Just curious, when have folks in the north east been hearing VU7AG on 80m? That's one band I'd really like to work them on before they go QRT.
It would be their sunrise between 23:50z to 01:00z, when i was able to work
75m(Ssb) from VU7. I know folks in NA coast to coast are waiting and so am i
The ops are also interested to have a video recording of the signal/Qso. So we
are trying to make it happen.
Btw, logs are uploaded once a day. So please wait for the next upload before
hitting the panic button. Each update comprises multiple files and i have had
instances of people querying in between updates and sending a not-in-log email
Jonathan, i hope the 20m and 17m LP runs last night did good for the west
We had an issue with the 80m array. The controller was not installed high
enough and at high tide, the connectors were in water. So the 80m
opportunity for Dec 7th was lost. All is well now and it is back and
operational and they plan to be QRV on 80m for the next grayline. Tide
swing is approx 2 meters and we had the 40 and 30m controllers at the right
height and had no issues.
Today, there was a low voltage issue and the KPA500 was going offline.
The team has picked up a voltage stabilizer and are wiring it inline.
Switching the tap inside the KPA500 did not cut it. This impacted the 10m
Rtty operation. The electricity dept will be made to work on the issue in
the morning. The V stabilizer is a stop gap to run the Rtty/cw station overnight.
The multiband verticals are a killer and is in high demand within the team. A note
to self is to ship a step ladder along next time to help ease the access to tune up. Inspite of having the
6ft tall pipe from Dx-engg to install the verticals above the tide line, access to the
tuned circuits were hard and hence we installed it down at the ground level and further away from the
water line. But the high tide did not spare it. There is a plan in place to take it offline
for an hour or so and fix the issue and re-induct it.
The Dxped website news update has information about the shutdown plans.
Please go over the details and plan accordingly to work them in the last