HF and Tassie

Submitted: Sunday, Jan 25, 2009 at 12:48
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goodday all
what sort of hf reception can i expect in tassie
will be covering all the island while over there

steve
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Reply By: Member - John (Vic) - Sunday, Jan 25, 2009 at 13:06

Sunday, Jan 25, 2009 at 13:06
Steve I had good coverage when down there a couple of years ago.
VKS 737 St Marys base is also located on the East Coast.

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Reply By: Topcat (WA) - Sunday, Jan 25, 2009 at 17:27

Sunday, Jan 25, 2009 at 17:27
Hi Steve, it will all depend on weather conditions as at one stage I was just 100km from St. Mary & couldn't be heard although I managed to talk to Adelaide base no problems.
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Reply By: MEMBER - Darian (SA) - Sunday, Jan 25, 2009 at 20:57

Sunday, Jan 25, 2009 at 20:57
I think 'conventional wisdom' is that St Mary's is best seen as servicing the SE mainland - while in Tas, Adelaide and Perth might be best (across all that water is good for HF). Overall, most good contacts on the main VKS sked channels come from a nominal 800 - 2000km - above and below that are commonly the weaker contacts. All bets are off of course when the atmospherics ' go crazy' - then things can get a whole lot better, or worse.
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Follow Up By: Member - Mike DID - Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 07:28

Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 07:28
ANY vertical antenna will give very poor HF coverage to any station closer than 500km from you.

With current Ionospheric conditions, you would have to use frequencies below 5 Mhz to get HF coverage within 500km of you.
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Follow Up By: get outmore - Wednesday, Jan 28, 2009 at 06:50

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2009 at 06:50
yes strange stuff. I usually have problems even hearing perth on ch2 when between 50-300km although last thursday i had perfect reception from about 200km

ch1 should be a better bet close in but when you cant hear the operator at all is dificult to know when they are going down
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Reply By: Member - Bob & Lorraine S (NSW - Sunday, Jan 25, 2009 at 21:27

Sunday, Jan 25, 2009 at 21:27
G'day Steve
We arrived Tassie yesterday. VKS737 members
We will give you an update-leave tomorrow for lakes and highlands
When are you coming over?
Rgds
Bob & Lorraine
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Follow Up By: Member - swagman(VIC) - Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 00:04

Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 00:04
i am going to tassie on feb 1st.the carry me camper annual get together is at bruny island.
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Follow Up By: stephen looking - Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 13:13

Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 13:13
Swagman are you departing day or night on the ferry?, i'll be heading over evening look out for a yellow Troopy, and say g'day.

Cheers.......Steve.


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Follow Up By: Member - swagman(VIC) - Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 14:33

Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 14:33
hi steve i am going over on the night ferry.i will be driving a white triton with a candy camper on the back,there is possibly 30 other candy campers going on the same night.i'll keep a lookout---dave
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Reply By: The Geriatric Gypsies - Tuesday, Jan 27, 2009 at 09:30

Tuesday, Jan 27, 2009 at 09:30
goodday people
thanks for the replies will see how it goes
we leave on the day sailing 1-02-09 and will have 6 weeks over there

steve
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