Monthly Archives: December 2009

More stuff done

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.

Winter pictures

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…

9A CW Contest result

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

 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
more fun.

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
80m: 4-SQ
40m: Vertical
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

Ready for 9A CW

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