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HFGCS Force Directional Message (FDM) and Emergency Action Message (EAM) Log

200101Z MAY 2022
TO: ALL STATIONS
FROM:
MESSAGE OF 39 CHARACTERS FOLLOWS
A5WR76 // ENHOE V6PR4 FJRGH JG2GP 23SPR UUM7Z RQW

Note: I cannot make out today's daily call sign. It is not translating well over the HF network.

200129Z MAY 2022
TO: ALL STATIONS
FROM: BLOW FUSE
QSDCUX // ITBN7 XNZ65 NOHXT XKJVQ E2GR

Note: The operator slowed down the delivery to compensate for the heavy echo in the HF network. Daily call sign is BLOW FUSE. This call sign was also used on 29 April 2022.
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Other / Re: Rurik R. 7055 LSB 2055 UTC 03 May 2022
« Last post by kris on May 19, 2022, 2308 UTC »
2255 S9+35 Owner Rurik Radio on MIC - hidepark
https://voca.ro/1hZasurpDzaI
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Huh? / Re: Why is there so little interest in MW pirates?
« Last post by RobRich on May 19, 2022, 2008 UTC »
The other thing is that not that many people today have the real estate to string up a +100ft antenna.

^THIS!



~275' for an AM half-wave dipole at the top of the MW BCB band, and for most realistic deployments, a horizontal MW antenna is going to be so low as to encounter significant ground losses along with largely being a cloud warmer with what power it does radiate upwards.

There is the vertical route, but that also typically means serious loading to get a reasonably workable deployment, plus it is also dealing with ground losses unless deploying numerous ground radials or quarter-wave tuned elevated radials. Elevated radials can be loaded as well, but that typically incurs even further losses.

Now factor in the typical MW noise floor these days, plus how many even general radio enthusiasts have truly decent MW antennas optimized for weak-signal reception these days?



It is akin to an amateur doing 160m mobile. Even with a few hundred watts into an extremely-loaded vertical, the often resulting QRPp experience can be an exercise in patience.... or frustration, and that is on an band with (hopefully) other active participants having (again, hopefully) decent antennas for receiving.
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QSLs Received / Re: Foxy AM eQSL
« Last post by Radio Star on May 19, 2022, 2001 UTC »
Received the same as well. Thanks Foxy-AM!
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European Pirate / Charleston Radio Int. 5140 AM 1936 UTC 19 May 2022
« Last post by kris on May 19, 2022, 1940 UTC »
1936 S9+15  Katinka  George Olsen
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Amateur Radio / Re: Dayton Hamvention
« Last post by RobRich on May 19, 2022, 1937 UTC »
Anyone here been to Xenia? I never attended either place, but from others' stories, Hamvention being held at Hara was part of the "adventure." Like the now infamous 2011 "flooding" incident. o.0
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Spy Numbers / Re: E11 Numbers Station Recordings
« Last post by orourkeda on May 19, 2022, 1930 UTC »
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General Radio Discussion / Re: Trends in tropical bands broadcasting 2022
« Last post by RobRich on May 19, 2022, 1926 UTC »
Radio Rebelde at 5025 and its sometimes up to like S9+80 (or higher!) signal here at night. I have threatened to build a notch filter for it, though in turn, that also would mean actually doing something about Radio Marti on 6030 as well. Instead, I just forget about running remote feedpoint preamps on my 31' vertical and 148' LoG antennas.
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European Pirate / Radio Augusta 1611 AM 19.17 UTC 19 May
« Last post by Misti-Radio on May 19, 2022, 1918 UTC »
R3
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European Pirate / Radio Columbia 1620 AM 19.14 UTC 19 May
« Last post by Misti-Radio on May 19, 2022, 1914 UTC »
Very strong here. Full R5
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