Archived Tropo Ducting Reports

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KH6HME beacon frequencies: 50.060.5 MHz, 144.277 Mhz, 432.310 MHz, and 1296.250 MHz

When there is a opening, please spot on DX SUMMIT and if Hawaiian operators are present
they will be QRV on 50.110.0 MHz CW and SSB




From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B in DM03ts
12/10/15 03:51:36 - Message #1910

144.277 MHz 569 RST
432.310 MHZ 459 RST

Can't believe I'm still hearing them!


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B in DM03ts
12/10/15 01:05:47 - Message #1909

144.277 MHz 579 RST
432.310 MHz 569 RST


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B in DM03ts
12/09/15 22:34:16 - Message #1908

432.310 459 in DM03ts


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B in DM03ts
12/09/15 22:26:05 - Message #1907

144.277 579 in DM03ts


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
12/08/15 22:08:02 - Message #1906

144& 432 beacons still in
1296 BEACON NOT QRV at N6CA for repair.


From: WH6XM
Topic: Ducting
12/08/15 21:23:45 - Message #1905

Just to let you guys on the west coast know, I got the message of the opening and I'm calling out on 144.200. In about 20 minutes I will shift to the satellite frequency for a scheduled contact then be back here for more DX attempts.

Bob


From: WB6NOA
Topic: BEACON IN , SO CAL .
12/08/15 20:21:45 - Message #1904

What a difference an hour makes ! The 2 meter beacon is in , about S-7 , well out of the noise , from Hawaii . The 432 beacon still not heard yet , with lots of radar on the band .

gordon west , dm13
stack long boomers cranked down
1330 hours local 2131 utc


From: WB6NOA
Topic: no beacon in so cal YET
12/08/15 19:52:01 - Message #1903

Listening West , with no beacons yet . Warm here , for good tropo conditions . K7JA also monitoring for any sign of beacons . NOON , Tuesday dm13 Costa Mesa


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
12/08/15 18:38:36 - Message #1902

KH6HME/B in 144 & 432 @1930Z
57F @ 95%RH @ 2000ft ASL


From: N3IZN
Topic: 432 beacon
11/01/15 22:28:17 - Message #1901

432 beacon S1 in DM13ji. If it wasn't for the unique sound I would not be able to tell. 144 beacon not audible.


From: W6IT
Topic: 2M KH6HME/B in now
11/01/15 20:59:42 - Message #1900

Now also hearing 2m beacon, 539 in DM13bp. 79F, clear


From: W6IT
Topic: 432 beacon in So Cal
11/01/15 20:33:02 - Message #1899

Hearing 432 KH6HME/B S2 in DM13bp. Not hearing the 2m beacon.


From: K6DYD
Topic: Tropo
10/31/15 17:40:02 - Message #1898

I will keep my beam headed that way from DM22.


From: K6TOP
Topic: Hepburn f'cast for 11/1
10/29/15 03:13:42 - Message #1897

I'm looking at the Hepburn forecast western America for Sunday 11/1. Possible Cal/Hawaii duct opening?


From: N6NB
Topic: Opening to Europe?
08/22/15 08:13:40 - Message #1896

I've been troubled for several days by the previous posting about a possible 442 MHz opening to Germany. It was reported at a time when the Hepburn forecast for propagation across the Atlantic was truly grim. Also, 442 MHz is not part of the amateur band in Europe. If any European station was heard on that frequency, it would not be a law-abiding radio amateur. The amateur band in most of IARU Region I is 430-440 MHz.


From: AB4YP
Topic: 70 cm UHF Tropo to Europe Today ?
08/10/15 01:27:16 - Message #1895

Heard amateurs speaking German on my repeater's output today analog 442.300 FM...did not catch call signs.


From: AB4YP
Topic: 70 cm UHF Tropo to Europe Today ?
08/10/15 01:20:45 - Message #1894

Heard amateurs speaking German on my repeater's output today analog 442.300 FM...did not catch call signs.


From: K6IJ
Topic: beacon checks and repairs at Mauna Loa
08/05/15 03:07:37 - Message #1893

I will be on the big island for most of August. Will be at the site and see what gives with the 1296 beacon and will check the rest while I am there.

Aloha, Fred ex KH7Y


From: K6FV
Topic: KJ6KO/b
06/30/15 19:55:18 - Message #1892

Greg indicates that his beacons are still in the same place in CM88ws so I guess I was getting a bounce or obstacle in the direct path. Also his 432 beacon is on, altho at lower power than before.


From: N6NB
Topic: KJ6KO beacons
06/30/15 07:19:19 - Message #1891

The KJ6KO beacons have been on for many years, although some or all of them may have been undergoing maintenance this year. I have counted on those beacons to reassure me that my equipment and antennas are working on many occasions. At my Tehachapi beacon site (DM05sb) I've always heard
KJ6KO/b well on 144, 222, 432, 903 and 1296. I don't think Greg has moved his beacons to a different site.


From: K6FV
Topic: Surprise CA bcn
06/30/15 03:54:09 - Message #1890

06/30/2015 0520Z While listening for the 2m KH6HME beacon on my handheld IC202 I was surprised to hear KJ6KO/b near that frequency (it's hard to determine frequency with an IC202, but I gather it's ~3-6 KHz higher than KH6HME/b.) The stated frequency on KJ6KO's web site is 144.2824. This is the first time this year I've heard the 2m KJ6KO/b. The stated grid square is CM88ws and the elevation 1750'. I (in CM87tl) obtained a null from NW, like over SF, not a bit E of N for CM88ws. I get the correct bearing null on KH6HME/B. KJ6KO's web site lists beacon frequencies on all amateur bands 144 through 1296. Has he moved?


From: WH6XM
Topic: Perfect day
06/27/15 17:05:17 - Message #1889

Forecast shows a perfect day for ducting. Working the bands now and throughout the day.


From: WH6XM
Topic: Opening today maybe
06/25/15 16:55:19 - Message #1888

Looks like Hawaii has good opening today into S. California and Baja.


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/25/15 05:30:20 - Message #1887

Bcon. 144 is 529 with QSB. No listen 432.


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/21/15 14:58:16 - Message #1886

Beacon 144 is 519. No heard 432.


From: WH6XM
Topic: Calling out
06/21/15 03:30:40 - Message #1885

I'm calling now on 144.200 and 432.100


From: W6IT
Topic: 432 beacon back in So Cal
06/21/15 03:16:57 - Message #1884

At my QTH both beacons faded out late last night. Nothing heard today until now. The 432 beacon is in and out with peaks to 519 in DM13bp.


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/21/15 02:55:32 - Message #1883

Beacon 144.277 is 539 with QSB.


From: WH6XM
Topic: Conditions
06/21/15 00:57:05 - Message #1882

Hi Kevin, You got plenty of good equipment. Look for smog layer or fog layer and target that elevation. Study the clouds and look for cloud layers. Afternoons Hawaii time is good right now. So far I haven't heard any changes in the bands. Right now it's 78 degrees and forecast to go down to 69 tonight. Sunset time will tell if conditions are possible.


From: K6TOP
Topic: not hearing 2M beacon
06/20/15 22:49:29 - Message #1881

Nothing heard from the 2M beacon at 2145-2215 UTC.
I put out a few SSB and CW calls on 144.200, but got no responses.

I'm still hoping to hear my first tropo ducted sigs from Hawaii. This time I set up a lot lower: about 1900' on the shoulder of Loma Prieta mountain (CM97ad, Santa Cruz county) 9 miles from my home QTH. Haven't seen any reports today, so don't know if the duct is not working, or my setup is lacking (7 element yagi and an Icom 706mkIIG).


From: WH6XM
Topic: Effort
06/20/15 16:31:05 - Message #1880

Outstanding effort Wayne. Yes we are also noticing the different elevations of the duct and how it changes fast with the weather. Could there also be more then one duct that forms. Congratulations on the records set, what an exciting few days. Forecast show even better days to come.

I'm on the air at sea level searching for the duct.


From: N6NB
Topic: A tropo trip and new DX records
06/20/15 10:04:51 - Message #1879

I'd like to post something about my trip to Hawaii for the current tropo duct. This trip has really turned out well so far.

Last week the Hepburn forecast suggested that a duct might form in a few days. So I bought an airline ticket and packed a station for
all bands from 144 MHz through 10 GHz in two large suitcases plus a roll-aboard and a backpack (total weight: 150 pounds). When I got here, I rented a small SUV and built a station in/on it. I made several trips to Home Depot for parts to build a rotating roof platform.

When the duct began on Tuesday, I drove all over Mauna Loa while listening to my own 222.030 MHz beacon in Orange County, Calif. It was a thrill just to hear it 2,500 miles away. By Thursday, the duct seemed to be at its best. Greg, W6IT, activated my hilltop station near Orange, CA and we worked Thursday night on six bands, including 2304 and 3456 MHz, both for new world DX records. I heard Greg well on two more bands, 902 and 5.7 GHz, but so far local QRN in Orange County has prevented him from hearing me on those
two additional bands. Let's hope the duct continues for a little longer so we can try again and also work more stations on the west coast.

I intend to write at least a conference paper and create a PowerPoint show about what I've seen and heard in Hawaii. I've noticed that the KH6HME beacon site, as good as it is, sometimes seems to be above the cloud layer that forms the top of the duct. Thursday night it was about 2,000 feet above the cloud tops. Seeing that, I drove down to 5,200' elevation to work Greg on all those bands. (The beacon site is about 8,200 feet above sea level.) My 222 beacon was definitely louder at lower elevations than at the beacon
site at that time. Friday night I operated at 7,300', which was near the cloud tops and where my beacon seemed loudest then. The size and elevation of the duct seems to vary a lot, perhaps explaining the way the KH6HME beacons vary in relative signal strength, with 432 being a louder at certain times while the 144 beacon is louder at other times. There are some very interesting natural phenomena at work here.

If anyone would like to watch a video of the record-setting 2304 QSO with W6IT, it's online on my website:
www.n6nb.com/2304rcrd.mp4 Thanks to Greg, W6IT, for his able operating on the other end of these QSOs.

73, Wayne, N6NB/KH6


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/20/15 07:09:13 - Message #1878

Beacon 144.277 is 579


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/20/15 04:55:12 - Message #1877

Beacon 144.277 is 529 with QSB


From: W6IT
Topic: KH6/N6NB now on 2m
06/20/15 04:02:32 - Message #1876

On 144.200 working So Cal stations.


From: WH6XM
Topic: 432.100
06/20/15 03:57:35 - Message #1875

California signal too weak for sea level. Switching back to 144.210.


From: W6IT
Topic: KH6/N6NB on Mauna Loa
06/20/15 03:43:39 - Message #1874

Currently on 432.100 SSB has peaked up to S6 in DM13 with QSB


From: K6TW
Topic: monitoring now
06/20/15 03:41:20 - Message #1873

I have the 2m beacon in solid into dm03 with my 24 elements and 200w. Listening/cqing 144.200


From: WH6XM
Topic: 144.200
06/20/15 03:33:34 - Message #1872

I'm hearing station on Mauna Loa on the back side of my beam. I barely hear the DX station. Unable to make out any call. Unknown if there will be further traffic on this frequency. I will move to 144.210 can call out.


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B in DM03ts
06/20/15 02:51:52 - Message #1871

144.277 459 RST
432.310 569 RST

No 1296.250


From: K6FV
Topic: Down and out!
06/20/15 01:57:38 - Message #1870

6/20/2015 0000Z KH6HME/B 144.277 449 on handheld IC202 at 1740' in CM97tl.
0030Z NIL T=69.3, RH=37%, Wind 6-7 knots
0130Z NIL T=66.4, RH=40%, Wind 5 knots SW
Although the OAK 00Z radiosonde indicates I am in the inversion (~955 mb), I see ocean with no fog.
TV wx says to expect fog later, so I'll check back in later. TV wx also said Saturday would be hotter than today and Sunday cooler.
The Hilo 00Z sounding shows a very sharp humidity drop (cloud tops)@ 795 mb.


From: K6FV
Topic: kh6hme/b back weak in CM87tl
06/19/15 22:23:46 - Message #1869

6/19/2015 2200Z, 144.277 449. On 432, no KH6HME/b, but local beacon K6ER/B and (probable shipboard radar S8 peak, I'd guess 500-600 pps, 10 sec antenna rotation.) T=70F, RH=40%, 4-6 knot wind from SW to W.


From: WA6MEM
Topic: hearing the beacons
06/19/15 20:02:46 - Message #1868

Being higher is not always the best. Consider setting up at lower levels as you come back down the mountain. My QTH is at 1200 feet ASL. There have been times when 800 feet signals were much stronger than 1200 feet.


From: K6TOP
Topic: 1st Tropo "dxpedition"
06/19/15 19:27:59 - Message #1867

Nothing heard here on 144.277 this morning 1700-1730 UTC.

I'm new to the mode, and monitoring the reports here. I drove up to Loma Prieta mountain here in Santa Cruz County where I set up at 3000' with a 7-element yagi. Too high? Or maybe the duct had already closed?


From: WH6XM
Topic: FM repeaters
06/19/15 19:00:41 - Message #1866

These are the repeaters that can be accessed during ducting.
146.820, open no tones, linked to other states, in the same building as beacons. 442.150, open, no tones, about same elevation as beacons. 146.760, open, no tones, island wide link.


From: WH6XM
Topic: Reports
06/19/15 18:21:48 - Message #1865

Thanks for the reports. My radios are warmed up and ready to go. I will be calling out on 144.200, 432.100 and 50.125.


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B in DM03ts
06/19/15 18:13:39 - Message #1864

144.277 459 RST
432.310 569 RST


From: K6FV
Topic: Gone this morning!
06/19/15 16:39:54 - Message #1863

6/19 1525Z and 1625Z No sign of 144.277 beacon in CM87tl @ 1740'. T=64F, RH 39% @1525, 47% @1625
Wind S to SW 1-3 knots.


From: K6DYD
Topic: KH6HME
06/19/15 06:45:38 - Message #1862

144.277 running ten over at 11:45 tonight but nothing heard on 144.200.


From: N6RMJ
Topic: 2M BEACON HEARD
06/19/15 05:48:03 - Message #1861

AT 22:47 LOCAL HEARING THE 2M BEACON
INTO DM14CP HIGH DESERT


From: N6RMJ
Topic: BEACON HEARD
06/19/15 05:47:06 - Message #1860

AT 22:47 LOCAL HEARING THE 3M BEACON
INTO DM14CP HIGH DESET


From: K6TW
Topic: beacon heard
06/19/15 05:23:04 - Message #1859

Beacons heard on 70cm and 2m at 06/19/15 0500 UTC. 70cm faded out but 2m still going at 0522 UTC. CQing 144.200CW


From: K6FV
Topic: Down
06/19/15 04:53:44 - Message #1858

06/19/2015 0430Z Thought the 144.277 beacon was out, but only a fade, came up to 559 only with IC202 at the edge,looking down @ Half Moon Bay.
NIL with the R7100 on either 144, 432, or 1296.
T=59.5F, RH=34%, Wind W at 5-7 knots. Good view tonight, Moon, Venus, & Jupiter, in the twilight.


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/19/15 04:35:38 - Message #1857

Beacon 144 is very weack, now is listen in 144.2787.
No listen Beacon 432.


From: WH6XM
Topic: Repeater
06/19/15 04:22:06 - Message #1856

Thanks Tom, good point I will try that repeater and monitor too.


From: W6ORG
Topic: 432 Beacon
06/19/15 03:37:59 - Message #1855

432.310 beacon 579 in Arcadia CA, signal strength was never enough to get it before this far inland. Tried 2 meter repeater 146.76 and 147.040 which are co-located with beacon but nothing coming back. Hawaii stations might try Catalina Island repeater on 147.09. Tom


From: WH6XM
Topic: Bands heard
06/19/15 03:20:46 - Message #1854

Thank you for the reports Victor. My location at sea level not very good. I heard the atmosphere open up to DX on 2 meters several times today but it did not hold. 70cm I had no results. 6 meters had a brief opening at mid day. Because conditions are fluid, I will continue to call out on 144.200, 432.100 and 50.125 throughout the early evening. I will continue to be on the three bands everyday.


From: W6ORG
Topic: KH6HME 144.277 beacon
06/19/15 03:19:22 - Message #1853

599 inland over 1000' hills in the Los Angeles area DM04 - Arcadia


From: K6FV
Topic: evening report
06/19/15 02:44:53 - Message #1852

06/18/2015 0220Z KH6HME/B 144.277 589 into CM87tl @ 1740'. T=61.7F, RH=42%, Wind SW 4-6 knots. NIL 432. Took the IC202 over to the 10' dish, same 589 though lower while transporting it. Using a R7100 connected to the dish feed ~569 (the LPA feed is for 220-1296 & not very good at 2 mtrs)


From: K6FV
Topic: 432 also in
06/18/15 17:18:43 - Message #1851

6/18/2015 1710Z KH6HME/B 432.310 569 on a R7100 with a 10' dish (fixed pointed at KH6) in CM87tl @ 1740'. T=60.3 RH=56%. NIL on 1296, but I've only heard it a couple times in past years.


From: K6FV
Topic: 599 now
06/18/15 17:03:20 - Message #1850

6/18/2015 1645Z KH6HME/B 144.277 (mistyped last report) now 599 in CM87tl (also mistyped) at 1740' (530mtrs). T=59.9, RH=57%, Wind var < 2 knots SW.
Received on handheld IC202 on brow of hill (all downhill to ocean). One estimate of strength is that the 144.277 beacon is still readable cross-polarized and also is with builtin antenna nulled in azimuth, and also inside house about 50' back from brow, where it isn't usually readable.
Now going to connect 432.


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/18/15 16:13:14 - Message #1849

BOTH 144 & 432 beacons in now solid ~ 559
MARINE layer down to ~ 500ft. now.
NO 1296 beacon ( broke) ???? I normaly hear it just fine when 432 is this strong. 4X 22el LOOP yagis & preamp


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/18/15 15:37:15 - Message #1848

at 8AM 432.310 beacon in under very heavy RADAR NO 2M beacon at present
68F @ 40% RH Heavy marine layer up to ~ 1500FT.


From: K6FV
Topic: Morning report
06/18/15 15:25:10 - Message #1847

06/18/2015 1450Z KH6HME/B 144.177 is 579 in CM87rl @ 1740'. T=59.4F, RH=37%, Winds calm, reads 1.4 knots SE (but direction not reliable at such slow wind speeds).
Oakland CA 12Z sounding indicates sharp temperature inversion.
Pressure(mb) Ht (m) T(C) DP(C) RH(%)
960 458 11.6 7.9 79
956 493 13.2 7.2 67
951 537 20.0 5.0 37
948 564 22.2 3.2 29
943 610 22.6 1.7 25
925 778 24.0 -4.0 15


From: WH6XM
Topic: Frequencies
06/18/15 08:23:20 - Message #1843

The frequencies we are working here in Hawaii are at or near 144.200, 432.100 and 50.125. I'll be working at sea level and others at different elevations.


From: K6FV
Topic: 144.277 reports
06/18/15 07:19:53 - Message #1842

6/18 0410Z KH6HME/B 144.277 579, T=64.1, RH=25%, Wind 3 knots from SW.
0708Z KH6HME/B 144.277 now 589 in CM87tl at 1740'. T=65.5F, RH 24%. Wind 3 knots & less from SE


From: KG6IYN
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/18/15 06:17:43 - Message #1841

KH6HME 144.277 beacon is 4x3 in to DM12jt


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/18/15 05:54:47 - Message #1840

Beacon 144.277 is signal 559 into DL44uc, 432.310 is very weak


From: N3IZN
Topic: Typo in header?
06/18/15 04:55:51 - Message #1839

The header say to use 423.1 that is a typo right?


From: N3IZN
Topic: 432 S9
06/18/15 04:48:36 - Message #1838

Took a break from WSPR 432 is S9 ATM 144 S2. Put out calls on 432.1 and 144.1 all I got was other locals looking for HI. Hopefully this holds up for the weekend.


From: WH6XM
Topic: SSB
06/18/15 02:38:47 - Message #1837

Light rain broken overcast at sea level. Still calling 2 meters, 70cm and 6 meters SSB from QTH. Hearing N6NB on the island calling on 2 meters. No indication at sea level that the ducting has formed. Will continue calling on all frequencies.


From: K6FV
Topic: KH6HME/B back, 579
06/18/15 01:43:41 - Message #1836

6/18/2015 0115Z 144.277 in 579, CM87tl @ 1740'. T=72.3F, RH=26%, wind 5 knots SW. I e-mailed N6RT re the time stamp being 1 hr off GMT & he said he'd fix it. Time now around 0144Z.


From: KH6/N6NB
Topic: Great opening. Nobody to talk to.
06/18/15 01:36:13 - Message #1835

I am portable at 7,135' on Mauna Loa. My own beacon on 222.030 in Orange County is pounding in, as it has since yesterday. But I can't raise anybody on 144.200. ANYONE WANT TO WORK HAWAII???


From: N3IZN
Topic: 144 WSPR
06/17/15 17:39:52 - Message #1834

KH6IMB decoding me almost every sequence in BK29 on 144 WSPR from DM13


From: WH6XM
Topic: Clouds
06/17/15 17:28:50 - Message #1833

Current cloud forecast, 2,400 scattered, ceiling 4,900.


From: WH6XM
Topic: Weather
06/17/15 17:15:34 - Message #1832

We have heavy overcast skies at sea level. Looks like a break in the clouds coming. Forecast is for rain satellite photo shows broken clouds upstream. I will be on the air all day today and into the night. I'm operating SSB on 2 meters, 70cm and 6 meters.


From: K6DYD
Topic: 144.277
06/17/15 16:53:30 - Message #1831

Beacon is S-2 into DM12.


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/17/15 15:36:04 - Message #1829

THE 432.310 beacon is in weakly nothing on 144.277
81F @ 39% RH at 2000ft.
HEPBURN TROPO maps look GOOD for FRI, SAT & SUN.


From: K6FV
Topic: 144.277 NOT in HERE (CM87tl) this morning
06/17/15 15:03:20 - Message #1828

6/17/1548Z Well, this is a surprise! Despite drop in winds to (0-1.4 knots from SE) and flat fog bank visible below us (at 1740') and rise in temperature over night to 72 deg F and drop in rel humidity to 25%, NIL heard on 144.277. Is anybody at lower elevation (or better equipment) hearing the KH6HME 144 beacon this morning?


From: N3IZN
Topic: 144 WSPR
06/17/15 11:48:03 - Message #1827

Was decoded by Wil KH6IMB on 2 meter WSPR. According to the forecast Friday and Saturday will be stronger. Pretty sure all the 144 WSPRers are pointed that way right now. 144 Beacon is louder than 432 ATM.
Timestamp Call MHz SNR Drift Grid Pwr Reporter RGrid km az
2015-06-17 09:48 N3IZN 144.490551 -20 0 DM13ji 50 KH6IMB BK29jk 4061 257


From: N3IZN
Topic: hearing beacons in DM13
06/17/15 03:35:11 - Message #1826

Can hear the 144 and 432 beacons in DM13. Nothing heard on 1296. 6 meter in use so I can't listen.


From: WH6XM
Topic: 220
06/17/15 03:02:35 - Message #1825

Yes the 220 radio and antenna is ready to go. Need someone with access to the site to turn it on. I don't know anyone else other then Jim that has access.

Weather here shows promise of ducting improving. I will continue to be on 144.200, 432.100 and 50.125.


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/b
06/17/15 03:01:58 - Message #1824

VICTOR 222 has to be turned on at the beacon site
ONLY 144,432 & 1296 QRV,


From: K6FV
Topic: 144.277 still 579
06/17/15 02:54:58 - Message #1823

6/17/2015 0335Z KH6HME/B 144.277 is still in 579 on a handheld IC202 at my QTH in CM87tl @ 1740'. A little marine air is blowing 5 knots from SW to W. T=56.7F. RH=59%.
I don't have antenna up for 144, just 223.5. I wonder if 220 gear is still up there at the beacon site.


From: WH6XM
Topic: 1.2 beacon
06/17/15 02:50:27 - Message #1822

1.2 GHz beacon sounds weaker then usual. Beacon signals pass right over my QTH heading for California.

Unable to say if it is propagation or hardware problems.


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/17/15 02:40:10 - Message #1821

Can anyone in KH6 confirm if 1296/B is on the air??
432.310 is 559 no 1295??


From: WH6XM
Topic: ducting
06/17/15 01:22:49 - Message #1820

Copy your report. I just received info from a local ham that our Police Dept. repeater is being heard in California. I will continue to call out from my QTH at sea level. 144.200, 432.100 and 50.125.


From: K6FV
Topic: 144.277 in CM87tl
06/17/15 00:51:07 - Message #1819

6/17/2015 0145Z KH6HME/B 144.277 579 on a handheld IC202, in CM87tl at 1740' T=67.5F, RH=37%. Wind 6 knots from the West.


From: WH6XM
Topic: 2 meters
06/16/15 20:55:42 - Message #1818

I'm hearing the atmosphere noise open up to DX. Looks like in the next few hours will be good. I will continue to call from my QTH at sea level. I don't hear any hams at higher elevations on the air.


From: K6QXY
Topic: kh6hme/b
06/16/15 19:41:38 - Message #1817

432.310/b in now checking for 1296.


From: WH6XM
Topic: Bands working
06/16/15 17:11:46 - Message #1816

I'll be calling on these or nearby frequencies....50.125, 144.200, 432.100.


From: WH6XM
Topic: 2 meters
06/16/15 16:37:20 - Message #1815

Got your report. I'm starting to call out on 144.200.


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/16/15 16:26:35 - Message #1814

KH6HME/B in 144.277
76F @ 46% RH at 2000ft. ASL


From: WH6XM
Topic: Ducting alert
06/09/15 15:32:32 - Message #1813

Hi Kevin, there are no email alerts that I know of. We here in Hawaii depend on a few California hams to alert us on this reflector as the beacons are located here. I have noticed short 10 to 20 mile ducting by monitoring certain local transmissions. If you want more info you can email me a (wh6xm@mac.com).

73's Bob


From: K6TOP
Topic: Alerts?
06/09/15 13:11:37 - Message #1812

I'm new to the mode, located in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Is there a way to get an email alert when ducting opens?

Thanks,
Kevin,


From: WH6XM
Topic: 6 meter beacon
06/06/15 00:55:41 - Message #1811

Frequency for my 6 meter beacon is 50.070.


From: WH6XM
Topic: Beacons
06/06/15 00:54:33 - Message #1810

I'm not sure what he plans to do. I have not met with him.

I will be on 2 meters and 70cm as soon as we get alerted by this site. Periodically I will also turn on a 6 meter beacon from my QTH.


From: N6ED
Topic: HME
06/05/15 23:55:15 - Message #1809

Thanks Robert, does Jim plan to travel up the hill to operate?


From: WH6XM
Topic: Beacons status
06/05/15 23:14:43 - Message #1808

Hi Craig. K6MIO/KH6 is now in charge of the beacons. Fred moved to California. 2 meter, 70cm, 1.2 GHz beacons are active. 6 meter beacon is not on.


From: KH6IMB
Topic: KH6HME 2 Meter Beacon
06/05/15 22:18:44 - Message #1807

The 2 meter beacon site is active on 144.277. I don't know about the other beacons or the control ops. I'm too new to the mode.


From: N6ED
Topic: KH6HME site still active?
06/05/15 21:55:12 - Message #1806

As we approach the season, wondering if HME is remoted by Fred or if there is a new trustee planning to activate it, or? Curious Californians want to know ;-)


From: WH6XM
Topic: 2 meters
04/20/15 02:14:18 - Message #1805

I will be calling out during the early part of tonight as it seems the duct will hold.


From: K6FV
Topic: KH6HME/B 2m IN & OUT
04/20/15 01:35:22 - Message #1804

19 APR 2015 2340Z 144.27 or thereabouts in peaking 579 on my IC202 as I walked my property.
However, 20 APR 0020Z was out. Now T=49F, RH=94%. Wind 5 knots blowing the fog. 0230Z pine trees are dripping, KH6HME/B still undetectable.


From: WH6XM
Topic: 2 meter ducting
04/20/15 01:34:45 - Message #1803

I'm trying to get other stations at higher elevation to get on the air.
My location is at sea level and is usually the last to open up. Still calling on 144.200......


From: W6IT
Topic: 2M beacon into DM13
04/20/15 00:32:59 - Message #1802

2M beacon into So Calif. 579 in DM13bp 64F @ 0130 GMT


From: WH6XM
Topic: 6 meter beacon
04/19/15 22:52:00 - Message #1801

Okay Victor. Good news on 2 meter beacon. I'm also interested in 6 meters and will listen for your beacon. I will also report hearing it on this site.


From: K6FV
Topic: KH6HME/144 IN
04/19/15 20:21:20 - Message #1800

2105Z 19 APR 2015. Went out to listen (for the first time this year) with my hand-held IC202 and the 2m KH6HME/B was 579 here in CM87tl at 1740'. We had the top of the fog at 48F this AM, it's now 57F and 66% RH. I don't have anything working (except my 6m K6FV/B) to work anybody.


From: WH6XM
Topic: Potential ducting
04/18/15 19:33:57 - Message #1799

Looks like this weekend might have a potential of some ducting. I'll be listening on 144.200 USB and 432.100 USB. for any California stations.


From: WB6NOA
Topic: Monday afternoon beacons
03/31/15 01:59:25 - Message #1798

Monday March 30 , no beacons in until mid afternoon . First , 2m , and then the 432 MHz signal , both not as strong as the day before . Also , band noise to Hawaii not near as strong as the day before . Thanks to all for these valuable reports ! gordo


From: WH6XM
Topic: 2 meter/70cm
03/30/15 03:32:25 - Message #1797

I will be leaving my radios on all night, 144.200 and 432.100.


From: WB6NOA
Topic: 70 cm beacon in , too
03/30/15 03:24:33 - Message #1796

The 70 cm beacon is in to So Cal , too ! Called CQ on .200 , for an hour , but no one on , yet 2m beacon S-8 !

CQ Hawaii in the am !


From: WH6XM
Topic: Hawaii beacons
03/30/15 03:14:01 - Message #1795

From what I understand, Jim K6MIO will be in charge of the beacons. I have not made personal contact with Jim yet.


From: WB6NOA
Topic: Hawaii beacon in to Orange Co. Ca .
03/30/15 00:43:29 - Message #1794

The 2m KH6HME beacon in S-5 to Orange County , Ca. Both Chip , K7JA , and I hear it well . No reception yet on 70cm . But , who will go up to the beacon site when it opens again in July ? Who is our new contact to take the 3 hour trip to the beacon ? I can supply gas money !!!


From: WH6XM
Topic: Received beacon report
03/29/15 21:05:24 - Message #1793

Thanks Robert for your report. I'm also listening for N7SCQ 2 meter and KJ6KO 432 beacons. I have not heard anything yet.


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
03/29/15 15:26:01 - Message #1792

KH6HME/B 432.310 is in but weak @ 9:25 AM
71F @ 35%RH


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
03/28/15 21:21:10 - Message #1791

AS of 3:19PM KH6HME/B in 144.278 & 432.310 both ~ 529
78F @ 29& RH at 2000ft.


From: WH6XM
Topic: 2 meters
01/07/15 19:22:03 - Message #1790

Forecast map shows good conditions on west coast. Oregon station reports on 6 meters of fog in his area. Hawaii area not the best for ducting but I am calling out on 144.200.


From: KB7WOX
Topic: hi beacon into OR
01/07/15 18:51:43 - Message #1789

KH6HI/B has faded back into OR @ 2050z


From: WH6XM
Topic: 6 meters
01/07/15 18:20:57 - Message #1788

Possible ducting opening into Oregon and Northern California.


