New radio……

Since a few days I replaced my Kenwood TS590s with the new Icom IC7300.

I must say, I am impressed by this little box and look forward exploring the possibilities.

2 new bands to play on although it does not seem to be the best season for 70 Mhz  🙂

icom-ic-7300

QSL manager for 30 years EUDXF stations

Special stations will be activated to celebrate the 30th anniversary of EUDXFimage003

In the period october – december 2016 these stations will be active:

  • PA3ØEUDXF by PA1AW
  • PB3ØEUDXF by PA2LO
  • PC3ØEUDXF by PA4VHF
  • PD3ØEUDXF by PD7RB
  • PE3ØEUDXF by PB8DX
  • PF3ØEUDXF by PA3EWP
  • PG3ØEUDXF by PA2GRU
  • PH3ØEUDXF by PAØABM
  • PI3ØEUDXF by PI4COM

QSL Manager for all listed stations is Alex PA1AW. Logs will be on LOTW and Clublog.

For more information about this special event you can contact Ron PA3EWP or check www.eudxf.eu

New project

eudxfDuring the annual EUDXF meeting in Bentheim I accepted the task as webmaster for the EUDXF website. A challenge but fun to do and good to bring this important PR instrument in action again. Check www.eudxf.eu for progress…

 

Chasing DX…….. VK0EK & FT4JA

Chasing FT4JA on 80m

Chasing FT4JA on 80m

April 2, 2016 it wasn’t contesttime but time to chase DX. Together with several clubmembers (PA3EWP, PD4RD, PA2R, PA3BWD, PA1BDO, PB0AIC) we spent some time on the station chasing VK0EK Heard Island and FT4JA Juan de NOva Island.

Starting of at 9a.m. local time with some repair work to the station and finishing just after midnight most of us were able to make one or more QSO’s with these rare DX-stations during the day.

For me VK0EK brought new bands on 12 and 160m. FT4JA brought a new country on CW and bandpoints on 12,15,17 and 80m. Unfortunately I was not at the radio in the afternoon and missing some more bandpoints so the chase is still on.

 

CQ WW RTTY 2015

Unfortunately the PI4COM station was not “recovered” in time for this contest. Without yagi’s for 20 and 15m band it was not possible to have a competitive station. So it was decided to operate Single Band Single Operator this year.
Ron PA3EWP on 40m, using the club call PI4COM, with the 4 square.
Richard PD4RD was hoping for 10m to open but had to go for 20m using a simpel endfed wire. I, Alex PA1AW, went on 80m using the 1/4 vertical and low dipole.
Despite not being able to operate as a team I had a great time and nice result.
Great weather and great food prepared by Richard shure helped.

scores

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All time deep ?¿

Normally I would have been in the middle of 6m season stress right now. But 2015 is not looking normal at all. No antenna’s up at the new house except some temporary antenna’s. At this moment my 2 el HB9CV for 6m is up again at approx. 5 m height surrounded by housing. This antenna is good for 6 qso’s as yet but that has more to do with the limited time I was able to spend behind the radio sofar.

The strange thing is that despite the low QSO number I uipgraded the station again now having an IC7600 as the main radio and an old friend returned in the shack: ACOM1000 amplifier. So in-house ready for action and soon there will be some aluminium on the roof again. Whether this will be in time for the 6m ES-season I doubt, but their will always be a next year  🙂

Any advise on short boom 6 m yagi’s ? (max. 4m boom)

73  AW

Good begin of the 2015 DX year

Despite I do not yet have my Stepp-Ir up since I moved to my current house I was happy to have the opportunity to work two major DXpeditions by moving my radio equipment to the clubstation PI4COM:

EP6T – Iran

ep6t

K1N – Navassa

k1n

As this is only a few hundred meters away from my home operating this very nice station expands my horizon. This time a lot of work was needed to have the station fully operational as the winter storms seriously damaged the antennas for 160, 20, 17, 15 and 12 meters. We are glad we did all the work want the result is very nice…..

Anyhow, good motivation to get the home station up and running…..

PA14HNY & PB14HNY

Click on the callsign for

Logsearch and OQRS :

PA14HNY    PB14HNY

also for buro QSL.

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After 4 years of running a S.E.S. during Christmas Jo (PA9JO) and (PB5Xdecided to do something different this year. Instead of using a P###XMAS call and celebrate X-MAS we want to celebrate the NEW year.

So thats why they will be transmitting from 13-12-13 till 06-01-14 with their special calls on different bands (10 to 40 mtr) of course they want to wish everybody a Merry X-MAS but the focus will be the NEW year.

We wish all our (radio) friends and their families a happy, healthy and prosperous 2014.

 The (new) direct address:

Alex van Hengel, PA1AW
Ganzekant 21
2995VC Heerjansdam
The Netherlands

 

  • Make sure sufficient return postage is included.
  • Minimum required to cover cost: up to 3 cards = $2 ,  4 cards or more = $ 3
  • IRC can no longer be accepted !!!(our postoffice does not accept them anymore)
  • Cards received without sufficient return postage are handled like buro QSL.
  • Make sure a return envelope with you complete address is included.
  • Please make sure the country is mentioned in English.
  • In doubt ?: send a mail to qsl@pa1aw.nl
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