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« on: September 02, 2011, 07:49:58 PM »

Seems like the Spanish speaking stations are coming in good. Just heard LW3DG in Argentina 599. That was in my mobile and a 5000 mile trip is somewhat a record for me as far as receiving is concerned. I didn't try to work him. I need to get about a 100 watt amp for my car as they don't seem to hear me on 25 watts just yet?


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« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2011, 09:59:19 PM »

Trans-Equatorial Propagation (TEP) is not uncommon during the late summer months. It's even more fun on 6 meters.
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« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2011, 11:42:44 PM »

Trans-Equatorial Propagation (TEP) is not uncommon during the late summer months. It's even more fun on 6 meters.

I think it's more fun on 10 meters. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2011, 01:41:33 AM »

I would love to talk to LW3DG!  How was the AM audio from way down there?
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« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2011, 02:42:40 AM »

  From the look of that station (lack of an obvious mike on the HF
  gear; hand mike on the VHF) the 10 meter Amplitude will switch
  from zero pep to max pep limited by the max output power of that
  SB200...  Roll Eyes

  From the multitude of keys and keyers on the desk top, LW3DG  is a
  "finger talker".

  Terry gave him a 599 report indicating a CW signal!  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2011, 06:45:57 AM »

Very perceptive Ralph.  Aww I was getting all excited since this is the AM forums, I thought this was an AM episode.  Maybe not. Sad  But he did say "spanish speaking" stations...
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« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2011, 10:08:08 AM »

I would love to talk to LW3DG!  How was the AM audio from way down there?

AM? , sorry, this was on slop bucket. I don't think of AM when I'm on ten meters, at least not until the band opens more.

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Terry gave him a 599 report indicating a CW signal!

No Ralph, it was SSB but I'm a CB'er at heart and I love to contest, therefor, the confusion Grin Grin

The most distant station I ever heard on ten meters was a station in Australia back in the late eighty's or early nineties. Didn't get to work that station but I tried.

How do we calculate the distance between two radio sites on the globe?  Is it miles or nautical miles?
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« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2011, 10:37:01 AM »

Generally speaking, when measuring international distance the unit of measurement is the nautical mile. It works best because the grids of longitude and latitude are based on the NM. Have a look at this video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Rtiwhj80ds

 Particularly between 1:01 and 1:23 for a better breakdown. Measuring miles over land within any defined political border, do as the locals do.

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« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2011, 11:22:56 AM »

Another note: The best time here for these openings seems to be between 7PM & 8:30 PM eastern. 28,300 to 28,500. I didn't hear anything above. It's probably open, just no one on?
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« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2011, 01:57:45 PM »


How do we calculate the distance between two radio sites on the globe?  Is it miles or nautical miles?

Or you could use QRZ's data.
For LW3DG:
Bearing   166.2 SSE (from WA2CWA)
Distance   5297.8 mi (8526.0 km)
Long Path   19559.0 mi (31477.2 km)
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« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2011, 05:22:43 PM »

AM? , sorry, this was on slop bucket. I don't think of AM when I'm on ten meters, at least not until the band opens more.

There lies the problem. A band is open and instead of taking an initive to go to the AM window and throw out some CQs, one who supossively enjoys AM does not. I really could care less what happens below 29.000 MHz (on 10) to be honest with you, for the exception of the beacons which help inform me of openings.

Sorry if I am coming across harsh, but that's simply how I feel about it.
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« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2011, 11:26:27 PM »

<www.indo.com> has a distance calculator for as-the-crow-flies distance.
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« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2011, 12:11:35 AM »

qrz.com also shows heading and distance between stations (assuming the DX station is listed on it)
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