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

IN8ØWC 599

“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!

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