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     Madeira:   Holiday and radio operation 1996 ... 2016
This statistics shows the number of the QSOs which us, Hardy and me, from 1996 to 2016 from the island Madeira in the log have brought. About 98.6% of the QSOs were in CW. Vertical aerials and 100 watts were used.
Since 2007: IC-7000 with tuner AH-4 and 7m-Vertikal-Antenne (wire in the telescope mast of DX-Wire),
Notebook with programme Win test for the QSOs. Regular contest participation: RA DX Contest
Call signs: CT3 / DL3KWF or CT3 / DL3KWR from 1996 to 2009 and CT9 / DL3KWF or CT9 / DL3KWR from 2010.
QTH: Canico de Baixo - hotel Royal Orchid and Cais da Oliveira (locator IM12OP04) IOTA: AF014

Rufzeichen
160m
80m
40m
30m
20m
17m
15m
12m
10m
gesamt
CT3/DL3KWF
CT9/ DL3KWF
2
1 040
4 741
7 096
5 673
8 873
4 071
5 456
3 765
40 717
CT3/DL3KWR
CT9/DL3KWR
-
438
2 646
8 129
10 715
10 149
2 530
4 147
1 501
40 255
gesamt
2
1 478
7 387
15 225
16 388
19 022
6 601
9 603
5 266
80 972

     Madeira  10.03.-07.04.2016   Holiday and radio operation
QTH: 10.-24.03. Hotel Royal Orchid and 24.03.-08.04. Hotel Cais da Oliveira, both in Canico de Baixo, located between the airport and Funchal.
The decline of the solar activity became apparent particularly by the fact that the 12-metre band was usable only on few days for the QSO company. We could answer the complaints about QSB on the part of the QSO partners always with "here also QSB". It was remarkable also that for the QSOs predominantly cluster information was used. In the extreme case we had to leave in spite of possible QSO series the 12-metre band, because there were no cluster announcements. Also this year a lot of "new one" could be distributed.

Rufzeichen
40m
30m
20m
17m
15m
12m
gesamt
CT9/DL3KWF
242
470
311
717
318
65
2 123
CT9/DL3KWR
16
614
564
1 031
118
123
2 466
gesamt
258
1 084
875
1 748
436
188
4 589

  Danmark 06.-25.09.2015 Holiday and radio operation
QTH: An idyllic situated woodend house on 1000 m ² big property in Faxes Ladeplads JO65BE68UM.
Radio equipment: IC-7000, tuner AH-4, 10 m of vertical aerial (DX-Wire) and notebook with programme Win-Test. In connection with my jubilee "40 years radio amateur" I could use the YL-Club-Call OZ6SYL. Because in the holiday period the CW part of the SAC fell, a participation was a point of honour. This contest also thereby became a special experience, because I belonged now to the stations in request. With 485 Contest-QSOs I reached the 6th place in the Multi-Band-Categorie and became "the most active Scandinavia YL".
Rufzeichen
80m
40m
30m
20m
17m
15m
gesamt
OZ6SYL
64
435
270
425
15
7
1 216
OZ/DL3KWF
70
291
96
124
20
6
607
gesamt
134
726
366
549
35
13
1 823

     Madeira  05.03.-02.04.2015   holiday and radio operation
QTH: 05.-19.03 hotel Royal Orchid in Canico de Baixo, 19.03.-02.04.2015 hotel of Cais da Oliveira (prior Tropical) likewise in Canico de Baixo, located between the airport and Funchal.
Four weeks ran like in the year before. We had every 35,000 QSOs as a CT9 (till 2009 CT3) in our logs. Thus we decided to operate some "been reserved". To the fact came that Hardy had the direction for the DARC-Jubiläums-CALL DK65DARC in the first week and needed from 22:00 UTC the laptop for the Internet. Nevertheless, the need in CT9-QSO in particular on the WARC bands seems to be unchanged. We could distribute most "new one" to 12 m.
Technically there was an innovation: We exchanged our MFJ-564-doubles-paddle-key used up to now for the doubles paddle produced in China UNI-730A. At short notice IK5HHA had delivered these 400 grammes light key to us.

