Sunday, September 25, 2016

SP/OH5LID again in the shack ! ;-)

Well.
All what's good or even better, coming to an end very quickly.


Again, after two Years from first meeting, I've had unique opportunity to eyeball QSO and to drink a Tomza beer with my Finnish friend Janne, better known as LID.


OH5LID to be exact ;-)

This time Janne as "Iron man" or maybe Ironmagpie :-) stopped by in our house for trip break on the way back from after Ironman competition in Pula, Croatia, driven by his amazing Boss XYL Natalia.

We had FB evening here joining 40 Years Anniversary meeting of local club SP3PGZ from Kolo, where we meet lot of ham radio operators, good beer and Polish cuisine specialities.


      L to R : Janne himself, my XYL Ola, Natalia and Andy SP3FCO.

Long talks after back home, and unique atmosphere with our special guests makes Suomi, Polish and Russian almost the same languages :-)



Pity Finland is not next door - but we will try to fix it :-) maybe next Year,

Have a safe trip home!






Tuesday, September 13, 2016

6m from Kanton Island, Kiribati by T31T Polish DX pedition -UPDATE

This page will bring You fresh news about 50MHz  activity from T31T,  Kanton, Central Kiribati.

A  Polish DX-Pedition by REBEL DX Goup will run EU's Most Wanted #5 DXCC entity on HF, but special, 
first ever 50MHz activity from Kanton Island will be conducted by well known globetrotter 
 Mek SP7VC


Main operation will start after long trip from Poland to Samoa 5W1, and few days sailing to remote Kanton Island. Estimated time - October 1-2nd. 


Due to transportation costs, ( more than $1k ) and high luggage manipulation fees, attemp to bring EME equipment there and Moonbounce operation on 6m has been cancelled.

Mek will utilise one of Icom's IC-7300 and 4 element Yagi designed by YU7EF for terrestial Es operation, all possible modes. If You feel there's a chance to any opening into particular part of VK/JA/ZL please send DXCLX spot. Although there will be no real time DXcluster usage, we will try to QSP message to Mek.

Below is a Azimuthal map with headings from Kanton Island.

Saturday, September 24.2016
For those who want to see where they are now - tracker link :

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Saturday, August 27, 2016

GM6VXB/P Bleo Holm activity #IO98GC

On behalf of Martin GM6VXB I am forwarding following information :

On monday , August 29 Martin will fly to the Bleo-Holm ship, and will
try to activate IO98GC square.
His work there is scheduled for at least 3 days, so 2/4/6m activity is possible.



Image courtesy www.bluewater.com

Operation will start on 4m, probably Monday evening.
Band will be changed to 6 or 2m for random operation if no takers on 4m.
Antenna change takes 15-30min so please be patient.

Times of operation as follows (UTC) :
Tuesday onwards 05:00-06:00, 09:00-09:30, 11:00-11:30, 11:00-12:00 15:00-15:30 and evenings possibly 18:00-20:00 UTC. 

Depending on workload there's small chance to operate outside of this schedule. Martin is hoping that ship is in good position to keep antenna in good position with low noise.

GL !

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

GM6VXB/P Buzzard platform JO07KU grid activation.

On behalf of Martin GM6VXB, I am pleased to announce that despite all compliants on last JO08 activity Martin will try to activate rare grid JO07KU at Buzzard Oil platform.

 Picture courtesy www.offshore-technology.com

Latest info:

"Now been told I have got a flight today at 13:00.It is quite windy offshore so will see if I can get antennas up tonight.

Will see if I can be QRV tonight but not sure if things will be organizedby then.

If not I hope to be QRV tomorrow around 05:00 for one hour and next period is from 12:00 to 13:00. 

Evenings from around 19:00 for two hours."


Activity will concentrate on 4 and 6m, all depending on tests after arrival, and possible interferences to comm systems onboard. Usual MS frequencies and modes.

MY NOTE : Please be patient. This is one man show, he is not on vacation, lot's of work to do prior to ham radio, so activity periods, and lenght can vary depending on conditions there...

 

GL !


Monday, August 8, 2016

KO20BU 6/4/2m expedition summary.