From: WH6XM
Topic: 2 meters
09/02/14 06:53:57 - Message #1786

Looks like ducting will be open from Hawaii to the west coast from now through wednesday. All day I've been monitoring 144.200 and noticed the atmosphere noise indicating open to DX. 10 PM Hawaii time and noise still going strong. I will try calling out tomorrow on 2 meters.


From: WH6XM
Topic: 2 Meters
08/20/14 00:33:36 - Message #1785

Hearing atmosphere noise open up to ducting on 2 meters. Not holding open steady. Nothing heard on 6 meters.


From: N6NB
Topic: beacon still in
08/18/14 20:43:51 - Message #1784

Beacon still in solidly on 144277...432 beacon in noise right now. Um, it's coming back.


From: WH6XM
Topic: Weather
08/18/14 15:27:40 - Message #1783

Hilo weather broken overcast, sun rising Looks like the two tropical storms will cut off the small area of ducting in the next few hours. I will continue to monitor 2 meters to see if the sun's heating will help the ducting.


From: N6NB
Topic: Hearing 144/432 beacons
08/18/14 07:06:40 - Message #1782

I'm hearing the KH6HME beacons on both 144 and 432 MHz right now in DM13cs. They aren't as loud as they were last month, but they're both 2-3 S-units out of my noise level on their peaks. They fade into the noise level every 5-10 minutes, then come back.


From: WH6XM
Topic: Forecast
08/13/14 15:41:54 - Message #1781

Looks like a possibility of an opening into southern California. I don't hear any changes in atmospheric noise on 2 meters at this time.


From: WH6XM
Topic: Forecast after hurricane
08/07/14 03:52:27 - Message #1780

Forecast map show after the second hurricane passes Hawaii, ducting into California and Mexico will be very good. I will be on 2 meters calling out.


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
08/05/14 20:47:35 - Message #1779

The KH6HME 2M beacon just in nothing any higher yet.
K6QXY CM88QL


From: WH6XM
Topic: Propagation and storm
08/05/14 20:22:27 - Message #1778

I'm preparing for the approaching hurricane. Note ducting forecast map and weather satellite photos to see the influence of the storm on ducting. Two approaching storms show very poor conditions for ducting.


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B into DM03ts
08/03/14 03:00:00 - Message #1777

144.277 MHz 559 RST
432.310 MHz 459 RST


From: WH6XM
Topic: 2 meters
08/03/14 02:17:44 - Message #1776

I'm starting to get light indication of the band opening up. Not strong or steady. Calling on 144.200.


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B into DM03ts
08/03/14 01:26:50 - Message #1775

144.277 359 RST


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
08/02/14 21:21:06 - Message #1774

The 2M beacon is ~ 559 the 432 beacon ~ 519 nothing on 1296 yet
K6QXY CM88QL


From: WH6XM
Topic: 2 meters
08/02/14 20:30:20 - Message #1773

Got your report. Conditions here improved when tropical storm to the south moved further west. I will be calling out on 144.200 periodically.


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
08/02/14 16:25:02 - Message #1772

The KH6HME/B 144.277 just in now Q5 ~ s5
86F @ 33% RH at 2000ft ASL heavy marine layer up to ~ 1000ft.


From: N6NB
Topic: High interest in KH6 duct
07/26/14 21:58:15 - Message #1771

I can't tell you if the beacons are making it to the west coast because I'm in Austin, TX for the Central States VHF Conference. What I can say is that interest in the KH6 duct is very high here. I gave a talk called "Working Hawaii on VHF, 1957-2014: An Eyewitness Account." That prompted a weekend of nonstop questions. KH6/K6MIO is also here and gave two excellent presentations, one on solar cycle 24 and another on the equatorial effect on propagation.

73, Wayne, N6NB


From: WH6XM
Topic: Beacons
07/26/14 18:22:34 - Message #1770

Anyone in southern California or San Francisco area can report if they are hearing KH6HME beacons.


From: WH6XM
Topic: 2 meters
07/24/14 07:38:07 - Message #1769

10:30 PM Hawaii time....Having sporadic indications of 2 meter band opening up to DX. Unknown exact type of propagation.


From: WH6XM
Topic: 2 meters
07/24/14 07:36:25 - Message #1768

10:30 PM Hawaii time......Having


From: WH6XM
Topic: Weather
07/12/14 01:00:28 - Message #1767

I'm getting cold temperature moving in at sea level with light rain.


From: N6NB
Topic: Not a chirp!
07/11/14 08:40:18 - Message #1766

I haven't heard anything from the KH6HME beacons in 24 hours, not even a chirp. I guess this particular duct has moved on from Orange County.


From: WH6XM
Topic: 2 meters
07/10/14 04:20:33 - Message #1765

No improvement at my elevation. I will continue to monitor and soon as I hear an opening I will start calling out.


From: N6NB
Topic: Still loud
07/10/14 03:59:29 - Message #1764

Beacons still loud at 0500z on 10 July. Calling on 144200.


From: WH6XM
Topic: 2 meters
07/10/14 03:26:55 - Message #1763

About half an hour more before dark. Started hearing atmospheric noise related to DX opening. Not strong yet but it is there.


From: W6PMD
Topic: heard it loud
07/10/14 02:51:43 - Message #1762

Ralph K6TSK announced on my 2 meter Bozo net tonight the 144.277 beacon is comming in here in Southern Calif.
He's rightr.....loud and clear.
Pat


From: K6FV
Topic: Not here yet
07/10/14 00:34:32 - Message #1761

TNX for rpt Wayne. I ckd 144.277 earlier and just now (0130Z). NIL. T=55F RH=85% Fog blowing over the hill, (1740') 8 knots from the SW. Will ck later when wind has died down.


From: WH6XM
Topic: 2 meters
07/10/14 00:04:48 - Message #1760

I'm only 2 meter capable at this time. Will continue to monitor.


From: WH6XM
Topic: Hearing CQ
07/10/14 00:00:26 - Message #1759

0056 UTC....Briefly heard voice calling CQ CQ, the nothing. Noise on band. Overcast skies with light rain.


From: N6NB
Topic: 589 on 432 now
07/09/14 23:23:09 - Message #1758

KH6HME/B is 589 now on 432. Louder on 2.


From: N6NB
Topic: Calling on 144200
07/09/14 23:19:28 - Message #1757

Condx not as good as last weekend, but band is open to KH6 again. Anybody hear me on 144200?


From: N6NB
Topic: Beacons in again!
07/09/14 23:10:27 - Message #1756

I am hearing KH6HME/B on 144 (579) and 432 (569) at 0005z 10 July. QSB on 432. This is the first time I've checked today at the hilltop QTH (DM13cs). This seems to go on and on.


From: WH6XM
Topic: 2 meters
07/09/14 15:26:47 - Message #1755

Propagation map indicates intense conditions forming just east of Hawaii. A duct may also be forming towards San Francisco area and up along the northwest coast. I will be monitoring for Half Moon Bay repeater and 144.200 for openings.


From: N6NB
Topic: Gone
07/08/14 09:07:02 - Message #1754

It's 1005z on 8 July, after 3 a.m. PDST, and the beacons are gone--from here at least. The 144 and 432 beacons were loud and clear for five days (last Wednesday evening until sometime Monday night). Let's hope they come back soon.


From: N7MWV
Topic: KH6HME Beacons
07/08/14 03:46:37 - Message #1753

This is not a reception report, however the Pacific Northwest VHF Society (PNVHFS)is aware of what's going on with the beacon's. Pete, N6ZE forwarded to the PNVHFS list serve the KH6HME beacon as heard at N6NB video clip dated July 5 of the 144 and 432 beacons. That post included an email from Wayne dated July 7. Subject was VHF opening to Hawaii. I'm not aware of anyone hearing the beacons in either Oregon or Washington State, but if they were a member of the PNWVHFS group I think they would have posted it to the list. I was fortunate to be one of few from CN87 in Washington State that worked Paul back on 7-1-1995 on SSB on 144.170. I also have his QSL card confirming the QSO. Here's to the duct moving it's way north. John N7MWV


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B into DM03ts
07/08/14 02:01:11 - Message #1752

144.277 MHz 559 RST
432.310 MHz 369 RST


From: WB6BFG
Topic: 432 Beacon
07/08/14 01:53:41 - Message #1751

I hear the 432 beacon good, but not the 2 meter one now.


From: N6NB
Topic: Still loud!
07/08/14 01:39:05 - Message #1750

The beacons are still loud and clear on 144 and 432 at Panorama Heights, DM13cs at 0235z 8 July. Slow QSB.


From: K6FV
Topic: To Bob.
07/08/14 00:51:43 - Message #1749

I tuned 147.285 FM on a 6m antenna & hrd one auto-ID sounded like WR6 something, maybe WR6HMB?
BTW one of the local stns I hrd on 223.5 yesterday was in HMB. I didn't expect that!
KH6HME/B 144.277 not audible @ 0130Z (and for past few hours) and NIL 432 & 1296. T=75F, RH=44% Breeze up to 5 knots. 00Z OAK RAOB indicates inversion starting @ 531'. On the other hand, from here it looks like Half Moon Bay is enveloped in fog.


From: N6NB
Topic: KJ6KO beacon
07/07/14 23:17:03 - Message #1748

A note to Jon, N0JK... Welcome to California!

I'm wondering if the cw you were hearing on 144280 on an FM HT could have been the KJ6KO beacon on 144282. Even during a KH6 tropo opening, the KJ6KO beacon (which is on a mountaintop and line of sight to many places in the Bay Area) would probably be louder on 144280 than KH6HME/B on 144277.

73, Wayne, N6NB


From: N0JK/P
Topic: kh6hme/b
07/07/14 21:56:57 - Message #1747

I was at the port of Oakland ~ 1500z today. The squelch was breaking on 144.280 sounded like cw on a kenwood HT & whip. I had a clear view across the bay. No 2 m ssb rig. Fog temp 60 f.


From: N3IZN
Topic: Activating VHF digital modes 7 /13
07/07/14 20:58:39 - Message #1746

I will be roving on the big island with 6 and 144 digital modes this Sunday 7/13. During the week I'll be on the wrong side of the island for stateside, but ZL VK JA? It depends on how work goes. Email for details. Sorry if this violates posting policy.


From: N3IZN
Topic: 432 beacon loud
07/07/14 20:47:24 - Message #1745

My deaf 432 is getting the 432 beacon at S7 on peaks. A lot stronger than the 144.


From: WH6XM
Topic: 2 meter repeater
07/07/14 20:15:47 - Message #1744

Victor (K6FV), is the repeater 147.285 at Half Moon Bay still active? I'd like to try and listen for it's signal. Thanks, Bob.


From: N6NB
Topic: Still solid after four days
07/07/14 20:06:57 - Message #1743

I'm also still hearing both the 144 and 432 beacons, only now the 432 beacon is the loudest. That's a new thing. But there's also more QSB than there was yesterday or the day before. This duct has persisted for four full days now.

I wonder how long this will last and if it will move north, giving stations in Oregon and Washington an opening. For that matter, do we know for sure that Oregon and Washington stations aren't already hearing the beacons? Could anyone in the Pacific Northwest comment on that?

73, Wayne, N6NB


From: WB6BFG
Topic: 2m Beacon
07/07/14 19:28:44 - Message #1742

I'm hearing the 2 meter beacon good in DM13 now. Heard the 432 beacon up until a bit ago.

73 de WB6BFG


From: KH7Y
Topic: Mahalo
07/07/14 19:01:29 - Message #1741

Many thanks for you help and support Gordo.

Have a great time at the ARRL 100th


Fred


From: WB6NOA
Topic: Day 5 !
07/07/14 18:14:31 - Message #1740

The 2 meter and 432 beacons have returned again at noon today , Monday .

We will present , at the ARRL 100th convention , the West Coast to Hawaii report , at a seminar , on Saturday . ALL of your observations will be mentioned , plus those great observations based on humidity and temp inversions , seeing the tropo , so keep 'em coming ! By the way , the Beacons have been heard during the first week of July for almost 2 decades , like clock work !

This is one of longest sessions we have had , ever !

gordop


From: K6FV
Topic: KH6HME/B 144 out & back in
07/07/14 18:14:00 - Message #1739

1840Z 7 July 2014 Correct grid
After being out sometime between my last report and this: 144.277 459 on hand-held IC202 in CM87tl @ 1740' overlooking Half Moon Bay and the ocean. T=67F (down), RH=60% (up), 4 knot breeze from W. Partly cloudy.


From: K6FV
Topic: KH6HME/B 144 out & back in
07/07/14 18:00:01 - Message #1738

1840Z 7 July 2014
After being out sometime between my last report and this: 144.277 459 on hand-held IC202 in CN87tl @ 1740' overlooking Half Moon Bay and the ocean. T=67F (down), RH=60% (up), 4 knot breeze from W. Partly cloudy.


From: K6FV
Topic: 7/7 Morning report
07/07/14 15:49:44 - Message #1737

1610Z KH6HME/B 144.277 569 in CM87tl at 1740' where T=71F, RH=37%, 3 knot breeze from SW
12Z RAOBs
OAKland Inversion (16 deg C) starting 975 mb 1060'
HILO Humidity drop starting 770 mb higher than yesterday 7776'
LIHUE Humidity drop starting 810 mb 6424'
San Diego starting 975 mb 1079'
Vandenberg Inversion (18 deg C) starting 962mb 1463'


From: WH6XM
Topic: 2 meters
07/07/14 15:25:24 - Message #1736

From sea level, Hilo, I'm on 144.200 calling out.


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
07/07/14 13:18:02 - Message #1735

AT 7:00AM PDST both the 144 & 432 beacons are in ~ 519
83F @ 26% RH at 2000ft. ASL
CM88QL


From: N6NB
Topic: Beacons still there at 0630z
07/07/14 07:49:35 - Message #1734

The 144 and 432 beacons were both still readable in Panorama Heights (DM13cs) just before midnight Pacific Time, but weaker that they were most of the afternoon. This duct has been there for 3 1/2 days now.


From: KH6/K6MIO
Topic: N6ED
07/07/14 03:19:25 - Message #1733

Heard you 55 @ 0354.

Couldn't raise you back,

Jim


From: N6ED
Topic: KH6HME/B into DM03
07/07/14 02:45:23 - Message #1732

599 tonight....very solid


From: K6FV
Topic: KH6HME/B in again
07/07/14 02:10:07 - Message #1731

0240Z 7 July 14
After being out for a while, the 144.277 KH6HME/B was 599 here. NIL 432 & 1296. T=75F RH has dropped to 14%. Sea breeze < 4 knots fm SW. I note KJ6KO/B in CM88 is ~5-6 kHz higher.


From: N6NB
Topic: KH6SX calling CQ
07/06/14 22:59:11 - Message #1730

KH6SX is calling CQ on 144200. SOMEBODY ELSE WORK HIM!


From: N6NB
Topic: Back to S9
07/06/14 22:50:40 - Message #1729

KH6HME/B back to S9 on 144. I think every ham around Hilo should put up a 5,000' tower! These ducts always seem to be best at 5,000' to 8,000' on the Hawaiian end but best at low elevations on the mainland end.


From: K6FV
Topic: 144.277 back
07/06/14 22:49:35 - Message #1728

2330Z 6 July
KH6HME/B 144.277 back in 599 in CM87tl @1740' with a handheld IC202, even audible in the yard, away from the best spot, just where the property slopes down sharply and continues all the way to Half Moon Bay and the ocean. The coastal stratus layer is very flat, sea breeze is under 4 knots (from SW). NIL on 432 or 1296.
Sorry you guys in KH6, I'm not set up on 144. Antenna is on the ground. QRO < 10W.


From: K6MIO
Topic: Definitely Getting Better Here
07/06/14 22:44:12 - Message #1727

Jim


From: N6NB
Topic: Three days
07/06/14 22:37:57 - Message #1726

The KH6HME beacons have been readable here for three full days now. Nice, long tropo duct.


From: N6NB
Topic: Thanks
07/06/14 22:32:46 - Message #1725

Thanks, Jim. QRZ? Listening 144200.


From: N6NB
Topic: Did it!
07/06/14 22:30:55 - Message #1724

Not as loud as yesterday, but we did it. Thanks to KH6/K6MIO. Beacons S8 (144) and S7 (432).


From: KH6/K6MIO
Topic: N6NB
07/06/14 22:29:16 - Message #1723

Wayne:

Glad we made it again.

It appears to be building up over the last thirty minutes.

I'll be listening until about 0000, then have to QRT.

Jim


From: N6NB
Topic: Beacons weaker
07/06/14 22:08:35 - Message #1722

Jim, I didn't hear you. Still listening. Beacons now S6 (144) and S3 (432).


From: KH6/K6MIO
Topic: N6NB
07/06/14 21:56:28 - Message #1721

Was hearing you 53 moments ago. Called you, no response.

Jim


From: N6NB
Topic: Elevation at N6NB
07/06/14 20:31:27 - Message #1720

Victor, where I'm hearing loud signals from KH6HME/b is at my house in Panorama Heights (DM13cs), 632' asl. At my permanent home three miles away (elevation 165' asl), the beacon signals are much, much weaker even with long Yagis pointed at KH6 on a 75' tower.

I've been going up to Panorama Heights to work Hawaii on VHF ever since 1973. KH6 signals have always been far louder there than in the flatlands of Orange County. But one by one the vacant lots where you could park on the hilltop have vanished. Last year a house on top came up for sale and in a moment of radio-induced insanity I bought it.

Today, the sharply defined line on the horizon that marks a tropo duct is clearly visible as you look out to sea. You can almost tell that the KH6 beacon will be in before you turn on a radio. This entire phenomenon is fascinating to watch.

I'll go back up the hill by 2230 and look for the
Hawaiian stations on 144200.


From: K6FV
Topic: KH6HME/B in the noise now
07/06/14 20:09:28 - Message #1719

2053Z 6 July 14
KH6HME/B 144.277 in the noise now, ID only by its characteristic chirp on a handheld IC202 in CM87tc @ 1740'. NIL on 432. T=78F RH=44% Winds were calm this AM from SW, now 3 knots. Fog is visible below us, from the coast out to the horizon. I wonder, how far north (of LA area) are the beacons being heard this afternoon?
Wayne, your reports are amazing. What elevation is your station?


From: KH6/K6MIO
Topic: Opening
07/06/14 20:08:06 - Message #1718

I will be on 144.200 from QTH (elevation 750 ft) starting about 2130Z.


From: WH6XM
Topic: 2 meters
07/06/14 19:52:05 - Message #1717

Atmospheric noise starting to show signs of an opening. Weak and sporadic at my location. Looks like about the same time as yesterday. On 144.200 and calling.


From: N6NB
Topic: Key clicks
07/06/14 19:40:05 - Message #1716

KH6HME/b on 2m is so loud right now that I'm hearing key clicks up and down the band. It's receiver overload caused by a 2m signal 2,500 miles away.


From: N6NB
Topic: Beacon back to S9 on 432
07/06/14 19:26:45 - Message #1715

The KH6HME 432 beacon is back up to S9 here. It's S9 on 2m also. I just made another video to show what it sounds like three days into this tropo opening.

I've been calling on 144200 but hearing nothing there. This is just amazing to see, but frustrating. I'm going to work some of this into my talk at the Central States VHF conference in a couple of weeks. I wish I had a video of K6MIO/KH6. He's also speaking there and he was as loud as S9 at times yesterday across the Pacific pond.

Oooops. KH6HME is fading on 432 as I write this. Down to S5 now and headed toward the noise level... Oh, wait, it's building up again. Now
S7. Oh, S9 again. That chirp, although quaint, is getting to be annoying when the beacon is loud.

Nobody should try to do a play-by-play account of a beacon's comings and goings in real time.

73, Wayne, N6NB


From: N6NB
Topic: Beacon still S9 after 3 days
07/06/14 19:05:02 - Message #1714

This is amazing. Three days after Gordo's first posting about the KH6HME beacon being loud in Orange County, it's still S9 on 2 meters at my house on a hill in DM13cs. It's only about S5 on 432, but it may get louder. It's been fading up and down the whole time on 432.

I'll call a few times on 144.200 before I have to leave.

73, Wayne, N6NB


From: WH6XM
Topic: 2 meters
07/06/14 18:35:23 - Message #1713

I have been monitoring 144.200 for the last hour. I have some interference that seems to be tapering off. No atmospheric noise indicating ducting yet. But I'm the last guy to hear it at sea level. I will notify everyone when conditions improve at my location.


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME into DM03ts
07/06/14 18:02:54 - Message #1712

144.277 MHz 579 RST

no 432 or 1296


From: K6FV
Topic: KH6HME/B stronger this AM
07/06/14 17:04:26 - Message #1711

Morning report Sunday, July 6, 2014
1735Z KH6HME/B 144.177 599 on handheld IC202 (on its side for horizontal pol. NIL 432 or 1296. T=76 F, RH=20% @ 1740' in CM87tl
RAOB@ 12Z
OAKland both Temp inversion (14 deg C) and humidity drop starting 980 mb
Hilo Humidity drop @ 820 mb, Temp Inversion (4 deg C) starting 770 mb
Lihue Humidity drop @ 795 mb, Gradual Temp Inversion only 2 deg C.
San Diego Humidity drop starting 985 mb, Gradual Temp inversion only 4 deg C.
In most cases, it is the humidity drop at the top of the marine layer that is responsible for the sudden drop in refractive index with height that is responsible for the ducting.


From: N6NB
Topic: YouTube video of 223.5 MHz FM QSO
07/06/14 06:37:19 - Message #1710

Here's the link to a video of part of a QSO between KH6HME (KH7Y) and N6NB on 223.5 MHz FM:

http://youtu.be/XOyaUNMYIGg

It's really late here now. If the tropo is still good Sunday, let's try for more trans-Pacific QSOs then.

73, Wayne, N6NB


From: N6NB
Topic: THANKS!
07/06/14 04:51:53 - Message #1709

I want to say THANKS as emphatically as I can to everyone who has made this California-to-Hawaii tropo opening such fun.

THANKS to Fred for making the five-hour round trip to Mauna Loa to send such a loud signal to the mainland on 144, 222 and 432 MHz. I'm going to post a video on YouTube of KH6HME on 223.5 MHz FM. It's pretty impressive. I'll post the link here once that video is online.

THANKS to KH6SX, K6MIO/KH6 and WH6XM for working us mainlanders. It was a thrill to hear you all so well. The path to Mauna Loa is far more consistent that the path to places closer to sea level, but all of you had excellent signals in California when the propagation gods were smiling.

THANKS also to everyone who got on to work Hawaii from the California end of the duct. You all made this more fun by being there. I heard some outstanding operating, like the QSO between KH6HME and W8GZA. With signals barely above the vapor level, those two guys persisted and persisted on cw until the final R R R.

The 144 and 432 beacons were still hitting S9 an hour ago at my house in the hills east of Tustin, 2,505 miles away. I may go back up there later tonight, like after 0700Z. If the beacons are still loud, I'll post here, then call on 144200.

73, Wayne, N6NB


From: K7JA
Topic: Beacon Still In
07/06/14 04:19:01 - Message #1708

0515Z (10:15 PM PDT) Saturday night the 144.277 beacon is still coming in very well at 559-579 into DM03.


From: AD6IW
Topic: tropo ducting
07/06/14 01:01:26 - Message #1707

Thanks for nice cw/ssb contacts Fred, AD6IW


From: WH6XM
Topic: 2 meters
07/06/14 00:57:57 - Message #1706

I'm not sure if Fred is still at the beacon site. 2 meter and 70cm beacons are on. I will continue to call out on 144.200. I have 3 hours of daylight more which might still be good for contacts. I will also monitor same frequency after sundown.


From: K6FV
Topic: KH6HME/B 144.277 still in
07/06/14 00:36:24 - Message #1705

579 @ 0130Z 144.277 still in, NIL but locals hd on 223.5 Gave half a dozen calls on that frequency. NIL on 432. How long will Fred be at the beacon site?


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME into DM03ts
07/05/14 23:00:03 - Message #1704

Thanks for all the contacts today, Fred!

432.310 569 RST

no 1296.250


From: N6ED
Topic: KH6SX now 55 on 144200 CQ CQ
07/05/14 21:57:20 - Message #1703

good sigs!


From: K9ZPY/6
Topic: Abt 5by3 in SF on 2mtrs
07/05/14 21:49:17 - Message #1702

About a 52-53 here in SF with my simple setup. I started to make a SSB contact but signal faded and wife called so I'll call it a no-go. My amp seems to not be keying anymore either so I'm stuck with barefoot operation. Ah, something else to fix, ha, ha! I"ll keep listening on/off when ever I happen to stroll into the shack on this nice day!


From: N6ED
Topic: K6MIO/KH6
07/05/14 21:45:35 - Message #1701

144.285.....CQ CQ CQ
Loud here


From: N6ED
Topic: WH6XM LOUD 144.200
07/05/14 21:29:10 - Message #1700

Thanks for our first QSO on 2!


From: N6ED
Topic: KH6HME LOUD on 144.277
07/05/14 21:23:30 - Message #1699

easy and quick Fred!!


From: KH6SX
Topic: correction call
07/05/14 21:20:21 - Message #1698

wb6noa into bk29 5x2


From: KH6SX
Topic: kb6noa
07/05/14 21:16:09 - Message #1697

copy 5x2 .200


From: K7JA
Topic: KH6HME active
07/05/14 20:42:44 - Message #1696

Fred 559-579 on 144277.6 CW and SSB.


From: WH6XM
Topic: 2 meters
07/05/14 20:15:36 - Message #1695

I am also on 144.200. Fred (KH7Y) should be on site soon. I'm also hearing DX atmospheric noise. Not as strong as yesterday. Still early.


From: KO6RS
Topic: 2m beacon
07/05/14 17:05:49 - Message #1694

144.7 Mhz kh6hme is 59 into cm96 at 11:00 am this morning......calling cq on 144.200 from time to time............regards Dave


From: KH7Y
Topic: on the way
07/05/14 16:15:29 - Message #1693

QRV about 2130 UTC.

look forward to working everyone we can hear.

Aloha, Fred


From: K6FV
Topic: 7/5 morning report
07/05/14 15:16:44 - Message #1692

KH6HME 144.277 at 1530Z 459 on handheld IC202 in CM87tl at 1740',where T=72F, RH=12%
At 1200Z RAOB soundings indicate very dry air above marine layer for Oakland, Hilo, and Lihue. Not dry at Vandenberg and San Diego (possibly influenced by tropical storm).
Heights in feet:
Oakland 1411, Vandenberg 1030, San Diego 1581, Hilo 6079, Lihue 5118.


From: N6NB
Topic: YouTube video of KH6HME beacons
07/05/14 09:37:50 - Message #1691

Here's a link to a short video of the KH6HME beacons as heard at N6NB near Tustin, CA (DM13cs) just after midnight on July 5, 2014.

http://youtu.be/Uucyw8YO9s0

(Don't delete the period in youtu.be)

There may well be propagation to Hawaii on 1296 as well, but I'm hearing only very loud radar, not KH6HME. I believe the radar is coming from Hawaii because: 1) it peaks up in that direction; 2) it fades up and down in signal strength at the same rate as the 432 beacon;
and 3) there's not normally any radar signal coming from that direction.

Fred, I'm hoping to work you on 2, 222, 432 and maybe higher bands if the tropo path is still good on Saturday.

73, Wayne, N6NB


From: NY7C
Topic: KH6HME
07/05/14 05:06:20 - Message #1690

I am looking at the weather maps and the Hepburn site. It looks like the duct could move up to Washington State wed. If so I may make a run to my site at CN87am with 144 223 432 and 1296 portable. If I do I will log on here with an ETA. Dave


From: K6FV
Topic: 144 Weak now
07/05/14 00:32:41 - Message #1689

0120Z 144.277 just discernible in noise in CM87tl. Re:223.5 have both horizontal & vertical yagis. TNX for alert you'll be using horiz. 50 MHz&Up club picnic 18Z-21Z so hope the opening holds up til afternoon.
We're above the fog now at 1740', 65 deg, 42%RH


From: KH7Y
Topic: 223.5
07/04/14 20:36:34 - Message #1688

For K6FV, I Victor, yes I have a 223.5 radio at the site. Will have on and the antenna is HZ. So will look forward to working U Saturday.

Aloha, Fred


From: KH7Y
Topic: QRV at site
07/04/14 20:33:44 - Message #1687

Will be QRV at the beacon site Saturday, will start out on 144.277 and work up the bands on SSB and CW. When the 2 mtr beacon is turned off we will be QRV.

Aloha, Fred


From: N3IZN
Topic: 144 and 432
07/04/14 19:36:23 - Message #1686

Copying 432 and 144 beacons very strong in to Fallbrook. DM13ji


From: WH6XM
Topic: 2 meters
07/04/14 19:24:47 - Message #1685

Okay Dave. I'm working 144.200. Noticing some atmospheric noise indicating the band opening to DX. Still at sea level waiting for the ducting to reach my elevation. I don't hear any ducting effects on the local repeaters.


From: KO6RS
Topic: 2m beacon
07/04/14 19:17:32 - Message #1684

2m beacon 59 into cm96 today at 1pm pst. calling cq on .200 from time to time......Dave


From: K6HCP
Topic: 2M
07/04/14 18:30:15 - Message #1683

2M BEACON GOOD COPY IN GILROY


From: K6FV
Topic: KH6HME 144/432 IN @18Z July 4
07/04/14 17:39:29 - Message #1682

KH6HME/B 144.277 in 589 or so on a handheld IC202 in CM87tl, 1740' T=57F RH 59-84% (2 colocated wx stns).
432.311 only about 569 peak amongst loud, frequent radar clicks. Antenna is a 10' TVRO dish fixed pointed at KH6.
The only band I'm really set up on is 223.5 FM, so if you go up to the hill Fred, I'd like to work you there.


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
07/04/14 14:46:32 - Message #1681

144 is 599, 432is 539 NO 1296 yet but I think it,s on a timer to conserve power??


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B into DM03ts
07/04/14 01:46:38 - Message #1680

144.277 MHz 589
432.310 MHz 569

still no 1296.250 MHz


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
07/04/14 00:03:43 - Message #1679

2M beacon is 559 432 is 539 1296 beacon is 519
83F @ 40% RH CM88QL


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B into DM03ts
07/03/14 23:35:02 - Message #1678

144.277 MHz 479 RST
432.310 MHz 359 RST

no 1296.250 MHZ


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
07/03/14 15:30:11 - Message #1677

2m & 432 beacons just in 144.277 432.310 Q5 but weak at present.
72F @ 53% RH at 2000ft ASL CM88QL


From: WH6XM
Topic: Storm "E"
06/29/14 03:57:42 - Message #1676

Looks like tropical storm "E" is starting to enhance ducting in the southern Baja area as it moves north. Still listening and calling out on 2 and 6 meters.


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/29/14 02:47:37 - Message #1675

I begin to hear very weak beacon 144.
432 beacon still nothing


From: WH6XM
Topic: 6 meters
06/29/14 02:31:27 - Message #1674

I'm monitoring for XE2HWB and K6FRC 6 meter beacons and have not heard them yet.


From: WH6XM
Topic: Forecast
06/29/14 02:26:57 - Message #1673

Forecast map looks good for ducting into Baja California. I will be on or near the frequency of 144.200 USB calling out. I still don't hear California or Mexican repeaters and beacons. Might be good for field day.


From: N6ED
Topic: KH6U 50.110.8 CW
06/20/14 18:46:14 - Message #1672

into DM03


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/14/14 22:17:35 - Message #1671

1296 beacon in but very weak
76F @ 36% RH CM88QL


From: K6QX
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/14/14 19:43:56 - Message #1670

144.277 & 432.310 in fair.
76F @ 32%RH at 2000ft. ASL CM88QL


From: K7JA
Topic: KH6HME Beacon Thursday into DM03
06/12/14 20:31:51 - Message #1669

Beacon is about 559 on 144.277.8 CW.


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/12/14 06:12:14 - Message #1668

The beacon 144 in and out with very weak signal, the beacon 432 can be heard.


