2015-04-19

J43VHF-11 on APRS UHF

The AIOLOS-2 amateur radio balloon team today conducted experiments with APRS on UHF frequency 438100 kHz (AFSK 1200 bps) using callsign J43VHF-11

J43VHF-11>APRS,WIDE2-1/1: <UI>:
/075731h3808.33N/02343.90EO000/000/A=001962/T=26 SATs=11 V=10684 hellashab.blogspot.gr


J43VHF-11>APRS,WIDE2-1/1: <UI>:
/075731h3808.33N/02343.90EO000/000/A=001962/T=26 SATs=11 V=10684 hellashab.blogspot.gr
 

J43VHF-11>APRS,WIDE2-1/1: <UI>:
/075731h3808.33N/02343.90EO000/000/A=001962/T=27 SATs=11 V=10684 hellashab.blogspot.gr


More info on the AIOLOS balloon project can be found on the website of the project: http://hellashab.blogspot.gr/2015/02/2-way.html


2015-04-18

World Amateur Radio Day logs



The 19th of April is the World Amateur Radio Day. Usually various IARU member societies use special callsigns to celebrate the occasion. This year I logged the following:

7U7WARD    18 MHz  SSB
EG1WRD     14 MHz  SSB
AO2105WRD  14 MHz  SSB
AO7URM     21 MHz  SSB 
A43WARD    21 MHz  SSB
HB9WARD    18 MHz  SSB
SK90WARD   18 MHz  CW
TM90WARD   18 MHz  CW

The WARD event celebrates the founding of IARU on 18 April 1925 in Paris, France. First IARU president was Hiram Percy Maxim, 1AW of ARRL. 

See you again next year!

2015-04-17

90th anniversary of IARU

2015 is the 90th anniversary of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU). A number of special event stations using the "90IARU" suffix are on the air on all HF bands. Some of them have already confirmed QSOs online using eQSL.


DJ90IARU (30m CW)
OZ90IARU (40m CW)
SF90IARU (40m CW)

HB90IARU (40m CW)






2015-04-15

50 MHz sporadic E season opens




I checked DX-maps and discovered that Es propagation is back again, for 2015. Unfortunately not in our area but over the Gulf of Biscay, serving Spain, Portugal, France and England.


2015-04-14

QSL from EY on 12 m





Today I received a nice QSL card, EY7AD from Tajikistan on 24 MHz (12m) SSB, for a QSO in November 2013. Now I need Tajikistan only on 80 and 30 m, any mode.