Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Had a "little" play in the mighty CQ WW SSB contest

Call: VK2PN
Operator(s): VK2PN
Station: VK2PN
Class: SOAB Classic HP
QTH: Sydney
Operating Time (hrs): 03:43
Location: VK/ZL



Total:1042629Total Score15,895

Club: VK Contest Club

Friday, October 16, 2015

Oceania CW contest October 2015

I forgot to publish early in the week.  Here it is:

160:   0  0
Total:533388Total Score613,816

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Hex destroyed yet again.

Yesterday morning flock of sulfur-crest cockatoos descended on the Hex and in about seven minutes destroyed the whole antenna.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

My SPE 1K has new relays.

After several millions of on/of action the current set got tired and sometimes missed a beat (known problem with these amps).   After planning the job for several weeks I was able to do it today.  Hard work it is too.

The hardest and the most time consuming was desoldering the pins with only simple "sucker".  Managed to do it after all.

Hope all be fine for the Oceania CW test.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Oceania SSB 2105

Had a little play on the weekend:

 Band     QSOs     Pts  Pfx
           7      99     495   32
          14      94      94   69
       Total     193     589  101

            Score : 59,489

Next weekend is the CW section... will take it much more seriously.

Good news was that on forty meters I worked quite a few Foundation license holders.  good on you "F" calls.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Three months in DXers paradise.

Last night I had the privilege to meet Milan E51DWC his wife and daughter.  Milan's home call is OK1DWC and was on the way home after spending three months in Rarotonga having holidays and mainly working DX.  Milan is lively, enthusiastic and a charmer.  Most obviously the whole family had a great time.

We spent few hours in Manly having long chat and exchanging stories.

Have a great trip home Milan and hope to meet you again on your next pass through.


Saturday, September 5, 2015

Russian RTTY contest.

Just for little fun and bit of practice I'm giving out some numbers in the Russian RTTY contest.
The N1MM and fldigi makes it very easy.  It is fun.

I've been in several RTTY tests, however not as serious contester.  One of those days in the near future I may give it real push.