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Another VK QRSS signal received

February 20, 2010

VK2ZAY on Feb19am 2010

At around 7am local time, on the 19th Feb., I had good reception of Alan’s, VK2ZAY, QRSS transmitter. Also on the screen was a weak triangular waveform that I had seen before when receiving Alan’s signal.  After asking for identification of this trace on the QRSS Knights e-mail list I was informed it was from John, VK6JY, in Albany Western Australia (thanks to Ted, AA5CK and John,VK6JY for the e-mails).  The transmitter is 250mW into a low half-wave dipole.  John provided his grid square and this revealed the distance from transmitter to receiver was  11,435 miles. That is a long way for 250mW and explains the weak trace.

Receiver was the Elecraft K3 and the antenna was a 90ft doublet.

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