7-The reports and some comments 11/09/2017 : ZS5HV JT -19 ; ZS5LEE JT -21 12/09/2017 : ZS5DJ ssb 57/57 (morning) ; ZSHV JT -5 and 57/57 ssb 13/09/2017 : ZS5DJ ssb 44/43 (morning)
After that conditions dropped and band was closed.
8-Equipment at FR5DN :
In "beacon mode", 70-80w out into 17el F9FT-13dbd yagi at 6.5m above ground.
Old PC dedicated to the 2m station for digital modes and AIS receiver
For qso, i can use up to 120w out max in shack
Mast mounted LNA with BF981 feed through coax, no measurement on NF. Coax
is a low loss rigid coax LCF12-50, with some ecoflex 10.
I use separate TX and RX lines, which make things much more flexible,
RX line is standard RG-213.
RX is Kenwood R-5000.
TRX for beacon and qso is dedicated Kenwood TR-9000.
I run a now 4x21 el yagi at 2,5m above ground (lowest antennas) Low loss coax,
mixed length of hardline 7/8 and some length of lcf12-50 and LCF14-50. Power 40w in-shack, higher if needed. Mast mounted LNA 33db gain, 0.3db NF. Loss before LNA is around 0,9db. RX is separated rx : LT70s converter with FT-990, 28Mhz IF.