Thursday, January 31, 2008

Ready for PACC

At february 9-10 the Dutch PACC Contest is scheduled. It's the main contest that our club PI4VAD is active. So the last couple of weeks we're trying to get ready for this 24 hour contest.
All the antennas are checked and tested. We have put up a new 2x20 meter dipole for 80m and 160m band operation. If the weather will help us this upcoming weekend we hope to put up a second beam for 10m, 15m and 20m band.
This is the first year that 160m band is allowed in the PACC Contest.

The last few days I've been testing and setting up the hardware and software for logging and internet access. We don't have any DSL or Cable internet access at our club station so we're gonna use some UMTS/HSDPA wireless internet access.
For logging we use N1MM Logger. The N1MM Logger is a freeware program designed to do contest logging and some general logging. It is not a general logging program with award tracking etc. but is mainly a contest logging program. So that's why it workes great for us!

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