Jaunary 2002

I have just received this e-mail: Hello Angelo, Thanks for your mail. I am leaving Vietnam for Japan, home leave for one month. Please send QSL to my manager JA6UHG. Hope to see you again ! 73?de XV3AA / 3W3SK Shim Kuroda Ky-Ha Port, Nui Thanh, Quangnam Province, VIETNAM
I6BQI <duxbra.tin.it>
- Thursday, January 31, 2002 at 23:19:20 (GMT/BST)
Another great opening today to northern Europe. Vy pleased to work 3 OH stns running 200 & 300 milliwatts on SSB. They peaked S9, unfortunately because of the large pileup did not note their calls, next time will put /QRP. Tnx always a thrill to wrk stns like that. 73
Bruce K2RTH <K2RTH@aol.com>
- Thursday, January 31, 2002 at 20:50:07 (GMT/BST)
Just received Buro envelop today. I used to think 1 year is ok but now it is more like 19 months 1 way. Received today from June 2000: IK0FTA, DF3FJ, IK1EGC, IK0IXO, DK0DR(July), and the speed record holder I4SJZ from Oct 2000. The buro does save a lot of money so wont complain too much, but do not want to receive complaints either, not my fault. I send lots of cards direct to that countries buro to save time, like G, I, DL, PY, LU but others it looks like a 3+ year round trip. Latest card received via Buro is Feb 2001(low bands) 73 All
K2RTH Bruce <K2RTH@aol.com>
- Thursday, January 31, 2002 at 20:43:34 (GMT/BST)
CN2DX QRV from 1 juny to 16 juny on 50 and 144MHz from IM63DM, no sked, QSL only direct via: Andr Breguet Beau-site 16 CH-2014 Ble/NE or via internet sytem QSL All info to : http://radioamateurs.eicn.ch/cn2dx
Andr CN2DX <hb9hlm@net2000.ch>
- Thursday, January 31, 2002 at 17:41:01 (GMT/BST)
Finally...tnx Flo (F5CWU)for e-mail and Didier (F5MOO) for qsl....I rec. QSL of 6m QSO 18/8/01 of TY68F...very nice card indeed. 73's
Paul ON5PU <on9bgp at pandora.be>
- Thursday, January 31, 2002 at 17:19:40 (GMT/BST)
nice opening 2day between 1400-1600 wkd 9 new SQRes among them GP36 OX3OX ,tnx Ole for calling in
soeren oz0jx <oz0jx- AT- qsl.net>
- Thursday, January 31, 2002 at 17:04:11 (GMT/BST)
nice opening sofar. Wkd 7 new grids in EN field on 15 contacts. Wkd also VE4CP who came back on my cq.
Ray, PA4PA <pa4pa@50mhz.com>
- Thursday, January 31, 2002 at 16:26:55 (GMT/BST)
PA2VST: No hurry, Peter, I still need the QSO! 73
Mike GU6AJE <gu6aje***thersgb.net>
- Thursday, January 31, 2002 at 15:48:16 (GMT/BST)
J37LD Has anyone the present email address or qsl route for this station please ??
Gaet 9H1AZ <gaet9h1az@global.net.mt>
- Thursday, January 31, 2002 at 14:31:44 (GMT/BST)
Today the nice qsl from TY68F in the mail. QSO August 18-2001 !! Tnx to the manager F5MOO, CU on 6.
Tjerry PBANX <pb0anx@50MHz.com>
- Thursday, January 31, 2002 at 14:26:26 (GMT/BST)
Sorry guys, just received the message from the printer. HZ1MD cards are delayed. Seems Murphy is involved again. Hope within a week I can start answering the pile. Sure I will make it a quick job. Sorry again! 73,
Peter, PA2VST <pa2vst(ad)50mhz.com>
- Thursday, January 31, 2002 at 13:12:07 (GMT/BST)
rec qsl cards this morning, co8dm and d44td thanks guys for a quick turn around.. 73 all ..ray
Ray gm7nzi <ray@gm7nzi.freeserve.co.uk>
- Thursday, January 31, 2002 at 12:56:54 (GMT/BST)
Conrad - G0RUZ , oops , cant read my own writing !!
Peter G3IBI <pascutt(at)tcp.co.uk>
- Thursday, January 31, 2002 at 07:46:39 (GMT/BST)
OK..also here no problems with 9Y4AT QSL..rec. today...tnx Jeffrey...also rec. 9G5AN QSL.
Paul ON5PU <on9bgp at pandora.be>
- Wednesday, January 30, 2002 at 21:14:30 (GMT/BST)
hi all, only worked and heard one station this morning from the east .. many thanks for the new one sergey and happy to be a new country for you also (ex8mle) heard a few kp4 around 1300hrs but then only ve,w1,w2 etc .. roll on tomorrow, thanks agn for #107 sergey.. best 73 all ..ray
Ray gm7nzi <ray@gm7nzi.freeserve.co.uk>
- Wednesday, January 30, 2002 at 21:06:03 (GMT/BST)
My high voltage Transformer for old Dressler D200 2m amp has an open circuit winding,trying to find Harvey Lexton address,he may still be an agent?Thanks if you can help 73 Bill.
bill gw3mfy <gw3mfy@btinternet.com>
- Wednesday, January 30, 2002 at 20:18:02 (GMT/BST)
To Peter G3IBI , who is Tony :-) His name is John
Conrad G0RUZ <g0ruzbtinternet.com>
- Wednesday, January 30, 2002 at 20:03:32 (GMT/BST)
Fred: XT2OW QSL arr here pretty quickly via DL7DF (and it's a beautiful card, too). Tried ZA/N7 via home call - nothing yet. 73
Mike GU6AJE <gu6aje***thersgb.net>
- Wednesday, January 30, 2002 at 17:13:49 (GMT/BST)
Who is the QSL Manager for ZA/N7BHC ?
Fred oe3mws
- Wednesday, January 30, 2002 at 16:58:11 (GMT/BST)
Anyone received QSL Cards from XT2OW and 3DA0DF ? TNX vy73 Fred oe3mws
Fred oe3mws <oe3mws@amateurfunk.info>
- Wednesday, January 30, 2002 at 16:08:06 (GMT/BST)
Hi all, the backlog of direct QSLs now in the hands of the post office... tnx for everyone's patience. F2 to NA poor here today, but still smiling from UK9AA worked this morning, #87. Will the 100 be possible this cycle???
Mike GU6AJE <gu6aje***thersgb.net>
- Wednesday, January 30, 2002 at 15:23:10 (GMT/BST)
John 9h1xt I`m game if there is a coach going from plymouth in my dreams you guys been quite over there 73
Dave g1ktz <d.s.robins@btinternet.com>
- Wednesday, January 30, 2002 at 14:07:21 (GMT/BST)
Who asked the venue for next year's UKSMG General Meeting?.....Why the hesitation.........Malta...of course. I can't imagine why I have to nudge them.
9h1xt <johnscic@synapse.net.mt>
- Wednesday, January 30, 2002 at 13:32:14 (GMT/BST)
50 MHz StopPress page update with PJ7 & PY0 info at http://www.qsl.net/oz6om vy 73 de
Matt OZ6OM <@qsl.net>
- Wednesday, January 30, 2002 at 11:39:10 (GMT/BST)
Time to spend some IRCs - new cards arrived, all DIRECT for home and /mm will go out today 73
- Wednesday, January 30, 2002 at 11:00:56 (GMT/BST)
VP5 activity - Managed to work VP5/G4RCG for a new one on 6 yesterday at 1310 GMT. In a subsequent QSO on 15 mtrs Tony informed me he will be qrv until Friday 1st February listening around 103 to 105 on CW from 1130 GMT onwards . GL to those that need VP5 . QSL is via homecall direct or via RSGB bureau.
Peter G3IBI <pascutttcp.co.uk>
- Wednesday, January 30, 2002 at 07:58:31 (GMT/BST)
Last night at 2115z ZD8VHF beacon on 50032 cw was back on air at good strength after long time.Also 3C 48Mhz and 5N 55Mhz video at S9 level, signaling new TEP season.73
Costas SV1DH <geten1compulink.gr>
- Wednesday, January 30, 2002 at 07:39:33 (GMT/BST)
50 MHz StopPress page update with H4 & J3 info at http://www.qsl.net/oz6om/ vy 73 de
Matt OZ6OM <@qsl.net>
- Wednesday, January 30, 2002 at 00:39:41 (GMT/BST)
Sorry to hear about your "spare" aluminium Claus. You should try a quad loop at 5 metres above ground. That's what I have these days and it survived the storm. Of course its no good for working DX but then you can't have everything can you ... Hope you can repair/rebuild/re-buy soon. 73,
Paul G4IJE <paul@broadoak.net>
- Tuesday, January 29, 2002 at 22:23:58 (GMT/BST)
Following yesterdays storm I have a selection of aluminum tubing for sale. With a little bit of mechanical work several elements capable of providing ressonance as low as 200 MHz can be made. Also some slightly bend 3" steel tubing is available for those interested.
Claus OZ1FDH <oz1fdh xx qsl.net>
- Tuesday, January 29, 2002 at 22:07:18 (GMT/BST)
9G5AN QSL's are out, received mine this morning, nice QSL. Thanks to Dick, Ed and Arliss for a terrific operation.
Clive, G4FVP <g4fvp@ntlworld.com>
- Tuesday, January 29, 2002 at 22:04:27 (GMT/BST)
To stations who are waiting my QSL via direct : Is is on the way i just send a BIG nuber of cards today (sorry the delay)
soeren oz0jx <oz0jx- AT- qsl.net>
- Tuesday, January 29, 2002 at 18:56:20 (GMT/BST)
Hi guys anybody can help me?? I need TG9NX email address. Tnx in advance and 73's
Freddy IW1DIM <iw1dim@amsat.org>
- Tuesday, January 29, 2002 at 17:26:21 (GMT/BST)
Also same news here, rcvd today QSL fm 9Y4AT. See many times he's not QSL at all around. Jeffery Gibson,14 SWWTU Ave. , South Valsayn, TRINIDAD, W.I. jgibson@cablenett.net Tnx Jeffery.
Lee, F5NLY <f5nly@free.fr>
- Tuesday, January 29, 2002 at 16:01:25 (GMT/BST)
After all the spots on the cluster regarding the lack of QSLs from 9Y land.. i'm happy to report that today, i have received a QSL from Jeff, 9Y4AT. A quick turn around, QSO on the 2nd of January, my QSL to him, then his in return, 27 days in all. Thanks very much Jeff for another dxcc..! 73 de
Andy-GD0TEP <@qsl.net>
Poor mailman ! These are the cards he brought this morning: 9G5AN, ZF1DC. FY5KE, FG5FR, W4WTA, WB4WEN and N4IQ. Many thanks! 73 !
Ken SM7CMV <kenth@kastanje.tomelilla.se>
- Tuesday, January 29, 2002 at 14:42:55 (GMT/BST)
Renko re D68C: I had a card for 160 back a long time ago, I think a lot of other people had their card too!
Kerry G0LCS <g0lcsxqsl.net>
- Tuesday, January 29, 2002 at 12:11:31 (GMT/BST)
Re. VE2TH QSL: Checked my records, a card was sent to you. Can only assume it was a victum of the mail system !! I will make the exception and send you another one. My QSL policy is simple: Direct only with SASE $1 or 1 IRC. I no longer use the RSGB buro, long story... Do not pay attention to a certain G4 who does not speak on my behalf. I do not find QSLing a chore, just very time consuming with the large amount I get here. At the moment all cards have been posted. 73 and enjoy SIX...
Alan, GI0OTC <gi0otc@qsl.net>
- Tuesday, January 29, 2002 at 11:20:26 (GMT/BST)
Anybody know something about D68C cards.Waiting for one half of life!Anyone rcvd it?Thanks in advance.73 de 9A6R Renko
Renko 9a6r
Re 6m qso with VQ9NL. I worked him allmost a yaer ago. Sent 2 qsl's with $$ to W4NML (acc to qrz.com) but never rec a qsl. Is the adr correct? Mni tnx for info. 73
- Tuesday, January 29, 2002 at 10:52:27 (GMT/BST)
FM1DQ. Thanks Gilles for your FB Qsl card. I was his first SWL QSL card!! For anyone who needs Gilles his full address is....Gilles Filliau, Lotissement HAUT MORNE, 97260 - MORNE ROUGE, MARTINIQUE - FWI. Locator Square is FK94KS. Gilles uses a FT 847 to a 5 ele Yagi and 100w.
David BRS 25429 <brs25429@ compuserve.com>
- Tuesday, January 29, 2002 at 10:11:10 (GMT/BST)
For those who had worked me or will do please chech QRZ.COM for correct and update QSL information. CALLBOOK address is not good for several years and those cards sent there are lots, for some reason CallBook has not update my current address.
Juan Carlos Munoz / TG9AJR <tg9ajr@itelgua.com>
- Tuesday, January 29, 2002 at 03:30:50 (GMT/BST)
VE4AMU in EN19 57 was closest to the "unreachable" EO sri to hear that the /VE4 activity came to end! Hope to have an other chance but minus 45 is a bit low to stay much longer.. 73
Jaap Pa0oos <pa0oosqslnet>
- Monday, January 28, 2002 at 23:10:34 (GMT/BST)
Operations have now ceased at the EO36dr radio site. Thank you for all your patience in the pile-ups. Qsl's can be sent direct to the home call. Can anyone help with the exact location of the 49.750 video carrier. These signals were at times S-9+20 peaking due North between 0300 and 0600utc. The signals were also strong enough to recognize 49.74529 and 49.75121 (measured in USB) Due to the time and qtf, were these of UA0 or RA origin? Thank you. 73, de VE4/KG0VL Jeffrey
Jeffrey VE4/KG0VL <Jeffrey at KG0VL.com>
- Monday, January 28, 2002 at 21:01:23 (GMT/BST)
What is the best and fastest way for fp5bu? Direct to fp5bu or via his manager f5tjp. Does he has the recent logs? Any one who knows answer. 73 timon pa9kt
timon pa9kt <pa9kt@bart.nl>
- Monday, January 28, 2002 at 20:42:34 (GMT/BST)
Thanks for the EH1YV help Tony!
John wa2mua <jfmiller@bloomberg.net>
- Monday, January 28, 2002 at 19:48:18 (GMT/BST)
Does anyone have a qsl route for EH1YV who was active yesterday? Thanks, 73, John
john wa2mua <jfmiller@bloomberg.net>
- Monday, January 28, 2002 at 18:55:54 (GMT/BST)
Re old IRC's. In an article in Radcom Phil G3SWH states that the old irc's will be ok until 31st dec 2006.
Peter G3KNU <peter.jackson17(at)ntlworld.com>
- Monday, January 28, 2002 at 14:13:46 (GMT/BST)
Likewise very quick CO8LY qsl from EA7ADH.
Brian/G3SYC <brian@gee3syc.freeserve.co.uk>
- Monday, January 28, 2002 at 12:56:00 (GMT/BST)
Hi Tony I0JX, just today exchanged some 50 old type and one new type IRCs on central post office Athens, after some consideration and phone calls of the employee. 73
Costas SV1DH <geten1compulink.gr>
- Monday, January 28, 2002 at 11:56:09 (GMT/BST)
Just send a message to Russian DX reflector asking to inform about current status of 50 MHZ in Russia. I noted this page and I hope we will hear from somebody soon.
Nodir EY8MM <ey8mm@qsl.net>
- Monday, January 28, 2002 at 11:52:24 (GMT/BST)
Hi just recieved qsl from CO8LY via manager EA7ADH 6 day turnaround, 73
Peter G3KNU <peter.jackson17(at)ntlworld.com>
- Monday, January 28, 2002 at 11:39:40 (GMT/BST)
also having noted the comments on the cluster this morning.... well they say it takes all sorts to make a world? .. discrimination or what?... i am a proud class "b" in the uk and have dxcc and wac on 6m and also wac and almost dxcc on sat ... i never touched a morse key in my life! ..im not saying anything against the morse , great mode if you like it but come on its not the be all and end all is it?.. as for the spirit of amateur radio.. well i think the answer is.. or should be "the friendship" accross the planet with no discrimination getting in the way as we have seen this morning... no matter i'll talk with anybody who will talk with me ..even these guys as well ..just proving the point ..plenty of noise here at the moment but no stns ..best 73 all ..ray
Ray gm7nzi <ray@gm7nzi.freeserve.co.uk>
- Monday, January 28, 2002 at 11:17:34 (GMT/BST)
IRCs: today I have received an IRC of a new style. These new IRCs are really king-size (about the same as a QSL card...) and, contrary to old IRCs, they have a limited validity (the one I received is good until 31/12/2006). Does anyone know whether old IRCs can still be redeemed, and until when? I checked the UPU web site, but I was unable to trace this information within the tons of material shown there. Thanks.
Tony I0JX <i0jx@amsat.org>
- Monday, January 28, 2002 at 10:42:08 (GMT/BST)
P49MR. Thanks Martin for beautiful QSL card received today - 16 day turn around. Nice view of Martin's QTH showing his antenna and the gorgeous Caribbean scenery!! 73 David.
David BRS 25429 <brs25429@compuserve.com>
- Monday, January 28, 2002 at 10:14:15 (GMT/BST)
Interesting spots on DX cluster:"OK1TN cw is spirit of amateur radio 0940 28 Jan" followed by "YU1BW-@ 6m is NOT FOR NOCODE CLASS 0942 28 Jan" I don't disagree with the first comment but the TRUE spirit of ham radio is about friendship and self training - the second comment gives me little hope for the future of our great hobby. A no-coder for 35 years - I only use CW when condx make it necessary - surely that is what it is for. 73
Peter G8BCG/P <g8bcg@qsl.net>
- Monday, January 28, 2002 at 09:52:02 (GMT/BST)
And some of course will have been in bed!!!! :-))
Peter G8BCG/P <g8bcg@qsl.net>
- Monday, January 28, 2002 at 09:27:27 (GMT/BST)
EY8MM Nodir: You were a very good signal here in SW England (IO70) but I couldn't break the pile-up this morning - maybe tomorrow? We are quite close to GU / GJ so they should have been hearing you - perhaps all at work. 73 & GL on 6.
Peter G8BCG/P <g8bcg@qsl.net>
- Monday, January 28, 2002 at 09:19:02 (GMT/BST)
In bed, Nodir....
Mike GU6AJE <gu6aje***thersgb.net>
- Monday, January 28, 2002 at 09:18:23 (GMT/BST)
FB openning to EU today too. Good signals from UK. Where all GU, GJ, LX? 08:40Z local TV started so went QRT. Maybe tommorow same conditions.
Nodir EY8MM <ey8mm@qsl.net>
- Monday, January 28, 2002 at 08:51:21 (GMT/BST)
Copy of recent email from Jeffrey KG0VL/VE4: Hello Peter, sorry for the long delay in response to your letter. I've had little or no internet here in the Wilderness. You can send your card direct to the home call in Iowa. (I should be there by the end of the month) Boy was it a surprise to hear all you Europeans! I believe I worked about 40 or 50 G's, GW, GD,MM0,EI,and F. I'll try to have a better briefing when I get out of Churchill and back to the States. I'll try to get my log and photos on my webpage. Thanks again, and sorry for the long delay. By-the-way, you Brit's would enjoy the -45C wx we've been having here. In fact, it's been -45C or worse every evening since January 10th. Stay warm and good dx.73, de VE4/KG0VL Jeffrey
Peter G3IBI <pascutt(at)tcp.co.uk>
- Monday, January 28, 2002 at 08:26:17 (GMT/BST)
Any info about ZD8VHF beacon operation, pse.
Costas SV1DH <geten1compulink.gr>
- Monday, January 28, 2002 at 06:33:00 (GMT/BST)
Ask and ye shall receive! 2 x Z3's + UX0FF today. WOW! Mikey is a happy camper. Also about 100 other semi-rare EU's, like SP,S5,SM,YU,9A,LY,HB9,etc. Life is Goooood. Thanks !!! FT-847, 100w and 2 x 8el homebrew yagis@ 35'/49'...QTH=30'ASL surrounded by hills. FN65rs
ve9aa Mike <mycallsign@hotmail.com>
- Monday, January 28, 2002 at 02:34:58 (GMT/BST)
Re: UK9AA $ or IRC OK UA on 50 Mhz-read a lot of discussion on Russian DX reflector. Russia still do not allow 50 MHZ operation. May be these stations had temporary license but it is hard to beleive.
Nodir EY8MM <ey8mm@qsl.net>
- Monday, January 28, 2002 at 01:26:27 (GMT/BST)
uk9aa qsl with $ or IRC??
pe1gnp <pe1gnp@qsl.net>
- Sunday, January 27, 2002 at 21:44:51 (GMT/BST)
I0JX - Tony, Thanks for RX9FM info. Nice to get a new one. How legal it is is another matter ;-) Hi! 73's de John, EI7GL
John, EI7GL <ei7glATqsl.net>
- Sunday, January 27, 2002 at 21:15:44 (GMT/BST)
We are rapidly approaching the window for last VK east to EU if 1991/1992 was any indication. Watch Feb 5th thru 17th, then its adios for another year or ten. Last night's indications were Scandanavian 48.2396 and Russian 49.740/7605 heard as far as ZL3TYs place but early from 0600z.
vk3six <(at)wia(dot)org(dot)au>
- Sunday, January 27, 2002 at 19:59:50 (GMT/BST)
Not a so great day for us in Portugal (IN50), started by hearing JT1CO in 50112 with a 559 for a 30min. opening but no way to break in the pile-up, RX9FM in Perm was the only thrill for us being 59 for 15min. and then disapeared, I guess we are too much to the South-West Tip of Europe and openings are diferent to us ! Nodir, EY8MM, I was always listening on your frequency and heard a burst from you at around 09:00UTC, but things happen a bit later for us, my guess is that EY8CT1 is possible sometime between 10:00 to 10:30 UTC. No such luck for UK9AA and EX8MLT/MLE. 73 Jose CT1EEB
CT1EEB Jose <ct1eeb@mail.telepac.pt>
- Sunday, January 27, 2002 at 19:48:31 (GMT/BST)
RX9 is definitely Asiatic Russia. The administrative boundary between Asiatic and European Russia (i.e. what counts for DXCC) does not precisely coincide with the geographical Europe/Asia boundary. For instance the city of Ufa (UA9W) is west of the Urals and lies in zone 16, but it still counts for Asiatic Russia. With regard to Perm (UA9F) there is no doubt at all, that city being west of the Urals and in zone 17. 73
Tony, I0JX <i0jx@amsat.org>
- Sunday, January 27, 2002 at 19:48:08 (GMT/BST)
Neil, I got no return from a QSL direct to EX8MLE. Paolo was instead fast in aswering my card. Something must be wrong. 73
Tony, I0JX <i0jx@amsat.org>
- Sunday, January 27, 2002 at 19:44:57 (GMT/BST)
Ve2th,Mike, I have had 100% return from Alan GI0OTC,with IRC/SAE.Alan is a gentleman.Probably backlogged with DX. Hope this helps eash the wait,73 Gud DX . WA1RKS,Ellis
Ellis WA1RKS <wa1rks@yahoo.com>
- Sunday, January 27, 2002 at 19:38:34 (GMT/BST)
Wkd ey8mm and uk9aa for new ones. Hrd PZ, P49, YV, PJ2, FP. But signals to caribean were low.
- Sunday, January 27, 2002 at 19:08:38 (GMT/BST)
MIKE VE2TH. Info from GI0OTC is that he does not collect QSL cards, and does not collect buro cards. BUT he does answer all direct cards with gs/irc/sae; he regards it as a chore so maybe a slow reply as he must get a lot.
Tony G4UZN <g4uzn@qsl.net>
- Sunday, January 27, 2002 at 18:01:14 (GMT/BST)
Hi all, The band remembered us in GU today! Managed to work FP5BU for a new one, plus a couple of new grids in W8-land. Mostly CW today - I really need the practice! 73 all
Mike GU6AJE <gu6aje***thersgb.net>
- Sunday, January 27, 2002 at 17:42:20 (GMT/BST)
Got a few qsl-info requests via e-mail. Best route is K1BV direct/buro. EY-buro works too but slower.
Nodir EY8MM <ey8mm@qsl.net>
- Sunday, January 27, 2002 at 17:26:59 (GMT/BST)
Not bad today. Wkd EY8MM for #123, hrd/wkd UK9AA, EX8MLE, UN3G, W1234589, VE1239, VO2, VY2, FP5BU (hrd) and PZ5RA (hrd). Now using a 5el. F9FT instead the 8el. HF log-per. The F9FT is 1-5 S-units (IC756) better than the HF ant. Grid here is JN58sp. Thanks for all contacts! 73, Max.
Max, DK1MAX <dk1max(at)web.de>
- Sunday, January 27, 2002 at 17:15:59 (GMT/BST)
3 newones 2day tnx to EY8MM EX8MLE and PZ5RA
soeren oz0jx <oz0jx- AT- qsl.net>
- Sunday, January 27, 2002 at 17:09:16 (GMT/BST)
Thanks ey8mm ja uk9aa for the qsos. Still waiting for ve and w-stations. Beacon vo1za heard almost daily 579 but unfortunately no qrv. Maybe tomorrow ....
OH9NYW <oh9nyw@sral.fi>
- Sunday, January 27, 2002 at 16:15:55 (GMT/BST)
Hi! Does someone got qsl from GI0OTC, VE1ZJ/FN95, VE4TCH/EN19 VO1NO/GN19 ??sase's didn't get any results, any idea?? thanks Mike ve2th fn46
- Sunday, January 27, 2002 at 16:12:32 (GMT/BST)
Good run of EU today. 263 qso's loged. Was looking for CT, OY, GJ and some other rare one with no luck. Someone mentioned poor RX on my side. This is true. Electric system put Power Lines 50 meters from my antenna. RX is a hard job. But I recon it is better than nothing. So please be tolerant.
