Archive for May, 2009

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ly2va.jpg The idea to join forces with LY2VA came during conversations after one of the LYAC/NAC tuesday activities. Aloyzas LY2VA (ex-UP2BBC) is one of the V/U/SHF pioneers in Lithuania and holder of many “firsts”. Photo: Aloyzas LY2VA at LY2WR Club station.
ly2wr-101.jpg We decided it should be interesting to try one of the SHF bands above 23cm during contest weekend because of enhanced station activity. LY2VA promised to build a 8-10W PA for his existing DB6NT for 13cm (2320 MHz) and he did exactly that. Photo: LY2VA 13/23/70cm, LY4U 2m
ly2wr-71.jpg So it becomes clear - the May 2/3 weekend is going to be first serious 13cm DX operation from LY, and the adrenaline levels rise… Photo: 40m high brick tower with LY2WR at the top, and commercially used steel radio tower besides.
ly2wr-61.jpg On friday afternoon the whole team of 3 (LY2VA, LY3BF, LY4U) is already at the new LY2WR KO24FO site - dominating hill in the central part of LY (240m a.s.l. + 40m brick tower). Photo: 144 MHz 11el (top), 432 MHz 20el (below)
ly2wr-111.jpg The place is also somewhat remote from any industrial activities, so the bands are relatively quiet, except for few bad insulators on nearby 110KV line.
ly2wr-81.jpg We had to extend one of the two masts to fit a 50cm dish to be used on 13cm. 2m/70cm/23cm antennas were there already. Photo: 1296 MHz loop-yagi and 2320 MHz dish at 285m a.s.l.
ly2wr-91.jpg Friday evening - we are all set. First QSO on 13cm with LY3AY (50km) 59/59 - all seem to work as expected. Starting to listen to the beacons. And indeed, as the air cools fast after sunset, temperature inversion occurs - at around 22UT ES0SHF/B on 23cm is already 599 (460 km). Unfortunately even on 70cm/2m all CQ-s go empty - everybody’s gone to bed. So do we, take a few hours break.
ly2wr-18.jpg Saturday morning 05UT - ES0SHF fading out fast, but OZ7IGY and couple of SK7 beacons on 70/23/13cm are there, desperately looking for scandinavian QSO partners on ON4KST Microwave Chat. A luck finally - Christian OZ2LD from JO54TU logs in, so we quickly QSY to 2320 MHZ and make easy QSO which is first ever LY-OZ on 13cm and new LY record for that band at 823km. See fine Christian’s station here: http://www.sitecenter.dk/oz2ld/
Photo: LY2VA in QSO with Vitalijus LY3AY on 13cm - a very new band here in LY.
ly2wr-21.jpg 14:00 saturday - the contest begins, for the first time we have 3 operators and a capability to operate 3 bands simultaneously. Even with that, every QSO is difficult - the main european activity starts about 800km away. I would like to ask SP/OK/OM and Scandinavian stations to turn antennas more often to LY - there are always few stations willing to participate in these large European contests. Photo: an HF IC-735 with 23/13cm transverters on top, 2m/70cm FT-857, ON4KST chat as an essential part of today’s VHF contesting, 2m/70cm/23cm FT-736R.
march-ctest-map-2009-ly2wr.jpg 2m highlights - two little pileups of DL stations from JO60/61/62/70/71 area at around 21-22UT, and a HA/OM pileup from JN97/98/87/88/89/KN06 around 00UT. Later a fine SSB QSO with DL0GTH for 2m ODX 1020km - the QSB went up just enough to exchange contest numbers, never heard them again. Called OE5BGN/P at 976km for about 30min but could not break the DL/OK stations wall. Relatively easy QSOs with many OK/OM mountain-top stations - thank you for not forgetting to turn antennas towards LY. Photo: QSO-map LY2WR 144 MHz from 1-st IARU subregional VHF Contest, March 2009. Taken from http://iaru.oevsv.at (where everybody can send a log now).
ly2wr-41.jpg As it most often happens, there was no inversion thus no tropo for the contest period, the long try on 13cm with Pertti OH2AXH resulted in only some traces of 13cm CW signal, impossible for QSO. Still decided to try 13cm with Ulf SM7LCB JO86GH on sunday morning. Yes! A weak CW signal comes out of noise, and 0730UT we complete a 539/519 QSO at 534km for the first ever LY-SM on 13cm band. Listen to this QSO at SM7LCB website.Photo: 13/23cm antennas and clear horizon to East for 100s of kilometers, from where only one station was QRV - EW1ST…
ly2wr-51.jpg All in all, this was one more great VHF DX and Contest weekend, looking for many more in future! LY2WR contest report is below. Thanks again to everybody for turning antennas to LY and spotting us in DX-cluster, 73 and cul! Photo: Arvydas LY3BF prepares to dismantle the 13cm dish as we pack for home after the Contest.
Contest Report from LY2WR in KO24FO at 144 MHzContest : IARU R1 2nd Subregional
Date : 2009 May 02 to 2009 May 03
Section : Multi OP
QTH : P.O.Box 927, 04013, Vilnius

