Ordered 30April received 11/5 yesterday morning form Hongkong A Package with 2 boxes containing the UV5R Handheld UHF/VHF transceiver. All was correct there was a green custom sticker marked with "Toys" I was lucky not charged by the customs. The UV5R + extra battery + leather case +magnet car antenna+ programming cable+ SMA-BNC complete + shipping it was just below 100€ But not much time to play with it since Friday afternoon was preparing for the Rondje Fluessen Catamaran race. Cool heavy wind to 6BF. waves cold water. But we survived. No damage finished place 12 of 20 cats We did not sail the 2nd leg because of too low temperature. http://www.kuilart.nl/watersport/rondje-fluessen.html mean time I let WSPR running at 70.091MHz 160/80/10m the WSPR DX index for 28MHz was zero not a single DX report but VK7AB did report some DL's 300km south of me. the low band also zero DX for me. De BAoFENG UV5R porto Na wat proberen en tips
PA0O has worked 7O6T on 9 out of 19 band slots Propagation suggestions for 7O6T from NETHERLANDS or from CQ zone 14 or show on Geo Propagation Map Leaderboard stations in CQ zone 14 or NETHERLANDS or in EU 10m 12m 15m 17m 20m 30m 40m 80m 160m PH CW RTTY Your search has been made possible thanks to a donation made by G4RKO Barry Cooper.
Took some days before it was in the online log and I thought to have worked a slim because of chaos by lids. Smart operating of the 7O6T team t hey moved a bit around their QRG to avoid jammers. Nice trick you have to tune around to find them back and make a sneaky QSO. I was noticed first by a cluster spot must admit. But do not spot them to brag saying thanks that will only help the jammers. That is a drawback of the Reverse beacons they spot the new QRG direct after QSY. 20120506 2203 10104,4 CW PA0O 599 7O6T 599 Tonight again 7004kHz good copy and the same trick moving off the jammers it was my last band. Not easy needed lots of calls. 9 bands complete in CW now for a DX-pedition at a relative easy distance it was not easy because of the QRI and the constant huge piles from EU. WSPR 10M today was very poor except for RI1ANF later heard in CW very weak from S-Shetland Isl. GC 2012-05-09 13:40 PA0O 28.12
Last night heard a station with 7O6T callsign fb signal strong but it seems to get worse every year. What is gooing on in HAM radio? A constant jamming tuning police force made communication impossible. A festival of LIDS http://www.qsl.net/pa0oos/recall/7O6T_jamming_40.mp3 70MHz ES in the evening to EA5EF 500mW and EA5/G3GXS IZ8DWF IW0FFK peaked 59 SV8CS very weak and briefly heard 25km south of me and in the rest of PA 59 reports heard given... EA was a new DXCC #16 Opening was not so good in my QTH
10m sounds alive again this morning including the intruder FM sounds. ZL3PX was decoded in OZ DL F not here decoded -5 (~S6) VK2EMA and 1W decoded by VK3XPT via longpath rare! 2012-05-05 22:22 VK2KRR 28.126146 -25 0 QF34mr 20 PA0O JO33hg 16351 316
Still few 28MHz VK2 VK3 VK7 decodes last weeks almost daily but less and less. No W since a Month or longer. This morning zero VK DX on 28 again. Yesterday only 1 decode of VK2FLR very poor even for WSPR. Will there be some more signs of this solar cycle or was the peak November last year already? 7O6T strong at 10m very strong at 30m but after 500? calls sometimes right on QSX It seemed hopeless. Without the Steppir it will be very difficult for 12 and 17 but even with a beam it can be tough I heard ZS2DL calling them this morning and later in afternoon still calling... I managed to get my 599 on 10m now but crazy much calls where needed. I tried to improvise an antenna for 12 m by just hanging a 6m long wire in parallel to the 30/40m dipole this should be working like the skeleton 3 band VHF beam got match 1:1.8 seems workable. the match of 30 and 40 remained unchanged. Hanging a resonant radiator for an additional band in the direct field of the driven
Q RN 160m 1824.16 strong signal later fb copy http://www.qsl.net/pa0oos/recall/7O6T_160_1.mp3 7 0.160MHz heard OH6BA 519 ES just fading out. 7O6T 28.024 morning good signal giant pile of course But random QSX style low QSO rate fast CW. The QSX found several times but he seems to QSY after 1 QSO? 21024 was easy for me just 2 calls near the QSX freq But 10m seems to be impossible now. will try later after they worked most S-Eu's and call cq with no takers... Would be nice to get 160m but so-far they have not been there only a slim was worked. Should not be too difficult from here on TB.
The Smilde Radio/TV mast is going to rebuild after the fire and collapse last year June. http://youtu.be/Qs40jo_4tr4 A Swiss team of specialists will rebuild it to 300m height. They use a helicopter to rebuild the mast section by section. They bring up 1 section in less then a minute to the exact position. The heli comes up taking the mast section on a long line. The line must be long enough to keep the working position safe from the downward airflow. It looks so easy! The mast section on a 50m long line does not swing! And comes exact at the right level at the top of the mast. The heli keeps in position like a Hummingbird keeping position like fixed. Afterwards I realised this is a technical operation of very high level literally. Propagation the 160m good times are over ZL3NW was not heard yesterday SS. But 7O6T now worked on 80 and 20 strong on 12m no Steppir up good copy on the 80m vertical. goodies: JD1BMH worked 10118 CW YJ0VK 1
Good signal on 3504 579 peaking but huge pile up. I called several times direct on their QSX but not heard. After long persistent calling to my surprise I received the 599. Lots of QRM on 80m of course but the band was empty anyway guess no one could have a problem with that. Later 7O6T very strong on 30m hard to believe it was real. But no QSO