Monday, August 13, 2018

E76C Bosnia & Herzegovina on 70 MHz

Nice final of the Perseids shower, after two days trying finally patience paid off and E76C worked for new DXCC on 4m and first time from SP.

My sincere thanks for Jurek SP9HWY who gave hint about possible shorthand messages from WSJT-X.
I suspect that we can have it done two days a go. WSJT-X really gives a confusion sometimes. . .

Not very good distance - 831km for MS but offset 45degrees West helped much.

Zoran is using IC-7300 and 3ele Yagi in the middle of the city, so not the best location but as usual with Meteors, patience is a same factor as antenna gain and RX NF..

Thank You Zoran !





Sunday, August 12, 2018

MJ/SP7VC Jersey #IN89WF log

QRT - QRT - QRT

MJ/SP7VC 70MHz activity log :

SP2JYR, ON5CD, DG1ROD, DK2PH, OZ2OE, DH8BQA, PA4VHF, DF1AN, DK5EW, OZ1JXY, DL5WG, PA7MM, G4IJE, PA3ECU, GM6VXB, SP1MVG, SP3RNZ, DL4KUG, G0CHE, PA0RDY, PA3CMC, ON4FI, DK2AN, GD0TEP, OZ8ZS, G4SGX, OZ1DLD, DF6HT, PA3DOL, GM4FVM, OH1MLZ (ODX 2020km!), S57TW, SM7CAD, SM4KYN, DJ5MN, OV3T, DK2EA, G3SHK, DL7BF, OZ1DSD, 
 
SP9UOP, DL8FBD, PA5M T/O

At the location 

and in the shack :-)
 

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

MU/SP7VC Guernsey #IN89RK log


QRT-  QRT-  QRT 


MU/SP7VC log for 70 & 144 MHz activity.

4m:
S51DI, OK2BRD, ON7GB, PA4VHF, OZ1JXY, DK2PH, DL8FBD, DJ9YE, PA7MM, OZ2OE, PA3ECU, DL6BF, DJ5MN, DK5SO, DG1ROD, OZ1DLD, S52OR, DF4UE, DF6HT, DK2AN, DL4KUG, PA3CMC, SP1MVG, SP9HWY, HA3GR, 9A4ZM, G0CHE, S57TW, DF1AN, ON4FI, OZ8ZS, DL5WG, G3SHK, SP2JYR, ON7GB, G4SFS, PA0RDY, G4BWP, SP3RNZ, ON5CD, GU8FBO.

2m:
F6CHV, G4ALY, G6WWY, GW4SHF, GW8ASD, G4DOL, F6DBF, GU6EFB, G1OFW/P, F0DMU, SO3Z, PA3CMC, PA4VHF, DF7AP, PA3FYC, SP2AJ, OK1UGA, DL5DSM, DL4DWA, I3MEK, OK1DQT, DL1RNW, DM5EL, OK1MDK, DL1VPL, DL7UDA, DH2OAA, SP1MVG, SP2FH, SP8NR, GU6EFB, G4ASR, F6BQG/P, M0BRA, F4VQX, F4VRB, M0SDL/P, F6IFX/P, G4CLA, F1CBC, G1OFW/P, OK1NI, YU7TT, DK3XT, DF8IK, DF7AP, S56P.

Meanwhile in Mek's shack . . .




Tuesday, August 7, 2018

MU/SP7VC & MJ/SP7VC activity Aug 05-14.2018

As You probably already know Mek is on his another trip with Kate SQ7OYL, this time visiting Channel Islands, GU and GJ. Activity started August 5th, from Guernsey, and will continue according to schedule.


MU/SP7VC Guernsey activity August 5-11.2018 (already on the air)




MJ/SP7VC Jersey August 11- 14.2018

During the trip there will be beacon active on 70.159 MHz from both locations, mostly when Mek will be working HF or other bands. 
Please spot to let him know band is open.  

Used equipment :
IC-7300, IC-746, FT847, TS-2000X + PA 400W HF/6m/2m, and ~150W on 4m
ANT HF: HEX-Beam by SP7IDX, Vertical 1/4 40-15m, Inv-L 80&160m + Beverages,
ANT VHF: 144 MHz- 9el.Yagi, 70MHz - 4el.Yagi YU7EF, 50MHz-4el.Yagi YU7EF, Duoband 5+5 50/70Mhz YU7EF

To maximize QSO rates I will work two band simultaneously i.e 4m+ 6m or 4m+2m.

Always in transmiting in FIRST period. 
Frequencies : 50.313 FT8, 70154.0 FT8, 70172.0 MSK144/FSK441, 70160.0 SSB 144354.0 FSK441

More info :
https://www.facebook.com/SP7VC-Radio-Expeditions-1490541124357044/
https://www.qrz.com/lookup/sp7vc
https://www.facebook.com/sp0vhf/
http://sp7vc.pl/

GL all !

Monday, July 16, 2018

70MHz Es season end? - UPDATE :-)

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

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.

Sergey provided some pics of his summer radio shack, and permitted to post them here so You can see EX9T/EX9QT in action, as well as his antenna for 6/4m

Sergey and his shack 

EX9T/EX9QT duoband antenna


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!