A great day out at the Dunstable Downs Rally with the gang from the Drowned Rats Radio Group. Glorious weather, a few bargains and a lot of surplus/junk recycled!
10m, 17m, 15m and 20m, combination of RTTY, FT4 and FT8
Update 14 April 2022, also worked on 30m.
This makes my Galapogos Island confirmed on LOTW 5 bands:
Two in a row!!
I need to make one of these!
A look around the antenna field …
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I didn’t have as much time as I would have liked with this contest with almost all my operation focused on the Sunday. A total of just 260 QSO of which exactly half were on 15m (the band I had decided to focus on) with rest split: 80m (7), 40m (35), 20m (88). 36 US States/Canadian Provinces worked on 15m.
Ionogram Information from the UK Solar System Data Centre at Chilton (RAL). Critical frequency is currently 3.1MHz (ie. foF2) and Maximum Usable Frequency MUF(D) is 8.13MHz. https://www.ukssdc.ac.uk/ionosondes/view_latest.html. Registration is required to access the data after which login just requires an email address (leave the password blank.
The RAL is the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory: https://stfc.ukri.org/about-us/where-we-work/rutherford-appleton-laboratory/