October 21, 2014

EA1CS

TO2A y FY/N6KT, Guayana francesa

FY1FV vía Twitter

Del 18 al 28 de octubre podemos encontrar a Rick activo desde la Guayana francesa  como FY/N6KT.

durante el CQ WW Dx Ssb Contest participara como TO2A.

Qsl vía KU9C

73´s, Luis EA1CS

Posted at: October 21, 2014 05:41 AM

VU2NAN (Nanda)

Series-tuning for a Crystal Radio

In order to improve the performance of my first crystal radio, series-tuning was attempted.


The loopstick (90 turns of Litz wire, close-wound on a 2" length of  ¼" ferrite rod) and variable (a 500+500 pF PVC gang condenser) were wired on a bread board and connected in series with the antenna lead-in.


With the plates of the condenser nearly fully meshed, the only local broadcast station on 612 kHz was received with a considerable increase in volume.

However both the loopstick and variable were too big for the crystal radio enclosure.

So other small inductors were tried out in series with a fixed 1000pf capacitor.

Ultimately, a lone 200 μH moulded inductor was found to work quite well, with the short random wire antenna itself acting as the capacitor.


It was easy to solder it right at the antenna socket.


This minor change gave a significant improvement in performance.
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Posted at: October 21, 2014 05:40 AM

October 20, 2014

EA1CS

P5/K6VVA, actualización ( 20 octubre )



ÚLTIMA ACTUALIZACIÓN / 20 octubre 2014

En pocos meses se cumplirán 9 años de mi intento de operar de P5. Ha habido muchas muchas propuestas diferentes, hechas a las autoridades de la RPDC durante los últimos 8 años. Recientemente, mi Abogado enviado a P5 ha dejado a la ONG una nueva proposición con una organización diferente, no implicado con el trabajo humanitario en la RPDC estoy persiguiendo nuevas vías alternativas para el éxito de este proyecto para poder cumplir con el objetivo humanitario y el objetivo de dar igualdad de oportunidades para todos los participantes del programa DXCC que necesitan un QSO "CW" con Corea del Norte.


73´s, Luis EA1CS

Posted at: October 20, 2014 08:58 PM

4W/K7CO, información





Hay dos estaciones de manera que no todos los registros se cargan al mismo tiempo se paciente.
No vamos a responder a peticiones vía e-mail. No estamos monitoreando el Dx Cluster. Es posible que necesitemos hacer  QRT sin previo aviso debido a los cortes de energía. No hacer QSOs duplicados. Clublog  se carga diariamente 73. Jon y Ed


73´s, Luis EA1CS

Posted at: October 20, 2014 07:52 PM

VK9XSP, TOP BAND, 80 y 40mts

                                 VK9XSP Team / 20 octubre 2104

Hoy por la mañana (hora VK9X) construimos nuestra 2 elementos vertical array para 80 metros. Por la tarde vamos a construir 2el vertical para 40 metros. El sol es demasiado fuerte es casi imposible trabajar al aire libre durante el día.

Las condiciones locales son difíciles para las regiones orientales de los EE.UU.. Tenemos una montaña alta y rocosa en la dirección LP. En la práctica se pueden utilizar sólo direcciones SP.

Empezamos nuestra operación en la Top Band ayer y hemos trabajado muchos viejos y nuevos amigos. Gracias por tantos buenos informes. Sabemos que la señal  TB era bastante fuerte en la costa oeste de Estados Unidos. También trabajamos muchos amigos de Polonia y el primero fue Chris SP7GIQ (SN7Q).

Ahora nuestras antenas beverages están listas y por lo tanto seremos capaces de trabajar con mayor eficacia en las bandas bajas.

El primer lote de QSOs fue subido a ClubLog (el enlace a nuestro ClubLog está en el panel de la derecha). Por favor, ten en cuenta que NO habrá correcciones del log durante la expedición. Así que por favor no preguntes sobre este tema. No tenemos tiempo para esas cosas durante la Dxpedition. Si no estás en el log llámanos una vez más.

