Playing with the DX
EDIT: When I wrote the below I had pretty much no idea what I was doing. I used a basic 2m antenna connected to a QS1R Software Defined Radio attached to my MacBook Pro to spot signals, and free Windows software emulated via VirtualBox to decode any Morse Code. I say I had no idea…
July 22 2012 11:25 BST
TP2CE sent website address “www.tp2ce.eu”. I signed their log to say I had heard them 415 miles away
July 22 2012 12:35 BST 28.264Mhz LSB
“A4Q IN8ØWC CUENCA TT E EA4Q PWR 5W EANT GPT VVV DE T4Q INI”
So, someone in Spain sent morse code using a 5W transmitter, and I heard it in London using a radio picking up 28Mhz (10m radio). Their Readability Signal and Tone was readable, strong and clear.
Their simple 5w radio signal travelled approximately 800 miles.
July 22 2012 13:00 BST 28.175 LSB Beacon
1EWEM/B JN35WD 2ØW
Someone in Italy using a 20W transmitter has a repeating beacon. They are 570 miles away.
July 22 2012 14:00 BST 28.027 LSB
EA8BLV TEST TEST
Biggest reception yet. 1773 miles, Tenerife to London!