30 January, 2014

FT5ZM is QRV

Hi all

 This morning, I heard the top band to late. Because recent condition was not so good. Yesterday also, I heard but I didn't find DX on the band.

However, this morning already start big pileup for JA on around 1822khz. Who is on the air?

I looking for DX signal, after that I understand. This is sprit operation. Where is on the air for main station. I check freq fir up.

Oh one JA station call to DX out of JA band plan.  That is off band. But I understand who is on the air.

Now FT5ZM on the air. But very weak signal. I difficult copy that signal. That direction is dead point from my QTH. So I wasn't contact for VK9X and VK9Y yet now.

FT5ZM direction as same as VK9X and Y. Therefore, I will be not able to contact for there. But before I was contact VQ9LA. So I have a little bit chance for the contact there. Anyway, I wish to contact for that. I will try it. Never give up.

29 January, 2014

SSN goes down

Hi all

Yesterday from until now. The solar activity to down. The SSN value was 62. It is less than half before last week.

This morning, I heard the band. It was very quiet. I just heard when I found V63DX only on the band. He calling CQ, but not so many returns.

I continue looking for DX. I found very weak signal on 1813khz. I copied CQ but no copy call sign. Who is on the air?

I copied DK•••• however cannot complete.

Suddenly start JA pileup on 1813khz. But their were not call to DK station. Their called 3B8 station on 1812khz.  So confused on 1813khz.

After ten mini it's the pileup group move to 1814khz. However. I cannot copy 3B8 original signal. Maybe my poor antenna system cannot detect weak signal and South-West direction is dead point for my antenna system.


28 January, 2014

After contest

Hi all
The CQ160m test finished after 1day. This morning heard on the band.

It was very different situation in today. Almost not heard DX signal. But on 1813khz, a lot of JA stations called for DX. But I cannot heard DX signal, so where the on air now? I don't know.

Many station called on 1813khz, at the another freq on 1818.5khz. V63DX calling CQ, but a few stations call to him. So many times calling CQ.

This morning SSN is 109, A-Index 6, K-Index 1. I think not so bad condition.  But actually not hear at the before 0500 o'clock local time.

After 5 o'clock, the band condition slowly up. A few DX signal coming. I found the UY5VA and IK0 stations.

However, times over. I must preparation for the work. I shut down the power of my transceiver. Bad luck. The condition up to late. If before one hour up to the condition, I can QSO for DX stations.

Finally I enjoyed contest and many thanks for QSO stations. I contacted for 67QSOs. I think, if I have super station and big antenna system. It is enough QSO. But actually I have only one shunt feed antenna with IC-7700. It is good result for my system,

So everyone, see you next on the band.

26 January, 2014

CQ160m contest

CQ160m contest started yesterday.

Evening time here, the North American path was opened. I heard the a lot of US stations from 5 and 0 areas. Normally very easy can heard the west corset. But yesterday better for middle of US.

Many JA stations called to HD2A on the band. The South American path was open a very short time. Therefore, if SA stations signal heard then start the big pileup from JA.

After that in this morning. Also very good open for the Europe. The narrow band width covered DX signals. The DX signal is stable and strong. European stations signal as same as Asian stations. Really strong.

However, the Europe area had the many QRM, I think so. So if signal was strong then I called that. but no return still called CQ test. Some JA station as same situation. Here hear no QRM and clear signal. but there were very QRM maybe.

I QSO for 35 stations. Many US and UA stations. In this evening also I will try to contest and looking for SA station.

25 January, 2014

Still keep good condition

HI all. The top band condition still keep good. This morning, I was wake up to late at 0500 local time.That was 2000z.

 The band was already opened and heard a lot of DX signals. Maybe almost stations were final check their equipment and antenna systems.

 I was very surprised that EA3JE signal was very strong.  As same as the Asian stations signal. Is this true or not. That was pilate or not. But the keying  style was original. Different for other DX stations. That was himself. No pirate.

