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28 back to life ... 1 day only

Saturday 1/9/2012 morning 28MHz propagation map including  EU ZL (not here) RUS RADIO RTTY   several JA contacts 28MHz  In the evening 28 showed remarkable propagation. FO4BM  around 23 local.  Weak on the dipole .  Missing my Stepper.   XE1KCS/B EK09   OA4B 28.200  heard Very weak heard  ZL4TEN 28.228  over SA  just realised to ZL is always longpath.. Need to get  a 2nd mast again for the Steppir. High expectations for the Sunday morning 28MHz opening to VK/ZL but only "normal" propagation left  with VK2KRR and VK6DZ copied My procedure to handle a picture  in windows With  ALT + PrtSC key the  active window is copied to the clipboard. But  using ctrl + V  does not place the bitmap image to this blog.  I tried MWsnap  to select and copy a part of the screen. Then this picture is saved somewhere  to  your user files It can not be found in the "my pictures" map. I tried again to save the MWsnap picture and did notice the location where i should

ARRL CONTESTS 2012

ARRL RU RTTY   7/8 Januar 2012 ARRL CW             18/19 Februari 2012 ARRL SSB              3/4   March 2012 I was active in those ARRL contests this year  thought to have send my log ? But I can not find my call in the results  Not  very high scores but  complete lost in cyber space?  

D64K good signal 160M and 80M

D64K Good copy  early morning  and good operation on 160m CW I was in the RDA-test and  heard the pile. Last time they had a good signal at 80M CW but my antenna had a problem I could not TX, it always worked good until then.. then they had storm damage and went QRT/X  a few days. This morning a good signal in the QSB peaks  f.b. operation fast QSO's  good ears.    D64K 160m CW   D64K 80m CW   also 80m easy just few calls     I  bit of surprise since 160m has been very poor for weeks. WSPR  160m  did not see any DX  >4000km long time. 80M is still good.  2012-08-18 20:20   PA0O   3.594131   -19   0   JO33hg   5   VK2UB   QF59vk   16248   62   2012-08-19 04:28   WA7KGX   3.594167   -18   0   CN85no   501   PA0O   JO33hg   8023   29   2012-08-19 03:42   KK4XO   3.594023   -23   0   EL96uf   2   PA0O   JO33hg   7503   40   And last week   days in a row decodes by VK7DIK 

1 day 6M WSPR

Timestamp Call MHz SNR Drift Grid Pwr Reporter RGrid km az  2012-08-15 05:30   PA0O   28.126124   -27   0   JO33hg   5   VK8AW   PH57ko   13349   69   2012-08-15 05:46   PA0O   28.126125   -27   0   JO33hg   5   VK8AW   PH57ko   13349   69   2012-08-15 18:04   PA0O   28.126116   -25   0   JO33hg   5   PY3FF   GF49   10848   227   2012-08-15 18:00   PA0O   28.126115   -16   0   JO33hg   5   PY3FF   GF49   10848   227   2012-08-15 17:10   PA0O   28.126118   -22   0   JO33hg   5   PY3FF   GF49   10848   227   2012-08-15 17:08   PA0O   28.126117   -25   0   JO33hg   5   PY3FF   GF49   10848   227   2012-08-15 10:06   V53ARC   28.126095   -15   0   JG87   1   PA0O   JO33hg   8486   354   2012-08-15 12:46   PA0O   28.126085   -15   0   JO33hg   5   A45WT   LL93co   5403   107   2012-08-15 12:50   PA0O   28.126086   -18   0   JO33hg   5   A45WT   LL93co   5403   107   today 28 early decode with Flex1500  I am monitoring 50102 for D64K  have to go back QRL  again

All Italian evening at 6m D64K 5H3EE / Perseïdes?

