Thursday, June 28, 2012

Big Opening....!!!

What a day. First the opening to North America....  States and Canada passing for 10 minutes. Then the band get flat again. Worked:  K2AXX, VA3DX, VE3BW, K2ERG.

Here is the QSO with K2AXX

Then the 4m open and guess...  OY3JE again on my radio. Easy QSO with a nice 599 but my camera wasn't around...

3.726 Km  on 4m isn't easy work...!!!
Here is the QSOs list.....

And here is the QSO with OZ8ZS.....!!!

Around 19:00 another suprise..... !!!

K1MS send me a message to try on 50.158 CW.... and easy I copy him 539 QSB. QSO made under heavy SSB QRM and then K1CP follows. Few minutes later K1SIX comes with a real 599...!!!

TNX all guys.

Monday, June 25, 2012

FT-2000 transverter split frequency (SOLUTION)

Gredits goes to G0UWK and many thanks to 
G4ASR for his Ham Spirit.

Here is his reply to my request and the clever solution:

Sent: Thursday, 4 August, 2011 17:24:07
Subject: de G0UWK
Bit long winded David but bear with the instructions,
Hope they make sense to you, it only takes a few mins to sort but took me 45 mins to write up!

Step 1- enabling the rig’s transverter mode
Switch the radio on
Press the menu button and use the main VFO dial to navigate to menu number 124
(This is the menu that allows band skipping and you need to turn on the “my band” if it is not already enabled)
Turn the SUB vfo dial until you see either AU  E   or   AU d in the green display area
If AU E comes up then that parameter is set correctly if AU d comes up then
Press the ENT key once and AU d should change to AU E
Press and hold the menu key to save the changes.

Step 2- enabling ptt ground jack
Navigate to menu 146 if the green display reads EnA this function is already enabled if it reads dis
rotate the sub VFO until the display changes to EnA.
Press and hold the menu key to save the changes.

Step 3 – offset frequency display
Navigate to menu 36
Rotate the sub VFO to the desired offset, the choice is only between 30-49mhz (mine is set to 44)
You could perhaps set yours to read 40 or 30.
Press and hold the menu key to save the changes.

Navigating around.
To bring up transverter operation you will need to use the sub VFO dial as a band selector as there is no direct input key like there is for all the other bands
This rig has its own “my Band” for transverter operation, do not use the standard 28mhz key ! and this is how you can guarantee not to blow the transverter it’s really neat.
This will only work when its selected to do so, this is where things can get confusing.
The sub VFO can be programmed to do many different things and if its set in the wrong mode you will either be stuck in transverter mode, or stuck on H.F. wondering how to get to transverter mode.
First of all if the large orange semi circle is lit up to the right of the sub VFO dial it means the SUB VFO is active as a secondary VFO and not a band selector (which you need)
Press the bottom right hand button at the far right of the rig labelled A/B, the orange light should go out and one of the four buttons to the left of the sub VFO will light up, press the top one labelled BAND
It should light up red.
Now use the sub VFO dial to navigate through all the H.F. bands until you get to 50mhz, the next band up should be your desired transverter mode and it will read 30.?????? Or 40.?????? Whatever you decided to put in the offset.
That’s it, once it’s in that mode ANT A and ANT B will not produce any RF, so you can leave your 28mhz ant connected to either and connect  RX ANT for 28mhz I.F. to your transverter and the TVR port for 28mhz I.F. Transmit
(remember to switch on RX Antenna on the front panel when in transverter mode)
Hope it makes sense,
It works a treat, the Sub VFO then works as a band selector, you just turn it to whatever band you desire.
If you want to use 70mhz dual rx put the rig in transverter mode press the A/B button press the green LED on the sub VFO marked RX turn up both volume controls and away you go, remembering to press A/B when you have finished otherwise the Sub VFO can’t be used to band select again.

My scribbled notes ... (probably doesnt anything to you)
Enable gen cov rx
Select when on sub-vfo
In gen coverage set vfo-b to 27.950
set tnvtr mode - left hand 'band'
but if i make A=B it stops at 40MHz so (top right) band, select 28mhz (27.950)
deselect (top right) band).

 de G4ASR

 Sorry for my English but Im sure that you will undestund ....

Monday, June 18, 2012

Back to "regular" Es conditions...

After couple days of  "unstable" propagation, conditions are back both on 6m and 4m....!!!

Here with IK0VAQ   and  IK0BZY with nice signals on 70 MHz...!!! 

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Open to Canada on 6m today...!


Worked also VE1DX on CW and VY2ZM on SSB...!!!

Late the afternoon a good opening to 4m  again.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Season's 1st 2m SporadicE opening...!!!

Incredible opening on 2m today.

June 9 Sporadic E  maps

Countries worked:  HA, OK, OM, OE, DL, SP and with tropo 5B, 4X and SV9.

Total durarion:  3 hours  (10:00 to 13:00 UTC)
Number of QSOs:  187.

More info about todays opening HERE.


Erlier the opening on 4m was nice. I manage to work 26 stations
and as always OK1TEH record my transmission. (TNX Matej)
You can hear the recording   HERE

 The 70 MHz Es map.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

SV5/DJ6SI court decision...

The indictment by the apprehesion was:
 1. Radio traffic without permission from Greece Gouvernment
 2. Transceiver with more as ham radio frequences
 3. refusal to gives the gear.

He is guiltless for the 1 and 2 (due to his  property as lisenced Radio Amateur) and guilty becuse he refuse to give his equipment to the authorities.
The lawyer ask for appeal and the court will make new trial in next time.

All this is a statment of his lawyer to me via phonecall. 

From my side no any comment except for my sadness about all this are written for my country. The case direct linked with the economical crisis and many people says alot.
Thanks to all my friends (old and new) for their support E-mails. 
Anyone of us can be "Baldur" any time  in anyplace. 

I try to think as the people like to support me if ever get this situation.

First ever SV5-A9 in 4m...!!!


This is the first ever SV5 - A9 QSO on 4m.
I copy A92IO weak but after few minutes I see him on my S-meter 579-599.
QSO take place at 70.200 CW 18:11UTC  Jun 7 2012

Tnx for QSO Dave.