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Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Sunday, 29 March 2015

RSGB IOTA Contest July.... looks like will be on Flaggskär, Sweden EU-138

RSGB IOTA Contest July.... looks like will be on

Flaggskär

Sweden EU-138







No mains power, no telephone, no running water, no vehicles, no lights etc...... only what you bring and for radio all important... surrounded by sea water.


Looks like a perfect place for another M1KTA QRP operation.



Thursday, 26 March 2015

C5/M1KTA Where have I worked and when... 65 DXCC, 170 DXCC Slots

Asked where you can contact from C5 when qrp...

Club log would give you this... (confirmed QSO)

PrefixEntityMost-wanted RankFirst Worked
HSTHAILAND#2392015-03-15
YAAFGHANISTAN#1612015-03-15
9ACROATIA#3182015-03-15
J3GRENADA#2102015-03-14
BYCHINA#2692015-03-14
ZLNEW ZEALAND#2942014-03-10
5BCYPRUS#2892014-03-10
IS0SARDINIA#2782014-03-09
ZB2GIBRALTAR#1512014-03-09
PJ4BONAIRE#2122014-03-09
YVVENEZUELA#3002014-03-09
ZFCAYMAN ISLANDS#2472014-03-08
YOROMANIA#3132014-03-06
UA0ASIATIC RUSSIA#3252014-03-06
KP2US VIRGIN ISLANDS#2702014-03-06
LZBULGARIA#3142014-03-03
VECANADA#3282014-03-02
HKCOLOMBIA#2882014-03-01
LXLUXEMBOURG#2972014-03-01
SVGREECE#3172014-02-28
YTSERBIA#3092014-02-28
LYLITHUANIA#3082014-02-28
UA2KALININGRAD#2362014-02-28
CTPORTUGAL#3112014-02-28
S5SLOVENIA#3222014-02-28
VKAUSTRALIA#3072012-08-28
V3BELIZE#2342012-08-28
KL7ALASKA#2862012-08-28
YLLATVIA#3012012-08-28
KH6HAWAII#2842012-08-28
OZDENMARK#3162012-08-27
4XISRAEL#3032012-08-27
EUBELARUS#2992012-08-27
E7BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA#2962012-08-27
GINORTHERN IRELAND#2872012-08-27
OMSLOVAK REPUBLIC#3052012-08-27
SPPOLAND#3342012-08-27
JAJAPAN#3312012-08-27
DLFEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY#3392012-08-24
SMSWEDEN#3272012-08-24
GDISLE OF MAN#2572012-08-24
URUKRAINE#3322012-08-24
KUNITED STATES OF AMERICA#3402012-08-24
HAHUNGARY#3202012-08-24
UAEUROPEAN RUSSIA#3372012-08-24
A6UNITED ARAB EMIRATES#2652012-08-24
LANORWAY#3152012-08-24
PANETHERLANDS#3302012-08-23
TFICELAND#2802012-08-23
ONBELGIUM#3292012-08-23
PYBRAZIL#3232012-08-23
HBSWITZERLAND#3192012-08-23
EA8CANARY ISLANDS#3102012-08-23
VP8FALKLAND ISLANDS#1872012-08-23
EIIRELAND#3062012-08-23
GMSCOTLAND#3122012-08-23
OKCZECH REPUBLIC#3262012-08-23
OEAUSTRIA#3242012-08-23
IITALY#3382012-08-23
EASPAIN#3352012-08-23
6WSENEGAL#2482012-08-23
GENGLAND#3332012-08-23
FFRANCE#3362012-08-23
GWWALES#3022012-08-23
OHFINLAND#3212012-08-22

C5/M1KTA and BERU

No post contests log modification... so If I got stuff wrong tough.

Your log entry has been received and processed 


Contest   :Commonwealth Contest
Submitted :Thu Mar 26 10:38 2015
Deadline  :Thu 16-Apr-2015
Section   :RESTRICTED-SOU (Restricted - Single Operator Unassisted)
Category  :12 Hours
Group     :Africa (reserve)
QSOs      :206
DXCCs     :9
Results Email:Yes
Warnings  :1



