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5MHz BEACON and PROPAGATION STUDY 1 week 4 days ago #1912

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Latest 5MHz newsletter...... B)
See page 2 regarding some local news.
Enjoy
Nico


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5MHz BEACON and PROPAGATION STUDY 2 weeks 2 days ago #1909

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Latest news from the SARL...
The next 5 MHz activity weekend will be held on 20 and 21 September 2014. South African Radio League members are invited to take part in a 5 MHz activity weekend dedicated to propagation research.
The activity is focussed from 13:00 - 20:00 on each day and comprises various activities during designated time slots.
The activity is open to all South African Radio League members and to all radio amateurs living permanently outside the borders of South Africa.
More details on the South African Radio League web.
www.amateurradio.org.za/propresearch.htm
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5MHz BEACON and PROPAGATION STUDY 2 weeks 6 days ago #1905

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Following the RTA in Johannesburg, more interest was generated for 60m activity.
Below an indication of the current activity on this band between Europe and SA.
Stewart ZS6SGM updated his tutorial on how to use wspr and is attached below.
Many thanks Stewart for your dedicated effort in updating the tutorial in order to make things as easy as possible for the guys to use, much appreciated.
73
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5MHz BEACON and PROPAGATION STUDY 2 months 3 weeks ago #1890

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Hi All,

After the RTA in Durban and Hans' presentation on WSPR, we have seen a huge increase in ZS region 5 activity!

It has been great to play around with the chaps in KZN and to get Johan ZS1AGF to decode ZS6KTS, ZS6KN and ZS5JC at the same time :) :) Keep it up chaps :)

Here is a map of the last 24 hours which shows the signal paths.

Callsigns involved:
TX: ZS6KTS, ZS6KN, ZS5JC
RX: ZS6KTS, ZS6KN, ZS5JC, ZR5S, ZR5SEM, ZS5JT
DX RX: DF6MK, G4ZFQ, F59706, NL8992, G4CAO

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Also Geoff (U.K.) G4CAO sent me the following email this morning with comments on the dx decoding last night. Thanks for your comments Geoff.

G4CAO:
GM Stewart, here is a link to a screenshot I copied last night remote of 60m. Shows that all can be well even down to -30dB. My sunset last evening was 2022 Z , The screenshot missed the traces but it gives a view for you,

73 Geoff G4CAO
SNR of -30dB represents an extremely weak signal. Its not called Weak Signal Propagation reporter for nothing.

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5MHz BEACON and PROPAGATION STUDY 3 months 1 week ago #1881

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The ZS6KTS beacon is back on the air. :)
On Sunday afternoon Stewart ZS6SGM installed an updated pc to replace the older pc that was used to run the beacon.
Thanks Stewart, well done and we trust the latest change will make things more stable for now.
73
Nico
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5MHz BEACON and PROPAGATION STUDY 3 months 2 weeks ago #1876

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It does not seem to be down Stewart :)
I often get traces like the picture, sometimes decodes. But despite good signals recently, no decode.
I guess it's lost sync.
73 Alan
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