Re: Snow Scatter
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No decodes from Dave last night but a few GMs on 475kHz WSPering at upto 800km .
I am a newcomer to LF , having been NDB banging for some years the recent beta releases on WSJT-X have made things interesting for the older people on the band .Some of these stations were built up to work DX using Marconi T antennas and several hundred W of PA output .100Ft tall masts and inverted Ls are in use .
Amazingly I manage to hang on to a few shirt tails using an E Probe antenna for RX , in a Pine Tree @ 5m agl above "rubbish" ground .
The probe + either my SDR-IQ or ELAD FDM Duo are good from 10kHz to 10MHz .
For a pcb and components at around £10 the probe is beyond compare for low noise floor performance in terms of £/km .
I could never much hear 160m traffic on a 1/4 wave sloper but with that as a TX antenna and the E-probe on RX several thousand km are available at times .
No signs of LEX on 10GHz or CAM , so wrong kind of Snow from here .....
On Sun, 24 Jan 2021 at 13:34, Robin Szemeti - G1YFG <robin@...> wrote: