10m 11 November 2012
|10m WSPR spots @ G4ILO 11 November 2012|
Ten metres seems to have perked up a bit today, though conditions don’t seem as good as they were a week or so ago.
During the afternoon on PSK31 I heard, but didn’t work, Mexico and Panama. No WSPR monitors there so they don’t show up on the map.
Calling CQ resulted in contacts with some East coast USA stations. Propagation to Europe can’t have been that good. I think this is the first time that I didn’t get called by European and Russian stations.
I heard several USA stations working in a 10-10 contest. I don’t have a 10-10 number so I didn’t try to contact them. As a fan of 10m I like the idea of 10-10 but to be a member you have got to be sponsored by several existing members and then pay a membership fee. That’s way too much hassle and expense just to get a number to send people. The European PSK Club has the right idea. Membership is free to anyone and communication with members is via a web site.
Happy to spot you this morning. Here’s a report of the 3 spots I copied:
The station here is:
FT-857d, ALC turned down for 3 W out.
24 foot doublet inside my attic.
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