RK1B/P after terrorist attack problem with elevation angle rebuild antennas.
Hi all de G8 terrorist!
Time to time we try make expeditions, but as seems nowadays it's totally difficult. For example u can image when read this story...
23z I (OH5LID) start trip to UA side from KP41KL.
01z was in UA custom. Just one customer looked my tower trailer and said, no entry, go back OH side... Really didn't even believe why, because that was my own trailer and all papers ok... so went back and tried 2nd custom - same result...
So 09z after 200 km and 10 hour made new start from KP41KL, just without any radios, generator, antennas coax, amplifier, pre amplifier etc, car was totally empty. So going expedition but for Alex & Anton it made huge new work to have all stuff we need. Seems G8 meeting is soon in UA side so all what is even little bit strange will be no entry... 1st time in my life can understand that living as terrorist is really not easy...
We had plan to meet in St Petersburg 07z, but as guessed, not possible. When I at least was there, RU1AS already visited in summer cottage, made set down with antennas and took all with him. Anton visit in RV1AC and took 2 kW gasoline generator. So all what I had was only transformer for 2 m stacking. Just our gain went much smaller, not 2x19el +11 m booms but 2x9 +4 m booms and 70 cm also not 43 but 21 el and power drop down to 50 W.
So start was not 11 MSK morning but 11 MSK evening when all was nearly ok to drive. Just I put my car to park and same time RU1AS car was fire after small electric circuit. So fixing on the road maybe 1 hour and again ready to go... Just after 30 km I remember that transformer is still in my car. We drove back with Anton RX1AX, who took it and back on the road. Meet Alex about 50 km before where was going.
Yep, plan was go first KP70 but just find FB QTH here and stayed in early morning hours 4th June. After super long day all was quite tired and just one by one made sleep. so setup was quite difficult to make. 1st time tower didn't want to go up at all, dropped back to ground and poor antennas... Then we made 3 meter shorter version and then at least evening we had up 2x9 for 2 m and 21 for 70 cm. But some line problems and signal was just nothing (need to put 2 m RX coax next time correct place, was in 70 cm hole as seen later... ) so we went sleep and thing that next morning better look all works.
Morning was not too beautiful at all. Seems some another terrorist visited in our QTH, just take 1 rope away from tower. so it fall down over Alex van. Anyway we were lucky that it was "western rope" because if it was northern all antennas was in tent... Most of antennas broke, just FB Alex had 1 yagi for spare parts. so morning we fixed all and once again but problems with elevation etc, aluminium don't like too much drop down it seems from the air. Now it works at least anyway! So time to try even something. We just learn here one new bad word, it's "KO79", just Alex visit here once, 1 QSO and radio broke. I visit here once, see story another page in web...
Just night was rainy and Anton forget his clothes out, so morning had only dry pants ;) But that is KO79...
Some QSOs already we had possible to make before went huge T-storm, so now is good time again to write story during 5-6th June night and listen thunder outside. Just evening I saw great pileup, slept 5 hour and that time had in GSM 14 SMS ;)
At least huge t-strom went away and again QRV. But all rock was very hard to find, and not yet nothing great MS shower can expect. Just early morning was only cloudy but hole day rainy, little bit all time but nothing great for camping situations really. Early evening was good aurora opening, but after few min pre amplifier blow up... so also PTT was there. So need to make new PTT and all coax lines change. So when again QRV aurora was greatly gone... After NAC was not bad MS condx, unfortunately short...
Morning we tested work as OH5IY program count (TKS Catharinus PE1AHX for counting, both PC that we had was without MS50...but this is KO79...), but south and east was totally quiet. Just when turned back to west side even something. Just hope all find Shouts, because time to time huge pileup with SMS. (specially when sleeping) and not too much interest to write all info so many time. Really hope next time we can update more often. Shouts was great, didn't need write same thing to so many another peoples, just 1 time and all can see it. Also that way was more comfortable than DXC or CHAT, because info is easy to see from one side only. some another place it QSY quite quickly, if many user give DX tips or chatting.
Daytime was Arietids max it seems. And can guess, we heard much, even during QSO many with whom we didn't had QSO going on... But something what we start to hear that our signal was not decodeable, so what a hell... KO79 of course. Just like earlier aurora. So we found 1st broken ground contact, made 1 spare also, drop all levels but didn't help. So next thing was change PC. When all was made also hard rocks was not too much more on the air and evening was quiet. After sunny afternoon temperature also went down and night roof of tent was white - frozen. So we thing summer expedition but next time thing as winter one when plan what need to take with...
