OZ1ALS were as usual active in the NAC on 144MHz in April 2015. Condition and activity above normal. Thanks for all the qso’s.

Here our result, all worked with “winter setup” only 4×4 + 4×6 and 1KW.

 

OZ1ALS 2m Nordic Activity Contest

Locator: JO44XX

Band QSOs Points AVG
144 MHz 278 152721 549.4

Band 144 MHz

QSOs:             278
QSO points:       115721
Points:           152721
Average pts/QSO:  549.36
Average qsop/QSO: 416.26
Points/50 QSOs:   19762


  WWLs: 74
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JO31:  8097  19    JN38:  2172   3    JO55:  1133  10    JN59:   603   1    
JO32:  6005  17    JO89:  1998   3    JO79:  1123   2    JO88:   581   1    
JO59:  4481   9    JO11:  1746   3    JO83:  1081   2    JO45:   575   7    
JO42:  4055  13    JO68:  1682   4    JO62:  1055   3    JO69:   539   1    
JO40:  3609   7    JO82:  1630   3    JO60:  1035   2    JO54:   515   5    
JO22:  3534   8    JO43:  1590   8    JO78:  1031   2    JO66:   473   2    
JO02:  3403   5    JN68:  1554   2    JO86:   901   2    JO87:   466   1    
JO10:  3235   5    JO30:  1553   3    JN99:   855   1    JO71:   462   1    
JO99:  2853   4    JO90:  1545   2    JN67:   803   1    JO28:   452   1    
JP70:  2817   4    JO01:  1458   2    JO23:   758   2    JO72:   426   1    
IO92:  2801   4    JN48:  1440   2    KO06:   714   1    JO77:   414   1    
JO65:  2581  14    JO50:  1395   3    JO74:   706   2    JO52:   332   1    
JO73:  2574   7    JO67:  1305   4    JO46:   704   4    JO64:   328   2    
JO21:  2558   5    JO93:  1198   2    JN58:   677   1    JO53:   286   2    
JO57:  2539   8    JO33:  1165   4    KO04:   670   1    JO44:   258   3    
JN49:  2517   4    JO51:  1163   3    JN79:   664   1    JO47:   251   1    
JO70:  2489   4    JO94:  1152   2    JN39:   657   1    JO56:   174   1    
JO61:  2308   5    JO20:  1136   2    JO81:   648   1    
JO58:  2262   6    JO41:  1135   3    JN69:   636   1    

  DXCCs: 13
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  DL: 37985  97       G:  7662  11       F:  3516   5      UA:   670   1    
  SM: 21584  48      OZ:  5015  36      OK:  3227   5    
  PA: 14490  35      LA:  4933  10      OE:   802   1    
  SP: 11460  22      ON:  3663   6      YL:   714   1    

  Hours
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Hours                      Points                      QSOs    AVG  pts/QSO
17-18: [*****************] 40046  :  [****************]101  :  396  odx DL3RBH
18-19: [***************  ] 36803  :  [************    ] 82  :  448  odx SP9APC
19-20: [***********      ] 28707  :  [**********      ] 69  :  416  odx DL6MFK
20-21: [*****            ] 10165  :  [*****           ] 26  :  390  odx DJ7VQ

  TOP 10 DX QSOs:
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SP9APC        JN99QU  854 km by OZ1ALS SSB
DL6MFK        JN67JX  802 km by OZ1ALS SSB
OE5RBO        JN68OB  801 km by OZ1ALS SSB
SQ9QU         JO90KH  793 km by OZ1ALS SSB
SK0EN         JO99JX  765 km by OZ1ALS SSB
DJ7VQ         JN48GE  761 km by OZ1ALS SSB
DL3RBH        JN68IK  751 km by OZ1ALS SSB
SP6KEP        JO90CK  750 km by OZ1ALS SSB
F8FCX/P       JN38FO  748 km by OZ1ALS SSB
G8BGV         JO01FQ  728 km by OZ1ALS SSB

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Last year I found this new lost cost SDR, Hermes Lite. It’s a low cost clone of the Hermes. It uses a FPGA evaluation kit from Altera,an ethernetboard from Waveshare.

In the meantime I bought a Hermes(used in 2m NAC), but I still wanted to play with this low cost project, maybe not good enought to use in 2m contest with lots of big signals, but would be fine for uW use with a transverter I think. Of course you can also use it on HF 🙂

Here some info :

  • 0-30MHz (HF) transceiver with decent performance (12 bit)
  • Entirely open source and open hardware design
  • Cost of less than $150 (cost includes FPGA board) for hobbyist who build their own
  • Maintain enough compatibility with Hermes to use existing Hermes SDR front-end software with no or minor modification

Look at the Github page and the google discussion group for much more info.

hermeslite121Looked so interesting, that Palle(oz9dt) and I decided to build one. KF7O made the project and made some kit with the most difficult components mounted.

But we came to late, so now we are going to build our own, so we ordered pcb and all the components, and started yesterday to build them, here Palle trying to put the small 0.5mm pitch AD9866 on the pcb :

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