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630m Crossband Night – Four VE7s and VE3OT worked


Details on this November’s 630M Crossband Night can be found on VE7SL’s blog:

Usually about the second or third week of November I make my bi-annual rounds repairing the receive antennas in the back woodlot, mostly damaged by tree related incidents.  While I’ve performed initial inspections of some antennas, I haven’t gotten around to actually repairing anything yet.   The 630M Eight Circle has a number of issues that are affecting its optimal performance, though it still exhibits reasonably good directivity.  I also discovered that one beverage element in my 160M west array had snapped.   I was not optimistic about my chances of hearing any of the VE7 stations that would be QRV on 630M.

Mitch, VE3OT, was worked early in the evening with his usual strong signals.  He is only located across Lake Erie from here, so always has a potent presence.

What transpired later in the evening was entirely unexpected.  Continue reading …..

VE7SL 630M

VE7SL received (and worked crossband both nights) with some nice peaks, especially Sunday morning (UTC).  The QSB was slow and stead throughout the morning.

Recording of VE7SL 2016/02/07 0558z:

WG2XFQ Christmas AM Broadcast

While QRN levels were a little elevated, I was able to copy some of the WG2XFQ “Fressenden Event” AM Christmas broadcast last night.  Near the end of the audio recording is the CW ID.  Brian is running a vintage 1920 MOPA with Heising modulation.

WG2XFQ WAV Recording (22.6 MB)


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