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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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
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.
EJ6DX will be used during the CQ WPX SSB contest in March 2010. Mike, UA1OMX is joining me on the trip. We are going to compete in the Multi-Single category this year. EJ6DX antenna setup will include 3 band yagi, HF2V for 40 and 80 and Inverted V for lower bands. QSL via RX3RC. More…
Update on 6W QSLs: Roman, RX3RC has replied to all QSL requests that he received directly. I am waiting for a batch of new cards to arrive in Dublin in February and will reply to all “directs” by the end of the month. QSLs received via the bureau will be replied to later this year.
This year EI6DX will be back in Senegal operating holiday style outside of CQWW on Top Band CW. Main target is to take part in the CQWW CW 2010 and to get close to the World Top 3 in SOAB LP. This time Elecraft K3 will be used and hopefully K9AY will be available for low bands.
6W/EI6DX online log is now available here. I would like to thank you all for calling me. It was a great pleasure to work you last year. QSLs are now being answered by RX3RC via the bureau and direct. More…
This Christmas I will work from Northern Czech mountains. This small activation will include operating 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. For more details visit www.wff44.com. QSL via RX3RC.
CQWW CW 2009 – participation in SOSB 40 HP. First serious effort in HP monoband. Thanks to all for the great feedback on the CQWW Analyzer. I am glad you find it useful. I came back from Senegal two weeks ago and found my mail box was full of evelopes with QSL requests. 6W/EI6DX cards are being printed, thank you for your patience. See you in test!
New special call was received for operating from Senegal – 6V7S. My flight is in a few hours. Mike is traveling via Madrid. If all goes well, I will meet him in Dakar tomorrow evening and we will be on air since Sunday morning. QSL info: 6V7S via UA1OMX, 6W/EI6DX via RX3RC.
CQWW SSB 2009 – participation in SOSB 20 QRP section. Operating from the usual contest location in Brittas Bay, Co. Wicklow. Target: to work as many zones and DXCC as possible and prepare for CQWW CW in November.
As part of the preparation we have put together a small application that parsed all CQWW 2008 and 2007 logs, calculates QSO rates and aggregates it up by time, band, zones and other parameters. It is quite useful for planning SB activity. Over 10 million contacts from almost 20.000 logs have been parsed. Here is the link.
In November 2009 between CQWW SSB and CW I am going to operate from Senegal, from a small village of Somone located 70 km Southeast of Dakar. I will concentrate on low bands and will work mainly CW. Participation in the Ukrainian DX and Japan Internation DX contests is scheduled at the weekends. More…
We are going to France again in August. Moderate activity expected on 40 and 80 metres CW. Around 25th of August I am hoping to work from Hyeres Islands, EU-070. Equipment: K3, 100W, short dipoles. QSL via RX3RC.
As a member of the RK1OWZ team I am going to work from RDA AR18 and AR12 (Verkhnetoemski and Krasnoborki districts). Main bands of operation: 80, 40 and 20. Mode: SSB. Other OWZ members are UA1OMZ, UA1ORT, UA1OMS, EW8IZ. The team is planning to give AR12 and AR18 (rare!) to as many ops as possible. Operation time: 48 hours. QSL via Sam, UA1OMZ. Sam sends QSLs automatically using log entries.
I will be taking part in the Baltic Contest as EJ6DX (Aran Islands) from 2100z May 23, 2009 till 0200z May 24, 2009. 80 metres CW only. Target: 300 QSOs + prepare equipment for CQ WPX SOSB 80 the following week. Equipment used: K3 100W, HF2V and K9AY receiving loop. QSL via RX3RC.
Third weekend of May will be spent DXing and, if weather is good, surfing on Aran Islands. I will be active in the evenings and overnight on 80 meters CW and SSB and 160 CW. Equipment used: K3 100W, HF2V and K9AY receiving loop. QSL via RX3RC.
If interested, follow me on twitter. I will be posting updates once I head off to the West.
Second weekend of May I will be operating in CQ-M from Brittas bay. The plan is to prepare equipment for CQWPX and the next IOTA trip to Aran Islands (IOTA EU-006).
Also there will be many Russian special event stations active over the weekend.
SOSB 40 CW High Power from Northern Wicklow. Using ACOM for the first time from the contest QTH. Top loading for 80 will be tried. In CQWW 160 last month I only had 23 khz of usable space. Hopefully it will give me extra 20 khz on the band. Target: 800 QSOs.
EJ6DX will be activating EU-006 in December. The plan is to work 160 meters using HF2V. Special attention will be paid to South America, Asia and Oceania on low bands. QSL cards for this expedition are handled by EI6DX (Irish buro or direct).