D64K  sometimes just Q5  50115 USB   in JO33hg      many many Italians calling  lot of splatter on D64K by some very broad Italian signals. No chance here for D64K with this weak signal in phone. 5H3EE  better signal  50.096 CW  539 real    working up  but  most south EU  no chance behind the  S-EU wall  tonight.  http://www.qsl.net/pa0oos/recall/5h3ee.mp3 D64K never peaked  it stayed a ghosty TEP signal no change for non Italians tonight. BTW  did anyone see  Perseïdes meteorites ?   I wached several clear nights Yesterday I saw 2 in about 15minutes time. I think the Perseïds shower must have dried out. I have not seen  extra meteorites  in this August period for several years now. N1MM  logger recently got unstable and loses the CAT connection with the K3 I do not know why  must be W7  in combination with the USB-serial converter Then the Logger is going wild very annoying  the input field  is wiped out. The band ruler is just jumping  to wild frequencies restarting

WAECW propagation / N1MM / 6M open to Brasil

Besides enjoying the Olympic games  with its fantastic opening and closing ceremony A fantastic performance by the U.K.! I did some contesting  this weekend. Finally a real contest this weekend the WAECW   nice contest  only outside Europe QSO's  allowed! That is the type contests I like. Propagation not bad at all! SF 135 or so 21MHz    even long path open to ZM1A   and ZL3IO  21:22 21:35 Most QSO on 21  some  28 to far east  and a few 20 40 80. I heard D64K  good at 3502kHz  early morning  but my 80 vertical would not cooperate. Gave "ARC"   tried to fix it in the night the  vertical  line did touch another wire of the 40/30m dipole. I could not even use it with low power. I replace a suspect plug , no result  had I listen better to my XYL  that would not have been  necessary.. She said something about the wires hanging strange earlier when it was still light outside.. Even tested the cable  with a dummy-load the outside cable was okay... Wasted  ti

70MHz WSPR

Lenovo HOT key

Using the LENOVO W510 Laptop Again I lost my text  2 times I quit I will have another try on a laptop without  the exiting killing keys.. This Lenovo keyboard  has  2 don't touch  key while typing email or website text.. If touched by accident your email or  website input is lost in cyberspace forever.. Very nice, game over     The next Lenovo will be even more exiting  it will explode if you press the wrong keys I think. The 2 keys  left and right to the ^   above the cursor left  and cursor right   so If you want the cursor left and your finger slips to the key above you will directly dump your work into the shredder and you can start again you  lost and Lenovo won !    

21 Juli 50MHz QSL received direct

Missed not all DX in 2012   these 2  6M cards  came direct last week. The one JA opening   I did catch at 50MHz .  FJ/W6JKV was the only SA  heard several evenings. And a lot USA worked.  all in all 5 continents worked. Had to miss 7O  6M  but got them on 9 HF bands. 4M   24 DXCC  worked.    Missed  TF   several openings   best DX  EA8BPX Worked with the  small but good  7ele 3 band  mini antenna. The 70MHz  XVTR  works nice and is running WSPR beacon mode 70.091most of the time when there is no opening or when not in the shack. With the same  group of om's,  strange that no moreWSPR 70MHz activity is seen. I had the impression that some ham's where so interested in propagation of this new band? Timestamp Call MHz SNR Drift Grid Pwr Reporter RGrid km az  2012-08-09 12:14   PA0O   70.092442   -21   -3   JO33hg   5   G3SHK   IO90dx   623   249   2012-08-09 12:48   G3SHK   70.092571   -22   -1   IO90dx   5   PA0O   JO33hg   623   63   2012-08-09 09:04   PA0O 

La douce France

                                                           Gorges du Verdon                                                        near Frejus  rocky coast Retuned after a short but fine vacation with in France  Lorgues  Provence. Enjoying the high summer weather  30-37C We recently have a low cost  flight connection from Groningen/Eelde JO33 to JN23 Marseille Door to door trip 18:30 leaving after diner  and at the bar having a beer in Marseille at 23:00 We can skip the 3 hours trip to Schiphol  Airport. I had to switch off  WSPR  since heavy Thunderstorms where expected. Now this morning 28 MHz seems not too bad in WSPR many decodes VK<>EU     dx-index 100% of 100 decodes  >10000km      Timestamp Call MHz SNR Drift Grid Pwr Reporter RGrid km az  2012-08-06 06:12   PA0O   28.126088   -25   0   JO33hg   5   VK7BO   QE38mo   16805   82   2012-08-06 06:16   PA0O   28.126088   -24   0   JO33hg   5   VK7BO   QE38mo   16805   82   2012-08-06 06:16   PA0O   28