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EI/ON5GS/P meteorscatter 4x6el DK7ZB/200w in IO55XC during BCC contest december 2008 at mount muckish, Donegal, 170 QSO's during unique activation of this rare square, ODX 2050km. Trophy "best DXP 2008" by MMMonVHF.de, winner of BCC meteorscatter contest single op 2008.

some early portable 2m trips in JO21


My Station in this moment JUNE 2014:

HF: on occasions

50 MHz + 70 MHz: FT847 modified for 4m use, 9elem dualband G0KSC

144MHz: FT847, 4x12elem"plus2" LFA (G0KSC) elevation <=90°,Thomcast SSPA 1.2kw, MGF1302 preamp.

432 MHz: not ready yet. power 70cm: Rohde&Schwarz SSPA 1350W

SAT: 2 wimo crossyagis for 2m & 70cm, G5600B rotor, IF100

1296 MHz EME: SSB transverter or FT-736R, 200w, 3m dish, g4ddk lna, septum feed 

ATV 13/23cm via ON0ATV

2m/70cm FM FT8900 + Diamond vertical

SDR receiver, Funcube dongle/linrad SM5BSZ or RTL-dongle/HDSDR for 2m/70cm/23cm via transverter


past dxpeditions:

T7/ON1DLL/P satellite

3A/ON1DLL/P satellite

ZB0/ON1DLL/P satellite

OK, SV, I, EA9, EA, LZ, F, DL activated on satellite, portable

LX8M in JN39, 2m meteorscatter

EI/ON5GS/P in IO55 & IO65, 2m meteorscatter/tropo

GM/ON5GS in IO67, 2m meteorscatter


73 es gd DX Dirk ON5GS


New 4x 12element

my 4x 12 element "LFA PLUS2" by G0KSC, first time used in april 2011, dismantled in june 2014 after about 100 EME contacts on 144MHz. to be qrv on higher bands i will replace soon with new antennas for 2m, 70cm and 23cm.


3 meters parabolic dish, prime focus, made in China. Thanks to PE1RAH. The mast is located on a spot south of the house to cover as many of lunar visibility posible. The tower is galvanised and poured full with concrete.


The outdoor steering box to turn the antenna manually. slow/fast changes the voltage to the motors. The 2 inductive sensors protect the 2 outer maximum positions of the azimuth motor. The azimuth motor is all second hand gear, made from a garageport motor, a small gearbox and a big gearbox with a total transmission of 1/60.000, making the azimuth rotor turning nice and slow for precision.


streetview to ON5GS, in background my tower for DX. On the side of the house new DK7ZB antennas waiting to make qso on 2m and 70cm.


Actuator HARL 3618+ for elevation. I chose not to use the reed contact but instead make a box with weight. It has inside 2x 6200 stainless steel bearings and a 1kg stainless steel weight, turning a HH12 encoder, making it a very precise readout. Wind has little or no effect and i see movements to 0.2 degrees. On the back of the dish is a room for PA-box yet to be installed.


1296MHz EME, first qso in May 2014 with UA4HTS, first CW qso PI9CAM 31 May 2014

the dish is 3meters diameter, F/D 0.35

L/R circular septum feed, G4DDK preamplifier under the feed

the dish turns automaticly to the moon by VK5DJ tracking system and 2 HH-12 encoders


From time to time i am QRV on amateur satellite via oscar 7, 29, 52, ...

this is a mini setup for 2m and 70cm right hand circular polarisation

the cables leaving the shack are for the tower and the 23cm EME dish


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