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DG3YEV

VHF from the valley


Last update: 4. June 2014




24.5.2014 Tested a new contest location at DH9YX's home: JN68OL 500m ASL
VHF Contest Results May DL claimed score: 87210, DL Place: 14. DG3YEV, No.QSO: 267


In 2010, I moved to a house near the bavarian forrest JN68NL, 420m ASL. The next shop is at least 8km away, the next train station almost 20km...
real bavarian country side! No QRM, no man made noise!

First I though, my new QTH is only useable for HF. So I started my activity on 160m. In the summer 2012, when we
were moving around some stuff in the attic and I asked myself what to do with my old 2m Tonna F9FT 9 Element Yagi and the 160W PA..
I decided to put up the mast (Letrona 7m) and the good old Yaesu rotor, together with a preamp. 2m was the first band I was active on
when I started as novice HAM more than ten years ago as HB3YEV on 2m/70cm... still my favourite bands, beside of 23cm. I was very suprised about the nice
DX QSOs that were possbible from my rather bad location! There is also another good fact here:
The receiver does not get blocked by the strong contest stations.. .

My personal list of currently used equipment (May 2013)

TRX 6m: Yaesu FT-857D (+TXCO +300Hz Filter)
TRX 2m: Kenwood TS-850 + SSB LT2S Transverter
Preamp: HA8ET mast mounted
Rotator Az:Yaesu G-800SDX
Rotator El:Kenpro KR-500
PA: self-build SSPA 1000W max. Output
Antenna:Tonna F9FT 17 Elements, 3.2wl
Cable:Ecoflex 10



This valley brought me the following results on 2m since July 2012 (SSB/MS/EME):

worked countries from the valley of JN68NL/JN68OL:

No. of worked DXCC: 48
4O, 9A, 9H, CT, DL, E7, EA, EI, ER, ES, F, G, GI, GM, GW, HA, HB0, HB9, I, IS, JA, K, LA, LY, LZ, OE, OH, OK, OM, ON, OZ, PA, PY, S5, SM, SP, SV, UA2, UA3, UA9, UR, YL, YO, YU, Z3, ZA, ZL

No. of worked locator mid fields: 234


DM: 06
EM: 13, 79
EN: 70
IN: 73, 90, 91, 95, 97
IM: 57, 58, 77, 98
IO: 51, 71, 74, 80, 81, 82, 83, 87, 90, 91, 92, 93, 97
JO: 00, 01, 02, 10, 11, 20, 21, 22, 23, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 40, 41, 42, 50, 51, 52, 53, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 67, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 75, 77, 79, 80, 81, 82, 86, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 96, 98, 99
JP: 62, 70, 80
JM: 49, 65, 75, 76, 77
JN: 01, 08, 18, 19, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 44, 45, 47, 48, 49, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 72, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 91, 92, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99
KM: 09
KN: 02, 04, 05, 06, 08, 10, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 21, 23, 28, 29, 31, 46, 48, 66, 84, 88, 89
KO: 03, 04, 05, 16, 20, 24, 26, 27, 28, 29, 36, 37, 40, 48, 50, 60, 64, 66, 68, 81, 85, 86, 87, 88, 93, 95
KP: 01, 02, 10, 23, 32, 40
LN: 20
LO: 20
MO: 92
PM: 74, 95
QM: 06
RE: 57

MS ODX: RV6IG MS/FSK441, 1891km KO87OT

Tropo ODX: EI4DQ IO51WU 1553km

ES ODX: CT1HZE IM57NH 2168km

EME ODX: ZL3TY 18190km RE57OM


...and looking for more ;)




worked from JN68NL on 2m since July 2012 (only central europe)

Courtesy of UcxLog
Worked Confirmed My field



some words about me...

