Having proved an interesting experiment, the 2m/70 cm SDRPlay antenna was removed to prepare for the arrival of the Sporadic-E season on VHF.
Except for brief periods of transmission, the intention is to continuously monitor a range of frequencies and modes on the 50, 70 and 144 MHz bands simultaneously in the hope of capturing short-duration propagation enhancements. This to run concurrently with the existing monitoring from the Wellbrook Loop which covers from 2200-10m.
|144.360 MHz MSK144, EB1HRW QRB 1349 km|
|144.174 MHz FT8, DC2TH QRB 1104 km|
|144.4285 MHz JT65b, GB3VHF reception QRB 357 km|
|144.174 MHz FT8, Sunday afternoon|
|The 50 and 70 MHz monitor PC, showing MSK144 activity|
|SDR Console V3 on Core I5 PC (Mode names added to picture)|
|Eddie, G3ZJO, receiving my Opera signal on 2m QRB 221 km|