Fun time at SK3W

Me and SM2NOG went on a 1800+ km trip during a few days. We intended to go down to SM0 with Gus (SG3P, owner of SK3W) to pickup some aluminum we ordered together (240kg to SJ2W) and also go by SK0UX to pickup some other stuff donated by SM0W and SM0DZB. We went down on Thursday mid day with a Volvo 244 and the plan was to swap cars at my parents place and use my dads newer VW Golf TDI but after 60km in the car the turbo quit on us, so we just hooked off the trailer and went back and the rest of the trip was done with the 30 year old trusty Volvo 244.

On the way down we had 4 pcs of K-600 tower sections which the SK3W gang didn’t get on their trailer during their visit a couple of weeks back. The trip went well and we arrived at SK3W around 0200. The plan to was head to SM0 early on Friday morning so we only got a couple of hours sleep before heading off again in SM3XIK’s V8 Jeep, which had an easier time with than trailer than the old Volvo. We picked up the 300kg of aluminum and went for lunch and after that we headed up to SK0UX, which is a superb hilltop QTH where SM0W and SM0CXU (PY2ZXU) met us and gave us the tour. Teemu (SM0W) also gave us some connectors and 80m of 1/2″ coax that I will use up to the 6el 10m Yagi which we will put in the 60m tower.

We also went by SM0DZB who gave us a tour of his country side vacation home where we also picked some fun stuff.

On Friday afternoon we headed back to SK3W and had a nice time with some BBQ and also spent Saturday there. I helped Gus a bit with some openASC problems which we managed to solve while SM2NOG, SM3XIK and SG3P did build some shelves for the aluminum Gus bought for SK3W.

Big thanks to the SK3W gang for the hospitality and to SM0W/SM0CXU for the tour of SK0UX.

Also huge thanks to SM2NOG who drove us down there šŸ™‚

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