316 x 305
Band slots (CFM) on Clublog x LoTW
2306 x 2226

Saturday, 30 April 2011

HL0A at 3m above the ground.

Windy condition today in my location, so my antenna is down
and 3m above the ground just worked HL0A from AS-105 : KANG HWA ISLAND South Korea. I was waiting last night for them but they didn`y show up. Today great signal from their location. Nice one!

Continue with low antenna I did Venezuela on 14Mhz and 18Mhz - SES station 4M5M
Long time I wasn`t active on 40m and 80m. Today had a chance to have look what is interesting there. And there was a few interesting stations celebrating Marconi Day , and IOTA from Scotland and Wales. 
Here is a view from my log. 80m-30m with dipole. 20m-10m 2ele Delta at 3m above the ground level. 
There is also a few stations I didn`t work , tried but no luck ... KH8/EA1IR on 20m SSB / 5H3EE on 10m CW / D2SG on 12m CW .

Friday, 29 April 2011

Tanzania on 12m

Mike 5H3EE logged on 12m CW is my newest DXCC worked on HF bands. Great operator and I`ve worked him with "just one call". 


Big day in UK today. ROYAL WEDDING H.R.H.Prince William & Kate Middleton.
Just worked GB4RW Special Event Station to celebrate it. Many UK stations are on the Air today with special call-signs "R" for example I had a QSO with GR4TRA (home call G4TRA). No chances to work UK today on 14Mhz up to 28Mhz. I was able to copy UK on 7Mhz with 5/9 good signals.

"Today in my box ..."

KG4EM John , Guantanamo Bay. Brand New DXCC for me. Many thanks for QSO/QSL

Thursday, 28 April 2011

T31A Central Kiribati

T31A was just 5 days on air. They had problems with boat , weather etc ... (12 man , 1 boat , ONE DREAM) info from their website. Unfortunately I didn`t make a contact with them. SWL few times. On 14Mhz and 18Mhz but with 100W no chances with heavy pile-up. Congratulations to 9 EI stations who managed contact them. Trevor EI2GLB from Co. Kildare is twice in their log! Well done!

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

"Today in my box ..."

VQ9LA - Chagos Archipelago , Brand New DXCC in my collection. Many thanks Larry.

Monday, 25 April 2011

South Korea at the end of Easter!

Harry from USA currently living in Seoul, Korea and operate as HL1/WX8C is my newest DXCC worked on HF. 14Mhz CW. Nice one, great signal at 22:35 local time.
How many new countries worked during Easter ?

1 - Fiji
2 - Nepal
3 - Guyana
4 - Zambia
5 - Hong Kong
6 - South Korea

Thank you Easter Bunny ;)

Log correction.

Few days ago I`ve worked FJ/OH2YL Anne from SAINT BARTH√ČLEMY on 30m CW. And when I checked her log two days after my call-sign wasn`t in the log. I had to write an e-mail to Anne for correction. My station was logged as IE9KC. I`ve got quick reply from Anne and Janne OH6LBW as well that my station now is logged in her log correct. Many thanks girls for your time!

Hong - Kong on 12m SSB

VR2XMT Charlie from Hong Kong is my newest DXCC worked on HF. This time QSO made on 24Mhz - SSB. Years ago I`ve got direct QSL from Hong Kong on 11m. This time I will send my QSL Drirect too.

Sunday, 24 April 2011

3 new DXCC from Easter Bunny

No too much time for the radio on that day, just few moments. And few moments on the radio today gave me 3 new DXCC on HF.
9J2RI Chris from Zambia. QRP station , operating just with 5W. He send selfspot on cluster and I was waiting to try give him a call. His signal was up and down , hard to listen but did it! New DXCC on HF, worked CW on 14Mhz. Just few moment after QSO I`ve got e-mail from Chris, from Zambia with thanks for QSO! Many thanks also for visiting my website Chris :)  QSO to remember!

