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PostSubject: VHF Contacts - 6m (50MHz) band   VHF Contacts - 6m (50MHz) band Icon_minitimeTue Dec 14, 2021 10:06 am

I thought that I'd start a new topic for the magic band as it's starting to slowly pick up.

I only have a halo on the band and will have to do something about that at some point. 

With the chance of meteor enhanced Es about during the current Geminids meteor shower I had a listen on FT8.

So far today I have worked IV3BLQ at 1330 Km
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PostSubject: Re: VHF Contacts - 6m (50MHz) band   VHF Contacts - 6m (50MHz) band Icon_minitimeTue Dec 14, 2021 12:48 pm

Just given it a try but nothing at all my end.
310/313 or 323 ?? what are you on.
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PostSubject: Re: VHF Contacts - 6m (50MHz) band   VHF Contacts - 6m (50MHz) band Icon_minitimeTue Dec 14, 2021 1:48 pm

It's 50.313 Alan, not been near the radio for a few hours, but it is the season where Winter Es  can happen Smile


Will give it a blast now for a short while.
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PostSubject: Re: VHF Contacts - 6m (50MHz) band   VHF Contacts - 6m (50MHz) band Icon_minitimeMon Jan 03, 2022 12:24 pm

Es has reached 50MHz today, weak signals here, but managed DL8DBU via FT8
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PostSubject: Re: VHF Contacts - 6m (50MHz) band   VHF Contacts - 6m (50MHz) band Icon_minitimeMon Jan 03, 2022 1:40 pm

Just worked CT2HXM who is a fair signal here (FT8)
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PostSubject: Re: VHF Contacts - 6m (50MHz) band   VHF Contacts - 6m (50MHz) band Icon_minitimeMon Jan 03, 2022 4:31 pm

Last one of the day IK3BNO 1260Km (FT8). Almost certainly all contacts today were meteor assisted Es as we are in the middle of the Quadrantids shower.
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PostSubject: Re: VHF Contacts - 6m (50MHz) band   VHF Contacts - 6m (50MHz) band Icon_minitimeSun Jan 09, 2022 11:16 am

28MHz was starting to show signals from Scandinavia which is fairly unusual so I took a look at 50MHZ and managed to work SM3GSK and LA5LJA on FT8
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PostSubject: Re: VHF Contacts - 6m (50MHz) band   VHF Contacts - 6m (50MHz) band Icon_minitimeWed Jan 12, 2022 4:08 pm

This Thursday (and every second Thursday of the month) there is a 6 metre activity contest from 20:00 to 22:30. Not everyone likes contests, but it's hardly likely to be wall to wall on 50MHz. 

Chance of some good tropo too, although that may be better on Friday.
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PostSubject: Re: VHF Contacts - 6m (50MHz) band   VHF Contacts - 6m (50MHz) band Icon_minitimeThu Jan 20, 2022 7:00 pm

Out of the blue, this evening, 9A5X and 9A2DI for a new country using FT8
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PostSubject: Re: VHF Contacts - 6m (50MHz) band   VHF Contacts - 6m (50MHz) band Icon_minitimeSat Jan 22, 2022 5:51 pm

Nice Es opening this afternoon and nabbed EA1GCM for a new DXCC entity on FT8
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PostSubject: Re: VHF Contacts - 6m (50MHz) band   VHF Contacts - 6m (50MHz) band Icon_minitimeTue Jan 25, 2022 4:51 pm

Short opening to Italy just happened, IU5ICR @1300km worked on FT8
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PostSubject: Re: VHF Contacts - 6m (50MHz) band   VHF Contacts - 6m (50MHz) band Icon_minitimeWed Feb 02, 2022 4:36 pm

Brief opening to Germany and Poland today. Managed to work SP5AOZ for a new country using FT8.
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PostSubject: Re: VHF Contacts - 6m (50MHz) band   VHF Contacts - 6m (50MHz) band Icon_minitimeMon Feb 07, 2022 5:47 pm

Short opening, probably Es to Norway just now, with LB6D & LA4YGA worked - FT8 of course Wink
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PostSubject: Re: VHF Contacts - 6m (50MHz) band   VHF Contacts - 6m (50MHz) band Icon_minitimeWed Feb 09, 2022 1:26 pm

9A2MW worked along with S52OR and E77D for two new countries on FT8 on this band, things are livening up.
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PostSubject: Re: VHF Contacts - 6m (50MHz) band   VHF Contacts - 6m (50MHz) band Icon_minitimeSat Feb 19, 2022 11:53 am

Just worked 9A2DI (again) who is a very good signal, Es are about Smile
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PostSubject: Re: VHF Contacts - 6m (50MHz) band   VHF Contacts - 6m (50MHz) band Icon_minitimeSat Feb 19, 2022 10:37 pm

My last post highlighted a problem all round. Mirko (9A2ID) and I just think there is a lack of activity on 50MHz, just think how many new countries etc could have been worked in those 50+ minutes where we heard each other at very good signal levels and we both heard nobody else. FOR NEARLY AN HOUR!

If you have a 50MHz capable radio, at least put up a dipole and listen from time to time and monitor on PSK reporter if something may be going down Smile
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