30th May 2009

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23cm EME

European EME Contest (Dubus & REF) - 30th & 31st May
I operated for a few hours in the contest and made 17 CW QSO's, activity was fantastic with some very strong signals.
Here's the log:
1432 JA6CZD 569/559, 1437 JA6CZD # 579/569 very nice signals Marko, 1501 UT5JCW 559/579, 1506 RK3WWF 559/559, 1531 MI/DL1YMK # and DXCC thanks Michael for a great job, 2036 OZ4MM 589/569, 2040 SP6JLW 579/569, 2044 G3LTF 579/579, 2049 DF3RU 569/559, 2056 NY2Z 559/559, 2103 IQ4DF 589/539, 2118 ON5RR 559/559, 2123 F2TU 589/579, 2127 OK1KIR 569/569, 2133 G4DDK 549/559, 2219 WA6PY 569/569 and 2238 K1RQG 589/589.

Also heard were DL3EBJ and IZ2DJP in QSO, both would have been Initials if we had found each other.

13cm EME

I put the 13cm feed back in the dish on Sunday 26/04, but didn't get everything going again till Wednesday.

My system on 13cm is - 5.4m dish, round septum feed, 250W SSPA (150W at the feed), G4DDK LNA 0.36 dB NF.

I can RX on 2301 and 2304 as well as 2320. My 2302/2304 solution at the moment is the synth, mixer and front end of a commercial transceiver, it converts the IF out from my DB6NT tvtr to 28MHz. Switching is a bit clumsy and slow, so some work to here there has to be a better way, hi!

Unfortunately I still cant RX on 2424 yet, and would be interested to hear what other people are doing before I start work on this.

I had great fun over the last few days, and added a few more initials and a first in my log - thanks to LZ1DX, G4DDK, LA9NEA and OK1DFC, and everyone else who turned up.

# = Initial
* = Cross Band 2320/2304
+ = Cross Band 2320/2301

Prior to the contest I worked:

29th April
G4DDK# 539/549, DF9QX 559/559, SV3AAF 569/559, ES5PC R-10/-12 JT65c, 1919 LZ1DX# RO/O JT65c, G4DDK# RO/O JT65c, 2000 LZ1DX# RO/O CW.

I believe the QSO with LZ1DX is the first G to LZ on 13cm. Ned has a 2.4 m dish, septum feed, G4DDK LNA and apparently 400W, but at the time of the QSO had some problems with connectors.

30th April
1243 HB0/DF1SR# 559/549, G4DDK -17/R-17 JT65c, and LA9NEA# 559/539

HB0/DF1SR was also QRV on 13cm Liechtenstein last year, and I'm sure G3LTF must have worked them, but can't be sure without asking him.

1st May
G3LTF 579/579, G4DDK 549/549, LZ1DX 449/449, LZ1DX RO(-19)/O JT65c, WD5AGO* 559/559, and OK1DFC# 559/559


European EME Contest (Dubus & REF) - 2nd & 3rd May

I managed to work the following stations in the contest:
W5LUA*, F2TU, DL1YMK, SD3F(SM3AKW), HB0/DL1SR, SV3AAF, SM2CEW, G3LTF, F5JWF, G4DDK, OK1KIR, K2UYH*, WA6PY*, ES5PC, OK1DFC, OE9ERC, SP6GWN, IW2FZR and WD5AGO*.

Also heard - VE6TA*, NA4N*, W7BBM*, VK3NX+, DL4MEA, F6BKB on JT65c, DF9QX, GW3XYW and OK1CA*

Thanks again to all for the fun, and the QSOs.

25th May
1551 CW ES5PC 579/569
1621 JT65c PA3DZL RO(-21)/O for Initial #

26th May
0908 CW MI/DL1YMK 559/559 for Initial # and DXCC


You can find more details of my Initials and standings
here

 

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