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Site is under construction!

 

New HF mast installation and it's current status:

 

News 17-04-2012: PA7TWO - PA/M5TWO is back On-The-Air!

 

Photo of antenna in (street view)

 

 

On October 21st 2011 we started with the removal of the old mast and completed four days later the installation of the new antenna tower. Just one day after we finished with the installation, the temperature dropped significantly and unfortunately up to today we were not able to install the new coax & antennae in the tower.

Update 06-05-2012: All antennae have Ecoflex coax feeds connected and seems to be working just fine. Within one week over 20 new DXCC on the higher WARC bands as result of 'some' DX-ing & antenna testing, that looks very promesing indeed.

Antennae farm consists of: A VHF/UHF vertical, 4 element LFA for 50MHz, 8 elements Quad for 144MHz and the 5 band 2 elements HF beam are mounted in the tower.

Update 23-05-2012: Back on-the-air and QRV on Wire dipoles on 3MHz & 7MHz. A horizontally polarised 2 ele yagi is used on 14MHz, 18MHz, 21MHz, 24MHz and 28MHz. A 8 element QUAD is in use for 144MHz. Furthermore, vertically QRV on 24MHz, 28MHz, 144 & 432MHz too. The 10MHz band has been forgotten in original bandplan (...), need to put in some Wire this summer. When 10MHz ant is deployed, QRV 3 <> 432MHz!

Update 03-06-2012: Antennae, coax & connections seems to be stable and up to now no surpises noticed. Still the 7MHz wire dipole needs to be replaced (80m done) and 10MHz wire dipole to be mounted... Current weather forcast is not good with one week of rain. Hopefully the week after next I can continue completing the station. I worked EA6VQ on 144MHz during a short sp "e" opening last week, so that proves that 8 ele Quad is working just fine too. At current lurking on 12 & 17m. Both DXCC + WAS hunting has started on those bands.

 

Update 09-06-2012: 30m Wire dipole is mounted! I used the new DX-Wire 'UL' type for this antenna. Hunting DXCC's can start on this band as wel :-) Now QRV all bands 3MHz <> 432MHz. I ordered the last remaining missing filter being the Comet CF50MR for 50MHz. These filters are not sold here in PA land, so had to buy this one oversees...

A series of photos of the new tower is depicted below. All still 'under construction' and to be finalized when time allows.

 

Update 05-07-2012

The first real test for the station was the 1A0C activation. While working the guys on the various bands / modes on activation day #1, I noticed on the second day I was within the top 10 in the leaderboard band/slots. Mmmmm, that created the idea to take this activation more seriously and test the station (and the operator hi hi ) to the maximum possible.

Let's see if the station setup performed as expected. The day after the 1A0C activation was ended, the depicted below displayed the final results:

 

1A0C -- 2012

 

SR/SS: 03:39Z / 18:49Z Last QSO in database: 2012-07-04 21:59:13


PA7TWO has worked 1A0C on 19 out of 22 band slots

Propagation suggestions for 1A0C from NETHERLANDS or from CQ zone 14 or show on Geo Propagation Map

Leaderboard stations in CQ zone 14 or NETHERLANDS or in EU

  6m 10m 12m 15m 17m 20m 30m 40m 80m
PH                  
CW                  
FM                  
RTTY                  
 
