QSL's received till March 11, 2014

Direct:
BD4CZX, EA1YY, FR5HA, JA1FGB, JA1FXH, JA1JAT, JA1RAE, JA2DXB, JA3FKP, JA6HLU, JA7GZM, JA7NX, JA9BXN, JE1DXC, JE6KGB, JF1HQI, JF1OJC, JF1XUD, JH1PCE, JH5FHI, JH7WER, JJ2LPV, JL1QOC, JN1NYA, JN6RZM, JR2DUM, OE8TLK, OH2MQ, VK4ACE, VK4JD, VK4NGW, VK5PAS
, VK8AS
Bureau:
7K1PTT, 7K4QOK, 7L1WII, 9A4KW, EA3BSE, EA4EQD, EA5KY, HS0ZIV, IZ5TMB, IZ6FHZ, JA0EME, JA0FSB, JA0IXV, JA0JWQ, JA0NPQ, JA1AZW, JA1BOQ, JA1BWD, JA1EJY, JA1EUL, JA1GC, JA1GHR, JA1MOW, JA1NGD, JA1OHP, JA1OTT, JA1PAH, JA1PEV, JA1SZN, JA1UTN, JA1VGV, JA1WAE, JA1XZF, JA2FGL, JA2FUJ, JA2GSD, JA2GWL, JA2HQZ, JA2JBT, JA2KVB, JA2LMA, JA2RGH, JA2ZS, JA3FRI, JA3JOT, JA3OHI, JA3QLG, JA4HXF, JA4ITW, JA4QCN, JA6ATL, JA6CMI, JA6KUY, JA6VPA, JA7DOT, JA7DYN, JA7MGP, JA8COE, JA8RY, JA9ALR, JA9ARC, JA9CHI, JA9GLW, JE1CPB, JE1FQV, JE1IBI, JE1PHH, JE2ILG, JE2OVG, JE2SOY, JE2VLG, JE3JRA, JE4QCF, JE6TSP, JE7CJL, JE7GRI, JE7RHT, JF1CBT, JF1OPL, JF1OSL, JF1TEU, JF2WME, JF3SUL, JG1FUV, JG1WNO, JG2NLN, JG3SKK, JH0JDV, JH1EEB, JH1IAQ, JH1MXV, JH1OGT, JH1RGG, JH1XFR, JH2RMU, JH2XMK, JH3CFG, JH3CUL, JH3HGH, JH3SIV, JH3VWN, JH4ADV, JH4DYP, JH4KIJ, JH4RNY, JH5GWN, JH5HDA, JH6OYA, JH7GZF, JH7PHD, JH7PKU, JH7QLR, JH8GAU(swl), JH8JYV, JH9AUB, JH9FNB, JI1HAC, JI1IVX, JI1LAT, JI1LNR, JI1SAI, JI3CWI, JI6IHG, JJ0NCC, JJ2CJB, JJ2IBN, JJ2ONH, JK1TCV, JL1GYZ, JL1PPS, JM1GAW, JM1LAW, JM1LRQ, JM1TWR, JM2DRM, JM2LEI, JM3ROY, JN1FRL, JO1WKO, JO3DDD, JP7CTE, JQ1TIV, JR0DLU, JR1BLX, JR1HUA, JR1KAG, JR1UFN, JR2KDN, JR2UBS, JR3HZW, JR3IIR, JR3LSE, JR3STX, JR7COP, JR8AMF, JR9CPT, JS6RGM, OA6/OE3NHW, R0QA, RA0CHK, RA1QCB, RA3CQ, RD3AW, RK9DM, RX3ZV, RX6AAT, RZ3DC, S51DX, SV9FBK, UA9MA, UR2MZ, UR5EUY, UR5FA/mm, UT3MI, UT9LV, VK3FM, VK4NGW, VR2WTM, VU2NP

all direct received QSL have been already answered direct
all other cards have been sent via bureau

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Log already uploaded to LoTW

I have just uploaded my log to LoTW.

