Friday, 26 August 2016

Low activity. But chasing CY9C.

I have been chasing CY9C. Wanted on 160, 80 and RTTY. The sun has been a bit active so no low band QSO so far. RTTY is a different story. I can only run about 600 W to my Australian TE56 antenna. If I run more Power I will melt the traps. And it is hard to get through the wall from Southern EU as well as US East Cost. Not easy from Northern EU with low Power. But yesterday I called about 2,5 Hrs on 20 m. No QSO!! Than for some reason He QSY:ed to 17 m and I could not hear him on 17 m. Well, I will try again today!!

Got a new (for moi) I-Phone. It is an 5S. And I'm very satisfied with it. I just updated the IOS to 9.3.5. And I tested the camera and you can see the Picture below.

Picture show my tool shed. Colour looks OK.

Back to radio!! CUL

Saturday, 13 August 2016

New IOTA's confirmed in Club Log

Yes! I managed to get in the log of VE3LYC/KL7 from NA-172. QSL on order via OQRS.

The same with AS-062 with the call RI0FS from Shikotan Isl. I'm  in the log according to Club Log. Not ordered any QSL yet due to OQRS not opened.

So, two new IOTA's for moi! Thanks to both operators.

Found this visitor on my doorstep. It is an edible snail (vineyard).

Well, I put him back into the forest.

Still missing a lot of IOTA QSL's. The Club Log Connection to RSGB IOTA page has so far just added one ( 1 ) QSL to my credit list.

Well that's all for now. CUL

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Worked VE3LYC/KL7

YES! I managed to work Cezar on 20 m at 07:07 Z date 4/8. He was not so strong but he had as usual very good ears. Now I'm waiting for the OQRS so I can order a QSL for NA-172.

Have rebuilt my schack. So now the TS-590S id dedicated to RTTY and also 50 MHz together with an ACOM1000 and a microHAM Digikeyer II. Work just fine.

Tuned to 80 m RTTY at the moment.

Worked JT1CO and his Contest call JT5DX on 50 MHz in June. A new one on 50 MHz for me. According to LotW he is an LoTW member but he do not upload his log. Sent a few e-mail to him so he can tell me how to get QSO confirmed on LoTW. But he do not answer. I suspect he just want some $$$$. But that will not happened.

Well, that's all for now. CUL

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Waiting for a new IOTA.

At the moment I'm waiting for Cezar from NA-172 Cooper Isl. Call to be used is VE3LYC/KL7. But info from DX World says rain and wind in 10-15 mph on the Island. Wind on the sea is up to 25 mph. So no boat trip yet.

Activity here has been low. Operated in IOTA Contest this weekend in S&P. Only 6 new was found.

Flowers in my garden is in full bloom.

Weather is quite warm during daytime and Cold at night. This morning it was 7 C ( 44 F ). We have had a lot of rain last week. About 80 mm i total. Also a lot of lighting. Hope it will calm down a bit.

Well, that's all for now. CUL

Monday, 11 July 2016

A letter has arrived!

Found this envelope in my mailbox!

Click on it and look at the stamps and the postmarks. Super nice. And the content of the envelope was this!

Top is front side and bottom is rear side. Worked them on 80 to 10 m and managed to get them on CW, SSB and RTTY. And they have already confirmed the QSO's on LoTW. Super operation and nice with the envelope. They did the same with Tromelin, FT4TA. Hope they will become collectors item's.

Well, I have been in Varberg this weekend visiting my daughter. We vent down to a Place called Tvååker and looked at an K9 (dog) Exhibition with more than 7000 (!!!!) thousands K9 of all kind of breeds. And the weather was just super nice with temp around 20 C and sunny.

That's all for now. CUL

Saturday, 25 June 2016

Flower opens up and BREXIT is truth!

The flower in my last blog has opened up. Nice!

And as I'm a descended from UK I had to put this up on my  house as a tribute to the UK. I wonder if the people in UK have made the right choice. Future will tell!!

Well, 50 MHz is, at the moment, more or less dead here at my QTH. I sit and lsn to the noise and no stations is Heard at the moment.
Weather man/woman has put out some possibility for TS in this region. Hope they are wrong!!


Thursday, 23 June 2016

Low Activity and soon Midsummer!

Tomorrow it is midsummer celebration here in Sweden. During this coming weekend about 90 % of the population is drunk!! Have been low activity on my blog. Worked a few new ones on 50 MHz. But most of the time the activity is South of me.
Belgum beat us out of the UEFA Europe Soccer Championship. And Marcus Ericsson in Sauber F1 Team is not doing so well. So there is not much to be happy about.
But the flowers in my garden is doing just fine. What about this big red one? It is a peony. Very nice indeed!

We have passed the summer solstice. So from now on the Days will be shorter and we are going in to the dark times!!!??? Well, not so bad as the low band will be opening again and my stack of firewood is full so I can keep me warm during this dark time.
Sounds depressing, isn't it!!. Well, it is not! This is the cyckle of Life here at 60 Deg North.

Take care and CUL