MS DX-pedition to Monaco on 2 and 4m during Geminids 2010

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Předmět: Comment: 3A/OZ2M - Operation in Geminids from Monaco
Datum: 09.12.2010 08:18:22
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Period : 2010-12-11 to 2010-12-15
Call : 3A/OZ2M
Square(s): JN33
DXCC(s) : 3A
Band(s) : 70 MHz 144 MHz
Prop.(s) : MS

QRV on Shouts: www.rudius.net/dxp/shouts/index.php?callsign=oz2m

After the site survey in September 2009 Uffe, PA5DD, and Bo, OZ2M, will be in
Monaco for the Geminids meteor shower plus both The 4 m Meteor Scatter Contest
and the 2 m BCC Meteor Scatter Contest.

Operation from Monaco is difficult due to the mountains and urban surroundings.
The best way for you to ensure that we will be looking for you is to submit your
entire wish list here VUSHF DX-peditions Most Wanted DX BEFORE we leave for
Monaco! We plan beam headings in advance.

We have decided to activate 70 MHz after all but operation is likely to be
limited to one night. So make sure we know your call in advance through VUSHF
DX-peditions Most Wanted DX. Be there or loose it.

Please note that when we show up on the ON4KST chat(s) we will use the 3A/OZ2M
callsign and corresponding locator JN33RR. So you will not have to guess our on
air call and locator. We will not use home call and locator despite this seems
to be a popular and growing trend. Call us old fashioned if you like.

QSO with 3A/OZ2M is valid for PNGonVHF Award.

We believe we will be quite busy so please consult the FAQ before asking
questions.

En route you may follow us on APRS OZ2M-7 and PA5DD-9.


Operation:
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Operation primarily takes place from early in the evening until the following
morning. However, if no one calls we might stop operation earlier than planned.
Frequencies are subject to changes due to QRM.

- MS and tropo: primarily 70,190 MHz but other frequencies may be used
- MS: 144,393 MHz, tropo: 144,305 MHz

3A/OZ2M is in first 30 s period*

*: First/even period for 3A/OZ2M, this DX-pedition station and all other aliases
you may think of. Second/odd period for all other MS responding to 3A/OZ2M, this
DX-pedition station and all other aliases you may think of.

MS mode is FSK441.


FAQ:
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- Q: Will my chances of working you improve if I donít read any of the
information you post prior to asking you a question? A: No, on the contrary
- Q: Donít you think it is a good idea that I donít send the report when I
respond to your CQ? A: No
- Q: I have invented my own MS messages donít you think they improve the
communication? A: No, they do not. Use only IARU Region 1 VHF Committee Meteor
Scatter procedure messages. Otherwise you slow down things and may even
jeopardise the QSO
- Q: I am not on VUSHF DX-peditions Most Wanted DX can I have a sked? A: No
- Q: How can I ensure that you have the patience to work me? A: We have a lot of
patience for stations on VUSHF DX-peditions Most Wanted DX
- Q: How to work you on split? A: Look for us calling e.g. CQ S950. Donít put
your TX on the agreed frequency but the DIFFERENCE between the stated QRG and
the agreed QRG I should listen for you. E.g. We say we transmit on 290 but in
reality it might be on 290,4. If we call CQ S950 then you should transmit 340
kHz lower even if this is not on 950!
- Q: On meteor scatter when do I know the QSO has been completed? A: If outside
or after MS contests check out Shouts
- Q: When do you start operation? A: Check out Shouts
- Q: When do you stop operation? A: Check out Shouts
- Q: What is your CQ QRG? A: Check out Shouts
- Q: What is your CQ QTF? A: Check out Shouts
- Q: Why do you have such a focused way of operating? Why not go for the more
casual and chatting style? A: Focused operation is the only way to work as many
stations as possible
- Q: Donít you think it is to much work for me to turn my antenna to you? A: No,
the effort of turning your antenna can hardly be bigger than making a
DX-pediton
- Q: Why do you send other reports than 26 it is confusing? A: We send reports
that comply with the IARU Region 1 VHF Committee Meteor Scatter procedure on
signal and duration reporting

For direct QSLs please enclose 2 EUR to cover return postage. Alternatively 1
IRC, however, IRCs are not preferred. Direct QSLs with insufficient postage will
be returned via bureau.


Stations:
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Monaco on 70 MHz: 9A1Z DL3YEE ES3RF G0DJA G4FUF GM4FAM GM4ISM GW8ASD MW0HMV
ON5VW ON7GB OZ2OE S51DI

JN33 on 70 MHz: 9A1Z DL3YEE EI7IX EI8IQ G0DJA GW8ASD GW8IZR LA4YGA LA9DFA OK1KT
ON5VW ON7GB OZ1DJJ OZ1HUF OZ1JXY OZ2OE OZ3ZW OZ8ZS S51DI

Monaco on 144 MHz: DD9EN DF5NK DF6NA DF8IK DJ8MS DJ9YE DK4TG DL1RNW DL3YEE
DL4DWA DL5GAC DL6ZAU F5DE F6KHM G4AEP G8VHI HA6NQ HB9DFG I5TWK/8 LY2SA OK5TK
ON4IQ ON4KHG ON6NL ON7GB PA3CEE PA3DOL PA3ECU RA3WDK S51AT S54O S54AA S57SU
SK6HD SM6CMU SM7FMX SP4MPB UT5ER YO2BBT YT1VP

JN33 on 144 MHz: CT1FOH DD9EN DF5NK DH6JL DL3JIN DL3YEE DL5ROB DL9MCC DM1CG
DO3VG GW8IZR HA6NQ HB9FAP LA5KO LA9DFA OE3FVU OH3JP ON6NL OZ1ANA OZ1DJJ OZ1SKY
PA3ECU PG1A S51AT S54O S54AA SM5HUA SP6GWB SP7OGP UT5ER YT1VP

Bo, OZ2M, http://rudius.net/mwd/update.php
 
 

Few OK1VPZ's pictures from Monaco shows very bad profile from Monaco harbour to the North: