Monday, 27 March 2017

YES! Wworked a few new IOTA's.

Finally I managed to get into the log of VE7ACN/7 and also KL7/VE7ACN. Worked from NA-061 and NA-041. And almost in the same time as I worked VE7ACN/7 I Heard  and worked A35JP/P from OC-123, Niuafo'ou. All 3 is new for me. QSL on order for the VE7ACN operation.

There is a lot of activity in the garden. I have put out the last of the sunflower seed's to the birds.

This is a great tit that has a seed in the mouth. But I also have this nice looking Squirrel.

And he/she is picking up what the birds are dropping on the ground. So he/she is quite satisfied with Life in general!!??

Click on Pictures and enjoy.


Friday, 24 March 2017


Yes! This is a direct delivery of a QSL. QSO was 12-Mar-2017. Ordered the QSL via Pay-Pal on 18-Mar 2017. And QSL arrived today! It was AS-126 Lipe Island. Call used was E20HHK/P and Operator was Choon.

This pushed my IOTA score up one more so now I have the fantastic sum of 488 Islands confirmed!!?? Not much to brag about but I'm getting there.

Been trying to chase VE7ACN/7. Heard him on 40 m CW this morning. Was Calling him barefooted while I was waiting for the 2,5 minutes delay in the PA to run out. And when PA was up and running he was gone!!!!! Well, I will keep on chasing him.


Thursday, 23 March 2017

New Headset!

I was in need for a new Headset so I didn't need to swap my BM-10 between radios. I found this from a Swedish supplier by the name of "VKC Ham Shop". Owner is Peter, SM6VKC. The Headset is light and has a dynamic microphone and I just connected it to my TS-590S. And it worked just fine. Worked S21ZEE on 17 m without any problem in a quite big pile.

This is how it looks. Fine, or...........?? Picture taken with my I-Phone. It was a bit dark on the microphone but that was an easy fix by the radio DSP. So the TS-950SDX can now have the BM-10 Heil Headset with a HC5 element and this new Headset goes to TS-590S.

And this is the set up. And an ACOM 1000 can be used together with either of the transceivers.

Well, back to radio to chase NA-061, Kaien Island where VE7ACN/7 is at the moment.


Wednesday, 22 March 2017

New (for moi) IOTA.

Yes! Today I received SA-061, Mocha Island. Call used was XR5M and the QSO was 2017-Mar-11. And QSL arrived today!. QSL mgr IK2DUW understand the wording "Direct". Super!

So this pushed my IOTA score up one Point. Thanks to the team of XR5M.

Wx here in Sweden today is fine. Had some rain this morning but now the sun is shining from a clear sky and temp is 10 C ( 50 F ) and it feels so good!

Back to radio. CUL

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

QSL from TL8TT

Today I received QSL from the Italian Dxpedition Team with I2YSB at the helm. And as Always the QSL card is in super quality. Worked them on a few missing slots.

Nice to work Silvano and his team. Good operators and Quick QSL service.

We have had the first TS in the Southern part of Sweden. But still far away from my location. But this is the drawback with summer. That is the risk of getting hit by lighting. I Always take precautions to avoid damage of a hit as best as I can. But sometimes it can get a bit thrilling here.

CUL and remember that Life is to short for QRP!

Some snow in the air!

Today the temperature is around freezing. And some wet snow in the air. And the sun has gone over the horizon on the North Pole and will stay up there for the next 6 month's. Same but reverse on the South Pole. There has the sun disappeared for the next 6 month's. Reason for this is what is called vernal equinox. Summer is on the way!!

Not much  has happened on the radio. Worked a few missing slots for 9G5X and 5U5R. But I missed them both on 160 m. Also missed TU7C on 160 m. But better luck next time.

But as we are approaching summer it is soon time for this baby to come out and start working. And this will be fun.

Take care and CUL.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Worked KL7/VE7ACN!

Yes, finally I was able to get a QSO with Mikhail, KL7/VE7ACN from NA-041, Prince of Wales Island. A new one for me and I'm also confirmed in his On-Line Log. Super!

The Wood story has now come to an end. All logs have been split up and piled for drying. Here is one of the piles of pine and spruce.

I have two more in about the same size! So I have a few logs for the future. Well, this ends the story about the Wood. I will not bother you all any more in this matter.