Top 100 band/slots in NETHERLANDS [First Past the Post]*
1 PA7TWO 19 21 PA0ABM 8 41 PB5X 4 61 PH1DX 3 81 PC5A 2
2 PA2KW 18 22 PA3GFE 8 42 PA3D 4 62 PA3GAN 3 82 PA1CC 2
3 PA0A 17 23 PA0MBD 8 43 PA3A 4 63 PE1AUV 3 83 PA0RDY 2
4 PE2MC 17 24 PA1MR 8 44 PA3ARM 4 64 PA5CW 3 84 PA5JS 2
5 PE1NCP 16 25 PA4B 7 45 PA3AYG 4 65 PG9HF 3 85 PD4DX 2
6 PA0TCA 16 26 PA1T 6 46 PA8KM 4 66 PA1REG 3 86 PA3DOB 2
7 PA4VHF 15 27 PA5O 6 47 PH0AS 4 67 PE1HWO 3 87 PD5MVH 2
8 PA1PVH 15 28 PA3GXJ 6 48 PA8F 4 68 PA3GPD 3 88 PA0FBI 2
9 PA3GVI 14 29 PI4N 5 49 PA3CSG 4 69 PA3ABH 3 89 PA0GMS 2
10 PA0JSE 14 30 PD7BZ 5 50 PE2HHN 4 70 PA0QRB 3 90 PA3CWN 2
11 PA9CC 13 31 PA0B 5 51 PA1H 4 71 PD1DX 3 91 PA3VTC 2
12 PC2T 11 32 PE9RP 5 52 PG7V 4 72 PI4DX 3 92 PH1B 2
13 PA5F 10 33 PA4T 5 53 PD7RB 4 73 PA4MIC 3 93 PA7ZZ 2
14 PA1CW 10 34 PA3EAP 4 54 PA0L 4 74 PA0GJV 3 94 PD0ME 2
15 PA8A 9 35 PA1BR 4 55 PA3C 3 75 PA0WRS 3 95 PA0PAF 2
16 PA9M 9 36 PA2PKZ 4 56 PE1CZG 3 76 PA3FQA 2 96 PE1OID 2
17 PA3BQC 9 37 PA175NYV 4 57 PE5T 3 77 PE1RUS 2 97 PH7Y 2
18 PF7M 8 38 PD5B 4 58 PA5BW 3 78 PE9GG 2 98 PA0LOU 2
19 PE2LZ 8 39 PA5TT 4 59 PE1IWT 3 79 PA9JO 2 99 PE1GNP 2
20 PB1TT 8 40 PA1PE 4 60 PA0RDA 3 80 PE2KY 2 100 PA0INA 2
'First Past the Post' leaderboard: Order takes into consideration how soon 1A0C is worked on the LAST band slot.
Dupes allowed but discouraged. The red number is the total number of band slots.
 
 
 

Taking into account no SKEDs and away from the radio during the normal working hours during daytime at my job, I think the final conclusion simply was "YES", the new station setup performs as expected :-)

 

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For me the D64K activation was the next test. Station became active on 21MHz on the 8th of August 2012. Working South EU for a short time, next pounding into the states for a prolonged time. I carefully traced the 'other' stations and when he called for EU, BINGO! It looks like I am the first PA in their log :-) Now I focus on the other HAM bands / modes with this dx-ped I guess.

 

 

showing spots for DX call: D64K
send a spot / search spot by callsign
de dx freq obs time
EA5ELF D64K 21026.9 tnx QSO up 2002z 08 Aug
SQ7VO D64K 21026.9 1.9 2001z 08 Aug
N4BAA D64K 21026.9 Up 7 tnx 1948z 08 Aug
OE3EMC D64K 21026.8 wkd 21036.6 1930z 08 Aug
IZ8BGY D64K 21026.9 godd signal ! 1919z 08 Aug
K6YK D64K 21026.8 S-ZERO here but can copy 1918z 08 Aug
A65CA D64K 21026.9 wrkg EU/USA, booming 1909z 08 Aug
K3PRU D64K 21027.0 QRM from CWT guys 1906z 08 Aug
IW5EJP D64K 14150.0 any ssb op? 1904z 08 Aug
IK2WSA D64K 21070.0 up up 1903z 08 Aug
GM4XMD D64K 21026.9 TU up 21.032.210 1903z 08 Aug
F1NGP D64K 21026.9 wkd 36.2 1858z 08 Aug
DO6SR D64K 21027.0 up 3.6 1855z 08 Aug
N4QS D64K 21026.9 QSX 21031.5 1841z 08 Aug
PA7TWO D64K 21026.0 TNX new! Up5.5 1841z 08 Aug
IZ8BGY D64K 21026.8 is on air? 1839z 08 Aug
N4JA D64K 21026.8 wked up 8.04 1836z 08 Aug
W0AWL D64K 21030.0 Up - worked from Ia 1834z 08 Aug
K5EK/4 D64K 21026.8 QSX 21033.26 1833z 08 Aug
KI4TWA D64K 21026.8 Tnx #300, QSX 21.032.40 1827z 08 Aug
NX2X D64K 21026.8 Whew! Tnx for the new one! 1825z 08 Aug
K3ZXL D64K 21026.8 up 6 tu 1819z 08 Aug
N6ML D64K 21026.8 up 6.1 clg USA 1818z 08 Aug
A65CA D64K 21026.8 big signal, only USA 1816z 08 Aug
N9ZI D64K 21027.0   1814z 08 Aug
IW5EJP D64K 14000.0 when ssb op? 1813z 08 Aug
OK2ZO D64K 21026.8 USA only.. 1812z 08 Aug
UA4PCM D64K 21026.5 cq 33.7 1810z 08 Aug
UW7RV D64K 21027.8 qrt nw????????? 1803z 08 Aug
N7YP D64K 21026.8 21028,5NN SC 1800z 08 Aug

