***de 9 Mexico 2 Ocean David Yesterday***
"Work active at 10m, 20m, 30m, 40m, 80m & also 2m band..all band worked at FM, SSB & PSK31 also CW modes..hpe can see u down the log & highly appreciated to work with me at the band"
"I'm worked seriously at 10m, 20m & 40m on my HF mobile station right now, please do not hesitate to answer if u hear my call, i'm always calling CQ DX during mobile"

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Helix 40m band - On Air

Yesterday morning (01:40 utc) during 40m Sunday Malaysia Net..freq 7.130mhz..i was check in to join the net..9M2GET (Hairie) as a Net Controller make a call..with a gud position, at the 1st, i was TX with 5w..then up to 25w but QSB..then 50w..he cpy me 59..not so bad..with this lousy helix antenna can make me proud on TX & RX as well..This is my 2nd contacts i was made with this antenna..1st contact is from Indonesia..with 50w on this helix..that station copy me 10db over 9..it's really make me satisfy on that..anyway..still looking for new contacts on this antenna..so, please pick up my call when i calling CQ 40 during mobile..

exact length helix (40m band) using 1.5mm electrical wire

p/s : tnx to DAL for took this video..

73/88 de 9M2ODY

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Helix 40m band

use thin wire to make shorter

40m & 10m

got small helix inside to adjust desire center freq. & lower SWR

Last night, i went dal's house to finish this antenna using his antenna analyzer..after got the resonants & lower SWR..willing to test it soon..
This morning (around 00:00 utc), try to call at 40m with 25w during mobile..suddenly, heard GET but very weak signal..may be because of propagation not really open..normally by this time propagation for 80m quiet open..so, no wonder a lot noise come in..may be can test again at another suitable time..anyway, pse pick up my call when i calling CQ 40..
See u down the log soon
73/88 de 9M2ODY

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Valuable present..

More than words i can say for this gift..for sure i will keep it for my collections..As per usual, everyday when i reach home, i will check my post box for incoming QSL card via post/direct..it was my habit after i involved in this hobby since November last year..hi hi..then i saw envelope stamp from China..i put on my table..after take a bath..i take this envelope & open it..i saw 2 QSL card inside & pieces of money (13 Yuan)..really surprise then..normally, attach with USD1 or IRC..should be ok..this money for postage cost purposes..huhu..have small paper inside that envelope..i read the text ask me for reply both QSL with separate envelope..it ok with me..for sure as per promised, i was replying both QSL card with separate envelope after that..
Anyhow, tnx fer nice QSO, nice QSL Card & nice present..i will keep it for my collections..

73/88 de 9M2ODY

Another 10m & 40m Helix - Homebrew

After Satisfied with my Antenna Helix 20m band, so now..most welcome for the next project..10m & 40m band..with nice time & pleasant day..i have done my job for this antenna helix..still same method, must use Capasitor to make it Resonant & matching..overall, i have tested, at Rx side absolutely satisfied..very good copy audio from anywhere stations..but cannot wait to Tx results right now..hi hi..so please keep in touch for the results soon..

73/88 de 9M2ODY

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Result contacts on Helix antenna - 2

Yesterday's propagation for 20m not so good, a lot of noise coming because of 10m band quite good open..but by that time i'm was lucky, which is i can get contacts from several places..below are my working condition & 6nos. of contacts i was made during mobile :

Rig : FT-857D + FC-30
Antenna : Homebrew Helix type monoband (20m)
Power : 50w
Speed : Approx. 60km/h

0950 utc KH6QR/Hawaii island 56
1240 utc VR2IG/Hong Kong 57
1255 utc HL2DNN/South Korea 58
1315 utc VK6IR/Australia 58
1330 utc YB0DJ/Jakarta 59+15db
1355 utc YB1FWO/Indonesia 59

until now i still hunting that how far my antenna can go with 50w..please pick up my call when u hear my calling..
see u at the next log..

73/88 de 9M2ODY

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

CW - Test 2010-1

Result for Rx session has been out, so now awaiting for Tx session..hpe this candidates whose pass for Rx can pass also on Tx session..so, please check if u know one or more of them..

73/88 de 9M2ODY

Monday, March 15, 2010

What is our ultimate??

It's really hard to say, what is our ultimate in this kind of hobby..if we look at one insight, those of them may be like to talk like 'coffee shop' one but if we look in widesight, we will find a lot of things in this hobby which is it's will not ever forever end..i'm not sure whether this things are correct or not..many friends from class B (9w's) especially, doesn't know they can operate at HF (6m & 10m) too..they only know can operate at VHF/UHF only..may be because of the minded or really don't know or not exposes with amateur radio..when talk about HF, those fellows will say too expensive to buy a HF rig..come on my dear, this is only one-off u buy then..
This a lot of things i would like share, what kind of our ultimate? it is a USD 1? QSL card? or talk like 'coffee shop'? etc..many point of view can allocate in this hobby..in HF especially, it's more thrill & fun..HF, thrill is fun..exactly, when propagation is good..u can hear & call from/to any stations..it's more fun..fun with thrill & thrill is fun..
One more things are what our end products? are we willing only talk, talk & talk like at 'coffee shop'..finally, what is the end product? QSL card? maybe..satisfy? may be..enjoy? may be..so, think it deeply..how long u were in amateur radio..until now, 'what is my end product'?
Let's my friends, we move one step up..operate at HF..u will saticfaction..more enjoyable when operate at lower frequency..a lot stations outside there waiting ur call..so, please go ahead..i'm really sure, when u operate in HF, u will never turning back..but don't forget where u are come before..
**see u down the log soon**
73/88 de 9M2ODY

