Good fun with plenty of SpE for the first 90 mins. Hard work without the big beam, just the Moxon tonight and low power.
EPI (SpE Probability Index) from Propquest:
FT8 QSO on 50,323, I’ve worked Paulo PV8DX a couple of times in previous years but it’s nice to have him in the log again. Best 6m DX in 2021 (so far!):
Update: LOTW confirmation:
A bunch of new states in the log on 6m (I hope they do LOTW!). Great to be heard on the West Coast!
… and for some variety:
Jim Bacon posted on last night’s activity and conditions on his excellent PropQuest blog: PROPquest | Es Blog
Great conditions tonight on 6m. Delighted to work 2 new DXCC on 6m FT8: Anguilla and Bonaire.
A busy band tonight:
A pleasing logbook!
It was pleasant to enter the first RSGB UK Activity Contest (UKAC) on Tuesdy night. Being the first Tuesday of the month this contest was on 2m (144MHz).
Activity levels were good although conditions were nothing special with many reporting high levels of QRM and deep QSO. It was particularly disappointing now to work any /P stations (portable operating is not allowed under current VHFCC contest rules, in accordance with HM Government Covid restriction in ‘Lockdown 3’). I did miss working some of the stalwarts of the UKAC like Chris (G4FZN/P) and Pauline up in IO94 and Gordon (G8PNN) in IO95. Despite missing some of these regulars it was a pleasure to work, amongst others Gordon (another Gordon!) GI6ATZ for my ODX at a shade under 500km.
Here is my map of contests map, note that there’s nothing much to the South / South East – I have rotten take-off in that direction.
I will be operating GB2NY until 4th January 2021
Really useful site to check if 6m is open and to see who is working who when it is!
Working G7RAU/P from the Lizard, Cornwall, using 50W and just 4 element Tonna in the garden this morning. Digital mode is ISCAT-A and the application is WSJT by K1JT. -8dB / -9dB each way … good copy of Dave’s digital signal. The image below shows the full QSO exchange.Distance = 380Km.
Subsequent QSO’s with Dave followed on CW and USB