HA1YA transverter & DFØFA 2 m contest results May ’14

Condx were poor, lots of long and slow QSB, i.e. stations calling with s3 signals and vanishing into the noise, returning only 1-2 minutes later. Made it hard to work real DX, a lot of the usual suspects missing this time. Besides the activity was rather poor. We have the impression it is less and less people QRV from one VHF contest to another. What is your perception? Let me know by mail … Anyway, here are our results:


On the positive side: I received my ordered ME2HT-PRO+ transverter by HA1YA just in time for the contest, i.e. on Friday. 😉 So we could give it a good test drive with my Elecraft K3 as an exciter and I have to say, I like the combination. Although we do not have too much QRM in Germany’s north-east on VHF I opted for the VARI-L DBM-188 +30dBm mixer to be on the save side. Selectivity and sensitivity are excellent, all in all great workmanship so I can whole-heartly recommend it.

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