Calln sign
40m
30m
20m
17m
15m
12m
10m
total
CT9/DL3KWF
208
710
190
529
223
849
469
3 178
CT9/DL3KWR
28
660
566
667
173
520
176
2 790
total
236
1 370
756
1 196
396
1 369
645
5 968

     Madeira  06.03.-03.04.2014   holiday and radio operation
QTH: 06.-20.03 hotel royal Orchid in Canico de Baixo, 20.03.-03.04.2014 hotel Cais da Oliveira (ex Tropical) likewise in Canico de Baixo, located between airport and Funchal.
Station: IC-7000 with tuner AH-4, antenna vertical 7.5 m in the pole of DX-Wire. This pole has also proved itself in the storm. The radio operation always began on the uppermost usable band in which the WARC bands were preferred including 10 m.
Traditionally the CT9 multiplier was offered in the RA DX contest (CT9 / DL3KWR like every year only 20m). All together 860 Contest QSOs came to the logs.
The flower island presented itself in juicy green and many flowers. Nevertheless, it was the most cool March with temporarily rain which we have experienced since 1996 there. The mountain massif with 1800-m-high mountains splits the clouds, so that there are also sunny corners on Madeira. For the camera there were many nice motives and by the car leasehold by Insularcar we have also gone again about 1,000 km. As every year we were on the move daily between 10:00 o'clock and our tea hour - with the exception of the RA DX contest and one "rest day".
Call sign
40m
30m
20m
17m
15m
12m
10m
total
CT9/DL3KWF
219
520
177
517
216
832
936
3 417
CT9/DL3KWR
0
370
867
874
315
570
438
3 434
total
219
890
1 044
1 391
531
1 402
1 374
6 851

  OZ6SYL - SYLRA-Meeting 22.-25.08.2013 in Roskilde
The group Scandinavian Young Ladies Radio Amateurs organises a meeting all 2 years, in each case in another country. The participants also come from non Scandinavian countries. At the conference hotel Prindsen a remote radio was installed. DJ5YL, G0AJJ and OH5KIZ in SSB as well as DL3KWR in CW have used this radio. Transceiver IC-7100, power amplifier and antennas stood 30 km away near Ringsted. Result: 102 QSOs (48 CW, 54 SSB).
After the meeting DL3KWR used this YL-club call sign for 2 farther weeks in the holiday location near Faxe with IC-7000, tuner AH-4 and 9 m vertical antenna (DX-Wire) .Result: more than 1000 CW-QSOs and some in SSB.
All together 1121 QSOs with 981 OPs came (under it 41 YLs) in the log.
Call sign owner and QSL manager is OZ7AGR. EQSL upload 9/10/2013, paper QSL dispatch to the DL QSL Burau 9/30/2013. Some pictures and the QSL see page Meetings - web show SYLRA Meeting 2013.

     Madeira  07.03.-04.04.2013   holiday and radio operation
  QTH: 07.-21.03. hotel Royal Orchid in Canico de Baixo, 21.03.-04.04.2013 hotel of Tropical in Canico de Baixo
Equipment: IC-7000 TRX with tuner AH-4, aerial GP-KWF (vertical 7.5 m, DX-Wire).
The radio operation always began on the uppermost usable bands and the WARC bands were preferred.
Traditionally the CT9 multiplier was offered in the RA DX contest (CT9 / DL3KWR like every year only 20m). All together 840 Contest-QSOs came to the logs.
The flower island presented itself in juicy green, offered now and then rain and the sun preferred the south side of the island. For the camera there were many nice motives and by the car leasehold by the Insularcar we have gone about 1,000 km. As every year we were on the move daily between 10:00 o'clock and our tea hour - with the exception of the RA-DX-Contestes.
Call sign
40m
30m
20m
17m
15m
12m
10m
total
CT9/DL3KWF
127
612
226
686
423
433
543
3 050
CT9/DL3KWR
0
449
1100
605
276
454
166
3 050
total
127
1 061
1 326
1 291
699
887
709
6 100

     Madeira  08.03.-05.04.2012   holiday and radio operation
    QTH: 08.-22.03 hotel Royal Orchid in Canico de Baixo,    22.03.-05.04.2012 hotel Tropical in Canico de Baixo
Equipment: TRX IC-7000 and tuner AH-4, antenna GP-KWF (vertical 7m).

