K5CM FMT - November 01, 2007 Results
160 Meter run 9:15 PM CDT
80 Meter run 9:26PM CDT
40 Meter run 9:37PM CDT
West coast run (W6OQI)
80 Meter run 10:15 PM CDT
40 Meter run 10:35 PM CDT
Sort by best 160 meter reading (1861512.427)
Sort by best 80 meter reading ( 3583236.577 Hz)
Sort by best 40 meter reading ( 7048584.472 Hz)
Sort by best West Coast 80 meter reading ( 3565001.239 Hz)
Sort by best West Coast 40 meter reading ( 7065021.147 Hz)
|N8OB||OH||"No sigs at all on 80 this evening."|
|W6OQI||CA||Connie, nothing heard from you on 160 meters. Your 80 meter signal was nice and strong with minimal Doppler shift. Your 40 meter signal was not as strong as your 80 meter signal. Also your 40 meter signal had a lot of Doppler shift here in Southern California.|
|VE2ZAZ||QC||Good copy on 80M and 40M (despite contest) but nothing heard on 160M. I Could not stay up for WC. Thanks!|
|N3UC||VA||Our 1st FMT, had Fun. Lots of Doppler on 80, not too sure how we did on that one.|
|KG4QWC||VA||very poor propagation, 80m ID tentative as I only saw a carrier with QSB, lots of QRN on 80m and 40m I didn't try for west coast signals|
|AF9A||IN||Thanks Connie. Couldn't hear or see you in the multitude on 40M.|
|WA1ABI||RI||Very good signal on 160, QRM on 40m on both runs. Thanks Connie and Marvin, and GL to all in ARRL FMT.|
|W1PW||AZ||Unable to hear any signal from K5CM on 160 meters. Also unable to hear any signal from W6OQI on 40 meters. K5CM was RST 329 on 80 meters and 589 on 40 meters. W6OQI was 569 on 80 meters and inaudible on 40 meters. Skip zones were 'not' my friend this evening. 73 from Phil, W1PW|
|K5CM||OK||Marvin, good copy on 80 and 40 meters. Thanks for doing the west coast run.|
|W3JW||VA||Signals were all in the range of weak readable to good readable with considerable QSB. The only signal without noticable doppler effects was the 160 meter transmission. With the directions given in advance, there was no problem with finding" the test signals. This was a good rehersal for the upcoming ARRL FMT."|
|WB9FIP||WI||Propagation was challenging on all bands. Definitely kept busy with this format. Thanks to both Marvin and Connie for the ARRL warm-up!|
|N5PWG||TX||160 M SIGNAL VERY, VERY WEAK;it took me about 7 minutes to find it just as you were signing.I think it was 40 m that had CQ SS" ( thought that wasn't supposed to start until the week end) WC: some signal sat on the test signal (80 m) right at the last 60 sec. keydown period. Many thanks for the chance to brush up before the ARRL test."|
|W0PHD||MN||difficult to get two readings even close or maybe I was just out of practice|
Audio of W6OQI 80 meter run recorded by K5CM
Spectrum Lab screen capture of W6OQI 80 meter run. My marker is on the left at zero Hz.
I think several missed me on 160 meters because I had to move up several kHz to get away from all the SSB QRM . I was surprised to see 40 meters so busy with the CW SS guys doing their practice secession. Other than that conditions seemed normal considering were at the bottom of the sun spot cycle.
Stations copying all five readings to .1Hz or better
W3JW ( Great going Jeff!!! )
Stations copying K5CM 160 meter run to .1Hz or better
WA1ABI, W3JW, N3UC, WB9FIP, W0PHD
Stations copying K5CM 80 meter run to .1Hz or better
WB9FIP, WA1ABI, W3JW, N3UC, AF9A
Stations copying K5CM 40 meter run to .1Hz or better
W3JW, N3UC, WB9FIP, VE2ZAZ
Stations copying W6OQI West coast 80 meter run to .1Hz or better.
W3JW, K5CM, WB9FIP
Stations copying W6OQI West coast 40 meter run to .1Hz or better.
Transmitting equipment used by K5CM for this FMT:
A HP-Z3801 GPS clocks a HP-3336B and a PTS-250. A small 10 db transistor amp follows and drives a 12BY7 / pair 6146. Then to the final amplifier, a Dentron 2500 at 300 watts output except on 30 and 17 meters where the power is 75 watts. There are no mixers or any device in the chain of amplifiers that might impact the accuracy of the HP-Z3801. As a reality check, I periodically log the HP-Z3801 against WWVB.
160 - Vertical
80 - Cage Dipole (favors East, West, and North)
40 - Dipole (favors East, West)
30 - Dipole
20 - 4 Element SteppIR Yagi
Current W6OQI FMT transmitting equipment:
My transmitting setup consists of a HP Z3801 clocking a HP 3336B which drives a Johnson Viking I transmitter, the output of which is attenuated by a 6 dB attenuator, to then drive an Icom PW-1 amplifier to about 500 Watts. The antenna is an inverted Vee which favors north and south from the Los Angeles area.
Note: Because I put the results up quickly, there will be mistakes, so don't hesitate to point them out quickly.
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