Tag Archives: Ham Radio

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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New Books

Two new books landed in the mailbox. One is for my hobby and one is for my work. Which book is for which do you think? Next week we are starting up this winter season’s radio electronics course in our local … Continue reading

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Higher and Higher

This weekend offered very nice weather and I spent a couple of hours taking advantage of the sunshine while doing antenna work. Using the Apache bow and arrow my 2 x 13m doublet was moved closer to the clouds. Now … 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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