OK1KIR EME Team - News

March 30th 2024

Antarctic expedition VK0DS on 23 cm.

We managed to make QSO with Antarctic expedition VK0DS in MC81 on Q65-60C on 23 cm tonight. Dave used a 2.4 m dish with linear polarization and 70 W of power. We used a rotating linear radiator.


March 20th 2024

Test at 24 GHz.

We managed to establish first LZ-OK QSO on 24 GHz with LZ4OC this afternoon. Sasha used 1,8 m offset dish and 18 W from TWT.


March 13th 2024

EME expedition to Hawaii on 3 and 13 cm.

With the N1V expedition from KH6 we worked Q65 on both 3 and 13 cm. On 3 cm it was the first KH6 connection - OK.


January 24th 2024

EME expedition TX5S on 23 cm.

Tonight we made Q65-60C QSO with EME expedition TX5S on Clipperton I. on 23 cm .


December 31st 2023

Season Greetings.

Season Greetings to all. We wich you all the best in 2024, many QSOs and lot of fun with our hobby.


December 30th 2023

Evening EME activity on 9 cm.

A group of PA amateurs organized a day of EME activity on 9 cm on the occasion of DU activation on this band. On CW as new stations are DU3T, SP9VFD and OE9ERC the latter with a new 10 m offset dish. The next evening 29.12. Vlada worked Q65-60C with OK1TEH. Matej used a 1 m dish with linear polarization and 20 W of power.


August 14th 2023

ARRL EME Contest 1st part MW

In ARRL EME contest in its first MW part we made 25 QSOs with Q65-60D. 6 new initials were made. ON CW only one QSO. We QSY to 24 GHz before Sunday's early termination. With Q65-60E we worked PA3DZL as a new digi initial in a spread of about 400 Hz. The DL0SHF beacon with 120 W we had +0DB and later with 5 W we had -13.


July 17th 2023

The last part of the EME Dubus Contest 2023 took place in Saturday's unbearable heat. There was interference from distant Wifi both days at sunset. Nevertheless, 31 QSOs were made on CW. New stations are DL3WDG and G/SM6FWZ. Outside the contest, 4 new stations were made on digi.


June 23rd 2023

Weekly marathon with OJ0EME expedition

With today's 13 cm CW QSO with OJ0EME we finished our weekly marathon with this perfect expedition. We made CW and JT QSOs on 23, 13, 9, 6 and 3 cm. On 70 cm only on JT. Of these, the contacts on 13, 6 and 3 cm are the first QSOs from OK.


May 23rd 2023

YB2MDU on 23 cm

Bint YB2MDU went up to 23 cm tonight. He uses a 4.5 m dish and a Beko 1 kW SSPA. At 6 degree elevation we worked -7/-8 with him with Q65-60C.


May 22nd 2023

EU EME contest on 3 cm

In Dubus EME contest we managed to establish 36 CW QSOs on 3 cm


April 17th 2023

70 cm EME expedition ZB2BU to Gibraltar.

We managed Q65-60B QSO with EME expedition ZB2BU to Gibraltar. This is the first ZB2-OK QSO on 70 cm.


February 11th 2023

There were 2 EME expeditions this week. We operate PJ2T on Q65-60C and this is the first PJ2-OK contact on 23 cm. We made Q65 QSO with JD1YCC on 23 and 70 cm. Both QSOs were established just before their moonsets due to the elevation change from "Cukrak" hill on our side.


January 1st 2023

Season Greetings.

Season Greetings to all. We wich you all the best in 2023, many QSOs and lot of fun with our hobby.


December 22nd 2022

The WAS 23 cm Award #5.

Vlada finally got our long awaited WAS 23 cm Award #5. For the last month it has been wandering between customs and the delivery post.


December 6th 2022

GI7UGV on 3 cm.

Tonight Tonda managed to establish a 3 cm QSO with GI7UGV. Operator John used a work in progress device with 1,2 m offset dish, RX without LNA and about 8 W of power so far. This is the first GI-OK contact on 3 cm.


November 18th 2022

EME expedition ZC4RH on 70 cm

We made first QSO on 70 cm with EME expedition ZC4RH early this morning. It is the first ZC4-OK QSO.


November 11th 2022

EME expedition ZC4RH on 23 cm

Today soon after moonrise we managed to establish a QSO with EME expedition ZC4RH. This is the first ZC4-OK contact on this band.


November 9th 2022

UR3KVE on 24 GHz

In the evening we managed to establish cQSO with UR3VKE on 24 GHz. Operator Anton used 1.8 m offset dish, LNA from DB6NT and 23 W of power from TWT. This is the first UT-OK contact and the first UT EME contact on this band. UR3VKC with 2.4 m center dish was also listening, he has not TX yet.


August 23rd 2022

Requirements of WAS 1296 MHz Award fullfiled

Today Vlada succeeded to fulfill the requirements of the WAS 1296 MHz award by QSO with the EME expedition KA6U in WV. It has been over 40 years since the first contact to the USA with K2UYH in December 1981.


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