9N7DX Dov operating from Nepal is my 2`nd new DXCC logged on Easter Sunday. Great DX pedition, great Operator! Pleasure to work with. QSO on 14Mhz CW.

8R1Z Lennox from Guyana in South Amercia is my 3`rd new one today. Worked on 24Mhz SSB today.

Saturday, 23 April 2011

I still cannot belive in that QSO! .... Fiji

Contact made today at 09:59 UTC on 14Mhz SSB ... 3D2IR Carlos (EA1IR) reply to my call! He was working split 5-10 up and he was strong enough in my QTH to try. I heard one station from SM (Sweden) calling him on some frequency and when he finished I used same frequency (100W) and ..... he reply to my call !!! Short path - QRG - 15465.2 km !!! Brand New DXCC, first time worked. Great Easter Egg :)

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Late DXing

Nice late openings on the 14Mhz last few days. Last night at 23:25 UTC worked TO2FH from Mayotte. Tonight at 22:35 UTC worked new DXCC on HF ET3SID Sid from ADDIS ABABA in Ethiopia. Last year a friend of mine told me that 14Mhz is like a motorway. During summer open 24h. Some people call 20m "Queen of bands". So far most popular. For me this is first year on HF and I`m learning to know bands, propagations, etc.


Nice surprise this morning. On 14Mhz CW just worked 3A/EI9FBB Dave from Monaco. Dave is my inwards QSL sub manager. First contact with him. New country in CW as well. Many thanks Dave. QSL via LoTW and eQSL.

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

200 countries worked on HF

TO2FH DX Pedition to Mayotte Island is my 200 DXCC worked on HF. Today on 14Mhz SSB.
8 months as HAM radio licensed operator in Ireland.

10m - 63 dxcc (+27 since February 22nd)
12m - 55 dxcc (+27)
15m - 83 dxcc (+26)
17m - 55 dxcc (+20)
20m - 148 dxcc (+43)
30m - 49 dxcc (+28)
40m - 103 dxcc (+3)
80m - 30 dxcc (+3)
160m - 39 dxcc

200 dxcc worked in total (MIXED)

159 dxcc CW
157 dxcc SSB
16 dxcc RTTY

2867 QSOs
7 continents / 34 CQ Zones / 44 ITU Zones
Max QRG: 15901 km (R1ANP) (40m 100W dipole)

124 DXCC confirmed on LoTW / 88 on eQSL

Saturday, 16 April 2011

French Polynesia on 12m

 FO8RZ Phil from Tahiti Island is my new DXCC worked on HF. He send selfspot on cluster 24Mhz. And I was lucky to put his station into my log. Worked via S/P on 12m CW it is mean distance from my QTH is 14925.0 km! Delta was fully extended on the mast. 
I`m his first station from EI Land worked on 12m hi hi !!! Many thanks Phil also for vy fast LoTW QSL!

Papua Again ...

P29VLR Green Island (IOTA OC-231) just worked again on 17m this time! Great signal it was but pile-up was so strong and I had little chance to break it through with 100W. When they QRX for about 20min and they came back again ... there was no-one to give them a call back! But I was on the frequency , waiting for them! Good Fun, thank you!

Friday, 15 April 2011


I`ve started HF with SSB ... then few months later I`ve decided learn CW. And at the moment for first time I`ve got more DXCC worked CW than SSB!

157 (CW) x 156 (SSB)

4 x 4

Great condition on the bands today! 4 new DXCC worked on HF!

A25FC Botswana 15m SSB
XV2RZ Vietnam on 17m and 20m CW
BU2AU Taiwan on 20m SSB
P29VLR Papua New Guinea - Green Island (IOTA OC-231) on 20m CW

Great opening on 10m today as well. In my log ZD7FT from Saint Helena / YB4IR from Indonesia and A71EM from Qatar. Good stuuf!

