Sunday, November 16, 2014

Elfsteden Contest

Helaas kon ik dit keer niet meedoen omdat de spullen van de shack nog in dozen staat. De nieuwe PC is nog niet gearriveerd, maar had wel alle radio spullen al weggehaald. Wel al wat aanpassingen gemaakt. De oude PC heb ik nu nog nodig voor andere dingen. Dinsdag kan ik de rest van de shack gaan inrichten is de verwachting. Deze opnames met de WebSDR gemaakt op 80 meter. Je moet toch wat...

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Stories from the shack

This weekend I worked only one station on 80m SSB with PA1HR (Hans Remeeus). He lives 140 km from my QTH. Not bad with an end fed antenna which is only suitable for 40-20-10m. But with the MFJ 925 tuner I can make the antenna resonant for other bands, of course with reduces efficiency; especially for 80 and even 160 meter. 

I read at QRZ.com that Hans Remeeus was Wireless Operator (later OIC) at the Coastal Station Scheveningen Radio PCH. That Coastal station was only 1 mile from QTH in IJmuiden. One day in 1976 I got a phone call from the Coastal Station. I was interfering their frequency when I was busy with CW on 20 meter. Oh Boy. When I visited Scheveningen Radio PCH they gave me compliments about CW skills. So they offered me a part time job during vacation time. But I got a busy job myself so I did not accept that offer. I was flattered, you can understand, just because I was using an electronic keyer that time. ;-)

CW operator at Scheveningen Radio

http://www.qrz.com/db/PA1HR

Sunday, November 9, 2014

PA Beker Contest (Dutch)

Ik doe niet zo vaak mee met een contest. Maar de PA beker contest vind ik leuk, gezien ook de lengte van de contest. Net mooi te doen. Moet ik me natuurlijk niet verslapen... ;-) Ik heb alleen met SSB meegedaan met 100W op voornamelijk 40 meter. Op 80 meter slechts 1 QSO. Op 80 m vond ik de condities erg mager en hoorde weinig stations, bovendien is mijn antenne niet geschikt voor 80 meter. Resultaten: 41 QSO's; Multipliers 26; Punten: 1066. Het was ook leuk om mijn mede blogger PE4BAS te werken. Tot de volgende keer.

Gewerkte QSL Regio's

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Reorganize the Shack


First, this is not my shack. I just picked those pictures from the internet. But I have to reorganize the shack because I have to replace my old PC for a new PC, my current PC is too slow for video editing. In the shack it’s a mess with wires and cables, and I will have to clean the place too. So, tomorrow I will join the PA-beker contest, after the contest I will dismantle the transceivers and all equipment. I will also remove the gathered dust in my FT450. Next week, I have to do some necessary paint work outside before it’s too cold to paint. Next weekend I hope to be QRV again. 


Friday, November 7, 2014

WSPR on 80m and 10m

This morning I was running WSPR on 80 m with 5W - condx were fair, so not really good.

10 meter WSPR this afternoon. Best DX PY1EGB 9585 km.