Monthly Archives: June 2015

Some trips

The last two weeks have been first a wedding and then last weekend a trip down to SM3 to visit my parents plus pick up a milling machine I got to buy for a good price. It was a brand new Optimum BF20L which is perfect for making some parts for antennas etc. I also got to visit SM3RAB QTH and see his antennas.

This weekend me and SM2UVU have been making some antennas for him and SM2NOG. I will update with pictures from this weekend when the weekend is over since I am planning more work. One of these things are cutting out larger discs to modify the new winch. SM2FQB also gave me a couple of inverters, one one-phase to three phase which will be perfect for the winch and one big that I plan to use on the 60m tower to easy the strain on everything a bit so I can ramp up/down at the starts and stops. So thank you very much Ulf!

WE4S recordings of SJ2W in WPX CW

Check this out, some recordings that Grady (WE4S) did of SJ2W during WPX CW.

Check out his blog also!

Lots of tables

Lately I have been down at the station and doing some work cleaning the barn and I have also modified some tables. I’ve also gotten aluminum ordered for lots of antennas and hopefully it will arrive soon so we can start working on that. I think one of the first things to do will be to build new elements for the top 20m Yagi so we can change that as soon as possible.

And I almost forgot about the nice surprise when I arrived at SJ2W. Again the basement was flooded with water from the well containing our poo. It has been raining a lot lately so rain water probably got into the well and then flooded the basement. I might need to fix this permanently next year, even if I am getting a hang of how to deal with these issues. I got the water pumped out of the well and all water out from the basement. SM2LIY burned a lot of wood in the fire place to get better circulation through the basement and while he was working the WPX CW contest I had the big fan that presses air from the top floor down into the basement running on full speed the whole time. On Monday it was pretty dry in the basement.


SM2LIY claimed a new Scandinavian record SOAB HP Assisted in WPX CW!

                    CQWW WPX Contest, CW

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

Class: SO(A)AB HP
QTH: Da Traesk
Operating Time (hrs): 36
Radios: SO2R

 Band  QSOs
  160:    1
   80:   91
   40:  727
   20: 1128
   15: 1269
   10:   49
Total: 3265  Prefixes = 1264  Total Score = 10,531,648

Club: Worldwide Young Contesters


Good conditions almost all weekend, got disturbed on sunday evening with some
Aurora. Station worked UFB as always :-)
QSL LoTW, EQSL or direct to SM2LIY.
Thanks for all callers and to Mike making coffe during the weekend :-)

73 / Per SM2LIY

160m: 39m vertical
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 
K3 + ACOM 2000A (Sponsored by Ojojoj Music AB) FT1000MKV + 4-1000  
micro KEYER 2R
N1MM Logger+