EME log BY1QH, start at Oktober 1997

BY1QH was QRV on EME for the firt time in the ARRL EME-contest on
October 18 1997.
Results:

JL1ZCG HRD & CALLED
SM5FRH WKD VERY strong!
SM5DCX HRD & CALLED
SM2CKR HRD & CALLED
I3DLI HRD
SM0FFS HRD
SM7BAE HRD & CALLED
9A2AE HRD & CALLED
SM5BSZ WKD
HB9CRQ HRD not 100% sure abt call)
DL5MAE HRD
SM2CEW WKD
PA2CHR SKED NIL HRD

The following weekend we were also QRV:
KB8RQ WKD
W5UN WKD
VE7BQN HRD & CALLED

Next operation was the 2nd leg of the ARRL EME contest, on November 15:
SM5FRH HRD
F3VS HRD & CALLED

On 22 november 1997:
VE7BQH WKD 1808 UTC

We worked last Saturday (February 7, 1998) we WKD
I2FAK WKD 1356
9H1CD HRD & CALLED 1443 (Not 100% sure abt call)
SM2CEW WKD 1552
PE1LCH WKD 1600-1711 MNI TNX FER LENDING US THE PA!
PA2CHR WKD 1712-1728 MNI TNX FER DONATING THE ROTATOR!
At approximately 1900 the PA went QRT....



BY1QH results June 20-21, and June 28 1998

June 20-21
Best weekend so far, 14 QSOs, 12 initials.
Completed QSOs with all stations identified.
No skeds. Low local noise!
High sun noise, 12 dB in the morning, 6 dB in the afternoon.

June 20
QSO  TIME     STN       Tx/Rx             Comment
1   1910-1918 W7GJ    O/O              (Did not mark down who sent "RO")
2   1923-1926 W5UN    O+529/RO+529   QSO B4
3   2016-2029 W0RWH O/RO


June 21
Looong (4.5 h) wait for the next signal to show up in the RX!
4 0103-0121 OH3AWW O/RO
5 0135-0148 SM7BAE O/RO
6 0224-0237 OZ1HNE O/RO 4 yagis
7 0242- DL5MAE O/RO Op at BY1QH: BZ1BM
8 0303-0317 HB9CRQ O/RO
9 0318-0333 EA3ADW O/RO
10 0340-0348 IK3MAC O/RO
11 0423-0442 OZ9AAR O/RO Op at BY1QH: BZ1BM
12 0506-0511 SM5FRH 529/529 QSO B4
13 0530-0626 9H1CD O/RO Very hard to pick up my own call
14 0628-0725 I3DLI O/RO Very hard to complete. High noise at low elevation.


June 28
Disappointement! 13.5 hours of calling, no QSO, due to high local QRM.
Not complete QSOs: WB5LBT SM4IVE


August 8
TIME STN Tx/Rx Comment
ABT 1200 WB5LBT HRD NA window spoilt due to local QRM
1300-1338 JA4BLC O/RO 1st EME QSO BY-JA! Sked
1700-1800 UA9FAD -/O Not complete QSO! He TX "RRR" too early
1800-1850 UT5ER RO/O 1st EME QSO BY-UT (Ukraine)! Sked
1938-1946 SM5BSZ O+539/RO+429 VY strong!! WKD B4
1959-2046 SM5MIX RO/O
2046-2054 SM5DCX O/RO
ABT 2102 SM2CEW HRD
ABT 2122 PA0JMV HRD
2126-2140 SM4IVE O/RO
2142-2152 IK3MAC RRR/O WKD B4. I was probably tired since I skipped the "RO" and went directly to "RRR"...SRI.



