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Offline GM0LVI

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Sporadic Es on 6 metres has started
« on: May 24, 2021, 07:10:10 UTC »
The Es season is on us. Yesterday - 23rd May, I worked IV3GWX/QRP.
Dave

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Re: Sporadic Es on 6 metres has started
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2021, 03:17:07 UTC »
The Es season is on us. Yesterday - 23rd May, I worked IV3GWX/QRP.
CW?

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Re: Sporadic Es on 6 metres has started
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2021, 20:00:24 UTC »
Yes, has to be CW as low signals are very much easier to copy and I jsut can't be bothered with FT8 as it doesn't have the human touch. :-)
Dave

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Re: Sporadic Es on 6 metres has started
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2021, 13:53:40 UTC »
Yes, has to be CW as low signals are very much easier to copy and I jsut can't be bothered with FT8 as it doesn't have the human touch. :-)
A fellow ham here in town has made 100+ contacts in ft8, and at the same time I try the band calling CQ and listen
 in CW but no luck.
In which frequencies do you operate?

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Re: Sporadic Es on 6 metres has started
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2021, 18:02:09 UTC »
I usual operate from about 50.086 to 50.100. Multi-hop DX tends to operate around 50.100.
If you've not already discovered it there's a very useful web resource for seeing what's happening at -

https://www.dxmaps.com/spots/mapg.php?Lan=E&Frec=50&ML=M&Map=EU&HF=N&DXC=ING2&GL=N
Dave