Apr 30
144 MHz
21 April 2015 Aurora for a short period of time
15 April 2015 SK4MPI Beacon weak via Aurora
14 April 2015 Again Aurora - not very strong.
11 April 2015 Some aurora signals heard this afternoon right after getting the antenna into operation again.

50 MHz
29 April 2015 South Africa worked. First real DX this year on 6m. ZS4TX/6 (KG47) peaked at 59+10. Some other European stations were weakly audible via Sporadic-E.
21 April 2015 LA via Aurora

Posted by Christoph Petermann

Apr 11
Today I got the replacement rotator and the antennas for 144 and 50 MHz back up onto the tower. Everything is working fine and the first DX heard were some Aurora signals on 2m. The twin 70cm antennas are not mounted. The 40m dipole is back to its old position - I do hear much less now on that band :-( The new rotator is a beautiful refurbished Kenpro KR2000 which is much stronger than the old one (HyGain HAM IV) I have used.

My plans are to add a second 2m meter antenna to the existing 9 element yagi and a good 70cm antenna in between the 2m antennas.

Posted by Christoph Petermann

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