Discussion in 'The Low Bands - 630/2200 Meters - VLF' started by K2WH, Dec 1, 2018.
Copied 2 station on my 80 meter dipole and FTdx3000. Pretty amazing, 500 milliwatts and 400 miles.
I'm curious what your results were last night on 160; conditions to Europe were extremely good on 160 meter WSPR!!
On the order of 22 or 23 unique WSPR spotters across the Atlantic for me ...
I have never used WSPR on 160, I use either SSB or FT8 and using FT8 on 160 is a real surprise, EU, SA, AK, OC, AF HI etc. are there most every night.
Oops. I mean 2200m. I wrote 2200 earlier when I first wrote that post, but "corrected" it to read "160" when I did a review before hitting the post button!
Last night was really good on 160 but was wondering how 2200 meters was last night.
I don't listen all the time, only when I think of it and last night didn't listen.
I never have herd any signals on 135-137 kHz band due to a wide band of noise across that range. I have heard several CW signals hundreds of miles away on the 630M and old 500 kHz experimental bands. Using a 160M dipole. . Also have a few hundred airport beacons logged as far as Manitoba !
Yeah - pretty cool.
I had Paul at -6 db yesterday - that's a first !
Had a GREAT evening on 160 meters last night - 26 or so "off-shore" (not including Canada) unique spotters! I think this is a personal record ...
5Q9T, DK8JP/1, DL1GCD/1, DL1GCD/4, DL1KAI, DL6II, F4ASK, F59706, F5VBD, G0KTN,
G0LUJ, G4BOO, G4JIX, G8DYK, G8LCO, GM4OAS, LX1DQ, OZ2JBR, OZ7IT, PA0EHG, PA0O, PA0RDT, PD0OHW, PY1EME, SM4GOJ, TF3GZ,
AA7NM, AB4DF, AC7JW, AD5GH, AE7YQ, K1HR, K1RA, K2CWT, K4ZAD, K5DNA, K5MKS, K6EKO/W4, K6MCS, K7POF, K8NDS, K9AN, K9PAW, K9YWO, KA3JIJ, KA7OEI-1, KC2STA1, KC5CQW, KC6ZKT, KC9NBV, KD2OM, KD4IZ, KG5ABO, KJ4YBS, KK1D, KK1D, KK4MBI, KK6PR, KM4RK, KPH, KPH78, KU4A, N0ZWP, N1FXP, N2HQI, N2NOM, N6GN/K, N6GN/K2, N6RY, N8IT, N8YE, N9LYE, ND7M, NU6O, VE3GTC, VE4TV, VE6ARS, W0GSQ, W3PM, W8SGT, WA0JYF, WA2ZKD, WA3ENK, WA9WTK, WB5DYG, WS5W, WV5L
Glad for you. But the topic is 2200m, not 160m.
Sir, my participation extends back some ways in this thread, and, we are working to correlate the results seen on 160 and 2200 meters. Were I operating 80m or above, your point might have some validity.
The propagation that is seen post sunset affects 160, 630 and 2200 meters in like manner; maybe this is new subject material, maybe not. This last night was exceptionally good on 160 and I have, by posting, made that factoid known to perhaps a wider audience.
Do you presently operate on any of the low bands, e.g. 2200, 630 or 160 meters? If you check my QRZ bio you will see where I have worked 630 meters with an experimental license some time before the FCC granted amateurs operating privileges on that band. This was done from a small city lot with only 5 Watts transmit output power; this might have been a first as most ops on this band employ much larger pieces of real estate because of perceived antenna space "requirements".