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5MHz BEACON and PROPAGATION STUDY 1 month 6 days 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 1 month 3 weeks 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 1 month 4 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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Re: 5MHz BEACON and PROPAGATION STUDY 2 months 5 days ago #1866

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Hi All,

The ZS6KTS beacon will be down until further notice. We are experience trouble with the radio.....

Will keep you posted.

Thanks
73 ZS6SGM


Hi Werner,

Thanks for that informative feedback from the 60m weekend!
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Re: 5MHz BEACON and PROPAGATION STUDY 2 months 1 week ago #1855

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Hi folks,

congratulations on the Activity Weekend of your 5 MHz Project.
I have seen 18 different callsigns - 9 of them from South Africa –
and 547 spots in the database in the last 24 hours.
Some days ago I wanted to tell you that is has become very difficult to spot the transmissions of ZS6KTS, but yesterday was a great day.
Not only could I send 8 spots for the transmissions of ZS6KTS, I could decode the transmissions of ZS6EHG, ZS6KN and ZS6SKY, too.
ZS6KTS received far more than 1000 spots in the last two weeks from 22 different WSPR stations.
Many thanks for more than 3 month of really interesting propagation research and keeping the beacon working.
My special thanks to Stewart.
I will send some pictures next time to show the receiving situation on my end of the 5.25 MHz “line”.

73’s and best wishes for all of you
Werner, DF6MK
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Re: 5MHz BEACON and PROPAGATION STUDY 2 months 2 weeks ago #1851

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Great stuff Stewart and many thanks for the info!.... ;)
Now let's enjoy the activity weekend.... :silly:
73
Nico
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