I just made first upload to LoTW. QSOs requested as direct via OQRS Clublog were uploaded.
Please be patient – all QSOs will be uploaded when I am back home. Nobody knows when but I hope before next year…
My priority now is making QSOs with all who need Norfolk Island as ATNO . Contact confirmations will wait for some time.
Few days ago my linear amplifier refused to cooperate. He says “enaugh is enaugh”.
From now on I will continue barefoot operation. I hope my Icom 7200 will cooperate…
Friday, 10th April, Saturday and Sunday my operation will be limited because I am changing QTH. New one (marked VK9NK -2nd on the map below) will be 10 km closer to Europe short path. But on long path route (ie 40m band) there are mountains 300m high on a distance 1 km.
All my flights are cancelled and I have to stay on Norfolk for some time more. It gives chance to work me for those who need VK9N. On 10th April I will change QTH on the island for little cheaper – my resources are limited. I hope signals from new place will be also good enough to give few people ATNO.
I will participate as Single Op, Multiband, SSB entry.
- Why not more on 80m?
My main goal is to give ATNO, not 80m QSOs. I worked almost 3000 stations on 80m FT8/RTTY and SSB (yes, SSB with EU also!). 80m and 160m are NOT my priority.
- Why not more SSB?
I hate FT8 but look at the poll on right of my site… I often switch to SSB, call 10 minutes without response; made selfspot, call another 10 min without response and…go back to hated FT8 emission.
I can ask you: why you do NOT monitor bands and SSB mode?
I will participate in Russian Contest and WPX SSB Contest coming weekends. I’m curious how many of you will call me…
- Why not 12/10m for EU/NA?
I monitor 12/10m. I have about 700 QSOs on 10m and similar number on 12m, mostly with Asia.
Solar Flux Index must be above 74 to have a chance for FT8 QSO with Europe. Sorry, it is not that number nowadays…