Friday, 31 August 2012

DXCC from C5 & 6W

OK I didn't manage DXCC myself from either C5 or 6W but I did manage to achieve more than 100 DXCC 'slots' which is the combination of DXCC and band/mode for RX stations.

112 DXCC slots, 58 DXCC in total from 6W
56 DXCC slots, 40 DXCC in total from C5

I managed 113 DXCC slots and 59 DXCC from both combined.


Wednesday, 29 August 2012

qrt from c5/m1kta due to rain so some videos

Three videos, the antenna,the station and the rain and boy oh boy did it rain. I didn't capture any thunder and lightening but it sent C5/M1KTA QRT 4 nights in a row and the powercuts that followed one lasts through Sunday.

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QRT from C5 and enroute to UK

Many thanks all for the support and I hope I managed to work you on air.

The qso total were approximately:

1,400 for 6W
150 from AF045

More than75% were ssb from 6W

200 from C5

More than 75% were cw from C5

72

Dom
C5/M1KTA (now QRT)
6W/M1KTA (now QRT)
M1KTA (home call)

Monday, 27 August 2012

qrt thunderstorms again

C5/M1KTA QRV from beach near Cape Point about 15:00 UTC

I'm off to Banjul then up to Cape Point should be QRV 20m and 15m (SSB) about 15:00 UTC for as long as the battery lasts, or the qso's do.

Just one qso ;-)

qrv on cw 14.048 up 2 this morning

nice series of qso on 20m this morning. 14.048 up2, still running qrp only and signals weak, got a lot of local qrn but bands quieter. w/e full of contest stations and could not make qso as no response so became a tourist on Sunday.

This afternoon 27th will try /P from beach on 15m/20m with buddipole in versatee vertical configuration.

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Saturday, 25 August 2012

Thanks for emails showing concern


Thanks everyone for implied concern. Probably have a bit of solo dxpedition lethargy after running lots of hour long cq cq cq sessions until that first qso then ungodly pile up for an hour as have been spotted. So listening to the bands more than in 6W, large swl report list, especially VK's and pacific stations.

I brought FT897 which can do 100W but I have left that in case and sticking at it with the KX3 and qrp as it is a mission now to complete whole trip qrp. I have worked out CW split with KX3, dual watch and ran first ever cw pile up (scarey) into NA last night running split up 2... worked but I had to cheat and use cw get as the practice of one time call response meant lots of pse agn and qrz,  tuning stations in was not easy. Some UK stations in log last night MD0CCE but I know he has a huge setup, had plenty UK stations SSB so no idea why no others as I thought cw would make it easier ho hum. I am at 12wpm from pc no hand key as broke the palm paddle connector so sending correctly.

RTTY with KX3 now too but not gone on air with it yet.

RX conditions for me are much poorer that 6W, put that down to the G5RV (as inverted V) which is running due north south which probably does not help for UK.

Two annoyances:
PA getting too hot sometimes as ambient temp doesnot help so radio folding back to 3W sometimes.
Why oh why 2.5mm socket on the SDR I/Q if only I had an adapter!

72

Dom
C5/M1KTA

Friday, 24 August 2012

AF-060 Cancelled! C5/M1KTA /P beach operation instead

Just tried again but no luck so not going to get permission to go to AF-060.

Expect will be /P from beach. New 12V 9AH battery (Motorbike cost 475 Dalasi and it is 49 to £1 let you do the maths) so much cheaper than AA batteries.

Station will be buddipole in a vertical setup right by shore, using KX3, Monday afternoon 27th August I expect. Will be qrt before local sun set, will not be safe to remain on the beach after dark.

Will try cw from C5/M1KTA

Subject: Re: [GQRP] Fw: Fw: Doing the QRP DX bit... again!

George et al,

Peter (he is in the 6W log 2x qrp SSB using G3JFS and GO3JFS) has asked me to try cw again so will do so, want to try to work gqrp members, I have no hand key though just through pc, I broke the connector plug to the palm paddle. I will be qrv on 20m between 14.040 and 14.050 listening up 2 in evenings, even the M3 and M6 stations are getting through on 10w ssb with rst 43 to 56 so cw should be easier. I will be 12 wpm or there about, short rubber stampish qso only though. All contacts are being recorded at this end.