Wake up it's a beautiful morning, already 1 day without rain, weather not too bad and maybe half million mosquitoes here as usual. Anyway our 12 V freezer also works well, all food was frozen there ;) Day was very boring, logbook didn't went full at all, morning best time 5 hour CQ in 388 & 370 for nothing. Evening was not much better the eighth. Just again frozen night but it give our last QSOs. Just my 700 MHz notebook didn't want WSJT 20 hour without reset, so decode went late and late ant then not at all, just in QSO DJ9YE made restart but shut down took huge time, was almost 10 min QRT... But great new start and made C QSO at least ;)
Morning made set down and back to home. Alex & Anton was afternoon and I also around 20z, warm shower is great thing!
About 2000 km totally driving, balance again how much need operators and how much need generator, so beer and gasoline 60/60 litre, every operator sometimes frozen well - KO79 Russian summer.. But we are still alive, and seems that was not last expedition, even need to say most difficult one indeed.
No. CALL RX UTC QTH MWC NC PA5DD 26 0920-1000 JO22IC-2009 1 DK3WG 26 1000-1014 JO72GI-1472 1 NC PA0V 26 1041-1115 JO33II-1818 2 SP2JYR 37 1117-1130 JO92QP-1217 2 NC SM5CUI 27 1138-1208 JO89WW-906 3 OK1DFC 26 1238-1300 JN79GW-1666 4 DK3BU 27 1304-1311 JO33NO-1779 5 DL9MS 26 1312-1319 JO54WC-1490 6 DJ9MG 26 1324-1330 JO52TC-1640 3 7 DH3YAK 26 1331-1340 JO31RS-1883 4 8 OZ1IEP 26 1414-1418 JO55XU-1383 5 9 PA0V 26 1420-1438 JO33II-1818 6 NC DK6JF 27 1440- 10 SP6GWB 26 1648-1726 JO80HK-1528 11 RA1AY 59 1900 KP50EA-210 12 RX1AS 59 1900 KO59FX-205 13 RA1ARM 55 1905 KO49VW-242 14 ES6RQ 559/569 2028 KO28WA-520 7 NC OZ1PIF -- 2023-2055 JO65AN-1394 NC OK1UAK 26 2105- JO70MB-1632 Thunderstorm
No. CALL RX UTC QTH MWC 15 UT6UG 26 0351-0400 KO50EI-1092 16 HA6NQ 27 0416-0419 JN98WA-1615 8 NC SP6HED 0505 17 YU7EW 26 0515-0541 KN05HP-1825 NC HA5CW 28 0542- JN95PM-1685 18 RA3WDK 26 0609-0630 KO81BR-922 19 OK1TEH 36 0710-0736 JO60FD-1653 20 SP6GZZ 26 0753-0757 JO80FX-1489 21 OK2PM 27 0758-0827 JN99AO-1539 22 OZ1PIF 26 0829-0915 JO65AN-1394 NC SP2MKO 27 0916-0950 JO93CB-1238 NC DL7FF 26 1029-1130 JO62TJ-1516 23 RA1QA 529/549 1225 KO99WF-334 24 UA4AQL 26 1304-1313 LO20QB-1310 25 OZ5AGJ 26 1358-1500 JO56DG-1454 26 OH5LK 55A 1533 KP30ON-389 27 RX1AS 59A 1630 KO59FX-205 28 OH6MAZ 59A 1635 KP21IG-536 29 OH4LA 59A 1639 KP20LG-511 30 OH7PI 59A 1642 KP32XG-422 31 SM3JLA 59A 1645 JP93LH-885 32 7S2AT 59A 1646 KP03BU-853 33 ES3RF 59A 1647 KO29AF-575 9 34 OH6QU 57A 1650 KP03SD-757 35 SK3WK 57A 1651 ?? 36 OH1ND 51A 1654 KP00XL-676 37 SM2ILF 57A 1658 KP04MM-848 38 SM5CUI 57A 1700 JO89WW-906 39 ES2RJ 59A 1705 KO29JM-526 40 SM3BEA 59A 1709 JP81NQ-943 41 OH6MW 59A 1710 KP20IM-525 42 OH1ND 57A 1715 KP00XL-676 43 RA1QA 449/579 1835 KO99WF-334 44 RX1AS 59 1921 KO59FX-205 45 RA1ARM 54/56 1925 KO49VW-242 46 OZ1FDH 27 2143-2146 JO65CS-1374 47 OZ1LPR 26 2156-2230 JO44VW-1556 10 NC PA3COB -- 2303 JO32MF-1874
