G0CHE's Latest News
- 14-05-2013 TEP Opening to Angola
Worked D2EB CW in JI61OD for new country and grid. Great signal, best heard from D2EB
- 02-05-2013 TEP opening
Worked 3B8DB (LG89RQ) on CW for new country/grid. Followed by FR4NT (LG78PX) SSB - new grid, 3B8CF (LG89SR) CW and ZS6NK KG46RC CW.
- 04-03-2013 XT worked on 6M
XT2TT (IK92FI) worked SSB/CW. First 6M qso's of 2013 :-)
- 30-09-2012 New 6M country
V51YJ in JG87KJ worked CW for new country and grid.
- 30-09-2012 6M opening to ZS
Worked ZS6AYE in KG54ML SSB and ZS6A in KG43EU CW for new grids plus ZS6JON in KG33VV SSB .
- 03-09-2012 New 4M MS ODX
At the 4th attempt I worked Enrico, SV8/IK0BZY in JM99WN on 4M via MS to give me my 4M MS ODX - 2030km and new grid, tnx Enrico.
- 01-07-2012 2 New 6M countries worked.
EX9T in MN82SD and UN3M in LO61MD worked CW for 2 new 6M countries and grids.
- 28-06-2012 JW worked in 6M
Worked JW7QIA in JQ68TB CW for new 6M country and grid.
- 10-06-2012 6M ISCAT QSO with NA
I worked VE1JF on FN74CQ for my first transatlantic ISCAT qso. I was using just a 6M vertical antenna and 100W !
4M - 6M Scoreboard
As a keen 6M DX'er, I originally wrote this web site as a convenient way to look-up data relevant to my DX activities. From the initial listing of countries worked on 6M, it has grown as my (and others !) needs dictate. The sites progression has seen the inclusion of more personal data including countries and grids worked on 4M and 6M. MP3 recordings have also been added (May 2013).
My interest in radio and Amateur Radio began at the age of 13 using various radios including a Ex.Army No.19 set which I modified and used to swl on 160M, 80M and 40M with simple long wire antenna.. Later I built transistor superhet and double superhet receivers and listened to all Amateur bands up to and including 10M with simple long wire antennas. I was first licenced in 1979 with the call G8TGM.
With 2M Dxing as the focus of my activity, I used Band 1 TV to help identify possible ES opening. 6M became an interest although at the time there wasn't a 6M allocation in the UK. I quite often heard ZB and 5B 6M beacons during the summer months. In 1985 I successfully passed my 12 WPM Morse test and became G0CHE.
After a 15 year break I became qrv again in June 2002 and band of choice was 6M which is the primary band used here in IO90PS. I am qrv also on 4M and sometimes on 2M with vertical antenna. HF operation is limited from this QTH, using just a small multiband vertical. My favourite mode on the HF bands is RTTY.
My current radio for 6M is an IC 7000 and on 4M I use an Icom IC-756 PRO plus Spectrum Communications Transverter TRC10-4sL and Microwave Modules 4M PA. Since 28 June 2010 my 6M antenna is a 6M6LFA designed by G0KSC and on 4M since 12 May 2012, a 4M5LFA also designed by G0KSC.
One of my interests is using JT6M on 6M and FSK mode on 4M via meteor scatter or other propagation modes. QSO's can take place at almost any time regardless of solar cycle position or the absence of E skip. Visit www.jt6m.org to learn more.....Why not give it a try ?
Latest 4M and 6M New Grids and Countries
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