Tuesday, February 12, 2019

CQ WPX RTTY 2019 SOAB SO2R as OL9A





   I love RTTY :) What more, a year ago we have tried the SO2R 2BSIQ in the BARTG contest. It was a lot of fun! Than Pavel OK1MU as OK6W won the EU in the CQ WPX RTTY 2018 (link) and new way of the single operator contesting started ...

   I wanted to test some new HW, also our new STACK for 20m (link) and enjoyed 2BSIQ contesting in the big contest. All the HW worked great. A lot of new ideas and more work have to be done anyway.

   DX conditions were not so good. The 80m was higher than average, I played on the WC almost all night, also some W6, W7 are in the log. On the other hand, the 40m was really bad. I had less than half of QSOs on 40 than on 80m after the first night... I was not able to have good RUN on 40m during all contest :( The 20m was also not as good as it could be, but our new stack helped a lot! 

   I logged 562 USA, 48 VE, 137 JA and 32 YB.

There were also opening on 15m with the great signal from CT3, but I also easily made the only NA station - W3GH. Thare are no skimmers, so no more spots in RBN :(

   See you next weekend in ARRL CW as OL7M in multi.


RIG:
80m: 4SQ + dipole
40m: 8el wire Yagi to NA + 2el Moxon
20m: 5/5 stack + 5/5 NEW design stack to NA + 2 x HB9CV (SA,AF)
15m: 6/6
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RBN at WA7LNW on 80m 

Monday, January 21, 2019

Some more work on TOP band vertical





After a longer time I had got some time to go to OL7M QTH and did some work. Weather was really nice. Compare to my city, there is no snow at QTH. Wx around -4°C and sunny. Great for work and relax. 

I spent some hours on new tower which will work as vertical for 160m. I had to prepare all 8 wires from the top. It took me a few hours in one man. We spent another hours with Pavel OK1MU and Jarda OK1XUB on Sunday and Vertical looks great. Some more final tunning is needed, but now the resistance is around 33 Ohms. So ground system still works :)