I was born in 1976 and grew up in HB9 as a native DL, started with electronics in the early age of 7, spend some time on CB, made some pirate transmissions on VHF (neighbours hated me for this HI), did a lot of SWL with self-build tube receivers, completed an apprentiship as Radio/TV service technician in 1996 and finally discovered amateur radio quite late in 2002 after finishing my engineer degree of IT and communication at the university of applied sience in Winterthur (ZHW). I started 2002 as HB3YEV, a call that was later awarded for reaching more than 25 DXCC over amateuer satellite with 25W and selfbuild circular 70cm antennas. My main focus are frequencies above 30 MHz. I joined DARC R01 in 2004 after I received the call DG3YEV in Muhlheim an der Ruhr. Since 2006 I am active member of uWSDR a group of microwave enthusiasts working on an open microwave SDR platform. Sadly this project is currently sleeping. In my professional live I ran an repair service centre for automotive electronics in lower bavaria. I am now member of the radio club B36 Ebrachtal.


This picture below shows my takeoff from 2004 to 2006 near Düsseldorf JO31LE.


QTF 90 degree

My main activity there was on 2m/70cm/23cm and 3cm DX and contesting.


Contest results from JO31LE:


2005 May, national listing

1.2 GHz: Place No. 15. DG3YEV Club: R01 Locator: JO31LE No. QSOs: 44 Total points: 5275

2005 June, national listing

1.2 GHz: Place No.
22. DG3YEV Club: R01 Locator: JO31LE No. QSOs: 33 Total points: 4307 10 GHz: Place No. 36.DG3YEV Club: R01 Locator: JO31LE No. QSOs: 3 Total Points 157 (with 100mW!) 2005 July, national listing: 432 MHz: Place No. 65. DG3YEV Club: R01 Locator: JO31LE No. QSOs: 39 Total points: 6991 1.2 GHz: Place No: 27. DG3YEV Club: R01 Locator: JO31LE No. QSOs: 32 Total points: 4289
10 GHz: Place No: 26. DG3YEV Club: R01 Locator: JO31LE No. QSOs: 4 Total points: 254
2005 Oktober, national listing: 1.2GHz Place No: 17. DG3YEV Club: R01 Locator: JO31LE No. QSOs: 57 Total points: 8196 2006 March, national listing: 144 MHz: Place No.: 176. DG3YEV Club: R01 Locator: JO31LE No. QSOs: 95 Total points: 12498 432 MHz: Place No.: 96. DG3YEV Club: R01 Locator: JO31LE No. QSOs: 31 Total points: 2359 1.2 GHz: Place No.: 25.DG3YEV Club: R01 Locator: JO31LE No. QSOs: 26 Total points: 2676


The early years in HB9 (2002 - 2004)

With my old swiss licence HB3YEV ended 2004!!! Now issued to Frank Raddatz!!! I worked many stations over OSCAR-40. For that work I received the AMSAT Achievment Award.

Sadly this satellite is currently dead because of battery shortage.

My activities on shortwave are BPSK31 and SSB all QRP only with the FT-817.
BPSK31 is a relatively new digital mode of operation.
It does not require a big S/N ratio and is extremely narrow (only 31Hz theoretic bandwith).
There are several programs that are available for this mode. Visit also http://psk31.com

Shortwave

Yaesu FT-817
Self-buid tuner
Self-buid CAT cable
Self-build Sound cable
7m thin copper wire

 

2m/70cm

Kenwood TS-790
PA Mirage 160W
2m: 9 element beam
70cm: 12 Element Flexayagi
Because I have only 4m Aircom Plus
in between there is no preamp.

 

23cm

23cm Transverter DB6NT
50W PA SSB Electronic
2x28 element yagi


3cm

Procom 48cm Parabol Dish
DB6NT Transverter with external DF9LN LO
 

2m: TS-790E (sold, what a shame), Mirage B 3016G 160W PA, Yaesu G-800SDX Rotor, Revex SWR-meter.

In my Swiss QTH in JN47LK in 2003 when I had my old 9 element Tonna Yagi "on the air".

 You can contact me via email or via Echolink