 

 

 

On Air Last 10 DXCluster spot in RealTimePowered by IT9GCG @2012
  Call Freq Band Mode Date UTC
A PB5X 21270.0 15m SSB 09/08/2012 20:04
B PA7TWO 21270.0 15m SSB 09/08/2012 20:03
C F4EIT 21270.0 15m SSB 09/08/2012 20:01
D EA5GN 21270.0 15m SSB 09/08/2012 20:00
E OM3LK 28027.1 10m CW 09/08/2012 19:58
F CT1EHK 21275.0 15m SSB 09/08/2012 19:58
G EI6HW 21270.2 15m SSB 09/08/2012 19:58
H EA6DX 28027.1 10m CW 09/08/2012 19:58
I IZ5RKC 28027.1 10m CW 09/08/2012 19:57
J KN5O 28027.2 10m CW 09/08/2012 19:56

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Overall this resulted into the following fantastic bandslots/modes result (including two 50MHz QSO's!):

 

D64K -- 2012

SR/SS: 03:14Z / 15:04Z Last QSO in database: 2012-08-20 15:33:03 @D64K

PA7TWO has worked D64K on 22 out of 26 band slots

Propagation suggestions for D64K from NETHERLANDS or from CQ zone 14 or show on Geo Propagation Map

Leaderboard stations in CQ zone 14 or NETHERLANDS or in EU

  6m 10m 12m 15m 17m 20m 30m 40m 80m 160m
PH                    
CW                    
RTTY                    

 

Top 100 band/slots in NETHERLANDS [First Past the Post]*
1 PF7M 24 21 PE1NCP 11 41 PF5X 5 61 PA3GFE 4 81 PD2BA 2
2 PA7TWO 22 22 PA9CC 9 42 PA0GMW 5 62 PA3GND 4 82 PA3DRZ 2
3 PA2KW 21 23 PA7RA 9 43 PE1CZG 5 63 PA9M 3 83 PA0LRK 2
4 PE2MC 19 24 PA0ABM 8 44 PA3GVI 5 64 PA1CW 3 84 PA1NHZ 2
5 PA1CC 17 25 PA0PAF 8 45 PA1BR 5 65 PA8N 3 85 PA3EBP 2
6 PA4VHF 15 26 PA1H 7 46 PI4N 5 66 PI9SRS 3 86 PA5GU 2
7 PE2LZ 15 27 PA0WRS 7 47 PA1PE 5 67 PA3DHR 3 87 PD1ANF 2
8 PA0A 14 28 PA3ACA 7 48 PA4B 5 68 PA0LOU 3 88 PE1RF 2
9 PA7MM 14 29 PA5CW 6 49 PA5TT 5 69 PA7JWC 3 89 PA5XM 2
10 PA3FQA 14 30 PA7PA 6 50 PA7WW 5 70 PA5DB 3 90 PD2MZ 2
11 PA4JJ 14 31 PA0JNH 6 51 PA4C 5 71 PA7HV 3 91 PA7DN 2
12 PA8A 13 32 PD1DX 6 52 PA5WT 4 72 PD7BZ 3 92 PE1LUB 2
13 PA3BQC 13 33 PI4DX 6 53 PE9RP 4 73 PA3EVY 3 93 PD7RB 2
14 PA0TCA 12 34 PA3DBS 6 54 PD0RKC 4 74 PA4AO 3 94 PD0MP 2
15 PE5T 12 35 PA3EYC 6 55 PA4MIC 4 75 PA8F 3 95 PB2A 2
16 PA3C 12 36 PA0COR 6 56 PA3PCV 4 76 PA0O 3 96 PE1NBD 2
17 PB1TT 12 37 PA2JWN 6 57 PE5TS 4 77 PA2REH 3 97 PA3BUD 2
18 PC2T 11 38 PA3WB 5 58 PD5B 4 78 PA0ALW 3 98 PA0WLB 2
19 PA0GMS 11 39 PB5X 5 59 PA4N 4 79 PA3BWD 3 99 PD1RO 2
20 PA1MR 11 40 PH1DX 5 60 PH0AW 4 80 PA4J 2 100 PA3CSG 2
'First Past the Post' leaderboard: Order takes into consideration how soon D64K is worked on the LAST band slot. Dupes allowed but discouraged.
The red number is the total number of band slots.

