Wednesday, 29 June 2011
ES2IPA Igor is my 100 DXCC confirmed on LoTW on 20m. I had a QSO with Z21BB Fernando today on 20m and he is rapid QSLer on LoTW , his QSL is my 99`th on that band. I have 172 countries worked on 14Mhz. I wanted to apply for this award. It will be my first one. I can also abtain DXCC in Mixed category and CW .... but it will cost me in total $103.20 ... hmm bit too expensive , we will wait for some sort of SALE hi hi :)
Posted by Ark at 00:12
Monday, 27 June 2011
Today I had to play a bit with my antenna cable. I wasn`t happy with SWR on 24Mhz. Last weekend I was trying to work ZD7XF Nigel on 12m but no luck. During my attempt I saw SWR is not good. Today after small modification on cable lenght SWR is better on that band and .... Saint Helena worked! I`m lucky to put Nigel into my log twice today. On 10m and 12m.
Posted by Ark at 21:09
Friday, 24 June 2011
Rainer DL2AAZ is operating now from Jamaica as 6Y2X. For me it will be new DXCC on HF as I don`t have 2-way QSO with this country. Few weeks ago I was trying to make a QSO with 6Y5WJ but no luck , he got my call and report but I didn`t get my raport back. When I was trying ZD7XF for new DXCC on 20m I`ve decided to try Jamaica in SSB and I`ve turn my antenna to Caribbean ... I had turn my antenna via north. Just two calls and 6Y2X logged! Went back to Nigel`s frequency and gave him a call when my antenna was turning back from Caribbean direction into St Helena ... when antenna was pointed around North Pole he pick-up my call !!! Repeated few times as antenna was turning into his position on Atlantic Ocean ..... and finally got me RR EI9KC 599 , UFF Thank you for patience Nigel. Great CW operator!
Posted by Ark at 00:30
Thursday, 23 June 2011
Wednesday, 22 June 2011
Nigel G3TXF is operating now as ZD7XF from St Helena Island. Great operator and I`ve just contacted him on 17m CW. It was not easy ... but finnaly worked my new DXCC in CW and on 18Mhz as well. Few months ago Nigel was active as VP2MXF from Montserrat. Online log is at clublog: http://www.clublog.org/charts/?c=ZD7XF Next day LoTW QSL!
Posted by Ark at 21:41
Friday, 17 June 2011
Last year I was active from EU-007 Great Blasket Island on 11m. It was 1`st IOTA from EU-007 on 11m. And it was also for me time to say GoodBye to 555. This year I`m going to be active from Great Blasket again. This time for RSGB IOTA Contest 2011.
Team will be:
QSL via EI5JQ (Direct / Bureau)
We are hope to get EJ0PL call-sign for our expedition. EJ call-sign is used when EI station is operating from an offshore island. PL for "Polish Team"
Picture curtesty of John Finn , great photographer from Co.Cork in Ireland.
Posted by Ark at 12:39
Saturday, 11 June 2011
OJ0B Finnish team on the island , QSO on 30m and this is new DXCC on 10Mhz for me. Beautiful signal in my location. Here is a small video.
Posted by Ark at 15:48
Friday, 10 June 2011
OJ0VM Harry transmiting from Market Reef. He is working with other members of The Finnish Lighthouse Society and they are repairing lighthouse buildings there. Market Reef is my new DXCC on 28Mhz. I`ve logged also few station from South East England on 10m. Good short skip opening on 28Mhz. I had two QSOs on 6m as well. One was my longest so far! YL2GP 1994km distance :) I`m not a big fan of 6m yet but is good to try make some contacts on that band.
Posted by Ark at 22:06
Wednesday, 8 June 2011
Monday, 6 June 2011
Sunday, 5 June 2011
Saturday, 4 June 2011
Today in my eQSL inbox card from 9V1SV Siva from Singapore, he is my 100 DXCC confirmed by electronic QSL cards. 97 AG (Authenticity Guaranteed) and 3 Non-AG (Belarus , Croatia , Mali). Belarus and Croatia no problems, Mali TZ6TR is the only station active from Mali at the moment and eQSL non-AG is the only way to get QSO confirmed.
Posted by Ark at 11:58
Friday, 3 June 2011
Thursday, 2 June 2011
PP0T fantastic DXCC worked today! At last! , few good days waiting for it. I was trying CW, RTTY, SSB. No luck. Signal was too small for QSO with 100W and atenna just 3m above the ground. Today finnaly Trindade and Martim Vaz Island, Brand New DXCC , never worked before on the radio, logged on 14Mhz SSB. 100W. My antenna was about 6m high and PY2ZA - Junior got my KC. But that was to little for QSO. I ran to my garden to give my antenna 9m height and that was it! EI9KC logged!
Posted by Ark at 23:48
TZ6TR from Mali in West Africa. Few weeks ago Tom didn`t copy my station, this time 5/5! It was NET operation. NET operator was Roger ON7TQ and station from Netherlands in EA5. (sorry I missed your call-sign). In the same time on the frequency was Danny ZP5DBC worked tonight on 10m as well. So summary New DXCC on HF - Mali and New DXCC on 40m - Paraguay. Everything on dipole antenna and 100W. Night to remember!
Posted by Ark at 01:21
Wednesday, 1 June 2011
5T0JL from Mauritania. He is very active on the bands , mostly on 17m around 18.069 Mhz last few weeks. CW only. Tonight his signal was very loud, my S-meter was dancing with his CW melody and pile-up wasn`t bad and I was lucky to have a short QSO with him. Brand New DXCC for me. Never worked before on the radio. Nice one! Many thanks Jean I hope to catch you another time on another band hi hi!
Here is a video how strong he was in my QTH (with PRE AMP 2)
Posted by Ark at 23:12