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Posted on: 3rd March 2010

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Today we got home and turned on the radio.
I was listening on 15mtr and did notice some nice propagation.
Well lets try the magic band 17mtr. What will this bring us.
After getting there who did i hear. W8ERN Angelo very strong. 9+10 +15 all the time.
Make a Qso with him and had a nice chat on the band. And that only with 200w from the rig at the present time.
Talk about the 7700 in compaire with the 9000D. I also made a recording Qso from Angelo with me.

Angelo got a nice website http://w8ern.com online with commcat live. A software program that runs with HRD. It is sending out the frequencie signal report rotor heading etc etc.
I you like to see what program does here a link to the website of commcat. http://www.commcat.com/

Some audio recording files,

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Angelo on his and made a recording of me on his end. So we have 2 mp3 files from the same qso.. Nice to equalize ūüôā

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Author: pe2mc


Posted on: 2nd March 2010

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For more information.
I made a direct page..

http://www.pe2mc.nl/?page_id=3123

Source 425Dxn.org

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Author: pe2mc


Posted on: 1st March 2010

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I was looking over the interet and found this nice page.

Announce DX operations Just click on the link.

TF3CW ICELAND: TF3CW from Iceland will be active in ARRL DX SSB Contest 6-7 March 2010

MICRONESIA DX-PEDITION (RARE IOTA): Operators Mike KM9D and Jan KF4TUG onboard the ‘Don Henry’…

JW5HE SVALBARD: LA5HE will be active from Svalbard 10-16 March 2010 as JW5HEHe will be active

V26RB ANTIGUA: N9AMW will be active from Antigua 4-12 March 2010 as V26RBHe will be active

Source Wirelessdenhelder.nl

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Author: pe2mc


Posted on: 28th February 2010

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Last year we did the Wrk All EU DX contest SSB.
We had a lot of funn and a good result.

Never done something with QTC and that’s the main reason why we have to leave PJ2P in front of us.
Maybe next time we can prepare ourself a lot better.

Congratulations to the team of PJ2P.

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Posted on: 23rd February 2010

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ROS Frequencies (Mhz) USB  version 2.1.4 (stay tuned to the changes at this site, please)

My first Qso you will see here below. Tnx IK0VCK. Second Qso with G8JNJ

   

Wouwww today 28 februari 2010 i made a contact with ZL1RS 50watt and perfect reception -7db. the third picture is shown the contact

I3VWK has received your Radio Message sent at: 10:19 UTC

Received Message: ‘ wx1RS ZL1RS ZL1RS de PE2MC PE2MC PE2MC My email is: <marco.pe2mc@gmail.com> <marco.pe2mc@gmail.com> <marco.pe2mc@gmail.com>’

Operator Info:
Callsign: I3VWK
Name: rudy
E-mail: i3vwk@aribassano.it
QTH: rosa’
Locator: jn55vr
Station: ft847 minibeam/vertical 50w
ROS Version: 1.6.5 Beta

Signal Info:
Symbol Rate: 16 bauds
Frame Acquisition: 12/20
Final Acquisition: 16/16
Frequency Shift: 15,6 Hz
Symbol Errors detected by Viterbi: 13/50
Metric: -12 dB
Vumeter Level: -12 dB
CPU Usage: 23 %

Also recieved a signal report via de mail what a nice program to use.

Frequenties they are going to use.

Frequentie 1 Baud 16 Baud  USA only
1.840  yes yes  
3.6009 yes yes  
3.6038 yes yes  
3.6065  yes yes  
3.6122  yes yes  
3.6149 yes yes  
3.6176  yes yes  
7.040 (USA) yes yes  USA
7.050 yes yes  
7.0545  yes yes  
7.0572   yes yes  
10.141 yes yes  USA
10.144 yes yes  USA
10.147 yes yes  USA
14.102 no yes  
14.106 no yes  
14.109 yes no  
21.2121 yes yes  
28.300 yes yes  
50.300 yes yes  
144.160 yes no  EME

 

 ROS Sounds  

The Man Of the Vara at 16 bauds 
The Man Of the Vara at 1 baud 
The Man Of the Vara at 1 baud + AWGN (-35 dBs S/N)  

More information is on this website. ROSmodem

To download the lastest version ROS v2.1.4 beta.zip
Very slow and easy mode. Maybe i will get used to it.. hihi to be continued!!

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Author: pe2mc


Posted on: 8th February 2010

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Plans

DATES and OBJECTIVES

9th to 25th February from Tahiti, DXCC entity = French Polynesia, all 9 HF bands, 160-10 m.

With feedback from recent operations from the 2 other FO DXCC entities, we changed our plans and we will stay in this more current country but we will make a strong effort on low bands (160 and 80 m) to try to address the many requests from all continents.

Entries in the WPX RTTY and in the ARRL DX CW contests are also planned as all operators are contesters.