72

Dom
C5/M1KTA

QRV cw on 20m from 21:00 to 00:30 14.040 up 2... some nice dx worked too :-)

Dom



Thanks C5YX for the comment please read my licence:



I even arranged this through a legal firm INSIDE THE GAMBIA.


Thursday, 23 August 2012

C5/M1KTA QRV again after thunder for hour.

The dipole/aka g5rv (whilst sending cq :-))


c5/m1kta qrv cw 14.060 listening up 2... will alternate ssb and cw

No takers ;-)

c5/m1kta qrv 14.285 ssb calling cq

No takers ;-)

Message to Ian 2E0EDX et al

Listen between 14.260-14.288 as should be in there somewhere in evenings.
If huge pile happens (why neither 6W or c5 are rare?) you might find a big QRO station to manage things for if you have limited time as I cannot control the EU wall easily qrp as the KW stations give no elbow room and I have to qso with them first hihi

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

6W/M1KTA Hosts

All started off with a call to 6V7Z when I was qrv as W1AF and I managed to operate from a wonderful DX radio location. Here are my hosts Corrinne and Francois Lorne outside the front gate as I was leaving.

C5/M1KTA QRV

Very quickly put up a buddipole and managed a couple contacts with OH1JO and OH1TD @ 14.282 they were calling cq south america and after no takers I thought I'd call with both I am about 41-44 so pretty poor but possible. VSWR according to the mini vna is 1.9:1 before I use the tuner.

It is raining hard and just hear static static static now...

I will put a G5RV tomorrow morning as Yaya has sorted out a nice long pole for me to use as a support, I have the two 10m fishing poles as well.

If the house location does not end up being great I might relocate towards the beach but if contacts are possible that is all that matters.


Anyway QRV in C5 now as C5/M1KTA 

I might focus on data modes if easier.

House has AC so I set it at 24 and it feels very cool which is a complete contrast to 6W.

Oh yes extra story when I arrived the swines at customs wanted $200 so I could 'import' the radio and laptop. They xray all bags on the WAY IN. Bit about face I would have thought and do a hand search/rummage.... Anyway smiling and being polite I said no duty was due as I was not importing but using whilst on holiday, they insisted I still said no, imagine stalemate and someone looking more official so I showed them the licence (with serial numbers) from the Gambia telcoms (PURA), OK fine but that still means I have to pay duty, I still said no as I was going to take them home after, still $200 so out comes the RadCom article with photo of me getting the G4SST award, still no dice so I thought I could easily just go back to Senegal or maybe Conakry (3X) as I had arranged that as a backup anyway, so asked them to call the Gambia telcom legal council, handed them his card, who had arranged my licence, I had printed all the emails and brought them with me, one reads like an invite and perhaps they might explain why I was going to get on the next plane out of The Gambia back to Senegal... all of a sudden it escalates up so more braid on the uniform appears on the scene, still being friendly so ask to see the airline about returning, still no dice, I say OK I'll call the council and explain why (I have all the names at this point and I have written them down in front of them) and I will return on the flight that just came in ... quiet moment then they give in, no duty is needed sorry for the confusion of course there is no duty required ;-)

I do not mind someone trying to earn a bit extra in a place like this if they had initially just asked for $20 maybe but $200 no chance that would have cost more than the whole stay in Gambia!

Arrived in C5, 20m antenna going up shortly, should be on 20m shortly

Beaming JA long path before leave 6W

6W on 40m for last two hours before go to airport...

Calling on 7.090 hearing EA, F and IZ no problem

6W/M1KTA now QRT... see you all as C5/M1KTA tomorrow night.

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

AF-045 Activated

Got on the island.

Activated...

Called for over an hour on 20m, nothing....

On 15m 5 mins G4MHK heard me and the pile up started.

