During a nice ES-opening today OJ0DX (Market Reef), operated by a German Crew around DL3DXX, found the way into my logbook on 50 MHz and later also on 1.8 MHz. This is DXCC #101 on 50 MHz.
Another colourful short term Award offered by the “Miller-DX-Club”, dedicated to the Olympic Games 2016 in Rio de Janeiro. The Award is free of charge and could be downloaded as pdf-file. More details here.
Another good Es opening on 2m this Saturday morning. With only 20 Watts out of the Transverter I worked LZ1ZL and LZ1KG from KN31 for a new square and a distance of 1.613 km. Heard but not worked was SV7GBR from KN20IX and several other LZ stations. This was my first ES and first new square since 1989, when I quit serious DX work on 2m!
What a surprise when I looked into the mailbox today! The colourful VK0EK QSL-card arrived directly from the british manager. Now all of my 336 DXCC’s are confirmed by card.
After more than 10 years I switched to a new styled, easier to administrate and modern cms-based webpage. My old design with several 10.000 clicks is now offline. Not all informations are online now but will be transferred to the new system depending on sparetime.
The MRASZ – Hungarian Radio Amateur Society – offers a nice short time award, commemorating the 225th anniversary of the birth of Samuel F.B. Morse, the creator of the Morse alphabet. The Award is free of charge and could be downloaded as pdf-file.
On March 25, 2016 I worked VK0EK Heard Island on 17m CW for an alltime new DXCC #336 out of the actual total of 339. Despite the huge pile-ups I was able to work them later also in SSB and on other bands.
Today, January 25, 2016 I worked K5P Palmyra Island on 30m CW for an alltime new DXCC #335 out of the actual total of 339.
After my previous homemade 2m Pa with 2x 4CX250B (build around 1975) is geting old, it was time to think about a new “state of the art” amplifier. Transistorized, high power, a low noise blower and all at an affordable price – that would be nice.
In an article of F1JRD, published in Dubus magazine 4/2010, I found the description of a compact (PCB 12 x 7 cm) 2m power amplifier with a Freescale LDMOS transistor. The tremendous gain of about 27 dB, more than 1.000 watts output power, combined with a relatively little effort, was fascinating.
After a longer search in the Internet I decided to build this project and started to assemble the main components. I ordered a BLF578 transistor at ebay, components from France and the copper heatsink from the Netherlands.