Nodir EY8MM <ey8mm@qsl.net>
- Sunday, January 27, 2002 at 15:15:23 (GMT/BST)
This is the text from an email received today "EX8MLE at the present time have no manager , only direct. Please tell all Your friend DONT SPEND YOUR MONEY AND TIME TO PAOLO. Adress in qrz.com is correct : Sergey Tkachenko EX8MLE PO Box 742 BISHKEK, 720017 Kyrghyz Republic 73, GL de EX8MLT Oleg
Neil G0JHC <carr.n@runshaw.ac.uk>
- Sunday, January 27, 2002 at 14:04:28 (GMT/BST)
To anyone waiting for a direct 6m QSL card from AA6TT, I ordered 10,000 cards from QSLshop.com (German company which makes great cards) in early November. The cards were shipped to me on Jan 10th with delivery supposed to take 3-4 weeks. I have already printed all the QSL card labels and will have the replies in the mail hopefully in early Feb. Sorry for the delay. Bill AA6TT FN34 Vermont
Bill AA6TT <correct-on-Buck-and-QRZ.com>
- Sunday, January 27, 2002 at 13:11:57 (GMT/BST)
RX9FM. The cluster gave his loc as LO88 which is the city of Perm. This is WEST of the Ural Mts. Does anyone know if he is European or Asiatic Russia? I always thought the Ural Mts marked the boundry.
John, EI7GL <ei7glqsl.net>
- Sunday, January 27, 2002 at 12:24:23 (GMT/BST)
UK9AA: Fedor Petrov, PO Box 58, Tashkent, 700000 Uzbekistan - worked for me. 73
Chris, G4IFX <cdeacon compuserve.com>
- Sunday, January 27, 2002 at 11:46:06 (GMT/BST)
Mike VE9AA. Z36W is spasmodically active. T99C is also around. Both replied to my QSLs by return of post last year. Still waiting for yours.
G4UZN <g4uzn@qsl.net>
- Sunday, January 27, 2002 at 11:37:14 (GMT/BST)
UK9AA. What is correct QSL address? He said via QRZ.com over the air, but QRZ and CIS server give different QSL managers, and all his e-mail addresses bounce.
Tony G4UZN <g4uzn@qsl.net>
- Sunday, January 27, 2002 at 11:32:15 (GMT/BST)
Is there any activity from ZA as of late? What about 3A, T9 or Z3 ? I saw Z36W was active today for a couple brief periods, I a few of these should be relatively "easy" (hi) Is it just a lack of activity? Thanks.....really looking forward to tomorrow!
Mike VE9AA <mycall@hotmail.com>
- Sunday, January 27, 2002 at 02:32:32 (GMT/BST)
Does someone got QSL from 3DA0FR and E30NA from DX expedition of last fall 2001? I try to get info from e-mail address ... but no aswer. Thanks for any info.
Silvio IW1AZJ <smrua@riscalinet.it>
- Saturday, January 26, 2002 at 23:27:39 (GMT/BST)
Ohhh boy what a ufb SIX DX day today! In almost 1 hour qrv, 63 USA and VE stations and OX3OX opr Ole came back for me after a general cq for a new DXCC! You should know that I have waited for 6 years for OX!! I hope we get more of these days! Greetzzz to all sixers. Vy 73, de Kees PA7TWO.
Kees "the Sixmaniac" PA7TWO <m5two@amsat.org>
- Saturday, January 26, 2002 at 22:21:02 (GMT/BST)
This was by far the most productive opening, over 270 QSO's in 2.5 hours, it sure sounded like a contest. Pileup was hughe at times, managed to pull out lots of low power stations and several 8/9/0's , some of them peaked +20. Only missed North Dakota in the opening..but got several new grids. Tnx to all, on those not worked, tomorrow is another day 73 de ON4ANT
johan, ON4ANT <on4ant@arrl.net>
- Saturday, January 26, 2002 at 22:08:19 (GMT/BST)
Wonderful day on 6m here, though missed parts of the opening. It honestly sounded like 20m during CQWW (really!) layers and layers of EU DX and at times backscatter from W1,2,3,4,8, & 8, VO1/VE1/VY2/VE9 at once. Managed T77 for a new one. (thanks!) and worked various others like YL,ES,OH2BH, etc. I did the hunt & pounce thing, so only worked a couple dozen guys. Never heard Z3 or T9 though I am almost CERTAIN they could've been workable. A lot of the signals from S5, SM, G, 9A etc. were over 9. The usual big guns from G & ON were sometimes 40-50dB over 9. Really amazing stuff. I saw a post from SM7FJE for "no dupes" during openings like these. I did indeed call him for a super-quick QSO (as I did ON4ANT) but only after hearing them CQ many times w/o response. Hope tmw brings the same condx! 73 de Mike 100w and 2 x 8el homebrew yagis. 30'ASL.
Mike Ve9AA <mycall@hotmail.com>
- Saturday, January 26, 2002 at 21:53:23 (GMT/BST)
Anyone know QSL-route for 9Y4AT and 9Y4TL, or their e-mail addresses ? Help would be appreciated. Best regards
Johan - PA7MH <pa0jmhxs4all.nl>
- Saturday, January 26, 2002 at 21:29:23 (GMT/BST)
BTW for those collecting SIX suffixes look out for PE2SIX. This is ex PE1MGR operator Erwin from the same city as I am.
Ray, PA4PA
- Saturday, January 26, 2002 at 20:45:39 (GMT/BST)
Indeed a great day. Worked 138 QSO's into NA including FP5BU (a BIG TNX to PA7MM!!). Got 11 new grids as well and up to 842 now, dxcc 170....amazing. Hope 2morrow will be just as good....73 Ray
Ray, PA4PA <pa4pa@50mhz.com>
- Saturday, January 26, 2002 at 20:43:29 (GMT/BST)
Are there any more suprises? Wow, Magic band hit me again. Average opening into Eastern US and than two hours latter an opening to the West. Managed to work 5 new States: W1IPL/7 from WY, K0GU from CO, WB9WHQ and K9BZ from WI, W0BJ from NE and finally for a desert came W7CI, Steve from AZ which is also a very good friend of mine. About three years ago we have been siting in his house and dreamed about conditions that we have just faced today. Could I ask for more...
s58j <pungarsek@hotmail.com>
- Saturday, January 26, 2002 at 18:48:49 (GMT/BST)
Amazing conditions and activity on 50 Mhz this AM into FN21XA. The band openned at 1311Z and 27 DXCC entities were heard or worked at this QTH til 1615Z. The list includes CU,DL,F,FP,G,GD,GI,GM,GW,HB9,IK,LA,OE,OK,OM,ON,OZ,PA,S57,SM,SP,T77,TF,YL,YU, Z36 and 9A. Some signals were EME strength while others, 599 +. The "Magic Band" continues to amaze and intrigue me ! 73, Mario K2ZD
- Saturday, January 26, 2002 at 18:13:58 (GMT/BST)
Slightly OT: Hello@all, I am looking for some good places in SE England to stay with a motorhome and a possibility to put up an wire antenna between two trees or the like. Any suggestions ? Thanks & regards, Joe
Joe DH4JG <dh4jgdarc.de>
- Saturday, January 26, 2002 at 14:15:32 (GMT/BST)
Gordon GI6ATZ <gi6atzqsl.net>
- Saturday, January 26, 2002 at 12:26:30 (GMT/BST)
Nick, I have used Scanner recorder (prog does not give a URL HI, and Loop recorder www.config.de/looprecorder/ You cant clog up the hard drive with this one!
Mark GM4ISM <gm4ism@bigfoot.com>
- Saturday, January 26, 2002 at 11:48:22 (GMT/BST)
Hola Jose, Thanks for your kind words, its a pity I did not hear you as I still need CT HI Hi, good luck with your dx peditions 73 Tony
Tony EI7BMB <tony(at)satellite.ie>
- Saturday, January 26, 2002 at 10:31:40 (GMT/BST)
Tnx info Conrad
Paul ON5PU <on9bgp at pandora.be>
- Saturday, January 26, 2002 at 10:08:51 (GMT/BST)
5B4FL G'day thanks for cards. yes recording here but using the existing msoft recorder and then RA to convert it. All the VK beacons were recorded that way. As for taping every conversation havent done that for years, work too many stations and still have megs of recordings from last cycle. Did yo get any recordings of the VK3 opening?
Steve <vk3six at wia.org.au>
- Saturday, January 26, 2002 at 09:29:59 (GMT/BST)
Anyone recording their receiver audio direct to their hard drive? I'm using RecAll-PRO from www.sagebrush.com which works quite well, any other experience?
Nick 5B4FL <5b4fl(at)qsl.net>
- Saturday, January 26, 2002 at 08:18:11 (GMT/BST)
Paul ON5PU VP5/VK4BRC Ray is also at the same place, there is also Bruce VP5/KI7VR. They are all members of the North Wakefield Radio club G4NOK and John G4RGC is one great cw op. It is a DX holiday paradise, lucky them!73
Conrad G0RUZ <g0ruzbtinternet.com>
- Saturday, January 26, 2002 at 01:42:33 (GMT/BST)
Be carefull with this http://page.auctions.shopping.yahoo.com/uk/auction/59694267.... I just received a confirmation on a bid I never did! I am not interested in buying amplifiers...I still think I can make them better my self. Thanks to all who warned me. I am not a member of that Yahoo group and never put an username or password on that facillity. 73,
Peter, PA2VST <pa2vst(ad)50mhz.com>
- Saturday, January 26, 2002 at 00:12:03 (GMT/BST)
Hi Tony EI7BMB Yes I heard you in 50110 59+ BS. One realizes he is a DX station by the popularity he has in the bands (big pile-ups), no doubts I missed OY9JD today because of the strong TV Carriers (OY9JD is as important to me as EX8MLT is to you). Dealing with stations like me that need a new-one is not an easy task when you (the DX station) want to work something else (I feel that during the EU sporadic-e season [we are not that many in CT1, hi!] or when Iam working as 4W6EB), but you have to do it. I apreciate your comments and I hope to get OY9JD soon as I hope you can get 4W/CU3FT or me 4W6EB in 50 Mhz soon (or KP5... ooops!). Keep well and happy. Jose CT1EEB
Jose CT1EEB <ct1eeb@mail.telepac.pt>
- Friday, January 25, 2002 at 23:46:02 (GMT/BST)
If you hear any AX prefixes today 26th they are VK just for 1 day cul.
Steve <at wia.org>
- Friday, January 25, 2002 at 21:26:58 (GMT/BST)
Victor Victor finally bought a colour printer..http://members.datafast.net.au/electronics/oz4vv.jpg
Steve <vk3six at wia.org.au>
- Friday, January 25, 2002 at 21:20:24 (GMT/BST)
Eric you are no longer a spring chicken either...http://members.datafast.net.au/electronics/oz3k.jpg
Steve <vk3six at wia.org.au>
- Friday, January 25, 2002 at 21:19:15 (GMT/BST)
My how some of us have aged? Check out the gear!!! http://members.datafast.net.au/electronics/oz1lo.jpg
Steve <vk3six at wia.org.au>
- Friday, January 25, 2002 at 21:17:44 (GMT/BST)
Hi Guys, Happy Australia Day, from our convict roots and transportation days for stealing a loaf of bread we are now a fully fledged nation. Thanks Jack VK2GJH for support, I mean no malice about my dupicate qso.s and some of my friends cards are displayed both Cycle 22 and Cycle 23, ( I guess we are getting old) and I am proud to work them again 11 years later, just wish I could turn the contacts into new countries. So if you were in the December VK3 openings you will see both cards displayed on my website..http://members.datafast.net.au/electronics/CARDS.htm could someone please give me G3FPQ's email thanks or ask hi is he going to qsl the only UK qso with VK3 this cycle?? 73
Steve <vk3six at wia.org.au>
- Friday, January 25, 2002 at 21:13:18 (GMT/BST)
Yesterday had a quick QSO with Ray VP5/VK4BRC. I think he said earlier to anther station he can also be QRV on 6m...but not sure. So there will be enough stations QRV then from VP5.
Paul ON5PU <on9bgp at pandora.be>
- Friday, January 25, 2002 at 19:30:56 (GMT/BST)
Just had an email from VP5/G4RCG via the G4NOK (my radio club) email server. John is QRV from the same shack as VP5/K5CM and they have 'found' and IC706 and a 5 ele beam. They will be monitoring 50.110 from 12:30 tomorrow. So show him what can be done on 6m guys!
Conrad G0RUZ <g0ruzbtinternet.com>
- Friday, January 25, 2002 at 19:26:19 (GMT/BST)
Hola Jose, Re: OY9JD, just this morning John went out of his way to give me a new country including looking for a clear freq on his end, it took a good 5 mins to make the qso. He had 9+30 video noise this morning so maybe he simply did not hear you. I can understand your frustration but I find it hard to believe he would behave this way. Every time he keys up he starts a pileup so he is subject to frustration too when he is trying to work new countries for himself. Just my two Euro cents worth Regards Tony
Tony EI7BMB <tony (at)satellite.ie>
- Friday, January 25, 2002 at 19:07:41 (GMT/BST)
If you don't name them, you won't shame them!
Peter G8BCG <g8bcg@qsl.net>
- Friday, January 25, 2002 at 18:45:00 (GMT/BST)
2e1lst <2e1lst@aol.com>
- Friday, January 25, 2002 at 17:40:18 (GMT/BST)
EX8MLE & EY8CQ for around 2 hours this morning. BTW, got JA6WFM/HR3 (JA6VU) and D44TC (IV3TAN) -TNX-
Wolfgang - DJ3TF <dj3tf@darc.de>
- Friday, January 25, 2002 at 15:25:49 (GMT/BST)
Yes, Ray. That DX and that QRM was heard over most of Eu, you're not the only one that lost it,
- Friday, January 25, 2002 at 14:42:49 (GMT/BST)
Totally agree wih Ray,well done Hardy Congratulations on DXCC Don MM5AJW
Don MM5AJW <mckay@btinternet.com>
- Friday, January 25, 2002 at 14:22:52 (GMT/BST)
well done and congrats hardy on dxcc....ray
ray gm7nzi <ray@gm7nzi.freeserve.co.uk>
- Friday, January 25, 2002 at 13:50:09 (GMT/BST)
Got today my 6m DXCC. It is # 401.
Hardy DC8TS <dc8ts(at)amsat.org>
- Friday, January 25, 2002 at 13:35:29 (GMT/BST)
hi all, didn't hear very much this morning until ... yes that's dx i hear on .110 it was a dz stn, so i give a call and he responds but says he needs my prefix, easy job you say but not when two stations then appear on the freq who know each other as they use first names immediately then go on to talk about everything and anything!!!! so no i never got the dx, thanks a lot guys, thanks for nothing that is!! these two are a pair of well known stations and i feel should know better and just good manners is preventing me from naming them , if we cant get the experienced guys to adhere to recomendations re .110 then we have no chance , the lost stn would have given me a completed WAC on 6m band and of course a new country no:#107 .... best 73 all ..well not quite all... ray
Ray gm7nzi <ray@gm7nzi.freeserve.co.uk>
- Friday, January 25, 2002 at 13:21:04 (GMT/BST)
OY turns to be a hard spot... after 4 years in 6m. I heard OY9JD for the first time ever (I was trying to work him for long now) backscatter, Jon was 59 and I called again and again... no reply. I was never ignored in my life in such a way, I'm well within 6m. and trying to bring new countries into the band like East-Timor and probably an hard to work one soon, but never ignored somebody saying that I needed that one for a NEW COUNTRY. (I was imploring actually). Well lets hope Jon will be in better mood next time I hear him. Jose CT1EEB (also 4W6EB in East-Timor and VK8CS in Australia.
Jos CT1EEB/4W6EB <ct1eeb@mail.telepac.pt>
- Friday, January 25, 2002 at 11:49:13 (GMT/BST)
Today i found the beautifull qsl from JA6WFM/HR3 in the mail. Thanks to JA6VU for the quick repons, '73 & GL !!
Tjerry PBANX <pb0anx@50MHz.com>
- Friday, January 25, 2002 at 11:43:26 (GMT/BST)
A big thank you is due to Tony G4UZN for his handling of the PY8MD cards, I`m sure many more people share my appreciation. Listening to EX8MLE pileup whilst typing this! Here`s hoping - when I posted this last evening, the sever crashed (sorry if it was me) 73
Steve G1INK <G1INK@aol.com>
- Friday, January 25, 2002 at 10:11:48 (GMT/BST)
PY8MD QSLs again. Five of you who e-mailed me - I'm still QRX your cards/s.a.s.e.'s. Can you get em off this weekend, as I want to send a batch to Carlos and the rest to RSGB buro and get em out of the way. Anyone who missed it, still have lots of his cards for G contacts. 73 for now.
Tony G4UZN <AQuest1263>
- Friday, January 25, 2002 at 09:32:19 (GMT/BST)
reg my prev. msg: should read 'seems not to have been a complete one'
Peter HB9RUZ <schleussdataway.ch>
- Friday, January 25, 2002 at 08:03:56 (GMT/BST)
Conrad, the server seems to have been crashed and the following database recovery seems not to a complete one due to technichal reasons. So no offense against your question, hi. Put it on the wall again!
Peter HB9RUZ <schleussdataway.ch>
- Friday, January 25, 2002 at 07:57:42 (GMT/BST)
I made a request about electric winches yesterday and it appears to have been removed. Why?
Conrad G0RUZ <g0ruzbtinternet.com>
- Friday, January 25, 2002 at 01:26:49 (GMT/BST)
Website for the JW expedition (JW4X) is up on http://www.qsl.net/la8aja (click on JW expedition 2002) The story is not finished yet. I'm writing it right now. Hope to have it up by tomorrow. If you wonder why you copied JW7SIX and not us, check this picture: http://www.qsl.net/la8aja/jw/images/takeoff.jpg Hope this explains some of the questions regarding our signal.
Andreas, LA8AJA <la8aja(at)qsl.net>
- Thursday, January 24, 2002 at 21:35:30 (GMT/BST)
Hi squarehunters, had a phonecall with Theo, PA3HEN/mm. He lost his antenna and need some donation to be QRV again during his next trips. Any help is welcome please contact him via M0HEN@QSL.NET
Oliver, DL1EJA <DL1EJA(at)DARC.DE>
- Thursday, January 24, 2002 at 19:14:58 (GMT/BST)
Hi guys, was a excitant moment today, worked JT1CO ssb and cw for my 161cty and 9 new Jap's that with those worked between October and today carry the total to 97 Jap's unexpected surprise !!! Tnx a lot propagation. 73's
Freddy IW1DIM <call@amsat.org>
- Wednesday, January 23, 2002 at 21:01:08 (GMT/BST)
Does anybody have an email adr for OH3BH or OH3BHL? worked one or the other today at 1430Z Thanks, 73, John
John wa2mua <jfmiller@bloomberg.net>
- Wednesday, January 23, 2002 at 18:16:50 (GMT/BST)
Quick QSO with JT1CO this morning. Chak was S9 during only 5 minutes here in JN26 at 08.15 It's my lucky day ! Georges.
F8OP <f8op***wanadoo.fr>
- Wednesday, January 23, 2002 at 15:43:16 (GMT/BST)
Hi all, Just the same here, Martin. VE8BY 599+, little else at all. "Beacon Bob" 'YX 51 at best, K1TOL occasionally out of the noise, AA6TT rose to 41, but otherwise it's all too far north again. If there's one thing worse than no conditions, it's good conditions to a "dead" area at the other end (ie UA all morning, VE8 all afternoon!!) Oh well. it might change later, still lis'ning! 73 all
Mike GU6AJE <gu6aje***thersgb.net>
- Wednesday, January 23, 2002 at 15:20:20 (GMT/BST)
Very frustrating VE8BY beacon 599, 6m dead operationally , abeit a weak VE1YX (sorry Bob no offence)!
Martin G3VOF <g3vof@qsl.net>
- Wednesday, January 23, 2002 at 14:57:53 (GMT/BST)
Today morning starting 08:20z anding at 09:30z good opening to Hokkaido here in JN62. Too much video qrn, I think also for JA's. Please help me with JA7BEW grid is in QM09 or QM08 ?? I have received both answers. 73 de
Alex IW0GPN <iw0gpn(at)amsat.org>
- Wednesday, January 23, 2002 at 11:40:57 (GMT/BST)
Re: Comments on Sat 19th Jan 2002 by Steve Gregory VK3OT on six operating standards and protocols (it also applies to amateur radio in general, not just 50MHz), well said, took the words out of my mouth. That's why I gave operating amateur radio from DX locations away and why I will not be operating from Myanmar (Burma) on six, or HF too for that matter this year. By the way, Steve, I emailed some Burmese TV info to you the other day and it bounced (vk3ot@arrl.org), give me a "bell"...73 de Jack in a very hot and humid Yangon.
Jack D. Haden VK2GJH <vk2gjh@yahoo.co.uk>
- Wednesday, January 23, 2002 at 05:33:27 (GMT/BST)
Don MM5AJW I worked D44TD on 30/10/01 at 1039, followed by D44TC same day at 1104, hope that helps
Adrian G0KOM <ade@50mhz.org>
- Wednesday, January 23, 2002 at 00:16:30 (GMT/BST)
Today morning it was the best BS opening that I evere heard all EU from 45 ..vy interesting !! All Video 49739-750-760 9+60 dB in JN62FB. Tnx to all for help with JA locators...I still need info for JA2FGM..anyone has wkd him ? 73 de
Alex IW0GPN <iw0gpn(at)amsat.org>
- Tuesday, January 22, 2002 at 20:39:48 (GMT/BST)
To SM7FJE: According to RAC DG3GN is: Detlev Steinhoff, Casilla Correos 4998, Santa Cruz, BOLIVIA. 73 Hans.
Hans, DK9KX <dk9kxatnetcologne.de>
- Tuesday, January 22, 2002 at 16:10:34 (GMT/BST)
Thanks Mike and BO for info worked him at 13:41z today big surprize.
Mick W1JJM <W1JJM@aol.com>
- Tuesday, January 22, 2002 at 14:54:22 (GMT/BST)
UN3G ----> Had QSO confirmed within a few days via DL4BBU. Christoph
DF9CY, Christoph <cpe@df9cy.de>
- Tuesday, January 22, 2002 at 14:43:55 (GMT/BST)
This is a FB source for info re calls, grids etc.: http://oh2w.kolumbus.com/dxs/qin.html
- Tuesday, January 22, 2002 at 14:37:05 (GMT/BST)
Mick: LO31WX. Hearing VE8BY/b up to S8 but no stations, except some VERY weak CW. Great conditions, just to a totally pointless location, hi. 73 all
Mike GU6AJE <gu6aje***thersgb.net>
- Tuesday, January 22, 2002 at 14:34:47 (GMT/BST)
RU4CE = LO31 .............. but NO QSL so far!
- Tuesday, January 22, 2002 at 14:34:45 (GMT/BST)
Hi, does anyone have the grid locator for RU4CE ??
Mick W1JJM <W1JJM@aol.com>
- Tuesday, January 22, 2002 at 14:23:56 (GMT/BST)
Z36W card back from NN6C in 7 days - v fast Regards Simon
Simon GM4PLM <gm4plm(at)emn.org.uk>
- Tuesday, January 22, 2002 at 13:57:06 (GMT/BST)
UN3G, Pse see my E-mail. No response since last November, but I need your advice. Regards,
Hatsuo, JA1VOK <ja1vok@jarl.com>
- Tuesday, January 22, 2002 at 13:18:02 (GMT/BST)
Could any one clear up a bit of confusion for me regarding the recent activity from D44, I along with many others worked D44TD but was there another station active as D44TG?? Any info gladly received Best 73 Don
Don MM5AJW <mckay@btinternet.com>
- Tuesday, January 22, 2002 at 13:09:37 (GMT/BST)
Can anybody help with the address of DG3GN? Hilfe bitte!
Bo, SM7FJE <bn****aaaaa.se>
- Tuesday, January 22, 2002 at 12:50:19 (GMT/BST)
PY8MD QSLs. The object of my exercise was to facilitate a quick exchange of cards direct between the UK and Carlos. Will those of you (several) who have sent me envelopes but not your own cards for PY8MD please send me your cards for him; I am going to mail all the cards I get for him direct as soon as I receive them. I thought I made it plain that this was not one way traffic, I was trying to do you both a favour.Sorry if my later posting did not make this plain. I am sending NOBODY a PY8MD card unless I have their card to send back to Carlos.
Tony G4UZN <AQuest1263@aol.com>
- Tuesday, January 22, 2002 at 09:45:40 (GMT/BST)
SORRY, I didn't check date of this post !!
TOM SP5XMU <sp5xmu@50mhz.com>
- Tuesday, January 22, 2002 at 08:53:51 (GMT/BST)
NEWS FROM QRZ SITE: sv2asp/a writes "Dear Friends DXers, Thank God, despite a number of difficulties, year 2000 saw the accomplishment of Mount Athos' 10 years on the air. To celebrate this event I had required and I obtained the special call-sign SY2A. My aim was to provide as many collegues as possible with a contact with Mount Athos. Anyone know if he is going to be active on 50mhz? VY 73 Tom
Tom SP5XMU <sp5xmu@50mhz.com>
- Tuesday, January 22, 2002 at 08:47:46 (GMT/BST)
Great opening yesterday dir. JA. From 08.15 utc until 0945 utc worked 96 JA station, mostly on cw, signals up to 599. Thanks all for qso. Just missed HL and JT station, but newer mind My grid JN76XI, web: www.angelfire.com/rnb/s52sk Long live the second peak.... 73 Marko
Marko - s52sk <s52sk@yahoo.com>
- Tuesday, January 22, 2002 at 06:50:32 (GMT/BST)
Has anyone received a QSL back from Z36W via his manager NN6C? Venco said his manager was "very good", but perhaps I'm too impatient (after only 2 months)???
Adam, VK4CP <vk4cp@bigpond.com>
- Tuesday, January 22, 2002 at 01:31:18 (GMT/BST)
TNX QSO Luci and other OMs. I had heavy thunder storm on that moment. The thunder cloud and bad noise periodically came. S-meter gone to full-scale and the system became real deaf. Fortunately my 2SK571 preamp was safe against a few stroke of lightnings nearby my tower.In spit(k)e of the storm I made QSO with four Is,YU,SP,9A1CCY,9A1Z,S5s,LZ1BK and Z36W.I will be in my shack tomorrow (22nd 07Z-).Sayonara, FB DX to all.
Han JE1BMJ <(at)jarl.com>
- Monday, January 21, 2002 at 21:43:53 (GMT/BST)
Just want to say thanks for these QSLs received last couple of days: K1LH, N4OO, N4CH, 9M6JU, XW0X and FM5WD. 73 !
Ken SM7CMV <kenth@kastanje.tomelilla.se>
- Monday, January 21, 2002 at 21:12:43 (GMT/BST)
From QSL's: JA7BEW=QM09, JH0BBE=PM97 Buckmaster and QRZ are usually wrong with JA grids....