  676 2012-08-21 11:35:17 15         21242.5 SSB  G4MFX          59  59
   677 2012-08-21 11:40:27 15         21242.5 SSB  CT1DKS         59  59
   678 2012-08-21 11:41:33 15         21242.5 SSB  DF6QP          59  59
   679 2012-08-21 11:41:39 15         21242.5 SSB  R7NB           59  55
   680 2012-08-21 11:42:44 15         21242.5 SSB  F1MLN          59  55
   681 2012-08-21 11:42:50 15         21242.5 SSB  I5FLN          59  57
   682 2012-08-21 11:43:55 15         21242.5 SSB  I1APQ          59  59
   683 2012-08-21 11:43:58 15         21242.5 SSB  DL8JS          59  59
   684 2012-08-21 11:44:05 15         21242.5 SSB  9A2NO          59  59
   685 2012-08-21 11:45:12 15         21242.5 SSB  OK2SG          59  55
   686 2012-08-21 11:45:16 15         21242.5 SSB  EA3NW          59  59
   687 2012-08-21 11:47:05 15         21242.5 SSB  SM3DMP         59  55
   688 2012-08-21 11:47:53 15         21242.5 SSB  M0BCT          59  51
   689 2012-08-21 11:48:21 15         21242.5 SSB  EA7HW          59  59
   690 2012-08-21 11:48:27 15         21242.5 SSB  SP5GMM         59  59
   691 2012-08-21 11:48:35 15         21242.5 SSB  IZ8GNR         59  57
   692 2012-08-21 11:48:48 15         21242.5 SSB  IK0OZD         59  55
   693 2012-08-21 11:49:01 15         21242.5 SSB  UX5BC          59  59
   694 2012-08-21 11:49:12 15         21242.5 SSB  UA9CCP         59  55
   695 2012-08-21 11:49:21 15         21242.5 SSB  I4GAD          59  58
   696 2012-08-21 11:49:32 15         21242.5 SSB  SP4KA          59  55
   697 2012-08-21 11:49:41 15         21242.5 SSB  SQ6STI         59  55
   698 2012-08-21 11:49:49 15         21242.5 SSB  EC3ABB         59  59
   699 2012-08-21 11:49:57 15         21242.5 SSB  DK4RM          59  53
   700 2012-08-21 11:50:06 15         21242.5 SSB  IZ4MKN         59  55
   701 2012-08-21 11:50:41 15         21242.5 SSB  DK1FW          59  55
   702 2012-08-21 11:50:47 15         21242.5 SSB  F5XL           59  59
   703 2012-08-21 11:51:00 15         21242.5 SSB  ON8BN          59  55
   704 2012-08-21 11:51:13 15         21242.5 SSB  DK1BX          59  55
   705 2012-08-21 11:51:20 15         21242.5 SSB  EC7DZZ         59  59
   706 2012-08-21 11:51:33 15         21242.5 SSB  SP3DSC         59  57
   707 2012-08-21 11:51:41 15         21242.5 SSB  DL1EZ          59  55
   708 2012-08-21 11:51:51 15         21242.5 SSB  CT1EGF         59  59
   709 2012-08-21 11:51:59 15         21242.5 SSB  DK1AX          59  59
   710 2012-08-21 11:52:08 15         21242.5 SSB  LA4UOA         59  57
   711 2012-08-21 11:52:15 15         21242.5 SSB  GM7TUD         59  57
   712 2012-08-21 11:52:24 15         21242.5 SSB  DL1BKK         59  44
   713 2012-08-21 11:52:32 15         21242.5 SSB  SA3ANZ         59  52
   714 2012-08-21 11:52:42 15         21242.5 SSB  MW3RNI         59  51
   715 2012-08-21 11:52:50 15         21242.5 SSB  UU7JM          59  55
   716 2012-08-21 11:52:58 15         21242.5 SSB  DJ2SL          59  55
   717 2012-08-21 11:53:06 15         21242.5 SSB  IT9KCD         59  54
   718 2012-08-21 11:53:14 15         21242.5 SSB  HA1IH          59  59
   719 2012-08-21 11:53:24 15         21242.5 SSB  EA5HRV         59  34
   720 2012-08-21 11:53:31 15         21242.5 SSB  OK2PAY         59  55
   721 2012-08-21 11:53:37 15         21242.5 SSB  K3EST          59  59
   722 2012-08-21 11:53:48 15         21242.5 SSB  UX2KA          59  59
   723 2012-08-21 11:53:57 15         21242.5 SSB  I4USC          59  53
   724 2012-08-21 11:54:05 15         21242.5 SSB  KT3Y           59  59
   725 2012-08-21 11:54:13 15         21242.5 SSB  OE3WMA         59  58
   726 2012-08-21 11:54:24 15         21242.5 SSB  DL1EGA         59  42
   727 2012-08-21 11:54:39 15         21242.5 SSB  ON7HJA         59  21
   728 2012-08-21 11:54:48 15         21242.5 SSB  OM4EX          59  55
   729 2012-08-21 11:55:26 15         21242.5 SSB  PT7W           59  59
   730 2012-08-21 11:55:31 15         21242.5 SSB  SV1PL          59  55
   731 2012-08-21 11:55:41 15         21242.5 SSB  UU2JQ          59  55