RSGB-COMMONWEALTH-CW_2015_STN1@C5_M1KTA.LOG

START-OF-LOG: 2.0
CREATED-BY: Win-Test 4.15.0
CONTEST: RSGB-COMMONWEALTH
CALLSIGN: C5/M1KTA
CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP ALL LOW CW
CATEGORY-OVERLAY: RESTRICTED
CLAIMED-SCORE: 1790
OPERATORS: 
M1KTA
NAME: Dominic Baines
SOAPBOX: Lost 40m... Hotel gardener pulled mast down... no hope to fix in
SOAPBOX: night! Hotel power lethal, reversed live and neutral... operated with
SOAPBOX: rubber gloves hihi
QSO: 21039 CW 2015-03-14 1007 C5/M1KTA      599 0001   --   G3EMT         599 001    --  
QSO: 21039 CW 2015-03-14 1008 C5/M1KTA      599 0002   --   G3JFS         599 002    --  
QSO: 21039 CW 2015-03-14 1010 C5/M1KTA      599 0003   --   G3WPF         599 001    --  
QSO: 21039 CW 2015-03-14 1013 C5/M1KTA      599 0004   --   G4GBP         599 001    --  
QSO: 21039 CW 2015-03-14 1016 C5/M1KTA      599 0005   --   M0ATN         599 001    --  
QSO: 21039 CW 2015-03-14 1017 C5/M1KTA      599 0006   --   M0CSD         599 001    --  
QSO: 21039 CW 2015-03-14 1021 C5/M1KTA      599 0007   --   G4KMH         599 001    --  
QSO: 21039 CW 2015-03-14 1022 C5/M1KTA      599 0008   --   G6M           599 003    --  
QSO: 21039 CW 2015-03-14 1025 C5/M1KTA      599 0009   --   GM4ZUK        599 003    --  
QSO: 21039 CW 2015-03-14 1030 C5/M1KTA      599 0010   --   G4FPA         599 001    --  
QSO: 21039 CW 2015-03-14 1032 C5/M1KTA      599 0011   --   G3SJJ         599 014    --  
QSO: 21039 CW 2015-03-14 1033 C5/M1KTA      599 0012   --   M6O           599 010    --  
QSO: 21039 CW 2015-03-14 1035 C5/M1KTA      599 0013   --   GW4J          599 002    --  
QSO: 21039 CW 2015-03-14 1036 C5/M1KTA      599 0014   --   G3XTT         599 013    --  
QSO: 21039 CW 2015-03-14 1037 C5/M1KTA      599 0015   --   G3OAG         599 001    --  
QSO: 21039 CW 2015-03-14 1038 C5/M1KTA      599 0016   --   G3SWH         599 010    --  
QSO: 21039 CW 2015-03-14 1039 C5/M1KTA      599 0017   --   MW0IUX        599 002    --  
QSO: 21039 CW 2015-03-14 1048 C5/M1KTA      599 0018   --   G3YZA         599 001    --  
QSO: 21039 CW 2015-03-14 1051 C5/M1KTA      599 0019   --   G4T           599 001    --  
QSO: 21039 CW 2015-03-14 1054 C5/M1KTA      599 0020   --   MM0AMW        599 003    --  
QSO: 21039 CW 2015-03-14 1057 C5/M1KTA      599 0021   --   GW0GEI        599 010    --  
QSO: 21039 CW 2015-03-14 1101 C5/M1KTA      599 0022   --   G4FNL         599 023    --  
QSO: 21039 CW 2015-03-14 1106 C5/M1KTA      599 0023   --   G0TSM         599 003    --  
QSO: 21039 CW 2015-03-14 1107 C5/M1KTA      599 0024   --   G3TTJ         599 012    --  
QSO: 21039 CW 2015-03-14 1108 C5/M1KTA      599 0025   --   G3LDI         599 004    --  
QSO: 21039 CW 2015-03-14 1112 C5/M1KTA      599 0026   --   G3HQT         599 002    --  
QSO: 21039 CW 2015-03-14 1115 C5/M1KTA      599 0027   --   G4SGX         599 013    --  
QSO: 21039 CW 2015-03-14 1120 C5/M1KTA      599 0028   --   G0IBN         599 001    --  
QSO: 21039 CW 2015-03-14 1122 C5/M1KTA      599 0029   --   G0HSI         599 003    --  
QSO: 21039 CW 2015-03-14 1132 C5/M1KTA      599 0030   --   G3WVG         599 012    --  
QSO: 21039 CW 2015-03-14 1134 C5/M1KTA      599 0031   --   G8DX          599 017    --  
QSO: 21017 CW 2015-03-14 1141 C5/M1KTA      599 0032   --   VE3EJ         599 142    --  
QSO: 21015 CW 2015-03-14 1143 C5/M1KTA      599 0033   --   VE3OI         599 115    --  
QSO: 21014 CW 2015-03-14 1147 C5/M1KTA      599 0034   --   XL3A          599 135    --  
QSO: 21012 CW 2015-03-14 1158 C5/M1KTA      599 0035   --   G3SWC         599 031    --  
QSO: 28016 CW 2015-03-14 1212 C5/M1KTA      599 0036   --   G3VPS         599 017    --  
QSO: 28016 CW 2015-03-14 1214 C5/M1KTA      599 0037   --   G4ALD         599 008    --  
QSO: 28016 CW 2015-03-14 1215 C5/M1KTA      599 0038   --   G4IRN         599 062    --  
QSO: 28022 CW 2015-03-14 1220 C5/M1KTA      599 0039   --   G4FNL         599 066    --  
QSO: 28018 CW 2015-03-14 1226 C5/M1KTA      599 0040   --   XL3A          599 210    --  
QSO: 28018 CW 2015-03-14 1233 C5/M1KTA      599 0041   --   VE3VHB        599 050    --  
QSO: 28018 CW 2015-03-14 1235 C5/M1KTA      599 0042   --   G3SJJ         599 082    --  
QSO: 28018 CW 2015-03-14 1237 C5/M1KTA      599 0043   --   G0IBN         599 030    --  
QSO: 28018 CW 2015-03-14 1238 C5/M1KTA      599 0044   --   G3UFY         599 033    --  
QSO: 28018 CW 2015-03-14 1240 C5/M1KTA      599 0045   --   G4CMQ         599 010    --  
QSO: 28018 CW 2015-03-14 1245 C5/M1KTA      599 0046   --   ZB2CW         599 103    --  
QSO: 21029 CW 2015-03-14 1302 C5/M1KTA      599 0047   --   ZB2CW         599 123    --  
QSO: 21012 CW 2015-03-14 1308 C5/M1KTA      599 0048   --   VE9ML         599 126    --  
QSO: 21009 CW 2015-03-14 1313 C5/M1KTA      599 0049   --   VE3KZ         599 182    --  
QSO: 21010 CW 2015-03-14 1314 C5/M1KTA      599 0050   --   VA3DX         599 134    --  
QSO: 21019 CW 2015-03-14 1317 C5/M1KTA      599 0051   --   VE3CT         599 060    --  
QSO: 21026 CW 2015-03-14 1324 C5/M1KTA      599 0052   --   G3OKA         599 022    --  
QSO: 21026 CW 2015-03-14 1326 C5/M1KTA      599 0053   --   G3PHO         599 048    --  
QSO: 21026 CW 2015-03-14 1327 C5/M1KTA      599 0054   --   GB5CC         599 135    HQ  
QSO: 21026 CW 2015-03-14 1330 C5/M1KTA      599 0055   --   M0DHO         599 071    --  
QSO: 21026 CW 2015-03-14 1332 C5/M1KTA      599 0056   --   G3XRJ         599 033    --  
QSO: 21026 CW 2015-03-14 1334 C5/M1KTA      599 0057   --   G5LP          599 018    --  
QSO: 21026 CW 2015-03-14 1336 C5/M1KTA      599 0058   --   G3VPW         599 063    --  
QSO: 21026 CW 2015-03-14 1338 C5/M1KTA      599 0059   --   G3RLE         599 061    --  
QSO: 21026 CW 2015-03-14 1340 C5/M1KTA      599 0060   --   GM4UYE        599 009    --  
QSO: 21026 CW 2015-03-14 1342 C5/M1KTA      599 0061   --   G4BUO         599 048    --  
QSO: 21026 CW 2015-03-14 1343 C5/M1KTA      599 0062   --   G3SVK         599 038    --  
QSO: 21026 CW 2015-03-14 1345 C5/M1KTA      599 0063   --   G3HRE         599 029    --  
QSO: 21026 CW 2015-03-14 1348 C5/M1KTA      599 0064   --   G3USE         599 018    --  
QSO: 21026 CW 2015-03-14 1351 C5/M1KTA      599 0065   --   M0BTZ         599 022    --  
