CW vs SSB (WKD)
316 x 305
Band slots (CFM) on Clublog x LoTW
2306 x 2226

Monday, 28 February 2011

Another Alaska ....

KL7AIR from Anchorage in Alaska logged today. Worked on 20m CW. It`s mean new DXCC on 20m. Nice one. This time signal went over North Pole ;) I worked them with my beam pointed towards North.

Aloha !!!


KH6MB from Hawaii Island is my newest DXCC on HF! Contact made at 17:30 local and on Hawaii Island was 7:30 monday morning :) ... CW on 20m. Beautiful condition. Turned my antenna to beam North and few calls only and Yes! Will send direct QSL for sure! Aloha!

Sunday, 27 February 2011

Africa Day again ....


 Two new countries logged from Africa today ... one is Brand New. It means I didn`t work this country before (11m). I was waitng few good days to work Nick 5X1NH in Uganda ... and today on 20m CW , simplex , easy 100W.

TR8CA Alain from Gabon was working French stations during (COUPE DU REF) contest but he also pick-up other stations. On 15m SSB. New one on HF. I was trying also with Malawi on 12m but no luck. No worries .... next time.


I will be less active on the radio next days ... my wife and childrens are comming back from winter break. Family life is number one! Do not forget it.

Cocos (Keeling) Islands !


East part of the World is for some reason difficult to work from my location. Just few times herad VK and ZL. JA is also rare , all Far East. And today I was waiting about 1 hour for Cocos (Keeling) Islands to hear on 12m. Signal was building from 0 to workable. And is in my log now :) Wide split up 4.3 but worked. New country for me on HF. Cocos (Keeling) I have confirmed on 11m years ago. Nice one anyway! (12m CW) VK9C/G6AY

I`ve visited their website and they say: "..... VK9C/G6AY will be active on CW only......" This is also main reason why I had to learn CW. I`m not expert now, still leraning but have a lot of fun working in CW!

P.s. Patience .... it`s important to wait for right moment .... just worked them again on 20m CW! When I had a plan to turn antenna to West I`ve decided try. They were active for so long on 14Mhz and I had no hope to work them with 100W ... but I did!  Almost 5PM local time no bad Folks! Thanks for great Fun!

Saturday, 26 February 2011

Little Solar Flux ?


I was complaining about little solar flux today didn`t I ? .... 4 new countries in my log today ! Latest D2AM Laci from Angola!
And two stations from Martinique during REF French Contest.
Summary new ones for today: Paraguay, French Guyana, Martinique and Angola.

Old Friend Bruno ...


I had a QSO today with FY8DK Bruno. Good friend of mine from 11m. He was active for French contest. Last QSO with Bruno I had last summer when he was active from St Barthelemy Island. I`ve meet him 11 years ago in Asti. Thanks Bruno for a new one on HF!

12m

SFI was low today ... just 88 and 10m was closed in Ireland. 12m with little openings for few minutes  gave me new countries on this band and one new on HF. The new one is Paraguay ZP6CW. Opening for South America and Caribean was for 30 minutes only.


Friday, 25 February 2011

Falkland Islands


I was waiting for VP8LP Bob from Falkland Island on 12m last few days .... I just worked him on 20m SSB. This is new DXCC for me on HF. I had only one QSO with Falklands from 11m.

My PA is fixed now. Cover 24Mhz - 30Mhz. I`m consider to sell it ... will keep for few days and I will see how is working on these bands.

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

First Alaska on HF and another "J"

First station from AK worked today ... yes 30m CW , KL1V Kent from VALDEZ. Great signal over North Pole , hi hi I think .... worked on my dipole :)

And very fast eQSL!

And another "J" prefixes ...

J37BO Bill from Grenada (new country on HF) 30m CW
and J79AN from Dominica. 30m CW

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

2000 QSOs Logged!

Almost 6 months ago I`ve got my HAM licence in Ireland ... Today I`ve made QSO number 2000 ...


2000 entry in my log is a Mike G4IUF as PJ6/G4IUF it means he is on Saba Island (new DXCC prefix - October 2010), QSO in CW which is my favorite mode so far.

