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This weekend on radio: ARRL EME Contest and EU Sprint SSB

September 30, 2010 By: admin Category: Contesting, EME

This weekend my plan is to participate in ARRL EME Contest .. actually for the first time. I have worked some WSJT EME contacts at OH1AF (also known as OH1F), but never in EME contest. So this should be fun. I checked moon times and the first possible elevation of moon to operate is sometime in the Saturday afternoon. I would like to try also 432 MHz (worked WSJT only on 144 MHz). At our club we have 2x15el yagis and 500w for 2 meters and 2x15el yagis plus 100 watts to 70 cm. ARRL EME contest rules are here.

EU Sprint contest is something I used to operate very often in the past. I think I even won one or two (can’t check because domain has been expired). A speciality of sprint contest is that you need to change frequency after you have made a qso after making CQ. NCJ runs the original sprint contest in the Americas. N6TR has written “The Sprint Surivial Web Page” where you can get help how to run these sprints.

CQWW CW 2009 certificates are out

September 28, 2010 By: admin Category: Contesting

Yours truly received yesterday a certificate for winning CQWW CW 2009 20m single band class in Europe as CR6T. The results were published just recently and now wallpaper was already received. Good job CQWW! (And W5GN I suppose)

By the way, 2009 CW results are better than published 2009 SSB results. More stations are included in the top listings of CW results.


New weekend for SAC SSB – Scandinavian Activity Contest SSB

September 27, 2010 By: admin Category: Contesting

Scandinavian Activity Contest, SAC CW was contested a week ago. Usually SSB leg is held just a week after CW part but now due to a very huge collision with CQ WW RTTY DX Contest SAC committee has decided to move the SSB part of SAC to the second full weekend of October. SAC SSB is contested on October 9, 1200 UTC to October 10, 1200 UTC 2010.

Visit for rules, log submitting, claimed results and final results. Your participation is much appriciated!


Hello ham world!

September 27, 2010 By: admin Category: Uncategorized

I am Timo, OH1NOA, a ham radio operator from Pori, Finland. I also hold the call signs OH0NOA and OJ0M. This is my new ham radio related news blog, my special interests are contesting (aka radiosporting), DXing and all funny things in radio!

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