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Title: 10 meter sporadic-E skip
Post by: hs0zhz on August 23, 2009, 02:45:51 PM
I live in Hawaii and Idaho every summer and totally enjoy the 6 and 10 meter E skip that happens from about May 15-August 15....very wild sometimes. It's possible and not unusual to work 30 or so states and maybe 10 countries with 10 watts and a tiny vertical antenna on 6 meters and even more countries on 10 with the same low power and small antenna. Yes, no 6 meters in Thailand but what about 10 meter E-skip from Thailand ?  Thanks,  Jim   HS0ZHZ/KH6JIM
Title: Re: 10 meter sporadic-E skip
Post by: paul on September 09, 2009, 02:15:53 PM
Hi Jim  on 10m. spe from here have worked JA lots!
with HL,9w2,9m6,DU,near China,VR2 mainly
Multihop rare one time only VK,HZ and KH6
all S9 on a dead band nothing comparable
on 15 or 17m at the time.
  I do DX-TV also 46-77mhz mainly,nothing
from ZL or VK yet but Malaysia,China,Phillapines are regulars
had Russia,India,Iran multi hop.So 6m. would have similar
openings here if we had it hi! :D
 been over 2years now.In the Uk started 6m listening
in 1985  hope this of use   Paul  HS0ZIN
Title: Re: 10 meter sporadic-E skip
Post by: hs0zhz on September 13, 2009, 01:07:01 AM
Aloha Paul....thank you for your information ! I would really enjoy talking with you more about this. I also enjoy TV DX. When did you talk to KH6 land ? I am in Hawaii every month for a couple of weeks for my work and in the sporadic-E season I keep a 10 and 6 radio on 24/7. I have worked several JA's on both 10 and 6 with only 5 watts and a Par end fed very portable antenna connected to my Yaesu FT-817. Actually I really do not like QRP low power but sometimes thats all I have with me. In Thailand I live in a very high floor condo in BKK and a bamboo pole sticking out the window with a 100 watts....I will now listen on 10 meters.   73...Jim HS0ZHZ    kh6jim@yahoo.com
Title: Re: 10 meter sporadic-E skip
Post by: HS0ZIQ on September 15, 2009, 05:37:04 AM

10M in Phuket is also good to use.

As Paul said its mainly Asia/VK and I also work several HS Stations in BBK Area, also worked EU but not to good signals yet, this should improve in the next few years!

Can hear W Malaysia most days as close as 150kms! with 5/9.