We receive every day a lot of e-mails...
We are getting a lot of e-mails and we do read each and every one of them and pass on to the team in a digest form that being said, if you have a question about "my call" was busted, or the time or band of "your QSO".
For those that have a hard drive crashes, we are sorry, but that is not something we can control.
If your hard drive crashes we strongly suggest that you "write time down immediately" so you know the time.
We receive also a lot of nice words and compliments about the DX pedition. Its maybe better to write this direct in the guestbook.
Operating from Iran
We know that receiving is our main problem at this time, the noise level on most of the bands is very high. The first 2 days we had very high QRM level of humm and buzz on all bands. We bought a portable radio to search for the QRM and found a neighbours faulty aircondition, this is now eliminated.
But there is still a high noise level on all bands, on the phased array for 30m it goes up to S9 ! Even our receiving antennes have S5 noise, manmade noise probably caused by neon lights and battery chargers all around our QTH, so you can imagine how we are struggling with the weak signals from the USA.
The 4 Square on 40m is useless for receiving in NA and SA direction. For us is it also very frustrating to hear the pile-up in the noise with some strong signals peaking sometimesjust above our noise level.
Our receiving antennas (K9AY, Bev. en loops) are vertical polarised. Today we put up another one for horizontal polarization. Maybe this will do better against the vertical polarised man madenoise, we will see in a few hours. We brought all kinds of netfilters and common mode filters and installed a proper ground but all this can not help us to kill the QRM we are having.
On the low bands we have to pull out all callers and this takes time! On 80 m we have better propagation to NA and SA around our SR and S/N is very good, but than everyone is calling :) We cant work all of you in this short time but we will keep doing our best.
Please remember that this project is a start for all new radio amateurs in Iran, promoting ham radio is our maingoal, so in the future, contacts with EP will be guaranteed.
73's from the EP6T team
News from Iran
We are constant aware of the unbalanced amount of "EU-NA-VK-AS" QSO's. We do our best do bend this fact but 10 days is perhaps to less time to satisfy everybody. We are trying to call for certain area's, but do not always have the control on the hard to find "HAM spirit". Jammers, calling with fake calls and disrespecting the operators, sending disgraceful emails and calling us names is sometimes to much for us. PLEASE A LITTLE MORE RESPECT is needed.
Last night was the first day to enjoy RX with no local QRM. There is a noise level we must concur but this is not local. Many JA's made it through on the low bands, and on 80m some NA stations made it through. Only as far KV4FZ and NP2X was worked on 160m. Even EU was hard to work at sunrise.
We have 4 RX antenna's we can switch but when conditions are bad there's nothing we can do.
Today we had a visit of the Iranian press TV. They made a report and will be transmitted on the air tonight. We seem to be famous people over here, hihi.
We will do a logupdate on a regular base. We can't do any log adjustments at the moment. Our QSL manager will adjust when possible after the operation. Just send a mail with your busted call together with the time, band and mode you worked us.
New: EP6T Merchandise now available
Log up-date n°4: more than 20.000 QSO's online.
Another logbook up-date is online. Up-date N° 4: More than 20.000 QSO's are online now. We receive every day a lot of e-mails with several requests.
The team read this info carefully and we hope to get you soon in our logbook. Remember always that we have a very high QRM level at our side.