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RU6LA Tests 6/7 November 2002
[all transmssions on 136kHz unless stated otherwise]

  • I ran Argo all night and saw Ed's signals just once. Here's the log (reports in brackets):
  • Monitoring from 1800UTC 6 Nov to 0830 7 Nov. QRN quite bad for the time of year.Also bad Luxembourg effect.
  • 2153: QRSS3, F6BWO calling CQ ('O').
  • 2215: QRSS10, "WX"? ('O'), followed by QRSS3, "G3AQC ... RU6LA" ('O' fading to 'M' by 2232).
  • 2241: Two stations using QRSS3, both 'O': One was so blurred that I could not read anything. The other was IK5ZPV.
  • 2249: Very strong QRSS3 station - AGC action prevented callsign being readable.
  • 2350: Luxemburg effect disappeared. QRN still bad.
  • 0055: QRN peaks almost continuous.
  • 0400: Another peak of QRN.
  • 0440: Another peak of QRN. Something seen on 137.7kHz but too much noise.
  • 0548: QRN reduced. 0824: Weak QRSS3 ('M' to 'T'), probably IZ5ZPV.


F6BWO calling CQ


10s QRSS from RU6LA


RU6LA changes to 3s dots to call G3AQC who was on 73kHz


The complete call 'RU6LA' is clear but fading at the end


Two good signals: Top one is too blurred. The other is IK5ZPV

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The Luxembourg Effect (ionospheric crossmodulation of strong out of band signals) at 2000UTC, can be seen on the left hand picture as 'snow' towards the top (HF end). By 2350UTC the effect has gone. The vertical lines are static crashes. Horizontal lines are Loran.


Very bad static at 0400UTC. The faint signals may be RU6LWZ

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Last updated 08 November 2002