W7CE
6M EME Log
10/26/2008 to 10/22/2011

44 Initials, 41 Grid Squares, 25 countries

Moonrise at my QTH


My first seven 6M EME contacts were made over a period of 18 months with a single M2 6M9KHW pointed at the horizon. Unfortunately, I have a lot of QRN in both moonrise and moonset directions so it was always difficult to copy anyone. On August 7, 2010 I added an MT-1000 elevation rotor on my mast and now I have elevation up to 55 degrees in all directions (all the way to 90 degrees in some directions). As you can see from the log below, my QSO rate has increased dramatically. In the first month of operation with elevation, I added 12 new initial contacts and 7 new DXCC countries to the 6M log. All of these contacts were with an antenna elevation of 20 degrees or higher. The next step will be to swap the 6M9KHW for a pair of horizontally stacked, horizontally polarized 6M8GJ antennas. I hope to have this completed by Spring of 2011.


 

INIT # DATE TIME CALLSIGN
GRID
ANTENNA
MILES
1 10/26/2008 1324 ON4GG JO20ar
4x9
4981
2 10/27/2008 1408 W1JJ FN41fo
4x9
2516
3 11/08/2008 2252 W7GJ DN27ub
4x9
400
4 04/19/2009 1150 MM0AMW IO75ej
1x7
4479
5 08/18/2009 1234 IW5DHN JN53gi
4x7
5574
6 03/01/2010 0436 OH6MIK KP13xf
1x9
4605
7 04/23/2010 2223 K2ZD FN21nr
4x7
2357
8 08/08/2010 1345 G5WQ IO91do
4x5
4783
* 08/08/2010 1415 K2ZD FN21nr
4x7
2357
9 08/11/2010 1726 ES6RQ KO28wa
4x6
4962
10 08/11/2010 1914 G4IGO IO80nw
2x6
4787
11 08/12/2010 2224 ZL3NW RE66ho
1x10
7384
12 09/05/2010 1336 VE5UF DO61ov
4x5
791
13 09/05/2010 1449 GM4WJA IO87mn
1x7
4435
14 09/05/2010 1624 LA8AJA JP50hp
1x7
4555
15 09/06/2010 1544 OH2BC KP20ga
4x5
4816
16 09/06/2010 1646 K6QXY CM88ql
8x5
590
17 09/06/2010 2050 OA4TT FH16tw
1x8
5044
18 09/07/2010 1451 ZS6NK KG46rc
1x11
10226
19 09/07/2010 1735 PA3HP JO33cf
4x6
4891
* 09/09/2010 1902 K2ZD FN21nr
4x7
2357
20 09/27/2010 1014 3D2LR RH92cq
1x8
5753
21 09/30/2010 2104 OK1RD JN79ix
4x7
5271
22 10/01/2010 1309 GD0TEP IO74qd
1x11
4570
23 10/01/2010 1928 W5UWB EL17ax
1x7
1878
24 10/02/2010 1204 Z31RM KN01pa
1x6
5967
25 10/02/2010 1233 S57RR JN65um
1x9
5520
26 10/02/2010 1338 CT1HZE IM57nh
1x10
5326
27 10/02/2010 1717 W6JKV EM10bc
4x7
1769
28 10/03/2010 1153 PE1BTX JO22xw
4x7
4902
29 10/03/2010 1415 OZ1DJJ JO55cw
1x6
4822
30 10/03/2010 1521 G8BCG IO70rk
1x7
4767
31 10/03/2010 1547 W7MEM DN17nt
4x5
282
32 10/04/2010 1456 OZ4VV JO46qu
1x9
4751
33 10/04/2010 1656 N6RMJ DM14cp
4x5
894
34 10/22/2010 1040 JR6EXN PM53fh
4x8
5269
* 10/29/2010 1121 W7GJ DN27ub
4x9
400
35 10/20/2010 1743 UN8GC MN83kf
1x10
5818
36 11/28/2010 1233 ZL1RS RF64vs
2x6
6907
37 01/23/2011 0552 G3WOS IO91ph
2x7
4826
38 01/23/2011 1142 PY1KK GG76qs
1x6
6856
* 05/07/2011 2000 IW5DHN JN53gi
4x7
5574
39 05/08/2011 1954 V55EME JG88cp
2x7
9550
40 08/26/2011 1400 VE3KH FN03aj
4x5
2074
41 08/28/2011 2118 NR5M EM10wd
4x20XP
1837
42 08/30/2011 1944 5W0GJ AH36un
1x8
5175
43 08/31/2011 1927 KB8RQ EM79sv
1x9
1963
44 10/22/2011 1320 ON4IQ JO20ar
4x9
4981

*Repeat contact

 



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