1st plan was KP52 during 4m November NAC - then plan nr 2 KP12 - and just monday saw that whole week free - also XYL plans changed so saw whole week free - so made plan nr 3 for KP21, 11, 12, 22 - even that changed due much snowing 18th November so drove KP22 but not KP12 - life is great for ex tempores!
Just around midday I know that can go so quick loading and on the road - just forgot snow chains and shower - but here was not snow. 1st target was KP21XU - just 240 km driving to OH6MSZ former contest QTH. Already dark when made setup but other way nice WX - just bit minus and few cm snow. Already earlier know that KP21 was not so vanity - OH2AUE & OH3UW also from KP21 and both been QRV on 4m MS also - but nowadays not so much than year ago when band opened here.
But at least
9A1Z G0DJA G8HVY GW8ASD GW8IZR LA4YGA ON5VW ON7GB OZ1JXY OZ2M OZ8ZSstill needed - so at lest G8HVY - LA4YGA - ON5VW - OZ1JZY & OZ2M can repaint map abit.
TOP 10 QSOs G3SHK 2068 km G8HVY 2058 ON5VW 1816 DI2PM 1720 DL6BF 1536 DL3YEE 1499 LA4YGA 1075 OZ1JXY 1070 OZ2M 1033 LA4ANA 882specially now 1st and 2nd qso can found from there. - hope not for ever - so somebody can make meny longer qsos also!
So QTH and propagation was great with 2x +2000 km qsos. Last qso 0122 already 17th Nov and then after 10 qsos time to zzZZzz bit.
Early morning wakeup and back on the road - 199 km driving to KP11VX - now QTH was much more wanted =>
9A1Z DL3YEE ES3RF G0DJA G7CNF G8HVY GW8ASD GW8IZR LA4YGA LA9DFA OH5LID OK1KT OK1TEH ON4PS ON5VW ON7GB OZ1DJJ OZ1JXY OZ2M OZ2OE OZ3ZW OZ8ZS S51DI
DL3YEE ES3RF G8HVY LA4YGA OK1KT ON4PS OH5VW OZ1DJJ OX1JXY OZ2M OZ2OE OX3ZW & S51DI can repaint abit - worked also few who didnt find yet interest to give information about future expedition plans OZ2LD, LA4LN & DI2PM - also worked 2x random FM qsos - OH3NE call me on fm when receive FSK signal from 70.270 - just 70.275 is FM channel on our band plan so was quite near - also during our chat OH2ZH break - so really - this is been biggest number of OH callsigns during 4m expedition here!
Totally 18 qsos all below 2000 km. But it was vy problem day. 1st seems parked too near of GSM tower - earlier not been such problems but now seems it block most of signals - so RX was quite deaf - next it block 3g modem quite often - booted chat pc too often - also extra mouse said tilt game over and mininotebooks mouse is terrible. So vitutuskäyrä was quite high - specially when somebody want specially cancel also own qso and copy to chat my burst with all informations - I am still such old fashion ham that make qsos only via radios... then always when went to chat somebody want sked or QSY or or or... just why I like call CQ and wait when somebody answer call - dont understand sked normally - like form this QTH all MS qsos made with very small antenna turning - S51DI QTF 200 & LA4LN QTF 259 - that was now from west part of OH (from home 213/269).
Seems nowadays hams want more and more skeds - sad. I cant find idea why to waste time for sked if poor rocks from point A to B but same time bettter from A to C. Sked procedure is also much longer and harder. Most of hams know it already but seems someones cant find that idea at all. So pse simply think for example - OH5LID call CQ and LA1xxx & OK2xxx heard it - both answer - OK have better rocks but during copy also LA station. when copy both those (they copy my CQ and they answer sure with raports directly) I need just TX message 3 - when hear from OK RRR can change callsing and sent TX message 3 for LA ham. I need to hear just 2 burst from other ham - with raport and RRR for complete qsos. Also not need sent myself RRR - if no other wait then QSY CQ and it is clear message for others that they can call again. But if there was also OZ3xxx G4xxx who didnt copy any burst - everybody can image was it better to try with OZ & G stations sked or same time work 2 qsos... Sure 4m is till quiet but better work all when shower is strong - during Leonids also saw that shower went quickly hopeless and all gone - so better work when band is HOT!
Totally 18 qsos - 15 via MS so nice day anyway even
9A1Z DL3YEE ES3RF G0DJA G4FUF GW8ASD GW8IZR LA4YGA LA9DFA OH5LID OK1KT OK1TEH ON4PS ON5VW ON7GB OZ1DJJ OZ1JXY OZ2M OZ2OE OZ3ZW OZ8ZS S51DI
who can update
DL3YEE (G8HVY) LA4YA OK1KT ON4PS ON5VW OZ1DJJ OZ1JXY OZ2M OZ2OE OZ3ZW & S51DIWho shure need to update :)
DI2PM G4DEZ G4PBP ES1CW LA4LN OH2NAF OZ1HUF OZ2LD
total 20 callsing worked - some 2x also because it was 4m NAC also
So morning setdown and just 70 km driving to KP22AE - it was snowing heavily whole day and maybe 20 cm new snow - so winter came here. After KP11 QTH was quiet - band sounds much more better than day before - until... terrible noise from generator... AVI clip showing the noise
Anyway evening band went vy silence and with much new snow was time to change plans - back home for snow works! Nite was quite cool - outside maybe around -10c but still enought warm with small el heater and 2kw generator stay last nite in van.
1330 local (1130z) back home after 882 km driving. What to say - Leonids is not expedition shower - really weak ones - so better look Geminidies - Quadrantids and Persids - also Ariedids & Z-Perseids are quite ok even even not so stong but quite long ones.