IARU HF Championship 2011, HB9EE for HB9HQ

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The upcoming Saturday July 9th, HB9EE will attend the IARU HF Championship 2011. We have to honor of being part of the HB9HQ 2011 team. HB9EE will take the 160m SSB band, where HB9ELV, HB9EPW and HB9EMP will be the operators.

Even it is Summer, we hope to operate many stations and support with our points the Swiss team.

Our location will be the QTH of HB9ELV. There we have best Equipment for the 160m band which will be:
– 26 meter Vertical
– 2x 42 meter dipole at 30 meter above ground
– Four beverage receiving antennas in North, East, South and West direction
– Yaesu FT-5000MP (including all extras, DMU, uTune etc…)
– Yaesu VL-1000 Quadra Amplifier, auto-tuned with 1 kW output
More details about the setup can be found here

During the operation time we will provide as usual a live stream on the internet (check this Website during the contest to join).
Also the chat will be available.

We hope of big support from you! Please try to work us on 160m, even this band isn’t fun during summer time – we would appreciate it!

73 de HB9EE

 

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H26 HF 2011 Result

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The results of the H26 HF 2011 contest were published this week on www.USKA.ch The official ranking of the HB9 stations can be found here.
HB9EE reached the 2nd place in the category Multi-Op SSB! This is in the range of the top three where tried to get in. We reached a final score of 319’979 Points out of 889 QSO’s. In our category we got the most DXCC’s(131) and we are also on the top with the cantons (78) of all participating Multi-Op SSB stations.

We thanks all our logged stations and we also congratulate the other attended stations! We already wait until the next contest activity.

73 de HB9EE

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H26 HF 2011 Report

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Overview
We started on the top three bands, 10, 15 and 20 meter. After some nice America points (North and South) on 15 meter we moved down on 40 meter to work europe, which worked out quite well. In the evening it was hard to get QSO’s. Especially on 80 and 160 meter it was difficult to make many points. In the early Sunday morning we could enjoy a North America pile up on 40 meter. This was running till the late sunrise. During this time the power generator had a problem and we had to switch over to the old smaller power generator. This means that we could only operate with 200 Watts output power and not anymore 1000 Watt. The Sunday morning till the end was hard. No big things were able to catch on the high bands. Only 40 meter was sporadic working, altough there were many North American stations spotted on 20 meter we could not get overseas. During the full weekend not many stations were around which was also reported by other participating stations. At the end around 30% of the QSO’s were with North America but we could “only” make 900 QSO’s.

Informations
Category: Multi-OP SSB
Operators: HB9ELV, HB9EPW, HB9DPO and HB9EMP
Equipment: Yaesu FT-2000D TRX, Yaesu Quadra Amplifier, four beverage antennas: North, East, South and West, 3 Element Yagi for 10,15 and 20 meter, Dipole for 40, 80 and 160 meter.

Conclusion
It was a nice a weekend filled with contesting atmosphere. We were all happy when it started at 15.00 local time and everybody who attended was fulfilled with motivation. If we compare to the other stations we are still in a good position which surprises us since we had the above described bad events. We are curious about the result which will hopefully be published in the next HB Radio magazine. As always we hope we can improve our contesting methods in the future. We are looking forward to the next “HB9EE Contest!” session!

73’s de HB9EE

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Ready for H26 HF Contest!

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During the last week we made a great effort to get ready for the 2011 H26 HF Contest. Several clean up and preparation tasks were done. HB9ELV provided a Yaesu Quadra Amplifier for great signals. We also put  a new power generator in place which solves our power problems in the future.

On Saturday we start building up the Clubstation on the Hilltop. Several measurements and tests were done to make everything ready. The Yagi for 20, 15 and 10 meters is mounted and runs, at least we could reach New Zealand ;p As well the dipole for all bands is put in place and runs. The Quadra amplifier provided some nice signal reports from overseas. Also the Generator does he’s job as he should. It seems that the equipment is ready and we don’t get under a time pressure. Next Week we will build the beverage receiving antenna system to get some nice low band points. Our goal is to get a top three ranking!

We hope to see you down the log!

73 de HB9EE

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CQWW WPX SSB 2011 Report

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Overview
Since some last minute antenna fixes had to be done, a short sleep was required which resulted in a delayed start. This year we changed our strategy which worked out a big improvement in relation to the 2010’s CQWW WPX SSB. This year we finished with a precomputed score of 4’092’082 points and  2024 QSO’s!! Last year we reached a score of about 900’000 points. But we are still far away from being perfect in case of equipment or operating. Unfortunately the CQWW WPX website doesn’t provide precomputed scores, so we are not sure about our rank but as it seems that we are in a good position.

Log analysations will be provided soon.

Informations
Category: Multi-One
Operators: HB9ELV, HB9EPW, HB9EMP
Equipment: Yaesu FT-2000D TRX, LV6 Amplifier
3 Element (10m-15m-20m) Mosley Beam at 10 meters, 2×42 meter dipole at 30 meters, 26 meter vertical for 160m, Beverage antennas

In general we are satisfied with our result and we are looking forward to the next contest which will be the H26 during Easter. We also appreciate the positive international feedback.

PS: We are sorry about the live stream time outs! We had some general internet problems during the contest.

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CQWW 160m SSB 2011 Report

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During the this year CQWW 160m SSB contest we claimed a good estimated score of 323925 pts and 863 QSO’s. This should  bring us on a top rank in Switzerland. DL2MWB Wolf created a SH5 contest log analysation and hosts the results for us. You can find them HERE
Thanks for this!

F4FVI Geoffrey recorded HB9ELV Chris during the contest (thanks for the effort) and sent us the mp3. You can listen to it below.

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In total the this year CQWW 160M SSB worked out well. We are all satisified and want to thank  all the people who supported us during that weekend. We looking forward to the next one.

73 HB9ELV, HB9EPW and HB9EMP

 

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HB9EE @ CQWW SSB 160m 2011

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HB9EE will attend the CQWW SSB 160m 2011 in the category  Multi-One, which will be held between 25.  and 27. February 2011. The operator will be HB9ELV, HB9EPW, HB9EMP and may be some others.

The equipment will be a 26m vertical, 2x 42m dipole (30 meter above ground), beverage antennas, FT-2000D and a LV6 for sufficient Power 😀

We hope to see you down the log and wish you a good contest!

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New Website of HB9EE

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Welcome to the new Website of HB9EE.

The Website comprised the latest news and other informations of the HB9EE clubstation.

73 de HB9EE

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