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TAKING PART IN SPECIAL EVENT CALL YB71RI/1

Posted in Uncategorized on September 2, 2016 by YE1ZAT

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Pada 1 Agustus 2016, YB1CF – OM Yoyon menghubungi beberapa anggota YE1ZAT untuk menanyakan kesanggupan dalam partisipasi sebagai operator pada Special Event Station YB71RI/1. Special Event Call ini sendiri dibuat dalam rangka memperingati Hari Kemerdekaan RI ke-71 dan terdiri dari 10 station di seluruh nusantara yang merepresentasikan 10 Call Area yang berbeda, dari YB71RI/0 sampai dengan YB71RI/9. Koordinasi tingkat nasional berada di bawah tanggung jawab YB2TJV – OM Dani sebagai Koordinator dari ORARI Pusat.

Adapun Call Area 1 yang terdiri dari 2 ORDA, Jawa Barat dan Banten, masing-masing di bawah koordinasi YB1KIZ – OM Asep serta YB1LZ – Om Gun untuk Jawa Barat, dan YB1TJ – OM Djoko untuk Banten dalam membawakan YB71RI/1 sesuai dengan jadwal yang sudah disepakati kedua ORDA. Meskipun pada kenyataannya jadwal untuk Call Area 1 dibagi berdasarkan alokasi waktu masing-masing ORDA, namun teknis di lapangan, justru rekan-rekan operator dari kedua ORDA berusaha untuk saling membantu dan mengisi tanpa harus terlalu kaku dengan jadwal yang sudah disepakati. Hal ini disadari dan disepakati bersama oleh operator-operator dari kedua ORDA dengan pertimbangan kesibukan masing-masing operator yang berbeda-beda.

Sebenarnya pemberitahuan yang disampaikan oleh YB1CF kepada operator-operator dari Bekasi agak terlambat 4 jam. Special Event Call ini seharusnya sudah mengudara tepat pada 1 Agustus 2016 pukul 0000 UTC sampai dengan 31 Agustus 2016 pukul 2359 UTC, namun pemberitahuan untuk kesediaan menjadi operator baru disampaikan pada 0400 UTC sehingga tidak semua operator langsung bisa on air pada saat itu juga, namun hal ini bukanlah suatu masalah, karena waktu untuk on air pun masih cukup panjang selama sebulan penuh.

Selama bulan Agustus 2016, siang dan malam, bersama-sama dengan rekan-rekan operator dari Jawa Barat dan Banten, beberapa operator YE1ZAT selalu menunjukkan semangat dan antusiasme dalam membawakan Special Event Call YB71RI/1. Hal yang sama tentunya juga dilakukan oleh operator-operator lainnya dari Jawa Barat dan Banten, serta tentunya seluruh operator dari call area lain di Nusantara dari /0 – /9.

Berikut adalah cuplikan aktifitas selama bulan Agustus 2016 dari anggota YE1ZAT dalam partisipasinya sebagai operator YB71RI/1.

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Pic 1 : YF1DO setup digital

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Pic 2 : YC1MR operated digital

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Pic 3 : YD1DGZ operated digital

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Pic 4 : YC1ME operated CW

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Pic 5 Left to Right : YB1KAR and YB1CF operated CW

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Pic 6 : Dinner – August 27th, 2016

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Pic 7 : Team Discussion

 Around table L – R : YD1JZ, YC1DPM, YD1DGZ, YC1MR, YB1CF, YC1ME

Standing L – R : YF1DO, YB1NWP, Arfan

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Pic 8 : YC1MR and YF1DO prepared antenna

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Pic 9 : Antenna Erection

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Pic 10 : Completely Installed

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Pic 11 : YD1JZ lied on bed and YF1DO fell asleep on operator’s desk

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Pic 12 : YB1CF fell asleep underneath ham shack

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Pic 13 : YC1DPM fell asleep in prayer room

Event yang telah memakan waktu selama sebulan penuh telah selesai, kolaborasi bersama dengan operator-operator Jawa Barat lainnya dan juga dengan operator-operator dari Banten akhirnya usai di penghujung Agustus 2016 dengan perolehan QSO sebanyak 16.515 QSOs dan 128 DXCC.

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Pic 13 : Final Result

Suatu hasil akhir dengan perolehan yang cukup baik hasil dari kerja sama yang solid antara semua operator dari Jawa Barat dan Banten !!!

Seluruh anggota tim YE1ZAT secara khusus mengucapkan selamat untuk YB2TJV OM Dani sebagai Koordinator Nasional atas suksesnya event berskala internasional ini, juga kepada semua Koordinator Area, dan tentunya kepada Seluruh Operator di Indonesia yang bertugas membawakan YB71RI/p.

English Version

In August 1st, 2016, YB1CF – OM Yoyon contacted all YE1ZAT members asking for willingness to take part in Special Event Station YB71RI/1 as operators. This special call was setup to commemorate 71st Indonesia Independence Day and 10 stations representing 10 Call Areas would be on air during full month of August 2016, YB71RI/0 to YB71RI/9. Coordination in national level was managed by YB2TJV as Coordinator from ORARI HQ.