Today was also my "J" day as few interesting stations logged in my logbook as well :

J28AA - Darko from Djibouti (new DXCC for me on HF)
J5NAR/P - Laci on IOTA AF-093 in Guinea Bissau (worked twice on 17m and 30m)
J88DR - Dave from St Vincent (new DXCC for me on HF)

This is my 2000 QSOs summary:

10m - 36 dxcc (+6)
12m - 28 dxcc (+9)
15m - 57 dxcc (+9)
17m - 35 dxcc (+15)
20m - 105 dxcc (+10)
30m - 21 dxcc (+15)
40m - 100 dxcc (+5)
80m - 27 dxcc (+9)
160m - 39 dxcc (+31)

157 dxcc (mixed) (+15)
129 SSB (+6)
116 CW (+26)
7 RTTY (+2)

7 continents / 27 CQ Zones / 35 ITU Zones

100W ....

Sunday, 20 February 2011

TJ9PF

TJ9PF Cameroon band slots worked.
30m RTTY hmm I`m in the log but I didn`t work them .... but I worked them on 17m RTTY and here I can`t see this band slot. Looks like is a mistake in their log.

Saturday, 19 February 2011

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Another Brand NEW from Africa!


J5NAR Laszlo from Hungary now in Guinnea-Bissau is my Brand New DXCC. 20m CW. Good condition almost all day from Africa direction in  my QTH. My Multibander without rotator is set to beam Africa. Contact made at 20:28 UTC.

In the morning I was happy to work TJ9PF RTTY on 20 and 15m. I`m not big fan of RTTY and Digi modes so far but is good experience to try and test condition on the bands.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

TT8DX

TT8DX Chad in Africa is my Brand New DXCC. Great operator, with good ears. CW mode on 17m. I have to find out now who is who .... QRZ.com says TT8DX is Christian QSL via F5OGL and DX World says is a Baldur, DJ6SI.

(Now is sorted TT8DX in 2011 activity is DJ6SI Baldur)

Monday, 14 February 2011

1A0KM QSL


Very fast QSL service from IK0FTA. Direct QSL late January activation from Souverin Military Order of Malta. My BRAND new DXCC on the radio. Many thanks to the Team and QSL Manager.

Sunday, 13 February 2011

New countries worked CW

TJ9PF - Cameroon
ZS6X - South Africa
7Z1HL - Saudi Arabia

Sunday, 6 February 2011

150 DXCC worked ....

S9DX Sao Tome and Principe Islands  my newest DXCC worked on HF. (20m CW) Not a brand new as I have this prefix worked and confirmed on 11m years ago. But this one is my 150DXCC on HF (5 months licenced operator) This is also my 100 country on 20M!

P.s. VP8ORK just worked on 40m CW! 100W dipole on the tree! Good Stuff!

TJ3AY

Henri from Cameroon is my new DXCC worked on HF. He is very active last few months but I wasn`t lucky to make QSO. Today when 50% HAMs are busy to work another DX Expedition on the bannds (S9DX) I worked Henri on 15m.

Saturday, 5 February 2011

Monk Appolo fast QSLer!

Just few weeks ago I`ve worked SV2ASP/A Monk Apollo from Mount Athos and QSL Direct is back!
There is also some souvenir for my daughter Apolonia ;)


Thursday, 3 February 2011

Dominica Island in the morning ...

J79EA is my new DXCC worked on HF. Lucky heard this station on 30m this morning before went to work. No spot on cluster, just right moment and right frequency hi hi :) Big signal heard, just 100W from the other side and Buddipole antenna. This is real DX and nice QSO to remember. I`m also first station from EI in his log. And .... fast eQSL! Thank you Weymouth (K8EAB)!
My 79m long Wimdom dipole works great on "Magic Band 30m". I`m not happy with 40m on it and 80m as well. The rest (160 / 20 / 17 / 15 / 12 / 10 ) OK.

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

100 DXCC worked CW

OA4DX  from Lima in Peru is my 100DXCC worked CW!

BTW Still learning my favorite mode so far!