Co-OPs : LY2VA;LY3BF;LY4U

TX : ft736r, 1000 W
RX : ft736r
Antenna : klm 2m11x, 45 mAGL, 285 mASL
Log : TACLog by OZ2M, 2.01, http://www.rudius.net/oz2m

QSOs : 65
-invalid: 0 Points/valid QSO
-valid : 65 QSO-points (*1) : 41917 645
WWLs : 37 WWL bonus (0) : 0 0
DXCCs : 10 DXCC bonus (0) : 0 0
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Total score : 41917 645

ODX : DL0GTH in JO50JP at 1020 km

Worked World Wide Locators:
JN79: 3 JO50: 1 JO70: 1 JO90: 1 KN06: 1 KO15: 1
JN87: 1 JO60: 3 JO71: 2 JO91: 1 KN08: 1 KO16: 1
JN88: 2 JO61: 2 JO72: 2 JO93: 1 KO01: 1 KO20: 1
JN89: 5 JO62: 4 JO73: 1 JO94: 5 KO02: 1 KO25: 2
JN97: 3 JO65: 2 JO77: 1 JO97: 1 KO11: 1 KO33: 1
JN98: 1 JO68: 1 JO81: 1 JP70: 1 KO14: 1 KO37: 1
JN99: 6

Worked DXCCs:
DL : 15 HA : 5 OK : 13 SM : 6 UR : 1 YL : 1
EU : 1 LY : 5 OM : 5 SP : 13

Top 20 QSO-points 20090502

1 DL0GTH JO50JP 1020
2 HA8V KN06HT 908
3 OK1FC JN79CP 890
4 DF0MTL JO60OM 885
5 OM8A JN87WV 875
6 HA5KDQ JN97LN 872
7 OK1RF JN79KM 864
8 OL3Z JN79FX 852
9 OK1VHF JO70EB 850
10 SK4AO JP70TO 849
11 DM7A JO60UR 843
12 HA7P JN97KW 837
13 DD0VF JO60UX 827
14 DL7AFB JO62JA 826
15 OK5Z JN89AK 813
16 DL1VDL JO61WB 812
17 HG6Z JN97WV 811
18 OM5M JN88RS 808
19 OM3KII JN88UU 790
20 DL0BLA JO62PF 785

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Contest Report from LY2WR in KO24FO at 432 MHz

Contest : IARU R1 2nd Subregional
Date : 2009 May 02 to 2009 May 03
Section : Multi OP

Co-OPs : LY2VA;LY3BF;LY4U

TX : ft736r, 20 W
RX : ft736r
Antenna : 20el, 42 mAGL, 282 mASL
Log : TACLog by OZ2M, 2.01, http://www.rudius.net/oz2m

QSOs : 13
-invalid: 0 Points/valid QSO
-valid : 13 QSO-points (*1) : 5155 397
WWLs : 11 WWL bonus (0) : 0 0
DXCCs : 8 DXCC bonus (0) : 0 0
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Total score : 5155 397

ODX : OK2KYC in JN99BM at 712 km

Worked World Wide Locators:
JN99: 2 JO91: 1 JO94: 1 KO04: 1 KO25: 2 KO37: 1
JO83: 1 JO92: 1 JO97: 1 KO20: 1 KO33: 1

Worked DXCCs:
EU : 1 OK : 2 SP : 4 UA2 : 1 UR : 1 YL : 1
LY : 2 SM : 1

Top 10 QSO-points:
OK2KYC JN99BM 712
OL9W JN99CL 712
SN7L JO91QF 507
SM1A JO97FK 488
US5WU KO20DI 473
SP2DDV JO83VE 465
SP2JYR JO92GP 447
SP2WPY JO94FL 388
YL2FZ KO37QI 356
RA2FCD KO04CW 276

