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ARRL – International DX Contest CW – 2013

Posted in Contest, DX, DX Contest, Pembinaan on February 17, 2013 by YE1ZAT

Kegiatan dan dinamika sebuah organisasi tentunya tidak terlepas dari pola pembinaan yang dilakukan oleh organisasi tersebut, demikian juga dengan Orari Lokal Bekasi yang berusaha untuk terus membina anggotanya untuk mengenal salah satu bentuk kegiatan radio amatir yaitu ‘dx contest’, sedang untuk kegiatan kontes nasional pembinaan dilakukan terutamanya pada salah satu kegiatan Lokal Bekasi yang sudah menjadi agenda nasional yaitu “Bekasi Merdeka Contest” pada bulan Agustus tiap tahun sejak tahun 1993.

Keikutsertaan pada contest ini dengan call sign YE1ZAT merupakan kontes internasional ke 4 yang diikuti oleh Orari Lokal Bekasi dari rencana 11 DX Contest sesuai dengan agenda pada kuartal pertama tahun 2013, memang merupakan sebuah tantangan dan memerlukan dedikasi serta semangat yang tinggi dari anggota dan terutama rekan-rekan pengurus periode ini karena minimal 2 kali dalam sebulan secara aktif berpartisipasi mewakili Amatir Radio Indonesia di kancah Internasional.

Pemilihan kategori Multi Single Low Power saat ini mempunyai beberapa tujuan yang hendak dicapai, dengan multi single tentunya pembinaan akan terlaksana dengan baik dimana masing-masing operator terutama bibit-bibit baru akan bisa merasakan untuk menjadi operator Bekasi DX Contest Club Station, sedangkan pemilihan low power akan lebih merasakan nuansa sebuah event besar bagaimana ‘handling running station’ hanya dengan 100 watt harus bisa menembus ke W-land dicelah-celah EU-zoo dan JA-z00.

Semoga apa yang menjadi harapan dan misi pengurus Orari Lokal Bekasi periode ini yang dimotori oleh rekan-rekan dari RadioLand bisa melahirkan bibit-bibit baru yang nantinya akan tumbuh untuk menyemarakan dan meramaikan kegiatan radio amatir Indonesia menjadi kenyataan.


Activities and dynamics of an organization must not be separated from the pattern of development carried out by the organization, as well as Orari local Bekasi who seek to continue to foster its members to recognize one form of amateur radio activity is “DX Contest”,  while a national contest looking for coaching activities conducted especially on one of the activities that have become Orari local as the national agenda “Bekasi Merdeka Contest” in August every year since 1993.

Participation in this contest with the call sign YE1ZAT as 4th an international contest which followed by Local Orari Bekasi DX Contest from 11 plans in accordance with the agenda in the first quarter of 2013. It is a big challenge and requires dedication and high morale of the members and especially the co-organizer of this period as at least twice a month actively participated representing Indonesia Amateur Radio on the International scene.

Selection of Multi Single Low Power category currently has several objectives to be achieved, with a single multi coaching course will be carried out well in which each operator mainly new seeds will be felt to be the operator of Bekasi DX Contest Club Station, while the selection of low-power would feel more of the feel of a big event how ‘handling station running’ with only 100 watts should be able to penetrate into the W-land over EU-zoo & JA-zoo.

Hopefully what the expectations and the mission board Orai Local Bekasi this period led by colleagues from RadioLand can give birth to new seeds that would later grow to enrich and enliven the Indonesian amateur radio activity into reality.


Posted in Contest, CQ WPX RTTY, DX, DX Contest with tags , , on February 14, 2013 by YE1ZAT

As the contest end we achieved the result as per previous posting, yes unfortunately we were not break our own record.

Not for excused but there some problems, the biggest is the power line not enough to handle our  amplifier, so almost half time running bear foot and the peak power was 300 watts also it seems the propagation not quiet good, opening to JA as usually our primary contact not as we predicted.

As per or log not so much station from YB-Land, the list in our log are YC6EI, YC2WMD, YB9WZJ, YB8EXL, YB1LZ, YB0NDT and it seem no others club station on the air in this contest.

Some pictures to explain the  contest situation.


QSO per band


Qso rate per Band

Qso rate per hours.

See you in the next contest.