From: WH6XM
Topic: Propagation
06/12/14 03:45:53 - Message #1667

Low pressure system just to the northeast of Hawaii seems to be weakening the ducting system.


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/11/14 23:41:47 - Message #1666

Currently returns 144 MHz beacon very weak.


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/11/14 14:54:54 - Message #1665

at 9AM local time the 432 beacon just showed up but fairly weak No 2M beacon yet


From: K6QXY
Topic: kh6hme/b
06/11/14 13:12:09 - Message #1664

As of 7AM this morning all kh6 beacons are gone !!!!!! heavy marine layer up to 2000ft ASL 50F @ 94%RH Will see if they re apear when fog burns off.


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/11/14 12:01:01 - Message #1663

This morning the Beacon 144 is 529, Bcon 432 no signal


From: K6QXY
Topic: kh6hme/b
06/11/14 02:53:37 - Message #1662

KH6HME beacons continue to pound in all beacons 519 to 599 heavy marine layer up here foged in solid 52F @ 92% RH at 2000ft ASL


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/11/14 01:27:36 - Message #1661

Bcon 144 is 519, no Bcon 432


From: WH6XM
Topic: 2 meter beacon
06/10/14 23:21:26 - Message #1660

Copy message from Gilroy, CA.. Besides calling out on 144.200, I am also trying 50.110. Because I'm at sea level might not be as good as the beacon site.


From: K6HCP
Topic: 2 M BEACON
06/10/14 23:15:27 - Message #1659

5-1-7 IN CM97


From: WH6XM
Topic: 2 meter SSB
06/10/14 21:20:19 - Message #1658

Copy both messages Robert. I'm am now calling out on 144.200 USB from my house in Hilo, near sea level.


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/10/14 21:13:11 - Message #1657

1296.250 beacon is now Q5 ~ 519 solid
74F @ 53% RH


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/10/14 19:47:35 - Message #1656

The KH6HME/B are just into N, CALIF 144.277 , 432.310 & traces of 1296.250 in
80deg F and 45% RH at 2000ft. ASL


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/10/14 06:16:47 - Message #1655

Beacon 144 return with very weak signals from about half an hour ago, the 432 beacon still not heard


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/10/14 03:40:21 - Message #1654

Not hear beacon beacon 144 and 432 not hear


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/10/14 02:26:27 - Message #1653

Beacon 144 is signal 528 with QSB and QRM local.


From: KH7Y
Topic: 432
06/08/14 16:51:24 - Message #1652

Hi Bernardo, when the 432 beacon gets to be solid copy call me. I will run up to the site.

Aloha, Fred


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/08/14 06:19:11 - Message #1651

Beacon 432 is signal 428, with QSB


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/08/14 05:03:49 - Message #1650

Beacon 144,The signal comes and goes is not constant, and so far only gained to 539.


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/08/14 02:43:12 - Message #1649

Bescon 144 is very weak in this moment


From: K6QXY
Topic: kh6hme
06/07/14 14:02:00 - Message #1648

looking at HEPBURN TROPO MAPS looks like possible JUNE 12th


From: KH7Y
Topic: 2 meters into XE2
06/07/14 07:30:21 - Message #1647

Hi Bernardo, we are watching here also. Check you email. Also a better repeater which is co-located with the beacons is on 146.820 with 100hz pl and is very busy as it is linked to the WIN system. 146.760 is miles away and much lower in elevation. Also not very active.

This weekend is looking up, we will be watching.

Aloha, Fred


From: WH6XM
Topic: 2 meter opening
06/07/14 05:33:09 - Message #1646

Thanks for the message. I was expecting conditions to improve in the next week. I heard no signal from the Ensenada repeater. I will continue to monitor that repeater and call out on 144.200 USB.


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/07/14 04:22:46 - Message #1645

Beacon 144 is 559 into DL44uc


From: WH6XM
Topic: Open repeater
05/19/14 19:32:56 - Message #1644

146.760 MHz is an open repeater at about the same elevation as the beacons. This is also the location of the police repeater that had ducting transmissions on saturday. This repeater has also opened up to California in the past ducting history. Also located close to the beacons is open repeater 147.040, which links the state of Hawaii. I will be monitoring these repeaters.


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
05/19/14 11:28:17 - Message #1643

This morning I receive only 144,277 with very weak beacon signal


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
05/19/14 04:38:20 - Message #1642

Beacon 144.277 is 539 no beacon 70 cms.


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
05/19/14 03:26:00 - Message #1641

Beacon 144.277 is Signal 528 into DL44uc


From: WH6XM
Topic: Ducting update
05/18/14 05:01:05 - Message #1640

0558 UTC....Transmissions continue on 154.695 MHz. Street names given are not streets in the state of Hawaii. Ducting signals are still clear but broken.


From: WH6XM
Topic: Ducting continues
05/18/14 04:30:08 - Message #1639

0526 UTC..Ducting continues on Police frequency 154.695 MHz. Ducting signals and local police calls being heard at the same time. Ducting signals are very clear. No location given in transmissions yet.


From: WH6XM
Topic: Update on last posting
05/18/14 04:09:25 - Message #1638

Almost dark in Hilo at sea level. Temperature 77 degrees. No ducting heard now. Local police traffic active. I believe police repeater is at the 4,000 foot elevation. Will continue to monitor.


From: WH6XM
Topic: Hearing traffic on police frequency
05/18/14 04:00:27 - Message #1637

Hearing possible ducting on local police frequency in the 154 MHz area. It isn't local communications. Possible source another island or state side. Still trying to identify source of communications.


From: WA6MEM
Topic: Beacons
04/29/14 15:23:23 - Message #1636

I've started to monitor all the beacon frequenices during the evenings and weekends from DN03ts, Palos Verdes. Let's hope we have a good "beacon season"!


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Topic: lqlabvz zqmvixq
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From: WH6XM
Topic: 2 meter California beacon
02/11/14 20:23:42 - Message #1633

I will be listening for the 144.296 California beacon from now on.


From: K6WKX
Topic: CA Beacon at 144.296
12/02/13 15:42:22 - Message #1632

K6WKX/B has a beacon on 144.296 in Santa Cruz, California that is running 25 watts into a 7 dB horizontal polarized yagi and directed toward Hawaii. Operating 27/7. More information on K6WKX beacons can be found at WWW.K6WKX.COM .


From: WH6XM
Topic: High pressure
10/30/13 15:46:32 - Message #1631

The High Pressure system in in the right location between Hawaii and California. Overcast in Hilo town at sea level. Hilo tower reports clouds a 5,000 feet and scattered. Beacons at about 8,000 feet. Even though I'm below cloud level, I will try calling on 144.200.

Bob


From: N6DCN
Topic: KH6HME HI Beacon
10/25/13 03:19:30 - Message #1630

09/24/13 UTC Time 04:13:28
Hear KH6HME... Hear very faint from Sacramento CM98. M2 5WL 60 feet. Had a friend check with 4 antennas. He confirmed


From: WB6NOA
Topic: Beacon site upgrades
09/24/13 01:49:09 - Message #1629

Fred tells me they had a successful work party up at the Beacon site a weekend ago . Bent masts repaired , positive checks on all antenna operations , and a NEW beam looking WEST for DX reports from ? ? ? who knows !

( Paul once told me he got a report and a QSL from RUSSIA , that heard the beacon for a day ! )

More good news - Fred indicates they may soon be able to REMOTE the operation up on the hill , for near instant-on , during an opening !

Fred , where can we all offer support to this operation ? Any other news for the troops out here ? gordo


From: K6DYD
Topic: Topo map
08/30/13 15:02:40 - Message #1628

The maps are just a guesstimate, it depends on where you are along the coast, inland stations have made it but the path must be very good for that to happen.
The 144 beacon is usually the strongest, I give it a listen every day no matter what the map shows.
When there is a tropical storm coming up along Baja, it is time to start listening also.
This is the prime part of the year for this to happen, very rare in winter.


From: N6GP
Topic: Is Sunday looking good for Tropo?
08/29/13 21:42:07 - Message #1627

I am new to this. Is the Tropo map for Sunday looking good? -Tim


From: WH6XM
Topic: Weather
08/25/13 16:39:13 - Message #1626

74 degrees at Hilo. Clouds 3,000 feet scattered and ceiling 4,000 feet and broken. Weather still changing due to sun rise. No noticeable temperature change indicating ducting.

73's
Bob


From: K6DYD
Topic: KH6HME/B
08/25/13 15:28:58 - Message #1625

144 faded out last night here, DM-12, nothing today, Sunday.
Setup here is a Yahoo 736 Rx and M squared 18XXX 36 foot boom at 40 feet.
Location is on top of Point Loma, 300 feet above sea level, clear shot in all directions.


From: WH6XM
Topic: Local weather
08/25/13 15:17:15 - Message #1624

Temperature at Hilo, 71 degrees. Clouds 2,500 scattered and 4,000 overcast. Sunrise occurring now with changes in cloud cover dissipating as sun rises. Listening 144.200 USB. Unable to monitor any California beacons as KH6 beacon is pointing at me and covering most of the beacon part of the 2 meter band.

73's
Bob


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME?B
08/25/13 15:12:47 - Message #1623

SUNDAY MORNING ~ 9AM
FOG has just lifted "NO" beacons to report.
Think this event is over with
64F 85% RH at 2000ft.
BOB K6QXY CM88QL


From: WB6NOA
Topic: Sunday , no beacon heard yet
08/25/13 14:32:19 - Message #1622

Sunday am , clearing fog , so maybe we will hear the beacon today . So far , nothing yet . gordo


From: K6MIO/KH6
Topic: Yes, keep the reports coming!
08/25/13 03:29:36 - Message #1621

Just to reinforce Gordo's comments, the reports are essential, and we are watching them out here. Unfortunately, today the timing has been such that by the time we might have gotten to the site, things were fading away.


From: WB6NOA
Topic: Jerry and tropo
08/25/13 00:54:49 - Message #1620

Jerry , great tropo reports today , Saturday . The beacon never made it up to the LA area - at least , not along the coast .

Jerry , can you tell this group what you have for antennas please ? Keep those reports coming , as San Diego traditionally hears the beacon first along the West Coast .

With the storm down South coming in tomorrow PM , Sunday will be interesting in the early morning atmosphere stratification .

el gordo DM13BP Pair long boomers , up 60' , just inland from the Coast line at 64 measily feet of elevation . Clear shot to the sea .


From: K6DYD
Topic: KH6HME/B
08/24/13 23:51:10 - Message #1619

In and out weak all day, S-1 at present just before six PM.


From: K6DYD
Topic: KH6HME/B
08/24/13 21:37:45 - Message #1618

144 getting stronger now, up to S-3 at three thirty in the afternoon, still no 432.


From: K6DYD
Topic: KH6HME/B
08/24/13 19:34:46 - Message #1617

All signals gone at one thirty this afternoon.


From: K6DYD
Topic: KH6HME/B
08/24/13 17:47:46 - Message #1616

OK, all is not lost as yet. 144 signal back to S-3 in DM-12 at 11:45, no 432 as yet.
Will keep checking and reporting.


From: K6DYD
Topic: KH6HME/B
08/24/13 16:35:51 - Message #1615

Signal was S-3 at eight AM this morning but now gone at ten thirty, will keep listening today.


From: WB6NOA
Topic: DM 12 , got signals ?
08/24/13 15:08:44 - Message #1614

San Diego KH6 beacon reports are needed this weekend . From what Bob reports , the tropo path has gone from North to South , and perhaps SanDeigo will be first to hear it this Saturday am . Please advise , so we can advise the KH6 team to prepare for a trip up the hill . El Gordo


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
08/24/13 14:01:46 - Message #1613

All beacons gone from up here ~ 12noon yesterday nothing this morning
BOB K6QXY CM88QL


From: WB6NOA
Topic: Saturday morning
08/24/13 13:28:15 - Message #1612

Fred and his team will be prepared to go up the volcano IF we begin to get steady reception this am . Yes , the beacon stayed steady last night , well into the evening , with a big peak at 10 pm local , and then gradually going into the noise as coasal FOG came ahore here in So . Cal . So , feed those reports this am . gordo


From: W6ORG
Topic: KH6HME Beacon 144.277
08/24/13 04:41:08 - Message #1611

579 inland to Arcadia CA DM04 and getting stronger at 10:30pm local


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B into DM03ts
08/24/13 01:57:14 - Message #1610

144.277 479 RST
432.310 359 RST


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B into DM03ts
08/24/13 00:27:14 - Message #1609

144.277 359 RST


From: K6HCP
Topic: Fred going to site
08/23/13 21:33:50 - Message #1608

Fred hopes to be at the site about 0100.
Ken


From: KO6RS
Topic: 2M beacon
08/23/13 21:00:22 - Message #1607

KH6HME/B is S1 here in northern California cm96
73 Dave


From: WB6NOA
Topic: 2m beacon IN
08/23/13 16:12:35 - Message #1606

The KH6HME 2m beacon is 5/4 is Southern California , nice and steady . As predicted , wx here is hot , with marine layer lying just off the coast , with tropical disturbance to the South . We should have good conditions UNTIL the tropical storm moves more North , and shuts down the path . But for now , 2m and a TRACE of 432 coming in 1000 local , Friday morning . gordo


From: K6DYD
Topic: KH6HME/B
08/23/13 14:47:54 - Message #1605

144 in DM-12 weak last night and this morning, will see what the weekend brings with tropical storm off Cabo coming up.


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
08/23/13 14:06:05 - Message #1604

as of 8:00 am the 2M beacon is 539 the 432 beacon is 519 Will check 1296 later
Heavy MARINE layer up to 2000ft.
BOB K6QXY CM88QL


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
08/21/13 22:18:49 - Message #1603

It,s ~ 4:16 local time KH6HME/B 432.310 is Q5 ~ S1 just detect the 2M beacon Very heavy MARINE layer earlier up to 2000ft. Burned off now 73F @ 51%RH
BOB K6QXY CM88QL


From: WB6NOA
Topic: looking up !
08/17/13 19:38:47 - Message #1602

No KH6 beacons yet.....but the path looks good next week if Southern California / West Coast continues to stay warm , with the low clouds blanket just hanging at our shoreline - like it is today , Saturday , 10 GHz weekend .


From: PP5VX (BONE)
Topic: PP5TLM: Nuclear Telemetry Beacon
08/08/13 14:36:33 - Message #1601

Hi All !

We put a "Nuclear Telemetry Beacon" ( First in World ? ), in AFSK9600 ( and in "CW Modulated in FM" - sometimes), in: 222.050 MHZ (w/ 10W), 432.050 MHZ (w/ 10W) and 50.085 MHZ (w/ 40W) with 3 different heighted antennas, at the **same time**. This is a very big project that begins abt 2012, Aug - and only now was more stable, but take note that all info (PDF) in qrz.com, are in Brazilian Portuguese (pt_BR) for now, but soon we put the same text in English (en_US). For now if some of you hear our signal in these 3 bands, please let we know - because it's the **only permanent** Tropo signal at these bands, in South America (located in South Brazil, of course...) !

73 and I are truly QRV, for all of you !

PP5VX (Bone)
More Info at: www.qrz.com/db/pp5vx
The **only** Owner of: www.qrz.com/db/pp5tlm


From: KH7Y
Topic: 2 meter beacon
08/08/13 06:25:54 - Message #1600

Two meter beacon back in service as of 2300 utc on Wed.

Aloha Fred


From: WB6NOA
Topic: terminology !
08/02/13 17:39:18 - Message #1598

No RX of beacons heard from KH6 today , Friday , Southern California .

On YOUR becon reports , please add RX after the word " no " , as those of us on the West Coast refer to Bay Area beacons as NO CAL , and if we see a post of " No Cal beacons heard .... " we think Northern Calif may be in to Hawaii ! Hi Hi . So just add No RX , and we fully understand ! THANKS ALL !

gordo


From: WH6XM
Topic: 2 meters
07/31/13 21:00:09 - Message #1597

Feeling cool air at my station in Hilo near sea level. Cloud ceiling at 5, 500 feet. No California beacons heard.

Bob


From: WB6DJI
Topic: Listening to 50.110 & 50.125
07/30/13 22:47:45 - Message #1596

Listening to 50.110 & 50.125
Pointed from Southern California to Hawaii


From: WH6XM
Topic: 2 meters
07/30/13 17:39:27 - Message #1595

Forecast map looks good for tonight. I'll be on 2 and 6 meters.

Bob


From: K9ZPY
Topic: K6ER beacon
07/30/13 00:23:06 - Message #1594

Well, the problem disappeared after a while say 30 minutes or so and then cropped up again once in a while. It would get as strong as S9+10db and modulated by the cw id. So after a little quick research here possibly the conditions were right between here and there in the early afternoon and I could hear all the junk along with possibly a less than super clean signal, or, maybe some intermod mix with repeaters or other RF that may be at or very near the same sight.

I remember tracking down intermod problems when I lived back in ILL and worked for Motorola years ago and with lots of RF in one place, anything is possible, especially with wet conditions and less than perfect metal to metal connections!


From: K6FV
Topic: RE: K6ER/B
07/29/13 21:28:49 - Message #1593

Yes, as I posted on July 27, K6ER is on 432.305, about 6 kHz below KH6HME/B. And, of course, the radar in NE CA puts out pulses, burps, etc. over the whole band.

WX, 60F, RH 85%. 6 knot wind out of the SW today. Better condx later in week.

K6FV


From: K9ZPY
Topic: Is there a K6ER beacon on 432.305?
07/29/13 19:08:36 - Message #1592

All the sudden I've been getting these weird swift moving buzzing noises on 432.310 and turns out is a cw sig at 432.305 that seems to have an am/fm component to the sig that is drifting-splattering up to 432.310 and beyond. CW Sig says K6ER CM87SV I've never heard this before.


From: WH6XM
Topic: 2 meters
07/29/13 18:46:49 - Message #1591

Core of Storm moved towards Maui island but the southern part has the most storm cells. These cells are just about to make land fall on Hawaii island. Local propagation on 2 meters showing fast changes as storm nears. No ducting at all but wednesday looks really good from here to southern California.

Bob


From: WH6XM
Topic: 2 meter beacon
07/29/13 15:34:09 - Message #1590

The 2 meter beacon isn't on at this time. Fred didn't have the chance to turn it on. The tropical storm will hit us today so I would think when Fred has time after the storm he will make the trip up the mountain. The 1.2, 440 and 6 meter beacons are working. I will monitor conditions on 2 meters and if it seems like the band is opening up, I will call out on the beacon frequency and post something on this reflector.

73's
Bob


From: K9ZPY
Topic: Monitoring
07/29/13 15:01:59 - Message #1589

Should I monitor on 432.310 or is the 2mtr beacon back on and I should monitor that this week?


From: WH6XM
Topic: Station/ operator info
07/29/13 02:50:28 - Message #1588

I'm located in old Hilo town, a half mile from the shoreline. My location is the worst for ham radio. Station can be seen on QRZ satellite photo. I'm retired and spend a lot of time looking for that magic antenna that will get my signal out. Once worked with great radios from satellite, 6 meters and all of HF. Now working with old recycled radios and exploring all types of propagation and radical new antenna designs. Ducting from my location is rare, but by listening I can tell what is happening in the atmosphere with radio waves. I change antenna designs at least twice a month. On a fixed budget so exploration takes time. Worked ducting in the 80's via mobile and even listened to emergency service calls from California as it came over our work frequencies when I worked as a police officer. Still having fun and hope to find that magic antenna design soon.

Any contacts via email welcomed: wh6xm@mac,com

73's
Bob


From: WB6NOA
Topic: Where is BOB ? :)
07/29/13 01:01:06 - Message #1587

Aloha Bob , and for us out here on the West Coast , where are you located on the Island ?
Elevation , antennas , do you hear West Coast beacons in the past , and which ones do you hear ? Do you tropo duct West Coast FM broadcast stations ?

Where is " Dr. Quack " on the Island - in years past , he would occasioanlly come up on the West Coast 147.090 ( + , no tone ) Catalina Island repeater , FM .

We want to know more about YOU , and your monitoring schedule ! gordo and the West Coast gang


From: WH6XM
Topic: 2 meters
07/28/13 23:42:44 - Message #1586

2:40 PM HST.....No enhanced propagation noise on the band. Hearing slight increase in background noise from storm, no lightning crashes yet. Nice clear blue sky today and wind increasing. Satellite photo shows storm close. Trying to get my 30 year old radio to work right. No California beacons heard today. Will put out an alert as soon as I hear something.
73's
Bob


From: WB6NOA
Topic: incoming !
07/28/13 14:29:41 - Message #1585

Bob and Fred , thanks for listening to the East ! No KH6 beacons heard over here along the West Coast , looking West , and it looks like rain time for KH6 team tomorrow . Glad the .277 freq is also the comm frequency , and Bob ,if you hear West Coast beacons , make noise yourself on 144.277 ,'cuase that is where we are parked ! gordo Costa Mesa , DM 13 bp


From: WH6XM
Topic: 2 meters
07/28/13 07:15:07 - Message #1584

10:15 PM HST...2 meter band showing strong atmospheric enhancement. No California beacons heard. Still listening.

Bob


From: WH6XM
Topic: Ducting
07/27/13 17:49:15 - Message #1583

Weather in Hilo is clear blue skies and hot. No indication of 2 meter band opening. No California 2 meter beacons heard. Tropical storm to arrive monday. Appears tropical storm will disrupt ducting near that time. Today looks good for ducting so I will be on 2 meters and will report any changes.

Bob


From: K6FV
Topic: At the top of the fog
07/27/13 15:53:46 - Message #1582

1640Z NIL so far on 432 and 1296. T=55F, RH=99%
Wisps of fog floating by @ 2 knots from SW. The sun is shining at 1740'. I think the atmosphere (over the ocean) is more mixed in the vicinity of the passages through which the fog enters the bay and delta; i.e., elevated sites further NW and SE have an advantage.


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
07/27/13 15:42:09 - Message #1581

KEN the 1296 beacon moves around +- 1KHZ depending on the TEMP in the building up there I just have to go looking for it. It,s complicated by my DEM being off greq also


From: K6HCP
Topic: 1296
07/27/13 15:38:52 - Message #1580

Bob - is it exactly 1296.250?

Ken


From: K9ZPY
Topic: CM87 - SF all quiet
07/27/13 15:17:39 - Message #1579

I've been a ham for year on hilltops and in valleys and once again hills win out! Being up in Santa Rosa at 1500 ft is a lot better than being in SF at around 200ft with a clear shot to the Pacific. We are still socked in with fog and cool this morning. Won't be around this afternoon but I'll monitor freq's and chat as I can today when I am around.


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
07/27/13 15:14:17 - Message #1578

1296.250 just came up out of the noise Q4 to Q5
~ 9AM FOG layer still ~ 1500ft.
BOB CM88QL


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B,s
07/27/13 14:06:04 - Message #1577

It,s just 8AM local here 432.310 is Q5 ~ 519 VERY HEAVY marine layer up to ~ 1500ft.
I am out ove the fog it,s 70F @ 50% RH.
The beacons were in till bed time last night ~ 11PM 1296 up to 529
BOB CM88QL


From: WH6XM
Topic: 2 meters
07/27/13 04:59:19 - Message #1576

Local hams reporting hearing enhanced propagation from police frequencies on the Big Island. I'll be working 144.200 USB to see what I can get. Band propagation noticeable at 8 PM in Hilo.

Bob


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
07/27/13 04:39:29 - Message #1575

432.310 & 1296.250 in all day today .
FRED forgott to turn the 2M beacon back on
It,s 1030PM 432 beacon is 559


From: K6FV
Topic: 0515Z 432.310 in a fade
07/27/13 04:26:32 - Message #1574

0515Z (27 July) KH6HME 432.310+ beacon 349 CM87tl
T=68F, RH=51% Breeze is (and has been) from SW, 1 to 2 knots.
NO 144.277, Fred, did you guys not reconnect something (antenna, key line?)
K6FV


From: K6FV
Topic: KH6HME/B 432 in 0440Z
07/27/13 03:55:37 - Message #1573

ALOHA! KH6HME/B 432 579 IN CM87tl AT 1740'
NO 144.177 OR 1296
T=65F, RH=59, SEA BREEZE 2 KNOTS FROM NW.
K6FV


From: WB6NOA
Topic: no beacon heard today
07/27/13 02:01:48 - Message #1572

No beacon reception today , in Costa Mesa , DM13 . This saturday is the local SBMS 10 GHz and above TUNE OUT , in Fairview Park , Costa Mesa , 0800 . All locals invited . We'll discuss 10 GHz DX options , but Chip , N6CA , will likely be the first to make it across the Pacific . 73 to all ! gordo


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
07/26/13 20:10:48 - Message #1571

Well finally 1296.250 in weak S0 to 519 432.310 continues. "NO" 2 M beacon
Getting warm up here FOG has burned off 80F @ 50% RH at 2000ft. ASL. I am ~ 25miles from PACIFIC negative horizon . in CM88QL above SANTA ROSA CAL.


From: K6HCP
Topic: 2 Meters
07/26/13 20:04:23 - Message #1570

Fred - Thanks for the contact yesterday - was not sure my 100w and small antenna would be enough.
73,
Ken


From: KH7Y
Topic: 146.82 repeater
07/26/13 19:52:11 - Message #1569

Hi Dale, There is a number of repeater on Mauna Loa one is next to our beacons on 146.82 and is linked to the "win system" non stop chit chat... Also 147.040 is up the hill about 200 feet The 76 repeater that Bob is talking about is much lower and not close to the beacon site.

So you best shot is 146.82 (if) you do not have a local machine on that freq.

The two meter beacon is running about 60 watts to a pair of 7 elements at 100 feet above the shack. The Eirp of the two meter beacon is much more than any other signal on Mauna Loa . You would do better by watching 144.277.3

Aloha, Fred

Good luck


From: K9ZPY
Topic: Hilo rptr
07/26/13 19:19:16 - Message #1568

Bob,

Interesting. I don't have beam on 2mtr fm but a super gain omni so I guess I should program that repeater into my FM rig. Any pl codes?

Thanks,

Dale


From: WH6XM
Topic: 2 meters
07/26/13 17:32:43 - Message #1567

No beacon at sea level in Hilo. I just do a lot of SSB monitoring for openings. Historically the repeater 146.760 is near the same elevation as KH6HME's Beacons and it has become useable to California when ducting is very good. This repeater covers the east side of the island of Hawaii.

73's
Bob


From: K9ZPY
Topic: SF CM87 update
07/26/13 17:24:14 - Message #1566

Cold, overcast and foggy in SF again today. No baacon signals heard and a very high noise level on 2mtrs toward Hawaii for whatever reason. I hope it's not someones new wireless router, TV, or whatever in the neighborhood.

Did I read there is now also a ground level beacon in Hilo? That would be interesting to monitor for as well when the KH6HME beacon comes in.


From: WH6XM
Topic: 2 meters
07/26/13 17:16:33 - Message #1565

Atmospheric noise shows band is slowly opening. NOAA satellite water vapor image matches ducting forecast map. Chance of ducting good today. Tropical storm might cut off ducting later in the week. No California beacons heard. Even though I'm at sea level in Hilo, I will continue to monitor and call out on 2 and 6 meters today.

73's
Bob


From: WB6NOA
Topic: no beacon yet
07/26/13 15:54:00 - Message #1564

Friday , overcast in Orange County Coast , and no beacon . Perhaps later , but the weather is not very hot - not hot , no beacon .

Let's keep reports coming in , and if possible , indicate your geographic area with each post .

Gordo DM 13
Costa Mesa , 1 mile from the water


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
07/26/13 15:36:15 - Message #1563

432.310 is 519 at 9:30AM Nothing on 2M ?????
Heavy marine layer up to ~ 1000ft.
75F @ 47%RH
Also heavy RADAR sweeps


From: K9ZPY
Topic: no sigs tonight in SF
07/26/13 03:57:15 - Message #1562

24 hrs later at 9:30pm PST and no sigs in SF. Judging from the sigs I heard today compared to yesterday, Wed was the SF day, ha, ha! It's been pretty overcast-foggy all day here and we are buried in fog right now and it's cold!

Thanks for taking time to drive up that mountain. I've done so about 3/4 the way up and it's a long drive!


From: WA6JBZ
Topic: Happy camper
07/26/13 02:15:38 - Message #1561

Thanks to all that were up on the hill today.I was able to work KH7Y,KH6P,and KH6RZ with 40w and 4dBd
ant on 2m from a hill west of Temecula. Thanks to WB6NOA for posting info.For me it only stayed open about 40 mins around 12:30PM.Good to hear Paul's call used.
73 Dick


From: WB6NOA
Topic: Good show !
07/25/13 23:15:56 - Message #1560

Great work , all who worked KH6HME on 2 meters . Here in Orange County , signals were fair , but nothing like past openings years ago . I understand Fred and his team may go up this Saturday , if we post here that we are hearing the beacon .

Be sure and include your location , so we can see where the duct is going ! It was like a wild garden hose , with lots of ups and downs , and a fade out around 1:00 PM local .

Good first time under new management ! Fred's team seems super pro ! gordo


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
07/25/13 21:43:25 - Message #1559

Worked FRED on both CW & SSB ~ 2014Z
432.310 beacon in now but massive QSB can just detect 1296.250
84F @ 39%RH @ 2000ft. ASL


From: N6FM
Topic: Hear him on CW now on 2
07/25/13 21:07:34 - Message #1558

Worked him on phone then on cw around 20:26, from CN73 Central Oregon Coast, currently he's calling CQ 144.277 about 5x2


From: W7KKE
Topic: KH6HME into CN75 weak
07/25/13 20:58:51 - Message #1557

Just starting to get bits and pieces of CW here in CN75xa, Lincoln City, OR. Dial freq of 144277.360 (CW) results in 800 Hz trace on spectran.
Using a 7x7 crossed yagi, SSB preamp. Sigs same on LH or RH polarization. Elevation 90 feet MSL.


From: K6DYD
Topic: SSB
07/25/13 20:27:57 - Message #1556

Just worked Fred on SSB on 144.277, good sigs both ways.


From: K9ZPY
Topic: Just starting to hear some sigs in SF
07/25/13 20:17:29 - Message #1555

Just starting to hear some sigs here in SF on 144.27675. I find my amp isn't working (I haven't been on the air in so long it's sad) so I'll be limited to 100 watts if conditions improve this afternoon.


From: W6WE
Topic: kH6HME
07/25/13 19:49:41 - Message #1554

130 7/25/13 144.277 CW contact with KH6HME 44n
Cm95 to BK29


From: K9ZPY
Topic: Still all quiet in SF
07/25/13 19:25:13 - Message #1553

Still quiet here in SF. I guess yesterday was the SF tropo day! Still a bit overcast here. But, I'll be listening about 3 more hours.


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME
07/25/13 19:19:41 - Message #1552

Finally up to Q5 FRED worked @ 2014Z 559


From: K6FV
Topic: 144.277 IN , Fred clg CQ
07/25/13 19:02:55 - Message #1551

First I've heard this morning, 1945Z, Fred clg CQ on 144.277 CW 459 on my IC202 in CM87tl at 1740' T=69, RH=65%, 3 knot sea breeze from NW.
Stations in Hawaii might consider listening for the following northern CA beacons,
KJ6KO CM88ws 144.2835
K6ER CM87su 432.305
Hilo sounding for 12Z suggested a duct height around 6140'
KH6HME site is around 8400'


From: N6ED
Topic: KH6HME/KH7Y/NH6P in DM03
07/25/13 18:35:38 - Message #1550

swapping between CW and SSB 144.276.5 or so.
now going to 223.5 and then onto 432...

599 here on CW and 59 on SSB 2m.

