Friday 17 September 2010

HELL Jumps the Ditch

Although the WSPR emissions of my multi-mode beacon have been steadily reported (more statistics to follow at the end of a full week's observation), the other modes have disappointed me since switching to the new dedicated "runt dipole" antenna.

I had been used to being spotted on the European QRSS grabbers back in the days when I used the g5rv - but not a sign since installing the new beacon antenna. However, all that changed today...

In a message on the KnightsQRSS mailing list, Vernon, VE1VDM asked if he was seeing things amidst the noise... sure enough, it was my S/MT Hell signal, weakly copied in Nova Scotia...

I've put the red box around the signal to make it clearer - you can see the "xpd" clearly enough (especially if you know what you're looking for ).

Vernon's "BIG EARS grabber" is 2706 miles from my QTH...

making this the best dx (2706 miles for 50mW) I've enjoyed with the HELL mode.

Many thanks to Vernon for running the grabber and for providing the report.

...-.- de m0xpd

1 comment:

  1. This is really an outstanding performance with only 50mW... 73, Bas