Helvetia Contest 2021
Posted by Matthias, LA0FA on mandag 26. april 2021
 

I participated in the Helvetia Contest 24/25 April. I really appreciate the new rules where DXCC entities outside Switzerland also can contact each other, the 10 points for QSO with HB is of course a strong incentive to really to focus to catch mostly HB, but the cross country possibility generates more traffic and flow throughout the 24 hours testperiod. With 472 QSO's in the log in CW & SSB are to my opinion in middle of a solar storm with very little to none DX here from Scandinavia I am quite happy with the achievement.  

I hope to catch also in 2021 a nice award like the one below in 2020....


A big thanks to the A25RU and C92RU teams
Posted by Matthias, LA0FA on lørdag 24. april 2021
 

I want to thank the excellent Russian team (Vasily-R7AL, Leo-UI8J, Vlad-R9LR and Mike-RU3UR) for yet two magnificient DX-Peditions. Your operating skills and operating style (specifically in CW) is amazing and I enjoy it very much to work you on as many slots as possible. I feel luck to have been able to fill in the TopBand slots, as well as the other lowbands, including 60m. The fact that you also activated QO-100 satellites from the two DXCC entities  is a big bonus on top. 

I hope to see you on many more DXPeditions - my support is guaranteed !

73 de LA0FA - Mat

Worked slots C92RU :  (screenshot clublog)

Worked slots A25RU:

 


QO-100 ... Counting DXCC's
Posted by Matthias, LA0FA on tirsdag 20. april 2021
 

I would like to publicly thank the Qatar Satellite Company (Es'HailSat), the Qatar Amateur Radio Society (QARS) and AMSAT Deutschland (AMSAT-DL) for their joint effort to create Qatar Oscar 100 (hosted on Es'HailSat-2 satellite).

Having been active on QO-100 since November 2020, I have been able to work 72 DXCC entities, and today I joined the QO-100 DX Club, and filed for the the first step of a series of awards, starting with the Bronze Award.


Russian District Awards
Posted by Matthias, LA0FA on lørdag 20. mars 2021
 

The "RDA" program is established to encourage confirmed contacts with the greatest variety of areas in Russia.

https://www.qsl.net/ae9b/rda.htm

I am honoured to be awarded for the fist 100 confirmed districts.


LA0FA active on Low Orbit Satellites
Posted by Matthias, LA0FA on lørdag 28. november 2020
 

During this summer I have been active on some of the low orbit satellites ... RS-44, AO-7, XW-2, AO-92, AO-91.

The picture shows my antenna setup with a 70cm and a 2m band X-Quad as well as the azimuth/elevation rotator. IC-9700 is the transceiver deployed for this operation. Antenna and doppler effect receiver control is automated with the MacDoppler software.


LA0FA QRV on the QO-100 Satellite
Posted by Matthias, LA0FA on onsdag 25. november 2020
 

I am now QRV on QO-100, Es'Hail satellite, the worlds first geostationary transponder for amateur radio service. I have invested in new equipment to make this possible:

  • Kuhne Up-Converter, 144 MHz to 2.4 GHz
  • Kuhne Down-Converter, 10 GHz to 433 MHz
  • 85cm offset dish (pic) with a DJ7GP dual-feed for 10GHz and 2.4GHz

I operate with my Icom IC-9700.

Picture shows the 85cm offset dish with the mounted DJ7GP dual feed for 10GHz downlink and 2.4GHz uplink frequencies. Elevation here from south east Norway to the satellite is 21 degs.

CW - the noble art of communication.....
Posted by Matthias, LA0FA on søndag 15. april 2012
 
Newest gadget in the equipment room: Begali CW key ... what a nice and elegant way to send CW !

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QSL - bureau - LotW Ultra Beam Controller for Ultra Beam 160,80,60,40,30m Vertical IC7610 and IC9700 Acom2000 - Automatic Power Amplifier CW - the noble art of communication DX hunting QRV on Satellite QO-100 Logging on Mac - RumLogNG (DL2RUM)




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