Jul 3
Activity 50 MHz
3 July 2020 WKD JA5QJD (PM63) == HRD 60* JA, KG6DX (QK23/11400km), EA8, S01, A4, 9K
3 July 2020 - Opening to JA and KG6 (Guam)

2 July 2020 WKD AC4TO (EM70xl 559/559 CW) == HRD early 7* JA1/7/8, 30* K3/4/5/8/9, KP4, 9Y, HI, EA8, XE2OR, 4* PV8, TF, PZ5RA
1 July 2020 Strong white noise from somewhere covering everything until afternoon == later HRD UN, EK, EA8, WP2, HK6F, 4X, PV8DX, FG

# = mark new worked gridsquare
* = mark new worked country
bold = mark worked station / country
HRD = Heard only / stations outside Europe or very rare
WKD = Stations worked / two way contact.
Modes : CW, SSB, FT8, JT65A


1296 MHz EME DL0SHF ...

Posted by Christoph Petermann

Jun 30
Activity 50 MHz
30 June 2020 HRD 3* JA at 4:30UT and the band went dead. Only a few heard from EU. Later HRD 7Z, 4X, HI, KP4, VE1, K1, 9Y, J6, PZ5RA, PV8DX, TF
29 June 2020 WKD JO1PSX (QM05), JA0GPT (PM96), JA4NUE (PM75#770), JJ3PRT (PM74), JA3GN (PM74), JA5FFJ (PM63), JH3VJV (PM74) == HRD BY5EA (PM00), BA4SI (PM01), BV6CC, ca 60* JA, 9K, 4X, EA8, VE1, VO1, KP4, K1, K2
28 June 2020 WKD W4LES (EM84) == HRD UN, Z81D, TR8, EA8, TR8, A4, 9K, CU, TF, 15 from K4/K5, XE2OR
27 June 2020 WKD JA5EXW (PM63), JA6GPR (PM53#), JH4IFF (PM74), JA3FYC (PM85), JJ2LPV (PM85), JJ2AVH (PM85), JA5SUD (PM74), JA4LXY (PM64), JH4ADV (PM64), JR3UPT (PM74), JO1COV (PM95), JA0MRW (PM96) and JW7QIA (JQ68) == HRD UN, over 300* JA counted. Only JH4IFF heard in CW.From NA only: WA2BOT and then QRT due to storm.
106 JA stations (of ca 300) on 6m / 27 June 2020

26 June 2020 RX off until 14Z - HRD 9Y4D, W6TOD (DM15), K5XI (DM09). Have high noise today.
25 June 2020 silence so far ... except : HRD JA7QVI, out of the blue: N5HHS (EL29)
24 June 2020 WKD J69DS* (FK94) - HRD 4X, OD, HZ, A4, HC1HC (FI09), HK3PJ (FJ34) HI, PV8, YV5, FG8, 9Y, KP4 - Signals to South America were not very strong - late W4, W8.
23 June 2020 WKD some Europe in CW & SSB - HRD 8* JA, EA8, OD5, 4X, 5B, A4
22 June 2020 WKD TR8CA (JJ40) - HRD 2* BA, UN, >10* JA BV6CC, A6, EA8, 4* HL; Opening to California. 12 stations received, but all at levels were too low for QSO.
Received in the last 24 hours (22 June 2020 - 18:45)

21 June 2020 HRD 15* JA, 6* HL, BA, 5B, 4X, A9, EY, 4L, UN, TF, NA=K3,4,8 (NA = North America)
20 June 2020 HRD 2* JA, A9, A7
19 June 2020 WKD JA7OZW (QN00#), JA7ZF (QM09#), JH4IUO (PM64#), JH3EDG (PM74), JH3CUL (PM74), JA5PJ (PM63#) and some Europe in CW - HRD A6, BD4SS, and 200* JA. JA0MVW only station heard in CW. Had to leave for work early. This was a huge opening.
37 of 45 JA stations in one pass

