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Steppir omlaag erg veel geluk bij een ongeluk

Vanmiddag  zou ik de mobiele Versa mast omlaag brengen de Steppir eruit.
De mast gaat in de RSGB 4M contest gebruikt worden dit weekeinde en daarna nog eens in de Juni 6M contest.
Het waaide wel wat . Ik had 2 tuien voor en achter aan de Steppir boom hij kon vrij draaien om de rotor niet te belasten. Had de Versa op de laagste stand gedraaid  toen de Steppir wel heel erg scheef ging hangen.
Voor dat ik iets kon doen knikte de rotorbuis geheel de Steppir viel omlaag...
Kabel Tireps sprongen eraf kwam op een vlierboompje terecht de elementen stonden krom.
Enorm schrikken.  Stront mazzel niets kapot beetje schrammen op de glasvezel buizen.
Zelfs de coax en stuurkabel onbeschadigd. Alleen het 6m element wat krom.

Gelukkig was de mast op de laagste stand  en was ik er bij.  Dit had  heel anders kunnen aflopen.

De oorzaak: de alu rotorbuis was half doorgezaagd door de U beugels die niet geheel vast  waren gemaakt  opzettelijk  omdat deze rotor niet meedraait maar blokkeert  en te licht is…

Qualcomm Goby 2000 it comes and goes nobody knows

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Another UFO found! . Unidentified Frustrating Object.

This modem in my W510 Lenovo Laptop   has an GPS receiver
But sometimes its missing without a trace!

 post like the following  are found when googling for this...
No help comes from Lenovo
Qualcomm Gobi 2000 disappeared from device manager (Windows 7 64-bit; T410s; 2904) Options
09-09-201105:49 AM hi..
the device just disappeared ...
so i installed the new driver wich shall fix that problem : 7xwc48ww

http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles/7xwc48ww.txt

Qualcomm Gobi 2000 Wireless WAN Driver for Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit), Vista (32-bit, 64-bit) and XP - ThinkPad
<1.1.170/2.0.7.3> (7XWC45WW) - (Fix) Fixed an issue where the Qualcomm Gobi 2000 HS-USB Modem 9205 device might disappear in the Device Manager. but it does not help ... device is still gone ...

can anybody help ?    Shure thing Lenovo can not since this problem is not new.
I am not relying on this Modem for UMTS/GPRS LAN like some…

70.000000 marker

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Top  showing the 70.000000 marker 7th harmonic  of  Trimble  bottom is the receive window with WSPR signal of PA0TBR  or PA3CNO

Central America 28MHz WSPR band good last 2 days

2012-03-27 07:08 PA0O 28.126129 -17 0 JO33hg 1 VK7AB QE37ne 16905 84


2012-03-27 07:20 PA0O 28.126132 -19 0 JO33hg 1 VK3XPT QF22nd 16426 78

2012-03-27 07:56 PA0O 28.126143 -13 0 JO33hg 1 VK2UB QF59vk 16248 62

2012-03-27 07:56 PA0O 28.126145 -23 0 JO33hg 1 VK2XN QF59ar 16119 64

2012-03-27 08:02 VK2XN 28.126074 -17 1 QF59ar 5 PA0O JO33hg 16119 322

2012-03-27 06:32 PA0O 28.126135 -9 0 JO33hg 1 VK6XT OF86td 14304 97

2012-03-27 08:50 PA0O 28.126137 -20 -1 JO33hg 1 VK6OX OF78vd 14026 97

2012-03-27 14:26 PA0O 28.126159 -23 0 JO33hg 1 CX2ABP GF15wc 11512 229

2012-03-27 17:52 PA0O 28.126160 -24 0 JO33hg 1 TI3/AB4AW EJ89au 9169 276

2012-03-27 14:26 PA0O 28.126118 +1 -1 JO33hg 1 V31AE EK58uk 8693 285

2012-03-27 14:20 V31AE 28.126147 -21 -3 EK58uk 5 PA0O JO33hg 8693 37

2012-03-27 15:08 WB5WPA 28.126175 -23 0 EM13qc 50 PA0O JO33hg 7913 38

2012-03-27 16:58 W5NZ 28.126192 -24 0 EM62vi 0.01 PA0O JO33hg 7358 41

2012-03-27 17:24 N4AU 28.126173 -11 0 EM62vp 0.05 PA0O JO33hg 7334 41

2012-03…

CQWPXSSB

Only S&P   
10M single band  low power

186Q     80030 point

Not easy to get trough the pile ups   bad receiving  QRM  to big piles?
Some operators had big piles but still gave there call every QSO  that was not making it easier for the ones behind the wall of S-E-Europe.
Or some started new CQ  while in a big EU pile.
100W is absolute QRP power in the Phone world where every kW helps...
best DX   VK7GN  VK2GWK  KG6DX
There was a VK6   59  but  he must have had the attenuator in?   or listening on a Beverage?

plus 2 VK4  heard only
 WSPR has more activity in VK 


Most QSO where with S.A.  the band was open to 20 UTC  
no USA VE  or JA heard  

highest QSO numer heard  P33W   6066 13:49 UTC !!
and  5D5A 5134   13:06UTC
real high numbers !

WSPR 70.091 GM4FVM

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After some tries  with Jim  GM4FVM IO85WU 632km  finally  tonight we had good decodes ! Time for a good Wiskey to celebrate.
Your new XVTR does a real good job.

Also  1 decode by GW4WND to night  659km

My XVTR is not as frequency stable as thought.
I have to correct it day to day  50-100Hz   the local oscillator needs to be locked to the GPSDO too  to be real stable.

TONGA A35YZ

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http://dl7df.com/a35yz/
Yesterday  worked them on 30m  tonight  on 40m very weak signal but they seem to hear very well and came back at 2nd callrunning 400W CW in a sloping dipole.  Could not hear them on 3504  at greyline   hope for another chance.

GPSDO 10MHz 50MHz 70MHz reference

De 7e harmonische  van de GPSDO  kan ik op 70MHz  nog prima ontvangen en gebruiken om de XVTR  exact op frequentie te zetten.
De local oscillator  error correctie was 0.400 kHz   dat moest ik  naar 0.250 terug brengen. Ik zat blijkbaar toch 150Hz te hoog afgestemd. Komt overeen met de waarnemingen  ik moest 50-100 Hz lager afstemmen om sommige stations te ontvangen. Dat ik daar niet eerder aan gedacht heb. Voor 50MHz is de 5e harmonische te gebruiken. Er lekt nog voldoende  signaal door naar de ontvanger zonder een extra draadje  op de GPSDO output te prikken. Using the GPSDO 10MHz  7th harmonic  I have an excellent  frequency reference for the 70MHz XVTR. The 5th harmonic  will be on 50.00000 MHz exactly. If I can believe the Thunderbold monitor the 10MHz is  < 0.01 ppb exact.

WSPR DX-INDEX =ZERO Rusian DX test

RUSIAN DX CONTEST CW  together with BARTG RTTY
Bands very bad  10m still closed in N-EU   even 15M poor.



WSPR "DX index" 
Not a single "DX"  counted in the 100 spots selected by distance 
10M 80M 160M   been closed for days now.

For my location "DX"  means to me: outside EU  4000km  
To make an individual "DX index"  one have to set the level of "DX"  of course that is dependent of your location and  can not be an general valid  distance.
WSPR 70.091 activity seems  to increase a bit