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**** IF YOU CONTACT ME MOBILE,PLEASE ADD /M !!!!!!!!!! ***** ( /M PAGE WORKING NOW )

***** LATEST NEWS!!! ***** ;

I AM LOSING HALF OF MY CONFIRMATIONS/CONTACTS!.......

Even when I am mobile, some guys say I am portable,again confusing logging too.

I operate almost 80% mobile, and I do like to keep things seperate in the Log Department. Yes I may be 'static' mobile, but I am not Portable with a large beam or wire antenna attached to a tree etc. I am using a mobile antenna and I am ready to drive at any point. Some disagree but thats ok.

 

Thanks to all for your co-operation!, 73

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Callsign History;

M6KVT Oct 2014 - 10w ( qso's = 2160, /m = 1803 )

2E0KDT Oct 2015 - 50w ( qso's = 1312, /m = 3060, /p = 134, /sp = 8 )

M0KPD March 2017 - 400w  (qso's to  09/08/17 = 691, /m = 2186 )

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OMISS # 10980 / RSGB Member / ARRL Member / CDXC Member

Logbooks uploaded regularly via QRZ, LOTW, ClubLog and E-Qsl

*** note - Paper QSL suspended until l get up to date and finally decide on a final design! ***


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Hello,

 Thankyou for your contact and visiting my page here.

 

Well,since passing my foundation license in October 2014, i have thoroughly enjoyed making some fantastic qso's all over the world.Its been a real eye-opener,just how far I have contacted and how small the world becomes on the radio.Especially nice to make second contacts too.Thankyou all!!

Just a quick note of my working conditions both mobile and homebase;

Mobile;Yaesu FT897d with the ATAS 120a antenna and now a Scorpion SA-160 antenna with a CAT autotuner2 .Dynamic extreme 2018 mic (road noise edition)  & BHI noise eliminator. Also a Hustler RM-80 now too.

Yaesu ft9900r - quad band FM with a 2m/70cm high gain trapped antenna. Just added an SGC S500 'smart power cube' linear amplifier to my mobile.

 

I am normally static mobile in a couple of locations;Devils Dyke near Brighton(200m),Ditchling Beacon(190m) also near Brighton and Firle Beacon just north of Newhaven(125m).All locations being on the south coast of the UK.

 

Devils Dyke

 

Home Base;

Yaesu FT5000MP and DMU unit

Amp UK Challenger 3 amplifier

LP-100A vector rf/watt meter

Behringer Ultra Curve DSP 8000

Behringer Ultrgain Pro MIC2200 Preamp

Behringer Composer Pro MDX2600 Compressor

Heil gold elite 5.1 mic / Sure Beta 85A/ Samson CO3

BHI neim1031 noise eliminator

Palstar HF-Auto  atu with an extended G5RV dipole wire antenna 80/40/30/20/17/15/12/10 meters (7m above the ground) + Alpha Delta double sloper wire antenna covering 40/80/160m bands.

 

4 element Mosely TA53-M yagi for 20/17/15/12/10 meters...tuned with the Palstar atu and Yaesu G-1000DXA rotator (8m above ground)

  

My new antenna....just assembled to check the size! Very well built and very nice Moseley TA53-M.....

....ahem,will the neighbours notice the difference?Looking forward to getting it on the air.

A very BIG thankyou to Tony G1HPD for all his help on the day, much appreciated!!

 

Having so much fun on the radio at present,and enjoying plenty of DXing at only 50W....although it can be tough out there!!

best regards

ROB

                            ********************* UPDATE - Latest News************************

**** 06/08/17 *****

A welcome visitor from across the pond: 06/08/17 A real pleasure to meet Frank K1FFJ on Sunday.

Not much activity from the home Shack, but a short trip out in the mobile shack was better. Frank managed to make a contact to Suriname.

Both myself, and the Yl thoroughly enjoyed Franks company, and appreciated that he could take time from his trip to the UK to visit us.

********* 29/07/17 *********

EU-145 iota contest 29/07/17 I have been asked to join a team in Portugal this year, for the RSGB IOTA contest. CR5CW will be active from the island of Culatra (of the coast of Faro) EU-145 from July 29th through to the 30th.  I shall be flying out on the 28th, and I will be joining Colin CT7ACG/G3VCQ Cliff CT7ANG David G3UNA and Charlie GI4FUE. Other operators will be on the island, and some good local interest too! Looking forward to this lovely opertunity and a great chance to meet some other operators. I do hope i can fullfill my role in what looks to be a very strong team this year!

Look out for the call: CR5CW EU-145...You may not manage to contact me personaly, but do please call in, every point counts!! 

**** 22/11/2015 ****  I would just like to thank SP9KR - Andrzej (Andy) for his most welcome hospitality. A real pleasure to be invited to Andy's shack and a lovely cup of coffee too!

After being on the road for 20hrs, travelling to Mielec, I came across Andy on the air near Krakow, and without hesitation he offered to meet up for a good old fashioned 'eyeball'

And what a pleasure, fantastic shack and a fantastic antenna system too. Unfortunately it was dark so I couldnt get a picture. What i will say is this, It is comforting to know, that there are some good guys out there and Andy is certainly one of them. Hopefully, there will be more time on a future visit to get to contact friends back home from Andy's shack.

Thankyou Andy (SP9KR)

 

***** UPDATE - Latest News*****

A most welcome suprise! :G5RV Trophy 'Louis Varney Cup' was awarded by the President (G3WYN Ken) of the Mid Sussex Amateur Radio Society (MSARS) to me.Its nice to know that all my early mornings in the wind and rain,mobile,have not gone un-noticed! Many thanks to all the members of the club and commitee,that put up with me whenever I visit the club.

