28 March 2004

Recently, I have been improving the frequency stability of my system to allow me to use WSJT modes like JT44 & JT65. I'm now using a G8ACE OCXO in the LO of my transvertor, and intend to phase lock it to 10Mhz from a HP Z3901A GPS clock using CT1DMK's Reflock board. The basic OCXO is a great improvement, and for the first time I have stability and precision to less than 100Hz.

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Over the weekend of 27 & 28 March I took part in the Dubus Worldwide EME Contest. I managed to make 41 QSO's and a score of 41 x 29 x 100 = 118900. Here's the log...

28 March
1106 DLSHF, 1824 K9SLQ for Initial #189, 1926 WA6PY, 1957 LX1DB, 2016 N2UO and 2234 WA4NJP.

27 March
1010 ON5RR, 1016 F1ANH, 1026 OM6AA, 1057 DF3RU, 1106 JA8IAD, 1121 OH2DG, 1128 JA6AHB, 1139 OZ4MM, 1144 ZS6AXT, 1155 SKUX, 1202 G3LTF, 1226 SM3AKW, 1245 OK1CA, 1306 LA8LF, 1313 F6KHM, 1330 GW3XYW, 1339 IK2MMB, 1525 F6CGJ, 1635 PASSB, 1652 K2UYH, 1717 W2UHI, 1735 KYW, 1757 G3LQR, 1827 K5JL, 1833 IK3COJ, 1854 WA4NJP incomplete RST from Ray, 1906 K4QI, 1910 VE6TA, 1959 UR5LX, 2018 OZ6OL, 2047 DL1YMK, 2055 HB9Q, 2127 W2DRZ, 2135 N2IQ, 2212 VA7MM, 2346 HB9JAW on SSB and F6KHM on SSB (dup).

Earlier in the month...

05 March
1930 9H1ES O/RO in sked with Fortunato for Initial # 188 & Country #36. I believe this is the first G to 9H1 QSO on 23cm EME. Fortunato had a good signal with his 2.4m precision dish and 500 Watts, and should have a good selection of stations that he can QSO with.

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