Friday, March 12, 2010

Result contacts on Helix antenna - 1

Thanks agains to my DAL , when i count back, i think i was make contact using this homebrew antenna helix type are more than 30 contacts..what i can say is, with this trial to make this antenna with patients..at last, my end product are very fantastic..below are some fantastic contact i was made :

13 Mar / 0040 utc, 9M6JC, he cpy me 59+20db, my pwr 5w
13 Mar / 0045 utc, 9M6TMT (mobile), he cpy me 57, my pwr 20w
13 Mar / 0050 utc, 9M6BOB (mobile), he cpy me 56, my pwr 20w
12 Mar / 1530 utc, YB0DJ, he cpy me 59+15db, my pwr 15w
12 Mar / 1720 utc, M3GFQ, he cpy me 58, my pwr 50w

all contacts was done during mobile..hpe can work with u again..see u down the log from my mobile station..

73/88 de 9M2ODY

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

HF Mobile QSO - 2

Agains, this morning (11 Mar. / 0010 utc) , i'm on the way to my workplace, i worked with 9M6JC (John from Kota Kinabalu), he copy me 59+20db..i'm running with 35w all the way..very good also i copy him 59+10db..so, just watch this video, it's can give 1001 meanings..

73/88 de 9M2ODY

HF Mobile QSO - 1

This is my QSO with VU2AU (Paran from India) on 20m (10 Mar. / 1218 utc) during i'm mobile back to my home..u can hear my son's audio..hi hi..he copy me 59+10db..very good copy..i'm running with 50w..

very rare mobile station from our land..so, worked with this condition really make me satisfy..

73/88 de 9M2ODY

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

HF Mobile QSO

This is the video show my QSO with 9M6JC (John) & 9M6TMT (Tom)..the worse things are i'm record with DEAF handphone..so, just video no audio..hi hi..what i want to share here is even when we are in mobile, then the propagation is open..it's not possible for us to get contact from any stations..this time i was mobile with speed 50-60km/h because heavy traffic at early morning to my workplace..both of them copy me 59+20db..my RF Power is 35w all the way..very fantastic/excited when this QSO happened..with this lousy homebrew antenna..quiet suprise us the results..may be after this i will record again QSO during mobile with my new handphone..huhu..not deaf one..

hope can work with u one day from my mobile station..

73/88 de 9M2ODY

Monday, March 8, 2010

Result contacts on Helix antenna

i would like to share with u a little bit contacts i have made from this homebrew antenna helix type 20m monoband..frankly to say, it's was fantastic copy at rx side..i'm always tx with power 50w all the way..this contacts done during mobile with speedy approx. 60km/h..last night myself & DAL easily can copy CQ station from Brazil..RST about 53-55 up & down..but it's ok..
herewith attached apart of contacts :

JA3EGY 58 Japan
YB1FWO 58 Indonesia
9M2NZI 59 Kulai, Johore
CT1EHI 55 Portugal
YB1GJS 59+10db Indonesia
F4FJH 56 France

tnx fer QSO, hpe can see u again from my mobile station..

73/88 de 9M2ODY

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Mobile Station worked

Hi all!! Finally i have done to fullfill my wish to set up hf mobile station at my old car..hi hi..thanks to DAL for your hand..as per mentioned before my rig is FT-857D+FC-30 & the antenna is homebrew vertical helix type monoband..for me, it's quiet challenges me to make this antenna tuned & resonant..swr meter show 1.2:1 at 14.206mhz..the rest i'm using my FC-30 to make it tuned..furthermore, i'm using capasitor to get resonant & matchings..very fantastic copy at rx side..at tx side, i have done with Japan station, he copy me 55, my power is 50w & at that time i was mobile with speed around 50km/h..so far, i have done only 1 antenna for 20m band..now still under constructions for 10m & 40m..figures at below are my set up..

early FT-8800R
now FT-857D
CPU FT-857D + FC-30 under driver seat

Homebrew vertical antenna helix type monoband (20m)

Homebrew helix & Diamond SG-7500 (vhf/uhf)

ok..that it's my friends..hope can work with u one day from my hf mobile station..

73/88 de 9M2ODY

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


EME is stand for Earth-Moon-Earth communications, as known as Moon Bounce..normally, hams do this communication at 2m & 6m band & using at least 4 stack with 7ele yagi..the output power will be use at least 200w for get fair reflective from moon..2m & 6m yagi more small rather than other band like 10m or 20m..so better go for 2m..much smaller..when the operator was transmitting to the moon, the audio will reflect within not exceed than 2.5sec..very fast..may be one day, i will try this mode with my friends here..hi hi..i found quite alot stations QRV at this mode..it's was very interesting & need to be try..may be have stations have try this mode..& u are please to share here..
73/88 de 9M2ODY

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Simplex Operations

Simplex Operations meant two-way communications by using same frequency at one time..it's also called Half-duplex communications..it's because only one person can talk at one time, after finish the transmission then other person can talk..thats the cycle-continuously..beside that, simplex operation also work at FM, SSB, CW mode also PSK-31..in HF especially, Simplex operation are use because when propagation is good, the signal can go far..it's more attractive..some fading (QSB) can be happen, when our location are in skip zone..it's can be manage, when u do some homework or experiment or listen the signal even QSB but sometimes if luck beside u, suddenly, u can copy the audio..it's may be the F2 layer have move up or down..or maybe the take off angle from that station..anything can be happen..so, try your best to get the best..
73/88 de 9M2ODY