Against all expectations on a maximum of sun spot with universal band openings including 10 m the propagation terms were often worse than 2011. The original optimism was damped especially during the days in which at best on 17 m of QSO series were possible.
Nicola CR9ABE and Jose CR9ABC had found us on the Internet and visited us at the hotel.
The flower island suffered from dryness of many months, so that especially in the southeast green mountain slopes were grey now. Still there blossomed everywhere flowers, the camera had much to do and "our" car (Insularcar had given us the same car like in 2011) brought us certainly all around the island. Between 10:00 o'clock and our tea hour we were on the move daily - with the exception of the RADX contest.
Call sign
40m
30m
20m
17m
15m
12m
10m
total
CT9/DL3KWF
404
362
323
575
415
401
225
2 702
CT9/DL3KWR
69
357
960
673
133
218
125
2 535
total
473
719
1 283
1 248
548
619
350
5 237

Radio activity on the occasion of the women's football world championship from the 01.06.-31.07.2011
a challenge for the YLs of the district and own management to the success of the action under the YL club call sign DL0YLV (see also www.mydarc.de/dl0ylv and QRZ.com)
On the experiences DR20MVP (2010) building up a side was formed with www.QRZ.com, a homepage was arranged which organises belonging to it email address, information to the OVVs to the district meeting presents, radio circular texts written, personal letters to the YLs of the district sends, the logo (on top) forms, log with www.eqsl.cc arranged and own eQSL creates.
Then it went off: OP plans maintain, QSO data of the OPs to the central log transfer, on-line log updated, dates in eQSL uploaded, eQSL entrances and statistics maintain, emails answer, Skeds organise.
Occasionally it was also radio operation - almost exclusively in CW - in particular the gaps in the OP plan being of use.
As an "addition" another 3 days came under the central special call sign DL0YLWM.
At the end 7 YLs of our district 8 339 QSOs had brought in the log. The printer printed 5 750 QSLs (up to 3 QSOs per card which are since the 30.08.2011 in the DARC QSL bureau.
Everything has functioned freely from problems thanks to the QSL creation by Sabine DL3KWS and the support on the computer and in the kitchen by Hardy DL3KWF.
Call sign
160m
80m
40m
30m
20m
17m
15m
2m
total
DL0YLV
19
647
1 647
154
694
82
96
-
3 339
DL0YLWM
-
135
307
72
179
5
-
3
701
total
19
782
1 954
226
873
87
96
3
4 040

     Madeira  10.03.-07.04.2011   holiday and radio operation
    QTH: 10.-24.03 hotel Royal Orchid in Canico de Baixo,    24.03.-07.04.2011 hotel Tropical in Canico de Baixo
Epuipment: TRX IC-7000 and tuner AH-4, antenna GP-KWF (vertical 7m).

As expected there were some good band openings on 10 metres which we have used as much as possible, so that we can await the next trip to CT9 in March / April, 2012 optimistically.
The daily excursions to the nicest places of the flower island including the shopping proved more than 1,000 km on the odometer and brought more than 2500 digital photos in the camera.
Call sig n
40m
30m
20m
17m
15m
12m
10m
total
CT9/DL3KWF
485
535
148
741
430
652
202
3 193
CT9/DL3KWR
270
532
902
921
279
329
141
3 374
total
755
1 067
1 050
1 662
709
981
343
6 567

     Madeira  11.03.-08.04.2010   holiday and radio operation
    QTH: 11.-25.03 hotel Royal Orchid in Canico de Baixo,    25.03.-08.04.2010 hotel Tropical in Canico de Baixo
Equipment: TRX IC-7000 and tuner AH-4, antenna GP-KWF (vertical 7m).

Since July, 2009 CT9 is the main prefix for Madeira. It provided for more pile up than expects. The hotel of Tropical allowed a room "friendly to aerials" to us, so that we could continue our radio activity after the propagated period. Fortunately, there were actually usable openings of the 12-m band, so that we can await the next trip to CT9 in
March / April, 2011 optimistically.
Call sign
40m
30m
20m
17m
15m
12m
total
CT9/DL3KWF
591
382
884
1140
673
590
4 260
CT9/DL3KWR
257
437
1592
1231
436
360
4 313
total
848
819
2476
2371
1109
950
8 573

   Orsa-Grönklitt  06.-13.09.2009    holiday and radio operation
QTH: Orsa-Grönklitt, Province Dalarna, Laen W, JP71GE 49EG - Rig: IC-7000 mit tuner AH-4, antenna GP-KWF
It is a new experience over and over again to have radio contacts from Northern Europe - one must be content with less QSOs.
Call sign
80m
40m
30m
20m
17m
15m
total
SM4/DL3KWF
29
84
12
33
14
0
172
SM4/DL3KWR
0
32
61
72
7
0
172
total
29
116
73
105
21
0
344

