reports of my portable 160 metre operations on the AM 11 am
break nets. De Lionel VK3NM/VK6DC
Lonsdale - Very good results into Melbourne most
of the stations above S7.
Island - Due to very bad
powerline interference only one station was worked
Beach - Most stations good signals however some of the
stations in the western
suburbs were bit on the weak side.
- Being a long way out of Melbourne some of the stations on AM were
up to S6-7 I had to change over to SSB for reliable contacts.
- This time I was hoping to get to the end of Station
pier but when I was
refused I operated from a car park with mixed results with some power
Very good results to most of the stations.
- About the best location for portable
160 metre portable operation with
most of the station S9 plus.
- Again very good
from Snapper point pier with good signals.
- Most of the stations very strong at this elevated
Foreshore - Good signals from most stations with some interference
from Magic 693
and 3XY local Radio stations.
Hill Lookout - near Menzies Creek in the Dandenongs is a good QTH with
of the Yarra Valley worked well for 160 metres with good signals from
stations from up to 80 Kms west of Melbourne.
Very good signals from everyone on the 11am 160m AM net and had a very
good SSB contact to Grant VK2AXB just after sunrise.
- Due to heavy electrical noises only a few of the stations
Beach Pier - Jack VK3WWW and Myself got on air just before Sunrise with
SSB contacts but a lot of stations were worked on the 1843 khz AM net
using a half wave dipole with most stations being very strong.
Morang - 200 yards down from the ACMA receiving station, All stations on
the net Q5 with
signals from S3 to S9 plus.
nat park - Not very good results only 3 stations over S7 on this very hot
Reports of my other 160 Metre portable operations
- Operated under
the Callsign of VK3WIA for the 2005 RD contest from
the car park of the Science Works and Museum with contacts to VK2, VK3,
VK5, and VK7 during the evening on SSB.
- Perth VK6, Did
not make any contacts but heard some VK5s and VK3s
up to S7.
Sound files of my portable 160
metre transmissions from various locations
of Me on 160 metres from Snapper Point and Mt Dandenong recorded by Dave
VK3ASE in Caulfield
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