May 26
Activity 50 MHz
26 May 2020 WKD TA7OM (KN80#), UN6T (MN52#), XV1V (OK33#), UN7MAU (LO51#), PV8DX/PV8AZ (FJ92) - HRD JA1TSG(QM05), A4, A7, A9, 9K, EK, 4X
25 May 2020 WKD ZA, EA8, 7X2KF (JM06#) - HRD UN, UK9, EY, EK, A4, VU2
24 May 2020 DX Day : HRD UN6, A7, A9, EY, 9M2TO (Oj05), 4S7VG (MJ96), 4S7AB (NJ07), VU2NKS
23 May 2020 WKD Europe only - the usual ... HRD EY8, WP4G, EA8, CU3
22 May 2020 WKD C31, EA, UR, LZ, EI - HRD JA5EXW, EA8, CU, CT3 -- Got FT8 Flag in Florida
21 May 2020 WKD US0 - HRD: TT8 -- A very quiet day today.
20 May 2020 WKD JA0DAI (PM97), JA0QJI (PM95#), JG2BRI (PM84#), R3TJI (LO16), EA4GOY (IM79#), all CW/SSB: EA, F, G, GW - HRD 19 x JA, BX6ABV (PL02), TT8 (JK72), UN
19 May 2020 WKD: G, GW, PA, IS0, KP4JRS (FK68) - HRD: 9K, A4, A7, 7Z, EY, FG
18 May 2020 WKD: UT, SP6, YO, EA, F EA8 - HRD: 7Z (LL25), UN3, UN6, JA8 (QN03 all), A7
17 May 2020 WKD: 9K2OW(LL39), 9K2BM(LL49#), HZ1BW*(LL34#), YO and HRD: A7, A9, 4X and TA
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5/6 May 2020 Only short mostly Meteorscatter propagation
4 May 2020 Very silent today. Only some Meteorscatter bursts
3 May 2020 Short openings to IT9, I, SV, ZA and TR8CA
2 May 2020 Only 9A
1 May 2020 Some short openings to EA, F, 9A, HA

# = mark new worked gridsquare
* = mark new worked country
bold = mark worked station / country
HRD = Heard only / stations outside Europe or very rare
WKD = Stations worked / two way contact.
Modes : CW, SSB, FT8, JT65A


1296 MHz EME DL0SHF
24 May 2020 WKD: VK4FB (smallest station ever worked), VK4RF
23 May 2020 WKD: OZ1CTZ with 60w & 2x35 ele Yagis and 8 more stations in mode JT65C
2 May 2020 10 Stations worked in JT65C and CW

Posted by Christoph Petermann

May 6
After 30 years on 50 MHz it happened today: We have 50 .. 52 MHz and full legal limit.
Thank you DF2ZC and DK4VW for making this happen.

Posted by Christoph Petermann

May 1
Major activity has been so far some remote activity on DL0SHF with 23 cm EME. Meanwhile I got all the stuff running and I can instantly switch between JT65C, CW and SSB. Still there are dificulties like high latency times and dropouts in conjunction with the VPN tunnel. Stations worked so far were as small as one - certainly somewhat longer - yagi and 100w. I am pleased to give them a QSO.

QSL cards for the QSOs I made, may go here. You get yours back immediately. BUT I have no overview whoelse may have operated the station. In most cases this will be Per DK7LJ or Carsten DL6LAU.

From time to time I will update the PDF logfile you may download (see on this page on the left).

When QRV I am present on the HB9Q logging system.

See on the moon.

Posted by Christoph Petermann

Apr 30
Activity 50 MHz

30 April 2020 Only very short openings to EA, I, EI, EA8, CU
29 April 2020 Very spotty and short openings to EA, EI, GW, F all FT8
25 April 2020 My antenna is up and I made my first Sporadic E contacts this year with Europe I, CT, EA, CU

# = mark new worked gridsquare
* = mark new worked country
bold = mark worked station or country

Posted by Christoph Petermann

Apr 21
Times are strange. So I am working from home since a few weeks - in Germany they call "Home Office". Lot of work to do. But we are OK until now.
Please follow all advice and stay safe.

