2015-09-28

New DX worked during CQ WW RTTY

Last weekend I participated in the CQ WW RTTY contest. The operation was fairly succeful:
  • I worked E51AAR, South Cook Island, on 20 m for an All Time New One (ATNO), getting my DXCC total to 277.
  • I worked OJ0DX on 80 m and Z21MG on 10 and 20 m for new band slots. I had Z2 only on 6 m, due to limited activity from that entity.
  • Finally I worked L33, OM2015, A96, HB2 and perhaps a couple more new prefixes for WPX Mixed and WPX Digital.

I have already sent my contest log as Checklog and uploaded all QSOs to LoTW, eQSL.cc and ClubLog.

See you next month (October 24-25, 2015) in CQ WW SSB.

2015-09-17

SV1GK: Τα είπε όλα σε μια πρόταση...

"…Αυτό πού με θλίβει... είναι η ανύπαρκτη διάθεση των συναδέλφων [ραδιοερασιτεχνών] να διαβάσουν για να πλατύνουν τις γνώσεις τους, αλλά κύρια ο άκρατος εγωισμός, η αρχομανία και ο διχασμός πού επικρατεί μεταξύ τους…"

Αυγουστίνος Νομικός, SV1GK (SK), από την νεκρολογία του στο 5-9 Report, τεύχος 165.

2015-09-13

Athens Flying Week 2015 - Tatoi Air Show

A Dornier Do.228 of the German Navy

An octocopter drone from UcanDrone

Aerobatics by Mikael Brageot of Breitling Team

Yesterday I visited Dekelia (Tatoi) Air Base (LGTT) for the main air show of Athens Flying Week 2015. There were many interesting participants from Military and General Aviation, as well as Aegean Air.

Unfortunately the spectators area has poor orientation; for most of the air show the spectators and photographers face the Sun.


A small collection of my photos is uploaded to my ipenity.com account.

Athens Flying Week 2015 @ipernity.com


 





Εφαρμογή τύπου APRS από την ΤΡΑΙΝΟΣΕ


Η ΤΡΑΙΝΟΣΕ Α.Ε. έχει αναπτύξει μια συμπαθητική εφαρμογή στο internet, η οποία προβάλλει σε χάρτη τις θέσεις των αμαξοστοιχιών σε επιλεγμένα τμήματα του δικτύου. Προς το παρόν καλύπτονται οι ακόλουθες διαδρομές:
  • Κιάτο - Άνω Λιόσια - Αεροδρόμιο (προαστιακός)
  • Χαλκίδα - Πειραιάς, με μετεπιβίβαση στις Αφίδνες
  • Θεσσαλονίκη - Λάρισα (προαστιακός)
Τέτοια κόλπα στον χώρο των σιδηροδρόμων μέχρι στιγμής είχαμε δει μόνο στην Ελβετία (http://maps.vasile.ch/transit-sbb/), και μάλιστα από ιδιώτες και όχι επίσημα.
 
Η διεύθυνση για πρόσβαση της εφαρμογής είναι: http://www.trainose.gr/traingps/ και χρησιμοποιεί υπόβαθρο Google Maps. Μήπως θα πρέπει να τους μιλήσει κάποιος και για το OpenStreetMap, το οποίο καλύπτει άριστα την συγκεκριμένη εφαρμογή ?


2015-09-10

COMMON AND PRECIOUS update (TNX QSL)


Yesterday I visted the post office, where I found a QSL card from german beacon Common and Precious, which operates on 10237.6 kHz CW from a location near Aldershof in Germany. Many thanks and 73 to the operator!

 


Athens Flying Week 2015

The opening "pre-show" of the Athens Flying Week 2015 took place yesterday evening over Phaleron Bay. The program included:

  • The Saudi Hawks (aerobatic team of 7 BAE Hawk of the Royal Saudi Air Force
  • Flypast of Aegean Air A320 and Olympic Air Dash8Q400
  • Three ultralight seaplanes of Aviodream
  • Jurgis Kairys flying solo his Su-31
  • Polish AF Mig 29 "114"
  • Sea rescue demo of the Hellenic Navy Helicopter Command

The Saudi Hawks in diamond formation


SX-UAL and SX-UAR



The Polish AF Mig-29 "114" releasing flares


Jurgis Kairys with his Su-31 aerobatic


It seems that the Hellenic Navy helicopter display did not go as planned; the S70 helicopter failed to recover the rescuer who was subsequently collected by a RIB of the Hellenic Coast Guard.


There was also a team of UAV drone operators from Ucandrone who produced live video coverage of the air show and the spectators using two quadcopters.



More photos from the event are available at my ipernity.com photo collection.

The air show continues on Saturday 12 September and Sunday 13 September at Dekelia Air Base (LGTT).




Athens Flying Week 2015 @ipernity.com

 


UPDATE: Aerial video from the two Ucandrone drones, published on Youtube.