Κυριακή, 30 Ιουνίου 2013


Hello everyone and thanks for patience all of them months.Today I will inform you about my participation of 12th AEGEAN CONTEST that will be at upcoming weekend.
All started several weeks ago when Anthony SV8MQP call me to visit him at home to announce me that this year would organize a DX team that would participate on the AEGEAN VHF CONTEST.
After the action was taken at the right time, long time that it's come the approval and a special call sign.
That is SX8AEG.

At this moment I would like to thank Anthony for the opportunity which gave to me to participate in a very big team like this!
A quick tour on the island of AEGINA
So with a great pleasure we will wait to hear you on AEGEAN VHF CONTEST at first weekend of July.
Don't miss. We hope hear you on air ...

73's de

Web: http://www.qrz.com/db/SX8AEG

Παρασκευή, 10 Μαΐου 2013

1st Hellenic PSK Club contest

one day left ... 

HPC contest announced on WA7BNM's Contest Calendar.
Thanks Bruce WA7BNM for helping and support.

HPC contest announced on 5-9 Report (Vol. 138 page 28) online magazine (Greek language)
Thanks Mike Balaskas SV5BYR for helping and support.
Click to download on:

HPC contest announced on SM3CER's Contest Calendar.
Thanks Jan SM3CER for helping and support.

Good luck to all, 73!

Τετάρτη, 1 Μαΐου 2013

Announced the 1st HPC World Wide DX Contest 2013

Dear radio amateurs and members of Hellenic PSK Club, proudly announce the 1st HPC World Wide DX Contest 2013 that will be run at second weekend of May 2013.
Contest rules and more information will be posted in next days when a new tab add on official web site at http://pskclub.gr 

Best 73 de Hellenic PSK Club contest committee.

Τρίτη, 5 Μαρτίου 2013

REF SSB Contest 2013

Hello colleagues radio-amateurs. In today's post I will write a few words about my participation in the REF SSB contest. Normally I should have written this post a week ago, but the pressure of time did not gave a free space to do that. Since among other things and had to prepare a speech for a presentation to the Association of Greek Amateur Radio on the digital mode PSK that will be presented in the offices of the Association at Sunday, March 3.

The contest REF CUP are known for several years and certainly is for many radio-amateurs an excellent opportunity to communicate with French colonies and other French-speaking countries in the world. Unfortunately the Saturday I don't got so very hot and the Sunday open the station a little bit late. Finally noon I began to do as many QSO I could.
I started at 15 meters band since the 10 was not traffic. Then I goes to 20 and at last to 40 meters until to the end of the contest. Eventually the clock has shown 8 pm local time and I put the microphone down at least I had finish another one contest. At last it came time to eat something and go to rest, because I needed both of them.

The participation of French stations was very good and I "threw" some French words sometimes ... hi-h! My impressions are very good, although I was not prepared at all and I hope that next year will run better. I hope so!

Best 73’s from the Island of Aegina de SV8/SV1CDY George.

Πέμπτη, 21 Φεβρουαρίου 2013

DL6JF as DK0JRS on air today

DL6JF - Felix Mann
Felix Mann DL6JF, today 21 February, will be QRV as DK0JRS with special DOK: JR - Youth referat - QRV on 40m from 14 Utc to 16.45 UTC

I hope catch him ... best 73

Σάββατο, 16 Φεβρουαρίου 2013


My participation on the RSGB IOTA Contest 2012 from the Island of Aegina - Greece. 

In today's post I will write a few words about my participation in RSGB IOTA CONTEST 2012.
I know this post is very late compared to the time that happened! Besides this, I delay to create this blog and that is the reason why I do not writing all of this months about my activities on the island of Aegina. Finally found the time and I dealt with the creation of the blog and update it almost daily.
My participation in the contest lasted twelve hours. I started the contest at 4:20 p.m. - the local time is a minus three hours from UTC - and I stopped at 4:20 a.m. and then I went to sleep.

In the video below you can get a little taste of my participation in the contest. I thank my cousin who came late at night to record those moments.

On video SV8CYV and TC0KLH

At the time that I participated in the IOTA contest I do 384 contacts - not bad - and 64 different IOTA ... that is was not very good! Anyway I did that I did but without the usage of internet and cluster services. Surely if I had internet and cluster I will had more IOTA. 

The station setup was a radio ICOM IC-7400 with ICOM desktop microphone SM-6 and a G5RV antenna just six meters above the roof! 

At this point I would like to thank all the stations who contacted me and I think the year 2013 I will participate again to RSGB IOTA Contest, probably with better results. 

