A few days ago I received an eQSL card from the English Service of China Radio International for my reception of China National Radio CNR2 on 22nd June 2022.
Today via email I received an eQSL from the the Voice of the Martyrs re my reception of their station on 13th November 2021.
I mailed a Reception Report to their station via postal mail last year, but had not had a reply, so I sent an email a few days ago and received the eQSL below.
More information on the Voice of the Martyrs can be found on my previous post at…….
Or on their website at……
I have been chasing/hunting quite a bit of DX SOTA/WWFF of late. Last Sunday (18th September 2022) was another great day. Below are the SOTA/WWFF activators that I logged.
YU1FKJ/p – Deliblatska pescara YUFF-0031
EA8BJ/p – EAFF-0740
DL8ECA/p – Gülper See NSG DLFF-0511
EC2AG/p – SOTA EA2/ BI-063
EA8W/p – Parque Natural Los Volcanes EAFF-0069
EA8BM/p – Área de Reserva de la Biosfera La Palma EAFF-0079
MI/EI3ISB – SOTA GI/ CA-001
EA8CNR Jose – EAFF-0739
“I inform you that the QSO is spectacular for me, because I was with an MFJ 1620t mobile antenna…….Thanks again for the Fantastic contact on the 14 Mhz band.”
Yesterday I applied for my latest VKFF award certificate. It is the VKFF Hunter Honour Roll 1,700 issued for having worked 1,700 different VKFF references.
Thanks to all of the VKFF activators and thanks to Adam VK2YK the VK5 VKFF State Rep for the certificate.
On Thursday 15th and Friday 16th September 2022, I operated with the special event call of VK90ABC to celebrate the 90 year anniversary of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).
I made a total of 502 QSOs on 10, 15, 20, 40, & 80m SSB. This included 53 different DXCC entities.
The vast majority of my contacts were on the 20m band with 359 QSOs. This was followed by 61 QSOs on 40m, 38 QSOs on 15m, 37 QSOs on 10m, and just 7 QSOs on the 80m band. I tried 80m briefly on both nights, but the band was so noisy with static crashes. As a result there were few callers.
The maps below show my contacts around the world. The different pins show the bands.
- Green – 10m
- Blue – 15m
- Orange – 20m
- Red – 40m
- Blue – 80m
I worked the following DXCC entities:-
- Costa Rica
- Czech Republic
- East Malaysia
- European Russia
- Federal Republic of Germany
- Isle of Man
- New Zealand
- Northern Ireland
- Puerto Rico
- Republic of Korea
- Slovak Republic
- South Africa
- Southg Cook Islands
- Sri Lanka
- Trinidad & Tobago
- United States of America
Conditions into Europe and the United Kingdom on the long path on the 20m band were the best I had heard in a number of years.
The map below shows my European/UK QSOs.
I also worked 37 of the 50 US States. These contacts were made on the 10m, 20m, and 40m bands. Short path propagation on 20m into the USA during the evening was very good.
There was a very nice opening to Japan on 15m on Thursday afternoon.
The highlight for me was working a number of South African stations on 40m.
Thank you to everyone who called. It was another fun 2 days. Thanks also go to the organisers of VK90ABC who allowed me to use the call ocne again.
Last Wednesday (14th September 2022) I attended the monthly Strathalbyn Amateur Radio Group meeting at the home of Tony VK5MRT at Strathalbyn.
I spent an enjoyable couple of hours there and delivered a short presentation on the upcoming trip to Troubridge Island.
PerthTech is on the weekend 22-23 October 2022.
Marija VK5MAZ and myself will be attending to deliver a presentation on Saturday on WWFF and operating portable.
On Sunday, I will be one of a handful of ‘team leaders’ who will be taking amateurs out into the field to activate VKFF parks around Perth. For some this will be their very first park activation.
I would encourage other VKFF activators to head out that day to hopefully make contact with the VK6 activators.
I had a great day out yesterday (Saturday 3rd September 2022) at the Amateur Radio Experimenters Group (AREG) Car Boot Sale.
Adam VK2YK and myself manned a small table promoting WWFF/VKKF. We had a lot of interest in the program.
I also checked a number of QSL cards for ARRL DXCC as an official ARRL card checker. I also checked ID for persons wanting to register with Logbook of the World.
Congrats to AREG for organising such a great event.
Last weekend (Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th 2022) was the 32nd ALARA Contest for the Australian Ladies Amateur Radio Association (ALARA).
My wife Marija VK5MAZ is the ALARA Contest Manager.
Marija and I had a number of other commitments over the weekend. Marija spent most of Saturday out in the garden and on Sunday we went for a drive down to Goolwa and Hindmarsh Island in the 72 Chrysler VH. It was such a beautiful sunny day for a ‘cruise’.
Marija did manage a few hours on Saturday afternoon and a few hours again on Sunday afternoon for the ALARA Contest.
Marija ended up with 201 QSOs and a claimed score of 648 points.
- Czech Republic
- New Zealand
YLs logged were:-
- Alisha VK2FASH
- Leonie VK2LDM
- Mora VK2LLJ
- Stacey VK2SJC
- Jenny VK2TOT
- Julie VK3FOWL
- Jenny VK3WQ
- Lesley VK5LOL
- Catherine VK7C/VK4
- Tania VK7MMT
- Linda VK7QP
- Ngaire ZL2UJT