CQ CQ D41CV

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

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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

– DR9A (MO) claimed 511079 points in 2017

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.

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:

    https://hb9dur.files.wordpress.com/2017/12/results.jpg
    https://hb9dur.files.wordpress.com/2017/12/results.jpg

     

     

     

     

     

    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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