Saturday, July 1, 2017

Next visit July 10

I'll be operating for a short stopover again on Granite Island OC-228 on Monday July 10. Band conditions are OK in the late afternoon period of 0400 UTC to 0730 UTC on 20m to short path North America, short path Asia and long path Europe. I will only be able to visit during daylight hours in the afternoon and not at night (i.e. not 0730 to 2130. I'll be using a vertical at the ocean’s edge with a direct water path to Asia/North America short path and Europe short/long path.

UPDATE July 10 - Weather was lousy today and I almost didn't bother going, but I gave it a try seeing though I announced it. Operated from 0420 to 0520 UTC on 20m but noise levels were high. Half of the QSOs were with the America's which is great but signals were in the noise. It was very sad to hear a VK7 and ZL call me to say USA was calling me but I just could here people under the noise. I had to go QRT at 0520 UTC, bit of a waste of time this trip but I'm sure there are people from the America's that got a new one

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Next visit to island

Possible to visit at night with fisherman. I cant visit at dusk due to penguin feeding time. But will try and join local fisherman later a night for short period.

Monday, November 14, 2016

New websites to check out

VK5CE/8 OC198
VK5CE/3 OC196

Next visit - Saturday Nov 19 0600-0900 UTC

My next visit to OC228 will be on Saturday November 19th at 0600 to 0900 UTC. I will be on 15m/17m/20m and I will spot where I will be on the DX cluster. I'm hoping to stay on 17m to give Asia short path and Europe short/long path a chance to work me.

Propagation forecasts are as follows:

Short path 15m

Short path 17m

Short path 20m

Long path 17m

Long path 20m

Friday, November 11, 2016

Next visit

Hi everyone. I'm hoping to be able to visit again during the weekend of the JIDX contest

Friday, October 7, 2016

Logs from today on October 7 uploaded

Hi everyone

Pretty poor conditions into Europe today but still worth the effort. Currently there have been 1812 QSOs made, the breakdown is:

63%   Europe
28%   Asia
  5%   North America
  4%   Oceania
<1%   Africa

If you're not in the log and thought you made a QSO, please email me at

Monday, October 3, 2016

Next visit to OC-228

Next short activation to occur on Friday October 7 at 0530 to 0830 UTC on 20m SSB