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Typical Operating Schedule

Usually QRV CW most evenings, tuning between 472.5 kHz and 475 kHz with CQ's on or near 474.5 kHz. Occasionally QRV JT9, 474.2 kHz dial + 1000 - 1350 Hz. QRV some mornings starting around 1100z on CW. Sked requests are welcome. All activity is noise and WX permitting

A First: Trans-Pacific Reception Report

Trans-Pacific Reception Report

BREAKING NEWS – August 25, 2014


The following reported by David, VK2DDI, on the VK/ZL 600 meter yahoo group (reprinted with permission):

“I hoped for a second spot but perhaps arrived on 630m a little too late? I had been on 40m WSPR a few minutes earlier but the QRN was very bad, so I thought I would have a quick look on 630m for Justin (buried in the noise). A few min’s later up popped WG2XIQ. I could see a faint trace and wondered who it was, expecting a VK signal to perhaps(?) decode. Pleasant surprise for all concerned!”

While confirmation of this first is still under way, it is believed to be the first trans-pacific report from mainland North America to Australia on 630-meter WSPR and certainly the first from Texas to VK2.

Read the ARRL’s coverage of this achievement in their article entitled
“US to VK Transpacific Reception Reported on 630-meters”

Here is a well done story on VE7SL’s blog

And yet another story about the continued path down under, this time shared with Rudy, N6LF / WD2XSH/20, and  Larry, W7IUV / WH2XGP on VE7SL’s blog.

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