This page is dedicated to the hobby of radio in the 50Mhz /6M band.
The frequency 50Mhz is a little to high to have worldwide communication normaly..
The strange thing is that some radio-amateurs are trying do this anyway.
This relative high frequency needs high solar activity to make worldwide communication possible
50MHz 9el yagi
boom length 9,14M
at 21M. 12db
A71EM new dxcc long opening to signal 58
Also worked A61AH same freq 50.115
And UK8OM MN51
And big! ES openings
I made recordings of YA4F A71EM and A61AJ & AH in mp3 format
YA4F new dxcc >1hour to 59
DN26ub my first and only 6M EME contact easy with JT44.
Since june finaly a new dxcc for me.
Weak opening but fb operators!
And finally at the end of June a new DXCC came on the air.
FS/W6JKV Jimmy on expedition to
On 50.1036 in cw around 2051ut (qso) till 2100 with a real good signal peaking
599! Easy to work after I found that he listened a khz higher.
The first signal from the
Strange FS/W6JKV was the only (dx) signal from there.
Could not hear PJ2MI when he was working him.
arrgggg again 1 hour after D2EB dropped down in the noise from a good 59 signal. TN3B came on the band … only to work south EU as usual.
From about the same part of Africa, D2EB in JI73 was workable several days around 1700 utc with good signals.I do not know the reasons why TN3B started a couple of hours to late for us every day.
Another thing that puzzles me: why would an announced DX station or expedition pick
50.110 as working frequency?? Or even make schedules at 50.110 ??
And stay there to work split 50.110 rx up 25kc…
Or even worse TX at 50.120 and rx down 10 !! this really happened few times in the past.
Some operators do not need to work split-freq at all not even in pileup situations.
Others start right away to operate split even with a few callers.. as if they where operating from south-shetland on 28Mc.
him for the first time
XR0X VP6DI nothing heard
PY0T Trinidade island 1 burst with cq PY0T PY0T heard.
Cycle 23 in JO33 Epilogue:
Pffff it’s (almost?) done cycle 23. No more nervous about leaving the rig and miss the only opening.. finally time to enjoy a normal breakfast in the weekends.
50MHz is too demanding especially for N-EU Never convenient dx times primetime always in the middle of the (working) day. Never evening/night openings it is just asking to much.
Solar Cycle 23 was, at the end a very good one. Many new DXCC heard and worked for the first time.
But the quality of propagation to east in cycle 22 was better then we had
JA-pileups with 100W/6ele plus VK3 and KG6DX worked.
In cy23 only 1kW+ stations could raise weak pileups from JA.
KH2JU heard 2minutes only.
People that say: life is to short for low power proved to be right
but I would almost say: Life is to short for 50Mhz!
I did not really miss anything special by not using 1Kw except maybe XV3AA.
And calling cq for W6/7 and JA with 150W is useless of coarse.
No I think the Dx I missed would have been easy to work with my set-up if only my timing was perfect and 50Mhz did like the weekends a bit more.
This was the cycle for 7day/week qrv hams and they could take a rest in the weekends!
In JOx3 50MHz long-path seems to be impossible?
It was at first hard to believe for me that a signal from Hawaii coming all the way over the south-east 18000+ km can not make the last 300-1000km but it is true.
The position in JO33 is good for high score dxcc since we seem to be in the middle of activity. On the other hand we are to west for ZL ? and to east for W6? to north for evening openings to SA and Long-path.And to south for working over the north-pole to mid-west-USA.
Also most openings end up in nohamland.
VK6RSX/B copied almost on daily basis without hearing anything else except Bill VK6JQ...
Still no HL or BV worked in EU! unbelievable in respect with al openings to JA and VR2
Will there be serious dx activity in HL or BV next cycle 24??
To the caribean extreme good openings: XE YS HP TI TG HR CO KP4 KP2 C6 FM5 FG FY P4 PJ YV HK HC HC8 some 9+ over several days. J3 J6 J8 VP2M could have been easy but not QRV.
