11. Apr 2020
The first days of 2020 were dominated by tropo from D4 to Western Europe. For already some days in early April, there is good tropo from D4 to the Caraiben. QSO's have been reported up to 4700 km and more.
D4VHF is reporting about that on Facebook.
Beacon is signing "CQD4VHF HK76" on 144,174 AND 432.100 FT8 when unattended.
-When operator EA8FF Mark is available he will call CQ D4VHF
-2m rig is 400W into a 12el Yagi manually rotated
-70cm rig is 100W into a 16el manually rotated
The accurate locator is HK76MU79VB
Some reported QSO's:
2020-04-10 PJ2BR 144 4747km
2020-04-10 J69DS 144
2020-04-10 FM4SA 144
2020-04-09: FG4ST 432
Another interesting source for those following Transatlantic QSO's, is the blogspot from EI7GL.
Courtesy for the pictures:
Tropomap: William R. Hepburn: http://www.dxinfocentre.com/tropo_nwe.html
QSOmap: John Desmon, EI7GL : http://ei7gl.blogspot.com/