8Q7BM Photos

Spending two weeks in the Maldives in January was an unforgettable experience. Not only because of the blue ocean, white sand and warm sun. 160 meter contesting and DX’ing barefoot with a compromise antenna posed a challenge very different from the usual big signal-work-them-all experience from home. Below are a few photos from 8Q7BM. See

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The Force of Ice

A new year with new challenges just started. This weekend we got snow and temperatures below the freezing point for the first time this winter. On Saturday I spent some time making sure antennas where in shape for the colder season. I checked and adjusted tension of the 160 meter vertical guys and everything else

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Topband Vertical 2013/2014 season

The top band vertical at SE0X was put in place just in time for CQWW CW. This year the antenna is a little stronger (and longer). The bottom section is now made of a 60 millimeter aluminium tube with 3 millimeter wall thickness and I added a more robust delrin isolator. The total heigh of the

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SE0X Claimed #1 SM in CQ160 CW

As the log submission deadline was passed on February 28th SE0X piloted by SM0MDG was the highest ranking single operator effort in SM with a total claimed score of 440.250 points. A total of 1114 contacts where made with 61 DXCC plus 14 states and provinces in 26 hours of operation. The goal was set

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CQ160 SSB Update

The final result for the weekend ended up at 340 contacts worked in 39 DXCC and 2 US states (ME and MA) and one Canadian province (POI). The total time active was 17 hours, considerable less than in the CQ160 CW, maybe because the activity on the band was less and nighttime shorter than in the CW contest a month ago.