Ended when band propagation changed and I could no longer hear anyone.

Back on mainland and on 20m again.
   733 2012-08-21 18:18:13 20         14285.0 SSB  DL1BME/M       59  59
   734 2012-08-21 18:18:47 20         14285.0 SSB  GW0LKJ         59  59
   735 2012-08-21 18:20:16 20         14285.0 SSB  CT2IWW         59  59
   736 2012-08-21 18:22:38 20         14285.0 SSB  GW4AYJ         59  59
   737 2012-08-21 18:23:06 20         14285.0 SSB  RA6GW          59  59
   738 2012-08-21 18:23:43 20         14285.0 SSB  UX2KA          59  59
   739 2012-08-21 18:24:08 20         14285.0 SSB  UA3BM          59  59
   740 2012-08-21 18:24:32 20         14285.0 SSB  S52NR          59  59
   741 2012-08-21 18:25:05 20         14285.0 SSB  CT1JHU         59  59
   742 2012-08-21 18:25:33 20         14285.0 SSB  RN3QVC         59  59
   743 2012-08-21 18:26:21 20         14285.0 SSB  ON8GT          59  59
   744 2012-08-21 18:28:02 20         14285.0 SSB  IN3BJU         59  59
   745 2012-08-21 18:28:40 20         14285.0 SSB  RA3CQ          59  59
   746 2012-08-21 18:29:17 20         14285.0 SSB  DL2VK          59  59
   747 2012-08-21 18:29:45 20         14285.0 SSB  G7GYM          59  59
   748 2012-08-21 18:30:21 20         14285.0 SSB  EA1HU          59  59
   749 2012-08-21 18:30:47 20         14285.0 SSB  ON8AZ          59  59
   750 2012-08-21 18:31:43 20         14285.0 SSB  M0AID          59  59
   751 2012-08-21 18:32:52 20         14285.0 SSB  GO3JFS         59  57
   752 2012-08-21 18:35:27 20         14295.0 SSB  GM3WOJ         59  59
   753 2012-08-21 18:35:53 20         14295.0 SSB  OR2R           59  59
   754 2012-08-21 18:36:14 20         14295.0 SSB  UY3LA          59  59
   755 2012-08-21 18:37:01 20         14295.0 SSB  EA7APF         59  59
   756 2012-08-21 18:37:47 20         14295.0 SSB  IW2LXD         59  59
   757 2012-08-21 18:38:14 20         14295.0 SSB  OZ5HP          59  59
   758 2012-08-21 18:39:32 20         14295.0 SSB  EA7/G1WUU      59  59
   759 2012-08-21 18:40:04 20         14294.9 SSB  UW2ZM          59  59
   760 2012-08-21 18:43:01 20         14295.0 SSB  JE4CIL         59  59
   761 2012-08-21 18:43:34 20         14295.0 SSB  IW4AOT         59  59
   762 2012-08-21 18:44:17 20         14295.0 SSB  PA7DG          59  59
   763 2012-08-21 18:45:13 20         14295.0 SSB  GM0RML         59  59
   764 2012-08-21 18:46:21 20         14295.0 SSB  EA1BXJ         59  59
   765 2012-08-21 18:47:38 20         14295.0 SSB  EA3LS          59  59
   766 2012-08-21 18:48:03 20         14295.0 SSB  I5KG           59  59
   767 2012-08-21 18:48:22 20         14295.0 SSB  SV8AQN         59  59
   768 2012-08-21 18:49:34 20         14295.0 SSB  SP1DSZ         59  59
   769 2012-08-21 18:51:26 20         14295.0 SSB  SM7DQV         59  59
   770 2012-08-21 18:52:00 20         14295.0 SSB  EC7DZZ         59  59
   771 2012-08-21 18:52:25 20         14295.0 SSB  SV1ACL         59  59
   772 2012-08-21 18:52:59 20         14295.0 SSB  RA3ANL         59  59
   773 2012-08-21 18:53:30 20         14295.0 SSB  SP6QNU         59  59
   774 2012-08-21 18:54:19 20         14295.0 SSB  HA0IH          59  59
   775 2012-08-21 18:55:05 20         14295.0 SSB  SP3BHI         59  59
   776 2012-08-21 18:55:45 20         14295.0 SSB  M0GBK          59  58
