Monday, July 11, 2016

IARU contest 2016.

Steve VK2JA and I teamed up for the contest this time in my shack.

ARRL Section : DX
        Club/Team : VK Contest Club
         Software : N1MM Logger+ 1.0.5774.0

        Band   Mode  QSOs     Pts  ITU   HQ
         3.5    CW        2            2     1       0
           7    CW       106        454   20     9
           7    LSB        4           16     0     0
          14   CW       134        598   19   14
          14  USB        7           27      1    1
          21  CW        11          55      4     0
          21  USB       1            5        1    0
       Total  Both   265        1157   46   24


            Score : 80,990
              Rig : Elecraft K3 + P3 + Spe 1k

         Antennas : Hex + G5RV

          Soapbox : Conditions were not too bad.  Plenty of stations to work.  Murphy appeared in mid morning on Sunday and destroyed the Hex.


No wind, no sulfur crest cockatoos - I'm absolutely flabbergasted how it may have happen.  During the contest later in the morning Barry VKK2BJ sent me SMS:  What is wrong with your radio?  Your signal looks wide and noisy on my (Barry's) panadaptor.
I looked out of the window and the poor antenna was a wreck

IARU contest 2016.

Steve VK2JA and I teamed up for the contest this time in my shack.

ARRL Section : DX
        Club/Team : VK Contest Club
         Software : N1MM Logger+ 1.0.5774.0

        Band   Mode  QSOs     Pts  ITU   HQ
         3.5    CW        2            2     1       0
           7    CW       106        454   20     9
           7    LSB        4           16     0     0
          14   CW       134        598   19   14
          14  USB        7           27      1    1
          21  CW        11          55      4     0
          21  USB       1            5        1    0
       Total  Both   265        1157   46   24


            Score : 80,990
              Rig : Elecraft K3 + P3 + Spe 1k

         Antennas : Hex + G5RV

          Soapbox : Conditions were not too bad.  Plenty of stations to work.  Murphy appeared in mid morning on Sunday and destroyed the Hex.


No wind, no sulfur crest cockatoos - I'm absolutely flabbergasted how it may have happen.  During the contest later in the morning Barry VKK2BJ sent me SMS:  What is wrong with your radio?  Your signal looks wide and noisy on my (Barry's) panadaptor.
I looked out of the window and the poor antenna was a wreck

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Oh gosh, I've forgotten to mention John Moyle memorial field day.

Portable QRP at North Avoca:



Logging all manual (paper and pen), sending without a computer help.


Yet another visit to Barry's VK2BJ QTH.

While we were away, I got SMS from Barry that we have to have a cup of coffee and chat.  We arranged the time and on the way I've picked up the coffees and little cake and turned up to a surprise.


As you can see, very impressive lineup.


We made a few QSOs on SSB and CW.  In my very humble opinion the 7851 must be the best radio one can buy.
The audio and the tone of the CW are very clean and a pleasure to listen to.


Enjoy it Barry and thanks for your hospitality.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Finaly managed to work EP2A

After many tries I got them on RTTY today on 20 m.


Must be their last day/hour.

73
Patrick

Sunday, April 24, 2016

The Commonwealth contest (BERU) are out.

Team 1 Australia second, team 2 Australia got fourth.  Congratulations to all contesters.








Can't stop thinking:  Who is going to travel to Canada to break few fingers for the next year test?