DD1MAT Guest Op in WPX SSB

Nick DD1MAT will guest operate SE0X in CQWPX SSB this year. Niko will be entering the contest in Single Operator High Power Single Band 80 meter category.

Preparations has been ongoing for more than a week and everything is ready for the fun filled prefix hunt this weekend.

GL and look for SE0X on 80 meter!

Nordic Skimmer Analysis

Total spots reported by Skimmers

The SE0X Skimmer has a temporary replacement antenna, a PA0RDT Mini Whip. Results are impressive considering its simplicity and tiny physical shape. There is a separate story on this simple antenna here. This post is focused on the analysis of Reverse Beacon Network spots to evaluate the antennas performance.

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Max Power for SM Hams Lowered to 200W!

200W

As of Today, November 1st 2018, the maximum power allowed for Swedish amateur radio operators have been lowered to a maximum of 200 watt PEP. This is a change in regulations by the Swedish PTS, Post and Telecommunication authority. The reason given is that it is done to harmonise with the new spectrum plan. There have been no reports of interference relating to amateur radio activity reported to PTS. Read more ›

2 Records Broken in 2018… so far!

The contest season of 2017/2018 has been rather slow at SE0X with limited activity due to family and work commitments. Therefor it feels great that the few efforts where paying off! The results of CQ-160 and CQ-WPX brought the excitement levels up right in time for the 2018/2019 contest season.  Read more ›

SDR Fun in IARU HF Championship

IARU SO2R SDR PRO Setup @SE0X
As the 2018 IARU HF Championship was chosen as the arena for WRTC activity was high this summer contest weekend. I decided to kick out the K3/TS-590 combo and go all SDR in SO2R configuration. Propagation was also helpful, especially on low bands. Read the full writeup of the IARU HF Championship weekend at SE0X here.

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Getting Ready for IARU HF Championship

Rewiring SE0X

Rewiring the station for IARU HF Championship. This year I am going to enter the Single Operator Unlimited CW High Power category with the goal so set a decent record.  The station will be using only SDR, Software Defined Radio equipment, and at this moment preparation is in full force. Read more ›