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Hello and welcome! I'm Dzianis, a licensed radio ham holding the callsign DD1LD. I love to take this hobby with me wherever I may roam. The blog "QTC de DD1LD" means "Messages From Me" and reflects my ham radio activities and projects. I barely have time to write everything down, so I blog occasionally, and mainly, for myself. You can subscribe to the blog below to receive updates when new posts are available. 73 and enjoy reading!

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Wednesday, March 14, 2007

CONTESTen auf Russisch

Voriges Jahr haben wir als DQ4W beim Russian DX eine gute Erfahrung gemacht, wenn man Russen auf Russisch anspricht, was eigentlich zu erwarten war. Sie freuen sich riesig darüber, und so bekommt man manch seltene Stationen ins Log. Ich habe das Wichtigste für das Contest auf zwei Seiten zusammengefasst. Die PDF-Datei befindet sich hier

CONTESTen auf Russisch

Falls jemand noch Vorschläge zur Verbesserung hat, bitte mich anmailen.

Udatschi w CONTESTe!
73 de Dzianis, DD1LD

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

VHF Contest and ARRL SSB 2007

On Sunday, March, 4th at noon after I took a long time for my breakfast enjoining a cup of distinctive and quite strong coffee (after that I finally got awake) I decided to try my rig in the running VHF/UHF contest. Unfortunately I don’t have any suitable antenna for 2m like 9-element Yagi or something better, I only have a standard Dimond GPA purchased for local FM chats and installed on the balcony. Anyway it’s better than nothing. I have a good view of the East side (see picture) that was right away confirmed by two QSO with OK stations and ODX about 215 km. I got a couple of QSO with stations above 100 km away, and the rest were local hams. Altogether 31 QSOs were well done! And what about the rig? The rig is definitely rubbish for VHF/UHF contests but still enough for weekend pleasure.

A couple of hours later I was in a good mood again contesting in SSB for ARRL SSB 2007: 73 QSOs on 20m band plus 2 QSOs on 40m were done; 30 states and provinces were gained. Highlights were AZ in USA and AB in Canada. That it not bad, is it?