   777 2012-08-21 18:56:27 20         14295.0 SSB  PT7WA          59  59
   778 2012-08-21 18:56:46 20         14295.0 SSB  SP7DRV         59  59
   779 2012-08-21 18:57:18 20         14295.0 SSB  RZ3ATG         59  59
   780 2012-08-21 18:57:40 20         14295.0 SSB  EA1CMS         59  59
   781 2012-08-21 18:57:58 20         14295.0 SSB  SP6OWY         59  57
   782 2012-08-21 18:59:08 20         14295.0 SSB  F4AVA          59  55
   783 2012-08-21 19:54:06 20         14288.0 SSB  EA4GFG/P       59  57
   784 2012-08-21 19:57:28 20         14288.0 SSB  DL4DCE         59  58
   785 2012-08-21 20:03:10 20         14288.0 SSB  G4HSB          59  56
   786 2012-08-21 20:03:52 20         14288.0 SSB  7X5QB          59  58
   787 2012-08-21 20:05:06 20         14288.0 SSB  EA2BD/QRP      59  58
   788 2012-08-21 20:09:44 20         14288.0 SSB  G3JFS          59  56
   789 2012-08-21 20:12:57 20         14288.0 SSB  DF9DD          59  57
   790 2012-08-21 20:13:13 20         14288.0 SSB  UY5BC          59  59
   791 2012-08-21 20:14:08 20         14288.0 SSB  EA1DBX         59  55
   792 2012-08-21 20:15:03 20         14288.0 SSB  SM4ATA/QRP     59  59
   793 2012-08-21 20:17:03 20         14288.0 SSB  G0UAZ          59  57
   794 2012-08-21 20:18:53 20         14288.0 SSB  IZ5ILF         59  58
   795 2012-08-21 20:19:30 20         14288.0 SSB  CN8YAN         59  57
   796 2012-08-21 20:21:18 20         14288.0 SSB  ON3AHA         59  59
   797 2012-08-21 20:23:18 20         14288.0 SSB  G6XFW          59  57
   798 2012-08-21 20:24:37 20         14288.0 SSB  JE1FQV         59  55
   799 2012-08-21 20:25:05 20         14288.0 SSB  SQ8Z           59  59
   800 2012-08-21 20:26:43 20         14288.0 SSB  M0VDC          59  53
   801 2012-08-21 20:28:16 20         14288.0 SSB  G8POC/QRP      59  55
   802 2012-08-21 20:28:59 20         14288.0 SSB  JA0FVU         59  57
   803 2012-08-21 20:32:14 20         14288.0 SSB  MM0ZBH         59  56
   804 2012-08-21 20:33:56 20         14288.0 SSB  OE1KRQ/P       59  55
   805 2012-08-21 20:35:00 20         14288.0 SSB  OE1KRQ/P       59  55
   806 2012-08-21 20:37:11 20         14288.0 SSB  JH1RNI         59  59
   807 2012-08-21 20:39:17 20         14288.0 SSB  F5ISY          59  57
   808 2012-08-21 20:40:09 20         14288.0 SSB  G1SNI/P        59  57
   809 2012-08-21 20:41:09 20         14288.0 SSB  M0HKB          59  55
   810 2012-08-21 20:42:41 20         14288.0 SSB  F/LX1ER        59  57
   811 2012-08-21 20:45:56 20         14288.0 SSB  2W0IDT/QRP     59  45
   812 2012-08-21 20:46:43 20         14288.0 SSB  GW6ZDH         59  55
   813 2012-08-21 20:51:37 20         14288.0 SSB  CT2KBT         59  58
   814 2012-08-21 20:53:29 20         14288.0 SSB  GO8OFQ/DL      59  59
   815 2012-08-21 20:55:13 20         14288.0 SSB  EA5/DL9GB      59  55
   816 2012-08-21 20:56:23 20         14288.0 SSB  EA4GIG         59  58
   817 2012-08-21 20:57:43 20         14288.0 SSB  IK3AVM         59  59
   818 2012-08-21 20:58:15 20         14288.0 SSB  I4MOQ          59  59
   819 2012-08-21 21:00:15 20         14288.0 SSB  R1ZAB          59  59
   820 2012-08-21 21:04:45 20         14288.0 SSB  JA1NVF         59  59
   821 2012-08-21 21:06:20 20         14288.0 SSB  SP7RZR         59  59
   822 2012-08-21 21:08:21 20         14288.0 SSB  8P6CH          59  58
