The Beginning …
Back in the 70´ my interrests changed from DX-ing on shortwave to VHF- / UHF- and SHF – propagation observation and technique. In 1975 I got the chance to use a little cottage on top of a beautiful mountain in JO51GO (former EU-Locator FL33b). This first-class location, a dream of every VHF-DXer, is about 700m (2.100ft) above sealevel and has a 360° free takeoff. With a couple of friends (DC2AI, DJ5AR, DK5AJ, DL3TY) we completely re-build the cottage and installed electrical power, heater, beds etc. With mostly homemade equipment I worked a lot of DX from there, using all kinds of propagations like Tropo, Sporadic E, Aurora, Meteor-Scatter and EME. Due to business reasons I had to give up this location in 1990.
Since 2014 I am again active on 144 Mhz from my home location in JO51go, 340m asl.
Equipment for 144 MHz:
|Elecraft K3 + P3,
Trxv TR 144H +40
|2 x BLF188XR||9 El. F9FT (1.5 wl)|
Standings on 144 MHz:
|MHz||WW-Squares||DXCC||Continents||Longest distance [km]|
Map of European squares worked on 144 MHz:
3V, 4U, 9A, 9H, C31, CT, DL, EA, EA6, EI, EK, ER, ES, EU, F, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB9, HB0, I, IS0, K, LA, LX, LY, LZ, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OY, OZ, PA, S5, SM, SP, SV, SV9, T7, TA, TF, TK, UA, UA2, UR, YL, YO, YU, Z32.
UG6AD – 2.881 km on 144 MHz vie Sporadic E
UA3TCF – 2.270 km on 144 MHz via highspeed CW Meteor Scatter
W5UN – 8.478 km on 144 MHz via Eart-Moon-Earth, single Yagi and 2 x CW