1296 MHz EME activity

 

 

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1296 MHz - setup

 

TRX:  IC7700 + TRV home made - IC9100 EME DX Expeditions

USB Control system: MicroHam

 

Amplifiers:

1st driver: SSPA - 150W out

2nd driver: Cavity by DF3JI - YD1335 - 800W max. out

Final PA: TH327 - Plisch TV cavity rebuild 2,2kW max. out

SM4DHN SSPA - 1kW RF out

VLNA: Design G4DDK - NE325 + ATF54143 - 0,15dB N/F - 36dB gain - G4DDK design

 

Feed horns:

Design OK1DFC septum polarized feed with Chaparral ring

Septum feedhorn OK1DFC and W2IMU dual mode collar

 

Antennas:

Home made dish 10m diameter - design by OK1DFC - used up to July 2019

Temporary in use 2,6m offset dish

New 8m offset dish

3,2m mesh dish - EME DX expeditions

 

 

09/2021 I am using 8m offset dish

 

 

08/2005 - 07/2019 used for bands up to 9cm

 

Provisional solution for the 1296 MHz band, pending the availability of a large 8m offset dish. For the ARRL EME contest 2020, its first part, I decided to use an offset dish of 2.6m designed for microwave bands. However, since it has F/D 0.6 against the original Prodelin F/D 0,8 antenna, I needed a new feed. So I used the existing square septum feed and completed it with a square - circular transition, like the system used in W2IMU.

 

 

 

 

09/2019 - 09/20 used Prodelin offset 2,4m

1296 MHz Worked DXCC

1 4X  Israel   34 C3  Andorra 1st. C3-OK 67 UA2 Kaliningrad 1st. UA2-OK
2 9A  Croatia   35 CT  Portugal   68 ZL New Zealand  
3 CT3  Madeira 1st. CT3-OK 36 CU  Azores 1st. CU-OK 69 BV Taiwan 1st. BV-OK
4 DL Germany   37 EA Spain   70 OY Faeroe Isl.  
5 EA6 Balearic Isl.   38 EI  Ireland 1st. EI-OK 71 DU Philippines 1st. DU-OK
6 ES Estonia   39 F France   72 LY Lithuania  
7 G England   40 GJ Jersey   73 7P8 Lesotho  
8 GM Scotland   41 GW Wales   74 IS0 Sardinia  
9 HA Hungary   42 HB9 Switzerland   75 8P9 Barbados 1st. 8P9-OK
10 I Italy   43 JA Japan   76 4U1 ITU Geneva  
11 K USA   44 KL7 Alaska   77 GD Isle of Man 1st. GD-OK
12 LA Norway   45 LU Argentina   78 XV Vietnam  
13 LX Luxembourg   46 OE Austria   79 TK Corsica  
14 OH Finland   47 OK Czech Republic   80 VP9 Bermuda 1st. VP9-OK
15 OM Slovak Republic   48 ON Belgium   81 SV9 Crete  
16 OX Greenland  1st. OX-OK 49 OZ  Denmark   82 GU Guernsey  
17 PA Netherlands   50 PY Brazil   83 TI Costa Rica 1st. TI-OK
18 S5 Slovenia   51 SM Sweden   84 9G Ghana  
19 SP Poland   52 UA3 Russia   85 5H Tanzania 1st. 5H-OK
20 UB  Ukraine    53 VE  Canada    86 9X Rwanda 1st. 9X-OK
21 VK  Australia    54 YU  Serbia   87 SV5 Dodecanese 1st. J4-OK
22 4O Monte-Negro 1st. 4O-OK 55 ZS South Africa    88 TA Turkey 1st. TA-OK
23 C6  Bahamas 1st. C6-OK 56  SV Greece   89 YJ0 Vanuatu - New Hebrides  
24 P4  Aruba 1st. P4-OK 57 OA  Peru 1st. OA-OK 90 FP Saint Pierre & Miquelon  
25 YL  Lithuania   58 3A  Monaco 1st. 3A-OK 91 H44 Solomon Islands  
26 YO  Romania   59 V5  Namibia 1st. V5-OK 92 6W Senegal  
27 T7  San Marino   60 5N  Nigeria 1st. 5N-OK 93 5B Cyprus 1st. 5B-OK
28 HB0  Liechtenstein   61 GI  N. Ireland   94 Z2 Zimbabwe  
29 LZ  Bulgaria   62 E7  Bosnia & Herzegovina   95 PZ Surinam  
30 CX  Uruguay 1st. CX-OK 63 DP  Antarctica   96 JW Svalbard Isl. 1st. JW - OK
31 EV  Byelorussia   64 OH0  Aland Isl.   97 S9 Seychelles  
32 Z3  Macedonia   65 UN  Kazakhstan 1st. UN-OK 98 KP2 US Virgin Isl.  
33 UA9  Asiatic Russia   66 8Q  Maldives 1st. 8Q-OK 99 7Q Malawi 1st 7Q - OK
30.08.2015 - #100 DXCC XE - Mexico - XE1XA - QSL 1st page - 2nd page
 

