I tried my technique of level measurement on DJ5BVs strong RS signal.
He measured up to -112dBm, although a little peak energy will have been lost
in the Doppler sidebands.
This is interesting as Gerd was getting so many
59s reports. This equates to about 19dB below an IARU definition of
I'm not raising this as any sort of issue but merely illustrating
how misleading the current 'S' system can be!
2 new squares on 3cm. I
love the rain!
And 2 new squares (and initials) on 13cm EME this
73 de Sam
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On 26 May 2009,
at 12:35, "G3XDY" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
One thing I noted in yesterday evening's good RS opening was the
dog-leg paths that normally don't seem to work were possible. I
(JO30) consistently on a heading of about 165 degrees, he
would have been
beaming south of West so the path had a near right angle
similarly F6APE in IN97 (west south west of the scatter point)
was worked on
the same heading. I also had a good backscatter contact with
Signals were not huge, indicating that the losses were higher
than on the
more direct paths, but it demonstrates that RS will work over
distances in any direction if the storm is sufficiently
of the path geometry.