The ‘card fairy’ delivered me a VP6R QSL card from Pitcairn Island.
Monthly Archives: September 2021
Yesterday I received a QSL card and some photos from my good mate Dave G4AKC who regularly goes pedestrian and bicycle mobile in ENGLAND.
2021 RD Contest certificate
Found out yesterday that I came 3rd overall in VK in the 2021 Remembrance Day Contest and 1st in VK5 – Single-Op Phone section.
Thanks to everyone who called and thanks to Alan VK4SN the Contest Manager.
VKFF Hunter Honour Roll 1,575 certificate
Yesterday I qualified for my latest VKFF award certificate, the VKFF Hunter Honour Roll 1,575, issued for having worked a total of 1,575 different VKFF references.
Thank you to all of the VKFF Activators.
Some more QSL cards received recently
Here is a selection of QSL cards I have received in the past couple of weeks.
An evening of DX portable/mobile contacts
Last night (Monday 12th September 2021) I burnt the midnight oil a little and worked a handful of DX portable/mobile stations on 20m on the short path. The band was alive with European signals due to the Worked All Europe DX Contest, but I focussed on the portable operators who were operating outside of the Contest.
First in the log was Joe M1DLS who was activating Northumbrian Coast SPA-Blyth North Beach GFF-0339. Joe was 5/3 and gave me a 5/3 also. The map below shows his location.
The photos below show GFF-0339 (c/o Google maps).
I found the video below that was put together by Joe of his activation.
Next in the log was Mark M0NOM/p who was activating SOTA peak Whitbarrow-Lords Seat G/ LD-056 in GFF-0233. Mark was 5/3 and he gave me a 5/7.
The map below shows the location of G/ LD-056 and GFF-0233.
More info on the summit can be found at……..
This was followed by Balazs HA5GB/p who was activating SOTA peak HA/ KM-028 in Hungary. The signal reports were 5/3 sent and 4/5 received.
Next was Rodolfo I4RHP/p who was activating Natura 2000 – Alta Valle Del Torrente Sintria IFF-1888 in Italy. The signals were 5/5 both ways. The photos below are c/o https://ambiente.regione.emilia-romagna.it/
I then spoke with Steve G5EPC who was operating portable with 100 watts and a 5/8th vertical antenna. Steve was 5/5 and he gave a 5/6 signal report. Steve has a website which can be found at…….
And finally I spoke with Fraser MM0JHCD/p who was stationary mobile about 40 miles east of Edinburgh. He was running an Icom IC7100, Heil headset, and a MFJ telescopic vertical antenna on the roof of his van. Fraser was 5/4 and he gave me a 5/5 signal report.
I did hear a number of other European/UK SOTA and Park activators, but unfortunately they were being drowned out by other European stations taking part in the Worked All Europe DX Contest.
Some QSL cards received recently
A selection of QSL cards I have received in recent weeks…..
2021 CQ World Wide WPX Contest results.
Found out today the results of the 2021 CQ World Wide WPX Contest.
I entered into the Single Operator Low Power All Bands section. I came 1st in Australia and 12th in Oceania.
And this is the certificate in the overlay category – Tribander (10, 15, 20m) and single element for 40 & 80m. I came 1st in Australia and 2nd in Oceania.
VK5MAZ in the 2021 ALARA Contest
Over the weekend just gone, Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th August 2021, the annual ALARA Contest was held. ALARA is the acronym for the Australian Ladies Amateur Radio Association.
Although we had a number of commitments over the weekend, Marija did manage to sneak in about 3 hours on air during the contest. This was Marija’s first ever contest.
Marija made a total of 124 QSOs on 40m and 80m SSB. Not bad at all considering the amount of time she spent on air. Our Sunday afternoon was spent with the family, including our little grandson Flynn.