June 26 we had a very nice weather here in jo44vw, 27 degrees. Acording to Hepburn tropo index it could look like good tropo to uk from the westcoast, so I decided to go portable with my tripod and 48cm dish and 5w .

When driving to the westcoast wearing shorts, the temperature was dropping fast, from 27 to only 18 degrees when I arrived just after 20 local time.

After the system was operational, I checked the beacons, strange DB0GHZ in JO34WE, was only 559, last time it was 599, but PI7ALK in JO22IP was 579, so conditions were good.

First I worked an OZ and a PA station, with good signals, then I tried to beam to the west and found G4ODA with 59, yes it was the right decition to go /p, later I found out that the other stations inland also did work into UK later on, so maybe I could have done that from home also… I guess so. But still I had fun out in the cold wind, and a temperature dropping to 12 degress at the end of the contest !

Next time I will try to bring some more clothes, here a map of what I did work and some pictures with a cold operator.

Station worked from JO45ID (Ballum Sluse)

 

Beaming to UK

 

Take-off direction UK

 

A cold operator, and take-off direction N->NE

 

 

Is it possible to work 3 cm NAC contest from a boot ?

We know that the antennas for microwave can be very small, but small enougth for a boot ?

Yes, if the boot is big enougth.

I found the big boot about 1 km from my home, it was build in 2017 in connection with the Danish Scouts Jamboree (37.000 scouts).

A cold Marts evening I went out to the boot, with my small 48 cm setup, with only 1 W.

With only 2 degrees, you wont stay for long time, so only worked 5 qso’s (not much activity).

ODX PA0T 283 km, ok with 1 W on flat conditions…

Result/Pictures of Danish VUSHF Fieldday

OZ1ALS – JO44XX
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

In the November Nordic Activity Contest on 2m, OZ1ALS managed to work 430 Qso’s in 4 hours.
We were favored with very good tropo conditions.
We used “only” 4 x 4 elements and 4 x 6 elements and 1000W, and we had pile up in 4 hours, it’s the first time I ever tried that, funny and a bit stressful, glad we were two operators and a support team to help us.

Here some details :

 

OZ1ALS – oz1als 2m Nordic Activity Contest only 2m

Locator:: JO44XX

Band QSOs Points AVG
144 MHz 430 275930 641.7

Band 144 MHz

QSOs: 430
QSO points: 216930
Points: 275930
Average pts/QSO: 641.70
Average qsop/QSO: 504.49
Points/50 QSOs: 21005
QSOS in WWL4s: 118
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WWLs: 118
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KO15: 8229 11 JO43: 2194 12 KO04: 1373 2 IO87: 793 1
JO31: 7816 18 JO82: 2161 4 JN39: 1307 2 IO84: 767 1
JO32: 6764 19 JP70: 2129 3 JO80: 1287 2 JP90: 753 1
JO70: 6699 11 JO68: 2097 5 JO92: 1276 2 JP71: 752 1
JO30: 6400 12 JO60: 2080 4 JN69: 1246 2 JO54: 748 7
JO81: 5013 8 JO69: 2079 4 JN59: 1196 2 IO95: 744 1
JO99: 4899 7 JO78: 2047 4 KO45: 1192 1 JO01: 729 1
JO59: 4700 9 KP11: 2036 2 KO47: 1167 1 KO05: 716 1
JO42: 4356 14 KO24: 1952 2 KO33: 1142 1 JO74: 706 2
JO41: 3948 11 KO27: 1933 2 KO36: 1101 1 JO51: 700 2
JO02: 3905 6 JO10: 1845 3 KP12: 1097 1 JN48: 678 1
JN49: 3621 6 KO26: 1803 2 KO38: 1083 1 JO91: 649 1
JO50: 3491 7 KP00: 1802 2 KO35: 1082 1 JO55: 582 5
JO89: 3363 5 JO86: 1789 4 JO76: 1073 3 JO11: 574 1
JO65: 3317 17 JO93: 1754 3 JO73: 1056 3 JO96: 553 1
KO37: 3290 3 JO79: 1741 3 JO57: 972 3 JO53: 532 3
JO40: 3135 6 JO67: 1685 5 KP10: 963 1 JO20: 522 1
JO61: 3126 7 KO16: 1676 2 KO12: 957 1 JO84: 492 1
JO97: 3059 5 JO22: 1670 4 KO18: 925 1 JO63: 462 2
KO29: 3042 3 IO97: 1582 2 JO87: 921 2 JO28: 452 1
KP01: 2994 3 JO83: 1549 3 KO25: 913 1 JO66: 450 2
JO88: 2836 5 JO71: 1505 3 IO75: 909 1 JO64: 450 2
JO52: 2659 9 JN89: 1495 2 KO13: 908 1 JO72: 426 1
JO21: 2572 5 JN19: 1484 2 KO14: 905 1 JO38: 423 1
IO86: 2478 3 IO93: 1474 2 JN87: 900 1 JO45: 379 4
JO58: 2385 6 IO94: 1440 2 IO90: 890 1 JO56: 342 2
IO85: 2373 3 IO92: 1416 2 IO82: 886 1 JO47: 240 1
JN68: 2353 3 JN79: 1399 2 JO75: 867 3 JO44: 78 1
JO33: 2284 8 JO23: 1388 4 KO17: 856 1
JO94: 2253 4 JO62: 1385 4 JO46: 838 5

