Wednesday, 16 August 2017

SARTG WW RTTY Contest

This weekend I, A31MM will participate in SARTG WW RTTY Contest on 20m using 100W TX and vertical dipole.

We have good propagation from 02UTC on 20m North America  and Asia, opening to Europe from 05UTC.

Other news, A35W will be active in digital mode from 18th September 2017 aslo will participate in CQ WW RTTY using HEX beam.

Sunday, 30 July 2017

IOTA Contest report

Last weekend I was on IOTA Contest getting around 200 QSO including European stations on 20m band.
from Tonga on 15m band the propagation alwyas opened for JA but there were not many station looking for South Pacific.
On 20m band was well done however only from 17:00 to 20:00 local time for Asia , North America and few European.
Next I will on WAE contest CW.
A31MM

FT-991 ALS-500M vertical dipole.


Comparing IC-7300 and FT-991.
I have an impression, the reception audio of FT-991 is better as quiet than 7300, however 7300 is not terrible audio, and the function of 7300 is better than 991.


Sunday, 9 July 2017

Report of IARU Chanpionship

Thanks for QSO in IARU contest.

The conditions on high bands were not so good.

Before the contest I made a timetable of operate usin a prediction tool of propagation as known VOACAP.

We have propagation on 10m band for NA and Asia but nobody were on, I made only one NA station.

However I could enjoy this contest.
A31MM

IC-7300 ALS-500M 40m IV, 20m vertical DP and 15m10mHB9CV.
logging by N1MM


Thursday, 29 June 2017

IARU contest

Next weekend will be QRV in IARU contest from 40m to 10m
high band condition is not good but we have good propagation between north america and south pacific on 10m.
please listen and try 10m.
A31MM

Sunday, 21 May 2017

WPX CW

This weekend I will be on WPX CW from 40m-10m with 100W, but the condition is being worst, is it sure?
Few days I was making CQ with 100W but the RBN didn't catch me. Now I'm using 300 W but it same.......
Maybe I will start on 20m or 15m at 13:00 Tongan local time as 00:00 UTC.
See you in the WPX CW
A31MM

Friday, 28 April 2017

160m and 80m from today

listening and CQing on 160m and 80m at sunset and sunrise in Tonga during April. But I didn't noting QSO or hearing any DX station, few JA,s.

Today I removed the antenna for 160m and 80m.
I'm sure, will build it on September again.
until September keep up QRV from 40m to 10m band.
A31MM

Saturday, 22 April 2017

80m and 160m

I occasionally make a CQ on 80m and 160m
but recently RBN dose not catch me.
also I'm monitoring the bands around sunset and sunrise
but I hear noting CQ.
We are out of the low band season?