Sonntag, 31. Juli 2011

Status as of July, 31th

1. Next upload to will be done tomorrow. The IOTA contest QSOs will be included as well then.

2. Current QSO status including IOTA contest (I participated as phone only):


The IOTA contest 2011 is over.

So the IOTA contest 2011 is over. Finally I managed to make 340 QSO counting 2700 points. I worked 63 multipliers. The claimed score is 170100 points.

See below for 2 pictures taken during the contest.

OZ7VEA in action.

The equipement used during the contest. At the left is a portable box with a FT857 used as an additional receiver. In the middle you see the Lenovo netbook used for looging. At the right hand side is the main TRX - TS570.

Freitag, 29. Juli 2011

Status as of July, 29th

1. Upload to done for today.

2. Current QSO status:


3. Next status update will be on July, 31st as on July 30th I'll be in the contest. May be I'll give some comments on the contest later tomorrow.

Donnerstag, 28. Juli 2011

Upload to - success

Finally managed to upload the last 2 days to

So feel free to search for your contact with me.

IOTA contest preparation

During the last days I tested equipment and software (UCXLOG) for the contest and so far all seems to be ready for the "battle".

So lets hope on good propagation and a lot of QSOs and multis.

Status as of July, 28th

1. Upload to is not possible again. I suppose the server is under heavy load during the evening. Will try to do it during the morning.

2. Current QSO status:


Mittwoch, 27. Juli 2011

Status as of July, 27th

1. Upload to is not possible again, the website is to slow.

2. Current QSO status:


Dienstag, 26. Juli 2011

Status as of July, 26th

1. Upload to worked today so the logbook is up to date.

2. Current QSO status:


Montag, 25. Juli 2011

Status as of July, 25th

1. Upload to is not possible today, the website is to slow.

2. Current QSO status:


Sonntag, 24. Juli 2011

Setup in action

So the setup is finalized and you it in action on 20 m

First QSOs are uploaded to

Using the webpage:

you may check the log book of the activation and see if your QSO with me was properly logged.

OZ7VEA started activation on EU-030

So the first QSOs are in the log. The very first contact was made with OM2AD at 11:00z on July, 24 2011.

Picture of the setup will be uploaded later today.

Samstag, 23. Juli 2011

We arrived on EU-030

So now we are on the right place. The weather is terrible with rain all the day long.
Nevertheless station setup started and the antennas will be raised up tomorrow morning.
The first view on the setup is shown on the picture. The local conditions are not perfect. But we are ready to find a solution for every problem. HIHI.

Montag, 11. Juli 2011

Preparation is ongoing

Currently working to finalize the CAT control.

UCXLOG will be the choice for the IOTA contest

I'll participate in the IOTA contest 30.07./31.07. The plan is to use SSB only and work for 12 hours.

During the last days I evaluated which tool to use for logging and finally come up to ucxlog of DL7UCX - Lightwight and set up quickly.

Updated QRZ.COM for OZ7VEA

The record in for OZ7VEA was recently updated. I'll publish the URL for the online log later.