Sunday, June 7, 2015

2015 June 7 no ES in sight !

50MHz and 70MHz  very quiet again no ES but... WSPR  did report some tiny openings
that would otherwise not be noticed

 2015-06-07 10:20  PA0O  50.294474  -14  0  JO33hg  10  4X1RF  KM72ls  3201  124 
 2015-06-07 12:32  PA0O  50.294487  -10  0  JO33hg  10  LA5TFA  JP99kq  1929  14 
 2015-06-07 11:50  LA5TFA  50.294494  -10  1  JP99kq  5  PA0O  JO33hg  1929  205 
 2015-06-07 12:00  LA5TFA  50.294493  -17  0  JP99kq  5  PA0O  JO33hg  1929  205 
 2015-06-07 12:38  LA5TFA  50.294492  -19  0  JP99kq  5  PA0O  JO33hg  1929  205 
 2015-06-07 12:10  LA5TFA  50.294493  -14  0  JP99kq  5  PA0O  JO33hg  1929  205 
 2015-06-07 12:22  LA5TFA  50.294493  -13  0  JP99kq  5  PA0O  JO33hg  1929  205 
 2015-06-07 11:46  DK8NE  50.294469  -23  -2  JN59fw  5  PA0O  JO33hg  455  326

Saturday morning   a new DXCC  despite very disappointing  propagation for June.
70248  LY/SP7VC  in KO06  could be worked in CW after patiently trying in CW
some  weak scatter / short bursts almost constantly very weak heard Meg
Digimodes are not allowed in LY so it needs some propagation to complete.

But 10m was not bad in WSPR  VK7AB  VK2KRR  many decodes  again a fem SR in a row.

Found  15m is real open late in the night
including must be long path to JA  and KH0
but the KH0 only wanted USA  and ZL1OD  was only listening for Italians.
So  switched back to WSPR  there  am heard !
Tried extra 4m to G  but no decodes yet  no others active in EU!
4M WSPR is demanding extra stability and calibrated frequency of the rig
I still have the Trimble GPSDO running I connected the Thunderbolt monitor again over the serial port  almost forgotten how to do that after 2 years that it is running.
The DSO monitor connected right away still running  very stable software for a change.
I checked the 4m XVTR again against the 7th overtone at 70MHz  it was within 10Hz  at frequency
Lucky that the TCXO 42MHz and K3 are stable enough without need of external reference.
The GPS UTC was synchronous with the PC clock with Meinberg NTP
running 50W  into a 5 element QTF U.K.

I was looking for DKARS contesters  this weekend  a brand new contest was born.

Nice initiative it is a try-out   bands 40m - 6m  
In the Field-day weekend.
I could not find the DKARS in N1MM+  latest version
only 12 QSO
nice to meet Willem WP4UX at 20m USB
every year we had one 6m QSO until now
6m ES is absent  but It can return any time  i hope...
Propagation short time prediction seems impossible

6m has been open  SV2DH worked already deep in USA..
that seems total impossible for us  as if the are using a total different propagation type.
In that respect Greece is already out of the EU...
WSPR  clearly shows the differences in propagation between our location and more south EU

23 13 cm
ooit was ik QRV op 23 cm
Ik zocht een transverter ontwerp  en kwam deze tegen
 van YO3DAC   fantastisch ontwerp!  low noise factor 1db met BPF650 ( 1 € !)

helaas geen print / of kit beschikbaar?
precies wat ik van een moderne transverter verwacht.
SMD  en  de schakeling gebruikt de delen voor zowel TX als RX  inteligent ontwerp.
Dit is geen XVTR maar een komplete dual-band tranceiver voor USB / CW
Er moet een DDS AD9850 VFO bij maar daarvan vele ontwerpen te vinden inclusief

Dat lijkt me wel iets  solar cycle 24 is over  en de hoge banden zullen spoedig weer jarenlang voor DX gesloten zijn.

Wat de Koninksrijks contest betreft na de laatste idioot hoge belasting aanslagen is mijn
Koninksrijk animo behoorlijk ingezakt

Te veel overheid is het probleem