Amateur Log KL1TL 20200506

Stationed my GMC at Hagelbarger Lookout, Fairbanks, at about 7:45pm AKDT, tuned to 3920 kHz, with the multiband antenna. Received local communications from WL7CW, KL4QZ, and KL4VN, who indicated good copy. Then was able to listen in to the Alaska Bushnet. It sounded like, as near as I could tell from all the rapid communication and people communicating over each, that I was hearing pretty nearly everybody who was checking in, at various levels of volume and signal clarity. I’m not sure of the furthest locations I was hearing, because it was hard to keep track of who was naming their location and who was naming a relayed location. But I got a strong signal from someone in Talkeetna, and somebody in Clam Gulch, which is on the Kenai Peninsula. And I could hear the net controller (WL7CXJ?) though his station sounded weak.

It seemed that the net controller could not hear me, but somebody relayed me in.

Eielson Ionosonde from 8pm and 8:15pm AKDT:

Amateur Radio Logbook 20200212 – 2m Propagation Testing Hagelbarger Lookout Fairbanks, AK

Hagelbarger Lookout – 2m Propogation Test

Start date and time: 2020-02-12 20:05 AKST
End date and time: 2020-02-12 20:30 AKST

Frequency: 146.52 Mhz, simplex

Primary station:
KL1TL
Hagelbarger Lookout, northern Fairbanks, AK, USA
Stationary Operation from mobile station
GMC Jimmy, 5/8 whip antenna, 75 Watts, ICOM IC-V8000

Contacts:

AL7N, 20W, Colinear Vertical
Airport Way & Market St
AL7Z reads KL1TL with all bars, full quieting

KL7AJ, North Pole residence, 50W
Homebrew Ground Plan
KL7AJ reads KL1TL at nearly full quieting

KL7EDK, Farmers Loop & Steese
10 Watt Quarter Wave
KL7EDK reads KL1TL at full quieting

KL4DA, North Pole, location Plack Rd, Northpole, near the Pipeline
6-10 Watts, Diamond X 50A, 30ft off the ground
KL4DA reports KL1TL perfectly clear
Later switched to Kenwood portable hand-held
Kenwood TH-D74 transmitting at 5 Watts
KL4DA reports KL1TL having slight background static

AD4BL, 14 Mile Chena Hot Springs Rd
Diamond X 50A, transmitting 50 Watts
AD4BL reports KL1TL at full quieting

Forgot to record return signal reports, but from memory all contacts
easy to understand with some very slight background
static. KL4DA’s portable had more crackling.

Ionosonde report for 8pm AKST (Eielson):

8:15pm:

Amateur Radio Logbook 20200206

While I’m not sure if this will drive up my follower count, I want to start keeping an online log of data from amateur radio experiments, such as propagations tests. The idea is to make the data available to anybody who would find it useful, rather than just stored in my memory.

On KL7KC net meeting tonight, we did a secondary portion on “Farmer’s Loop” repeater, 146.300 +0.6 103.5 tone. My location is Glasgow drive, West of Fairbanks, AK, and the repeater is near Constitution drive north of Fairbanks. That is a distance of approximately five miles. Net control reported that my signal was strong and clear when I was transmitting on 75 W, 25 W, and 10 W power. I’m using a 5/8 whip mag antenna mounted on top of my GMC.