Keith G4FUF <g4fuf(at)micronet-uk.com>
- Monday, January 21, 2002 at 21:01:09 (GMT/BST)
Hi GE @all... today a great opening to JA first from 8:10z to 8:19z second opening from 8:36z to 9:08z worked 40 Om`s and 9 new Squares TNX for all QSO`s. 25 Audiofile are now on http://members.kabsi.at/oe3mws btw JA7BEW --> Loc. QM08 ...vy73 Fred OE3MWS
Fred OE3MWS <oe3mws@amateurfunk.info>
- Monday, January 21, 2002 at 20:58:41 (GMT/BST)
Hi to all ... taoday morning great opening to JA starting at 08:10z...please could someone help me with JH0BBE JA7BEW JA2FGM grid squares ? Tnx in advance....73 de
Alex IW0GPN <call@amsat.org>
- Monday, January 21, 2002 at 20:42:17 (GMT/BST)
Big opening this morning between 09.45-10.10 to Japan, but too short!!! Worked 26 JA in CW, most of them in PM86, 85, 84. QTF : 35. May be the same to morrow ? 73 Georges
F8OP <f8opwanadoo.fr>
- Monday, January 21, 2002 at 20:01:59 (GMT/BST)
Hi all - sorry for the typo, but 2nd JA QSO today was with JR9OPJ, not JH.... 73
Mike GU6AJE <gu6aje***thersgb.net>
- Monday, January 21, 2002 at 20:00:40 (GMT/BST)
Did anyone work W6MZS on Jan 15th 02 or know his email address please? 73 Bill.
bill gw3mfy <gw3mfy@btinternet.com>
- Monday, January 21, 2002 at 19:53:17 (GMT/BST)
I won't be following the advice of the DF5 station who says operate as EH6/ and I fully endorse the reply from G0JJL. I had hoped that the situation regarding operation in Spanish territory had changed but alas no, oh well it means that one of the Uk dealers isnt going to be selling and FT817 this week. I take it its okay with 144MHz as I know a few G's who have openly done this.
Peter MI5JYK <beefypetexxxhotmail,com>
- Monday, January 21, 2002 at 19:14:07 (GMT/BST)
Hi all, Firstly, Martyn, it looks more like a "trupe" to me, hi (or is it "tripe", I'm not too sure...) Secondly, managed first JA QSOs today with JI2EVL, then JH3OPJ (both PM85) both CW, and was also heard by JR2HCB!! YeS!! Thirdly, pity about the US contest - who picked the date when there was no NA propagation to GU?? Briefly heard W1XX in FN51 (drool) but not strong enough to work.... oh well, win some, lose some, I guess. 73 all
Mike GU6AJE <gu6aje***thersgb.net>
- Monday, January 21, 2002 at 15:51:16 (GMT/BST)
I mean : old freand Han .... Have one incomplete call : JxxxMQ on CW 0838. Mybe it write back... Best 73!
Luci 9A1Z <9a3hzipc.hr>
- Monday, January 21, 2002 at 15:32:14 (GMT/BST)
What a luck to be at home(during work day) just on time to work in fantastic opening to JA. Worked rest of needed JA ragions: JA1, JA2 , JA0 ...miss DS but I am very happy to manage QSO with all frend Han, JE1BMJ, who help me with shematisc for pre. amp. and special FET transistor cuple of years ago. (When day like 2day was only in optimistics dreams.) Thank to all. ex 9A3HZ
Luci 9A1Z <9a3hzipc.hr>
- Monday, January 21, 2002 at 15:24:23 (GMT/BST)
Good point Mike and I'm sure many share your sentiment. Things are a little different here with full time information flow easily available. Those that have this should take advantage! Tuning and listening are still a good thing too! Best of (6M) DX...
Bob, K1SIX <See Buckmaster or QRZ.com>
- Monday, January 21, 2002 at 12:07:46 (GMT/BST)
Boy, what a fantastic opening this morning btn 0900 - 1022z to JAPAN. Worked abt 25 stations (all CW) in JA2, JA7 and JA9. After 1000z sigs came up to real S9. We hope for more. 73 Pierre
- Monday, January 21, 2002 at 11:21:55 (GMT/BST)
Is that a dupe?!!!!!
Martyn G4TIF <g4tif@btinternet.com>
- Monday, January 21, 2002 at 11:11:53 (GMT/BST)
I worked KG0VL/VE4 in EO36 the other night on 6 . Anyone know his QTH and qsl information please ?
Peter G3IBI <pascutt(at)tcp.co.uk>
- Monday, January 21, 2002 at 10:58:40 (GMT/BST)
I worked KG0VL/VE4 in EO36 the other night on 6 . Anyone know his QTH and qsl information please ?
Peter G3IBI <p>
- Monday, January 21, 2002 at 10:55:55 (GMT/BST)
I worked KG0VL/VE4 in EO36 the other night on 6 . Anyone know his QTH and qsl information please ?
Peter G3IBI <p>
- Monday, January 21, 2002 at 10:54:55 (GMT/BST)
JW4X manager is LA6EIA not LA5NM!!!
Andreas, LA8AJA <la8aja(at)qsl.net>
- Monday, January 21, 2002 at 10:33:52 (GMT/BST)
Jeeez... cant even write my own name. Try this email address (sri).SB
Steve M0BPQ <stephen.bunting(at)kcl.ac.uk>
- Monday, January 21, 2002 at 09:15:45 (GMT/BST)
MM5AJW: Tried to contact you re your post below but email is bouncing. Pse get in touch ! Sorry for BW guys..... 73 de
Steve M0BPQ <stepehn.bunting(at)kcl.ac.uk>
- Monday, January 21, 2002 at 09:14:24 (GMT/BST)
CO8LY/Eduardo will be active 1300 utc and looking towards Europe.
brian/G3SYC <brian gee3syc.freeserve.co.uk>
- Monday, January 21, 2002 at 09:08:36 (GMT/BST)
Bob, If I leave the rig to check cluster on the internet, it takes so long to log on, I could miss the opening.... we don't all have the luxury of all that stuff in the shack. I can only use the tools I have, and generally if I don't get an answer after ten or so CQs (unless I HAVE had a pile running) I QSY, because it's usually QRM covering me. It's also a different technique required if you don't have a kW to attract people's attention and make space on the band... And for Jose: I know many Ibicencos who will say that the Balearics are NOT Spain, hi hi.. 73
Mike GU6AJE <gu6aje***thersgb.net>
- Monday, January 21, 2002 at 09:04:08 (GMT/BST)
Re VP8THU One of my locals Declan, EI6FR is on the DXpedition and he told me before he left that they have NO planned 50 MHz capability. So unless someone took some personal portable gear along I guess we'll have to wait a little longer for South Sandwich! Shame! 73s
Dave EI3IO <EI3IO at connogue.com>
- Monday, January 21, 2002 at 09:01:53 (GMT/BST)
Re: Dupes: I agree fully with the statement "try not to dupe during a big pileup". That is my only rule, & not hard & fast, because sometimes stns are not sure of QSO. Lately with the great condx have been clg for "QRP Only Stns". It is a lot of fun to wrk Eu mobiles and stns running 5 watts & whips. Dont forget these are the guys who will soon have yagis & power, you have to start somewhere. In past 2 years, I have never wrked a DX stn in January, any continent, this is just so unexpected. 1700 Eu QSOs this Fall, I would never have believed it if someone told me in advance. 73 all
Bruce K2RTH <K2RTH@aol.com>
- Monday, January 21, 2002 at 04:25:38 (GMT/BST)
Unanswered CQ after unanswered CQ?? If you check the loggers/clusters- someone is always willing to spot you to give you a heads up that conditions still exist. If my CQs go unanswered after a relatively SHORT period of time: I'm tuning, checking "data" and learning what I can about the sometimes rapidly changing conditions we experience on 6m!! Endless CQs have ruined potential contacts for many. Gud 6m DX....
Bob, K1SIX <Buckmaster or QRZ.com>
- Monday, January 21, 2002 at 02:53:24 (GMT/BST)
Received my DXCC award for 6 meters today. #411, the first from Missouri. Thanks to all who made that possible. Now it'a my turn to help anyone/anywhere who needs Missouri, or Ralls county. 73, Geo>K0FF
- Monday, January 21, 2002 at 01:50:22 (GMT/BST)
Regarding advice from DF5JJ....don't do it! If caught doing it not only could you have your equipment seized but your holiday may get extended whilst you explain yourself to the Spanish authorities. Then when you get home you will probably end up getting your licence revoked as you have operated outside of CEPT agreement. Another point is that you do not help licensed amateurs of the country you are visiting to get a better deal with respect to their use of the band! John, G0JJL
John, G0JJL <johnsixmaniac.idps.co.uk>
- Monday, January 21, 2002 at 01:08:11 (GMT/BST)
Just operate EH6/...... Nobody cares about this!
- Sunday, January 20, 2002 at 22:09:40 (GMT/BST)
Re EH6: The situation is still the same since 1992, no CEPT lic. for 6m and no EH/foreign call. BTW, Balearic islands are not dependences, are Spain themselves.
Jose ea7kw <ea7kw at ure.es>
- Sunday, January 20, 2002 at 20:48:57 (GMT/BST)
Need QSL info for 6Y5RV sorry if it has been on these pages and I missed it! There is an an address for 6Y5RV on QRZ.COM and no mention of manager but BUCKMASTER says via manager 6Y5RA is this still correct???
Norm G3NVO <norm@woodtech.demon.co.uk>
- Sunday, January 20, 2002 at 20:21:18 (GMT/BST)
Peter, MI5JYK for information on operating in countries around the world go to this web page: http://www.qsl.net/oh2mcn/license.htm Here you will find the link to the Spanish authorities and information. Cheers John, G0JJL
John, G0JJL <johnsixmaniac.idps.co.uk>
- Sunday, January 20, 2002 at 20:20:22 (GMT/BST)
Thanks for all e-mails re FM working your help & advice are most welcome. Now I will be going to EH6 sometime this year and would like to know what the situation is for non Spanish 50MHZ operation bearing in mind that I know have a full A call from November 2001 and under CEPT regulations can I operate legally as EH6/MI5 or as I still have a valid B call EH6/GI7 (hmm two calls double points in contests). Can someone shed any light on this as I am aware that there is or was some problem with foreign operations from Spain and her dependances.
Peter MI5JYK <beefypetexxxhotmail,com>
- Sunday, January 20, 2002 at 19:21:56 (GMT/BST)
I will be heading back to St. Lucia for the SSB WPX contest and plan to be active on 6 meters. Will arrive on March 21 and hope to be QRV by March 22. Will be QRT on April 2. Will avoid the 10 meter net, as it really left a bad taste in my mouth from my Y2K trip. The site has over-water views to the US and Europe from about 120M ASL. Here is hoping conditions keep on hanging in there. QSL to my home call. 73, Scott N9AG/J68AS
Scott Lehman N9AG/J68AS <scottalerinet.com>
- Sunday, January 20, 2002 at 19:13:33 (GMT/BST)
QSL information for JW4X is via LA5NM (for those lucky enough to work them!!!) Don
Don MM5AJW <mckay@btinternet.com>
- Sunday, January 20, 2002 at 17:36:42 (GMT/BST)
My friend Jim GM8LFB wishes to buy a 2m to 6m transverter so if any of you kind operators have such an item lying redundant on the shelves of your shack and wish to turn it in to cash please E mail me and I will contact Jim Many thanks Don
DON M5AJW <mm5ajw@btinternet.com>
- Sunday, January 20, 2002 at 17:23:05 (GMT/BST)
About QSL HZ1MD....already received a card of mohammed last year...is he making new cards then ??
Paul ON5PU <on9bgp at pandora.be>
- Sunday, January 20, 2002 at 17:11:43 (GMT/BST)
I worked JW4X yesterday. Locator is JQ78 but I am not sure about the QSL-Mgr. Someone said LA6EIA can anyone confirm this ? Thanks, Werner
Werner, OE2WPO <oe2wpo@oevsv.at>
- Sunday, January 20, 2002 at 13:55:26 (GMT/BST)
by the way, my email address is correct on QRZ.com & Buck.
Bill AA6TT
- Sunday, January 20, 2002 at 13:27:59 (GMT/BST)
My policy on 6m dupe QSOs is simple: if I am calling CQ and have a pileup, even a small one, DON't call me if we've worked previously. If I am calling CQ after CQ with no one answering, please feel free to say hello and give me a signal report. I am working a lot of indoor dipole, QRP, mobile and 6m newcomers in the UK lately (I was the first QSO ever for a 2E1 station last week and directed him to the UKSMG.org Website when he didn't know his GS) and want to log as many different stations on 6m as I can, particularly the little pistols.
Bill AA6TT
- Sunday, January 20, 2002 at 13:16:33 (GMT/BST)
What an experience! I usually use 9 el m2 at 45 mtrs and 100 W on six from my summerhome. On Jan. 19th I wkd from my downtown place WP4U and P43JB with INDOOR 0.2 mm thin GP and 100 W. SIX is a Magic Band..
Seppo Sisatto OH1VR <seppo.sisatto@uta.fi>
- Sunday, January 20, 2002 at 13:07:47 (GMT/BST)
For all those desperatly waiting for the HZ1MD card! I just received the information that cards will be send from the printer on tuesday with registrated mail. So when everything goes as planned the cards will be on the mail to all those who send me a card with SAE + $/irc just before next weekend. I will process the 50MHz ones first. 73,
Peter, PA2VST <pa2vst(ad)50mhz.com>
- Sunday, January 20, 2002 at 12:34:42 (GMT/BST)
PY8MD QSL's. Last shout! Anyone still need a card? Have received 17 requests from the 65 lucky ops I have cards for. If your e-mail to me bounces, try it again from QRZ or Buckmaster site. Unclaimed cards go in the RSGB bureau next week.
Tony G4UZN <AQuest1263@aol.com>
- Sunday, January 20, 2002 at 12:14:57 (GMT/BST)
First Tampere 50 MHz Meeting on Feb. 23rd, 2002! For more information: http://www.ahjolary.fi/Rientola/Radioamatoorit/index.htm This afternoon you will find on our page information about the programme and hotel reservation. For travelling from aboard SAS have 6 flights per day from Stockholm and one flight from Copenhagen. Do not hesitate to ask more (OH1VR): seppo.sisatto@uta.fi
OH1VR <seppo.sisatto@uta.fi>
- Sunday, January 20, 2002 at 11:59:50 (GMT/BST)
Anyone please got an e-mail ad for FP5BU?
Daniel MW1MFY <mw1mfy@hotmail.com>
- Sunday, January 20, 2002 at 10:18:10 (GMT/BST)
Can anybody help with the address of DG3GN? Tnx in advance! OX, FP5 here yesterday. Today 4X, JY and HZ so far.
Bo SM7FJE <bn@aaaaa.se>
- Sunday, January 20, 2002 at 09:27:04 (GMT/BST)
Any word of VP8THU 6m operations? I think W7EW , a very well known 6m op, was supposed to go along.
ve9aa Mike <mycall@hotmail.com>
- Sunday, January 20, 2002 at 03:09:15 (GMT/BST)
The OZ50MHz DX Bulletin #02-003 is now available at www.qsl.net/oz6om/ vy 73 de
Matt OZ6OM <@qsl.net>
- Sunday, January 20, 2002 at 00:10:32 (GMT/BST)
It's tough when the band is wide open and you have got visitors. Eventually persuaded my friend to come and listen to six metres 'cos it was interesting. Hence managed an hour and 4 new Grids! thanks to KG0VL/VE4 for a new field and Grid (EO36). Bet it is cold in North Manitoba at the moment!
Clive,G4FVP <g4fvp@ntlworld.com>
- Saturday, January 19, 2002 at 23:07:01 (GMT/BST)
Today around 1600Z I heard my first KL7 calling CQ's... He was in for about 5 minutes, calling CQ and working someone. Signal was very fluttery/auroral and just above the noise. In the beginning NL7Z was good to copy. Hardly believed it was a KL7. QTF strange enough at 315 degrees which moved to 340 degrees where I lost the signal. PE1LCH who is a bit more to the north east also heard "something". Pity it didn't came to a contact. Funny, but it was the only signal on the band. All strong VE, VO and K's from earlier were gone. Shure it was an excitement. 73,
Peter, PA2VST <pa2vst(ad)50mhz.com>
- Saturday, January 19, 2002 at 22:58:53 (GMT/BST)
Well if someone even now dont know why so good propagation on six we have read out on the: http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2002/18jan_solarback.htm "The current solar cycle appears to be double-peaked," and the second peak has arrived. Long live the double peak.
marko - s52sk <s52sk@yahoo.com>
- Saturday, January 19, 2002 at 21:10:55 (GMT/BST)
....speaking of buros,is it unusual that after abt 2 years on Six and having sent dozens of qsls,I've never received an S5 or 9A qsl card..no probs with any of the others..73 Noel Ei2JC(ex Ei7FFB)
Noel Ei2JC ei2jc@ <Hotmail.com>
- Saturday, January 19, 2002 at 19:47:43 (GMT/BST)
QSL manager for HC8N is AA5BT. More HC8N info at: http://www.tcnc.com/hc8n-6m-nov2001/ and http://www.kkn.net/~hc8n
Jon N0JK <n0jkhotmail.com>
- Saturday, January 19, 2002 at 16:54:14 (GMT/BST)
Does anybody have the direct qsl info for the recent HC8N dxpedition, and is TI5KD OK via Buckmaster?? Many thanks
Martin G3VOF <g3vof@qsl.net>
- Saturday, January 19, 2002 at 14:02:48 (GMT/BST)
pa2vst peter not said dutch qsl-buro is a joke!! A K8 SAID THIS ABOUT HIS BURO.
- Saturday, January 19, 2002 at 13:45:05 (GMT/BST)
What a fabulous few months we've all had on 6m. So much for the cycle being over - long live double humps! We are looking for for volunteers! HOLD ON! Before you say, "oh no, I don't have the time" or "I'm not interested", PLEASE read on. The UKSMG is all about 6m enthusiasts enjoying a common hobby and its roll in life to help you, our members and those that use the facilties of the web site, to enjoy the hobby more. It doesn't matter whether you collect countries, don't collect QSL cards or even have the occasional moan as we all do about our "pile up competitors", duping or what have you, we all enjoy it or we wouldn't be spending the amount of time we do on that damn radio (or in chat pages)! The UKSMG has got a few challenges ahead of it in 2002 as several very long-term Committee members are standing down due to personal reasons, including myself. If the Group is to carry on providing Six News and the other facililies that you have grown to love, then we are looking for new blood in the Committee to help take us forward. This is a serious request because, without Committee members who undertake the work the Group could very easily close and go the way of many other amateur societies. We are looking to someone to take over the running of the UKSMG web site and we are looking for someone who can add resource to our secretarial function. Of course, these volunteers need to be able to devote sufficient time to do a good job so it will especially appeal to those of you have taken retirement from the daily grind. Please think about this seriously. Maybe, this would not be something that you would normally consider, but I can tell you that it can be very satisfying and enjoyable and doesn't actually take up that much time! Hell, I've managed to do it while rebuilding a house, work DX, go to ZD8 and VP8 (twice) and start a new company! Please let us know whether you would be interested in either of these roles and even if you can't, we are looking for ordinary Committee members. If you have any ideas who would be interested (even with a bit of arm twisting), let us have their names for us to contact. Have a beer, glass of wine whatever and think about it. If you are interested send me a mail. We could discuss it on the 'phone if you want to hear more. Chris G3WOS, Vice Chairman UK Six Metre Group
Chris, G3WOS <g3wos@uksmg.org>
- Saturday, January 19, 2002 at 12:16:59 (GMT/BST)
Sometimes its OK to dupe. Sometimes its OK to dupe. Sometimes sometimes it it simply simply causes causes irritation irritation ....... There aren't any hard and fast rules, just common sense and courtesy.
Colin GW3RYR / 7Q7CM <c.morgan(at)wlv.ac.uk>
- Saturday, January 19, 2002 at 12:00:08 (GMT/BST)
Jan PE1GNP: I fully disagree with your statement that the Dutch QSL bureau is a joke. Since you put this here on the announcement page I feld I need to write this. Most bureaus are working together. QSL cards are collected locally which are send to the bureau. They send it to the foreign bureaus who send it again to their regions in order to ditribute the cards to the adressed station. Some people does not pick their cards every week. So as you can see it take some time to get that card...But some stations does not use a bureau at all which means your card is "lost". Don't blame your bureau for this! I have had cards from real DX via the bureau, like JW, CY9, ET etc. Just blame those that doesn't qsl and running hundred qso's as a DX-station. Good luck and 73,
Peter, PA2VST <pa2vst(ad)50mhz.com>
- Saturday, January 19, 2002 at 11:16:44 (GMT/BST)
Re: PY8MD QSL's, I rarely read this page, too much moaning!! I only actively seek QSL's for a new DXCC, I do not collect grid cards. So unless a card is sent direct to me with SASE it will not get a reply. I also no longer use the BURO. I am handling 30-50 direct cards each day mostly from the US, haven't even had time to send cards for my own recently worked countries. QSL's are such a pain, would rarther just enjoy having QSO's...
Alan, GI0OTC <gi0otc@qsl.net>
- Saturday, January 19, 2002 at 10:36:53 (GMT/BST)
Ho hum, Dupes, well yes I get my share too, but as Gordon 'ATZ says not all dupes are the same: the ones who crack a pile-up to say "hello again" are the worst, if I'm putting out CQs for half an hour with no reply please call me to say I have a path even if we have worked twenty times. Sometimes that keeps me on the band calling long enough for the other guy to get the new one.... And of course I'm not entirely innocent - I have duped OD5/OK1MU within a couple of weeks, but the second time he was getting no other callers. So is that duping, or just telling the guy his rig's still working? And PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE will DX stations PLEASE use their CALLSIGNS. "59 73" for every contact is not enough - if we don't know your call we could call for ages, making your pile-up worse, then find out later that we have a dupe when we have to ask for your call..... there are faults on both sides. 73
Mike GU6AJE <gu6aje***thersgb.net>
- Saturday, January 19, 2002 at 10:11:51 (GMT/BST)
Hmm..dupes(FWIW): Many ops are vy active, and have their logs in paper format, with no summary sheets/stats etc. It takes some REALLY good memory to recognize a station as worked if the QSO was like 2 years ago...especially if you do HF as well. This point is valid, I know by experience that a computer log is far superior...e g while listening to a W4 clg CQ, finding which W4 stations I have worked. What disturbs me more than "duping by accident" is the "POWER duping", where you break a small pistol pileup for a much needed stn just to say "- hello again"...just to let the world know that you are QROverpowered, QRSelfish, QRInconsiderate or just plain QRRuthless. So theres dupes and theres dupes. BTW, thanks, KG4DX for picking me out of the noise, and a big TNX to OPs like Juan TG9AJR and Ramon XE1KK who always waste precious minutes of an opening while listening for "the little people" in the noise. Thats ham spirit, folks! Cheers from Sweden .-.-.
Rick SM7SCJ <sm7scj@nomail.here>
- Saturday, January 19, 2002 at 10:11:42 (GMT/BST)
G4UZN: Re. your comment about duping PY8MD, I have worked him 5 times so far this year. But as he called me at the beginng of an opening I don't think we can really count this as duping, can we ??? Being one of the first with propagation to the West, I'm often the only station on the band. So if I get called by PY8MD, HP2, PZ, FY etc. as happens, then should I not answer them ??? I will never break a pile-up to get a second QSO, unlike many well known G's....
Alan, GI0OTC <gi0otc@qsl.net>
- Saturday, January 19, 2002 at 10:06:42 (GMT/BST)
DUPES: Being a relatively minor DX the problem of dupes also arises here. The only dupes I really detest are the guys who break pile-ups, some just to say hello, others because they didnt remember working me before. I certainly dont mind be duped if Ive called CQ several times and no one has replied at least I know I still have a path and I certainly would do the same for a DX station before he/she decides the band has closed and goes QRT i.e. PY8.
Gordon GI6ATZ <gi6atzqsl.net>
- Saturday, January 19, 2002 at 09:41:06 (GMT/BST)
Oh dear, the dupes issue raised it's ugly head again yesterday when the OX popped up, numerous well-known (and long-held) G callsigns turning on their linears and preventing others getting a new DXCC. Again, he was a good op giving both calls every QSO so no excuses, and he made it clear when there were dupes - I listened to 3 consecutive ones. Fortunately for me I managed to get him but I did feel for the others, just like to put the record straight and say we're not all like that, some of us realise how hard it is to get those elusive new ones in the log.
Darrell G0HVQ <g0hvq@fatcat.clara.co.uk>
- Saturday, January 19, 2002 at 08:26:33 (GMT/BST)
I will be visiting the US Virgin Islands to operate in an HF contest at the end of March this year. I was thinking about interesting bands or modes to operate outside of the contest, and 6m came to mind. The location is on a 1,000 ft hilltop with an unobstructed view of ocean toward JA, US, and EU. I might be operating an amplifier capable of 1000W on 6m. I would need to purchase and construct an antenna (perhaps a 5-el yagi). Unfortunately, I am not very familiar with 6m, and don't know whether an operation like this would be of interest to the 6m community. How good is propagation typically in late March/early April in this point of the sunspot cycle from the Caribbean to EU and US? Is KP2 common on 6m? Before I purchase 6m equipment for the trip, I just wanted to find out from experienced 6m operators whether this sounds like a worthwhile effort or a waste of time. Thanks in advance for your advice. 73... -Dean - N6DE
Dean, N6DE <dwood@cisco.com>
- Saturday, January 19, 2002 at 08:22:09 (GMT/BST)
Eduardo/CO8LY at moment using Dipole but hopes to have 2 el. Quad in use soon. Working today but going to try to get on 6m nevertheless!