   823 2012-08-21 21:09:31 20         14288.0 SSB  N2MUN          59  58
   824 2012-08-21 21:11:53 20         14288.0 SSB  KI4UVE         59  59
   825 2012-08-21 21:14:15 20         14288.0 SSB  WA1JSE         59  57
   826 2012-08-21 21:17:30 20         14288.0 SSB  W1JPR          59  59
   827 2012-08-21 21:18:41 20         14288.0 SSB  MM0LBX         59  57
   828 2012-08-21 21:21:27 20         14288.0 SSB  VE3TA          59  58
   829 2012-08-21 21:25:48 20         14288.0 SSB  N1SVB          59  57
   830 2012-08-21 21:27:10 20         14288.0 SSB  N4NDX          59  59
   831 2012-08-21 21:28:09 20         14288.0 SSB  YV5HNJ         59  57
   832 2012-08-21 21:28:41 20         14288.0 SSB  N1DRS          59  57
   833 2012-08-21 21:29:50 20         14288.0 SSB  K0VXU          59  57
   834 2012-08-21 21:30:25 20         14288.0 SSB  VE9MY          59  59
   835 2012-08-21 21:30:57 20         14288.0 SSB  K2MFY          59  56
   836 2012-08-21 21:31:49 20         14288.0 SSB  KJ4YPY         59  57
   837 2012-08-21 21:33:06 20         14288.0 SSB  N0IRM          59  57
   838 2012-08-21 21:33:45 20         14288.0 SSB  W3BW           59  57
   839 2012-08-21 21:34:49 20         14288.0 SSB  WA2HMM         59  57
   840 2012-08-21 21:35:33 20         14288.0 SSB  K1GBX          59  58
   841 2012-08-21 21:36:30 20         14288.0 SSB  N8EHW          59  53
   842 2012-08-21 21:37:09 20         14288.0 SSB  W5HD           59  55
   843 2012-08-21 21:37:57 20         14288.0 SSB  K0OK           59  56
   844 2012-08-21 21:38:23 20         14288.0 SSB  W4AMP          59  59
   845 2012-08-21 21:39:56 20         14288.0 SSB  KF7IYQ         59  57
   846 2012-08-21 21:41:37 20         14288.0 SSB  N1URI          59  59
   847 2012-08-21 21:43:46 20         14288.0 SSB  N9TV           59  57
   848 2012-08-21 21:44:11 20         14288.0 SSB  N3KS           59  59
   849 2012-08-21 21:44:36 20         14288.0 SSB  K5KG           59  57
   850 2012-08-21 21:45:21 20         14288.0 SSB  KB4CP          59  53
   851 2012-08-21 21:46:10 20         14288.0 SSB  K8OM           59  58
   852 2012-08-21 21:46:58 20         14288.0 SSB  NT4TS/QRP      59  55
   853 2012-08-21 21:49:02 20         14288.0 SSB  WB9JNZ         59  59
   854 2012-08-21 21:49:24 20         14288.0 SSB  W2LK           59  55
   855 2012-08-21 21:52:28 20         14288.0 SSB  WA8EQP         59  58
   856 2012-08-21 21:53:41 20         14288.0 SSB  VE9UN          59  58
   857 2012-08-21 21:55:05 20         14288.0 SSB  KJ5IX          59  55
   858 2012-08-21 21:56:37 20         14288.0 SSB  KK4DZA         59  55
   859 2012-08-21 21:57:43 20         14288.0 SSB  VE1BB          59  57
   860 2012-08-21 21:58:07 20         14288.0 SSB  KB1STH         59  57
   861 2012-08-21 21:58:38 20         14288.0 SSB  N3IQ           59  57
   862 2012-08-21 21:59:19 20         14288.0 SSB  KR4JY          59  55
   863 2012-08-21 22:00:16 20         14288.0 SSB  K0BYN          59  44
   864 2012-08-21 22:01:15 20         14288.0 SSB  W7VU/M         59  58
   865 2012-08-21 22:02:42 20         14288.0 SSB  KA2NUE         59  53
   866 2012-08-21 22:03:51 20         14288.0 SSB  K3SZH          59  58
   867 2012-08-21 22:04:27 20         14288.0 SSB  AB0X           59  55
