Monday, 24 September 2018

Just passed equinox and first frost.

Well, it is down hill the next few months ahead. We have just passed equinox and it will get darker for every minute now on! This morning I had to get the ice scraper to clear the window of my car.


So I have to check my Winter tires ASAP.

But I have got the first of 4 bags of Wood. So I have to load it into my shed so it will be kept out of the rain that eventually will come.


It is about 1,5 cubic meters of Birch Wood. I have about 4 cubic meters of fur and pine Wood and with the additional 3 bags I'm good for the coming Winter.

On the radio front not so much. I have worked RI0B from AS-087. And that was a new one for moi!

Well, that's all for now. CUL

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Some more rare IOTA's and my last preheat.

On Saturday I will have my last preheat of a steam Engine as a Foreman. That's include loading coal and water of the small BLJ4 "LÃ¥ngshyttan". It is from 1897 and in mint condition. And here it is last Sunday at Marielund during shunting.


The shadow is moi!!!

Last week we had a terrible rain shower at the Station. And after it had passed we Catch sight of this good-looker in the sky.


IOTA's! Well back to the nice confirmation I received yesterday. It was from Russian Robinson Club 25th anniversary. First one was C96RRC from AF-088, Mozambique Isl.


And the second one was C98RRC from AF-066, Inhaca Isl. So thanks to the team RZ3K, RA1ZZ, RK8A, RN3BZ and R7AL for adding to my IOTA score. And I'm now up to 538 Isl confirmed. Thanks!!


Well, That's all for now. CUL

Monday, 13 August 2018

Some rare IOTA's and QSL's.

Still occupied with train duty. Now I have been working as a fire man. Lot of fun!! But it is hard to keep steam pressure around 10 to 12 kg.

I managed to get a QSO with V6J on CW 14 MHz. QSL on order for OC-254.

And to day I received QSL from Cezar. It was from his H4 operation. He was active from Mbanika Is, OC-168, as H44R. And here is the QSL as proof!


And the second was H40D from Tahua Is, OC-179. And here are the proof!!


And as Always nice cards from Cezar. He has also some great ears as he Always hear my week sigs!!

Well, that's all for now. CUL

Friday, 27 July 2018

Long time, no see!

Well, I'm still alive. I have been occupied with steam Engines quite a lot. And I have been examined as head guard or in Swedish train commander. And during this trip I had these nice chick's as passengers!


And all went well.

We have also brought out in the Bright sun light the old steam Engine "Rimbo" (SRJ 3). And this Engine is old. It started into traffic during 1885! Yes! 1885! And we have plans to get it up and running!!
Look at this beauty!!


Nice, eh!!!!!!!!!

Radio!

Well I have been chasing V6J and he is also a new IOTA for moi. But so far no success.
But I will keep on trying.

CUL

Saturday, 30 June 2018

An ATNO has been worked! And some fire gard performed.

Yes!
I have worked KH1/KH7Z on phone and CW on 20 m. And there is the only band I have Heard them on. And I'm confirmed in Club-Log! Super.

Received QSL from 3C0W. Worked them on some missing band slots. And here are the proof!


Super operation from YL2GM and YL3AIW and YL2KL. Thanks for some fun time at the radio.

On the 28 of June I was on fire guard the whole day. Almost 12 h behind the steam Engine to Catch if they might light a fire due to sparks from ashtray or chimney. But we didn't find any fire. And here are a Picture of the fire guard train. It is diesel Engine (Scania strait 8) but it is very noisy inside due to strait cut gear-wheels. But all Went well!


It is in mint condition and nicely restored.

Well, back to chasing KH1/KH7Z.

CUL

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

YES! YES! YES!

I finally got it! It departed customs 7 of June. And today it fell down in my mailbox.
And I've got s/n #3.148. So there are only 3.147 Before me that has achieved more than 100 DX on 160 m. I'm proud!! And here are the proof!


So it will go together with the rest on my wall. But this is the one I hold high. As I managed to get this with my simple vertical antenna and only 1 KW of Power. But I have a good receiving antenna. And that is my K9AY Array. And this antenna has made it possible to hear the DX. As some famous ham say "If you don't hear them, you can't work them".

So back to my TV to Watch some WC Soccer!!!!

CUL

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Few items in my hand!

Today I've got the stickers for 5BDXCC and Challenge in my hand. And they are glued in position!


5BDXCC (9BDXCC) with the new 160 Meters sticker. Nice! Now I only miss 6 m. But that will be a different story. I have 60 confirmed and missing 40. Wonder how that will go!!??


And this is Challenge 2000 in Place. Next one is 2500. And now the struggle begins. With bad conds on high band it will be quite hard to get band slots in the near future. But I will try as hard as I can.

But the DXCC 160 Award is stuck at customs in Arlanda Airport. There are some new rules regarding declaration and gifts and merchandise. I have sent an e-mail and I'm just at the moment waiting to see how it goes!??

Well back to radio! CUL