from DXpedition to Palestine
Published on Dec 8, 2018
Published on Dec 4, 2018
Found in the internet:
It is indeed a rare Day!!
A DAY UNLIKE ANY OTHER!!
I had heard that Janusz, SP9FIH was traveling to Palestine for the CQWW SSB contest and I listenned for him with great dismay during the contest. Notta PEEP! He was spotted mostly by EU stations and the band was a mess with all the contesters! So there was little hope for me.
After the contest he stuck around, worked some of the other modes and gave out ATNOs to many. I saw he was worked yesterday about 1600Z on the West Coast by N6PEQ on RTTY! That gave me a Prayer!
Today He was spotted on 15M SSB by some EU stations. I listenned on some WEBSDRs around the country and nothing heard.
Then around 1500Z he was spotted on DXSUMMIT by a ZERO station on 14240.
It was time to go downstairs and check on the big rig.
The beam was aimed towards VP6D, so I turned it around and around to see if I could hear him. Checked Long Path and couldn't hear a peep. There were lots of DQRM by Channel Police blocking out chances. Finally I could JUST hear him looking towards Japan. He was asking for west Coast!!!!
I quickly tuned up the Killerwatt on CW a few KCs down and went up and called him. As I did I noticed my signal was chopping in and out!! OH NO!!! The MOST IMPORTANT CALL of my life and an Equipment failure!!!!!!
I went and tried tuning again down abit on CW and I noticed the POS MFJ AUTOTUNER going crazy! It kept wanting to RETUNE!! I shut that off and Tried again. Now it worked with a good 1000W out regardless of SWR!!! I returned to 14240 and called again. He worked a few more 6s and then suddenly he returned a scrambled version of my call.
MAN WAS THE ADRENALINE PUMPING THRU ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I Shouted WHISKEY ALPHA SIX MIKE HOTEL ZULU into the mike, probably splattering and IONIZING the Ionosphere!!!
And then he came back with my correct call!!
I was added to the log for the First ATNO in as long as I can remember!!!
OH I did get the KOSOVO when Marti was there, but that wasn't quite as exciting!!
I now have to look up the QSL details and get the card for this.
WHAT A BANNER DAY!!!
In fact, I think I will declare OCTOBER 30th as OFFICIAL E4 DAY!!! Too be remembered forever as a WONDERFUL DAY!!!
THIS IS WHAT HAM RADIO is all about!!!! This is what I live for!!
Now only 3 to go! BS7H, and P5; Oh and Monk Apollo on Mt Athos! He is on but we need to talk him into trying FT-8 to get thru to the West Coast!
think I will celebrate with an Absolutely GLORIOUS LUNCH!!!
YES, Mc RIBS are back at McDonalds, Had 2 Sunday night and 2 more last night!
I need something better! Maybe 3 Fish Tacos at RUBIOS!!
Published on Nov 6, 2018
After few hours of going up and down from roof to ground bushes inverted L is mounted. I use only 40W of power because problems with hotel fuses. Probably somewhere high voltage from my wires inducts high current in hotel electrical instalation. It couses reset of my transceiver and then I must reset N1MM or WSJT program. Some data (callsigns) can be lost. I apologize for that.
160m Inverted L antenna mounted on church roof
Published on Oct 28, 2018
Probably from Monday 29th Oct, until 31st Oct. I will work RTTY and maybe FT8 on 30m. Later I will try to install 160m but it is not sure because of limited space on the roof.
Published on Oct 22, 2018
Please look for me during contest on 20m. Also remember to send Cabrillo log to: https://www.cqww.com/logs.htm
I hope to see you with pleasure in the contest.
Published on Oct 16, 2018
For countries like: Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Poland, Slovakia you can use picture on left side. For others: go to PROPAGATION page of this site and enter your QTH locator to have details of your propagation to Palestine.
Published on Sep 15, 2018
This year is not easy for me...I broke collar bone with displacement in begining of September. Now I wear plaster cast. Nonetheless I will try to operate E4 for third time. Maybe I will be in Bethlehem in late October 2018.
Published on Feb 27, 2018
After several years of being runner-up in one-man dxpedition classification I managed to be first in 2017. Also I was runner-up during second operation from Palestine E44WE and fourth as HB0/SP9FIH. What a year! For whole results please look at the table below (data from Clublog.org) .
Published on Jan 24, 2018
The E44WE operation is good for DXCC credit from 23 March 2017 through 23 March 2018.
Published on Dec 20, 2017
Assuming that I will be lucky to go again to Palestine, please vote for one low band I should operate on. Please remember that only 100W is allowed in E4 and antenna space and my luggage are limited. Simple poll is on right sidebar of every subpage.