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Thursday, 17 July 2014

It doesn't get more Bonkers than this!


The whole concept of bouncing RF of meteor trails is, lets face it, quite nuts:

It does, however, appeal to me for some reason. Primarily because the WSJT modes are so fantastic and secondly because it's completely insane.

I've just had a great QSO with DL4KUG, thanks Erich!

Cat wanted to play earlier, but only on the condition that he didn't have to let go of the mouse under his left paw:

Fun, egh?

Monday, 7 July 2014

We're even on the map now!


I was messing about in the shack this morning, and as I often do I logged into the ON4KST chat rooms you can find here:

Whilst I was there I could here EA2ARD calling CQ on MS JT6M mode, so to cut a long story short, we had possibly the fastest QSO by MS ever! I only had to repeat one over! There wasn't any Es going on as the signals weren't representative of that kind of propagation. Thanks Jon! He must have registered the QSO as I was even on the DX Map for a while:

Now, some of you may remember that I have "antenna cam". Here's a shot I just annotated:

So what we have there is:

  1. The combined 4M and 6M beam we put up here: 4+4
  2. Then there's the MA5B from here: MA5B
  3. Then we have the 80M and 40M wire antenna we tried here: 80M Wires
  4. Then I have the 2M RX antenna we made here: Lindy
  5. Not forgetting the almost invisible top band antenna: Top Band Sloper
  6. And finally there's the Windom we made here: Windom
  7. Plus there is also a "white stick" in the air for 2M and 70cm.
All good, egh?

Sunday, 6 July 2014

It's DL-DX Time


Have had no more than a fiddle in the DL-DX RTTY contest this weekend. Far too many other commitments over the time period to have a serious go.

Here, as is now customary, is my log as a map:

Cat remained thoroughly unimpressed throughout:

Fun, egh?