5th Day in MJ…. May 9, 2017

A bit later the daily update for May 9th. . No internet access makes it hard to update the website unfortunately.

Today we could concentrate on the radio. May 9 is a public holiday in Jersey. Liberation Day, celebrating the end of worldwar 2 for Jersey means no shopping or other inconvenience keeping us from the radio  🙂

Alex PA1AW again started on 2m MS but around midday no power from the amplifier. As we had problems before the initial checks were doen but soon it was clear that there was no high voltage so the problem needed further attention. After a close look the verdict was clear: the amp was silent key. The running qso with SM6CEN was succesfully completed with only 100W but took a bit longer….. 🙁

On the other bands the interference between the station was the only issue we had. Choosing the right antenna combinations to maximize results and minimize interference becomes part of the daily routine. Unfortunately not all bands can get the attention they might need because of this issue but we try hard to work around it.

The 6m antenna netted 6 qso’s with no propagation at all. Unfortunately but we knew we were early in the season this time. We at least gave a few neighbouring F stations new mode qso’s on 6m  🙂

In the evening special attention was given to 60 and 160m upon request. We think this special attention payed of and the pile-ups we serious by times. Same on 20 and 40 were the band opened very well to North America. Many stations made it in the logs.

Now the qso numbers are:

MJ/PA1AW 1,956
MJ/PA3EWP 2,973
MJ/PA9JO 3,817
MJ/PB5X 4,599
Total 13,345

More statistisc will follow shortly.

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2 Responses to 5th Day in MJ…. May 9, 2017

  1. Mike says:

    Hi OMs, still watching 17 RTTY.. Heard a strong F6 on your freq but nothing from you. I assume you have beamed some to USA. Maybe after 1900 today a try on 17 M RTTY? I know you will leave soon. 73 Mike K4PI

    • admin says:

      Hello Mike,
      As I mentioned before we were not qrv this evening as we met up with the local contestteam GJ2A and spent the evening with a nice meal and a beer. Our first and only night not in the radioshack…..
      No good for you but I did a run on 17RTTY the hour before we left and worked a few stateside stations, but mainly europeans. The band was not really open yet.
      We will QRT tomorrow around 1200z so sorry to conclude that the 17m qso is not to be expected.
      73 Alex MJ/PA1AW

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