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..



Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Antennas, coffee, raspberries and cranberries ;-)

Tuesday afternoon with long chat, coffee and raspberries with keen VHF'er Tom SP5XMU.


 As always, stopped by for few minutes, left after "small" hour :-) But who still believe that ham's can meet for a quick "moment"  

Thursday, July 28, 2016

SP3RNZ / 8 - KO20BU MS Distance Prediction

If Perseids will be as strong as they are predicted, we should be able to reach distance close to 2000km from KO20BU.

 Map courtesy : OK2KKW site

It means, hardest QSO on 4m could be West part of UK, Ireland and Spain but it all depends on density of the shower.

CU soon.   

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

"SIX on SIX" Award.

Mark WN3SIX issuing very nice, colourfull Award for those who do 6m.

Seriously talking it's not very easy to get six different stations with "SIX" suffix nowadays..
But if You dig deeper in your log, there's a chance You already have some from the past.



Award is free, only fee is post fee payable to Mark WN3SIX directly.

Here are the RULES with complete list of available stations.

GL !