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« on: February 03, 2018, 03:01:05 AM »

Hello AM Lovers,

First this morning I was qso-ing with 9H1ES and F6AQK on 3660 khz.
Just before 06:00 hour (by me) I heard weak signals on 3885 and 3870 from the USA.
Very strange conditions, because Fortunato were in the beginning stronger then Jean!!
Later, around 06:15 Jean got a bigger signal then Fortunato.
And we heard (again) a weak carrier on 3660 khz without audio.... from who?

After our qso I listen again around 3885 but I hear no station.
On 3880 I heard Steve WA1QIX very strong!!!
He moved a little on the freq. to 3870 and talking with Carolina station?
I tried with my Allbander to get contact... perhaps 25 Watts is to low....

Later I listen in our livingroom, evenso Oene PD0POM did.
We had contact by Whats App, and we both heard Steve strong!

Hi, hi.... I were falling nearly from my chair when I heard Ken W2DTC!! Cheesy
A pity his signal were not strong, but most I could hear.

Ken were a little to late on freq. because conditions going back.
I heard he did say my call... hi, hi....

This were a nice AM morning, sure.
I made some recordings in our livingroom with the Kenwood R-5000.
Connect with the Inverted V, swr on 3660 1:1.

Greetings,

Henk, pe1mph
Dokkum, The Netherlands

* WA1QIX and W2DTC.mp3 (676.09 KB - downloaded 105 times.)
* WA1QIX 4.mp3 (1079.82 KB - downloaded 75 times.)
* WA1QIX 3.mp3 (696.12 KB - downloaded 77 times.)
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« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2018, 08:43:55 AM »

wow!  Thanks for the great recordings.  Conditions were very good - quite noticable on the 2nd and 3rd recordings you posted.

Also, I think I have too much bass in my audio  Tongue  But that's another story.

Thanks again.

Regards, Steve
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« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2018, 09:31:36 AM »

wow!  Thanks for the great recordings.  Conditions were very good - quite noticable on the 2nd and 3rd recordings you posted.

Also, I think I have too much bass in my audio  Tongue  But that's another story.

Thanks again.

Regards, Steve

Steve,
This morning I sent mail to Ken (W2DTC): It looks like normal to hear Steve every morning!
Yes Steve this morning I heard you again between 06:00 - 06:30 hours our time (after I go to work).
Sometimes I wait long.... hi, hi.... because I only hear you on 3885 khz.
Except some days ago I heard Ken evenso.

Hi, hi..... this morning you had a talk with my vriend Jan, a great AM-lover. Smiley

I say till a next time(s),

Henk, pe1mph
Dokkum, The Netherlands


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« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2018, 12:28:46 PM »

yes it was nice to work with steve
he was talking with someone from alabama and  there where some more station`s
i was surpriced as well that we could here each other 
i was working with the scr499 and antenna inverted V from west to east 2x18Mtr with open line and a johnson viking tuner
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« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2018, 10:32:33 PM »

yes it was nice to work with steve
he was talking with someone from alabama and  there where some more station`s
i was surpriced as well that we could here each other 
i was working with the scr499 and antenna inverted V from west to east 2x18Mtr with open line and a johnson viking tuner
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Hi Jan,

was that recorded AT YOUR LOCATION, or were you using an SDR located somewhere else?  If that is from your location - WOW, is all I can say.  We have had some amazing conditions on 75 meters lately, but I had no idea propagation was THAT good.  Really something.

Thanks for the great contact during the AM Rally.

Talk later and Regards,

Steve
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« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2018, 01:03:11 AM »

yes steve the recording came from a icom ic7300 in the shack on the same antenna where i also with transmit.
it is was 3521.1Mi / 5666.7Km  qrz.com YES WOW
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« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2018, 01:38:02 PM »

That is really amazing!  Some of us should go down to the low end of the 75 meter band and work folks over in your part of the world.  The conditions won't be like this for much longer.

What would be the best times and the best frequency (or frequencies) to use?


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« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2018, 01:39:37 PM »

Propagation has been excellent lately. I've been hearing SSB signals from Europe that have reached at high at 30 and 40-over-9! When these conditions prevail, AM QSOs should be much easier.
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