[UK-CONTEST] 6M AC Tuesday 28th April

Eddie G0EHV g0ehv at btinternet.com
Thu Apr 29 12:02:28 PDT 2010

For myself (/P in IO84) levels of activity seemed quite high although I only 
worked 29 stations, missing 3 I heard.
Looking at the claimed scores page I see lots of stations with "modest" 
power and antenna, many of which I didn't hear at all. What is a surprise is 
that some of them clock up fair numbers of QSO's, albeit with a short 
average distance.
I also suspect that the levels of man made noise on 50 MHz drowns out anyone 
lower than about s5; certainly /P shows how low the noise floor can be away 
from human habitation!
What definitely is a problem is "QRM Alley", +/- 30 KHz of 50.150, at one 
point I heard 3 loud stations on 50.145 all calling CQ at the same time - 
oblivious of each other. Please try to spread out a bit!

Just my observations!

BTW I managed JO02 but missed the guy in IO84 and heard nothing from IO85 & 
95 adjacent squares to me!


Concentrating on 70, 432 and 50 MHz (in that order of importance!) with the 
odd foray on 144 and 1296 MHz this year /P.

---- Original Message ----- 
From: "Alex GM3ZBE" <alex at gm3zbe.plus.com>
Cc: <uk-contest at contesting.com>
Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2010 5:28 PM
Subject: Re: [UK-CONTEST] 6M AC Tuesday 28th April

> Hi,
> Wish I could say the same from this end Roger.  About 12 qso's here in
> the first hour - gave up after that.  I continue to gain the impression
> that there are a lot of G stations with very limited 6M capability.
> Only about 12 or so stations seem capable of making it from G-land to
> here in these contests, yet when I work those stations they are usually
> quite strong.
> 73
> Alex
> Roger Thawley wrote:
>> Excellent level of activity during Tuesday evening's 6M-AC. Early on a 
>> very
>> strong contact was made with GM3ZBE, prompting an extended period calling
>> and searching for further GM contacts, however, that was it, 
>> unfortunately,
>> for GM. Two fairly lengthy run periods followed, with good numbers of
>> contacts made, including IO73, 80 and 84, which have historically all 
>> been
>> 'rare DX' for the "Rogers' contest group". Unusually nothing was heard 
>> from
>> JO02 or IO85. Next outing is the 2M AC in May.
>> Roger, G0BSU
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