DXCCs: 21
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DL: 53238 139 OK: 9706 15 EU: 5281 5 OH0: 865 1
SM: 37256 77 ES: 8282 8 OZ: 4548 29 UA2: 703 1
SP: 19744 36 GM: 8135 10 ON: 2903 5 LX: 650 1
PA: 13356 35 OH: 8027 8 OE: 2495 3
LY: 12715 16 YL: 7427 8 UA: 1837 2
G: 12251 17 LA: 6027 12 F: 1484 2

Hours
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Hours Points QSOs AVG pts/QSO
18-19: [********************] 64427 : [********************]133 : 484 odx ES5PC
19-20: [******************* ] 61477 : [***************** ]114 : 539 odx EW6DX
20-21: [**************** ] 52119 : [************** ] 97 : 537 odx EU1AI
21-22: [************ ] 38907 : [************ ] 86 : 452 odx UA1WDX

TOP 10 DX QSOs:
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EW6DX KO45JL 1191 km by OZ1ALS
UA1WDX KO47EI 1166 km by OZ1ALS
EU1AI KO33SU 1141 km by OZ1ALS
ES6FX KO37OW 1106 km by OZ1ALS
YL2PJ KO36QM 1100 km by OZ1ALS
OH6ZZ KP12BO 1096 km by OZ1ALS
ES6QB KO37MU 1094 km by OZ1ALS
YL3GV KO37MJ 1087 km by OZ1ALS
ES5PC KO38HJ 1082 km by OZ1ALS
EU6AF KO35LA 1081 km by OZ1ALS

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OZ1ALS 144 MHz NAC July 2015

Here the result from August, we worked with 4x4 and 4x6 and 1000W. We had someproblems with the 4x4. not working 100% because of some antenna mismatch.

QSOs:             213
QSO points:       92302
Points:           126802
Average pts/QSO:  595.31
Average qsop/QSO: 433.34
Points/50 QSOs:   21514


