HB9BZA - VHF/UHF scores from Geneva (JN36BE)

 

I was quite active on the VHF/UHF bands till about 2005 but I must say my interest is now much more focused on the HF bands.

Further, Geneva is a very poor location for the high frequency bands as it's surrounded by nearby mountains in almost all directions, which makes most tropo openings unusable.

Only the 6m activity is now going on, with the goal to work the DXCC on this band too.

 

----------------------------------------------- 50 MHz -----------------------------------------------

Equipment : TS-990, 4 el. Yagi UltraBeam UB-50 (till July 2012: only a V-2000 omni I worked 98 DXCC entities with).

Worked squares : 446

Current DXCC entities worked : 106 (best ones: 9G, A4, A9, DU, E3, FS, HI, J3, JA, LU, PY, PY0T, TY, TZ, V2, V5, VR2, XT, ZD7, ZS).

Best DX on each propagation mode :

Propagation
#Sqr Best DX With Locator Mode Date
Tropo 11 302 km F1JG JN23HQ JT6M 03.01.2004
Aurora 5 1523 km MM0CWJ IO67HC SSB 20.11.2003
MS 1 578 km S59F JN65TX JT6M 04.01.2004
Es 397 7887 km PJ2BVU FK52MD CW 08.07.2005
F2 35 30329 km JI2EVL (LP) PM85ID CW 21.01.2002


Click here to see a map of my worked squares on 50 MHz around Europe, and here to see a map of my worked squares on 50 MHz in North America (requires JavaScript enabled).

 

---------------------------------------------- 144 MHz ----------------------------------------------

Equipment : currently no more QRV (in the past: FT-847, 3CX800, 11 el. Yagi).

Worked squares : 310

Worked DXCC entities : 55

Number of worked squares and best DX for each propagation mode :

Propagation
#Sqr Best DX With Locator Mode Date
Tropo 110 1206 km OZ4VV JO46QU CW 15.01.1992
Aurora 46 1167 km GD4IOM IO74QD CW 26.09.1982
MS 137 2104 km OH5LK KP30ON HSCW 12.08.1992
Es 112 2761 km EA8AVI IL28FC SSB 16.07.2006
FAI
3 1113 km YU1EV KN04CN CW 15.06.2004
EME 1 8460 km W5UN EL29 CW 23.10.1988


* Note: the total of squares worked on all propagation modes is much higher then my general score as quite many squares were worked in several modes (as much as 4 modes for IO83 !).

Click here to see a map of all my worked squares on 144 MHz (requires JavaScript enabled).

 

---------------------------------------------- 432 MHz ----------------------------------------------

Equipment : currently no more QRV (in the past: FT-847, 2*8874, 19 el. Yagi).

Worked squares : 68

Worked DXCC entities : 17

Number of worked squares and best DX for each propagation mode :

Propagation
#Sqr Best DX With Locator Mode Date
Tropo 61 1092 km G4KUX IO94BO CW 15.01.1992
Aurora 12 1032 km G3UVR IO83KH CW 09.11.1991
MS 2 1190 km EI2VPX/P IO61DW HSCW 13.08.1990
EME 1 473 km DL9KR JO40DE CW 29.04.1990


Click here to see a map of all my worked squares on 432MHz (requires JavaScript enabled).

 

----------------------------------------------- Satellite -----------------------------------------------

I'm no more active on satellite since we lost AO-10 and AO-13. I'm not interested in the currently available low orbit satellites.

Here is the score I reached during the "good old time" of AO-10 and AO-13 :

Worked DXCC countries : 161 (incl. 9M6, C9, CE0Z, CY0, DU, FO/C, HH, JD1O, JT, KH1, KH6, KH9, KP1, PY0F, T32, V7, VK0H, VK9C, VK9X, VU7, XU, XZ).