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Gridmaker for DX Atlas

| 2016-11-22
Gridmaker for DX Atlas

Are you using DX Atlas to display your worked/confirmed grids on the map ? If so you know you have to list your grids in a txt file named xxx.wkd for worked and xxx.cfm for confirmed. There is no automatism in DX Atlas it self and you have to list the grids by hand in […]

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new EME antennas

| 2016-10-07
new EME antennas

After operating for many years my home made  4 x 12el. DK7ZB antennas I decided to change them for a 4 x 9el./Xpol H/V antenna system made by DF7KF. Reason was the heavy polarization changing of the EME signals that I recognized over the past years. There are phases you do not hear anything with […]

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DXCC #156 on 2m – St.Paul & EME init #800

| 2016-08-21
DXCC #156 on 2m – St.Paul & EME init #800

Again a new DXCC on 2m. This time it was St.Paul Island DXCC CY9. In the moment a group of HF guys is there and along with them is Lee WW2DX who did  successful J8/WW2DX 2m EME activity. Lee has for this DXped also a personal blog: http://www.ww2dx.com/  .He did setup a pair of 9el. […]

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DXCC #155 on 2m – Jamaica

| 2016-06-30
DXCC #155 on 2m – Jamaica

The VHF Pirates gang is on tour again from 22.June to the 4th of July. The pirates gang are: AA7A, K2KW, N6CW, N7CW, W4KXY and WO7R. All of them are very experienced operators and well known from other great activities. I was lucky to work them while I was calling 2 times only and additional […]

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Best ever sporadic-E opening on 2m

| 2016-05-28
Best ever sporadic-E opening on 2m

I am already quite a long time QRV on 2m and I always keep an eye out for DX but this May 26, 2016 I will not soon forget. This day brought my best so far „exploitative“ during a sporadic E opening  in which I operate ham radio and VHF DX in my 36 years. […]

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First sporadic E opening in 2016 on 144 MHz

| 2016-05-23
First sporadic E opening in 2016 on  144 MHz

22.May  2016: Today it came true – the first sporadic-E opening on 2m for 2016. I was operating on the big 6m opening direction east to SV/YU/YO/ER/UA/OH. All stations came in with huge signals.                     Inspired by these strong signals I switched on 2m and began […]

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