• [G3XBM] 2m FT8 RX in the last day

    From G3XBM via rec.radio.amateur.moderat@21:1/5 to All on Mon Dec 20 21:43:05 2021
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    2m FT8 RX in the last day

    Posted: 20 Dec 2021 03:38 AM PST http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2021/12/2m-ft8-rx-in-last-day.html

    In the last day, 139 stations were spotted on 2m FT8 with the big-wheel
    omni antenna. Furthermost was DL2QV (937km). Although most of these would probably be in range by scatter, I think many were tropo.

    15m FT8 RX (Monday)

    Posted: 20 Dec 2021 03:16 PM PST http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2021/12/15m-ft8-rx-monday_20.html

    In all, I have probably been on 15m FT8 RX with the Wellgood active loop
    for about 30 minutes. So far, 54 spots with the furthermost RA0WHE (5565km). UPDATE 0950z: 57 stations spotted with the furthermost BG0CAB (6149km). Certainly 15m is proving to be a good band at the moment. I expect this
    time next year 10m will be as good.
    UPDATE 1050z: 109 stations spotted with the furthermost E24OYI (9466km). UPDATE 1526z: 391 stations spotted. Furthermost is 4F3BZ (10632km).
    UPDATE 1616z: 424 stations spotted today on 15m FT8 RX.
    UPDATE 2315z: 444 stations spotted on 15m FT8 RX. Now QRT.
    Pirates: it is all too easy for TX stations (and RX stations) to use false callsigns and locations. When you are copying several stations from the
    same area, it is much less likely they are all pirates. For example there
    are lots of South Americans and USA stations on. It is very unlikely that
    many (if any) are pirates.

    10m QRP WSPR (Monday)

    Posted: 20 Dec 2021 10:07 AM PST http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2021/12/10m-qrp-wspr.html

    As the PC and rig are being used for 15m FT8 RX, I am on 10m WSPR TX using 500mW from the W5OLF beacon. So far, just spots by local G4KPX (14km), but
    at least I know it is working! At 0945z, G4KPX has spotted me 15 times, but
    no DX yet.
    UPDATE 1207z: 3 unique stations spotting me with the best DX EA8BFK
    (2880km) in the Canary Isles.
    UPDATE 1426z: 4 unique stations have spotted me.
    UPDATE 1806z: 5 unique stations spotted.

    Sunspots - Monday December 20th 2021

    Posted: 20 Dec 2021 01:17 AM PST http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2021/12/sunspots-monday-december-20th-2021.html

    Solar flux is 115 and the SSN 109 (still pretty good for this time in the solar cycle). A=12 and K=2.

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