Re: Tuesday night 23cms

simonchettle
 

Umm -  what a surprise I had on Tuesday!
 
I have not been active for a couple of years and after a rebuild of the of the station I Thought (?) that 100 W into 67 Ele with DDK preamp would net a good few contacts. 
 
Observations:
 
Just prior to 20:00 copied two PA stations and one station on the IOW. 
So despite being in a “hole”  50 M ASL with local surrounding ground rising to 80 M ASL I expected an interesting evening.
 
Of course  after 20:00 no sign of the PA stations and no signal from IOW.
 
After 2 hours I noted a /P station giving a report of 70 QSOs – and I was 9 !  Others in IO83 were doing better than me.
 
I did work stations  in IO  and JO with broadly reciprocal similar signal reports so my kit appears to be matched (RX v TX).
 
I did notice that conditions were not good (Martelsham well down on normal).
 
Though as has been asked/ said on many occasions those of you who “in the south” Please look North after you have worked  F, DL, ON, PA ect.
 
This is not a whinge just that some of us in the NW and Midlands would appreciate a couple of QSOs more.
 
Cheers
Simon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

From: Nigel G8IFN
Sent: Thursday, August 22, 2019 9:49 AM
To: UKMicrowaves@groups.io
Subject: Re: [UKMicrowaves] Tuesday night 23cms
 
Activity may also have increased because because of the IC-9700 becoming available.
I am back on the band for the first time since the 1980s due to my purchase of the 9700.
Just need to get the antenna outside rather than in the loft.
--
Nigel G8IFN

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