Thursday, June 15, 2017

Rare DX on 70MHz - Western Sahara S01WS QRV !

For those of You who haven't noticed yesturday's massive Es opening on 4m - there's new DX to hunt for...


Please note they have two different QTH :
Bir Lehlu #IL56HB, and Tifariti #IL46RD

After extensive opening to whole EA from N to S, including EA6, EA8 and big sigs from CT band was starting to calm a bit around 18UTC.
But it was only a short break !

 Map source: www.dxmaps.com

Possibly nothing more to work left. Only Joe CT1HZE was still audible at s7 working DL's.

Then BANG ! 18:19UTC Sjoerd PA3DOL spotted QSO with S01WS on 4m.
First thought - maybe wrong QRG, WS is well known from 6m - but no!
Sjoerd confirmed his QSO with S01WS. Followed by Rob PA0RDY and "some" DL stations.

After quick tune at 185 there was nothing except weak birdie, after applying the notch unreadable voices, almost EME level were heard ! Then after 5-6 minutes first time S01WS came audible with CQ, but what a pity - he did not respond to call... More than 5 min with repetable CQ 4, without even QRZ...

Worse nightmare when You heard DX, and he is not !     


Nevertheless, hope this opening will encourage S01 guys to be more active.
At the time no more info about their antenna and RIG used on 4. If no any improvement they still could be QRV on wire dipole used on 6m and HF.

More info to come soon, I hope.

GL !


1 comment:

  1. Hi Greg,
    I worked S01WS on 14th June at 18:17 UTC on 70.185. I was lucky to be on the frequency, when I heard him calling.
    I was really surprised and asked twice about call to confirm HI.I wonder if this was his first ever activity on 4m. Also at what time did Sjoerd log his contact. S01WS was here audible for about 90 minutes in QSB from 59+ to nil. I am sure he will be workable agin in this season. 73's Dan / OK1DIG

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