Author Archives: Jerzy

IC-705 with 10 GHz

The IC-705 conected to 10 GHz transverter and checking stability when monitoring LB2SHF. The beacon is GPS synchronized and my transverter as well. Got the signal on exact QRG and no sign to drifting after 60 mins testing. Happy then!

5T5PA on 80m

PA5X operator of 5T5PA installed a huge 80m deltaloop antenna, with the top at 30m above the ground. His signal was fantastic on 80 m so it was possible for me get the QSO on FT8. Now worked him on 9 bands FT8 mode and on 3 bands CW. This QSO is a new DXCC

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Today did some interesting QSO´s during daytime. According to prediction, all these QSO´s, were in direction of the Eta-Aquarids shower radiant. Predicted peak expecting 5th of May 20:11. Could be some early stones during these QSO´s. One of these QSO’s was my new square. Worked YO5AVN in KN17ww, QRB 1543.4 km. Worked up to now

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Antenna maintenance

This month did maintenance of antennas and rotor. Removed 4 m and replaced with 2 m yagi. Now on the mast: 23 cm – 35 elements Tonna, 18.6 dBd, boom length=3.07 m with ½ inch coax cable (DRAKA RFA/BHF) about 20 m, attenuation 2.3 dB, no preamplifier installed on the mast yet. In the shack:

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New square on 2 m

Finaly get a long awaited square KP05. This afternon got a QSO with SM2EKW in KP05uw, on my favoritt mode FSK via meteors, probably rest of Lyrids or Delta-Piscids stones. Up to now 454 squares worked.

Tropo on 23 cm

For last 2 days was a tropo over NORTH SEA on 23 cm. Not mamy station were active so I got in log only PA0O, SM6VTZ and F5APQ. This last one QSO is a new # for me. QSO with F5APQ on CW, locator JO00xu, QRB=1514 km, Total 27 squaers worked up to now.

VP8PJ new DXCC Entity in log

Worked CW and FT8 mode on 17 m First QSO in the log: 22 Feb 2020 23:56 UTCLast QSO in the log: 06 Mar 2020 01:00 UTC Enter your callsign:        Search Log Log Search result for LA4YGA MODE/BAND 160 m 80 m 60 m 40 m 30 m 20 m 17 m 15 m 12 m 10

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