Brian/G3SYC <briangee3syc.freeserve.co.uk>
- Saturday, January 19, 2002 at 07:16:21 (GMT/BST)
G4UZN et al. The dupes thing has been particularly hard on people waiting 11 years to work Europe only to be greeted by the same callers from 11 years ago. I mean no offence but people think VK6 is VK3 and vice versa. You guys go on to work another 20 a countries a year we wait 11 years for another 2. I've worked EU stations from about 10 DXCC countries in my operating life and nothing has changed, dogpile conditions are disgraceful, you sit sweltering in the tropics or freezing your feet in Alaska and some guy calls you a lid for not working him on the first call. Continetal EU Ops have the worst reputation in the world, it is dog eat dog, and this is illustrated by the range of complaints over this page every time something rare comes up. Despite all the information exchanged when the band opens its every man for himself, ethics and operating get chucked out , the big amps get turned on, they blow away the littel guys, just to out do each other. 6M is elitismn at its best and its worst. The whole 6M scene reeks of one-up-manship, whether it be the dxcc records, the first worked lists or the standings in the world. Many of the results would not stand the scutiny of a real umpire. And years later contacts have been removed because they were downright illegal. So why worry about a few operating ethics, do we really think this legitimises things?
steve <vk3six at wia.org.au>
- Saturday, January 19, 2002 at 06:21:55 (GMT/BST)
DUPES. Obviously sometimes this is the fault of the DX station for not giving his callsign often enough. Six is not like h.f. - a signal comes up out of the noise and you grab him quickly to get him in the log. PY8MD gave his call after every contact, and only five of the 65 stations I have cards for worked him twice (and then on two separate days).Please step forward gentlemen- G4FVP;G0RUZ(sorry Conrad);GI0OTC;GI0SFX;GW3JXN.In each case it was one contact in December and one in January - were the dupes to maintain an annual score?
Tony G4UZN <g4uzn@qsl.net>
- Saturday, January 19, 2002 at 05:32:16 (GMT/BST)
Jan 18 was sure fun...I cant believe that this is continuing...I came home from work for a little over an hour today and worked 116 EU stations in 15 countries. Only 8 new grids though! :-) Thanks to all who worked me and I look forward to seeing y'all this w/e! 73 and long live the magic band!
Ken AC4TO <reecymail.talweb.com>
- Saturday, January 19, 2002 at 05:04:26 (GMT/BST)
Charles EI5FK, I think the point that Jon, OY9JD, was trying to make is that it is very irritating to work a pile where most are dupes. It is important to DX stations to give as many stations as possible a chance. If you work DX once a year I do not think many will mind. If you work the DX everytime you hear them then there is a big problem. As always I stand to be corrected by other DX but that is my view. Personally I would prefer that the lesser awards take on a lesser importance than DXCC especially during a peak year where I (prob many) am aslo hunting DXCC entities. If I am calling CQ and no one responds then dupes are great but I hate in a pileup to see in anything in the previous contacts window. That is my humble opinion.....P.s. got a new one today FP. Special thanks to Roy, GM0EFT, for letting me use your freq for contact. Roy, I owe you a cold one. More on the openings at http://www.qsl.net/zf1dc/ 73
David ZF1DC <callsign@qsl.net>
- Saturday, January 19, 2002 at 02:14:48 (GMT/BST)
Evidence is mounting that some solar cycles are doubled-peaked. The ongoing solar maximum itself appears to be "a double" -- and the second peak has arrived. www.spaceweather.com
- Saturday, January 19, 2002 at 01:38:13 (GMT/BST)
hi all, as far as dupe qso's go.... firstly surely its up to the dx station to set the criteria ie: if he or she says "NO DUPES" then we must respect this request?...we all know what it feels like to work a real dx station so why would anyone want to deprive another station of this thrill by jumping in there and working the guy for a second or third time?..SELFISHNESS thats why me me me .. anyway thats what i reckon , good week on the band wkd, d44,pz5,9y4,fm5,6y and kg4 but i wont work you again guys cos theres plenty of first time contacts awaiting you im sure... thanks all for pushing me to #106.... cheers all ..ray
Ray Gm7nzi <ray@gm7nzi.freeserve.co.uk>
- Saturday, January 19, 2002 at 00:56:12 (GMT/BST)
re PY8MD QSLs. A number of e-mails sent to me from this site seem to have bounced. If this happened to you, please try again through QRZ or Buckmaster.Thanks to those who have been in touch so far - I've not been so popular since I went to 9M6.
Tony G4UZN <AQuest1263@aol.com>
- Saturday, January 19, 2002 at 00:20:51 (GMT/BST)
Chas EI5FK, Hmm have to disagree, Annual Squares Tables and Awards are no excuse for Dupe QSO's, whereby possibly depriving someone of a new country, just my little bit, Ade
Adrian G0KOM <ade@50mhz.org>
- Friday, January 18, 2002 at 22:30:10 (GMT/BST)
PE1GNP I use W8 Bureau, works OK, just long wait for me, year or more or less. I wait for some crds, it did OK for me if I wanted to wait. IF I need a QSL fast I QSL direct with dollar & S.A.E., like for 6 Mtr DXCC. They of course are volunteers. No complaint here at this QTH. 73 N8XA
- Friday, January 18, 2002 at 22:19:36 (GMT/BST)
The UKSMG specifically dropped its annual table several years ago because we thought it would encourage duping. We were right, and it was a good decision though many were upset at the time. Chris
Chris, G3WOS <g3wos@uksmg.org>
- Friday, January 18, 2002 at 22:13:11 (GMT/BST)
DUPES....Or dopes, just a comment about dupes, we dont want to be upseting stations worked in 2001 especially rare ones, OY9JD for example, We have an annual squares table and a 6 mtr award here in EI, rules... INITIAL QSO'S*DXCC*SQUARES worked, now if I dont work dupes I wont stand a chance to win the award (again) especially with 100w and a small ant !! so I hope this makes it easy for rare dx to understand why an EI like myself wants a 2nd qso again in just a few weeks. 73's Chas. By the way I did not work OY9JD in 2001 (unfortunately)
Charles Coughlan EI5FK <my call @yahoo.com>
- Friday, January 18, 2002 at 22:08:30 (GMT/BST)
- Friday, January 18, 2002 at 19:49:34 (GMT/BST)
I got an email from a K8-station where he advised me to send the QSL not via his QSL-buro. Quotation:"The reason I offered to Qsl with you direct is I have never recv'd a card from the Buro yet.....Save your time, card and money, don't use the #8 Buro. Our Buro is a joke here !!!!!" I don't know thats the norm.
- Friday, January 18, 2002 at 19:38:14 (GMT/BST)
Trindade 2002 DXpedition Release 2 - The Trindade 2002 DXpedition are happy to announce that they have been issued the special callsign PWT. This fact has special meaning to many of the crew because several of them were participants in last year's extremely difficult and dangerous yet successful PW0S DXpedition to St. Peter & St. Paul Rocks. We are also proud to announce the addition of the following Pilots Stations for Asia and the Pacific; parts of the world where Trindade remains near the top of the Most Wanted lists. The DXpedition team welcomes well-known DXers Toshi JA1ELY and Duncan ZL3JT to our crew. We are certain these two accomplished DXers will insure that DXCC chasers in those critical areas get adequate coverage in what we are sure will be huge nearly nonstop pileups. 73, ( From Dennis K7BV )
Peter PY5CC / PYFM <PY5CC@50mhz.com>
- Friday, January 18, 2002 at 19:06:21 (GMT/BST)
today was ok in JO54 wkd P4,HP,JY,7Z,A45XR(#109) a few EU BS and a lot of NA 10 new squares (#507)
soeren oz0jx <oz0jx- AT- qsl.net>
- Friday, January 18, 2002 at 18:36:48 (GMT/BST)
sri - surely!!
USA - Friday, January 18, 2002 at 18:16:15 (GMT/BST)
Re TRINDADE ISLAND DxPedition - surley a good candidate for a donation from the UKSMG?
Ken G4IGO <g4igo at freeuk.com>
- Friday, January 18, 2002 at 18:15:19 (GMT/BST)
Please I need qsl info for p49mr. Thanks.
Ivan 9H1PI <ipriviteraglobal.net.mt>
- Friday, January 18, 2002 at 17:25:47 (GMT/BST)
Tony G4UZN, I can only reiterate comments made by others, I sent you an email this morning and it bounced so am unable to contact you re: PY8MD. 73s
Roy, GM0EFT <gm0eft(fred)vtinternet.com>
- Friday, January 18, 2002 at 17:10:11 (GMT/BST)
Most interesting day, hrd KG4DX( 52 only),KP4 and lots of W's, almost a repeat of yesterdays propagation.
johan, ON4ANT <on4ant@arrl.net>
- Friday, January 18, 2002 at 16:59:48 (GMT/BST)
More about TRINDADE ISLAND DxPedition: The 6M station consist on 2 X FT 847 + PT3 Preamplifier + 7 element loooong Yagi, + 1KW by SB 220 amplifier. We need your suport contributions. Please contact Dennis K7BV at k7bv@aol.com . More informations later. 73s
Peter PY5CC / PYFM <PY5CC@50mhz.com>
- Friday, January 18, 2002 at 16:43:51 (GMT/BST)
The Araucaria DX Group, with unprecedented cooperation from Inepar S.A company and its Chairman Oms PY5EG, the Brazilian authorities and Navy, is proud to announce that it will sponsor a major DXpedition to Trindade & Martin Vaz Archipelago, the most eastward point of Brazilian territory. The DXpedition will operate from Trindade Island situated at 20 30'S and 29 18' W (grid locator HG59) 1,142 km east of the southeast Brazil state of +Espirito Santo. This will be the first lengthy DXpedition in several years to this much-needed DXCC entity. Trindade & Martin Vaz Archipelago currently appears in the Top 30 on the "Most Wanted" lists. Occurring near the sunspot peak, tens of thousands of new band/mode DXCC QSOs will be made with country collectors around the world. The team will depart Rio de Janeiro aboard a Brazilian Navy vessel on February 15, 2002. The team expects to be on the air some time during the late hours of February 18 and to operate non-stop with as many as four stations until their departure on March 2. Operations on 160 through 6 meters including the WARC bands will include RTTY, PSK31, and SSTV. Amateur satellite activity is uncertain at this time. Special plans have been made to insure that the low bands and 6 meters are activated with appropriate antennas and experienced operators dedicated to overcoming the challenges these bands offer. DXpedition Leader Andre PY0FF, taking over after months of delicate negotiations by Oms PY5EG, has gathered the following operator team: PY5CC, PY5HSD, PT7BZ, PY7XC, PY7ZY, PY7ZZ, PY0FF, N6FF and W9VA. The team received very short notice of the departure date therefore intense preparations are underway. The group will be required to pay for at least $12,000 of fuel for the Navy vessel, therefore financial support from the DX community is urgently being sought. Individual financial contributions will be deeply appreciated and acknowledged by the group. Dennis K7BV, having to cancel as an operator, will head up Publicity and Fund Raising with assistance from Bill W9VA and Steve KU9C. Watch for the DXpedition website www.Trindade2002.com to become active no later than January 19. Direct questions regarding the DXpedition to K7BV k7bv@aol.com or PY5EG Oms py5eg@inepar.com.br until the actual operating begins. Then lead Pilot Station Rod WC7N wc7n@gb.wave.net will take over coordination chores with assistance from Carl N4AA. Rod may add continental Pilot Stations in difficult to reach parts of the world like Asia. The group is pleased to have the services of renowned QSL Manager Steve KU9C, another operator who had to cancel due to business obligations. Please send early individual support contributions to K7BV. Your kind contribution can also be sent with your QSL-SASE to KU9C. Dennis Motschenbacher K7BV 4357 Appollonio Way Carson City, NV 89704. The Araucaria DX Group would like to express deep thanks to the Brazilian authorities and especially to the Brazilian Navy for its extremely important support that will permit the World Ham Radio Community to contact Trindade Island on all popular modes and bands. Please visit the Araucaria DX Group website http://araucaria.inepar.com.br/ . Cross your fingers, hi, hi !! 73s
Peter PY5CC / PYFM <PY5CC@50mhz.com>
- Friday, January 18, 2002 at 15:53:46 (GMT/BST)
For those who missed my previous posting, I am sitting on seventy QSLs from PY8JD for QSOs with United Kingdom stations over the Xmas-New Year period. So far only five have been claimed. Either G stations don't read this page, or don't collect QSLs. E-mail me to see if I have a card for you. I will wait one week then put them in the RSGB bureau, and you will get them when you are old. None of the guys who worked him two or three times have claimed a card - do they just like making a noise? Your own card plus a s.a.s.e. will get you something nice to put on the wall. Carlos PY8MD is a nice guy and wants your cards.
Tony G4UZN <g4uzn@qsl.net>
- Friday, January 18, 2002 at 14:04:22 (GMT/BST)
Nice to see that the 6m fever never dies Frank, welcome back. Yesterday was amazing. Worked 94 qso's incl. KG4DX, CO8, HP2, YV4 and VO2PRS who answered my cq. Furthermore about 85 NA including several dupes like Jon mentioned. ALso strange is that some EU's kept on calling me even when asking for NA/SA. Also this morning workled S92JHF for #169. What a great way to start a day. 73
Ray, PA4PA <pa4pa@50mhz.com>
- Friday, January 18, 2002 at 12:42:30 (GMT/BST)
David ASR, I need an early retirement as well...Wow feeling bad on qrl when I see all this sensation and great propagation. Guess I'd better stop watching these pages during qrl!!! Hopefully they leave some for us (slaves) for the weekend. Congrats all with the fantastic DX and new DXCC's. 73,
Peter, PA2VST <pa2vst@50mhz.com>
- Friday, January 18, 2002 at 12:22:28 (GMT/BST)
PA7FF : Welcome back on 6m Frank.
Dennis PA7FM <..at amsat.org>
- Friday, January 18, 2002 at 11:56:48 (GMT/BST)
Wow, Nice start to the day! 2 x JY, 2 x 4X, OD5, SU and UT5, 73
Mike GU6AJE / MU5MUF <gu6aje***thersgb.net>
- Friday, January 18, 2002 at 10:30:00 (GMT/BST)
Re OX3OX, had e-mail from Ole this morning, qsl direct Ole Anderson Box 142 3911 Sisimiut Greenland one $ or one IRC
Peter G3KNU <peter.jackson17(at)ntlworld.com>
- Friday, January 18, 2002 at 10:22:09 (GMT/BST)
Found out my HF log periodic (Titanex LP5) has VSWR 1:1 on 50 MHz and some 15 dB F/B ratio. Worked JY9NX and JY4NE. 73 to all!
Frank PA7FF <six@knoware.nl>
- Friday, January 18, 2002 at 09:16:24 (GMT/BST)
For yo4bzc - Jonas (TF8ITT) put his addr on www.sixitalia.web page the last week...- > Jonas Thor - Fletturima 12, 112 Reykjavik - ICELAND. Other interesting addr addresses could be taken from www.sixitalia.org/qsl_nw_1/qsl_addr.htm . Any update/add will be vy appreciated.
Sergio, IK0FTA <ik0fta@sixitalia.org>
- Friday, January 18, 2002 at 06:55:14 (GMT/BST)
Dear friends, I was working on 17.01.02, TF8ITT which is a new country for me! I really will need the OSL address! Can you help me? Thanks in advance. 73's YO4BZC, Doru
Dorin Iatan YO4BZC <doriniatan@mailcity.com/>
- Friday, January 18, 2002 at 06:27:23 (GMT/BST)
The XU7ABW cards will be print in a few days. They're in the printer (ik1pml) and it will be a full color. 73 Lee.
Lee F5NLY <f5nly@free.fr>
- Friday, January 18, 2002 at 06:12:59 (GMT/BST)
Er that announcement should be W8 and 9 didn't hear any 7's today but did hear w5 and 0 a little later
Conrad G0RUZ <g0ruzbtinternet.com>
- Friday, January 18, 2002 at 01:41:43 (GMT/BST)
Tony UZN I don't know why but your email bounces for me, looks like a perfectly acceptable address to me but????? I enjoyed today immensly OX,OY,VE8/B VE1,2,3 W1,2,3,4,7 and 8 CO,KG4,TI,KP2,KP4,YV,HR3,YS,ZF,6Y5,P4 all in at the same time and all S9! What a day KG4DX was DXCC 172
Conrad G0RUZ <g0ruzbtinternet.com>
- Friday, January 18, 2002 at 01:39:52 (GMT/BST)
Today jan 17 was the best conds I have had to Caribien & NA in this F2 season.Dupes are a proplem, and all station keep asking for call & grid = very slow rate. OY is only 2 grid IP 61 & IP62. In a pilup today with 193 qso there are 57 qso with station that I have wkd. b4 since nov 2001. Some have called me evry time I am qrv 8 qso in 3 moths.Why fight in a large pileup for a dupe qso ??? Good dx to all es 73 de Jon, OY9JD
Jon, OY9JD <jon-dam@post.olivant.fo>
- Thursday, January 17, 2002 at 22:56:13 (GMT/BST)
Wow..early retirement is great! The opening was one for the record books. Worked CO8DM, CO8LY, HP2CWB, P49MR, TG9NX, WP4KJJ, YV1DIG, YV4FJK, YV4GLD, YY4GMG and 85 miscellaneous VE & W stations. Heard JA6WFM/HR3, KG4DX, TI2CDA & 6Y5RV. Needed HR and 6Y for a dodgy #200 (includes W6JKV/YV0, FC1EAN/7X, TK/HB9CXZ and some stations who have not sent QSL,s). Oh well - there's always tomorrow!
David G4ASR <g4asr(at)btinternet.com>
- Thursday, January 17, 2002 at 22:19:58 (GMT/BST)
A nice day on 6 metres here in io88kk with KG4DX and 6Y5RV for new ones #91 and #92. Tremendous backscatter early in the opening with John OY9JD 59 along with Gs ONs OZs and PAs all around 57 BS. DX stations heard were W1,2,3,4,5,8 and 9 along with CO,VE,YV,P49,YS,NP2,KP4 and Francisco TG9NX at 59,this along with a decent opening to the middle east and Ukraine around 10.00 Z this morning. Congrats to Jim GM8LFB who had 3 new ones today also, not bad for a location 58 deg North Does any one have the correct QSL route for 6Y5RV, I would be very greatful for this information Many Thanks Don
Don McKay MM5AJW <mckay@btinternet.com>
- Thursday, January 17, 2002 at 22:14:54 (GMT/BST)
For N8XA: I received qsl from LY2BAW after more than 5 years direct. He is a good example for fst qsl-ing.He was my 1st LY. Others LY-stns are good qsl-ers also via buro. 73..bert pa7mm (ex pa3dwd)
bert pa7mm <berthollander@pa7mm>
- Thursday, January 17, 2002 at 22:00:42 (GMT/BST)
Actually the one on QRZ for OX3OX will work as well.
Claus OZ1FDH <oz1fdh xx qsl.net>
- Thursday, January 17, 2002 at 21:52:17 (GMT/BST)
OX3OX is in Sisimut. The adress on Buckmaster is OK.
Claus OZ1FDH <oz1fdh xx qsl.net>
- Thursday, January 17, 2002 at 21:50:01 (GMT/BST)
KG4DX Grid FK29
Peter G3KNU <peter.jackson17(at)ntlworld.com>
- Thursday, January 17, 2002 at 21:47:05 (GMT/BST)
Best January 6 meter day so far here with 105 QSOs to 26 countries, and quite a few new grids. Best deep-DX signals were from OM8NY at S9+10 & 9A6R at a solid S9 (Renny was running only 70w). This cycle definitely isn't over yet. Thanks everyone!
Dave N3DB <callsign_at_radix.net>
- Thursday, January 17, 2002 at 21:40:08 (GMT/BST)
Well as has been noted it was a spectacular day on 6. Managed to work an OH0 for a new one. Then ended up on 50.300 with a tremendous pile. Worked about 150 Eu's but the rate (~2/min) was very slow due to too many requests for name, grid, qsl info, etc. I was pleased to work a number of qrp and /m stations also many with verticals and dipoles and a couple of 2E's (novices I think). Anyway sorry to GU but I just could not hear you. Stopped pileup many times for GU and LX both would be new here but nothing heard. Maybe tommorow. 73
David ZF1DC <callsign@qsl.net>
- Thursday, January 17, 2002 at 21:39:32 (GMT/BST)
Great day tdy, 3 new ones with CO8DM,TG9NX and OX3OX..... No KG4 here or HR tho... Any idea about address for OX3OX Qrz and Buck have different address !! Also is KU9C still good for CO8DM ? Thanks de Jamie
Jamie gw7smv <gw7smv**qsl.net>
- Thursday, January 17, 2002 at 21:31:12 (GMT/BST)
Oh what a day DXcc #108 wkd . A lot og EU BS the magic band sound more like 10meter 2 day, what ever 2 newones in the log OX3SA GP60 and KG4DX Grid pse ??
soeren oz0jx <oz0jx- AT- qsl.net>
- Thursday, January 17, 2002 at 20:15:24 (GMT/BST)
Had my "standard" Thursday afternoon off in order to look after the kids. I am afraid I was forced to terribly fail as a father, but succeeded as a 6m fanatic thanks to 6Y5RV (#189). What an opening this late in the season. Wasn't it Peter (PA1SIX) who repeatedly spotted "Season over" some days ago ? Well, was he wrong or was he wrong ? Not meant to offend you Peter, on the contrary, keep your stuff going on the Web, but just listen and be magically surprised by our beloved 6m band. Good luck everyone !
Enno, PA5EA <cw(at)dx.nl>
- Thursday, January 17, 2002 at 20:12:50 (GMT/BST)
I've finally updated my very basic web page with a few pictures and QSO statistics for VO2AC, grid FO73. You can find it at: http://www.qsl.net/ve3fu
Chris VO2AC <vo2ac@rac.ca>
- Thursday, January 17, 2002 at 18:36:59 (GMT/BST)
Whew what a great opening today 205 Q's. Special thanks to: 4N1NB, YU1AU, YU1DG, OH0RJ, SV1DH, LZ2CC, LZ1JD, UY5HF for making it a very exciting opening!! Best 73's all!
Tim N1RZ <n1rz (at) n1rz.org>
- Thursday, January 17, 2002 at 17:49:15 (GMT/BST)
Hi all, Bit of a strange day, lots of EU backscatter compared to usual, VE8 bcn pounding in again, worked OX at last(#84), quite a few new grids in EN, EM and EL fields, but the gottaways were ZF and HR3 :-( Well, at least I HEARD them this time.... Most Caribbean stuff went overhead here. 73
Mike GU6AJE / MU5MUF <gu6aje***thersgb.net>
- Thursday, January 17, 2002 at 17:23:12 (GMT/BST)
Hi everybody. What a fine opening today. W's were up to S9. Was badly looking for Carribean stns, but they were too weak . Had no chance. May be an other time. 73
- Thursday, January 17, 2002 at 17:01:15 (GMT/BST)
Caught about 30 mins of what appears to be a great opening to the carribean. Went back to work and missed at least 5 countries !!??! What a cruel band.... Thinking of opting for early retirement, starting Tomorrow.
EI3EBB <axel@gofree.indigo.ie>
- Thursday, January 17, 2002 at 15:59:32 (GMT/BST)
Found TG9NX QSL in the mail after 2 months. He's asking 2 IRC's or 1 $ for a return.....but he does QSL. Concerning TI5KD QSL...I've been told he would send out a lot of cards earlie january...just just wait and see. At least I know he received my card.....hi 73
Dennis PA7FM <..at amsat.org>
- Thursday, January 17, 2002 at 11:32:08 (GMT/BST)
Of course I asked Igor, UN7GM about joining a Dutch amateur club but at this moment he still isn't. For those not understanding. The members of the DQB can send out cards but there isn't a clear rule for foreign amateurs using the DQB via a manager. There is a rule stating that foreign amateurs may NOT use the buro otherwise the whole world may use the DQB and the members must pay for the costs. Sending out card for expeditions I did myself is not a problem (like I did with my SV5 exp. couple of years ago). This to point out that DL7AV has no clear vision of what is common at a QSL buro. We can all bitch around and repeat stereotype expressions but that still isn't a solution if you get my drift. to be continued.....
Ray, PA4PA <pa4pa@50mhz.com>
- Thursday, January 17, 2002 at 10:28:30 (GMT/BST)
Carlos PY8MD has sent me about 70 QSLs for United Kingdom stations he worked over the Xmas/New Year period. Please send me an e-mail to confirm that I have one for you, then send a QSL for the contact to me with a SAE for a direct card. Carlos wants your cards. Unclaimed cards will go via the bureau.Some of you worked him more than once; thanks for the QRM. Cards for those of you who did not reply to my own direct QSLs will be sent at my discretion. Please note I am NOT Carlos's QSL manager - this is a one-off. 73 - Tony G4UZN
Tony G4UZN <g4uzn@qsl.net>
- Thursday, January 17, 2002 at 10:06:00 (GMT/BST)
I trust this page. Re TG9NX worked him from central VK8 170-00 kM his best dx and he never qsl'd. Dxpeditions dont normally qsl, I didnt need TG9 so I wont ever again, but let him work me from VK9 later this year tough. Also HH7PV the man they love to hate for qsl retiscence had no trouble sending me a direct card for VK9LE, so these guys know which side is up and how much a US dollar is worth.
vk3six <vk3six at wia.org.au>
- Thursday, January 17, 2002 at 09:00:21 (GMT/BST)
Hello Six Family: About TG9NX if you are interested please look at http://www.50mhz.com/qsl/tg9nx.gif for a reply that our friend Leo PP1CZ receive from that gentelmen when he ask for his QSL. If you have any coment's about that, please email me direct or to Leo PP1CZ at PP1CZ@50mhz.com . 73s and see you soon on SIX, maybe from a rare one !!
Peter PY5CC / PYFM <PY5CC@50mhz.com>
- Thursday, January 17, 2002 at 01:15:23 (GMT/BST)
Hello all and HNY. The mail brought me today my 6M-DXCC #397, dated 6.Nov.2002 Just wanted to thank everyone who helped made it possible, working me, letting me work you and most important of all, QSLing contacts !!!. With so poor conditions on this side these last weeks, this is a very strong reason to keep trying. CU all on the magic band. 73 de Mike, ZP5YW (www.qsl.net/zp5yw)
Mike - ZP5YW <zp5yw (at) qsl.net>
- Thursday, January 17, 2002 at 00:57:56 (GMT/BST)
For all those who don't like to sent a card direct and sent them only via the bureau I have good news....HZ1MD will become a member of one of the two Dutch ham societies. So within a couple of months QSL via the Dutch qsl bureau will become available too. But I do not sent cards for HZ1MD if I haven't received a card or request for it yet. But I am sure the qsl service for HZ1MD cards will become much better than many others! 73,
Peter, PA2VST <pa2vst(ad)50mhz.com>
- Wednesday, January 16, 2002 at 23:02:03 (GMT/BST)
About QSL: TI5KD - Some of my friends and I received his QSL recently after we sent our QSL 40-60 days ago. We all sent QSL with SAE+US$1. UK9AA - It takes 30-40 days to receive his QSL in Japan after you send your QSL. XW0X - He recommends to send QSL+SAE+IRC's, not send US$1, on his web site(http://www.qth.com/dxshack/QRV-QSL-News/21-OCT-01.htm). GL.
