05. June 2016
There was some tropo across the North Sea providing contacts up to 800-1200 km. In the afternoon there was some aurora too and it is proven to work some mixed tropo-aurora across the North Sea with beamheading more north than usual for G-stations to work OH. (Report about mixed tropo-aurora in the aurora-section).
Rig:HiQSDR + Trv 2m:2x9 750W - 70cm:2x24 500W - 23cm 1.8m Dish 50W - 3cm 5W and 1.5cm 20mW 1m Dish
Log:21:05 GM4JTJ IO86RP 59 / 59 2 m SSB 887km
07;57 OY9JD IP62OA 529/529 70 cm CW 1496km
16:56 GM4ODA/P IO99IV 51 / 57 2 m SSB 1135km
17;01 GM4ODA/P IO99IV 53 / 54 70 cm SSB 1135km
19;20 OY9JD IP62OA 559/559 70 cm CW 1496km
19:21 LA1T JO59FE 59 / 59 2 m SSB 984km
18:31 LA0BY JO59IX 529/599 2 m CW 1073km
18:05 GM6VXB IO97AQ 55 / 58 2 m SSB 951km
Comment:All the days i was just at the border of the tropo. The signals were not that loud, but enough to make a QSO.
Unfortunately some tests with OY9JD on 23cm failed, we heard each other but did not get the QSO complete. GM4ODA/P produced also no signal here on 23cm and 3cm. So it was nice to work theese guys again and GM4ODA/P giving me a new Square on 70cm !!
Rig:144: 4x11el Barefoot 75W MGF1801
Log:20:45 GM4JTJ IO86RP 757
Comment:Just came in the shack and found some nice tropo, too tired to work more.. also had PA problems so switched off