Monthly Archives: April 2016

Antenna and house work

This weekend me and Hicco went down to SJ2W. We got quite a lot done even though the weather was shifting between sun, hail and snow. Later during the week (thankfully I was not there) it came down 15cm of snow (!). I am tired of the winter now and I want summer!

I bought and mounted a roof rack on the car so I was able to go into the village and get some wood for finishing up some details on the house. I also cut the wall panels on the front of the house so its straight and nice. I attached the planks to the house even though its not painted, so it will be needed to take loose (just four screws) to be painted when its warmer outside. The house also needs another coat of paint.

On Sunday I spent some time to assemble the 2el 40m yagi that I built most of the parts for last autumn. It is meant to be put up in the inband towers at 30m and is an own design.

This weekend I am going down again and we will see what projects the weather will allow me to do.

I also played with Hicco. Anna has been training with him a lot and I got quite impressed when I tried this…


Not that much radio related has been done so far this year. I have spent a few weekends at the QTH but not done much major stuff, just some organizing in the basement etc. Now however sun has appeared again and my motivation is getting better and better. Plans for this spring is to finish up the house and the inband tower. I will also try to get the WARC beam up. There is a lot of minor stuff I also need to spend this summer doing, such as small houses for all rotors to the towers etc. There is also plenty of work to be done getting inband to work with remote access link for antenna switching etc which will be run over XBee. I have been looking at making some HPF for them to make sure I don’t get any interference from the HF bands, I dont know how much I should trust the RF-frontend on those modules.

This weekend me and Hicco will go down and hopefully weather is good enough so I can do some outdoor work.

Stay tuned…

CQ WPX SSB – EU record!


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

Class: SOSB20 HP
QTH: Da Traesk
Operating Time (hrs): 36
Radios: SO2R

 Band  QSOs
   20: 3888
Total: 3888  Prefixes = 1319  Total Score = 10,807,886

Club: Worldwide Young Contesters


Goal for the contest was to see if I could get close to the EU record. It seems
like I have passed it and if I have not been a too big lid I should pass log
check. The contest was fun, Saturday was amazing and it felt like very high
activity from US, maybe because of the Easter holidays? However Sunday was
horrible, barely got any propagations towards US, just sporadic ones where the
aurora let through the signals. All east coast worked on Sunday was via skew
path near South America. Kind of wish I had read the prognosis and maybe
wouldn't have taken half of the off-time on Saturday and instead more on

Thanks for the QSOs!

Antennas: 6/6/6el + 5/5el + 4el @EU + dipole 470m away @30m
Rigs: K3 + TS590SG (inband)
Amp: ACOM 2000A (Sponsored by Ojojoj Music AB)

Check the website, it contains a lot of fun stuff on the progress of the
station build etc.