WPX SSB 2018. Team member of HB2U

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.

 

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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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My “new” Helvetia contest

Major changes in the Helvetia contest this year being now International (any-to-any).

As I was supporting these changes in the rules, I took then immediately the challenge to operate outside of HB9, although not in one of the best DX location (south on Milan) due to the closeness to HB9 (propagation skip).

Second purpose was to finally enjoy on the air several weekends of station maintenance @IO2X.

I really mad a good and relaxed experience in the SO2R-mode with two keyboards outside major contests.

Conditions Key band was 40m followed by 20m. Amazingly good on 15m Sunday morning 09:00 to 10:30 but unfortunately no activity on SSB (CW skimmers were reporting good signal strength from EU to Asia and Pacific. Just 25 QSO, mostly with HB9. Highligts were to be called by H44MS, 4S7LF or by BI4WOP with 100W and a vertical antenna being his first QSO-ever outside of Asia.I was expecting more on 80m

HB9 Several canton missed, so I suppose there was a lack of activity as well. The snowfalls just before the contest (yes, we had a dry winter and snow on the contest weekend…..) may have prevented some portable operation to be on. Anyway, in general, I strongly support a widespread activity of all Cantons, even for a limited time during the contest (say 3 to 4 hrs) in order to keep up the attractiveness of the event.

Rules I personally see a potential of “shaping” the rules that may fit more stations to increase DX participation. I hope the organizers will take it into consideration (just to mention one: Low power category).

Scores I am persuaded that this new form will bring more participants, just think that top scorer DX-stations were working 150 to max 200 QSO in the whole contest just being obliged to work HB9 stn only. From the declared I can now see that i.e LZ2HA went from 193 Q to 400+ QSO and YO9HP summarized 743 QSO in the Mixed category

Call: IQ2CJ
Operator: HB9DUR
Class: SO SSB HP
QTH: IO2X
Operating Time (hrs): 16
Location: Southern Europe
Radios: SO2R

Summary:   Compare Scores
Band CW Qs Ph Qs Dig Qs Mults
160: 20 17
80: 64 39
40: 331 68
20: 223 59
15: 25 22
10: 4 5
Total: 0 667 0 210 Total Score 437,430

summary

A big thanks goes to Luca IK2NCJ for his support and to all stations for the contacts.

73, HB9DUR Andrea

Are you ready for the new Helvetia HF contest?

The Helvetia Contest becoming an international contest

YES, the Helvetia Contest is becoming an international contest

The Helvetia Contest with the new rules (All- to-all QSO) takes place 29 – 30 April 2017 at 13:00 UTC – 12:59 UTC.

Rules in English available here

There are two main major changes in the Rules:

Scoring of Contacts, Multipliers

  • Contact with a station in Switzerland: 10 points
  • Contact with a station within the same continent: 1 point
  • Contact with a station outside the own continent: 3 points
  • Multipliers: Canton and DXCC country (including Switzerland) per band: 1 point

 Categories

  • SOAB-CW-HP
  • SOAB-SSB-HP
  • SOAB-CW + SSB + Digital-QRP
  • SOAB-CW + SSB + Digital-HP
  • MOAB-CW-HP
  • MOAB-SSB-HP
  • MOAB-CW + SSB + Digital-HP
  • SWL

The major log software should be ready

For further information please go to the official USKA page: http://www.uska.ch/amateurfunkpraxis/wettbewerbe-und-diplome/schweizer-contest-kw/

Swiss Cantons:

New Offer for direct QSL to Kyrgyzstan, EX DXCC prefix – (time limited)

Direct QSL cards to Kyrgyzstan (EX)

I herewith offer to manage your direct QSL cards to EX8M, EX8MAT, EX9T , EX8MLE and EX8MLT if they arrive to my address in Switzerland before January 13th 2017

Please include:
From EUROPE : SASE +1 IRC or 2 USD
From the rest of the word: SASE +1 IRC or 3 USD

My address is on QRZ.com/db/hb9dur or use the D4C direct mailing address.

I hope this may help some of you to get some QSO confirmed.

73 es Season’s greeting
Andrea, HB9DUR

WAEDC RTTY M/S @ LX7I — DF7ZS.de

DF7ZS Helmut is trying harder. Go and put LX7I in your log!

DF7ZS Helmut is trying harder. Go and put LX7I in your log!

After winning the WAEDC RTTY from LX7I Superstation three years in a row, I decided t swap the lonley SingleOP2RUN event agains a small team effort. We will be M/S this year with DD5ZZ, DK5ON and me (DF7ZS) Please look for us on all bands and be ready for QTC traffic! The english rules can…

via WAEDC RTTY M/S @ LX7I — DF7ZS.de

WPX SSB 1st place world D41CV @D4C

CQ WPX SSB 1st place world from D4C #cqwpx @d4c_team

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Multi Multi category results

I am happy to announce our 1st place world achieved from the D4C contest station in Cape Verde with the callsign D41CV during the last CQ WPX SSB  contest on march 2016 in the Multi-Multi category.

Thank you K2RED for sponsoring the plaque

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