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Friday, March 14, 2014

J42T during CQ WW WPX SSB contest

J42T Team will be qrv during CQ WW WPX SSB contest
For more info check http://www.j42t.net/
Good luck during the contest
73 de SV2DCD Leonidas

Friday, February 21, 2014

SX1AA @ CQ WW 160M SSB CONTEST

SX1AA - SX1AA - SX1AA
Operators SV1CNS-Vassilis , SV1EIW-Ioannis , SV1ONV-Michalis , SV1EIG-Nikos SV1ONK-John and other friends, will be active as SX1AA from Artemida (KM17XX)
GREECE , during the CQ WW 160 M CONTEST (SSB) (February 21 - 23, 2014) as a Multi-Operator: HIGH POWER. QSL via SV1CNS (direct) or SV1QXU (bureau). See http://www.qrz.com/db/SX1AA

Thursday, January 16, 2014

FT5ZM team on the way to Amsterdam Isl






Happy new year 2014 my friends !
This new year starts with a great dx pedition to Amsterdam Isl which is located in the middle of Indian Ocean.
The international team is right now on the way to the island and they are qrv on 10m and 15m cw as VK6FZM/MM.
I worked them today on 15m cw
Amsterdam island  is not a new one DXCC for me but i need it many bands and modes
I have only one qso for this DXCC on 20m ssb
So good luck everyone with this DX
For more info about this dx pedition click here FT5ZM Amsterdam Island DX Pedition
CU in the pileups
73 de SV2DCD

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Merry Christmas !


May the miracle of Christmas fill your heart with warmth and love
Merry Christmas!
73 de SV2DCD

Thursday, October 31, 2013

SX2I @ CQ WW SSB 2013

Optibeam OB12-4 antenna for the runner station


SV2BFN at the multiplier station

SV2DCD runner and SV2BFN multiplier

Multiplier station no2

SV2DCD runner

SV2BFN on multiplier

SV2JAO on multiplier

SV2DCD

SV2DCD,SV2JAO

SV2JAO fighting for the multiplier

SV2CLJ running

SV2CLJ "cq contest SX2I"

Guess who?



Optibeam OB12-4







SV2BFN,SV2CLJ,SV2JAO

SV2BFN,SV2CLJ,SV2DCD

SV2DCD

SV2CLJ,SV2BFN

11m band antenna tuned on 10m for the second multiplier station.Excellent conditions during the contest.We work KH6 with this antenna.....



Multiplier station no1 antennas.Homemade vertical for 40m and Hy gain 12avq for 20-15-10






Someone was always calling "QRZ de SX2Indiana"

SV2JAO,SV2MCH,SV2DCD,SV2BFN,SV2CLJ,SV2RM

SV2BFN

N1MM logbook

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

VHF CONTEST 2013 photos

SV2DCD/P in KN00OQ

SV2DCD/P Setup
  
View to North West.You can see the Prespes Lakes.The mountains over the lakes is Albania ZA land

Friday, September 6, 2013

Say "HI" to Juno!


QSP from  http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/hijuno/

What is this?
 
NASA's Juno spacecraft will fly past Earth on October 9, 2013 to receive a gravity assist from our planet, putting it on course for Jupiter. To celebrate this event, the Juno mission is inviting amateur radio operators around the world to say "HI" to Juno in a coordinated Morse Code message. Juno's radio & plasma wave experiment, called Waves, should be able to detect the message if enough people participate. So please join in, and help spread the word to fellow amateur radio enthusiasts!

This page will be updated with additional information as the event approaches.

How do I participate?
  1. Find your broadcast frequency in the table at right. The frequency to use is assigned based on the last letter of your call sign.
  2. If you have a directional antenna (Yagi), determine the headings to use during the event. The map below and a list of major cities (to be posted here soon) are provided to assist in determining your headings.
  3. Visit this web page on October 9, 2013. The activity will begin at about 18:01 UTC and continue until about 20:41 UTC. This page will clearly indicate when you should key up or key down to broadcast "HI" to Juno in Morse Code.
If you participate and would like to receive a QSL card for contacting Juno, please send an email with your call sign and mailing address. Cards will be sent to participants who email this information in the months following the event.