 

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3D2C - 2012

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Let's take a look at this dx-ped. Expected was to work them only on the high HF bands when looking at the propagation predictions and furthermore due to the 'far from ideal' wire antennae farm for the low bands. And so it happend. However, not a bad end-result!

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3D2C Log Search Results for PA7TWO
 
  CW SSB RTTY PSK JT65
160m - - - - -
80m - - - - -
40m - - - - -
30m - - - - -
20m X X - - -
17m X X - - -
15m X X - - -
12m X X - - -
10m X X - - -
6m - - - - -
2m - - - - -

Number of QSO(s) including dupe: 11

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New antennae tower:

 

 

Now, let's take a look at the new tower:

Come closeby your PC monitor, you can see the 30/40/80m DX-Wire dipoles! Do you spot them?

Mast sideview UP into the sky, right side

 

 

24-05-2012

Let's take a look inside...

 

 

23-05-2012

Side view. Tower at DX working heights :-)

 

Mast view from right side, in street

 

 

06-05-2012

7O6T on 28MHz in the log :-)

 

Mast view from rear house, door open

 

 

 

30-04-2012

Tower in lowest position.

 

Antennae view closeby, from rear side house

 

 

 

 

Nov-2011 Tower mounted to the wall. It will take a few months before I can populate the tower with antennae :-(

 

Photo of empty tower aside of house

 

 

 

 

 

QSL, general information & awards section

 

 

 

 

 

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PA7TWO operating at PA6NH site running a Harris 590 Receiver & Telefunken S2525/3 HF amplifier on 29/30-01-2011 during the UBA-SSB contest.

 

Greetings dear HAM friends!

I am currently residing with my family in the beautiful city of Alkmaar, world famous for its Dutch cheese market / cheeses. Alkmaar is located in the north-west part of The Netherlands, 55 km north of its capital Amsterdam.

I have two kids, Kees jr (KC) my son Kees and daughter Anna. Checkout my kids Kees & Anna on Youtube. Both are Karate and Judo specialists. Anna at 9 years young ranked 3rd in the Dutch Karate Kata Championships in 2009, both kids ranked 4th in year 2010 and 4th again in 2011 in the same event. Search on YouTube for "JudoKarateKids".

In 1991 I passed the CEPT-Class-II license and was restricted to VHF/UHF with relatively low power. Passed the CEPT-Class I license exam in 1992 and after many VHF contests year after year with top rankings, I had some DX experiences on SIX in between as well.

Learning the CW code was accomplished in nearly 3 months time with the UFB help of my Morse teacher Gerard PA1GR. I decided to do the Morse exam in England on 09-August-2001 and passed with colored flags in receiving and transmitting. After I passed the CW exam, I obtained the full CEPT-Class A license the same year in both the United Kingdom (M5TWO) and in The Netherlands (PA7TWO) thereafter.

I am enjoying the 6 metre band the most, very active on the HF bands too and from time to time you can find me on VHF as well.

I mostly operate CW & DiGi modes these days, occasionally you can find me on SSB.

The former callsigns I held were : PD0RCJ, PE1OOY, PE51OOY, PE7TWO, G7TWO.

 

About QSL stuff: I QSL 100%! I am most happy to reply your QSL-cards, please read the instructions below how you can choose between the various ways to exchange QSL-cards with me:

Direct #1: EUROPE ONLY: Add 1 U.S. $ or a NEW type International Reply Coupon (IRC) to your qsl-card for the return postage costs together with a SAE, and I assure you my QSL-card is on its return to you within 5 days.

