CQ CQ D41CV remote operation
FT8 144.174 1000Hz.
Power 6 W FT8 GPS locked into a 5el


D41CV 2m FT8 ready for Transatlantic

Hi everyone,

at D4C there are experiments going on on 2m FT8.
Thanks to Mark EA8FF, D4C station was upgraded in a way that FT8 mode is manageable on remote. We run several hundreds of HF FT8 QSO signing D41CV.
Operators are now attentive to the next days tropo condx to operate the station as per the following information just released:

As there might be tropo across the Atlantic sometimes around next Tuesday onward, D41CV station (located in Cape Verde), WW Locator HK76MU will be attentive to any opening.

Please spread the info if anybody across has FT8 on 2.
D41CV remote crew will operate on
FT8 144.174 1000Hz. 
Power 6 W FT8 GPS locked into a 5el yagi.

IARU R1 VHF 2017 contest Final Results

Glad to have contributed at DR9A station in the MO section.
Our log was not clean enough to have hold a score over 500’000 points.

See comments below from the IARU guys:

Comment to the 2017 September contest results:
2017 September contest is a special one – after 33 years the “magic line” of 500k points was crossed again. The remarkable achievement of DR9A now places them to September contest “hall of fame”:

– OK1KHI/p (MO) won with 591193 points in 1981 which still remains the highest ever claimed score in the 61 years history of this contest

– OE5XXL (MO) was second with 553769 points same year

– F6HMQ/p (SO) scored 554770 points in 1984 – highest ever SO score of all times

– F6CJG/p won MO section with 547542 points in 1984

– DR9A (MO) claimed 511079 points in 2017

We all look forward to year 2018 where other teams will try to beat DR9A and hopefully more will score above 500k points 🙂

This article (http://lea.hamradio.si/…/imag…/IARU_VHF_Contest_Analysis.pdf) may offer deeper insight into difficulties of reaching 500k points in September VHF contest.


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