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Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Base, Mobile & Portable Station eQSL Confirmed QSOs


Whilst sending out some recent eQSL cards I got curious and decided to check how many Countries I had actually worked/logged with eQSL. I was interested to see just how well I was doing from my mobile whilst out and about away from the shack. The eQSL /M cards can be few and far between as I have to depend on the other stations that I work whilst mobile to send their eQSL as I stick to driving rather than logging. So with this in mind you can imagine that plenty of nice QSOs/DX doesn’t always get confirmed by eQSL.

Thanks to all you guys that are keen eQSLers, I still managed to compile a good start to a hopeful longer list to come of Countries worked and confirmed. I also added Countries I have worked whilst mobile in Scotland and Wales.

I use a different eQSL card when operating from the mobile, the shack or any portable stations which can be seen heading each section.

Please don't worry radio amateurs from Wales, I will try much harder to make more QSO next time I visit ;-)

Mobile in England Operating as 2E0HTS/M
BALEARIC ISL.
BELGIUM
BRAZIL
CROATIA
CYPRUS
CYPRUS UK SOV. AREA
CZECH REP.
ENGLAND
FAROE ISL.
FRANCE
GERMANY
GREECE
HUNGARY
ISRAEL
ITALY
KAZAKHSTAN
KUWAIT
LATVIA
LITHUANIA
LUXEMBOURG
MADEIRA ISL.
MALTA
NETHERLANDS
POLAND
ROMANIA
RUSSIA (ASIATIC)
RUSSIA (EUROPEAN)
SCOTLAND
SLOVAK REP.
SLOVENIA
SPAIN
SWEDEN
SWITZERLAND
TURKEY
UKRAINE
USA

Mobile In Scotland Operating as 2M0HTS/M
ENGLAND
GERMANY
ITALY
NETHERLANDS
SCOTLAND
SLOVAK REP.
UKRAINE

Mobile In Wales Operating as 2W0HTS/M
UKRAINE

Portable In The UK Operating as 2E0HTS/P
BELGIUM
ENGLAND
FRANCE
GERMANY
KAZAKHSTAN
RUSSIA (EUROPEAN)
SCOTLAND
SPAIN
SWEDEN
WALES

QTH/Base Station Operating as 2E0HTS

ALGERIA
ARGENTINA
AUSTRALIA
AUSTRIA
AZORES
BALEARIC ISL.
BELARUS
BELGIUM
BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA
BRAZIL
CANADA
CANARY ISL.
CAPE VERDE
CEUTA AND MELILLA
COLOMBIA
CRETE
CROATIA
CYPRUS
CZECH REP.
DENMARK
DOMINICA
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
ECUADOR
ENGLAND
ESTONIA
FALKLAND ISL.
FINLAND
FRANCE
GABON
GERMANY
GREECE
GUADELOUPE
GUERNSEY (BAILIWICK OF)
HONDURAS
HUNGARY
INDONESIA
IRELAND
ISLE OF MAN
ISRAEL
ITALY
JERSEY (CHANNEL ISL.)
KAZAKHSTAN
KUWAIT
LATVIA
LIBYA
LITHUANIA
LUXEMBOURG
MACEDONIA FORMER YUGOSLAV REP
MADEIRA ISL.
MARTINIQUE
MOLDOVA
MONTENEGRO
MOROCCO
NETHERLANDS
NORTHERN IRELAND
NORWAY
OMAN
PARAGUAY
POLAND
PORTUGAL
PUERTO RICO
QATAR
ROMANIA
RUSSIA (EUROPEAN)
SAN MARINO
SARDINIA
SAUDI ARABIA
SCOTLAND
SENEGAL
SERBIA
SLOVAK REP.
SLOVENIA
SOUTH AFRICA
SPAIN
ST. LUCIA
SWEDEN
SWITZERLAND
THAILAND
THE GAMBIA
UKRAINE
USA
VENEZUELA
WALES
I have worked a lot more countries and many great DX from the Mobile that unfortunately haven't yet been eQSL confirmed, but I am always hopeful h.i. In the meantime, I shall keep shouting from the mobile and the shack enjoying all QSOs on the way. 73

posted by Simon Davison @ 9:21 pm   0 comments
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Latest Upload to the 2E0HTS QSL Gallery
I spent most of this afternoon on my computer logged on to the eQSL website confirming and downloading the latest batch of eQSL cards, which I then upload to my other blog - 2E0HTS QSL Gallery .
I have been uploading eQSL cards that I receive from both Hams and SWLs to the site for a couple of years now. There you can find eQSL cards displayed that I have received dating from early 2004 to present day. If you have worked or heard my station active and have sent me a eQSL, it will be there somewhere.
Follow the older posts link found at the bottom of the page to find earlier eQSL cards I uploaded.

