Today I decided to fix a temporary door for the hole I made in the barn. We will install a real garage door here in the future but that requires a lot of work and we don’t feel like doing that with -15C outside, so it will need to wait until the spring or summer.
Archive for December 31, 2009
I took some winter pictures from the QTH. We have gotten a lot of snow lately and it’s said to snow during the whole week so I expect a lot more. Lovely isn’t it? I love snow, except shoveling it…
Because of an amp failure I had to run the contest barefoot, which made the contest less fun but I still am very happy about the result. DJ1YFK did however beat me but maybe next year I can a possibility to beat him
Croatian CW Contest Call: SJ2W Operator(s): SM2WMV Station: SJ2W Class: SOAB LP QTH: Da Traesk Operating Time (hrs): 22 Radios: SO2R Summary: Band QSOs Mults ------------------- 160: 145 36 80: 301 45 40: 282 43 20: 254 49 15: 43 18 10: 1 1 ------------------- Total: 1026 192 Total Score = 535,104 Club: Worldwide Young Contesters
I had plans to do the contest high power but when I arrived to the QTH and was
gonna test the amp something is wrong with it. So I decided to go barefoot and
was about to quit a few hours in but stuck in there. I slept 2 hours but sat in
the chair rest of the time.
I am happy with the result, new SM record at least and I beat my old HP record
too which was taken at the old QTH. I suffered from just having a vertical on
40m, but next year this will be improved and I’ll try to do a good result in
the HP category instead. First time > 1000q for me in this contest. Last year I
did SB 80 which was not to recommend so this year even though LP it was a lot
US signals on 20 were amazing but extremely low activity. Fun to work W7LR on
160m with just 100W (!) and also a few other big guns.
FT1KD + IC-7400
160m: 37m vert + 8 bevs
20m: 6el mono
15m: 6el mono
10m: 6/6el mono
Next one will be CQ 160 CW! Tnx for all qsos!
Pictures of the shack layout for the contest can be found here
I just set-up the station for a SO2R effort in the 9A CW contest next weekend. I just have to connect the amplifier switch which was disconnected during CQWW CW again, otherwise the station is pretty much setup. There is a homebrew SO2R box which built a few years ago which can be controlled from the PC when using Win-Test.
Work me on all bands!
Here are some pictures