SV9/DK5EW Crete Island

SV9/DK5EW Crete Island
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QRV from Crete Island KM15wl IOTA EU-015 on 144MHz

Date is 13.10.2021 – 28.10.2021. I will be in the NØUK chat.

EME using Q65-60A and JT65B. MS using MSK144 on 144.360 MHz. Frequencies for EME depends on local noise.

How to get me best:

Meteorscatter MSK 144.360 MHz, do not click “SH”, if you hear me call me with raport ! Otherwise wait until you hear me.

For calls without raport I assume that you do not hear me and I do not answer.

RIG: IC-9700 GPS, 2 x 8el.I0JXX +pole, ITB Atlas amp, tripod and mast by spiderbeam.
QSL policy: only direct: Erwin Witt, Roemerweg 9, 72488 Sigmaringen, Germany.  NOT via burea but later upload to LOTW.

Please add mimimum 2€ or 3$ (no IRC) + a self addressed return envelope. All supporters will get free QSL after DXped.

If you like you can support me with a donation by Paypal click on icon :   cc paypal

If you need to contact me for a sked or else pse use the contact form email

TNX to those companies by giving me discount on equipment for DXpedtion

Tripods and mastcables and connectorsantennasITB amplifiersHamtech sequencer
Thanks to the induvidual sponsors (more than 3$/2€): DK3WG, W6TCP, OK1IL, DG1VL, DL4WO, OE3NFC, VE1KG, OK1TEH
IK1UWL, SM5DIC, PA4EME, JH0BBE, JA5EEU, JP3EXR, JE1TNL, DL8SCQ(50€), S52OT, PA2CHR, DL8YHR, DJ9MG, WA3QPX,
G4URT, K9MRI,HB9Q, OH1NIL, OH7PI, K1DG, IW4ARD (green marked QSO)
Following incoming QSL are send out. If you did not get the QSL till end of Januar pse send me email.
AA5C, LY2IJ, OK1IL, YU7ON, JH0BBE, S52OT, IK1UWL, IK2DDR, DL8YHR, DJ9MG, WA3QPX, G4URT, K9MRI, G8RWG, WA1NPZ,
K1DG, OH7PI, DL2ARD, OH1NIL, HB9Q, UA4AQL, UT9UR, UA3PTW, RK3FG, RX1AS, UC1I, DL8SCQ, DG1VL, DL4WO, OE3NFC,
VE1KG, OK1TEH, SM5DIC, JA5EUU, JP3EXR, JE1TNL, PA2CHR, YO5LD, IW4ARD
BLOG:
The manufacturer has repaired the power amplifier. The reason was a short circuit of the MOSFET to ground. This short circuit has pulled all voltages to ground and also brought the switching power supply to fail. In the meantime, the power amplifier has been repaired and the fans have been modified.
Back home TNX to all who were calling me at SV9 and sorry for PA fail.
QSL cards will be printed soon and be aswered.
Log for can be found here: SV9/DK5EW LOG



Since the PA broke I do some QRP Meteorscatter mainly in the morning. This goes surprisingly well with only 100W up to 2000km.
Here the QSO listing: 
Meteorscatter: IW3QEF, OM3WC, SV2NNH, S51ZO, 4x/OM2IB, US5FZ, IK0BZY, UA6LJV, UT8AL, SO3Z, DL2ARD, OK2PMS
Tropo: SV2FPI 

22.10.2021
The replacement power supply arrived today as promised from company. After replacing the power supply is exactly the same
error as before.

The green and yellow LED lights up on the power supply. The display on the power amplifier remains dark and the operation LEDs do
not light up. Maybe the control board is defective I do not know.
After my return I will send the PA to ITB to have it repaired under warranty. I am a little disappointed to be honest. Maybe the PA will
hold up on the next DXexpedition which will surely come.

Friends it was not me sorry for that I know you wanted to have a QSO from KM15.

Finally it was 130 QSO in 6 days operating conratulation for all who worked me as new DXCC or new #.

