Friday, November 30, 2007

CN3A 2m and 6m dxpedition from IM52JJ

CN3A dxpedition for this time is over.
IK2QEI was for 48 hours in front of his radios operating Single operator 2 radios CW for CQWW contest. He made about 5600 qso’s. I was operated the 2m and 6m EME rig. Using the 16 elements I0JXX antenna for 2m (5wl) and the 5 elements I0JXX antenna for 6m with the Yaesu FT-857 and in both qrg’s the power was 350w .

TE Systems linear for 6m and Tokyo labs (by SV8RV) for 2m.Made 30 qso’s on 2m and 4 qso’s 6m EME plus some qso’s on 6m via M/S and tropo.It was very very hard this time to work because at our qth (IM52JJ) we had all those days very bad weather (cold, a lot of rain, strong wind and NO electricity for long periods). Every 30 min I was going up to the roof to adjust the antennas for 2 and 6m to following the moon (azimouth and elevation). To go in Morocco and come back at home I used 2 times the ship 4 times airplane and 600 km of high way. So, hope to see you next time with better conditions and better installations for 2 and 6m. First ever qso on 6m EME (JT65A) from Morocco was made with USA , Lance W7GJ ,followed by K6MYC, first with PA , Gerard PE1BTX , first with JA with JN1JFC. Also qso with CT1FFU and CT1HZE 6m via M/S and via tropo with CN8LI. Big help I had from my friend SAAID, CN8WW whom I like to thank very much.

Monday, November 12, 2007

CN3A - CQWW CW contest plus 6m & 2m EME

Me and Stefano IK2QEI we are going to Morocco at our QTH for the CQWW cw contest. The locator is IM52JJ in a very nice and quiet place at the top of a hill and with very nice take off to USA and EU. We are at about 2 Km from the Atlantic ocean. I will be active on 2m and 6m from moonrise to moonset for 3 days, from 23 to 25 November. The 2m station consists of a 350W linear amplifier offered by Denis SV8RV, a 16 elements (I0JXX) antenna with (14.50 dbd) , same as I had used on Madeira (CT3/SV8CS), a LNA preamplifier and the Yaesu FT-857 . The 6m station consists of a 350w TE systems linear amplifier with preamplifier build-in, the FT-857 and the Icom IC756 as spare and 5 elements (i0JXX) antenna (9dbd). For both set-ups the coaxial cables from the antenna to preamps are not longer than 4 meters. Both antennas have full AZ and EL manually operation. The QRG on 2m is 144.144 CN3A 1st (JT65B) and 144.088 for the JA's. For 6m the QRG is 50.195 CN3A 1st (JT65A).
For 6m skeds (ONLY) please send me an e-mail to until 20 Nov 2007, (for 2m only random operations). We have NOT full 24h internet there but from time to time you can find new infos on ON4KST (2m+6m chat) and at the N0UK (JT65 EME page) mailled, by George SV8RX. Also I will send all updates to DL8EBW (MMMon VHF) page.
I hope to see many of you on my screen from IM52JJ as CN3A.
Accurate computer time will obtained using a Garmin 60CS GPS receiver and GPS Time software.
I will be at home 27 November and hope to contact from 28 to 30, 3XT1 because is a new one for me on 2m EME.
GL to all de SV8CS