Monday, February 17, 2020

17 February 2020
In the NC/SC area all stations withing about 100 miles experienced good propagation with very little QSB.  At around 200 miles signals were much weaker.  The AB4AM / W4DEX path was barely useable on SSB but of course better on CW.  Initially the 165 mile AB4AM / KP2AE path was weak but there was a very good propagation peak around 1800 UT.  WY3T was weak into the NC/SC area but Q5 on CW during most of the transmission.  The real surprise was how strong and almost QSB free KGØVL on CW was over the 808 mile path to W4DEX.   In the other direction, ten minutes earlier W4DEX on CW was very weak on CW. 

17:20 AB4AM-ROB: Noise Floor SSB S8-S6 CW S6- S4

17:25 K7TOP-BARRY: Noise floor here...takes 20dB of attenuation to get to S8 

17:27 W4DCL-CARROLL: W4DEX I heard you call KW4DE 599

17:27 K7TOP-BARRY: The noise is weird. Very rapid QSB with +10 peaks above the nominal.

17:27 W4DCL-CARROLL: W4DEX 589 SSB, KP2AE SSB at 419

17:30 W4DCL-CARROLL: KW4DE SSB 579 to 569 with fading


17:31 AB4AM-ROB: Hearing SSB way in the noise

17:31 AB4AM-ROB: No copy

17:31 W4DCL-CARROLL: WA4LDU SSB in noise - no copy

17:32 W4DCL-CARROLL: AB4AM SSB not heard

17:32 WY3T-TIM: Not currently copying anyone

17:32 W4DCL-CARROLL: WA4LDU SSB heard 539

17:33 W4DEX-DEX: All withing 100 miles good signal

17:33 KG0VL-JEFF: Just heard AB4AM very weak on SSB, just above the noise

17:33 W4DEX-DEX: AB4AM at 216 miles Q5 but only S3


17:33 AB4AM-ROB: K4FI SSB 21

17:34 W4DCL-CARROLL: WY3T SSB not heard


17:34 W4DEX-DEX: KW4DE calling WY3T

17:35 WY3T-TIM: Heard nothing

17:35 AB4AM-ROB: Nothing here

17:36 W4DCL-CARROLL: WY3T SSB not heard

17:36 W4DCL-CARROLL: KG0VL SSB not heard

17:37 W4DCL-CARROLL: AB4AM SSB not heard

17:37 AB4AM-ROB: KG0VL No Copy SSB

17:38: *** KC3ITL is now online ***

17:38 W4DCL-CARROLL: KP2AE SSB in noise - no copy

17:38 WY3T-TIM: idle noise here about typical SSB S4-5 and CW S2-3

17:40 K4FI-DOUG: W4DEX 5 x 7/8 x 9

17:41 W4DCL-CARROLL: W4DEX CW 599 fading to 579

17:41 WY3T-TIM: W4DEX CW is 334 and QSB into the noise

17:42 AB4AM-ROB: W4DEX 329 fade to 219

17:42 KG0VL-JEFF: W4DEX 519, parts of sequence on the verge of no copy

17:42 WA4LDU-JOE: W4DEX CW 599

17:42 W4DCL-CARROLL: K4FI CW 599 - MCUH better than SSB today

17:43 W4DEX-DEX: K4FI 599

17:43 AB4AM-ROB: K4FI 439 steady

17:43 KG0VL-JEFF: No copy from K4FI

17:44 WY3T-TIM: K4FI CW is 334 and QSB into the noise

17:45 W4DCL-CARROLL: AB4AM 579 fading to 419

17:45 K4FI-DOUG: KB4AM 5 x 6 x 9 No QSB

17:46 WY3T-TIM: AB4AM CW is 335 and QSB into the noise and back to 449 at the end

17:46 W4DEX-DEX: AB4AM 559 very little if any QSB

17:46 WA4LDU-JOE: K4FI CW 599++

17:46 KG0VL-JEFF: No signal from AB4AM first minute, came up to about 529 and Q5 last 30 seconds.

17:46 WA4LDU-JOE: AB4AM CW 559


17:47 AB4AM-ROB: WA4LDU 559

17:47 AB4AM-ROB: WA4LDU No QSB 559

17:48 K7TOP-BARRY: Have heard nothing here so far

17:48 WY3T-TIM: WA4LDU CW is 224 and QSB into noise

17:48 K4FI-DOUG: WA4LDU 5x8x9

17:48 KG0VL-JEFF: No copy from WA4LDU

17:48 W4DCL-CARROLL: WY3T CW not heard

17:48 W4DEX-DEX: WA4LDU 579 very little QSB

17:49 KG0VL-JEFF: No copy from WY3T

17:50 AB4AM-ROB: WY3T No Copy

17:50 W4DEX-DEX: WY3T 439 about half the time, quick fades into noise

17:50 WA4LDU-JOE: WY3T CW - copied a few letters near EOT

17:50 K4FI-DOUG: WY3T Heard a couple characters just at the beginning, Now very weak in noise.

17:51 W4DCL-CARROLL: K7TOP CW not heard

17:51 K4FI-DOUG: K7TOP No Copy

17:51 AB4AM-ROB: K7TOP No Copy CW

17:52 WY3T-TIM: K7TOP CW is no copy

17:52 WA4LDU-JOE: K7TOP CW no copy

17:52 W4DEX-DEX: K7TOP not heard

17:52 KP2AE-JOE: locals ok on cw...wy3t was 539...ab4am was copy on kg0vl

17:52 W4DEX-DEX: KG0VL  579 at start, good copy

17:53 W4DCL-CARROLL: KG0VL CW 529 QSB to 419

17:53 K4FI-DOUG: KG0VL May be hearing in noise, not sure

17:54 WY3T-TIM: KG0VL CW is no copy

17:54 WA4LDU-JOE: KG0VL CW visible in scope - but no copy

17:54 AB4AM-ROB: KG0VL Copied @ 52:40 419

17:54 W4DEX-DEX: KG0VL very little QSB, maybe down to 559 at end

17:54 KG0VL-JEFF: Nothing heard from K7TOP

17:54 K7TOP-BARRY: a few dits and dahs heard, nothing copied

17:54 AB4AM-ROB: KG0VL Stayed 419 thru EOT

17:56 WY3T-TIM: Weak copy from all 3 that I heard...W4DEX, AB4AM and K4FI...not as bad as last Friday but still a bad prop day

17:56 AB4AM-ROB: Not much QSB detected today but, signals are way down from previous days across the board.

17:56 WY3T-TIM: No SSB heard at all

18:00 K7TOP-BARRY: It is hard to find 3+ acres where I want it so I can get some decent antennae erected.

18:01 W4DEX-DEX: KG0VL 4x3 SSB

18:02 W4DCL-CARROLL: KG0VL SSB in the noise

18:03 AB4AM-ROB: kp2ae just came out of nowhere

18:03 AB4AM-ROB: 55

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