Issued DXCC : - HB9Q, DJ9YW, OK1KIR, K2UYH, OK1DFC, PA3CSG, W5LUA

 

101 HV0 Vatican City 1st. HV-OK 102 EA8 Canaries Isl.   103 FS Saint Martin 1st FS - OK
104 PJ7 Sint Maarten   105 BY China   106 D44 Cape Verde  
107 E4 Palestine   108 FR Reunion   109 EA9 Ceuta & Melilla  
110 3DA Swaziland   111 TD Guatemala 1st TD - OK 112 Z6 Kosovo  
113 FM Martinique   114 VP2E Anguillu   115 A2 Botswana  
116 CE Chile   117 3B8 Mauritius   118 TX7 French Polynesia  
119 FG Guadalupe   120       121      
122       123       124      

TOTAL: 119 DXCC up to 23.11.2021

 

Worked WW loc.

 

TOTAL: 75 Fields 23.11.2021

 

WAC CW

References worked for the WAC 1296 award by OK1DFC on 23 cm.  
DATA OF FIRST QSO

December 1999

AFRICA ZS6AXT 18/10/1997
ASIA JH5LUZ 18/10/1997
AUSTRALIA VK5MC 06/12/1998
EUROPE EA6ADW 17/10/1997
N. AMERICA K2DH 18/10/1997
S. AMERICA PY5ZBU 07/03/1999

CW - WAC accomplished at Mar. 1999

 

 

WAC JT65c

References worked for the WAC 1296 award by OK1DFC on 23 cm.  
DATA OF FIRST QSO

January 2009

AFRICA V5/KT6Q 09/01/2009 2009
ASIA JA6AHB 09/02/2008
AUSTRALIA VK7MO 19/08/2006
EUROPE G4CCH 31/10/2006
N. AMERICA C6ARI 04/01/2007
S. AMERICA OA4BHY 27/12/2007
ANTARCTICA DP1POL 23/08/2009

JT65 - WAC accomplished at Jan. 2009

extended by Antarctica Aug. 2009 to true WAC

 

 

WAS:

References worked for the WAS 1296 award by OK1DFC on 1296 MHz.  

DATA OF FIRST QSO

 

1 AK Alaska KL6M 30/01/1999 04:05 QSL
2 AL Alabama KB7Q 21/04/2021 21:20 QSL
3 AR

Arkansas KB7Q 16/04/2021 17:05 QSL
4 AZ Arizona W7BBM 11/10/1998 09:29 QSL
5 CA California N9JIM 06/11/1997 03:20 QSL
6 CO Colorado K0YW 28/08/2005 11:32 QSL
7 CT Connecticut W1AW/1 16/08/2006 06:55 QSL
8 DE Delaware WA3QPX 31/05/2020 21:47 QSL
9 FL Florida W4OP 18/10/1997 04:56 QSL
10 GA Georgia KD4LT 10/10/1998 04:07 QSL
11 HI Hawaii
12 IA Iowa K3JNZ/0 16/11/2008 04:15 QSL
13 ID Idaho WA5WCP/7 04/09/2007 07:59 QSL
14 IL Illinois N4PZ 22/10/2005 07:46 QSL
15 IN Indiana K9SLQ 06/12/1998 07:10 QSL
16 KS Kansas N0OY 27/10/2007 02:40 QSL
17 KY Kentucky KB7Q 23/04/2021 21:39 QSL
18 LA Louisiana K5AZU 06/11/1997 02:15 QSL
19 MA Massachusetts NC1I 20/08/2006 10:45 QSL
20 MD

