Sporadic E in Australia and what can be done with a modest antenna. Interesting. Well done, Andrew.
Tuesday 20 December 2016. Operating from my home QTH (QF44MP) 9 km south-west of Canberra GPO, I made several 6m Sporadic E QSOs today plus Matt VK1MA, currently on Norfolk Island 1908 km (1,185 miles) north-east in the South Pacific Ocean, reported hearing me call CQ on 50.110 at 01:15 UTC 🙂
Stations heard: ZL1TAP calling CQ DX on 50.110 and Frank VK5KV in Port Augusta, South Australia.
My equipment: Yaesu FT-857D @ 80 watts. Antenna is a homebrew omnidirectional 1/2 wave vertical mounted 500 mm above a flat corrugated iron garage roof. 🙂
VK1AD 6m QSOs, 20 December 2016:
|1:05||50.120||VK4AML||Greg||S58 R59||QG62LP 963 km (598 miles)|
|1:18||50.165||VK4AMG||George||S59 R53||QG62LO 959 km (595 miles)|
|3:21||50.160||VK5XDX||Oly||S59 R59||Angle Vale, PF95HI 951 km (590 miles)|
Post update @ 0900 UTC:
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