Bob Sutton - ZL1RS

Bay of Islands, New Zealand

 

 

QRPp WSPR test : started 03:20 UTC on 02 August 2015:

20mW WSPR beacon on the 30m band into a 1/4 WL vertical antenna with 16 radials
QRP-Labs Ultimate3S (U3S) transmitter 200mW via a 10dB attenuator = 20mW RF output.
This QRPp signal has been decoded by the following stations with "big ears":

Date UTC Reporter Grid km az
2015-08-02 03:22 VK4RV QG62ku 2177 289
2015-08-02 05:10 VK7DIK/P QE28sf 2551 245
2015-08-02 05:22 OZ7IT JO65df 17379 333
2015-08-02 05:22 NN6RF CM87uw 10463 45
2015-08-02 05:22 VK7TW QE37pc 2429 241
2015-08-02 05:34 K9AN EN50wc 13049 58
2015-08-02 05:34 E50W BI00xx 4082 51
2015-08-02 06:22 KL7L BP51ip 11274 17
2015-08-02 06:46 W0AY DN26xo 11600 42
2015-08-02 07:10 VK5EI PF95gc 3191 260
2015-08-02 08:10 VK5MR PF96lh 3182 263
2015-08-02 08:34 VK4ZBV QG62ml 2143 288
2015-08-02 08:46 VK4TMH QG56fk 2596 294
2015-08-02 08:46 VK5PJ PF95mk 3154 261

(the last update of this list was at 08:46 UTC on 02 August 2015)

 

 

Six Meter Band Beacons and 'Indicators':

All the significant VK and ZL low band TV transmitters (6m propagation indicators) closed down during 2012/13.
The following 6m Beacons are currently operational from ZL




ZL1SIX ... 50.0110, 25W ERP from RF64VT (upgrade to 800W ERP pending).

ZL1VHF ... 50.0433, 20W ERP from RF73MB, attended beacon while a permanent site is being arranged

ZL2WHO/b ... 50.0240, 800W ERP from RF70OM

ZL3SIX ... 50.0399, 100W ERP from RE66EJ

ZL3MHB ... 50.055, 20W ERP from RE57MI

 

 

ZL4AAA's "Six on Six" - a 6 meter band primer:

Written by Bob Cooper ZL4AAA (ex K6EDX, VP5D) in 1991 and contains prophetic reading pertinent to Solar Cycle 24!
(Reproduced with the kind permission of the author) ... Download the 2.6MB PDF file


 

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