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As I have more or less lost what little remained of my interest in the hobby of amateur radio, this site is no longer maintained. It will be left online until the paid subscription runs out or my interest rises again. 73 Thor, TF4M

QRO Feedline upgrade

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2014Mar11-7939

For a long time I have wanted to incorporate some beautiful high power components salvaged from the defunct transmitting site at Rjúpnahæð into my station.    3-1/8″, 50-ohm Standard Rigid Line manufactured by Andrew has a Peak Power Rating of 900 kW and attenuation of 0.033 dB/100m at 1.0 MHz. In the center of the line […]

9J2T – Zambia

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Conditions on The Band have been very poor lately but I was aware of a DXpedition to Zambia operating with the call 9J2T. Today I finally heard them with incredibly weak signals, extreme QSB and high QRN.    I can only imagine what the noise level must have been like on their end. When I […]

Alberto Frattini “Lamellare”

Alberto Frattini Blade Iambic
Alberto Frattini Blade Iambic

A new addition to my collection of beautiful, functional quality morse keys is the “Lamellare” Blade Iambic S/N 002 hand built by Alberto Frattini, I1QOD. The key is unique in the respect that instead of bearings, it uses a metal blade – pure genius, and the workmanship is impeccable, truly a work of art. This […]

TO7CC – Reunion Island

The F6KOP team is on Reunion Island operating as TO7CC. Réunion is a French island with a population of 840,974 inhabitants located in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar, about 200 kilometres southwest of Mauritius, the nearest island. Wikipedia View Larger Map I worked them on their first night of operation on 160 Meters. TO7CC_160CW The […]

Technology

From the January/February issue of The DX Magazine “One final element to ham radio technology. It´s been around, but in today´s form for ham radio it´s one the most important issues addressed in my life — remote stations. Have another look at the last issue of The DX Magazine and read the article by Dave […]

8Q7BM – Republic of the Maldives

Björn, SM0MDG has been active – holiday style from the Maldives for the last two weeks.   We had a QSO at 2241 on the last night of his operation, although signals were extremely weak, the contact was solid as may be heard in the recording. 8Q7BM_160CW_QSO View Larger Map I had previously worked 8Q, […]

FT5ZM – Amsterdam Is.

FT5ZM

An international DXpedition is underway at Amsterdam Island, using the call sign FT5ZM. View Larger Map   I worked the DXpedition on their first day of operation on 30 Meters for an ATNO (All Time New One) and with that out of the way, I was free to concentrate on working them on 160 Meters. […]

N2DAN, Mercury

N2DAN Mercury
N2DAN Mercury

The latest addition to my collection of high quality keys is an original N2DAN, Mercury in immaculate condition.   The paddle is S/N 242 built in January 1994 and I am the third owner after WA0GOZ and WB2LQF. It has seen very little use and has in fact been kept in a glass cabinet for […]