The VK contact this morning was the third time my beacon was heard when the band opened up this morning .....
VK3WHOs Sunset is at 09:04 gmt and he heard me at 12:40 gmt that 3 hours 36 minutes after Sunset. Being that I have almost Zero propagation a few hours after Sunset until the Sun rises I think its fairly safe to assume that the propagation occurred on the Sunny side of the earth but then again maybe I am wrong!
I have been comparing results with VE3ZLB running the same power into a Vertical. He favors Europe and I favor VK land!
The antenna I use is on the side of a hill and towards Europe the radial go up and towards Australia the radials go down. The longer I beacon the more I believe that the through angle towards Europe is greater then 30 deg and towards Australia its lower then 30 degrees. I am begging to wonder about exaggerating the tilt to get the angle even greater then it currently is!