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.

EX/HB9DUR log update

Following log upload were made as of today:

  • Clublog
  • Eqsl
  • Lotw

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

    next stop: Monteverde

    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

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    p class=”text_exposed_show”>We’re looking forward to contacting your station, even with a simple vertical antenna!

    73, Andrea HB9DUR

    Results CQ WPX SSB 2017 from HB9CA

    The HB9CA station was powered by HB9CAT & HB9DUR during the WPX SSB contest

    Congratulations to HB9EYP for the nice result:

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    Realtime band conditions website

    Originally posted on Coastal Ham Radio:
    The purpose of this experimental Web site is to provide 24-7-365 actual (REALTIME) band condition information to CW QRPp, QRPe and CW/SSB for Contesters interested in increasing their scores. It can also be of benefit to other Radio Amateurs to determine band conditions for Nets and casual QSO’s. This…

    http://www.bandconditions.com

    Posted on September 8, 2017 by ve7hamradio

    The purpose of this experimental Web site is to provide 24-7-365 actual (REALTIME) band condition information to CW QRPp, QRPe and CW/SSB for Contesters interested in increasing their scores.

    It can also be of benefit to other Radio Amateurs to determine band conditions for Nets and casual QSO’s.
    This information is NOT based on any software predictions or any kind of satellite based readings. It is based on a new Ionospheric sounding method called “HF Ionospheric Interferometry” which operates very similarly to the PolSAR system used by NASA.

    Also, check out the VOACAP predication Web page at: http://www.voacap.com/prediction.html

    Coastal Ham Radio

    The purpose of this experimental Web site is to provide 24-7-365 actual
    (REALTIME) band condition information to CW QRPp, QRPe and CW/SSB for Contesters interested in increasing their scores.

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    FT-8, the new HF/6m digital mode, introduction for beginners

    Coastal Ham Radio

    Here is a new digital mode that comes to you from the makers of JT-9 and JT-65.. Called FT-8 (Franke-Taylor design, 8FSK modulation)

    A weak signal mode that is not as sensitive to JT-65/9 but definitely something that will work when voice and CW will not. This is an introduction to someone who has never heard of it, or never has used JT-65 before. It may not be for everyone, but everyone should try it.

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    Visiting HAMVENTION Dayton & CTU

    This year I am lucky enough to be able to attend to the following events:

    1. Contest University, Dayton

     

        2. Dayton HAMVENTION 2017


    1.Contest University  will be held on Thursday May 18, 2017, from 7:00am to 5:00pm, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Dayton, Ohio the day before the Dayton Hamvention officially opens.  See the program

    CTU 2017 Topics:

    • It’s a Fun Game – Let’s Operate The Right Way – W5ZN
    • How to Improve your Transmitting Antennas for Low Solar Activity – W3LPL
    • Introduction to Introduction to Contesting – NØAX
    • CW and RTTY Skimmer and the Reverse Beacon Network – N6TV
    • Optimizing 6 Meter Contest Scores Utilizing JT Digital Modes – W5ZN
    • Easy to Build Low Band Receiving Antennas for Small and Large Lots – W3LPL
    • A Deep Dive Into Stacking Yagis – W8WWV
    • Grounding and Bonding for the Little Pistol and Medium Gun – NØAX
    • RTTY Contesting, A to Z – WØYK
    • How to Adapt your DX Contest Strategies for Low Solar Activity – W3LPL
    • Little Pistols, Bigger Scores – K2YWE
    • The Advantages of Waterfall Displays for Contesting and DXing – N6TV
    • Advanced Topics in RTTY Contesting – WØYK
    • Contesting is Amateur Radio’s Shining Star – ALL – 10 minutes – K3LR
    • The Wonderful World of Space Weather – Dr. Tamitha Skov
    • Antennas and Propagation – W3LPL
    • Contest Shack Design Ideas – NØAX
    • Waterfalls, Recordings and Reverse Beacon Network – N6TV
    • Antenna/Tower Reliability – W3YQ
    • Small Stations With Big Ideas – K2YWE
    • Receiving Antenna Ideas – W3LPL
    • RTTY Contesting Discussion – WØYK
    • Disruptive Technologies, How they Change our Hobby – NCØB

    2.Dayton HAMVENTION will be held May 19, 20 and 21, 2017 at the Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center.

    The show is moving from HARA arena in Trotwood, Ohio. The new location, Greene County Fair & Exposition Center in Xenia, Ohio, is about 20 miles south-east of HARA.

    I will represent D4C Monteverde Contest Team (Cape Verde, Africa) under the booth of its technical partner Momobeam. Booth number 1801-1802

    You can book your QSL and I will handover them to you at the booth. More info.

    I’m looking forward to your visit.

    73, Andrea HB9DUR