamradio, Soundclips.
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.