06 November, 2011

Multiple 28 MHz propagation paths and excellent conditions

Final 'F' in UA3MIF. Notice echoes of final dot
marked by arrows. Press image to enlarge.
There were excellent conditions during this weekend's Ukrainian contest. I was active on 10 m and noticed several reverberant signals coming from Russia and Kazakhstan around 11-12 UTC on 6. Nov.

Here is an example from UA3MIF (28 MHz, 11.30 UTC 6. Nov 2011, press link to hear audio) as received on my vertical end-fed dipole (omnidirectional) for 10 m and the K3.  See the picture for the final 'F' in his call sign and what seems to be multiple echoes. The final dot starts at 3.247 sec and multiples seem to occur at 3.322 and 3.373 seconds, i.e. after 75 and 126 ms.

Although 126 ms is almost 138 ms, the round-the-world travel time, I could need some help to interpret these delays based on the locations of the transmitter relative to me near Oslo, Norway. It was easier for a similar reverberant signal from JA3YBK some years ago.