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1642z and CN8LI (2113km) has just spotted my 1W ERP again on 6m WSPR via Es. This is the teatime peak in Es – right on cue.
UPDATE 1736: CN8LI has spotted me 5 times (so far) this teatime at up to -14dB S/N. That makes 7 times so far today. When the propagation is there, signals are often strong. Doppler was -2Hz on his strongest report – moving Es clouds? G8JNJ/A was spotting me (184km) at 1724z.
UPDATE 1940z: CN8LI has been gone now since 1708z. I think the Es has gone and just GDX currently. G0OQK is a new GDX spotter (I think) at 98km at 1846z. There have been so many GDX reports that I am forgetting which stations are new ones.
CN8LI (2113km, Morocco) spotted my 1W ERP twice around 1200z today on 6m. This is the first real DX (Es presumably) today.
G4HBA (189km) is the best GDX so far today. He was spotted at -27dB S/N at 1138z when running 10W with 2Hz Doppler, so maybe some aircraft reflection?
|Recent 6m WSPR spots today|
Just after midday local time I returned to 6m having switched off last night. So far, only G4IKZ (18km) is spotting me on WSPR and at excellent strength (+10/+11 dB S/N despite cross-polarisaton). No Es (yet) and no GDX (yet) but there is a lot of time today still to come.
UPDATE 1542z: Just spots all afternoon from G4IKZ and no-one else so far.
UPDATE 1800z: CN8LI (2113km) and I have exchanged WSPR spots 7 times since 1604z, many at great strength again. Es I assume although this propagation is almost predictable! No EAs active on WSPR so if multi-hop Es I shall never know.
Again there is a distinct lack of east coast USA stations, so any E-W multi-hop Es events across the Atlantic will go unnoticed on 6m WSPR today. A crying shame. East coast USA WSPR stations – where are you? We need YOU on and active!
UPDATE 1808z: First Es in the other direction today – OH5MD (1757km) has spotted my 1W ERP at 1800z.
6m has been good with lots of spots both ways of CN8LI (2113km) during the day. So far, he has spotted me ten times (see below) and I have spotted him 5 times by 1435z. The common wisdom is this is Es but he is the ONLY DX spot so far and this is long distance for single hop. There is no sign of stations half way if this is double hop Es. Could it be F2-layer 1 hop? He has spotted me twice since (by 1525z).
|Spots of my 1W ERP 6m WSPR signal by CN8LI (2113km)|