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Author Topic: VMW 2056 USB 1215 UTC 24 Jan 2017  (Read 1224 times)

Offline ChrisSmolinski

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VMW 2056 USB 1215 UTC 24 Jan 2017
« on: January 24, 2017, 1221 UTC »
I was not expecting to hear this. I was checking the A beacon on 2097 CW when I noticed some USB audio on the waterfall. Turned out it was VMW, Wiluna W. Australia with weather reports. Quite weak, but I could hear the Australian accented OM.
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Re: VMW 2056 USB 1215 UTC 24 Jan 2017
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2017, 0553 UTC »
I was wondering what was the actual time you logged VMW?  Curious as to whether you had a long or short path reception?  Would be a great distance if it was via the long path. 8)
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Re: VMW 2056 USB 1215 UTC 24 Jan 2017
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2017, 1212 UTC »
I was wondering what was the actual time you logged VMW?  Curious as to whether you had a long or short path reception?  Would be a great distance if it was via the long path. 8)

1215 UTC, so short path. I'll still take it  ;D

No reception this morning, nor either of the 120m stations as yesterday. So I guess it really was an exceptional opening, vs normal grayline.
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Re: VMW 2056 USB 1215 UTC 24 Jan 2017
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2017, 1533 UTC »
1215 UTC, so short path. I'll still take it  ;D

No reception this morning, nor either of the 120m stations as yesterday. So I guess it really was an exceptional opening, vs normal grayline.

How can one tell whether reception is long path or short path from the time a signal is copied?
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Re: VMW 2056 USB 1215 UTC 24 Jan 2017
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2017, 1605 UTC »
That's a nice catch Chris. I logged VMW late in November 2015, long path I believe.
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,24619.0.html

It faded in and lasted only a few minutes and then it was gone. I check for VMW
often on several freqs. I've never heard it again.
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Re: VMW 2056 USB 1215 UTC 24 Jan 2017
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2017, 1854 UTC »
1215 UTC, so short path. I'll still take it  ;D

No reception this morning, nor either of the 120m stations as yesterday. So I guess it really was an exceptional opening, vs normal grayline.

How can one tell whether reception is long path or short path from the time a signal is copied?

Where the sun is in relation to the two stations, as well as the time of reception and frequency.
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Re: VMW 2056 USB 1215 UTC 24 Jan 2017
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2017, 0041 UTC »
1215 UTC, so short path. I'll still take it  ;D

No reception this morning, nor either of the 120m stations as yesterday. So I guess it really was an exceptional opening, vs normal grayline.

How can one tell whether reception is long path or short path from the time a signal is copied?

On the low HF and MW frequencies, the reception will be over the dark path which, in eastern US mornings would be toward the west (the short path).
On higher frequencies like on 20 meters around local sunset, you can often hear Australian hams on both paths from the Eastern US.

« Last Edit: January 26, 2017, 0046 UTC by refmo »
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Re: VMW 2056 USB 1215 UTC 24 Jan 2017
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2017, 0355 UTC »
Thank you Josh and refmo.
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