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Yes. I did work EA8YV as reported. I had been watching a newscast by Tamitha Skov earlier that morning in which she reported that the good propagation we had been experiencing was from a sun spot that had rotated from view to earth and that conditions were quickly declining and would be quiet for about 1 week, pending another sun spot on the back side of the sun that would rotate into view.
I was tuning to see how poor conditions were and heard the weak CW CQ from EA8YV. While answering his CQ (I was running 100W from the TS-590SG), I hit the amp ON switch and the 3 minute timer started ticking. So the QSO on my end was 100W until the final 73 when the amp finally was ready.
The point is it pays to listen carefully. Plus a bit of luck; Ya had to be at the right place at the right time.
On June 25, 2018 at 1:56 PM KC7QY <kc7qy@...> wrote:
I knew there must have been a reason I hadn't submitted it before.
From: WB2FKO <mph@...>
Sent: Monday, June 25, 2018 1:49 PM
Subject: Re: [nmvhf] 6M DX report Sunday 6/4
Jim, that is great DX but the database is only for QSOs made after 1 Nov 2017. I think if we included legacy QSOs, N5JEH and N7KA would have most of the records! Mike
On 06/25/2018 12:18 PM, KC7QY wrote:
I just checked my 6M CW QSO with ON4IQ (JO20ar) from last year. My logging program says 5,258 miles. You might want to confirm the distance. I'm in DM64nb. Contact was 13 June 2017 at 17:58. My end was 100 wts to 3 elements. Johan did the heavy lifting with his H-frame of four M2 8 els. (His QRZ page says he's upgraded to 9 elements now)
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Re: [nmvhf] 6M DX report Sunday 6/4
N7KA worked EA8YV the old fashioned way on cw. DX database updated with a new top distance for cw at 5129 miles. I let FT8 run unattended for most of Sunday afternoon and decoded an OH1, but that's it. I suspect there are some NM ops on this mailing list (AI5I, N5JEH, ??) who have eclipsed 6000 miles using FT8 on 6m. Would like to add these extreme DX QSOs to the online record, so please let me know. W5UHF logged an 1100+ mile MSK144 QSO on 144 MHz during the June contest, but I don't have enough details to add to database. W7QQ should get me that info at some point, as well as all the new UHF and microwave records.
On 06/24/2018 07:04 PM, Ed wrote:
Only one station worked here (OH3SR @16:20) Heard by 5 other OH,One LA and 2 PA. But only 1 contact. Keith seems to be in the right spot. Not many EU openings make it down here.