Monthly Archives: February 2011 - Page 2

Freq stealers

UT7CL made me this nice picture. The crazy guy on the photo is me during the CQWW CW contest, in bad need of a shower.

Frequency stealers be aware!

Frequency stealers be aware!

Stepper motors attached

I attached the stepper motors for the variable vacuum capacitors in the PI-tank today. It went very well and they turn fairly easy, so it should be no problem for them at all to turn them. I will now need to put some feed-through capacitors for the cables to the motors, as well as to the vacuum relays. I also need to attach the potentiometer which will be used to give an absolute position of the capacitors.

2x4CX1500B update

Today I worked some on the amplifier again. I haven’t been doing that for a while, but now I will do some work on it to hopefully have it ready before the summer.

I milled some plates to hold the C2 capacitor, and also the stepper motors which will turn the capacitors. Tomorrow I will try to mount them, and start making the bracket which will hold the position pot on the C1 and C2 cap.

CQ 160m CW

The 160m CW contest this year brought motivated ops and improved hardware to a quite good result, even though propagations were down from last year. We only managed to work 67 US/VE stations, which is really bad but we managed to work 69 JA stations, which is really good! The result is just under last years, and we don’t feel that we could have done things any better than we did.

                   CQ 160-Meter Contest, CW

Call: SJ2W
Operator(s): SM2LIY SM2WMV SM3JLA
Station: SJ2W

Class: Multi-Op HP
QTH: Da Traesk
Operating Time (hrs): 37

Total:  QSOs = 1371  State/Prov = 27  Countries = 95
Total Score = 977,830

Club: Worldwide Young Contesters


Not very good propagations. 67 US/VE worked and 69 JAs. We barely had 
any openings towards US and the ones that made it through were really 
weak. When it looked like it would recover on Sunday morning a 
disturbance came again, which made propagation drop again.

We did just score a bit under last years score of just over 1 meg, 
which we are very happy about considering how the propagation were 
to the west. It was quite good towards asia most of the contest.

Tnx for the qsos!

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