73´s, Luis EA1CS

Posted at: October 20, 2014 07:03 PM

ZK3E y ZK3Q, sobre 80mts

20 octubre 2014

Información Jacek SP5EAQ: ... "Las fuertes lluvias y los vendavales nos han impedido instalar la antena de 80mts. Los 10 y 12mts tuvieron una buena apertura con CT y EA vía LP a las 18.00Z: hacia SP en esas bandas parecen estar permanentemente cerradas. Controlamos la mayor parte de las aperturas posibles . "

73´s, Luis EA1CS

Posted at: October 20, 2014 06:43 PM

G3XBM (Roger)

10m 500mW success

Running 500mW to my end-fed PAR tri-band antenna, I have so far been spotted by 4 stations on 10m WSPR. Best DX is UA3ARC (2436km) and 4X1RF (3529km). The band has not yet opened to the USA yet at the time of writing. Yet again I am spotting Karen RA3APW's 100mW Moscow WSPR beacon strongly (-14dB S/N) at 2443km.

UPDATE 1345z:  USA stations are now spotting my 500mW and also being spotted by PY3FF (10440km) at a decent -19dB S/N.  500mW seems quite enough to be noticed around the world on 10m WSPR even with my less than ideal antenna.

UPDATE 1610z:  Dropping power to 500mW really seems to have made very little difference to the stations spotting me. I may be less strong, but that is all. Apart from quite a few stateside spots (best DX in that direction is KD6RF (7547km), my best DX spot is from PY3FF at 1250z.

UPDATE 1630z:  These are the unique stations reporting my 500mW so far today on 10m WSPR. Quite a decent selection.
10m WSPR unique reports today with 500mW TX

Posted at: October 20, 2014 06:43 PM

EA1CS

El "padre" del JOTA G3BHK ...SK



Se nos ha ido un grande, Les Mitchell G3BHK, conocido como el "padre del JOTA ', falleció el Lunes, 6 de octubre 2014

Fue uno de los Scouters de radio en el Jamboree en 1957 que dio origen a la idea de un Jamboree On The Air (JOTA). El primer evento se celebró en 1958. Para muchos era conocido como el padre del JOTA.

En el año 2000, recordando el primer evento, Les escribió:
 "Yo no creía cuando redacté los planes y normas para el primer evento en 1958 que su popularidad se incrementaría y se extendería por todo el mundo"
 Aún más asombroso es el hecho de que después de todo este tiempo aún mantiene su popularidad y ahora tiene una participación de alrededor de medio millón de Scouts y Guías en más de cien países que operaron desde unas diez mil estaciones de radio aficionados. De hecho se ha convertido en el mayor evento internacional scout ".
73´s, Luis EA1CS

Posted at: October 20, 2014 03:03 PM

Galería de fotos de la RSGB Convention - octubre 2014

Nigel G3TXF con un nuevo trofeo Concurso Commonwealth.

Recién llegado de Tristan da Cunha Nigel G3TXF acudió a la convención de la RSGB, como siempre que vuelve de Dxpedition o acude a algún evento, nos muestra una amplia galería de fotos con protagonistas muy conocidos .....


73´s, Luis EA1CS

Posted at: October 20, 2014 02:18 PM

G3XBM (Roger)

HF conditions and sunspots

Although the sunspot count is up to 86 (with blackouts), the 20-30MHz propagation forecast is only "fair".  Conditions on 10m are therefore hard to predict. With such a high sunspot count I would hope we'd see some decent F2 openings, but 10m is a fickle band and it can be hard to tell. As yet, I have not started up on 10m.

UPDATE 1012z:   Both PY3FF (10440km) and CX2ABP (11127km), plus several Europeans, coming through on 10m WSPR already.  Conditions on 10m are good!  So much for 10m propagation being just "fair".  Today I am running 500mW on 10m WSPR. So far just locals spotting me.

UPDATE 1036z:  No more South Americans seen since the earlier spots.

Posted at: October 20, 2014 12:38 PM

Over 1000km on 5mW ERP on 472kHz!

