Monthly Archives: April 2014

Basement work

Since the water damage we had in the basement a couple of years ago the operators have slept in the kitchen, which is far from optimal both from my point of having beds in the kitchen, but also from the operators view of getting sleep during SSB contests. So now I am working in the basement to get the operators their room back and also for me to have a little office space when I try to do my regular job stuff from SJ2W.

I am putting down floor heating even though it won’t be connected in the near future, but at least I have the option in the future if changing the house heating system to a water based system instead of direct electric heating.

Hopefully we’ll get some people together in the near future so we can do the big concrete pour (mixing ourselves).

By the way, very important news! I got a new coffee maker for SJ2W so now nothing will be able to stop us 😉

7el for 6m up

This year I decided early that we need to get the 6m yagi up. It’s not one of our contest bands so it has always been something that has been “When we have time”. Since we never have time I decided it was time to get it up this spring before the sporadic E season starts. I doubt however that I will enjoy 6m very much, but we will see. SM2XJP helped me to put it up.

It is a 7el homebrew OWA design on a 8m long boom.

Bought some stuff from SM2GCR

We went two trips down to SM2GCR to pick up some things that he sold us. First trip it was me, SM2XJP and SM2XLL and the second trip me and SM2UVU went down there. We got some stuff that will be useful in future projects.

Another K-600 adventure

This weekend was spent at SM2GCR QTH taking down a tower that SA5BJM had bought. This is a video me and SG3P (SK3W) filmed and I edited. We are speaking Swedish but it might be fun to watch anyway.