Search found 348 matches

by VK3MEG
Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: 50 MHz
Topic: FT8 6m DX
Replies: 40
Views: 12595

Re: FT8 6m DX

i have noticed the ft8 fad has faded a bit in that people aren't completely glued to the pc and the mouse.( like last year) cause reworking every one in ft8 isnt much fun its more about probing the band checking for openings etc then coming down to ssb or cw or what ever. for dx its useful but not p...
by VK3MEG
Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Contests, Field Days, Portable Operation, JOTA, SOTA
Topic: 2018 Spring VHF UHF Field Day
Replies: 13
Views: 5158

Re: 2018 Spring VHF UHF Field Day

i'll only be on 6m to give out a few numbers if the band is open from home and possibly mobile.
summer i'll make a bigger effort.
by VK3MEG
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: 50 MHz
Topic: FT8 6m DX
Replies: 40
Views: 12595

Re: FT8 6m DX

i'm pretty adaptive and use any mode to get the dx ft jt 65 what ever but please remember there is ssb and cw the other day the band was working a little in and out massive qsb but i managed to work 2 station in sideband vk4ti whos antenna was 3 meters off the ground and vk2upr who was mobile runnin...
by VK3MEG
Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ARRL Handbook 2019 - 6 volume boxed set
Replies: 1
Views: 3323

Re: ARRL Handbook 2019 - 6 volume boxed set

awesome i got the anniversary one with my call printed on it its too much of a pain to read but this one i will seriously consider.
by VK3MEG
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best dx location ever
Replies: 3
Views: 3637

Re: Best dx location ever

I prefer this one https://i2.au.reastatic.net/800x600-resize,extend,r=33,g=40,b=46/60049468d04fd9944f32db451171df5470d0ea8cbe602435c7bce4121eb5c2e2/image.jpg https://i2.au.reastatic.net/800x600-resize,extend,r=33,g=40,b=46/695bd3e00848eb9b7b5a5fe21d7fd1ab78460fa8469b0e7778c65daecda7540a/image.jpg ht...
by VK3MEG
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: 50 MHz
Topic: FT8 6m DX
Replies: 40
Views: 12595

Re: FT8 6m DX

great results guys hence my reasoning for the upgrade i am now vk3ktt there has been talk and use of 50.323 as an alternative dx frequency mainly push from the ja side in ft8. this is the reference article https://www.dxmaps.com/dxcalendard.php?Lan=&Cod=2020 the main focus appears to be ja to eu and...
by VK3MEG
Sat Aug 20, 2016 11:51 am
Forum: Regulatory, Licencing & Exams
Topic: The future for amateur radio in VK
Replies: 66
Views: 20051

Re: The future for amateur radio in VK

Post by VK4GHZ » Sat Aug 20, 2016 10:39 am The future for amateur radio in VK? It's amusing how most (self centered) hams want: • more power • more bands • more privileges (ie: digital modes for Foundation) It's all about THEM. They ignore the bloody obvious. How about: • more hams ? ? ? I dissagre...
by VK3MEG
Sat Aug 20, 2016 12:11 am
Forum: 50 MHz
Topic: Another missed opportunity
Replies: 12
Views: 6953

Re: Another missed opportunity

Matt vk3pp and i do the 6m wspr thing alot over the last few weeks testing my new antenna while i think his station is capable of hearing the US i'm a bit suspect about the spot and its neither ops fault there didnt appear to be any propagation that supported the spot. this is where wspr has issuse ...
by VK3MEG
Wed Aug 17, 2016 4:15 pm
Forum: Propagation & Solar Cycle News
Topic: Solar Cycle 25...how old will u be?
Replies: 39
Views: 16822

Re: Solar Cycle 25...how old will u be?

i'll be late fifties early 60's i should be around especially 6m and 10m i only need 140 dxcc for honour roll on 10m (thats will be a focus 190 worked)only been in the hobby 4 years.
the lower bands have higher numbers for me but my main interest has always been these 2 bands.
cheers
by VK3MEG
Sat Aug 13, 2016 10:30 pm
Forum: 50 MHz
Topic: JF2MBF Nob PACIFIC DXP
Replies: 3
Views: 3590

Re: JF2MBF Nob PACIFIC DXP

Thanks steve also after they leave. VP6, PITCAIRN ISL Uli, DL2AH will be active as VP6AH between September 3 and November 25. Activity in ‘holiday-style’ from 40 to 10 meter using SSB and digital modes. QSL via home call, direct only. hope to get this all time new one on a few bands and modes i'll b...
by VK3MEG
Mon Aug 08, 2016 12:35 pm
Forum: PC/Mac iOS Software
Topic: LOTW help
Replies: 14
Views: 7337

