Category Archives: Contests
Summary: 16 QSO, 11 grids, 4 fields, 5 DXCC (ES, LY, OH, SM, UA. ODX 583 km (SM7LCB). Poor tropo, mainly aircraft scatter QSOs.
My first in a 2019 participation in NAC. Propagation is moderate. 19th QSO, most with a Aircraft Scatter helping. Best ODX 615 km (R1NW). 15 grid squares4 fields
The regular 23 cm NAC. Worked only CW about 2 hours (of 4 possible), just for fun. 14th QSO, 11 grids, 4 fields, 5DXCC. Maximum QRB 520 km (SM3BEI). Antenna 2×55 el. F9FT, AGL 6 meter.
Not a bad tropo was yesterday, during NAC 432 mhz. 22 QSO, best ODX 741 km (SM6F), 16 WWL, 7 DXCC. Worked World Wide Locators: JO67 : 1 KO15: 3 KO29: 3 KO38: 1 KP10: 1 KP30: 1 JO89: … Continue reading
The Gemenids – one of the most powerful meteor showers of the year. On this year the maximum was over the weekend, Dec. 13th and 14th, Earth passed through a stream of debris from “rock comet” 3200 Phaethon. Predicted maximum … Continue reading
Participated only 1.5 hour. Propagation was very moderate: 8 QSO via tropo and 3 QSO with a air scatter help.
Unfortunately, conditions were very poor again. Only 10 QSO completed in 3 hours: 6 – tropo (best ODX 265 km) and 4 via aircraft scatter (best ODX 476 km). Was very glad to get new initial callsign on 23 cm: … Continue reading
As in NAC 432 I just worked 1 hour. Propagation was very poor. Good, if I can catch reflections from airplane. So, only 6 QSO. The best ODX 476 km (SM3BEI).
First VHF activity contest, I took part in 2014. Not for competition, but to check conditions and antenna. Because after plentiful and wet snowfall, the air temperature drops down to -10 degrees. My 144 MHz array was totally frozen, so … Continue reading