CQ160 SSB Report

I had not planned for a serious effort, just a little fun in CQ 160 SSB contest this weekend. And fun was exactly what was provided, together with some snow to clear at the station! I decided to operate only for a few hours which finally ended up at a total of 12 hours casual

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CQWW 160 CW Claimed Score

In CQWW 160 CW this year the goal was to improve my score and to try to be competitive with the multi-op contest stations ranking top 3 in SM last year. Unfortunately band was not as “hot and willing” as it was a year ago. I guess the best TB season during this bottom of

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SEØX #1 SM in CQ160 CW and SSB 2010!

SEØX operated by Björn SMØMDG is the #1 ranking SM SOHP station in the CQ160 2010 Contest, both in CW and SSB! See the awards on the virtual awards wall. I am celebrating with champagne and getting ready for the 2011 CQ160 CW contest this weekend. CU in the QRM, GL! Tweet

SE0X in Stew Perry Topband Distance Challenge

SMØMDG will be active from SEØX in the Stew Perry Topband Distance Challenge this weekend, December 18-19. Entry will be in SOHP. The unique part in this contest is that the distance that is counted for score, “QSO Points” are computed by taking the distance between the centers of the two grid squares. Count a

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SM0MDG Reverse Beacon on 160m

Follow the SM0MDG CW Skimmer monitoring the 160 meter band 24/7 on the Reverse Beacon Network. The beacon is using a SDR-IQ receiver using a Clifton Laboratories Z1501 active antenna with a 3 meter whip and will show you the Callsign, frequency, CW speed and signal to noise ratio (S/N) for signals received. Links: Filtered

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CQWW 160 SSB Report

Lets start with the conclusion; SSB contesting on 160 meters is fun and very challenging, but SSB and Topband is not the best combination, especially if you are in a country with only 40 kHz permitted band space. The SSB part of the 160 meter contest was a lot slower than the CQWW 160 CW

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CQWW 160 CW Report

In my opinion CQWW 160 CW is one of the most fun, exiting and challenging contests. Topband is the “Mt Everest of DX” pushing the operator and his equipment to the limits.  A topband addict constantly improves his station, listens to noise and statics for hours before keying and he never gets an overdose of

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Topband Vertical Repaired

The topband vertical at SEØX, an inverted L, broke in the winter storms rendering the antenna useless. Because of the remote location and the heavy snow just before the CQ WW 160 weekend I was not sure if I was able to repair or replace the antenna in time for the contest. The good news

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ARRL 160 Contest: Tough Work!

The annual ARRL 160 meter contest was a success last year as SEØX won the #1 SM SOHP award. This year the goal was to improve the score from last year and if possible defend my #1 position, but that might be a tough task if more logs are submitted this year. This year I

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