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Author Topic: Relay Station 6880 AM 1532 UTC 24 Dec 2018  (Read 946 times)

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Relay Station 6880 AM 1532 UTC 24 Dec 2018
« on: December 24, 2018, 1532 UTC »
1532 SIO 333 "Run Around"
1554 Still SIO 333 to 444. Only 500 mW?? This is excellent for that power level.
« Last Edit: December 24, 2018, 1554 UTC by ChrisSmolinski »
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Re: Relay Station 6880 AM 1532 UTC 24 Dec 2018
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2018, 1541 UTC »
Noted here also with music at 1540 UTC -- struggling with noise and signal on 6885....don't think I have eQSLd Relay Station so hoping for a present in the mailbox!
« Last Edit: December 24, 2018, 1624 UTC by dxace1 »
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Re: Relay Station 6880 AM 1532 UTC 24 Dec 2018
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2018, 1543 UTC »
1544z Weak in New Hampshire, S3 and down in the noise
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Re: Relay Station 6880 AM 1532 UTC 24 Dec 2018
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2018, 1547 UTC »
happy holidays gentlemen (and ladies if any).  8)
im operating at less than 500mW, just for the fun of it, monitoring propagation conditions on a couple of Kiwi's.
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Re: Relay Station 6880 AM 1532 UTC 24 Dec 2018
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2018, 1630 UTC »
Just flipped a switch, did you? Went straight to S9+10 from almost nil at around 1628 UTC.
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Re: Relay Station 6880 AM 1532 UTC 24 Dec 2018
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2018, 1635 UTC »
S4 here in NY at 1634 UTC.  Stronger here than the UNID on 6955 at the moment.

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Re: Relay Station 6880 AM 1532 UTC 24 Dec 2018
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2018, 1644 UTC »
Just flipped a switch, did you? Went straight to S9+10 from almost nil at around 1628 UTC.
yes sir.
i decided to increase from less then 500mW to the usual 50W since there are so many respected operators on today.
happy holidays to those operators broadcasting and to everyone here on HFU.
my broadcast today is mainly consisting of music tunes while i work a half-day today.
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Re: Relay Station 6880 AM 1532 UTC 24 Dec 2018
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2018, 1654 UTC »
A fair signal here at 16;52UTC with rock music
Make it Happen by The Record Company at 16:52UTC Signal level is S7!!
Jeannie becomes a Mom by Caroline Rose at 16:59UTC
« Last Edit: December 24, 2018, 1712 UTC by slowtrain »
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Re: Relay Station 6880 AM 1532 UTC 24 Dec 2018
« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2018, 1700 UTC »
Noted here also with music at 1540 UTC -- struggling with noise and signal on 6885....don't think I have eQSLd Relay Station so hoping for a present in the mailbox!
i will remind myself to send you one.
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Re: Relay Station 6880 AM 1532 UTC 24 Dec 2018
« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2018, 1716 UTC »
Got it well on Chris Smol's kiwi SDR. Nada at my own QTH, natch.
1730 I came back into the shack and it's QRT.
1732 perhaps the band has gone long? I have a carrier at a kiwi SDR in Ohio, but still nothing at Chris Smolinski's SDR.
« Last Edit: December 24, 2018, 1732 UTC by MDK2 »
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Re: Relay Station 6880 AM 1532 UTC 24 Dec 2018
« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2018, 1720 UTC »
Got it well on Chris Smol's kiwi SDR. Nada at my own QTH, natch.
you are a well respected hobbyist (as many of the HFU members are).
i hope one day, that i will be able to reach your radio equipment.
i may be able to on the 25th as i have a show to broadcast (relay) and i will be operating at 500W (carrier).
this is really a great community of HFU members and HF pirate operators.
im very happy to collaborate with many of you and be a part of the "circle" of good friends.
i didnt intend to broadcast today, had i known that so many operators would be broadcasting today, i would have preferred to listen to them instead but i do have to monitor my own broadcast as i occasionally have some audio issues that i have to resolve.
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Re: Relay Station 6880 AM 1532 UTC 24 Dec 2018
« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2018, 1727 UTC »
Excellent signal. I checked for you earlier in the morning (but checked too early). Just tuned in a min or two ago. Thanks for the show!
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Re: Relay Station 6880 AM 1532 UTC 24 Dec 2018
« Reply #12 on: December 24, 2018, 1736 UTC »
Got it well on Chris Smol's kiwi SDR. Nada at my own QTH, natch.
you are a well respected hobbyist (as many of the HFU members are).
i hope one day, that i will be able to reach your radio equipment.
i may be able to on the 25th as i have a show to broadcast (relay) and i will be operating at 500W (carrier).
this is really a great community of HFU members and HF pirate operators.
im very happy to collaborate with many of you and be a part of the "circle" of good friends.
i didnt intend to broadcast today, had i known that so many operators would be broadcasting today, i would have preferred to listen to them instead but i do have to monitor my own broadcast as i occasionally have some audio issues that i have to resolve.