54 of over 200 received JA stations

18 June 2020 WKD A45XR (LL93) - HRD early JA at 04:30UT, EY, UN, BV, A4, A6, A7, 9K, JR6 (Okinawa), 4X, TF, >40 JA stations, VU2NKS, N4BP early, N4, N9, VY2, VA7ST (DO00), W7MEM, K7MAC, K7TM (DN17)
17 June 2020 WKD W3LPL, KX4R, W3IP, WA4PGM, AF4OD (EM72#), N2QT, WA0JIM (EM28#), W3LL, W3CP, AC4VM (EM75#) in big opening. In the night: K5CM (EM25), AJ4A (EM77#), AA5C (EM13#), W5ADD (EM40), AA5M (EM13), K5GDC (EM13), N0LBY (EM38#) - HRD UN, BA7IO, DU1IST and more than 160 US station up to Arizona. I had to leave for two hours and missed the most of the big opening. Late at night the band opened again and 25 more stations were heard.
A selection of over 160 station received from North America

16 June 2020 WKD K1SIX (FN43), K2ZD (FN21) - HRD 5* JA, A9, HZ, TA4, 4X, 5B, OD, EK, EY (all worked before), K1; Big JA opening around 23 UT many stations received.
15 June 2020 WKD E7 (in CW) - HRD 10*JA (ca 02:45 .. 03:00 UT), TF, 9K, K2IL (EL97), JW4PUA (JQ78)
14 June 2020 WKD JA9SJI (PM86), JR9RKU (PM86), JA9IPF (PM86), JE2KDN (PM84), JN1JFC (QM06) - HRD JE1BMC + 42 JA stations, BG0BBB (NN33)
13 June 2020 WKD BA7IO* (OL73#), JT1CO (OO20) - HRD VR2XYL, BX6ABV, UN, TT8, 4X, VE3, KP4, K1, K2, K3
12 June 2020 HRD UN, EY, TF
11 June 2020 WKD OZ, SM via tropo, no significant Sporadic-E
10 June 2020 very quiet day
9 June 2020 WKD CT3, K1TO (EL87) - HRD J6, 9Y, HI, 10 stations W1,2,3,4
8 June 2020 HRD 4X, A7, HI, J6, KP4, K2, K1 (only 2 NA-US heard in the big Transatlantic opening)
7 June 2020 WKD SA2BFO (JP94#) - HRD 3*HL, 10*JA, 9M2TO, 4*KP4, HI, J6, K4, PV8, 3*YV
6 June 2020 WKD 7Z1SJ (LL25#), A65BP* (LL75#), A92HK, EK7DX (LN20), UN7CL (MO44#), UN7EGH (MO52#), LA7DHA (JP68#) - HRD EY, 4X, EA8, RD9D, DU1IST, many UN, LA7SIX/b, JW7SIX/b
5 June 2020 WKD UN7AM (LN53#), UN7DAT (NO00#), UT, SM - HRD OD, JH8SIT (QN03) FG, 9Y, PV8
4 June 2020 WKD LZ - HRD JA3IW and 2 more JA
3 June 2020 very quiet all day WKD UN9L (MO13#)
2 June 2020 WKD R1OAL (LP04hm#750) - HRD UN, A9, A9, A7, DU1IST, VE2/3
1 June 2020 WKD EY8MM (MM48), 9Y4D & 9Z4Y (FK90), WA4LOX & K4CVL (EL87#), W4SO (EL98), OD5KU (KM73) - HRD A9, UN, 4X, 9K, OD, >20*JA, K1TOL, VE1PZ, HI3T, W4 & AA7A (DM43)!
DF9CY - 6m - 4 Element@12m - 2020

# = mark new worked gridsquare
* = mark new worked country
bold = mark worked station / country
HRD = Heard only / stations outside Europe or very rare
WKD = Stations worked / two way contact.
Modes : CW, SSB, FT8, JT65A


1296 MHz EME DL0SHF
...

Posted by Christoph Petermann

May 31
Activity 50 MHz
31 May 2020 WKD VE1PZ, VE1SKY, K5NA (EM10#), SM2OTU (KP16#), SM2MGQ - HRD UN, EY, BA4SI, BG6CJR (OM90), EA8, CN8, S01, CT3, VY2ZM, VO, WP4, XP3A, HI8DL and XE2OR (DL98). And THEN a huge number of stations (>50) seen from W1,2,3,5,6,7 and VE1,2,3,7. By far not all are on the image.

