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Hello and welcome! I'm Dzianis, a licensed radio ham (or radio amateur) holding the callsign DD1LD. I love to take this hobby with me wherever I may roam. The blog "QTC de DD1LD" means "News 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. Enjoy reading!
Cuagn es 73 de Dzianis, DD1LD

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Hiking in the Texel Group Nature Park

One evening I got a call from a buddy of mine who asked if we could do a high alpine tour over a weekend together.  Steffen wanted to hike ...

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

DD1LD Ultraleichte Antenne

Ich habe endlich Zeit gefunden, meine Ultraleichte KW-Antenne für SOTA-Aktivitäten zu dokumentieren. Die Beschreibung befindet sich hier (.pdf, ca.140kB).

Viel Spaß beim Lesen!
73 de Dzianis, DD1LD

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Ammergauer Alpen – aktiviert

Vorderes Hörnle, DL/AM-109 wurde aktiviert mit 11 QSO
Mittleres Hörnle, DL/AM-108 wurde aktiviert mit 15 QSO
Hinteres Hörnle, DL/AM-058 wurde aktiviert mit 19 QSO
Stierkopf, DL/AM-164 wurde aktiviert mit 14 QSO

Hinteres Hörnle, DL/AM-058

Insgesamt 59 QSO, eine Erstaktivierung und 2x(4+3) + 2x(6+3) = 32 Punkte sind meine Beute heute. Alle QSO wurden auf 40 Meter in CW gefahren.

DD1LD/p auf dem Stierkopf, DL/AM-164

Meine neue „alte“ Antennenkonstruktion mit einer Verlängerungsspule in der Filmdose wurde erfolgreich getestet. Wie erwartet brachte die Antenne keine großen Überraschungen, alle RST waren zwischen 339 und 599, sie ist aber etwas leichter geworden und lässt sich auf 40 Meter besser abstimmen. Eine detaillierte Beschreibung der Antenne folgt in Kürze.

Es war ein schöner, sommerwarmer und sonniger Tag!
73 de Dzianis, DD1LD/p

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Semi automatic key evening

14 QSO were done on 80 meters just for fun... The log is submitted.

73 de Dzianis, DD1LD

Monday, February 18, 2008

ARRL DX CW 2008

Manche Leute lesen, schauen fern oder nehmen Pillen, um einzuschlafen… Ich habe gefunkt…

40 m – 133 QSO, 33 States/Provinces
80 m – 18 QSO, 8 States/Provinces
Total - 151 QSO, 41 States/Provinces

States/Provinces worked in CW with 100w
and 8m-long wire on 40 m

Gute Nacht,
Dzianis, DD1LD

Friday, February 15, 2008

Winter Activation of Wallberg and Setzberg

Here are some addtional pictures to the activation of Wallberg and Setzberg on 10th February 2008 (see below).

A view from Setzberg (1712m), DL/MF-025

Wallberg (1722m), DL/MF-026

DD1LD/p and DL2DVE/p on the Wallberg

Andy, DL2DVE/p in action

DD1LD/p doing CW on 30m from Wallberg

That was a wonderful day...
73 de Dzianis, DD1LD/p

Sunday, February 10, 2008

SOTA - last activations

3 February 2008. Two “one point” mountains close to Miesbach were activated, both are quite boring. The first one is DL/MF-084 (Wallenburger Kogel). 18 QSO in CW on 40 meters were done. The second one DL/MF-086 (Stadlberg) was activated in the course of BBT (Bavarian Mountain Day). Stadlberg has a good view northward bound, but some trees toward the west. 44 QSO on 2 meters in SSB with ODX of 536 km (JO31OM) were collected in one and half hour with 6 watts output power. The log has been submitted for both BBT and SOTA entries.
Total score is 2x(1+3) = 8 points.
62 QSO were done: 18x20mxCW and 44x2mxSSB.

Worked locators in BBT from JN57WS (red) .

9 February 2008. The remaining three summits in the Blomberg & Co. area were finally activated - DL/BE-004 (Enzenauerkopf), DL/BE-005 (Angerlkopf) and DL/BE-036 (Fahrtkopf, first activation). It was a nice long walk on a beautiful sunny day. I only met two people during the whole walk… I had all these summits for myself only and enjoyed peace and solitude. But I suffered first losses – some one animal stole one radial I was away for a couple of minutes. I assume it was a huge crow I saw (and hear) in a near tree. Incredible!
The total score gathered is 3x4 (regular) + 3x3 (bonus) = 21 points.
35 QSO were done: 15x30mxCW and 20x40mxCW.

Operating in snow on DL/BE-005 (Angerlkopf).

10 February 2008. DL/MF-025 (Setzberg) was first activated. QSO: 15 on 40m in CW and 2 on 2m in FM. It was a quite hard and risky tour because of deep snow and glazed ice on the north side, but a fantastic view offered a reward. Just a few of people dared to climb Setztberg in winter time. I was QRV for a short time on 7.028 (QRM), because Andy, DL2DVE and his family already were expecting me.

Setzberg is waiting for its first activation. North side.

DL/MF-025 (Setzberg) conquered... A view towards Tegernsee.

Later DL/MF-026 (Wallberg) was hiked together with Andy, DL2DVE. A great weather and beautiful surroundings made our SOTA activities more pleasant. Andy successfully tested his just assembled KX-1 on 40 meters with overall output power of 3-4 watts. Due to the WPX RTTY contest and QRM Andy shifted to 7.002 MHz. We operated in CW, tried in SSB and were QRV on 2 meters in FM. We tested and discussed about various antenna concepts and we also have to think about QRP band filters (especially for KX-1) if we want to operate on different bands simultaneously. Many curious passers-by asked us what we were doing, Andy and me did some publicity for SOTA and for ham radio, too. We all enjoyed that wonderful day very much! Pictures are coming soon...

Two stations were on the air from Wallberg DL/MF-026.

28 QSO were done: 12x30mxCW (by DD1LD/p), 9x40mxCW (by DL2DVE/p), 3x40mxSSB (by DD1LD/p) and 4x2mxFM (by DL2DVE/p).
Total score is 2x(6+3) = 18.

73 de Dzianis, DD1LD/p

P.S Many thanks to all the chasers who worked us!

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Handtastenparty auf 80m

Meine ersten QSO mit der Handtaste überhaupt…
Handtastenparty macht wirklich Riesenspaß...
Nächstes Mal mache ich definitiv mit…

Insgesamt wurden 41 QSO gemacht und 203 Punke in der Klasse B erreicht. Ich schätze, ich werde irgendwo in der Mitte landen ;-) Wie immer – ich habe schlecht gehört, so gingen mir sämtliche QSOs (besonders mit der A-Klasse) durch die Lappen.

73 de Dzianis, DD1LD

P.S. Die Ausschreibubg ist hier.