I appreciate the comments. I think the only answer is that you'll have to be on at night. Even with such low levels of solar flux, there's just too much distance between us for a 43m signal to make it in the daytime. That's not to tell you how you should go about your business - you're the one taking the risks, not me. But I'm sure that one day I'll enjoy your show on my own equipment as I have many others. In the meantime the kiwi SDR network is a godsend.
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Re: Relay Station 6880 AM 1532 UTC 24 Dec 2018
« Reply #13 on: December 24, 2018, 1752 UTC »
 8) 1750 Z Very readable here on Telegraph Pole 001- 344- Some fades Guess you now at the magic 50 ?
    Comment by Denver swl about day time risks are very pertinent. Night no real issues. But then ..  :-X
     1820 Z - fair copy, nice broadband audio ! Thanks to show its all possible on the Shortie waves
     Cool on 500 whiskeys.. that sounds like Montreal Rose before she and Andre moved to Vancouver last year.
     The cross pond propagation as far as I know, been spotty and poor.
« Last Edit: December 24, 2018, 2027 UTC by digitalmod »
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Re: Relay Station 6880 AM 1532 UTC 24 Dec 2018
« Reply #14 on: December 24, 2018, 1756 UTC »
Got it well on Chris Smol's kiwi SDR. Nada at my own QTH, natch.
you are a well respected hobbyist (as many of the HFU members are).
i hope one day, that i will be able to reach your radio equipment.
i may be able to on the 25th as i have a show to broadcast (relay) and i will be operating at 500W (carrier).
this is really a great community of HFU members and HF pirate operators.
im very happy to collaborate with many of you and be a part of the "circle" of good friends.
i didnt intend to broadcast today, had i known that so many operators would be broadcasting today, i would have preferred to listen to them instead but i do have to monitor my own broadcast as i occasionally have some audio issues that i have to resolve.

I appreciate the comments. I think the only answer is that you'll have to be on at night. Even with such low levels of solar flux, there's just too much distance between us for a 43m signal to make it in the daytime. That's not to tell you how you should go about your business - you're the one taking the risks, not me. But I'm sure that one day I'll enjoy your show on my own equipment as I have many others. In the meantime the kiwi SDR network is a godsend.
considering Kiwi, i am currently working on modifying some of the open source code for the "cut filter" to increase its bandwidth from its maximum of 12Khz (6Khz audio) to 20Khz (10Khz audio).
i am pretty sure for many folks, being able to listen to those Hi-Fi broadcasts in SSB and AM with better fidelity audio (at least 10Khz) will also be a Godsend.
i know for one, when RedHat is on the air, being able to listen to his broadcasts on a Kiwi with 10Khz audio will be excellent.
the Kiwi has great low end audio response, now its time to get the high end response worked on.
edit - as far as the risks are concerned, i have thought it out thoroughly and carefully and have been doing daytime broadcasts for a long time now but thanks to everyone for the concern  ;).
i have intimate knowledge of how "they" proceed and operate concerning HF pirates (as well as FM pirates).
the key is simply not to interfere with anything and anyone, not be vulgar and offensive and not transmit with thousands of watts of power during the day.
i have implemented several thoughtful and clever mitigations in place should i ever get a "visit", i will know about it long before "they" get close enough to take the necessary FS measurements needed as proof.
« Last Edit: December 24, 2018, 1841 UTC by TheRelayStation »
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