Attività EME: IQ2DB

IQ2DB is the call of Sezione ARI di Como used by the A. Volta EME Team Como on 1296 MHz EME.

IQ2DB EME Layout

IQ2DB started EME activity on 23cm on October 10, 2021 with the following setup:
– 3 meter mesh dish, Septum Feed, BIG-RAS HR rotator, PSTRotator control Software
– RX: G4DDK LNA (0,28 dB NF, 30dB Gain) directly connected on Septum Feed, 15m of Hyperflex 10, transverter Kuhne MKU 13G4 (1296-28MHz), Flex Radio 6400
– TX: Flex Radio 6400, Transverter Kuhne MKU 13G4 (28-1296MHz), first PA (80W), 15m Hyperflex 10, PA Kuhne MKU PA 23CM – 1000W CU, 4m 7/8″ coax from the PA to the Septum Feed.

Highlights

December 2021: IQ2DB 2nd WW in the ARRL EME Contest, multioperator 1296 MHz
April 2022: IQ2DB 1st WW in the spring edition of the ARI EME Contest
September 2022: ARI EMWE Fall contest edition, 67 QSO x 12 multipliers.
Octorber 2022: ARRL EME Contest with 101 QSO.
November 2022: ARRL EME 23cm Multiop with a total of 783.000 points. 146 QSO (118 Digi, 27 CW, 33 DXCC, 17 US States and 4 VE provinces).
December 2022: FlashMob 23cm, attività tropo e airscatter. DX IC8TEM, 714 km.
January 2023: QRX for maintenance
February 2023: Two new caountries (PJ2T Curacao e EA8DBM Canarie) and a new US State, Alabama. Still missing Kentucky, Nebraska, New Mexico e Wyoming!
March 2023: QSO with Kentucky, still missing 3 US States to the WAS!
April 2023: thanks to KA6U, we achieved 50 US States!
May 2023: Low activity although 2 new countries are added to the list (S5 e YB)
June 2023: Three new countries added to the DXCC: OJ0EME, 9H1BT e YU1SAN
July 2023: Tropo QSO over 850 Km path with EA6VQ (850km) and DXCC #58
August 2023: Another new country, CT8/W6PQL, DXCC #59. WAS1296 MHz #25 received from ARRL!
September 2023: ARI EME September session, 74 QSO (21 in CW).
October 2023: unfortunately we missed the first leg of the ARRL EME Contest
November 2023: ARRL EME Contest, 2nd leg, 112 QSO x 51 Multipliers (36 DXCC, 11 US States, 4 VE provinces and 7 initials).
December 2023: IQ2DB 1st WW 1296 MHZ in the two sessions of the ARI EME Contest and 1ST in the ARI EME Trophy!
February 2024: we achieve 11 SSB QSO during the Funtest!
March 2024: fantastic QSO with VK0DS from Davis base in Antartica. DXCC # 64

Some of the member of the A.Volta EME Team at the EME 2023 meeting in Pietrasanta.
L to R: Alberto I2DGH, Alessandro I2SVA, Angelo I2ADN, Guido I2GUJ, Mauro IK2XRL
DateQSOInitDXCCUS statesVE provZonesGrid
March 31, 2024234432964WAS #25428265
Jan 31, 2024229732463WAS #25427261
Dec 31, 2023228932262WAS #25427260
Nov 30, 2023221731962WAS #25427258
Oct 31, 2023206730660WAS #25427251
Sep 30, 2023203330259WAS #25427250
Aug 30, 2023191629859WAS #25327245
Jul 31, 202318592935850/WAS327243
Jun 30, 202318312905750/WAS327242
May 30, 202317782835450427239
Apr 30, 202317522785250426234
Mar 31, 202316412735247426230
Feb 28,
2023
15612685246425224
Jan 31, 202315082645045423221
Dec 31, 202214932645045423220
Nov 30, 202214382635045423211
Oct 31, 202213252505040423199
Sep 30, 202211822394940423193
Aug 31, 202210442304840423188
July 30, 20229452224830423178
Jun 30, 20228892204827423174
May 30, 20228382114725422163
Apr 30, 20228232094625422161
Mar 31, 20226611934620322151
Feb 28, 20225551804320320142
Jan 31, 20224621694218320135
Dec 31, 20213401554116220122
Oct 19, 20210000000