Qrv on 23cm now

I am now qrv on 23cm. Bought a complete system from oz9zz.

Here the system, a DB6NT G2 transverter and a 50 W PA from G3WDG.

23 cm transverter
23 cm transverter.

Antenna is a Wimo 44 element.

Only been qrv in the NAC contest, worked 15 stations, ODX DF9IC, 671 KM.


New setup for EME on 3cm

After my first EME weekend, my good friend Palle, OZ9DT, asked me if we should make a EME system at his QTH, then both of us could use the system.
I very good idea, Palle got a 2.4m dish, but the dish was not ready for use, so we decided to borrow a 1.8m from Peter, OZ1LPR.
We spend some evenings and some concrete to make the system ready for the ARRL EME contest.

Here Palle at the system


1.8m Dish and Egis rotator


Now the system is ready for EME



At the moment we are using my tropo setup a DB6NT G3 and an Elisra 15W PA. The output at the feed about 12W and a NF about 2.3 dB. Next step is to optimize it, we need to have a waveguide preamp (already bought) direct at the feed and some more power.

System used inside : DB6NT TR144 + Hermes SDR.

Here some pictures from inside during the our Sunday





We only had time to be qrv Sunday from 6Z until our moonset at 11Z.

Here the log :

25/09/2016 07:26 HB9Q JN47CG -14 -19 JT4F EME 865
25/09/2016 07:42 UA4HTS LO43MO -12 -15 JT4F EME 2507
25/09/2016 08:42 OZ1LPR JO44UW -12 -17 JT4F EME 17

Number of QSO listed: 3

We did make 3 qso’s HB9Q, UA4HTS and OZ1LPR, we were heard by SQ7D, OZ1FF, PA3DZL & PA7JB all JT4F. Not many stations qrv Sunday on JT, our 12W was to little to work CW.


10 GHz activity 23-24 June 2016

June 23 and 24 we got some nice clouds 300-400 Km from here.

Heard PE9GHZ for the first time.

Some sound files  OZ7Z at DD7PC, OZ7Z at DL3IAE, DL3IAE at oz7z and DL3IAS at oz7z

Worked Marco DD7PC, for the first time, his first oz, here my cq recorded by Marco

OZ7Z recorde by DL3IAE

DL3IAE recorded by oz7z

DL3IAS recorded by oz7z

Marco also send me a picture of my signal, where you can see my cq + oz7z :


Screen Shot 06-24-16 at 03.27 PM

Weather map during qso with DD7PC.

Complete log June 23-24

QSO worked by OZ7Z on 10 GHz
Type of propagation: All Mode: All mode
From 23/06/2016 to 24/06/2016 Distance over: 0 Km.

23/06/2016 17:10 DL7QY JN59BD 57s 57s CW RS 644
23/06/2016 17:13 DL3IAE JN49DG 59s 59s CW RS 638
23/06/2016 17:28 DL3IAS JN49EJ 55s 55s CW RS 624
24/06/2016 12:47 DL6NAA JO5ØVF 55s 57s CW RS 540
24/06/2016 13:02 DL7QY JN59BD 59s 59s CW RS 644
24/06/2016 13:05 DD7PC JN49AX 57s 57s CW RS 564
24/06/2016 13:07 DD7PC JN49AX 55s 55s SSB RS 564
24/06/2016 13:22 DF9ZT JO4ØJN 55s 55s CW RS 491
24/06/2016 14:04 DG5CST JO6ØDS 57s 57s CW RS 493
24/06/2016 17:02 DL6NAA JO5ØVF 59s 59s CW RS 540
24/06/2016 17:45 OZ9PP JO47VA 57s 57s CW RS 232
24/06/2016 19:00 OZ3ZW JO54RS 55s 53s CW RS 108

Number of QSO listed: 12


OZ1ALS qrv in July VUSHF Fieldday/Contest 2016

Result/Pictures of Danish VUSHF Fieldday

Please turn your antennas direction North and get a lot of points and a rare square.We are QRV on following bands:

50 MHz: 6 el./1 kW
144 MHz: 8×4, 8×4 and 4×6 el./1 kW
432 MHz: 2x26el./1 kW
1296 MHz: 1,2m dish/250 W
2320 MHz: 1,5m dish/200 W
5760 MHz: 1,5m dish/7 W
10368 MHz: 65cm dish/12 W
24048 MHz: 65cm dish/2 W
47088 MHz: 48cm dish

We will monitor the air traffic and hope to make a lot of AR contacts.
Skeds can be arranged by email or DX-cluster/ON4KST during the contest.
To avoid the long delays on the ON4KST chat during contests please use KST2Me.

Here som info/pictures from 2015

Result of June contest 2016 on 3cm

Nice warm weather gave some good tropo and lots of rainscatter.

Also worked  new # JN69(OK2M) on rainscatter and JO72(DL9GBH/P) on tropo.

So now 57 # worked on 3cm.

QSOs: 21
QSO points: 9060
Points: 9060
Average pts/QSO: 431.43
WWLs: 18
ODX : DK1MAX JN58RP 708km

Here a more detailed report from the contest

Here a map of what I worked during the weekend, including 2 UK qso’s after the contest :


Rainscatter season 2016 started

Yesterday the rainscatter season started here in OZ.
Asked Daniel, DL3IAE for a sked, there were some small clouds in JO42, so a little optimistic. But we managed to make our first RS qso, Daniel were weak here, but soon the signals improved, and I managed to work also DL7QY, DL3IAS, DL6NAA. and OZ3ZW. Also heard DM0UB(JO62), DB0XY(JO51), DB0HRO(JO64), OZ9GHZ(JO65)  and the locals beacons via RS, Here my rs signal at dl3iae

Weather map :


Result of my first EME weekend on 10 GHz

The weekend is over, so what did I work on my small system (90cm 15W more info here).

2016-05-08 14.13.52

QSO worked by OZ7Z on all bands
Type of propagation: All Mode: All mode
From 05/05/2016 to 08/05/2016 Distance over: 0 Km.

06/05/2016 13:17 OZ1LPR JO44UW -20 -15 10 GHz JT4F EME Best -13 5
07/05/2016 13:35 OZ1LPR JO44UW -14 -15 10 GHz JT4F EME 5
08/05/2016 09:15 OK1KIR JN79DW -16 -18 10 GHz JT4F EME Best -14 634
08/05/2016 09:50 G3WDG IO92RG -17 -17 10 GHz JT4F EME Best -15 742

Number of QSO listed: 4

4 Qso’s, hoped to make a few more, but ok with the small system. I also heard/saw CW traces on if SP6LJW, LA8LF, DB6NT, OZ1LPR &, OK1KIR, Also tried to work HB9Q on JT4, heard him but no qso.

What’s next ?

Will try to make some better setup, with a bigger dish and more power, so see you soon via the moon.


First EME qso on 3cm

Today I made my first EME qso on 3cm, tried to listen before on my small 48cm dish.

Started yesterday to build the system in the garden, today I tried to hear OZ1LPR on my 48cm, heard him fine with -16.

My rig is 15W and 1.8 dB NF.

Then I borrowed a 90cm Procom dish from Peter, here the setup in the garden :

2016-05-06 14.35.05

2016-05-06 14.35.28

2016-05-06 14.37.42

Now it was time to try a qso, and we did


First EME qso on 3cm :-).

Equipment at OZ1LPR : 2.4m Offset dish, NF = 0.8dB and 250W.

Here a small video, recorded during the qso, the left signal is the EME and the right is tropo(10km).