Nordic Activity Contest

I enjoy participating in NAC, and preferable on as many bands as possible. But at my new QTH it is not possible to have antennas and parabols up for all bands. So, now I am “only” QRV at 50 – 70 – 144 – 432 and 1296 MHz.

At 144 and 432 MHz I have a dual band 12/25 element Yagi at 8.5 meters height.
It’s enough to be able to participate, but not enough to make it into the top three.
But it gives me the opportunity to participate, and I enjoy it.
Unfortunately I have a lot of wide band noise at 144MHz, believe its generated by cheap Chinese SMPSU’s, and is impossible to get rid of.

Fall 2020 I started to work as operator @ OZ9KY contest team, second operator is landlord OZ5KM. QTH in JO45VX provide Denmarks highest place for 50-70-144-432-1296 MHz antennas, and it is funny to participate from such good conditions.

432 MHz is a much better band bechause of the low noice level.
Result is more worked stations, and longer distances.
Rankings are somewhat better compared to 144 MHz 🙂

Most QSOs are made via airplane scatter, and scheduled via ON4KST chat. FT8 is not prefered mode, but I use it when possible SSB/CW contacts are worked.

At 50 and 70MHz I have a dual band yagi, it’s new to me, so let’s wait and see what I can make with it 🙂 I hope for some fun in the Es season, but will also try to participate in NAC.

My tower can be elevated 10m, and then antennas are higher than buildings in my neighbourhood, difference is remarkable.