First SOAB by 4O4A
Propagations were good, but higher bands were open to shortly to get over the 7000 contacts and 11M points from here.
6500Qs - 9,55 M points
Coming soon to the 4O3A Signature Line: The SSC XL (Smart Station Controller)
WE START TO COLLECT ORDERS FOR FIRST DELIVERY IN OCTOBER 2013
( SSC XL + 16 outputs module + dedicated USB keyboard + DB9/DB9 cable )
PREVIEW OF CAPABILITIES
Custom programmable - Flexible- Simple for use – Unlimited
The SSC XL is a comprehensive stand-alone station control unit specifically designed for ease of use, along with unmatched versatility and expandability. If it's in your shack, the SSC XL can probably switch it!
The SSC XL allows control of:
4-square antenna systems
a number of custom switching and monitoring devices.
The SSC XL can serve as a stand-alone node with its own IP address, allowing it to control your station while you are at a remote location.
Up to 36 SSC XLs in a multi-transceiver station can be monitored using the network Interlock function with the transceiver transmitting displayed on each SSC XL and with transceivers not allowed to transmit at the same time given the rules of any particular contest blocked from doing so. PTT outputs are configurable for either +5V or a closure to ground on transmit. All common transmitter transmit inhibit protocols are supported and PTT outputs can incorporate a selectable delay, if desired, for antenna switch and linear amplifier sequencing.
Simple, user friendly configuration panel makes programming of SSC XL very simple.
The SSC XL firmware is designed for easy integration by software designers worldwide, and its upgrade capability ensures you always have the latest features and capabilities on board.
New line of HP BPF - SERIES L, is designed to satisfy majority of contesters with much better prices, and to keep professional and high quality design of 4O3A products.
Difference between series L and “old” line is in less attenuation out of band, but still enough to fight with interference very effectively. Series L has around 40dB of attenuation on nearest band and much more on others. It is enough for every station which use separate antennas for different bands - monobanders.
Insertion losses are now lower, and as it dissipate less power, no additional cooling is needed.
Internal design is still the same – robust and reliable for high power.
Price is 229 Euros/one filter, FOB factory. We have available Series L filters for 40-20-15-10M
Filter for 80M available is only Series S, by price of 374 Euros.
DISCOUNTED HF SET OF FILTERS
If you buy set of L filters, price will be 1170 Euros ( instead 1290 Euros)
In set you will have one series S filter for 80M, and 4x filters Series L for 40-20-15-10M)
For more details click here.
4O3A STATION COMES CLOSE TO FINAL STAGE
Old fixed tower 2 was replaced at October 2008, with new one
Station is now almost finished and close to final stage. Three rotary towers and two self-suporting towers are now loaded with most of antennas planed to be install.
The old one fixed tower for 15M stack is replaced with new one, 31m high, rotary, model 31/65, with two rings - on 10m and 24m. Now, tower 3 is carrying:
20M - 5/5 by M2
15M - 6/6 by M2
10M - 7/7 by M2
Rotary base is motorized with 1kW, 3 phase motor and controlled with RAC X rotor controller.
All installations of rotary towers is done by Simo, YT3M and I am very greatful for his huge and professional help. Without Simo, all could be harder and slower.
Also big thank to my godfather Lazo – YT0W who come twice with Simo to help in installation of last rotary tower.