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6 meter opening

Between 10 and 12 o'clock UTC there was a great opening on 6 meter. I worked TA1BM with JT65 on 50.276 MHz. 2233 km. It was my 28th DXCC on 6 meter. Also worked LZ2FP.

30 m noise

At 16 UTC the noise came in on 30 meters. I see often this kind of noise on 30 meters. Nevertheless, I did a good job with WSPR (5W and end fed antenna)

The XYL and my daughter are having fun in Dubai. Yesterday they went into the Dubai dessert. We keep contact with Facetime every night.

80 meter WSPR

WSPR 80 m tonight with 5 watts and my end fed wire.

That’s it

No spectacular show on 10 meter and 6 meter today. Though, I was spotted in Australia on 10 meters by VK5MR (-17 dB) distance: 15.844 km; and on 6 meters in Morocco CN8LI (-14dB) distance: 2267 km. If you see the reports, I could make it with 500mW. Running WSPR 5 Watts

On 6 meter CW I worked EA6SA Josep from the Balearic Islands, we met every year here on 6 meter band.

First 6 meter contact this season

I did hear some signals on 6 meter. But signals disappear quickly into the noise. I did hear UX5NW from the Ukraine, but when I came back for him the QSB kills the QSO. Just made a CW QSO with ER5AL from Moldova. But with exchange of locators I lost him. Nevertheless it was my first Es QSO on 6 meter this season.

ETM-2b keyer

This electronic keyer is the only one I had in years. The ETM-2b is ready for the ham radio museum and is 38 years old and still doing its job very well. I made a lot of qso’s over the years with this keyer. I can’t say good bye to this keyer. It will be companion until the end.

In the late afternoon I started WSPR on 6 meter. I was spotted by PA3MET 13 times. You can see the doppler effect or air plane reflection because between our QTH's is Amsterdam airport Schiphol with a lot of air traffic.

No radio today because it's my birthday and a lot of family and friends are coming to visit me.

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  • Matt W1MST, Managing Editor