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Antenna work – January 2023

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How it happened is still a mystery but both the 20m Optibeam and our Pro-Sistel rotator broke down in the middle of the October-November contest season. To be ready for the PACC contest (and Bouvet and Crozet DXpeditions) antenne work was scheduled for the last weekend of January. After 2 days of hard work in nice but very cold weather… Read More »Antenna work – January 2023

Five Nine One Four

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The SSB contest of the year is history. Due to various reasons the team was a party of 4 with only 1 (one) fulltime operator. Result: very long shifts, especially the first day but maximum fun!! The raw result: Operators: PD9DX, PA1CC, PA3EWP and PA1AW. A little action gallery, unfortunately no photographer on duty to maximize radio time: Next stop:… Read More »Five Nine One Four

A hard day’s work….

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This friday and saturday there was a lot of activity at the PI4COM station. On friday we built the new Optibeam OB40-2 yagi for 40m and the OB11-5 multiband yagi for the multiplier station. On saturday the big crane was there to get both antennas in their towers. We are ready for the contest season……

Operation Sunstorm

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This friday and saturday were on the agenda to resolve the mysterie of the problems we encountered with our recently installed 10m and 20m yagis. Not knowing it would be two of the hottest days in the Dutch summier everything was prepare and Friday the preparation work started. Based on that experience the program was rescheduled tot start the net… Read More »Operation Sunstorm