30 May 2017

TEP and 10m (and 6m)

Newcomers may not be aware that trans-equatorial (TEP) propagation can extend to quite high frequencies. If memory serves me right, the signals cross the magnetic equator by spread-F, a sort of chordal hop. I think 2m has been used to work from Southern Africa to the Med. Today, a number of South Americans have been copied in the UK on 10m JT65.  I suspect this is TEP being extended to the UK by Es. TEP does not usually extend this far north.

1 comment:

Jan, OZ9QV said...

You recall correctly.
I recall recordings by SV1AB or SV1DH, of the ZS6DN beacon played on the 10m crossband frequency 28.885..

The 2m signals sounded just like aurora.