  WWLs: 69
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JO31:  6503  15    JN68:  1523   2    JN67:   803   1    JO46:   569   3    
JO10:  5202   8    JO40:  1494   3    JO64:   760   4    JO69:   539   1    
JO20:  4702   8    JO99:  1470   2    JO23:   755   2    JO83:   532   1    
JO21:  3976   8    JN38:  1451   2    JP71:   752   1    JO66:   510   2    
JO42:  3682  12    JO41:  1437   4    JO01:   732   1    JO61:   500   1    
JO32:  3280   9    JO33:  1406   5    KO06:   714   1    JO71:   492   1    
JO50:  3263   6    JO70:  1301   2    JO76:   701   2    JO87:   455   1    
JN49:  3188   5    JO68:  1237   3    IO92:   699   1    JO51:   368   1    
JO02:  2753   4    JO81:  1172   2    JO67:   699   2    JO45:   366   4    
JO43:  2102  11    JO73:  1136   3    JP70:   699   1    JO52:   332   1    
JN39:  1992   3    JO74:  1122   3    JO89:   691   1    JO54:   304   3    
JO59:  1959   4    JO94:  1105   2    JO80:   680   1    JO63:   294   1    
JN69:  1806   3    JO62:  1066   3    JN48:   671   1    JO75:   287   1    
JO22:  1782   4    JO60:  1051   2    JN79:   643   1    JO53:   145   1    
JO11:  1754   3    JO78:  1004   2    JO92:   622   1    JO44:    26   1    
JO82:  1596   3    JN37:   874   1    JO57:   597   2    
JO30:  1564   3    JO86:   860   2    JO55:   597   5    
JO58:  1562   5    JO65:   814   4    JO79:   579   1    

  DXCCs: 12
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  DL: 34506  87      SP:  7285  15       G:  4184   6      LA:  1959   4    
  SM: 13019  31      ON:  7149  12      OK:  3788   6      HB:   874   1    
  PA: 11246  26       F:  5475   8      OZ:  2103  16      YL:   714   1    

  Hours
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Hours                         Points                          QSOs   AVG pts/QSO
17-18:[*******************]36401 : [*******************] 86 :  423  odx HB9MFM
18-19:[**************     ]27623 : [**************     ] 61 :  452  odx SK0EN
19-20:[*********          ]19316 : [**********         ] 44 :  439  odx SM4DXO
20-21:[****               ] 8962 : [*****              ] 22 :  407  odx DL6MFK

  TOP 10 DX QSOs:
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HB9MFM        JN37SG  873 km by OZ1ALS 
DL6MFK        JN67JX  802 km by OZ1ALS 
DM5TI         JN68FF  770 km by OZ1ALS 
SK0EN         JO99JX  765 km by OZ1ALS 
DL3RBH        JN68IK  751 km by OZ1ALS 
SM4DXO        JP71SB  751 km by OZ1ALS 
F4FCW         JN38FO  748 km by OZ1ALS 
G3MLO         JO01MD  731 km by OZ1ALS 
G6UW          JO02AF  721 km by OZ1ALS 
G4NBS         JO02AF  721 km by OZ1ALS 

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During the VUSHF Fieldday at OZ1ALS, we had some portable 3cm equipment with us, so why not work some RS qso’s. I worked OK2A, but with 2 test leads instead of a cw-key, it can be a challenge.

Here OZ7Z is working OK2A  (also on picture OZ9DT(left) and OZ1LPR. Video by OZ1ALF) :

 

In the NAC uW Palle (OZ9DT) and I decided to go /p, just to test another qth, the place have a perfect take of in most directions, and it is very easy to put up the disc + spid rotator in the 10m Tower. Unfortunately the forest to the North has grown to much, so signals where not so strong from the North.

 

2015-07-28 21.07.36

48cm dish + 15 W about 72m asl

 

 

2015-07-28 21.07.44

The shack with the Icom IC756proII.

 

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Here what we worked,

 

 

In the weekend I was active from OZ1ALS, we were qrv from 50MHz to 24GHz. Here what we worked on the bands.

OZ1ALS – EDR VHF Field Day 2015

Locator: JO44XX

Band QSOs Points AVG
50 MHz 109 134858 1237.2
144 MHz 691 366441 530.3
432 MHz 144 89132 619.0
1,3 GHz 78 54997 705.1
2,3 GHz 14 9496 678.3
5,7 GHz 11 7389 671.7
10 GHz 39 28253 724.4
24 GHz 2 1174 587.0

 

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OZ1LPR, OZ7Z, OZ1LPQ and OZ3KAM ready to put up 8×4 for 144MHz

 

 

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OZ1DLD is inspecting the 23cm Disc

 

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2015-07-05 14.09.24

144MHz Operator

 

 

2015-07-05 14.09.31

OZ7LM as 144MHz second operator(DiscJockey)

OZ1ALS JO44XX
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. More on http://www.rudius.net/oz2m/software/kst2me/