G3TXF operating from North Devon : IO71ve

Since early 2020, G3TXF has been operating from North Devon. However from mid-May onwards the focus has mostly been on Six Metres, particularly looking for new DXCC Entities during the Summer Es season.

During the period from mid-May to the end of July, 202 JA stations and 600 W/VE stations (516 unique W/VE callsigns) were worked on FT8 on 6m, as well as 796 Grid Squares. This would not have been possible without FT8. FT8 is more than "just another mode". Together with PSK Reporter, FT8 provides a range of perspective (eg the finding of micro-short openings) simply not possible with the classic modes of communication on Amateur Radio.

18 New DXCC Entities worked during the 2020 Es Season
4L1R 7Z1SJ PJ2MAN
8P2K HL2WA TT8FN
A65BR HP2DFA V31AE
BU2EL J69DS VK8AW
DU6/PE1NSQ JT1CO VR2XYL
HC5VF KG6DX XV1X

Potential "New Ones" missed: Heard but not worked : 4U1UN and 9M2TO.

"Heard by" KL7HBK (as per PSK-R), but sadly I never did hear KL7HBK.

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Sunset at the March equinox, with the sun setting right over Lundy Island, which is located exactly due West at 270°
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The furthest 6m QSO of the 2020 Summer Es season was VK8AW at 14,135km. The second furthest was KG6DX at 12,223km.

 

The graph shows the GMT times of the 202 QSOs made with JA stations during the 2020 Es Season.

Apart from a small number of outliers, the majority of QSOs with JA were made between 0630z and 0830z, with a noticeable peak between 0730z and 0745z.