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Author Topic: Two 630 Meter Beacons Received on a 20 Meter Hamstick Antenna  (Read 1758 times)
KC0W
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« on: October 09, 2017, 09:05:07 PM »

 Maybe not true DX, but............

  I found an old 20 meter Hamstick this afternoon while going thru some stuff in the attic. I set it up in the backyard & attached it to a broomstick with 3 elevated radials & waited for it to get dark out. WSPR is capable of some amazing stuff & I thought what would be the possibility of decoding any 630 meter beacons using a 20 meter Hamstick on the 630 meter band?

 WI2XSV near Chicago, grid EN61. 361 miles away.
 WH2XHY in Wisconsin, EN52, 242 miles.

 

 Click on photo to enlarge it.................Perhaps next time I will try decoding 160 meters WSPR with a 1.2 GHz antenna.   Smiley


   

                                                                           Tom KC0W          
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K0UA
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« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2017, 05:39:55 PM »

Not to mention those beacons were running QRO power too.  A whole 1 watt.  Or +30dBm
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K4HB
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« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2017, 04:12:35 AM »

Listening on 472 KHz USB and not copying anything with WSPR. May not have everything set right. But heard WG2XIQ calling CQ in CW mode on 474.6 KHz. (800 miles - 1287 KM)
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AE5X
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« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2017, 01:51:31 PM »

Here's what an approval-to-transmit notification looks like - received a few minutes ago:

https://ae5x.blogspot.com/2017/10/630-meter-operation-approved.html
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VK3HJ
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« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2017, 06:59:17 AM »

I was playing on 472 kHz a few years ago and found that I could receive signals on all my antennas, from G5RV to any of my hf beams.
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KB2FCV
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« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2017, 08:29:28 AM »

My approval to operate email came in a few days ago. I do plan on trying out the band.. perhaps as early as this winter once I cobble something together that will transmit. I will do some listening though with my low band ARC-5.

So who is going to have the first 630 meter DXCC?  Wink
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K0OD
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« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2017, 10:12:04 PM »

Stunning DX has been heard and worked on 630 meters during the band's first days. Some WSPR receptions must be about 10,000 miles. I've printed K9FD/KH6 on 474.2 kHz WSPR several times, a distance of 4066 miles. He was running one watt and I was receiving with my DX Engineering 43' vertical! Most 630 activity is digital with some CW.

Not sure what the longest two-way Q has been, but certainly many thousands of miles.

Jeff K0OD
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W4AMP
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« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2017, 02:23:33 AM »

Good job Tom. Hope to hear you in the pileups soon.
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AE5X
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« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2017, 07:20:47 PM »


So who is going to have the first 630 meter DXCC?  Wink

Probably NO3M (in the US anyway).
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