Monthly Archives: November 2014

Rotator work

Last weekend me and Anna + Hicco spent some time at the station. I mainly spent time getting the rotation of the Moskojärvi tower to work. Me and my neighbor also spent time planning out where to put the inband tower on his land. The plans turned out great so now we have a fun project for next year. Left to do getting the Mosko-tower rotating is putting the pot in place, running a bit more cables and configuring the rotator board for the openASC system. So hopefully its finished before CQWW DX CW in a few weeks.


                   CQ Worldwide DX Contest, SSB

Call: SJ2W
Station: SJ2W

Class: M/S HP
QTH: Da Traesk
Operating Time (hrs): 48

 Band  QSOs  Zones  Countries
  160:   76     9       50
   80:  187    18       77
   40: 1010    32      108
   20: 2925    38      139
   15: 1698    38      134
   10:  919    35      133
Total: 6815   170      641  Total Score = 10,956,610

Club: Worldwide Young Contesters


This year we were not able to compete with the top M/S teams, too much aurora.
However still decent even though our multipliers were quite low compared to the
top teams, mainly seem to be down on 10m probably due to the aurora. Last year
about 2.36 pts/q and this year 1.98 pts/q which kind of tells the story.

We need to get the new 15m stack rotatable, standing in mud trying to rotate it
in windy conditions and getting it fixed with hatched straps isn't the most fun
but it sure does play nicely.

Still could need a few more operators, its tough trying to stay focused during
the whole contests. 

160m: 39m vert
80m: 4-SQ
40m: 3/3el + 2/2el + 4-SQ
20m: 6/6/6el + 5/5el + 4el @EU
15m: 6/6/6/6/6el + 6/6el + 5el
10m: 6/6el + 6el @46m
8 beverages

FT5000 + SPE
FT1000MKV + ACOM 2000
FT1000MKV + ACOM 1000
K3 for inband
N1MM Logger

Various work

Some various stuff has been done lately but nothing major. I’ve been working quite a lot on electronics for the QBL amplifier project and I’ve ordered these boards and components for them. So hopefully there will be some updates soon with some details of that. I also spent a couple of days at SJ2W settings the station up for CQWW SSB and started getting the rotor for the Moskoj√§rvi tower so we can hopefully rotate it soon. SM2UVU has built a box for it that I hope to get installed next weekend.

I also went up on a trip to SM2OAN where we put up a 24m rotatable tower for him. Next year he will start putting up the antennas in it and I believe plans are to have a 10m stack in it and 12 + 17m monobanders.