WAE SSB Contest

I’m proud to announce our participation in WAE SSB Contest on 13/9 and 14/9/2014. For the Record we won the world 1st place in last year contest. I hope we will be able to do the same this year.

Please look for us and take some QTC’s, Guys from out side Europe be patient we will work you in the other contests.

Today’s Project

We are planing today to spend the weekend in the contest location to do some improvements such as installing 6m antenna (JK-65 By JK antennas) and changing the feed line for the 40m antenna (4 Element Full size) from RG-213 to 1/2 inch hard line.

For the record and future reference i don’t think that feedline changing can do any good or improve any thing But because this advise came from a GOOD friend i had to listen.

And the last thing is to find a good spot for the 160m slopping vertical project.

I hope all will go well.


We have done all the above and in regards to the slopping vertical for 160m, I think we will go for 1/4 wave Vertical the old fashion way.

Details later

17M openings

Today morning around 4z i had great run on 17m CW with the West Coast of North America. I had to go QRT after 30 minutes or so to go to work.

Please Mr. Sun let let be next time in my weekends


I recently started operating on JT-65, amazing how it can copy weak signals but the only thing i didn’t like about it that it is very slow¬† no pile up to run like other modes. Good to try some thing new from time to time.

WPX 40m, 80m, 160m Double points

I’m not complaining nor questioning the rules, I’m just thinking out loudly, As you all aware that in WPX contest the Low-Band give double the points so every one of us want to spend as much time as possible to make most of his Q’s in 40m, 80m or 160m for higher score, This is a fact.

But because the higher bands now in much better shape than the earlier years so every one enjoying pile-ups and forgetting about the double points, so we will be ending up calling for hours with few Q’s ended up in our log.

And one more reason for calling with no answer in the low bands, is because that the prefix needed to be worked just once and not on every band so even if we have been spotted in Cluster this will not make any difference because we will not appear in the needed list (unless the default setting changed to show all needed qso and not only new Prefix)

This is really a problem I faced with my team this year only and sure I’m going to face every year with hi number of sun spots.

I may have to going to Multi-Multi for this contest in the future.

Moving the old tower


Yesterday i moved my old tower (18m self support) from my family house to the farm in Abdally. It need some cleaning and painting before it is ready for installation. The new concrete base will be ready after 6 days if weather permit. On top of this tower will go the 6 element monobander for 15m by M2 and OB12-4 by optibeam. With that phase 2 will be completed.