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.
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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).