I was able to speak with 6
on the radio. I was using a Icom ic-7300 and a G5RV jr antenna with 100 watts: Call sign KH6ML, I was only able to be on the air for a limited amount of time. So getting 4 new ones in the log was great.
"Many leading contesters claim the WAEDC to be the most challenging contest of the year. Being a true blue DX contest, only intercontinental QSOs between DX and Europe are counted (exception is the RTTY part). Therefore the number of DX QSOs here may be similar to the amount of DX usually worked in the CQWW." -https://www.darc.de/der-club/referate/referat-conteste/worked-all-europe-dx-contest/en/
I was able to speak with 6
on the radio. I was using a Icom ic-7300 and a G5RV jr antenna with 100 watts: Call sign KH6ML
Moreover, the unique feature of QTC-traffic adds much fun and another operating challenge to the contest. Here the DX stations transfer real telegrams to the European stations. These telegrams contain data of previously logged QSOs. Each of these records counts one additional point for the sender and the receiver, given that the complete record was logged correctly. Thus, a DX station can actually double its score by sending QTCs. Some European stations, and not only the leading ranks, gain more than 70 percent of their score from QTC traffic. - https://www.darc.de/der-club/referate/referat-conteste/worked-all-europe-dx-contest/en/
WAE DX Contest, SSB: 0000Z, Sep 12 to 2359Z, Sep 13
|Bands:||80, 40, 20, 15, 10m|
|Classes:||Single Op (High/Low)
|Max operating hours:||Single Op: 36 hours, off times of at least 60 minutes
Multi-Single: 48 hours
|Max power:||HP: >100 Watts
LP: 100 Watts
|Exchange:||RS + Serial No.|
|Work stations:||Once per band|
|Score Calculation:||(see rules)|
|Submit logs by:||September 20, 2020|
|E-mail logs to:||(none)|
|Upload log at:||https://www.dxhf.darc.de/~waessblog/upload.cgi?form=referat&lang=en|
|Mail logs to:||(none)|
|Find rules at:||http://www.darc.de/der-club/referate/referat-conteste/worked-all-europe-dx-contest/en/|
|2020-09-06||07:34||OHØB||20m||14.254||SSB||Aland Islands||Martti J. Laine OH2BH||Contest|
compliance with government mandates, Tiki’s will be closed for dine-in
starting Thursday, August 27th.
We know we will get through this together. Malama Pono!
We look forward to opening soon!!!
SECOND STAY AT HOME / WORK FROM HOME ORDER
Dallis Ontiveros | KHON2 interviews me Michael Miller in three live segments on the morning TV show. Most of the Questions relate the the Mayor's Emergency Order 2020-24 Act Now Honolulu - No Social Gatherings August 19, 2020 from OFFICE OF THE MAYOR CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU EMERGENCY ORDER NO. 2020-24 (COVID-19 [Novel Coronavirusi).
Restaurants. This section applies to restaurants only. For purposes of this section, a ‘Restaurant” means a place which is regularly and in a bona fide manner used and kept
Open for the serving of meals to patrons for compensation and which has suitable kitchen facilities connected therewith, containing the necessary equipment and supplies for cooking an assortment of foods which may be required for ordinary meals. Additionally, to be considered a “Restaurant” under this section, at least thirty percent (30%) of the establishmenfs gross revenue must derive from the sale of foods. Restaurants in the City may provide seated table service dining under the following requirements, conditions, and privileges:
Continued compliance with all State of H awai’i and City regulatory and legal standards for operating a food services business.
Compliance with Social Distancing Requirements (as modified by this “Restaurants” section).
Development, posting, and implementation of written protocols (“COVID-19 Mitigation Plan”) consistent with this section; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) guidance (available here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/201 9-ncov/communitv/guidance- business-response.html), as updated or superseded; and, to the extent practicable, the National Restaurant Association’s Reopening Guidance (available at https://restaurant.org/Downloads/PDFs/business/COV ID I 9- Reopen-Guidance.pdf).
The Maritime Mobile Service Net is operational every day from 12:00pm until 9:00pm Eastern Standard Time, and from 12:00pm until 10:00pm Eastern Daylight Time, on the 20-meter *Global Emergency Center Of Activity frequency of 14.300 MHz as outlined by the International Radio Union.
All amateur radio operators are invited to participate simply by checking in.