OPERATING MODES AND FREQUENCIES

 

Band CW SSB RTTY
160 1831.5 down 5-10 1842 up  
80 3503 or 3523 3790 down EU / up USA  
40 7003 or 7023 7085 up 7038 up
30 10103 or 10108   10148 down
20 14003 or 14023 14170 up 14088 up
17 18073 or 18078 18130 up 18108 up
15 21003 or 21023 21280 up 21098 up
12 24893 or 24898 24985 dwn 24928 up
10 28003 or 28023 28490 up 28098 up

 

Note : The CW listening frequency will always be up (except on 160m), starting at just 1kHz or 2kHz up depending on the pile-up size. However on 160m CW where the listening frequency will be down, the actual split will be announced.

QTH place

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Author: pe2mc


Posted on: 20th January 2010

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On this  expedition will take part.

 FO/DL1AWI ,     FO/DL3APO ,     FO/DL5XU

Lateste news…

1.Febr. 20.20 utc  from DL1AWI
Hello HAM’s ! Our activity is now limitet for 80/30m. It’s impossible to rebuild our vertical from station1 temporary for 160m. Very strong wind disable the work.

73 de TX3D-Team

1.Febr. 8.00 utc
very windy there.They can not work 160.Will work80/30 m this night

31.Jan 20.30 utc from DL1AWI
Hi Folks,
since yesterday afternoon we are at 30m. First 1000 contacts in the log. Huge pile ups and good         signals.80m in the early afternoon we heard lot of DL s in a weekend contest. After our dinner we were  start our activity and no answer for our cq.
One hour later the big pile ups came up.
The most important problem is all stations calling at a small frequency range. Please spread out!
Today we will use a switching box for a quick band change (160 and 80m).
73   TX3D team

19.Jan 8.30 Z   Thanks Phil FO8RZ

Team arrive good in Raivavae in their afternoon,but without 50 percent of their baggages.
They have only 2 trcv,1 Pa and little wire(no mast,no coax,no Ant). They will go in the Air
with low signal.Next airplane from Papeete comes wednesday and they hope,the rest of the
baggages comes then.  During the Day they have powerline noise and have to go QRT with the operation

Hope they will be online soon so we can hear them in EU.

Also they are opperation now with the call TX3D from 23th of Jan till the end of the expedition. They are on another island.

  

**** UPDATE****

I worked TX3D on 40mtr YES!!!!! DXCC 294 ( lets try for more.) propagation is not very good but maybe 30mtr will be a option.

 TX3D Log Search Results for PE2MC
Callsign    Band Mode
PE2MC 40m CW
  CW SSB RTTY
160m
80m
40m X
30m
20m
17m
15m
12m
10m
Number of QSO(s) found: 1
Next search  

 Last QSO in the Online Log: Jan 30, 2010 17:00 UTC (TX3D)

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Author: pe2mc


Posted on: 19th January 2010

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We all know the big Alpha Amplifiers. I checked the new website from Rfconcepts. They are the new owners of the Alpha brand. I really had a hard laugh when i saw the new picture. That’s the way how we treath a Keyer.. Just push it with a brick.. hihi

New models of Alpha

Alpha 8410                    Alpha 9500

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Posted on: 8th January 2010

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During the last few days I have been playing around with the Weak Signal Propagation Reporter (WSPR) on 80,40,30,20m seeing who could hear my 10 watts around the world, I was impressed how far you can get with a few watts. A lot of stations outside europa are only recieving signals. You can see that because of there callsign.

WSPR (pronounced “whisper”) stands for “Weak Signal Propagation Reporter.” This program is designed for sending and receiving low-power transmissions to test propagation paths on the MF and HF bands. Users with internet access can watch results in real time at WSPRnet .WSPR 2.0 was introduced on November 19, 2009.

Here a sample of WSPR pointed on Googlemaps. The station you will see could hear me with only 40dBm.
The setup FT9000D 40dBm, Antenna one elm rotary dipole by SteppIr.

Frequencies in use for WSPR

Band Dial freq (MHz) Tx freq (MHz)
160m 1.836600 1.838000 – 1.838200
80m 3.592600 3.594000 – 3.594200
60m 5.287200 5.288600 – 5.288800
40m 7.038600 7.040000 – 7.040200
30m 10.138700 10.140100 – 10.140300
20m 14.095600 14.097000 – 14.097200
17m 18.104600 18.106000 – 18.106200
15m 21.094600 21.096000 – 21.096200
12m 24.924600 24.926000 – 24.926200
10m 28.124600 28.126000 – 28.126200
6m 50.293000 50.294400 – 50.294600
2m 144.488500 144.489900 – 144.490100

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Posted on: 20th December 2009

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The weather forcast was telling us there will be snow this weekend.
But what they didn’t tell it’s hugh ūüôā

Been outside with my Wife and Kids to Make some snow funn.
Here some pictures about winter wonder land. PA

  

  

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