18112002 15.00-15.23 EA6/DL6SAQ JN20 26 26 S FSK C 18.00-19.00 OH6HFX KP24 - - S HSCW NC 21.00-21.25 F6BEE JN08 26 26 S FSK C 22.00-23.00 OH8NXE KN25 - - S HSCW NC
19112002 01.30-02.02 SV5BYR KM46 26 26 S FSK C 02.27-02.31 YM3XC KN30 37 37 R SSB C 02.37 UA3DHC KO96 37 59 R SSB C 02.44 RA3QTT LO01 37 59 R SSB C 02.48 RN6MT KN97 37 37 R SSB C O3.33 UT5JCW KN64 37 59 R SSB C 03.40 UY2QQ KN77 37 59 R SSB C 03.46 UA6MA KN97 37 37 R SSB C 03.51 EA7RM IM87 37 38 R SSB C 03.57 RA4AOR LN29 37 37 R SSB C 04.00 UY5HF KN66 37 37 R SSB C 04.00 RZ6BU KN84 37 59 R SSB C 04.00 RW3WR KO71 37 59 R SSB C 04.05 YL2BIL KO24 37 37 R SSB C 04.07 YO3JW KN34 37 59 R SSB C 04.22 ES1MM KO29 37 37 R SSB C 04.35 EA6/DL1SAN JN10 59 59 R SSB C 04.54 YO3FFF/P KN24 59 59 R SSB C 04.54 LZ/OM1TF 59 59 R SSB C 04.54 YO8DDP KN36 59 59 R SSB C 04.55 UR5LX KO70 59 59 R SSB C 05.15 RW3WR KO71 59 59 R SSB C 05.18 RV6LJK KN97 59 59 R SSB C 05.18 RV3ZR KO80 59 59 R SSB C 05.19 UR5GIM KN76 59 59 R SSB C 05.20 UY5HF KN66 59 59 R SSB C 05.23 UT5EKC KN78 59 59 R SSB C 05.49 UR7GG KN66 59 59 R SSB C 05.50 UT7QF KN77 37 59 R SSB C 05.58 UR3EE KN88 59 59 R SSB C 06.15 ON4PS JO20 59 59 R SSB C 06.18 EA6/DL1GGT JM29 59 59 R SSB C 06.00-06.28 EI2CA/P IO43 37 28 R SSB C 06.30-07.00 GM4VVX IO78 - - S SSB NC 06.54 F5APQ JO00 37 59 R SSB C 07.30-07.47 RN6BN KN95 37 37 S SSB C 08.03 G7RAU IO90 59 59 R SSB C 08.44 RA3AQ KO85 59 59 R SSB C 09.37 HB9FAP JN46 59 59 R SSB C 09.55 GM1XOI IO85 37 37 R SSB C 10.00-10.10 DJ8MS JO63 26 26 S FSK C 10.26 GW8JLY IO81 59 59 R SSB C 10.28&10.37 F6CRP IN96 37 27 R SSB C 10.37 F1EBN JN18 37 37 R SSB C 11.19 F6KHM IN78 37 37 R SSB C
NIL in skeds: sm6vtz, ea1yv, ua4aql, rn6hw, oh7ma NC on RND: ew1rz, g0xdi, dl6yeh, ea3dxu, yo4rfv
I spent most of time working towards East. I had high static noise for the several hours during the peak with some clear time windows.
Rig: TS950+XVRT, 800W, 4x15
Eqp:IC-970, 4x17el F9FT & 700W
LEONIDS 1999Uf, what a shower! The shower that I will remember for a long time!
Due to my business trip to 4L - Georgia* S53WW and me cancelled Marconi Memorial Contest and decided that the Leonids shower will be the last activity this year from the our club cottage in JN75DS, 1268m a.s.l. In mid time Robi had completed the new switch box which allow us to run in the parallel two antenna systems with two RTXs. (That is because one microphone is not sufficient for two operators, hi!).
We went on location for the first time in the Tuesday afternoon. There was 15cm of snow and temperature 6 degrees bellow zero. We set up both antenna systems and tested the equipment. Just one hour was needed that the SWR was to high and the antennas were unusable. We left everything and withdrew back to dale.
The weather forecast for Wednesday and Thursday was again snows but the decision was clear - whatever will happen we are going to be on the air.
We went back the next morning. The snow and the strong wind started in the afternoon and last until Thursday morning when the sunny day came out and brought us 50 cm of snow and over 1m in the snowdrifts.
Almost during the all night we had a high static noise and in addition the uncountable stations from S5, I and 9A were on the air. Although we were running the two systems in parallel we had managed to complete only 28 QSOs, which is far bellow the expectations. In the morning we also found out that the indication of second antenna was absolutely wrong (100 degrees!). That is the reason for higher number of EA and F stations in compare to the number of all QSOs. Most of the time the second antenna was turned to Africa (hi!) while the first antenna system was mainly faced to UA, unfortunately with the poor efficiency.
In the morning time we were observing what is happened if the antenna systems are different faced with difference about 30-45 degrees by azimuth. Only few reflections were heard on both antennas!!Second antenna had 10 degrees elevation.
The most important part of Leonids shower - how to turn back to home - left for the end. Transportation was impossible so we were wading with the rucksacks and bags for about 2 hours until we reached the place where they picked up us with a jeep.
However, we still finished the expedition soon enough because the next night had brought the new snow. The jokes on the frequency that we will stay on the top of the mountain till Spring havent become reality.
Bellow is extract from the LOG. All QSOs are random, SSB.
NIL in skeds with: CT1FOH, CT1DNF and CT1FAK.
Equipment: (1+1) x 15 el DJ9BV, 1kW GS35b, TS-850+XVRT + IC202* - There is no activity on 2m/SSB. If somebody has any RIG which is not in use, guys down are looking for the such pieces!
Very simply .. shower overtook me for 12
Bellow is my result. All QSOs are random SSB, 1b, with exception of SM5TCP (only C sked out of 6).