Sunday, December 25, 2016

Sunday, December 11, 2016

ARRL 10 m CW contest 2016

Well it was little bit letdown.  It is hard to get used to declining DX conditions. I definitely did not do as well as I hoped, or as I could.  Bother.

 ARRL Section : DX
        Club/Team : VK Contest Club
         Software : N1MM Logger+ 1.0.5995.0

        Band     QSOs     Pts  S-P  Cty  Pt/Q
          28         131       524    7   10   4.0
       Total        131       524    7   10   4.0

            Score : 8,908

Yesterday - that is on Sunday the band closed incredibly fast.  I remember the sunspot minimums where band opens and closes quite fast.  However it took about three minutes from "plenty" of signals to nothing.  Weird thing to get used to from now on.

I think it is time to concentrate on developing/building 160 m, 80 m and 40 m antennas.

73 and thanks all for your calls and QSOs.


Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Meeting Rob GM3YTS

After Laurie reported his visit to my shack, Rob GM3YTS who was currently visiting his son in Manly contacted me on email and we decided that I'll take him to the club (MWRS). Unfortunately Rob's time was limited and had to return to Scotland to -5 deg temperatures.

Here is Rob operating the club's FT-1000MP and TH6 antenna.

We have a plan to spend some radio time together on Rob's next visit.

The results of the Commonwealth contest were published.

  As I member of the team Australia 2, I was quite pleased with the result.