No. CALL RX UTC QTH MWC 48 DD0VF 26 0814-0825 JO61WB-1606 11 49 DK0TU 26 0852-0916 JO52PM-1627 NC DL6BF 26 0949-1025 JO32QI-1847 50 DL4DWA 27 1042-1058 JO61QH-1611 51 DK6AS 26 1317-1322 JO52MM-1640 52 SM7FMX 26 1341-1354 JO65KN-1349 53 DJ8MS 37 1354-1411 JO63CT-1491 12 54 DF2ZC 26 1412-1434 JO30RN-1971 13 NC DJ9YE ?? 1438-1455 JO43HV-1679 1B & 17 MIN NIL 55 DD3SP 27 1457-1507 JO72EN-1465 14 56 SP2MKO 27 1507-1532 JO93CB-1238 NC DL1RNW 26 1538 Problem with our TX signal, here change PC etc during QSO, our mistake NC. NC LY2SA 26 1650-1730 KO14LL-906 57 RU1AA 599/599 1752 KP40XD-233 58 UA3MBJ 59/59 1828 KO88SA-293 59 DL2ARD 26 1940-2000 JO60AR-1721 15 NC YO4FNG 26 2120-2150 KN44HE-1791 60 SP2IQW 26 2204-2212 JO94GM-1113
No. CALL RX UTC QTH MWC NC UT5ER 26 0510- 61 HA5UK 26 0630-0646 JN97OM-1688 16 NC OK1KT 27 0723-0820 JO70WE-1158 Many bursts. His TX freq not stabile, 144.387.5 and up running. 62 RX3AA 26 0838-0914 KO85?? MS/TROPO 63 DL1RNW 26 1427-1439 JO62GH-1577 17 64 DJ9FG 26 1459-1515 JO52TD-1616 65 RA9MFT 26 1726-1814 LO87BW-1297 66 UA9FAD 26 1840-1852 LO88DA-1285 67 LY2SA 27 1945-1950 KO14LL-902 68 HA8CE 27 2018-2026 KN06EN-1741 NC HA5CRX ?? 2026-2053 JN97KO-1693 69 OK1KT 26 2057-2136 JO70WE-1583 18 70 HA5CW 26 2136-2150 JN97PM-1684 NC DJ9YE 26 2207- WSJT stop decoding, made reset totally long time, our mistake 71 DJ9YE 26 2300-2329 JO43HV-1678 19 72 DG5CST 26 2330-2350 JO60DS-1707 73 RZ6BU 27 2356-0010 KN84PV-1686
KO79: 67-19: DF6NA, DF7KF, DG1VL, DG2KBC, DG9YIH, DK0OG, DK4TG, DL0UL, DL1EAP, DL1RTL, DL1SUN, DL1SUZ, DL8BDU, DL8EBW, DL8GP, DL9MCC, DM2SR, G4FUF, HA6NY, LA0BY, LA4YGA, OE3FVU, OE6IWG, OH5LID, OH6HFX, OK1UAK, ON7UC, PA2CHR, PA3BIY, PA3CEE, PA3COB, PA3ECU, PA3FPQ, PA5DD, PE1AHX, PE1HWO, RA3AQ, RK3AF, S54M, S55AW, S57TW, SM6CMU, SP7OGP, UT5ER, YU7KB, YU7MS and YU7PS.
Who don't need any longer - unfortunately this list is not longer:
DD0VF, DD3SP, DF2ZC, DH3YAK, DJ8MS, DJ9MG, DJ9YE, DK3WG, DL1RNW, DL2ARD, ES3RF, ES6RQ, HA5UK, HA6NQ, OK1KT, OZ1IEP, OZ1LPR, SP2JYR and PA0V.
Who had good try than don't need KO79 any longer, but unfortunately was not enough HARD ROCK:
OK1UAK, PA3COB, PA5DD and UT5ER.
ODX list is not very special, our small antenna setup was not enough for this shower to make longer ODX.
ODX: DF2ZC 1971 km, DH3YAK 1883 km, YU7EW 1825 km and PA0V 1818 km.
G8 Terrorist - ready to go... all the way to the border but no entry UA side...
Hell! - last night those were still up...
Better keep cloths inside during night time - you never know when the rain comes - RX1AX.
Always raining ... better be prepared - RU1AS.
Five hours CQing and not single QSO, not even an answer - OH5LID.
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