Posted by Christoph Petermann

Apr 20
The antenna has changed ... I have put up my old small 6m four element antenna with preamplifier on top of the tower at 12m above ground level. It will stay there until I have an idea, how my next antenna shall look like.
Meanwhile I have purchased a 2m transverter, which works well with my old Flex-1500 SDR transceiver (hopefully). A good preamplifier is here already. Time will show ...

On the other hand I am busy making Folk Music - have a look at that website: Christoph's Music Site (its in German)

Posted by Christoph Petermann

Jan 5
2020 is here. I wish everyone a Happy New Year and may all your wishes come true. For those of you suffering from pain, deseases, war or whatever: May the future become better for you and believe in it.

I have uploaded the DL0SHF Logbook for my (not only) remote operation for your information. It contains all EME contacts I (DF9CY) have made since 2017. I have worked from DL0SHF since 1995, but these logs are not available for me in the moment.
QSLs can be sent to me (DF9CY). You will find my address in the impressum of this site.

My 50 MHz, 144 MHz and 432 MHz antennas are down, because they were due to some restauration. For the time being, I hooked up my 40m antenna (monoband fullsize dipole) at 17m where it does a phantastic job. I made more than 1200 QSOs on 40m in 2019 - mostly FT8 mode and about 100 in CW.

Have fun on the band and activate, activate, activate ...
73 de Christoph DF9CY

Posted by Christoph Petermann

Dec 9
My 6m antenna is down since the beginning of August. My 40m dipole has moved up by 8m to about 17m at the centre. It is working excellent here.

I made several hundred QSOs on 40 mostly FT8, but some CW contacts were there as well. So contacts were done on 15m as the antenna performs a bit there as well.

Posted by Christoph Petermann

Jul 19
50 MHz Activity

24 July 2019 M, MI, UR, SE3X (JP63) - HRD: K1TOL, 9K, SU
23 July 2019 K7CW (CN87) - HRD but no chance: N6JV (CM98) and may stations from Fields: CM, CN, DO, DN, DM
22 July 2019 CW: HA, YU7, UR - I, 9A, HA, YO, UR, TA9J (LN20#), OM, SP
21 July 2019 FT8 running on RX: 9K, 4X, SU, EA8
20 July 2019 FT8 running on RX: EA8
18 July 2019 FT8 running on RX: 10*JA, 1*HL
17 July 2019 FT8 running on RX: EA8, 9K
14 July 2019 FT8 running on RX: 3*JA stations
13 July 2019 HRD: W0, SU1SK
1 July 2019 N3MK (FM27) - HRD: about 10 US stations W8, W4 ..

I spent the first two weeks of July in Sweden and the last week in Southern DL ...

# = mark new worked gridsquare
* = mark new worked country
bold = mark worked station or country

Posted by Christoph Petermann

Jul 19
50 MHz Activity

30 June 2019 WKD: G, GW - HRD: VY2, VO, K2. EA8
29 June 2019 WKD: K1TOL - HRD: VE2, W1, 4X, 9K
28 June 2019 WKD: OZ, TF3JB - HRD: KA9CFD
24 June 2019 WKD: TR8CA, CU3EQ - HRD: 4X, VE2
20 June 2019 Big opening today: WKD: TO1T (FK94ks), W3TC (FN00#), W8HC (EM98#), KO1DX (FN54) - HRD: VY, VO, CO8LY
19 June 2019 HI3T (FK49)
18 June 2019 UK9AA (MN41), EA, F - HRD: 9M2TO (!), UN, EA8, A4, 9K, OD, 4X
16 June 2019 A41ZZ (LL93), UN6T (MN52), EK1KE (LN20), TA - HRD UK9AA, A4, 9K, VU2NKS (MK69), EA8
15 June 2019 HRD: JA, 4X, OY
14 June 2019 HRD: WP4G
13 June 2019 WP4KJJ(FK68) - HRD: WP4G, HI8PLE, 4X, CT3
12 June 2019 HRD: 7X, EA8
11 June 2019 YT, 4Z, TA - HRD: UN3, EA8, 5B, TA1CM (KN30 new #)
10 June 2019 F, EA, UT, GI and KP4EIT - HRD: EA8, 9K, HI8, 4X
9 June 2019 HRD: SU1SK, 5B
7 June 2019 HRD: JA6TEW (PM53)