30 May 2020 WKD 12 x JA (QM05, QM06#, QM08#, PM85, PM95#, PM96, PM97), TT8SN* (JK72#) CW, HL3GOB* (PM34#) - HRD over 80 x JA, 4X, BA4SI, EY, TR8.

29 May 2020 WKD S01WS, G, GM (CW), EA1 (SSB) - HRD 6W1TA (IK14), FG, CU, ZB2, TZ4AM, TR8CA, KP4, 9Y, 8P, J6, HH, HI, VE1. -- There were some new DXCC and Grids, but band was very busy; no chance. -- FT8 flags in FG, VE1, TR8, Florida ... so it works.
28 May 2020 HRD EA8, CU, S01, ZB2
27 May 2020 WKD UN7AM (LN53#), EA8AT (IL17#), LZ - HRD WP4, A4, 7Z in CW
26 May 2020 WKD TA7OM (KN80#), UN6T (MN52#), XV1V (OK33#), UN7MAU (LO51#), PV8DX/PV8AZ (FJ92) - HRD JA1TSG(QM05), A4, A7, A9, 9K, EK, 4X
25 May 2020 WKD ZA, EA8, 7X2KF (JM06#) - HRD UN, UK9, EY, EK, A4, VU2
24 May 2020 DX Day : HRD UN6, A7, A9, EY, 9M2TO (Oj05), 4S7VG (MJ96), 4S7AB (NJ07), VU2NKS
23 May 2020 WKD Europe only - the usual ... - HRD EY8, WP4G, EA8, CU3
22 May 2020 WKD C31, EA, UR, LZ, EI - HRD JA5EXW, EA8, CU, CT3 -- Got FT8 Flag in Florida
21 May 2020 WKD US0 - HRD: TT8 -- A very quiet day today.
20 May 2020 WKD JA0DAI (PM97), JA0QJI (PM95#), JG2BRI (PM84#), R3TJI (LO16), EA4GOY (IM79#), all CW/SSB: EA, F, G, GW - HRD 19 x JA, BX6ABV (PL02), TT8 (JK72), UN
19 May 2020 WKD: G, GW, PA, IS0, KP4JRS (FK68) - HRD: 9K, A4, A7, 7Z, EY, FG
18 May 2020 WKD: UT, SP6, YO, EA, F EA8 - HRD: 7Z (LL25), UN3, UN6, JA8 (QN03 all), A7
17 May 2020 WKD: 9K2OW(LL39), 9K2BM(LL49#), HZ1BW*(LL34#), YO and HRD: A7, A9, 4X and TA
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5/6 May 2020 Only short mostly Meteorscatter propagation
4 May 2020 Very silent today. Only some Meteorscatter bursts
3 May 2020 Short openings to IT9, I, SV, ZA and TR8CA
2 May 2020 Only 9A
1 May 2020 Some short openings to EA, F, 9A, HA

# = mark new worked gridsquare
* = mark new worked country
bold = mark worked station / country
HRD = Heard only / stations outside Europe or very rare
WKD = Stations worked / two way contact.
Modes : CW, SSB, FT8, JT65A


1296 MHz EME DL0SHF
24 May 2020 WKD: VK4FB (smallest station ever worked), VK4RF
23 May 2020 WKD: OZ1CTZ with 60w & 2x35 ele Yagis and 8 more stations in mode JT65C
2 May 2020 10 Stations worked in JT65C and CW

Posted by Christoph Petermann

May 6
After 30 years on 50 MHz it happened today: We have 50 .. 52 MHz and full legal limit.
Thank you DF2ZC and DK4VW for making this happen.

Posted by Christoph Petermann

May 1
Major activity has been so far some remote activity on DL0SHF with 23 cm EME. Meanwhile I got all the stuff running and I can instantly switch between JT65C, CW and SSB. Still there are dificulties like high latency times and dropouts in conjunction with the VPN tunnel. Stations worked so far were as small as one - certainly somewhat longer - yagi and 100w. I am pleased to give them a QSO.

