Bora Bora, IOTA OC-067, May 07-18, 2014

March 28th, 2014
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EI6DX will be visiting French Polynesia in May. Equipment will include K3 and a Crankir vertical. All QSLs via RX3RC (bureau or direct). Casual holiday style operation only.

Update: Photo gallery launched – Images of Bora Bora

Travel : Bora Bora

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Fuerteventura, IOTA AF-004, Aug 2-16, 2013

June 16th, 2013
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Travel : Fuerteventura

QTH: Fuerteventura, WFF: EAFF-063, EAFF-065, EAFF-195

In the end of August EI6DX will be operating from Canary Islands and will look to activate 2 of the National Parks in Fuerteventura. If all goes well, I will hopefully be giving WFF African entries (EAFF-063, EAFF-065, EAFF-195) to the programme chasers.

More information is available here.

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Wicklow Mountains, EIFF-006, Jun 8-9, 2013

June 3rd, 2013
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Travel : Wicklow MountainsQTH: Wicklow Mountains, Ireland, EIFF-006

This coming weekend I will be back in the Wicklow mountains. Activity only on 20 metres SSB and CW. All contacts will count towards World Flora and Fauna programme – reference number: EIFF-006.

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Cervantes, West Australia

November 18th, 2012
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QTH: Cervantes, Australia

A few impressions from the Land Down Under. Great windsurfing.

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Glenealo Valey, EIFF-070, Oct 7, 2012

October 4th, 2012
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Travel : Glenealo Valey

QTH: Glenealo Valey, EIFF-070
On October 7 EI6DX will be active from Glenealo Valey. Activity only on 40 metres SSB and CW. All contacts will count towards World Flora and Fauna programme – reference number: EIFF-070.
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2007-2011 CQWW trends released

August 6th, 2012
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CQWW Log Analyser released2007-2011 trends are now available

Contest rates analyser has been released, results are available here.

CQWW 2011 logs have been made public. We parsed the data, broke it down by geographical areas and compiled a set of reports that demonstrate trends in activity year to year from 2007 to 2011. CQ Analyzer application has been updated to show 2011 – both CQWW and CWWPX.

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Fuerteventura, IOTA AF-004, Aug 16-30, 2012

July 28th, 2012
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Travel : Fuerteventura

QTH: Fuerteventura, WFF: EAFF-063, EAFF-065, EAFF-195

In the end of August EI6DX will be operating from Canary Islands and will look to activate 2 of the National Parks in Fuerteventura. If all goes well, I will hopefully be giving WFF African entries (EAFF-063, EAFF-065, EAFF-195) to the programme chasers. This year I am planning to go to the Lobos Island as well.

More information is available here.

Wicklow Mountains, EIFF-006, Feb 26, 2012

February 24th, 2012
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Wicklow mountains, IrelandQTH: Wicklow mountains Nature Reserve, EIFF-006

On Sunday, February 26 EI6DX will be active from Wicklow Mountains. Activity on 15 and 40 metres SSB and CW. All contacts will count towards World Flora and Fauna programme – reference number: EIFF-006.

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Krkonose National Park, Dec 18-24 2011

December 3rd, 2011
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Travel : Czech MountainsQTH: Krkonose National Park, Czech Republic, OKFF-002

This Christmas EI6DX will again be active from Northern Czech mountains. This activation will include operating from the Krkonose National Park (OKFF-002). Activity in SSB and CW mainly on 40. QSOs will count towards World Flora and Fauna programme. For more details visit www.wff44.com. QSL via RX3RC.

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Glen of the Downs, EIFF-071, Nov 13

November 11th, 2011
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Travel : Glen of the Downs

QTH: Glen of the Downs Nature Reserve, EIFF-071
November 15th EI6DX will be active from Glen of the Downs. Activity only on 15 metres SSB and CW. All contacts will count towards World Flora and Fauna programme – reference number: EIFF-071.

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CQWW 2010 analysis released

September 3rd, 2011
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CQWW Log Analyser releasedCQWW 2010 analysis released

Contest rates analyser has been released, results are available here.

Despite lower number of logs submitted 2010 CW broke the 70.000 QSOs per hour threshold for the very first time. This is the higher rate observed ever since public logs became public in 2007. The winning hour was 15:00 on the first day when 70.449 QSOs were made. Closest to this result was CQWW CW 2009 with 65.266 QSOs in the opening hour of the contest which means 7.9% increase in top rate overall. This is a continuing trend for CQWW since 2007. Above also indicates better propagation on higher bands.