Posted in Contest, DX, DX Contest on June 2, 2009 by YE1ZAT


30-31 MAY 2009

Band    QSOs    Pts   WPX

3.5        20     120       4
7         562     3305   158
14       807     2369   331
21       328      962    135
28        17        51       7

Total   1734    6807   635

Score : 4,322,445

TEAM : YB1CCF YB1KAR YC1KAF                                                                    YD1GCL YD1ORZ YD1JZ

Review of CQ WPX SSB 2009

Posted in Contest, DX, DX Contest on March 31, 2009 by YE1ZAT

Finally our target to achieve better result from the previous same contest was accomplished. With lot great efforts from all crews, we can get better result compared last year result, even still cannot break our own best record for WPX SSB contest (year 2007 : 2039 QSO – score 4.432.128).

We lost about two hours which is indeed very much valuable period at 09.00 – 11.00 UTC on the second day due to bad weather. For us, that was definitely golden moment to have big pile up at 15 M from Europe. Propagation at 40 M also was just moderate, not as good as expected. Low band were almost impossible as QRN was very high for SSB mode. Luckily 20 M and 15 M were quite productive as usual.

This is our first time that we are running contest without complete crews at the same time. First day was only YB1CCF (Yon) , YD1GCL (Danu), YC1KAF (Terry) and YD1JZ (Joz) and at the second day YC1KAF need to leave the team for personal issue but YE1AA (Arief) came at the right moment in the morning. Unfortunately YE1AA also had to leave at late afternoon but later on YB1KAR (Heri) show up after he finished his duty in Bandung city since the first day of contest. For YB1KAR, he felt so regretful to not meet his colleagues YE1AA (SSB master ) and YC1KAF (CW Freak) during this contest.

Maybe all of crews need to refresh again our main goal which is always being together during contest because not only the contest itself is important, but being together as a solid team is definitely most important issue for YE1ZAT.

Thanks to YD1JZ for time and place in using his station where YE1ZAT always “on air” as usual. Also our thanks for YB1EME and YB1NWP who came to visit us during the contest. And special big thanks to YD1LUX for her generous hospitality as a kind host for our activities.

Also very much appreciate to our loyal technician YD1ORZ and YD1DCF who always did good job for station maintenance.

We will prepare and always need to improve again ourselve for upcoming contests. Still our motto in every single contest is : “having fun with hobby, but also try to achieve best score”

Hope to meet you again at CQ WPX CW at end of May 2009, where in fact CW is favorite mode for most crew in YE1ZAT.

Warm regards from Bekasi – Indonesia

Best 73 and Good Luck !!

Y E 1 Z A T


Posted in Contest, DX, DX Contest on March 30, 2009 by YE1ZAT


28-30 MARCH 2009

Band    QSOs    Pts   WPX
7         208    1169     55
14       813    2341    313
21       626    1838    276
28         1       3        0
Total   1648    5351  644

Score : 3,446,044

TEAM : YB1CCF YB1KAR YE1AA YC1KAF                                                          YD1GCL YD1ORZ YD1DCF YD1JZ


Posted in Contest, DX, DX Contest with tags on March 25, 2009 by yb1kar

The times has come, CQ WPX SSB 2009 Contest will be held on the last weekend of this month. The battle of this contest will be very tight and as this contest also in YE1ZAT’s agenda thus we prepared as best as we can. The first target as always, is to beat our own best score and hopefully to achieve any remarkable position in Oceania Zone.

To make this happen antenna maintenance was already done (YD1JZ-Joz, YD1DCF-Boy, YD1ORZ-Rizal, YD1GCL-Dan, YD1LUX-Susana, YC1KAF-Ter,YB1CCF-Yon and YB1KAR-Heri) on the second weekend of February, please feel free to see the photos gallery.

KT36XA and 3 Elm Full Size 40m band yagi as the main antennas for this contest are already in maximum conditions. The result of KT36XA’s maintenance is excellent, YD1GCL and YB1KAR was appointed as supervisor of this duty.

YD1JZ also just have tested those antennas in RDXC Contest last weekend with quite good result, but our full size 80m band yagi was not yet installed for this particular contest due to still have some technical problems. But for WPX , we will definitely install our regular inverted V for other low bands (80&160 M) for transmit and ARAV2 1P for receive.

Lets fire up the band, cu in the contest.

Best 73, de YE1ZAT


Posted in Contest, DX, DX Contest on January 26, 2009 by YE1ZAT

CQ WW 160 CW 2009

Band    QSOs    Pts  Sta   Cty

1.8        101     907    4    21

Score : 22,675

Pictures are available at Photos Gallery