Call Area 1 that consists of two provinces from East Java and Banten, led by YB1KIZ – OM Asep and YB1LZ – OM Gun for West Java, while YB1TJ – OM Djoko for Banten, respectively, worked with YB71RI/1 according to agreed schedule. Despite of allocated schedule between East Java and Banten was setup, in fact, flexibility between those two provinces played roles considering different time availability among operators.

As a matter of fact, notice conveyed by YB1CF concerning the event was 4 hours a bit late when this special event call should be on air in August 1st, 2016 0000 UTC until August 31st, 2016 2359 UTC. This certainly affected the readiness of operators to be on air precisely on time. It did not really a matter, indeed, providing that team still have adequate time during entire month of August 2016.

During August 2016, day and night, in collaboration with other operators from West Java and Banten, all operators from YE1ZAT had demonstrated passion and enthusiasm in this Special Event Call. Likewise, same thing was also demonstrated by all operators in West Java and Banten as well as all operators throughout Call Areas in Indonesia from /0 to /9.

Full month event was recently accomplished, collaboration among operators from West Java and Banten ended at the end of August 2016 and eventually revealed 16,515 QSOs with 128 DXCCs being worked.

What a good achievement provided through solid team work among operators from West Java and Banten !!!

Special complimentary need to be conveyed to YB2TJV – OM Dani as National Coordinator for the success of this international event, likewise to All Area Coordinators as well as All Operators in Indonesia for YB71RI/p.

 

STATION GEARS

Antenna :

  • TH7DX Tribanders (10, 15, 20 meters band)
  • KT34 Tribanders (10, 15, 20 meters band)
  • 12 meters band 3 El. Yagi Full Size
  • 17 meters band 2 El. Beam
  • 30 meters band Tubing Dipole Full Size
  • 40 meters band 3 El. Yagi Full Size
  • 80 meters band Wire Dipole Full Size

Transceivers :

  • 2 ea ICOM IC-7100, running barefoot
  • Elecraft – K3, running barefoot

Accessories :

  • Switching Power Supply 40 A for each transceiver
  • Manual Keyer
  • 2 PCs and 1 Laptop for logging

Shift Operators :

  • YB1CF – OM Yoyon
  • YB1KAR – OM Heri
  • YB1NWP – OM Nyoman
  • YC1DPM – OM Awi
  • YC1MR – OM Kasmuri
  • YC1ME – OM Mawan
  • YF1DO – OM Danu
  • YD1DGZ – OM Hendar
  • YD1JZ – OM Joz

Technician :

  • YD1OLG – OM Oleng

 

 

edited by YE1ZAT, August 2016

SKY IS THE LIMIT !!!

Posted in Uncategorized on December 8, 2015 by YE1ZAT

Yes, it sounds too exaggerated. But no better words to describe effort that YE1ZAT had demonstrated recently. In the first week of November 2015, with purpose of getting better performance on both TX and RX, improvement was made on the antenna. To get better gain on existing GA station antenna, 7 elements were installed instead of 4 elements ones that previously served for few months only. Furthermore, the tower that supporting this antenna was also raised from 20 meters to 43 meters

 

Raising main tower

(Pic.1 : Process in raising tower for 7 El. Tri-banders, viewed from distance)

Preparing 7 El Tribanders

(Pic. 2: Final Assembly of 7 El. Tribanders, supervised by YC1MR, OM Muri)

Another improvement made on the yard was the presence of antenna rotator compared to manual effort in rotating the antenna using tag line on boom tip before. This would in certain introduce ease of operation for team as well as performance enhancement.

Assembled

(Pic.3 : Main Antenna was completely assembled and raised, viewed from bottom of tower)

It looks like team had seriously prepared the upcoming CQ WW – CW Contest by the end of November 2015.

Herewith the most updated technical information of latest GA installed antenna:

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Pic. 4 : 7 El Tribanders and 3 El. Hidaka

7 El. Tribanders (10-15-20 m) @ 43 meters up
Full size 3 El. for 40 meters band @ 23 meters up
3 El. Hidaka – Tribanders (10-15-20 m) @ 22 meters up @ 25 meters up
Full size 80 meters band wire dipole @ 35 meters up

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Pic. 5 : 3 El. Full Size 40 meters band

Having this done, will there be other modification might follow? None can tell, since more than adequate room for improvement is always there.

Again … sky is the limit.

NEW STATION

Posted in Uncategorized on October 17, 2015 by YE1ZAT

Background

It has been about a year since past 2014 CQ WW SSB Contest, when all gears required for contesting were setup in ORARI Lokal Bekasi (Indonesia Amateur Radio Organization – District of Bekasi) Office. Since then, none of YE1ZAT Contest activities were operated from this office. Significant local noise encountered was considered to be main contributing factor, why this should become primary concern by team member.

Further, after having series of discussion involving YE1ZAT’s former team member, one of senior team member Joz, YD1JZ allowed his personal property to be utilized for next YE1ZAT activities with primary concern for DX-ing and of course contest. Proposed new station described herein is located in a location with more than adequate space for practice as well as getting rid off man made noise. This would certainly be good news considering continuation of YE1ZAT activities as well as providing facilities for new hams in shaping their learning curve.