Last night, for the first time, my 5mW ERP WSPR signal broke the 1000km barrier with 2 spots of my signal from Norway by LA4ANA (1042km). He was spotted here 9 times too. Conditions must have been good. I need to recheck how many stations have received my 5mW ERP on 472kHz WSPR as I was also copied by GW0EZY (251km) at 2252z last night. Several (nearer) stations should be able to copy me too, but they need to be active!

Posted at: October 20, 2014 12:36 PM

W2LJ (Larry)

Interesting discussion

going on over at QRP-L about portable antennas.  The catalyst for the "debate" is this article.

http://www.sotabeams.co.uk/blog/5-most-popular-hf-portable-antennas/

Lot's of good input by lots of people who know what they are talking about.  And as always, for portable operations (my emphasis), it seems to boil down to efficiency vs. ease of use.

Both Steve Weber KD1JV and Ron Polytika WB3AAL, who have done a lot of operating from the Appalachian trail, point out that while classic dipoles may be the most efficient antenna to use, there are practical logistical problems associated with them.  There may not always be trees available, and even when there are trees available, there may be so many and so close together, that hoisting up a dipole may not be practical.  I have to agree with Steve that hoisting a dipole or doublet in the classic sense, in a portable situation (especially when you are by yourself) can be an experiment in frustration.

Steve is a proponent of the End Fed Half Wave, while Ron likes a version of the portable vertical that he has designed and yields quite acceptable results for him.  I have used both and personally prefer the end fed wire for the ease of deployment. Don't get me wrong. I have verticals antennas and love them. My Butternut at home and my Buddistick on top of the Jeep have both done very well for me.  But as always, the ground plane is crucial.  Close to 60 radials at home and the Jeep's metal body acting as a ground plane for the Buddistick make all the difference in the world.

The thing that surprises me though, is that when speaking of dipoles or doublets, everyone always seems to think of them in the classic flat top or Inverted Vee configuration, which of course, requires three supports. I have used doublets, such as the NorCal doublet as a sloper and as a vertical dipole with a modicum of success.  My first Flight of the Bumblebees effort used the NorCal Doublet as a sloper and I was quite pleased with the results.

What it boils down to, of course, is that you have to try different things and see what works best for you. There is no single correct answer to the question of  "What is the best portable antenna?" What will work in one situation may be totally unsuitable for another.  No archer carries only one arrow in his quiver.  Hams who are adroit in portable operations always seem to be carry more than one antenna configuration into the field with them, as long as they meet the requirements for portability and ease of use. And I think all Hams who love portable operations are on a constant quest for the "Holy Grail", an antenna that is lightweight, quick and easy to deploy, and will work as many bands as possible.

72 de Larry W2LJ
QRP - When you care to send the very least!

Posted at: October 20, 2014 11:40 AM

G3XBM (Roger)

472kHz WSPR - LA4ANA copied already

LA4ANA (1042km) has already been spotted here this evening at 1812z right on the limits of copy (-31dB S/N) with his 50mW ERP.  This is a new station I believe on the band from this QTH.

33 unique WSPR spots (of others) in last 2 weeks on 472kHz WSPR
I am still hopeful of some new reporters of my 5mW ERP overnight.

UPDATE Oct 20th 2014 0908z: LA4ANA was spotted here 9 times last night. A couple of new reporters of my pipsqueak 472kHz signal too. A good night on MF for me.

Posted at: October 20, 2014 11:13 AM

October 19, 2014

KA3DRR (Scot)

AMSAT-NA Seeks NextGen Satellite Ideas And Suggestions

Read about this announcement at the ARRL website about five minutes ago and this is a win-win scenario for everyone. Imagine for a moment as an aspiring engineer in want of real world, resume material or as a highschool student in want of difference maker experience for your university application? Your idea in collaboration with AMSAT-NA resources and mentorship may launch in the future. This is the right stuff because it provides real world experience beyond that of the classroom or university test bench.

This is the stuff prospective employers are looking for in a highly competitive marketplace.

Learn about the process. Gain experience navigating ITAR regulations. Network with other engineers. Build your future because AMSAT-NA needs your idea.

73 from shackadelic near the beach.

