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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