Monday, August 14, 2017

#KO26XX YL/SP7VC log - QRT now

KO26XX operation started 14:00UTC. GL all ! 

 4m FSK & SSB MS : G4BWP, ON4PS, OZ8ZS, S51DI, OZ2OE, OZ3ZW, PA3DOL, PA2IP, PA2CHR, OH2MA ES3RF, OH7TE, SP9HWY, SP3RNZ, PA5Y, S51DI, PA0RDY, DF5VAE, DD3SP, PA2M, PA3ECU, OZ1DLD, DK5EW, OZ1JXY, G4SGX, SP1MVG, OZ1BNN, PA2M, DL6BF, PA0RDY, DG1VL.


DJ5MN - NC (timeout) 






KO26XX operation QRT 18:48UTC

Sunday, August 13, 2017

#KO36DX Cesvaine, YL/SP7VC log

YL/SP7VC log starting August,13.2017 #KO36DX Cesvaine. QRT now !






4m FSK : DJ9YE, PA3DOL, OZ1BNN, SP9HWY, OZ1JXY, DD3SP, DK5EW, S51DI, SP1MVG, DL5WG, OH2BYJ, PA2IP, DL1SUZ, ON4PS, OK2BRD, OZ3ZW, YL2CP, SP2MKO, PA2CHR, DJ4TC, OZ8ZS, PA0RDY, SP3RNZ, DH8BQA, ES3RF, OZ2OE, PA2M, DJ5MN, OK1TEH, OZ1DSD, SP3OCC, OH7TE, OZ1DJJ, LA9BM, OZ5AGJ, G4BWP, PA3ECU, DB8WK, DK5SO, DL6BF, DF5VAE, OZ1DLD, DK5YA, DL4KUG, OF1MN, OF3DP, DF1AN, ON7GB, DG1VL, OH1TM, G4SWX, DL4WO, OH2MA, OH7TE, PA7ES, YL2CA, PA5Y

4m SSB MS : OK1DIG, SP3RNZ, PA2M, OZ3ZW, PA3DOL, ES1CW,  ES1II/8, OZ5AGJ,


4m NC (timeout) : OK1MAC,
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6m (JT6M & MSK144)  : OZ1DLD, DJ6YX, OZ1BNN, DD3SP, DJ9YE, S57TW, SP3UR, PA3ECU, DL1SUZ, DH8BQA, OK5TK, DF5VAE, SP2MKO, SP1MVG, OZ3ZW, SP3OCC, G4SGX, S51DI, SP3RNZ, OF1MN, OF5ZA, OH7RJ, SP2IQW, OK2BRD, SP1JNY, PA3DOL, SP3JSD, SP3RNZ, OZ1DJJ, OK1DIG, OZ1DSD, LA7DFA, SP3CFM, OH7RJ, SP3DV, OZ3K, YL2CP, OF3DP, OH3LCH, YL2AO, LA9BM. QRT now 08:45 UTC





# more info https://sp3rnz.blogspot.com/2017/08/ylsp7vc-cesvaine-ko36dx.html

Friday, August 11, 2017

YL/SP7VC on the way to Latvia #KO35DS


QRT QRT QRT now on the way to KO36DX

While driving to Cesvaine, we stopped for some rest after LY/YL border crossing.

4m log: OZ3ZW, OZ1JXY, SP3RNZ, OK1DIG, OZ2OE, PA2IP, ES3RF, PA2CHR, PA5Y, DJ9YE, DD3SP, SP9HWY, S51DI, PA3CMC, ON4PS, YL2CP, OH7TE, OH2BYJ, DJ5MN, DF1AN, OZ5AGJ, OK1TEH, G4BWP, OZ1DJJ, PA0RDY, OZ8ZS, OZ1BNN, PA3DOL, PA2M, PA3ECU, OZ1DLD, LA9BM, DG1VL, PA2J, DF5VAE, ON7GB, S52OR, OK2BRD, DH8BQA, S57A, DJ4TC, OK1MAC, OZ1DSD, SP1MVG, G0CHE, DB8WK. QRT 12:15UTC  

DL6BF, SP3OCC, OZ2M - NC (timeout)





This will be somewhere in KO35 grid, exact place to be determined.
I will be QRV for 3-4 hours, depending on interest, rocks and weather.

Please be vigilant, as there will be only random work. 

Start time ~3:30 - 4:00UTC - QRG 70.173 MHz, only FSK441 mode TX 1period.

More info in due course.

Good luck !  Mek YL/SP7VC


Monday, August 7, 2017

YL/SP7VC Cesvaine #KO36DX

Following info on behalf of Mek SP7VC:

Coming weekend August 12-15.2017 I will be QRV from Cesvaine village, Latvia, KO36DX square.



As usual, main focus on 70MHz with some HF when no interest or no rocks.

Possibly I will do short activation of KO37DA, and if any spare time and good WX also KO26XX.
Rig: FT847 modded by RNZ_LAB, base station antenna in KO36DX 5+5el YU7EF, portable 4ele YU7EF Yagi. 
Frequency TBA upon arrival, possibly 70.173MHz, mode FSK441, 30s 1st period. 
Log will be posted here with updates when time permits. 
If You feel You can support this and furter 4/6m dxpedition, feel free to send small donation via Paypal. Details can be found here:

SN8NCJ # KO12PD Summary

Now SN8NCJ is over.
Thanks to all who participate in Andy's commemoration.
Complete band log in previous post, and below 3 VHF bands statistics.
QSL please via SP3RNZ, direct or via bureau.
Will upload LOTW within a month. 
 