 I heard lists as follows. not to all QSO.
E70A, OM2VL, HA8KW, OK1TO, RA4FEA, OE5FIN, RK3DWW, EA3JE, RK22AW, UW5ZO, HA8IE, HA8QZ, SK7DX, YU9DX, LY5W, R11BIA, EU7A, UR3ABI,LY2WW, RY9C

So already started CQ160m contest today. I am pleased . I wish to meet new one.

see you on the band for everyone.


24 January, 2014

Before CQ160m contest

Hi all

This morning here, the band was very good propagation. Recent few days, the band condition was not so good and unstable here. If I heard DX signal that it was not to keep good situation. Very short time opened.

However, this morning was big different before today. I heard the band at 0430 local time (1930z). At the first I found the good signal. That was 4O3A. It was very nice signal and stable his signal.

I am very surprised at his signal.  And I found the a lot of DX signal on the band in this morning. Therefore many station on the band.

Maybe the CQ160m contest will come on this weekend. So everybody can check their equipment or the adjustment for antenna systems.

Here is Friday morning. This morning very good condition. This condition can keep to the contest or not. Everyone don't know. The god know only. But I wish keep this condition until next Monday morning.


23 January, 2014

North America

Yesterday night I heard the DX signal from US. That was a after long time DX signal from US.

I looking for DX around the Pacific area at 1200z. XW is on the air or not. Actually HS was the on air, but XW was not.

I still heard the band. I found the CQ on 1822.2khz. That was good signal as same as the Asian stations signal.

It was N7XM called CQ. After a long time I heard the US stations signal. How long not hear on this band ?

However, I heard a only his signal. Other nothing. But I heard that, so I will pleased this weekend condition. Because thus weekend will start CQ160m contest that I wish a lot of station QRV in the contest.

22 January, 2014

XW8BM

JA8BMK inform to W3UR/4. He posted this information to top band ML.

JA8BMK finished antenna setup of top band. It was inverted L antenna.

He started operation at 1900Z 21. Jan. However, JA8BMK said. That operation place has a lot of noise. So noise level is very high. Maybe very difficult copy DX signal.

His information time at 0400 22.Jan here local time. I listened his inform freq on 1812.5khz.

But I heard only noise. I cannot found his signal. Actually he was on air or not, I don't know.

Please who is inform this matter and post to top band ML.

21 January, 2014

How isn't condition?

CQ160m contest will come in this weekend. Recently, the band condition was still no good. Very unstable.

The solar activity was still active. SSN and A or K each index value was high.

Therefor if the DX signal heard but weak with QSB had. And the path was very short time open. Rally only one chance for my poor system.

I wish the good condition in this weekend and a lot of DX signal coming here. I am pleased this weekend. I hope get a new one.

19 January, 2014

Work

The strong wind was blowing in the daytime today. Ham radio cannot be operat. So free time was made and the antenna part was made in free time.

That was matching box for magnetic loop antenna.


However, since it is cold every day, manufacture of a main part cannot be performed easily.
Completing is likely to become the spring of an off-season.



4K6FO

The top band condition was still no good. This morning also I looking for DX signal. But not found in JA band.

At 0600 o'clock local time. On 1830.1 I found the DX signal. Not so strong. however, it can be heard. That was 4K6FO. He is very active station on top band.

Time took for passing and the signal became somewhat strong.  But He send to contest number. Maybe It seems that he has participated in the contest.
 
Therefore, there was no chance to contact this morning. 
 

18 January, 2014

Situation this morning

 Hi all.

Recently, still not so good condition on the band. If the band was opend but ot to keep long time. It was very short time for the band opend.

This morning also, I heard start at 0440 local time. LY7M was just started CQ called. His signal was very good and strong today. I waited finish his CQ. after that I was called him.

He send to my report. I am very surprised. He send to 599 report. Normaly the best is 579. Not yet received 599 in the normal QSO. If in the contest, that is only 599.

