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

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Morse Runner practice

43 WMP 15 minutes session Single Calls on Morse Runner , my daily practice. Mistakes can happened , best thing is to get 43WMP call-sign from first sound. This speed is only for call-signs , TEST mode. Open text will be much slower. 

Screen - shot from this session

And my all time record.
Started slower about 35 WPM and finished at 42WMP
less mistakes and more calls-signs logged at first time ....

2 years ago my CW was much slower .....

Friday, 26 December 2014

End of year QSL waiting list ...

7O2A - Yemen - latest QSL card received

Some statistics will be published on my blog by the end of the year.
First ... Direct QSL card I`m waiting for:

C21BN  - Nauru
CY0C - Sable Island
C21GC - Nauru
ZK3E - Tokelau
5R8M - Madagascar
ZD9ZS - Tristan da Cunha
XX9R - Macao
FT4TA - Tromelin
VK9DLX - Lord Howe
VU4KV - Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Sunday, 14 December 2014

EI9KC CW RBN Skimmer

SP7IDX Hexbeam used for RBN CW Skimmer

Quite busy these days. No much time for the radio but my SP7IDX Hexbeam is doing great job as  RBN CW Skimmer
Antenna is connected to SDR receiver and is set for 28Mhz. 
Skimmer frequency band(s): 27964.1-28155.9 (192 kHz)

10M is busy. This is just small piece of the band and is hard to find clear QRG.

Screen shot from RBN website de EI9KC spots

This is 2`nd time when my Skimmer went on air. First time was during CQ WW CW few weeks ago. This weekend is helping during ARRL 10M Contest,
Happy to see few Japan stations heard on my antenna even when wasn`t pointed to their direction.
Few images here how it looks like.

Spots sent to RBN

Stations heard on the band. Only with + are spotted.
It is important to send CQ from some to time. When Skimmer hear CQ thinks the station is calling CQ and it will be spotted. Station without CQ are not spotted.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Good QSL turnaround on LoTW

This is Uli DL9WVM as ET3AA recorded on 21Mhz in my location few days ago. His recent activation from Ethiopia gave me 3 new bands (10/12/17).I was paying attention for him on 20M as well where QSL from this DXCC was needed. It was hardest task to do because he was only active in the mornings. When he was on 20M condition was not good or was too early or too late. Last week perfect moment I had on 14Mhz. 5 min opening on 20M and here we go. EI9KC 5NN. All QSOs uploaded on LoTW and QSL received here as well. Thanks Uli for great one Man activation.

What else received on LoTW as new slots CFM:

  • HC2AO/8 - Galapagos Islands 80/40/30/17 ... unfortunately 20M busted ... there is hope for another Galapagos 2014 DX-Pedition team member with LoTW upload ...
  • Vatican City - late night hunting on low bands .... 40/80 
  • VK9DLX - Lord Howe 7 bands / 3 modes
  • 3V8BCC - Tunisia - Digital
  • C21GC - Nauru - New one as number 300 on LoTW - Mixed / few bands 
  • V63YY - Micronesia - 301! new one on LoTW - 2 bands! TNX JA1VND! It was worth to wait for you,
  • W1AW/KH8 - American Samoa .... just one band new 30M ... QSO on 10M not valid. Worked fake station! Once again American Samoa not in log .... it was important QSO but ... not this time ...
  • VP2EIM - Anguilla - another FB JA activation from Caribbean. 80/40 and Digital done .... no luck on 30M ... it will be for next time.
  • 3C0BYP - Annobon - TNX Elmo for 17M as new here.
  • Z31RQ - Macedonia on 80M - TNX Dejan! 
  • J79F - Dominica - new on Digi
  • VP2V/SP2FUD - British Virgin Islands ... new on Digi .... here is great example when LoTW upload is not sure and surprise is 100%
  • HI3A - Dominican Republic 80/40 ... short CQWW CW activity from my side. It was worth it to wake up at 5:00 AM and wait for them on low bands! 
  • ZB2CN - Gibraltar - TNX Bert DJ9WH. The only LoTW from Gibraltar. New QSL received on 12 and 20M. All bands CFM now. Including TB! What left? Phone :)
  • 5R8M - Madagascar - latest DX-Pedition and LoTW just received - 4 new slots! Digi / 17M / Phone and most welcome 30M.
Latest QSL on LoTW from RZ3MM (not listed on is counted as my 10.000 QSL. Almost 50% of my all QSO confirmed on LoTW at the moment. 

Thursday, 4 December 2014

QSL cards ...

200 Bureau QSL cards received

DX QSL cards received via Bureau. American Samoa , Ogasawara , Reunion Island, Philippines , Chad , Malawi , etc

Most beautiful QSL card
PY0F/PP1CZ - Fernando de Noronha Island received by The Bureau as well 

EI9KC` QSL ready to go via Bureau. 4 types of card this time. 

All cards sorted by countries. Biggest pile DL and JA

In the mean time QSL from JY9FC arrived direct here to CFM my 80M QSO.

E30FB QSL Card

FB QSL card from Eritrea by JH1AJT Zorro!

On the end small ranking of QSL Printers cards received via the Bureau:

1) IT9EJW - 13 cards
1) - 13 cards
3) CoolQSL - 12 cards
4) UX5UO - 11 cards
5) ONOUE Print Japan - 8 cards
6) Gold print LZ3HI - 7 cards
7) LZ1JZ - 5 cards

And many otheres QSL printers: LZ1YE , Sax Print , Memo QSL , IK1PML , QSL Marptint , UA1OMS , QSL Studio , SP6CZ , SQ1K , QSL Italy, Radio QSL , KB3IFH, W4MPY , UT8LN