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QRP / Re: DX this night
« Last post by GM0LVI on June 07, 2018, 21:31:15 UTC »
That's great Pierre! Too late at night for me though, I'm usually asleep by 2300 local/2200 UTC :-)

I'll be SV8/GM0LVI/P from the end of next week until about 5th July, so hope for some good propagation as I'll only have a Buddistick antenna.
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QRP / DX this night
« Last post by f5gsk on June 07, 2018, 00:00:55 UTC »
this night , 23h30 utc  (01h30 local time) on 14060  K0ZK ,Arnold  at Lebanon (Me) USA  - 5978 km from my qth in south in France... with my new IC-718 - 5 watts and my windom FD3 antenna.
A very good surprise  :)
Pierre - F5GSK -
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QRP / SFI is up at last!!
« Last post by GM0LVI on May 28, 2018, 21:37:10 UTC »
Solar flux has risen above 70 for the first time for several weeks and it is making a BIG difference in propagation. Tonight with 5 Watts I worked NA, HB9 and G with 599 reports from HB9 and G and 559 from NA. The G contact was unusual short skip from GM but a very strong signal.
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QRP / I come back
« Last post by f5gsk on May 20, 2018, 20:04:42 UTC »
Hello to all,
I return after approximatively 2 month of silence...I took back the radio the may 17th..
my qso are : on 30 meter : S57V OK2BEW IZ5BBS and on 20 m tonight..: LZ1SM
Thus the routine with my FDM-DUO and Windom antenna on south of france.
72
Pierre
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Sked Board / Re: PG4I travelling through Europe
« Last post by GM0LVI on May 17, 2018, 20:55:44 UTC »
You are doing very well Joop! It is quite amazing what one can work from QTHs that are further south than our own ones. FB on working South America - I've heard very little from there for a while now and certainly no QRP.
Happy travels!!
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Sked Board / Re: PG4I travelling through Europe
« Last post by PG4I on May 11, 2018, 20:52:57 UTC »
Here is the last update from Sicily. No groundplane for 40 meters, it's an inverted vee! Very loud signals from all over Europe but also 4X.

The 12 meter spiderbeam mast is sagging quite a bit!

Sent from my ONEPLUS A5010 using Tapatalk

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Sked Board / Re: QRV - EU 010 Isle of Barra
« Last post by PG4I on May 11, 2018, 07:02:17 UTC »
Hey Dave, how have you done on the island?
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Sked Board / Re: PG4I travelling through Europe
« Last post by PG4I on May 11, 2018, 07:00:58 UTC »
A quick update, 2 great evenings on 20 meters! It has been years ago since I heard so many stations from South-America! The band opens around 19z. There really is an advantage to living in Sicily...  ;D Stations from Brazil can get very loud. But I also heard CE, YV and LU. Signals from North-America are weaker.

I made three 2-way QRP contacts, with G4EDG, IT9QAU and UY1IF. No DX QSO's... All with a 20 meter groundplane and 2 radials.

I might have a go at 40 today and put up a groundplane for that band. The end-fed takes up to much space  :)




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Sked Board / Re: PG4I travelling through Europe
« Last post by PG4I on May 09, 2018, 18:43:09 UTC »
I must confess, travelling and operating a radio station does not go very well together. I can hardly find the time to unpack all the radio equipment and put up an antenna unless we stay at one place for a couple of days...

We have arrived in Sicily on may 1st. On the North coast, near Milazzo I have done some listening on 20 meters. Signals from the middle East are much stronger then at home I noticed.

We are now at the South coast, near Menfi. The Reverse Beacon Network picks up my signal okay, but at fairly low levels. Hope to make some contacts here.
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Antennas / Re: Updating my antennas...sort of
« Last post by VE2TH on April 28, 2018, 00:47:00 UTC »
Well, now the nice weather and warmer days are back here,

I have again some antennas projects.

1- EFHW = End Fed Half Wave Antenna I shall begin with a monoband, propbly for 17 meters,  and I have the idea to have another one for 40-20-15-10 meters

2- VDA = Vertical Dipole Array  Check this one:

 http://www.f4bkv.net/antenna-vda.html
This 2 elements is sure very interesting, with a bit of gain to push my  peanut whistle signal a bit further  ;D

So some fresh air and experimentation should be a lot of fun.

Bye, Michel VE2TH
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