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Fuerteventura, IOTA AF-004, Aug 16-30, 2011

August 12th, 2011

Travel : Fuerteventura

QTH: Fuerteventura, WFF: EAFF-063, EAFF-065, EAFF-195

In the end of August EI6DX will be operating from Canary Islands and will look to activate 2 of the National Parks in Fuerteventura. If all goes well, I will hopefully be giving WFF African entries (EAFF-063, EAFF-065, EAFF-195) to the programme chasers. This year I am planning to go to the Lobos Island as well.

For exact dates and activation schedule subscribe to updates. More information is available here.

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Vale of Clara, EIFF-073, Aug 13-14, 2011

August 7th, 2011
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Travel : Vale of Clara

QTH: Vale of Clara Nature Reserve, EIFF-073
August 13 and 14 EI6DX will be active from Vale of Clara. Activity only on 20 metres SSB and CW. All contacts will count towards World Flora and Fauna programme – reference number: EIFF-073.
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Northern Russia, RDA AR12, July 23-24, 2011

July 19th, 2011
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Travel: Northern RussiaQTH: Northern Russia, Archangelsk oblast

As a member of the RK1OWZ team I am going to work from RDA AR12 (Verkhnetoemski districts). Main bands of operation: 40 and 20. Mode: SSB. Other OWZ members are UA1OMZ, RA1OD, UA1OMX, UA1ORT. Operation time: 48 hours. QSL via Sam, UA1OMZ. Sam sends QSLs automatically using log entries.

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St. Kilda expedition over

June 25th, 2011
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Travel: St. Kilda, Monach IslesQTH: St. Kilda, Monach Isles (EU-059, EU-111), June, 2011

St. Kilda expedition is over. It was an excellent trip and an adventure. 12.000 QSOs were made from Monachs and St. Kilda and all operators are now back home. We were really lucky with the weather. The sea was calm during the trip. Night shifts were very tough with rain and cold throughout. Full story of the trip is available here. All operators are now back home without major injuries. Ramon had a bad fall on the last day and broke his arm, he is in the cast but is recovering fast. QSL cards have been designed and are now in the print.

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Vale of Clara, EIFF-073, March 13, 2011

March 12th, 2011
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Travel : Wicklow MountainsQTH: Vale of Clara, Ireland, EIFF-073
March 13 EI6DX will be active from Vale of Clara. Activity on 20 and 40 metres SSB and CW. All contacts will count towards World Flora and Fauna programme – reference number: EIFF-073. QSL via RX3RC.

 

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CQWPX Contest, Brittas Bay, Mar 26, 2011

March 3rd, 2011
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Brittas Bay, IrelandQTH: Contest location, Brittas Bay, Co. Wicklow, IOTA: EU-115

UK1OAP-RK1OWZ club members will be competing in CQ WPX from EI6DX contest QTH in Brittas Bay. The team includes Serge (UA1OMS), Mike (UA1OMX) and Stan (EI6DX/UA1OUT). Multi-Op Single-Tx category. Using K9AY and verticals for 160 and 80, 4SQ for 40 and Yagi for 20-15-10. QSL via RX3RC.

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St. Kilda, Monach Isles (EU-059, EU-111), June, 2011

January 15th, 2011
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Travel: St. Kilda, Monach IslesQTH: St. Kilda, Monach Isles (EU-059, EU-111), June, 2011

EI6DX will participate in the activation of rare IOTA in June as part of Ms0INT crew.The 2011 IOTA team includes Col MM0NDX, Christian EA3NT, Ramon EA3OR, Raul EA5KA, Stan EI6DX, Vincent F4BKV and Simon IZ7ATN.

All highly experienced island activators, it is planned the MSØINT team will put Benbecula, South Uist, Grimsay, Baleshare, North Uist, Berneray, St Kilda and Monach Isles on the air between June 14 – 20, 2011.

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Krkonose National Park, Dec 21-26 2010

December 4th, 2010
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Travel : Czech MountainsQTH: Krkonose National Park, Czech Republic, OKFF-002

This Christmas I will work from Northern Czech mountains. This small operation will include QRV from the Krkonose National Park (OKFF-002). Activity in SSB and CW on 40 and 80. QSOs will count towards World Flora and Fauna programme. QSL via RX3RC.