Hiro, JG3LEB <jg3leb(at)mxp.mesh.ne.jp>
- Wednesday, January 16, 2002 at 22:47:25 (GMT/BST)
QSL's QSL's: Anyone got one from TI5KD? Also still waiting for JW0PK. seems that several got that one but not here. Also UK9AA: worked at 6-12 but nothing yet. And the last one HB0/PI4TUE, worked in August last year.
Horst DF6KPS <df6kps@hotmail.com>
- Wednesday, January 16, 2002 at 22:19:48 (GMT/BST)
I'm looking for a 5 element yagi for portable - anyone got any recommendations please . Thanks in advance .
Chris MM1??? awaiting call:0) <sd014@btinternet.com>
- Wednesday, January 16, 2002 at 21:47:08 (GMT/BST)
Thank you all for the info re TG9 and FG5 73
Peter G3KNU <peter.jackson17(at)ntlworld.com>
- Wednesday, January 16, 2002 at 21:29:16 (GMT/BST)
HI Peter, I think you could send QSL direct to FG5BG, with a green stamp and SAE at his adress: Georges Santtalikan, 44 rue Amedee Fengarol, F-97130 Capesterre b/e, Guadeloupe. I have received Georges QSL 2 weeks after sending mine. Good luck ! About 5R8EE QSL, first at all: the buckmaster or QRZ adresses are wrong; second: the DL7AV answer on this page is right. Its quite impossible to get 5R8EE QSL for the reasons Tom explains. 73 Georges
Georges F8OP <f8op@wanadoo.fr>
- Wednesday, January 16, 2002 at 20:07:12 (GMT/BST)
Peter, XW0X card received a week or so ago, postmaked Xmas day. And Steve, been posting here for ages with no spam, just put my real e-mail address into QRZ.COM and the spam has started flooding in, will probably remove it now.
Darrell G0HVQ <g0hvq@fatcat.clara.co.uk>
- Wednesday, January 16, 2002 at 19:45:01 (GMT/BST)
Peter G3IBI --> E30TA send QSL direct 12. June 2001 and received 25. August 2001...
Fred oe3mws <oe3mws@amateurfunk.info>
- Wednesday, January 16, 2002 at 19:29:54 (GMT/BST)
Re UN7GM, HZ1MD QSLs. I would like to repeat what a well known 6m DXer stated here some time ago: a qsl mgr who will not respond via the bureau has no business being a mgr to begin with. All mgrs need to service bureau requests, purely and simply. If they can't or won't, don't take on the task. A good example: you can get the QSLs for OH2BHs expeditions via the bureau.
Tom DL7AV <dl7av(at)online.de>
- Wednesday, January 16, 2002 at 19:26:25 (GMT/BST)
Peter, G3KNU, I QSLed both of these guys direct with SAE and grenn stamp and had a reply within 4 weeks.
Gordon GI6ATZ <gi6atzqsl.net>
- Wednesday, January 16, 2002 at 19:03:49 (GMT/BST)
Note the following Due to the fact I willingly posted my email address on this page and also on arrl web site, qrz.com, buckmaster and qsl net all three callsign emails kl7six at amsat.org, vk3ot at arrl.net and vk3six at qsl.net are compromised beyond any further use. My spam email has dropped from 1000 per week to zero. I refuse to give out my email address publically so do not ask and you wont be offended. Sadly thoe with legitimate access needs such as QSL cards are now denied access. But I refuse to pay the data costs of downloading 50,000 email spams of debauchery, nuisance, get rich schemes, freaks and wierdos. Sad thing is how easy these cretins access legitimate email servers on sites like these. 73 vk3six guess where.
Steve <vk3six at nowhere.>
- Wednesday, January 16, 2002 at 18:57:19 (GMT/BST)
5R8EE QSL: What I have learned, Michel says all letters he receives are opened and the contents are stolen. He has no money to answer QSL cards and he does not want to have a QSL manager. The only way I see to get his card is by sending him money plus QSLs via a company like DHL or via someone visiting 5R8 land.
Tom DL7AV <dl7avonline.de>
- Wednesday, January 16, 2002 at 18:55:53 (GMT/BST)
Hi, Catching up with my qsling. Just had a look at TG9NX on Buckmaster and there is a note, and I quote "He not pay qsl to latin stations, he not send cards" ???? Also for FG5BG qsl manager F6CPP, I cannot find address for him either in Buckmaster or qrz.com. Please can you help. 73
Peter G3KNU <peter.jackson17(at)ntlworld.com>
- Wednesday, January 16, 2002 at 17:38:06 (GMT/BST)
Peter, QSL XW0X rcvd 2 weeks after QSO (03-11-2001) PO.BOX 2659 Vientiane Laos (1 $ and 1 IRC)
PE2ENG - Engel <ekruize@wxs.nl>
- Wednesday, January 16, 2002 at 17:35:16 (GMT/BST)
Has anyone received QSL cards from XU7ABW,XW0X or E30NA/TA for 6mtr QSOs ?
Peter G3IBI <pascutt(at)tcp.co.uk>
- Wednesday, January 16, 2002 at 15:24:38 (GMT/BST)
W1CWU 50.094 wrkd 539 IO91
Steve M0SBF <slarkinsyfi.co.uk>
- Wednesday, January 16, 2002 at 14:54:52 (GMT/BST)
UN7GM's cards have not arrived here yet so bare with me. They should come in one of those days (I hope). Just like Peter PA2VST I only will reply to direct cards mailed inluding a US$ or a SASE. Please no IRC's. No cards will be mailed via the buro. For Dutch stations a SASE is OK. 73 Ray
Ray, PA4PA <pa4pa@50mhz.com>
- Wednesday, January 16, 2002 at 12:10:44 (GMT/BST)
Arne SM7AED was asking for qsl cards which sent directly to me if it was a waisted $ ,i have on my hand more than 140 qsl waiting reply and i will reply as soon have the new print. all 2002 qsl must go to peter pa2vst
mohamad hz1md <hz1mdhotmail.com>
- Wednesday, January 16, 2002 at 10:26:46 (GMT/BST)
Neil, G0JHC: Pse try www.algonet.se/~sm7aed/info.htm
Arne SM7AED <sm7aedalgonet.se>
- Wednesday, January 16, 2002 at 10:11:55 (GMT/BST)
Im looking for someone in the UK, who has a $20 US note and would like 20 x $1 in exchange. Please email me.
Neil G0JHC <carr.n@runshaw.ac.uk>
- Wednesday, January 16, 2002 at 08:19:51 (GMT/BST)
Arne, SM7AED, pse advise on the URL of your web site.
Neil G0JHC
- Wednesday, January 16, 2002 at 08:15:57 (GMT/BST)
Axel, N8XA, please be aware that your card is on the way to Dayton/OH. Let me know if you get it. 73's de
Adrian - YO4FRJ <yo4frj(at)xnet.ro>
- Wednesday, January 16, 2002 at 08:11:40 (GMT/BST)
Rune, LA7THA/mm is QRV from JJ14. Full info on my site.
Arne SM7AED <sm7aed algonet.se>
- Wednesday, January 16, 2002 at 08:09:41 (GMT/BST)
G0KZG/MM is working in some rare wet grids off the west coast of Angola until around mid-February. Would suggest that everyone in southern Europe looking for rare grids watch for him in the evening if there are any indications of propagation towards Africa. We are approaching our DX season and starting to hear 48/49 MHz video more often in the late afternoon and evening. Please note my new e-mail address. Hope to hear you in the pileups soon.
Hal ZS6WB <zs6wb@telkomsa.net>
- Wednesday, January 16, 2002 at 03:25:19 (GMT/BST)
Re QSL address for HH7PV. He gave his callbook address as being okay for last 20 years when he was into UK earlier this month. Also ZF1DC confirmed this on this page. Buckmaster address does look a bit short but it it the route.
John G0JJL <johnsixmaniac.idps.co.uk>
- Wednesday, January 16, 2002 at 00:16:31 (GMT/BST)
Anyone help with QSL route for HH7PV. Some search engines bring up Dale AA5DW as his Manager. Buckmaster has a direct address, but not sure this looks complete? Anyone confirm please.
Clive, G4FVP <g4fvp@ntlworld.com>
- Wednesday, January 16, 2002 at 00:08:10 (GMT/BST)
Hello friends in Europe. I just wanted to thank you for the 6M QSO's in Nov, Dec 01 and Jan 02 (so far). I also wanted to clarify my location during this period. From 11 Nov 2001 to 21 Nov 2001, I was at my cabin QTH in DM35re. Before 11-11-01 and after 22 Nov 01, I was in DM43bl. Some of you I worked twice, but it was from 2 different grid squares (not dupe QSO'). If you chase the grid (or care), just thought I'd let you know, as in a lot of the QSO's, we only exhanged reports. Some of the "dupes" that come to mind are GM0EWX, OZ4VV, GI0OTC, G0JHC, IK1MTZ, FR1GZ, GW4VEQ, MM0AMW, ON4ANT, CT1DYX, CT1EEB, EH7GTF, F6FHP, G3FPQ and a few others. If you want 2 grids for one mailing, I can oblige. Cheers and thanks for the good times and I'm still looking toward Europe. Best 73 and good DX in 2002. Tommy W7RV DM43/DM35
Tommy W7RV <w7rv@arrl.net>
- Tuesday, January 15, 2002 at 22:03:48 (GMT/BST)
(correction, Thank you for QSO's) 73 N8XA
- Tuesday, January 15, 2002 at 21:23:29 (GMT/BST)
Hello, Waiting QSL's from the following, ( If no QSL rcvd, let me know, and I will remail.): LZ2EV, SV1DH, UR4GG, UG7GA, OK2BGW, YO4FRJ/p, ES1AJ,OH5NQ, OH2BH, ES2QN, OH1XT, LY2BAW, 9A8A, OK1DDO. They are needed for DXCC. Thank You for QSL's. 73 N8XA
N8XA <n8xa@yyyy.zzz>
- Tuesday, January 15, 2002 at 21:21:27 (GMT/BST)
A question about my FT-920, i like to receive between 30 and 50 mhz. Is there a mod. to do it, any solution?????
John PE9DX <pe9dx@amsat.org>
- Tuesday, January 15, 2002 at 21:02:12 (GMT/BST)
Very nice site...
clipart <ukhjrkb@mynetaddress.com>
USA - Tuesday, January 15, 2002 at 17:01:16 (GMT/BST)
The final CEPT answer is here regarding operating in the UK! I spoke with Aaron at the Radiocommunications Agency Amateur and CB licensing section yesterday. Aaron is "Mr CEPT" and so you most forget what your mate told you down the club or on the air. Even what the local RA man told you at the last rally. Here goes....If you have a Class 1 or Class 2 CEPT licence and you visit the UK you must obey UK regulations. If the band you wish to use in the UK is available to UK licensees of the same CEPT class then you can use it. This includes 6m and 4m no matter what the situation is back home. You can use your own callsign prefixed with M/ or operate the station of a UK amateur using his callsign. At last all very clear!! Cheers John G0JJL
John G0JJL <johnsixmaniac.idps.co.uk>
- Tuesday, January 15, 2002 at 16:36:39 (GMT/BST)
Jan PE1GNP <pe1gnp@qsl.net>
- Tuesday, January 15, 2002 at 16:26:49 (GMT/BST)
Gary M0CTP - not ready to give up on my IC736 yet, hi - can't get used to using the mic up/dwn switch, prefer a knob to spin! Anyway its working again tnx to WD40. Pleased to work Mohamad HZ1MD today for a new one. Listened for 6W4 but no sign here. Indeed F2 this afternoon must have been landing somehwere in the Atlantic, no Carib or North America heard except VE1YX.
Clive, G4FVP <g4fvp@ntlworld.com>
- Sunday, January 13, 2002 at 21:38:51 (GMT/BST)
Anyone know QSL info for 9Y4TL please . Not listed in QRZ . PS Tony ( 8P9HW ) - I heard you today and quite a few Gs called you Many thanks de Peter
Peter G3IBI <pascutt(at)tcp.co.uk>
- Sunday, January 13, 2002 at 20:17:05 (GMT/BST)
Nice to get HZ1MD in the log #112 Hrd him 57 b/s 270deg but lots of locals IO93 clng & wkng him but could not get a fix then 2 stns near me told me he was on a direct heading & bingo 59++ Thanks Mohamed for a new one long time in coming......I may have mentioned thid befor but I am planning a summer BBQ2002 for interested parties proally JULY not set firm date yet so far i have only a few enquiries mainly Local IO93 stns & yes XYL's are invited John!!(EVT). So please anyone that fancies a bash in the summer -please let me know!! Regards Gary PS hrd 2day 6w4,D44 both 59+++, YV4 & a stn clng qrz on .110 ending FF thought it was PY0!! but turned out to be a DL on B/S :o( 73 PPS Clive as for your problem a mate of mine had same thing with a Yaesu 736 he used up/dwn on mic for 18mnts then bought a new RIG when mic packed up!!!!!CHEERS Gary
Gary N0CTP <g7lxk#hamshaq.freeserve.co.uk>
- Sunday, January 13, 2002 at 20:11:15 (GMT/BST)
Big opening to caraiben. VP2VA, 8P9HW (#128), P49MR, KP2BH, PY8's, KP4's, YV4DDK, FM5AD. But also 6W4RK with 59+ sigs not workable...and I don't have 10 watts ! Lot of F's and I's wkd him..congrats...Later afternoon HZ1MD hrd 55...but wkd before...no J28EX hrd...he was qrv...:-(
Paul ON5PU <on9bgp at pandora.be>
- Sunday, January 13, 2002 at 18:55:00 (GMT/BST)
Big opening to caraiben. VP2VA, 8P9HW (#128), P49MR, KP2BH, PY8's, KP4's, YV4DDK, FM5AD. But also 6W4RK with 59+ sigs not workable...and I don't have 10 watts ! Lot of F's and I's wkd him..congrats...Later afternoon HZ1MD hrd 55...but wkd before...no J28EX hrd...he was qrv...:-(
Paul ON5PU <on9bgp at pandora.be>
- Sunday, January 13, 2002 at 18:54:53 (GMT/BST)
Today's signals that dribbled into our little black hole: WP4N FINALLY worked at 559/559 QSB (#83), 9Y4AT S9+ but STILL can't get through the pile, 6W and D44 59+ (both worked before), YV4DDK hrd briefly 52 (luckily worked before), a handful of weak W/VE cw sigs. No 8P, VP2, etc :-( ... 73
Mike GU6AJE / MU5MUF <gu6aje***thersgb.net>
- Sunday, January 13, 2002 at 18:30:16 (GMT/BST)
I found N4HPG QSL-Manager for 9Y4AT. Is That ok or have you better way to get a card. 73
Wolf DL2NO <dl2no@t-online.de>
- Sunday, January 13, 2002 at 18:25:24 (GMT/BST)
At last an opening into carib into 9h. features py8 d44 np2 9y4 xv3 fg5fr fm5ad vp2vee:; Congrats to Paul 9h1bt who is now defenitly tops on 214 [I think] counries. Very well done Paul.
John 9h1xt <johnscic@synapse.net.mt>
- Sunday, January 13, 2002 at 17:09:54 (GMT/BST)
If anyone has had experience on a dxpedition where there was HF as well as six metre activity, I am in need of a filter or filter diagram that will pass 45 MHz up and cut off stuff below 45 MHz. Oh yes, it needs to be able to handle a KW. This is for the XR0X operation from San Felix in March. Thanks, and please reply direct. 73 Dick
Dick K5AND?9G5AN <k5and@ga.prestige.net>
- Sunday, January 13, 2002 at 15:34:09 (GMT/BST)
G (and M) stations might be interested in my recording of a pileup on OD5/OK1MU, heard from this end. www.qsl.net/5b4fl/sounds/sounds.htm and go to the streaming RA link at the bottom.
Nick 5B4FL <5b4fl(at)qsl.net>
- Sunday, January 13, 2002 at 15:11:30 (GMT/BST)
TT8DX heard about 3x1 to 4x1 from abt 1340~1400z today. Working SSB .110. If he had been on CW would have called him...but too weak here for ssb...today. Hope to hear him again soon ;-) de Tim / N1RZ
Tim N1RZ <n1rz (at) n1rz.org>
- Sunday, January 13, 2002 at 14:14:00 (GMT/BST)
Thanks Tony /8P9HW / for a new one,I understand QSL via G4IOQ? 73
Rys&SP5EWY <rtym@ippt.gov.pl>
- Sunday, January 13, 2002 at 14:00:27 (GMT/BST)
Good opening today to Central/Eastern Europe & Scandinavia. Worked 101 stations from 1145 to 1240Z. No G's though! Quite a pile up, many many stations calling. Thanks es 73 to all.
Tony 8P9HW <tonyww@sunbeach.net>
- Sunday, January 13, 2002 at 13:04:28 (GMT/BST)
To DF6KPS, I reply direct only qsl received direct,all my contacts in logbook responsability are send by bureau, I don t wait for recieve a card to rsimultaneously i send bybureu
Tony YV4DDK <scolamiero@cantv.net>
- Sunday, January 13, 2002 at 12:54:03 (GMT/BST)
To DF6KPS, I reply direct only qsl received direct,all my contacts in logbook responsability are send by bureau, I don t wait for recieve a card to rsimultaneously i send bybureu
Tony YV4DDK <scolamiero@cantv.net>
- Sunday, January 13, 2002 at 12:54:02 (GMT/BST)
To DF6KPS, I reply direct only qsl received direct,all my contacts in logbook responsability are send by bureau, I don t wait for recieve a card to rsimultaneously i send bybureu
Tony YV4DDK <scolamiero@cantv.net>
- Sunday, January 13, 2002 at 12:54:01 (GMT/BST)
Hi All Anyone in this group that can mail me a diagram plus construction for a CW BEACON KEYER, we want to put up a beacon here ZS1 land. Many thanks in advance. Andr ZR1TRD
zr1trd <zr1trd@qsl.net>
- Sunday, January 13, 2002 at 02:30:56 (GMT/BST)
IC736 - thanks for all the suggestions. Ian M0BCG suggested trying to release the spindle using WD40 - it worked although its a very delicate job to do. I'll buy a replacement unit should it sieze again. At least I have learnt how to take an IC736 apart!
Clive, G4FVP <g4fvp@ntlworld.com>
- Sunday, January 13, 2002 at 00:01:55 (GMT/BST)
Now looking for 6M WEST COAST NA to any grid on this map that is not already colored VIOLET. ONLY violet top priority contacts at this time. TNX in advance! ...http://www.conknet.com/~b_mobile/EastGrids.html... Gud 6m DX & 73...
Bob, K1SIX <See Buckmaster or QRZ.com>
- Saturday, January 12, 2002 at 23:40:01 (GMT/BST)
I had a e-mail from Flo, F5CWU, who's responsible for QSL of TY 2001 dxpedition. Cards are back from printer, so I think we'll get our QSL soon. 73's...tnx YV4DDK for #127
Paul ON5PU <on9bgppandora.be>
- Saturday, January 12, 2002 at 22:45:45 (GMT/BST)
To Ken G4IGO - please email me . I've lost your most recent email address. 73 all de Peter
Peter G3IBI <pascutt@tcp.co.uk>
- Saturday, January 12, 2002 at 20:39:28 (GMT/BST)
In an emergency uses spanner to put onto 110 and use RIT, I did!!!
Steve <vk3sixat qsldotnet>
- Saturday, January 12, 2002 at 20:26:02 (GMT/BST)
Clive,G4FVP if its like other dials it is a photo chopper device a bit like a multi turn pot, only solution is to buy exact spare part from Icom and put it in, all you need is spanner, soldering iron, and good eyes and patience. They do grind to a halt when the shaft bearings disintegrate.
Steve <vk3sixat qsldotnet>
- Saturday, January 12, 2002 at 20:24:18 (GMT/BST)
To YV4DDK: Tony, you mean that all QSL's sent direct to you with SASE and Greenstamp will be answered by the QSL bureau?? Or is that i misunderstanding. 73's Horst
Horst DF6KPS <df6kps@hotmail.com>
- Saturday, January 12, 2002 at 18:48:52 (GMT/BST)
Very happy to report that I FINALLY worked our good friend Nick 5B4FL (G3KOX) on 6m this morning, despite the fact I slept in late and had to leave my first solid Middle Eastern opening early. I heard Jy9NX up to 539 (no QSO), 4x1if 519, 5B4AGM to 579 (called Ben for 15mins with 2 x 8el & 350w) but he evidentally had QRN his side. Thanks very much Nick. Long time coming, but certainly well worth the wait! Next stop....Koji's 6m rig (I hope)
ve9aa Mike <mycallsign@hotmail.com>
- Saturday, January 12, 2002 at 17:44:16 (GMT/BST)
Today was a good opening from EU to SA, Began at 12:36 UTC and ends at 13:29 hrs UTC, get 80 stations: 1 OZ, 38 G-M, 3 W-K-N, 6 DL, 2 VE, 11 PA, 7 EI, 6 GW, 1 GI, 5 ON,Because a lot of qsl card (more than 400s from openings in december) Ill send qsls by bureau in next weeks, some patient. 73s dx from YV4DDK ( still need 3 to get 100 dxcc) FK60XF
Tony YV4DDK <yv4ddk@arrl.net>
- Saturday, January 12, 2002 at 17:09:30 (GMT/BST)
Hi to all, I am back /MM and presently in Germany, tomorow UK Felixstowe, than France, Las Palmas, Santa Cruz, Brasil, Argentina, Uruguay. Active on six and all other bands with FT-847. So see you guys, BRGDS Adam
Adam 9a4qv/mm <adam9a4qv(at)yahoo.com>
- Saturday, January 12, 2002 at 16:51:34 (GMT/BST)
Will be qrv 6M 100W from Aris Namibia /V51 from +-15-30th March 02.
Flo G4DMA/KL7 <flohowell@hotmail.com>
- Saturday, January 12, 2002 at 16:47:15 (GMT/BST)
I am planning a trip to Bolivia CP6/N6XQ . The tentative dates are 22 Mar- 12 April. Most likely QTH will be Santa Cruz ( 1000 mi NE of PY5CC). Sites in CP2 and CP7 also a possibility. Will have 160W and 11 dBi yagi.73 Jack
Jack N6XQ <n6xq@ham-radio.com>
- Saturday, January 12, 2002 at 16:41:07 (GMT/BST)
Good to be around for a short F2 opening to EU today. Worked 10 G's, 8 GM's, 1 GI, 5 PA,3 LA and 1 OZ from 1256 to 1311Z. I shall be looking for EU tomorrow from 1230Z. 73 de Tony
Tony, 8P9HW <tonyww@sunbeach.net>
- Saturday, January 12, 2002 at 16:08:22 (GMT/BST)
Today JA6WFM/HR3 QSL card with the mail. So it only took two weeks to get it after the contact. That is what I call **FAST**. It is a very nice good looking card. Thanks to Masaaki Kano JA6VU who got the qsl job done. 73:>
Peter, PA2VST <pa2vst(ad)50mhz.com>
- Saturday, January 12, 2002 at 16:07:54 (GMT/BST)
My ICOM IC736 main tuning dial has ground to a halt - I guess the component has worn out. Anyone had this problem and is it a possible DIY job to repair? Alternatively can anyone recommend a company that is good at doing quick repairs/servicing.
Clive,G4FVP <g4fvp@ntlworld.com>
- Saturday, January 12, 2002 at 10:08:28 (GMT/BST)
5R8EE QSL. (asked by W5EU). I got this card back for a 10m qso but expect a LONG wait, ie. At least 1 year. ...John
EI7GL <ei7glqsl.net>
- Saturday, January 12, 2002 at 01:53:01 (GMT/BST)
Would the European DXer (DL/DK??) who emailed me requesting operating requirements/information in Myanmar (Burma) please send me another email as I lost yours or deleted it by accident. I will be here in Yangon (Rangoon) for the next 12 months so there will be plenty of time to gather info for you. However, you must keep in mind this country is not exactly a "flash" tourist destination and you will have to accept a number of hardships and messing about with local "red-tape" as I have found out as a local expat. 73 de Jack.
Jack D. Haden VK2GJH <vk2gjh@yahoo.co.uk>
- Saturday, January 12, 2002 at 00:10:17 (GMT/BST)
1st Es of the year to SP6/7/8/9, OM, OE and YO. Nice start, 73
Mike GU6AJE / MU5MUF <gu6aje***thersgb.net>
- Friday, January 11, 2002 at 19:47:45 (GMT/BST)
5000 Qsl cards for TY0CDX-TY22DX-TY68F just arrived at home from QSL SHOP. 10000 others will follow soon ! So, the qsl will come in your maibox soon (if you qso us)!! Flo
Flo, F5CWU <f5cwu@wanadoo.fr>
- Friday, January 11, 2002 at 19:40:57 (GMT/BST)
I see YU1EU/ YU1AU is active today in Europe. I've been trying to find out if he has received my QSL or not. I need his card for DXCC on 50 Mhz ! If anyone could get me a good QSL address, or have him contact me by E-mail, It would be greatly appreciated ! Thanks in advance, Bill
BILL W4TJ <w4tj@arrl.net>
- Friday, January 11, 2002 at 17:51:15 (GMT/BST)
I am replying to ALL qsl's by return but as a collector of USED 'phonecards would appreciate one or two of these instead of green stamps or irc's.Won't hold it against you if my odd request is not possible.Thanks guys,good dx to all in 2002,Bill.
bill gw3mfy <gw3mfy@btinternet.com>
- Friday, January 11, 2002 at 15:55:22 (GMT/BST)
StopPress page update with C56 & DU info at http://www.qsl.net/oz6om - vy 73 de
Matt OZ6OM <@qsl.net>
- Friday, January 11, 2002 at 12:36:41 (GMT/BST)
JD1(O): Yo, JD1BIA in QL16 will be active from tomorrow to next Monday. Next Monday is a local nationa holiday (Coming-Of-Age-Day). Please look for Yo this weekend. GL,
Hatsuo, JA1VOK <ja1vok@jarl.com>
- Friday, January 11, 2002 at 10:31:38 (GMT/BST)
John G0JJL:- This may have changed since with the new licenses, but I had a visiting PD1 with me at the Hatfield House rally, and I specifically asked at the RA stand if he could operate under his own call as G/PD1xxx,and they said NO, only under my call and under supervision. Which raises an interesting point, could he use 6M using my call, where he can't in PA land, as he is band restricted. I would assme so, I never asked at the time, as he was only interested in 2M. Regards, Bob H.
