Monday, July 16, 2018

70MHz Es season end?

Nothing further from the truth it seems !    


What a Sunday morning it was !

Thanks to old 6m DX formula saying the radio must be on in the season time :-) loud FT8 beeps lead me to the shack where UN3M was pounding on 70.154.
Never heard Nick so loud, but hey! Just under 600Hz another trace appeared - what a suprise - EX9QT came with CQ at -11dB easily audible tones!
With such "strong" signal QSO was just formality, and EX9QT was in the pocket.

Wohoo - new DXCC #55, new grid MN82 and my personal & SP ODX on 70MHz at 4488km !

Sergey's signal started to rise up to +5dB, then he came on CW with CQ.
Quick reports exchange and done again !  EX9QT signal recording (will be added later on YT)

Map source : DXatlas2 by VE3NEA

Note the path to EX from SP - At almost half of the distance we've got Nick UN3M. All the time Nick was much stronger than Sergey EX9QT  then path slowly started to fade.
No OIRT QRM except 70.060 were observed during this opening.

For those watching carefully 4m Es "magic" openings it's all nothing special after long haul QSO's between EA6FB and EX9T for 6246kilometers few weeks a go.

Ignoring all discussions and the pros and cons about using FT8 mode, it's no doubt it help us discover very brief opening we wouldn't even notice listening on CW, or SSB.
Proof?
Another big Es jump between Alex EA8DBM and Fabien A92HK for even more than previous distance - 6545km !
Who will discover another path? Should we soon point South for ZS?  No doubt there's a chance !

73

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Another # activity by Mek SP7VC - JO71VQ

On behalf of Mek SP7VC :

QSO log: G4BWP, SP3CMX, SP1MVG, DF5VAE, DG1ROD, DG1VL, PA2IP, OZ1QZ, GW3TKH, PA0O, DL4KUG, SP2DDV, SQ1FYB, PA2M, PA4VHF, S57TW.


From the 6th - 8th July I will be active from grid JO71VQ on 2m and 4m.
map source http://qthlocator.free.fr/
I will always transmit the 1st period.
Frequencies: 70154.0 FT8/15sec,  70174.0 MSK144/15sec, 70.174 FSK441/30sec and if Es 70160.0 SSB
Equipment : 
70 MHz IC-7300 + 4 el Yagi
144 MHz IC-746 + GS-35 + 15el Yagi 
Log will be posted above. 
GL ! 

Sunday, July 1, 2018

SN8NCJ #KO12PD QSL card preview

For those who worked SN8NCJ from KO12PD last Year, finally we can show QSL preview.
After long delay caused by printing factory problems, QSL will be ready start of July.


 As soon as I get them, they will be labelled and dispatched to Bureau or sent direct as reply.

Sorry for delay, hope You get the card soon

73!

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Another #KO10, KN19, KN09 activity by Mek SP7VC

On behalf of Mek SP7VC

KN19AX log: PA7MM, SP3RNZ, G4BWP, OZ8ZS, DJ5MN, OZ6GH, PA3ECU, OK1TEH, OK2BRD, SP2FH, SQ8AQX, OZ2OE, DG1VL, DL6BF, OH5ZA, OH2MZA, OZ1JXY, S57TW, S51DI, OH7TE, DF5VAE, DL8FBD, DN5JD, OH2BYJ, SP5XMU.

SP3CMX - NC

KO10CB log: PA4VHF, PA2IP, OK2BRD, G4BWP, SQ8AQX, DF5VAE, PA7MM, DG1VL, DJ5MN, S57A, S51DI, S57TW, DN5JD, S52OR, DK2EA, OZ1JXY, SP2FH, Sp9HWY, DK5EW, DL8FBD, PA3ECU, OZ2OE, OZ8ZS, DL6BF, DK2AN, DJ9YE.

SP1MVG, DL4WO, ON4FI - NC

KN09XX log: SP3RNZ, DF5VAE, DG1ROD, S57TW, PA4VHF, OZ1JXY, G4BWP, DL5WG, DK5EW, PA7MM, S51DI, S57A.

Thank's all for QSO's. CU from next square(s) 73 !

Next DX square pedition 70MHz - from Eastern Poland. 29.06- 01.07.2018
SP7VC/8  is going to QRV from :

-KN19AX – from 15.30z on Friday to 07.00z on Saturday.
-KO10CB- from 10.00 z on Saturday to  15.00z  on Sunday
-KN09XX -from 16.00z on Sunday  to 21.00z on Sunday
 
image source : http://qthlocator.free.fr/  & https://www.google.com/maps



I will always transmit  the FIRST period.
Frequencies: 70154.0   FT8,  70174.0   MSK144, 70160.0  SSB
Equipment : IC-7300, 4el.YU7EF Yagi


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Monday, June 25, 2018

First polish PI4 beacon SR9RMF on air !

Please update your notes with another polish beacon - this time SR9RMF/B - first Polish NGB PI4 beacon constructed by group of SP9RNS club station.

Beacon is located at Przehyba mountain 1175 m.a.s.l in KN09GL62me square.

Equipment at test stage now, official start according to sysop is planned for June 30. 2018 but it's already operational and audible in my QRA, some 342km N-W.


At this moment beacon is using half wave vertical, will be changed horizontal antenna later. 
More info with approximated coverage here SR9RMF

GL!

Square dxp QSL's ready

QSL's of all recent activities from JO81RX, JO84MA and JO83MR are ready now.



Hope You'll get them soon.

But if You're not bureau member You can always request direct card with proper SASE.

73!

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

SP3RNZ/P #JO83MR on the way home.

Everything good must came to an end, so my short holidays..

On the way home short activity at Przyrzecze # JO83MR (see last Year story) before leaving home.

QSO log : ES0UG, DK2EA, S57TW, DF5VAE, DF6HT, OZ2OE, PA7ES, G4BWP, ON4GG,             LA9BM, OH2MZA, DK2PH, GW8IZR, DL5WG, DM2BHG, PA3ECU, G4YTL - QRT now.









TU for fun. CU from somewhere...