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Bruce Draper
 

Here's a photo from my DM63 operation on Wednesday morning. Worked W9RM on MSK144 for his last NM grid, along with about 15 other guys, plus 2 more on FT8.

Bruce AA5B


Keith Morehouse
 

Bruce, you had good, consistent scatter pings whenever you were pointed my direction.  Real good for 300-350 miles. Thanks for going out and for the last DM-field grid.

-W9RM

Keith Morehouse
via MotoG


On Wed, Jan 15, 2020, 10:48 AM Bruce Draper <bruceaa5b@...> wrote:
Here's a photo from my DM63 operation on Wednesday morning. Worked W9RM on MSK144 for his last NM grid, along with about 15 other guys, plus 2 more on FT8.

Bruce AA5B




Mike WB2FKO
 

Congratulations, I imagine you are getting close to FFMA?

Mike WB2FKO

On 1/15/20 12:52 PM, Keith Morehouse wrote:
Bruce, you had good, consistent scatter pings whenever you were pointed my direction.  Real good for 300-350 miles. Thanks for going out and for the last DM-field grid.

-W9RM

Keith Morehouse
via MotoG

On Wed, Jan 15, 2020, 10:48 AM Bruce Draper <bruceaa5b@...> wrote:
Here's a photo from my DM63 operation on Wednesday morning. Worked W9RM on MSK144 for his last NM grid, along with about 15 other guys, plus 2 more on FT8.

Bruce AA5B




Michael Daly
 

Bruce,
That's a lot of weight on the trailer hitch.
Good going.
Mike, n5sj

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Subject: [nmvhf] from DM63

Here's a photo from my DM63 operation on Wednesday morning. Worked W9RM on
MSK144 for his last NM grid, along with about 15 other guys, plus 2 more on
FT8.

Bruce AA5B


Bill
 

Well done guys!


On Jan 15, 2020, at 10:52 AM, Keith Morehouse <w9rm@...> wrote:


Bruce, you had good, consistent scatter pings whenever you were pointed my direction.  Real good for 300-350 miles. Thanks for going out and for the last DM-field grid.

-W9RM

Keith Morehouse
via MotoG

On Wed, Jan 15, 2020, 10:48 AM Bruce Draper <bruceaa5b@...> wrote:
Here's a photo from my DM63 operation on Wednesday morning. Worked W9RM on MSK144 for his last NM grid, along with about 15 other guys, plus 2 more on FT8.

Bruce AA5B




James Duffey
 

Nice work Bruce. Can you give us details on your best DX?

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM

On Jan 15, 2020, at 10:48, Bruce Draper <bruceaa5b@...> wrote:

Here's a photo from my DM63 operation on Wednesday morning. Worked W9RM on MSK144 for his last NM grid, along with about 15 other guys, plus 2 more on FT8.

Bruce AA5B



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Bruce Draper
 

>> Can you give us details on your best DX?

Looks like EM48, St Louis area, >800 miles.


Keith Morehouse
 

K2DRH in EN41 was also calling Bruce, but was running very low power due to antenna icing.  That's probably close to 1000 miles.  Nice job from a portable setup.

I was watching PSKREPORTER while Bruce was CQing and he was getting reported as far away as Alabama.

-W9RM

Keith Morehouse
via MotoG


On Thu, Jan 16, 2020, 10:13 AM Bruce Draper <bruceaa5b@...> wrote:
>> Can you give us details on your best DX?

Looks like EM48, St Louis area, >800 miles.


James Duffey
 

1119 miles according to this:


1800 kM, not too far from the maximum meteor scatter distance of about 2000kM. Very good for your relatively simple setup. - Duffey

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM

On Jan 16, 2020, at 10:23, Keith Morehouse <w9rm@...> wrote:


K2DRH in EN41 was also calling Bruce, but was running very low power due to antenna icing.  That's probably close to 1000 miles.  Nice job from a portable setup.

I was watching PSKREPORTER while Bruce was CQing and he was getting reported as far away as Alabama.

-W9RM

Keith Morehouse
via MotoG

On Thu, Jan 16, 2020, 10:13 AM Bruce Draper <bruceaa5b@...> wrote:
>> Can you give us details on your best DX?

Looks like EM48, St Louis area, >800 miles.


Steve London
 

Was there also some Es happening ?

73,
Steve, N2IC

On 01/16/2020 10:22 AM, Keith Morehouse wrote:
K2DRH in EN41 was also calling Bruce, but was running very low power due to antenna icing.  That's probably close to 1000 miles.  Nice job from a portable setup.
I was watching PSKREPORTER while Bruce was CQing and he was getting reported as far away as Alabama.
-W9RM
Keith Morehouse
via MotoG
On Thu, Jan 16, 2020, 10:13 AM Bruce Draper <bruceaa5b@... <mailto:bruceaa5b@...>> wrote:

>> Can you give us details on your best DX?
Looks like EM48, St Louis area, >800 miles.


James Duffey
 

Don’t know about Es yesterday morning, but most of the meteor ionization is at the same altitude as the E layer, so the distances involved would be about the same.

