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

Saturday, 30 November 2013

Grenada by JA Team

J34J Team (picture from their website)

I had Grenada confirmed on few bands but some new slots still needed. J34J great Team from Japan gave me opportunity for new bands and modes. Thanks for great operation.
I will remember 10m SSB , good fun, no always I can hear Japan stations on SSB.
Needed one slot on Phone with Grenada as new DXCC on Phone.

Friday, 29 November 2013

Lakshadweep islands on 80!

When last activity from VU7 was SWLed by my station they had very little signal or no signal at all. VU7AG was announced few weeks ago I think it was in October. Never mind. Just one QSO for New One will do I was thinking .... A friend of mine told me they cannot used PA there. So far VU7AG logged on 7 bands 80m included! Massive signals on low bands. It was not easy to work them as pile-up is heavy but some luck will do a job. Listen pile-up , that is the trick. Just one band missing 12m. Good Luck to All!

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Welcome Lakshadweep islands #300

Agatii Island on Lakshadweep.

Welcome VU7AG  Lakshadweep islands as my 300 DXCC worked on HAM bands! At last good TEAM is on VU7 and I had pleasure to make few contacts with them already. Thanks a lot! 


"New Contest station was born" said Oleg EI7KG just few minutes after CQWW CW 2013 Contest.

Last weekend I was a member of EI1Y!

A lot of work was done to put EI1Y on air some of work just last minute ! 2 days before contest 2`nd tower was finished. EI1Y is a home QTH of Michal EI3KG and EI5JQ Adam. EI1Y is a contest call of Papa Lima DX and Contest Group EI0PL.

Our Team on EI1Y did fantastic result as a first timers!

6445 QSOs

5 bands DXCC ;) - more details about EI1Y score later.

EI7KD and EI3KG operated RUN station.

EI2JD / EI5JQ / EI9FBB / EI9KC operated Mults station.

It was good fun to be on Mults station with EI Top DX`ers! Our job on Mults station was to find as many new CQ zones , DXCC countries on several bands as possible. And we did very well.

Almost 50% our QSOs with USA ..... each for 3 points ;)

Sunday, 17 November 2013

American Samoa Day - in my log

At last! American Samoa logged as new country. W8A - they busted my call on 40mCW (EI8KC) and it was a chance to correct it - now is OK. Another station logged from American Samoa was Hrane YT1AD using his USA call-sign KH8/N9YU on 20mCW. Then fine QSO with W8A on 15mCW ... and on the end QSO with David KH8/WD5COV on 20mCW. When W8A log was updated by the end of the day .... checked .... my QSO with W8A on 15m busted again .... they logged me as EI8KC .... ufff .... same mistake. I hope it can be sorted out.

Friday, 15 November 2013

Wake Island on 10/12 for final ....

Did not expect to work Wake Island on 10m and 12m. Last day , last day of K9W gave me 2 new bands! Great opening on higher bands and two QSOs via L/P. It was not easy ... CQ Zone 14 and Ireland/UK had most difficult to get them on higher bands. Split was wide on CW up 1 to up 9. It was "easy" to listen split but the find clear patch was a trick. 1h spent on 12m and 1.5h spent on 10m to make it! ... Last day ... very lucky. Few days ago SWL` them on 80m! Finally Wake Island worked on 6 bands from my QTH. Good thrill and DX-Pedition to remember!

Sunday, 10 November 2013

XR0ZR - Juan Fernandez

Not easy and not so difficult from my location. Welcome XR0ZR in my log as NEW DXCC on HF. Juan Fernandez Island worked already on 3 bands. This is my 298 country worked and 244 on 28Mhz. 290 on CW / 272 on SSB. To be honest expected stronger signals. 10m was not too bad but 12m weak , 17m weak too .... 20m QSO was on noise level quality. QSOs managed when they called EU. Otherwise North America wall is too big.