 The MSARS are enjoying their 50th year of being a club, so an extra special honour, thank you.

The 'Louis Varney Cup' is awarded at the AGM. in October, as a mark of appreciation for:

'Outstanding work done for the benefit of the Society in the past year'

Won this year (2015) by Rob 2E0KDT. Rob successfully passed both the Foundation and Intermediate examinations in 12 months. And has become one of our the keenest DX Chasers!

History of Trophy

During 1975 Louis Varney G5RV presented a Trophy which was to be presented annually. The original wording of this award was as follows: The award should be primarily for the most Meritorious Achievement by a Mid-Sussex member in the Spectrum above 30 Mhz unless decided otherwise by the Committee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As of the 4th October 2015,I am happy to announce that I passed my Intermediate Exam. Of course,I am very happy and my new callsign is 2E0KDT (my old call was M6KVT)

 Also congratulations to my YL Samantha for passing too (2E0FEM)

*****  As of the 1st October 2015 - I have finally been granted permission,to have my 4 element yagi at my property.After a year of uncertanty involving 1 irrate neighbour and a very 'pro-active' local council. Permission had been initially refused and on appeal,has been approved by the 'government planning inspectorate' Now,I can finally transmit from my own property,without the fear of further persecution. If you are having issues of your own,myself and partner ( 2E0FEM ),would be happy to hear from you.Although each planning application is unique,there are some very modern views to be considered,as far as your surrounding area and other peoples attitudes regarding amatuer radio use.Be positive. *****

 **** I like to ask for confirmation,for myself in QRZ, please confirm when possible,thakyou

 

However,I am still keen and thoroughly enjoy every moment on my radio,both mobile and at home.

See you on the air!

Once again,thankyou for visiting my page.

 

Now the funny RADIO part
Rules for DXing or How to have more FUN on the Bands:

The DX MODE:

1. If you come upon a pileup, find the exact DX frequency and slowly tune up your KW right on his frequency. Take your time doing this as it has maximum effect this way. The longer you take, the better. It lets others know that YOU are going to call the DX.

2. If you cannot wait to find out the DX call sign, ask, "What is the DX call sign?" On CW send ?DX?? Call?" Do NOT listen, this takes time. DO this repeatedly until someone gives you the DX call. This will show all others on frequency that you are serious about wanting to work this DX. This is called sharing.

3. When you find out the DX call, repeat your call over and over again on the DX frequency. Even if he is working split there is a chance he may be listening on his transmit frequency.



4. When the DX says "ABC only"- Don't believe him. If he says "Europe only" - Don't believe him. If he says, "2's only" - Don't believe him. Keep giving your call "XYZ? !!.XYZ !! .XYZ !! How Copy MARIO?" Make sure you use his name when you call him, he may think you are someone he knows. It must work as we hear it on bands all the time so it has to be effective. Don't pay attention to directional calls. When did any DX know what they wanted ? What matters most is what YOU want.

5. To get the DX to work other modes tell him you want to set up a schedule later which is convenient to you. You should wait until the pileup has built up to several hundred and just before the band is about to go out, then ask him to meet you on CW, PSK31, RTTY or SSB at a set time and frequency. Above all, make sure you tell him that YOU need him on these modes. This will endear you in the hearts of all on frequency, it shows that you can work more than one mode and are a well- rounded amateur.

6. If you have worked the DX previously make sure you call him and tell him that he is stronger than the last 6 times you worked him this week. The DX station will want to know this. Others on frequency will respect you more, you will be recognized as a Big Gun DXer.

7. When you find a DX pileup, to bring your operating skills to a higher level and impress all those on frequency - Zero beat the DX send "QRL? Is this frequency in use?" This shows character and that you are truly a caring person.

8. When finally making the DX contact, give the DX some background about yourself, TX, RX, ANT, WX, how many children and grandchildren you have, where they went to college, what size bedroom slipper you wear, or any other items of interest to the DX. This shows that you are not just a 59 kind of guy. This is most effective when the band is just about to fold.

9. After you have worked the DX you will need the QSL route. Although this will be listed on the DX packet cluster, in ARRL & DX News Letters, and on the Internet, there is no reason for you to go to all the bother of reading these sources. You can just keep calling on the DX frequency."What is the QSL Information?" If you don't get a reply with the information after 8 or 10 calls, keep it up, your persistence will payoff. There are plenty of other stations on frequency who are waiting to work the DX who have read these publications and they willing and ready to help you.

And finaly!,to my best intention,I will adhere to the DX code of conduct;

1. I will listen and listen and then listen some more
2. I will only call if I can copy the DX station properly
3. I will not trust the cluster and will be sure of the DX station's call sign before calling
4. I will not interfere with the DX station nor anyone calling him and will never tune up on the DX frequency or in the QSX slot
5. I will wait for the DX station to end a contact before calling him
6. I will always send my full call sign
7. I will call and then listen for a reasonable interval. I will not call continuously
8. I will not transmit when the DX operator calls another call sign, not mine
9. I will not transmit when the DX operator queries a call sign not like mine
10. I will not transmit when the DX station calls other geographic areas than mine
11. When the DX operator calls me I will not repeat my call sign unless I think he has copied it incorrectly
12. I will be thankful if and when I do make a contact
13. I will respect my fellow hams and conduct myself so as to earn their respect

YOUTUBE LINKS:

M0KPD qso with AJ2I - https://youtu.be/ld_QFbUg__A

(YL) 2E0FEM calling stateside from our home QTH - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeY2VCjW5lQ&t=6s

W1ZY - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qz4ESIZLCa8&t=76s

NY2PO & NE2Q - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liwON8aqg9s&t=178s

W1MBB busy! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJOC-ufka20

 

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United States Counties Award#6910
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World Continents Award#17711
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