However, his signal cannot to keep for long time. Signal to down, but although the signal fell, it could be heard and did not become that there is nothing.

Other heard station was HA1TJ and UA4CR. Just only 3stations in this morning.

However, maybe the band condition is imbrove now.So A lot of JA stations called CQ DX in this orning. I wish more good condition in the CQ160m contest this month.

16 January, 2014

Down again

Recently the band condition was down again. I almost everyday heard the top band.

However, last few days almost no heard the DX signal. Some major JA stations called CQDX, but many times no return answer from DX.

End of this month. The CQ160m contest will held. Is condition recovered by then?


13 January, 2014

Improve condition

This morning, Solar activity alarm was stopped.  The band condition was return to before normal condition. Therefore, this morning a lot of JA stations QRV on top band with CQDX called.
 
DX stations also called CQDX on top band.

Last weekend from until now. 4O3A was very active on air on this band. Today also, early morning here when his good signal came to here. The signal was good and stable then many station called that it started small pileup.

This morning, a few small pileup found in the band. Last week for bad condition. I cannot found the small pileup or DX stations signal. However, this week improve the condition. So I can found the DX signal easy.

And recently, LY2BAW is very active. today also nice signal came here. I wish to see his antenna system. It can use the especially or not. I am very interested in his antenna system. Why good and stable signal send to here that it is mistily.

12 January, 2014

This morning

 Last week, the Solar was very active that the proton flax level was very high. Therefore, the band was very unstable and nothing no heard DX signal everyday.

However, this morning here, I was checked WWV solar report when  it was some alarms finished. I have not enough time in this morning. So I watched on top band about 40 minutes.

But this morning could heard some DX signal. I heard the 4O3A, LY2XW and LY2BAW. LY2BAW signal was very stable and strong if compare the other DX signal.

Maybe the band condition will improve this week.  Not maybe, I wish is correct.


11 January, 2014

After long time

Hi all, still no good condition.
I checked WWV report in this morning. The Proton Flux is reduce value. However, the band condition not improve yet.

The top band is still quiet. How long quiet the band situation.

The very active JA DXer can calling CQDX, but no return from DX.

When it will come end of this situation?  Don't know , the god know may be.



09 January, 2014

Proton flux is high value

Hi all

Proton flux is going up rapidly.

Although it was 1E-1 the start of this year, it was set to 7.3E+2 this morning.

No top band can be heard under this influence.


08 January, 2014

Spot opening

This morning, the SSN is still keep high value with some alarm. That value was 245. It was very high as same peak of last year.

And yesterday issued Radio blackout alarm level R2 with Solar radiation storm level S1 from WWV.

However, this morning add Geomagnetic storm alarm level G1. Oh no, WWV issue triple alarms about solar activity.

Therefore, the top band condition is bad that I think so. However, the condition is different for my image.

I was very supplied DX signal. That was RA3QK signal. It was very strong as same as Asian stations signal. Really the S meter displayed 9. But this condition cannot keep long time. It disappeared beyond the noise 10 minutes afterward.

Other 2 stations heard, RG22WG and R6AP. Each stations were weak signal .

It was a wonderful morning.



07 January, 2014

Not audible

This morning here, the SSN value is very high. SSN is over 200. So nothing can be heard.

True one and nothing can be heard.

It is rest in this morning.

06 January, 2014

SSN is high value

This morning here, the band situation was not same yesterday. The solar activity is very high.

The SSN is 178. It is very high value. However, A-Index and K-Index was low level. So high band will be good maybe.

Yesterday, 1A0KM was QRV on this band. So a lot of JA station was QRV with call to 1A0KM. But today very quiet. The SSN is high that the band is unstable.

On 1814.88khz, OG0A was QRV. Yesterday the Aurora was active that the aurora covers North Pole area. Of cause include OH0 area. But today, the aurora activity is down. So OH0 area is outside effect area in this morning.

