[VHFcontesting] FW: ION-SCATTER

Tom Holmes tholmes at woh.rr.com
Sat Oct 29 12:06:26 EDT 2016

Posting for K8TQK.


Tom Holmes, N8ZM




Tom, could you forward this message to the vhfContest reflector?

It did not go for me..


I ran skeds with Dick K0MQS in en31on 144, almost dayly for many years..

We used ssb and cw and saw ms, tropo, e-skip, and ion-scatter.  It took some
time to understan ion-scatter..

Time of day modes did change.

The following equipment was used: K0MQS, 4X 2M5WLS, AT 150 FT,SSB PREAMP,
1500 WTTS.

K8TQK 2x 2M5WLS AT 80 FT, AMSL IS 1320 FT., SSB PREAMP, 750 WTTS. 

ION-scatter was not there every day, but when the other modes were not, we
could copy on ion-scatter..

Ion-scatter may have been covered up with the other modes. 

Many days we had 2 or 3 modes going on over a 2 hour or more period of time.

We ran with no elevation. 

This is what Dick and I foundrunning these skeds..


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