Reference:
http://www.arrl.org/news/amsat-invites-ideas-and-suggestions-for-next-gen-satellites

Posted at: October 19, 2014 11:57 PM

EA1CS

VK9XSP, información



VK9XSP Team / 19 octubre 2014

Desde hoy por la mañana estamos trabajando muy duro con la instalación de las antenas y las posiciones de operación. El sol brillaba muy fuerte y nos hizo estar muy cansados al final del día.

Tenemos una spiderbeam, VDA de 17m / 12m,  GP7 mutiband vertical (40 – 10 m) y vertical para 160m. La antena para la Top Band se encuentra justo en el océano y esperamos que funcione muy bien.

Cuatro estaciones están listas y en funcionamiento. Mañana vamos a construir las verticales de 80m y 40m.

73´s, Luis EA1CS

Posted at: October 19, 2014 11:24 PM

KA3DRR (Scot)

My 10,000 Hour RadioSport Challenge | 9,181 - 22 = 9,159 To Go

2014 California QSO Party Mixed Mode
Summer In Winter
Good afternoon from inside shackadelic where I'm looking at a perfect blue sky, a still Pacific ocean, and a temperature approaching the mid-seventies. We went through a record breaking weather weekend during the California QSO Party when temperatures soared into the 90s and low hundreds along the Central Coast.

And, the weather matched high frequency wavelength conditions, as the California QSO Party went epic at the tail of Cycle Twenty Four.

Robust Activity
The weekend felt like all cylinders fired for every 6-land participant including enthusiasts outside of the state. I was thrilled as operators logged our signal out of the Five Cities on more than one wavelength and one mode. Literally, it felt like a contest within a contest, when logging stations beyond a single band or single mode.

This year was starkly different from others when the rate revved up and hovered a fraction above red line. Our weather was ideal for butt in the chair time and it seemed like all of North America including Europe participated in the game. Solar weather cooperated that is with beams pointed at 75 degrees, I logged loud European stations, on 15 and 20 meters between two modes. Fun!

Many thanks for those DX contacts in the log.

Also, event atmosphere was relaxed much like an extended Sunday drive through the country, I appreciated good manners and goodwill. Certainly, the California QSO Party is an extension of the California persona, and, we're laid back in the Golden State. It's a characteristic that I appreciate.

Connected Strategy
Both 15 and 20m wavelengths produced sufficient action with contact count exceeding 100 plus across two modes. I was stoked because our 100 watts as measured at the transceiver held bandwidth beaming both south or east. It's easy for low power signals to drop back in the pack while amplifier driven signals subsume critical bandwidth.

My strategy, because I connected to the reverse beacon network, was a game at the margins of activity. The bandmap helped identify station clustering across kilohertz of bandwidth. Why compete with the pack comprised mostly of amplifier driven stations? Instead, I opted several kilohertz above, and then made my general RadioSport contesting call.

Likewise, N1MM Contest Logger multiplier window pumped critical information, as I readily identified shifting activity between wavelengths and modes. Perhaps, graphical analysis of spotting activity may be applied much like watching one's oil pressure or rotation per minute gauge? Or, even implementing lines transposed on the gray line map, and measure activity much like ViewProp or SpotCollector?

Breath In The Air
My most exciting moment arrived 30 minutes before the finish line and I needed 1,011 contacts to punch through the 1k barrier. It was a pressured ten minutes while my mentor periodically checked the contact counter. We wanted one thousand plus! I alternated modes on 20m and shifted into continuous wave mode with five minutes remaining. Only, three contacts between a score or a score of 1k or better, is this possible?

Two European stations called while beaming 75 degrees shortly after making my general RadioSport contesting call! Yes, indeed. One contact remained. And, with one minute on the clock, a 6-land station went into the log on 20 meters nonetheless.

I finally took a breath after the best ten minutes experienced thus far in my RadioSport contesting career.

Overall, few words can describe the California QSO Party this year other than, "Epic fun!"

73s from the shackadelic near the beach.

