2017-06-23

From Mexico to Kazakhstan...


5 MHz activity on June 22-23, 2017
From Mexico to Kazakhstan and from Iceland to Argentina... many JT65 stations on 5 MHz this evening. Notable exceptions: France, Italy, and, of course, Russia. Notable DX are C6ADX and 9Z4S. 





 

2017-06-21

More 5 MHz digital activity

5 MHz activity on June 20-21,, 2017

Last night there was again considerable JT65 activity on 5 MHz (5357-5360 kHz), including South American stations (CX5RZ, ZP4KFX), USA including PR (WP3UX), Canada, Kenya and unidentified station 3Y4GOV (shown in Antractica), possibly a decoding error.



2017-06-20

5 MHz digital activity increasing

5 MHz activity on June 19-20, 2017

Last night there was considerable JT65 activity on 5 MHz (60 m) and specifically within the segment 5357-5360 kHz. I received many transatlantic signals, including TG9ANF, plus 5Z4/DL2RMC from Kenya. 

Unfortunately Greece (SV, SV9, SV5) still has no 60 m amateur radio allocationm despite having signed the WRC-15 decisions.

2017-06-18

Makers' stand in RAAG Hamfest 2017

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Assembled LSF II model rocket

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LSF-II model rocket with diassembled payload

AZ-EL rotator
AZ-EL antenna rotator


Last week RAAG organized the 2017 Athens Hamfest in Peristeri Exhibition Centre. Between many commercial and boot sale stands, I noticed the following interesting exhibitions:

1. A stand by the Greek CB group "ΠΑΣΥΧΕΡΑ" (18SV000), now fully active after the recent liberalization of CB radio in Greece.

2. A nice stand by a makers group, with LSF-II model rockets, home-made 2 axis antenna rotators using 3d printed components, and other goodies.

2017-06-10

Ham awards -6: DXCC on 80m

DXCC-80m
Although issued a week before the 5 Band DXCC, my certificate for DXCC on 80m (3.5 MHz) arrived one day later. They mysteries of the Post Office...

Slow progress towards my next target, DXCC on 6 m: MI6GTY and TA1BM have already confirmed the 50 MHz QSOs and a paper QSL card from 4O6AH was submitted in the latest batch, for 93 confirmed entities.