20 Sep 2014

6m WSPR DX

As G4IKZ (14km) was looking, I decided to QSY up to 50MHz to see what was happening, expecting to be spotted only by G4IKZ.  Sure enough, I got a few spots from G4IKZ but I was nicely surprised to see I had spotted IK1WVQ (1084km) on 6m too at a strong -12dB S/N. This is Es.  So, there is life on 6m too.
6m WSPR this afternoon
With this promising start, I shall remain on 6m for a few more hours in case any other Es turns up.

UPDATE 1500z:  G6AVK (78km) being spotted at 1428z.#

UPDATE 1620z:  Just spots from G4IKZ for nearly the last 2 hours on 6m WSPR.  It may get better around teatime? IK1WVQ was spotted twice early afternoon at up to 0dB S/N.

UPDATE 1720z: G8JNJ/A (184km) spotted me at 1652z at -23dB S/N for my best 6m GDX spot today. 6m has pleasantly surprised me today and all the more reason to leave the V2000 vertical in place.

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