Author: pe2mc


Posted on: 25th May 2011

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Today it was time again to look at the steppir Elements.
Every year I’m checking the fiberglass elements and see how bad the protection is.

It was time for me to check a few things.

– Checking the PVC add-on for the Trombone elements.
– Why is the trombone element moving on the end?
– Painting the Fiberglass.

-Checking the PVC add-on. First i took the Elements out of the EHU. I was really suppressed to see what i discovered.
The Add-on PVC where complete out the EHU. So we had to fix that with some glue.

– Why is the trombone moving? It was moving because the elements where a bit retraced. So that was the reason why the end of the Trombone was moving all the time. I fix that again and taped the Fiberglas elements.

– Painting the Fiberglass. Well i did buy 2 times a spray. But this seems to me helping hand for just one season. On the internet and forum there is a lot info and news what to use. I did paint my elements with varnish. After i finished the job i check the SWR. It’s still the same as before. So if did not make any effect on the impedance of the firberglass elements.

Well the job is done and we can go for another few years.

I will keep ya updated with information

Marco PE2MC

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Author: pe2mc


Posted on: 22nd May 2011

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2011 DX Vacation by JA1XGI

TX2G/Tuvalu 17th May to 24th May 2011

3D2XS/Fiji 24th to 26th may 2011

I did log T2XG on 15m CW but was not sure about it. After checking the log on Clublog it was confirmed. Tnx Haru for the nice Dxpedition on Tuvalu.

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Author: pe2mc


Posted on: 6th May 2011

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Been hard for me the latest few months 🙂

It not that i only have my own website.
Somethimes i think that things that a bit out of hand. HIHI

Been helping a lot of people with putting up a website. The program i use is WordPress. You can download it from http://www.wordpress.org .

I got two doc files in the Dutch language for 2 lessons.
So if you need any help with a website i would be glad to help out. WordPress is made for Dummies. And everybody can deal with it.

Lets fase it. How fare are we into this 🙂

http://www.pe2mc.nl (webmaster)

http://www.pe2ky.tk (webmaster)

http://www.pa9t.tk (helpt putting it up)

http://www.pd1rp.nl (helpt putting it up)

http://www.pd2go.nl (helpt putting it up)

http://www.wp3ux.tk (helpt putting it up)

http://www.pi4utr.nl (webmaster)

http://www.pi4utc.nl ( webmaster)

http://www.contestgroup.nl ( helpt putting this up)

73 and catch you in the pile up 🙂

Marco PE2MC

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Author: pe2mc


Posted on: 7th April 2011

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Some dxpedition have nice features on there website. Internet and Hamradio are getting closer and closer.

A real time log online with update every 3 to 4 minutes.
PJ4D did also a realtime log. The scary part is that people don’t see there contact in the log. They are starting to ask question.
Still i find this freature very good and a perfect match between internet and hamradio. In this way you won’t work the station double on that band.

A direct link tot the website. 5M2TT Online Log

I found out to late that the feature was online. So in my log there is a double contact.  🙁

QSL request service and Log check online


Phase 2 – List of all QSO found in database – Powered by IH9GPI

5M2TT
LIBERIA

5M2TT Liberia DXpedition – Date of the last QSO imported is April 07, 2011 13:58:52 UTC
160m 80m 40m 30m 20m
0 671 1551 2049 4917
17m 15m 12m 10m 6m
3462 4121 5835 7715 516
Hello Marco, you already entered data for following QSOs
Please, select one or more QSO that you want the QSL card
Insert date and time of QSO for log checking:
 

SELECT CALL BAND MODE QSO DATE
(YYYYMMDD)
QSO TIME
(HHMM)
QSL VIA
  PE2MC 12m SSB        
  PE2MC 10m CW        
  PE2MC 10m SSB        
  PE2MC 10m SSB double contact      
  PE2MC 15m SSB        
  PE2MC 15m CW      
  PE2MC 30m CW        
  PE2MC 12m CW        
  PE2MC 40m CW        
PE2MC 20m SSB        
PE2MC 20m CW        
PE2MC 17m SSB        
PE2MC 17m CW        
Number of QSO found: 13
Date of the last QSO imported is April 07, 2011 13:58:52 UTC
Click to [Next] to complete your QSL request

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Author: pe2mc


Posted on: 24th March 2011

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Been working S21YZ. Needed  Bangladesh on HF on serveral bands.

I was not so sure about one slot for 12mtr. But when i checked the log i was in. 🙂
PE2MC has worked S21YZ on 12 out of 24 band slots
Nice Dxpedition to get your bands slots.

PE2MC has worked S21YZ on 12 out of 24 band slots

  10m 12m 15m 17m 20m 30m 40m 80m 160m
PH                  
CW                  
RTTY                  

 

I just mised one slot. Maybe this will corrected on the log? 17Mtr SSB

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Posted on: 24th March 2011

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From the start of VU4 is was very busy on the band. Hugh pile ups to very difficult to get them.

I did not needed VU4 for the dxcc.  But im also collecting the Band slots. So chase and hunting has started again.

After a few days i worked them on 12,15,17,20,30,40 mtr.

Still the Dxpedition is active. So if you need them try to get the contact.