See Also.
My 10,000 Hour RadioSport Challenge | 9,185 - 4 = 9,181 To Go
My 10,000 Hour RadioSport Challenge | 9,189 - 4 = 9,185 To Go

Posted at: October 19, 2014 08:45 PM

Mendo Radio (Mendocino, N. Calif)

WARS “Digital” Seminar

The WARS seminar, Oct. 18, 2014,  was very successful with a room full of enthusiasts coming out to hear all about digital radio history, modes and how to use them in this day and age where cell phones seem to have taken the place of radio. Tim WB9NJS, explained just what is digital, as well […]

Posted at: October 19, 2014 07:06 PM

VE3WDM (Mike)

Nice to get back in the radio chair agian.

Nice to get back on the air again
Just this morning I was looking over my last blog post and could not believe it was posted 3 weeks ago! I will say that things here at VE3WDM have been busy and it has not been with radio time. We had our Thanksgiving holiday last weekend and that weekend was packed with family things, shopping and making a turkey dinner. This year for the first time I tried cooking the turkey on the BBQ using the rotisserie, seems it turns out much better when the bird is done old style in the oven........live and learn. The other sliver of my time was taken up with work and once you factor in sleeping and eating not much time was left for radio. Last evening I pulled a 12 hour evening shift at work and arrived home this morning not feeling to bad so Julie and went out for a nice breakfast and then home to some well deserved radio time. The rig was tuned to 17m and I heard GI4DOH calling
GI4DOH
loud and clear  from Northern Ireland. I gave him some calls but was not heard but I did hang in there and finally my 5 watts made it to him. It was nice to get back on the radio as I find this to be a very relaxing time. I then jumped off 17m and over to 20m but there was a huge contest presence there (not that there is anything wrong with that I am a huge contest fan) so it was back up to 17m again. It seemed that for this afternoon Richard was going to be my only contact but it sure was nice to get back on the air again!

Posted at: October 19, 2014 06:57 PM

G3XBM (Roger)

10m WSPR in good shape again

Although I have remained on MF all day, I have been checking WSPRnet to see how 10m WSPR has been shaping up. Well it appears, with USA stations exchanging spots with Europeans and LU8WAG exchanging spots over 13000km. Good F2 propagation on 10m again today.

Posted at: October 19, 2014 07:44 PM

W8MRC (Milford Amateur Radio Club)

MARC Contesters – CQ WW DX Contest

The next contest on the MARC contest calendar is the CQ WW DX Contest that starts Friday, Oct 24, 2014 at 8:00 PM local time and runs for 48 hours.

If you can only operate a few hours consider entering using the Classic overlay category. Operation is limited to 24 hours.

If your a new ham you may qualify for the Rookie overlay category.

Don’t worry about how much time you can operate, most MARC contesters are casual operators and only spend a few hours operating during most contests. The club goal is to maximize club participation. Make one contact, send in a log and your a participant.

If you’d like to add your score to the MARC score in the Club Competition, include the following line in your Cabrillo log entry: CLUB: Milford Ohio Amateur Radio Club

I don’t need to register teams for this contest so if you decide, at the last minute, to make a few contacts that’s not a problem, you can still support the clubs efforts.

Check the rules at: www.cqww.com They have changed since last year.

Section XII Judging, Section A Unsportsmanlike Conduct, addresses one of my pet peeves, run stations that don’t ID. Those using a spotting network may have his call, but those running unassisted need him to ID.

Bill WS6K
MARC Contest Coordinator

The post MARC Contesters – CQ WW DX Contest appeared first on Milford Amateur Radio Club.

Posted at: October 19, 2014 06:38 PM

EA1CS

TX7G, primeras 12 horas de operación



TX7G Team / 19 octubre 2014

Empezamos a operar justo después de las 00: 00UTC hoy y después de un comienzo lento debido a que queríamos terminar la configuración de sistemas y antenas, ahora estamos trabajando estaciones de todo el mundo a buen ritmo. Los pile up han sido masivos, a veces, pero generalmente manejables. Los 40 metros han estado abiertos para nosotros durante muchas horas seguidas. Más de 1.600 QSOs en el log en las primeras 12 horas. Hemos hecho nuestra primera actualización del log online en Clublog. Todos estamos de buen humor mientras disfrutamos de esta hermosa isla paradisíaca.


