Monday, February 10, 2020

10 February 2020
We experienced some very odd propagation today.  Overall all stations within the Carolinas reported weaker signals than usual with lots of QSB.  The WA4LDU / W4DEX path was unusually weak with signals in the noise at times.  However K4FI only 16 miles from WA4LDU was just slightly below average at W4DEX and very little QSB was detected.  

 Propagation between KGØVL / KØAWU, IA to MN, was good but KGØVL was barely detectable at W4DEX.  The one path that was above normal seemed to be between WY3T, FL, and W4DEX., NC.  At times WY3T at 335 miles was stronger at W4DEX than K4FI at 95 miles.  

17:29 K0AWU-BILL: KG0VL tunning 30-35db above the noise

17:30 W4DCL-CARROLL: KP2AE can hear but no copy

17:32 W4DCL-CARROLL: W4DEX 579 to 549 d/t fading

17:33 KG0VL-JEFF: KØAWU 5-6 SSB QSO. Bill now running power.

17:33 W4DCL-CARROLL: K4FI Hi Doug! Your signal is 529. Can just copy

17:35 WY3T-TIM: W4DEX SSB is 56

17:36 W4DCL-CARROLL: KW4DE You are 529 SSB

17:37 WA4LDU-JOE: W4DEX, your SSB is very weak, in and out of the noise here. I can copy Darrell about the same

17:39 WA4LDU-JOE: lots of QSB

17:41 WA4LDU-JOE: W4DEX CW 569 with QSB

17:41 K4FI-DOUG: W4DEX 5-7/8-9 steady

17:41 WY3T-TIM: W4DEX CW is 559 deep QSB fade for 20 seconds

17:41 W4DCL-CARROLL: W4DEX CW 599 to 549 with fading.  Much better than SSB today

17:42 KG0VL-JEFF: No copy from W4DEX

17:42 K4FI-DOUG: WA4LDU 5-9-9

17:42 W4DEX-DEX: Lot of QSB on locals

17:43 W4DCL-CARROLL: WA4LDU 539 to 519 CW

17:43 W4DEX-DEX: WA4LDU peaking 569 but several fades close to noise

17:44 WY3T-TIM: WA4LDU CW is 549 slight QSB

17:44 KG0VL-JEFF: Nothing heard from WA4LDU

17:45 W4DCL-CARROLL: K4FI CW 589 to 549 with fading: MUCH stronger than SSB today

17:45 WY3T-TIM: K4FI CW is 559 sight QSB

17:45 WA4LDU-JOE: K4FI CW 599

17:45 W4DEX-DEX: K4FI 579, very little QSB detected

17:45 KG0VL-JEFF: K4FI no copy

17:47 W4DEX-DEX: WY3T 579, maybe a bit stronger than K4FI !!

17:47 K4FI-DOUG: WY3T 5-6-9 some QSB but readable,

17:47 KG0VL-JEFF: WY3T no copy

17:48 W4DEX-DEX: Very little is any QSB on WY3T

17:48 W4DCL-CARROLL: WY3T 569 CW

17:48 WA4LDU-JOE: WY3T CW 549 on peaks but some dips to noise

17:49 W4DCL-CARROLL: K0AWU CW no copy

17:49 KG0VL-JEFF: KØAWU 599 really moving S meter. Light qsb.

17:50 WY3T-TIM: K0AWU CW no copy

17:50 W4DEX-DEX: K9AWU not heard

17:50 K4FI-DOUG: K0AWU no copy

17:51 W4DCL-CARROLL: KG0VL CW not heard

17:51 K4FI-DOUG: KG0VL no copy

17:51 WA4LDU-JOE: no copy K0AWU CW

17:51 WY3T-TIM: KG0VL CW no copy

17:51 KP2AE-JOE: could copy the locals...50% copy on wy3t

17:52 WA4LDU-JOE: KG0VL CW no copy

17:52 W4DEX-DEX: KG0VL barely detectable just during last 10 seconds

17:53 KG0VL-JEFF: Looks like Summer is coming.

17:54 K0AWU-BILL: KG0VL Started @40 QSB to 35db 30sec in, back up to 45db at 1min then slowly up to 49db at 1min 45sec , slow QSB TO 43DB AT THE END

17:54 WY3T-TIM: W4DEX SSB can only tell you are in there

17:55 WY3T-TIM: W4DEX coming back to readable now

17:56 WY3T-TIM: K4FI is 44 SSB

17:56 W4DCL-CARROLL: K4FI Doug you are 519 to 419 SSB for me

17:57 W4DCL-CARROLL: KW4DE 589 to 579 SSB very nice!

17:59 W4DCL-CARROLL: WY3T SSB just at noise

18:00 W4DEX-DEX: WY3T 57 SSB QSO

18:01 WA4LDU-JOE: when Dex gave WY3T a very good report, I could not hear Tim at all...


18:02 W4DCL-CARROLL: KW4DE SSB 599 +20 at peaks

18:03 W4DCL-CARROLL: WY3T SSB at noise

18:05 W4DCL-CARROLL: WA4LDU SSB not heard


18:05 WY3T-TIM: W4DEX when you copied me at 57 I copied you about 55 so that makes sense with your 100 watts to my 500

18:06 WA4LDU-JOE: very poor conditions all around on this end

18:08 W4DEX-DEX: WY3T fairly consistent SSB copy

18:08 W4DCL-CARROLL: My transmit antenna is all vertical

18:09 W4DEX-DEX: Height Carroll?

18:10 W4DEX-DEX: W4DCL now stronger than KW4DE

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