Monday, May 28, 2018

DX Log 2018-05-28 (6 meters)

Mode FT8 on 6-meters (50.313 and 50.323)

G8BCG was the only one I worked all day.  Despite calling all of them in this list.  Not even a single response from one of the others. (Well aside from SV9 I didn't call him). PSKR shows that stations decoded me just fine in NA.  Not really sure what happened on the EU side.

I run a 7 EL LFA and 1.5Kw.

It's going to be very difficult to get used to DX not hearing me when I hear them.  My Current QTH is extremely quiet compared to other places I've lived.  Average "noisey" day here is sub S1.  I moved from an Average 6m day being s9 to 20/s9 power line noise.  SO when I finally would hear some DX with my QRO in place they always heard me.

Now the shoe is on the other foot I think.  I'm still QRO, same equipment, different (super quiet) location and suddenly I can hear them and they're not hearing me.  I'm starting to think I liked it the other way around.  But that's weird!  LOL

G8DX -21 10:49 local
G8BCG -18 10:58
EI4DQ -16 11:16
IK0FTA -9 11:22
SV9CVY -15 11:22
IK5ACO -19 11:37
IS0AWZ -15 11:39
EA3IAA -18 11:39
SV8CS -16 11:43
IZ8VYU -20 11:47
I6WJB -13 11:48 (AND ALMOST THE ENTIRE OPENING-NEVER HEARD ME)
4X4DK -10 11:58
GM3SEK -16 12:18
I1BEP -11 12:39
IK4MGP -13      12:40
IK5DNF -17 12:40
IW1AZJ -18 12:41
IW4AOT -18 12:54
IK4PWJ -14 12:59
PA2M -21 1:03PM (IN FOR A LONG TIME RANGED FROM -13 TO -21)