73 de Craig N6ED


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME
07/25/13 18:25:44 - Message #1549

Copy FRED on CW but very weak I seem to have lost the PATH up here


From: WB6NOA
Topic: HAWAII ON THE AIR !
07/25/13 18:06:28 - Message #1548

Fred , KH7Y , ON THE AIR , 5/5 . San Deigo hearing him best , but others in LA Basin working him on 2m . He will stay on the hill for about 2 hours - 3 hours . 144.276 QSO frequency . on now . gordo


From: WH6XM
Topic: 2 meters
07/25/13 18:02:17 - Message #1547

Rain cloud moved in and I lost opening at sea level. Listening to KH6HME now on 2 meters making contacts.

Bob


From: N6FM
Topic: Likewise Here
07/25/13 17:38:42 - Message #1546

Gone from CN73 unless he took it off in preparation for SSB QSOs


From: K9ZPY
Topic: Sitll nothing in SF
07/25/13 17:33:39 - Message #1545

I guess the duct has moved northward as it's pretty much been quiet in SF since about 9:00am PST. Time to p/u my car from the shop and grab a quick bite!


From: N6FM
Topic: Hearing the 2 Meter Beacon in Oregon
07/25/13 17:26:50 - Message #1544

Hearing 5 by 7 in CN73wx in Florence on the Central Oregon Coast 144.277


From: WH6XM
Topic: 2 and 6 meters
07/25/13 16:41:46 - Message #1543

I'm working 144.200 and 50.110 SSB from my location in Hilo town near sea level. Atmospheric noise sounds good at my location. I will be working the two bands all day.

73's
Bob


From: WB6NOA
Topic: fred going to the hill
07/25/13 15:39:16 - Message #1542

All hands , Fred , KH7Y , is leaving out for the beacon site this morning , 1600 Z. He plans to drop the beacon about 1800 zulu , 11 am local West Coast , and will STAY on 144.276 , the beacon frequency .

He has no cell coverege up at the site , but may have spotty E mail .

This will be his first time on 2 ssb mainland DX from the this Volcano site , so spread out our calls ,and let him come up to speed . Judging by all your signal reports , the opening should stay in for most of the day , afternoon , and evening ! Have fun , help the weak stations near you make contacts , and a prayer for Paul Lieb , KH6HME .


From: K9ZPY
Topic: SF morning update
07/25/13 15:02:58 - Message #1541

Well at 7:00a PST I could still hear the 2mtr beacon albeit weak at about 529. The 432 beacon was about 519 but with a lower noise floor noise level.

Now it's 9:00am and nothing on either band. Still foggy here this morning.

Dale


From: K6WKX
Topic: K6WKX Beacon on 144.2980
07/25/13 14:50:43 - Message #1540

Good Morning, K6WKX/B has been operating a beacon on 144.2980 since last fall. I recently received a complaint from local amateurs that my beacon was covering a KH6 beacon on 144.2780. I promptly took my transmitter off the air to evaluate the situation. When I do return it to the air this fall, it will be QRP with the signal directed to the KH6 area. I would like to coordinate with the KH6 group to avoid any interference and I can change my beacon frequency if that is advised. Please advise. Thank you, Gary Bramer, K6WKX.COM


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME
07/25/13 14:46:54 - Message #1539

at 8:45AM the 2M beacon is ~ 539 Heavy marine layer up to ~ 1000ft.


From: WB6NOA
Topic: Good beacon this am !
07/25/13 14:27:05 - Message #1538

The 2 meter beacon is building nicely , here in Costa Mesa , a mile inland from the ocean .

We still have overcast June Gloom , yet the beacon is 5/5 on 2 meters , so things are looking swell along the 2500 miles path !

gordo


From: K6DYD
Topic: KH6HME/B
07/25/13 14:18:03 - Message #1537

144 is 549 this morning, no 432 at present.


From: WB6NOA
Topic: beacon still in this morning on 2m
07/25/13 13:29:40 - Message #1536

0700 local , 2m beacon IN . Low clouds along coast ( June gloom ) usually kills reception , but this am , WITH low clouds , we still hear it 5/2 in Costa Mesa , 1 mile inland from the Coast . When clouds burn off by 1100 local , we should hear it strong !

gordo


From: K6FV
Topic: KH6HME/b
07/25/13 05:24:32 - Message #1535

0615Z 144.277 down a bit, maybe 569. NIL on 432 except for local beacon in CM87. NIL on 1296
T=65F, RH up to 45%, and 1 knot breeze from W.


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
07/25/13 04:30:16 - Message #1534

OK almost 9:30PM 144=599 432=559 1296 = 519 with QSB peaks up to 539
Will recheck early tomorrow
76F @ 46% RH @ 2000ft ASL


From: KH7Y
Topic: opening
07/25/13 03:38:48 - Message #1533

OK Dale, sure hope we can wk you Thursday morning. Look for the Hilo guys on 144.200 tonight.

73, Fred


From: K9ZPY
Topic: Still hearing 2mt & 432 beacons at 9:30p PST
07/25/13 03:34:03 - Message #1532

This must be quite a tropo duct as here it is 9:30pm at night and both the 2mtr and 432 beacons remain steady good copy since my last posting about 5:00pm. Signals range between 529 - 559 at this time of night with 2mtrs and 432 appearing to be hitting peaks and valleys opposite each other. However, still no signals heard on 1296 at this shack yet.


From: KH7Y
Topic: internet at site
07/25/13 03:10:09 - Message #1531

I will be on this page once we are QRV at the beacon site.


From: KH7Y
Topic: QRV
07/25/13 03:09:14 - Message #1530

OK Dave, we will be on 2, 223.5, 432 and 1296. plus we will fire up the 10Ghz. keep your fingers crossed the maps look good for Thursday, I am packed and ready to make the trip.

Aloha, Fred


From: K6FV
Topic: 144.277+ beacon is louder
07/25/13 03:07:20 - Message #1529

0340Z 579-589 on IC202
T=69 RH=20% at 1740' in CM87tl NO WIND, fog is way down.
NIL on 432.310 w/10' dish
Just put up a vertically polarized beam for 223.5 pointed your way and am awaiting the morrow.
Victor Frank


From: NY7C
Topic: CN87am Active Thursday Dusk Till Friday Dusk
07/25/13 02:54:17 - Message #1528

I Will Be At CN87am Portable Thurs Dusk 24hrs Till Friday Dusk. Looking For Qs On 223mhz 432mhz And 1296mhz.Distance Will Be New Records On All Three Bands 4,203km,if Completed. Weather Looks Good From Washington State For Ducting.73 Dave.


From: K6QXY
Topic: kh6hme/b
07/25/13 02:11:16 - Message #1527

144=599 432= 559 1296= 539


From: K9ZPY
Topic: Good sigs here in SF
07/24/13 23:07:53 - Message #1526

5:00p PST - 2mtr beacon solid 559 (was about 589 earlier) and the 432 beacon is a solid 539. Nothing heard on 1296


From: K6FV
Topic: 144.277 in
07/24/13 22:50:59 - Message #1525

First heard 2147Z peaking 459 in and out
At 2340Z 144.277 was 569 on a handheld IC202 with its whip antenna almost as good as with a beam (that I'd better check out)
Location CM87tl @ 1740 ft, T=80F, RH 39%.


From: KH7Y
Topic: Will be at Volcano by 1800 UTC Thursday
07/24/13 22:42:04 - Message #1524

The maps look even better for Thursday. I am packed up and will make a few calls and ck my email first thing in the morning. If there are good conditions I will be QRV about 1800UTC. We will start on 144.277 and work our way up the bands. I understand there are many that need 220 and I will have abt 300 watts on 223.5.

Aloha, Fred


From: K7JA
Topic: 2m Beacon in to SoCal
07/24/13 20:52:02 - Message #1523

The beacon has been in from S3 to S6 over the past four hours on 144277.6.

73 de Chip K7JA
DM03xs


From: WH6XM
Topic: 2 meters
07/24/13 19:27:12 - Message #1522

Still hearing the opened DX atmosphere noise. Saw report of two other California stations hearing KH6HME beacon. KB6EGA and myself are working 144.200 and 144.250.


From: WH6XM
Topic: Report received
07/24/13 18:07:10 - Message #1521

Got your report. Both myself and KB6EGA on the east side of the Big Island will be trying on 144.200.


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME?b
07/24/13 17:16:07 - Message #1520

144 continues ~ 559 432 is now 539 1296 is 519 at 11:15AM


From: WB6NOA
Topic: beacon reception
07/24/13 16:42:52 - Message #1519

Make that 1040 hours WEDNESDAY . gordo


From: WB6NOA
Topic: Stronger Beacon
07/24/13 16:41:25 - Message #1518

1040 am Tuesday , KH6HME beacon on 2 meters building well out of the noise 5/7 . Low clouds/fog hugging the coast , characteristic of
good conditions . Nothing yet on 432 .


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
07/24/13 16:34:26 - Message #1517

as of 10:30AM KH6HME 2M beacon is 559 432.310 is ~ Q5 S0 very weak so far will check 1296 in a few


From: WB6NOA
Topic: Weak Beacon 2m
07/24/13 16:12:47 - Message #1516

KH6HME beacon , on 2m , weak in to Southern California .


From: K6DYD
Topic: KH6HME/B
07/24/13 15:50:05 - Message #1515

Same here, at midnight it was 529, this morning 319. Will keep an ear on it today.


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
07/24/13 13:58:29 - Message #1514

KH6HME/B 144.277 is in this morning but very weak . At about 11PM last night it was 559 but almost "NO" 432 very weak
The weather is changing it,s 74F @ 54% RH at 8AM local


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
07/23/13 15:45:07 - Message #1513

Kh6HME 144.277 in very weakly
72F @ 53% RH


From: WB6NOA
Topic: No beacon today
07/17/13 22:22:26 - Message #1512

Monday and Tues , Jul5 15 and 16 ,the 2m beacon from KH6HME was in , for most of the day , but not as strong as last week . Today , Wednesday , 17th , not a peep . gordo Costa Mesa


From: KH7Y
Topic: 6 meter beacons
07/16/13 17:11:21 - Message #1511

Yes Art, KH6HME is now at 8400 feet on Mauna Loa and NH6P/B will be at sea level. This is an experment to see if KH6HME/B is received on the west coast via tropo along with the other beacons at the site. That being said NH6P is on 60.5 not 61. your cw filter will sort the signals out. I doubt that both will be received at the same time by DX. Time will tell, it is a nice experment.

Aloha, Fred


From: KH6SX
Topic: Six Meter Beacons KH6
07/16/13 02:29:51 - Message #1510

At the moment KH6HME/B and NH6P/B are on the same freq, on top of each other. Would be hard for dx to copy.


From: WH6XM
Topic: 2 meters
07/14/13 21:32:55 - Message #1509

Hearing atmospheric noise as band opens and closes. Band not stable and noise up a little due to storm. Still calling on 144.200.

Bob


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B into DM03ts
07/14/13 19:52:00 - Message #1508

144.277 459 RST QSB


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B into DM03ts
07/14/13 18:32:11 - Message #1507

Sorry, make that :

14.277 MHz 339 RST


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B into DM03ts
07/14/13 18:31:19 - Message #1506

144.170 MHz 339 RST


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B into DM03ts
07/11/13 03:05:50 - Message #1504

144.277 MHz 459 RST


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B into DM03ts
07/11/13 01:46:17 - Message #1503

144.277 MHz 339 RST


From: K6DYD
Topic: Two meters
07/10/13 17:31:43 - Message #1502

144 beacon 5 X 1 into San Diego, no 432.


From: KH7Y
Topic: QRV from the beacon site
07/10/13 06:11:01 - Message #1501

I will be looking for emails from K6QXY and Gordo in the morning. If there is prop, I will leave and be operational by 2100 UTC on Wed.

73, Fred


From: KH7Y
Topic: All Beacons are operational
07/10/13 06:08:19 - Message #1500

Hi, Yes 6,2, meter beacons on 24/7 432 and 1296 are on a timer on at 7AM HST and off at 7PM HST to keep the power bill down.

I was at the site on Saturday and every beacon was running as they should.

Aloha, Fred


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B into DM03ts
07/10/13 03:50:27 - Message #1499

144.277 MHz 569 RST



Are the 432 and 1296 MHz beacons operating?


From: WH6XM
Topic: 2 meters
07/10/13 03:02:09 - Message #1498

Sorry for not being there. Burned out from two days on the radio. Forecast map shows good chance of ducting on wednesday. I'll be on 2 and 6 meters.

Bob


From: N6ED
Topic: KH6HME/B into DM03TV
07/10/13 01:23:31 - Message #1497

Beacon solid 559 in DM03. Anybody in KH6 QRV?


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B into DM03ts
07/10/13 00:29:45 - Message #1496

144.277 MHz 569 RST


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B into DM03ts
07/09/13 03:26:23 - Message #1495

144.277 MHz 339 RST


From: KH7Y
Topic: QRV at site
07/08/13 21:17:45 - Message #1494

Thanks for the reports. Please post as early Tuesday morning as you can as I will be on the road to the site at 5AM HST or 1500 UTC and will ve QRV all day Tuesday (if) there are posts. I will have 2, 223.5, 432 and 1296 with me. I will turn off the 2 meter beacon and will call CQ on the beacon frequency. When two is worked out we will go to 223.5 FM then the other bands.

Aloha, Fred


From: KO6RS
Topic: 2m beacon
07/08/13 20:53:23 - Message #1493

2m signal 559 into cm96 at 3P pst. 73 Dave


From: WH6XM
Topic: Atmospheric noise
07/08/13 19:33:33 - Message #1492

Atmospheric noise heard at the time the 2 meter beacon was first heard is gone now. Still calling out on 2 and 6 meters.

Bob


From: WH6XM
Topic: 2 meter and 6 meter
07/08/13 19:03:51 - Message #1491

Cold cloud layer from the northeast arriving at my location in Hilo. Even though I am below the cloud layer, I will still be calling on 2 and 6 meters. Fred (KH7Y), should be at the beacon site within one hour.

Bob


From: WH6XM
Topic: 2 meters
07/08/13 18:35:53 - Message #1490

Trying 144.200. So far no signals heard at sea level in Hilo town.

Bob, WH6XM


From: KH7Y
Topic: QRV
07/08/13 18:13:56 - Message #1489

Will be QRV at 2130 UTC on 2, 223.5 and 432. Sri we smoked the 1296 at fieldday.

Aloha, Fred


From: K6DYD
Topic: Becons
07/08/13 18:05:30 - Message #1488

144 beacon is 5X7 into San Diego, no 432 as yet.


From: KH7Y
Topic: 2 meter beacon and FieldDay
06/21/13 21:24:00 - Message #1483

We will have the new beacon QRV on Saturday it's new frequency is 144.277. Please spot here or on DX Summit. Also a small crew will be at the site on Saturday for FieldDay and will be QRV on all bands through 1296. We also will be on 20 and 15 CW and SSB using the KH6HME call.

Aloha, Fred and Crew


From: WH6XM
Topic: 2 meter beacon
06/18/13 16:18:33 - Message #1482

Thank you for you hard work on the 2 meter beacon.

73's
Bob


From: N6CA
Topic: new 2m beacon
06/17/13 16:14:41 - Message #1481

Shipped this morning,new KH6HME/b 2m beacon. Made from converting my original transverter.Unit runs 1.2 dB more output power so we don't over drive the Power amp.Frequency = 144.277.3 MHz. I suspect it will drift over time as the xtal ages.Picturs and in for will be up on http://n6ca.com shortly


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/15/13 18:45:11 - Message #1480

TROPO KH6HME/B 432.310 in but weak 519


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/15/13 18:30:46 - Message #1479

Fred:

Chip and I are both measuring 144.2773 MHz for CW zero beat. That appears to be where the xtal wants to naturally operate. It's likely to shift a bit with aging and as time progresses but it should settle around that frequency.

73,
Gary - WA6MEM


From: KH7Y
Topic: ops
06/15/13 08:19:57 - Message #1478

Sorry Gary... getting late out here


From: KH7Y
Topic: 2 meter beacon
06/15/13 08:18:50 - Message #1477

Doug I hope the freq is 144.276.......

Good news we will be watching our mail box...

Aloha, Fred KH7T


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/15/13 02:11:55 - Message #1476

N6CA has the KH6HME 144.277 MHz beacon operating into a vertical from DM03ut. It still has that great sounding chirp!


From: WH6XM
Topic: Contest
06/08/13 20:37:10 - Message #1475

KH7Y still at the beacon site working the frequencies. Worked him on 1.2 GHz, 70cm, 2 meters and 6 meters.

Still no signals heard from west coast.

Bob


From: KH7Y
Topic: QRV at site
06/08/13 02:31:31 - Message #1474

We will be QRV all bands starting around 1800 UTC Saturday and will stay through the weekend (if) the bands open. If not we will leave 0300 UTC Sunday.

Aloha, Fred


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/06/13 23:24:50 - Message #1473

432 & 1296 beacons back in nothing on 50.061


From: WB6DJI
Topic: 50.110 MHz Beaming Hawaii from DM03
06/06/13 21:02:29 - Message #1472

50.110 MHz Beaming Hawaii from DM03


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/06/13 14:56:02 - Message #1471

1296.250 beacon in now ~ s1


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/06/13 14:42:58 - Message #1470

432.310 back in at 1540Z weak so far
61F @ 71% RH at 2000ft.


From: KH7Y
Topic: Will be at the beacon site Thursday
06/06/13 07:58:06 - Message #1469

Please listen 144.200, 223.5 432 and 1296 we will be at the site about 1930 hours and will stay for 4 or 5 hours.

For the VHF contest I will be operating Saturday and will be calling CQ on 144.170 and 144.200 if there is propagation I will move up the bands 223.5 etc.

Aloha Fred KH7Y


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B,s
06/06/13 00:53:39 - Message #1468

TROPO KH6HME/B still in 432.310 & 1296.250


From: WH6XM
Topic: On 2 and 6 meters
06/05/13 17:43:29 - Message #1467

Got your posted reports. Calling and listening on 2 and 6 meters. No signals yet in Hawaii. My station is at sea level in Hilo town.

WH6XM


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/05/13 17:23:08 - Message #1466

1296 beacon is Q5 S5 1296.250 good signal


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/05/13 16:16:05 - Message #1465

KH6HME/B in on TROPO 432.310 ~ S5 55degF @ 95% HUMiDITY fogged in solid at 2000FT.


From: KH7Y
Topic: 432.310 etc.
06/03/13 01:27:30 - Message #1464

Hi Gary, thanks for the report you are number one this year and the first to spot the new beacon frequency .310 Is it close to frequency? I let it run a week and rejusted as needed. Should be close.

As for 2 meters we should have it on in the next few weeks. Chip is close to shipping it after he lets it run a bit before shipping.

6 meters beacon will be QRV this week, looks like I will make a trip up on Thursday. It is about a 5 hour drive round trip for me.

I will post progress here. Also KH7Y will be on for the June contest at the site, will be calling cq on 50.110 and 144.200 if there is tropo will stay till it dies or if no tropo will QRT Saturday night. KH6HME will be active for fieldday from the site and will also be on CW on the HF bands. That is the news for now. keep the posting comming, we feel like the Maytag repairman at this point..

Aloha, Fred


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B into DM03ts
06/02/13 18:57:40 - Message #1463

432.310 MHZ 229 RST

First time this season. No 1296.250 MHz yet.

Is the 50.061 MHZ beacon on too, Fred?


From: KH7Y
Topic: 432 beacon
05/27/13 20:28:22 - Message #1462

Ops, been sitting to long in the chair (WPX contest) That is 432.310 the correct frequency.

Fred


From: KH7Y
Topic: 432 beacn
05/27/13 20:27:11 - Message #1461

431.310 beacon installed yesterday Sunday May 26. So the 1296 and 423 beacons are QRV now. We will keep U posted about 2 meters once it is received from Chip, N6CA.

Aloha, Fred


From: N6RT
Topic: 2011 and earlier tropo reports archived
05/26/13 01:03:19 - Message #1460

In order to make checking this page faster, I have archived all 2011 and earlier tropo reports. They can be accessed via the archive link at the top of the page.

73 de Doug, N6RT


From: WA6MEM
Topic: 1296 beacon
05/11/13 15:48:43 - Message #1459

Ok, Fred.

I'm monitoring the 1296.250 frequency and will let you know if anything starts coming in.

73,
Gary - WA6MEM - DM03ts


From: KH7Y
Topic: Beacon frequency change
05/06/13 19:45:05 - Message #1458

Hi Gary and thanks Bob for answering the question. We are waiting for a crystal for the 432 beacon and Chip N6CA is rebuilding the 2 meter beacon. It should be shipped before the end of May. The only active beacon at this point is 1296.

Once there is a opening and we man the site, we will be QRV on 144.170, 222.100, 432.078 and 1296.25. We will not be transmitting on the new 2 meter or 432 beacon frequencies.

We are also going to move the KH6HME 6 meter beacon on 50.061 to the site and move NH6P 6meter beacon to the sea level site in Pahoa.


From: WH6XM
Topic: Proposed beacon frequencies
05/04/13 18:52:41 - Message #1457

I was informed that the proposed frequencies would be 144.276 and 432.310. Fred estimates the beacons will be on sometime the middle of this month. Fred will inform all when beacons are active.

Historically, a 2 meter repeater (146.760) on the same mountain slope has opened to California during ducting. I would encourage all to try this repeater. It is linked to the whole island and parts of Oahu and Maui. This repeater is open, no tones needed.

I also try to monitor the call frequencies of 144.200 and 432.100 from my house in Hilo town at sea level.

73's to all,
Bob, WH6XM


From: KN4AQ
Topic: HamRadioNow visits KH6HME
05/04/13 16:44:37 - Message #1456

The HamRadioNow video "podcast" got the VIP tour of the beacon from Fred KH7Y. See it at www.HamRadioNow.tv. Thanks, Fred! 73, Gary KN4AQ


From: WA6MEM
Topic: beacon
05/04/13 03:28:49 - Message #1455

Any information about the new frequencies, Fred? When do you expect to have the beacons operational?

73,
Gary - WA6MEM, DM03ts


From: WH6XM
Topic: BEACON UPDATE
04/17/13 20:24:36 - Message #1454

MESSAGE from Fred, KH7Y. The 2 meter and 70cm beacons are off for maintenance and frequency change. Estimated to be turned on sometime the middle of next month.

The 1.2 GHz beacon is still on.

73's
Bob


From: WH6XM
Topic: Monitoring 144.200
04/14/13 03:03:39 - Message #1453

Forecast maps show improvement for ducting from Baja California to Southern California on Sunday. I will be monitoring 144.200 and calling out on that frequency.

Bob


From: KH7Y
Topic: Info you asked for
01/31/13 17:30:03 - Message #1447

Hi Victor, Not much going on out here including 6 meters. Next few months may be interesting, I hope.

The KH6HME call is just about to be assigned to the "california-Pacific ARC. The beacons live on.

email is kh7y@alohabroadband.net

Aloha, Fred


From: K6FV
Topic: Hi Fred
01/25/13 13:33:17 - Message #1446

Sorry I wasn't monitoring this reflector much. Nothing heard of KH6HME/B on 144.17 in Kihei or Kahului--didn't have the opportunity to go up to Haleakala. Am back home. Winter isn't very productive for KH6 to North America tropo, but Bernardo, XE2HWB managed some 2m contacts then in past years. Please send me your e-mail address.

Victor Frank
k6fv@hughes.net


From: KH7Y
Topic: Hi Victor
01/16/13 20:35:59 - Message #1445

Hi Victor, how long are you in Maui for? Do you plan on a visit to the big island. If so I will be glad to pick you up and show you around.

Aloha, Fred


From: K6FV/KH6
Topic: Still on Maui at Kihei
01/11/13 17:37:45 - Message #1444

WH6XM, what is your e-mail address?
Also, what is the 2m SSB activity frequency in the islands?
Only signals heard on my IC-202 are carriers, probably from computers.
Victor Frank, k6fv@hughes.net


From: WH6XM
Topic: Beacons condition
01/10/13 15:37:24 - Message #1443

All beacons are using yagis pointing northeast. 2 meter, 70cm and 1.2 GHz beacons are working fine. I am also calling out on 2 meters from Hilo in the northeast direction. So far no signals heard. Conditions are still poor. 73's


From: K6FV/KH6
Topic: Am on Maui
01/09/13 18:23:22 - Message #1442

in Kihei with an IC202 but haven't heard the 144.17 beacon yet. Lots of noise.


From: KH7Y
Topic: We are waiting for the phone to ring!
10/28/12 04:24:55 - Message #1441

Starting to feel like the Maytag repairman. Getting tired of playing cards ready to Wk U guys.

Aloha, Fred


From: KH7Y
Topic: Beacon site
10/05/12 21:45:15 - Message #1440

Visit to the site on Wed. this week and all is working the 223 beacon is out of service. Still waiting for a opening...

Aloha, Fred


From: NY7C
Topic: Grid CN87AM Portable Site
09/06/12 03:57:04 - Message #1439

I have been looking at the weather maps here this week from Oregon. It looks like the duct could form in the next few days. If so i am thinking about driving up to my portable site in Washington State At CN87AM. The same location i was at last sept 2011 (see my post). If i hear anything i will log on. 73 Dave


From: KH7Y
Topic: work party
09/06/12 02:49:04 - Message #1438

Many thanks Bob, thanks for the help!! We need to get back up soon and make more repairs. I have some new antennas to install as (back-ups) for 6,2,222 and 432. So a work party soon.

Aloha, Fred


From: WH6XM
Topic: 2 meter beacon
09/05/12 06:02:10 - Message #1437

Thanks to Fred (KH7Y), for making the long trip to the beacon site and changing the power supply. The beacon is back to it's normal power level and loud and clear from my QTH. West coast stations and beyond should be able to hear it now.


From: KH7Y
Topic: Beacon site info
09/02/12 08:51:08 - Message #1436

Two meter antennas are fine, 432 and 222 2 inch mast bent by heavy winds antennas looking up 30 degs. Will be at the site Tuesday at 2200 or so to make repairs.

Aloha, Fred


From: KH7Y
Topic: QRV
08/28/12 07:53:36 - Message #1435

We have keys for the site and can make the trip to the site now and work U guys. I check here every few days but can be reached at my email address listed on QRZ.COM.

Aloha, Fred KH7Y


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B into DM03ts
08/16/12 01:34:55 - Message #1434

432.078 MHz 357 RST


no 144.170 MHz beacon being heard.


From: KH7Y
Topic: 2 meter beacon
08/15/12 19:08:26 - Message #1433

2 meter beacon keying is fine. I received a report from KH6LC that it is up and running. We will look into the antenna issue once the family makes the decision around Sept first. I will keep everyone posted.

Aloha, Fred


From: W6ORG
Topic: KH6HME 144.170 beacon
08/15/12 15:47:09 - Message #1432

When we were at the site June 30th, the 2 meter beams were pointed up at about a 10-20 degree angle. That could explain the weaker than normal signal. The mast and guy wires had been blown around and needed some mechanical work.


From: WH6XM
Topic: 2 meter beacon
08/14/12 21:57:31 - Message #1431

Made several signal checks of the beacon from my location and it appears the beacon is not putting out its full power. Will wait till KH7Y has time to locate the problem.


From: AE6EQ
Topic: Hawaii 70CM Beacon in CM95
08/14/12 21:42:26 - Message #1430

I am hearing the 70 CM beacon in Los Osos, CM95
about S1 good copy some QSB.


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
08/14/12 21:33:36 - Message #1429

432.078 & 1296.250 continue Q5 up to S1----S5 at times
"NO" 144.170 beacon not even a carrier.
84F @ 2000ft. 29%RH


From: WH6XM
Topic: 2 meter beacon
08/14/12 20:54:24 - Message #1428

I am still hearing KH6HME's 2 meter beacon from downtown Hilo. Sounds like the beacon is operating okay. Signal level is lower then normal which may be due to propagation. Will continue monitoring.


From: KH7Y
Topic: 2 Mtrs
08/14/12 19:10:37 - Message #1427

Sorry, two meter tx keyer bad, txing carrier now without keying.


From: KH7Y
Topic: KH6HME/B 2 Mtrs.
08/14/12 19:09:08 - Message #1426

Sounds like the keyer has quit working. Two meter tx running 100 percent of the time without a carrier.

I have no access but will know more on Thursday.

Aloha, Fred KH7Y


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
08/14/12 18:29:53 - Message #1425

1296 .250 is now 519 to CM88QL
STILL no 144MHZ beacon


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
08/14/12 15:17:00 - Message #1424

KH6HME beacon 432.078 in Q5 S5 this morning ( only 432)
81F @ 29% RH at 2000ft. DUCT appears very unstable so far


From: N6CA
Topic: Beacon site
08/06/12 16:43:04 - Message #1423

All responsible site parties are in contact and plans are formulating for the future of the site. KH7Y Fred is heading that up. Info will be out in the next few weeks.

73 Chip


From: WH6XM
Topic: KH6HME
07/26/12 07:05:48 - Message #1422

All of Paul's beacons on Mauna Loa Mountain are still on. He also has a 6 meter beacon near the shoreline on the big island of Hawaii that is still on. We are waiting for the family and or attorney to inform us of Paul's wishes concerning all the beacons.

Bob


From: K6FV
Topic: Beacon status?
07/24/12 15:57:27 - Message #1421

Sorry to hear about Paul. Are the KH6HME beacons still on the air? Plans for future?

Victor Frank


From: W6ORG
Topic: Paul
07/18/12 23:53:07 - Message #1420

It was a real shock hearing of Paul's passing. We would meet for lunch when ever we were on the Big Island and had just visited with him June 30th. My wife, Mary Ann, Wb6YSS and I were privileged to scribe our calls on the beacon site door with the sacred nail - the last ones to do so I was told by his good buddy in Hilo, Corky, W6ORS. Paul said that he had been looking for someone to take over the beacon/tropo DX operation but no one has come forth yet. I shot some video of Paul and the site and Gordon West might use some of it to put on Leo LaPorte's twit.tv webcast. We shall miss this great guy.


From: N0JK
Topic: Paul
07/18/12 21:05:21 - Message #1419

KH6HME was an outstanding vhf dxer. I had hoped to visit him in Hawaii. I plan the next wa50 lead to honor him. Watching for the duct in Maui.


From: WA6JBZ
Topic: Paul
07/18/12 19:39:28 - Message #1418

I too will miss Paul, I was one of the hams who was
lucky to have had lunch with Paul in the 80s.
He has always been a inspiration for me in VHF/UHF.
73 Paul, We will all miss you.

Dick


From: WA6MEM
Topic: Paul, KH6HME
07/18/12 03:34:25 - Message #1417

Loosing a friend is always difficult but loosing Paul Lieb, KH6HME, will have a profound affect on the hobby we all enjoy so much. His enthusiasm, dedication, and commitment will be difficult to replicate. Each year I would look forward to hearing those unique sounding beacons announcing “Aloha”. It was always a special day when those signals would find the way to the mainland coast.

Many of us enjoyed the thrill of working KH6 land on VHF and UHF because Paul would take the long, slow, trip up the volcano. I will miss Paul’s excited voice call CQ from the Big Island of Hawaii. Thank you, Paul. You will be missed.


From: N6CA
Topic: Paul
07/17/12 19:09:08 - Message #1416

Paul is with the Lord now. He lived his life by His word as we all saw many times. Hopefully we will all see Paul again.

73 my friend

Chip N6CA


From: K6DYD
Topic: KH6HME
07/17/12 17:09:11 - Message #1415

Talked to Paul many times over the years, he was always ready to "head up the hill" when the band was open.
This is a big loss to the VHF community.
RIP, Paul, we will miss you.


From: WH6XM
Topic: KH6HME
07/17/12 07:40:16 - Message #1414

I was very fortunate to have known Paul. I am very sad to hear of his passing. He was the best human being the ham world could every have.


From: NY7C
Topic: KH6HME
07/17/12 05:45:26 - Message #1413

Paul and i had a nice phone conversation a couple of days before he left for the mainland. We all have lost a dear friend. We will miss you Paul. Dave NY7C


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME
07/17/12 04:02:18 - Message #1412

Sad news, we will miss you Paul.
73's wherever you are.