I heard OG0A signal with first QSB. A few JA stations QSO for him, however almost people difficult copy his signal. So it is not continue pileup for him.

Another DX signal cannot heard. At the sun rise before 1hour. I found the SP8HZZ, however not so strong. Better than yesterday.

Start of new week today. But no good start.

05 January, 2014

Big pileup

This morning, I started the band watch at 0430 local time. However, already started big pileup on 1821KHz. Probably, the cause of this pileup is 1A0KM. It seems that it has QRV for JA this morning.

However,  Though regrettable, I do not hear at all.  While the main station has called 1A0KM, even if other offices QRV, nobody notices.

Chance arrival.

I would like to QSO in the meantime with the station which was able to be heard.

LY2BAW could begin to be heard from 4:30 local time, and it was heard all the time till sunrise time that was characteristic this morning. Other stations were not able to be heard so long.
 
Although many JA were calling in 1821 kHz, I was not able to hear an 1A0KM signal to the last after all this morning also, either. 
 
 

04 January, 2014

It is not audible 1A0KM

This morning, I looking for 1A0KM. 1A0KM was on air the top band today. That information from the DX cluster that it was QRV on 1826.5 QSX UP2.

I adjustment that freq for my transceiver. However,  I can heard the only noise. Cannot heard the 1A0KM signal.

I heard the another freq up 2KHz.  It was around the 1828.5Khz.  Oh, many European stations call to 1A0KM. That station was audible. Can many familiar call signs always be heard?
 
Although it was heard till 5:30, an 1A0KM signal was not able to be heard after all. 
 

03 January, 2014

Looking for 1A0KM

 New DX expedition started in this year. That is 1A0KM that it will on air on July every year. But this year first operation started on January.

 So many station were waited that operation on top band. JA's big guns also. However, this morning the condition was no good. Solar activity was very active that A-index and K-index are very high values. A-Index is 22, K-Index is 5.

And WWV informed Geomagnetic storm alarm G1 and Radio blackout alarm R1 were issued.

Actually, this morning cannot heard DX signal. If can hear but very very weak and difficult copy that call sign.

I contacted only two stations. That were RA3AGF and DU7ET. I received 449 report from RA3AGF. Other heard RA3QTT and YO3FFF. That were very very weak, I cannot call to their.

Therefore, In this morning. nobody cannot heard 1A0KM signal in JA. I heard on 40m only.

It desires to improve tomorrow.



02 January, 2014

First contact in this year

The strong wind is blowing violently from last evening.  t is heard in the state where a tower cannot be lengthened.

It cannot be said to be a not much good condition this morning also, either. On the whole, the inside of 'band has a high noise level.

A-Index is set to 12 and K-Index has become 3 so that a solar activity situation this morning may be active, and the alarm of Radio Blackout R1 and Geomagnetic storm G1 also comes out, and it grows old.

When it still passed over 6:30 of here, the signal of UR0VN can begin to be heard from from, and it is becoming strong with time.
 
He calling CQ JA. however,  Several stations only called many JA as they were not heard.
Since nobody called, the authorities also called. It seems that it calls several times and has copied although it seems that it was not able to copy at first.

It QSO in the top band for the first time this year.
 

01 January, 2014

Start new year

Hi all, A happy new year 2014.

This morning, I started DX hunting in this new year 2014.  However, the band condition was no good. The noise level was higher than yesterday.

I looking for DX signal, but difficult found that. At pass to 5 o'clock here. I found the IV3PRK, but not to strong. Another JA station send report was 579 or higher. However,  my report was 459. It had QSB.

I call to him, but he cannot copied my signal.  Many times call to him. but he cannot copy correct my call. I gave up and looked for others.
 
Other stations found only 2 stations. There are US8UA and R7TG. Each stations signal were weak with QSB. I cannot call their.

After all, the top band of the new year beginning did not come by QSO where.