Microwave Contest June, 2017

Being active just on 10 GHz during Microwave Contest means having a quite weekend, but not this one. The weather was mostly cloudy and thunderstorms from the west spreaded across Germany, especially in the afternoon. Right at the beginning of the contest and until the evening the band was crowded with stations. Some OK2 and OK3 stations were heard over hours with strong scattered signals. Sunday was just the opposite, probably because of the Pentecost day. Happy to work DL9GBH/p from JO72AK for square  # 59.

Results: 13.635 points (350 km/QSO avg.), 39 QSO’s, 6 DXCC and 23 squares.
ODX: OM6A (JN99 / 648 km), OM3RRC (JN99 / 610 km), OM60ND (JN99 / 600 km)

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10 GHz Rainscatter May 28/29/30, 2017

Beautyful weather and temperatures up to 31° C offered the first nice openings on 10 GHz via Rainscatter this Sunday, Monday and Tuesday afternoon.

May 28: On Sunday a very stable rain cell near the Belgium/Luxembourg border made contacts possible with F6DKW (JN18CS/ 671km), F8DLS (JN19SE/ 564km) in SSB, ON5TA (JO20ES/ 440 km), F5DQK (JN18GR/ 653 km) and finally DL3IAE (JN49DG/304km) .

Best beacons: HB9BBD (JN49GA/528km), LX1DB (JN39CO/376km).
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May 29: Monday afternoon followed with several hotspots covered across south-western Germany. Worked F8DLS (JN19SE/564km) in SSB,  F6DKW (JN18CS/ 671km) and DH1VY (JN39) also in SSB.

Best beacons: HB9BBD (JN49GA/528km), LX1DB (JN39CO/376km).

May 30: Another hot day! Tuesday afternoon strong thunderstorms crossing mid Germany. QSO with DL3IAE (JN49), heard among others OE5VRL/5 in SSB and FM.

Best beacons: HB9BBD (JN49GA/528km), OK0EA (JO70UP/379km).

Other 10 GHz Rainscatter-contacts this month:
May 19, 2017: OE5VRL/5 (JN78), DM2TO (JO61).
May 12, 2017: DH1VY (JN39), DR60VKL (JN39), DF9ZT (JO40), DL7HM (JO40), DL1RTD (JN59), DL3IAE (JN49).