Thursday, February 13, 2020

13 February 2020
Propagation was down today as well as activity.  The short distance between KP2AE and W4DEX, 51 miles, was very poor except during quick peaks.  The WY3T / W4DEX path was useable on CW but not reliable SSB copy.  KG0VL, with a receive antenna problem, detected CW from W4DEX initially a slight improvement toward the end of the two-minute transmission.  W4DEX copied KG0VL much better averaging 559 for the period.  K0AWU reported CW from KG0VL 25 dB above the noise with one 5 dB fade.  K5HFG reported hearing no one with noise up to S5 SSB.
17:36 K5HFG: no SSB sigs heard

17:36 KG0VL-JEFF: Receive antenna down. Broken transformer feed line on SE loop. Very small wires about 8 feet up. Will have to solder in high winds.

17:41 WY3T-TIM: W4DEX CW is 549 steady

17:42 K5HFG: W4DEX no copy

17:42 KG0VL-JEFF: W4DEX just above noise, stronger around 1741

17:44 W4DEX-DEX: K5HFG not heard

17:45 KG0VL-JEFF: No copy on K5HFG

17:46 K5HFG: WY3T no copy

17:46 W4DEX-DEX: WY3T Started at 549, slow fade to 429 after 60 sec. Up and down the last min

17:46 KG0VL-JEFF: WY3T no copy

17:46 WY3T-TIM: K5HFG CW no copy

17:47 KG0VL-JEFF: KØAWU 549 slight qsb

17:48 K5HFG: K0AWU no copy

17:48 WY3T-TIM: K0AWU CW no copy

17:49 W4DEX-DEX: KG0VL first few seconds 429 then 559 holding steady

17:49 W4DEX-DEX: KG0VL still 559 at end

17:50 WY3T-TIM: KG0VL CW no copy

17:50 K5HFG: KG0VL no copy

17:50 K0AWU-BILL: KG0VL 25db above the noise first min, QSB down to 20db and then right back up to 25db

17:51 WY3T-TIM: idle noise here is typical S4 SSB and S1-2 cw

17:52 WY3T-TIM: Had you at 55 on that last tx

17:53 WY3T-TIM: W4DEX now faded into noise

17:54 K0AWU-BILL: KG0VL ?? Think I heard you call .... at noise

17:57 K5HFG: noise up to S5 SSB was S3 at start. Can not hear any sigs today

17:58 KG0VL-JEFF: Gotta run outdoors to work on that silly antenna during a gale. 73 everyone

17:58 K0AWU-BILL: 73 all ... tough conditions today!!

17:59 W4DEX-DEX: 51 mile path between KP2AE and is really poor....but have seen quick S7 peaks


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