QSO: 21026 CW 2015-03-14 1354 C5/M1KTA      599 0066   --   G3ZSS         599 019    --  
QSO: 21026 CW 2015-03-14 1356 C5/M1KTA      599 0067   --   G3LSE         599 001    --  
QSO: 21026 CW 2015-03-14 1359 C5/M1KTA      599 0068   --   G3LPU         599 009    --  
QSO: 21026 CW 2015-03-14 1401 C5/M1KTA      599 0069   --   G6VMR         599 011    --  
QSO: 21026 CW 2015-03-14 1403 C5/M1KTA      599 0070   --   M0HOM         599 003    --  
QSO: 21026 CW 2015-03-14 1407 C5/M1KTA      599 0071   --   VO1SA         599 029    --  
QSO: 21026 CW 2015-03-14 1409 C5/M1KTA      599 0072   --   G4IUF         599 038    --  
QSO: 21026 CW 2015-03-14 1411 C5/M1KTA      599 0073   --   GI4SNA        599 001    --  
QSO: 21026 CW 2015-03-14 1414 C5/M1KTA      599 0074   --   G4LRG         599 023    --  
QSO: 21026 CW 2015-03-14 1417 C5/M1KTA      599 0075   --   G3VDB         599 053    --  
QSO: 21026 CW 2015-03-14 1424 C5/M1KTA      599 0076   --   GM3QEH        599 001    --  
QSO: 28013 CW 2015-03-14 1428 C5/M1KTA      599 0077   --   C4Z           599 289    --  
QSO: 28016 CW 2015-03-14 1431 C5/M1KTA      599 0078   --   VE3EJ         599 353    --  
QSO: 28020 CW 2015-03-14 1434 C5/M1KTA      599 0079   --   MM0AMW        599 034    --  
QSO: 21026 CW 2015-03-14 1442 C5/M1KTA      599 0080   --   G0GFQ         599 009    --  
QSO: 21026 CW 2015-03-14 1448 C5/M1KTA      599 0081   --   G4WGE/P       599 053    --  
QSO: 21026 CW 2015-03-14 1449 C5/M1KTA      599 0082   --   G3KLH         599 007    --  
QSO: 21026 CW 2015-03-14 1454 C5/M1KTA      599 0083   --   G7SOZ         599 001    --  
QSO: 21026 CW 2015-03-14 1500 C5/M1KTA      599 0084   --   G4CMQ         599 012    --  
QSO: 21026 CW 2015-03-14 1502 C5/M1KTA      599 0085   --   G4ENZ         599 022    --  
QSO: 21026 CW 2015-03-14 1504 C5/M1KTA      599 0086   --   M0TDK         599 060    --  
QSO: 21026 CW 2015-03-14 1511 C5/M1KTA      599 0087   --   GW3VVC        599 020    --  
QSO: 21026 CW 2015-03-14 1518 C5/M1KTA      599 0088   --   M0KCM         599 013    --  
QSO: 21026 CW 2015-03-14 1520 C5/M1KTA      599 0089   --   VE3DZ         599 205    --  
QSO: 21026 CW 2015-03-14 1522 C5/M1KTA      599 0090   --   G4IRN         599 154    --  
QSO: 21026 CW 2015-03-14 1523 C5/M1KTA      599 0091   --   P3F           599 438    --  
QSO: 21026 CW 2015-03-14 1525 C5/M1KTA      599 0092   --   G4DRS         599 033    --  
QSO: 21025 CW 2015-03-14 1536 C5/M1KTA      599 0093   --   C4Z           599 346    --  
QSO: 21025 CW 2015-03-14 1538 C5/M1KTA      599 0094   --   MM0ZBH        599 013    --  
QSO: 21025 CW 2015-03-14 1540 C5/M1KTA      599 0095   --   GM4FDM        599 020    --  
QSO: 21025 CW 2015-03-14 1541 C5/M1KTA      599 0096   --   VE7UH         599 199    --  
QSO: 21025 CW 2015-03-14 1543 C5/M1KTA      599 0097   --   G3RTE         599 022    --  
QSO: 21025 CW 2015-03-14 1545 C5/M1KTA      599 0098   --   G3YBO         599 021    --  
QSO: 21025 CW 2015-03-14 1548 C5/M1KTA      599 0099   --   VE3JM         599 371    --  
QSO: 21025 CW 2015-03-14 1549 C5/M1KTA      599 0100   --   GM0WE         599 015    --  
QSO: 21025 CW 2015-03-14 1551 C5/M1KTA      599 0101   --   G0TRB         599 001    --  
QSO: 21025 CW 2015-03-14 1553 C5/M1KTA      599 0102   --   G4YRF         599 025    --  
QSO: 21025 CW 2015-03-14 1555 C5/M1KTA      599 0103   --   G4DBW         599 095    --  
QSO: 21025 CW 2015-03-14 1557 C5/M1KTA      599 0104   --   G4UZN         599 024    --  
QSO: 21025 CW 2015-03-14 1558 C5/M1KTA      599 0105   --   G0ORH         599 147    --  
QSO: 21025 CW 2015-03-14 1559 C5/M1KTA      599 0106   --   G0ABY         599 001    --  
QSO: 21025 CW 2015-03-14 1601 C5/M1KTA      599 0107   --   M0NQN         599 062    --  
QSO: 21025 CW 2015-03-14 1602 C5/M1KTA      599 0108   --   G3GLL         599 074    --  
QSO: 21025 CW 2015-03-14 1605 C5/M1KTA      599 0109   --   GW3KDB        599 022    --  
QSO: 21025 CW 2015-03-14 1607 C5/M1KTA      599 0110   --   G4CCQ         599 024    --  
QSO: 21025 CW 2015-03-14 1612 C5/M1KTA      599 0111   --   G4RKO         599 078    --  
QSO: 21025 CW 2015-03-14 1615 C5/M1KTA      599 0112   --   G0SYP         599 007    --  
QSO: 21017 CW 2015-03-14 1625 C5/M1KTA      599 0113   --   G3BJ          599 184    --  
QSO: 21012 CW 2015-03-14 1628 C5/M1KTA      599 0114   --   VE5ZX         599 194    --  
QSO: 21009 CW 2015-03-14 1630 C5/M1KTA      599 0115   --   G4IIY         599 266    --  
QSO: 21023 CW 2015-03-14 1639 C5/M1KTA      599 0116   --   G4A           599 119    --  
QSO: 28013 CW 2015-03-14 1641 C5/M1KTA      599 0117   --   G4A           599 120    --  
QSO: 14013 CW 2015-03-14 1643 C5/M1KTA      599 0118   --   G4A           599 121    --  
QSO: 21014 CW 2015-03-14 1651 C5/M1KTA      599 0119   --   GW3KGV        599 022    --  
QSO: 21014 CW 2015-03-14 1652 C5/M1KTA      599 0120   --   G3XJS         599 003    --  
QSO: 21014 CW 2015-03-14 1654 C5/M1KTA      599 0121   --   G3KKP         599 072    --  
QSO: 21014 CW 2015-03-14 1656 C5/M1KTA      599 0122   --   VE4KI         599 408    --  
QSO: 21014 CW 2015-03-14 1659 C5/M1KTA      599 0123   --   G3WRR         599 051    --  
QSO: 21014 CW 2015-03-14 1701 C5/M1KTA      599 0124   --   VE3OM         599 041    --  
QSO: 21014 CW 2015-03-14 1703 C5/M1KTA      599 0125   --   VA7XB         599 035    --  
QSO: 21014 CW 2015-03-14 1705 C5/M1KTA      599 0126   --   G4AON         599 061    --  
QSO: 21014 CW 2015-03-14 1707 C5/M1KTA      599 0127   --   G4AMT         599 042    --  
QSO: 21014 CW 2015-03-14 1709 C5/M1KTA      599 0128   --   G4KND         599 042    --  
QSO: 21014 CW 2015-03-14 1710 C5/M1KTA      599 0129   --   G0RPM         599 015    --  
QSO: 21014 CW 2015-03-14 1715 C5/M1KTA      599 0131   --   G4WQI         599 033    --  
QSO: 21014 CW 2015-03-14 1717 C5/M1KTA      599 0132   --   G0VDZ         599 072    --  
QSO: 21014 CW 2015-03-14 1720 C5/M1KTA      599 0133   --   G3VPS         599 063    --  
QSO: 21014 CW 2015-03-14 1722 C5/M1KTA      599 0134   --   G3UFY         599 051    --  
QSO: 21014 CW 2015-03-14 1725 C5/M1KTA      599 0135   --   VA3RAC        599 341    HQ  
QSO: 21014 CW 2015-03-14 1728 C5/M1KTA      599 0136   --   GM4AFF        599 014    --  
QSO: 21012 CW 2015-03-14 1734 C5/M1KTA      599 0137   --   GM4ZUK        599 090    --  
