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11 new 6m squares worked the past few weeks


Posted: August 29th, 2011 under 6M, DX, Hamradio, Soundclips.

Radio has been kinda slow here. No HF has been worked in a while, and not too many contacts since the big aurora in early August. I have however managed to work several new gridsquares on 6M. If you look at the map, you see the new ones I've worked. Thank you very much to […]


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LA8YB is silent key


Posted: August 24th, 2011 under Hamradio.

I heard the sad news this weekend that LA8YB Finn had past away after being ill for a long time. Finn turned 82 in July this year. Last time I saw and spoke to him, was during the Hammeeting back in April. I'm glad I got the chance to see his lifelong 2M project back […]


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#293 and #294 on LoTW with UA2FL and VU4PB


Posted: August 24th, 2011 under DX, Hamradio, LoTW.

I got these two confirmations last week. I knew VU4PB eventually would come on LoTW. I didn't expect UA2FL to be a new one on LoTW though. Those unexpected ones are always nice to get. 6 to go for my LoTW goal of 300. Other interesting confirmations lately has been 5Z4/UA4WHX, FP/VE9MY and R1MVA. Thanks […]


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#292 on LoTW with VP6BR


Posted: August 17th, 2011 under Hamradio, LoTW.

What a nice surprise this was. VP6BR Jukka (OH2BR) was on Pitcairn back in 2000. He stayed there for 3 month celebrating his 40 year hamradio career. Jukka is the only station I have worked from Pitcairn and I worked him from 30M-10M. Thank you very much Jukka. That was #292 on LoTW. Only 8 […]


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Big 6M aurora August 5th


Posted: August 14th, 2011 under 6M, Hamradio, Soundclips.

This was an aurora out of the ordinary. I knew there had been a cme on the sun, so one might say it was expected. I noticed a few OH stations were spotting aurora, but I couldn't hear anything here. After maybe 20 minutes, the aurora increased. Since all the LA/SM tv-transmitter are qrt, I […]


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