New solar optimizers
Since a couple of years we have solar panels on our roof. Each solar panel
is connected to a solar optimizer to improve the overall efficiency.
is how the spectrum from 12MHz to 25MHz looks like on my RX magnetic
loop 10m away from the house during daytime with solar optimizers.
There is a peak every 200kHz and a higher noice level.
I got in contact with the solar vendor support. They immediately
unterstood my issue but still it took more than 2 years until the old
optimizers were replaced by newer optimiziers. In addition ferrit cores
are added to the power cables. The peaks are gone now and the noice
floor is dropped by 10-20db.
my new homemade wire GPs for 160m to 10m are now in operation.
RX Premap for 160m to 2m with up to 11db gain from www.box73.de
Since some time I own a 2ele HB9CV for
6m. It did some great job in past as a portable setup in JO61hg. Now it
was time to have some more gain. In the internet I found the assembly
instruction for the 2ele. I was surprised to read that there is also a
4ele version available.
The only differences are:
- 2 more elements
- longer boom
- 4db more gain
Mosley mini32 AW on a 9m Aluminium Telescopic Masts below a 2ele HB9CV
for 6m in JO61hg (DF1LON/p).
2010 EU-021 TF/DF1LON
From 5th September until 19th September 2010 Sabine and I did
a roundtrip on Iceland. We stayed in four differet holliday houses.
TF/DF1LON 2010: 1831 QSOs
TRX: IC7000 100w
Ant1: wire-GP for 40m/20m/15m/10m
Ant2: wire-GP for 30m/17m/12m
I was QRV from four different places on
QTH 1: (05.Sep
until 09. Sep) nr Selfoss (Locator: HP93LV)
QTH 2: (10. Sep
until 12. Sep) nr Eskifjorour (Locator: IP25XB)
QTH 3: (12. Sep
until 16. Sep) nr Akureyri (Locator: IP15BS)
QTH 4: (16. Sep
until 19. Sep) nr Akranes (Locator: HP94EK)
Band SSB CW |
0 | 0
0 | 0
95 | 97
0 | 0
20m 399 501
30m 0 432
40m 36 366
0 | 0
0 | 0
2008 WPX CW MJ0LON
After I joined during the past years several multi operations for the
major CW contests, it was time again to do some Single Op effort. So
the Idea grow be QRV as Single OP for the CQ WPX CW 2008 competition,
destination: Jersey (MJ)
How to get to Jersey:
Jersey is one of the Channel Island between France and U.K. As it
is an Island there are only two options to reach our destination: by
see or by air. By air would mean to travel to London Heathrow first,
than change to London Gatwik and fly to Jersey. All in all about 8h-9h.
A car journey would take us also about 8h-9h to the ferry port in St.
Malo (France) plus about 1,5h for the ferry transfer to Jersey. The
total costs were a few Euros cheaper for the car/ferry transport and we
were able to take as much as we needed with us. So the car ferry
combination was our favorite way of travel.
On the way towards Jersey:
We, Sabine and I, left Duesseldorf around 2:00 UTC at the 29th
May2008 towards St. Malo as we had planed to be there around 10-11UTC.
The check-in time for the Ferry would end at 14:45 UTC so we had about
3-4h of additional buffer for any possible traffic jams. I had set the
cruise control to 120km/h and with two stops (one for breakfast and one
to refuel the car) we were at 10:00 UTC close to St. Malo.
Our third stop was our first sight seening visit and the only one
in France: Le Mont Saint Michel
Le Mont Saint-Michel is a rocky tidal island in Normandy, France.
It is located approximately one kilometer off the country's north
coast, at the mouth of the Couesnon River near Avranches. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mont_Saint-Michel)
Around 14:30 UTC we arrived at the Ferry Port in St. Malo, about 1h
before our Catamaran Ferry would leave towards Jersey. These Catamaran
Ferry's manage the 60km to St. Helier on Jersey in about 75min.
WPX CW Contest 2008
The Jersey Clubstation, GJ2A, is situated in an old german second
world war bunker at the south west end of Jersey.
WPX CW Station Setup
Notebook with N1MM
TS-850 + Microham Keyer + PA
FT1000 + CW Keyer + FL2100b
Force12 C3 (20m-10m)
Cushcraft R8000 (40m-10)
homemade audio switching box
| CQWW WPX Contest, CW
Class: SOAB HP
Operating Time (hrs): 35.5
Total: 2539 Prefixes = 756 Total Score = 3,385,368
Sightseeing Jersey 2008:
On Monday and Tuesday after the WPX CW Contest we did some
sightseeing around Jersey. There is plenty to see and we were not able
to do everything we had planed.
cu again as MJ0LON
2007 IOTA EU-047 Borkum
This year we visited Borkum EU-047 (DID N-001) for the IOTA 2007
competition. Sabine (my YL) and I were on the island from 26th July to
30th July. The main focus was a short holiday and the IOTA Contest.
Location was on one of the camping places were we set up our tent
with the glasfiber tower.
Ant: 9m GP + SG230 Tuner, 4x10m Radials somewhere on the sandy ground.
It was planed to use a carbattery as
power supply. Luckely we were able to use 230V power as our tent was on
a place designed for caravans.
IOTA Contest 2007
Class: SO12CW LP
Operating Time (hrs): 12
Band CW Qs CW Mults Ph Qs Ph Mults
80: 35 9
40: 331 35
20: 193 25
15: 1 1
10: 0 0
Total: 560 70
0 0 Total Score = 215,000
I made also about 200 QSOs on Friday on
17m/30m in CW.
The weather was not perfect. Especially
during the nights we had very strong winds and a lot of rain. The only
realy sunny day was Saturday were I took these pictures.