50 MHz: 34QSO's

  70 MHz: 61QSO's, 58 unique callsigns, 3 dupes.

144 MHz: 22QSO's

Sunday, July 23, 2017

In memory of Andy SP8NCJ R.I.P - QRT now

Special HF/VHF dx pedition "In memory of Andy SP8NCJ" by me, Mek SP7VC and Janek SP7TOP will take place August 4-6.2017 from small village Pokinianka, nr. Biala Podlaska # KO12PD.


The goal of this square dxp is to commemorate activity and HF/VHF achievements of our friend Andy SP8NCJ, whose key gone silent August 26.2014

pic credit Henryk SM0JHF

We will use event permit with special event callsign 

SN8NCJ 

HF 80/40m, and VHF 50/70/144 MHz all possible modes.

Log for 50/70/144 contacts will be posted here, as usual will try to do it almost realtime.
Special QSL cards will be printed after dxp, QSL info: SP3RNZ, direct, buro, LOTW.

4m Log (no mode selection):
SP3OCC, OZ8ZS, DB8WK, SP2MKO, DK5EW, OK1VBN, S52OR, SP5XMU, DJ9YE, OH7TE, SP8SN, PA3ECU, PA5Y, PA0RDY, ON4PS, DK5SO, DL4WO, 9A/S51DI/P, SP2HHX, SP9HWY, OK1DIG, DD3SP, OZ1BNN, OZ1JXY, DF1AN,G3SHK, OK1MAC, ON4FI, DJ5MN, OZ1DLD, DL6BF, OZ5AGJ, PA7ES, OZ1QZ, GW4WND, EI3GYB, EI4DQ, GD3YEO, OZ1DJJ, 9A1Z, DF5VAE, DL8FBD, OZ1MFP, LA9BM, DL1SUZ, DK2BJ, OM5KM, OK2BRD, OZ2OE, S57A, ON7GB, LZ1ZP, OH1MLZ, OF5ZA.
6m Log (no mode selection):
OZ8ZS, SP3OCC, SP2HHX, OK1DIG, DF5VAE, SP8SN, SP3UR, S52OR, PA5Y, SP8SN, OK2BRD, OM5KM, YO2NAA, YO5LD, S57TW, G3YDY, DK2BJ, GI4SNA, DK5SO, ON4PS, LX1JX, ON3CF, OZ1DSD, SM5KWU,DD3SP, PA7ES, 9A/S51DI/P, ON6NL, OZ1QZ,SM5CUI, PA0JMV, SM7FJE, OZ1DJJ, 9A2DI, US5WE, UR5WA, OF5ZA, OH6KTL.
2m Log (no mode selection):
F1DRR, RX1AS, EU3AI, SQ5TF, SP5WCK, SP8WJW, DK5SO, SP3UCA, F1EBK, SP2HHX, PA0JMV, OZ1BEF, OM5KM, DJ6AG, F8DYR, PA3BIY, SM7FWZ, SN7L, SP8BRD, SP8PRZ, 9A/S51DI/P.

some KO12PD pics :

6m & 2m antenna in front of the house

What You gonna do if You're getting old? New plate mount for 4ele Yagi :-). Shit happens.

4m antenna looking West - flat horizon.

Panoramic view South West to South

Panoramic view South to North West

and rocks are here !

60m & 4m station

5UTC isn't a good time to make neat pics :-) 


HF station, Janek SP7TOP in action

6m & 2m operating position, Mek SP7VC & Janek SP7TOP


Non human visitors...

Human local visitors :-) L to R:
Kamil SQ8ISJ, Robert SP8NCL, Janek SP7TOP/8, Greg SP3RNZ/8, Mek SP7VC/8

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

SP3RNZ / P #JO83MR "Footprints of the past"

After 4 years from last operation in June 2013 I'll be QRV again from middle of nowhere, in JO83MR.





Working period 14-16 July, working hours - mostly evenings and early mornings, 70Mhz only, ALL modes.
RIG : IC-7300 and 4ele YU7EF EF0404s.
I will transmit always 1st period, FSK441 30s, MSK144 15sec. Other modes on demand.
QRG - 70.173 MHz, band is very clear, no any QRM... ham paradise :-)


QSO Log : SP2HHX, DJ5MN, DF5VAE, OZ1JXY, OH7RJ, S57A, DL4WO, OK2BRD, SP9HWY, DD3SP, DH8BQA, DL6BF, OZ2OE, OK1DIG, DG1VL, DL4KUG, DK5EW, GW6TEO, ON4PS, SP8SN, OH7TE, DK5YA, OF5ZA


For those who can't remember last operation, the QTH is middle of the forest, small village Przyrzecze, near city Czarne.
In XIX century it was old German farm with watermill (non existing nowadays) on the small river Czernica. 

 
Old farm in A.D. ~1898 - 1900

Farm building today.

Last time the forest ways lead me to forgotten XIX century German gravestones lying thrown in the forest,
- probably old cemetery of family living there more than century a go ...
After some renewal of the graves and cleaning the mess around maybe anyone can see something which can tell us who were they? Who was little "Inniggelibtes Tochterchen" ... ?


 What will I find this time?

CU !