QSO: 21023 CW 2015-03-14 1739 C5/M1KTA      599 0138   --   MI0BPB        599 043    --  
QSO: 21016 CW 2015-03-14 1743 C5/M1KTA      599 0139   --   J34G          599 302    --  
QSO: 14007 CW 2015-03-14 1752 C5/M1KTA      599 0140   --   GW3WOJ        599 179    --  
QSO: 21027 CW 2015-03-14 1758 C5/M1KTA      599 0141   --   VE3HG         599 044    --  
QSO: 21027 CW 2015-03-14 1800 C5/M1KTA      599 0142   --   G3SYM         599 090    --  
QSO: 21027 CW 2015-03-14 1801 C5/M1KTA      599 0143   --   M0GXM         599 004    --  
QSO: 21027 CW 2015-03-14 1804 C5/M1KTA      599 0144   --   GM3TAL        599 033    --  
QSO: 21027 CW 2015-03-14 1806 C5/M1KTA      599 0145   --   VA3DF         599 324    --  
QSO: 21027 CW 2015-03-14 1811 C5/M1KTA      599 0146   --   G3ZGC         599 083    --  
QSO: 21027 CW 2015-03-14 1814 C5/M1KTA      599 0147   --   G3GPR         599 025    --  
QSO: 21027 CW 2015-03-14 1816 C5/M1KTA      599 0148   --   G4DBN         599 012    --  
QSO: 21027 CW 2015-03-14 1818 C5/M1KTA      599 0149   --   G3YEU         599 002    --  
QSO: 21027 CW 2015-03-14 1821 C5/M1KTA      599 0150   --   GM0FGI        599 063    --  
QSO: 21027 CW 2015-03-14 1823 C5/M1KTA      599 0151   --   VE6ZZZ        599 046    --  
QSO: 21027 CW 2015-03-14 1830 C5/M1KTA      599 0152   --   G0UKV         599 051    --  
QSO: 21027 CW 2015-03-14 1834 C5/M1KTA      599 0153   --   G3KMQ         599 010    --  
QSO: 21027 CW 2015-03-14 1841 C5/M1KTA      599 0154   --   G4ERW         599 061    --  
QSO: 14007 CW 2015-03-14 1844 C5/M1KTA      599 0155   --   GM3WOJ        599 200    --  
QSO: 14013 CW 2015-03-14 2012 C5/M1KTA      599 0156   --   VE3JM         599 062    --  
QSO: 14017 CW 2015-03-14 2014 C5/M1KTA      599 0157   --   M0DHO         599 214    --  
QSO: 14019 CW 2015-03-14 2016 C5/M1KTA      599 0158   --   VE3ZI         599 248    --  
QSO: 14027 CW 2015-03-14 2026 C5/M1KTA      599 0159   --   VE3KI         599 491    --  
QSO: 14027 CW 2015-03-14 2028 C5/M1KTA      599 0160   --   G4FNL         599 244    --  
QSO: 14027 CW 2015-03-14 2032 C5/M1KTA      599 0161   --   VE3KL         599 367    --  
QSO: 14027 CW 2015-03-14 2035 C5/M1KTA      599 0162   --   G4ERW         599 085    --  
QSO: 14027 CW 2015-03-14 2043 C5/M1KTA      599 0163   --   VO1SA         599 065    --  
QSO: 14023 CW 2015-03-14 2130 C5/M1KTA      599 0164   --   VE7CC         599 456    --  
QSO: 14021 CW 2015-03-15 0504 C5/M1KTA      599 0165   --   XL3A          599 295    --  
QSO: 14017 CW 2015-03-15 0507 C5/M1KTA      599 0166   --   G3BJ          599 418    --  
QSO: 14012 CW 2015-03-15 0508 C5/M1KTA      599 0167   --   G4FAL         599 339    --  
QSO: 14023 CW 2015-03-15 0515 C5/M1KTA      599 0168   --   9A2AJ         599 001    --  
QSO: 14023 CW 2015-03-15 0518 C5/M1KTA      599 0169   --   G0IBN         599 141    --  
QSO:  3513 CW 2015-03-15 0538 C5/M1KTA      599 0170   --   GM0NST        599 010    --  
QSO: 14023 CW 2015-03-15 0554 C5/M1KTA      599 0171   --   G3XTT         599 270    --  
QSO: 14023 CW 2015-03-15 0601 C5/M1KTA      599 0172   --   GW4J          599 259    --  
QSO: 14023 CW 2015-03-15 0603 C5/M1KTA      599 0173   --   G3KNU         599 097    --  
QSO: 14023 CW 2015-03-15 0604 C5/M1KTA      599 0174   --   G3JDT         599 038    --  
QSO: 14023 CW 2015-03-15 0605 C5/M1KTA      599 0175   --   G3RKF         599 029    --  
QSO: 14023 CW 2015-03-15 0608 C5/M1KTA      599 0176   --   VE3OI         599 843    --  
QSO: 14023 CW 2015-03-15 0611 C5/M1KTA      599 0177   --   G3RFH         599 001    --  
QSO: 14023 CW 2015-03-15 0613 C5/M1KTA      599 0178   --   G4MKR         599 060    --  
QSO: 14023 CW 2015-03-15 0614 C5/M1KTA      599 0179   --   J34G          599 669    --  
QSO: 14023 CW 2015-03-15 0616 C5/M1KTA      599 0180   --   G4SGX         599 279    --  
QSO: 14023 CW 2015-03-15 0620 C5/M1KTA      599 0181   --   G4RCD         599 111    --  
QSO: 14023 CW 2015-03-15 0623 C5/M1KTA      599 0182   --   GB5CC         599 659    HQ  
QSO: 14023 CW 2015-03-15 0627 C5/M1KTA      599 0183   --   G4AON         599 111    --  
QSO: 14023 CW 2015-03-15 0629 C5/M1KTA      599 0184   --   G3RFH         599 155    --  
QSO: 14023 CW 2015-03-15 0630 C5/M1KTA      599 0185   --   G4IIY         599 436    --  
QSO: 14023 CW 2015-03-15 0633 C5/M1KTA      599 0186   --   M6O           599 210    --  
QSO: 14023 CW 2015-03-15 0634 C5/M1KTA      599 0187   --   G3ZGC         599 133    --  
QSO: 14023 CW 2015-03-15 0637 C5/M1KTA      599 0188   --   G3LUW         599 101    --  
QSO: 14023 CW 2015-03-15 0639 C5/M1KTA      599 0189   --   VA3RAC        599 704    HQ  
QSO: 14023 CW 2015-03-15 0643 C5/M1KTA      599 0190   --   G4IRN         599 393    --  
QSO: 14023 CW 2015-03-15 0647 C5/M1KTA      599 0191   --   G4DBW         599 197    --  
QSO: 14023 CW 2015-03-15 0648 C5/M1KTA      599 0192   --   G4WGE/P       599 184    --  
QSO: 14023 CW 2015-03-15 0650 C5/M1KTA      599 0193   --   G3WPH         599 213    --  
QSO: 14023 CW 2015-03-15 0651 C5/M1KTA      599 0194   --   GW0GEI        599 170    --  
QSO: 14023 CW 2015-03-15 0653 C5/M1KTA      599 0195   --   GW0IRW        599 144    --  
QSO: 14023 CW 2015-03-15 0654 C5/M1KTA      599 0196   --   G3JUL         599 037    --  
QSO: 14023 CW 2015-03-15 0655 C5/M1KTA      599 0197   --   G4GBP         599 142    --  
QSO: 14023 CW 2015-03-15 0657 C5/M1KTA      599 0198   --   M0NQN         599 121    --  
QSO: 14023 CW 2015-03-15 0659 C5/M1KTA      599 0199   --   G3OTK         599 148    --  
QSO: 14023 CW 2015-03-15 0700 C5/M1KTA      599 0200   --   G0ORH         599 286    --  
QSO: 14023 CW 2015-03-15 0707 C5/M1KTA      599 0201   --   G3VPW         599 240    --  
QSO: 14023 CW 2015-03-15 0709 C5/M1KTA      599 0202   --   G3WHO         599 188    --  
QSO: 21017 CW 2015-03-15 0722 C5/M1KTA      599 0203   --   G4FAL         599 347    --  
QSO: 21017 CW 2015-03-15 0724 C5/M1KTA      599 0204   --   GM3WIJ        599 111    --  
QSO: 21017 CW 2015-03-15 0726 C5/M1KTA      599 0205   --   G3RFH         599 158    --  
QSO: 21017 CW 2015-03-15 0727 C5/M1KTA      599 0206   --   G4PIQ         599 292    --  
QSO: 21017 CW 2015-03-15 0728 C5/M1KTA      599 0207   --   G4IIY         599 441    --  
END-OF-LOG:

