Monday, 24 October 2016

New rare IOTA QSL in my hand!

Finally the QSL from NA-172 has arrived. Call used was VE3LYC/KL7 and operator was the famous Cezar. He has very good ears and it is Always nice to chase him, from most of the time, very rare IOTA's.
Here are the QSL!

Front and rear side of the QSL. Click on the Picture and enjoy!
Cezar worked 1890 QSO's. 96% was CW!!!

CW rules???!!!!


Saturday, 22 October 2016

Rare DX in my vicinity!

I have a rare DX just in my vicinity. It is only 75 km ( 45 Miles ) from my own QTH in 51 deg direction. This DX Always create big piles. If you not guessed what it is I can tell you it is Market Reef or Märket as it is called in Swedish. This Reef is partly owned by Sweden and Finland. And it is the Finish part that Counts as OJ0. It can be quite trilling to work OJ0 from my location. Especially on high frequencies. It is to Close.
Last year US5WDX, DL5LYM, SP5XVY and DL3DXX was there and they must have had a lot of fun. I managed to work them on 160 m CW and 40 and 30 m RTTY. Nothing new but it is fun to work good operators.

Nice card of the Buildings on the Reef. Swedish part of the Reef has no Buildings.

Well that's all for now. CUL

Sunday, 16 October 2016

WOW! Thrilling week!

This Friday I had surgery in both my eye's. Reason was that I've got a lot of cataract in my left Eye and some in the right. So they replaced both my lenses at the same day (Friday 14 Oct ). Surgery took about 10 minutes per Eye and after a short rest I got the notion that I don't need special glasses any more. Just one pair for Reading only. Amazing!! I have to pinch my self several times a day that I have this clear vision now. .
Surgery was performed under a microscope. And it was totally painless. Only thing noted was a powerful strong light from the microscope straight into the Eye during surgery. So now I have Eye sight almost like a Hawk!!??


We had a brief moment of slight sun light this Monday. And I Went into the forest and took this Picture. And the autumn is progressing fast. We have had mostly cloudy sky and temp around 5 C ( 40 F ). Soon time to put on the Winter tyres on the car.


Wednesday, 12 October 2016

QSL from a new IOTA

YES! I've got a new IOTA for moi confirmed. It was AS-070 Gusmp Isl. Operators where R7AA, R2DG and UA6EX. Call used was R70ASIA and I worked them in IOTA Contest and the day Before the Contest. Here are the QSL.

I also got a new iota from Club Log direct into my credits. It was OC-273. So now I have the sum of 451 confirmed Groups. I'm slowly getting there!!??

Worked H40GC on 20 m CW. Not new but there where a pile???!!!! V53DX was on 15 m SSB. Same reason! A pile....

But I have worked a new IOTA. AS-131. Call was B7/BD7IHN.

Temperature is hovering around 5 C ( 40 F ) so it is quite could outside. But it will get colder!!


Tuesday, 4 October 2016

A QSL from Lesotho!

Worked them in February. I managed to get them on some missing band slots and modes. Now I only miss 7P on 160 and 80 m. The call used was 7P8C and QSL verified by F5GSJ. Got it confirmed via LoTW long time ago. Finally this QSL arrived!

Temperature outside has been below freezing during night time. Hopefully this will stop the lawn to grow. But it is to soon yet to stow the lawn cutter for the Winter. Temp at the moment is 3 C ( 37 F ).
Soon we will have the White fluff on the ground.

Well, CUL!!

Friday, 23 September 2016

Yeah!! A QSL arrived!!!

Today I've got QSL from South Africa. It is from AF-064 Robben Isl. Worked them on 20 m SSB and this is a new IOTA for me.

This is the Island where Nelson Mandela spent most of his Life in prison. But that is history now.
Nice card and it pushed my IOTA score up one more Point.

This weekend it is CQWW RTTY Contest. And I will chase some new ones if conditions will permit it!

That's all for now. CUL

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Bad conds and no QSL's!

Activity is low from all sides as I have not received a single QSL and no spectacular QSO to brag about. The only thing that is Active is the sun. At the moment K index is 6 and if you look to the right side of this blog you can see a lot of red saying "POOR". Worked a few new IOTA. What about VK5MAV/6 from OC-266 and SV8/IZ4JMA from EU-075. But that is just about all.
Autumn is here and the colours in nature is starting to change to orange. My neighbour's animals is enjoying Life as it is as you can see on the Picture.

Hope the sun will calm down a bit. I'm missing D6 on 160, 80 and 40. Hope the team present on Comoros at the moment will be Active on low bands. But conds have to improve!!!

Take care and CUL