Found results about PE2MC:

call freq mode
PE2MC 21 CW
PE2MC 18 CW
PE2MC 14 CW
PE2MC 10 CW
PE2MC 14 SSB
PE2MC 7 CW
PE2MC 21 SSB
PE2MC 21 RTTY
PE2MC 24 SSB
PE2MC 7 SSB
PE2MC 18 SSB
PE2MC 18 RTTY

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Author: pe2mc


Posted on: 16th March 2011

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The MFJ 1026 Noise cancling signal enhancer. Many people are talking about this product. Will it work or doesn’t work. Well as of today i can say it works.!!

If you don’t believe it i will give a demo with my MFJ1026. It’s working. They only thing you need to do is find out the best way it would work. I my case i only need the whip. If i will use a external antenna the unit will pick up more stuff then need. This is because i live in a environment with Broadcast signals. So to keep it in a normal order i’m only using the whip. I made a small sample of the noise from the source with and without the MFJ1026.
Tommorow i will make a Youtube movie to show you the results.

See for yourself. SAMPLE MFJ1026

Specifications

Wipe out noise and interference before it gets into your receiver with a 60 dB null!
Eliminate all types of noise — severe power line noise from arcing transformers and insulators, fluorescent lamps, light dimmers, touch controlled lamps, computers, TV birdies, lightning crashes from distant thunderstorms, electric drills, motors, industrial processes.
It’s more effective than a noise blanker because interference much stronger than your desired signal can be completely removed without affecting your signal.
It works on all modes — SSB, AM, CW, FM, frequences from BCB to lower VHF.
Null out strong QRM on top of weak rare DX and then work him! You can null out a strong local ham or AM broadcast station to prevent receiver from overloading.
Use MFJ-1026 as an adjustable phasing network. You can combine two antennas to give you various directional patterns.
Null out a strong interfering signal or peak a weak signal at a push of a button.
Easy-to-use! Plugs between transmitting antenna and transceiver. To null, adjust amplitude and phase controls for minimum S-meter reading or lowest noise. To peak, push reverse button.
Use built-in active antenna or an external one. MFJ’s exclusive Constant Amplitude Phase Control makes nulling easy.
RF-sense T/R switch automatically bypasses your transceiver when you transmit. Adjustable delay time. 12 VDC or 110 VAC with MFJ-1312D. Measures 6 1/2 X 1 1/2 X 6 1/4 inches.

Any question just send me a email via de contact page.

Marco PE2MC

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Posted on: 20th January 2011

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Hi all,

As Kelly announced there will be a second part of the PJ4D. It just been launched in the managizine.

Happy reading and thanks for been a part of a great event in 2010. Team PJ4D

Click on the picture to read the pdf file. On page 18 is the story of PJ4

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Posted on: 12th January 2011

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These day we are getting more and more radiation signals in the air.
Is it not a cell phone or Wi-Fi, GPS then it will be a microwave oven?

Well i just went surfing on the internet to see what some signals will do.

A radio amateur can broadcast signals true the air this is temporary.
Normal radiation from the amateur will be around the 5v/m. I deepens complete on the situation and how high is the antenna.
So i like to compare an amateur radio station with a cell phone.

A rotary dipole will send signals horizontal but most likely also vertical.
A beam instead will try to point it to one direction. So the lob will be much feather to reach the ground.

Let try to explain what a cell phone does.
It can broadcast 2w continuous when you are calling.
On the internet i search for a program to see how much the Volt/Meter will be on your head.

I came up with a report.

Veldsterkte limieten voor wisselend elektromagnetisch veld 400 – 2000 MHz
Wie E-veld
(V/m)
H-veld
(A/m)
B-veld
(μT)
Verm. dichtheid
(W/m2)
Beroeps 3√f 0.008√f 0.01√f f/40
Publiek 1.375√f 0.0037√f 0.0046√f f/200
Piekwaarden 400 – 2000 MHz
Beroeps 96√f 0.256√f 0.32√f 25*f
Publiek 44√f 0.1184√f 0.1472√f 5*f

A small result of 41,25v/m on your head when the phone is used 🙂 whoaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
I looks like 900MHZ got a SAR  of 0,08W/KG this is the same as 51v/m , otherwise on a 1800MHz netwerk the results are complete different.
The the volt/meter will be 81v/m . Damm that is way to much.

Also the frequencies they are using are almost microwave signals. 900 MHz GSM and 1800 MHz the new standard for Cell phones.
I never thought this would be that high on my head when im using my cell phone.

Is this good? What will it do with me? Can this resolve in cancer?
It very quiet and nobody seem to care about this point.
All what people do is complaining about a GSM broadcast tower. But i think we have to realize your GSM is more of a problem that we ever think.

Conclusion: A amateur is not that bad. Say bye bye to your cell phone 🙂

On this Link you can see for yourself what signals can do. TEST IT!!!

http://home.kpn.nl/vanadovv/StralGSM.html

Another test result can be download here only in Dutch language 

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Author: pe2mc


Posted on: 18th December 2010

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If you would be intrested to read part I and later Part II of PJ4 go to this link.
Click on the picture and i will guide you to it.
Realy what a nice picture on the front. PE2MC making qrm with the tubes against his head 🙂

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