contest 2007 - 1st part
I took a part in contest category: "Single Operator, Mixed Mode, Assisted" So I was monitoring N0UK and others chat's but in RX mode ONLY.
Used equipment (about 10m long coax):
144 MHz - FT-847 + p. MGF1302 in shack + 950W PA + 10el DK7ZB
432 MHz - MGF1502 in shack + 600W GS31 + 23el DK7ZB
1296 MHz - FT847 + preamp MGF1302 in shack + 120W PA + 17dB wifi dish with linear pol. (ring feed by DL4MEA/OM6AA)
2m - CW :
SV1BTR and HRD: K9MRI, N9JIM, LZ2US, JH0WJF...
JR3REX -24dB #
7K3LGC -26dB #
AO6VQ -19dB (is AO6VQ the same initial as EA6VQ?)
EB1DNK -25dB #
EA2AGZ -17dB fantastic signal, cu next time in CW!
RV3IG -24dB/-23dB (our 2nd QSO with FB signal)
ZL3TY -29dB very weak signal & contest ODX :-)
IK1UWL -25dB and saw N5KDA, PY4OG, JM0MHE, N9JIM, K6KLY,VK3AHX...
70cm - CW:
OH2PO MP3 (dupe from JT65 :-)
PA3CSG # (on sked so it wasn't contest qso)
and HRD/CALLED: K1FO, KL6M + several weak traces
70cm - JT65:
PA3CSG -24dB/-22dB # (on sked: it wasn't contest qso)
and saw: PE1ITR-30dB, ZS6WAV! -28dB, SM2A -26dB
23cm - CW: HRD 419qsb: K9SLQ, N9JIM
I had good condx EU-EU but very bad EU-NA. I spent 90% of time in CW and
then I was calling in JT65B N9JIM for over 1,5h! but with 0 result... I
wasn't sleeping at all;-) DL9KR (on 70cm) was strong and I observed very
fast qsb on KL6M's signal.
On 2nd pass
were excellent condx into Japan and bad condx EU-NA, I hrd nothing from
strong stations like AA7A or W0PT. I'm very happy to work 2 new initials
into Japan with JR3REX and 7K3LGC. But why most of JA stations were
running without split? They know that EU stations shouldn't call them on
090 but.... Some EU stations were also calling CQ in JT65 on 144.080.
Why??? -> JA stations, can you use split more often? From the same reason
I din't called JM0MHE, JH2COZ, JM1GSH etc.... ....but on the
other hand the CW operation used to be mainly inbetween 144.035-144.060
MHz. So don't complain, that DIGI stations are using frequency above
144.060 when there isn't any activity ... This problem was the main
reason, why I didn't work more CW stations, while I had TERRIBLE QRM from
OK1MS (.048) & OK1KKD (.042) so they covered 99% of CW segment (sri Jimmy,
SV1BTR for our long qso..).
3rd pass: nice condx into W via long-path on
my Moonrise. I was calling long time K6KLY (N9JIM) but no answer.. (He was
in peek 519). I was also calling Mike, K6MYC, but he worked only Uffe,
PA5DD and after his 73 (-23dB) he lost the Moon. SRI. During this
pass I heard several CW stations on 70cm, however I worked only OH2PO..
and last note: pity, that N9JIM didn't work on 23cm in JT65C...
Conclusion: TNX all for nice random qso's and CU in the next part
73 de Matej, OK1TEH
PS: I'm qrv for any of CW/SSB/JT65 EME skeds on 2m/70/23cm (I prefer CW if
it's possible) so pse don't be shy to ask me :-)