Author: pe2mc


Posted on: 3rd May 2010

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We are now in the month of April. Time is passing by so i have to shedule the things i like to do for 2010.

What will 2010 bring me and what i’m going to do.

The plans are made but if  i’m able to continu depence on the time and ofourse the money.

– Ameland Eu038     ( 5th of August till 11th of August 2010  (PSK,RTTY,SSB 40 till 10mtr )
– Contest Fieldday    ( 5th of July 2010 ( place Fort gagel)
– Contest Rtty,PSK   ( updated soon) this depence on time and place
– Bonaire Okt 2010  ( updated soon) this depence on time and date

I will keep you updated on the latest news page. <<Click here>>

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Author: pe2mc


Posted on: 26th April 2010

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On the 8th and 9th of May we have in the Netherlands a National Windmill weekend.In this weekend many Windmills are open for public.

This weekend people can look inside the Windmills and look around.Also they can ask question about how things work.

Last year Jelle,PD5JFK did ask me if i wanted to join him at the National Windmill weekend and set the Windmill “The Eendracht” on air.We both knew that in the UK the Windmill activations were already a few years a very big succes..We are HAM radio operators and of course i wanted to join him.

This weekend was very interresting for us,but also for the visitors of the Mill.We where allowed to sit inside the Windmill with our radio gear.

This way we also could tell people about our hobby and passion,HAM radio.We spoke to a lot of people who were very interested and had a lot of questions.We showed the people a Worldmap on wich we showed the Countries we did spoke with.

For us it was also nice to put the Windmill,with a special callsign,on the air.This way also the Windmill did get extra advertisemend on air,on internet via our special page and also at the end via a nice special QSL card.

On this page you can see the Windmills that will be on air during the weekend of 8th and 9th of May 2010.If you want to activate a Windmill as well,please mail us at molendag2010@gmail.com so we can add your Mill and callsign on this page.

Also it will be possible to put your log online,if you want this.

Info source  www.wota2010.tk

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Author: pe2mc


Posted on: 22nd April 2010

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Peter PD1RP, Richard, Flip PD1TC will be active from Noorderhaaks Island (IOTA ref EU-038) between May the first and the end of September 2010.
More information will be at later at this point.

Qsl route??

The story, logbook and photos (proofs) of the activation will be published directly after the activation.

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Author: pe2mc


Posted on: 22nd April 2010

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IMG_3245Let me Introduce myself : Living in the village IJsselstein  My son was born on the 16th of august 2003. His name is Jimme. Later on, a baby girl was born on the 17th of november 2006. Her name is Elin.

I started with the radio hobby a long time ago. As a little boy my father teached me how to use a CB radio. Can you imagine that I could not believe that we spoke with Zwolle.. It always kept me going to do something with the radio hobby. So I started again in 1992 . After a period of 6 years I got the opportunity to get my license. At fist i kept the call PE3MCO. At that time it’s was already allowed to choose your call-sign. After using it for several years i changed the call to an easier suffix.  At thats now PE2MC.

Here my 2 kids  Jimme and Elin. This in order from left till right.

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Author: pe2mc


Posted on: 4th April 2010

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This morning i came out of bed on 7:30 local time. I still hunting on T32 but not any glimp of it. Ok let see if we work some new Dxcc on 30mtr in CW or Rtty.
I saw a spot of ZL1ALZ. At first i was pointing to the short path but he was not very loud.
Turned the dipole a bit to Long path and the signal became Loud. Very loud.

I worked John 1 up and his comment was nice to see on screen. PE2MC Big Sig 🙂
Mixw is not decoding 100% so i have to listen very carefully if he called me.
The program is handy to use in many modes.

We worked 126dxcc now on 30mtr with the SteppIR dipole so it’s going very well.

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Posted on: 22nd March 2010

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I last few weeks i have seen many spots from ZK3.
No propagation into PA to work him. Or the time slot was wrong.
Yesterday the propagation was good and a friend of mine  (v) PE2LZ worked ZK3OU on 30mtr.
Well i told him i’m free on monday lets give it a try see what happens.

This morning we heard ZK3YA Bob in Rtty.
Signal was arround 5/5 , 5/6 with some qsb.

Well lets heat up and work the new dxcc 🙂
After a few minutes in Rtty we worked Bob. Dxcc 294 tnx you Bob!!

A few hours later i saw the spots again from Bob now on 20mtr rtty. Also this one is a winner. I made a qso.

The next moring i saw Bob on 17mtr. For days your are seaching and hunting nothing. Another day you get the pick on what band you would like to make a qso. That’s Hamradio.

Propagation is getting somewhere. Sun where are ya 🙂

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Author: pe2mc


Posted on: 11th March 2010

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Last year i did gave a training to install wordpress. After a long time i decided to give a second training.
The course will be given on Fort the Gagel in Utrecht on 30 March and 16 April.

Items that we will handle during the course

– What are the meaning of the buttons
– Plugins what can we do with it
– Themes where to find
– Guestbook plugins
– Nextgen gallery how do i use it
– Mail plugins
– The 20th most used plugins.
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– Css is it easy to change and what will happen.
– To add a line in the Footer and Header.php

If you like to take part of the course send me a email via the contact page.

Marco pe2mc

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Posted on: 11th March 2010

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The Yaesu FTDX5000 series of HF/50 MHz 200 watt transceivers are a new premium class of Yaesu radios with two fully independent receivers plus many unique options and
accessories designed to meet the performance requirements of even the most demanding amateur radio operator. Yaesu engineers have achieved 112 dB dynamic range and an IP3 [3rd Order Intercept Point] of +40 dBm (CW, 500 Hz BW). Newly designed, extra sharp roofing filters for VFOA/Main receiver are selectable between 300 Hz (optional on some versions), 600 Hz, 3 kHz, 6 kHz and 15 kHz. Yaesu incorporates two of their famous custom designed 32 bit floating point DSP chips based on the TI TMS320C6727B running at 300 MHz … one for VFO A and one for VFO B. Enjoy state of the art on the transmit side with a pair of reliable VRF150 FETS in a push-pull configuration yielding 200 watts (75 watts class A operation). Three electro-luminescent subdisplays indicate sub frequency, graphical wave and menu functions. The rear panel features a 9 MHz IF out from VFO Main receiver. Other enhancements include: large multi-function meter and variable CW audio peak filter. Now shipping.

Shown above with SM5000 Station Monitor which is optional on some versions.

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Author: pe2mc


Posted on: 8th March 2010

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Yesterday it was a very nice and sunny afternoon.
I had a day off from work and still had to ajust a “mod” om my home made 2 elm SteppIR.
First locate the driven elment without a balun. And made this one my driven element.
The other driven elem has to be like a director or a reflector.
So there is one thing i really have to do and forgot in the first place. Solder a copper wire between the two pols.
Ok for only that fix i had to disable the complete motor again 🙁

After a hours of two i fixed the problem, and still need to test it in the field.
Hope this will work. I will let you know as soon as possible.

  

The complete article is here

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Author: pe2mc


Posted on: 7th March 2010

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Today i help a friend with his website.
It’s online and during the week we are going to put more info online.
Peter got a nice setup  FT1000D with a 3elm steppir + trombone elm.
Just take a look and hope you like it.

Http://www.pd1rp.nl

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