From: WB6DJI
Topic: Will Miss my Dear Friend Paul KH6HME
07/17/12 00:25:40 - Message #1411

Everytime I would go over to the Big Island, Paul, my Wife and myself would go the in my
4x4 Jeep, go all over the Big Island and a lot
of times go up to the Beacon Site.

My wish One Day was to move to the Big Island
help Paul when the Bands would open.

Will miss him greatly, a great friend indeed

73's my friend but never forgotten.

Mike Aust - WB6DJI
WB6DJI


From: N6ED
Topic: KH6HME SK
07/16/12 23:57:58 - Message #1410

sad news from WB6NOA via SBMS email list states that Paul became sk yesterday.....we have lost a legend.


From: N0JK
Topic: Maui 7-17 - 7-21
07/15/12 15:46:15 - Message #1409

I will be in Maui July 17 - 21. If the duct opens, I may drive up Haleakala to couple in it. There are road "turn outs" with clear shots to W6/W7 between 5,000 - 8,000 feet. QRV 2M & 70 cm SSB/CW.


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B into DM03ts
07/14/12 01:56:10 - Message #1408

144.170 MHz 229 RST


From: KH7Y
Topic: KH6HME
07/12/12 20:17:13 - Message #1407

Hi Everyone, Paul is off the island till the end of July.

Aloha, Fred KH7Y


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/21/12 15:37:08 - Message #1406

KH6HME/B 432.078 ~ 519
48F @ 91%RH heavy marine layer @ 2000ft.


From: K6QXY
Topic: kh6hme/b
06/21/12 14:10:02 - Message #1405

as of 1400Z this morning KH6HME/B 144.170 in ~ 519 nothing else so far


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/19/12 20:25:14 - Message #1404

KH6HME /B just in 144.170 ~ 519


From: N6ED
Topic: WH6XM
06/18/12 19:52:36 - Message #1403

Heavy marine layer in Los Angeles today, keep an ear out here. Would love to add you to the log!


From: WH6XM
Topic: 2 meter ducting
06/18/12 17:57:52 - Message #1402

Calling CQ on 144.200 USB, so far no signals heard


From: K6FV
Topic: KH6HME/B 144.17
06/18/12 16:09:00 - Message #1401

At 1600Z KH6HME is 569 on a handheld IC-202 on 144.17. Temp 51.6, RH 100% @1740' in CM87tl, just about the top of the cloud layer here.


From: K6QXY
Topic: kh6hme
06/18/12 15:20:41 - Message #1400

As of 1520Z KH6HME/B 432.078 is 519


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/18/12 14:53:42 - Message #1399

KH6HME /B 144.170 very strong this morning
Heavy marine layer at 2000ft. 52F @ 94% RH


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/b
06/15/12 18:51:25 - Message #1398

144.170 Is very weak in this moment into DL44uc, 432 not hear beacon


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/14/12 21:18:12 - Message #1397

TROPO to KH6
KH6HME beacon 144.170 in ~ 559


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/08/12 04:38:42 - Message #1396

Beacon 144.170 is RST 519 with QSB into DL44uc


From: N6ED
Topic: K6MIO/KH6 50.110 SSB into DM03
06/02/12 19:21:50 - Message #1395

E's


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
05/23/12 00:52:35 - Message #1394

Bcon. 144 is RST 549 into Dl44uc. No hear 432


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
05/22/12 21:13:13 - Message #1393

Bcon. 144 is RST 439 into DL44uc


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
05/21/12 17:14:44 - Message #1392

This morning the 144 MHz beacon signal was heard with of 559 with QSB


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B into DM03ts
05/21/12 02:05:33 - Message #1391

144.170 MHz 589 RST
432.078 MHz 459 RST
1296.250 MHz 369 RST


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/
05/20/12 21:42:47 - Message #1390

144 MHz beacon is heard with very weak signals, all day has been heard with QSB


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B into DM03ts
05/20/12 18:18:16 - Message #1389

144.170 MHz 359 RST


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
05/20/12 18:00:16 - Message #1388

In and out 144 MHz beacon


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
05/20/12 14:43:15 - Message #1387

This morning listening to the 144 MHz beacon signal with a 528 with QSB.
Still can not get heard on 432 MHz.


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
05/20/12 04:13:35 - Message #1386

Now 144 Beacon is RST 539


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
05/20/12 03:19:44 - Message #1385

Start listening again 144 MHz beacon, with very weak signals


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
05/19/12 01:09:24 - Message #1384

I begin to hear 144 MHz beacon with QSB, with maximum signal 539.


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
05/18/12 06:10:46 - Message #1383

still hear the 144 MHz beacon with QSB


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
05/18/12 02:03:42 - Message #1382

144.170 Beacon 517 into DL44uc


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
12/28/11 19:46:15 - Message #1381

LATE POST KH6HME/B 144, 432, & 1296 in yesterday ~ 1630z in all day till ~ 0100Z
!296.250 up to 529 at timws


From: WH6XM
Topic: 144.200
09/24/11 02:38:20 - Message #1380

I live a few miles from KH6HME beacon in Hilo town. Calling out on 144.200 USB. So far nothing heard from West Coast.


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B into DM03ts
09/24/11 01:39:28 - Message #1379

144.170 MHz RST


From: N6GYR
Topic: 2 meters
09/24/11 00:31:15 - Message #1378

Heard the tell tale chirpy CW signal on 144.167 or there abouts. Around 2000z from Pillar Point, CA on a HT.


From: W7KKE
Topic: KH6HME/B 70cm into CN75xa
09/10/11 18:56:53 - Message #1377

The KH6HME/B 70 cm beacon is just starting to become audible in CN75xa. Using 432.078.54 (CW) puts the chirpy beacon at 1150 Hz on the waterfall.

The 2m beacon has taken some deep fades, but is now audible again. Interestingly, the two beacons fade and peak at different times.


From: W7KKE
Topic: KH6HME/B into CN75
09/10/11 18:34:05 - Message #1376

Again hearing the 2 meter beacon in CN75xa. About S-1 or 2 above the noise. Nil on the 432 and 1296 beacons.


From: KC7I
Topic: 144 beacon heard
09/10/11 05:03:43 - Message #1375

I'm hearing the 144.170 beacon here in CN84px in the foothills of the Cascades. A first for me!


From: W7KKE
Topic: KH6HME/B 70cm
09/10/11 04:43:52 - Message #1374

Hearing the beacon in CN75xa at 432.07854 (CW), which puts the trace at 1300 Hz on the waterfall. Sig is about S1 and building. 2m bcn is now about S2 here.


From: NY7C/7
Topic: kh6hme into cn87
09/10/11 04:27:46 - Message #1373

Just arrived back to the portland area after operating portable in cn87 grid 8 miles north of quinalt lake at 2495 ft elevation.Distance from paul KH6HME over 2600 miles.Paul and i were looking to contact on 222mhz for a new record But only heard his 2meter signals in the noise no 222mhz arrived 9-9 600 am local left 1200 noon.same day we will try again soon thanks paul dave NY7C


From: W7KKE
Topic: KH6HME/B into CN75
09/10/11 03:53:00 - Message #1372

The 2m beacon just appeared in CN75xa and is now a good S-2. My elevation is 90', lots of fog on the beach, temp 52 deg / RH 87%. Sure nice to hear it in again! Nil on 432 and the 1296 transverter still stabilizing.


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME
09/10/11 03:47:29 - Message #1371

1296.250 is 539


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
09/10/11 03:45:16 - Message #1370

432.078 559


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
09/10/11 03:43:24 - Message #1369

PAUL has left and beacon is back on 144.170
559 @ o 0342Z
78F @ 43% RH at 2000ft.


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME
09/09/11 23:20:17 - Message #1368

PAUL in on the VOLCANO 144.170 SSB looking for Q,S


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
09/09/11 17:23:59 - Message #1367

432.078 now ~ 519
1296.250 ~ 419 ( with QSB)


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
09/09/11 17:23:58 - Message #1366

432.078 now ~ 519
1296.250 ~ 419 ( with QSB)


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
09/09/11 16:00:15 - Message #1365

144.170 beacon in but weak ~ 519 with QSB.


From: K6DYD
Topic: KH6HME/B
09/08/11 15:29:23 - Message #1364

144 being heard weak in DM12, S1-2, no 432.


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
09/04/11 16:36:40 - Message #1363

KH6HME/B 144.170 still in as of 1600Z ~ 519


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
09/03/11 19:07:12 - Message #1362

144.170 beacon in weakly ~ 519
82F @ 40% RH at 2000ft.


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
09/02/11 03:01:43 - Message #1361

144.170 in but not too strong @ 0300Z


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
08/23/11 15:03:09 - Message #1360

144.170 in @ 1500Z but weak Q5 S1
Very warm 76F @ 38% RH


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
08/23/11 05:11:55 - Message #1359

1296 beacon is Q5 S1 @ 0510Z
71deg F @ 50% Rh @ 2000 ft ASL


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
08/23/11 05:06:56 - Message #1358

@0500Z 144 & 432 beacons are Q5 S1----------S5 Will check 1296 soon


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
08/03/11 05:22:53 - Message #1357

144 Bcon is 518 into DL44uc


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B into DM03ts
07/27/11 03:52:02 - Message #1356

144.170 MHz 459 RST
432.078 MHz 339 RST


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B into DM03ts
07/27/11 01:27:36 - Message #1355

144.170 MHz 459 RST


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B into DM03ts
07/27/11 01:27:28 - Message #1354

144.170 MHz 459 RST


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B into DM03ts
07/26/11 04:39:34 - Message #1353

144.170 MHz 589 RST
432.078 MHz 459 RST
1298.250 MHz. 349 RST


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B into DM03ts
07/26/11 04:11:52 - Message #1352

144.170 MHz 589 RST
1296.250 MHz 359 RST

No 432. Is it off the air?


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B into DM03ts
07/26/11 03:29:53 - Message #1351

144.170 MHz 569 RST


From: K6DYD
Topic: KH6HME/B into DM12
07/25/11 16:25:46 - Message #1350

144 is running S2, no 432.


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
07/14/11 06:28:58 - Message #1349

Beacon 144 listening right now with very low signals and QSB


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B into DM03ts
07/08/11 20:14:49 - Message #1348

144.170 MHz 339 RST


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B into DM03ts
07/08/11 05:53:59 - Message #1347

144.170 589 RST
432.078 469 RST
1296.250 359 RST


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B into DM03ts
07/08/11 05:13:46 - Message #1346

144.170 MHz 579 RST


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B into DM03ts
07/07/11 23:56:08 - Message #1344

144.70 MHz 599 RST
432.078 MHz 579 RST
1296.250 MHz 459 RST

The 432.078 MHz beacon ID seems to have gone bad. It's only sending gibrish.


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B into DM03ts
07/07/11 23:06:55 - Message #1343

144.170 MHz 589 RST
432.078 MHz 459 RST


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/ B into DM03ts
07/06/11 04:39:07 - Message #1342

432.078 MHz 449 RST
1296.250 MHz 359 RST


From: N6EV
Topic: KH6HME/B in DM03
07/06/11 03:49:23 - Message #1341

Hearing beacon strong now in DM03tv. 144.170 539


From: K6QXY
Topic: kh6hme/b,S
07/05/11 23:53:27 - Message #1340

kh6hme BEACONS IN AT 2000z TODAY
!44= 559
432= 559
1296 = 519 ( NICE SIGNAL)
87f @ 37% rh @ 2000FT asl


From: W6ORG
Topic: KH6HME 144.170 beacon DM04xc
07/05/11 21:56:04 - Message #1339

144.170 beacon 599 in Arcadia so it is ducting over the low hills in Monterey Park. 2:50PM local.


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B into DM03ts
07/05/11 20:40:54 - Message #1338

144.170 MHz 599 RST
432.078 MHz 569 RST
1296.250 MHz 359 RST


From: K6DYD
Topic: KH6HME/B into DM12
07/05/11 18:19:25 - Message #1337

144 running 459, 432 359, good amount of QSB.


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B into DM03ts
07/05/11 17:35:09 - Message #1336

144.170 MHz 579
432.078 MHz 459
1296.250 MHz 339 QSB


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B into DM03ts
07/05/11 15:36:55 - Message #1335

144.170 MHz 599 RST
470.078 MHz 459 RST
1296.250 MHz 349 RST


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B into DM03ts
07/05/11 15:02:54 - Message #1334

144.170 MHz 459 RST
432.078 MHz 339 RST


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B into DM03ts
07/05/11 04:25:34 - Message #1333

144.170 MHz 599 RST


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B into DM03ts
07/05/11 04:25:34 - Message #1332

144.170 MHz 599 RST


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B into DM03ts
07/05/11 03:26:20 - Message #1331

144.170 MHz 569 RST


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B into DM03ts
07/05/11 00:11:47 - Message #1330

144.170 Mhz 599 RST


From: K6QXY
Topic: kh6hme/b
07/04/11 19:04:06 - Message #1329

144.170 in now ~ 519 nothing else


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B into DM03ts
07/04/11 18:43:44 - Message #1328

144.170 NHz 459 RST
432.078 MHz 449 RST


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B into DM03ts
07/04/11 18:06:33 - Message #1327

144.170 MHz 599 RST
no 432


From: K6DYD
Topic: 144.170
07/04/11 16:52:51 - Message #1326

144 is 359, no 432.


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B into DM03ts
07/04/11 14:38:27 - Message #1325

144.170 MHz 459 RST
432.078 MHz 349 RST


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B into DM03ts
07/04/11 13:53:41 - Message #1324

144.170 MHz 359 RST


From: VP9GE
Topic: W3DOG/BCN
06/19/11 18:59:10 - Message #1323

hrd all afternoon - 589 with QSB.
Ed


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/12/11 05:03:56 - Message #1322

Beacon 144.170 is 539 into DL44uc


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/11/11 01:09:37 - Message #1321

Beacon 144.170 this afternoon the signal is 549


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/10/11 05:32:34 - Message #1320

listen again tonight beacon 144,170, with signal of 529


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/09/11 15:43:34 - Message #1319

Now the Bcon 144.170 is very weak into DL44uc


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B,S
06/09/11 14:53:45 - Message #1318

AT 1450Z KH6HME/B all in 144 ~ S5
432 ~ s3
1296 ~ S1
432 beacon has a keyer problem sending jibish
68F @ 66% RH @ 2000ft ASL


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/09/11 04:14:09 - Message #1317

144, 432, & 1296 beacons all in


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
05/28/11 02:59:30 - Message #1316

Bcon 144 is now 529


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
05/28/11 01:35:09 - Message #1315

Beacon 144.170 is very weack into DL44uc


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
05/26/11 04:19:46 - Message #1314

144 Beacon is 529 into DL44uc


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
04/05/11 15:04:22 - Message #1313

4/5 KH6HME beacons in @ 0206Z 144, 432, & 1296 all Q5 S1---s9 stayed in till ~ 0300Z


From: AF6JC
Topic: 144170 beacon Q5 in dm12mr
01/25/11 07:04:19 - Message #1312

heard beacon for about 10 mins.at 2315 local time
1-24-11


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B into DM03ts
09/14/10 00:49:55 - Message #1311

144.170 MHz 459 RST


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B in DM03ts
09/13/10 00:00:58 - Message #1310

144.170 MHz 349 RST


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B in DM03ts
09/05/10 23:26:09 - Message #1309

144.170 MHz 359 RST


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B in DM03ts
09/05/10 19:16:22 - Message #1308

144.170 359 RST


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B,s
08/26/10 16:05:27 - Message #1307

All beacons are gone. Real change in weather heavy marine layer in up to 2000ft.
at 9AM 59F @ 86%RH fog just lifted.


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
08/25/10 19:06:04 - Message #1306

432.078 is now 519 144.170 is 559 I will check 1296 in a bit.


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
08/25/10 18:14:00 - Message #1305

KH6HME B 144.170 is just in to CM88QL 519
Very HOT 98F @ 21% RH @ 2000ft. ASL


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B into DM03ts
08/25/10 02:02:54 - Message #1304

144.170 MHz 569 RST


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B in DM03ts
08/24/10 03:00:59 - Message #1303

144.170 MHz 569 RST


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B in DM03ts
08/23/10 04:59:49 - Message #1302

144.170 MHz 579 RST


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B in DM03ts
08/23/10 02:46:40 - Message #1301

144.170 MHz 339 RST Just above the noise.


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B in DM03ts
08/22/10 01:49:36 - Message #1300

144.170 MHz 349 RST


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B into DM03ts
08/20/10 05:15:40 - Message #1299

144.170 MHz 479 RST


From: K6FV
Topic: Clarification
08/20/10 03:23:44 - Message #1298

I should have added the word aloft to the sentence about warm dry air. It's that warm dry air on top of the (cold & moist) marine air that makes this ducting possible. The temperature below is largely determined by the sea surface temperature. Relative humidity is close to 100%. I note that as you go south (Vandenberg and San Diego) that the air on top is more moist than at Oakland.
Caveat--conclusions are based on coastal land stations. Conditions may be much more favorable for ducting hundreds of km off the coast.


From: K6FV
Topic: Meteorological data
08/20/10 03:11:48 - Message #1297

0230Z KH6HME 144.17 down to 569.
00Z data
OAKland vy strong humidity lapse @945mb = 600m
Vandenberg strong " " 955mb = 418m
NKX (San Diego) unimpressivec ~980mb = 270m
LaPaz unimpressive
Hilo 2 possible @ 1650m and 2794m (first most likely)
Lihue 2 possible around 2134m and 2385m
Salem strong lapse @1030m
Note that the warm dry air pattern that was south of us (SF) has moved north. Also note that the inversion height at the coast drops with decreasing latitude.
Coastal Marine traffic. I noted one ship almost to 130deg W long. While less than 1/4 the way to Hawaii, it would be nice if some of these ships could/would carry radio amateurs interested in VHF. There's a lot of wet grid squares out there that could be worked.


From: K6FV
Topic: 144.17 into SF bay area
08/20/10 01:41:24 - Message #1296

At 0125Z (20 August) KH6HME/B 144.17 was 579.
NIL on 222.1, 432.078, or 1296
At 1740', T=64.5F, RH=71%, P=945.7 mb
Wind less than 2 knots from W and SW.
High temperature today was 69.8F.
Yippee! Maybe my tomato plants will set some fruit, and plums will ripen.


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B in DM03ts
08/20/10 01:30:32 - Message #1295

144.170 MHz 359 RST


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
08/19/10 23:10:34 - Message #1294

1296.250 is now 519 but much QSB


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
08/19/10 22:39:11 - Message #1293

144.170 is 579 432.078 is 519 Will check 1296 in a few minutes.
83F @ 37% RH @ 2000ft ASL.
Very pronounsed inversion looking out over PACIFIC


From: K6DYD
Topic: BEAKON
08/19/10 16:06:26 - Message #1292

144 is 569, 432 is 539 into DM 12 San Diego, best that I have heard this season.


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B in DM03ts
08/19/10 04:13:35 - Message #1291

144.170 MHz 359 RST


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B in DM03ts
08/19/10 00:55:48 - Message #1290

144.170 MHz 359 RST


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B in DM03ts
08/18/10 03:52:43 - Message #1289

144.170 MHz 579 RST
432.078 MHz 459 RST


From: WA6MEMW
Topic: KH6HME/B in DM03ts
08/18/10 00:31:07 - Message #1288

144.170 MHz 479 RST


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B in DM03ts
08/17/10 02:09:07 - Message #1287

144.170 MHz 569 RST
432.078 MHz 349 RST


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B into DM03ts
08/17/10 00:18:15 - Message #1286

144.170 MHz 459 RST


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B in DM03ts
08/16/10 01:55:08 - Message #1285

144.170 MHz 359 RST


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME
08/15/10 07:41:49 - Message #1284

Beacon 144 is very weak wick QSB


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME
08/14/10 04:54:09 - Message #1283

Beacon 144 is 419 with QSB


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B into DM03ts
08/11/10 04:14:01 - Message #1282

144.170 MHz 579 RST


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/b
08/08/10 04:11:09 - Message #1281

Beacon 144 now 569


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/b
08/08/10 02:06:39 - Message #1280

Beacon 144 now is 519


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/b
08/08/10 01:52:22 - Message #1279

Beacon 144 is very weak in this moment


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B into DM03ts
08/06/10 03:04:00 - Message #1278

144.170 MHz 459 RST


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B into DM03ts
08/05/10 03:57:33 - Message #1277

144.170 MHz 359 RSt

Very strong radar on 432.078 MHz tonight. Pave Paws from Beal AFB?


From: KI6RRQ
Topic: 2,500 mile 2 meter SSB QSO
08/02/10 19:07:18 - Message #1276

Thanks Paul-KH6HME, for the QSO on 144.171 on Thurs July 29th, 2010 @ 7:30 PM local time (UTC 30-07-10 0230) I used a 3 element Arrow Yagi, hand held, 50 watts, recieved you 58 got 54 from you. DM13JC to BK29KQ.


From: K7EZ/6
Topic: Tropo report
08/02/10 03:47:55 - Message #1275

Have not heard beacon for 36 hrs. Tonite it is 529.
DM04dk.
Marine layer right along coastline.
Santa Barbara, CA


From: N6XQ
Topic: 2m beacon
08/01/10 18:23:13 - Message #1274

Early this morning no signal
1000 CA time starting squeaking in
now 1130 CA time, building up...Q5 S1+

San Diego 8 el


From: W6OYJ
Topic: KH6HME/B
07/31/10 23:41:22 - Message #1273

The 2 meter beacon seems steady this afternoon about S2-S3. Location San Diego altitude 350 ft.


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B,s
07/31/10 20:14:41 - Message #1272

As of this morning "NO" kh6 beacons present up here in CM88QL
Strong on shore wind and very little FOG.
@ 2000z 74deg @ 51% RH


From: N6XQ
Topic: 2m BCN this morning
07/31/10 15:51:43 - Message #1271

It's 0845 California time.
The 2m beacon is in nice and steady S1 this morning

Jack N6XQ San Diego


From: M6KTH
Topic: R5 now
07/31/10 02:14:12 - Message #1270

539


From: N6KTH
Topic: hear beacon 219
07/31/10 02:00:35 - Message #1269

With QSB


From: WB6DJI
Topic: KH6HME is at top the Volcano now ! 144.170MHz USB
07/31/10 01:14:57 - Message #1268

Paul KH6HME just got to the top of the Volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii Grid BK29!
Just Worked Paul 10minutes ago, KH6HME on 144.170 USB 5:55 PST 7-31-2010
His signal was 559 to 579.
My station here is
30watts at 300feet ASL. My Antenna is 7 element M2 beam about 20 feet off the ground.
Mike WB6DJI DM03
Worked Paul the last 4 days in a row on 144.170 MHz
Los Angeles Area along the coast


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B in DM03ts
07/31/10 00:22:31 - Message #1267

144.170 MHz 589 RST
432.078 MHz 339 RST


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
07/30/10 14:52:42 - Message #1266

As of ~1500Z this morning NO beacons in
71deg F @44%RH Fog is at about 700ft. level
much warmer and less fog than past several days


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME
07/30/10 05:23:03 - Message #1265

Bcon. 144 is very weak in this moment


From: N6CA
Topic: 10 GHz to KH6
07/30/10 04:53:16 - Message #1264

ran with Paul on 10 GHz.. 4 hours of key down 100KW erp carrier alternating 20 min sending... no sigs received.. 1296 beacon, qsb to 10 db S/N entire time. Inversion still not sharply defined and low enough for higher freq microwaves... tomorrow..fingers crossed


From: N6KTH
Topic: KH6HME
07/30/10 04:41:25 - Message #1263

Worked him about 04:15 UTC. A first for me!


From: N6ED
Topic: KH6HME into DM03
07/30/10 04:39:23 - Message #1262

Had good QSO w/ Paul @0405UTC, sigs 5-1 to 5-5 with QSB.
Antenna M2 2M5WL @100ft and 1KW. QTH approx 1.5 miles from coast in Redondo Beach.


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME
07/30/10 02:40:32 - Message #1261

I copy Paul SSB 51 QSO con CA station


From: K5FV
Topic: RAOB report
07/30/10 01:59:37 - Message #1260

By way of reference, 950 mb is about this altitude (1740'), 1013 mb about sea level, and 850 mb about 5000'.
12Z OAK vy good looking, sharp humidity drop @935mb
(30)00Z not so good drops @925 mb @ 870 mb (perhaps due to horizontal movement of balloon; e.g. may not be representative of either condx directly over Oakland or off the coast.
San Diego (NKX) showed dual drops at 900 and 870 mb at 12Z and one at 930 mb at (30)00Z.
Present WX here 64.5F 72%RH 950.1 mb at 1740'


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B in DM03ts
07/30/10 01:35:32 - Message #1259

Paul 599 + 10 dB on `44.`70 MHz
432.078 589 RST
1296.250 MHz 479 RST


From: K6FV
Topic: KH6HME 144.17 down
07/30/10 01:25:56 - Message #1258

At 2300Z (29Jul) KH6HME 144.17 57 wkg S.CA
At 2358Z 45
At 0110Z NIL
Also NIL 222.1, 432.078, & 1296.25


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME
07/30/10 01:24:27 - Message #1257

PAUL is very strong now 5X9++
432/b is 559 1296/b is 519


From: K7EZ/6
Topic: Tropo report
07/29/10 22:45:09 - Message #1256

Just worked Paul with 59+ signals.
50 watts to 13 elements.
100 ft above sea level in Santa Barbara, CA
DM04dk


From: K7EZ/6
Topic: Tropo report
07/29/10 21:54:02 - Message #1255

2 meter beacon 59+
DM04dk


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B,s
07/29/10 20:47:24 - Message #1254

144.170 599 432.078 519
1296.250 519
All beacons back in strong.
77deg F @ 47%RH @ 2000ft. ASL


From: K6DYD
Topic: Beacon
07/29/10 18:42:17 - Message #1253

144 beacon is 5-5 into DM12, no 432.


From: N6RMJ
Topic: HAWAII 2M BEACON
07/29/10 17:46:40 - Message #1252

THE 2M BEACON ID SOLID S5-S6 NO FADING NO QSB
DM14CP


From: W6OYJ
Topic: KH6HME
07/29/10 16:58:40 - Message #1251

144 beacon barely discernable

Location in San Diego 350 ft ASL but 800 ft Mt Soledad two miles away in direct path to Hawaii.


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME
07/29/10 16:46:33 - Message #1250

previous report is 144 beacon


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME
07/29/10 15:55:52 - Message #1249

Bcon. is RST 519 in this moment


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
07/29/10 15:18:47 - Message #1248

144.170 is ~ 519 NO 432 or 1296 beacons.
68degF @ 57%RH FOG is at about 1000ft level
Much warmer this morning.
1296.250 was up to 559 last night and still in at 11PM.


From: WB6DJI
Topic: 144.170 RST 579 @ DM03 @ 300ft ASL
07/29/10 13:59:18 - Message #1247

144.170 beacon RST 579 into DM03 @ 300ft ASL
432 beacon 479 RST
Heard beacon loudest in evening and early morning
( from 12:30am to 5am PST 10-29-2010 signals were down but came up significantly this morning )


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME
07/29/10 13:54:01 - Message #1246

Beacon 144 is very weak into DL44uc


From: N6RMJ
Topic: 2m beacon
07/29/10 05:55:25 - Message #1245

hearing only the 2m beacon in DM14cp in the high desert peaking s9


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B into DM03ts
07/29/10 05:07:43 - Message #1244

144.170 MHz 589 RST
432.078 MHz 479 RST

QTH 1200 ft ASL, Temp 57 deg F, Humidity 78% Sky clear with stratus tops 200 ft below QTH


From: K6FV
Topic: 00Z radiosonde obs
07/29/10 04:45:14 - Message #1243

At 00Z 29 July
OAKland's was not impressive, but Hilo's was, with cloud tops at 1864m (6115 ft) (with a duct extending above and below this height.


From: K6FV
Topic: KH6HME 144.17 (late report)
07/29/10 04:13:57 - Message #1242

Sorry for this being late, had computer troubles. KH6HME 144.17 579 @ 0200Z at CM87tl 1740' where the temperature was 61.1 and RH 76%. NIL on 222, 432, or 1296. During a walk down the hill I carried an IC202 and 144.17 was up to 599 around 0215Z (mostly due to fading rather than height-gain.


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B into DM03ts
07/29/10 03:40:10 - Message #1241

144.170 MHz 599 + RST
432.078 MHz 569 RST
1296.250 MHZ 349 RST


From: AF6RR
Topic: kh6hme/b 559c at Stanford U
07/29/10 02:54:12 - Message #1240

currently hearing the 144.170 beacon 559c at the W6YX station in cm87wj.


From: K6HLH
Topic: KH6HME/B
07/29/10 02:44:05 - Message #1239

144 MHz beacon 30 db out of the noise


From: W6OYJ
Topic: KH6HME/B
07/29/10 02:02:33 - Message #1238

Signals fading, now RST 229 in San Diego.


From: W6OYJ
Topic: KH6HME/B
07/29/10 01:52:03 - Message #1237

144.170 beacon S3-S5 in San Diego. Not as strong as last evening.


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
07/28/10 23:44:52 - Message #1236

all beacons back in strong.
144.170 S9+10db
432.078 559
1296.250 519--559 in solid
70degF @ 49% RM @ 2000ft. ASL No fog finally


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
07/28/10 19:47:11 - Message #1235

144 beacon is S9 432 is 519 ( but seems weaker than yesterday)1296 is gone
Looks like DUCT is starting to break up


From: N6CA
Topic: KH6
07/28/10 04:54:49 - Message #1234

Paul was doing better tonight..several hours...s1 to S6... temp dropped to 57 when I left the hill..gezzzzz No 1296 at all.


From: K6FV
Topic: KH6HME readable on SSB
07/28/10 02:44:48 - Message #1233

At 0212Z (July 28th) Paul was 56 on 144.170
Nothing was heard on 222.1, 432.078, or 1296.250
Temperature 50.7, RH 88%
RAOB for 00Z
OAKland top of duct near 775m, not saturated.
Hilo top of duct near 1784m
Moisture is dropping less fast than on previous nite, but these are only two end points of the path and what is happening in the middle is the most important.


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME
07/28/10 01:55:27 - Message #1232

PAUL is S9+30db on 144.170
432.078 beacon 559
1296.250 beacon 519-----559
Finally fog broke Very well defined layers looking WEST.


From: K7EZ/6
Topic: Tropo report
07/28/10 01:16:21 - Message #1231

Just worked paul. weak signals but Q5. Getting stronger.
50 watts out to 13 elements about 100 ft above sea level.
DM04dk, Santa Barbara, CA


From: WB6DJI
Topic: KH6HME - WB6DJI QSO 144.170MHz SSB
07/28/10 00:42:41 - Message #1230

Work Paul KH6HME in Hawaii BK29 to DM03 Southern California.
1100 watts Power output
Shack has single M2 17 element yagi at 100ft.
Model 2M5WL
RST 559
Great propagation today on 144.170


From: WB6DJI
Topic: Just worked Paul
07/28/10 00:36:00 - Message #1229

2m 144.170 1100 watts, 2 Msquared yagis from Redondo Beach. RST 559


From: WB6DJI
Topic: Great Propagation Forecasts Hawaii to Mainland
07/27/10 23:00:38 - Message #1228

See Hepburn Maps
http://www.dxinfocentre.com/tropo_wam.html
super conditions from California/Mecico to
Hawaii, should get intense by Friday and Saturday.


From: N6CA
Topic: 2m bcn
07/27/10 18:33:27 - Message #1227

Mike WB6DJI hearing 2m beacon well near coast...not strong. Paul leaving for volcano in one hour


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
07/27/10 18:16:05 - Message #1226

2 meter beacon S9++++++++ 432 beacon 559
1296.250 559 solid !!!!!!!!!!!
Tremendous conditions up NORTH.