Mobilization and Construction

Once all resources were completely managed and organized, led by Danu, YF1DO as present YE1ZAT Team Leader, required materials were mobilized from workshop owned by Muri, YC1MR to this new station location that well known as GA (basically taken from previous business unit name Grin Area, that was based at this facility) .

After spending several hours in constructing and erecting new antenna, this new station was completely setup eventually on Friday, September 18th, 2015 comprises 2 antennas ( dipole on 40m band and 4 elements tribanders 10-15-20 m bands).

GA 4 El. Tribanders

 40m Dipole

Nothing so fancy on this newly hooked up antennas though, moreover, these were composed from already available materials in Muri, YC1MR’s workshop. Meanwhile, to bear at certain direction, both antennas are still relying on manual rotation by means of a tag line attached onto boom tip.

However, man behind the gun would be the key and plays role under any circumstances, and hopefully with this newly built contest station, practice and skill enhancement mainly to those related with amateur radio activities especially for YE1ZAT Team Member may be started and sustained.

Station Quick Performance Test

Resulted test performance conducted afterward, had proven that noise was greatly reduced compared against the one being setup in the former station. This performance test result was certainly a leading indicator for expected better outcome in upcoming DX Contest.

Furthermore, it must be noted, that contest is not the only activity accommodated by YE1ZAT. Club station’s activity is not limited only to contest, but also all aspects outlining skill enhancement of Bekasi Amateur Radio, and this station would certainly further facilitate the needs.      

First DX Contest at New Station 

Finally, the real test in contesting was about to come. A week after things being accomplished including minor adjustment, team had a chance to participate 2015 CQWW RTTY Contest under Multi Operator – Low Power Category ( September, 26 – 27, 2015 ).

While contesting activity kept moving on, other team member also took this opportunity in having digital operation knowledge share from present YE1ZAT “skipper” OM Danu, YF1DO. He took this opportunity to share his experience in digital operation to YE1ZAT Team Member, not limited to operating skill, but also how to properly setup software and hardware in digital. Even during sharing session, a ham fellow from Lokal Karawang (other district) Hadi, YD1DTE had this rare opportunity and taking part in this session.

Knowledge Share by YF1DO

Above picture shows how sharing session took place during contest. (from left to right : YD1DGZ, YF1DO-pointing his finger on screen, YC1DPM, and ham fellow from Karawang YD1DTE). This session demonstrated one of Amateur’s Code is “FRIENDLY” : He operates slowly and patiently when requested; offers friendly advice and counsel to the beginner; kind assistance, cooperation and consideration for the interests of others. These are the marks of amateur spirit.

At the end of contest, YE1ZAT achieved promising result in this category by having total claimed score 1,026,564.

2015 CQ WW RTTY

2015 CQWW RTTY

Good station and location, as well as outstanding result obtained during first contest participation in newly reinstated facility will certainly be nothing unless team member’s spirit and enthusiasm are sustained. The new challenge has just begun, indeed.

Contest Operators :

YB1NWP (Nyoman), YF1DO (Danu), YD1DGZ (Hendar), YC1MR (Muri), YC1DPM (Awi), YC1ME (Mawan), YD1DOQ (Ida), YG1LZO (Sawo), YD1DRP (David), YD1ORZ (Rizal), YD1ARM (Aris), and YD1OLG (Oleng)

 

SEANET CONTEST 2014 TROPHY

Posted in Uncategorized on November 30, 2014 by YE1ZAT

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CQ WW SSB 2014

Posted in Uncategorized on November 30, 2014 by YE1ZAT
YD1DPM & YD1EGZ

YD1DPM & YD1EGZ

Next generation for YE1ZAT !!

SEANET 2014

Posted in Uncategorized on June 8, 2014 by YE1ZAT

Seanet 2014 Convention will be held in Bali – Indonesia  on November 2014. Please visit official website at www.seanet2014.com for further information.

YE1ZAT is participating in SEANET contest 2014 with class of Multi operators with team :

YB1CCF YD1GCL YD1DPM YD1DGZ YD1EGZ YD1DHE YD1JZ

Not too many participants in this contest where also in the same time with IARU Reg 1 Field day where lot of mix up during making QSO during the contest. But as it is contest, as usual we all are always enjoying it.

Thanks for all contacts and hope to meet you again in other contest !

 

YE1ZAT SCORE

YE1K – CQ WPX 2014 – CW – 24-26 May 2014

Posted in Uncategorized on May 28, 2014 by YE1ZAT

Teams are :

YB1CF YB1KAR YB1NWP YB0ECT YB0TSU YB0KII YC1KAF YD1GCL YD1MRI YD1ARM YD1DPM YD1DOQ YD1EGZ YD1ORZ YD1JZ

Contest was over with happy ending for the team. We have achieved the target to make highest score to put our callsign YE1K as “All Time Record” for Indonesia.

Thanks to all amateur radio who had made contact with us and hope to meet you again at other contest.

SCORE IMG_20140524_164223IMG_20140524_164300 IMG_20140524_164414  IMG_20140524_164143 IMG_20140524_161519 IMG_20140524_161339 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1