OK1KIR EME Team - News

July 28th 2020

MW Activity Days on 3 and 13 cm

We made HB9DUK as the new CW initial and on JT F5IGK, S57NML and WA3RGQ from the EL field and FL as the new US state in the decent participation of stations on Saturday on 3 cm,. On Sunday at 13 cm the activity was significantly lower. New CW initial are DL4DTU and 4X1AJ as the new CW DXCC and on JT DL4DTU and G4CCH.


July 20th 2020

23 cm part of European EME Contest

An increasingly aching tooth, a swollen face and a mill of tropo signals near EME stations were the backdrop for the last part part of European EME Contest on 23 cm. We managed to make 75 stations and 64 multipliers. The new CW stations are UA9FAD, DK5AI, IK3MAC, OK2PE, CT1BYM, IW3HVB, NQ7B, OM4MA and F5IGK as CW initial 471. Outside the contest on JT we worked CX2SC as initial 377.


June 1st 2020

HB9CRQ expedition on 23, 6 and 3 cm.

We operate with the HB9CRQ expedition both the CW and the digi modes on 23, 6 and 3 cm.. During Sunday's increased activity on 23 cm, we established a digi QSOs with 15 new stations.


May 25th 2020

European EME contest on 13 cm

The contest did not start well. After the first QSO with VK3NX we would like to call JJ1NNJ on 2400 MHz but our TX refused to work. After several hours of trying to rectify the fault we swap it for the older SSPA. Problem with Wifi interference is another matter. The newly completed 7-circuit filter for 2300-2320 MHz and the 5-circuit filter for 2400 MHz were not enough for interference. 41 QSOs were established. The new CW stations are DK4RC, SA6BUN, DB6NT, expedition HB9CRQ and F2CT # 181. The total result is 41x 36. Outside the contest we operate on JT65C as initials with HB9CRQ and DL1EMA # 76. On Sunday, we worked at 9 cm with the HB9CRQ expeditionon JT65C and CW.


May 4th 2020

European EME contest on 24 GHz

We dedicated Sunday's orbit to 24 GHz. 8 CW QSOs were made. The new stations are DB6NT with a 3.7m dish and 40W of power. Michael had a very nice signal. Next is S57NML # 30. The result is 8x8. Outside the contest on JT we made S57NML # 46. This is the first 24 GHz QSO between S5 and OK. This QSO was successful on several attempts this year. The problem with the QRA64D was that the TX transmitted about 1.5 kHz below the expected frequency and nothing was visible on the display. Only its transmission of 1 kHz to SDR revealed the problem. Andrej used a 1.8 m dish and an 18 W TWT. G4BAO decoded us -18 with QRA64D. He used a 1.1m offset dish and it was his first signal at 24 GHz. The noise of the Sun was 15 dB and the noise of the moon 2.6 dB in the clouds dropped to 2.4 dB.


May 3rd 2020

European EME contest on 10 GHz

We spent the entire first orbit to 10 GHz. We managed to establish 31 CW QSOs. The new stations are OK2ULQ, IK0HWJ and OE5VRL # 135. We were not able to finish QSO with JA6XED due to a failure of our TX part in the 10450 MHz transverter. The result is 31x28. The noise of the Moon was 2.6 dB. Outside the contest we operate on JT with IK0EQJ. He used 85 cm dish and 20 W; it was his first 3 cm EME QSO, then G4BAO, IZ4BFA and VE6TA # 208.


April 27th 2020

European EME contest on 6 cm

The 6 cm part of the European EME contest took place in a time close to apogea, maximum spread and local interference. We made 29 QSOs. The new initial is VE6BGT.


March 7th 2020

New stations on 24 GHz

We managed to work on 24 GHz DL6ABC (1.8 m / 20W) both CW and JT4F tonight. Then we worked CT1BYM as the first CT-OK 24 GHz QSO on JT4F. Miguel used a 1.8 m center dish and 5W power.


February 26th 2020

New DXCC on 70 cm - PJ2T

We managed to work with EME expedition to Curacao to 70 cm today. Gene used PJ2T callsign started operate shortly after his moonrise.


February 8th 2020

Five-band EME expedition OE6V

Five-band expedition OE6V was QRV day by day this week. We worked them on JT and CW on 13, 9, 6 and 3 cm. On 23 cm only on JT - CW didn't work that day.


January 1st 2020

Season Greetings.

Season Greetings to all. We wish you all the best in 2020, many QSOs and lot of fun with our hobby.


December 6th 2019

QSO with 4X1AJ on 13 cm

This evening we managed to establish a JT65C QSO with 4X1AJ on 13 cm. It is the first 4X-OK QSO on this band. Andrey used 3 m dish and 20 W power.


October 29th 2019

Test with LU5EWR on 23 cm

Vlada made 23 cm CW QSO with LU5EWR at 8° elevation. Victor used a 30 m dish and 100 W power.


October 27th 2019

CT1BYM on 3 cm

We manage to decode the CT1BYM with JT4F -20/-14 to 3 cm only when the mutual spread below 70 Hz did Then we worked with QRA64D -20/-12. Miguel uses a 1.2 m dish and 10 W power.


October 25th 2019

EME expedition A21EME on 3 cm

At night we were working with the A21EME expedition again on 3 cm with QRA64D and CW. The QRA QSO was the first A2-OK at 3 cm. The expedition is over for us now.


October 24th 2019

EME expedition A21EME on 6 cm.

We were working on 6 cm on QRA64D and CW with the A21EME expedition at night. The QRA QSO is the first A2-OK connection at 6 cm.


October 23rd 2019

EME expedition A21EME on 9 cm.

We worked with JT and CW on 9 cm expedition A21EME in the morning. The CW QSO is the last one for WAC on CW.


October 22nd 2019

EME expedition A21EME on 70 and 13 cm.

We worked with A21EME on 13 cm on CW and JT late at night. Later on 70 cm on JT on the morning. On both bands it was the first time from OK.


October 21st 2019

EME expedition A21EME on 23 cm

We worked with JT and CW on 23 cm with EME expedition A21EME .


October 20th 2019

The second part of ARRL EME contest

In non-competitive participation in ARRL EME contest we managed to make 3 CW and 5 JT initials on 23 cm and 2 JT initials on 70 cm.


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