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Tropo on November 6, 2018

41 QSO, 30 Grid squares, 3 Grid fields, 11 countries. Best ODX – UT8AL

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YL100 – Latvia 100 years

On 18 November 2018 Latvia will celebrate its centenary. Radio amateurs in Latvia from November 1st to 18th, 2018 will activate special callsigns with prefix YL100 to commemorate this event. 5 different callsigns are used with YL100 prefix – one … Continue reading

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New DXCC: TR8CA (Gabon)

In the end of August I found in EME chat a new callsign – TR8CA, whom I worked in year 2001 via satellite AO-10, and later on many HF bands on CW, RTTY and SSB. Sure. it was surprise for … Continue reading

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The ARRL WAS Award2 Meters

I am proud to announce the receipt of the diploma “The ARRL WAS Award 2 Meters” (Worked All States Award)  #211. All necessary QSO have been confirmed in LOtW, so the application was issued within a few minutes.

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1000 Grids On 144 MHz!

Today there was a remarkable event for me: I work grid number 1000 on 144 MHz band! The station was N4EME. They are the EMERovers Amateur Radio Club and currently operated from FM25fh near Cape Hatteras North Carolina. Team has … Continue reading

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Mozambique in the air. C8T 2-15 May, 2018

The Belgian Lions DX-Team (OT8T) are announced for a DXpedition to Mozambique during 2-15 May 2018. All HF-band and 144 MHz EME with 2X11 el. H-pol antenna and 1,2 Kw SSPA. I am not so much interesting in HF. Just … Continue reading

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Two DX-pedition in the air at the same time

Great event: the lunatics are happy! Z66EME and 3B8MB ( Rep. of Kosovo and Mauritius Island) in the air. I made a one time screen shot from my MAP65 software. Both station are loud today. And both stations have  had … Continue reading

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My DXCC # 172: TD9FYC (Guatemala)

PA2CHR-Chris and PA3FYC-Jos, are activated via EME rare country – Guatemala. They intended to activate 3 bands: 144, 432 and 1296 MHz. The call signs are: TD9CHR and TD9FYC. Details are here. On 24th of February our common window with … Continue reading

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144 MHz: 171 DXCC worked, 171 DXCC confirmed

N0w all worked 171 country by DXCC Award on 144 MHz are confirmed. Waiting for a SUPER RARE 3Y0Z (Bouvet Island) expedition. The expedition team currently on the way to the island by “Betazone” ship. Easy to follow them.

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4x2M18XXX accident

A strong gust of wind last night broke the anchorage of the antenna actuator. The antenna array under the wind pressure turned almost 110 degrees. But one of the arrows (Vertical 2M18XXX) was caught on the guy. This saved the … Continue reading

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