I can already reveal that we will be returning to Denmark next year in spring. We will stay at a more northern location. Of course I will bring my Yaesu FT-817 with me. I will try to implement some new equipment to decrease weight and size of the whole portable station. I will again try to receive my own beacon at home on 30m. Hopefully it will work this time...
Wednesday, 31 August 2016
I'm feeling terrible. After my vacation in Denmark last spring I forgot to upload my contact log. Only a few contacts but as important as other contacts. I didn't have much time to make QSOs and my activity was mainly on WSPR. But here it is for everyone who's interested. Used a FT817 5W and a Superantenna MP-1 in the snow.
Tuesday, 30 August 2016
Radio Mobile Online
HFTA (HF terrain analysis) will show you more info about take off angles in several directions which are much more important for DX. I would like a copy but need to buy the ARRL antennabook for that I guess. It is so unfortunate we can't download the software somewhere on the internet? It has probabely a copyright by the ARRL. I think I have to look out for the book which we cannot buy here in the Netherlands as far as I know (sold out at the VERON).
Friday, 26 August 2016
|By Klaus M. - Image (Map) made by Klaus M. (Mikmaq), |
Germany, CC BY-SA 2.5,
I wonder why CY9 St.Paul Island has the DXCC status? There are at least two other St.Paul islands which are much more remote. I see this contact as just another new DXCC and not really a new country as this Island belongs to Canada and is near to Nova Scotia.
http://bit.ly/2bnTRr1 (Ile Saint Paul, Indian Ocean)
Online CY9C log: https://secure.clublog.org/charts/?c=CY9C#r
Monday, 22 August 2016
Not so spectaculair results on 30m. TXing with the W5OLF 1W transmitter. On the magnetic loop which I found under a layer of dust in my garage. I didn't check it, just connected the battery and hit the start button on time. Left it running till 99 TX periods are over, then it shuts down. I noticed a carrier signal when transmitting across the 20m band for the first time, could be the change of the vertical antenna at the base station. Best DX was just over 2000km. I've not been busy with the radio hobby last couple of weeks. So. this is my first post this month. I have some ideas to write about and some postings are in the make and almost ready. Hopefully I will find the time to finish them and finally post them here. Stay tuned!