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.


DATE TIME CALLSIGN LOCATOR TX RX BAND MODE PRO. REMARKS QRB
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.

 

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 :

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

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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).

 

 

 

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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Now time for the second EME test, Wednesday Oktober 28 2015.

Here the setup on the terrace, 48cm Procom dish, DB6NT 3dB NF and FT290

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

 

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Today some clouds, so not easy to point to the moon, but after some time I found the cw  signal :

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Now time to try to decode it

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, and I did …  -15dB, my first decoded EME signal, later signal was -14dB.

 

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So what’s next, will try with a 90cm dish and 15W, now time to make a qso…

Some more pictures :

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There are two answers, no or depend on who is in the other end !

Last night we decided to give it a try, in the other end was Peter, OZ1LPR. Was he the right person ?

Equipment on my side : 48 Procom dish, old DB6NT transverter NF 3.0 dB, FT290, tripod in the garden

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

Moon data : Elevation 37 degrees and DGR 0.1 dB

irst we tried with a constant wave, nothing to hear, then we found out that I was using the wrong polarisation, ups, then I had to stand we the dish in my hand, not easy. Then suddenly I saw some trace, maybe noise, Peter moved 200Hz in frequency, YES the signal were moving, I have seen the first signal via the moon !!!

Now time to make some decoding, switching the PC to JT4F, not easy when one hand hold the dish. I saw the JT4F signal on the spectran scope, but no decoding, but the wsjt showed a dt on 2,7 and signal level -17.

We will make a try Wednesday again, have to make some preparations, so I don’t have to hold the dish by hand.

Read about second test

The good tropo already started Thursday September 28, heard LA1UHG 579 461km away (was heard every day until sunday), but no one active, still need to work LA on 3cm 🙁

First qso worked Oktober 1. Karel was, OK1JKT(545Km), he was 559 but later 59+20, Karel is almost possible to work every day on tr/ap. Also worked G0EWN(IO93) and G4CBW(IO83), 2 new #.

Friday Oktober 2. there was a chance to work GM(new dxcc), so Peter, OZ1LPR and I  went out /p to work gm0usi.

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Peter, OZ1LPR trying to hear GM0USI, but no luck!

Later Friday, I was more lucky, I managed to work GM0USI from my home qth, new # and new DXCC.

Later on Friday I also worked G4ODA in IO92, new # and GW3TKH/P in IO81LS, new DXCC, new ODX (920km), new # and hopefully also first OZ-GW on 3cm.

Beacon(3cm) heard during 1-4 Oktober :

db0ghz, db0hro, db0vc, db0xy, oz1uhf, la1uhg, oz5shf, oz7shf, oz9ghz, pi7alk, sk4bx,
sk6mhi, sk6yh

QSO worked by OZ7Z on 10 GHz
Type of propagation: All Mode: All mode
From 01/10/2015 to 14/10/2015 Distance over: 0 Km.


DATE TIME CALLSIGN LOCATOR TX RX MODE PRO. REMARKS QRB
01/10/2015 13:15 OK1JKT JO6ØRN 559 559 CW TR 545
01/10/2015 17:45 GØEWN IO93FK 559 529 CW TR 755
01/10/2015 20:45 G4CBW IO83UB 559 529 CW TR 815
02/10/2015 14:00 GMØUSI IO76XA 519 519 CW TR 878
02/10/2015 15:38 GW3TKH/P IO81LS 559 559 CW TR 920
02/10/2015 21:04 G4ODA IO92WS 59 58 CW TR 693
03/10/2015 07:26 G4CBW IO83UB 519 519 CW TR 815
03/10/2015 09:10 OZ3ZW JO54RS 579 599 CW TR 108
03/10/2015 09:10 DK2ZF/P JO43WJ 59 59 SSB TR 171
03/10/2015 15:38 OZ1FF JO45BO 57 001 57 001 SSB TR 001 129
03/10/2015 19:35 DFØMU JO32PC 559 002 559 016 CW TR 356
04/10/2015 07:09 OK1JKT JO6ØRN 559 003 559 049 CW TR 545
04/10/2015 11:14 DL6NCI JO41PU 559 004 559 011 CW TR 344
04/10/2015 11:27 PI4GN JO33II 559 005 529 017 CW TR 267
04/10/2015 11:51 DK2ZF/P JO43WJ 59 005 59 011 CW TR 171

Number of QSO listed: 15

 

Anders OZ3Z were going to JO57, to do some EME with OZ9KY team, so I asked him to bring his 3cm portable rig, because I still missed JO57 on 3cm.

First we tried from a hill near Frederikshavn in jo57, but nil, then later he tried from the sea(JO57FE), and we could make a qso, thanks to Anders, OZ3Z and Bent, OZ1DLD for giving me JO57.

Here 2 small videos (from by OZ3Z) from jo57, oz1dld working oz7z.

Rig : Ikea Dish and 1W distance 254Km :

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Finally we got a longer rainscatter opening here in the northern part of Europe.

But I managed only to work 4 different stations during the 3 hours, no one qrv !!

Signals were weak in the start at 18:02z, but at 20:15z the signal were really huge, did work Daniel(DL3AIE) with 59 on SSB, very easy to read.

Also managed to work 2 tropo qso’s.

All worked with 15W and 48 cm.

Radar map from first qso with DL3IAE :

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Here my log :

QSO worked by OZ7Z on all bands
Type of propagation: All Mode: All mode
From 10/08/2015 to 10/08/2015 Distance over: 0 Km.


DATE TIME CALLSIGN LOCATOR TX RX BAND MODE PRO. REMARKS QRB
10/08/2015 18:02 DL3IAE JN49DE 52s 52s 10 GHz CW RS 647
10/08/2015 18:24 DK7QX JO42KH 539 559 10 GHz CW TR 298
10/08/2015 18:31 DL3IAS JN49EJ 52s 53s 10 GHz CW RS 624
10/08/2015 18:47 DK2MN JO32MC 55s 55s 10 GHz CW RS 364
10/08/2015 19:03 DL7QY JN59BD 41s 51s 10 GHz CW RS 644
10/08/2015 20:03 DL3IAE JN49DE 57s 57s 10 GHz CW RS 647
10/08/2015 20:18 DL3IAE JN49DE 59s 59s 10 GHz SSB RS Easy to read 647
10/08/2015 20:25 DL3IAS JN49EJ 57s 57s 10 GHz SSB RS Easy to read 624
10/08/2015 21:29 DL5EBS JO31LH 529 529 10 GHz CW TR 445

Number of QSO listed: 9

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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