C5 club log and MH2 mike

Some (SOME) qso uploaded to club log.
The CW qso from BERU contest and some other cw qso either side I have ADI files for.

Still got lot of the paper SSB ones to go through yet.

I do not expect that any of the AF-060 logs this trip will be on club log yet.

I might upload to LoTW after all club logs entries are made.

In mean time waiting for MH2 mikes from qpproject for the K2 build as they have confirmed they have them so much cheaper than obtaining from US..


Marigold

Yes I did operate BERU in Marigolds as the hotel electrics were faulty (Lve-Neutral reverse and faulty light socket so all chassis was live!) Made for interesting operating. I decided to just bond all chassis and (wire from 80m dipole was sacrificed) earths and use the gloves no photo though. Would have been amusing... yellow ones. Gonna pack a pair now for next trip!


Tuesday, 24 March 2015

C5 16th log

The 20m session was paper log just created the ADIF file, got to verify it all yet but these were the callsigns contacted.... SSB between 06:10 and 08:16 that morning. If think you are missing let me know... I have a couple of odd log entries.

ON4ST IZ1XDC RY3D IK2UWR F8BUO UV1IW IK6LBT YO9FTN DK2SG OE2VEL F5SNY OE9KFV IZ6JTZ IT9CWA YO8NR IZ0MQN VK4HJ DC7DX K4OIB SP8HXN SP6CES RW3XZ SM5BFJ R4FOG OE8HIK ND7J LZ1MS SP9FOW OM8CT LZ3RZ IW3IBK SP6KEP OH8LXT OE4MDA SP6XG SP5ARP IZ8GGE F4WBN US4WDV F8DZU UR3HC DL3MDJ M6KVT/M LX1ER IZ8DFO DF7IW OH6FTR K2OOZ IK2AHR RX6B GM7TUD 2I0FLO OK2MI RV9DC LA6JKA F4FTA OZ8BZ IZ5ILF EA1CIU EA3MP DL5RDQ VK5ZK G0TRB IK4GRO MW0ZZC IK4JQQ OE3PU US4EM IT9MZ DH4MG R6OAA IU6CVU DK6OR RV9DC EA1DFP OK1DQT SQ5STN IZ2GTO IC8AIK DK8DV G0KIK EC8CQ DF4TD UT4UO DL7HU ON3ANY F8VNU R2ADL ON4SPG IU0CSH IZ8VYU T2VC EOE5CSP SP4R VK3EW IU6DVS G4JCZ IK6XEJ DK7DU M1DCV SP6JZL IK1EVN DF7GK EA8TL OH6NPJ PA0DOM JA6FIO EA5WU VE3VEE HB9BQR F6ARC OE8TLK F8AWW OK2TS UR7UN ON7GR UT7QF SA4BLM EA5IGO IC8AIK OE6CAG IK2AHU F4FSY EI8BLB JF8QNF F5HHJ VK3HJ F5OHS EI6IL M1DAZ DH1KA I2XIP IZ5YHD VK5BC ON7TQ OM7DX OM5XX DL5XU PA1CC VK7NSE VK2NSS IK2VUQ F4HEG EA7AQR OP7M F5PAL SA3ANZ W3HEA G3YQA EA4CUD OK7WA RA3RGK SP9CQD SQ6STI UA0CW G3OCA F8DWH

Monday, 23 March 2015

Yes AF-060 QSL Donations accepted :-)

Was asked.... yes AF-060 QSL donations are accepted. Look up qso in clublog once loaded.


Wednesday, 18 March 2015

C5/M1KTA AF-060 Audio

This is what is sounded like for me... second session (not all of it either!)

http://m1kta.ham-radio-op.net/m1kta/af-060.mp3

enjoy.

Not exactly what I heard... I also had a lot of wind noise and terns/seagulls so the audio recorded was not quit what I heard, I re-listened and I missed a few stations when I should not have really.

Lost it a bit in middle 47mins in.... EU would not shut up when I could hear NA/VK etc.

I loved the fact I said I had gone QRT... was breaking down stuff but callers kept on calling... Some stn's don't listen (me too obviously!)

I was spotted in the middle of this session which didn't really help.

Z5JMZ C5/M1KTA 21260[LoTW] IOTA af-0601659z 15 Mar
GW4AYJ C5/M1KTA 21260[LoTW] UP 51657z 15 Mar
OE3RPB C5/M1KTA 21260[LoTW] AF-060 tnx 731648z 15 Mar
IZ8DUD C5/M1KTA 21260[LoTW] 1641z 15 Mar
IZ4VYY C5/M1KTA 21260[LoTW] 1637z 15 Mar
K8GI C5/M1KTA 21260[LoTW] AF-060 no waiting1625z 15 Mar

C5/M1KTA Beach operation 16/3/2015 (Last morning)

In a repeat of 2014 I spent some time working VK and ZL stations from the beach again early in the morning. This time 20m (last was 15m)

This was taken after sun was up but had been on the beach since 04:30 UTC





 The slightly smoother sand was where the sea water had got to so was right by the high water mark.

The simple setup.
The security guards were usually sitting under the cone shaped hut but had gone to do a check of the perimeter.

Audio of the session will go here......

C5/M1KTA AF-060 Random photos and videos

OK lots of photos and videos... in sort of order....

 At hotel waiting for driver. Note this time radio kit in two water proof bags (inside are lock 'n lock boxes containing the radio kit. Rucksack has batteries, seat and other bits do not might loosing (not too much if capsize!). The yellow bags will float with the contents (large radio, smaller leads and log book!)I tested them. Note antenna is a buddipole.


The boat that will take me out there... see photos from last year, same boat!


 Total difference to last year as this point on crossing flat calm

Jamaq boat man and guide.

insert video of crossing here....


Note had a hole in boat as we hit something had to stop and fix....


Just landed that spec in distance is the boat being moored.

Video of the island....


 Setting up... Not great shot, self timed it.
Note KX3 and motor bike battery no pa!


As I was operating....

(Video 65)


Tide coming in fast, this is the sand bar I walked up from the boat!





Leaving island after first session



Travel back to shore

Almost back on shore..



Went out again after about 2 hours for second session and many more NA/JA qso. Chose to take laptop and inverter to make logging easier... crossing was not as calm too.

First C5/M1KTA direct QSL request beat me home by 24 hours :-)

Happened again, first direct QSL request beat me home by 24 hours.

QSO and QSL sent 14th March, arrived home 16th March, I arrived home 17th March


Not checked yet hope made the qso.
QSO fine

Was my 106th that morning.

106 2015-03-14 07:56:11 15         21275.0 SSB  F4EHA          59  57

However I don't even have any QSL cards yet!

Monday, 16 March 2015

DX Cluster is a pain

AF-060 was yesterday 15th March, two sessions 15m ssb only.

This morning 16th March MAINLAND ONLY. Seems man he say no today to going out to AF-060, multiple reasons (excuses?) why no... but managed 3hr pile up on 20m this morning... shame was not able to get to AF-060 as VK/ZL/JA and NA were all open, typical.

This was this morning... when started was pitch black abt 04:30 UTC.


Was hoping to reactivate AF-060 20 m today seems one day (yesterday 15m) was enough, still keeps it rare I guess I see some idiots were spotting I was on it even though said I wasn't this morning ho hum.

Island/sandbar only 3 miles away so near and yet so far!


Sunday, 15 March 2015

AF060 session 2 who's in the log

Started  almost exactly at 15:00

I took laptop this time as used win test to log, easier that hand logging and nice WX too.

The 59 reports are junk I know!!!