# = mark new worked gridsquare
* = mark new worked country
bold = mark worked station or country

Posted by Christoph Petermann

May 26
50 MHz
28 May 2019 Worked: TA, EK, LZ, EA - Hrd DX: UN3, JA5FFJ (PM63), 9K, EA8, A45, S01WS, TA, TR8CA (SSB)
27 May 2019 Only one station frm SV heard.
26 May 2019 Some European heard
25 May 2019 Strong opening. I worked >50 stations in CW : I, HB9, DL, OM, LZ but OH0Z (JP90) as well. No FT8 contact, but saw DX from BV6CC,UN7, A9, 4X, A4, EA8, and R0BSC (OO22) - is that real?
24 May 2019 Worked several CW stations in YL, SV, YU, LZ E7 and 5B4AMX(KM65). In FT8 I worked TA and 4X. Seen were as DX: BA4SI, TA, OD, 9K, 4X, A9.
23 May 2019 DX seen from EA8 and OD5. Worked in CW and SSB some I7, Z3 and SV with very good signals
17 May 2019 Worked EA and seen in FT8 was 5T5PA very strong
16 May 2019 TR8CA on the screen and 7X worked
14 May 2019 EA8 as only DX and LZ worked in SSB
13 May 2019 Band open to 5B, 7X and A92GS
12 May 2019 SV, TA, 5B and SV9 seen in FT8
8 May 2019 Some Es to TA, EA3 seen
3 .. 7May 2019 Busy with other things ..
2 May 2019 Strong stations from SV, YO, HA and I, but period always lasted a few minutes.
1 May 2019 Seen a short periods of Es to IT9


# = mark new worked gridsquare
* = mark new worked country
bold = mark worked station or country


1296 MHz DL0SHF remote operation
11 May 2019 Worked 15 stations in JT65C and CW. Expedition SV9/HB9CRQ was easy with a good signal.

Posted by Christoph Petermann

May 2
50 MHz
28 .. 30April 2019 No Es today. Many MS signals from EU because increasing activity.
27 April 2019 EA7 stations worked (FT8)
26 April 2019 Signals seen from Southern EU, but mostly long Meteorscatter bursts.
25 April 2019 Again Es signals from EU seen.
24 April 2019 First strong SporadicE (Es) signals seen this year from EA, CT and EA8 in the evening
Worked a few tropo QSOs in FT8 mode; no CW or SSB heard.

7 MHz
Made contacts via FT8 digital mode. Very hard to get CW stations.

Six meter season is approaching. I am getting ready, The antenna is still working fine.

Remote DL0SHF on 1296 MHz
16 April 2019 Worked 5 more stations including expedition VP2EMB (JT65). Had problems with CW AF receiving.
15 April 2019 Worked two stations (JT65)
09 April 2019 Made a sked, but remote station down.
09 April 2019 Worked two small stations. Activity was quite high in this week.

Posted by Christoph Petermann

Apr 4
7 MHz
I only made a few CW and FT8 contacts. Nothing special.

Remote DL0SHF on 1296 MHz
Please read the K2UYH EME Newsletter March 2019 Edition

Posted by Christoph Petermann

Apr 4
7 MHz
I made only a few CW and FT8 contacts. Nothing special worked

Remote DL0SHF on 1296 MHz
Please read the K2UYH EME Newsletter

Posted by Christoph Petermann

Feb 5
7 MHz
January 2019 I made about 300 contacts in FT8 mode, 10 QSOs in JT65 and about 20 in CW all over the world. I could repair my Shortwave amplifier, which works well now for CW.

1296 MHz EME DL0SHF
18/19 January 2019 Remote control to DL0SHF is installed and working fine. I have been "in-the-air" or better "in-space" for about 3 hours and I have made 14 contacts via the moon with 12 stations. All done in CW or dual-mode SSB/CW. With the big dish antenna I was able to contact stations with rather a small system (i.e. 200w and 2,5m dish).

Posted by Christoph Petermann

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