More than just DX News

9N7AA Nepal

Robert, S53R start his activity as 9N7AA from Kathmandu, Nepal.
He will operate on 160 - 10m.
QSL via S57DX direct, LOTW.
Ads for direct QSL:
SLAVKO CELARC, OB IGRISCU 8, 1360, VRHNIKA, Slovenia.

Previous activity:
UA3AA will be active from Nepal until 23 May 2014 as 9N7AA.
He is active on HF Bands.
QSL only direct to:
Andy Gromov, 9N7AA, PO Box 873, Brooklyn, NY 11230, USA.

9N7AA Nepal News 7 December 2023

Just back from a resort at the edge of Kathmandu valley but much higher, with a clear shot from 270-90 degrees, and far enough not to suffer from the crazy man made noise I have in KTM - keep the fingers crossed. I am renting a bungalow over the winter period and the German owner kindly allowed me to install antennas for the season. The place is not that far from my home, but it takes 2-3 hours to get there due to traffic and road condition up in the hills.

Spent the whole day today building verticals of different shapes and all seem good, but was not able to test the noise/QRM as the guesthouse was still fully occupied this weekend. Will be back next week on Friday for two nights and then selected weekends until end of February, if no surprise with the local QRM.

160 & 80m wire vertical & inv L are installed on an 18m SpiderBeam pole and tuned fine, while the 40m wire, also attached to the same pole, just doesn't load properly. Will build a separate fiberglass pole supported wire vertical next week instead.

Hope all the stars align and finally allow for some decent low band runs!
9N7AA.

9N7AA Nepal News 27 May 2023

9N7AA will be active from Nepal in CQ WW WPX CW Contest, 27 - 28 May 2023.

9N7AA Nepal News 6 May 2023

Robert, 9N7AA will be active from Nepal in ARI Contest, 6 - 7 May 2023.

9N7AA Nepal News 15 April 2023

9N7AA will be active from Nepal in CQ MM Contest, 15 - 16 April 2023.

9N7AA Nepal News 25 March 2023

9N7AA will be active from Nepal in CQ WW WPX SSB Contest, 25 - 26 March 2023.

9N7AA Nepal News 11 February 2023

9N7AA will be active from Nepal in CQ WW WPX RTTY Contest, 11 - 12 February 2023.

9N7AA Nepal News 25 November 2022

Last week I finally installed an 80/160 quarter-wave sloper, stretching over two adjacent land plots and a bundle of power and optical cables. I have the neighbours’ permission to keep the antenna up till end of March. Both bands tuned very well, but there is a lot of RF in the shack and my ears must be lighting up during the TX. The initial operating results are very discouraging, though. Not only is the RX a problem, which I have expected, it seems that I don’t reach out either and the FT8 reports from nearby Asian stations are in the range of -15 to -20.

I was monitoring my transmissions remotely at home/S53R and on 80m I was barely decodable on a phased verticals array on a hilltop location, while not a beep was heard, or even a trace seen on 160m FT8 just before the 9N sunrise. QRM is plain and simple – out of this world! Nothing new and very little I can do about it. Only with the use of DXE NCC-2 I managed to “extract” a couple of stations on 80m. They were mostly from Asia with just two from EU, bordering Asia as a matter of fact. More tests are needed and the upcoming CQWW CW will be a good reference. Stay tuned.

On the other hand, higher bands (17-6m) are surprisingly good with substantially less QRM. Please note that 60m is not permitted in Nepal.

Machhapuchhare, Nepal. Author - Peter Hungerford.


UA3AA/9N7AA Nepal.

Video Nepal

9N7AA. Where is Nepal located. Map.

9N7AA Nepal. Sunrise 05-21-2024 at 23:28 GMT sunset at 13:11 GMT