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Propagation on higher bands


#1

Nice to hear lots of stations from North America pounding in on 10m. Seems like the F2 layer is waking up at last. Dont forget to give it a try especially if the low bands arent working.

ps edit for 2e0yyy, just listening to VO1CAL on his Antron 99.


#2

In reply to G1INK:

Hi Steve

If you get half a chance could you take a listen to 29.690 MHz FM and see if you can hear the GB3GX Clee Hill repeater in Buxton?

It is on Beacon mode only, but a signal report will be useful!

Talking of Higher Bands - 23cm was fantastic last night, excellent propogation all across the UK.

73

Matt G8XYJ


#3

In reply to G8XYJ:

Nothing heard on FM Matt although I can just detect a carrier present if I listen on SSB. The path is blocked by The Roaches G/HSP-026, whilst although only a HuMP towers over Gun Hill G/SP-013 by an extra 120m. Whilst my QTH is around 1100ft asl, Buxton is effectively in a bowl surrounded by hills.


#4

In reply to G1INK:

Nice to hear lots of stations from North America pounding in on 10m.
Seems like the F2 layer is waking up at last. Dont forget to give it a try especially if the low bands arent working.

ps edit for 2e0yyy, just listening to VO1CAL on his Antron 99.

Funilly enough, I almost took a drive up to The Cloud with the A-99 this morning, Steve. The A-99 should be in its element on the 10m band. Mind you, even I have to admit, it’s bit of a handful to lug around and certainly not suitable for long ascents. However, when you find youself into serious DX, it suddenly becomes a whole lot lighter :wink:

73 Mike
2E0YYY