For the latest upload to the 2E0HTS QSL Gallery, I decided to put the received eQSL cards into categorised headings which slightly helps to organise things when dealing with a lot of uploading. In this case I had a back log of 131 eQSL cards to get through.

The new simplified Headings that I will be using from now are as follows:

2E0HTS HF Bands eQSL Confirmed Amateur Radio Contacts


2E0HTS (2W0 & 2M0) Mobile & Portable eQSL Confirmed Amateur Radio Contacts


2E0HTS VHF UHF & Satellite eQSL Confirmed Amateur Radio Contacts


2E0HTS Digital Modes eQSL Confirmed Amateur Radio Contacts


I recieved some great EQSL cards in the latest batch, here are a couple of my favourite ones amongst the many. Thanks goes to all of the senders.


I hope to catch some of you somewhere on the Bands soon and get all of your eQSL cards up on my site. Happy DX, 73 and Thanks for passing by.
posted by Simon Davison @ 8:18 pm   0 comments
Monday, November 08, 2010
20M Sked With S57ORG - Marko
Video of QSO between S57ORG and myself at Marko - S57ORG portable location in Slovenia on Sunday 7th November

Thank You Very Much for this Video Marko, its great to hear myself sounding nice and loud in Slovenia. 73 Hope to catch you again on HF and the Satellite Bands.
posted by Simon Davison @ 5:35 pm   2 comments
Sunday, November 07, 2010
NOAA 19 Over The UK Sunday 7th November 12.45 utc
posted by Simon Davison @ 12:56 pm   0 comments
HO-68 Mode V/U (J) FM Voice Repeater
I continued chasing the Satellites yesterday and managed to get into HO-68 before I called it a day. I caught the HO-68 pass on video which can be seen below. Enjoy!

During this pass HO-68 is operating in FM mode. Contact is made with SW6KRV, UT3NW & ES5QA whilst the Satellite is at a distance of around 750 miles from the Station of 2E0HTS.
posted by Simon Davison @ 8:14 am   0 comments
Saturday, November 06, 2010
AO-7, VO-52 & AO-51
In between cleaning my motor cycles, I have spent today in and out of the shack as I have been closely monitoring the various Satellite passes over my QTH.

I started the day early making QSO via the AO-7 Satellite at 08.44 utc with three stations from Europe - 9A2EY, EA1BYC and ON5NY.

The next "Bird" I worked via was VO-52, where I made QSO with OZ2SAT & DL7UHF at around 10.32 utc.

I then tried my luck again at 16.11 utc where I got into AO-51 which is an FM Satellite which always proves a bit more difficult than the SSB Sats that I worked through earlier. Despite the European pile up and only one station working at a time via the FM transponder, I still managed to work S57ORG who was quickly followed by ES5QA. I heard many other European Ops calling through the bird during the pass, as usual it was chaotic but still lots of fun.

To work the Satellites, I am still using my reliable home brewed IO-10 dual band Sat yagi with its 30º fixed elevation (seen on my QRZ page & this blog).

I have big plans for next spring when I shall hopefully set up my recently acquired Oscar 435 30 Element X beam and 145 Yagi which will be controlled by a GS5500 Azi/Ele rotator (seen in the picture below). I will still be keeping my IO-10 El set up at this QTH as we are in the process of obtaining a second QTH. There I shall be installing some nice/big antennas for both Satellite and HF work. The Sat antenna pictured above is a sneak preview of some of the new equipment & antennas that I have been putting together recently for my new/second shack. Fortunately for me I have more HF antennas on standby waiting to be erected at the other QTH next spring. I am looking forward to posting more detail regarding this in the near future but for now you will have to imagine what I will be up to hi hi.(Besides changing nappies and being a Dad!)
posted by Simon Davison @ 4:30 pm   4 comments
NOAA-19 Weather Watching
Today's weather Satellite Image courtesy of NOAA-19, decoded by 2E0HTS using Radiocom 5.2 software.

The UK can be just about seen in the centre of the decoded image. Yorkshire (my QTH) can be seen quite clearly with little cloud cover especially at the coast. Spurn point in Humber Estuary can easily be seen when you zoom in on the image.

Fellow Yorkshire folks - Enjoy the Sunshine!
posted by Simon Davison @ 1:09 pm   0 comments
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