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W7GJ - EA8/G8BCG - First ever 50MHz EME QSO from EA8??
Planning, Faith, WSJT and a little bit of luck!

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Lance W7GJ and I both believed that with the right conditions, good ground gain and a bit of luck, it should be possible to complete a JT65 eme QSO with only 100w to a 6M7JHV.

An initial attempt in October 06 was unsuccessful - Lance did not copy me at all - I only copied him at very low angles from 3deg to zero and below! We put this failure down to good tropo condx here at the time.

A further sked was arranged for Saturday 25th Nov - not ideal conditions but I was there and could be QRV. Prior to that on, Friday 24th, I did a test with Mick W1JJ from 15deg to zero - with only very poor copy from him - disappointing:-(

To maximise the chances of success I remoted my IC7000 and psu on the roof by the antenna - thankfully it didn't rain and the wind dropped so that I could get the 6M7JHV up to about 8m with a clear view across the flat plain.

Here is a view from the 6m7 with the moon in view just to the left of the mast, then the same view by daylight - I take the 6M7JHV down in daylight hours;-).

Also a picture of "the shack" - not much to see as it's all on the roof! AND ALSO - THE QSL CARD:-)

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