73´s, Luis EA1CS
Amateur Radio is going to orbit the moon after hitching a ride aboard a Chinese Long March 3C launch vehicle. Expected orbit insertion is 28 October and LX0OHB-4M payload is fully integrated. Vehicle launch is scheduled on 23 October.
Space exploration and Amateur Radio is a perfect marriage of everything that is best about our hobby. And, it is truly exciting to see our passion decried as a technological relic, continuing to push the boundaries of the last frontier. Best results to one and all.
73 from the shackadelic near the beach.
This past weekend was the JARTS RTTY contest which is fun as the exchange is the age of the person – 00 for YLs, 99 for Multis and the actual age for everyone else. I had very little time to operate so it was a combined total time of about 7 hours on Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday.
On Friday night I worked a couple 10m contacts so I was hopeful the band would have activity over the weekend. On 80m I called CQ for a bit and after being spotted it was nice for a couple EU stations to call me. I ended Friday with 82 Qs and 8,044 points.
On Saturday I operated a short time in the morning and a short time in the early afternoon and then a very short time late in the evening. I only worked just over 100 contacts on Satuday for an ending count of 187 Qs & 49,140 pts.
Sunday was the same thing with a short time in the morning, a brief early afternoon session and 30 mins at the end of the contest. It gave me a total of 317 Qs and 122,400 points which is one of my lowest JARTS totals but given the short amount of time I had to operate I can’t complain.
Both during the contest and via email after I had multiple operators thank me for spotting them when I worked them on another band. Even HZ1PS in Saudi Arabia sent me a message during our 2nd band QSO during a pileup he had going.
With the contest exchange being age, I threw out the 00′s and 99′s and multiple contacts with the same call and ended up with 230 different calls worked. The youngest age sent was 24 by 2 operators and the oldest age sent was 85 by one operator. The average age of those 230 operators was 58.5 years. The median age (middle value of all stations worked) was 60 and the mode (most common age reported) was 52.
Even with the short time available to be on the air, I was able to log 53 DXCC entities including Israel, Turkey, Crete and Saudi Arabia on 10m.
N1MM+ score summary:
Band QSOs Pts DXCC Areas 3.5 23 49 3 10 7 43 91 4 13 14 115 295 35 13 21 92 241 34 10 28 44 124 24 7 Total 317 800 100 53 Score : 122,400
Here’s a map produced using ADIF2MAP (click to enlarge):
Thanks for all the contacts!
Información Jacek SP5EAQ: ... "Las fuertes lluvias y los vendavales nos han impedido instalar la antena de 80mts. Los 10 y 12mts tuvieron una buena apertura con CT y EA vía LP a las 18.00Z: hacia SP en esas bandas parecen estar permanentemente cerradas. Controlamos la mayor parte de las aperturas posibles . "
|10m WSPR unique reports today with 500mW TX|
"Yo no creía cuando redacté los planes y normas para el primer evento en 1958 que su popularidad se incrementaría y se extendería por todo el mundo"
Aún más asombroso es el hecho de que después de todo este tiempo aún mantiene su popularidad y ahora tiene una participación de alrededor de medio millón de Scouts y Guías en más de cien países que operaron desde unas diez mil estaciones de radio aficionados. De hecho se ha convertido en el mayor evento internacional scout ".
|Nigel G3TXF con un nuevo trofeo Concurso Commonwealth.|
|33 unique WSPR spots (of others) in last 2 weeks on 472kHz WSPR|
Read about this announcement at the ARRL website about five minutes ago and this is a win-win scenario for everyone. Imagine for a moment as an aspiring engineer in want of real world, resume material or as a highschool student in want of difference maker experience for your university application? Your idea in collaboration with AMSAT-NA resources and mentorship may launch in the future. This is the right stuff because it provides real world experience beyond that of the classroom or university test bench.
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73 from shackadelic near the beach.
|2014 California QSO Party Mixed Mode|
|Nice to get back on the air again|
The next contest on the MARC contest calendar is the CQ WW DX Contest that starts Friday, Oct 24, 2014 at 8:00 PM local time and runs for 48 hours.
If you can only operate a few hours consider entering using the Classic overlay category. Operation is limited to 24 hours.
If your a new ham you may qualify for the Rookie overlay category.
Don’t worry about how much time you can operate, most MARC contesters are casual operators and only spend a few hours operating during most contests. The club goal is to maximize club participation. Make one contact, send in a log and your a participant.
If you’d like to add your score to the MARC score in the Club Competition, include the following line in your Cabrillo log entry: CLUB: Milford Ohio Amateur Radio Club
I don’t need to register teams for this contest so if you decide, at the last minute, to make a few contacts that’s not a problem, you can still support the clubs efforts.
Check the rules at: www.cqww.com They have changed since last year.
Section XII Judging, Section A Unsportsmanlike Conduct, addresses one of my pet peeves, run stations that don’t ID. Those using a spotting network may have his call, but those running unassisted need him to ID.
MARC Contest Coordinator