Thursday, 14 April 2011

CQ JA part II

Last night I had good fun with stations from JA worked on 14Mhz CW. Like last time, I was calling CQ JA on 14.037Mhz and JA8LRG gave me a call back. It was Fumihiko Sato from Sapporo. He put my station to cluster and then I`ve got big pile-up from Japan. As I`m still learning CW it was a bit stage fright for me ... Anyway .... last night 9 stations from Japan logged. Thank you for your patience Folks! I will try to do my best with CW and only real QSO let me it! Sayonara and see you soon on the bands JA!

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

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Tuesday, 12 April 2011

QSO with paradise

For sure is a paradise .... S79UFT from Seychelles Islands is my newest DXCC worked on HF. Today on 14Mhz CW. Nice one.

Monday, 11 April 2011

Multibander 7-PL

It is time for first presentation
Multiband 2 element Delta Loop by SP3PL here in my QTH. Wibe wind up 9m mast. Rotator RAK. Here at full lenght.
And here mast folded.

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Guantanamo Bay

Big surprise tonight! At the end of the weekend .... My antenna is up on the propper mast ... 9m wind-up ... with heavy duty rotator ... all in good working order ... and I was calling CQ CQ on 20m SSB ... and station KG4EM reply! My first Guantanamo Bay! Big Brand New One on the radio. Never worked before. Thank you very much John for QSO and vy fast eQSL! 73!

Saturday, 9 April 2011


Last night I was trying to work 5M2TT on 20m SSB and during calling them I heard few stations from Japan calling them as well. So ..... decided to do a call CQ JA on CW 14Mhz ..... after few calls CQ JA first station from Japan came to my call! JK3AGC and he put me on the cluster with cq JA! As I`m still learning CW it was good challenge to me! I`ve just worked 4 station from JA because I had to go QRT. Anyway .... great fun and night to remember!

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

HF happenings ....

Not much to say. As I am not very active on the radio last few days:

1) Family life
2) Very windy condition - antenna is down at 3m high
3) I`m getting ready to change mast and put my 2 ele Delta on propper mast with rotator.

But few nice contacts logged in my logbook:

5M2TT Liberia worked on 3 bands (10/12/15).
FM5AA Martinique worked on 30m RTTY
HB0/SP7VC Lichteinstein on 80m SSB
XE2/EA6UP Mexico on 15m CW
RI1FJ Franz Jospeh Land - 30m RTTY
4S7DXG Sri Lanka ??? - DX News said: It is a FAKE (worked on 17m CW and 20m SSB) I do not want to send my QSL anyway.

Looking forward to upgrade my antenna mast. Everyting is ready. I`m waiting for a good friend of mine to give me a hand to do this change.

Sunday, 3 April 2011

SPDX Contest 2011

Great fun it was! My first SPDX Contest. I had a chance to work a lot of my friends from motherland. I was active on in SO AB MIXED LP category. My target was 500 QSOs ... maybe next year as 15m was very little open. No QSOs on 10m at all. 160m to 15m. Busiest band 14Mhz.

Contest         : SP DX Contest
Callsign        : EI9KC
Mode            : MIXED
Category        : Single Operator (SO)
Overlay         : ---
Band(s)         : All bands (AB)
Class           : Low Power (LP)
Zone/State/...  : DX
Locator         : 
Operating time  : 16h26

  160     3     5   0   6      24  3.00 
   80     7    13   0  11      60  3.00 
   40    31    28   0  16     177  3.00 
   20   250    50   0  16     900  3.00 
   15    15     8   0  10      69  3.00 
   10     0     0   0   0       0  0.00 
TOTAL   306   104   0  59    1230  3.00 
          TOTAL SCORE : 72 570

I had to manage QSOs in CW for first time with serial number!

Friday, 1 April 2011

Liberia 5M2TT

5M2TT Dx Pedition from Liberia in Africa is my new DXCC just worked on HF. Station logged for first time on 10m CW! I hope to work them on few more band slots. The new thing for me is ON-TIME log.
Very windy condition in my QTH. I had to put down my antenna but for Liberia on 10m i puted up just for QSO. With antenna down, about 3m above ground level just worked 3B8MM from Mauritius on 17m. Good Stuff!