ZM2E (at Quartz Hill) had a successful crossband 137k/7MHz contact with 3D2KL, including 15 wpm CW, even though it was fairly early in the evening. The QSO took place between 0550 and 0710z.

Laurence 3D2KL reported good LF signal strength from the DFCW120 beacon, so the QSO started with DFCW10. This meant that any DX listeners in North America with 120 second dot length setting would have been rather compromised.

Unfortunately ZM2E was not successful in making a SSB contact with AX2TAR (VK7). The AX2TAR transmissions were from 0900 to 1000z, so there was no beacon activity during that hour.

The DFCW beacon ran for three sessions on 26 June:
- from before ZL sunset till 0550z,
- then from 0710 till 0900z,
- then from 1000z till after ZL sunrise around 2000z.

Operators were Andrew ZL2BBJ, Mike ZL4OL and Bob ZL2CA.

The next booking for LF tests is the September equinox.

73, Bob ZL2CA

Posted by ZL1AZE on July 02, 2004
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