Gales and rain kept my system tied down over
Christmas and up to 10th Jan - then some excellent
eme conditions on 11-14th resulting in new
initials with VE1JF, KD7YZ, PY1KK and K7XQ plus...
13/01/2012: CE/K2LZQ DXCC # 208
19/01/2012 - amazing 3 hour afternoon/evening Es
opening across EU
eme conditions on 6th
resulting in new initial with Jack OA4TT at an amazing -16 / -17 as his
moon came up over the Andes:-)
On the 7th I had an easy
eme QSO with Bob ZL3TY just
as my moon rose through 0.5 degrees:-)
05/03/2012 - "almost" worked KH9/WA2YUN on my
06/03/0212 - really loud echoes on my moonrise and an
easy EME QSO with Colin KH9/WA2YUN DXCC # 209
06/03/2012 - good afternoon TEP - heard V51PJ briefly @ 17:00z
Some good TE through the month - ZS and V51 worked
several times but so far missed A2:-(
26/03/2012 - really loud echoes on my moonrise and an EME QSO
with Bob VK9N/ZL1RS DXCC # 210 despite 5.6dB
07/04/2012 - an easy EME QSO with
3DA0FC for DXCC # 211
New eme initials with PE1L PC5C and VK4CZ
Some decent F2 and A TEP down to AF but so far managed to miss the ones
I need incl A22 and 3B8 plus of course TJ.
Good EME conditions at the start of the month with
new initials LA3EQ, JM1SZY and C5YK.
F2 / TEP to S America on 1st and pretty much every night - but marginal
6O0CW in on 10 / 11 and beacon heard on other days but no QSO so far -
13/05/2012 - good opening to FR4 / 3B8 15:00 - 16:00 - worked FR4 missed 3B8:-(
15/05/2012 - ZS6WN @ 15:00 (skew path) then 3B8DB
for DXCC # 212 559 CW both 3B8DB and FR4NT peaked 59 - had
a nice ssb qso with Cyril FR4NT. 3B8CF was also a very good signal on CW
but sadly completely deaf - hundreds calling him - cq cq cq cq...
15/05/2012 16:50 ST2AR and J28A both on 101 CW - worked both I
15/05/2012 17:00 opened to S America (still open to Indian Ocean) LW3EX,
LU1ECZ worked, many PYs heard.
15/05/2012 18:49 C5YK 59++ 6V7SIX/B 599++ many weak PYs & LUs
Lots of good multi hop Es as expected - but also a busy start to the
month so missed some good ones inc Darko in 6O:-(
09/06/2012 - big opening to USA and carib.
10/06/2012 - 9K2YM (finally) for DXCC #213
more USA inc brief West Coast opening abt 17:00z from PA / DL
Lots of good multi hop Es and finally some decent openings to USA
including a spectacular one to med West and West Coast.
08/07/2012 - an nice EME QSO with
Philippe FO4BM for DXCC # 214 Probably a G
and EU first for French Polynesia on 6m.
03/08/12 Nice little opening to S America CE LU PY etc
08/80/12 Easy eme QSO with Bob ZL1RS on my moonset for Field # 103
10/08/12 D64K on TEP for DXCC # 215 What an
opening for Josep and the team on day 1 of their DXPedition!
11/08/12 D64K on EME for DXCC # 30 on eme Josep
is doing a FB job:-)
09/09/2012 first moonrise for Lance
E6M on EME for DXCC # 216
14/09/2012 Lance in every day so far except today - perhaps he
wasn't on for his MR.
Also no trace of NH8S on eme - nobody seems surprised;-)
However, What a bonus:
KH7T worked on eme in BL20 for new
field # 104
Then, just after my moonset, V5/HB9PHJ in JG88ER worked on SSB
via TEP for a nice surprise.
WASTED HOURS CALLING NH8S ON EME - THEY DIDN'T
BOTHER TO COME ON:-(
One day in September (18th) 3 new initial eme QSOs UT7QF, PA3HP and
VE1JZ in about 1 hour - that's 2,300,000km!30/09/2012
Some decent real TEP (NOT Es enhanced) to V51 and ZS6 - over 3 hours of
WASTED HOURS CALLING 3D2C ON EME - THEY DIDN'T
BOTHER TO COME ON:-( - notice a trend here?
1/2 Oct - ATEP only just making it to S UK
3/10/2012 Nice easy EME QSO with Mike KL7AR - new to eme with GU84 and 2
LFAs - big sig!
10-13/10/2012 long openings to TT8 and 5U then just enough time on 13/10
to get TJ3AY on CW forDXCC # 217
22/10/2012 Some reasonable TEP with PaUL ZS6NK UP TO 579
Nov / Dec
13/11/2012 15:20 W6BBS new EME initial
14/11/2012 some good AuEs with TF3ML 59++
HOLIDAYS IN EA8:-)