Wednesday, 19 August 2020

New IOTA and a new one on 50 MHz


Got the following QSL today. Armenia was a new one on 50 MHz and RI0B from AS-068.

I'm not familiare with the new layout of this blog. So enjoy the Pictures and CUL.


Thursday, 6 August 2020

Some new QSL received!

Yes! Finally I received the QSL from TI9A. New band slot was 80 m! Thanks for the card. I also received QSL from J79WTA. Worked him on 160. Both of these QSO's was confirmed via LoTW. Had some problems with my K9AY receiving antenna. Dismanteled it and checked the relays in the switch box. And I couldent find any fault with it. Had some problemm in NW directiom but after putting it back together it worked just fine???!!! OK, I did some resoldering but no obvious cause of the fault. Checked the relay's and they where just fine. I will try it out in the eavning. New blog. Have not find out how to add pictures!! Well I managed to add some Pictures. But I must say that it was easier in the old blog!!!


Thursday, 16 July 2020

New Toy in the Schack!

Long time since I updated this blog. Been busy at the Railway. And the Covid-19 has made it all to slow down.
But I have replaced my ACOM1010 with a more powerfull Amp. It is an OM 2000+. And there are some more Power to use on 160/80 m. Hopeing I will break a few more pile-ups.
Worked a few new ones on 50 MHz. Unfortunally most of them on FT-8. And I'm not a big fan of that mede but what to do when all the new ones is on FT-8. I have 75 comfirmed on 50 MHz so I'm slowly getting there.

The wx here in Sweden is overcast and some TS.



Friday, 20 March 2020

Spring Equinox has passed

Equinox have passed so now the sun has start shining on the North Pole the whole day!
Not so much new things here. Have been chasing a few DX such as VP8PJ, TI9A, 9J2LA, and VP2VB with various results. And I have worked around 20 new DXCC on 160 since installation of the new vertical antenna. Have to show you some SWR curves of the antenna.

This is 160 m. and it is quite narrow. 1:2 is between 1810 to 1845 KHz and that is quite nice.

And this is 80 m. And it is quite wide here. And with this adjustment I cover 3500 and up to 3650 KHz. So I'm very satisfied with the performance over all.

WX here in Sweden is around freezing and some light snow in the air. But when the sun comes out it gets around 10 to 15 C in the sun. And that is nice. Have been drinking coffee outside several day's now. And no Corona here in the forest so far.

Wednesday, 5 February 2020

Upload to IOTA

Well! I've got the first QSL for next year upload to IOTA. It was RU5D/6 from EU-180, Lebyazh'i Islands. Nice and hope to Catch new IOTA's during 2020.

Here are the proof of the QSO.

Been chasing TI9A on several bands. 80 and 40 so far. Hear him well on 160. But he don't hear moi!!
But still a few day's remaining of the operation. I will keep on trying.

WX here in Sweden is strange! No snow yet. Temp at the moment is -5,5 C (22,5 F) and some overcast.

Take care and CUL

Wednesday, 22 January 2020

565 IOTA confirmed!

I've got YW5F confirmed via Club-Log. RU5D/6 is still on the way via mail. But thanks to YW5F I'm home in the Honor Roll List. Hope that RSGB don't change the 50% value??!!

I've got a nice gift from a friend. It is an gaming chair. I'm sitting like a king in front of my rig's. NICE!

And I'm still try to get some new ones on Top Band. After installation of the Lannabo Axtorp Vertical I have managed to Catch 13 new DXCC! Rig used most of the time is my FTdx5K.

Have made a few FT-8 QSO's on 160. But no new ones. All new is on CW. But I will keep on chasing.

WX here in Sweden is warm. Very warm for the season. Some light rain showers but no snow so far. Temp at the moment is +1,7 ( 35 F ) and clear sky. But it has been quite windy. Gusts up to 40 kt quite often. Don't like that.


Wednesday, 8 January 2020

One to go!

Things has happened in my IOTA score. I have got a few confirmed on Club-Log so now I'm only missing one (1) to get Honor Roll. I have 2 on order. YW5F and RU5D/6. So PLS QSL ASAP!!!!
I have a few more on QSL via buro. But hwo knews when they will arrive!!?? It is a big frustration just missing one to get to 565 Islands. So Close and so far away!!!!!

But I have these as Comfort. But I will have IOTA Honor Roll on the wall!!!!!!!!!

WX here in Sweden is warm 7,5 C ( 50 F ). And this is warm for us this time of the year. But it is quite windy. Had around 40 kt in gusts last Monday. And this night it was 30 kt of gusts. No so much fun to hear the wind roar outside. But no snow so far.