   171 2015-03-15 15:02:54 15         21260.0 SSB  PB1TT          59  59
   172 2015-03-15 15:05:18 15         21260.0 SSB  CT2KCG         59  55
   173 2015-03-15 15:08:39 15         21260.0 SSB  K5MT           59  59
   174 2015-03-15 15:09:30 15         21260.0 SSB  G4RRA          59  55
   175 2015-03-15 15:10:26 15         21260.0 SSB  DL2FCB         59  55
   176 2015-03-15 15:12:44 15         21260.0 SSB  KG1D           59  59
   177 2015-03-15 15:14:20 15         21260.0 SSB  W2KKZ          59  54
   178 2015-03-15 15:15:41 15         21260.0 SSB  CT7AHQ         59  43
   179 2015-03-15 15:18:41 15         21260.0 SSB  M0YCQ          59  54
   180 2015-03-15 15:22:41 15         21260.0 SSB  K4WSB          59  44
   181 2015-03-15 15:32:08 15         21260.0 SSB  5B4AHJ         59  44
   182 2015-03-15 15:33:25 15         21260.0 SSB  W2RLB          59  55
   183 2015-03-15 15:33:51 15         21260.0 SSB  S53CR          59  55
   184 2015-03-15 15:36:37 15         21260.0 SSB  AB1OC          59  59
   185 2015-03-15 15:37:21 15         21260.0 SSB  W4UM           59  59
   186 2015-03-15 15:39:05 15         21260.0 SSB  WX4G           59  54
   187 2015-03-15 15:40:29 15         21260.0 SSB  SP1HTS         59  59
   188 2015-03-15 15:41:00 15         21260.0 SSB  SP5BR          59  55
   189 2015-03-15 15:42:04 15         21260.0 SSB  DL3MDJ         59  55
   190 2015-03-15 15:42:53 15         21260.0 SSB  SP6NIC         59  55
   191 2015-03-15 15:43:17 15         21260.0 SSB  UT5URW         59  59
   192 2015-03-15 15:43:49 15         21260.0 SSB  W5PF           59  55
   193 2015-03-15 15:47:39 15         21260.0 SSB  UA1OIZ         59  59
   194 2015-03-15 15:48:35 15         21260.0 SSB  AH6HY          59  44
   195 2015-03-15 15:49:14 15         21260.0 SSB  YA3BV          59  59
   196 2015-03-15 15:50:59 15         21260.0 SSB  HS0ZIV         59  44
   197 2015-03-15 15:51:29 15         21260.0 SSB  IK2YCW         59  59
   198 2015-03-15 15:51:55 15         21260.0 SSB  I2YPY          59  59
   199 2015-03-15 15:52:32 15         21260.0 SSB  K5MT           59  55
   200 2015-03-15 15:53:58 15         21260.0 SSB  F8AMV          59  57
   201 2015-03-15 15:54:44 15         21260.0 SSB  DE2HJ          59  55
   202 2015-03-15 15:55:38 15         21260.0 SSB  I6CXD          59  55
   203 2015-03-15 15:58:53 15         21260.0 SSB  VE3JV          59  44
   204 2015-03-15 16:00:20 15         21260.0 SSB  HA6OB          59  57
   205 2015-03-15 16:01:39 15         21260.0 SSB  N1GLT          59  57
   206 2015-03-15 16:04:24 15         21260.0 SSB  W1NG           59  54
   207 2015-03-15 16:04:56 15         21260.0 SSB  MW3RNI         59  57
   208 2015-03-15 16:05:27 15         21260.0 SSB  M0GXM          59  56
   209 2015-03-15 16:06:00 15         21260.0 SSB  I2ZBX          59  59
   210 2015-03-15 16:06:33 15         21260.0 SSB  G0BBV          59  55
   211 2015-03-15 16:07:43 15         21260.0 SSB  K0AP           59  55
   212 2015-03-15 16:09:00 15         21260.0 SSB  UA6NT          59  57
   213 2015-03-15 16:10:35 15         21260.0 SSB  G4VMX          59  55
   214 2015-03-15 16:11:54 15         21260.0 SSB  F4EUG          59  57
   215 2015-03-15 16:13:02 15         21260.0 SSB  UA1OIZ         59  55
   216 2015-03-15 16:13:45 15         21260.0 SSB  5B4AJT         59  44
   217 2015-03-15 16:14:46 15         21260.0 SSB  DO1JWZ         59  57
   218 2015-03-15 16:15:15 15         21260.0 SSB  SP7BCA         59  57
   219 2015-03-15 16:16:13 15         21260.0 SSB  K6VVA          59  33
   220 2015-03-15 16:16:49 15         21260.0 SSB  DO1DXX         59  59
   221 2015-03-15 16:17:23 15         21260.0 SSB  UT1CDX         59  55
   222 2015-03-15 16:17:51 15         21260.0 SSB  R7AL           59  59
   223 2015-03-15 16:18:23 15         21260.0 SSB  OK2WED         59  55
   224 2015-03-15 16:20:26 15         21260.0 SSB  NX7TT          59  57
   225 2015-03-15 16:20:51 15         21260.0 SSB  OK2SV          59  56
   226 2015-03-15 16:21:37 15         21260.0 SSB  WD8PKF         59  55
   227 2015-03-15 16:22:04 15         21260.0 SSB  DO3GHS         59  55
   228 2015-03-15 16:24:22 15         21260.0 SSB  K0AP           59  55
   229 2015-03-15 16:24:53 15         21260.0 SSB  K8GI           59  55
   230 2015-03-15 16:26:09 15         21260.0 SSB  DK6NF          59  44
   231 2015-03-15 16:26:41 15         21260.0 SSB  R6AF           59  57
   232 2015-03-15 16:27:13 15         21260.0 SSB  OK2PAY         59  57
   233 2015-03-15 16:27:52 15         21260.0 SSB  RA2FV          59  59
   234 2015-03-15 16:28:39 15         21260.0 SSB  KA1R           59  59
   235 2015-03-15 16:29:43 15         21260.0 SSB  IZ8GCE         59  59
   236 2015-03-15 16:31:30 15         21268.0 SSB  G3WYN          59  56
   237 2015-03-15 16:32:25 15         21268.0 SSB  F4FFH          59  59
   238 2015-03-15 16:33:21 15         21268.0 SSB  IK2RZQ         59  59
   239 2015-03-15 16:34:04 15         21268.0 SSB  OZ5HP          59  59
   240 2015-03-15 16:34:42 15         21268.0 SSB  EA5IFP         59  59
   241 2015-03-15 16:35:09 15         21268.0 SSB  IZ8IEV         59  59
   242 2015-03-15 16:35:54 15         21268.0 SSB  RW6PA          59  59
   243 2015-03-15 16:37:22 15         21268.0 SSB  I0MOM          59  59
   244 2015-03-15 16:37:38 15         21268.0 SSB  IZ4VYY         59  59
   245 2015-03-15 16:38:22 15         21268.0 SSB  VE3AD          59  57
   246 2015-03-15 16:38:57 15         21268.0 SSB  IZ8DFO         59  59
   247 2015-03-15 16:39:23 15         21268.0 SSB  IZ8EFD         59  59
   248 2015-03-15 16:39:50 15         21268.0 SSB  ON7PS          59  59
   249 2015-03-15 16:40:17 15         21268.0 SSB  WT8V           59  59
   250 2015-03-15 16:40:42 15         21268.0 SSB  IZ8DUD         59  59
   251 2015-03-15 16:41:26 15         21268.0 SSB  DL3SUG         59  55
   252 2015-03-15 16:42:01 15         21268.0 SSB  K4RG           59  59
   253 2015-03-15 16:42:39 15         21268.0 SSB  IZ8XQC         59  59
   254 2015-03-15 16:43:21 15         21267.9 SSB  DJ1VT          59  59
   255 2015-03-15 16:43:58 15         21268.0 SSB  F4HDR          59  59
   256 2015-03-15 16:44:36 15         21268.0 SSB  ON4VDV         59  59
   257 2015-03-15 16:44:48 15         21268.0 SSB  N4OL           59  59
   258 2015-03-15 16:45:32 15         21265.0 SSB  IQ2UL          59  59
   259 2015-03-15 16:46:10 15         21265.0 SSB  DL1ROJ         59  59
   260 2015-03-15 16:46:19 15         21265.0 SSB  OE3RPB         59  59
   261 2015-03-15 16:48:02 15         21265.0 SSB  AB5C           59  59
   262 2015-03-15 16:49:06 15         21264.9 SSB  N0GVK          59  59
   263 2015-03-15 16:49:27 15         21264.9 SSB  WW5TT          59  59
   264 2015-03-15 16:49:48 15         21264.9 SSB  K1RTA          59  59
   265 2015-03-15 16:50:47 15         21264.9 SSB  KD0PO          59  59
   266 2015-03-15 16:52:28 15         21264.9 SSB  VA3TIC         59  59
   267 2015-03-15 16:53:30 15         21264.9 SSB  WB9WHQ         59  59
   268 2015-03-15 16:53:48 15         21264.9 SSB  N2GZ           59  59
   269 2015-03-15 16:54:18 15         21264.9 SSB  N0CWR          59  59
   270 2015-03-15 16:54:56 15         21264.9 SSB  W2AGR          59  55
   271 2015-03-15 16:55:48 15         21265.0 SSB  M0AID          59  59
   272 2015-03-15 16:56:16 15         21265.0 SSB  GW4AYJ         59  59
   273 2015-03-15 16:57:03 15         21265.0 SSB  IZ5JMZ         59  55
   274 2015-03-15 16:57:31 15         21265.0 SSB  IZ3GNG         59  59
   275 2015-03-15 16:57:55 15         21265.0 SSB  F6AML          59  59
   276 2015-03-15 16:58:24 15         21265.0 SSB  F8PDR          59  58
   277 2015-03-15 16:59:05 15         21265.0 SSB  LA4UOA         59  59
   278 2015-03-15 16:59:31 15         21265.0 SSB  EA1DFP         59  59
   279 2015-03-15 16:59:41 15         21265.0 SSB  IK2XDF         59  59
   280 2015-03-15 17:01:06 15         21265.0 SSB  G0WKH          59  55
   281 2015-03-15 17:01:45 15         21265.0 SSB  I2DMI          59  59
   282 2015-03-15 17:02:06 15         21265.0 SSB  DL2MSA         59  59
   283 2015-03-15 17:02:39 15         21265.0 SSB  N8DE           59  55
   284 2015-03-15 17:02:53 15         21265.0 SSB  I2CBM          59  59
   285 2015-03-15 17:03:41 15         21265.0 SSB  GW4BKG         59  57
   286 2015-03-15 17:04:08 15         21265.0 SSB  S58N           59  59
   287 2015-03-15 17:04:51 15         21265.0 SSB  F4FFZ          59  59
   288 2015-03-15 17:05:16 15         21265.0 SSB  ON7RU          59  59
   289 2015-03-15 17:05:27 15         21265.0 SSB  IK7NXU         59  59
   290 2015-03-15 17:06:06 15         21265.0 SSB  F4FTA          59  59
   291 2015-03-15 17:06:37 15         21265.0 SSB  ON7EE          59  59
   292 2015-03-15 17:07:16 15         21265.0 SSB  HB9EFC         59  59
   293 2015-03-15 17:07:57 15         21265.0 SSB  G1XOW          59  59
   294 2015-03-15 17:10:00 15         21265.0 SSB  WE2W           59  59
   295 2015-03-15 17:10:17 15         21265.0 SSB  GW3RIH         59  58
   296 2015-03-15 17:11:01 15         21265.0 SSB  IK2XDE         59  59
   297 2015-03-15 17:12:05 15         21265.0 SSB  PA1PE          59  55
   298 2015-03-15 17:12:49 15         21265.0 SSB  K9RR           59  59
   299 2015-03-15 17:13:24 15         21265.0 SSB  N9AKR          59  55
   300 2015-03-15 17:14:38 15         21265.1 SSB  F2PDE          59  55
   301 2015-03-15 17:15:15 15         21265.1 SSB  PJ4DX          59  53
   302 2015-03-15 17:16:17 15         21265.1 SSB  OE1WEU         59  55
   303 2015-03-15 17:16:59 15         21265.1 SSB  IZ8FQI         59  59
   304 2015-03-15 17:18:10 15         21265.1 SSB  OK2PDE         59  59
   305 2015-03-15 17:18:49 15         21265.1 SSB  F8AMV          59  57
   306 2015-03-15 17:19:26 15         21265.1 SSB  9A8DX          59  59
   307 2015-03-15 17:20:08 15         21265.1 SSB  UT7QF          59  59
   308 2015-03-15 17:20:52 15         21265.0 SSB  CT1DZY         59  59
   309 2015-03-15 17:21:44 15         21265.0 SSB  ON8AK          59  59
   310 2015-03-15 17:23:04 15         21265.0 SSB  YO9HP          59  59