Important:
  • Please make sure your computer clock is synchronized to network time prior to this event.
  • All transmissions must follow local and national regulations (FCC or the appropriate governing authority), regular ID, etc.
  • Please insure adequate cooling and operate your equipment within safe operating limits. While the event's success depends on the maximum possible radiated power, NASA, Caltech/Jet Propulsion Laboratory and institutions affiliated with the Juno mission cannot be responsible for the safe operation of your equipment. Settings for modes such as RTTY or FM which use a constant power output would be appropriate.
  • Operators with directional antennas should use this map and a list of reference cities (coming soon) to help determine their broadcast heading.
  • Juno is directly above the indicated tick marks at the times they represent.
  • Within ± 30 minutes around closest approach (c/a), tick marks are spaced 1 minute apart.
  • For times >± 30 minutes around c/a, tick marks are spaced 5 minutes apart.
  • Red section of Juno’s path is the 20-minute period when the spacecraft is in Earth’s shadow.
  • Cities named are NASA & ESA Deep Space Network ground stations.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Summer 2013 is over

  
Casa Playa,Banana Beach is my favourite beach in Zante
I am back from my vacations 5 days now.Everything reminds here that summer is over.Temperature is going down here in Kastoria.Lot of work was waiting for me at my store.And of course at my shack.Winter is coming so some maintenance to the antennas and some new installations are necessary.My ham radio activity this summer was not bad.First of all we had the 6m marathon.As always started in May and ended in Augoust.My results for this year was the best ever in this competitionI was able to work 100 countries in this period and take the 4th place

It is great to see two greek station in the top five list.
Spiros SV8CS did a great job in the second place
When i was in Zante ( i go there every summer for my vacations ) i visited his remote station and saw the excellent work you need to take the second and even the first place (6m marathon 2011)





SV8CS and SV2DCD.Teacher and student for more than 25 years now
In the beginning of July we had the Aegean Vhf Contest.This year another record of received log books.
94 logbooks from all over europe have received.Thank you everyone for participating.In my previous blog post you can see a list of the received logbooks till Augoust 12.
I will update the list soon
SX8AEG during the Aegean VHF contest 2013
So what is next ?
Me and my good friend Panos SV2MCH we are planning to go qrv on VLF 137khz and 472khz.
Panos has made some good steps making the loading coil and the variometer.
I have started to make a Marconi T antenna so in the next days we will start some tests starting with the RX first.
Loading coil @ SV2MCH.Another one is ready for me also

Another plan is to put up my 80m vertical again.Some nice dxpedition are coming during winter time and we have to work them in all bands !
Also some work on my beverage antennas needed.And many many more hihi
I wish you all to have a nice winter time with many DX and ham radio activity
CU on the air
73 de SV2DCD Leonidas

Monday, August 12, 2013

AEGEAN VHF CONTEST 2013 LOGBOOKS RECEIVED TILL TODAY

5B4AIF
9A1CEQ
9A1I
9A7ZZ
DL2OM
DL3BQA
DM5DX
E71W
F4GFT
HA5CW
HG3X
HG6Z
IC8TEM
IK4IDP
J43MES
LZ1CEB
LZ1FH
LZ1KIS
LZ1KSC
LZ1SV
LZ1ZB
LZ2FO
LZ2ZY
LZ5D
LZ6Z
LZ7J
LZ9X
SP5XSD
SV1GRD
SV1GRN
SV1IWM
SV1ME
SV1MNE
SV1NJW
SV1NK
SV1OCN/M
SV1ONE
SV1QED
SV1QEZ
SV1QFM
SV2HJW
SV2HNE/P
SV2HTX
SV2MCH
SV2OYE
SV2QLO
SV3IEG
SV3JZS
SV3PGS
SV3QUP
SV54FF
SV5DKL
SV7HRJ
SV7JWT/P
SV7LWK
SV8/SV1CEI
SV8/SV1EIG
SV8/SV9FBP
SV8JVM
SV9CJO
SV9QCF
SW8YA
SX2IMA
SX3TM
SX8AEG
SY1AEO
SY2ALN
SY2ALT
SZ1A
SZ2T/P
SZ3P
SZ6IOA/P
SZ7XAN
SZ8ERS
SZ8LES
SZ8XIO
TA2AD
UW8SM
UY2UR
YO3FFF/P
YO5CRQ
YO5DAS
YO5TP