QSL's status

I like personaly paper QSL's so I have prepared a paper card from my Phu Quoc activity. It has been already ordered and is being printed. I will answer all direct requests as soon as I get cards from printshop. I will send QSL's via bureau later on too.
I am going also to upload my log to LoTW, however I cannot do it now as I am still waiting for certificate.
Yesterday I confirmed all received e-QSL's requests. I do not use e-QSL but I know that it is a main QSLing way for some hams so I respect it.
Apart from e-QSL's confirming 2-way QSO's I have also received a few SWL reports. I appreciate it but I have to mention that there are some SWL who do not use receivers. Instead of that device they use cluster as a source of information. I have got SWL's e-QSL confirming my (3W4JK) QSO with SP5APW (my home call) based on my selfspot. That was so funny as was so sad. Why someone is playing in our hobby, if he prefers the internet? It was enough to drop me an e-mail and I could even talk to him on Skype. Internet on Phu Quoc worked very well :)

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Final figures

Total # of QSO's: 578 (incl. 17 dupes): 
340 SSB and 238 digi

Continents:
Asia 428 74,0%
Europe 71 12,3%
Oceania 65 11,2%
Africa 9 1,6%
South America 3 0,5%
North America 2 0,3%

Bands:

SSB digi Total
20m 116 30 146
15m 219 208 427
10m 5 0 5




Friday, March 16, 2012

Back home

I came back home this morning and found in my mailbox first QSL cards:

JA6HLU, OE8TLK, VK4ACE, VK5PAS

Many thanks! However, please be a little bit patient. I need to print cards what will take me a few weeks. I will send it as soon as possible.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Day 3

Total # of QSOs 545:
  • AF - 5, AS - 411 (JA - 380), EU - 63, NA - 1, OC - 60, SA - 3
  • SSB - 339, PSK - 129, RTTY - 77
  • 20m - 121, 15m - 419, 10m - 5

Tomorrow last day QRV

I am sorry for no news but all the time which I do not spend with xyl and friends I am trying to be on air instead of writing blog. At this moment I have more than 500 QSOs in my log. Almost is uploaded to clublog. The most of QSOs is with JA. They are very strong in my QTH however I have to say that Japanese operators are very kind and cooperating. Every time I am asking JA to stand by and calling other station they do not try to disturb me. Many thanks! :)

Saturday, March 10, 2012

After second day...

Yesterday I changed Buddipole configuration to 15m and started to work PSK-31. It let me to QSO with Europe. At this moment the total number of unique QSOs is 221:
  • AF - 5
  • AS - 126
  • EU - 47
  • NA - 1
  • OC - 40
  • SA - 2
Very low number :( but I will try to work more. I received some e-mails confirming that digi signal from my antenna was quite strong in Europe.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

No Europe at all...

I raised 20m full size vertical built  from my Buddipole set but all day the band was quiet.  It was only a small opening during sunset, so I was able to QSO with JA, VK and South America. No Europe and NA at all today. Even Japan was changing from a light pile-up to a completly silent band. In addition, due to computer crashes I lost a few QSO in my log. E.g. lost QSO with  JR6xxx at 12:00 and another station who asked me to QSY.
I thought that my troubles are over but they still appear... The air temperature is high and my notebook does not like it. The same happens with my mobile which is switching off all the time, hihi.
I feel better beacuse I have learnt how to be cool :)

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Already on the island of Phu Quoc

I came today on Phu Quoc and I raised my Buddipole as a 20m full-size vertical. No time to tune however I made a few dozens of QSOs with JA, VK, W, FR, R9, UN and YB with 59 reports. I think antenna works quite good but I hope to check it tomorrow. "My Lan" resort where I stay is on eastern cost of island. Bungalow is located close to the beach. The staff told me that there are no power outages. Nice to learn it :).  

 

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Some problems are over...

I checked everything twice but on the plane I realized that I left a power adapter to my Toshiba notebook...
So, yesterday, after some searching I found a big computer store and easily bought the missing power supply. I bought the adapter with no problem but when I came to the hotel it turned out that the adapter is out of order :(. Fortunately, this afternoon, after returning from a tour to the Mekong delta, power supply has been replaced by a new one and I have an access to the online world again.
The second small problem concerned my license. It was issued to callsign 3W47K instead of 3W4JK. The problem was smaller but also has been already fixed. I have just got a message from XV2A that the license has been replaced and I can pick it up tomorrow just before flying to Phu Quoc.
I hope that this is the end of troubles and the day after tomorrow I will be available on the air.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Ho Chi Minh City

I am already in Ho Chi Minh City. I am going to fly to Phu Quoc Island on 7th March. See you on air!