Category Archives: Radio operation

Also Appreciated

Also received with the last batch of QSL-cards was a SWL-report. Nowadays they don’t come as often as before. I maybe receive up to three SWL-reports per year. No-one needs to have been SWL-ing on the ham bands to become … Continue reading

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Very Appreciated

When going through the last batch of QSL-cards received via the buro I was happy to receive some new DOK:s from Germany to add to my collection towards DLD1000 on 40m. Currently I am just short of 17% accomplished. My … Continue reading

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Hottest DX Cluster Ever

DXHeat.com may be the hottest and ultimate DX cluster site so far. Created by Tobias DH1TW, with valuable help from friends,  this site does not only offer DX spots with fast and superb filtering capabilities. It also has a superb … Continue reading

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Packing for the weekend

Antennas, cables, string, and some more wire for improvised antennas in the left box and IC-706mkIIg, AT-180, S-match, meters, power supply and other station accessories in the right box. On Friday afternoon SM7PXS, SM7XWM, and SM7RRF take the boat to … Continue reading

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KX1 on Eu-037

Yesterday evening I had an errand to Öland, IOTA EU-037. It included some evening waiting time that I spent playing with my KX1. I drove to Äleklinta, JO86jx. It is an Alvar area Close to the Baltic Sea, overlooking Kalmar … Continue reading

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Slack loop

Something has happened with my horizontal loop antenna.  Instead of being straight at 8 meters over ground at its lowest point it is slacking 3 meters over ground. A close look at the above image reveals the slacking loop wire … Continue reading

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8S7GL Garpen 2013

The weekend of great radio fun is over, back to everyday-life and reality. A big thank you to SM7PXS and SM7XWM for good company and making the weekend so fun and relaxing. Also a big thank you to SM7PIK and the … Continue reading

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