And big USA VE openings finally DM and DN field worked.
BG7OH ,5U6W,V73AT,9U5D,A71MA,VK3 were exclusive workable in the middle of the working week. Even long weekends where not long enough.
But 9U5D could be worked 9U5D in cw KI46 Thursday 22 Feb 2002 11:00ut .
BG7OH and V73AT only 1 possibility on a Monday morning this cycle.
What a difference compared to S-EU with cluster spots like V73AT 599 cq no takers..
50MHz Audio recordings 2001 MP3 (8kHz 8kBit/s mono)
VP5/K5CM HP2CWB 59(new) TI5KD TI5BX YS1RR 59+(new) ZF1DC 59+ K6EID K0ETC XE1KK(new) XE1ZOI TG5AJR
was the first time that
The Central Americans showed remarkable good operating technique.
After 1 hour! calling at XE1KK MP3 recording signal became 59+ so we also could made it thanks to exceptional propagation. In this time we could not listen much to other DX because I was focused on the XE of course.
Morning opening to YB5QZ Big signals from W1 2 3 & VE1 2 3
For a change worked in FM PA’s now have 2MHz 50-52 MHz band
smal bursts of W7XU/0 1750utc recorded
Heard JH9OSO and many other weak JA’s in pile at 50.082 .
Not to forget 9G5AN every day heard !
1300utc OX3SIX HP15eo via AURORA 2780km
1500utc Big signals S9+ to W1 2 3 and 4 5 8 VE 123
1712utc 50.091 AA7A DM43ao heard. Could not hear my 150W even with no takers I realy have to put my self to brew a PA with the GS35 tube.
21 oktober D44TC SSB
50MHz Audio recordings 2000
31 okt 2000 Asia only burst of VR2XMT and BG7OH, strong video 10:57 TR0A/B 3C5I/B ZS6 E30MA W1,2,3, VE1 12:36 J28NH Jean in Djibouti LK11 new#159
28 okt 2000 started with asian video again but suddenly XU7ABF Cambodja OK21 on 50.126 ssb fb operater no split needed for him in the big pileup! For more than 1 hour from 0854..1000 ut with S9+ signals ! Later Africa TR8XX ZS6 3C5I and ZR1 it took more than an hour to work ZR1ADI in JF95gw the first time heard this cycle very rare last cycle only once heard. Then 1322utc the band opened to VE1PZ VE8BY VO1ZA VE2DFO W1GF and others from FN VE8BY in FP53 was never heard before. During the opening some G and GM had strong AU-reflectons.
okt 2000 I picked the right day off from work! In the morning Thai or Malysian
TV received 9M2TO weak cq new dxcc: 8Q7QQ
ZD8VHF & CT/B ensemble in june this year
JW5RIA KQ26 Svalbard 26 june 20:46 59 ssb after/during aurora (new #152) Erving good job! Just left the rig for a drink after long monitoring the freq and having a half qso got thirsty Just 10 seconds later the band opened, fortunately i was back quick enough..
OX2K gp60qq 59ssb Heard ssb signal for abt 50min in the night of 30/5/00 starting arround 22:45 After receiving OX3VHF/B allmost every year since 1989 Greenland now finaly worked #150
Big aurora 50Mc 11 jan 2000 Strongest GM4WOJ best DX OH8LAE KP24ru and OH9SIX/b KP36 1850km
5X1T saturday 23 okt 1999 18:55 vy weak ssb short
thankz Peter fb finaly new #144 after 1 year and 3 days of deja vu
5R8GJ 23 okt 1999 LH new maingrid heard LH in 1992 FR/G/DJ8CR /DJ6SI
Older realaudio recordings
Realaudio: 2m UA1ZCL KP78tx 2296km in CW with
This the only 144MHz AURORAL-E ever heard 25 august 1987 20:00ut
Heard UA1ZGL KP59 and OH9 only UA1ZCL was easy to work.