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Contest Report from LY2WR in KO24FO at 1,3 GHz

Contest : IARU R1 2nd Subregional
Date : 2009 May 02 to 2009 May 03
Section : Multi OP

Co-OPs : LY2VA;LY3BF;LY4U

TX : ft736, 10 W
RX : ft736
Antenna : loop-yagi, 43 mAGL, 283 mASL
Log : TACLog by OZ2M, 2.01, http://www.rudius.net/oz2m

QSOs : 8
-invalid: 0 Points/valid QSO
-valid : 8 QSO-points (*1) : 1848 231
WWLs : 6 WWL bonus (0) : 0 0
DXCCs : 4 DXCC bonus (0) : 0 0
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Total score : 1848 231

ODX : OK2KYC in JN99BM at 712 km

Worked World Wide Locators:
JN99: 1 JO86: 1 KO03: 1 KO14: 2 KO15: 1 KO25: 2

Worked DXCCs:
LY : 5 OK : 1 SM : 1 SP : 1

Top 8 QSO-points:
OK2KYC JN99BM 712
SM7LCB JO86GH 534
SP4MPB KO03HT 265
LY2R KO15VR 133
LY2BAW KO25KA 54
LY3A KO25DB 53
LY3AY KO14XW 50
LY3FU KO14VS 47

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Contest Report from LY2WR in KO24FO at 2,3 GHz

Contest : IARU R1 2nd Subregional
Date : 2009 May 03
Section : Multi OP
: LY2VA;LY3BF;LY4U

TX : DB6NT, 8 W
RX : DB6NT
Antenna : 50cm dish, 42 mAGL, 285 mASL
Log : TACLog by OZ2M, 2.01, http://www.rudius.net/oz2m

QSOs : 2
-invalid: 0 Points/valid QSO
-valid : 2 QSO-points (*1) : 584 292
WWLs : 2 WWL bonus (0) : 0 0
DXCCs : 2 DXCC bonus (0) : 0 0
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Total score : 584 292

ODX : SM7LCB in JO86GH at 534 km

Worked World Wide Locators:
JO86: 1 KO14: 1

Worked DXCCs:
LY : 1 SM : 1

Top 2 QSO-points:
SM7LCB JO86GH 534
LY3AY KO14XW 50

73
Rytis, LY4U

1296 MHz

LY2WR 8285

LY2R 7479

YL2GD 7035

LY3A 1692

LY2BUU/P 1117

432 MHz

LY2WR 17792

LY2R 13070

ES7FU 11626

YL2GD 10446

LY3A 3816

LY2KX 3251

LY3UE 2802

LY1CO 2802

LY2FN 2676

LY2CK 2675

LY2PBV 2611

LY2AAE 2517

LY2NI 2503

LY4VA 2451

LY3BBM 2330

LY2FU 2299

LY4MR 2018

LY2CG 1941

LY2BCE 1717

LY3IO 1231

LY9Y 1111

LY1GP 607

LY3PEJ 577

LY1T 566

LY3DT 554

144 MHz

LY2R 36819

YL2GD 19074

LY9Y 16855

LY2BUU 15148

LY1CO 13467

LY3A 12934

LY2KX 11470

LY3UE 10336

LY1T 5121

LY2FN 4983

LY2PBV 4312

LY3TR 3928

LY3DT 3828

LY3BBM 2927

LY2BCE 2866

LY3PEJ 2672

LY2FU 2466

LY2AY 2420

LY3TW 2393

LY1CR 2361

LY2CK 2190

LY4VA 2167

LY2HW 1867

LY1CE 1702

LY1GP 1121

LY1MY 197

Rytis, LY4U

1296 MHz 2009-04 rezultatai

LYAC 1296 MHz 2009 m. balandžio mėn. rezultatai

ŠAUKINYS WWLOC QSO WWLOC TAŠKAI ODX

1. LY2R KO15VR 5 4 2701 279
2. LY2VA KO24DS 4 3 1868 255
3. LY3A KO25DB 3 3 1617 46LY stotys užmezgė QSO su šiais WW LOC:

KO14,16,24,25,26,37

Iš viso 6 skirtingi WW LOC.

Ataskaitos kontrolei (TNX): - .

