The second part, the SSB portion of the SAC (Scandinavian Activity Contest) 2009 has ended. SMØMDG operated SEØX in the SOAB-HP category logging a total of 1.000 stations in 20 hours of operation. There was no opening at all on 10 meter but there were many fun contacts made on all other bands including some really
For the second time the 3-element SteppIR antenna at SEØX failed, and this time with terrible timing a few days before the SAC SSB Contest. First I expected the failure to be similar to when then antenna copper tape jammed inside the EUH the past winter. Friday night, less than 20 hours before the start of the contest, we took the tower down and opened up the dipole EHU to find the drive shaft broken.
SEØX was active in SAC CW this weekend. SMØMDG operated the station in SOAB-HP logging a total of 1.100 stations in 20 hours of operation. Propagation was weak in higher bands with just a small opening Sunday on 15 meter and only four contacts logged 10 meter. Lower bands provided good action overnight with DX from NA,
The 51st SAC – Scandinavian Acitivity Contest is the next major event for Polar DX and the team is gearing up and preparing for the two contest weekends. The following Polar DX team members will be taking part in SAC; SEØX SOAB-HP (SMØMDG Björn, CW and SSB) SFØX SOAB-HP (SMØNOR Ulf, only SSB) SGØX SOAB-HP