Bad operating conditions in Greece

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From: Robert M. Ganter (hb9dnn@gmx.net)
Date: Tue Jul 27 1999 - 08:23:58 EDT


Hello QRPers,

unfortunately my two week vacation in Greece is over...
I had a Ten Tec scout plus a DK9SQ mast with lots of wire with me and
hoped to work a lot of stations in the evenings.

Unfortunately at most of the time more or less all bands I tried
(40/20/15m) were very difficult to work. Certainly my lack of
experience had some impact, but there also was a strange signal spread
all over the bands, something in between S6 and S9+. It was a tone
swept with two speeds, i.e. a howling tone slowly swepts up and down
at about 500Hz/s through the band. During that time it was nearly
impossible to hear anything except this strong signal. On the other
hand I assume, that it was more or less local to the Ionian islands
(western Greece), I could not hear anybody else complain about it.

Does anybody have an idea, what these signals (which definitely do not
belong to the amateur frequencies) could be? I am shure they did not
origin from the boat, they were external. If others experienced the
problem, too, I would be interested to hear about it.

Nevertheless, I made two great QSOs (my first CW contacts!) with two
German stations. Just have to get better skilled to read CW...

Thanks for any information.

73/72

Robert (HB9DNN)

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Robert M. Ganter HB9DNN


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