Bob G8HGN <robert.e.harrison@bt.com>
- Friday, January 11, 2002 at 10:04:44 (GMT/BST)
Sorry, I mean David, 'STD, not Andy. I should go anywhere near a keyboard until at least three cups of coffee....
- Friday, January 11, 2002 at 09:06:21 (GMT/BST)
Andy, 'STD: WSJT happens on 50.270 USB and 144.370 (and no doubt the old band plan argument will start again now I've said that....) I'm QRV with WSJT on 6m, so if you fancy a sked, just e-mail, 73
Mike GU6AJE / MU5MUF <gu6aje***thersgb.net>
- Friday, January 11, 2002 at 08:55:13 (GMT/BST)
PA2VST: Does it mean that the SAE and USD sent to HZ1MD directly are lost?
Arne SM7AED <sm7aed at algonet.se>
- Friday, January 11, 2002 at 06:31:35 (GMT/BST)
VK4CP, Adam, saw your posting in the TI9M guestbook. Just wanted to let you know we WILL be looking your way late afternoon and evening. I will be dedicated to 6 meters and have been active on that band since 1979. We'll see you on the band! 73's, Matt KA0KKO
KA0KKO <da1mh@compuserve.com>
- Friday, January 11, 2002 at 04:02:58 (GMT/BST)
I am having trouble getting a QSL for a couple of 6 meter QSOs with 5R8EE. I've tried all the usual addresses and have sent registered letters without replies. Does anyone have any suggestions? J.B. Jenkins, W5EU
J.B. Jenkins, W5EU <jenkjb@cnbcom.net>
- Friday, January 11, 2002 at 00:03:48 (GMT/BST)
Anyone have manual from IC-502A 50 mhz portable, please jpg or any compatible format by e-mail.
Tony YV4DDK <yv4ddk@arrl.net>
- Friday, January 11, 2002 at 00:02:07 (GMT/BST)
Does anyone know of a frequency being used on 6 for WSJT (also on 2 please). Thank you chaps. 73 David G6STD
David G6STD/M5AFA <dm1605eurobell.co.uk>
- Thursday, January 10, 2002 at 20:27:35 (GMT/BST)
I have had my callsign changed from zs6pjs to zs6nk. So if you hear zs6nk it is I and not a new OP in kg46. Worked 4x1if for 1st DX of the year at 1800 on 10 Jan. 73 and gd dx de
Paul zs6nk <paulus(at)pixie.co.za>
- Thursday, January 10, 2002 at 18:50:16 (GMT/BST)
Today received the UK9AA card too. I received a lot of emails concerning the HZ1MD card. It is with the printer and hopefully I will be able to get them with the mail on the end of the month. If you haven't had the card yet and when you like to try with me, please sent your card with SAE and one dollar or IRC. I have the 2001 log for six and HF. 73:>
Peter, PA2VST <pa2vst(ad)50mhz.com>
- Thursday, January 10, 2002 at 18:25:25 (GMT/BST)
Not many DX lately but QSL-cards dropping in. Tnx to JW0PK, VP5/K5CM, UK9AA, EY8MM, W4DR, W2BZY and WB4WXE for your cards. 73
Ken SM7CMV <kenth@kastanje.tomelilla.se>
- Thursday, January 10, 2002 at 17:46:20 (GMT/BST)
Afghanistan, YA - posible in the near future on six ? see the Stop Press at http://www.qsl.net/oz6om vy 73 de
Matt OZ6OM <@qsl.net>
- Thursday, January 10, 2002 at 16:42:42 (GMT/BST)
6M5X: Has anyone had any experience (both positive and negative) with the M2 6M5X yagi? I'm especially interested in comparing it to the 5 element K6STI optimized yagi that appeared in Six News Oct 93. I'm looking for a yagi for field use with a good balance between size/managability and gain/clean pattern. Please e-mail! T.I.A.
Adam, VK4CP <vk4cp@bigpond.com>
- Thursday, January 10, 2002 at 04:15:45 (GMT/BST)
TI9M DX'pedition Feb 17th - Mar 4th: ** PLEASE NOTE FREQ CHANGE** CW now on 50.092, SSB on 50.145. We will use a 6 element yagi, IC756PROII, & ACOM amp for 6 meters. We will be looking for you all on the Magic Band!! More info at http://www.qsl.net/ti9m/. 73's Matt
KA0KKO <da1mh@compuserve.com>
- Thursday, January 10, 2002 at 02:52:49 (GMT/BST)
TI9M DX'pedition Feb 17th - Mar 4th: An international ham radio team will be active for 12 days with 5 stations on all HF bands and 6 meters from Isla del Coco. We will use a 6 element yagi, IC756PROII, & ACOM amp for 6 meters. We will be looking for you all on the Magic Band!! More info at http://www.qsl.net/ti9m/. 73's Matt
KA0KKO <da1mh@compuserve.com>
- Thursday, January 10, 2002 at 02:50:54 (GMT/BST)
Hi Rick (sm7scj). Have been trying to reach you at sm7scj@usa.net, but the mail gets returned saying "user unknown" 73, john wa2mua
John wa2mua <jfmiller@bloomberg.net>
- Wednesday, January 09, 2002 at 22:45:06 (GMT/BST)
Hi group - about backup of N1RZ chat: mIRC as suggested below is great, but a little complicated for some ops. A simpler approach - no download, no bells/whistles - wud be to point your browser at http://www.it.mah.se/6mchat.htm which is a temporarily revived UKSMG, bare-bones chat in a Java applet. Feel free to use it as a backup while Tims ISP gets things sorted. No guarantees that this backup will be 100 % available, tho... :-). 73 /Rick
Rick SM7SCJ <sm7scj@usa.net>
- Wednesday, January 09, 2002 at 20:00:34 (GMT/BST)
RE: UA2......RN2FA spoted myself, W4SO, N4IS & others on December 30. Someone is at least listening, he says in spot SWL only, but maybe this is someplace to start. Sure could use UA2 :-) 73
Bruce K2RTH <K2RTH@aol.com>
- Wednesday, January 09, 2002 at 19:51:03 (GMT/BST)
Hi for those interested my updated maps of grids worked can be found at http://www.qsl.net/zf1dc/Grids/wwsquares.htm 73
David ZF1DC <callsign@qsl.net>
- Wednesday, January 09, 2002 at 18:35:31 (GMT/BST)
Ooops, URL should be http://www.mirc.co.uk soory.
Alan GI0OTC <gi0otc@ntlworld.com>
- Wednesday, January 09, 2002 at 18:20:16 (GMT/BST)
6M diehards may have noticed the N1RZ chat page is down. In the meantime some other UK stns are using MIRC chat room S/W, download it from http://mirc.co.uk Select IRCnet, then from the select server as IRCnet: EU,UK,London (Demon) once connected to the server join room #6MDX use you callsigns for the nickname when setting it up.. Hope to sse you there soon.
Alan GI0OTC <gi0otc@ ntlworld.com>
- Wednesday, January 09, 2002 at 18:02:02 (GMT/BST)
For those who are interested: OH5LIZ on SIX, squares worked etc. Go to http://www.geocities.com/oh0liz/6m
Kari, OH5YW <oh5yw(at)sral.fi>
- Wednesday, January 09, 2002 at 18:00:54 (GMT/BST)
6 mtrs Happening in Finland! OH3AG will organize 6 mtrs happening on February 23rd in Tampere Finland. We will have a get-to-gether party already on Friday 22nd. There are good flight connections to Tampere by SAS (6 flights per day from Stockholm and one from Copenhagen). More details later. Let me know if you are interested in to participate and/or give some contribution into our programme. Welcome! Seppo OH1VR (seppo.sisatto@uta.fi)
Seppo Sisatto OH1VR <seppo.sisatto@uta.fi>
- Wednesday, January 09, 2002 at 17:59:21 (GMT/BST)
Especially for Charles, 'FK: my annual maps for 50MHz squares worked are at www.gu6aje.thersgb.net/50mhz.htm and follow the link under "Maps ... By Year". Of course, everyone else can take a look, too. 73 all
Mike GU6AJE <gu6aje***thersgb.net>
- Wednesday, January 09, 2002 at 17:15:42 (GMT/BST)
I guess we're all getting a little tired of fictitious 6 metre spots on the DX cluster network. In case some of you were wondering where the persons involved might be stimulated to start such activities, take a look at: http://www.laughingpoliceman.com/dx_cluster.htm . You'd think people would want to do something positive with their spare time rather than waste their life on stuff like this!
AN0N <an0n@nowhere.inf>
- Wednesday, January 09, 2002 at 16:38:00 (GMT/BST)
Re VK3SIX's and others' comments concerning reciprocal licensing etc. I think everyone is clear on the intra European situation and in any event the master text of the Recommendation (T/R 61-01) governing the CEPT agreement, can be downloaded from the CEPT site at http://www.ero.dk . But be careful about the situation for European licensees operating in non European countries that have opted to participate in the CEPT scheme since there may be differences or nuances in the arrangements. This is not reciprocity as we used to know it but a third country (such as the US or Australia) voluntarily joining an Agreement established by another group of countries. This can have particular consequences for the licence classes that can operate under under the CEPT agreement. But in general the basic rule is when in Rome do what the Romans do! In fact the CEPT arrangement was modeled on the international driving licence i.e. you drive on the side of the road used in the visited country! I must admit that I think that for many years the UK misinterpreted (or added to) the text of the original Recommendation but it's now nice to see the rules being interpreted in a similar manner throughout Europe. Frequency band questions are sometimes difficult but even in Europe (outside the CEPT arrangement) it is still possible to obtain sometimes, on a case by case basis, agreements, permits or special licences (reciprocal or otherwise) to operate on a frequecy that it is not generally available for visitors or for anyone. For example, I obtained a permit to operate on a spot frequency of 70.2 MHz in 5B4 several years ago. 73s
Dave Ei3IO <EI3IO at connogue.com>
- Wednesday, January 09, 2002 at 16:14:52 (GMT/BST)
Working on it Gary....we need some more time. See you next AGM.
Dennis PA7FM <pa7fm**amsat.org>
- Wednesday, January 09, 2002 at 16:09:28 (GMT/BST)
I am sending cables and a manual to Eduardo CO8LY. Has anyone got any PK232 software for a PC for him. Please email me ASAP as I am boxing up a parcel for him ASAP Regards Simon GM4PLM
Simon <simonatcreoch.freeserve.co.uk>
- Wednesday, January 09, 2002 at 16:04:51 (GMT/BST)
- Wednesday, January 09, 2002 at 14:58:23 (GMT/BST)
Hi all, Anyone QRV with JT43 in Europe? I'd like to give it a try, 73
Mike GU6AJE <gu6aje***thersgb.net>
- Wednesday, January 09, 2002 at 13:27:02 (GMT/BST)
N1RZ, Down again :-( good dx to all
Edwin MW1EWJ <mw1ewj@btinternet.com>
- Wednesday, January 09, 2002 at 12:52:57 (GMT/BST)
Any station operating in the USA under reciprocity must obey the rules applying to USA. The rules applying to the host licence do not apply. So when in USA under VK3SIX I could run 1500 watts not the 400 under my VK licence. If I broke any rules they were FCC not Aussie CA, If you come to VK you cannot sign VK portable, you have to purchase an Australian licence based upon your foreign quals. No morse VHF only etc. In the USA you can sign /G call no problems like Flo KL7/G4DMA is and use bands up to the limits of region, eg west of 150 7.075 to 7100 ssb KL7/KH6 etc but not in lower 48 etc. You can apply to the FCC if you intend to stay longer than 3 months but less than that just sign W#/UK call. If you pass US exams and they are less than extra class you lose the 25 kHz band edge priviledges like I did when I changed from VK3SIX to KL7SIX no exceptions even though I had them in VK under my Aussie call. So often it is better to stay with your foreign call except there is a 6 mo limit.
vk3six/kl7six <at qsl.net>
- Wednesday, January 09, 2002 at 10:53:11 (GMT/BST)
PC-500 for VR2SIX donated by Patcomm International was received recently. Now the unit is under test in 50.075Mhz. We hope that the beacon can be move to it's QTH after all necessary installation for antenna and cable. And once again we like to thank Patcomm International and we hope all the 6 meter Dxers can make use of the beacon. 73' VR2ZST Stephen Tse Hon. Secretary HARTS
vr2zst Stephen Tse <Secretaryharts.orgl.hk>
- Wednesday, January 09, 2002 at 04:40:26 (GMT/BST)
Updated maps for all squares worked on 50 mhz during 2001 on my webpage, would be nice to see some others doing the same just to compare notes. Charles http://www.qsl.net/ei5fk/
Charles Coughlan EI5FK <mycall@yahoo.com>
- Tuesday, January 08, 2002 at 22:41:27 (GMT/BST)
Tony Selmes A45ZN is still having medical treatment but hopes to be back in Oman within a few months. Congratulations to Chris A45XR who only came on 6m last year and has already worked 104 Dxcc countries. 73s Ted G4UPS
Ted G4UPS <ted@g4ups.fsnet.co.uk>
- Tuesday, January 08, 2002 at 20:04:31 (GMT/BST)
Further to the CEPT question and reply CEPt Info From RA Web site: B) Visiting licensees Can I operate in the UK under my current amateur radio licence? Yes, if you hold a licence issued by a country that has implemented CEPT Recommendation T/R 61-01. If you are uncertain whether your country has done so, you can find out by contacting the Radio Licensing Centre (RLC) whose address is shown at the end of this Information Sheet. Seems very clear! What licence conditions must I obey? You must, first and foremost, operate in accordance with the Terms, Provisions and Limitations of the UK Licence, copies of which are available free on request from the RLC. Still quite clear! In addition, you must comply with the conditions of your home licence unless such compliance would result in a breach of UK licence conditions, e.g. even if your licence permits you to operate in your own country on higher powers than are permitted in the UK, when operating in the UK you must limit yourself to the appropriate power for the band in question, given in the Schedule to the UK licence. Oh dear a bit open to interpretation now! Can I operate the station of a UK radio amateur? Yes, with the permission of the UK licensee. You may operate his equipment under your own licence, using your own callsign, as if it were your own station, or you may operate under the direct supervision of the UK licensee and under his licence using the UK licensee's callsign Gone clear again! What documentation do I need to carry when operating in the UK? You must carry your home licence which must be in English and a copy of the current UK Licence Terms, Provisions and Limitations Booklet. Very clear again! I would say that so long as you operate within the rules of the host country you are okay. For instance would CEPT allow a G station visiting the USA to use the extra bit of 40m they are allocated over there? I guess it would!
John G0JJL <johnsixmaniac.idps.co.uk>
- Tuesday, January 08, 2002 at 19:25:38 (GMT/BST)
Hi All. Thanks to Wilf DJ6TK for the following. His friend DJ4KW (Gerd) is on six metres from now until February 8th from Belize as V31YN. Between the 13th - 18th he is QRV from Lighthouse Reef, NA-123. After that time he is back on the Mainland in Corozal District(Northern Belize), very close to the Mexican border. He is QRV in CW, RTTY, Pactor and PSK31 on all bands and will check 50.110 MHZ, if the band is open. His antenna will only be a dipole. Also look out for YL Gisela V31GW(DK9GG).
Clive, G4FVP <g4fvp@ntlworld.com>
- Tuesday, January 08, 2002 at 19:09:12 (GMT/BST)
Thanks to Dave, W5UN, for his QSL. I see that Dave is now up-state in Texas and operating out of Grid EM23MG. The old Grid (as shown on QRZ.COM) was EL29HK and appears to be not applicable for recent QSO's. 73
Clive, G4FVP <g4fvp@ntlworld.com>
- Tuesday, January 08, 2002 at 19:02:07 (GMT/BST)
The Radiocommunications Agency web page is: www.radio.gov.uk Here you will find all the addresses you require for their HQ in London and their Regional offices. You can also view online and download the current series of BR68 Terms and Conditions Booklets for amateur radio licensees. Note the in the CEPT section that the bit about only operating in the UK on the bands you have available back home has now been omitted, hence if the UK allows it you can use it! Also you no longer need to record RF power in your log books in units of dBW. Simple Watts(W) is now permitted.
John G0JJL <john@sixmaniac.idps.co.uk>
- Tuesday, January 08, 2002 at 18:01:53 (GMT/BST)
Joe, DH4JG regarding using 6m in the UK then YES YOU CAN under the present CEPT agreement. As Neil, G0JHC quite rightly points out this was not always the case. The rules used to say that if you did not have access to the band in your own country then you could not use it in the UK as a visitor. This has now been relaxed as the Radiodiocommunications Agency thought it irrelevant what the rule was in your own country regarding a particular band. When in the UK only UK rules apply under CEPT! Have fun on 6m and if you get the chance 4m (70MHz) too ! John, G0JJL
John G0JJL <johnsixmaniac.idps.co.uk>
- Tuesday, January 08, 2002 at 17:46:27 (GMT/BST)
Mike it is a very grey area, however, this example might be useful. A couple of years ago IK0OKY stayed here. He wanted to try 70MHz. But I was told "technically" he couldnt use his callsign at my station because he didnt have a 70MHz permit back in Italy, despite the UK allocation. He could however use my call, under supervision.
Neil G0JHC <carr.n@runshaw.ac.uk>
- Tuesday, January 08, 2002 at 15:13:56 (GMT/BST)
Joe, DH4JG: Usually CEPT allows you to use what you can use at home (ie no home permit, no 6m ops anywhere), unless the country you are visiting has tighter laws than at home, but it might be a grey area... for instance I can't operate in Spain (no EH permit) on 6m, though other bands okay. BUT in the UK, 6m is a general allocation even for CEPT Class 2. Does anyone have an address for the Radio Comms Agency handy?
- Tuesday, January 08, 2002 at 14:33:03 (GMT/BST)
First version of JW first list for 50MHz and 144MHz is up. Check http://www.qsl.net/la8aja All info is needed.
Andreas, LA8AJA <la8aja(at)qsl.net>
- Tuesday, January 08, 2002 at 13:30:05 (GMT/BST)
Holding a full CEPT Class 1 license I would like to use the 6m band in the UK. At home in Germany I would need a special license (did not get one). May I use the 6m band while I am on holiday in the UK ?
Joe DH4JG <dh4jg@darc.de>
- Tuesday, January 08, 2002 at 13:08:48 (GMT/BST)
wa2mua: You probably worked TF3GW who has been fairly active on 6m.
Bill AA6TT <my email is OK @ QRZ.com or Buck>
- Tuesday, January 08, 2002 at 12:26:11 (GMT/BST)
It was nice to hear N1RZ, K1SIX and VE3RM on aurora yesterday. I did make some sounclips of N1RZ and K1SIX that I will upload to my web page. The only station I managed to work, was K1SIX. As many of you know, LA5QFA and I will go to JW next week. We will try to keep a beacon running 24h on 50080. For more info, go to http://www.qsl.net/la8aja Click on JW Expedition 2002. C U all on the magic band.
Andreas, LA8AJA <la8aja(at)qsl.net>
- Tuesday, January 08, 2002 at 11:37:21 (GMT/BST)
Thanks to DL7AV, IK0FTA, and JR9XOK for their audio files of my modest 6M station and/or the K0UO/b during recent openings. When the sunspots are gone these memories will be great to replay. The K0UO/b is about 40 miles southwest of my station in grid EM07.
Jon N0JK <n0jkhotmail.com>
- Tuesday, January 08, 2002 at 02:30:34 (GMT/BST)
Many thanks to Mike, G0IMG, for taking the time to comment and provide drawings of his own "ground-mounted rotator" setups in response to my earlier querie here. Am proceeding with erecting a 7JHV accordingly and will post my results as soon as I can make the proper "50mHz propagation tests." 73, Jeff
Jeff, KH6/KF6GYM <kf6gym@arrl.net>
- Monday, January 07, 2002 at 21:13:48 (GMT/BST)
That was tf3gw and I have the address now, thanks ken.
JOHN WA2MUA <jfmiller@bloomberg>
- Monday, January 07, 2002 at 20:37:30 (GMT/BST)
Does anyone have a mailing address for TF8GW who was active on the weekend? 73, john
John wa2mua <jfmiller@bloomberg.net>
- Monday, January 07, 2002 at 20:17:53 (GMT/BST)
Hi all . I had a mail from Eduardo CO8LY. "I send him this e-mail for that ,I have a modem PK232 MBX, but I don't have any information on that modem, I wanted that you help me to look for the following data. In the back part of modem which are the conectiones for: -AUDIO IN -AUDIO OUT -PTT I wanted to make packet, pactor but I don't have the conecciones for my HF Radio." Any of you help him?? co8ly@co9nla.uo.edu.cu. TNX
Ken G4IGO <g4igo@freeuk.com>
- Monday, January 07, 2002 at 15:12:15 (GMT/BST)
Re.FM on 6m. For the past few years I have operated /p or /m from the north downs in southern UK on a regular basis using an Alinco DRMO6 (20w fm only)and have noticed a real deline in fm activity. In the past I have worked LA, SM and GM etc during the summer but last year I did not hear or work any DX on fm despite the fact that I have often heard the bottom part of the band 'going crazy' with strong ssb signals!! I will persevere however, so listen for me on 51.51 on a Sunday afternoon. 73 de Peter.
Peter G4OIM <peter.marchant bl.uk>
- Monday, January 07, 2002 at 14:27:52 (GMT/BST)
The FT100 is deaf on 6m, and the trailing antenna connectors are a pain and vulnerable. The IC706 is a little bigger, but in my opinion a much better radio...
Kerry G0LCS <g0lcsxqsl.net>
- Monday, January 07, 2002 at 11:17:41 (GMT/BST)
Dave N3DB kn69dh and check ur Mail Charles
Charles Coughlan EI5FK <mycall at yahoo.com>
- Monday, January 07, 2002 at 00:51:19 (GMT/BST)
Does anyone have grid info on US0CD? Tried the usual data bases with no luck. Tks
Dave N3DB <callsign_at_radix.net>
- Monday, January 07, 2002 at 00:06:08 (GMT/BST)
Anyone have any thoughts on "ground-mounting" a rotator (Yaesu G800dxa on hb tilt-over base at @3' with 30' mast/guy ring collar/6M7JHV above)? My reason is to keep the topside weight to a minimum (plenty of wind here at this KH6 qth)and also to make it easier to put up/take down. I wonder if any other sixers have tried something like this (or could it be too much for the Yaesu mast clamps top & bottom?) Any comments appreciated! Jeff
Jeff, KH6/KF6GYM <kf6gym@arrl.net>
- Sunday, January 06, 2002 at 22:26:47 (GMT/BST)
Peter MI5JYK, during the Sporadic E Season, you will find shed loads of FM activity, I gave it a try last year during openings and had serious pileups of EU stations (yes really) give it a go this summer
Adrian G0KOM <ade@50mhz.org>
- Sunday, January 06, 2002 at 19:30:16 (GMT/BST)
Darrell, G0HVQ. UA2F/DK2ZF rxed very fast. Rolf is a good qsler. Never had problems.
Wolf DL2NO <dl2no@darc.de>
- Sunday, January 06, 2002 at 17:36:35 (GMT/BST)
Peter MI5JYK: I've often tried calling CQ on the 6m FM calling freq (when it's open to busy areas where I've already worked everyone on SSB etc), but never had any replies. There's no reason it shouldn't be possible, but I don't think the activity is there somehow. But I can try again next time it's open to GI - I get a few openings up your way each year. 73
Mike GU6AJE / MU5MUF <gu6aje***thersgb.net>
- Sunday, January 06, 2002 at 17:24:09 (GMT/BST)
Today heard N5BLZ S7 and worked N5WS. Heard some other W5's but they were all to weak to get calls out of the noise. Somenone pulled a switch and all signals gone within a second. I also have received HZ1MD log over the year 2001. QSL cards are ordered, so everything goes quite well. When you have had difficulties with the mail you might give it a go to my QRZ.COM address. 73,
Peter, PA2VST <pa2vst(ad)50mhz.com>
- Sunday, January 06, 2002 at 16:28:00 (GMT/BST)
Charles there is one on http://www.qsl.net/on4ant/gridmaps/gridmap.htm is a small gif file for all US/Canada grids
johan, ON4ANT <on4ant@arrl.net>
- Sunday, January 06, 2002 at 16:11:46 (GMT/BST)
Darrell - I received a qsl fm UA2/DK2ZF for an operation in July 1992.
Andy G3SVD <andy.hewitttalk21.com>
- Sunday, January 06, 2002 at 15:55:25 (GMT/BST)
Hi, wonder if anyone has experiance with the FT-100 on 6m. I like to investigate in a little /p-set and the FT-100 would suit we well as it has full band coverage form 70cm- 160m. Any info on this topic is most welcome! Thanks in advance
Oliver, DL1EJA <DL1EJA(at)DARC.DE>
- Sunday, January 06, 2002 at 15:31:19 (GMT/BST)
Anyone out there ever tried using FM for Sporadic E DX working. I want give it a try but am not sure if it would be worth it. I work a lot on 10FM but have only made a few contacts on 6FM. Any help, thoughts or ideas would be welcome.
Peter MI5JYK <beefypetexxxhotmail,com>
- Sunday, January 06, 2002 at 15:00:26 (GMT/BST)
Charles try this http://www.icomamerica.com/downloads/usgridsq.pdf 73
Eric F5JKK <f5jkk (at) aol.com>
- Sunday, January 06, 2002 at 14:23:54 (GMT/BST)
Need a good Locator map (printable) of USA/CANADA, Cushcraft had one back in 1983 (VHF/UHF Century Club Locator Map) but mine is fairly shook by now, anybody help...Charles
Charles Coughlan EI5FK
- Sunday, January 06, 2002 at 14:00:54 (GMT/BST)
Talking of Kaliningrad, according to my records UA2F/DK2ZF was the last 6m operation in 1993. Did anyone get this QSL'd, it's one of my few outstanding ones?
