As of Today, November 1st 2018, the maximum power allowed for Swedish amateur radio operators have been lowered to a maximum of 200 watt PEP. This is a change in regulations by the Swedish PTS, Post and Telecommunication authority. The reason given is that it is done to harmonise with the new spectrum plan. There have been no reports of interference relating to amateur radio activity reported to PTS.
2018 has been a rather slow year at SE0X with limited activity due to family and work commitments. Therefor it feels great that the few efforts are paying off! The results of CQ-160 and CQ-WPX brought the excitement levels up right in time for the contest season.
Rewiring the station for IARU HF Championship. This year I am going to enter the Single Operator Unlimited CW High Power category with the goal so set a decent record. The station will be using only SDR, Software Defined Radio equipment, and at this moment preparation is in full force.
This morning a nice surprise appeared in the mail. It seems like I had the highest combined CW + SSB score in SOAB HP Unassisted in the Scandinavian Activity Contest (SAC). Not an official category, but very nice plack för the wall. Thanks to the sponsor SM3EVR Tord Julander!
CQ160 SSB is one of the most challenging phone contests. With thousands of operators sharing the narrow 160 meter band good filters and a lot of patience is crucial to survive this weekend while producing a respectable score. SM0MDG and SM0MLZ teamed up and logged on via remote to SE0X with the goal of breaking the Multi Operator SM record from 1995. How did it go? Read on to find out.
The 2018 edition of the CQ160 CW provided lots of fun and SE0X broke the SM Record from 2004 in the Single Operator Low Power category. But right before the contest it looked like we had to cancel because of antenna problems. Full story follows, keep reading.
After years of successfully keeping my Topband vertical in service during winter storms in costal environment my streak of luck has finally come to an end. This season alone I had more problems with the Topband vertical than in the past 10 years. Heres a quick recap of the so far very eventful season at SE0X.
It seems like CQWW CW will be a single band effort! The Topband Vertical a SE0X didn’t even make it through the first storm of the season. This week it was discovered to be resting on the ground after a few days of rough weather with storm. One of the guy line supports didn’t hold up to the forces of nature. After 10 years of loyal service it decided it was time to give up. The antenna itself is in one piece but rather deformed. The FCP and loading coil is a mess. It will be a challenge to get it back up and into service before the CQ160 contest.