Tuesday, May 25, 2021

 6 and 4m MSK144 and FT8 skimmer OK2ZAW/2

There is new Es season starting on VHF bands. I have seen interesting DK8NE 6m skimmer (link) for more modes. I do have Proxmox virtual server under the roof in 40m above the ground. Why not to run one more VM, add 4m dipole with filter and LNA for RTL-SDR (70MHz) and RSP1 (6m). There are some photos. You can find spots at:

3D printed insulator for 70MHz dipole


Thursday, May 20, 2021

 Outstanding opening on 6m to NA 19th May 2021

I had big luck to be on air during the afternoon 19th  May 2021. I were able to work NA until 1 am in the morning. Big surprise was John W7CD from WA. Quick QSO with strong signal. He played for more than 1,5 hours around -10 dB signal.

I totaly made 80 NA stations during evening!

It was very nice to meet some friends. First QSO to NA this year was with Pat W5VY. Thanks for email PAt :) 

Hello Jan,

I was great to work you on 6M FT8 today!  Your Four to One QRO switch was in-line….with very little attenuation!!

73, Pat, W5VY

Thanks also to Gary K9RX and Mark K4SO.