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1st time on 60M (5MHz)

Wayne Morris
 

Today was my first time on 60M and I wanted to share. 😃

 

I made 73 contacts today on five bands. It was fun because it was the first time on the band so I had not worked anyone there! I some trouble getting things working with my radio because it is channelized for 60M. The CAT software and the WSJT-X (FT-8) software were making it difficult but I managed.

 

Here are some statistics:

 

Operating time: 6 hours, 14.6 contacts per hour, on contact every 4 minutes average.

Band      Total      DX         % DX    Countries

15M:     4             2            50         Brazil, Ukraine

20M:     2             1            50         Croatia (New Country)

30M:     14           4           28.6      Canada

40M:     13           1           2            Ukraine

60M:     40           18         45          Germany, Spain Mexico, Ecuador, El Salvador (German DXpedition), Puerto Rico, Canada, Argentina, Netherlands

 

All on FT-8 mode

 

There are some restrictions on the 60M band so check them out before operating.


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73s,
Wayne, AC5V

Mike Burns, KE5NCS
 

Your efforts paid off.  

On Feb 9, 2020 8:32 PM, Wayne Morris <waynemia@...> wrote:

Today was my first time on 60M and I wanted to share. 😃

 

I made 73 contacts today on five bands. It was fun because it was the first time on the band so I had not worked anyone there! I some trouble getting things working with my radio because it is channelized for 60M. The CAT software and the WSJT-X (FT-8) software were making it difficult but I managed.

 

Here are some statistics:

 

Operating time: 6 hours, 14.6 contacts per hour, on contact every 4 minutes average.

Band      Total      DX         % DX    Countries

15M:     4             2            50         Brazil, Ukraine

20M:     2             1            50         Croatia (New Country)

30M:     14           4           28.6      Canada

40M:     13           1           2            Ukraine

60M:     40           18         45          Germany, Spain Mexico, Ecuador, El Salvador (German DXpedition), Puerto Rico, Canada, Argentina, Netherlands

 

All on FT-8 mode

 

There are some restrictions on the 60M band so check them out before operating.


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73s,
Wayne, AC5V