73´s, Luis EA1CS

Posted at: October 19, 2014 05:47 PM

La Qsl de ZD9XF y galería de fotos



Ya tenemos en la web de Nigel G3TXF la Qsl y una amplia galería de fotos de su estancia en Tristan da Cunha.

La Qsl como él comenta, es un homenaje a los pilotos del helicóptero que transporta a los pasajeros del SA Agulhas II a Tristán da Cunha.


73´s, Luis EA1CS

Posted at: October 19, 2014 05:32 PM

G4VXE (Tim)

The Noble Radio NR4SC 70MHz rig: weak signals

I was very conscious, having been playing with the rig that I really hadn't put it on any sort of decent antenna. Well, I still haven't, but at least it was something horizontally polarised!

A few weeks ago I ordered a Moonraker 70MHz HB9CV. I wanted to have an antenna that I could use for some meteor scatter and I was also very interested to see what I could hear over tropo paths with a simple antenna.

Today I had the chance to put the antenna together, which didn't take more than about 30 minutes. I mounted it on a spare pole in the garden, held up by a stepladder, so the HB9CV was probably no more than about 8 feet above the ground.

Of course, the first signal that I listened to was the GB3RAL beacon, just a few miles away from me. I was pleased to see that the signal strength varied substantially as I rotated the antenna - anything from about S8 to S1, so the pattern of the antenna was reasonable, despite the low mounting height.

Next I listened for the GB3BUX beacon. I heard nothing and a quick look at the Beaconspot database suggests that it may be off air. Then, I pointed the antenna to the south west to listen for GB3MCB in Cornwall. Very pleasingly, I was able to hear it, just out of the noise, peaking up every few minutes. This may have been tropo or it may have been aircraft scatter. Either way, I continue with my assertion that the NR4SC has a nice quiet receiver. I've not, yet, tried this path with the Spectrum transverter. Interestingly, I have not heard GB3MCB on 144MHz very often. I've always assumed that is because of Faringdon Folly - a hill to my south west a mere 4 or 5 miles away. So it's interesting that the path works ok on 70MHz, even with a low antenna.

I also listened for the GB3ANG beacon near Dundee in Scotland. I cannot be certain whether I heard it - certainly nothing concrete, but I've a feeling I heard a fragment at one point. More extensive listening would reveal, something I am sure.

This was a very pleasing test and one of the benefits of having the compact NR4SC was that it was easy to bring down to the lounge, with a PSU and connect up to the coax coming in through the patio doors! The NR4SC is very compact and would make the basis of a nice portable station. Just need a matching 150W PA now!

Posted at: October 19, 2014 05:12 PM

G3XBM (Roger)

Sunspots

The sunspot count today is 60 with a risk of blackouts. 20-30MHz propagation is "normal" so I'd expect (on 10m) USA stations and more distant stations by F2.

As mentioned earlier, I am not on 10m WSPR today, instead concentrating on 472kHz WSPR.
Recent 472kHz spots of my 5mW ERP signal.

Posted at: October 19, 2014 03:55 PM

472kHz - PA3ABK/2

PA3ABK/2 (306km) is always an excellent signal on 472kHz WSPR. Today I stuck with 472kHz WSPR during the day and PA3ABK/2 running 500mW ERP is still around the -10/-11dB S/N level - a very good strong signal all the time here.

Sadly, overnight my 5mW ERP 472kHz WSPR signal was again reported by stations in the UK and The Netherlands who have reported me already. No new overnight reports. Briefly OR7T was active (I spotted him) but he was not on overnight on RX. I think Rik should be able to copy my pipsqueak signal.

Posted at: October 19, 2014 02:19 PM

W5OLF WSPR kit?

My soldering skills are rather "challenged" since my brain bleed 13 months ago. I have an un-built Ultimate 3 kit waiting for my better health. Several kind people have offered me help to build and test it: you know who you are and thank you!  The kindness of fellow QRPers knows no bounds. It is so lovely to find how many really kind people there are around. There are far more good people in the world than bad ones.

