My PC was doing odd things again earlier - said WSPR was TXing when it was not
- but restarted WSPR software and all OK now.
(184km) GDX and EA5CYA
(1376km) via Es (twice) seen here in last hour. The long F2 DX to South America seems to have gone now? I love
10m - a band of true variety and not hard in any way. My antenna is a 3 band Par end-fed 10/20/40m just strung to a nearby tree and not that high. On 10m I am currently using 2.5W from the FT817. The cable loss take this down to about 2W (max) at the antenna. This seems to get out fine. I am sure with a more efficient antenna just a few mW would be enough, although 5mW to this antenna has got spots from Israel and 100mW from the USA. Maybe it is somewhat directional?
At the moment my TX is only active 6% of the time on 10m. I am mostly on RX.
Nothing further heard from CX2ABP
in Montevideo since late afternoon. He is using 10W, so if the 10m band is open, I would expect to copy him. G8JNJ/A
(184km GDX) has now been copied several times already this evening at up to -22dB S/N. Not strong, but there.
UPDATE 2112z: G6NHU
(78km 100mW) has been copied at -24dB S/N from JO01ou. Just a local and GDX currently.
Just when you think that is it for the evening up pops EA5CYA
at 2118z at -21dB S/N and again at 2126z. So there is still
Es around. even this late. I shall reset the software and clock and leave the kit running on 10m overnight.
G6NHU and EA5CYA are still being spotted.