OK1KIR EME Team - News

May 9th 2022

KB7Q EME Expediton and European DUBUS EME Contest on 23 cm

On Friday 6.5. Gene KB7Q went on 70 cm to DN45 in MT. We made Q65 QSOs to these new stations W8PAT, KB7Q, N9HF,K7KQA and N9XG #320. On CW only K5DOG #405. When searching for new stations in European Dubus contests on 23 cm, we were able to find only SP9VFD and K3WM #504. On Q65 JS6UJS from PL24, K3WM and DM9LSB #471. The weather was nice.


April 15th 2022

KB7Q EME Expedition to UT and CO on 70 and 23 cm between 6.4 and 15.4. and ARI EME contest.

In the period from 6.4. to 15.4. we got the following new stations on 70 cm on digi DL4RCE, DL1VPL, KB7Q in UT DM58, OK1VUM, JR7PJS, EA5CJ, W4ZST, KB7Q in UT DM57, KB7Q in CO DM57 W5EME and NN3Y #315. On 70 cm on CW only OK1VUM and KB7Q in CO DM57 #404. On 23 cm on digi PE1CKK, expedition KA6U FL EL87, DJ7FJ, DJ3JJ and KB7Q in CO DM57 #468. On 23 cm on CW only IQ2DB and DL1SUZ #502.


March 13th 2022

23 cm EME Havaii expedition N1V

During the orbit from 12th to 13th March, 8 new digi initials were successfully contacted on 23 cm. GI4DOH and N1V expedition on KH6 are new digi DXCC.


January 1st 2022

Season Greetings.

Season Greetings to all. We wich you all the best in 2022, many QSOs and lot of fun with our hobby.


December 19th 2021

ARRL EME contest 2021 - December part

In the last orbit of the December ARRL EME contest Alex HS0ZOP announced that he will try to be on 23 cm with 3 m dish and 50 W power. Vlada sets everything up, and at moon rise at 2.4 degrees elevation when the noise from the ground was still 5.5 dB, we decoded Alex at -20. A Q65-60C QSO was then established with him, and this is the first HS-OK contact on 23 cm. Then digi initials with OK1KKD, SV8KOU and SK0CT were successful.


November 21st 2021

ARRL EME contest 2021 - November part

In the second part of the ARRL EME contest we were on 23 cm. The only goal was to make QSOs with new stations. We made 8 intial on digital modes and 5 on CW. FG8OJ is our new CW DXCC and it was his first EME CW contact.


October 24th 2021

ARRL EME Contest 2021 - MW part

We participated only on 13 cm band in October MW part of ARRL EME contest. We managed to make 31 QSOs and 21 multipliers. On Friday night before and during the contest, the following new stations were successfully worked on CW CT1BYM and F5FEN and on digi CT1BYM, DL1SUZ, VE4MA and OK1CA.


October 6th 2021

EME expeditions SV5/HB9COG and KB7Q.

With SV5/HB9COG expedition, QSOs were made on 9, 6, 3 and 23 cm, all bands on CW and digi. The 9, 6 and 3 cm QSOs were the first with OK. Gene KB7Q visited WY and NE on 23 cm, we worked both states on CW and digi. Later NE on 70 cm only on digi.


September 29th 2021

EME expedition SV5/HB9COG on 13 cm.

Night from 28th to 29th September EME expedition SV5/HB9COG worked 13 cm. We managed to make both digi and CW QSOs. The digi QSO was the first SV5-OK contact on 13 cm. In the morning the operate W2HRO as a new initial.


September 27th 2021

ARI Trophy EME contest

We participated in the autumn part of ARI EME contest on 23 cm. We managed to make 65 QSOs of which 29 on CW and 36 with digi. 7 CW and 6 digital Italian multipliers were worked. After filling in the 1's in the respective boxes the logbook counted 3040 points. New stations are on digi DF2VJ and RA4AV #436.


August 29th 2021

MW Activity Weekend on 6 cm and TX7EME expedition on 23 cm.

We managed to work with only 2 stations on Saturday in MW AW on 6 cm. In the second orbit we switched from the empty 6 cm band to 23 cm. Here we worked with EME expedition TX7EME on 23 cm before moonset. This is the first TX-OK contact on this band.


August 9th 2021

New DXCC on 23 cm

Vlada made QSO with FG8OJ on 23 cm today as the first OK-FG contact after a failed test on Sunday. Burt used a 1.9 m dish and 8 W.


August 7th 2021

New DXCC on 6 cm

Vlada OK1DAK made QSO with CX2SC on 6 cm. Ric used a 1.8 m offset dish and 20 W power.


August 1st 2021

MW Activity Weekend on 13 cm

The 13 cm AW was conducted with minimal station participation. We worked on JT with 4X1AJ and CW with K2UYH and G3LTF. On Sunday we left the empty 13 cm band and made new stations KD5CHG, IK2DDR and N0CTR #428 on JT on 23 cm.


July 4th 2021

Microwave Activity Weekend on 9 cm

This weekend there was a MW AW on 9 cm at the time of the grounding. 12 stations participated. New stations on digi are DL4DTU and GM4PMK #44 and new digi DXCC. We only listened to the CW test of DL2LAC 559.


June 14th 2021

The last part EU DUBUS EME Contest on 6 cm

In the last part of the European EME Dubus contest on 6 cm 32 QSOs were made. New station is DL4DTU. The result is 32x28. The total result after six parts is 356x206.


May 17th 2021

23 cm part of the European Dubus EME contest

We took part in the European Dubus 23 cm contest last weekend. 89 QSOs out of 75 multipliers were established. The new stations are DF2VJ, IK2DDR, IK7UXW and WB8HRW. Outside the contest, we have been decoded on Q65-60C by FG8OJ -18 and N0QZ -13. Unfortunately, we did not decode their small power signal.


April 25th 2021

KB7Q expedition on 23 cm

We worked with the EME expedition KB7Q on 23 cm from MS, AL and KY on CW and digi. With these QSOs we have reached 49 US states. The last US state we miss is WV.


April 19th 2021

3 cm part of European DUBUS contest

On the Friday before the contest, we worked on 23 cm CW and JT with the KB7Q expedition to Arkansas. It is our 46th US state on 23 cm. The 3 cm part of the contest took place in poor propagation conditions. 41 QSOs were established. The new stations are only OZ6OL and F5HRY. At 24 GHz, because of the large spread no CW QSO in the contest was established. 7 QSOs were successful with the new Q65-60E mode. The new JT stations are PA7JB, RA3EME and VE4MA.


March 29th 2021

Days of MW Activity

During the weekend MW Says of Activity, we established QSOs with these new stations; CW on 3 cm IK6CAK and CT1BYM, with new mode Q65-60D IZ4BFA, 0N4BHM and CX2SC from GF25. ON4BH used 3.7 m dish and 3.5 W power. 3B8DU only listened us with a 3 m home-made dish. The 15 W transmitter does not work for him yet. On Saturday night we QSY to 23 cm where we worked new CW initials DL1AT and KB7Q, JT65C YO5BIN, DK1KW and KB7Q which is on expediton in New Mexico from DM52 field.


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