Maryland KD3UY 07/08/1999 10:00 QSL
21 ME Maine K1RQG 22/10/2005 07:46 QSL
22 MI Michigan K8EB 18/10/1997 04:40 QSL
23 MN Minnesota KN0WS 28/07/2019 11:15 QSL
24 MO Missouri K5PJR 02/06/2006 21:39 QSL
25 MS Mississippi KB7Q 18/04/2021 22:39 QSL
26 MT Montana K6MG 01/08/2019 12:25 QSL
27 NC North Carolina K4QI 16/11/1997 01:22 QSL
28 ND North Dakota K6MG 31/07/2019 10:25 QSL
29 NE Nebraska K6MG 26/07/2019 09:05 QSL
30 NH New Hampshire N1H 02/12/2018 04:15 QSL
31 NJ New Jersey K2UYH 16/11/1997 02:33 QSL
32 NM New Mexico K5SO 12/11/2005 23:50 QSL
33 NV Nevada K7CA 22/04/2018 20:00 QSL
34 NY New York NY2Z 18/10/1997 02:24 QSL
35 OH Ohio N8DJB 16/11/2008 02:30 QSL
36 OK Oklahoma K5JL 18/10/1997 03:29 QSL
37 OR Oregon K6MG 24/10/2018 02:52 QSL
38 PA Pennsylvania WA2FGK 05/12/1998 02:45 QSL
39 RI Rhode Island AA1KK 17/06/2018 14:08 QSL
40 SC South Carolina
41 SD South Dakota K6MG 29/07/2019 09:04 QSL
42 TN Tennessee
43 TX Texas WB5LUA 18/10/1997 03:16 QSL
44 UT Utah WA5WCP/7 02/09/2007 05:10 QSL
45 VA Virginia NA4N 20/08/2006 11:26 QSL
46 VT Vermont W1AIM 18/08/2006 07:34 QSL
47 WA Washington NU7Z 07/05/2000 17:16 QSL
48 WI Wisconsin WA9FWD 08/11/2014 01:00 QSL
49 WV West Virginia
50 WY Wyoming K6MG 03/08/2019 15:51 QSL
Total worked states  # 46

 

 

Other Awards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EME Marathon 1998

1296 MHz - cat. Single

EME Marathon 2005

1296 MHz - cat. Single

EME Marathon 2006

1296 MHz - cat. Single

   

EME ARI contest 2005

1296 MHz - cat. Single

   

       

EME DUBUS 2008

1296 MHz - cat. Single QRO - DIGI

EME DUBUS 2008

1296 MHz - cat. Single QRO - CW

EME DUBUS 2009

1296 MHz - cat. Single QRO

EME DUBUS 2010

1296 MHz - cat. Single QRO

EME DUBUS 2012

1296 MHz - cat. Single QRO

EME DUBUS 2017

1296 MHz - cat. Single QRO

   

EME ARRL 1998

1296 MHz - cat. Single

EME ARRL 1999

1296 MHz - cat. Single

EME ARRL 2005

1296 MHz - Single A

EME ARRL 2006

1296 & 432 MHz - cat. Multi-band Single

EME ARRL 2007

1296 MHz - cat. Single NA

EME ARRL 2010

1296 MHz - cat. Single Multi Mode

EME ARRL 2010

1296 MHz - cat. Single Multi Mode

EME ARRL 2012

1296 MHz - cat. Single Multi Mode

     

 

EME ARRL 2014

1296 MHz - cat. Single Multi Mode

EME ARRL 2016

1296 MHz - cat. Single Multi Mode

EME ARRL 2018

1296 MHz - cat. Single Multi Mode

EME ARRL 2019

Multi band 1296 & 10 GHz Multi Mode

EME ARRL 2020

1296 MHz - Single

Multi Mode