SB3X – EU-087 Bramon in IOTA contest 2012

SA0BVX Olle and I will activate EU-087, Bramon, during this years IOTA contest. We will be active as SB3X. Rig will be an Elecraft K3 with a 1KW amplifier into a Spiderbeam (10-15-20m). Probably also a dipole for 40m.

All QSO’s will be uploaded to LoTW.

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Hamvention 2012

Back in Sweden after a visit to Hamvention in Dayton, OH. Not so many new rigs. Main attraction was however the new Yaesu FT-DX3000 and the Kenwood TS-990. Looking forward to play-around with the Yaesu some time in the future. Both rigs where under ”lid” so no possibillity to get the ”feel”.
Anyway, the flea market was impressive. So big… Did not buy anything but it was fun just to walk around and see what kind of (crap) that was for sale. But the most fun thing was to meet all top contesters and dx’ers. Hopefully I will be back in 2013.

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Kenwoods new TS-990s… or so they say…

Kenwood’s new TS-990s… but is it? :)

Take a closer look at the display… The date says Apr. 1st…

I guess we will find out next week…

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DXCC #40,646

It’s not a Lifetime achievement award, and it’s not a 5BDXCC… But it’s mine :)

My first DXCC award.

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YJ0VK – Vanuatu

Out in the South Pacific Ocean there is a small island called, Vanuatu… A.k.a. YJ0 for us ”hams”. I was lucky to get a QSO on 15m with them the other day.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vanuatu

Tnx!

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7O6T – Yemen

With some luck, a lot of power (and hopefully some skills…) I made contact with this DX on a couple of bands. This DXCC is ranked #6 on Clublog’s ”Most Wanted”. After just one week (of two) the team in Yemen has made over 46.000 QSO’s. Impressive.

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SK87WARD

On Apr. 18th IARU celebrated their 87’th ”birthday”. In Sweden, we went on the air with the callsign SK87WARD. 13 op’s made in total 3308 QSO’s on different bands and modes. I was QRV on 20m SSB during the day.

QSO’s will be uploaded to LoTW, eQSL and Club Log. ”Normal” QSL cards will be sent out using the service from GlobalQSL.

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CQWW CW @SK3W

Went to SK3W yesterday. Impressive multi-multi set-up. 10 op’s QRV at 5 bands simultaneously. GL in the contest and tnx for the coffee :) I really need to learn CW…

One of the impressive towers...

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First QSL :)

Got my first direct QSL i the mail today. From WA3RVD, Mel in Carnegie, PA. Now only 49 states left to confirm in order to get the WAS diploma :)

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Remote operation

During the weekend I visited relatives in Geneva, Switzwerland. It was great beeing able to operate from their place with the gizmos from Remoterig.

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