Best 73’s from the Island of Aegina de SV8/SV1CDY George.

Τετάρτη, 13 Φεβρουαρίου 2013

Aegean VHF Contest 2012

Aegean VHF Contest
As happens every year also that year was held our favorite contest called "AEGEAN VHF CONTEST".
That contest held every year at the second full weekend of July. At that year, 2012, was held at 7 and 8 of July. As my job defines not allow me to participate throughout the whole duration of this.
Anyway the second day, the Sunday I found time to run the contest but the "propagation conditions" was not as i wish. It's no good. The result was to make something more than twenty contacts (... sic) and then I went swimming in my favourite beach here in Aegina.
By the way the first QSO was with SZ1EETT – Hellenic Telecommunications & Post Commission.

I have nothing else to add. I’m just preparing for the next Aegean VHF Contest at 2013. If my job and propagation condition allow I will participate more hours. 

SZ3P on Aegean VHF Contest 2012

During you see the video you will notice that they appear different signals. Initially the signal is 3 to 4 S units and then goes to 9 S units. That happen because initially use a horizontal dipole antenna and then an antenna Yagi two elements. This Yagi antenna was made with wires which are supported up on a reeds! Unfortunately this antenna none exist yet!!!

Best 73’s from the Island of Aegina de SV8/SV1CDY George. 

Δευτέρα, 11 Φεβρουαρίου 2013

eQSL.cc ... "no more tears" when upload!!!

LOTW_EQSL_Utility is an application that allows you to export your LOTW and eQSL marked qso’s from Logger32 or an existing ADIF file and process them to the format of the service you are using and automatically upload them to either LOTW or eQSL.cc. The application also allows you to download QSL’s that are waiting since the last time you downloaded from the service or your whole inbox on either service and then sync those records into Logger32. As of version 1.3.0 the ability to Upload Qso’s to ClubLog.org and HRDLOG.net has been added. Also a full featured FTP application is now included to upload/Download your backups to a webserver or ftp site. 
At the same web site you will find a lot of useful utilities like:

Web: http://www.n2amg.com/software/lotw_eqsl_utility

Thanks Rick, N2AMG. 

Good luck, 73 de SV8/SV1CDY

Κυριακή, 10 Φεβρουαρίου 2013

Radio interference

As I promised on the previous post finally upload a video which prove that I said about radio interference that I have here and coming from a pirate radio station who transmit on MW (AM) band and located close to my QTH.

PS. Sorry for the low quality of video. 

Best 73’s from the Island of Aegina de SV8/SV1CDY George.

SV8/SV1CDY on the air again!!!

End well, everything good (Greek phrase for the positive outcome of affairs).
Finally, the weather condition today was very good, which helped me to lift again the mast pole which support my shortwave antenna on the top of the roof. 

Without losing my time, I turned on the radio in the band of 40 meters for testing the antenna.
Fortunately, there I found some good friends and known radio amateurs like, SV1PMO Ernesto, SV3ICL Fotis and some others.
That is the good news. The bad news, yes exist one; I discovered that I make RI (radio Interference) at the band of FM to a cheap Chinese portable radio. Fortunately I do NOT interference on TV also to the laptop that I use. That's great!!!
By the way when I speaking about interference, I would like to inform you that I hear across on the HF bands--for another one time--a broken signal and a much of harmonics (I'll put a video soon) that's coming from a pirate radio station who transmit on MW (AM) band and located close to my QTH ... sic! Someone should tell him that humanity has discovered many decades ago the band pass filters that solve the interference problems.

That’s all for now folks. I wish a good Sunday to all.
Best 73’s from the Island of Aegina de SV8/SV1CDY George.

Σάββατο, 9 Φεβρουαρίου 2013

G5RV fell down on roof again ...

Hi to all. Yesterday late afternoon when I returned to the home on Aegina where once again I found the shortwave antenna fallen down to the roof. The truth is that I can not install for some serious reasons, the only six meter long mast that supports the G5RV antenna which are total length 31 meters, as I want and I know that whenever strong winds blows the antenna falls down.
Tomorrow, Sunday, just wake up my first job is to repair it immediately and do some tests. I hope see you there on HF bands. 

MNY 73's de SV8/SV1CDY George

Κυριακή, 27 Ιανουαρίου 2013

Another one blog by ... SV8/SV1CDY

Dear colleagues radio amateurs welcome to blog SV8/SV1CDY. I'm in a pleased to inform you that on this blog I will announce the most interesting activities of me about our hobby that happen here on the island of Aegina which are enough to write here. 
73 from the island of Aegina

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