Tuesday, November 25, 2014

SV3DVO 1st transmittion on 474 KHz

My friend Manolis, SV3DVO has tune today his Antenna from 136KHz to 474KHz and he made 1st transmittion in MF 474 Khz in OP-8 and WSPR-2. He is using the Marconi "T" type Antenna with 4 parallel wires 18,00m long and 10,00m vertical on the roof of his QTH.
The transmitter power is 20w and his signal was captured in Italy, Germany and France just with the firsts transmittions.

My congratulations Manolis for this nice job and many DX on MF.
73, Spiros/SV8CS 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

My first transmittion in 474 KHz

This evening  18/11/2014 at 20:42, I made my first transmittion in MF band, using WSPR-2 with Ultimate -3 transmitter (output 150 mW).
Antenna Marconi "T" type.
My signal was captured by SV8RV.

 2014-11-18 20:52  SV8CS  0.475706  -28  0  KM07js  0.1  SV8RV  KM07ks  7  90 
 2014-11-18 20:42  SV8CS  0.475706  -28  0  KM07js  0.1  SV8RV  KM07ks  7  90 

V60EME new one 2m QSO

Many TNX to Kay for his nice activity in 2m via Moon (EME) from the Pohnpei island in Federated States of Micronesia.
Kay has made many 2m contacts via EME.
Thank you KAY for this qso and NEW ONE for me.
73, SV8CS - Spiros 

Sunday, November 16, 2014

FW5JJ new one 2m EME

Last Sunday 09/11/2014, I had a very nice qso in 2m via Moon (EME) with the good friend Jean-Jack, FW5JJ. Wallis and Futuna is very hard for us, due to a very small common window. Two days latter my daughter Anna, SV8NAC completed also a qso with Jean- Jack.
This the FW5JJ's shack on Wallis island.
Merci dear JJ for nice qso and NEW one on 2m.
73, Spiros/SV8CS

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Japan - Greece in 136 KHz

SV8CS signal in Japan, JA7NI grabber in 136.171,50 KHz - QRSS90.
Last night I had a nice success on LF band.
My signal received by JA7NI, Kuni's grabber in LF at 136.171,50 KHz.
Thank you Kuni and Yas (JA8SCD) for the grabber link to JA7NI page.
Mny TNX also to Stefan, DK7FC who has help me a lot in the past and to my friend Manolis, SV3DVO.
Now I hope for a QSO with Kuni hi hi.

73, Spiros/SV8CS

Monday, September 22, 2014

SV8NAC,Anna has now 2m DXCC

SV8NAC, Anna Chimarios is the first woman radioamateur in the world to have the dxcc award in 144MHz via EME mixed mode. Also she is the second radioamateur in Greece after SV8CS, Spiros. Anna started at the age of 13 years and now she is 17 years old. Congratulations Anna.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014


144 Mhz EME qso with 4K/UT6UA from Mountain Karabakh in Azerbaijan with Dmytro 4K/UT6UA.
Thank you Dmytro and all the team for the New One and the QSL card.
73, Spiros/SV8CS

Sunday, July 20, 2014

KH8/ZL1RS American Samoa 2m EME

Bob, ZL1RS and Lance, W7GJ they are on American Samoa Islands.
Bob is active as KH8/ZL1RS in 144 Mhz via EME and Lance is active as KH8/W7GJ in 50 Mhz band.
I had already QSO with KH8/ZL1RS in 2m EME and KH8 is another new one given from Bob, ZL1RS.
He has 2X9 elements antenna verticaly polarized.
More info about the DXpedition is here:
I was also calling during our sort common Moon window in 6m band but was not posible to copy him so far due to high noise level in my QTH during my Moon Rise.
Lance, had a copy of me but QSO in 6m NOT compelted.
Here is a part of  Lance's e-mail:
Friday, July 18, 2015 - Fifth moon pass.  I confess that I finally crashed :-(   I slept 14 hours and missed the EU moonset and NA moonsets :-(   However, during the EU moonrise, I worked OH6MIK, HA7TM, YU7EF and HA0DU, bringing the total 6m EME worked to 45 so far. 
  Stations copied but NOT worked were:  S51DI, YO9HP, LZ2WO, 9A8A,
TNX Bob and Lance to be  there.
73, Spiros/SV8CS

Sunday, June 29, 2014

SAQ. Received in 17,2KHz

Today Sunday 29 June 2014 at 12:30z I received very strong the transmittion from SAQ Alexanderson station.
Today is the Alexanserson day. The annual transmittion on "Alexanderson day" with the Alexanderson alternator on VLF 17,2 KHz was started first at 09.00z and then repeated at 12.00z.
This activity will repeat again at second day of July.
The signal was very strong in my SDR-IQ receiver.
Transmittions started with "VVV de SAQ" repeated many times.
Then, he send a message something like this one:
"This is Grimeton radio /SAQ in transmittion using the Alexandersen 200KW alternator on 17,2 KHZ.
Today we congratulate our Californian sister Bolinas radio /KET to centenary aniversary. etc etc.
Audio file from SAQ transmittion as received here in my QTH Zante Island (KM07JS).
73, Spiros/SV8CS

Friday, April 18, 2014

My transmittion on 136.171KHz in the TF3HZ grabber

Today 19-04-2014 at 03:00z my signal captured in the TF3HZ grabber.
I was in QRSS-60 on 136.171KHz.

The qrb between my QTH and TF3HZ is 4060 Km.
My transmittion was captured by DK7FC, DF6NM, YO/4X1RF, EW6BN grabbers as well and partialy by W1VD grabber.
73, Spiros/SV8CS

Monday, April 14, 2014

9Y4TBG new one 2m EME

Yesterday evening at 21:30z I had a very nice 2m EME qso with 9Y4TBG.
QRG 144.144 and JT65b mode.
There was DF7KF, DM1AC and DL9MS with 12 elements XP- DF7KF with preamplifier , TS2000X and PWR ampl.
The qso was very easy and best received signal from 9Y4TBG was -14.
Thank you for the NEW ONE on 2m .
73, Spiros/ SV8CS

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

First SV to G 137KHz QSO

G3XDV - SV8CS LF band qso in QRSS-10 (24-03-2014 at 21:20z)
DXCC number 9.
Last night I had a very nice QSO in QRSS-10 on 137.710 with Mike, G3XDV.
This is the first ever QSO between Greece and United Kingdom.
This is G3XDV's grabber with my signal.
Thank you Mike for the nice qso and new DXCC in LF band.
I hope to have many more qsos we you and other LF enthusiasts.
Here is my signal captured by Mike, G3XDV in full day light (25/03/2014 at 09:36z).
Mode: Opera 32.
09:36 136 SV8CS de G3XDV Op32 2260 km -26 dB F:0% in Welwyn IO91VT with 0.5w + Marconi"T"
Also captured :
2014-03-25 09:36:45 SV8CS   2058km 137539.932Hz  15mHz -37.0dBOp  90% 20.7dB
By YO/4X1RF:
2014-03-25 09:36:45 SV8CS    865km 137539.936Hz   8mHz -34.2dBOp  59% 21.2dB
2014-03-25 09:36:46 SV8CS   1506km 137539.946Hz   9mHz -34.2dBOp 100% 21.9dB.
2014-03-25 09:36:47 SV8CS   1617km 137539.946Hz   8mHz -33.5dBOp  85% 21.7dB.
73, Spiros/SV8CS

Monday, February 10, 2014

136KHz RSGB Award

Today received my RSGB award for 136 KHz qsos.
TNX and hope to see more stations on LF band.
73, Spiros/SV8CS