Thursday, April 30, 2009

GOOD NEWS about 4m band in SPAIN

From URE web page:
According to recent discussions, we seek to be accepted and plan for another six months the use of the frequency of 70,150 and 70.200 MHz

Now I will try to contact the EA main land, as a new one on 70 Mhz band, after my QSO with EA6SX in 4m via Meteor.
For more go to :
See you on 4m this coming Es season
73 de SV8CS

Saturday, April 25, 2009

70Mhz (4m) M/S qso with EA6SX

Yesterday I made a new QSO with Miguel, EA6SX in 4m band (70.203 Mhz) using reflections to Lyrids meteors in FSK441 mode. For this qso I went to the top of a mountain at 605m a.s.l. to have open take off horizon, to EA6 land.
The weather conditions there, at the top of the mountain on my island, were very bad.

Fotos taken during the qso at 07.00z (24 Apr 2009) at KM07IS.

Foto taken at 15.00z (23 Apr 2009).

We had strong rain, winds and a lot of fog with 9 degr. Celcius.
After 4 diferent tries with Miguel, we had finally good but not too many reflections.
The qso completed after 4 diferent tries (morning at 05.00z and afternnon 15.00z)
I would like to thank Miguel, EA6SX for his patience to stay there and wait for the meteor reflections.
The most important is that all Spain stations today (25 Apr 2009) they have NOT more permition to operate on 4m. Maybe as the URE web writes they will come back again on 4m after 1 month.
We hope.
My working conditions into the car were:
Rig : Yaesu FT857 + Transverter for 4m by HA1YA (30w) + 6 elements DK7ZB antenna.
TNX Miguel de SV8CS.

Monday, April 13, 2009

MMMonVHF Sporadic E 2009 summery pages( ; call for reports.Sporadic E summary pages have existed already for many years in Europe first started by Udo, DK5YA between 2001 and 2005 and then by Steffen, DM2SR in 2007-2008. In 2008 this section became part of MMMonVHF directed by Frank, PA4EME and Udo, DK5YA.MMMonVHF has over 2000 registered users and an increasing number of visitors from continents other than Europe. After testing the programming just for Europe in 2008, our intention is to report Es worldwide. During the Sporadic E season in Australia, lasting from approximately Nov. 2008 until May 2009, first maps were created from another continent as Europe. Meanwhile, we are able to produce detailed maps from every Sporadic E opening that occurred on 144 MHz, no matter what day or continent. However the system needs to be feed with information. The information can be obtained from spots on DX-clusters but you may understand we prefer detailed information from stations involved in the opening.Therefore we invite everybody to report their contacts to the Es section of the MMMonVHF pages.. If this is your first visit you need to register. After logging in, the page is self-explanatory. Please follow the instructions. In particular please use the correct time format HH:MM (mind the colon -:- ) and a 4 or 6 character locator. Please select the correct day and check that twice. The information will show only after a delay for processing. You will receive a confirmation that your data was received in good order but it will not show up right away in the summaries. Ansgar, DG2KBC, programmed several tools capable of processing the data. But there are many types of logging programs and formats so every log is checked personally by Frank, PA4EME, or Udo, DK5YA. When needed, we will correct the format of your report to be able to process it. The changes will be visible in the summaries. The 2008 season learned that the time format is needing attention as well the locator. For example: many are using the time format 08.00 but the system needs 08:00 or a locator JO20 needs to be like JO20WX. In case you don't add the last two digits of the square, we will draw the lines from the center of the square which correspondents with the subsquare MM.For 2009 we especially invite amateurs from other continents as Europe to send their reports. However don't forget the time difference between your continent and Europe. We try to get the reports and maps on-line as fast as possible. Last year we succeeded to have maps and reports on the summery pages during ongoing openings in Europe.However don't forget: "Work first and report later..."..... we will do the same!
On behalf of the MMMonVHF team,Frank, PA4EME and Udo, DK5YA
See you in coming Es openings de SV8CS.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

5Z4EME - 2m EME qso - New One

KENYA EME DXpedition from ki79mo - Call : 5Z4EME.

The team of Rene, PE1L, Eltje, PA3CEE and Ronald,PA3EWP is meantime qrv from Kenya (5Z4) from locator : KI79MO. I had a contact with the team from Kenya 5Z4EME 2m EME at 1 of April 2009. Until today they have worked 218 stations. This is a very high score for portable EME operation despite of regular power failure, giant thunder storms and varius other problems.
The antennas are 2X10 elements cross with about 400w of power.
In this foto Rene, PE1L working in the antenna set-up.

And here we have the EME dxpedition team in front of their (5 stars) Hotel and Restaurant.
The DXpedition to Kenya ends at 14 of April so, look for the 5Z4EME on 144.124 1st seq as soon as possible and if you have 70 cm they are also QRV on 432.084 with a single yagi 23 elements and 100w always in WSJT.
For more info and log search going to MMMonVHF page:
or to their page:
73, thank you and wish you a safe come back at home de SV8CS.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

5N0EME - Nigeria 2m EME New One.

Bodo, DL3OCH - 5N0EME he will be working in Abuja, Nigeria for several months.He has equipments for 2m,70cm and 23cm EME activity. In 2m he is using 12 elements beam, with the IC-706 and about 1kw. I worked Bodo on 2m EME as a new one at 28/03/2009. He has a very nice signal in 2m. Here is a foto from Bodo's antenna for 2m, taken from the MMMon Vhf web page.

The 5N0EME logs are here:

Bodo, you are doing a very nice Job on 2m, 70cm and 23cm. Thank you for the EME qso and 1st SV to 5N 2m contact.
73, Spiros - SV8CS