Monday, November 21, 2011

IQ2MI Beacon QRSS 501.36 Khz

The IQ2MI qrss beacon as received here on my QTH (Zakynthos island KM07JS)  date 22/11/2011, with Yaesu FT2000 and 200m long beverage antenna. The IQ2MI beacon is a QRP transmitter with about 0.4 Watt output. The estimated ERP power is at about 0.025 Watt.Beacon send CW ID in QRSS mode flowed by fast CW.The IQ2MI locator is JN45NL and the antenna is a toploaded capacitive 60 meters long with 3 spaced wires and a vertical section of 16 meters.Used the spectrum lab program by DL4YHF
IQ2MI beacon antenna.
IQ2MI beacon location at JN45NL, near Milano (Sezione ARI Milano).
73, de Spiros SV8CS (22/11/2011).

Thursday, September 29, 2011

70.200 Mhz TEP qso (SSB & Digital) with ZS6WAB

FOTO: My second QTH powered with GREEN energy (Solar panels and Wind Generator).
Antenna for 4m band: LFA 6 elements. RIG: TS480 with transverter  ME4-T by HA1YA.
21 September 2011, at 18:15z, I had a very nice TEP qso with ZS6WAB in SSB (signal 52 clear) on 70.200 Mhz and digital using ISCAT mode, (look WSJT program by K1JT).
The decoded lines in ISCAT mode are here:
182330   -13   -43   SV8CS   ZS6WAB   R-15   R-15
182330   -17   -43   73 ZS6WAB
I hope to see you on 70 Mhz (4m band soon).
73 Spiros - SV8CS

Monday, September 26, 2011

6M Marathon contest 2011

I like to thanks all 6m Marathoners making qso's with them and help me to touch the first place world wide in the 8th 6m Marathon 2011.Many thanks also to the Finland very nice organization of this 6m Marathon contest.More info you can see at :
The 6m 2011 Marathon was started at 7 May and ended 7 August 2011. Thank you and I hope to see all of you next year in the 9th 6m Marathon. 73 de Spiros SV8CS.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

6m EME qso with W7GJ, with 12v bateries

5 July 2011 at 20:03 I had an EME qso with Lance W7GJ.This was not my first but I made this QSO from my remote 2nd QTH with my Ecological- Green powered station.
I am using a Kenwood TS-480 (without external preamplifier), Linear amplifier TE-Systems at 150W in (JT65a mode), and 7 elements LFA-2 WOS antenna, without elevation.
This set-up is powered by solar and wind enegy (ECO station), using 4 bateries 12v- 200A/h each (totaly 800A/h).That was my 1st 6m EME with Green power station and 12v bateries.
TNX to Lance and 73 to all de Spiros, SV8CS
QSO details:
194800 4 -19 1.9 57 1 # SV8CS W7GJ DN27 OOO 1 0
195000 0 -29 1.8 54 39
195200 6 -23 1.9 78 1 # SV8CS W7GJ DN27 OOO 1 10
195359 1 -31 64 0 RRR
195559 0 -29 1.6 48 25
195759 2 -30 41 2 73

Thursday, January 27, 2011

WINMOR - Free e-mails via HF

Are you in emergency status or out of internet lines?
Are you in rare DXpedition or sailing?
Now with the help of WINLINK 2000, Global Radio Email system, you can send your e-mails to all your friends via HF transceiver for free.
You can send it via HF transceiver as like PACTOR but you don't need an expensive TNC to do that, because the program has a Virtual TNC (non software), using the audio card of your PC.
Download the WL2K program and following the instructions.You need a CAT control to set the QRG's between the PC and the radio.The program then, can give you a list of gateways (calling RMS),close to your QTH with all QRG'g etc.You can also download the VOACAP (free) to see in real time the propagation from your QTH to all WINMOR servers.
From my QTH,(Zakynthos island - KM07JS) I can easily connected to DA5UHR-5 in 40m and to
OE5XIR-5 on 80m and send (for free) e-mails and receive e-mails in my PC normaly.To send and receive e-mail is as easy as Outlock express.You need a very carefull adjustment to audio (audio PC card, in and out) because any kind of distortion can destroy the signal.
The author of Winmor is Rick Muething KN6KB.
73, Spiros