Ended 17:25

Rate considerable faster.

Hope helped some of those NA stns that needed it... no JA sadly.

AF060 session 1 who's in the log

Nowhere near LoTW etc and sitting in Eco hotel bar (wifi, it is Africa
and they got WiFi!!), waiting for water to drop so sand bar is uncovered
again. This is the list of callsigns I have just worked from AF-060 15m
ssb. Yes I was only QRP... KX3 10W from a 7AH motor bike battery into a
buddipole (tuned) for 15m freq. Didn't need some spares and other stuff
so taking less this afternoon. Left battery on island as still charged.

Started 10:22

HB3YFC PY2SBY PY1SX OK1VD M0HDX RZ6LY F8ATS GM7TUD PY2RG F4FKP GX3WSC
I2XGP EC7JA IZ7GIT ON4DTO LY2??(incomplete) G0TRB SP5MXZ OK2TR R7KM
ON7TK JN4MIV UR3??(incomplete) PY1PDF OE6IMD EA1ACP I2XIP SM5AQD
R??CW(incomplete) LX1NO EA1YY ??YMO HB9DXZ DL3BQA DL4RCS EA4BQN EA7QW
IT9??(incomplete) F8BUO EA7ITL IZ2AMW GI3OQR R7KW YO9FNP F4FPF OK2DA
IK5PWJ (tnx fer correct) I5KG DL?RR (incomplete) UA7R F5SNY DL1YFF
OK1ADM CT1JOP G0ABY(but evaporated) IK6XEJ DL3ZZ PY1FC IZ1DXG DL1AP
9H1SP DF2PLH DF9OO PT2AP UT7UW CT1DVV G0MTQ US5CB OK2ZW UW7LL SP1DSZ
G4LFU MM0GOR EA1FAK MM0WAX RW3RN OZ1BUR F4FVQ EI4II IU6DVS IW3GRG IK1TCF
PY5EG IT9YHR UT5UGR YL2GUV IK2??(incomplete) K3ZO ??DXN(incomplete)
DL3JON G0ABY(from earlier obviously stayed about) UX2KA IZ2ZTR M0VKC
IK8FIG IK8JAI M0BJL M0NPT G5RR DL2FKC OK2MI SP6OJJ DL6ATM DL8DSL SP8HXN
??TBT(incomplete)

Ended 11:50

Started Simplex... rapidly had to go split 10:40.... and that didn't
work so went 5-7 up soon after, I just had a wall of noise and was hard
pulling out callsigns, shouting two letters doesn't help! Obviously lots
of demand for this one, might have gone wider but I had not had time to
check all freq were open.

107 qso in 88 mins so c72qso/hr not the fastest ever.