Re: LOTW help

seeing as this thread has risen from the dead i thought i would put my perspective as an hf dx'er. sitting on 260 worked 250 confirmed 4 band dxcc i use eqsl and Lotw also cards. you wil find alot of the big gun hf stations in eu dont qsl or want money these guys have big antenna's and setup's and a...
by VK3MEG
Sat Jul 30, 2016 7:55 am
Forum: 144 & 432 MHz
Topic: pre amps for 2m pre amp or LNA
Replies: 8
Views: 5360

Re: pre amps for 2m pre amp or LNA

thanks guys it has given me good idea's
by VK3MEG
Fri Jul 29, 2016 12:19 pm
Forum: 144 & 432 MHz
Topic: pre amps for 2m pre amp or LNA
Replies: 8
Views: 5360

pre amps for 2m pre amp or LNA

looking at preamps for 2m possibly 70cm this is where my station has been lacking lna seem a good alternative at a reasonable cost. do i mount it in the shack or on the tower my biggst issue is the long run to the top of the tower 30-40m mainly rg 213 cant justify the upgrade to lmr 400 just yet my ...
by VK3MEG
Wed Jul 20, 2016 12:16 am
Forum: 144 & 432 MHz
Topic: Useful VHF tropo Indicators
Replies: 3
Views: 4275

Re: Useful VHF tropo Indicators

thanks steve i'll have a listen for it testing some antenna's.
cheers
by VK3MEG
Sat Jul 16, 2016 7:34 am
Forum: 50 MHz
Topic: HSZCW to be active 6M vhf contest weekend special permit.
Replies: 1
Views: 3258

Re: HSZCW to be active 6M vhf contest weekend special permit

Thailand will be active on six metres this weekend By HS0ZDX, Tony Waltham, International Liaison Officer, Radio Amateur Society of Thailand under his Majesty the King, RAST. also other stations should be on air this is a one off for a vhf contest i think the arrl one. this weekend only hopefully an...
by VK3MEG
Wed Jul 13, 2016 9:46 am
Forum: 50 MHz
Topic: HSZCW to be active 6M vhf contest weekend special permit.
Replies: 1
Views: 3258

HSZCW to be active 6M vhf contest weekend special permit.

as HS0ZCW, I plan to be on 6 meters for the VHF contest upcoming. This is
a one weekend only contest permission from Thailand government.

73

Charly, HS0ZCW
from the CQ contest reflector


worth showing some interest . pretty sure this is aimed arrl vhf contest
cheers
steve
vk3meg
by VK3MEG
Tue Jul 05, 2016 10:26 pm
Forum: Towers, Masts & Transmission Lines
Topic: NBS Tilt Over Mast Experiences
Replies: 54
Views: 15196

Re: NBS Tilt Over Mast Experiences

Tell me about it... my concrete truck couldn't squeeze around the back to where my mast is... so I had to wheelbarrow the whole load of 32MPa into the hole before it set. After some months I swear my shoulders are still sore... but it was worth the pain. There is no way my mast is going to move. Ch...
by VK3MEG
Tue Jul 05, 2016 9:27 pm
Forum: 144 & 432 MHz
Topic: Inland Troppo Propagation 2M
Replies: 35
Views: 11667

Re: Inland Troppo Propagation 2M

Hi Alan, interesting observations, in the last week or two, Leigh VK2KRR and I have made numerous 10M WSPR contacts during the night (324Km), not sure of the mode, could be tropo. - David VK3KCX Hi David i have made at least 1 ssb contact with leigh on 10m a few years ago " checked my Log 8/12/2012...
by VK3MEG
Sun Jul 03, 2016 3:09 pm
Forum: Towers, Masts & Transmission Lines
Topic: NBS Tilt Over Mast Experiences
Replies: 54
Views: 15196

Re: NBS Tilt Over Mast Experiences

hey Jason pics of the extendable mast would be great :D
by VK3MEG
Sat Jul 02, 2016 4:47 pm
Forum: Towers, Masts & Transmission Lines
Topic: NBS Tilt Over Mast Experiences
Replies: 54
Views: 15196

Re: NBS Tilt Over Mast Experiences

Jason talk to brian i hit rock and my tower foundation is 1 m cubed remember that weighs around 2.3 tonne. so very substantial so there is more than 1 way to skin a cat. my nbs tower has been up for nearly 3 years and with my antenna farm on top there has never been an issue even in 100 kph winds gu...