BY1QH FINAL EME ACTIVITY REPORT, AUG 14-16-1998
AUGUST 14 STN TX/RX
1520-1630 SKED WB5LBT NC -/- Antenna partly
obstructed at BY1QH
1630-1642 SKED WA9KRT OK O/RO VY VY VY strong. TOO strong! Strange.. 1648- RANDOM WB5LBT NC O/- Calling me, but did not seem to copy me.
1702-1716 SKED W0HP OK RO/O Strong
1718-1722 TAIL-END K5GW OK RO/O VY strong.
1726-1730 RANDOM WB5LBT OK RO/O VY strong
1733-1748 TAIL-END W7HAH NIL Prpbably not QRV
1748-1800 RANDOM W4MW? NC HRD just W&4, and guessed it was W4MW...
1800-1834 SKED W7HAH NIL He was probably not QRV
1834-1912 TAIL+SKED KV6J NIL
1912-2000 RANDOM N6OC NC O/- I sent "O" from 1922
2000-2054 SKED JH5FOQ NC -/- HRD just 5-6 characters at the end of sked
2100-2206 SKED JA9BOH NC O/RO I sent RRR 2156-2206
2206-2250 SKED JH2COZ OK O/RO
2256-2320 SKED DK3WG OK RO/O (HRD "RORORO" at 2258...!? From whome?)

Local noise totally spoilt the remaining 5 hours 45 minutes of the EU window!
2324-2350 SKED IZ5EME NIL
2356-0032 SKED IK2DDR NIL
AUGUST 15
0032-0042 TAIL-END G4YTL NIL
0042-0118 Took a break to try to reduce the noise. No success.
0118- SKED G4YTL NIL I was late for this sked.
0204-0258 SKED DK2PH NIL
0302- SKED PA0JMV NIL
0400- SKED G4ZHI NIL Moonset at 0500
Also HRD at ABT 2130(?) SM2CKR, but I was busy with skeds.

1626-1706 RANDOM N6OC? NC
1736-1916 RANDOM AA8BC NC O/- VY hard to get the prefix! Sent O from 1904
1916-2030 RAND+SKED K7CA NC O/- Sent "O" from 1916
2030-2100 SKED N6OC NIL
2100-2114 SKED JR5JXV NIL
2114-2138 TAIL+SKED JA9BOH OK O/RO
2300- SKED SM2CKR NIL
2346-0038 RANDOM UA9FAD OK RO/O First QSO BY-UA9 (Asiatic Russia) on EME.
0050-0108 PHONE-SKED G4YTL OK RO/O First QSO BY-G on EME, and first on 2m
0110-0120 RANDOM EA2LU OK RO/O
0122-0242 RANDOM Not identified "1Y,(4),Z,R,O,DL,A,P,A,4"
0200-0245 PHONE-SKED PA0JMV NIL
0446-0504 RANDOM OK1MS OK RO/O First QSO BY-OK on EME, and first on 144.
During this QSO the LAN guys started their PCs, and I could not copy anything,
but I managed to make them switch off again so we could complete.

BY1QH is now QRT on EME. The PA is leaving BY.


Full list of EME QSOs from BY1QH
EME QSOs WKD BY BY1QH

SM5FRH 1 1st QSO BY-SM on 144 MHz. 1st EME QSO from BY.
SM5BSZ 2
SM2CEW 3
KB8RQ 4 1st QSO BY-W on 144 MHz
W5UN 5
VE7BQH 6 1st QSO BY-VE on 144 MHz
I2FAK 7 1st QSO BY-I on 144 MHz
SM2CEW
PE1LCH 8 1st QSO BY-PA on 144 MHz
PA2CHR 9
W7GJ 10
W5UN
W0RWH 11
OH3AWW 12 1st QSO BY-OH on 144 MHz
SM7BAE 13
OZ1HNE 14 1st QSO BY-OZ on 144 MHz
DL5MAE 15 1st QSO BY-DL on 144 MHz
HB9CRQ 16 1st QSO BY-HB on 144 MHz
EA3ADW 17 1st QSO BY-EA on 144 MHz
IK3MAC 18
OZ9AAR 19
SM5FRH
9H1CD 20 1st QSO BY-9H on 144 MHz
I3DLI 21
JA4BLC 22 1st QSO BY-JA on EME
UT5ER 23 1st QSO BY-UT on 144 MHz
SM5BSZ
SM5MIX 24
SM5DCX 25
SM4IVE 26
IK3MAC
WA9KRT 27
W0HP 28
K5GW 29
WB5LBT 30
JH2COZ 31
DK3WG 32
JA9BOH 33
UA9FAD 34
G4YTL 35 1st QSO BY-G on 144 MHz
EA2LU 36
OK1MS 37 1st QSO BY-OK on 144 MHz

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