Are you ready for the Helvetia Contest 28 – 29 April 2018 at 13:00 UTC – 12:59 UTC, with updates rules?
More info, such as locations and callsigns used during this edition from a specific Canton: https://www.uska.ch/amateurfunkpraxis/wettbewerbe-und-diplome/schweizer-contest-kw/
9th place EU, NEW Swiss Record SOAB(A)
Glad about my result. Still too low 3 points qso number especially on 40m to boost the result further up. Many thanks to Ludovic HB9EOU for lending his shack and antennas to me.
I will be member of the multi-Op operation signing HB2U @HB9EOU station during coming WPX SSB contest.
Planned a M/2 entry. We hope not to suffer too much by snow and ice. GL to everyone and any call is appreciated.
CQ CQ D41CV remote operation
FT8 144.174 1000Hz.
Power 6 W FT8 GPS locked into a 5el
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.
Following log upload were made as of today:
I do apologize for my low sensitivity. This is the qrm level I am experiencing here in Bishkek city.
Wishing to work many more stations and ranking the opportunity to wish to all off you an happy and healty 2o18.
73, EX/HB9DUR Andrea
I have been rather quiet with the updates on this blog.
This is now to confirm my trip to Cape Verde to the D4C station tomorrow morning, with multiple purposes:
- Taking care of the VHF section of D4C/B installation with the help of EA8FF Marc. I will carry a 5/8 vertical antenna so that evevtually the 50.436 MHz beacon will TX in omnidirectional
- oing some WARC QSO prior to the contest
- Hoping for good 2m conditions and running some nice Tropo QSOs
- Running the ARRL 10m contest: see article here: http://d4c.cc/?p=13108
p class=”text_exposed_show”>We’re looking forward to contacting your station, even with a simple vertical antenna!
73, Andrea HB9DUR