   868 2012-08-21 22:05:14 20         14288.0 SSB  KB1FRW         59  57
   869 2012-08-21 22:06:14 20         14288.0 SSB  EA1GGX         59  33
   870 2012-08-21 22:09:29 20         14288.0 SSB  WA5TCZ         59  58
   871 2012-08-21 22:10:34 20         14288.0 SSB  HI8CJ          59  57
   872 2012-08-21 22:11:46 20         14288.0 SSB  K4YDN          59  59
   873 2012-08-21 22:13:09 20         14288.0 SSB  WX2JIM         59  57
   874 2012-08-21 22:14:08 20         14288.0 SSB  HR1R           59  59
   875 2012-08-21 22:14:45 20         14288.0 SSB  AF4MI          59  59
   876 2012-08-21 22:15:19 20         14288.0 SSB  K3LU           59  59
   877 2012-08-21 22:15:46 20         14288.0 SSB  WO2X           59  55
   878 2012-08-21 22:16:49 20         14288.0 SSB  K2TTT          59  59
   879 2012-08-21 22:17:36 20         14288.0 SSB  WB5NHL         59  59
   880 2012-08-21 22:18:01 20         14288.0 SSB  K8VE           59  59
   881 2012-08-21 22:19:06 20         14288.0 SSB  NM5Z           59  59
   882 2012-08-21 22:19:36 20         14288.0 SSB  KM4HI          59  57
   883 2012-08-21 22:20:08 20         14288.0 SSB  K5WES          59  57
   884 2012-08-21 22:20:36 20         14288.0 SSB  WE2K           59  53
   885 2012-08-21 22:21:26 20         14288.0 SSB  N2KVN          59  57
   886 2012-08-21 22:22:32 20         14288.0 SSB  KB1STH         59  59
   887 2012-08-21 22:23:20 20         14288.0 SSB  AI4CO          59  57
   888 2012-08-21 22:24:27 20         14288.0 SSB  KJ5IX          59  58
   889 2012-08-21 22:25:21 20         14288.0 SSB  KX2S           59  59
   890 2012-08-21 22:26:14 20         14288.0 SSB  N4WMB          59  55
   891 2012-08-21 22:26:39 20         14288.0 SSB  8P6NW          59  55
   892 2012-08-21 22:28:14 20         14288.0 SSB  KJ4UZU         59  59
   893 2012-08-21 22:28:45 20         14288.0 SSB  W8SM           59  55
   894 2012-08-21 22:29:21 20         14288.0 SSB  W4KDN          59  57
   895 2012-08-21 22:30:33 20         14288.0 SSB  NC4CX          59  59
   896 2012-08-21 22:31:37 20         14288.0 SSB  KF4UYK         59  57
   897 2012-08-21 22:32:24 20         14288.0 SSB  KB1HNZ         59  55
   898 2012-08-21 22:33:31 20         14288.0 SSB  K9SRV          59  55
   899 2012-08-21 22:33:59 20         14288.0 SSB  K5BTK          59  57
   900 2012-08-21 22:36:14 20         14288.0 SSB  KE5ISO         59  53
   901 2012-08-21 22:37:17 20         14288.0 SSB  W4SCV          59  59
   902 2012-08-21 22:37:42 20         14288.0 SSB  NC4G           59  58
   903 2012-08-21 22:42:52 20         14288.0 SSB  KC9IWW         59  59
   904 2012-08-21 22:43:43 20         14288.0 SSB  W8PT           59  55
   905 2012-08-21 22:44:11 20         14288.0 SSB  N0FW           59  59
   906 2012-08-21 22:47:14 20         14288.0 SSB  N1KRC          59  57
   907 2012-08-21 22:48:28 20         14288.0 SSB  KA8PVS         59  59
   908 2012-08-21 22:49:24 20         14288.0 SSB  K8BJ           59  58
   909 2012-08-21 22:52:28 20         14288.0 SSB  K5JUM          59  54
   910 2012-08-21 22:54:15 20         14288.0 SSB  K4EAR          59  53
   911 2012-08-21 22:56:35 20         14288.0 SSB  NE2Q           59  55
   912 2012-08-21 22:57:16 20         14288.0 SSB  KT3Y           59  59
   913 2012-08-21 23:00:26 20         14288.0 SSB  K3EST          59  59