Darrell G0HVQ <g0hvq@fatcat.clara.co.uk>
- Sunday, January 06, 2002 at 13:59:34 (GMT/BST)
http://www.qsl.net/la7dfa/jx-vhf.htm works better ;-)
jx7dfa <la7dfa@qsl.net>
- Sunday, January 06, 2002 at 10:36:37 (GMT/BST)
JX BEACON: Anybody else but me who think it would have been interesting to have a beacon on Jan Mayen? It could be placed on a mountaintop (279M ASL) to have clear takeoff in all directions (also towards USA). For this project I would need assistance (equipment eg. complete beacon or an exiter, keyer e.g. Superkeyer 3 kit). http://www.qsl.net/jx-vhf.htm
Per, JX7DFA <la7dfa@qsl.net>
- Sunday, January 06, 2002 at 10:28:14 (GMT/BST)
David, re V31. G4CVI is now deceased. You might like to contact Paul, G4CCZ he might be able to help. I think he went on the Belize Camel trip. Failing that ask G3SED Chris
Chris, G3WOS <g3wosuksng.org>
- Sunday, January 06, 2002 at 08:32:34 (GMT/BST)
Dave-3IO, Regarding RA2F operation on 6m, I asked one of the RA2F ops on 10m about 2 years ago. He said that it is impossible to get permission from Moscow. Seems a pity as it should be very easy to work :-( Last activation was 1991.
John EI7GL <ei7glqsl.net>
- Saturday, January 05, 2002 at 23:57:53 (GMT/BST)
Re: Create Rotators: Sorry if this is off topic guys but has anyone ever encountered a create rotator thats moves more slowly over time? Any help by e mail would be appreciated. Thanks Tony
Tony EI7BMB <skydigital(at)ntlworld.ie>
- Saturday, January 05, 2002 at 23:38:41 (GMT/BST)
If you send card via W6BYA it will get there or via me, I can get you a card as Kerry is a friend of mine.
Steve <vk3sixat qsl.net>
- Saturday, January 05, 2002 at 21:59:06 (GMT/BST)
ZL7TPY is via ZL2TPY, contentious issue by some USA re qsling.
Steve <vk3sixat qsl.net>
- Saturday, January 05, 2002 at 21:58:00 (GMT/BST)
Anyone have qsl info on TF8ITT, V31RD (G4CVI), or ZL7TPY? Last 2 are old contacts but would like to get confirmed. 73
David ZF1Dc <callsign@qsl.net>
- Saturday, January 05, 2002 at 21:42:25 (GMT/BST)
While on the topic of 4U...Is 4U1ITU ever activated? In the next few months would seem like a good time to get it on the air while the X-Atlantic F2 is still with us. I know the pileup would be tremendous but it probably always is. Thanks and GL. 73
David ZF1DC <callsign@qsl.net>
- Saturday, January 05, 2002 at 21:39:44 (GMT/BST)
Chris VO2AC: thanks for the report and all the activity. I'll incorporate some of your information into Six News, what's your web site address? 73
Clive,G4FVP <g4fvp@ntlworld.com>
- Saturday, January 05, 2002 at 17:44:38 (GMT/BST)
Just a thought seeing the comments about 4U1UN. I don't think UA2 has been activated for about 10 years. Is there any possibility that one of our friends in a neighbouring country can activate Kaliningrad sometime in the future? Guess summertime would be good for Europeans! 73s
Dave EI3IO <EI3IOconnogue.com>
- Saturday, January 05, 2002 at 17:26:09 (GMT/BST)
Ray & Bert... We've (WB2AMU & I ) been trying to activate 4U1UN for a year but they have no 6m rig or antenna. We'll keep trying but it doesn't look good....you need to have a UN staff member with you in the station & they all have work to do & don't want to come back on weekends. Also security is very tight so it's not easy to gain access to the station with our own radios.
K2SIX Dave <riptond@coned.com>
- Saturday, January 05, 2002 at 16:29:28 (GMT/BST)
To those stns who may think I don't respond to QSL's via bureau....I just got a packet of QSL's about an inch thick from the incoming bureau. Seems like my call change in 1997 from WA3HMK to W3CMP and my move in 1996 (less than a mile from old QTH) threw everyone at the bureau off. I'm slowly wading through them to see if they may duplicate QSL's already sent and responded to directly. Some cards go back to 1995 ZF2CP operation. One outgoing packet was mailed yesterday; I expect another will go out Monday. Sorry if anyone was inconvenienced; I was never aware of the problem at the incoming bureau. Ignorance is bliss. 73 Chris W3CMP
Chris W3CMP <w3cmpaol.com>
- Saturday, January 05, 2002 at 16:20:31 (GMT/BST)
The first 2002 issue of the OZ50MHz DX Bulletin is now available at http://www.qsl.net/oz6om/ or click at the link above. Happy Newyear es 73 de
Matt OZ6OM <@qsl.net>
- Saturday, January 05, 2002 at 13:46:54 (GMT/BST)
If a real dedicated 6m op would go there guess QSL-ing is not a problem at all!
- Saturday, January 05, 2002 at 11:45:01 (GMT/BST)
RE:4U1UN: See no problem in working them but try to get the QSL that's a other story. Mailed several cards in the past to several US managers by direct & buro, send emails, had promises etc...etc... I have written off that one for my HF DXCC. Not one written confirmation was received over the years. Shame on those who give this exclusive entity a real real bad name. I know for sure i'm not the only one thinking like this!
PA4PA, Ray <pa4pa@50mhz.com>
- Saturday, January 05, 2002 at 11:42:16 (GMT/BST)
Doug VK4ADC: Glad you like the RealAudio format, you can very easily make the files 'stream' so visitors to your site don't have to wait to download the whole file - email me for info if you like.
Nick 5B4FL <5b4fl(at)qsl.net>
- Saturday, January 05, 2002 at 10:51:15 (GMT/BST)
Is there someone who can activate 4U1UN. There is a 50Mhz on that building i heard. Also still need FP5 ST. Pierre @ Miquilon on 6. Which sometime very big sigs from VO1 there should be some activity. Otherwise a missing chance. I am not complaining but wondering about the easy ones. 73 gd dx bert PA7MM
Bert PA7MM <berthollander@wxs.nl>
- Saturday, January 05, 2002 at 10:48:41 (GMT/BST)
On January 4, 2002, an explosion on the Sun hurled an unusually beautiful coronal mass ejection (CME) into space. "The complexity and structure of the CME amazed even experienced solar physicists at the SOHO operations center," says Paal Brekke, the SOHO Deputy Project Scientist. Although the eruption was not substantially Earth-directed, the outskirts of the expanding CME might nevertheless sweep past our planet on Jan. 6th or 7th and trigger geomagnetic activity.
John GM7PBB <johngm7pbb.co.uk>
- Saturday, January 05, 2002 at 10:34:07 (GMT/BST)
Hi all, 1st - thanks to VO2AC - great operating, nice new zone, and hope to see you next time! 2nd OX3OX was into GU for quite a while, but not workable through the pile (only S7-S9 instead of S9+, hi) and VE8BY/b pounding in, though was louder last time. JW7SIX was even louder. Felt like it was in my own back garden! A few weak W1/VE1 sigs made it through yesterday, but not workable. Amazing northerly condxns, but alas no QSOs ..... No waiting to see what today will bring. 73
Mike GU6AJE / MU5MUF <gu6aje***thersgb.net>
- Saturday, January 05, 2002 at 10:31:31 (GMT/BST)
I'v just got e-mail from Rick W6RKC /AB1U/ and he confirms he is QSL manager of VP2VI.ALL THE BEST IN 2002.
Rys@SP5EWY <rtym@ippt.gov.pl>
- Saturday, January 05, 2002 at 09:21:09 (GMT/BST)
Ooops! Thanks to everyone for the QSOs!
Chris VO2AC <vo2ac@rac.ca>
- Saturday, January 05, 2002 at 02:29:29 (GMT/BST)
Clive G4FVP: I noticed the same thing this morning about the northerly path. Today (my last here) I worked mostly OZ, SM, LA, DL, and PA, with a few SP, OH and ES. Never heard a G at all today. I hope to update my web page with stats and have the log search working in about a week or so. Roughly, in 14 days on the air I worked: CW: 156 NA, 150 EU, and 2 SA SSB: 122 NA, 228 EU, 2 SA, and 1 OC. (Unusual that I worked more SSB than CW!) I'll save the list of countries for the web page. I worked at least one station every day from December 22 to January 4, except December 30. Hopefully I'll have a better antenna and more juice the next time I come "home".
Chris VO2AC <vo2ac@rac.ca>
- Saturday, January 05, 2002 at 00:16:28 (GMT/BST)
for a regularly maintained beacon database visit www.qsl.net/gi0otc Alan keeps an excellent beacon database.which is also used in Winlog 32,,, see his downloads. big sigs frm VE8BY/B today best sigs since November but no usa heard 73 Colin MU0FAL
mu0fal.colin <colintolorbert.freeserve.co.uk>
- Friday, January 04, 2002 at 23:14:04 (GMT/BST)
DJ4KW ist qrv as V31YN from January 6th to February 7th. He has an IC-706 and wire antennas. He will check 50.110 from time to time, but is mostly operating HF CW. So if there are 6m condx to V3-area we probably have to get him from HF to 6m. 73s + HNY Joe
Joe, DL8HCZ <info at dubus.de>
- Friday, January 04, 2002 at 22:16:45 (GMT/BST)
my posting about vp2vi is incorrect . he does use a manager.
carl np2bt <np2btvipowernet.net>
- Friday, January 04, 2002 at 21:54:57 (GMT/BST)
Hey Adrian G0KOM, I can see the advert in Radcom now....For Sale complete 6m station blah blah blah....New baby forces sale!! Nice one mate, best wishes to you and yours John, G0JJL
John G0JJL <johnsixmaniac.idps.co.uk>
- Friday, January 04, 2002 at 21:52:06 (GMT/BST)
G0JHC, Neil favour pse, check ur log 5th or 6th May 92 for qso wiyh me 2030 or thrabts, let me know which band it was (80)? G2ADR, G0MEJ were also logged same time, tnx Charles
Charles Coughlan EI5FK <my callsign@yahoo.com>
- Friday, January 04, 2002 at 21:32:01 (GMT/BST)
Never heard the VE8BY beacon so strong. Pity it is in a no ham area. Could have worked a dozen VE's overthere. Good compensation was VO2AC, OX3OX and VE2HOG for it. So this cycle we have been able to work OX. A big difference with #22 when we heard so often the beacon but no other stations. We were all ready for the VE7's but I guess they didn't woke up yet... So let's see what it will do tomorrow. Good DX :>
Peter PA2VST <pa2vst(ad)50mhz.com>
- Friday, January 04, 2002 at 21:16:27 (GMT/BST)
After my posting a few days ago about the audio files of the CW QSOs VK4 to G4ASR and GW3JXN, I received feedback about the format. With suggestions from Nick 5B4FL and Adam VK4CP, these are now in RealAudio format with file sizes of about 420KB and 555KB respectively. The updated files are back on the web page at http://www.ozhelpservices.com/vk4adc.htm 73 from the QG62 'DX black hole'- Doug VK4ADC
Doug VK4ADC <vk4adcozhelpservices.com>
- Friday, January 04, 2002 at 21:01:12 (GMT/BST)
Hi OM's In a QSO today at 1302 VP2VI gave me the QSL-manager as W6RKC, lets hope that its OK. Good opening even today gave some news.... HNY to all SIX.ers Bas/SM3BIU
SM3BIU Bas <berndtericswipnet.se>
- Friday, January 04, 2002 at 17:46:26 (GMT/BST)
Interesting day on 6m although only one QSO (OX3OX), path was very northerly. VE8BY/B in for over 2 hours and VE4VHF/B copied for 1st time. Shame that VY0HL couldn't hang around, he seems to have made only a handful of QSO's. Even VO2AC appears to have been south of my F2 path this afternoon.
Clive, G4FVP <g4fvp@ntlworld.com>
- Friday, January 04, 2002 at 17:17:30 (GMT/BST)
Nice opening to VO2AC hrd him whole afternoon. Also wkd OX3SA. OX3OX was 59++ for hours too. Pse can someone help with 3X1SG qsl, still needed. I tried belgian managers, but nil.
jan pe1gnp <pe1gnp@qsl.net>
- Friday, January 04, 2002 at 17:16:01 (GMT/BST)
Adrian, your "vertical" might not work great for DX, but it seems ok for ......... Congrats old boy.
- Friday, January 04, 2002 at 14:57:50 (GMT/BST)
adam look here for beacon list which was updated 2nd jan 2002 . http://www.keele.ac.uk/depts/por/50.htm this is a list showing beacons by theyre freq and not continent , i think oz6om has a continental divised beacon list on his website [look on uksmg site for homepages oz6om ] 73
ian m0bcg <m0bcg@btinternet.com>
- Friday, January 04, 2002 at 12:11:27 (GMT/BST)
50MHz Beacon List? What happened to the [once] excellent GJ4ICD Beacon List? It doesn't seem to make a mention on Geoff's site these days. Can anyone suggest another the next best? ie; one that is regularly updated and maintained? 73 from QG62 which seems to be the biggest DX blackhole on Earth at the moment:(
Adam, VK4CP <vk4cp(at)bigpond.com>
- Friday, January 04, 2002 at 10:18:18 (GMT/BST)
JW0PK QSL in the mail this morning. Great looking card. The pictures of arctic camping show that it was definately not a walk-over to opereate on 50 MHz from up there. Thanks guys for a great job.
claus OZ1FDH <oz1fdh xx qsl.net>
- Friday, January 04, 2002 at 09:32:38 (GMT/BST)
Even if I do enjoy the daily walk to empty my mail box, scouting for those AIR MAIL enveloppes amongst all the brown ones, it was also nice to see so many 6m cards arrive via the buro yesterday. Especially a lot of US stations worked in November - The buro still works !
Uffe PA5DD <nouchavw@worldonline.nl>
- Friday, January 04, 2002 at 08:21:54 (GMT/BST)
Congratulations on confirmation of QSO Adrian!
Nick 5B4FL <5b4fl(at)qsl.net>
- Friday, January 04, 2002 at 07:21:21 (GMT/BST)
On Jan 2m 2002, I worked a statiion signing UA9LI at 1601z, LA/SM stations were still in but conditions were shifting as they usually turn more north at that time & europe drops out. This station was the only station of hundres with a distinct auroral flutter, just like the signals sound like on 20m from UA9/0. I can find no info on this station but am not surprised by this, I am virtually certain this was a real over the pole station. Does anyone have any info? HNY to All, 73 Bruce
Bruce K2RTH <K2RTH@aol.com>
- Friday, January 04, 2002 at 07:12:51 (GMT/BST)
Congratulation Adrian and a happy new year...
Fred OE3MWS <oe3mws@amateurfunk.info>
- Friday, January 04, 2002 at 05:56:17 (GMT/BST)
At 2158 This evening (Or yesterday evening now) my wife presented me with Baby Amie, weighing in at 5lb 3oz, 4 weeks early but mother and Daughter doing great, Dad is just a little bit happy
Adrian G0KOM <ade@50mhz.org>
- Friday, January 04, 2002 at 00:53:20 (GMT/BST)
VP2VI does not use a qsl manager. His direct address is good on qrz.com. 73 & HNY to all.
carl np2bt <np2bt@arrl.net>
- Thursday, January 03, 2002 at 23:10:15 (GMT/BST)
Today JW/OK1XC via bureau. Nice card! So a new DXCC confirmed. Still no card from JWoPK! So far I only have seen single spots of people receiving the JW0PK card. How many have got the card allready? Regarding my HZ1MD QSL-manager job I can tell that when everything is going as planned I will have the cards ready around the third week of January. I would like to receive SAE with IRC or $. No cards via the buro because the Dutch QSL bureau would not accept HZ1MD cards. Sorry about that! 73 and good DX,
Peter PA2VST <pa2vst(ad)50mhz.com>
- Thursday, January 03, 2002 at 22:23:34 (GMT/BST)
XW0X card arrived today (2 IRCs) which almost made up for going back to work after a superb 2 weeks of 6m DXing.
Darrell G0HVQ <g0hvq@fatcat.clara.co.uk>
- Thursday, January 03, 2002 at 22:16:40 (GMT/BST)
Hi all, Interesting day, on the edge of the F2 again, but hearing MS enhancements so tried WSJT to NA. Rxed this email from KC5OAO: "I have gotten 2 pings on you on 50.295 PSE watch for me. The prop is MS-E's to W4 land and F2 all combined!!! It would be nice to complete at 7600 KM !!!! de James KC5OAO EL39 Louisiana". If anyone else wants to try I'll be happy to try again. The F2 finally came at sunset again, to VE1, W1,2,3,4 and C6AIE #81 :-) 73
Mike GU6AJE / MU5MUF <gu6aje***thersgb.net>
- Thursday, January 03, 2002 at 21:00:47 (GMT/BST)
C6AIE: never heard a C6 before then at 16:30z today there was John CQing on a dead band. Wkd CW; 45mins later wkd on SSB when he was lonely, then again at 18:07 when he was 59 endlessly clg CQ on SSB with no takers. John was in for 2hrs+ Magic indeed # 145. Also heard today CO8DM, VP5VAC etc but didn't dupe!! Recording will be up on my QSL.net site later. Tomorrows magic? 73
Peter G8BCG/P <g8bcgatqsl.net>
- Thursday, January 03, 2002 at 20:56:14 (GMT/BST)
Oops...sorry about the time error..6 was open until 1935 hrs UTC...Chris
Chris,N2NEH <n2neh@arrl.net>
- Thursday, January 03, 2002 at 20:15:00 (GMT/BST)
Interesting afternoon(local time) on 6M today..worked 9 French stations, 4 Spanish stations, and 1 in Iceland. Band was open to Europe until 2135 hrs UTC...very interesting!!
Chris,N2NEH <n2neh@arrl.net>
- Thursday, January 03, 2002 at 20:13:05 (GMT/BST)
TO ALL WHO REPLIED TO MY REQUEST FOR QRA MAP...many many tnx indeed...I had several e-mails so cannot reply to all so thanks again..it just shows there are many loyal hams out there!!. Not much worked on 6m today, signals were very much down on yesterday..........73 BRIAN GW0PRM
BRIAN GW0PRM <bdg@med14.freeserve.co.uk>
- Thursday, January 03, 2002 at 18:06:24 (GMT/BST)
ZD7WT : Worked him on Dec/26th (CW). Some of us are still wondering if he was real or not. Does anyone have more information ?
Fred, PY2XB <py2xb@integral.com.br>
- Thursday, January 03, 2002 at 17:10:49 (GMT/BST)
Looking for a small rotator to turn 3 ele homebrew yagi and also s/h tennamast wall mounted. Has anyone in UK for sale? Regards Gordon MM1GOR
Gordon MM1GOR <MM1GORhotmail.com>
- Thursday, January 03, 2002 at 16:51:35 (GMT/BST)
Anyone on here ever managed to get a QSL from PP5BC...? two direct attempts since June '99 have failed... Suggestions anyone.. 73 de
Andy-GD0TEP <@qsl.net>
- Thursday, January 03, 2002 at 16:30:08 (GMT/BST)
Re: DX-Atlas Ive just downloaded latest version and it appears that the zoom feature has been limited so that the minor squares no longer show. Is this a problem here or is this just a feature of the new revision to the program. I hope not else I will be sticking with ver 1.2
Bryan GW6TYO < gw6tyontlworld.com>
- Thursday, January 03, 2002 at 15:58:45 (GMT/BST)
A tip for DX-atlas, use a screen grabber to copy the map, it takes less space and allows better sizing. I have make a collection of the map in gif format takes only 1/20 of the space on your harddisk/website, drop me a mail if you like a copy. 73 Johan
johan, ON4ANT <on4ant@arrl.net>
- Thursday, January 03, 2002 at 14:52:02 (GMT/BST)
Worked Grid Display: The feature described by SM7SCJ (January 03, 2002 10:46)works fine also with two first letters of the grid square. 73,
Mirek SP5ENA <mp.tech@centertel.pl>
- Thursday, January 03, 2002 at 12:46:23 (GMT/BST)
PSK-31 on 6m - Pete PE1MHO - I think the reason is that it is too slow to make QSOs with PSK-31. On HF PSK-31 the QSO rate is terrible (except maybe for D68C!) - most HF PSK-31 operators send a load of unwanted information. 73
Chris GM3WOJ <gm3woj-at-talk21.com>
- Thursday, January 03, 2002 at 11:17:59 (GMT/BST)
Does anyone have QSL infor for LY2BS? Worked on 27/10/01 and need I to confirm this country. Searches of the various on-line callbooks proved fruitless, but LY2BS comes up in may logs when the call sign is searched through Yahoo! (Clive... just another warm summers day in QG62... approx 35C and tomorrow's going to see a welcome cold change dropping to 32C!!!) Cheers
Scott VK4JSR <vk4jsr(at)50mhz.com>
- Thursday, January 03, 2002 at 11:09:13 (GMT/BST)
After several consequtive days of sub zero temperatures (-10C) at 7 am today, I have a thick crust of ice on my beam and an SWR that my IC736 tuner will no longer cope with. Result is no power (or very little)! any of our SM/OH/VE readers no how to shift ice quickly and restore G4FVP to operation.
Clive, G4FVP <g4fvp@ntlworld.com>
- Thursday, January 03, 2002 at 10:58:33 (GMT/BST)
Even MORE useful stuff (for DXATLAS): You have a file with all your worked grids somewhere? In an Excel spreadsheet or some log program? Export the four first figures (JO65) into a text file, one grid per line. Name the file squares.wkd and put it into your DXATLAS directory - WHAM, all worked grids visible next time you start the program and zoom to a certain level! Much better than right-clicking and marking each worked square.... :-) Save the picture as a BMP, print out, ready for showing off! Cheers
Rick SM7SCJ <sm7scj@usa.net>
- Thursday, January 03, 2002 at 10:46:42 (GMT/BST)
More useful stuff: I also needed a list of USA states (2-letter abbreviations). I found them at www.usps.gov/ncsc/lookups/abbr_state.txt Cheers
Rick SM7SCJ <sm7scj@usa.net>
- Thursday, January 03, 2002 at 10:42:10 (GMT/BST)
Hi fanatics - recent openings made me need grid maps of US and caribbean areas. Got the tip from a G stn to use DXATLAS - shareware, free trial period - which lets you save selected maps/cutouts as .bmp files for later processing in e g Paintshop/Photoshop for subsequent printout. Amazing program, you can track worked grids, resolve calls, check greyline stuff etc etc. www.dxatlas.com
Rick SM7SCJ <sm7scj@usa.net>
- Thursday, January 03, 2002 at 10:39:57 (GMT/BST)
RE: VP2VI. Guy, found on the OH2AQ database: W6RKC = ex-AB1U. Happy New Year to everyone ! Guess the year has begone quite good for most of us. Came home from a short holiday yesterday and could add CO2OJ as a new one (#187).
Enno, PA5EA <cw .. dx.nl>
- Thursday, January 03, 2002 at 10:23:00 (GMT/BST)
Brian GWOPRM try www.icomamerica.com and click on amateur, this will give you a downloadable map including Alaska in .pdf format.
Steve G1INK <steveg@highpeak.gov.uk>
- Thursday, January 03, 2002 at 08:46:08 (GMT/BST)
HNY all, I'm looking for a working QSL address of VP2VI, since AB1U (qslmgr) is not found in any callbook.
Guy - ON4AOI <on4aoiping.be>
- Thursday, January 03, 2002 at 07:45:49 (GMT/BST)
Alex YY5OIG/7 is working mobile in Margarita Island (SA-012) usually FK81, but he will be on FK71 next saturday from 11Z. Good luck with him.
Paul yv1dig <yv1dig***amsat.org>
- Thursday, January 03, 2002 at 04:54:54 (GMT/BST)
TI9M DX'pedition Information: www.qsl.net/ti9m/
Matt De La Hunt & KA0KKO <da1mh@compuserve.com>
- Thursday, January 03, 2002 at 03:44:29 (GMT/BST)
Any EU ops record my signal Dec. 30/31? JA ops Dec. 28/29? If so, please send a file to my e-mail address. tnx and 73, Jon N0JK
Jon N0JK <n0jkhotmail.com>
- Thursday, January 03, 2002 at 03:26:35 (GMT/BST)
Hi all, I am now qrt from XE1, had a good holiday with some good openings, now to find out what I could have worked from G-land! Foe the last two weeks I have been without a phone connection and hence no internet and had to rely on 885 for info, many thanks to Axel N8XA and Gordy Ve3kkl for feeding me info. I will be qrv from IO91 on Sunday. 73 and a Happy new DX year to all.
andy G3SVD <andy.hewitttalk21.com>
- Thursday, January 03, 2002 at 02:56:05 (GMT/BST)
Good evening gentlemen. I will be qrv from EO36dr Jan. 4 to Jan. 26 conducting VHF Radio Aurora Research. QTH northeast Manitoba, Canada. (68 degrees North)(Pace) Beacons running on 50.063 and 144.295. (100 watts each) Reports with QTF, time, and QSB levels are welcome. More information at: http://www.kg0vl.com Thank you for your time. 73, de VE4/KG0VL Jeffrey
Jeffrey VE4/KG0VL <Jeffrey kg0vl.com>
- Thursday, January 03, 2002 at 02:37:52 (GMT/BST)
YY5OIG was FK81
ian m0bcg <m0bcg@btinternet.com>
- Thursday, January 03, 2002 at 01:30:32 (GMT/BST)
Anybody know what grid YY5 OIG was in today?? I I could not catch it sounded like FK 181 ?????
Tony G0OVA <tony. crake1 virgin.net>
- Wednesday, January 02, 2002 at 23:26:45 (GMT/BST)
Still wonder if you can use United Nations stamps all over USA for SASE or just in the UN-building/postoffice?
Ken SM7CMV <kenth@kastanje.tomelilla.se>
- Wednesday, January 02, 2002 at 23:26:29 (GMT/BST)
Some QSOs whit W7 and VE7 around 2200UTC grids DN and CN.
Haakan SM3EQY <sm3eqy@algonet.se>
- Wednesday, January 02, 2002 at 22:59:58 (GMT/BST)
with many thanks to peter pa2vst i like to annonce that peter had offerd me great help to be my qsl mgr as of 1 jan 2002 .he is realy giving me alot of help on doing my qsling home work and i hope to be able to keep him busy . peter need some time to arrange qsl card printing so he will need some time tell things start rolling . i like to regret for my delay on qsling for last 2 monthes and still i have 120 or more envelope not yet procesed . i will be sure to send them soon with many thanks to all of you wishing you and your familyes happy new yaer 2002 . 73 .
