Friday, August 22, 2014

The last (?) 4m-6m opening...

All-day long today on 6m, 4m and few QSOs on 2m bands.Looks like to be the last (maybe) opening on my favorite bands. About 240 QSOs and few suprises...
4m map
4m-6m opening
My FT-847 without any mod for 4m operation gave 20 watts and draws about 25 Ampers. Between 12:00-13:00z I decide to make the PA1O mod. After for more than 50 screws and few desoldering-soldering, modification made and radio goes back to opening for test.
YAESU FT-847 opened...

 Now I got 75 watts for 9-11 Amps. Looks a small success...!! No any bad reports so far. 

Audio "looks" also nice from my ham friends recordings...!!

Tnx to Erwin DK5EW


Friday, August 15, 2014

Holidays and ...tropo games...!!!

Since yesterday I'm on holidays at KM36vc (South Rhodes). 
First propagation thing that I noticed was the 24 hours Tropo on 
UHF TV with Egypt TV Channels 1 and 2.

As you can see it's Q5 and with very stable signal all day. 
Earlier today as I except 2m opening in eastern Mediterranean  happens and the results was 4X, SV9, and 9H on 2m and replys to 9H1CG John's request, I manage to work him on 432.200 SSB using the antenna of ...2m !!!  
Few moments later SV9IOQ was also into the log working him on UHF.
My AIS receiver's coverage today...!!!

The 6m band remains very unstable at openings and a dosen of stations only worked today.