There is some evidence, although far from conclusive, and lots of conjecture, that the ions in the E layer contributing to Es are the result of meteors. - Duffey

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM

On Jan 16, 2020, at 10:51, Steve London <n2ic@...> wrote:

Was there also some Es happening ?

73,
Steve, N2IC

On 01/16/2020 10:22 AM, Keith Morehouse wrote:
K2DRH in EN41 was also calling Bruce, but was running very low power due to antenna icing. That's probably close to 1000 miles. Nice job from a portable setup.
I was watching PSKREPORTER while Bruce was CQing and he was getting reported as far away as Alabama.
-W9RM
Keith Morehouse
via MotoG
On Thu, Jan 16, 2020, 10:13 AM Bruce Draper <bruceaa5b@... <mailto:bruceaa5b@...>> wrote:
>> Can you give us details on your best DX?
Looks like EM48, St Louis area, >800 miles.


Keith Morehouse
 

...a LOT of evidence.  And no, there was no reported sporadic E.  I talked to 'DRH later in the day and he verified it was meteors.  1100 miles is at the high end of what I consider the M/S 'sweet spot' distance of 900-1100 miles, where two decently equipped station can make contact pretty much 12-18 hours a day.

This is the same distance where two WELL equipped stations (running KW into 4-5+ elements) can connect on ionoscatter during most of the day.  If you're persistent on 6, you don't need no steekin' Es...

The practical limit for M/S is somewhere between 1300-1500 miles, same as Es - this is single "hop", of course.  You may note that the 2M M/S record is MUCH farther then that, which has had many people, me included, sceptical for years.  But, that's a conversation for another time.

-W9RM

Keith Morehouse
via MotoG

On Thu, Jan 16, 2020, 11:14 AM James Duffey <JamesDuffey@...> wrote:
Don’t know about Es yesterday morning, but most of the meteor ionization is at the same altitude as the E layer, so the distances involved would be about the same.

There is some evidence, although far from conclusive, and lots of conjecture, that the ions in the E layer contributing to Es are the result of meteors. - Duffey

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM

> On Jan 16, 2020, at 10:51, Steve London <n2ic@...> wrote:
>
> Was there also some Es happening ?
>
> 73,
> Steve, N2IC
>
>> On 01/16/2020 10:22 AM, Keith Morehouse wrote:
>> K2DRH in EN41 was also calling Bruce, but was running very low power due to antenna icing.  That's probably close to 1000 miles.  Nice job from a portable setup.
>> I was watching PSKREPORTER while Bruce was CQing and he was getting reported as far away as Alabama.
>> -W9RM
>> Keith Morehouse
>> via MotoG
>> On Thu, Jan 16, 2020, 10:13 AM Bruce Draper <bruceaa5b@... <mailto:bruceaa5b@...>> wrote:
>>     >> Can you give us details on your best DX?
>>    Looks like EM48, St Louis area, >800 miles.
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>
>





Tom
 

Well put!!!!
Tom
N7GP
73
Tom

From: "Keith Morehouse" <w9rm@...>
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Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2020 11:49:29 -0700
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...a LOT of evidence.  And no, there was no reported sporadic E.  I talked to 'DRH later in the day and he verified it was meteors.  1100 miles is at the high end of what I consider the M/S 'sweet spot' distance of 900-1100 miles, where two decently equipped station can make contact pretty much 12-18 hours a day.

This is the same distance where two WELL equipped stations (running KW into 4-5+ elements) can connect on ionoscatter during most of the day.  If you're persistent on 6, you don't need no steekin' Es...

The practical limit for M/S is somewhere between 1300-1500 miles, same as Es - this is single "hop", of course.  You may note that the 2M M/S record is MUCH farther then that, which has had many people, me included, sceptical for years.  But, that's a conversation for another time.

-W9RM

Keith Morehouse
via MotoG

On Thu, Jan 16, 2020, 11:14 AM James Duffey <JamesDuffey@...> wrote:
Don’t know about Es yesterday morning, but most of the meteor ionization is at the same altitude as the E layer, so the distances involved would be about the same.

There is some evidence, although far from conclusive, and lots of conjecture, that the ions in the E layer contributing to Es are the result of meteors. - Duffey

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM

> On Jan 16, 2020, at 10:51, Steve London <n2ic@...> wrote:
>
> Was there also some Es happening ?
>
> 73,
> Steve, N2IC
>
>> On 01/16/2020 10:22 AM, Keith Morehouse wrote:
>> K2DRH in EN41 was also calling Bruce, but was running very low power due to antenna icing.  That's probably close to 1000 miles.  Nice job from a portable setup.
>> I was watching PSKREPORTER while Bruce was CQing and he was getting reported as far away as Alabama.
>> -W9RM
>> Keith Morehouse
>> via MotoG
>> On Thu, Jan 16, 2020, 10:13 AM Bruce Draper <bruceaa5b@... <mailto:bruceaa5b@...>> wrote:
>>     >> Can you give us details on your best DX?
>>    Looks like EM48, St Louis area, >800 miles.
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