Holiday in CottessenAugust 6th till the 13th we went to the south of Limburg for our last camping holiday. We stayed at the Cottessenhoeve campground in the area called Cottessen (JO20XS). I took my TS-130V, home build tuner, Spiderbeam fiberglass pole and a 10m dipole with me. Conditions were terrible, but still made some nice contacts in SSB all over Europe and got good reports with my 10 Watts. Made one CW contact with PA3CKX, but this resulted in too much sweat on my forehead, so it stayed with one contact only. Maybe more next time.
Second night with wonderful weather and a clear view to the south west.
PA2BX/QRP/P in action!
The antenna pole tied to the back of the van. Recharging the battery, so the hood of the car is open.
One day I put up the antenna as an inverted-V, so the pole was self supported. It worked, but conditions were almost non-existent.
The improvised shack.
|2010-08-06||19:53||19:53||LZ05WFF||14.2433||SSB||59-20||59||Bulgarian||SOFIA||12 W||LZ QSL BUREAU TO LZ1BJ|
|2010-08-06||20:11||20:11||J48LH||14.1791||SSB||59-40||59||Cape DOUKATO||LEFKAS ISLAND||12 W||WLOTA LH-4140|
|2010-08-07||09:15||09:15||DJ3PS||7.1715||SSB||57||54||Fred||Freising||15 W||No QSL. Nice QSO, but lousy conditions.|
|2010-08-07||13:25||13:30||MI0RRE||18.16||SSB||59||57||Robbie||Newry, BT35||10 W||Nice short QSO. Mail photos. His rpt 51-59.|
|2010-08-07||13:43||13:47||EA3/DL1EHV||18.147||SSB||55||41||Alberto||60 km from Barcelona||10 W|| |
|2010-08-07||13:48||13:49||EB3DSD||18.152||SSB||53||59||Juan|| ||10 W||Me 58? Yeah, right!|
|2010-08-07||16:12||16:12||OH8X||18.122||SSB||59-10||59||Joel||Arcala Xtremes||10 W||Joels call is OH2FHI. Took half an hour of calling.|
|2010-08-07||17:44||18:03||PA3CKX||3.574||CW||599||599||Jan||AMERSFOORT||15 W||Kudos! Tnx Jan for helping a CW novice!!!|
|2010-08-07||18:52||18:52||PD1KSA||7.058||SSB||59-20||59||Nico|| ||15 W||Eurocontest call.|
|2010-08-08||14:54||14:56||TA2AHS||14.28||SSB||59-20||55||H.||Istanbul||10 W||Short QSO because he had a lot of QRM on his side.|
|2010-08-08||17:56||17:58||UA6HRR||14.2735||SSB||57||55||Sergey||S. Rogataya Balka, Stavropolsky kr,||10 W|| |
|2010-08-09||17:20||17:27||OE3GGS||18.136||SSB||59||55||Gustav||Altlengbach||10 W||His signal ranged from 51-53-57-59. Me 52-55. He was doing 50 Watts|
|2010-08-09||17:33||17:33||OM3TWM||18.118||SSB||59-30||58||Vlado||KOSICE||10 W||He was doing 700 Watts.|
|2010-08-09||17:43||17:45||9A3WL||18.1||SSB||59||57||Milan||CAKOVEC||10 W|| |
|2010-08-09||18:15||18:16||LZ2LP||14.182||SSB||59||58||Ivan||Lovetch||10 W||short QSO|
|2010-08-09||18:20||18:25||SM2/DL1NZA||14.2475||SSB||59||57||Hajo|| ||10 W||From a LH. Deep QSB.|
|2010-08-09||18:40||18:45||IZ8PNF||14.252||SSB||59-10||59||Gian||Castrovillari - CS||10 W|| |
|2010-08-09||19:05||19:05||UX7VA||18.144||SSB||59||59||Vladimir||KIROVOGRADSKAYA OBLAST||10 W||He was doing 50 W.|
|2010-08-10||11:37||11:41||2M0DDS||14.237||SSB||59-30||57||Dave||Aberdeen||10 W||Very deep QSB, but had a nice chat before he went QRT.|
|2010-08-10||11:55||12:00||LA5ZO||7.195||SSB||54||55||Geir||TONSTAD||15 W||MM in south Norway. QSO together with M3TUC., QSL ON REQUEST.|
|2010-08-10||11:55||12:00||M3TUC||7.195||SSB||59||57||Tuc||CARLISLE, CA1||15 W||After Geir I talked on with Tuc till 1209. Deep QSB, but slower than 20 meters.|
|2010-08-10||17:37||17:37||CR6K/P||14.246||SSB||58||59||Filipe Lopes||WFF-CTFF12||10 W||Last station contacted from JO20XS.|
Here some more images taken by one of the other happy campers who e-mailed them to me a couple of weeks later. Click on them for the hi-res versions.