Author: pe2mc


Posted on: 29th October 2009

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Still FT5GA is active ( now Qrt). And the new expedition is on AIR ( Also Qrt of Earh quakes). it’s really great again a new dxcc goal. Bert PE2KY called me to tell 3D20CR is active on 17mtr. I forgot to answer him bad luck propagation gone 3D20CR gone. Well what can we do. We have day shifts all week 🙁 . I came up with a idea. Let we change the begin time of my working hours. No one did complain so i could try to work the expedition !!!yes!!!. The first day monday 6 oktober i did hear the station but the signals where to low. Hmm maybe tommorow. I came out of bed and put everthing in place so i can hit and run. At 5.20 i good hear 3D20CR comming up.Will this be my lucky day. Finnaly at 5.55 UTC i worked them on 17mtr. DXCC 290 in the pocket. I checked the cluster and saw they where active also on 20mtr. If i can hear them i can work them. And lucky me wi worked them also on 20mtr. Tuesday my lucky day in the week 😛 😛 😛

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Author: pe2mc


Posted on: 27th August 2009

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Category: Station ,Amature

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The New Rig is now here..!!!!
In first week of August my new rig should be in the netherlands. I told the company i will believe it when i see it. As we all know the FT9000D has to be pre ordered or else you won’t get the rig. First week of August nothing yet.. You will see it will be here when i’m on holliday on PJ4. And guess what the last week of my holliday the rig was finnaly arrived.

We came back on the 23th of August. My good friend Bert PE2KY has picked up my new rig and also his. On Monday i was tired and Bert was not at home yet.. grrrr wait wait i can’t i need my rig!!! hihi.. Thuesday i went at 4 o’clock local time to Bert place and took home my new rig. Whoawww what a weight and when i took it out of the box.. Whoawww what a buttons. RTFM must be done first.
After putting all the cables in the radio we made a few contacts. People are telling me that the audio is very clear and sounds like a rock.

We of course had some problems during the installation. 1st the remote microham USB3 sends all my audio to the tranciever and it went click click click.. we found the problem and fixed this. 2th the Alpha 87a never never use band data.. My audio was crab and not working ok. It took me 2,5 hours to discover that this was the main problem of my crap audio. It’s  because of the ground problem i made via de band data connector. RTFM and saw i had to use the TX,grnd cinch connector..

If you need any info please let me know i will help if i can.. (take a look with my new made pictures.)

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Author: pe2mc


Posted on: 16th August 2009

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Hip Hip Hoereeeee.. Jimme is now 6 Years. We have to celebrate his birthday on the island Bonaire. Most of the time he has to celebrate his birthday on a holliday. When shool is closed he has 4 weeks of before it starts again. AT this time he has his birthday. His first Birthday present is a PSP. He got this allready before we took of with the plane.
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Today we celebrate his birthday with a self made cake of cookies and candy’s …. hoereee hoereee.. Jimme is now Six !!!!!

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Hoereeeeeeeeee Jimme recieved mail today 20 august 2009

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Here a short movie we made in de morning everybody just woke up. He is unpacking his present we bought in kralendijk. He allready saw the present at that time but when he didn’t look i took another one . So the second present was a surprise.

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Author: pe2mc


Posted on: 24th June 2009

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On the 19th of june i did put my radio on first thing in the morning. I checked the cluster and did see the spots from zk2v. Maybe i have to check this.. After turning the beam i did here him.. I took me 20min to work him but finnaly we have a new dxcc 285 is in the log.

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Tnx Chris for the good job and hope many more to come.

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Author: pe2mc


Posted on: 9th May 2009

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Combination Bandpass Filter for people with little space. Price indicate 288 dollar over 130 euro!

– NEW 419B Model

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A reintroduction of a product first featured in 1994, Model 419B is a six position bandpass transceiving filter for HF services. Constructed in an I.C.E. standard heavy case measuring (HWD) 31/2″ X 71/2″ X 8″, Model 419A standard model features the popular six Amateur Radio frequency bands 160, 80/75, 40, 20, 15 and 10 Meters in a manual or auto-switching circuit.

Individual twin tuned circuit bandpass sections are mounted to the copper chassis with all connections soldered and joined with copper strap lines, switched with double pole individually scaled RF relays. Band selection is done from the front panel directly by the operator with the main knob control or by automated means derived by ground closure to the 8-pin DIN connector on the rear panel surface. Switching time 11 milliseconds, voltage requirements 12VDC negative ground at about 100ma supplied to rear panel through coaxial DC connector. Power rating 200W ICS. Unit defaults to pass all signals directly through when power is turned off from front panel. LED indicators show active band selected in either manual or auto mode. New features in the “B” model include DC fuse, AC or “dirty” DC capable to make Unit operable in harsh locations. Weight 5 pounds.

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Author: pe2mc


Posted on: 8th May 2009

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k5dToday 9-5-2009 we recieved K5D in the mail. I payed a Paypal donation for the crew and we now have the beautiful qsl card. Worked them 11 times and 3 times double on 40mtr in cw. Better to much then one time not.

 K5d confirmed on 11 slots  15,17,20,40m rtty cw ssb 🙂 DXCC 244 @$$ 🙂
I also had two other dxcc confirmed this week Xw1B and Rk0aak the contest station.

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