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POTA, SSA (w/LA1K)

Yesterday I had the pleasure of working with Akademisk Radioklubb (ARK) as LA1K/P in the Swedish portable test, SSA Portabeltest. LA1K mainly worked the 80m and 40m bands for the contest, while I kept a third station busy by calling CQ POTA on 20m. We managed to get Festningeparken a POTA id and did the…

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JX/LB5SH 2022 cancelled

I received a message from the operator, literally minutes ago, informing me that the planned trip to Jan Mayen is cancelled due to a lack of passengers. This is a decision I fully understand, and it’s beyond their control. They said they will try again same time next year, and I’m already on the booking…

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Expedition to Jan Mayen at risk

As you may know, my plan is to hitch-hike with a team of mountaineers, travelling from Svalbard to Jan Mayen in late June, 2022. However, a couple of weeks ago, I received a notification from the operator that the trip is at risk being cancelled, due to a lack of reservations. At the time being,…

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CQ WPX RTTY

The CQ WPX RTTY contest was held a few days ago, and despite being occupied with other duties that apparently are, quote, “more important than sitting infront of that radio all day”, I logged 100 contacts on low power. This should ideally be tenfold that number, but I’ll get there next year. The antenna used…

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Building a vertical antenna with traps

Last week I bought a few cheap aluminium pipes and decided to build a discrete vertical antenna for my post stamp backyard. The goal was to make something that looks a little bit more professional than a cobweb of wires, and at the same time support the 10, 15 and 20 meter bands. If that…

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Baltic SSB and accidental DARC 10m

This was my first contest weekend of 2022, and I was taking it easy with the goal of attending the Baltic SSB contest only. This is a 80m/40m contest, and since I don’t have a good antenna for 80m at home I used the LA2T club shack and used the opportunity to QRO. The Baltic…

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