SOP Aniversary activation..

The month of July is almost around the corner and its time to prepare for the SOP-activity, 2018 edition. This year the SOP-award has its 60 year anniversary why to celebrate this occasion, a number of foreign SOP-stations have been given a special function during the activation period. SJ7SOP have been given the privilege to be one of those station which is really an big honor!


I have just completed the call sign application for SJ7SOP and will be able once again to work the call sign during the month of July. More information about how to work the call can be found on the SJ7SOP-page here on the blog.

Did you know that the SJ-prefix is actually a rare prefix in the Swedish call sign series? The prefix is, since the new guidelines from the Swedish authorities came in to place,  no longer able to be assigned. Existing calls, like SJ7SOP is only allowed to be prolonged why working any of the Swedish SJ-SOP call signs is a chance to catch a rare prefix! 🙂

Now, back to preparing for the activation..



In the mail..

Time for a update!  Been quite inactive, again, on the blog. Why is it so hard to just write sometimes? 🙂

Well, the fact that I´ve made a jump start on the work front after the vacation with a TON of mail and things to do have probably contributed to the fact that I didn’t want to spend any more time in front of a computer unless you have to! 🙂

DSC_1720With that said there have been some results from this year SOP-activity that arrived in the mail. In an  envelope stamped in Germany the SOP-sticker arrived and is now hanging on the “shack”-wall next to the SOP-pennon that i received last year. Even though this year didn’t generate as much QSO:s as I originally intended, I’m still looking forward to next years activity. Hopefully my vacation will be in sync with the activity this time. 🙂

There has also been some paper QSL:s dropping in to SJ7SOP during the latest “harvest” in the clubs QSL post office. I haven’t yet had the time sorting through al of them and responding with a QSL back put I’ll be putting some time aside for this during the fall.

73 de SM7VRZ




SJ7SOP – Sea Of Peace Special Callsign..

With 15 days to go I’ve payed the fee for using my special callsign for the Sea Of Peace Award – SJ7SOP. It’s the third year in a row that I’m going to air the callsign and the activation plan is somewhat depending on family activities during the month of July. However, I’ve decided not only to activate digimodes this time why I´ll activate SSB Phone just as much as digimodes.

As the activity starts the first of July and I’m still working before going on vacation I´ll mainly work digimodes the first two weeks. After this I´ll move over to SSB phone to work as much stations as possible.


The following bands and modes will be activated:

  • 40m; SSB, PSK31/64/125 and JT65/9
  • 30m; PSK31/64/125 and JT65/9
  • 20m; SSB, PSK31/64/125 and JT65/9
  • 17m; SSB, PSK31/64/125 and JT65/9
  • 15m; SSB, PSK31/64/125 and JT65/9
  • 12-10m when conditions are favourable; SSB, PSK31/64/125 and JT65/9

The on air status of the call sign and any activation plans can be found on my page for SJ7SOP and hopefully the callsign will be spotted on the clusters when it´s active aswell.

My hope this year is to beat the current record of 350 QSO:s and I think that activating the callsign in phone will give me a chance doing so.

For you interested in receiving a QSL for a contact made during 2015 is kindly asked to request this in the QSO or by E-mail to QSL will normally be sent by the bureau. IRC coupons is rejected and unfortunately not valid for use with the Swedish postal service. A request for direct QSL will be taken into consideration in every separate case, as I can´t meet every request and the cost for these.

For more information about the award, see the SOP website.

Hope to meet you on the air in July! 🙂

73 de SM7VRZ