Friday, April 4, 2014

VKCC Sydney meet on Thursday 3rd April 2014

Bernd VK2IE organized the meeting.  We had very good time chatting about radios and contesting.

Pity that we were only four...

I felt great in the presence of the three aces...

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

I guess that is enough to get a QSL card.

To all operators on the Mellish reef... Thanks.  Hope you are having lots of fun.

Many thanks guys... You are doing great job.

Monday, March 31, 2014

My vertical got a new base today.

It was hard work.  I had to carry the pieces of timber (weight about 20 kg each) three flights of stairs up + push them through the skylight.

The concept:

The execution:

The result:

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Day two of VK9MT Melish reef

Must be "a lucky bloke"

The last two were added this morning.  The 30 m QSO on a first call... (he was not busy) and the 40 m contact after about five calls..
The combination of K3 + P3 works it's magic.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Melish reef VK9MT is QRV

With great signals on 20 m this afternoon.  The boys must have some difficulties to overcome to get going.  This is one of the biggest pile-ups I've seen:

Lot of callers, but very orderly..

Called about a dozen of times before getting in the log.

Good luck guys.

Little later this afternoon I was able to work them again on 15 m... the pile-up was not as great...  mainly JA stations.  The op is fast... Well done es 73

Well must be my lucky day, ten minutes later I worked them on 12 m SSB on a first call...
Mind you... after all they are "at our doorstep".

Sunday, March 23, 2014

This is a first class "pile up".

Listening around for the TX5G Austral island DX expedition I found this:

I guess it can't get any more busy.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Russian DX contest.

I've missed out on John Moyle contest this weekend... (bother)... so I needed some contesting fix.

I've just spent two hours of fun on the Russian DX contest:

Just two hours of fun... In the middle of the afternoon I felt that I need to reward myself with little of red wine... While I was sipping I've started the radio and tuning around the 20 m band I saw the contest going... Set up the N1MM (only about a minute) and of I went...  Sipping red and contesting.

I gave myself a limit of one glass of red and 100 contacts... All accomplished in about two hours.

    Band    QSOs    Pts  DXC   OBL
          14      99     806   24       34
       Total      99     806   24       34

            Score : 46,748

All good fun.