13 Jun 2016

10m still open (Es)

It is 2106z and my 500mW 10m WSPR is still being copied around Europe. 10m WSPR has been good for Es all day. My "gut" feel is reports on 6m Es are generally much stronger than 10m, but there are too few WSPR stations on 6m.

UPDATE 2120z:   IU1DZZ (973km) is still spotting me on 10m WSPR.

UPDATE 2138z:  Now DK6UG (633km) is spotting me on 10m WSPR.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Roger - noted today a huge EU - USA 6m opening with some EU's reporting more than 100 contacts! Also noted were many reporting EU to USA JT65 contacts. I wonder if you have considered monitoring 6m for JT65 mode rather than WSPR as there seems to be much more activity on that mode from today's comments. From my (minimal) understanding, JT65 is only 3db less sensitive than WSPR so it can still dig down pretty deep.

Steve VE7SL 73