QSL cards for the QSOs I made, may go here. You get yours back immediately. BUT I have no overview whoelse may have operated the station. In most cases this will be Per DK7LJ or Carsten DL6LAU.

From time to time I will update the PDF logfile you may download (see on this page on the left).

When QRV I am present on the HB9Q logging system.

See on the moon.

Posted by Christoph Petermann

Apr 30
Activity 50 MHz

30 April 2020 Only very short openings to EA, I, EI, EA8, CU
29 April 2020 Very spotty and short openings to EA, EI, GW, F all FT8
25 April 2020 My antenna is up and I made my first Sporadic E contacts this year with Europe I, CT, EA, CU

# = mark new worked gridsquare
* = mark new worked country
bold = mark worked station or country

Posted by Christoph Petermann

Apr 21
Times are strange. So I am working from home since a few weeks - in Germany they call "Home Office". Lot of work to do. But we are OK until now.
Please follow all advice and stay safe.

Posted by Christoph Petermann

Apr 20
The antenna has changed ... I have put up my old small 6m four element antenna with preamplifier on top of the tower at 12m above ground level. It will stay there until I have an idea, how my next antenna shall look like.
Meanwhile I have purchased a 2m transverter, which works well with my old Flex-1500 SDR transceiver (hopefully). A good preamplifier is here already. Time will show ...

On the other hand I am busy making Folk Music - have a look at that website: Christoph's Music Site (its in German)

Posted by Christoph Petermann

Jan 5
2020 is here. I wish everyone a Happy New Year and may all your wishes come true. For those of you suffering from pain, deseases, war or whatever: May the future become better for you and believe in it.

I have uploaded the DL0SHF Logbook for my (not only) remote operation for your information. It contains all EME contacts I (DF9CY) have made since 2017. I have worked from DL0SHF since 1995, but these logs are not available for me in the moment.
QSLs can be sent to me (DF9CY). You will find my address in the impressum of this site.

My 50 MHz, 144 MHz and 432 MHz antennas are down, because they were due to some restauration. For the time being, I hooked up my 40m antenna (monoband fullsize dipole) at 17m where it does a phantastic job. I made more than 1200 QSOs on 40m in 2019 - mostly FT8 mode and about 100 in CW.

Have fun on the band and activate, activate, activate ...
73 de Christoph DF9CY

Posted by Christoph Petermann

Dec 9
My 6m antenna is down since the beginning of August. My 40m dipole has moved up by 8m to about 17m at the centre. It is working excellent here.

I made several hundred QSOs on 40 mostly FT8, but some CW contacts were there as well. So contacts were done on 15m as the antenna performs a bit there as well.

Posted by Christoph Petermann

Jul 19
50 MHz Activity

24 July 2019 M, MI, UR, SE3X (JP63) - HRD: K1TOL, 9K, SU
23 July 2019 K7CW (CN87) - HRD but no chance: N6JV (CM98) and may stations from Fields: CM, CN, DO, DN, DM
22 July 2019 CW: HA, YU7, UR - I, 9A, HA, YO, UR, TA9J (LN20#), OM, SP
21 July 2019 FT8 running on RX: 9K, 4X, SU, EA8
20 July 2019 FT8 running on RX: EA8
18 July 2019 FT8 running on RX: 10*JA, 1*HL
17 July 2019 FT8 running on RX: EA8, 9K
14 July 2019 FT8 running on RX: 3*JA stations
13 July 2019 HRD: W0, SU1SK
1 July 2019 N3MK (FM27) - HRD: about 10 US stations W8, W4 ..

I spent the first two weeks of July in Sweden and the last week in Southern DL ...

