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This is the new site of HA2MN's pages running on new server since October 1, 2014.
So welcome here!
New audio clips added
The latest is a QSO with Tomi, HA7RY as KT4TTT
. Tomi spent a few days in FL before heading home from Navassa dxpedition.
Thank you Tomi!
Finally the clip of YI9PSE
with me is available to hear them in the jam of a contest. It sounds an uncertain QSO but not.
Their online log proves that.
[March 29, 2014]
Two new Hajdu QTC publications added in Hungarian.
[March 25, 2014]
Renewal of site
Time has come to revisit pages after four years. The question was whether to operate
a ham radio station or to waste time on maintaining a home page with devoting a considerable
effort to it. Of course both are important so the question is answered.
As first step the site has been moved to another host. All content published earlier are preserved
and available for a while. The empty pages are being filled, structural correction are being carried out.
New content will be added step by step that is partly done for the time being.
Please feel free to look around and come back time by time.
[October 6, 2014]
Here it is my very first QSO in JT65 High Frequency mode
(10 W out):
22:15 1 -8 -0,7 5 B HA2MN WD4GBW 73
22:13 4 -7 -0,6 8 B HA2MN WD4GBW R-14
22:11 7 -5 -0,7 8 B HA2MN WD4GBW FM17
22:10 CQ DE HA2MN on 14 MHz, 20100611
I have found that JT65-HF is an amazing low level signal
operation mode. You can read more about it and download
the program here
[June 12, 2010]
QSO audio clips
Some new QSO audio clips have been placed on the audio page
. Due to the new sunspot
cycle the propagation has improved drastically and it is
getting easier and easier to make myself be heard to DX
stations. Though some tricks always needed, I mean to find
the right calling frequency and to follow the DX's
operating style. So I am to find the right "place" and the
right time that makes me able to log a DX with a pileup.
As we are in the mid of contest season some more clips
from March and April are still waiting for publicizing.
One of them is YI9PSE
dxped logged on the mid of a contest maybe in the last
hours of their activity. They were not participating and
their run got heavily jammed by the contest activity. So I
made use of the situation and successfully completed a QSO
with them just for the sake of fun. [April 15, 2010]
It is my azimuthal map for the whole world. I consider it
useful even though I have no rotary beam facilities.
Tom, NS6T's site offers free to create
even you can give a distance centered by your
QTH locator to cover a limited circle area.
activity rapidly grows
Due to rapidly growing sun activity the propagation has
drastically changed for the better. The higher frequency shortwave
bands show temporary and longer DX openings even though
most of the stations are not yet so strong and they
frequently vanish in deep QSB. But they can now be heard
and worked after long, long years. The special start of
Cycle 24 put up questions on how the sun really works.
Scientists scratch their heads to answer those questions
while ham radio stations get to fill the earlier empty
The other day I decided to add a computer controlled PTT
to my rig after long, long years to replace VOX operation. The interface needed 1
resistor, 1 diode and 1 transistor and some soldering job.
I connected one of the soundcard outputs to mic input of
trx. Trx AF output to soundcard line input has ever been
connected to make me able to record activity on bands. All
connections are direct. Since the computer controlled PTT
works I am able to operate in digi modes using an UCXLog
and MMVARI combination mainly. This software setup do
support contest activity but it is less suitable for
traditional chit-chat digi QSOs. The reason is that the
length of prewritten macros is limited and a wide range of
variables is not supported. You can see what I achieved
for the time being (except recent contest contacts)
publications are available
New publications are available now. Q-code table (Hu, En)
can be opened here
well as the Collection of Ham Traffic Abbreviations (Hu,
All were compiled in PDF format.
QSO Party is not cancelled
The Port City Amateur Radio Club has taken over the
sponsorship of the New Hampshire Qso Party. Despite
Contest Calendar the activity will be held with the same
rules and times as in previous years (as written in
Contest Calendar). The homepage here
being updated for more details.
sunspot with M-class flares
M-class flare occurred on Februar 8, 2010. Radio blackouts
may occurre in the next few days. Cloud of particles may
reach earth in a few days.
series in HAJDU QTC
Hajdu QTC is the Hungarian ham radio monthly newsreel. It
is edited by HG0EK and transmitted on the third
Monday of the actual month. My new series titled "The
Radioamateur" is about the radioamateur activity for
those who have never heard of our special hobby.
Unfortunately the language is only Hungarian as the QTC
targets the local ham community. Should you be
interested in some publications of earlier
series please click here
and for monthly contents
and audios click here
The homepage is under renewal after a long while. Please
note that there is a frozen URL (ha2mn.hu) available
still. Were you there once just click on the call sign and
you will be redirected to this new site. Sorry,
a good part of content is not available yet.
Kenwood boatancor mailing list
There are a great number of the most popular Kenwood
boatanchors (TS-520, TS-530, TS-820 and TS-830) on the air
even today. These transceivers have their own magic but
being decades old they have their own specific technical
problems either. There is an international mailing list
dealing with repairing and maintenance of these rigs. You
can find the list here