From: K6FV
Topic: KH6HME in
07/27/10 18:12:09 - Message #1225

Finally, after reading reports from XE2 to K6QXY and hearing nothing here.
KH6HME 144.17 569 at 1743Z at 530m altitude where it is 51 deg F at 83% relative humidity (it has warmed and dried a bit).
RAOB reports from 1200Z
Oakland cloud top 808m
Hilo cloud top 1920m
Good drop in humidity with height both locations.
NIL 432 or 1296.


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
07/27/10 16:46:09 - Message #1224

2 meter beacon is S9+++++++++ 432 is 519 Will check 1296 later.
51deg F @ 95% RH HEAVY MARINE layer at 2000ft. ASL


From: N6CA
Topic: KH6HME
07/27/10 04:28:49 - Message #1223

had a nice hour+ long chat with Paul on 144.170.....S2 to S5 but stable


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME QSO
07/27/10 02:10:17 - Message #1222

Just worked Paul on 144.170 USB. 57 RST


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME
07/26/10 23:55:43 - Message #1221

PAUL is at beacon site 5X9++ on 144.170
432 beacon still 559
1296 beacon 519---559


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
07/26/10 19:27:41 - Message #1220

144.170 559 432.078 559
1296.250 519
PAUL is leaving now for BEACON SITE should be QRV on 2 meters by 2130Z today


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME
07/26/10 16:04:54 - Message #1219

All night I hear the beacon 144 MHz, with signs of 519-579. At this time its signal is 419


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
07/26/10 15:52:38 - Message #1218

144.170 is 519 this morning
heavy MARINE LAYER up to 2000ft. ASL
49F @ 94%RH
No other beacons hrd yet


From: K7EZ/6
Topic: Tropo report
07/26/10 05:38:10 - Message #1217

144.17 beacon now 519.


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME
07/26/10 05:03:55 - Message #1216

I have two hours listening to the 144 MHz beacon, with signal 419 with QSB.
and first time I hear the beacon 432 very very weak


From: K7EZ
Topic: Tropo report
07/26/10 04:14:54 - Message #1215

Beacon is 579 on 144.170 at 0414.
DM03 100 ft abs


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B in DM03ts
07/26/10 03:16:14 - Message #1214

144.170 MHz 599 RST
432.078 MHz 459 RST
1296.250 MHz 369 RST


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B in DM03ts
07/26/10 02:54:58 - Message #1213

144.170 459 RST
432.078 459 RST


From: KO6RS
Topic: KH6HME/B 2m
07/25/10 20:03:30 - Message #1212

2m Beacon is 519 here in CM96. 73 Dave


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
07/25/10 19:58:51 - Message #1211

KH6HME/B 1296.250 is now 559!!!!!!!!!
2 meter beacon is weak 519 432 beacon is ~ 519


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
07/25/10 18:21:38 - Message #1210

KH6HME/B 144.170 back in 559
76F @ 40%RH @ 2000ft. ASL


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B in DM03ts
07/25/10 14:53:45 - Message #1209

144.170 MHz 459 RST


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME
07/25/10 14:53:13 - Message #1208

This morning the 144 beacon is 419 with QSB


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME
07/25/10 08:14:14 - Message #1207

Bcon 144 is 439 with QSB


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B into DM03ts
07/25/10 04:09:48 - Message #1206

144.170 MHz 479 RST


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B into DM03ts
07/25/10 01:08:46 - Message #1205

144.170 MHz 359 RST


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME
07/24/10 19:17:36 - Message #1204

Bcon 144 is very weak in this moment


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
07/24/10 17:09:42 - Message #1203

144.170 continues but not very strong 519
Nothing above 144 yet


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B in DM03ts
07/24/10 03:55:02 - Message #1202

144.170 MHZ 599 RST
432.170 MHz 479 RST


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME
07/24/10 03:41:49 - Message #1201

Beacon 144 signal 539 into DL44uc


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B in DM03ts
07/23/10 23:20:57 - Message #1200

144.170 MHz 599 RST
432.078 MHz 349 RST


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B in DM03ts
07/23/10 22:56:59 - Message #1199

144.170 MHz 579 RST

QTH 1200 ASL. Temp is 75 deg F


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
07/23/10 17:04:55 - Message #1198

1 44 beacon just in 519--559
84deg F @ 42%Rh @ 2000FT.


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B in DM03ts
07/11/10 01:15:53 - Message #1197

KH6HME/B 144.170 MHz 359 RST


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B in DM03ts
07/10/10 21:41:23 - Message #1196

KH6HME/B 144.170 MHz 479 RST


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B in DM03ts
07/10/10 14:16:25 - Message #1195

KH6HME/B 144.170 MHz 349 RST

No 432 or 1296


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/ B into DM03ts
07/10/10 04:15:31 - Message #1194

KH6HME/B 144.170 MHz 469 RST
KH6HME/B 432.078 MHz 350 RST

No 1296 MHz


From: K6FV
Topic: 144.17 still in, NIL on 222.1 or 432.08
07/10/10 02:12:35 - Message #1193

Topic says it all, NIL on 222 or 432 (or 1296 for that matter) de K6FV


From: K6FV
Topic: KH6HME in to CM87
07/10/10 01:40:45 - Message #1192

7/10/2010 0115Z KH6HME/B 144.17 579 on an IC-202 with internal whip antenna (oriented horizontally)
at CM87tl at 1740' elevation.


From: FR5DN
Topic: Equipment
07/03/10 20:50:12 - Message #1191

Hi Jerry. Yes I know about the Hepburn pages, tks.
So far not such strong opening here. Waiting for it.
I know it's a report page, so i don't want to overload it.
But we follow your activity. GL on 10Ghz attempt!
Vy73 - Phil


From: K6DYD
Topic: EQUIPMENT
07/03/10 16:50:40 - Message #1190

I am using an M-squared 18XXX at forty feet with a clear shot to the West and ocean. 200 watts on SSB.
My best contact was with my handheld radio running one watt and a whip antenna on FM through a repeater in Hawaii, 2500 miles each way.
When the duct is working, it doesn't take much power.
Paul in Hawaii now has a 10GHz radio and our goal is to work him on that band.
Do you have the website for the Hepburn tropo forcasts?
Jerry, San Diego, CA


From: FR5DN
Topic: XE2HWB setup
07/03/10 12:15:39 - Message #1189

Hi, I'm FR5DN Phil. We are working also on tropoducting on our area. I simply would like to know what is your setup on 2m please, just to compare things from here? Here i currently use a single 17el F9FT with 140w max, and usually qso ZS with 70w most of the time. The path is also sea path here. Max distance we worked is some 3205km.
Tropoducting is really exciting... Enjoy.
Vy73 - Phil


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME
07/03/10 07:04:15 - Message #1188

Bcon. 144 is 579 in the moment


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME
07/03/10 04:23:12 - Message #1187

Bcon. 144 is 539 in this moment


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME
07/03/10 03:59:35 - Message #1186

Beacon 144 is very weak into DL44uc


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME
06/25/10 07:11:47 - Message #1185

Bcon 144, It has remained with signals of 519 until now.


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME
06/25/10 01:51:40 - Message #1184

Bcon. 144 signal now is 559 with QSB


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME
06/24/10 23:31:07 - Message #1183

Bcon. 144 is 519 with QSB


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME
06/24/10 20:21:54 - Message #1182

KH6HME Paul, thanks for the QSO today, signal 55 with QSB. KH7Y thanks Fred,73´s.


From: WB6DJI
Topic: 144.170 Beacon heard in DM03-see GOES West Cloud Pattern
06/24/10 15:54:52 - Message #1181

http://weather.unisys.com/satellite/sat_wv_west.html

Cloud Pattern forming between Hawaii to Southern California ( Hear Beacon 579 DM03 )


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME
06/24/10 15:51:31 - Message #1180

This morning the 144 beacon is 559


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/24/10 05:12:29 - Message #1179

KH6HME/B 144.170 MHz 579 RST into DM03ts at 0508Z

KH6HME/B 432.078 MHz 459 RST into DM03ts at 0508Z

No 1296 MHz


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/24/10 03:23:43 - Message #1178

KH6HME/B 144.170 MHz 469 RST into DM03ts at 0327Z

No 432 or 1296 MHz


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME
06/24/10 03:18:07 - Message #1177

Bcon. 144 MHz, is very weak all day. At this time your signal is 559


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME
06/23/10 17:36:18 - Message #1176

Bcon. 144 MHz is very weak in this moment.


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME
06/18/10 06:47:46 - Message #1175

Beacon 144, even i was still listening, signal 519


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME
06/18/10 04:08:22 - Message #1174

Beacon 144 MHz is 519 with QSB into DL44uc.


From: KH6HME
Topic: Will be at Beacon site in 1 hour - KH6HME
06/12/10 19:49:49 - Message #1173

Everyone,

This is Paul KH6HME in Hawaii.

Will be on 50.110MHz DX calling frequency
and 144.170MHz beacon frequency this weekend.

Time here in Hawaii is 9:45am June 12th, 2010
Saturday

Driving now up to Beacon Site from Hilo
to top of Mauna Loa.

Will take 1 hour to get there !

Aloha

Paul Lieb KH6HME

Message relayed by Mike - WB6DJI
Just talked to to Paul on his cellphone


From: WB6DJI
Topic: KH6HME is at the top of Mauna Loa now today
06/12/10 19:23:09 - Message #1172

Paul is at the top of Mauna Loa (Hawaii) and is now at the beacon site this weekend for the VHF contest.
June 12th - June 13th

Will be around the 144.170 MHz beacon frequency

Mike - WB6DJI


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME
06/01/10 19:02:22 - Message #1171

even after 5 hours I still hear the beacon 144, 599-519 signals


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME
06/01/10 15:02:59 - Message #1170

Bcon. 144 is 599, now at this time


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME
06/01/10 13:55:42 - Message #1169

Beacon 144 is 579 this morning


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME
06/01/10 03:05:03 - Message #1168

Beacon 144 is 559 into DL44uc.


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/b
05/31/10 05:10:59 - Message #1167

Beacon 144 is 559 into DL44uc
NO Beacon 432


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
05/30/10 21:19:09 - Message #1166

144 432 & 1296 beacons ALL Q5 S1----S5 into N. CALIF 78deg @ 32% RH @ 2000ft.


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME
05/14/10 05:09:14 - Message #1165

Beacon 144 is very weak into DL44UC


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/b
05/13/10 06:51:44 - Message #1164

Beacon 144 is signal 529 QSB into DL44uc


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B
05/13/10 05:08:23 - Message #1163

KH6HME/B 144.170 MHz 579 RST into DM03ts at 0504Z

Still no 432 or 1296 MHz


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B
05/13/10 04:02:21 - Message #1162

KH6HME/B 144.170 MHz 479 RST into DM03ts at 0401Z

No 432 or 1296


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B
05/13/10 04:01:56 - Message #1161

KH6HME/B 144.170 MHz 479 RST into DM03ts at 0401Z

No 432 or 1296


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B
05/13/10 02:49:20 - Message #1160

KH6HME/B 144.170 599 RST into DM03ts at 0245Z

No 432 or 1296 heard.


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B
05/13/10 01:51:27 - Message #1159

KH6HME/B 144.170 MHz 469 RST into DM03ts at 0148Z

No 432 or 1296 heard.


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/b
05/13/10 01:03:08 - Message #1158

Beacon 144 you signal is very weak in this moment.
I have never managed to listen to beacon 432


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/b
05/12/10 04:43:29 - Message #1157

Beacon 144 is 519 into DL44uc


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/b
05/12/10 01:37:55 - Message #1156

Beacon 144 is very weak into DL44uc


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/b
05/10/10 13:16:22 - Message #1155

Beacon 144
receipt this morning also signal 519 with QSB


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/b
05/10/10 04:24:52 - Message #1154

144 Beacon


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/b
05/10/10 04:21:53 - Message #1153

Signal RST 519 into DL44uc


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
05/05/10 01:42:16 - Message #1152

1296.250 in 559


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
05/05/10 01:01:47 - Message #1151

144 & 432 beacons in @ 0100Z


From: DO3KM
Topic: Great...
04/07/10 12:32:06 - Message #1130

Hi guys,
it's very quiet here.
No furher reports???

73


From: DO3KM
Topic: ufb
02/26/10 12:44:28 - Message #1129

Hi guys,
now I'm back again :-D
During the last weeks I modified my HT Kenwood TH-F7. Now it can also TX on shortwave with 10 watts.
A few minutes ago I had a wonderful QSO on 160m with VK6 with a shortened dipole -> length abt 8 m.
Pse try this too dr guys.
Best 73 from Germany. CU


From: KO6RS
Topic: KH6HME/B
09/22/09 20:41:20 - Message #1109

144 Mhz beacon peaks at 529 in cm96 with qsb
..73 Dave


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
09/22/09 19:57:54 - Message #1108

144 beacon back in 519 nothing else
94F @ 23% RH.@ 2000ft.


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
09/21/09 21:52:26 - Message #1107

1296.250 beacon 519 but much QSB at present.


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
09/21/09 21:41:53 - Message #1106

@ 2140Z 144 beacon 519, 432 beacon 519
Very hot & dry 90deg F @ 29% RH @ 2000ft elv.


From: WB6CWN
Topic: Worked DO3KM via LDE and EME
09/15/09 00:32:47 - Message #1105

Was using a dummy load on my HT when there was a glorious and most wonderful worldwide band opening. It must have been an LDE because I am still hearing voices. Unfortunatley then my radio and tower exploded from a rogue CME so I will be off the air for an hour or two.
Wait, there is a white van with antennas out front.
73, Frank


From: DO3KM
Topic: DX
09/12/09 08:15:36 - Message #1104

Made some DX with my 23 cm handheld-TRX and the original antenna. PWR only 3,4 watts and QTH about 450 m asl.
Fine for today.
73 guys... ;-)


From: DO3KM
Topic: DX
09/12/09 08:15:34 - Message #1103

Made some DX with my 23 cm handheld-TRX and the original antenna. PWR only 3,4 watts and QTH about 450 m asl.
Fine for today.
73 guys... ;-)


From: DO3KM
Topic: DX
09/12/09 08:15:32 - Message #1102

Made some DX with my 23 cm handheld-TRX and the original antenna. PWR only 3,4 watts and QTH about 450 m asl.
Fine for today.
73 guys... ;-)


From: DO3KM
Topic: DX
09/12/09 08:15:30 - Message #1101

Made some DX with my 23 cm handheld-TRX and the original antenna. PWR only 3,4 watts and QTH about 450 m asl.
Fine for today.
73 guys... ;-)


From: DO3KM
Topic: DX
09/12/09 08:15:28 - Message #1100

Made some DX with my 23 cm handheld-TRX and the original antenna. PWR only 3,4 watts and QTH about 450 m asl.
Fine for today.
73 guys... ;-)


From: DO3KM
Topic: DX
09/12/09 08:15:26 - Message #1099

Made some DX with my 23 cm handheld-TRX and the original antenna. PWR only 3,4 watts and QTH about 450 m asl.
Fine for today.
73 guys... ;-)


From: DO3KM
Topic: DX
09/12/09 08:15:23 - Message #1098

Made some DX with my 23 cm handheld-TRX and the original antenna. PWR only 3,4 watts and QTH about 450 m asl.
Fine for today.
73 guys... ;-)


From: DO3KM
Topic: DX
09/12/09 08:15:21 - Message #1097

Made some DX with my 23 cm handheld-TRX and the original antenna. PWR only 3,4 watts and QTH about 450 m asl.
Fine for today.
73 guys... ;-)


From: DO3KM
Topic: DX
09/12/09 08:15:12 - Message #1096

Made some DX with my 23 cm handheld-TRX and the original antenna. PWR only 3,4 watts and QTH about 450 m asl.
Fine for today.
73 guys... ;-)


From: DO3KM
Topic: DX
09/12/09 08:15:09 - Message #1095

Made some DX with my 23 cm handheld-TRX and the original antenna. PWR only 3,4 watts and QTH about 450 m asl.
Fine for today.
73 guys... ;-)


From: DO3KM
Topic: DX
09/12/09 08:15:07 - Message #1094

Made some DX with my 23 cm handheld-TRX and the original antenna. PWR only 3,4 watts and QTH about 450 m asl.
Fine for today.
73 guys... ;-)


From: DO3KM
Topic: DX
09/12/09 08:15:04 - Message #1093

Made some DX with my 23 cm handheld-TRX and the original antenna. PWR only 3,4 watts and QTH about 450 m asl.
Fine for today.
73 guys... ;-)


From: DO3KM
Topic: DX
09/12/09 08:15:00 - Message #1092

Made some DX with my 23 cm handheld-TRX and the original antenna. PWR only 3,4 watts and QTH about 450 m asl.
Fine for today.
73 guys... ;-)


From: DO3KM
Topic: DX
09/12/09 08:13:18 - Message #1091

Made some DX with my 23 cm handheld-TRX and the original antenna. PWR only 3,4 watts and QTH about 450 m asl.
Fine for today.
73 guys... ;-)


From: K6FV
Topic: 144.17 bcn into CM87tl
08/26/09 05:03:18 - Message #1090

At 0450Z, KH6HME/B 144.17 was peaking 579.
NIL 222 or 432. Temperature 63F & RH 52% in CM87tl at 1740'. OAKland sounding for 00Z shows inversion
starting at 974 mb, 352meters elevation.


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
08/25/09 16:27:43 - Message #1089

@ 1600Z KH6HME 144.170 is 519 432.078 is 519
75deg F @ 38%RH @ 2000 ft.


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
08/25/09 04:26:45 - Message #1088

144.170 559 432.078 519
64F @ 57% RH @ 2oooft. elv.


From: K6FV
Topic: 2m still IN
08/25/09 02:25:47 - Message #1087

At 0145Z KH6HME 144.17 was 339
T = 50 deg F, RH reads 90% but water is dripping
from the pine trees; e.g., fog at 1740' at
CM87tl.


From: K6FV
Topic: KH6HME 144.17 IN
08/24/09 20:12:47 - Message #1086

At 2000Z on August 24, KH6HME was 449 on 144.17
NIL hrd on 222 or 432. Elevation 1740' CM87tl.
Outside temp 58 deg F, RH = 59%. Wind from ocean.
Fog has burned off to the coast, but was here last night and this morning. de K6FV


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
08/24/09 18:13:35 - Message #1085

KH6HME 144.170 beacon in weakly 519.
71 deg F @ 50% RH heavy marine layer up to about 1000ft.


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
08/23/09 04:07:34 - Message #1084

!$$ beacon just in @0400Z 519 no 432or 1296.
Heavy marine layer up to ~ 1500ft.
60F @ 61% RH


From: K6DYD
Topic: KH6HME/B
08/22/09 05:49:39 - Message #1083

Same here in DM12, 144 Q5,S2, no 432.


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B
08/22/09 05:47:56 - Message #1082

144.170 579 RSt into DM03ts
No 432
No 1296


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/b
08/22/09 04:41:48 - Message #1081

Beacon 144 is very weak in this moment in DL44uc


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B
08/22/09 04:06:35 - Message #1080

144.170 459 RST into DM03ts
No 432
No 1296


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B
08/21/09 23:39:46 - Message #1079

144.170 359 into DM03ts
no 432
no 1296


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/b
08/21/09 06:11:09 - Message #1078

Beacon 144 is very weak in DL44uc


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
08/20/09 20:15:01 - Message #1077

144 is 599, 432 is 519, no 1296 yet
Heavy marine layer up to 2000ft.
duct visible obove fog layer
71 deg. @ 60% RH


From: N6CA
Topic: test
08/20/09 20:05:01 - Message #1076

test of clock


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/b
08/20/09 06:28:12 - Message #1075

Beacon 144 rst 539 Now in DL44uc


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/b
08/20/09 04:54:13 - Message #1074

Beacon 144 is very weak into DL44uc in this moment


From: K6DYD
Topic: KH6HMB/B
07/31/09 06:07:53 - Message #1073

144 only into DM12, 529 with QSB.


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/b
07/31/09 05:03:41 - Message #1072

Beacon 144 is very weak again in DL44


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/b
07/29/09 02:54:15 - Message #1071

Beacon 144 is very weak into DL44uc


From: DO3KM
Topic: On the air again!
07/22/09 13:30:04 - Message #1070

Hi folks! I'm on the air again.
TRX: Yaesu FT-2000, Ampl. 2kW selfmade, Ant: 56-ele-cubical-quad for 23cm.
Now I'm ready for any DX ;-)
See you on the band!
Vy73 de DO3KM, Mike


From: K6FV
Topic: 144.17 bcn into CM87
07/19/09 00:47:20 - Message #1069

At 2310Z kh6hme 144.17 was 579 here in CM87tl at 1740'.


From: KO6RS
Topic: KH6HME/b
07/18/09 22:30:26 - Message #1068

2M beacon S0 Q5 into CM96 this afternoon...73 Dave


From: KO6RS
Topic: Kh6HME/b
07/17/09 17:21:23 - Message #1067

The 2M beacon is S1 Q5 into CM96 this morning
at 1720Z. It reached S9+ yesterday afternoon. cndx are good.. 73 Dave


From: K6DYD
Topic: KH6HME
07/17/09 06:59:56 - Message #1066

144 589, 432 559
Looking good.
DM12


From: K6DYD
Topic: TROPO
07/16/09 21:02:40 - Message #1065

144 is 549 into DM12, no 432 as yet, forcast looks good.


From: KO6RS
Topic: KH6HME/B
07/16/09 18:41:56 - Message #1064

Both the 2m and 432 beacons are S0 Q5 into CM96 at 1830Z this morning. 73 Dave


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
07/16/09 18:41:25 - Message #1063

144,170 in 559 432 in 419
87deg F@ 30% hum @ 2000FT.


From: K6DYD
Topic: 144, no 432
07/09/09 21:13:07 - Message #1062

144 is 529 in DM12


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B into DM03ts
07/08/09 18:00:55 - Message #1061

144.170 MHz 469 RST
No 432.078 MHz
No 1296.250 MHz


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B into DM03ts
07/08/09 02:04:25 - Message #1060

144.170MHz 359 RST
No 432.078 MHz
No 1296.250 MHz


From: K6FV
Topic: KH6HME 144.17
07/08/09 01:03:12 - Message #1059

Location 1740' CM87TL, @0015Z 8 July KH6HME
144.17 599
222, 432, 1296 NIL


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
07/07/09 23:25:49 - Message #1058

144.170 599
Nothing on 432
1296.250 519


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
07/07/09 19:55:17 - Message #1057

KH6HME/B 144.170 in to CM88QL ~ 519


From: KO6RS
Topic: 2m beacon
07/07/09 19:50:45 - Message #1056

KH6HME/b 144.170 is 309 into cm96. Just on the edge of detection with my setup.... 73 Dave


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B into DM03ts
07/07/09 18:02:49 - Message #1055

144.170 459 RST
No 432
No 1296


From: WB6DJI
Topic: CONTACTED KH6HME 9:08 PST 07-06-2009 ON 144.170 SSB
07/07/09 04:42:08 - Message #1054

CONTACTED KH6HME 9:08 PST 07-06-2009 ON 144.170 SSB
Ur Signal 559 from BK29 on 144.170 MHz
Mike WB6DJI
DM03TS
Great Contact


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B into DM03ts
07/06/09 22:08:53 - Message #1053

144.170 MHz 599 RST (S9+10db)
432.078 MHz 459 RST
1296.250 MHz 349 RST


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B into DM03ts
07/06/09 20:17:17 - Message #1052

144.170 is still coming in. 459 RST
No 432 right now.
No 1296. Radar is very strong today.


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B into DM03ts
07/06/09 17:01:00 - Message #1051

144.170 579 RST
432.078 359 RST
No 1296


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B
07/06/09 16:34:23 - Message #1050

144.170 is now 579 RST into DM03ts at 1635Z

Still no 432 or 1296.


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B
07/06/09 15:28:00 - Message #1049

144.170 459 RST into DM03ts at 1623Z.
No 432 or 1296.


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B
07/04/09 16:34:52 - Message #1048

144.170 359 RST into DM03ts @1632Z
No 432 or 1296


From: K6DYD
Topic: 144, no 432
07/03/09 16:37:29 - Message #1047

144 is in this morning very weak, nothing else.
Forcast looks promising for the weekend.


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME
06/29/09 00:05:17 - Message #1046

Paul is on 144.170 now calling CQ.


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/28/09 23:09:32 - Message #1045

144 beacon in just detectable Very hot 93 deg @ 23% hum, @ 2000ft.


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME Beacon
06/28/09 23:05:42 - Message #1044

144.170 MHz 369 into DM03ts at 2305Z
No 432 or 1296 heard yet


From: DO3KM
Topic: catastrophe
06/26/09 12:25:49 - Message #1043

Hello @ all agn.
My antenne has burned unfortunately, the power was too high. The SWR was also much too high, so my TRX has also burned....
Now I QRT for a while, remembering some real DX on the high bands.... ;-)
Vy73 de Mike, DO3KM


From: DO3KM
Topic: Vy good condx....
06/25/09 10:39:48 - Message #1042

Hello @ all!
Today once again very goot condx from Germany to ANTARCTICA on 23cm-band!!!!!
New homebrew PA: 2,5 kW & new antenna: 87 ele-yagi!
Works very fine!
I´m ready for any sked worldwide!
Vy73 de DO3KM, Mike


From: DO3KM
Topic: Condx
06/14/09 08:46:42 - Message #1041

Hello @ all!
Once again great condx on 13 cm into Asia!!!
See you on the air!
TRX TS-2000, Ampl. 2kW, ANT 58 ele yagi!
Vy73 de Mike, DO3KM


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME
05/14/09 18:49:49 - Message #1040

Bcon. 144 is very weak at this time


From: KO6RS
Topic: KH6HME/B's
05/13/09 22:33:08 - Message #1039

Beacon rst's : 2 meter 569, 70cm 509, into cm96 this afternoon. First time this year I've heard 70cm this year.
73 Dave


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
05/13/09 20:43:27 - Message #1038

KH6HME beacon is into CM88QL hearing 432 beacon now weakly ~ 519


From: KO6RS
Topic: 2meter beacon
05/13/09 17:46:49 - Message #1037

KH6HME/B is 539 this morning into cm96.
73 Dave


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME
05/13/09 04:10:23 - Message #1036

Bcon. 144 MHz is very weak tonight


From: KO6RS
Topic: 2 meter beacon
05/12/09 23:36:55 - Message #1035

The KH6HME/B signal is 509 into cm96 and building. Very weak so far.
73 Dave


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME
05/12/09 15:41:21 - Message #1034

Beacon 144 MHz very weak this morning


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME
05/12/09 04:46:00 - Message #1033

Beacon 144 MHz very weak tonight


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME
05/11/09 04:52:57 - Message #1032

Beacon 144 MHz tonight 519 with QSB.


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME
05/10/09 18:44:17 - Message #1031

Beacon 144 MHz 519 with QSB into DL44Uc


From: KO6RS
Topic: 2 meter beacon
05/10/09 17:32:59 - Message #1030

KH6HME/B is 509 into cm96 this morning with qsb.
73 Dave


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME
05/10/09 07:15:34 - Message #1029

144 MHz 519 QSB into DL44uc


From: KO6RS
Topic: 2 meter beacon
05/09/09 18:49:39 - Message #1028

KH6HME/B is 5,0,9 into cm96 this morning. About the same as yesterday when it was in and out most of the day... max signal level was 5,3,9.
73 Dave


From: KO6RS
Topic: KH6HME/B 2meters
05/08/09 19:25:29 - Message #1027

Tbe beacon is 509 into cm96 at 1930Z with qsb


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
05/08/09 13:09:52 - Message #1026

Beacon 144 MHz rst 529 steady this morning


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
05/08/09 05:06:28 - Message #1025

Beacon 144 MHz 539 into DL44uc


From: N6ED
Topic: RIP Russ
12/19/08 20:03:00 - Message #1024

RIP Russ!!
A big 73 to you.

Craig N6ED


From: DO3KM
Topic: Propagation
12/18/08 13:15:03 - Message #1023

Hello 2 all,

actually again wonderful propagation on 70 cm into the states. Wow!!!!

Maybe we\'ll expect a grand opening to the pacific area on 2m!

vy73 es gl de DO3KM, Michael


From: N6XQ
Topic: KH6FOO SK
11/25/08 04:49:01 - Message #1022

I am saddened to report that Russ Sakai, KH6FOO passed away 20 Nov 2008. Russ was about 58 and had been suffering from throat cancer. Russ gave many VHFers a new country during the tropo openings to the mainland in the 60\'s and 70\'s. He was also very active on 2 meter EME for many years. He will be greatly missed.


From: DO3KM
Topic: wonderful propagation
10/29/08 17:20:48 - Message #1021

We\'ve got an grand opening into the U.S.A.
Vy73 es gd dx de Michael


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
09/17/08 21:29:43 - Message #1020

All beacons are gone as of 1500Z this morning.


From: K6FV
Topic: KH6HME 144/432 in now
09/17/08 05:20:28 - Message #1019

0507Z: 144.170 579, 432.078 459, NIL 222 or 1296 hr in
CM87tl at 1740ft where T=47.6F and RH=89% & Fog


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
09/17/08 03:24:45 - Message #1018

1296 beacon is now in ~ 0320Z 419 to 519
63 deg @ 53% RH


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
09/16/08 23:33:05 - Message #1017

at 2330Z 144 beacon is 559 432 beacon is 419
I have been advised that the 222 beacon has been shut off to conserve power.
Will check 1296 later.
73deg F @ 43% hum. 2 2000ft.


From: K6FV
Topic: 144.17 in again
09/16/08 21:19:56 - Message #1016

~1600Z NIL
1854Z 559 14.17
2018Z nil


From: K6FV
Topic: KH6HME 144.17 stronger
09/16/08 03:16:12 - Message #1015

Although 144,17 was only 349 at 0120Z,
at 0300Z 144.170+ is 579 & 432.078+ is 459.
NIL on 222.100 (other than a local net) & NIL on 1296.25
Actual frequencies I measure after subtracting 600 Hz for tone
were 144.1709 & 432.0792.
Temperature 50 deg, RH 82%. Fog & Calm.


From: K6FV
Topic: KH6HMe 144.17 in
09/15/08 22:47:28 - Message #1014

2235Z 144.170+ in 559 to CM87tl at 1740ft where
T=69degF. RH=61%


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
09/08/08 15:11:57 - Message #1013

All beacons gone as of 1500Z this morning. Heavy marine layer up to ~ 1500ft.
TEMP 76deg RH = 32% @ 2000ft elv.


From: K6FV
Topic: KH6HME 144.17 still in
09/08/08 05:19:31 - Message #1012

144.17 0233Z S5, 0515 S3.
NIL 222/432/1296
Presently 54 deg F @ 64% RH at 1740\' CM87tl.


From: K6FV
Topic: KH6HME 144.17 in weak
09/08/08 01:45:09 - Message #1011

KH6HME/B 144.17 in S1 at 0102Z and 0120Z, strong enough to set frequency into scanner, about 600 Hz high. NIL 222, 432, or 1296.
Most of the time on 144 below noise.
Location CM87tl at 1740\'.


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B in DM03ts
09/07/08 22:49:58 - Message #1010

at 2247 UTC:
144.170 MHz 579 RST
432.078 MHZ 459 RST
No 1296.250 MHz


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
09/07/08 20:30:27 - Message #1009

1296 beacon is Q5 S1----S3 Nothing on 222 broke again??