Tolimiausių QSO TOP-10:

LY2R KO15VR - YL2GD KO37ML 279 km
LY2VA KO24DS - YL2AJ KO16OX 255 km
LY2R KO15VR - YL2AJ KO16OX 144 km
LY2R KO15VR - YL3AG KO26AW 136 km
LY2R KO15VR - LY2BAW KO25KA 105 km
LY2VA KO24DS - LY2BAW KO25KA 47 km
LY3A KO25DB - LY3FU KO14VS 46 km
LY3A KO25DB - LY2BAW KO25KA 38 km
LY2R KO15VR - LY2BJ KO25ER 37 km
LY2VA KO24DS - LY3A KO25DB 33 kmKomentarai:
Po 4 mėnesių:

1. LY2R 2701
2. LY2VA 1868
3. LY3A 1617—————————————————————–
O P E N C L A S S
1296 MHz APRIL 2009

CALL LOC QSO LOCs POINTS ODX

1. YL2GD KO37ML 8 7 5112 334

Comments:

After 4 months:

1. YL2GD 5112

Check logs (TNX): - .
2009-04-logs-1296.zip

2009-04-1296.jpg

Rytis, LY4U

432 MHz 2009-04 rezultatai

LYAC 432 MHz 2009 m. balandžio mėn. rezultatai

ŠAUKINYS WWLOC QSO WWLOC TAŠKAI ODX

1. LY2WR KO24FO 42 21 20586 733
2. LY2R KO15VR 29 15 14324 510
3. LY1CO KO15XI 23 10 7979 410
4. LY2VA KO24DS 19 9 7173 501
5. LY3UE KO24OP 16 8 6403 490
6. LY3A KO25DB 23 6 4989 320
7. LY2KX KO15PU 9 5 3572 182
8. LY2FN KO14XV 19 5 3357 265
9. LY2PBV KO14QN 6 4 2654 269
10. LY4MR KO24AJ 10 4 2615 149
11. LY1T KO15DF 7 4 2567 198
12. LY2FU KO14XW 15 4 2394 61
13. LY2AAE KO14XW 14 4 2392 113
14. LY3BBM KO15XG 6 4 2200 81
15. LY4VA KO14WV 14 3 1758 57
16. LY3DT KO15DG 5 3 1738 149
17. LY3IO KO14WW 13 2 1227 62
18. LY3PEJ KO15CL 4 2 1105 51
19. LY1MY KO24OQ 2 1 555 50

LY stotys užmezgė QSO su šiais WW LOC:

JO65,89,92,93,97
KO04,05,13,14,15,16,20,24,25,26,27,28,29,33,37,38
KP20

Iš viso 22 skirtingi WW LOC.

Ataskaitos kontrolei (TNX): - .

Tolimiausių QSO TOP-10:

LY2WR KO24FO - SK7MW JO65MJ 733 km
LY2WR KO24FO - SK0CT JO89XJ 662 km
LY2WR KO24FO - OH4LA KP20LG 631 km
LY2WR KO24FO - ES2NJ KO29NK 539 km
LY2WR KO24FO - ES2MC KO29GG 519 km
LY2R KO15VR - OH4LA KP20LG 510 km
LY2VA KO24DS - ES2MC KO29GG 501 km
LY3UE KO24OP - SP2CNW JO93AI 490 km
LY2WR KO24FO - SM1A JO97FK 488 km
LY2R KO15VR - SP2JYR JO92GP 484 km

Komentarai:

Po 4 mėnesių:

1. LY2WR 20586
2. LY1CO 19862
3. LY3UE 19050
4. LY2R 14324
5. LY3A 13708
6. LY2FU 8661
7. LY3DT 7388
8. LY2VA 7173
9. LY2FN 7021
10. LY2PBV 6451
11. LY1T 6062
12. LY3PEJ 5177
13. LY3UV 4665
14. LY4MR 4584
15. LY3BBM 3865
16. LY2KX 3572
17. LY3IO 2881
18. LY2AAE 2392
19. LY4VA 1758
20. LY1GP 1195
21. LY1MY 555
22. LY2AO 519

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O P E N C L A S S
432 MHz APRIL 2009

CALL LOC QSO LOCs POINTS ODX

1. YL2GD KO37ML 29 11 12129 514
2. EW1ST KO33UW 11 6 5526 321

Comments:

After 4 months:

1. YL2GD 33009
2. EW1ST 15776

Check logs (TNX): - .

