The Locals responded wonderfully to my request to look out for my signal this weekend plus another new Scottish station GM0UDL in the bag and G4FDD.
30/01/2010 22:44 0.503816 -29 0.000200 GM0UDL IO77vo 630
31/01/2010 21:58 0.503825 -30 0.000200 G4FDD IO93kx 191
From the Local camp G4YKE at 8Km provided a 24 Hour monitor of my signal allowing me to take a look at this close propagation thing. We are line of sight across some undulating fairly damp clay fields with a clump of trees on the highest point just past mid way which don’t completely block the line of sight. I named these trees ‘Fat Lady Laying Down’ ’cause that is what they look like, Morse modulated Light Waves and Microwaves pass down her cleavage, we know we have done it.
31/01/2010 11:30 0.503855 -19 0.000200 G4MZX IO92nd 14
31/01/2010 14:20 0.503847 -31 0.000200 G8EUX IO92md 15
So do my signals vary with propagation at 8km, only 10 Wavelengths distant? It looks like it does, comparing my signal received by G4YKE on a horizontal antenna at 8Km and by M0LMH on a 500kHz vertical antenna at 194Km seems to indicate this.
Next if we compare the signal from the Vertical Antenna of G4JNT received at G4YKE, a distance of 160Km, with that of G3ZJO at just 8Km distant it seems that, whatever the polarisation and angle of radiation from my Antenna is (it is uncertain due to its compact size and surroundings), we suffer similar changes in propagation at the same time.
I am not experienced enough on MF to draw positive conclusions, others may be able to say more.