Saturday, April 29, 2017

We did it again

The final results of the PACC 2017 contest came in today.

We participated as PC55C in the multi operator single TX category and as we already expected from the preliminary results we won by a wide margin - almost 1.5x the score of our next competitor. 

With conditions clearly worse than last year we managed to set a score that is only 10k lower than our highscore of 2016.

The YNOMY sheep are impressed..

Monday, April 10, 2017

LX44FF award

As blogged before YNOMY DX Group will be active as LX44FF from various WWFF nature reserves on 20 & 21 May 2017. Note that the same call will be used by other activators after this date. 

For our chasers we will make available three chaser awards:
  • LX44FF Bronze - 11 points
  • LX44FF Silver - 22 points
  • LX44FF Gold - 33 points
Top 3 chasers from each continent will receive a special award

Awards are only valid for the activity by YNOMY on May 20 & 21, 2017 and can be requested by entering your callsign here (download prompt for award will open automatically):

Chasers can collect points by contacting LX44FF on May 20 & 21. Each first contact with a reserve will count as 4 points. Each new band or new mode contact with the same reserve will count as 2 points. SWLs can request an award by email, providing at least two consecutive contacts per park/band/mode.

LX44FF will be active from at least six different nature reserves during the LX-pedition. At each reserve we will use CW and SSB on several bands. This gives chasers a lot of different band/mode slots over the weekend to contact us.

QSLs can be requested through ClubLog OQRS. Logs have been uploaded. To check if you are in the log and to request a QSL card, enter your call here:

If you have any questions, contact us via

Examples of the awards:

Saturday, April 8, 2017

YNOMY goes LX44FF (WWFF expedition)

On Saturday May 20 and Sunday May 21 YNOMY will be travelling /P through LX activating a number of WWFF designated nature reserves.

We (PD7YY, PG8M & PH0NO) will be primarily visiting nature reserves that have not been activated before. Depending on local conditions and propagations we expect to at least activate 6 different LXFF nature reserves over the weekend.

We will be active from Saturday 8 UTC until Sunday 18 UTC, using at least two radios simultaneously on all usable bands from 80m up (including 2m and 6m if there is any propagation) in SSB and CW.

With the kind support of the LXFF coordinator - Mill, LX1CC - we can use the special call LX44FF during our trip.

Our gear this expedition:
- 3x mobile radio's (FT-857 / IC-910)
- 1x Ameritron ALS-500m
- Folding Hexbeam
- End fed wire antenna's
- Inverted V wire antenna's

QSL cards for this expedition can be requested through ClubLog OQRS: 
We will upload our logs ASAP after the expedition.