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
09/07/08 20:04:00 - Message #1008

144 & 432 beacons in now nothing on 222


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B into DM03ts
09/07/08 20:02:36 - Message #1007

at 2001 UTC:
144.170 MHz 359 RST
No 432.078 MHZ
No 1296.250 MHz


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
09/07/08 18:05:29 - Message #1006

144mhz beacon is in Q5 S1---S5 @ 1800Z Very hot at 2000ft. inversion layer vissible


From: KO6RS
Topic: 2M Beacon
09/06/08 21:48:19 - Message #1005

KH6HME/b is S0 Q4 with fading in CM96 at 20:30Z 73 Dave


From: K6FV
Topic: KH6HME 144.17 gone
07/25/08 04:47:49 - Message #1003

Gone @0445Z. Perhaps around sunset is most favorable time.


From: K6FV
Topic: KH6HME 144.17
07/25/08 03:25:20 - Message #1002

Whoops! Make that 0257Z. Condx here 1740\' around 950mb are T=60F, RH=60%.
At 00Z Oakland was not showing sufficient gradients of T or DP for ducting. San Diego was WOW, however at 950 mb.
Gradients look sufficient at Hilo 795mb and Lihue 810 mb.
So, will it last? TV WX people said colder condx tomorrow.


From: K6FV
Topic: 144.17 in here too.
07/25/08 03:11:34 - Message #1001

KH6HME 144.17 about 339 peak at 0157Z. NIL 222.1 or 432 so far.


From: K7JA
Topic: KH6HME Beacon into SoCal
07/25/08 03:03:04 - Message #1000

Very nice 579 at 0300Z into DM03


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
07/25/08 02:53:54 - Message #999

144 beacon in weakly just in


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B into DM03ts
07/25/08 02:40:37 - Message #998

at 0238 UTC:
144.170 MHz 469 RST
432.078 MHZ 359 RST
No 1296.250 MHz


From: K6DYD
Topic: Hawaii
07/25/08 00:04:47 - Message #997

Beacon is S-3 into San Diego today, Thursday at 5 PM. No 432.


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
07/16/08 03:54:44 - Message #996

144 mhz in ~ 519


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
07/12/08 05:14:09 - Message #995

144 beacon 559 432 beacon 519
no 222 hrd.
59deg F @ 2000ft. fog layer off coast.


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
07/12/08 02:55:36 - Message #994

144mhz beacon is back in ~ 519


From: K6FV
Topic: KH6HME 144.17 back in
07/12/08 01:19:57 - Message #993

2300Z 144.17 459, has built up to 589 @0100Z
Temp;62.6 F, RH 75% at 1740\' CM87tl
NIL so far on 222 or 432.


From: K6FV
Topic: KH6HME 144.17
07/11/08 01:57:51 - Message #992

At 0127Z the 144.170 MHz beacon was 569 here at 1740\' elevation. Temperature is 73 deg F, RH = 50%.
OAKland 00Z sounding indicates base of 610m,
Hilo 00Z sounding indicates base of 1843m, where base is defined as the lowest height of the greatest gradient of Temperature and Dew Point.
Interestingly, Lihue sounding does not indicate sufficient gradients for ducting. Neither does San Diego. Vandenberg is iffy.


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
07/10/08 23:11:35 - Message #991

144mhz beacon in ~ 519 90deg F @ 200ft.


From: WB6CWN
Topic: How to reach Paul
06/27/08 04:28:26 - Message #990

I spoke with Paul on the phone tonight and learned he does not have a computer and does not read this website. Paul relies on phone calls to alert him when we hear the beacons. If you want his phone number, email me and I will send it to you. Frank


From: N6RZ
Topic: 2 M Beacon
06/25/08 23:27:29 - Message #989

144.170 beacon into CM87wb 559


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B into DM03ts
06/25/08 04:21:40 - Message #988

at 0416 UTC:
144.170 MHz 469 RST
432.078 MHZ 579 RST
1296.250 MHz 379 RST


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/25/08 04:20:34 - Message #987

Beacon 144 is very weak


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B into DM03ts
06/25/08 04:19:55 - Message #986

at 0416 UTC:

144.170 MHz 469 RST
432.078 MHz 579 RST
1296.250 MHz


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B in DM03ts
06/25/08 02:03:23 - Message #985

at 0200 UTC:

144.170 MHz 569 rst
No 432.078 MHz
N0 1296.250 MHz


From: K7JA
Topic: Beacon into SoCal
06/24/08 19:44:26 - Message #984

Beacon solid 559 at 1945 UTC, 144170.5


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/24/08 13:10:38 - Message #983

Beacon 144 weak signal with QSB


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B,s
06/24/08 05:07:30 - Message #982

144 beacon is 599 222beacon is 559, 432beacon is 539 1296 beacon 519 @ 0500Z
TEMP is 67deg @ 2000ft.


From: K6FV
Topic: KH6HME 144/222 in now
06/24/08 02:20:54 - Message #981

KH6HME/B
@0140Z 144.17 in 569 on collinear, 16 half-wave elements in front of reflecting screen
@0209Z 222.1 in 569 on 10\' dish
Frequency may be low a few kHz.
NIL 432 or 1296
1740\' in CM87tl


From: KO6RS
Topic: KH6HME/b
06/23/08 21:47:24 - Message #980

144.170 beacon is S2 Q5 in cm96 today at 21:45Z...73 Dave


From: K7JA
Topic: Beacon in to SoCal
06/23/08 19:20:40 - Message #979

Beacon is on on 144.170.55 at about S5, 1920Z.


From: K6FV
Topic: KH6HME Late report
06/23/08 16:05:47 - Message #978

June 23 (Z date)
0156 144.17 579
0209 222.1 579
No 432
@1740\' CM87tl


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/23/08 12:53:33 - Message #977

144 beacon is very weak signals with QSB this morning


From: KO6RS
Topic: KH6HME/b
06/23/08 01:54:32 - Message #976

144.170 beacon is 5,7 into cm 96 at 1:50Z...73 Dave


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/23/08 00:58:54 - Message #975

144 beacon is 599 432 beacon is 519 NO 222 beacon and NO 1296 beacon 80DEG F @ 2000ft.


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/23/08 00:07:07 - Message #974

144 beacon is 599


From: K6DYD
Topic: BEACONS
06/22/08 17:34:08 - Message #973

144 beacon S-1, 423 S-3 in DM12, San Diego coast.


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/22/08 16:14:40 - Message #972

I hear Beacon 144 with QSB


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/22/08 08:31:51 - Message #971

The beacon 144 continuing with signals weak


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/22/08 02:17:49 - Message #970

the beacon 144 signal is 539


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/22/08 00:51:40 - Message #969

Top listen to the beacon 144


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/21/08 02:40:35 - Message #968

144 Beacon now is good signal 559


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/21/08 00:21:00 - Message #967

I begin to hear the beacon 144 with weak signals


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/20/08 07:34:36 - Message #966

hear 144 beacon for more than two hours
no more strong S2


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B into DM03ts
06/20/08 06:11:43 - Message #965

At 0609 UTC:

144.170 Mhz 579
432.078 MHz 569
1296.250 Mhz 469


From: WA6MEM
Topic: Beacons in DM03ts
06/20/08 06:04:35 - Message #964

At 0603 UTC:

144.170 579
432.079 469
No 1296.250 signal


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/20/08 05:45:29 - Message #963

144 beacon 529 into DL44uc


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/20/08 04:13:02 - Message #962

!44MHZ beacon in now @ 0400Z weak . very hot up at 2000ft.


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/20/08 01:24:16 - Message #961

432mhz, beacon still in & out. Don\'t hear 144 beacon or PAUL


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/19/08 19:07:28 - Message #960

432 beacon in weakly to N. CALIF


From: K7JA
Topic: KH6HME Beacon into SoCal
06/19/08 14:50:53 - Message #959

599 into DM03 144.171.15 ZB


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/19/08 05:15:15 - Message #958

Beacon 144 very weak into DL44uc


From: KO6RS
Topic: KH6HME/b
06/18/08 21:17:47 - Message #957

144.170 beacon is S2 Q5 into cm96 at 21:15Z 73 Dave


From: KO6RS
Topic: KH6HME/b
06/18/08 03:17:35 - Message #956

144.170 beacon is s0 q5 into cm96 at 03:15z.. 73 Dave


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/17/08 06:17:43 - Message #955

Beacon is now 529


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/17/08 04:57:27 - Message #954

Beacon is very weak in DL44uc


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/12/08 04:05:45 - Message #953

432 beacon in weakly in & out.


From: N6RT
Topic: Posting fixed
06/04/08 14:11:38 - Message #985

more bug fixing coming shortly


From: KO6RS
Topic: KH6HME/B
05/01/08 23:13:24 - Message #950

KH6HME 2M beacon is S0 Q5 into cm96 at 23:00 Z today
73 Dave


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
04/29/08 05:16:21 - Message #949

144.170 is very weak in DL44uc


From: N6ED
Topic: 144.170
03/30/08 23:38:33 - Message #948

No copy on the beacon in DM03 at 23:35 utc.


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
03/30/08 23:23:36 - Message #947

Thank's JEFF nothing here in N. CALIF but monitoring.


From: NH7RO
Topic: KH6HME QRV 144.170 de MAUNA LOA TODAY
03/30/08 22:13:24 - Message #946

ATTN WEST COAST OPS: Paul, KH6HME, is heading up Mauna Loa today in hopes of making a QSO with XE2HWB via 2m tropo.
He should be QRV around 0100UTC>> 31 March on 144.170 USB. (I will possibly be in cell-phone contact with Paul if he has cell coverage at his Mauna Loa QTH). Good Luck to all! NH7RO


From: WA6MEM
Topic: Beacons
03/29/08 01:14:59 - Message #945

THIS IS GREAT TO SEE!!


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
03/28/08 14:26:35 - Message #944

THIS MORNING 144 BEACON IS VERY WEAK


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
03/28/08 14:23:07 - Message #943

THIS MORNING 144 BEACON IS VERY WEAK


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
03/28/08 06:39:25 - Message #942

144 MHz


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
03/28/08 06:25:38 - Message #941

Signal RST 559 into DL44uc


From: XE2HWB
Topic: kh6hme/b
03/28/08 06:25:37 - Message #940

Signal RST 559 into DL44uc


From: WA6MEM
Topic: good to hear from you.
10/13/07 01:44:42 - Message #939

Keep up with the positive thoughts, Russ! We are all thinking of you.

73,
Gary - WA6MEM, DM03ts


From: KH6FOO
Topic: Board
09/21/07 15:22:54 - Message #938

Thanks for keeping this board going.

Am in the hospital now, post surgery and doing ok so far. Hopefully it will extend my time. Only time will tell I guess.

Mahalo to all those who used my board for all these years, keep using and support this board for tropo reports.

73's
Russ


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
08/28/07 20:40:11 - Message #936

I am hearing something on 432 beacon freq.??? like a beacon keyer that is not keeying properly. I hear nothing on 144 ?? strange. Can someone confirm if the 432 beacon is keeying properly.
Thank's BOB K6QXY


From: K6DYD
Topic: KH6HME/B
07/13/07 14:19:11 - Message #935

144 is S-3, 432 S-1 in to DM-12 at 1:15 PM local time Friday.


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
07/10/07 09:20:59 - Message #933

144 beacon still in but weak nothing else this morning @ 1500Z . Heavy marine layer up to ~ 1000ft.


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
07/09/07 22:48:11 - Message #932

1296 beacon S1------S5 @ 0448Z


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
07/09/07 21:42:56 - Message #931

144 beacon S1--------S5
432 beacon ~S1
"NO" 222 beacon & can't detect 1296 beacon @ 0340Z
Heavy marine layer up to ~ 1000ft.


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
07/09/07 20:52:01 - Message #930

144 & 432 beacons in strong will check 222 & 1296


From: KO6RS
Topic: KH6HME/b
07/09/07 15:55:19 - Message #929

The 2 M beacon is weak S0 but Q5 at times into CM96
at 1850 Z.. 73 Dave


From: n6xq
Topic: Paul loud on 2 mtrs
07/08/07 20:27:53 - Message #928

Pauls on the hill
now 59 into San Diego on 144.170


From: WB6CWN
Topic: Worked Paul on 2m
07/08/07 18:40:39 - Message #927

Nice QSO on 2m SSB for 10 minutes from hill above my home QTH in Thousand Oaks DM04ne. Elevation about 800' with 1500' ridge of Santa Monica Mts about 5 miles out before clear shot over water. Thanks for going up the hill Paul.
FK


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME
07/08/07 17:41:48 - Message #926

Paul is on 144.170 MHz right now calling CQ. Excellent signals. I can hear the beacon with my handy talky and a rubber antenna in DM03ts.


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B
07/08/07 15:33:47 - Message #925

144.170 599 RST
432.078 469 RST into DM03ts @ 2120Z
I just called Paul and he will be on the hill in two and a half hours from this posting.


From: K6DYD
Topic: KH6HME
07/07/07 21:53:54 - Message #924

Beacon weak all day but now getting loud at 8:53 PM, 432 still weak. DM12


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
07/07/07 21:44:42 - Message #923

Beacon 144 QSB it is between very weak to S2


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
07/07/07 19:22:14 - Message #922

Beacon 144 is very very weak at this moment


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B
07/07/07 18:51:58 - Message #921

144.170 599 RST
432.078 489 RST in DM03ts @ 0050 Z


From: KO6RS
Topic: KH6HME/B
07/07/07 12:40:47 - Message #920

The 2 M beacon is just visible on an FFT.
very weak in CM96 at 16:30 Z ...73 Dave


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B
07/07/07 11:59:40 - Message #919

144.170 569 RST
432.077 359 RST @1755Z


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
07/06/07 20:49:02 - Message #918

Beacon 144 is very weak at this moment


From: K6DYD
Topic: BEACON
07/02/07 23:19:20 - Message #917

144 and 432 are very loud tonight in DM12.


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
07/02/07 20:15:58 - Message #916

Beacon 144170.0 from the 2302 UTC of day 2 to 2:15 UTC of day 3 July,is signal of very weak to S1


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B
07/02/07 14:54:31 - Message #915

144.170 459 RST, 432.078 359 RST into DM03ts @2050 hrs Zulu.


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
07/02/07 07:23:49 - Message #914

THIS MORNING CONTINUOUS BEACON 144 SIGNAL S 1


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
07/02/07 01:11:25 - Message #913

Beacon 144 for but of 5 hours with QSB of weak signal to S5


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
07/01/07 22:19:28 - Message #912

beacon 144170.0 is now RST 559


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
07/01/07 20:22:00 - Message #911

Beacon 144170.0 is very weak at this moment


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/29/07 23:45:38 - Message #910

BEACON 144170.0 WEAK SINGNAL INTO DL44uc


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/27/07 01:18:57 - Message #909

Beacon 144170.0 is very weak into DL44uc


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/26/07 22:39:46 - Message #908

144.170 459
432.078 349 into DM03ts


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/26/07 00:47:48 - Message #907

BEACON 144170.0 AFTER TWO HOURS CONTINUOUS IS VERY WEAK


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/25/07 23:15:04 - Message #906

BEACON 144170.0 IS VERY WEAK INTO DL44uc


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/25/07 00:24:31 - Message #905

Beacon 144170.0 RST 519 into DL44uc


From: K6DYD
Topic: BEACON
06/20/07 12:44:31 - Message #904

144.170 running S-6, 432 S2 in DM-12 San Diego, June 20, 11:45 AM local.


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/19/07 23:05:30 - Message #903

beacon 144170.0 for 4 hours with signal of very weak to 519


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/19/07 19:18:03 - Message #902

Beacon 144 MHz very weak into DL44uc
with possibilities of raising but their signal


From: K7JA
Topic: Beacon
06/19/07 16:07:53 - Message #901

Peaking 599 into DM03 today on 144. WB6NOA also hearing 432 and 1296.


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/18/07 23:16:49 - Message #900

144 MHz now is QSB


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/18/07 21:18:27 - Message #899

Beacon 144 MHz signal 519 into DL44uc


From: KO6RS
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/18/07 14:49:00 - Message #898

2M beacon S0 into CM96 1800Z. No copy but
visible on Spectran FFT for past 3-4 hrs.
73 Dave


From: KO6RS
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/17/07 16:59:17 - Message #897

The 2M beacon is S0,Q5 into CM96
at 2000Z. Nothing heard on 432 yet...
73 Dave


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
05/24/07 23:20:13 - Message #896

0520 UTC, 144170.0 MHz NOW IS RST529


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
05/24/07 23:08:46 - Message #895

05:04 UTC 144.170 MHz very weak into DL44uc


From: KO6RS
Topic: KH6HME/ B
05/08/07 17:20:34 - Message #894

2M beacon is weak s,0 q,5 at times into cm96
432 is just above the noise at times no copy @2000Z
73 Dave


From: KO6RS
Topic: Kh6HME/B
05/07/07 15:52:12 - Message #893

The 432 beacon is now up to 5 0 9 in cm96
at 1850Z. 2M still very weak ....73 Dave


From: KO6RS
Topic: KH6HME/B
05/07/07 15:31:59 - Message #892

The2M beacon is just above the noise in Cm96
RST 3,5,0 clearly visible on FFT at1830Z
..73 Dave


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
03/09/07 00:58:38 - Message #891

BEACON 144.170 VERY WEAK INTO DL44uc


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
01/18/07 22:47:56 - Message #890

1296 beacon is Q5 S1----------S5 !!!!!!!
as of 0545Z


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
01/18/07 20:06:49 - Message #889

TROPO continues 144 & 432 beacons strong at times. 0300Z.


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
01/18/07 15:20:16 - Message #888

144 & 432 beacons in Q5 S1----S5


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
01/09/07 17:27:31 - Message #887

144 beacon in weakly as of 0000Z


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
01/02/07 12:45:00 - Message #886

1296 beacon is Q5 S1------------S3


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
01/02/07 12:18:02 - Message #885

2 meter & 432 beacons in strong as of 1900Z


From: N6RMJ
Topic: KH6HME/B
12/15/06 06:19:39 - Message #884

2M, 432 BEACON INTO DM14CP SINCE 0400GMT 12/15 N0W 1300GMT AND 2M BEACON STILL 5 X 8 AND 432/B 5 X 1


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B
12/14/06 21:38:07 - Message #883

KH6HME/B 1296.250 MHz 359 RST into DM03ts at 0435Z


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B
12/14/06 21:22:50 - Message #882

KH6HME/B 144.170 MHz 599+ RST into DM03ts at 0415Z.
KH6HME/B 432.079 MHz 589 into DM03ts at 0415Z.


From: N6CA
Topic: 144 bcn
12/14/06 21:16:06 - Message #881

loud 144 & 432 bcns into smogville....DM03


From: N6CA
Topic: 144/432/1296
12/14/06 21:07:05 - Message #880

band open to KH6 with all beacons heard in Santa Barbara quite loud and over mtns into desert on 144. Amazing!


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
12/06/06 16:39:03 - Message #879

As of 2130Z 144 beacon back in but very weak 419 at best


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B
12/05/06 21:39:13 - Message #878

KH6HME/B 432.077 MHz 459 RSt int DM03ts at 0436Z.


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B
12/05/06 21:19:08 - Message #877

KH6HME/B 144.170 MHz 469 into DM03ts at 0415Z.


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
12/05/06 15:17:24 - Message #876

144 432 & 1296 beacons back in as of 2200Z. All weak so far.


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
12/05/06 11:06:08 - Message #875

All beacons are gone as of 1800Z interesting WINTER DUCT.


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
12/04/06 14:38:20 - Message #874

1296 beacon is Q4-5 S1-------S5 rapid QSB.


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
12/04/06 14:13:57 - Message #873

!$$ & 432 beacons in ~ Q5 S9 No 222 beacon BROKE??
Will check 1296 soon @ 2100Z


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
09/07/06 08:25:11 - Message #871

As of 1400Z this morning the 144 beacon is in ~ 519


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B
08/30/06 23:13:59 - Message #870

144MHz beacon 339 RST at 0345Z.


From: K6FV
Topic: KH6HME 144.17 in
08/30/06 16:32:08 - Message #869

At 2220Z, KH6HME/B 144.17 was 579. An hour earlier I couldn't hear anything. Location CM87ul at 1740' where it is now 77 deg F. No fog here last night.
NIL on 222 or 432 so far.


From: N6RZ
Topic: 2 m Beacon
08/30/06 11:01:47 - Message #868

Sometimes Q5, but mostly imagination. Spectran helps me find it for sure. 1700Z..Santa Cruz Mountains at 1850'
CM87wb
Dave


From: K6FV
Topic: KH6HME 144.17 in
08/29/06 16:28:13 - Message #867

Finally, at 2150Z, the 144 MHz beacon was in 459 and is still in at 2225Z. NIL on 222 (perhaps I was listening at wrong time) or 432 however. Location CM87ul at 1740' where the fog finally cleared (it was very drizzly last night), and the temperature is 61 deg F.


From: N6RZ
Topic: 2 m Beacon
08/29/06 16:22:39 - Message #866

Beacon now S8 and climbing in CM87wb...Santa Cruz Mountains.


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
08/29/06 15:12:37 - Message #865

As of 2100Z 432 beacon is 559 144 beacon is very weak 419 at best. Checking 1296


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
08/29/06 12:54:58 - Message #864

As of ~ 1900Z this morning 2 meter beacon is 519 Nothing on 432 yet will check 222 later


From: N6RZ
Topic: 2 m Beacon
08/29/06 12:52:15 - Message #863

559 now at 1900Z in CM87wb. It has been in most of the time, sometimes only detectable on Spectran, for the past 24 hours.
Dave


From: K6DYD
Topic: BEACON
08/28/06 22:49:13 - Message #862

2 meters S-4, 10:50 PM Monday


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B
08/28/06 21:56:22 - Message #861

144 MHz beacon is 459 RST
432 MHz beacon is 349 RST

into DM03TS at 0352Z


From: N6RZ
Topic: 2 m Beacon
08/28/06 18:32:12 - Message #860

579 at 0000Z and in and out all afternoon. CM87wb, Santa Cruz Mountains. Can't turn 432 ant at moment so can not check there.
73 de Dave...


From: N6CA
Topic: 144 & 432 bcns
08/28/06 13:14:49 - Message #859

both beacons ito San Diego DM12...de K6DYD


From: K6DYD
Topic: 144.170
08/27/06 23:28:26 - Message #858

Beacon is S-1 into San Diego DM 12, 10:25 Sunday night.


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
08/21/06 13:08:55 - Message #857

At 1900Z 2 meter beacon is 529 nothing else so far.


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
08/20/06 22:21:27 - Message #856

As of 0400Z 144 beacon is 519 nothing else in


From: W6ORG
Topic: KH6HME beacon
08/18/06 22:05:23 - Message #855

144.170 beacon faded out at 9 PM local in the San Gabriel Valley - CA near LA. Im in a hole at 390 ft MSL with a 1000 ft hill 5 miles away to go over and 25 miles from the beach. Big treat! Have not heard Paul's beacon for over a decade.
Tom


From: W6ORG
Topic: KH6 beacon
08/18/06 20:56:16 - Message #854

144.170 579 into Arcadia CA DM04 at 7:55 PM local and building.


From: N6RZ
Topic: 2 m Beacon
08/18/06 16:19:53 - Message #853

Very weak 2 meters only heard here. It peaks only about 559 in CM87wb...at2200Z in the Santa Cruz Mountains.
Dave


From: n6xq
Topic: San Diego has 2 meter bcn
08/18/06 07:52:09 - Message #852

0630 PDST

144.170 was into san Diego 569

now 0650 PDST much weaker

chau N6XQ


From: K6FV
Topic: 144.17 IN
08/17/06 21:21:24 - Message #851

At 0305Z, KH6HME/B 144.17 mHz was 569 here in CM87ul at 1740' where it is 67 deg F above the fog. NIL heard on 432.07 however.


From: N6RZ
Topic: 2 Meter Beacon
08/17/06 18:10:16 - Message #850

It is in solid with QSB from S0 to S6 or so here in CM87wb....Santa Cruz Mountains.
73..Dave


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
08/17/06 16:10:22 - Message #849

As of 2200Z 144 beacon is in very weakly.
Hot & dry @ 2000ft.


From: N6CA
Topic: 1296 bcn
08/06/06 19:35:58 - Message #848

Sunday afternoon, Aug 6, 1830 pdst
Paul is just leaving the volcano. The 1296 bcn that was used in the xband antenna cal test is now back in 1296 beacon mode. Exact beacon frequency is 1296.250250 MHz

Hilo hotel bcn

From: wd6hdy
Topic: k6hme/b
08/04/06 23:03:20 - Message #847

no signals this evening into N. Cal. cm89ck


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
08/04/06 00:40:01 - Message #846

0550Z + 144170.0 SIGNAL 1 TO VERY WEAK IN DL44uc


From: wd6hdy
Topic: kh6hme/b
08/03/06 22:55:18 - Message #845

2/432 still in to cm89ck.
144-s2,432-s1/w qsb @ 0456Z


From: WD6HDY
Topic: KH6HME/B
08/03/06 21:57:36 - Message #844

2/432 BEACONS NOW Q5, S2/3 W QSB
IN TO CM89CK @0358


From: N6CA
Topic: 1296 bcn off air
08/03/06 10:37:11 - Message #843

The 1296 beacon has been taken to the hotel in Hilo to use in a xband 4 foot dish aligment test this week by Paul and Fred. It will be back on the air in a few days.

73 Chip N6CA


From: N6RZ
Topic: 2 m Beacon
08/03/06 09:54:52 - Message #842

2 m beacon 559 into CM87wb this morning...1552Z
Happy listening...Dave


From: WD6HDY
Topic: KH6HME/B
08/02/06 23:28:17 - Message #841

144-S2-3, 432 S-1/QSB FMCM89CK
@ 0530Z


From: WD6HDY
Topic: KH6HME/B
08/02/06 22:45:08 - Message #840

LOOKS LIKR DUCTING ID STRAIGHT TO SANTA CRUZ,MONTEREY
HDY


From: WD6HDY
Topic: KH6HME/B
08/02/06 22:36:07 - Message #839

432.078 NW Q5, S2 INTO CM89CK @ 0437Z


From: wd6hdy
Topic: kh6mhe/b
08/02/06 22:29:14 - Message #838

0430 144 NOW q5-s2 INTO cm89CK


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
08/02/06 12:51:15 - Message #837

As of 1600Z this morning 144 beacon in weakly.


From: K6DYD
Topic: Beacon
07/26/06 20:03:01 - Message #836

144 beacon S-3, 432 S-1, DM12, San Diego. 7 PM Wed.


From: NH6YK - ted
Topic: 2m/70cm
07/26/06 13:01:39 - Message #835

Aloha -
Just got back from VK4 on Sunday - I'll try and get antennas back up for 144 / 432 this weekend. Anyone have a spare 1.2G transverter/transciever - I have the antenna - no radio :-(
Cheers - ted - nh6yk - BK29 at 3600 ft in Volcano
ted@hawaii.edu


From: N6RZ
Topic: 2 m Beacon
07/26/06 09:51:49 - Message #834

Just hearing the 2 m beacon at 1545Z. It seems to be getting stronger..was 569 last night until I went to bed at 11:30.
CM87wb...Santa Cruz Mountains at 1850'


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
07/26/06 09:09:34 - Message #833

As of 1500Z "NO" beacons hrd. 1296 beacon did show up yesterday ~ 2100Z Q5 S1 . I can see a weak marine layer over SANTA ROSA looking WEST. Much cooler today.


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
07/25/06 14:27:29 - Message #831

Both 144 & 432 beacons in now but very weak Q5 S0 Nothing on 1296


From: KO6RS
Topic: KH6HME/B
07/25/06 12:34:55 - Message #830

2M beacon Q5 S0 with into CM96 at 1830Z.
73 Dave


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
07/25/06 10:19:02 - Message #829

As of 1600Z this morning only 2 meter beacon in weakly. Still very hot dry "NO" fog visible .
DALE i'll try and get some DUCT pictures to you when I return from CENTRAL STATES VHF CONF.


From: wa9wbv
Topic: Beacons
07/24/06 23:10:15 - Message #828

22:10p PST - K6QXY, Robert, all I see is fog since it rolled back in about 6:00pm tonight and the temp dropped 10 degrees. It's interesting to note how much stronger you hear Pauls beacons at your 2000ft elevation even though you're noticeably further inland than me at my 225ft elevation buried here in the city. Can you take a picture of the "visible duct" and email it. I'd like to see what it looks like.

73 & good night to all,

Dale


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B'S
07/24/06 22:24:21 - Message #827

ALL beacons except 222 are very strong. 1296 beacon peaks at 599 at times. Still very hot & dry at 2000ft. I can see a marine layer off the coast. Duct is optically visible. @ 0420Z


From: wa9wbv
Topic: Beacon update for early evening
07/24/06 19:15:28 - Message #826

18:10 PST - First I think the time stamp on this logging program seems to be off 1-2 hours?

Second, it appears the beacon signals are all fading into the sunset right now. Signals for 144, 432 and 1296 started getting weaker around 15:45p PST and now I am only hearing 144 and 432 intermittently at best.

From my two days of actually being around and able to listen intermittently when I could hear the beacons (7/20 & today) I noticed that signals peaked both days between around 12:00n - 15:30p PST and signals disappeared almost like clockwork at shortly after 6:00p PST. I'll have to check later tonight to hear if they come back in.

Mahalo and have a great evening!

Dale


From: K6FV
Topic: 144.17 569
07/24/06 16:16:55 - Message #825

The KH6HME 144.17 beacon is 569 here at 2212Z, but NIL on 432. Location 1740' in CM87ul (I think) where it is 101 deg F.


From: WA9WBV
Topic: Beacon update
07/24/06 15:02:52 - Message #824

13:50 PST - CM87 San Franciso - The 144 beacon has been running a consistent 54-59 since about 12:00n PST. The 432 beacon has been a consistent 51-54 with peaks to 57. Upper 60's here in SF, clear skies but I can see the fog sitting at the coast line.

Am beginning to hear the 1296 beacon in/out as well with a huge S0 signal! My first time ever to hear it at my whopping 200ft in a valley elevation 2 miles from the coast!! Those at higher elevation must be hearing it very well though from my past observations.


From: N6CA
Topic: dos meters bcn
07/24/06 14:27:41 - Message #823

2m bcn S1 into smogville............DM03


From: WA9WBV
Topic: Beacon - SF view
07/24/06 11:47:33 - Message #822

Here in CM87 (SF) the 432 Beacon has been in/out for up to 10 minutes at a time since 08:00a PST, running between S0-S1. The 144 beacon started coming in/out in a similar fashion and signal strength at about 10:00am.


From: KO6RS
Topic: KH6HME/B
07/24/06 10:56:16 - Message #821

2M beacon Q5, S1 into cm96 at 1650Z
73 Dave


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
07/24/06 10:11:44 - Message #820

144 beacon Q5 S9 432 beacon Q5 S5 1296 beacon Q5 S1 NO 222 beacon?? broke??
Dry VERY HOT @ 2000ft. @ 1600Z


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B'S
07/23/06 21:52:06 - Message #819

144 & 432 beacons in Q5 S1---2 Very hot 7 dry @ 2000ft. ~ 0330Z


From: WA9WBV
Topic: Notes
07/21/06 15:55:51 - Message #816

First, thanks to WSWSS member, Dan, K6NKC for pointing me to this log page.

Next, all of Paul's signals dissappeared from SF city proper after 18:00PST last night shortly after I spoke with him on 2mtrs. I kept a little signal log yesterday when ever I happened to me in my home office and noted something I noticed the June 25/26 weekend opening. Seems that the 432 sigs and 144 sig strengths are somewhat inversely related. When 432 sig strength is climbing the 144 sig strength is weakening, and of course visa-versa. Now of course this makes sense as we have all studied this stuff but one rarely gets to observe this in real time and on multiple occasions at these frequencies.

My location is about 2 miles from the ocean and 225ft elevation. I have never heard the 50mhz or 1296 beacon. However, Jack, WB6EBR who is across the bay in Berkeley at 1000ft elevation could hear the 1296 beacon yesterday.

