Wednesday, September 26, 2012

New ODX on 4m for SV2DCD

Yesterday evening around 18:34z i worked for a new grid square and new ODX record for me on 4m band the South African station ZS6BTE in qrg 70.200 mode CW
RST received was 519 and RST sent was 529
You can hear the qso and ZS6BTE tep sound signal here ZS6BTE 4m cw qso
The grid locator of ZS6BTE is KG3XV so the new ODX distance for me is 7403 km (7177 km was with ZS6WAB)
Great evening TEP openings for about a week now.Keep listening and good luck all 73 de SV2DCD

Friday, September 21, 2012

TEP is back again on 4m band

Yesterday evening TEP conditions came back on 4m band.
I was able to copy Willem ZS6WAB on 70200 ssb around 18:00z with an rst 42a
Then ZS6WAB turned to ISCAT mode
This screen shows how i was able to copy his signal in KN00PL
My setup on 4m band is a YAESU FT-847 with bulit in CT1FFU preamplifier and 9el 10m boom DK8ZB homemade antenna
Good luck with the TEP season on 6m and 4m bands.Maybe on 2m also !! Who knows ?
73 de SV2DCD

Monday, September 10, 2012

NH8S new one DXCC # 331

A 16 member team is active from Swains Island IOTA OC-200 with the call NH8S
Due to its remoteness, Swains Island is considered a separate amateur radio entity.
The 2007 amateur radio dx pedition with the call sign N8S made more than 117.000 contacts worldwide. This set a new world record for an expedition using generator power and tents for living accommodations.
Unfortunatly i was not active by that time N8S was on air
5 years later thanks to NH8S dx pedition a new one DXCC # 331 is in my logbook !!
Thank you guys !!
Hope to catch you on many bands !!
73 de SV2DCD Leonidas