   Aalden / Nederlands  08.-22.05.2009  holiday and radio operation
QTH: Landal Aelderholt , Province Drente, JO32IT 51FN - Rig: IC-7000 with tuner AH-4, antenna GP-KWF.
With a vertical antenna get somewhere most distances better than, e.g., with a dipole. QSOs with the outlying areas of Europe was easy.
Call sign
80m
40m
30m
20m
17m
15m
total
PA/DL3KWF
15
144
40
168
17
21
405
PA/DL3KWR
49
109
23
186
5
11
383
total
64
253
63
354
22
32
788

     Madeira  05.-19.03.2009   holiday trip and radio operation
QTH: Hotel Royal Orchid, Canico de Baixo, IM12OP 04IP - Rig: IC-7000 with tuner AH-4, antenna GP-KWF.
Unfortunately, the optimism resultant from the better QSO result from March, 2008 towards in 2007 been not confirmed. However, there remains hope for improvement of the propagation terms next year.
Call sign
80m
40m
30m
20m
17m
total
CT3/DL3KWF
104
117
332
718
297
1568
CT3/DL3KWR
3
356
461
411
335
1566
total
107
473
793
1129
632
3134

     Budapest  28.06.-11.07.2008  holiday and radio operation
QTH: Petnehazy Club Hotel JN97LM 29MN - Rig: IC-7000 with tuner AH-4, antenna GP-KWF, software Win-Test
The hotel arrangement to the west of Budapest in the middle of Greens was ideal for us. By coach and streetcar (for pensioners free of charge) the city centre (Moskva Ter) was accessible at 30 minutes. Meetings with radio friends (HA5KFV, HA5FA, HA5UY, HA5VZ and OE1YMW in Vienna) took many time. With our 30-metres QSOs we could still offer to some HAMs "new one".

Call sign
80m
40m
30m
20m
17m
total
HA5/DL3KWF
1
27
158
6
20
212
HA5/DL3KWR
2
5
131
26
1
165
total
3
32
289
32
21
377

     MADEIRA  06.-20.03.2008   Holiday trip and radio operation:
QTH: Hotel Royal Orchid, Canico de Baixo, IM12OP 04LG - Rig: IC-7000 with tuner AH-4, antenna GP-KWF.
The propagations were clearly better than 2007, even if often very quiet signals and short-time-QSB made the radio operation complicated, however, with it also interesting. All together RST 559 was given 224 times and 579 416 times. It was pleasant that we could assert ourselves in the normal QSO operation as well as in the Russian DX contest on the respective QRG if not one of the big DX expeditions in the split operation their takers on our QRG sent and made with it every QSO operation impossible. By the way, this is for us the reason to avoid split operation. All QSOs are confirmed by EQSL. From 2008 we sent on requirement a new version of papier card - see below.

Call sign
80m
40m
30m
20m
17m
15m
total
CT3/DL3KWF
189
593
304
169
629
169
2052
CT3/DL3KWR
15
387
728
423
360
1
1914
total
204
980
1032
592
989
169
3966

   ISLE OF MAN 17.11.-01.12.2007  Holiday trip and radio operation:
QTH: Hotel Cherry Orchard, Port Erin, IO74PC - 
Rig: IC-7000 with tuner AH-4, antenna GP-KWF.
The propagation were not suitable in the time between sunset and about 21:00 UTC for a fluently operation.Usually was this our main period of operation, so that the QSO result was remarkably low. Nevertheless, we did not want to shorten the anyway quite short times of daily trips. Still many radio friends had QSOs with us. In the CQWWDX contest the multiplier MD was surely coveted and wishes for change of bands were fulfilled.( :-))) 100% eQSL and paper cards via bureau.

Call sign
80m
40m
30m
20m
17m
15m
10m
total
MD/DL3KWF
166
100
113
129
7
38
1
554
MD/DL3KWR
122
91
146
114
27
25
-
525
total
288
231
259
243
34
63
1
1079

...MALTA - 04.-18.05.2007  Holiday trip and radio operation:
QTH: Qawra - Hotel Sunny Coast - Loc.JM75FW - IOTA EU-023 - 25 destinations, 1400 digital photos, 85 hour QRV. Equipment: IC-7000, antenna GP-KWF, tuner AH-4, computer, software Win-test - EQSL and paper-cards 100%.
        
9H3RZ - YL-op Rosel (DL3KWR)   and   9H3EZ - OM Hardy (DL3KWF)
Call sign
80m
40m
30m
20m
17m
15m
12m
10m
total
9H3RZ
25
159
476
821
753
59
-
-
2 293
9H3EZ
7
263
621
753
568
28
22
2
2 264
total
32
422
1097
1574
1321
87
22
2
4 557

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