Direct #2: REST OF THE WORLD: Add 2 U.S. $ or a NEW type International Reply Coupon (IRC) to your qsl-card for the return postage costs together with a SAE and I assure you my QSL-card is on its return to you within 5 days. I am sorry that 1 U.S. $ is not sufficient anymore to cover the postal costs to abroad.

Direct #3: No added postage funds means a return QSL-card via the Buro. Can take up to 1 to 2 months. I have a ‘standard’ backlog due to the huge amount of QSOs and thus QSL-cards I have to deal with.

Buro: I return a.s.a.p., in general it takes just a few months from *my* side. Let me state this very clear: ALL Buro QSL's are handled, do not worry! The Dutch QSL Buro is world-wide known for its fast and accurate handling of QSLcards service.

SWL: QSL cards by SWL's are also very much appreciated and can expect an extra quick paper QSL in return!

LOTW: On a regular basis I upload my all my log files to the LOTW. Please upload your logbook too!

 

If you want to send me an e-mail, please do so to ‘pa7two @ amsat . org’ (remove the extra anti-spam spaces in the email address) .

 

Holder of the following ARRL Certificates / Plaques / Letter of Achivements :

DXCC 6M (Owww yes!)

DXCC 10M

DXCC 12m

DXCC 15m

DXCC 17m

DXCC 20m

DXCC 30m

DXCC 40m

DXCC 80m

DXCC 5Band

DXCC 6Band

DXCC 7Band

DXCC 8Band

DXCC 9Band

DXCC PHONE

DXCC MIXED

DXCC CW

DXCC RTTY

DXCC 5Bandplaque

DXCC Challenge 1000 Award letter & plaque

 

WAS TPA #428 (3rd Dutch HAM that was awarded, accomplished in exactly 2 months time)

WAS DiGi Mode

WAS PSK-31 Mode

WAS RTTY

WAS Basic

10m WAS Basic

12m WAS Basic

15m WAS Basic

17m WAS Basic

20m WAS Basic

40m WAS Basic

80m WAS Basic

WAS Phone

WAS CW

5BWAS (Applied for award on 11-2011, application approved early March 2012, award received 12-05-2012...) (Actually this is a 6 band WAS!)

 

WAC

WAC 5band

 

VUCC 50MHz

 

WPX Mixed (Still waiting for the paper certificate...)

WPX Digital (Still waiting for the paper certificate...)

 

If you need The Netherlands as a new one on 2m, 6m, 10m, 12m, 15m, 17m, 20m, 30m, 40m or 80m in CW , SSB or RTTY/PSK31, drop me an email and we SKED!

 

Vy 73, de Kees – PA7TWO – M5TWO aka "The Six Maniac". SOC#784 UKSMG# 1244 EPC#10242. Crew member PA6W.

Check out my homepage! It is an old non-updated webpage from my early HF and 50MHz days, and contains cool 50/144/432 MHz audio clips from the early days too! http://home.wanadoo.nl/pa7two/

 

PACC 2005 activation together with CW guru Rob PA3GVI. We ranked 4th in section MOST (D).

 

 

Activating PA6LH Lighthouse 'Van Speyk' NET-007 in Egmond aan Zee on 7/14MHz in August 2007, resulting in 407 SSB QSOs during an "dx-pedition style" 3 hours duration activation.

Not applicable for the few fortunate HAMs who made a QSO with me while activating PA6LH, unfortunately this was just an "once off" event. Due to this short activation, many of you were able to finally complete and request the Lighthouse award. It was great fun and thanks a lot for the massive positive feedback received for this operation, really encouraging!!

Some PA6LH QSLcards of this operation are still available for the one who needs (PA6LH via PA7TWO via Direct or Buro!)

 

 

 

Some QSLcard examples:

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One of my other hobbies, my beemer F800R! Personally tuned motorbike (previous profession was bike mechanic for 13 years), look at the power curves!

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Bye bye 'dip' in the torque performance curves :-) Power performance values meassured at the rearwheel in SAE values (DIN is value / 0.94 x 0.98).

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