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

T33A Banaba Island 2013

Just logged .... on 30m CW .... brand NEW DXCC ! T33A Banaba Island. He was calling and calling CQ and he had no takers .... I was trying to get Them on 30m earlier on but without luck. They were on 10.115 and split was up 8-9 sometimes .... First day .... no worries. Then they went QRX on 30m for about an hours. When returned , changed QRG to 10.114Mhz CQ CQ T33A, T33A up ... No cluster spot so far! When I was calling up1 I did not get any reply. Signal fantastic, no other station were calling! I was up 1 and CQ CQ T33A, T33A up ... decided up 2 ... One shot ;) EI9KC EI9KC 599 TU 73 EE! :) Here is their signal recorded shortly after QSO. T33A is using DXA2 similar software like on TX5K Clipperton in March 2013

I am very happy with my 30m dipole. Once again gave me NEW DXCC. Pacific location is what that antenna like BEST! Good Luck!

Sunday, 3 November 2013

DX of DX - Marion Island ZS8C

The Prince Edward islands are South African territory, but are considered a separate DXCC entity because of their distance from the mainland. The group consists of two islands, Prince Edward and Marion. As Prince Edward is uninhabited, Marion is the DXer’s only hope of a contact with this country ... [source] And ... EI9KC is more than happy to log ZS8C Carson as NEW DXCC !!! Managed to make 2-way QSO today on 28Mhz! DX of DX and my 296 DXCC worked on HAM bands. I was not sure 100% because on top of my station station with similar call-sign was calling him as well it was IT9KCD , sound similar and with very weak signal from Marion Island I was not sure. But when Italian station finished his QSO I gave Carson another call and he confirmed ... EI9KC you are in my log. Happy days! Thanks Carson! Many thanks!

K9W - Wake Island - on 40m CW

This is recording from my shack shortly after my 2`nd QSO with K9W Wake Island! This time managed 40mCW with dipole on the tree .... Great! Similar time to my yesterday`s QSO around 6:00PM here in EI. Did not expect to work them on 40m! Happy days! My station and K9W we were both on .... grey line .... GL!

Wake Island - DX like a dream ....

Wake Island DX-Pedition 2013 started QRV yesterday. I was thinking how to get them and what will be best time to hear them and where of course. This is one of the hardest location from EI to work. Straight over North Pole. When they started I had pleasure to listen them from .... Australia  by using WebSDR radio receiver from VK land link here. And I was surprised how Scandinavian stations are working them during the day on 40m ... Anyway ... We are not Scandinavia and job has to be done ... Antenna for high bands is down, strong wind and gusts today.
We are on opposite side at the moment. When day is here, night is on Wake ,  Grey line is almost the same. Just a bit but closer. We might get condition like during CQWW SSB when K9W will be workable on 28Mhz I wish! But for now middle bands only. During the day here I was listening them from my QTH on 30m. Sometimes signal was good , but pile-up - say nothing ! Half CW portion for 30m was covered by pile-up. Signal was small. Job for dipole on 30m ? Do not thing so ... But happy with SWL ;)
Their operating frequency by the band plan for Wake Island Dx-pedition is 10.103Mhz. For most of the time they were on 10.104 which was better because 10.103 is very noisy and covered by radar QRM. When night was over there on Wake and day was over here in EI K9W was on 10.103 noisy frequency ... but they had no-pile-up! I don`t know what they are using for 30m there. Signal was very tiny. Plus radar QRM no-workable. Decided to use all available filters on my transceiver ... it helps. But after that their signal did not sound like Morse Code ... It was like drum :) Who cares ? Could hear Them! And work them! To be honest .... easy ..... And I did it! New DXCC - Wake Island in my log! On my favourite band!

Saturday, 2 November 2013

San Andres 2013 DXpedition

5J0R San Andres 2013 DXpedition is now QRV on the bands. I had just one QSO with this entity on 20m CW. Early wake-up today to catch them on lower bands. This location is no so difficult here in West Europe so I had a hope to log them on 80m. It was hard to break the pile-up but I did it. Pile-up heavy because it was their first night on the air. So far loged them on 80/40/30/20/17/15 ... looking forward for 12 and 10 ...

A lot is going now on the bands .... K9W , K9W , K9W ..... is a target now! Good Luck to All!