2012 Expedition to EW
HF-operations from Belarus as EW/DL3LUM were successful on 9 August 2012. I was guest at station from Igor (TNX!!!), EU3AR in Gorodets (loc. KO22IE).238 QSO's, 100% CW. Log is already uploaded to eQSL (Authenticity Guaranteed) and LoTW. Paper QSL's are sent out via DARC-Bureau. If you need direct please send a SASE.
On the pictures you can see Igor, EU3AR + Alex, EW1JM + me. It seems my last EW expedition was in July 2009. Thus, time to return to my HAM-friend Igor, EU3AR. Starting operations we experienced some problems with cable connections and grounding. This was quite anusual. Part-time the signal appeard not good in its modulation. Sorry for that! PA was switched off, all connections checked while operations went-on. Later-one the problems were fixed. I used a TS-850S and FT-900, antenna was a 2-element Quad. For CW a double paddle keyer from Kent and the K1EL WKUSB interface were utilised. Logging with UcxLog. Part-time quite some pile-up (great experience to me), contacts made up to VK, JA, W6, VE, UA9, . and many countries in Europe. I have tried to catch as much as possible QRP stations too. Of course I also enjoyed the hospitality of Igor. We had some nice talks (while eating and having coffee) about our hobby and the future of CW. We all concluded that ways need to be found in attracting youngsters to CW operation since it is fun once you are infected. And we want the fun to remain for many more years to come.
BTW: If you are interested in an EW expedition (licensing, equipment, local support) simply approach Igor. He will be of great help to you.
ex ISS school contacts manager for ARISS-Europe and technical counsellor (Jul 2000 / Sep 2011)
a couple of direct contacts with MIR space station and the ISS
now mostly interested in HF-bands - mainly CW mode
My recent trial with a newly purchased HF-P1 antenna at a portable location nr Grimma, Germany. It worked! This was during Easter 2012. This was also my first activation of DL3LUM in Germany in the last 12 years.
Diploma history (as OP)
EFC-2012 CW(#147) and Mixed(#116), PA1MUC
WHSC-60, #062, 2011, PA1MUC
AGCW-40, #148, 2011, PA1MUC
DL-YL Soccer WM 2011, Nr. 107, Bronze, Sep-2011, PI9ESA
AMSAT Recognition certificate for supoort of ARISS, Oct. 2004, DL3LUM
NASA Group Achievement Award, ARISS-team, May 2006, DL3LUM
ARISS Certificate of Recognition. for SuitSat-1/Radioskaf-1/AO-54, DL3LUM
ESA Commemorative Space Talk Certificate, OasISS mission, educative participation, Dec. 2009, DL3LUM
WAC in cw, 30-Dec-1987, Y39UM
WA-Y2, Kl. I, 16-Dec-1986, Y39UM
Y2-KK, Kl. I, 12-Apr-1988, Y39UM
Diplom Sladami Lenina, 10-Feb-1989, Y39UM
Contests (as OP)
ARRL 10 m Contest, Dec. 2012, checklog, PA1MUC
HSC-Contest, 4 Nov. 2012, place 6/36, class 2 (NM), PA1MUC
HSC-Contest, 26 Feb. 2012, place 20/47, class 2 (NM), PA1MUC
ARRL 10 m Conest, Dec. 2011, checklog, PA1MUC
HSC-Contest, 6 Nov. 2011, place 19/39, class 2 (NM), PA1MUC