Monday, 20 August 2012

6W shack


From this webcam http://6w7rv.dyndns.org/main.cgi?next_file=main2.htm












The antennas (why I came here and it seems to have paid off):

 15m 3el yagi, 2m yagi above.
 6m, no openings though!
 The LF farm (40m square,40/80/160 Titanex) and the GP for WARC 12,17 & 30
 The 20m 3 el, 10m 3 el and a 10/15/20 permanently towards NA.
Same antennas


6W/M1KTA Update


I have not been able to get onto AF045 today as planned as as  there is a festival for end of Ramadan (Saturday) but I will be on it tomorrow 21st from about 10:00 UTC, 5 hour round trip to the ferry not fun in 90% humidity and the roads out here are pretty crap really, full of pot holes and lots of water when it rains and the drivers are kamakazi's sometimes with no lights and big cement lorries take no prisoners hihi. Taxi had a crack in screen I asked why ... "oh I hit someone (a pedestrian) last night and he bounced off the windscreen"... so no walking on roads at night  :-)

Will be limited tomorrow as no yagi just a GP antenna and buddipole.
Had pile ups most bands whenever been on them (video and audio recorded on most, band width too low to upload will do when home) and I am qrp but nothing on 160m or 80m I have S9+ static and even when I can hear anyone they are deaf to me hihi no change when qrp in UK on 80m or 160m :-).

Getting through all the bands and modes, rtty last night and psk this morning.

Those with 30m and ARGO please have a look for QRSS3 beacon 6w/m1kta/ik14ll as it is up and running. I will take same setup to C5 from 22nd.

On 10m, 15m or 20m all have been open to UK at various times of the day and worked M3 and M6's with 10w both end so qrp is definitely possible.

I have 6m, 12m and 17m but only one 17m contact (one of the 2012L stations) and I arranged that on air with a station on 20m.

2m eme didn't work so abandoning the antenna and coax here.

Sunday, 19 August 2012

6W/M1KTA will be QRV from AF-045 TUESDAY 21st

6w/m1kta qrss on 30m

NT7S open beacon is up on 6w/m1kta on 30m 10.100 sending 6w m1kta qrss 3

I will welcome reports please save any captures and save for my return after 29th.

Beacon on a car battery and will remain running until I leave on 22nd.


From here:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/QRPLabs/message/526

--- In QRPLabs@yahoogroups.com, Stephen Farthing wrote:
>
> Guys,
>
> Dom is active on 30 meters QRSS3 using a G0UPL Ultimate beacon from 6w
> land. Please keep an eye out for him.
>
> 73s Steve
>

Thanks Steve.

I have taken a break from the pileups and worked on the beacon...it
was off frequency and out of band it is now corrected.
10.140MHz and a little high. On RX dial 10.1400000 Argo says I am on 1100
I have offset a little higher than the EU beacons. QRSS3 sendng 6w/m1kta/ik14ll

I would be very happy to rx reports and if you can save any captures
that would be brilliant.
Or email them to me here as I have internet here in 6W.

72

Dom
6W/M1KTA

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