VK6RSR heard in the Mid West Region of WA

Today (27/12/07) at 0830hrs, VK6RSR (Simplex Repeater, Perth) was heard in the Geraldton / Greenough area whilst mobile on the Brand Highway (375km). Signal strength peaked at S5 and the repeater was easily accessible on its input / output frequency of 147.225MHz. Unfortunately no stations were worked via the repeater although a number of calls were made.

Also, VK6RAP (Roleystone), VK6RLM (Lesmurdie) and VK6RTH (Tic Hill) could be heard and worked with signal strengths varying between S5-S9. QSO?s were made with both Joseph ? VK6AAO and Martin ? VK6MJS (both homebase) via VK6RLM. Both stations were readable on simplex around S2-S3. VK6RCW (Morse Beacon) was also audible at times (S1-S2) from its home in Orange Grove.

Included below is a MSL Pressure Chart and William Hepburn?s Tropo Forecast indicating the deep trough centred down the West Coast giving rise to the rare conditions today.

Duncan – VK6MHZ

Hepburn Charts Link

BOM Synoptic Charts Link?

MSL Pressure Chart

 

Hepburn Chart

 

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