OK1KIR EME Team - News

November 8th 2017

70 cm expedition DX7EME

We have been able to work with another expedition. DX7EME from PJ19VN is a new field for us 70 cm. Thanks to rotary polarization the QSO was easy; they were best on the vertical polarization.

 

November 6th 2017

the fourth Africian expedition D44TVG/D44TVD

On 3 - 7 November another African expedition took place. Callsigns were D44TVG on 70 cm and D44TVD on 13, 9 and 6 cm bands. We worked with them on all four bands, of which 9 and 6 cm was the first OK connection. Unfortunately, Hermann was not able to setup 3 cm equipment.

 

October 24th 2017

The third Africian expedition ZS6EME

23rd and 24th October a third African expedition on 3 and 6 cm took place under the ZS6EME call. Due to local interference at low elevation, ground and wide spread, only QRA64D QSOs succeeded. CW QSO failed. Weak CW signals spread to about 200 Hz are not readable. The QSO on 3 cm was the first ZS-OK.

 

October 21st 2017

Expedition 3DA0MB ended

With CW QSOs on 13, 6 and 23 cm, we have completed our activity with the 3DA0MB expedition over the past two days. Altogether, we made 10 initials with them. 6 initials were on digital modes on 70, 23, 13, 9, 6 and 3 cm and 4 on CW on 23, 13, 6 and 3 cm.

 

October 18th 2017

Expedition 3DA0MB

With today's 3 cm on QRA64D mode and CW QSOs with another African expedition 3DA0MB we worked with 6 bands; on 5 of them for the first time in OK.

 

October 9th 2017

EA9LZ expedition

Today's morning QSO on 6 cm with EA9LZ we made Zdenek expedition also on the fifth band. This made it possible to meet the digital WAC conditions on 3 and 6 cm and CW WAC to 3 cm. QSOs on 3 and 6 cm are the first from OK.

 

September 14th 2017

Rex VK7MO has completed this year's MW expedition on 24-GHz from OF78.

Rex VK7MO has completed this year's MW expedition around VK8 and VK6. He again activated 24 GHz from OF78. With this QSO, we have all 10 fields in VK at 10 and 24 GHz. Our QSO was followed by Charlie G3WDG. Our balance is 35 new locators on 10GHz and 3 on 24 GHz.

 

September 11th 2017

MW part of the ARRL EME Contest

MW part of the ARRL EME Contest took place during this weekend. We participated in the 3 cm band. 22 QSO were compledet in good conditions; from which 10 were CW, initials are SP3XBO and 557RA as #117. We also made 12 JT4F or QRA64D QSOs; new digital initials are UT2EM, K6QPV and WA3LBI expedition to DE as 10th US State on 3 cm and VK7MO from OF76 field #148. OZ7Z decoded us on QRA64D -11 but because of his reduced power we haven't completed QSO.

 

August 21st 2017

Rex VK7MO activates 24 GHz

Today, Rex VK7MO first activated 24 GHz with its 1.13 m parabolic and 20 W output power on his journey this year. After initial trouble when passing through a humid atmosphere, it was possible to complete QSO from OH field only after an elevation above 25° and then simply from OG field as another new field. The same program was used QRA64D and CFOM as well as 3 cm. This band is not so easy as 10 GHz.

 

July 24th 2017

The Rex VK7MO has begun his this year expedition around VK8 and VK6.

Today we were able to work with Rex from the non-activated locators PG67 and PG77 on 3 cm. Both with JT4F and with us new modem QRA64D. Furthermore, we used the Doppler Offset Compensation System CFOM - Constant Frequency on the Moon.

 

July 23rd 2017

EME Russia diplomas

EME Russia diplomas to achieve a given number of EME initials were received during weekend. They will be placed in the diploma section soon.

 

June 30th 2017

New OK distance record on 23 cm

Today at 11:32 we managed the JT65C QSO with the ZL3RC -23 (best -20)/-19 from RE66FL. It is about 10 km longer than the nearly 34-year-old 23-cm record with ZL3AAD. Roger used 4x60 el. Yagi with a fixed elevation of about 6° and 250 watts of power. Other new JT initials are G4DML, UA9FA and G4CDN.

 

June 29th 2017

G4NNS with 32 m dish

Brian G4NNS tests 32 m parabolic GHY6 in "Goonhilly Down" locator IO70 on EME. He wanted to go for 9 centimeters, but the equipment did not work so he went to 6 centimeters. After we change the rig in the antenna in the rain we made CW QSO at 12:05 with G4NNS/p 589/579 #100 and then at 12:09 G4POH/p 589/579.

 

June 25th 2017

3 cm part of EU EME Contets - Sunday

As expected, only 3 connections to the contest were made for 3 cm in Sunday's orbit. The total result is 32 x 28. In the 24 GHz band, the QSO with IK2RTI has been successful. Other stations canceled their participation because of the rain. The overall result is 396 x 219, which is 8,672,400.

 

June 24th 2017

3 cm part of EU EME Contest - Saturday

In hot weather, 29 connections and 25 multipliers were made. The new stations are JA8IAD and UR5LX only.

 

May 29th 2017

New US state on 13 cm

During a short visit to the EME site, Tonda made JT QSO with WA3RGQ on 13 cm. Florida is the new US state at 13 cm. Don used a 3m dish and 180W power.

 

May 28th 2017

6 cm part of EU EME Contest - Sunday

Sunday orbit took place again in beautiful weather. According to the assumption, only 4 new connections were made to the total result of 37x34. Outside the contest Tonda operate JT4F LZ1DX as initial. The most active stations were JA; a total of 6 on the CW.

 

May 27th 2017

6 cm part of EU EME Contest - Saturday

On the first day, 33 connections and 31 multipliers succeeded. Only one initial - LZ1DX. Ned used 5 m of dish and 30-40 watts of power. It's probably a new DXCC if someone did not forget to report it to the tables. We just listened to SM6FHZ and SP2HMR.

 

May 1st 2017

9 cm part of EU EME contest - Sunday

On Sunday, only 4 other stations were made. The result is 32 QSOs and 30 multipliers. We just listened to the OZ5G.

 

April 29th 2017

9 cm part of EU EME contest - Saturday

On Saturday orbit, in good weather and good conditions we managed to work on 9 cm with 28 stations on CW. Initials are OK1KKD, OK1CS and WA2BYP (NY - new US state).

 


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