Monday, January 21, 2008

Hungarian DX Contest 2008

The past weekend i had participate in the Haungarian DX Contest category S0SB/20MSSB.
The results are 540 Q's and 7 Mults.Total score : 5,229
I operated 12 hours.Saturday from 12:00z to 18:00z and Sunday from 06:00z to 12:00z
It was nice contest having fun trying to work as many HA station i could.Very hard though due to short distance between my qth and HA land.It is easier on 2m hihi.
Nice opening saturday afternoon to stateside.Many DL,PA and G on Sunday morning
Tnx all for the qso's
73 de Leo SV2DCD

VP6PR, Pitcairn Island (OC-044), January 18th to February 9th

Yoshitake, JJ8DEN will be active from Adamstown, Pitcairn Island (OC-044) as VP6PR from January 18th to February 9th.
QRV on all HF bands, using CW, RTTY and PSK (sorry, no SSB).
Frequencies mentioned are:
CW - 1.821 3.503 7.003 10.103 14.003 18.071 21.003 24.893 28.003 MHz
RTTY - 14.083 18.103, 21.083, 24.923, 28.083 MHz.
PSK - 14.071, 18.101, 21.071, 24.921, 28.071 MHz.
Yoshitake will be using a IC-7000 (100W), 1.8/3.5MHz Inverted-L or full size DP, 7MHz GP, 10MHz DP and a beam for 14/18/21/24/28 MHz.
QSL via JJ8DEN (Yoshitake Izumi, 7Minami-24 Nishi-1 Obihiro-city, Hokkaido 080-0011 JAPAN) with SASE 2US$ or 1IRC, Envelope 115*140 or more.
See the information for VP6PR on
Till now i worked Yoshitake on 40m cw.His signal was very strong in North West Greece
Gd look all with this nice dx

Friday, January 18, 2008

3Y0E in the log

Qso made 15 January 2008 18:23 Z.Tnx Petrus ZS6GCM for this nice qso.Lucky that Petrus was working on 14.200 split 5up.Helped to avoid the qrm on 14.195 from the usual guys.
Good luck all with this dx

Thursday, January 17, 2008

VP6DX 2008 Ducie Island Expedition

QSP from
Posted Jan. 15 2008,03:06
Recent events:All equipment that was shipped from Germany and the USA has now arrived in New Zealand, and everything except the last air freight shipment (laptops, microKeyers) has cleared customs in Auckland. This equipment is now traveling by truck to Tauranga, the home port of the "Braveheart".On Thursday night this week Robin WA6CDR flies from Los Angeles to Auckland with the radios and a few other last-minute items. Robin will sail with the "Braveheart" when it leaves New Zealand January 21st. During the 2 weeks of the voyage from Tauranga to Magareva, Robin will work onconsolidating all the different shipments into the needed order for orderly transport to shore. Lets hope the sea weather is kind!The expedition team also wired funds due under its contract with the "Braveheart" management company for fuel, use of the ship and crew. During 2007 oil prices have increased substantially on world markets, and the US dollar has declined in strength on world currency markets. These two changes have increased the cost of the DXpedition, in US dollar terms, by US$20,000.QSL Information:On-line QSL information has been added to the website, need to fill out a card or write a letter... and no need forself-addressed envelopes! Just fill out an on-line form to request QSLs.Donors will receive accelerated, automated processing of their request. Verified contacts will be confirmed romptly as soon as printed cards are available after the expedition. LOTW confirmations will also be accelerated.Non-donors will have their requested and verified contacts confirmed with a printed QSL card, sent via the bureau, and a LOTW entry at a later date.For people who prefer not to use on-line forms or make on-line donations, the website explains how to submit a paper request.Thanks to DL1MGB, DF3CB and OM1AVK for the implementation of on-line QSL processing.Site Planning:The "Braveheart" is permitted to carry 13 passengers. With careful scheduling, 13 operators can staff 7 operating positions 24 hours per day.Each operator will be on-air 12-13 hours per day, typically in three-hour shifts with breaks of one hour for meals and other camp jobs. By avoiding long operating shifts, operators will be more alert and logging accuracy should improve.Given likely propagation, how can 7 operating positions be best used? Late at night 160 through 30, and perhaps 20m, may be the only open bands. Our solution: two operating locations, separated by about 1.5 km.The west site will host three operating positions, plus these antennas:-- 75m SSB and 40m: 4-squares.-- 20, 17, 15, 12, and 10m: 2-element vertical dipole arrays.The east site, near the only safe landing point, will host four operating positions plus these antennas:-- 160m: one or two element verticals.-- 80m CW, 40m, and 30m: 4-squares.-- 20, 17, 15, 12, and 10m: 2-element vertical dipole arrays.-- 6m: 5-el Yagi (we will try vertical polarization).The east site also contains our sleeping tents and eating / relaxing area.With the exception of the narrow 160m and 30m bands, the large separation between sites should permit us to put two stations on any LF/HF band. The actual hour-by-hour allocation of stations to bands/modes depends on:-- propagation: priority given to "edge" bands with the most difficult propagation.-- geographical balance: priority given parts of the world under-represented in QSOs made to date on a particular band-mode.-- mode balance: priority given to modes under-represented in QSOs made to date during band's opening with a particular region.Low band receiving antennas will be midway between the east and west sites. These will be reversible beverage arrays, with each antenna split out into a separate 160m, 80m CW and 75m output (W3LPL bandpass filters). The low band operators can choose their listening antenna independently via a remote controlled switching up. DX Engineering pre-amps boost the signal from the selected antenna before it travels down the long coax run (750m) to the operator's K3 radio.The pre-amps are protected from the low band transmit signals through a combination of bandpass filters, custom notch filters (for example, to reject the 80m CW transmitter on the 75m SSB operator's antenna), physical separation from the transmit antennas, and other measures.A sketch of the site layout will be posted to the website shortly.
73Carsten, DL6LAU and Eric, K3NA

