January 05, 2005

Happy New Year

I was recently shamed by PE1AHX into electronifying my log-book. I knew it should be done really but wasn't ready to see the dxcc/sq totals that have recently reset to zero following the move to Cornwall. Having spent all day typing it in I can report that this is the picture for 2004 since activity began at the end of May.


All activity on 144MHz.

DXCC total 33: 7X, 9A, 9H, CT, CT3, DL, EA, EA8, EI, F, G, GD, GM, GU, GW, HG, HB, HV, I, IS, LZ, OE, OK, OM, ON, OZ, PA, S5, SP, SV, T9, YO, YU.

Squares 141.

With help from Steve G0CUH I have now got 2x16ele by I0JXX on the tower with a masthead pre-amp and filters.

I took some pictures but they are a bit dark....something to do with the thick black clouds that have been overhead for weeks now. It has also been too darned windy to put the tower up.

In the brief time I used the new antenna it does seem very good with excellent SSB echos even at moon apogee.

I'll post some pictures soon.

Posted by Tim at January 5, 2005 06:05 PM

hello tim

good wishes for 2005 for you and your family.

I am a regular reader of your blog.
A brief introduction of myself.
56 years. ham since 1978.
activity. small expeditions in Europe (Lx, C31,F,OE, mostly on 2 meter.
Since 25 years contestmember of PI4GN
PI4GN is qrv from 2 mtr till 24 GHz.
I am very interested in the theory of radio waves.
My profession is teacher of science and arethmetic in middle school (12 -17 years pupils)

Hope you make the D44 or W one day.
I am irregulary qrv with a friends station. 6x 16 el crossyagi and enough power.
I will call you one day for tropo sked from jo33 sqare

73 gerard

Posted by: gerard pe1bbi at January 12, 2005 08:12 PM