2014 was quite successful in Topband DXing even most of season I was in Indian Ocean on FT5ZM DX-pedition. New ones worked: 1A0KM, TY1AA, FT4TA, W1AW/KH8, V5/DL3DXX.
Finally Beverage antenna switching was made for remote. TNX RA6LBS!
Great Topband DX meetings in Ham Radio in Germany and WRTC in United Sates.
At this section I am writing about plans and results of Low Band activity. My city QTH is too noisy and I am trying to use available towers in the countryside QTH which belongs to research center. That is why my Low Band activity limited to major contests and DX-peditions. Some pictures of the station are available in Picture Gallery section.
So far I logged 624 USA qso's on 160 meters and 1373 qso's on 80 meters as per January 1, 2017. You can see on the picture below that whole continental USA comes over polar pass.
Last two years I spent a lot of efforts to built remote control system. I am glad to say that starting fall 2012 I was able to solve most of the problems and have station up and runnung. I operate station from city QTH which is about 14 km from Low Band countryside station. There are still some minor problem to overcome but it already started to pay devidents. I do operate almost daily which makes me available for skeds. Much easier to work New Ones. Couple of years ago I started blog about each New One I work on Topband. It is on Russian language since my writting English is embarassing.... I am trying to add little more information about station I worked to learn who is beyond callsign. Feel free to use online translate service if you are interested. Here the links to articles below.
Latest pictures from Contest station. I am making a lot of tests so cables not in proper order till I can achive all goals. So it is an exuse for messy view.
CQ magazine published results of CQ WW DX CW Contest 2010. EY8MM 1st place World SOSB 160 m.
CQ magazine published results of CQ WW DX CW Contest 2009. EY8MM 1st place World SOSB 160 m.
We are going to operate CQ WW 160 SSB as Multi Op. EY8ZF team: EY8BI, EY8MM, K4ZW, RV0AR. Following week Ken EY8/K4ZW and Pavel EY8/RV0AR will operate 160-40 using their call signs.
WAS 160 meters # 1086 issued.
December 9, 2009 at 2327Z WAS 160 m was completed with two QSOs. AB4IQ (KY) and W0SD (SD) came back to my CQ. Unless 80 m which takes years of hard work WAS on 160 m took eleven month of active stage. Propagation on Jan 22 was starting point and within few days I reached 40+ states level. Fall season conditions allowed me to work rest of States I was looking for. As far as my knowlidge this is second 160 WAS made from Zone 17. Gena UA9MA completed this award few weeks earlier. I would like to thank all US Hams who helped me with this project for their pation, comming for skeds and waiting for short opennings to make a QSO.
Excellent openning to NA today. Worked 4 new States. Sorry for those whom I was not able to pull out of noise. Being called by HC8GR was fantastic surprise!
States worked on 160.