80M Antenna experiments..

As the prognosis for the higher bands looks quite sad now when the eleven year cycle is heading for a low, I decided last summer to try to build an antenna for the 80M band and eventually also 160M. These bands have not been that much activated in my home QTH yet and why not get…Read more 80M Antenna experiments..

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SJ7SOP/6

The activity for SJ7SOP in the SM6 area is slowly coming to it's end as me and the family are leaving the summer QTH tomorrow. So far I've managed to get about 50 worked stations during my stay. I't could have been more but the family activities comes first. However I'm satisfied with my activity…Read more SJ7SOP/6

Portable kit, last piece of the puzzle..

As some may remember I've been looking for a stable, lightweight bracket for suspending the fishing rod for the antenna. After some searching I finally found what I was looking for! The bracket is originally made for holding parasols during the lazy days outside but it turned out to be able to be used for antennas…Read more Portable kit, last piece of the puzzle..

Family adventures and QRP kit progress…

Yesterday me and my better half, Ulrika, took the kids on a small adventure to a near by nature reserve, Kjugekull.  The site is locally famous for it's large boulders and beautiful views and nature. In addition to this it´s also said to be the largest and best site in Sweden for an activity called…Read more Family adventures and QRP kit progress…

Project digimode QRP portable, the first steps…

Today it's saturday and I have actually nothing planned this weekend. Therefore I decided to startup one of this years projects, my QRP Portable digimode project. The goal with this project is to have a working solution for working digimodes (JT65/9 and PSK31/63) portable with my FT-817ND.  I've been giving this project some thought earlier and…Read more Project digimode QRP portable, the first steps…

2015 Projects

As it is the beginning of the new year I've started to think about future projects and activities. During the autumn of 2014 I.ve collected both som ideas and material to start som inteteresting builds and projects. My goals for this year is: Renovate and improve my Inverted-V multiband antenna.Some renovation is required on the wire connection…Read more 2015 Projects

Antenna addition..

As I wrote in my last post I've started using a new exciting mode on HF, but that's not the only thing that's new. A friend of mine,  also a hamradio operator, was getting rid of one of his vertical antennas. As I've mode some experiments with a homebuilt quarterwave vertical before and was a…Read more Antenna addition..