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Yesterday I found the opening quite by chance.

If anyone notices the band opening, or finds conditions good to a certain area, maybe they could take a few seconds to post it here, so we can all share the opening.

Of course I will do the same.

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If your not already using this site would highly recommend it.

Great for seeing what is going on and where.

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Steve

If you want to catch openings and see the path you have then download and install this.

http://g7rau.demon.co.uk/default.aspx?menu=5000#mainapp

The software takes cluster spots and plots them on a map,it then shows you the path you have based on the spot that's been put on the cluster by whoever has worked the DX.

Its what DX maps is based on,and can give you a great early warning about likely paths from your QTH.

Just make sure in user details you put in your locator and callsign before you post to the cluster or it will post spots as if they were from IO90


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Usually in the evenings I don't have much time, so I walk past the machine and refresh this site, the other sites/programmes are great, and I use some at the weekends, mainly on HF for PSK31.

It is also nice to see peoples personal comments like yesterday.

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Or you could just look at KST!
Just leave it up on the screen and the red lines will be a dead give-away. :D

Just a thought, why is this in the General thread, rather than the more appropriate one? :scratch:
Similarly the HF related postings.
There was a request for a 1296 contact, a while ago.
If it had been in the correct section I'd have seen it fairly quickly, rather than 6hrs later.
Mind you, KST would have been a good idea then, as well.

The site owners have done what people requested, and sectionalised the threads, only for them to be ignored.
Very odd.
It must be a pain moving them.

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6m is waking up, don't know if it will develop into anything

One LZ calling CQ on .150

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Or like me, i have my FT650 running programmed memory scan....

Just wait for it.

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Or like me, i have my FT650 running programmed memory scan....

Just wait for it.

Phil

Scanning what?

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Im cheesed with 6m. Hardly anything this far north so far. I was (of course) out last night, just managed a 25 second burst opening to work HA0HO on CW before his signal vanished again at around 17:30. But essentially not a lot so far this season during non work times :(

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I'm surprised you didn't hear anything last night Terry, I worked a few whilst out in the car, however I'm not collecting squares, rather I'm collecting prefixes, so didn't work as many as I could due to a number of stations with the same prefix. I was using a 1/4WL whip on the roof of the car, I even worked a quite rare one, G7TPL/M ;)

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Its still early in the season , June and July will doubtless have Es on most days so there is plenty of time.

Its been a poor day today after yesterdays bonanza


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Scanning 50.000 to 50.310

it amazing how fast i can move when i hear something pop up.

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G0UAZ wrote:
Im cheesed with 6m. Hardly anything this far north so far. I was (of course) out last night, just managed a 25 second burst opening to work HA0HO on CW before his signal vanished again at around 17:30. But essentially not a lot so far this season during non work times :(

Typical of VHF, just a few km, and a few minutes, can make all the difference.
Part of the fun, for me.
I didn't have much time but the bit I did was after 1950 local.

Just my second ES contact, of the season, on 4M, despite loads of OIRT over the last few weeks.

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Im cheesed with 6m. Hardly anything this far north so far. I was (of course) out last night, just managed a 25 second burst opening to work HA0HO on CW before his signal vanished again at around 17:30. But essentially not a lot so far this season during non work times :(



It went again very quickly here.
By the time I finished what I was doing and got back to the rig, there was nothing again. I heard calls for about 10 minutes after I posted, and after 15 minutes heard nothing again.

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Terry do you have a smart phone? If so then add DX maps to your bookmarks, I check it out throughout the day to see whether it's worth jumping in the car and trying to work some DX. More often than not you'll just be pee'd of looking at Central Europe getting all the action, then a short while later looking at the sports for G4RRA or GW8ASD, and like a crouching Tiger you'll be on springs ready to pounce as you see the spots for G7DIE/M :lol:

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