Dave Ackrill <dave.g0dja@...>
Tony Gallagher wrote:
I headed to IO52MT on Woodcock Hill Limerick, unfortunately no qso was possible here, distance was about 130Km and we were both over 600-700ft ASL. I was a little disapointed!130km is a bit ambitious for a first contact, and the propagation you describe sounds very like aircraft scatter.
If it had been rain scatter, that would sound more like an Aurora signal.
The classic way to describe aircraft scatter is that you hear a 'chuff, chuff' type of noise. Often described as being like an old steam train moving away from a station.