Thursday, September 29, 2011

"5-9 Report" new volume is on-line...!!!

The new volume of 5-9 Report Ham Web Magazine is on-line.
You can find it HERE

Sunday, September 25, 2011

RTTY weekend and American Sunday evening...

Was an amazing weekend with huge pileups on all-modes-all-bands.....

From my alternative QTH run the CQ WW RTTY Contest with emphasis to 10m  bandthat promises good openings... Having lot of work to my land I taste 10m band for 1,5 hour maximum and from time to time the 2 days. Also good pileups late the night to 15m and 40m bands...
The US stations was the most on any band and that continues untill now on my QTH on Rhodes town trying this time on 10m SSB-CW with great signals from States and finally LOT OF QRM on 10m band....!!!!
I work 296 stations on RTTY, and 248 on SSB and.... only 105 on CW.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

New QSL card ....

This is my new QSL card designed and printed by    Teo   SV7JAR. Will be ready for exchange in couple of weeks. Tnx again for your patience dear friend Teo. A really good job....!!!

Few words about my new QSL card:
On front side is the picture of the place where Im born and spend the first 12 years of my life and is a small sea village at northern Karpathos. At the back side is the Landmark of the island of Rhodes (the two deers at the entrance of Rhodes port and the St Nickolas lighthouse) where Im living with my family the last 31 years. Both places is very important for me and I like to share it with all of you exchanging our QSLs.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

ALL QSLs fianally are gone....

Last 452 QSLs are leave Rhodes island today !!!
(Girls at Post Office look me as an allien when Im asking for stamps...hi hi)

It was a hard weekend with a lot of QSL work for me and my soon SV5KKR (ex SW5KKR).

Unfortunately about 20 QSLs never answered for several reasons. Some of them they send QSL "naked" with the stamps on it... (!) Most of them without S.A.S.E. and IRC. And some of them with "bureau style" (many QSLs with 3-4 QSOs on it and without SASE or/and IRC)

Thanks all of you for your patience. Next days I'll be on air again. Hope to catch in some band....   73s

I repeat again:  Im not interested about $$$ (dollars or Euros) Im asking only for a S.A.S.E. and an I.R.C. to return your QSL request back.  It's so simple....

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Radio World: Asteroid 'Fly-By' Will Produce Radio Echoes

An asteroid that's approximately 400-meters diameter--Asteroid 2005 YU55--will pass within 0.85 lunar distances from Earth on Nov. 8, 2011 and scientists will be bouncing signals off of it to obtain high resolution images as fine as two meters-per-pixel. With the right equipment, it should be possible to hear these echoes when the asteroid is in view.

Image credit: NASA/Cornell/Arecibo

The Southgate Amateur Radio Club Website has details on receiving opportunities. It says that because YU55 will be so close to Earth, the radar echoes should be detectable with antennas as small as one meter.

Two frequencies of the frequencies that will be used are 2380 MHz and 8560 MHz. The 2380 MHz signal will be a continuous wave transmitted from Arecibo Observatory (and set to precisely that frequency at the Green Bank Telescope operation) on Nov. 9, 2011 from 19:15-19:30 UTC. Due to Doppler shift, the received frequency will vary by as much as 2 kHz. The 8560 MHz signal will be transmitted from the Goldstone Deep Space Network facility between 01:30 and 02:00 UTC on Nov. 9, 2011. Observers may see that frequency shifted by as much as 6 kHz.

I wonder if YU55 will also reflect the signal from the Air Force Surveillance Radar. If so, echoes from it would be heard on

Look for more details on this as the YU55 gets closer.

Radio World: Asteroid 'Fly-By' Will Produce Radio Echoes