Monthly Archives: September 2014


                    Scandinavian Activity Contest, CW

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

Class: SOAB HP
QTH: Da Traesk
Operating Time (hrs): 24
Radios: SO2R

 Band  QSOs  Mults
   80:  210    31
   40:  606    53
   20:  838    61
   15:  466    61
   10:  104    35
Total: 2224   241  Total Score = 1,265,973

Club: Worldwide Young Contesters


Conditions were promising thursday before the contest with JAs 599+30 on 10m,
but Aurora before and during the contest spoiled that kind of conditions.
But it did not wipe out the bands totally, was quite good conditions, but not
ideal. 15m closed quite early on saturday and 10m really did not open much.
20 and 40 the main bands in such conditions. VQ94JC and 9N7AD was the surprise
mults calling in this year.

Thanks for the QSOs and look for SJ2W in SAC SSB part also with Mike
73 Per SM2LIY

80m: 4-SQ
40m: 3/3el + 2/2el + 4-SQ
20m: 6/6/6el + 5/5el + 4el @EU
15m: 6/6el + 5el
10m: 6/6el + 6el @46m
8 beverages

K3 + ACOM 2000A (Sponsored by Ojojoj Music AB)
FT1000MKV + 4-1000
N1MM Logger

The antenna factory

Lots has happened since the last update but I have been too busy to update the website, sorry for that. It’s been a lot of work and planning @SJ2W plus also my regular job and some private work on the side to bring in more money so I can build even bigger. Why? It’s fun!

Last week was spent at the station and a lot of progress was made. We got one beam assembled, tuned and hoisted into place. It resonates a bit too low (21150kHz instead of 21270kHz) and I blame the tram wire for the false reading. I’d like to get a tram wire with a non conductive material instead. Anyway, I figured that the beam will need to be lowered next year or the year after when I have plans to put up a 3el for 80m in top of the tower. So I will document how we tuned the other beams and when we bring this beam down we re-tune it to match the other four. We will tune the next beam pulling it straight up the tower, simulating the real position a lot better. We can get them to about 10-12m above ground which should be sufficient, I’ve seen before that after about 1/2 wl the difference seem to be insignificant.

We also managed to get all other elements made for the other four beams and SM2UVU arrived and helped me build booms when SM2LIY was working SAC CW SOAB HP. On Monday before I went back to the work QTH we carried the beams down to where the final assembly and hoisting will be done and I brought up some plates to be drilled here at work where there is better equipment.

I am starting to feel the effects of working intensively for a period of time so I really hope we can get the 15m stack completed in the next two coming weekends. I am starting to doubt to be active in SAC SSB even thought it would be fun the goal is CQWW SSB. but we will see how it goes.

Doing the Gentry @53m

Follow me climbing

I made a little video of me climbing the new Moskojärvi 60m tower this weekend. Ground crew while I was climbing were SM2UVU and SM2XJP. I did get fatigued (probably too little water) after a few hours so SM2UVU ended up finishing the job. Here is a “little” video that is pretty long 🙂

Moskojärvi tower is up!

Awesome weekend, we finally completed the erection of the tower we took down from Moskojärvi a couple of years ago. So now, the tower which is one year younger than me is finally up at a new location and ready to receive some new antennas.

I arrived to SJ2W already on Thursday and got a ride there by SM0W who was on a work tour up in the north. And another guy I do like very much joined him, PY2ZXU/SM0CXU who was visiting his sister up in Piteå which is not far from where I work. On Thursday and Friday we got the last preparations done to be able to lift the tower and on Saturday the 48 tonne crane arrived and made it out to the field over the grass. Guys who helped out were SM2XLL, SM2UVU, SM2NOG, SM0CXU, SM0W, SM2LIY and SM2RMG.

SM2XJP is going on a trip tomorrow Thursday down to SM3WMU to pick up some 5G2.5mm2 cable for the rotation of the Mosko-tower and also some control cable, 2×20 0.65mm2. He will also stop by SM2DJK and get some 1/2″ cables and an amplifier.

This weekend the plans are to get the 7/8″ coaxes up the tower, so when we get some antennas up in the tower they are ready to be connected at once. Plan is to first build one 6el yagi for 15m, hoist it up and check that it performs according to specs. If so, we will build the other 4 antennas and hopefully get them hoisted at the same time. Plan is that we should have the 15m stack working before SAC SSB which is the second weekend in October.

So many pictures that I don’t have the energy to put text on them, sorry about that.