Saturday 8 October 2011

6M Es season is over

A few week ago, during my holiday, I removed my 6M antenna from the balcony. On that moment I thought the Es season for 6M was over. Until this moment I'm right.This Es season I made the first qso on May 9, it was with HA8CE in KN06EN. On August 8, I made my last Es qso. In this period I worked 9 DXCC countries.
All qso made with 5 watts, SSB or CW, from the Yaesu FT817nd. Antenna: a 1/4 wave on a metal table on my balcony.

73, Tjeerd (Gose) - PA3GNZ

Saturday 1 October 2011

QRV on 70cm, from the field. PA3GNZ/P

Today between 11:00 and 15:00 local time I had to stay home to receive any visitors. This because my apartment is on sale.
The bad economic situation and possible also the nice weather played tricks. There was no visitor to watch my apartment.

Because the weather was fine I just want to go out. With my FT817nd and a HB9CV for 70cm I drove to my regular location in the field, JO21QW. Meanwhile I saw on the internet that there was a contest at 70cm, more activity.
Arrived on the location I putted my FT817nd on the wary shelf and connected the HB9CV, voltage from the internal battery. Antenna in one hand and and mike in the other one.
To my amazement, I worked between 15:30 and 16:00 UTC 4 stations. I had a clear view direction east and direction South / West looked the antenna against a dike.

I worked with:

My HB9CV for 70cm, photo on my balcony.

73, Tjeerd (Gose) - PA3GNZ

Sunday 25 September 2011

Holiday is over, saw 2 lighthouses.

After 2 weeks holiday it's, next Tuesday, time to work.

We stayed in the Netherlands and have visited different places. Wijk aan Zee, Amsterdam and Schoorl.
From Wijk aan Zee we drove to IJmuiden to take a picture of the lighthouse "high light". Nearly 10 years ago I was by this lighthouse, in that time I had no digital camera.

During the stay in Schoorl we drove to Den Oever for a picture of this this lighthouse.

Visit Flickr for more pictures of our holiday.

Regards, Tjeerd

Saturday 10 September 2011

DXCC in frame

Last week, in a second hand store, I found a new frame for my DXCC certificate.The frame is a little bit larger then the certificate, the small whit border is not a problem for me.

73, Tjeerd (Gose) - PA3GNZ

Monday 5 September 2011

My own fieldday, PA3GNZ/P

Last Saturday I had my own fieldday. My intention was to make more qso's then last year (8).

Between 13:00 and 15:30 UTC I made 31 qso's. This with only 2,5 watts from my Yaesu FT817nd with a small battery.
The additional support of the pole was now on 3 and 9 meters. The variant off the ZS6BKW/G5RV antenna was mounted in the middle about 10 meters high. I used the antenna as an inverted V.

Nice weather and a lot of fun.

73, Tjeerd (Gose) - PA3GNZ