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5MHz BEACON and PROPAGATION STUDY 1 week 3 days ago #2093

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Latest edition of The 5 MHz Newsletter
(Winter/Spring 2015)

The latest edition is now available and many thanks to Paul G4MWO.

As mentioned in the newsletter Stewart ZS6SGM was presented with the Icom Excellence Award at the SARL awards dinner on Saturday evening in Bloemfontein.

From the SARL news:

The Icom Excellence Award, the “premier” award of the South African Radio League was presented to Stewart Moss, ZS6SGM. Stewart has been instrumental in getting the WSPR propagation research off the ground, having supported several clubs and individual amateurs. He set up the ZS6SRL WSPR beacon, has written tutorials and analyzes the results, which will make up the reports to ICASA.

Congratulations Stewart and well done!.... ;)

Stewart also did a great presentation on WSPR on Saturday afternoon after the AGM at the SARL Convention in Bloemfontein.... B)

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Back to the newsletter.
This copy – Winter/Spring 2015 (No.13) - features 5 MHz news from the Czech Republic, UK, Uruguay, South Africa and Australia, plus 5 MHz Eclipsed, the official ITU Agenda booklet for WRC15, the HB9AW RX Project and Readers’ Feedback

For convenience, attached the latest edition...... :silly:

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5MHz BEACON and PROPAGATION STUDY 2 months 2 weeks ago #2015

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Time for another activity weekend....... B)

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5MHz BEACON and PROPAGATION STUDY 5 months 1 week ago #1958

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The project is performing well. ZS6KTS is still the reference beacon and measurements are compared against it.

This is the latest map from last night :)

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5MHz BEACON and PROPAGATION STUDY 5 months 2 weeks ago #1952

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Hi All,

Please find the latest installment of Paul (G4MWO) Gaskell's 5 MHz newsletter.

This is the 12th edition for Autumn 2014.

There is an entire page dedicated to 5 MHz in South Africa!

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5MHz BEACON and PROPAGATION STUDY 5 months 2 weeks ago #1951

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Good news!

ZS1TB was a receiving only beacon and is now a transmit beacon. Thanks Rassie!

It is running from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology.

The ZS1 region activity is looking good!

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5MHz BEACON and PROPAGATION STUDY 5 months 3 weeks ago #1946

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Hi All,

Good news the project is moving forward at a positive rate. The South African data is coming along nicely. Would like more operators in ZS1 and ZS5 to participate.

Last night we broke a distance record on WSPR on 5 MHz.

The new record is 16,623 km and the spots were decoded by WA7IJV (Michael Latshaw). (ZS6KTS to WA7IJV)

The station decoded ZS6SRL with 22 spots with SNR levels ranging from -25 dB to a very very respectable -13 dB
The station decoded ZS6KTS with 5 spots with SNR levels ranging from -28 dB to -21 dB

It was both ZS6SRL and ZS6KTS which were decoded.
ZS6KTS is running 5W and ZS6SRL is running 10W

Performance of ZS6KTS is 3,300 km per Watt!
Performance of ZS6SRL is 1,660 km per Watt!

2014-11-13 03:32 ZS6SRL 5.288740 -13 0 KG33wv 10 WA7IJV CN85vi 16603 317 317
2014-11-13 03:24 ZS6KTS 5.288663 -21 0 KG43cw 5 WA7IJV CN85vi 16623 317
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