Thank You all for great fun we had last weekend !
Sorry for those who missed our activity as there will be no KO20 on air soon again...
Here some statistics for our "dx"pedition, all logged station You can find in previous post.

SP3RNZ/8 - 4m
"ON AIR" time 17 hours 43 minutes.
40 QSO's, 31 random "MS", 6 "Es" QSO's , 3 skeds, 32 squares, 10 DXCC
QSO Map:


SP7VC/8 - 6m/2m
"ON AIR" time 12 hours 21 minutes.
 6m - 73 QSO's, 29 random "MS",  44 "Es" QSO's , 2 skeds, 71 squares,
19 DXCC
QSO Map:

 2m -  20 QSO's, 14 random "MS",  6 "Tropo" QSO's, 19 squares, 10 DXCC
QSO Map:


CU from another grid soon . . .

Saturday, August 6, 2016

SP3RNZ/8 - SP7VC/8 - KO20BU on the air !

After 530km trip we are alive and kickin' in KO20BU very close to the UR5 border.
WX fine, even more we can expect, +32degrees in shadow. You can fry eggs on the asphalt :-)
Arrived ~17 UTC, antennas up now, and we are QRV 6 and 4m MS/tropo.
Some fresh pics :


 4m antenna, YU7EF EF0406

Mek with 6m and 2m antennas

Full setup 6/2 and 4m in the backyard :-)

4m table shack ;-)

 And me :-)

SP7VC/8 in the action on 50.223 JT6M

Logged stations August 05.2016 :

SP7VC/8
6m : ON7EH, SP8SN, G0CER, DF6HT, SP1MVG, OZ3ZW, OK2BRD

SP3RNZ/8
4m : SP8SN, PA0RDY, SP6MLK, OZ2OE, PA2IP, OZ3ZW, PF7M, ON7EQ, OH2MA, OH8MGK,


Logged stations August 06.2016

SP7VC/8
2m : US0WJ, G4SWX, SP3UCA, DF1JC, SQ1FYB, OK2BRD, PA2IP, PF7M, SP3YM, SP3LD, SP3KQV, DK5OX, ON4PS, SN9D, SP1MVG, OH8MGK


6m :  ON7EQ, SP7BUZ, YL2CP, ON7GB, OZ5AGJ, DJ6YX, S59A, ES6RQ, DK3WG, US5WE, SM5KWU, OH3DP, OZ8ZS, G0EML, GM3PPE, GM1KHU, DF5LQ, GW4ZAR, DF8LC, GM4UYE, DL4SZB, DK1IZ, LA8OOA, G0JEI, G0PQY, PA4DO, PA0RDY, DL7SB, OZ6PI, LA6OJ, PE1RLF, G4GEE, PE2JMR, PE5ROS, OZ4ACK, G4DBL, M0SAT, PH5T, G4FKA, DB7QE, G0CHE, OZ3PLH, SM7FJE, G4IJE, SM7LAD, OZ8UW, G4CZP, M0BCT, ON5PU, OZ5LJH, ON7EH, ON4PS, OZ1DJJ, OH8MGK, OH2MA, SM5CUI, PF7M, SM4KYN, OH1MN, SP7TEE,

SP3RNZ/8
6m:  OZ1DJJ, OZ8ZS

4m : OZ8ZS, ON7GB, OZ5AGJ, S51DI, OZ1JXY, OZ2M, OH1MLZ, ON4PS, OH2BYJ, OZ1DJJ, DI2MN, OZ1MFP, OH3DP, SQ8AQX, SP9HWY, SP3OCC, OZ2OE, GM4FVM, G6CQC, PA3GMG, PA0RDY, G3SHK, OZ8ZS, PA2CHR, OK2BRD, 

2m : SP1JNY, 

Logged stations August 07.2016

SP7VC/8
2m: PE1RLF, SK5AA, SM5DIC, S51AT,
6m : SP3OCC, 9A2DI, SV2DCD, I3VWK, S51AT

SP3RNZ/8
4m : S57A,

Rocks are good this time of the day.

Some of them were long ..

Many of us dreaming about clear waterfall... Amazing silence in KO20BU.

 Small Es into UK..