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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CQ WW CW Results

I need sleep, lots of sleep… after 33 hours of decoding CW it is time to lean back, recover and reload to get ready for the ARRL 160 meter contest next weekend. But first lets summarize WW DX CW 2009. No sun spots and shorter daylight hours led to lower propagation and less action on

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SEØX win 160m Awards

I am proud to announce that SEØX was presented with an award for second place among Swedish SO-HP contestants in the CQ WW 160 Meter DX Contest 2009. SEØX was also announced the Swedish winner of the ARRL 160 meter Contest in the SO-HP category, although SM participation was limited in this contest. Those awards

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New Topband Vertical

A little late into the Topband season the new inverted L has been installed at SEØX, just in time for the CQWW SSB contest. The vertical part of the inverted L stands 19 meter tall. The bottom 13 meters are made of 50, 45 and 40 mm aluminium pipe and the top part is four

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