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Senegalese National Park, 6WFF-XX, Nov 23/25, 2010

November 22nd, 2010
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Travel : Senegal

QTH: National Park, Senegal, 6W/EI6DX/P

Update: either tomorrow or on Wednesday evening between 6 and 10 PM GMT I hoping to  activate one of the nearby National Parks of Senegal. Operation on 14 MHz only using a short whip antenna. Do not expect a strong signal but hopefully it will be enough to give a rare 6WFF to some of the WFF chaisers. Check for an update on this web site tomorrow for exact reference number and time.
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Senegal, CQ WW 2010

November 21st, 2010

Travel : Senegal

QTH: Somone, Senegal, 6W/EI6DX

Update: arrived in Somone after 2 days in Goree and Dakar. Small change of plans. I can only operate low power this time. Therefore CQWW category will either be 40 SOSB LP or SOAB LP. Everything else goes according to plan. The shack is in perfect condition as always. See you on low bands this week. vy 73!
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CQWW SSB, Brittas Bay, Oct 30-31, 2010

October 24th, 2010
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Travel : Brittas BayQTH: Contest location, Brittas Bay, Co. Wicklow, IOTA: EU-115

CQWW SSB 2010 – participation in SOSB 15 QRP section. Operating from the usual contest location in Brittas Bay, Co. Wicklow. Target: to work as many zones and DXCC as possible in QRP and prepare the station for the winter season.

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Wicklow Mountains, EIFF-006, Sept 17-18, 2010

September 15th, 2010
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Travel : Wicklow MountainsQTH: Wicklow Mountains, Ireland, EIFF-006

This coming weekend I will be back in the Wicklow mountains. Activity only on 20 metres SSB and CW. All contacts will count towards World Flora and Fauna programme – reference number: EIFF-006.

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Fuerteventura, IOTA AF-004, Aug 14-30, 2010

July 5th, 2010
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Travel : Fuerteventura

QTH: Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, WFF: EAFF-063, EAFF-065

In the end of August I will be operating from Canary Islands and will look to activate 2 of the 3 National Parks in Fuerteventura. If all goes well, I will hopefully be giving WFF African entries (EAFF-063, EAFF-065) to the programme chasers.

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Vale of Clara, EIFF-073, June 26-27, 2010

June 22nd, 2010
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Travel : Vale of Clara

QTH: Vale of Clara Nature Reserve, EIFF-073

June 26 and 27 I will be active from Vale of Clara. Activity only on 20 metres SSB and CW. All contacts will count towards World Flora and Fauna programme – reference number: EIFF-073.

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Senegal, CQ WW 2010

June 21st, 2010
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Travel : Senegal

QTH: Somone, Senegal, 6W/EI6DX

New license for the duration of the contest has been issued. During CQ WW I will be operating as 6V7Y. Outside of the contest, 6W/EI6DX will be used. I am bringing a 1KW ACOM power amplifier and will put a lot of effort into the competition. Outside of CQ WW, holiday style operation is expected. Main focus is as always on low bands CW. More…

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Field Day Contest, Howth peninsula, Jun 5-6, 2010

May 29th, 2010
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Travel : Howth Peninsula

QTH: Howth peninsula, Co. Dublin, IOTA: EU-115

Together with EI0W members (Oleg, Max) I am going to work in the Field Day contest from Howth peninsula. As per Field Day rules we will be using a single inverted V antenna and 100 watts.
Howth is a perfect location for this contest. We will be operating from the top of the Howth Summit, over 200 metres above sea level.

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CQ WPX CW, Brittas Bay, May 29-30, 2010

May 9th, 2010
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Travel : Brittas Bay

QTH: Contest location, Brittas Bay, Co. Wicklow, IOTA: EU-115

Last weekend of May I will be operating in CQ WPX CW from Brittas bay. Only a short vertical and 100 watts from K3 will be used. The plan is to work S&P and prepare the station for the summer season.

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EIFF-006 Wicklow Mountains operation cancelled

April 4th, 2010
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Travel : Wicklow MountainsQTH: Wicklow Mountains, Ireland, EIFF-006

Unfortunately we are experiencing severe weather conditions in the East of Ireland with with gusts of wind reaching 60 MPH. As a result I had to cancel the activation of the Wicklow Mountains National Park this weekend. I will try to organize it again in early summer.

73 & 44 de Stan, EI6DX

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Wicklow Mountains, EIFF-006, Apr 4-5, 2010

March 20th, 2010
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Travel : Wicklow MountainsQTH: Wicklow Mountains, Ireland, EIFF-006

Following the SPDX contest at the Easter weekend I will be operating from the Wicklow mountains. Activity on all bands* SSB and CW. All contacts will count towards World Flora and Fauna programme – reference number: EIFF-006. Visit www.wff44.com for more details.

Activity starts around 22:00 GMT on April 4th until late evening the following day (April 5th). Look for me around WFF frequencies. Special QSL cards will be issued and handled by RX3RC. Requests for QSLs for the previous activation of OK/EI6DX (OKFF-002) will be answered at the same time as EIFF-006. 44!

* Update April 2: we are expecting high winds over the weekend. I will not be able to set up the yagi antenna and will only be active on 40 and 80 metres SSB and CW.

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