26 February, 2014

Baofeng UV-82

Baofeng UV-82 Dual Band VHF/UHF Handheld Transceiver.
Features: Frequency Range: 136-174 & 400-520MHz Dual Band, Dual Display, Dual Frequency, Dual Standby Output Power: 5 / 1Watt 128 Storage Channels 50 CTCSS and 104 CDCSS Vox 1750 Hz Burst Tone FM Radio (65.0 MHz – 108.0 MHz) LED Flashlight Large LCD Display High / Low RF Power Switchable Wide / Narrow Band 25KHz / 12.5KHz Emergency Alert Low Battery Alert Battery Saver Time-out Timer Keypad Lock Monitor Channel Channel Step: 2.5 / 5 / 6.25 / 10 / 12.5 / 25 KHz PC Programming In the box: BAOFENG UV-82 Dual Band FM Transceiver 7.4V / 2800mAh BL-8 Li-Ion Battery Antenna Power Adapter (EU / UK plug) Belt Clip Hand Strap Battery Charger Earpiece User Manual (English)

21 February, 2014


                                          Olympic Winter Games in Sochi 2014.

These awards are issued to participants all around the world taking part in Olympic Activity Days and working stations who use special callsigns with numbers (2014, 22, 11, 0000), also R7378TM, R7975TM, R7979TM.
All special stations must be registered on site ok2014.ru to qualify for awards program.

Activity period:
00:00 MSK Dec.1, 2013 - 23:59 MSK March 31, 2014.
( MSK = GMT+4 hours).

Modes and bands:
- All amateur bands ( 160m , 80m, 40m, 30m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m, 10m , 2m, 70cm, 23cm ).
- Any mode (Phone, CW, Digital);

Points system.
QSO with stations: R2014x, R2014xx, R22xxx, R22xx, R11xxx, Rx22xxx, Rx11xx, R0000x, R7378TM, R7975TM, R7979TM
( where х – letter) - 1 point,
QSO with stations: R2014HQ, R2014ME, R2014WOG - 5 points.

The same station may be worked on different bands or different modes on the same band
to collect more points.

There are three classes of base awards:

Bronze- 300 points
Silver- 600 points
Gold - 900 points.

and are three classes of awards for one mode (PH, CW, DIGI)

Bronze- 100 points
Silver- 200 points
Gold - 300 points.

Multiplication factor : ( total points x …= …)

Russia (all territory) , Europe - 1
Asia and Africa - 3
North Anerica, South America, Australia, Pacific - 5

All awards are issued in electronic form and paper form with separate numbers.
Electronic form may be claimed on WEB-site http://ok2014.ru when necessitive number of points will be earned.

Cost of paper award will be avaliable for all winners upon request. In case of 2 or 3 applications at the same time( bronza, silver, gold ) the cost is same. Paper awards are printed on a high quality paper.

All applicants of paper diplomas will get additional special original design metal stickers for 100, 200 or 300 points on one band ( 160m, 80m, etc) with no extra charge.


 All awards are processed to obtain only in automatic mode, based on data from the logs of special stations, and do not require sending applications or report on the electronic and ordinary mail, providing data of the QSO's or excerpts from the logs !

03 February, 2014

Ice vs Antennas

 And the winner is . . . ?

ICE -  1 and 2 February 2014 caused a real catastrophe on the contest site. Would survive even one antenna . Even those who are still in the towers are distorted and unusable . Otherwise, it's not over because the night temperature is falling to - 20C ! . In short , the damage is immense and irreparable. Rebuilding will be a long and very expensive, especially going to require a lot of work and $ $ $ .There was so much ice that the antenna simply were not able to withstand the extra weight . At the top of the mast no. 2 is 90 degrees folded yagi 7 together fat iron tube 60 mm fi !The road is absolutely unsinkable cluttered with fallen trees . The horror ! Ice on the road is thick 5 - 7cm ! . A large part of the forest is destroyed because the trees could not withstand the weight of ice .Unfortunately , against the forces of nature do not take anything . It remains only to look to respect the forces of nature .Sometime in 1996 was twice sleet , and then it was not bad , but not catastrophic . This time it was devastating to the end . The only good thing is that the towers survived, but it can be determined only when the ice is dissolved . .. in May ? !73