Thanks for the report, Ron!
I was on until a bit after 0100 UT and worked the same folks Ron did,
and that finally also included N2SLO and WA2LTM, both on SSB. N2JQR was
also worked out in FN13.He was on SSB as was W9KXI. I tried some long
haul CW with K9MRI, but we only heard a few meteor pings, and no weak
tropo signals. One of these days I am sure something will break loose.
Last year was not good here for tropo. It can only get better!
I was encouraged over the weekend as KE8FD heard me on 222 FT8 over a
625 mile path. I did not decode him. We did work last year on FT8 and
CW, so it is only a matter of time before we do it again. I was aware
that W1XR worked W8RU as well as K9MRI this evening. These are
impressive contacts for 222 MHz. Well done and do not be afraid to try a
sked that is out of your normal range. It just might work!!!
So we need KO4YC back on 222 from FM17 to help extend our working
range. Ditto for the VE3s. They have been a bit quiet lately. It is
always fun to work FN03 and EN92 from Maine.
I bench tested my new 222 transverter this evening. It works great and I
can't wait to get it installed in the shack. The LO is spot-on and I can
phase lock it if I care to. I did try the phase lock and it works just
fine. My existing older DEMI unit works great, but there is a 30-50 Hz
variation with temp extremes. That is slight, but I did want to get the
station into the 21st century, The new transverter will go along with
the new 48 VDC FET driver amp and the 1500 watt solid state PA. The
station is getting a facelift to go along with the new tower mounted
On 6/14/2022 9:07 PM, Ron Klimas WZ1V wrote:
Just 11 logged tonight but enjoyed every QSO:
W1XR FM19, K1WHS FN43, KE1LI FN41, N1SV FN42,
W9KXI FN12, K1PXE FN31, N2SLO FN30, W1AIM FN34,
WA1T FN43, K1TR FN42, and WA2LTM FN20. TNX all.
73 Ron WZ1V
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