Thursday, September 29, 2016


   Again there were the biggest RTTY event of the year. At first we wanted to run some multi category but because of too many work in job, no time for work on QTH and some technical problems, we run two singles. Standa  as OK7W SOSB 15M HP , Mike DM5XX 20M for fun as OK8XX and I run 80M without assistance.

   At first we built the RX antennas for 80m. WX was really great, on T-shirts and shorts :-) We started with beverage to NA and than for JA. At last I built K9AY loop to SW. Thanks a lot to Pavel OK1MU and Standa OK1CID for help! Because no time we still do not have ready inband system so I decided to use only one RX. Even I didn't use second VFO. I was very interested in more decoders. Last years we used MMTTY and 2-Tone, this year I added also FLdigi. It is really helpful in different QRM and QSB condx.

   Contest started with incredible RUNs! 

1st hour - 80 QSOs
2nd hour - 67 QSOs
3rd hour - 81 QSOs
4th hour - 76 QSOs

There were also fine condx to NA. Signals were strong and I made abt 125 NA stations. But no W6 despite I was on RNB there...

I finished with about 430 QSO in the morning. 

Second night was really slow and condx poor. Anyway it was nice to be called by Hiro JA4DND, guys from E2X (with 100W ! and they made 9 QSOs :) ), Alex FM/DD5ZZ ( made 17 QSOs), Andreas LU2JCW and the highlight in my 80m RTTY live - Gary ZL2IFB as long path QSO in 05:15 UTC :) On the other hand I made only abt 30 NA stations... I am affraid, if there will be condx to NA this night I would made world record... I did not finish QSO with 9M6 :(

Last night brought some more mults as GI5I, JT1BV, UN7JX, MJ5Z etc. Relly nice signal had Warren ZL1AIX this time via short path :).

I am affraid because I did not use assistance I missed some easy mults as:


What are 4 DXCC and 1 zone. 

Totaly worked 148 NA , 165 DL and 6 JA.

Before this contest I was worry about the results in the Score Database ... But now I am sure that it is possible to break the world record. When the solar activity will close high bands and condx on lower bands will be without Aurora, it is possible.

Another thing, the HW. It would be better to have more RX antennas and also some inband one, but I am really surprised how the simply wire 4SQ works! Last year I changed phasing for our four sloping dipoles to 90deg hybrid. We also added 120 ground radials and result is incredible. It was really nice to watch RBN and compare it to others! 

And at the end, thanks a lot for nice virtual fight to Maurizio IV3ZXQ, Kornel SP8K on live score server. Congrats also to Zdenek OK3RM for his result on 20m and welcome back in RTTY world :)

Thanks to all for QSO and sorry if I didn't read you.

CU next time as OL7M or OL9A in single.


4SQ hybrid 

TV game :) 

 What a support by Mike DM5XX and Pavel OK1MU !!! THAAAANKS !!!

 Saturday morning


And final score

Monday, September 12, 2016

VHF contest 2016 OL7M and PET-CUBE sat :)

VHF contest last year 2015

I wasn't there last year but it was really crazy contest. You can imagine that from these photos... We lost almost all 2m antennas, rotator etc. On the other hand the WX was really great this year. We could sit in T-shirt also during the night, what is in 1100m asl really nice. Watching stars and running contest with the rest of RIG: 12el + 12el + 4x10el.

And result:
                 OL7MJO80FG694QSO262160 points

4x10el H-frame and Olda OK1UGP pose into the magazine!

2kW PA in the bunker ( runs 1,3kW )

NEW project! PET-CUBE sat!

four, tree, two oneeeeeeeeeeee

PET-CUBE sat lost in atmosphere :-(

Standa OK1CID running contest

All running, Milos OK1UOW can relax :)