2009-04-logs-432.zip

2009-04-432.jpg

Rytis, LY4U

144 MHz 2009-04 rezultatai

LYAC 144 MHz 2009 m. balandžio mėn. rezultatai

ŠAUKINYS WWLOC QSO WWLOC TAŠKAI ODX

1. LY2R KO15VR 66 30 39751 890
2. LY2WR KO24FO 53 25 29506 831
3. LY2BUU KO15XH 44 16 16259 683
4. LY3A KO25DB 55 14 15314 688
5. LY1CO KO15XI 27 12 10240 679
6. LY3UE KO24OP 19 8 6695 492
7. LY2KX KO15PU 14 8 6049 353
8. LY3DT KO15DG 18 7 5409 379
9. LY3TR KO14MW 28 6 4984 161
10. LY3BBM KO15XG 22 6 4393 229
11. LY1CR KO15CL 10 7 4388 177
12. LY3PEJ KO15CL 15 6 4136 211
13. LY1MY KO24OQ 19 5 4067 218
14. LY4MR KO24AJ 16 5 3799 169
15. LY4VA KO14WV 21 5 3473 129
16. LY2PBV KO14QN 11 5 3442 268
17. LY2CK KO24AJ 15 4 3084 149
18. LY3IY KO14XW 13 5 3069 267
19. LY2AO KO14WV 20 4 2708 93
20. LY1T KO15DF 12 4 2622 129
21. LY2FN KO14XV 20 4 2620 94
22. LY2AAE KO14XW 10 4 2578 134
23. LY2FU KO14XW 17 4 2536 85
24. LY2NA KO15JC 9 4 2402 96
25. LY3TW KO14WU 12 4 2352 88
26. LY3IO KO14WW 15 4 2328 62
27. LY2HW KO15DG 8 3 1724 61
28. LY1CE KO14XW 12 3 1688 61
29. LY1GP KO24RS 3 2 1123 82

LY stotys užmezgė QSO su šiais WW LOC:

JO65,75,78,79,86,89,93,94,97,99
JP80,81,90
KO01,04,05,06,13,14,15,16,18,20,24,25,26,27,28,29,33,35,37,38,59
KP01,11,13,20,21,22,30

Iš viso 41 skirtingi WW LOC.

Ataskaitos kontrolei (TNX): - .

Tolimiausių QSO TOP-10:

LY2R KO15VR - OH6VV KP13WR 890 km
LY2WR KO24FO - SM4AIQ JO79FS 831 km
LY2R KO15VR - OH6QR KP22BN 761 km
LY2WR KO24FO - SK4BX JO79OF 761 km
LY2WR KO24FO - SK6W JO78FM 751 km
LY2R KO15VR - SM3LWP JP81MG 730 km
LY2R KO15VR - SM3BEI JP81NG 728 km
LY2WR KO24FO - OH3A KP20FW 705 km
LY2WR KO24FO - SM0ZPT JP90HA 697 km
LY3A KO25DB - SK7CY JO65RJ 688 km

Komentarai:
Po 4 mėnesių:

1. LY2R 141968
2. LY3A 43308
3. LY2BUU 31422
4. LY2WR 29506
5. LY3UE 27900
6. LY1CO 23361
7. LY3DT 20275
8. LY2FN 19745
9. LY3TR 18510
10. LY1T 17495
11. LY3PEJ 16861
12. LY4MR 16056
13. LY1MY 15525
14. LY2CK 13292
15. LY2PBV 13226
16. LY3BBM 12189
17. LY2KX 12029
18. LY2FU 9885
19. LY3UV 9736
20. LY3TW 8850
21. LY2AY 8472
22. LY1CR 8080
23. LY3IO 7342
24. LY1GC 7329
25. LY4VA 6001
26. LY3RV 5422
27. LY2NA 5299
28. LY2BCE 4519
29. LY2AO 4391
30. LY2HW 4035
31. LY1GP 3413
32. LY1CE 3339
33. LY3IY 3069
34. LY2AAE 2578
35. LY3NVV 1774

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O P E N C L A S S
144 MHz APRIL 2009

CALL LOC QSO LOCs POINTS ODX

1. YL2GD KO37ML 44 23 24393 717
2. EW1ST KO33UW 13 6 6387 397
3. RA2FB KO05WB 14 6 4621 397

Comments:

After 4 months:

1. YL2GD 73423
2. YL3GDR 48448
3. EW1ST 20497
4. EU4AG 12868
5. RA2FB 4621

Check logs (TNX): - .

2009-04-logs-144.zip

2009-04-144.jpg