Monday, August 30, 2010

The Alpha Spid BIG-RAS rotor did not last for one month!

This was very quick :-(

Have been having problems with the AZ of the rotor for some time, where the readout have not been working, and other days it have been ok.
Two days ago the EL did also stop working, so I did take the rotor down tonight to find out that bouth the AZ AND EL where FULL of water!
But cant se how and where so much water can get in there, in so short time.

So guess there will be some time before I can get the antenna up again :-(

Sunday, August 8, 2010

2nd RX test on 23cm EME

Today I did get some time just before moon set, to do some more RX test on 23cm
This was again success on first RX, first G4CCH and then PY2BS.

G4CCH has 5.4m Dish and 450W and PY2BS 4.6m Dish and 500W at feed.
Best decode on G4CCH was -23db, and PY2BS -24db

So this looks very good for my small setup, so hope to be able to TX soon.


Sunday, August 1, 2010

First decode on 23cm

Got the first decode of the moon on 23cm this morning :-)

Did decode K2UYH with best at -24db
He was using a 28 feet Dish and 500W in shack, so looks like it will be possible to get some QSO's with this setup when I get the PA installed.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

23cm EME

My 23cm EME project have been delayed, and have not got time to finnish the 2.4m dish and base for the dish.

So I have just now installed a 44 El. yagi from Wimo on my Spid AZ/EL rotor

When testing the rotor before installation, I did got some help from my yongest son :-)

I will use my Flex-5000, Kuhne TR1296H Transverter, and LNA from G4DDK
Have allso 150W, but will need to test RX fyrst :-)

Saturday, April 17, 2010

VK7ZL on 60 meters

Have had WSPR runnig on 60 meters.

Tonight VK7ZL did hear my 5 watt @ 17.297 km :-)

2010-04-17 20:56  OY3JE  5.288623  -26  0  5  VK7ZL  17297  51

Friday, April 9, 2010

60 meters Log on my homepage

I will be uploading all 60 meters QSO this month to my homepage.

QSO status on 60 meters

QSO by OY3JE on 60 m.
Type of propagation: All Mode: All mode
From 06/04/2010 to 08/07/2010

07/04/2010 17:38 OZ8ABE JO55VF 55 55 SSB FRA 1307
07/04/2010 18:54 G4TRA IO81TP 57 44 SSB FRA 1183
07/04/2010 20:50 MØMJH 57 47 SSB FRA +-1234
07/04/2010 21:46 G4TRA IO81TP 59 57 SSB FRA 1183
07/04/2010 22:14 GØHNW IO81VH 55 43 SSB FRA 1222
08/04/2010 19:23 GØHNW IO81VH 57 55 SSB 1222
08/04/2010 22:58 LA4LN JP5ØJA 55 45 SSB 969
Number of QSO listed: 7

Thursday, April 8, 2010


Now my SteppIR did break again, and this time the copper wire is damaged also.
And all this just as I have got a temp licens for 60 meters.
But lucky that OY4TN has some unsued copper wire for the SteppIR that I can borrow, so hope to get time to replace it soon.

-- Post From My iPhone

60 meters licens only valid for one month!

After reading the letter from authority regarding the 60 meters licens again tonight, I se it's only valid for one month, and the price for this month is 87 EURO, this is totally crazy.

Have send them a mail and asked them if this maybe is a print error and maybe shall be one year with that price.

So we will se....

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

60 meters license

This evening I did receive my 60 meters license :-)

I did first apply for a 60 meter license in december 2008, so this have been a long time waiting.

The license is valid for one year, and is for 5.250 to 5.450 MHz and 100Watt E.R.P

Unfortunally we did have some high wind this weekend and my SteppIR did break (again) so must get it fixed so I can get on 60 meters soon :-)

Thursday, March 11, 2010

ITT Amplifier at OY6FRA club station

OY1JD, OY9JD & OY110 working on the ITT PA at OY6FRA

The old 300watt module

All 4 modules installed and ready for test :-)

PA tested and out power was 800 watt on 160m but one control lamp error on module 2 :-(
So not sure if PA will be ready for WPX SSB.

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Saturday, February 13, 2010

CQ WPX RTTY Contest 2010

I am participating in CQ WPX RTTY again this year, and allso Single Band 80 meter again.
After sunrise saturday morning on the way home to get some sleep, I took the above picture.
The picture shows the takeoff to europe from the clubhouse, and my new K9AY antenna to the left. The K9AY is used for RX on 80m, and can be switched i four directions.
For TX the centre tower in the picture is used, and is this tower gamma feed for 80m.
For first time we have a webcam at the club and do it show live stream from the radio room where daily HF operation takes place and allso contest's, The webcam that allso is streaming live audio from the radio can been seen here...
Allso I am testing N1MM and uploading live scores to here...

Monday, February 8, 2010

EchoLink for iPhone

EchoLink have now been out there for some years now, but not any version for smartphones as far as I do know.

I was looking for new Ham software on the App Store last night, and there was EchoLink for iPhone and it's allso free.
Have now had it running on my iPhone, and must say that the audio quality is excelent.

So will recomend all Hams with an iPhone to give it a try :-)

Thursday, January 21, 2010

YouTube - OY6A CQWW CW Contest 2009

OY6A in CQWW CW contest 2009 as multi/single Operating from OY6FRA club station. Operators are OY2J & OY3AA

What a bird problem!

Tony's 10 Metre Band Report - 20 January, 2010 | Southgate Amateur Radio News:

Image: Tony Dixon G4CJC
Tony Dixon G4CJC
What an odd week! Monday and Tuesday were
so-so with OY6FRA (Faroe Islands) and OY1CT making a real splash on Tuesday. The rest of the week was almost none existent. There were a few HGs on Saturday and Sunday, well it was their contest after all.

Just look at the OY6FRA antennas.

What a bird problem!