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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Svalbard Topband Activity

SMØMDG Björn and OZ1LXJ John were active from the JW5E club station in Longyearbyen, Svalbard Januari 8-13, 2009. A total of 1.011 QSO’s were logged. 1002 QSO’s 160CW 7 QSO’s 160SSB 2 QSO’s 80MCW The radio used was an Elecraft K3 with a TL-922 amplifier, the TX antenna was a double inverted L and for

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7SØX in CQWW 160 SSB

SM0MDG Björn, SM0MLZ Patrik and SM0NOR Ulf was active Saturday in CQWW 160 SSB. This was no effort to contest, but a chance get together to make plans for WPX and to test some equipment. All corners of EU was heard and worked, but very few DX came through the wall of noise. The exceptions where

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CQWW 160 CW – Pure fun!

What a fun contest weekend! I was really looking forward to the CQWW 160 CW contest as topband is my favorite band, and what a great fun weekend it became. I entered the contest in category A single operator high power, but was initially tempted to re-enter in assisted mode and use the cluster as the band

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JW Topband Activity info

SMØMDG Björn and OZ1LXJ John were active from the JW5E club station in Longyearbyen, Svalbard. A total of 1.011 QSO’s were logged. 1002 QSO’s 160CW 7 QSO’s 160SSB 2 QSO’s 80MCW QSL route is via homecalls, buro or direct. If you worked us both and prefer to send direct, it is enough to send to one of

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SEØX in CQWW 160 2009

I will participate as SEØX in CQWW 160 January 23 – 25, 2009. Entry will be in category A – single operator, high power. CQWW 160 website 73 de Björn, SM0MDG (SE0X) Tweet

Simple topband toploaded vertical

I got many requests about how I put together my 18 meter topband vertical so here is the recepie: The base of this antenna project is the 18 meter spiderbeam mast using three levels of guying where the upper guys also serve as the top hat. This makes it easy to deploy the antenna for

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