Tropo Ducting Reports

Are you listening for the KH6HME VHF/UHF/SHF beacons?
Post your reports here if you hear any of them.

KH6HME beacon frequencies: 50.061 MHz, 144.277 Mhz, 432.310 MHz, and 1296.250 MHz

When there is a opening, KH6HME ops will turn off the beacons and be QRV on only
50.061 MHz, 144.277 MHz, 222.100/223.5 MHz, 432.310 MHz and 1296.250 MHz

Stations other than KH6HME are asked to use the national calling frequencies of
50.125 MHz, 144.200 MHz, 432.100 Mhz, 902.100 MHz, and 1296.100 MHz


View 2011 and earlier archived tropo reports



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 ďAlohaĒ. 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 Paulís 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