All for now and may you all have a great weekend.

73,

Dale
wa9wbv/6


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
07/21/06 09:27:27 - Message #815

As of 1500Z this morning all beacons are gone.


From: k6nkc
Topic: 
07/20/06 19:05:40 - Message #814

Worked Paul, KH6HME, on 2m with a horizontal loop at 25' and 100W from DM12. Thanks Paul!


From: WA9WBV
Topic: Beacon report
07/20/06 18:24:41 - Message #813

Well, some nice ham on WSWSS pointed me to this site. I've been listening to Pauls 144 and 432 beacons consistently in my home office all morning and recently left him a voice mail of such. 144 sigs ranging between s1/2 up to s8/9. 432 sigs ranging between s0 to s5. Mind you I have a very modest vhf/uhf setup on my end. I haven't heard anything on 1296. If anybody is interested in a short audio/video clip of his sigs as received on this end let me know and I can email one or both bands to you. (Amazing what a simple digital camera can do these days!)

Afternoon update. Sigs went as high as S8/9 on both 144 and 432 around 1:00p- PST. Then off to a meeting and now back at 5:00p. Can hear Paul weakly talking to S. CA & XE stations. 432 Beacon is stronger right now than his 2 mtr sig.

Nice warm (70+) day in SF with clear skys.

Dale
wa9wbv/6


From: K6FV
Topic: 144/432 IN
07/20/06 17:56:09 - Message #812

At 2348Z both the 432.07 beacon and Paul on 144.17 SSB were heard peaking S5 here in CM87 at 1740' where the temperature is 86 deg F.


From: N6CA
Topic: 
07/20/06 17:14:30 - Message #811

Paul is on the volcano...1615 pdst de N6CA


From: KO6RS
Topic: KH6HME/B
07/20/06 11:16:35 - Message #810

2M beacon q5,S2 and 432 is Q5,S0 into cm96 at 1715Z.
73 Dave


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B
07/20/06 11:05:40 - Message #809

Three beacons are being heard in DM03ts at 1700z.
144 is 589 RST
432 is 459 RST
1296 is 459 RST


From: N6CA
Topic: 2m bcn
07/20/06 11:02:25 - Message #808

Loud 144 beacon into smogville...DM03ut


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
07/20/06 10:18:18 - Message #807

1296 beacon is Q5 S1--------S3 sstrong!!!!!! 222 beacon is not on the air.


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/Bs
07/20/06 10:12:37 - Message #806

144 strong 599++ 432 Q5 S1---3 But no 222 beacon suspect it is not on Checking 1296.


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
07/20/06 09:17:52 - Message #805

144 beacon is Q5 S1----5 432 beacon is Q4 S0 Will check 222 later @ 1500Z Very hot clear & dry @ 2000ft.


From: KO6RS
Topic: KH6HME/B
07/20/06 01:02:30 - Message #804

2M beacon Q0,S0 into cm96 but detectable using spectran FFT at 0700Z
73 Dave


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B
07/19/06 10:36:27 - Message #803

The two meter beacon is 469 into DM03ts at 1634z. No 432 or 1296 signals yet.


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B'S
07/18/06 21:06:12 - Message #802

144 beacon Q5 S1----S5 432 beacon in & out but weak most of the time. Nothing on 222 ??? @0300Z


From: KO6RS
Topic: KH6HME/B
07/18/06 19:04:51 - Message #801

2 M Beacon is Q5, S0 into CM96 at 0100Z
73 Dave


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
07/18/06 15:34:31 - Message #800

432 beacon is in now Q5 S1 144 beacon is just at noise level @ 2130Z


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
07/18/06 12:04:20 - Message #799

144 beacon just at noise level @ 1800Z Clear very dry & "HOT"


From: WA6MEM
Topic: 2m KH6HME/B
07/15/06 14:39:47 - Message #798

Two meter beacon is just above the noise at this time (2036Z) into DM03ts. No 432 or 1296 right now.


From: N6XQ
Topic: bcn into San Diego
07/15/06 14:32:32 - Message #797

15 July 06 1330 PST

2 mtr beacon 579
1296 in/out 539 peaks

DM12jr de n6xq


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
07/12/06 23:25:46 - Message #796

0347Z + 144170 RST 417
0520Z + 144170 RST 518
INTO DL44uc


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
07/12/06 02:12:20 - Message #795

0630Z + 144170.0 RST 559
0808Z + 144170.0 VERY WEAK QSB

NO SIGNAL BEACON 432 MHz


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
07/11/06 23:19:49 - Message #794

correction 0440Z de XE2HWB


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
07/11/06 23:11:50 - Message #793

0040Z + BEACON 144170.0 RST419 INTO DL44uC- NO 432 BCN


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/b
07/11/06 07:18:27 - Message #792

1312Z BEACON 144170.0 VERY WEAK QSB DL44uc


From: XE2HWB
Topic: 144170.0 KH6HME/b
07/10/06 23:07:04 - Message #791

0425Z RST 519 INTO DL44uc, QSB.


From: KO6RS
Topic: KH6HME/B
07/08/06 07:22:46 - Message #790

2M beacon Q5, S1 into CM96 at 1320Z. 432 is Q5, S0
with QSB.
73 Dave


From: WD6HDY
Topic: KH6HNE/B
06/30/06 18:11:06 - Message #789

As of 0010/1 July no sigs hrd today on either 2 or 432


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B'S
06/30/06 10:40:08 - Message #788

As of 1500Z this morning "NO" beacons in . Heavy marine layer even up to 2000ft.
BOB K6QXY CM88QL


From: KO6RS
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/29/06 18:56:15 - Message #787

2M beacon q0, s0 into cm96 at 0050Z. I Can't hear the
signal with a 100Hz cw filter, but it's clearly there
on a Spectran FFT.... Often the case never seems to go
completely away when there is a marine layer here.
73 Dave


From: VE7DXG
Topic: KH6-VE7
06/29/06 11:43:00 - Message #786

For prosperity's sake:
VE7DXG/P in CN78 (Southern Vancouver Island).
FT-736R 12 ele Yagi
FT-290R M2 loop
28-June-2006
Copied KH6HME/B on 144.170 from 00:45 to 02:13 UTC.
Up to 579 on Yagi, 539 on loop.
Virtually no QSB.
Did not listen on the higher bands.
Beam heading was direct with a sharp peak.
Temp was 29C inland, 15C at /P QTH. Appearance of the beacon seemed to coincide with clouding/fogging over.
Called CQ on 144.200 CW and SSB, no QSO to KH6.
Scanned for KH6 repeaters but nothing heard.


From: KO6RS
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/29/06 11:41:42 - Message #785

2M beacon q5, s0 at times into cm96, 1740Z.
73 Dave


From: WD6HDY
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/29/06 10:58:07 - Message #784

144.170/B IS S2-3 THIS AM WITH HIGH QRN FROM
DRIPPING FOG.
432.078/B IS S-1 WITH QRN


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/29/06 09:42:49 - Message #783

As of 1500Z this morning 144 beacon in weakly. Heavy marine layer up to 1500ft. Very hot & dry at 2000ft.


From: WA6LIE
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/29/06 00:19:23 - Message #782

2 meter beacon Q5 S0 432 beacon Q5 S1 at 0615Z. Temp
at 3200' is 78F and 60F on ground. Light/high fog


From: K6FV
Topic: No KH6HME/B
06/29/06 00:11:18 - Message #781

At0600Z it is 65 deg F at 1740' in CM87. Fog below, clouds above, no KH6HME/B on 144.17 here.


From: WA6LIE
Topic: Camera
06/29/06 00:06:33 - Message #780

There is a camera on Fremont peak located in CM96.
The camera is looking SW towards Salinas. WA6BAY-3 WX
station is on Mt. Toro, about 15 miles SE of Fremont
Peak, at roughly the same elevation.

73, Scott



Fremont Peak Camera

From: WA6LIE
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/28/06 23:38:15 - Message #779

2 meter beacon Q5 S3 with little fading.
432 not heard. Temperature at 3,200 feet was 76 degrees
at 0530Z. Ground temp is 60F with high FOG.


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/S
06/28/06 21:56:03 - Message #778

All beacons still in 1296 peaking to S5 Heavy marine layer below me fog to ~ 1000ft, @ 0400Z


From: n6ze/m
Topic: wx obs & 2m bcn Wed AM
06/28/06 20:00:54 - Message #777

Reception: I hrd KH6HME/2m bcn ~1200Z 28JUN on I-405 near Getty Museum Southward to I-10. Copied weakly approx 5 minutes, then faded out.

Wx Obs:
KLAX Wx @ 1350Z: 18000ft scattered clouds, vis 6 statute miles with haze, temp 19, dewpoint 17. Baro: 29.94" Hg, wind 240 deg/5kt.

Before takeoff to the West, I could see the inversion. I performed the takeoff so my Temperature data for the first few thousand feet was missed: turning, climbing, & raising flaps took most of my attention!
Alt(ft): Temp (C):
5000 21
8000 13
10000 9
13000 0


From: KO6RS
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/28/06 19:58:36 - Message #776

2M beacon q5, s3 and 432 is q5, s0 into cm96 at 0200Z.
73 Dave


From: WB6CWN
Topic: no copy Santa Barbara area
06/28/06 18:36:09 - Message #775

No copy of 2M beacon on road trip with several coastal stops from Thousand Oaks to Santa Barbara. Listened 11am and 4pm with 7 ele yagi.
Frank WB6CWN


From: W7KKE
Topic: KH6HME/b
06/28/06 16:59:54 - Message #774

144.1695 still in S1, and has been since I turned the radio on at 0630 PDT. Nil 70 and 23 cm.

Ken, CN75xa


From: WD6HDY
Topic: 144.170/B
06/28/06 16:08:42 - Message #773

5-5,5-7, JUST STARTED COMING IN TO CM89CK



From: WD6HDY
Topic: 432/B
06/28/06 16:06:02 - Message #772

Hrng Beacon stronger than yesterday S2-4
Broken clouds,fog bank offshore here in CM89CK


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B'S
06/28/06 14:59:43 - Message #771

144 222 432 & 1296 beacons back in much QSB.
Very overcast and light rain showers.


From: W7KKE
Topic: KH6HME/b
06/28/06 13:30:06 - Message #770

Both the 2m and 70 cm beacons are still in - 2m peaked so far at about S6, at which time I could kerchunk the 146.82 repeater on Mauna Loa. 70 cm has been pretty weak through this morning - S1 max. Nil 1296, although some interesting radar stuff that I don't usually hear.


From: N6CA
Topic: 2m bcn
06/28/06 10:02:01 - Message #769

dos metro beacon doing fine here esta manana in la cuidad de smogville


From: N6FM
Topic: 2 Meter Beacon
06/28/06 10:00:57 - Message #768

Currently loud into CN73 on the central Oregon Coast. S-9 and building.


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/28/06 09:06:12 - Message #767

No sighn of beacons this morning . Very overcast & fog in to about 1000ft. level
@ 1500Z K6QXY CM88QL @ 2000ft.


From: W7KKE
Topic: KH6HME/B into Oregon
06/28/06 07:56:06 - Message #766

Both the 2m and 70 cm beacons are in this morning at 1345Z Also being heard in southern washington. 2m is S5, 70 cm just above the noise, and nil 23 cm.

Ken, W7KKE, CN75xa


From: WB6CWN
Topic: Nada
06/27/06 20:01:18 - Message #765

Nothing heard on 2M at 5:30pm tonight in DM04ne Thousand Oaks at same spot that worked this morning and last evening. Frank WB6CWN


From: K6FV
Topic: 432 finally
06/27/06 19:16:31 - Message #763

At 0057Z, KH6HME/B 144.17 599, 432.07 459, in CM87 at 1740' where it is 68deg F and we are fogged in (visibility > 300' though). By the way, antennas are fixed on Hawaii, 2m 16 elements in front of a 14' reflector, on 432 a 10' dish.


From: K6NC
Topic: Beacons
06/27/06 18:57:27 - Message #762

Hearing 144.70 Mhz beacon 589, solid. Hearing 432.078 beacon in and out, peaking 529. 86 degrees, 29% humidity, 100' elevation - CM98jk, 15 miles S.E. of downtown Sacramento. First time I've heard anything from KH6HME this year.


From: N6CA
Topic: bcns
06/27/06 18:22:16 - Message #761

144 doing nicely into smogville....de N6CA
1296 weak but Q5 into San Diego ...de N6XQ


From: W6OYJ
Topic: KH6HME BCN
06/27/06 17:49:24 - Message #760

144.170 BCN S0-S1 in DM12JU San Diego @2348Z


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B'S
06/27/06 16:33:44 - Message #759

WOW all of a sudden ALL beacons are very strong
144 599 222 599 432 599 1296 Q5 S1------S5


From: K6FV
Topic: 144.17 589
06/27/06 15:56:44 - Message #758

At 2145Z, KH6HME/B 144.17 was 589 in CM87 at 1740' where the temperature is 74 deg F. Fog has cleared a bit and we still have high overcast. No 432.07 heard yet.


From: WD6HDY
Topic: kh6mhe/B
06/27/06 15:01:21 - Message #757

432 bcn. heard at 2100 in to CM89CK
S-1, S-2


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B'S
06/27/06 14:23:25 - Message #756

All beacons very weak in & out never all at the same time. Today anway 222 is the most reliable.
2020Z HOT very overcast & humid. @ 2000ft.


From: K6FV
Topic: 144.17 back in
06/27/06 13:59:51 - Message #755

After disappearing earlier this morning, at 1950Z KH6HME/B 144.17 579 in CM87 at 1740' where the temperature is 72 deg F and the fog is rolling over us from the SW. NIL heard on 432.07.


From: N6CA
Topic: Paul
06/27/06 13:07:12 - Message #754

KH6HME will not be going up the volcano today, work ....(yuk)....de N6CA


From: KO6RS
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/27/06 11:51:14 - Message #753

2M beacon q5,s0 into cm96 at 1750Z.
73 Dave


From: WB6CWN
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/27/06 11:18:05 - Message #752

2M beacon still S2 in Thousand Oaks, CA DM04ne at same location as last evening's mobile contact.
Frank WB6CWN


From: K6FV
Topic: 144.17 569
06/27/06 10:06:30 - Message #751

KH6HME/B 144.17 569 @1550Z no 432.07. Temperature 76 deg F, no wind. Fog below and overcast above obscuring sun.


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/27/06 09:35:50 - Message #750

144 222 & 432 beacons in weakly this morning @ 1530Z still hot but quite overcast . Inversion layer is very well defined .
BOB K6QXY CM88QL


From: WB6CWN
Topic: Worrked KH6HME on 2M
06/26/06 20:01:51 - Message #749

Heard Paul calling CQ on 144.170.8MHz.
Worked him from the mobile parked along side road with 7ele yagi held in one hand and mic in the other. S1 Q5 sigs at 5:30pm.
DM04ne, Thousand Oaks, CA. Elevation 900ft. Sigs had to pass over 2000' Santa Monica Mts between me and coast 20 miles away. Thanks Paul and Chip. 73, Frank


From: K6OUE
Topic: Worked KH6HME
06/26/06 18:03:09 - Message #748

Worked KH6HME on 144.170 at 4:10pm PDT in DM03. Good readable SSB, but starting to fade. Thank you Paul and N6CA.


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME
06/26/06 17:13:54 - Message #747

Hearing PAUL on 144 ssb but not very strong


From: WB6DJI
Topic: 
06/26/06 16:59:02 - Message #746

Redondo Beach work Paul on 144.170Mhz
from DM03TU 6/26/2006


From: WB6DJI
Topic: Worked KH6HME
06/26/06 16:57:29 - Message #745

6/26/2006 144.170MHz 3:19pm PST Work Paul in Hawaii
from Redondo Beach, California 5/9 +10dB
signal to Hawaii!!! WOW! Mike WB6DJI
Will Listen for 10GHz beacon!!!!!!!!!


From: WD6HDY
Topic: 144.270 SSB
06/26/06 16:52:23 - Message #744

Just signed with Paul, signals are 10 over here in Ft. Bragg--CM89CK


From: K6FV
Topic: 144.17 weak
06/26/06 15:43:56 - Message #743

2135Z KH6HME/B 144.17 239, NIL 432 in CM87 at 1740' where the temp is 81 deg F and the fog is starting to come in below. Overhead is high overcast.


From: WD6HDY
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/26/06 14:56:51 - Message #742

HEARING 144/432 BCNS IN CM89CK FORT BRAGG,CA
432--S2-3 W QSB, 144--S3-5 W QSB


From: W6OYJ
Topic: KH6HME BCN
06/26/06 14:54:53 - Message #741

144.170 BCN HRD VY STRONG DM12JU @ 2050Z. No SIGS HRD ON 1296.250 BCN


From: WD6HDY
Topic: K6HME BCN
06/26/06 14:45:55 - Message #740

144.170/432.078 both into CM89CK
Fort Bragg.
QSB s-2-5 on 144, S2-4 on 432


From: KO6RS
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/26/06 14:41:16 - Message #739

2M beacon q5, s8 into cm96. Also
KH6SX q5, s0 on 144.200 at 2030Z
73 Dave


From: N6CA
Topic: Paul
06/26/06 14:18:39 - Message #738

KH6HME will be on volcano in 2 hours...de N6CA


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/26/06 13:08:10 - Message #737

144 beacon is Q5 S1----S5 222 beacon is Q5 S1--S3 432 beacon is Q5 S1--S2 all beacons much weaker than last night.
1296 beacon was replaced last year with new N6CA beacon it is on 1296.250
Good luck BOB K6QXY CM88QL


From: W7KKE
Topic: 1296 bcn freq?
06/26/06 11:44:13 - Message #736

The last reference to the 1296 beacon freq was from K6QXY on 25 June who reported 1296.250. In past years had seen 1296.300 - .400 reported, with freq drifting with the site's temperature. I'm assuming K6QXY's freq is correct since it's most recent.

Put up the 1296 M2 Yagi this morning, but nothing heard on either 1296 freq.

73,
Ken, W7KKE, CN75xa


From: K6DYD
Topic: KH6HME
06/26/06 11:34:54 - Message #735

144 and 432 vy loud into Point Loma, DM 12, Monday the 26th at 10:30 AM.


From: N6FM
Topic: 144.17 Beacon
06/26/06 10:22:07 - Message #734

Heard S-1 in CN73WX on 2 meters on the Central Oregon Coast, but is now fading.
Ben
Florence


From: N6CA
Topic: 144 bcn
06/26/06 09:48:05 - Message #733

2m beacon very strong this moring into DM03.


From: K6FV
Topic: 144.17 weak
06/26/06 09:31:57 - Message #732

AT 1523Z, KH6HME/B 144.17 349 in CM87 @ 1740' where the temperature is 79 deg F. There is a gentle breeze from the S and we are above the fog. NIL heard on 432.


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/26/06 09:20:24 - Message #731

144 beacon is Q5 S0 Nothing above 2 meters. @ 1500Z this morning very HOT dry but can see fog out over the ocean.


From: KH6HME/b
Topic: 
06/26/06 09:18:25 - Message #730

2m beacon now coming in about S1 at 144.170070 (usb).
Ken, W7KKE, CN75xa


From: W7KKE
Topic: KH6EME/b
06/26/06 08:54:26 - Message #729

Started receiving the 432.078 bcn at 1449Z just above the noise. Temp 48 / Humid near 100%. Fairly thick sea haze / thin fog seaward, heating up inland again.
Ken, W7KKE, CN75xa


From: KO6RS
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/26/06 07:47:54 - Message #728

The 2M beacon is s0, q5 into cm96 at 1345Z.
73 Dave


From: N6CA
Topic: 144 bcn
06/26/06 01:50:47 - Message #727

2m beacon still S3 + into DM03 over the hill.



From: KH6HME
Topic: 
06/25/06 23:00:57 - Message #726

KH6HME currently doing gud into So Cal, CQing....de N6CA


From: K6FV
Topic: KH6HME on SSB
06/25/06 22:56:19 - Message #725

0435Z KH6HME about 31 on 144.17, some other station on 144.20 SSB not identifiable (probably in CA, unless it's KH6RZ). Temp 81 deg F at 1740' in CM87 about 300' above the fog.


From: WA6FXL
Topic: 2m Tropo
06/25/06 22:56:14 - Message #724

At 0400Z apx had Q5 both ways with KH6HME on 144170,820 from BK29go to CM89ob a distance of 2362.46 miles using 50W to 9 el. Now 0455Z Paul is still Q5 and improving


From: W7KKE
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/25/06 22:39:35 - Message #723

Last heard the 70 cm beacon at 0400Z. Nil now on 70 cm and 2 meters. Beacon / voice was in and out of the noise at about 10 minute intervals today.
Temp here was 63 deg / 77 % humidity, but very hot inland.
73, Ken, W7KKE, CN75xa


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME
06/25/06 22:20:27 - Message #722

Worked PAUL on 144 222 & 432 great signals.
1296 beacon was 599 at times. PAUL is looking for Q'S on 144.170 He will be there for a few more hours.


From: N6ED
Topic: KH6HME
06/25/06 21:43:05 - Message #721

Worked Paul on 2m at 0159z > DM03.
Signals 5-6 to 5-7 both ways.
Thanks for all the reports guys.
Sure is fun!


From: W7KKE & others
Topic: 
06/25/06 21:19:00 - Message #720

If you hear Paul call him on cell fone # 808.345.4253
Paul will be up on volcano until 8 pm Hawaiian time tonight.He wants to work everyone!

gud luck
Chip N6CA


From: W7KKE
Topic: KH6HME
06/25/06 20:25:06 - Message #719

About 0208 both 2m "voices" and 70 cm beacon faded - rats!!
Ken, W7KKE, CN75xa


From: W7KKE
Topic: KH6EME to Oregon
06/25/06 20:04:18 - Message #718

Hearing 432.078770 cw beacon into CN75xa 519


From: WA6LIE
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/25/06 20:00:46 - Message #717

Paul still on 2 meters working CA.
432 beacon is Q5 S1 into CM96


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/25/06 18:57:22 - Message #716

222.1 599 432.078 599 1296.250 559 In CM88QL still very hot well defined inversion layer visually.


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME
06/25/06 18:11:27 - Message #715

PAUL is active on 2 meters running ~ 5X7 5X9 in CM88QL


From: WA6LIE
Topic: Paul on site
06/25/06 18:05:19 - Message #714

Just worked Paul at 0000Z Good signal into CM96


From: N6XQ
Topic: 1296 bcn
06/25/06 17:05:33 - Message #713

Jack is hearing the 1296 beacon, 1296.250 MHz weak into San Diego

de N6CA


From: N6CA
Topic: Paul
06/25/06 16:13:09 - Message #712

KH6HME will be on the volcano in about 2 hours to operate


From: KG6EG
Topic: 2M BCN
06/25/06 15:42:06 - Message #711

Hearing weak but copyable ito DM03 Huntington Beach


From: KO6RS
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/25/06 12:37:42 - Message #710

2M beacon s1, q5 into cm96 at 1930Z.
73 Dave


From: wa6lie
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/25/06 12:28:10 - Message #709

2 meters Q5 S2 into CM96 NO 6 or 432


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/25/06 08:56:09 - Message #708

144 beacon is Q5S1-------5 AT 8AM PDST.
Heading back to field day site


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/24/06 22:58:50 - Message #707

144 beacon in very weakly Q3---5 S0 Very heavy marine layer ,& wet to ~ 1500ft. Field day site miserable. @ 0500Z


From: KO6RS
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/24/06 18:57:39 - Message #706

2M beacon with qsb at s0,q5 into cm96, 0050Z.
73 Dave


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/23/06 22:47:20 - Message #705

As of 0445Z "NO" beacons in Heavy marine layer no in near coast at least up to ~1200FT.


From: WB6CWN
Topic: 
06/23/06 12:20:38 - Message #704

Not hearing beacons, but I am still happy.


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/23/06 09:41:20 - Message #703

As of 8:30 am this morning NO beacons in. Very hot @ 2000ft. will re check tonight after FIELD DAY set up.


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/22/06 19:03:28 - Message #702

144 & 222 beacons are Q5 S1------S5 @ 0100Z
Clear very HOT @ 2000ft. Some sea breeze.


From: KO6RS
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/22/06 13:34:36 - Message #701

2M beacon s0, q5 into cm96 at 1930Z.
73 Dave


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/22/06 11:17:28 - Message #700

as of 1700Z 144 beacon is in but very very weak.
Q5 S0


From: K6FV
Topic: Again 144.17
06/22/06 11:06:51 - Message #699

Mistyped previous frequency, is 144.17. RH is 25% and breeze is more from N than NE.


From: K6FV
Topic: 144.17 IN
06/22/06 11:03:13 - Message #698

KH6HME/B 144.19 S4 at 1655Z in CM87 at 1740' where it is 90 deg F (and rising). Skies clear, gentle breeze from NE.


From: K6FV
Topic: 144.17 out
06/21/06 23:39:02 - Message #697

At 0530Z, with the temperature 82 deg F at 1740', the KH6HME 144.17 beacon is no longer being heard here in CM87.


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B 144170.0
06/21/06 23:21:13 - Message #696

21-06-06 1339Z + VERY VERY WEAK INTO DL44uc


From: KO6RS
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/21/06 20:59:25 - Message #695

2M beacon s0, q5 in cm96 at 0300Z.
73 Dave


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/21/06 20:54:19 - Message #694

144 beacon back in Q5 S1----s5


From: K6FV
Topic: 144.17 in
06/21/06 20:42:56 - Message #693

KH6HME/B 144.17 peaking s5 at 0215Z in CM87 at 1740' where it is 91 deg F and the sky is clear.


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B 144.1704 MHz
06/21/06 19:23:38 - Message #692

Sorry. I should have noted that was teh 2 meter beacon.


From: WA6MEM
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/21/06 19:20:08 - Message #691

KH6HME/B is 569 into DM03ts


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/21/06 16:55:58 - Message #690

As of ~ 2300Z still no beacons VERY VERY hot up here over 100deg @ 2000ft. Some sea breeze now.


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/21/06 09:16:48 - Message #689

As of 1500Z this morning all beacons are gone. It is 75deg already at 8AM Clear &
HOT"


From: K6FV
Topic: 144.17 back in
06/20/06 21:26:55 - Message #688

KH6HME/B 144.17 now 559 at 1740' in CM87 where the present temperature is 75 deg F and the sky is clear.


From: KO6RS
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/20/06 13:41:47 - Message #687

2 M beacon s0, q5 into cm96 at 1940Z. No 432.
73 Dave


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/20/06 13:09:53 - Message #686

144 beacon is 599 222 beacon is 559 Nothing on 432 or 1296 @ 1900Z


From: K6QXY
Topic: XE2HWB/B
06/20/06 08:37:49 - Message #685

144 & 222 beacons are back in this morning @ 1430Z Q5 S1-------S5 nothing above 222 but will check 1296 later


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B 144170.0
06/20/06 06:56:08 - Message #684

1130-1244 UTC RST 519 INTO DL44uc


From: K6FV
Topic: 144.17 out
06/20/06 01:13:47 - Message #683

No longer hearing KH6HME/B 144.17 here at 1740' in CM87 at 0710Z. Temperature 65 deg F, it was as high as 70 deg F near sunset. Skies clear.


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B 144170.0
06/20/06 01:07:10 - Message #682

0350 UTC RST 529, 0435 UTC RSTE 519, 0520UTC V WEAK, 0648UTC 559 INTO DL44uc


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/19/06 21:45:34 - Message #681

0234 UTC VERY WEAK, 0303 UTC RST 559, 0339 UTC WEAK INTO DL44uc


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/19/06 21:35:15 - Message #680

144 & 222 beacons continue sometimes up to 599 Much QSB nothing above 222 @ 0330Z
K6QXY CM88QL @ 2000ft.


From: K6FV
Topic: 144.17
06/19/06 19:54:11 - Message #679

KH6HME/B 144.17 now 599 in CM87 at 1740' where it's 65 deg F and clear overhead, but fog is approaching.
Upper air soundings show inversion is stronger and much closer to the ground in Southern CA than here.


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/19/06 15:52:28 - Message #678

144 & 222 beacons are back in much QSB Q5 S1------S5 Nothing on 432 or 1296 yet @ 2150Z


From: K6FV
Topic: 144.17 into CM87
06/19/06 14:18:12 - Message #677

2010Z June 19, KH6HME/B 144.17 579 into CM87 @ 1740'.


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/19/06 13:46:36 - Message #676

144 beacon back in weakly @ 1946Z. nothing else so far


From: KO6RS
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/19/06 13:34:24 - Message #675

2m beacon s0 q5 into cm96 at 2000Z. No 432.
73 Dave


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/19/06 09:11:46 - Message #674

NO beacons in this morning Some fog out over the water much cooler TEMP.


From: n6rmj/pat
Topic: kh6hme/b
06/19/06 08:29:23 - Message #673

late report hearing the beacon into the high desert
dm14cp for sewveral hours on 6/19/06 up 0600gmt


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/19/06 02:09:58 - Message #672

0625 UTC RST 549 INTO DL44uc and 0730 + o - UTC NOTHING


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B 144170.0
06/18/06 23:30:59 - Message #671

0515 UTC RST 539 INTO DL44uc


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B 144170.0
06/18/06 21:38:35 - Message #670

0338 UTC INTO DL44uc VERY VERY WEAK


From: N6CA
Topic: 144 bcn
06/18/06 18:51:09 - Message #669

Finally So Cal receiving 2m beacon. Weak over hill but others copying ok.


From: KO6RS
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/18/06 17:15:19 - Message #668

2M beacon s0 q5 into cm96 at 2300Z. No 432 yet
73 Dave


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME'Bs
06/18/06 14:53:57 - Message #667

222.1 beacon is in now weakly @ 2053Z


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/18/06 13:40:51 - Message #666

144 beacon is in weakly. @1940Z.


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B'S
06/15/06 09:42:46 - Message #665

All beacons gone this morning as of 1500Z


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B's
06/14/06 18:20:11 - Message #664

144 & 222 beacons very strong No 432 or 1296 yet.


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/11/06 01:50:19 - Message #663

0749 utc 144.170 copy vere very weak into DL44uc


From: KG6HSQ
Topic: Worked KH6HME
06/11/06 00:12:16 - Message #662

@1804Z 6/10 With Paul being extremely patient, I was his first contack of contest. 2M 10W, 5 element from DM13 Palomar Mtn. 5600' elv.

Thank you Paul


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/10/06 01:20:28 - Message #661

Beacon 144.170 MHz RST 539 into DL44uc


From: W6OYJ
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/09/06 23:34:30 - Message #660

Beacon RST519 at 0526UTC 10JUN06UTC DM12JU San Diego, faded out at 0529UTC.


From: W6OYJ
Topic: KH6HME
06/09/06 21:31:13 - Message #659

KH6HME heard/worked on 144.170 from San Diego at 2015 local time on 06/09/06


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME
06/09/06 21:10:15 - Message #658

Hrd paul calling CQ on 2 meters but gone now


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/09/06 20:44:36 - Message #657

432 beacon is still in but weak nothing else!!!!!!!!!!


From: N6CA
Topic: Paul
06/09/06 19:49:32 - Message #656

Pauls is on the volcano right now, Friday and will be there all weekend for the June contest. W6OYJ is hearing the 2m beacon in SanDiego at 0148Z June 10, Friday eve, 6:50 local


From: K6QXY
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/09/06 14:55:50 - Message #655

432 beacon in only


From: XE2HWB
Topic: KH6HME/B
06/08/06 22:32:11 - Message #654

144.170 VERY WEAK INTO DL44uc


From: XE2HWB
Topic: beacon
05/27/06 03:42:03 - Message #651

KH6HME/b 0932 UTC, 144.170 MHz RST 519 INTO DL44uc La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico