Qsl vía KU9C
73´s, Luis EA1CS
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 . "
|10m WSPR unique reports today with 500mW TX|
"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 ".
|Nigel G3TXF con un nuevo trofeo Concurso Commonwealth.|
|33 unique WSPR spots (of others) in last 2 weeks on 472kHz WSPR|
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.
|2014 California QSO Party Mixed Mode|
|Nice to get back on the air again|
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.
MARC Contest Coordinator
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!
|Recent 472kHz spots of my 5mW ERP signal.|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.