We had quite a quiet week with the Sun with zero sunspots and a settled geomagnetic field. The solar wind speed was slow, between 280 and 330km per second, and its magnetic field was weak, with no significant negative deflections in its important north-south Bz direction. Therefore, the resultant geomagnetic activity was settled.
On the 21st a sunspot appeared around the Sun’s limb. Now classified as sunspot group 2767, on Thursday it contained one sunspot, but its simple uni-polar magnetic signature suggests it is non-threatening.
We do expect the Kp index to rise on Friday, the 24th, due to the arrival of a coronal hole high speed stream. Modest magnetic enhancement is also forecast for 25 July with the possible arrival of a slow CME from the 19th.
Expect a possible pre-aurora enhancement followed by the potential for suppressed maximum usable frequencies over the weekend and into early next week.
HF conditions have been generally lacklustre, but Laurie, G3UML reports that WH6FXL and WA6QDQ/KH6, both in Hawaii, were both quite readable signals on 20m SSB at 0800 on Wednesday. Tom, GM4FDM reports working two JAs on 17m using his newly-erected dipole. The 10m UK Net group on Facebook also reported an FT8 opening to Japan on Monday as well.
This just goes to show that you shouldn’t just write off the summer as being no good for DX.
Next week NOAA predicts the solar flux index will remain in the high 60s with the Kp index between two and three. This generally suggests that HF conditions will remain similar to last week. Expect sporadic E openings on 10 metres to continue, although not at the rate that we had earlier in the month.
VHF and up
A series of low-pressure systems passing close by northern Scotland and various fronts crossing the country mean that there are likely to be few opportunities for tropo this week. High pressure is displaced to the south over France so any tropo will be mostly likely from southern England into the continent or across Biscay to Spain. That brings rain scatter on the GHz bands onto the agenda for many regions of the UK at some time or other during the coming week.
Sporadic E still warrants a mention, but it is becoming more elusive as we move towards August. It’s not a ‘no chance’, but it will need some strategy for being in the right place at the right time. The best options will be to monitor 10m or 6m mid-morning and again late afternoon or early evening. Paths on FT8 will prove good indicators of which direction might deliver as the Es develops.
With the Moon declination negative and falling further as the week progresses, Moon visibility windows will shorten and peak elevation will be just 32 degrees this Sunday and falling, leading up to minimum declination a week from Sunday.
Perigee will be Saturday, 1 August, so path losses are now increasing. 144MHz sky noise peaks at 2,500 Kelvin on Friday, so low noise preamps won’t help you that day.
The Southern Delta Aquarids meteor shower has a broad peak from the 26th to the 31st with a Zenithal Hourly Rate of 25, so look for enhanced meteor scatter activity in the coming week. In Europe, the shower radiant is above the horizon at night or in the early mornings.
Category: GB2RS Propagation News
25 foot pole with 66'8" of #14 wire sloping in the air
Counterpoise 66'8 of #14 wire on the ground
25' of Coax to a AT-100ProII LDG auto tuner and into a ICOM 7300 running around 100watt. No Amp.
Winlink Vara Connection to KH6NS USB Dial: 3585.000 at 2020/07/29 07:06:36 *** Station Bearing: 298, Range: 116 miles
Winlink Vara Connection to WH6FG USB Dial: 7105.500 at 2020/07/29 07:09:56*** Station Bearing: 289, Range: 118 miles
Winlink Vara Connection to K6SDR USB Dial: 7102.200 at 2020/07/29 07:17:39*** Station Bearing: 053, Range: 2384 miles
Winlink Vara Connection to KJ6IX USB Dial: 7100.000 at 2020/07/29 07:23:47 *** Station Bearing: 053, Range: 2548 miles
Winlink Vara Connection to N7TRY-2 USB Dial: 7101.000 at 2020/07/29 07:30:16 *** Station Bearing: 042, Range: 2570 miles
Winlink Vara Connection to K6MBY USB Dial: 7101.500 at 2020/07/29 07:43:13*** Station Bearing: 038, Range: 2657 miles
Winlink Vara Connection to K7HTZ USB Dial: 7101.200 at 2020/07/29 07:47:44*** Station Bearing: 039, Range: 2635 miles
Winlink Vara Connection to KO0OOO USB Dial: 7096.500 at 2020/07/29 08:00:05*** Station Bearing: 059, Range: 2745 miles