# = mark new worked gridsquare
* = mark new worked country
bold = mark worked station or country

Posted by Christoph Petermann

Jul 19
50 MHz Activity

30 June 2019 WKD: G, GW - HRD: VY2, VO, K2. EA8
29 June 2019 WKD: K1TOL - HRD: VE2, W1, 4X, 9K
28 June 2019 WKD: OZ, TF3JB - HRD: KA9CFD
24 June 2019 WKD: TR8CA, CU3EQ - HRD: 4X, VE2
20 June 2019 Big opening today: WKD: TO1T (FK94ks), W3TC (FN00#), W8HC (EM98#), KO1DX (FN54) - HRD: VY, VO, CO8LY
19 June 2019 HI3T (FK49)
18 June 2019 UK9AA (MN41), EA, F - HRD: 9M2TO (!), UN, EA8, A4, 9K, OD, 4X
16 June 2019 A41ZZ (LL93), UN6T (MN52), EK1KE (LN20), TA - HRD UK9AA, A4, 9K, VU2NKS (MK69), EA8
15 June 2019 HRD: JA, 4X, OY
14 June 2019 HRD: WP4G
13 June 2019 WP4KJJ(FK68) - HRD: WP4G, HI8PLE, 4X, CT3
12 June 2019 HRD: 7X, EA8
11 June 2019 YT, 4Z, TA - HRD: UN3, EA8, 5B, TA1CM (KN30 new #)
10 June 2019 F, EA, UT, GI and KP4EIT - HRD: EA8, 9K, HI8, 4X
9 June 2019 HRD: SU1SK, 5B
7 June 2019 HRD: JA6TEW (PM53)

# = mark new worked gridsquare
* = mark new worked country
bold = mark worked station or country

Posted by Christoph Petermann

May 26
50 MHz
28 May 2019 Worked: TA, EK, LZ, EA - Hrd DX: UN3, JA5FFJ (PM63), 9K, EA8, A45, S01WS, TA, TR8CA (SSB)
27 May 2019 Only one station frm SV heard.
26 May 2019 Some European heard
25 May 2019 Strong opening. I worked >50 stations in CW : I, HB9, DL, OM, LZ but OH0Z (JP90) as well. No FT8 contact, but saw DX from BV6CC,UN7, A9, 4X, A4, EA8, and R0BSC (OO22) - is that real?
24 May 2019 Worked several CW stations in YL, SV, YU, LZ E7 and 5B4AMX(KM65). In FT8 I worked TA and 4X. Seen were as DX: BA4SI, TA, OD, 9K, 4X, A9.
23 May 2019 DX seen from EA8 and OD5. Worked in CW and SSB some I7, Z3 and SV with very good signals
17 May 2019 Worked EA and seen in FT8 was 5T5PA very strong
16 May 2019 TR8CA on the screen and 7X worked
14 May 2019 EA8 as only DX and LZ worked in SSB
13 May 2019 Band open to 5B, 7X and A92GS
12 May 2019 SV, TA, 5B and SV9 seen in FT8
8 May 2019 Some Es to TA, EA3 seen
3 .. 7May 2019 Busy with other things ..
2 May 2019 Strong stations from SV, YO, HA and I, but period always lasted a few minutes.
1 May 2019 Seen a short periods of Es to IT9


# = mark new worked gridsquare
* = mark new worked country
bold = mark worked station or country


1296 MHz DL0SHF remote operation
11 May 2019 Worked 15 stations in JT65C and CW. Expedition SV9/HB9CRQ was easy with a good signal.

Posted by Christoph Petermann

May 2
50 MHz
28 .. 30April 2019 No Es today. Many MS signals from EU because increasing activity.
27 April 2019 EA7 stations worked (FT8)
26 April 2019 Signals seen from Southern EU, but mostly long Meteorscatter bursts.
25 April 2019 Again Es signals from EU seen.
24 April 2019 First strong SporadicE (Es) signals seen this year from EA, CT and EA8 in the evening
Worked a few tropo QSOs in FT8 mode; no CW or SSB heard.

7 MHz
Made contacts via FT8 digital mode. Very hard to get CW stations.

Six meter season is approaching. I am getting ready, The antenna is still working fine.

Remote DL0SHF on 1296 MHz
16 April 2019 Worked 5 more stations including expedition VP2EMB (JT65). Had problems with CW AF receiving.
15 April 2019 Worked two stations (JT65)
09 April 2019 Made a sked, but remote station down.
09 April 2019 Worked two small stations. Activity was quite high in this week.

Posted by Christoph Petermann

Apr 4
7 MHz
I only made a few CW and FT8 contacts. Nothing special.

Remote DL0SHF on 1296 MHz
Please read the K2UYH EME Newsletter March 2019 Edition

Posted by Christoph Petermann

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