4000 meter band
68 to 76 kHz Experiment
FCC Part 5 Grant .pdf: WG2XRS
WG2XRS/1 - K2ORS - Wayland, MA
WG2XRS/2 - W1VD - Burlington, CT
WG2XRS/3 - W1TAG - Holden, MA
WG2XRS/4 - W2ZM - Penn Yan, NY
WG2XRS/5 - W4DEX - Stanfield, NC
WG2XRS/5 Reception Reports:
|02Aug13 First Reception Report||W1TAG||"Very clean-looking at that speed" (Initial test speed was at QRSS3 which was visible at W1TAG but not readable. Copy was good at QRSS30 speed.)|
First Grabber Reception Report
|W1VD||"good copy into CT"
|03Aug13||W1VD||"Good daytime signals but there is a fair amount of static from storms in the area 'perforating' what would otherwise be nice white traces."|
|03Aug13||VE3OT||Copying fine until shut-down - nice signal for this time of day|
|05AUG13||WA3TTS||Noisy but copyable here in EN90xn|
|05AUG13||WD4NGG||Nice copy Monday evening 08/05/13 at Hilton Head Island, SC, a
distance of 212 miles.
|11AUG13||W1VD||Big sig in CT|
|11AUG13||K3SIW||Your QRSS30 signal is coming through fine at the moment using a 10' shielded loop. See it with the e-probe too, but marginal copy. Not bad for daylight on on 600 mile path.|
|11AUG13||WD4NGG||Nice copy of XRS/5 late Sunday afternoon between 5-5:40PM my local
08/11/13 here on Hilton Head Island
|14AUG13||K3SIW||your signal started out not too bad (XRS came through well enough to decode), but then went into a long fade. Just starting to see it again now (01214Z)|
|14AUG13||W1TAG||Nice copy all night, probably due to the QRSS60 and quieter weather up this way. One shot from 0530Z|
|14AUG13||VE3IQ||Thanks for the strong test signal, Dex. You stayed visible most of the time at FN15nt but the QRN was brutal.|
|14AUG13||WA3TTS||I started to see some short to medium term fading on 72.4 kHz signal in the 0500 to 0600 UTC time frame. The fading and signal levels were about the same through 0730 UTC.|
|15AUG15||WD4NGG||We had severe static in my area Thursday due to local thunderstorms
but most of those storms dissipated after sundown so copy was good
using the Alesis 3630 limiter with ARGO. Same receiving setup as earlier
using the GPS locked R75 and Ratzlaff active whip antenna.
|15AUG15||K3SIW||Your signal here was strong enough to see with QRSS3 bandwidth
through much of it. At 6:30 am local time it's still coming through with
both an e-probe and a 10' loop.
|15AUG15||WD4NGG||Good copy of XRS/5 QRSS60 on Thursday evening my local time 08/15/13
from about 9:23 PM to 10:50 PM on Hilton Head Island, SC
|16AUG13||N4LTA||Very strong signal here as would be expected
|16AUG13||K3SIW||it's well after sunrise here and your signal is picking up strength.
|16AUG13||W1TAG||Copy last night wasn't quite as good, but there was still a readable
signal most of the night.
The fades are very deep and long, and there has been an hour-long fade after sunset both nights. There is a similar fade in the morning, but it seems longer. As of 9:15 AM EDT, the signal is still copyable. BTW - the distance from you to my Maine QTH is 801 miles.
Nice copy in the late morning.
|16AUG13||W1VD||In daylight about 25 dB s/n in 28 mHz BW ... http://www.w1vd.com/grabber.html ... half or less than that during nightime hours. Welding goggle copy at the moment over the 600 mile path. Based on limited observations, static seems significatly stronger at night on 73 vs.137 kHz.|
|16AUG13||VE3OT||Finally took a minute to check - and you were there instantly - Very
nice solid signal,
as other have reported. Excellent reception on mod. W1VD eprobe.
Slow drift is mine - just turned on R75 5 minutes before reception.
|16AUG13||KA9CFD||Very nice copy here at mid day. Time stamp is in UTC on the image.
Using a Yaesu FT-2000 with 300 hz dsp filter and with the peak cw
contour filter turned on. Really makes the signal pop.
|16AUG13||W1TAG||A shot of /4 and /5 from last night. ( the "RS4" just above
"XRS5" is by Bob Raide, W2ZM in Penn Yan, NY - Dex)
|23AUG13||David Wilson||Fredericksburg, VA|