May 20
50 MHz
20 May 2017 Big opening in EU worked a lot I, F, HB9 and than suddenly saw WP4JCF (FK68) who was easily worked. WP3C (FK68) was worked as well. It seems this may be the first ever Transatlantic QSO 2017 :-)

19 May 2017 not many stations on but I read JE6AZU (PM51) in JT65 mode
18 May 2017 hrd and worked E7, EA5, EA7, EA6 I and SV9
17 May 2017 Antenna working with moving the yagi 1,5m up.
16 May 2017 Hrd and worked stations from IT9, I8, SV3 and SV9
15 May 2017 Some Es cloud overhead and band was open to EA, F, G and EI
14 May 2017 Came home from a trip and I worked EA2 and F
6 May 2017 SV7, SV8, SV9 and a UX0 heard
5 May 2017 Stations from US5, F and EA were received.
4 May 2017 First Sporadic E signals from France heard this year. It has started very late.

Posted by Christoph Petermann

May 17
Today I decided to work on the antenna. My 2m transceiver (ICOM 820H) has a malfunction and it will take some time to repair it. The 9 element for 2m is thus not needed. I took it down and moved the 50 MHz antenna up by 1,50 m and added some guy wire on top of it. The result is, that the band seems cleanet and has much less noise - except direction west, where high noise stays and the source yet has to be located. The level of this almost white noise is about 15 dB.

This is the 6 element antenna for 50 MHz after moving up.

Posted by Christoph Petermann

May 4
50 MHz
all: Experimenting with several digital modes like JT65 and MSK144 with very good results.

7 MHz
all: Working all continents with digital mode WSJT / JT65, 50 Watts and dipole antenna. Several new countries reached.

144 MHz
all: nothing, because transceiver has a fault, which I do not find, because it is intermittend.

Posted by Christoph Petermann

© Christoph Petermann DF9CY - 2017