MOHAMAD -HZ1MD <hz1mdhotmail.com>
- Wednesday, January 02, 2002 at 22:59:48 (GMT/BST)
For Brian and others there are a lot of grid cards on the side from ve2pij so look on this side also the ICOM card is there http://pages.infinit.net/ve2pij/gridqra.html See you all on 6666666 Happy new year to you all
Erwin PA3BLS <pa3bls@amsat.org>
- Wednesday, January 02, 2002 at 22:44:41 (GMT/BST)
It was DL3RBH. Thanks to those who responded to the post. 73, John
John wa2mua <jfmiller@bloomberg.net>
- Wednesday, January 02, 2002 at 22:42:02 (GMT/BST)
Firstly I think a good address for HH7PV is, Patrick de Verteuil, Abricots via Jeremie, Haiti (W.I). That was the address on my 1989 QSL to G3SDL and the one I will try for today's QSO. Re Irish stamps, after the introduction of the Euro stamps marked in the old currency (e.g. 32p from Europe and 45p from elsewhere) can be used during 2002. From 2003 stamps marked in (EUR) must be used. 73s
Dave EI3IO <EI3IO@connogue.com>
- Wednesday, January 02, 2002 at 22:34:06 (GMT/BST)
houring = hour
Bill AA6TT <Buckmaster or QRZ.com>
- Wednesday, January 02, 2002 at 22:12:18 (GMT/BST)
I heard the JW7SIX beacon today @ 1620z the strongest I ever heard it. OX3SIX was also noted unusally strong. About an hour later JX7DFA reported hearing my CW CQ and also heard K1TOL and N1RZ. Tantalizing, but no QSOs made to the extreme north Atlantic today. JX7DFA said he will be QRV on 6m tomorrow at around 1630z looking for N-Am and will alert JW5IRA as well. Here's hoping... Also had an interesting opening to F, EH, CT today for about an houring starting at around 1826z. Signals were VERY strong (up to 59+50) and it 'felt' like a multi-hop Es event, not F2 or Es+F2. This band just continues to amaze me. What will I do with my life once the 6m propagation bonanza abates? Bill AA6TT Topsham VT FN34
Bill AA6TT <Buckmaster or QRZ.com>
- Wednesday, January 02, 2002 at 22:04:23 (GMT/BST)
First a HNY to all! Try to help a bit... WA2MUA: Possibly You worked DL3RBH, he is in JN68. Try dl3rbh@t-online.de GW0PRM: A coloured US-Map is on the ICOM-site. Try http://icomamerica.com/ Go there to AMATEUR and find below a 460KB-PDF-file. BTW, I'm looking for such a card of the Caribean. Otherwise did not get the card from XW0X - sent it in October with 2 IRCs. TNX and compliments (You have good ears!) to Chris-VO2AC for the new field. Worked some new DXCC's in the Caribean and several new US-grids within the last days, but had never a skip to FM. VP2VI was very weak all the days. VP5VAC had a good s7-sig today, but I could not get through the pile-up from JN59 (South-East-Germany). HPE it works next days. 73 & GL
Wolfgang - DJ3TF <dj3tf@darc.de>
- Wednesday, January 02, 2002 at 21:50:00 (GMT/BST)
Probably my best day ever on F2, the band came good from early morning. 54 QSO's many new Grids in the southern states and 4 new countries. Many thanks to C6AIE for pulling me out of the noise, not sure why C6 was so weak when others so strong. First QSO of 2002 was SU1SK guess that say's it all. Enjoy.
Clive, G4FVP <g4fvp@ntlworld.com>
- Wednesday, January 02, 2002 at 20:52:03 (GMT/BST)
hi all, im not going to try and explain cos i dont have good enough words .... oh yes i do "MAGIC" many thanks all for 102 dxcc countries and many more im sure, cant wait until tomorrow , happy new year to all from bonnie scotland ray
Ray Gm7nzi <ray@gm7nzi.freeserve.co.uk>
- Wednesday, January 02, 2002 at 18:59:52 (GMT/BST)
Does anyone have a mailing address or e-mail adr for DL3RB? Cannot find one on the internet databases. He is my first 6 meter qso with Germany. Thanks and 73, John
John wa2mua <jfmiller@bloomberg.net>
- Wednesday, January 02, 2002 at 18:48:49 (GMT/BST)
Today was another great day but mostly a repeat of what happened the last couple of days Heard these: 9Y4AT, FG5FR, FM1DQ; YY5OIG, YV4DDK, FY5KE, P43JB, FM5WD, VP5VAC, PJ2MI, WP4U, WP4LNY, WP4KJJ, FG5BG, C6AGN. New stns heard were VP5JM and YV4YC and I worked C6AIE and a lot of USA stns in W1,2,3,4,5,8,9 and VE 1 and 3,
Ken SM7CMV <kenth@kastanje.tomelilla.se>
- Wednesday, January 02, 2002 at 18:38:06 (GMT/BST)
ZS6WB HAL. email adr didn't work from here. my downed 6m7 measures 19 and 1/16 in. to insulator and 19 and 3/16 to the block. ends are slightly beveled. bill, w6yll
bill W6YLL <w6yllaol.com>
- Wednesday, January 02, 2002 at 18:22:52 (GMT/BST)
Folks, remember that John, WZ8D/C6AID, is QRV today in FL16. He is going to try and repair the C6AFP beacon. If he can't do it in place, he will bring it home with him. He was on the air this morning working the NE US. 73, Steve, N4JQQ/C6AFP
Steve, N4JQQ <strutledgeaol.com>
- Wednesday, January 02, 2002 at 18:22:10 (GMT/BST)
Please does anyone know if there is a website were I can veiw/download a QRA locater map for N America????73 GW0PRM
BRIAN GW0PRM <bdg@med14.freeserve.co.uk>
- Wednesday, January 02, 2002 at 18:19:26 (GMT/BST)
Please, anyone have email ad for VE3MR ???
Daniel MW1MFY <mw1mfy@hotmail.com>
- Wednesday, January 02, 2002 at 18:09:11 (GMT/BST)
Excellent opening today..FY/P4/VP5/WP4 AND STATES AREAS K1/K3/K5/K9/N4/N5/W8 all into IO83..the band has been open all afternoon fron 12noon...I had to check I was actually on 6m and not 10!!good job I`m off sick hi hi...73 GW0PRM.
BRIAN GOODIER GW0PRM <bdg@med14.freeserve.co.uk>
- Wednesday, January 02, 2002 at 18:07:41 (GMT/BST)
Spoke to HH7PV about 2 days ago and he said QSL via CB address which has been good for 20+yrs. Any qsl info for TF8ITT? 73
David ZF1DC <@qsl.net>
- Wednesday, January 02, 2002 at 17:58:53 (GMT/BST)
Received HH7PV QSL via his CBA for 2001 QSO - took about 2 months. Eduardo CO8LY had a 599 signal Dec. 30 on my dipole, amazing he is running 5 watts and a dipole.
Jon N0JK <n0jkhotmail.com>
- Wednesday, January 02, 2002 at 17:47:58 (GMT/BST)
Very nice opening today into Caribean and North-America with 2 new DXCC (C6 and CO) and 2 new States MO + SC and many new squares. Hope the condx will last a little longer as I'm free for the rest of the week before I have to be back to QRL.. Happy new year and good dx to everybody
Oliver, DL1EJA <DL1EJA(at)DARC.DE>
- Wednesday, January 02, 2002 at 17:36:57 (GMT/BST)
I hve another 2 days of operating left before I start packing things up. I had a great opening to EU on December 31, working about 140 Europeans. Didn't get much time to get on the past two days but did manage to work a few, including K6MIO/KH6. Now to find an EA8/EA9/CT3 and a 5B4 and I'll have worked all continents.
Chris VO2AC <vo2ac@rac.ca>
- Wednesday, January 02, 2002 at 17:30:00 (GMT/BST)
Can someone help me with a measurement of each side of the driven T-match assembly of the M2 6M7 (not the JHV)measured either from the block or edge of the insulator. Received the wrong part when I got my 6M9KHW and had to canabalize the 6M7 and now need to get it back in action. Thanks for the help. I envy you guys for all the DX you've been working. Haven't heard a single European here since 30 November and don't expect we will hear much before mid-February. Good DX to all in 2002 !
Hal ZS6WB <zs6wbfreemail.absa.co.za>
- Wednesday, January 02, 2002 at 17:22:14 (GMT/BST)
ps: Johan - best way to keep ice off your antennas is to move to the tropics, preferably a rare country, hi hi.
Mike GU6AJE / MU5MUF <gu6aje***thersgb.net>
- Wednesday, January 02, 2002 at 17:01:13 (GMT/BST)
The propagation remembered GU today, with some nice sigs from the Caribbean. Might be able to make some QSOs when the QRO dupers all go back to work.... but seriously, YV4DDK was DXCC #80 at a real 59+40dB, all the others gottaway. Then some nice new ones in North America, too, as well as the usual East Coast stuff. 73 all
Mike GU6AJE / MU5MUF <gu6aje***thersgb.net>
- Wednesday, January 02, 2002 at 17:00:10 (GMT/BST)
HH7PV said that his callbook address was okay for QSL's and has been for 20 years! Cheers John, G0JJL
John G0JJL <johnsixmaniac.idps.co.uk>
- Wednesday, January 02, 2002 at 16:47:03 (GMT/BST)
Has anyone a good product to keep ICE loading to a minimum on antennas? The M yagis are very sensitive to ice loading and SWR goes up above the acceptable with 1/2" of ice on the elements.
johan, ON4ANT <on4ant@arrl.net>
- Wednesday, January 02, 2002 at 15:16:05 (GMT/BST)
HH7PV is shown as having PY3ZM as his qsl manager in buckmaster , anyone know any different maybe they can post info pse , tnx 73 ian
ian m0bcg <m0bcg@btinternet.com>
- Wednesday, January 02, 2002 at 14:15:06 (GMT/BST)
Doug VK4ADC: You can compress WAVE files to about a tenth of their size, either to RealAudio ( .ra ) format with a free encoder http://proforma.real.com/rnforms/products/tools/producerbasic/index.html?key=GRZWD1009979416 or MP3 format for which there are lots of free encoders. Do use a fairly low sampling rate to give a small file.
Nick 5B4FL <5b4fl(at)qsl.net>
- Wednesday, January 02, 2002 at 12:59:22 (GMT/BST)
Thanks to all stns that have wrkd Eduardo CO8LY, he has worked over 600 stations in 1 week. He is running 5 Watts with a transverter I brought him last year and a dipole at 10 meters. He is planning on a quad soon. QSL Eduardo via EA7ADH for a quick response. 73 to all es HNY. Joe VE3BW
VE3BW Joe <ve3bw@sympatico.ca>
- Wednesday, January 02, 2002 at 12:54:32 (GMT/BST)
but not superior to CW
Ken G4IGO <g4igo at freeuk.com>
- Wednesday, January 02, 2002 at 12:51:15 (GMT/BST)
Hi all, Just a quick question: there doesn't seem to be any PSK31 activity anywhere - can anybody explain this? In marginal conditions it's far superior to SSB. 73, Pete
Pete PE1MHO <pe1mhovrza.org>
- Wednesday, January 02, 2002 at 12:22:16 (GMT/BST)
Dx in VK4 around QG62 has been quiet of late so I have had a chance to extract a couple of QSOs from the recordings of the openings to the UK on the 31st October 2001 and get the electronic copies of the logs on the web site up to date. My CW contact with G4ASR and another with GW3JXN (along with Peter VK4APG's) have been extracted and the WAV files zipped. Even so, the download size is 1.8MB for the G4ASR QSO and 3.3MB for the GW3JXN file. The links are at the bottom of my web page at http://www.ozhelpservices.com/vk4adc.htm for those who are interested in hearing what it was like from this end. Here's hoping that we get some more great DX this year !!! 73 de Doug VK4ADC
Doug VK4ADC <vk4adcozhelpservices.com>
- Wednesday, January 02, 2002 at 11:34:48 (GMT/BST)
Happy New Year all 6m fanatics ! One thing I've noticed in the recent excellent DX openings is that some DX stations are operating quite high up the band (e.g. 50.300) - this is a good idea to get away from the crowded .100 - .150 section, but I remember from the last sunspot cycle that it was considered better for marginal paths to use the lowest possible frequency e.g. 50.003, etc. I realise that with the MUF at 56MHz or wherever this may make no difference, that the beacon band has spread to fill the lower 80kHz, that some countries may not permit operating in this part of the band, but maybe we should use the bottom 15kHz of the band more ? (Without causing QRM to EME stations) Any thoughts ? 73
Chris GM3WOJ <gm3woj-at-talk21.com>
- Wednesday, January 02, 2002 at 11:10:00 (GMT/BST)
Hi, Dec 31 was phenomenal with over 20 coutries in EU worked. I managed to work my 100th country when OY9JD broke a W1 pileup and my 101st when TF8ITT broke the same pileup minutes later. See www.qsl.net/zf1dc for full details. Please qsl info for TF8ITT (by email preferably, tnx). Saw he posted it to cluster but it was cutoff on the DXSummit display. Woke up today hoping for more of same but power was off here, island wide, from 7am until 3pm. Ran radio on backup power but no computer log so listened mostly. Hoping for good condx agn. 73 and Happy New Year to all.
David ZF1DC <@qsl.net>
- Wednesday, January 02, 2002 at 04:21:09 (GMT/BST)
Phenominal day on six---since 1800z about 250 Q's ranging from VE1/VE9 to W5,6, 7 and ending up with JA and DU...and the band's still open here in KH6! (now 0111z the 2nd day of this new year)...
Jeff, KH6/KF6GYM <kf6gym@qsl.net>
- Wednesday, January 02, 2002 at 01:11:39 (GMT/BST)
Pretty good day with EU in on scatter (then later direct) and super loud Carib. Later worked 5 KH6's and V73. Heard Jy9NX several times as he moved around the band. Every time he was spotted there were blind callers (grrr). Did have a good (small) pileup gg on 120 @ one point, QSX up 4, but I didn't have enough juice to work him. Maybe next time! GL DX 2k2 de VE9AA
ve9aa <mycallsign(at)hotmail.com>
- Tuesday, January 01, 2002 at 23:52:54 (GMT/BST)
HNY--wishing all good health and big band openings for 2002
Phil W8UV <w8uv@arrl.net>
- Tuesday, January 01, 2002 at 23:01:11 (GMT/BST)
Bo, since y-day I started to do the same as our great friend 5CC from you-know-where. Just call 'new stations only' ! It works and for those who have cheese in their ears, well, just ignore them. I still exchange locators and still have a average of 1 or 2 a minute in SSB depending on conditions of course. I get fed up with the dupes too but when I call CQ several times without reply it's nice to say something else as CQCQ hi...73 HNY to all, Ray
Ray, PA4PA <pa4pa@50mhz.com>
- Tuesday, January 01, 2002 at 22:09:22 (GMT/BST)
Hmm..."6M SWL" - abt grid exchanges - yes, efficency is a keyword these days, true. On the other hand I kindof like the somewhat relaxed attitude that many ops still have.. I just loved to hear 6Y5RV today, I could actually see him smile at every new contact. Many of the W:s are also quite cool...if you dont get that square/county/WAB/whatever today, maybe tomorrow....HAM spirit, sort of. I find myself giving the locator by mistake sometimes, simply because Im a "trained VHF monkey" (from 144MHz & up) and get so surprised when I *do* get thru a 6m pileup :-) So theres two sides of it. BTW, your posting fits better in the "Gripes" page on the site :-) HNY anyhow! PS: Abt the OK stn....what can you say....Well, I must confess to duping FY5KE the other day, he worked SSB, and didnt give his callsign for an eternity...until AFTER our QSO. It happens.....but that OK stn thing is vy low....
Rick SM7SCJ <sm7scj@usa.net>
- Tuesday, January 01, 2002 at 22:07:17 (GMT/BST)
Ken CMV- and others interested- , abt 6Y5RW vs RV: This is what I found, I judge it as reliable: Callsign: 6Y5RV Name: RUEL CORNIFFE Addr1: WHITE SAND BEACH P.O. Addr2: MONTEGO BAY JAMAICA WEST INDIES, Country: JAMAICA Effective: County: Approximate Grid: Email: seacom1@juno.com ************ Snippet from N1RZ Tims site - a truly brilliant resource!
Rick SM7SCJ <sm7scj@usa.com>
- Tuesday, January 01, 2002 at 21:53:05 (GMT/BST)
Can anyone tell me why one OK1 called and worked one VK friend of mine five times for five qsos during recent opening into VK?? Chased him up and down the band, even when the poor guy was calling OM OM only, (he didnt get Slovakia but ack'ed the OK1 5 times). Talk about embarrassing. And these damn LOCATORS, guys prolong the qos's and squandered valuable dx time with requests for LOC get them off the damn qsl cards. I think it has been too good too long nd soon we will know what that mans and wished we made more effective use of the windows.. Otherwise Happy New DX Year.
6M SWL <@ww>
- Tuesday, January 01, 2002 at 21:51:36 (GMT/BST)
Hmm...yep, Ken CMV - another opening, but a lot later and not so deep/intense. That 6Y5 puzzles me. I was absolutely sure I had the call as 6Y5RW, but the cluster spots all said RV. Guess we have to sort it out, there cant be too many ops in Montego bay... BTW, that QSO *really* made me sick for palm trees and white beaches....CU all and HNY to all!
Rick SM7SCJ <sm7scj@usa.net>
- Tuesday, January 01, 2002 at 21:42:14 (GMT/BST)
Ken SM7CMV: In PA we have new stamps with the euro sign on it and also the price in that new currencie. The old stamps will be sold till the office runs out of them. Also we can use the old and new stamps at the same time and there's no date when this will stop. But of course there is a new price for the new euro stamps. And they are not cheapper!!
John PE9DX <pe9dxatamsat.org>
- Tuesday, January 01, 2002 at 20:22:06 (GMT/BST)
To GD0TEP Hi Andy, HNY IZ1ANK is in Sanremo province JN33VT. 73's
Freddy IW1DIM <call@amsat.org>
- Tuesday, January 01, 2002 at 19:02:54 (GMT/BST)
As Mike says another quiet day in the UK, most of the DX seems to be going over our heads, very little from the Caribbean here since the 26th. However, true to form around our dusk, the W8/9s popped up again briefly today. And I'm also waiting for the XW0 card, could be the Xmas post delays.
Darrell G0HVQ <g0hvq@fatcat.clara.co.uk>
- Tuesday, January 01, 2002 at 18:42:44 (GMT/BST)
To Jamie GW7SMV:You are not the only one.Still waiting for XW0X but also XW2A fm 2000(SW qso).All with 2 IRC SASE. GL Jamie.73 es DX de 9A6R
Renko 9a6r
- Tuesday, January 01, 2002 at 18:16:42 (GMT/BST)
only one new today HH7PV(FK28) who called me. The propagations startet late here around 1400z
soeren oz0jx <oz0jx- AT- qsl.net>
- Tuesday, January 01, 2002 at 17:09:56 (GMT/BST)
Another frustrating day - a few W/VE grovelling in the noise, for a few seconds at a time. This is the fourth day in a row when it's been obvious SOMEONE has an opening, but not here... sigh..
Mike GU6AJE / MU5MUF <gu6aje***thersgb.net>
- Tuesday, January 01, 2002 at 16:23:34 (GMT/BST)
A good start of the new year, but only worked 1 new country today - 6Y5RW. Another repeat of the last two days. Heard these: FY5KE, P49MR, CO8DM, CO8LY, CO2OJ, NP2BT, VP5VAC, WP4LNY, W1,2,3,4,5 and 9, VE1YX & VE1ZJ, VY2SS.
Ken SM7CMV <kenth@kastanje.tomelilla.se>
- Tuesday, January 01, 2002 at 15:32:22 (GMT/BST)
Can some one confirm the grid square for IZ1AWD please. Is it JN34, or 33?? 73 de
Andy-GD0TEP <@qsl.net>
- Tuesday, January 01, 2002 at 14:18:05 (GMT/BST)
Happy New Year to all !! I've just been on XW0X site and all qsls have been sent out for last year but I've not received mine ! Anybody else not received one, maybe some went astray ?? Quiet here today. 73 de Jamie
Jamie gw7smv <gw7smv@qsl.net>
- Tuesday, January 01, 2002 at 13:33:27 (GMT/BST)
Happy new year to all and good DX in 2002. Nice to work C6AGN (#110) yesterday, and this morning UK9AA (#111) from JO32nx.
Engel - PE2ENG <ekruize@wxs.nl>
- Tuesday, January 01, 2002 at 12:27:11 (GMT/BST)
A humble wish to the W/VE stations: Just exchange RS(T) and please wait with the grid info. The grids can be worked out AFTER the QSO. (Some stns even stayed on the QRG for 5 minutes after the QSO asking for the grid.) Im in JO65ML(=ok in buck or qrz.com). Yesterday I had a QSO rate of 2,6/min but without all grid info and state/name we could have given +200 stations more the chance to work SM! Some of the dupes are alsoirritating....
Bo SM7FJE <bn (at) aaaaa.se>
- Tuesday, January 01, 2002 at 12:06:43 (GMT/BST)
Yesterday finally wkd OX3OX here (#126)...hrd OX beacon a lot in the past years. VO2AC was rare one in FO73...but C6AGN not hrd strong enough to work him. Best wishes and DX for 2002.
Paul ON5PU <on9bgppandora.be>
- Tuesday, January 01, 2002 at 11:55:44 (GMT/BST)
Once again a happy 2002 to everyone. I have some questions about stamps I use for SASE. First: Are the stamps from the EURO-countries i.e. France Germany Spain still valid or have you got new stamps in EURO ? Second question: My neighbours visited New York during XMAS and bought me a lot of 80 cents stamps - but they bought them at United Nations building so my question is - can I use the UN-stamps for SASE all over USA or must the letters be posted at UN- HQ?
Ken SM7CMV <kenth@kastanje.tomelilla.se>
- Tuesday, January 01, 2002 at 11:48:17 (GMT/BST)
To all a very happy and dx-full 2002
Peter, PA1SIX <no@mail>
- Tuesday, January 01, 2002 at 11:42:06 (GMT/BST)
HNY to everyone, nice opening last 2 days also some new dxcc here. First time heard C6AGN at my qth yesterday, also VO2AC was a nice surprise. Worked many stations from FL to, one was N2RM/4 did not know his grid but was in Venice Florida, is this maybe EL86, who can help.
John PE9DX <pe9dxatamsat.org>
- Tuesday, January 01, 2002 at 10:30:41 (GMT/BST)
My goal in September 2001 was to reach 900 grids (had 35 to go). In Nov I said 1000 would be fantastic. On the 28th of Dec 29 grids were missing. Before yesterdays opening 11 grids to the magic figure. Starting the new year 2002 with 1007 grids worked! SIX is MAGIC! X-tra fun yesterday was PJ2, J87 and W7 (Wyo). Happy New year to all friends around the globe!
Bo, SM7FJE <bn (at) aaaaa.se>
- Tuesday, January 01, 2002 at 10:28:08 (GMT/BST)
Happy New Year to all & gd dx
Glenn G1Idq <glenjarnold@aol.com>
- Tuesday, January 01, 2002 at 10:27:28 (GMT/BST)
HNY to one and all! Well, I made it to 400 locators worked by the end of 2001, and 2002 opened with 4Z5FC here, so not a bad start. For those waiting for the update on my /mm operation last year, my website is now finally updated: www.gu6aje.thersgb.net 73 all
Mike GU6AJE / MU5MUF <gu6aje***thersgb.net>
- Tuesday, January 01, 2002 at 10:09:29 (GMT/BST)
Happy New Year. Wonder 2002 will be as good as 01. The cycle is not over yet. And maybe the best still have to come! Let's all make it a great one. 73,
Peter PA2VST <pa2vst(ad)50mhz.com>
- Tuesday, January 01, 2002 at 09:56:39 (GMT/BST)
HNY all SIXers, hope that 2002 will be as fantastic as 2001 ended up being, It really went out with a bang, super opening to the Caribbean on the 30th, and again on the 31th, working 6 and 2 new ones respectively, bringin my DXCC total to an incredible 108! Started out the year at only 72.
Peter, OZ1PIF <oz1pif@get2net.dk>
- Tuesday, January 01, 2002 at 07:39:01 (GMT/BST)
HNY to all 6 dxers, we had very weak eu station in JN07 into perth yesterday, i hope i can get to 51 worked this year, stuck on 50 [active on 6 since 1979] at the moment, cheers from sunny warm 34c Perth OF77XX
Graham VK6SIX/VK6RO <vk6roATNOSPAM.hotmail.com>
- Tuesday, January 01, 2002 at 05:02:41 (GMT/BST)
Another late surge to SE Europe today with S51DI worked at 1756 UTC with good signals. Watch for these late surges that may be due to Es linkage. HAPPY NEW YEAR ALL- have a great 2002.
Bob, K1SIX <See Buckmaster or QRZ.com>
- Tuesday, January 01, 2002 at 03:58:49 (GMT/BST)
Nice opening today. Worked 8 new ones. Total is 94, getting closer to the magic 100. Also, as many know, I keep the norwegian 6M firsts on my page (www.qsl.net/la8aja), please take a look and see if you can help me out. Happy new year to everyone.
Andreas, LA8AJA <la8aja(at)qsl.net>
- Tuesday, January 01, 2002 at 03:32:49 (GMT/BST)
Happy 2002 to all.... 73 de
Andy-GD0TEP <@qsl.net>
- Tuesday, January 01, 2002 at 02:38:28 (GMT/BST)
Happy new year to all 6m friends Worldwide
Adrian G0KOM <ade@50mhz.org>
- Tuesday, January 01, 2002 at 01:27:31 (GMT/BST)
(12/31/01 @ 1923 hrs local) Still a few hours to go to the Champagne on this side of the Pond...Happy New Year to All..DE: N2NEH
Chris Linck, Chief BTN 2 EGFD <n2neh@arrl.net>
- Tuesday, January 01, 2002 at 00:22:41 (GMT/BST)
Welcome to the UKSMG Announcement Page! We hope that you enjoy this announcement and chat page. Just click on the e-mail address to send a personal reply to an announcement or post a message if you think others will be interested!
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