Saturday, January 12, 2008

J5C Guinea-Bissau DXpedition

A French team is active from Guinea-Bissau with the call J5C.Worked this morning on 40m cw.
Will qrv until 21 January.More info at
Good luck all

Thursday, January 10, 2008

FO/M Marquesas DXpedition 2008

The Finnish team is active and just worked on 40m cw lp.Marti OH2BH reports


0820UTC, Thursday!
Just got a message from FO that one station is now QRV on 40M CW with R8 hoisted in dark.
More power at their day break!
Martti, OH2BH, Pilot "

Web site of the dxpedition is
Tnx guys for the qso.Wish for more till the end of the dxpedition

3Y/B - Bouvet Island. #5 Most Wanted DXCC

Petrus ZS6GCM is active time to time from Bouvet Island .Yesterday evening was active on 14.195 but again qrm from Italy.An online logbook is working at
And if you want to listen to him from some recording check
Good luck with this dx all

Saturday, January 5, 2008


Solar physicists have been waiting for the appearance of a reversed-polarity sunspot to signal the start of the next solar cycle. The wait is over. Yesterday a magnetically reversed sunspot emerged at solar latitude 30 N, shown in this photo taken by Greg Piepol of Rockville, Maryland
For reasons explained in a recent Science@NASA story, this marks the beginning of Solar Cycle 24 and the first step toward a new solar maximum. Intense solar activity won't begin right away. Solar cycles usually take a few years to build from solar minimum (where we are now) to Solar Max (expected in 2011 or 2012). It's a slow journey, but we're on our way!
(Article from

Friday, January 4, 2008

KL1V Alaska on 40m cw

Yesterday evening 20:32 Z worked KL1V Alaska on 40m CW 7.001,9.His rst was 559 qrm from many Europeans calling.Tnx Kent for the nice qso on 40m band.

Thursday, January 3, 2008


PZ5YV crew is on the air.Untill now worked on 2om SSB nd 40m SSB.The website of this dx pedition is .In the news section reported this
"December 30, 2007
Spiros SV8CS is sick this holidays, for that he can't come to Paramaribo with us"

Good luck with this dx
73 all

FJ/OH2AM Log online

Happy new year 2008 to everyone.The logbook of the FJ/OH2AM dx pedition is online at