73`s Wini SV9/DK5EW

19.10.2021
EME
AA5C, W9XA
Last night in EME mode, my PA shut down.

No display illumination, no LEDs and no output power.

I opened the PA today and measured. The Eaton power supply no longer brings output voltage, yellow LED lights on the power
supply which I think means error, the power supply fan is running it comes very hot air from the power supply. There is an 
electrical smell.

I assume that the power supply is defective. I have written to the manufacturer and suggested that they send me a replacement 
power supply with UPS Express to Crete if the cost is not too high.Then I hope to be able to repair the PA and to make at least
still a few QSO as I`m here till 30.10. and could be QRV till 28./last 29.10.

I apologize for not being able to do any more operation at the moment

18.01.2021
Meteorscatter
S51AT, DK5OX
EME
OH3AWW, SM5CUI, UT7QF, TA1D, G8RWG, WA3QPX, W9FF, LZ1KU, 

Moonrise


17.10.2021
QSO 100 made on Expedition RA6DE .
Meteorscatter
RA6DE, IK4KMB, YU7KB, DL4DWA, LZ1ZP, US8AR, UT5ERP, TA1BM, TA1D, OE3FVU, 
EME
R3PA, JE1TNL, UA9YJM, UC1I, SM2BYC, LZ2FU, 9A5RJ, SM7GVF, S51AT, 
Felt in sleep so sorry not to be QRV for U.S. window but as I wrote "holiday style" :-)
16.10.2021
Meteorscatter
IW3QTG, DK2EA, HA8CE, HA2NP, IW4ARD, OE3NFC, LZ2FO, SP2JYR, UT9UR,R6AS
EME
DF9YF, S52OT, LZ2FO, DK5YA, DL8YHR, YL2GD, OK1IL, UA4AQL, OZ1ZT, K1DG
15.10.2021
Day was good also EME conditions. In the morning some MS with partly huge reflections. Then sightseeing to Chania.
Late afternoon some EME for JAs and later for US.
Meteorscatter
OK1TEH, YO5LD, TK5JJ, IK3VZO, IU4CHE, 
EME
JA5EEU, JP3EXR, LY2IY, ON3NFC, JH0BBE, DJ9MG, IK4WLV, OH3KLJ, IW4ARD, OH1NIL, RX1AS, DL8SCQ, DL4WO,
G4URT, DG1VL, OH7PI, SV6KRW, OZ1LPR, G4YTL, EA2AGZ, WA1NPZ, 

14.10.2021
The homeowner turned off the LED night lights around the house for me.There are 42V LEDs
which are regulated in brightness via 2 transformers. Now the S9 noise is completely gone.

Meteroscatter
IV3GTH, 9A1CBM, S59A, YU7ON, IV3BLQ, S51AT, IV3NDC
EME
UA3PTW, UX5UL, UT6UG, R3PA, IK2DDR, RK3FG, I3MEK, HB9Q. PA5Y, HA6NQ, I2FAK,
SM5DIC, PA2CHR, SK5AA, OK1NI, IK1FJI, SM5KWU, S52LM, OK2DE, DK9WI, S51ZO,
RU4AN, F5AQX, F1DUZ, UT9UR, DF2ZC, S54AC, ON4KHG, SM6NOC, IK1UWL, VE1KG,
DL1KDA, K9MRI, K2ZJ

13.10.2021
After setting up the antennas, everything was tested.
VSWR is 1:1.08 super. QRN is very low.
In the evening when I make first operation over the moon
the QRN is S9. After I had checked everything were only
the light ones around the house were left as error source.
 

 

01.09.2021
Big surprise today. Pali from Hamtech sends me a brand new sequencer as sponsoring . It is the new model where
you can adjust the LNA voltage if you have a long feed line to compensate for line losses. Don't forget to mention:
with this sequencer you can directly control a 12V or 24V relay for horizontal or vertical switching.


26.08.2021
test setup of antennas. VSWR on H+Vpol is 1:15 that`s ok., optimation of mechanicals done, power 1KW is fine
13.08.2021 flights booked

12.08.2021 accomondation booked. Google earth location