Sunday, March 24, 2013

XY0YG was very hard work

I worked them (at the time I thought easily) on 15 m a few days ago.  Today I thought that I'll have another QSO this time on 20 m.  Oh... what a hard work.


The pileup was "enormous"... "giant"... "unbelievable"...  I tried to use the P3 ability to find the last station the operator was working (normally it works like a charm) but this time the "other" guys signals were drowning my little signal..

Finally after about three hours (I was not calling all that time - just waiting for a break) i got him.


Thanks guys ... good operators on Easter Island.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

John Moyle field day at Myall river camp

Every year on the 16th and 17th March is the John Moyle field day.  This year Horst VK2HL and I decided to got to a camping ground at the Myall River.

 The area is known as a bush camp with very few facilities. We prefer a bush camp to well organized caravan park.



One can find plenty of trees to string wire antennas.


We even had a campfire and few glasses of red.



This is my operating position for CW and Phone.  The antennas were G5RV and OCF dipole.



       Start Date : 2013-03-15

    CallSign Used : VK2PN
      Operator(s) : VK2PN

Operator Category : SINGLE-OP-ASSISTED
             Band : ALL
            Power : LOW
             Mode : MIXED
 Default Exchange : 001 P
       Gridsquare : QF57ci

             Name : Patrick
          Address : 11/39-41 Addison Road
                   Manly
   City/State/Zip : Sydney  NSW 2095
          Country : Australia

     ARRL Section : DX
        Club/Team : VK Contest Club
         Software : N1MM Logger V13.1.3

        Band  Mode  QSOs    Pts
         3.5  LSB      1      2
           7  CW       7      28
           7  LSB     15      30
       Total  Both    23      60


            Score : 60
              Rig : Elecraft K3

         Antennas : G5RV

          Soapbox : Had intention to operate only CW but there were very few stations working CW.      Then worked some SSB to keep the interest in.

The results from RSGB "BERU" contest are out.

As I noted in earlier post, my result was not as good as previous years.  In recapping it was not caused as much as decline of propagation b...