Friday, 27 September 2013

Australia on 28 MHz

This morning there appeared to be a very good radio path on 28 MHz between Europe and Australia. As you can see below, many WSPR signals from Europe reached VK5EI in the south of Australia, Adelaide:

                                 WSPR activity on 28 MHz, morning September 27, 2013

I was lucky to be one of the European stations who achieved to reach Joe, VK5EI in Adelaide ("Adelheid", QTH locator PF95he); a surprising 15930 km with 5 Watts.

Would this have been sporadic E propagation or were F-layers involved in this multi-hop path ? I do not know.

                                       Adelaide (South-Australia), city of churches

Saturday morning September 28, results were even better:

VK7AB, Glenn from New Norfolk Tasmania appeared on my screen (17.058 km). For me a new distance record on 10 meter band. Also Rob, T6RH, from Kabul, Afghanistan and Richard VK6XT, Broomehill (14.428 km) showed that the propagation conditions were surprisingly good:

                                         Saturday morning 28 September, WSPR 28 MHz


  1. Hi Ron, ik denk toch F laag reflexie, want dit moeten toch echt multihops zijn. Wel mooi zo'n opening. Vandaag zijn er ook tropo openingen voorspeld op 2 meter. 73 Paul

  2. Ja, moet haast wel Paul. F1, F2 of combinatie. Sporadische e indicatoren gaven vandaag niks aan.
    73 Ron