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September 25th 2016

the second orbit of ARI Trophy and ARRL EME contests

Tonda continue in nice weather and we finished with 19 CW and 1 JT QSO on 6 cm. He also made three CW initials during short QSY to 13 cm.

 

September 24th 2016

the first orbit of ARI Trophy and ARRL EME contests

We were QRV on 6 cm where we made 12 CW and one JT QSO. We made the first PY-OK QSO with Bruce PY2BS after we QSY to 3 cm.

 

September 18th 2016

Expedition K5QE and 13 cm Activity Weekend

Tonda operated expedition K5QE/P to US states LA, MS and AL on 70 cm during week. These QSOs are new JT initials, another initial was FR5DN. There was very low number of station in the 13 cm Activity Weekend. Tonda operated only 3 CW QSO, DK3SE as new initial, he uses 1.8 m dish with linear feed and 100 W SSPA. There were only 3 QSO on JT65 as well.

 

August 28th 2016

the second orbity of 6 cm activity weekend

7 more CW and one JT QSO were done on Sunday. In total we made 27 CW and 5 JT QSOs. There were active 7 JA station in the activity weekend.

 

August 27th 2016

the first orbity of 6 cm activity weekend

Tonda operates 20 CW stations and 4 JT4F station in quite good conditions. Zdenek OK1DFC was initial on CW and JT and JA6XED on CW. When he QSY to 13 cm he operates IK5QLO as initial on CW and JT.

 

August 1st 2016

EME 3 cm Activity Weekend

Very good activity during 3 cm AW compared to 9 cm AW brought 18 CW, 2 SSB and 17 JT4F QSOs. Among them as new CW initials UN6PD and SA6BUN. On the central US states conference in Minnesota Al, W5LUA arranged a promotion of 3cm EME with 1m off-set dish and 40W pwr. Easy QSO with him presents new JT initial and new US state. Similar activity presented Rex, VK7MO with his 77cm dish and 50W on the club meeting in VK7. Overall six VK7 stations used his equipment to make QSO with us till Charlie, G3WDG got the Moon on horizon. Furthermore VK4CDI, PE1LWT and G3LTF were only listening being still without reasonable rf power. Back and forth remounting to 13cm was evaluated with successful JT QSO with EW1AA as 1stEU-OK on 13 cm. Friday before 3cm AW brought very nice SSB and JT QSOs on 13 cm with Alex, ZS6EME. After years Alex enables ZS again on 13cm EME.

 

July 3rd 2016

6 cm part of European EME Contest

The last part of European EME Contest was on 6 cm. We succeeded to operate 34 QSOs; UA4HTS, OH1LRY and WA9FWD as CW initials and UA4AAV as JT initial. We used both Moon rises to work VK7MO expedition on 3 cm, this brought us 7 new locators in VK.

 

May 14th 2016

EME expeditions

We haven't succeeded with Hermann D44TVD on 6cm because his weak signal was lost in local WiFi interference on Thursday. We worked Hermann on 13 cm as the first D4-OK QSO on Friday. We operate expeditions EA6/PA2CHR and KB7Q to WY on 70 cm today. Later on, after LNA repair we made QSO with D44TVD on 23 cm.

 

May 8th 2016

Second Moonpass in DUBUS EME Contest.

Contest closed with 35 stations in the log but missed W7CJO while we were doing JT tests when activity on the band was low. Total contest result counts 35 x 33. As new initials made JF3HUC and SP2HMR. In JT4F test just after our moonrise Rex VK7MO tried to decrease his rf power from 50W down to 5W and we still decoded at -18dB (WSJT10). Later worked two new JT initials OZ7Z and K2UYH. On Sunday the conditions were a bit worse than on Saturday.

 

May 7th 2016

First Moonpass in DUBUS EME Contest and P40MB on 70cm.

First Moonpass allowed to work with 23 stations. Among them DF1SR and LA8LF as new initials. Dxpedition P40MB on Arubu was heard immediately at their Moonrise but after that signal become weak and we were unable to decode them. After long time signal improved and we finally succeeded.

 

April 18th 2016

9cm part of EU EME Contest

We started with big delay because of 3 cm activities on rainy Saturday. Even thou we were able to work on CW 23 station and 22 multipliers. OH1LRY as new CW initials and two JT4F QSOs out of contest, Zdenek OK1DFC was new JT initilal.

 

April 16th 2016

QSO with UN6PD on 3 cm

We succeeded in JT4F QSO with UN6PD on 3cm today. Nikolai uses 3m dish and SSPA 25 W. His signal was weaker than expended from 25 W.

 

April 11th 2016

ARI EME Trophy Contest - spring part

We participate during both orbits on 6 cm because JA station announced their activity on this band. The results is three new CW and four new JT initials. It was a nice look on SDR screen when 6 JA stations were calling CQ in 5 kHz distances. All our QSOs are in logs.

 

March 14th 2016

23 cm part of EU EME contest

It was high participation from all continents in very good condition close to perigee. We operate 89 CW stations and 72 multipliers; that includes 10 initials. Out of contest we operate five new JT initials.

 

February 15th 2016

KH6/KB7Q finally in the log!

We made it ! KH6/KB7Q (Gene) on 70cm as the 1st KH6-OK and 49th US state. It is our 200th 1st QSO from OK (178 EME and 22 tropo).

 

February 13th 2016

13 cm part of EU EME contest

We participated only in Saturday orbit. 33 QSO were made, new station are OK1YK and N4PZ.

 

February 12th 2016

Expedition KH6/KB7Q on 70cm.

After calling KH6/KB8Q for a long time, we finally got response from Gene (205600 1 -25 1.1 -237 2 # OK1KIR KH6/KB7Q OOO 0 10 ) at only 3deg Moon elevation ! Unfortunately, when responding, WSJT suddenly stucked on. Rebooting swallowed some time and Moon moved down below 2deg. Luckily there will be another chance on Feb15th.

 

January 25th 2016

70 cm part of EU EME contest

We worked 21 station included 4 new initials during the first orbit from Saturday to Monday, similar to the last year. There were only few JT stations, probably because of the winter weather so we worked only 3 new JT initials. QSO was RW4HW was quite interesting, he cannot elevate his antenna. His signal appeared at 6 deg. elevation and he lost Moon at 1.2 deg.

 

January 1st 2016

Season Greetings.

Season Greetings to all. We wish you all the best in 2016, many QSOs and lot of fun with our hobby.

 

December 31st 2015

New WAC Awards - 13 cm digital and 9cm basic

We got by post WAC Awards - 13 cm digital and 9cm mixed on December 31st.

 

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