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Author Topic: 10 meters burning up again! 03/07/15 afternoon  (Read 12437 times)

Offline Chanter

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10 meters burning up again! 03/07/15 afternoon
« on: March 08, 2015, 0253 UTC »
I still cannot believe my luck here.  Today didn't seem like much at first - 10M was full of SSB contesters and I'm still getting a rig, so couldn't join in - but then... 

28171, XE1FAS - Pueblo, Mexico beacon, 2026-2028.  Transmissions ran VVV de XE1FAS/B, EK09VB.  Long pause and a long dash between cycles.  Signal fair to good on a variable band with a loud noise floor.  RST 349, SINPO 43343. 

And *then*...

28298, V73TEN - Roi-Namur, Marshall Islands beacon, 2030-2034.  Transmissions ran V73TEN/B, RJ39.  long pause between cycles, no other information given.  Signal good at peaks but subject to deep fades on a variable band.  RST 339, SINPO 43343. 

Here I pause to goggle at my radio.  I only wish that station QSL'd; they don't, I checked. 

And then...

28200, KH6WO - Laie, Oahu, Hawaii beacon, 2119.  Rapid ID - KH6WO - followed by long dashes, though these were very hard to discern even at the start.  Signal fair, heard just after a booming W6WX in California.  RST 339, SINPO 43343. 

Definitely QSLing the two that will verify!  I am just plain stunned at the latter pair, frankly, especially the V73.  Wow! 
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Offline refmo

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Re: 10 meters burning up again! 03/07/15 afternoon
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2015, 0347 UTC »
Congrats on the Marshall Islands reception - very nice catch!
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Re: 10 meters burning up again! 03/07/15 afternoon
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2015, 1553 UTC »
Great logs!  Sounds like you offered up rum and cigars to the Great Gods of Propagation.

Any idea what powers these beacons might be?
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Re: 10 meters burning up again! 03/07/15 afternoon
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2015, 0444 UTC »
Good catches.

10m was open on Friday (3/27) evening, too. Transequatorial propagation to South America, plus some DX from East Asia. Even activity on the FM segment.

I did not venture any higher here, but I also spotted some interesting 6m activity on the DX maps, including a logging between Cuba and Japan.
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Re: 10 meters burning up again! 03/07/15 afternoon
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2015, 0906 UTC »
Strangely enough, I wasn't getting much on 10 meters during 03/27's evening, local time.  I *did* get Radio Itatiaia on 5970kHz, though, which is a first for me.  :) 
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