Operation is 100% limited to the sand bars, antennas HAVE to be self
supporting (no guys even!) well away from bird nesting colony and was
accompanied whole time by Tanji Bird Reserve Guide to make sure I complied.

Hope to be qrv again about 15:00-17:30 UTC NA/JA focus. Please if you
are in the list above DONT CALL.

72

Dom
C5/M1KTA

AF-060 Activation

About to travel to island AF-060 Bijol Islands (15th). High tide is just after noon so I expect two sessions one before, one after (safety conscious guides). Will be active most of the day (daylight hours local time is UTC)

Will be SSB ONLY.

QSL route via M1KTA

Call C5/M1KTA

Expect 15m, 17m or maybe 20m ONLY any other band expect it is not me!

Friday, 13 March 2015

The room and view

Photos just taken this morning.


The Sea is about 40 metres away.



I have just GOT to use that Baobab tree for the 80m dipole support.
Good thing will only be up when it is dark and I bought some extra coax.



qrv from C5

Finally up and running... JUst makeshift antenna will sort out something proper tomorrow. Being heard.... this is 10w from KX3 into a buddipole


W3LPL C5/M1KTA10108.0CW CQ [LoTW]12 dB19 wpm0604z 13 Mar
W3LPL C5/M1KTA10108.0CW CQ [LoTW]8 dB18 wpm0554z 13 Mar
F5MUX C5/M1KTA10108.1CW CQ [LoTW]7 dB10 wpm0531z 13 Mar
Feeling very tired been a long day...Going to grab a bit of sleep and then food, pura and battery shopping, arrange IOTA tfrs before qrv again.



Thursday, 12 March 2015

C5 soon

On way to C5... finally. Should be QRV (has been a delay) about 06:00 UTC 13th.

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

How working the DX qrper should NOT be done :-)

You have set your DX cluster alarm and the station you want is on the air.... (C5/M1KTA is expected on AF-060 this w/e at some point).

(seriously tongue in cheek)...

You come upon the pileup the alarm tells you I am on air, you must find the exact frequency I am using and slowly tune up your amplifier, best take a few minutes to do this, use the mike a few 'dah dah dah's' and maybe a few ditdahditdah of the key for best effect to really squeeze that last watt out.... Take your time doing this as it has maximum effect this way. The longer you take, the better. It lets others know that YOU are going to call me.

You THINK it is Dom C5/M1KTA but being the sort of fellow you are you just cannot wait to find out who he is as his signal is pretty weak and you didn't get it all so you just have to drop in and ask, "What is the DX call sign is that C5/M1KTA?" On CW best send ?DX?? Call? at 30wpm as I really love that and find it so useful" Don't forget to confirm I am on AF-060 too (or not) that is so important, I will not have done it when you 'found me' so of course you would not know. Whatever you do do NOT listen, this takes time. If I have not responded and you are not sure if everyone else has heard you yet you need to repeat, I am sure that someone else will let you know. BTW this will display to all others on frequency that you are a serious and important operator and really want to work this DX. This is called sharing.

Now you have it confirmed that it is me, it is time to send your call sign, please do not be worried about the fact that someone else has just been trying to finish a contact with me , it is important that you must get through to me immediately so, repeat your call over and over again on the DX frequency using non standard phonetics. Don't worry that I had been speaking to someone else, he will not mind.  This works really well if you cannot hear any other stations on that frequency, I'll be working split which means I'll be listening either up or down from the transmit frequency. That way I'll never hear you and you will make sure that everyone knows and eventually someone will relay that you are transmitting over me.

Then you must make sure that you protect YOUR qso and the DX is a qrp station so you need to remain on frequency and shout UP at regular intervals or let others know I am on that frequency and how I am operating it is so helpful.

As I know C5 can be a rare one from some places about the globe the bands open only for a short while for a qrp signal so just when I say Pacific or JA only please, all you stations from EU with 24x7 propagation please try extra hard to contact me. Of course I'll forget you are there and never come back again (SP8 station you know who you are!).

When I have a few stations calling and it sounds like I got part of one call sign and say 'G3XX only' or the 'G3xx portable station only' then please make sure I don't forget you are there too and keep calling. You're right I am a qrp station and probably couldn't hear him anyway.

You manage a contact and I am running split and there is a mini pile up and I have a small run of stations (SSB) so by all means move just a khz up above my calling frequency, switch in that speech processor and pa and start calling CQ I just love the effect it makes. And then ignore all attempts to ask you to qsy as that VFO dial seems locked.

If you have worked me before either this trip or a previous one then please make sure you call and let me know I am stronger/weaker than the last 6 times you worked me before. I will be really grateful you let me know this. Others on frequency will respect you more, you will be recognized as a Big Gun DXer. (One EA station called me every day last time just to tell me this!)

I have just spent 2 hours working station after station on say 15m SSB and propagation has improved to the extent that I am now working West Coast NA stations and you manage to work me, being so excited don't forget to ask me when I am going to operate another mode just for you. I am sure all the other callers will love to know this too. And even though I cannot say make sure you discuss on air when YOU need to schedule a contact as you need that mode too, I am sure everyone else will love that.

I finally manage to find time to operate some RTTY from C5 and ask for short contacts only, but please don't listen as I am sure I need to see every macro you have spent hours coding into your software that tells me all about your pet cat and their kittens too. This is really helpful to everyone and I am sure it will not hold up anyone else, this is extremely effective operating practice if you time it so that it happens just as 15m propagation fads out for everyone.

You KNOW I am in West Africa and on an island in the Atlantic so why should you have to wait for a QSL card or a LoTW confirmation? Make sure you ask what the QSL route information is on air too as this is most effective use of everyone's time and my precious batteries. Of course the QRZ and blog pages will not have any useful information and of course LoTW certificates were not already applied for and loaded.

Lastly my favourite as we all love these guys.... you have that regular contact you make with your mate 'Sid' down the road on 14.260 or 14.285 (you see each other in the pub later anyway) and you know that often the frequency isn't being used or it is but you only hear these really faint signals that only seem to be calling CQ UP or they are using some wierdo language that isn't English of course the hearing aid batteries are not what they were as you bought them from Woolworth but it is a shame to have to buy new ones and the audio isn't working too well from the radio so you need to make sure you let Sid know he needs to turn his pa on and then arrange to chat for hours talking complete drivel about whatever the grand kids did at the lunch, or was is dinner you forget. Make sure you do this every day that I am in C5 I really appreciate this and so will everyone else.

Life's too short for QRO.

Monday, 9 March 2015

e30fb 28.005 QSX up abt 5

VERY loud into eu this morning. Was reading S7 on the meter and able to hear him no problem.

My setup Kx3, simple GP vertical.

This is the audio of him working the pile up... calling JA only... few didn't get the message earlier as had been working EU for a while.

http://m1kta.ham-radio-op.net/m1kta/e30fb_1.wav

Sunday, 8 March 2015

AFS CW UBN

Looks like serials are my issue....


AFS Contest CW Adjudication report for M1KTA : 3500 11/01/15
Date
Time
Call
Correct Call
RST Tx
SN Tx
SN Rx
Correct SN Rx
Reason
Notes
11/01/1514:08G4ASR
5994
11
10
Broken:Serial RX
11/01/1515:01M0DXR
59916
110
107
Broken:Serial RX
11/01/1515:52G4ARI
59929
46
146
Broken:Serial RX
11/01/1516:04G4ERW
59931
60
160
Broken:Serial RX
11/01/1517:00M0TDW
59943
1
165
Broken:Serial RX
11/01/1517:12G4ZFE
59947
209
208
Broken:Serial RX
11/01/1517:33
G0ORY
G3ORY
59952230
Broken:Callsign
11/01/1518:00M5O
59957200
Time outside contest