Some years ago W5OLF sold a very simple, single board, few parts, WSPR TX which I think I could manage to build. I could not find it advertised. Anyone know if it is it still available?

UPDATE Oct 19th 2014 1208z:  Good news - Jay tells me (by email) that kits are still available.

Posted at: October 19, 2014 02:10 PM

EA1CS

VK9XSP finalmente en el aire

VK9XSP Team / 18 OCTUBRE 2014
Después de una noche en Singapur donde después de tener que regresar esperábamos ansiosos el vuelo a la Isla de Christmas. El avión tenía previsto partir a las 14:00, pero hubo un retraso (3 horas) ya que las condiciones climáticas todavía eran malas. Pero finalmente empezamos nuestro vuelo a VK9X.

Las nubes eran muy bajas y no estabamos seguro de si será posible aterrizar en VK9X. Pero finalmente todo estaba bien y llegamos al aeropuerto de destino en VK9X. El coche nos estaba esperando allí y todo en la isla estaba perfectamente organizado por la agencia de turismo.

Justo después de llegar a nuestro QTH empezamos a construir nuestras antenas y posiciones de operación. Una estación comenzó a operar muy rápidamente (como probablemente viste en bandas y spots). Otros puestos de operación estarán listos muy pronto.

73´s, Luis EA1CS

Posted at: October 19, 2014 01:13 PM

VK9XSP....retrasada


Con algo de retraso pero al fin VK9DXP en el aire


18 octubre 2014

FINALMENTE EN EL AIRE (CLICK ) archivo de sonido.


17 octubre 2014

Las primeras informaciones ofrecidas en la web de la Dxpedition no eran correctas lo que generó confusión, esto dice hoy VK9XSP Team:

Antes hemos informado de que el equipo estaba ya en VK9X. La información estaba basada en un mensaje corto enviado por el líder del equipo - probablemente cuando aún estaban en el avión.

Sabemos ahora (llamada de teléfono de los miembros del equipo) que a causa de mal tiempo el avión no no pudo aterrizar con seguridad y el piloto decidió regresar. El avión aterrizó en Singapur y está a la espera de un mejor clima. Tiempo de partida previsto: las 14:00 el sábado.

17 octubre 2014- 14.15z

Buenas noticias. El equipo esta´en Christmas Is. y todo su equipaje también. VK9XSP comenzará su actividad en las bandas el 18 de octubre como se esperaba.

17 octubre 2014- 04.00z

Ayer jueves temprano el equipo VK9XSP partió rumbo a VK9X desde Polonia a Praga. Por la tarde cogieron el vuelo que les llevaría a los E. Árabes, y de ahí a Jakarta. Hoy por la tarde tomaran el avión con destuno a Christmas Is. donde cogerán coches alquilados para llegar al QTH de operación.

Esperan poder estar en el aire el sábado 18.

73´s, Luis EA1CS

Posted at: October 19, 2014 01:10 PM

La Qsl de VK9AN



Robert N7QT realizó un Tour de casi 1 mes entre las islas Christmas VK9AN y las islas Australes TX5Z. Inició su actividad como VK9AN desde donde operó del 18 de setiembre al 2 de octubre, realizó 12.797 Qso. Posteriormente se desplazó y operó con muy buenas seles desde Australes TX5Z del 3 al 13 de octubre 2014.

De vuelta a casa nos muestra la Qsl con la que confirmará los contactos de VK9AN.

  • En enero 2015 tendremos la oportunidad de poder trabajarlo desde la isla Montserrat, QRV de 10 a 80mts en Cw, Ssb y digitales.


73´s, Luis EA1CS

Posted at: October 19, 2014 12:55 PM

S0S, Western Sahara


Roberto EA2CNU estará activo desde Western sahara durante el CQ WW Dx Ssb contest los días 25 y 26 de octubre 2014 con el indicativo S0S ( Sierra cero sierra).

Roberto no descarta estar también en el aire antes y después del contest......

73´s, Luis EA1CS

Posted at: October 19, 2014 12:48 PM