Communications Spacers

Communications Spacers PREFORMED™ Communications Spacers provide an inexpensive way of eliminating mid-span hits on open wire. Spacers keep open wires in their place and prevent lines from “going dead” and momen tary shorts and crosses. Made from rigid, solid 3/8″, high-impact, PVC, Communications spacers possess excellent strength properties. They are designed with a suitable inside diameter […]

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JA Pileup on 160M !

Last night was very exciting.  I called CQ on a rather noisy band around sunrise in Japan. The result was QSOs with  JF2MBF, JA0DAI, JE6IGP, JA2FJP, JA3FYC, JA9AVA, JA3KZR, JQ2VVH in a period of 12 minutes. audio

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Top Band Season 2008/2009

The Top Band season has begun! I started to hear JA7NI calling CQ on Top Band around 1800z.  At this time there is still daylight at my location.  Despite numerous attempts to raise him, I have not been successful – perhaps he is listening to another direction at this time. I have called CQ myself on […]

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Scandinavian Activity Contest CW 2008

CQ SACThe 50th Scandinavian Activity Contest was held between 1200 UTC, September 20 to 1200 UTC September 21. I took part in the contest in the category Single Operator, Single Band, High Power. Condititons were mostly non-existent, it felt like I was using a Dummy Load for antennas at times.  I spent 10 hours 38 minutes in […]

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Hurricane Ike visits Iceland

The remains of hurricane Ike passed Iceland last night with heavy winds and rain.   The remains of a hurricane coupled with a growing low pressure area is a powerful combination.  Some areas of the country experienced 47 m/s winds (>100MPH), the strongest gust of wind measured 52.9 m/s and in my area the strongest gust measured 41.9 m/s. […]

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The TF4M HARP

I have finally been able to connect the two new Rhombics towards South East Asia and Africa.   I finished building the 7 additional open wire feeders which I call the HARP (High Frequency Arctic Rhombic Project) out to the site.    I now have 7 Rhombic directions in my station.     See the […]

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Some photos from East Timor

The beach in Baucau A typical cemetary in East Timor A cockfight in Baucau A cockfight in Baucau Drinking water in Manatuto is collected in holes dug into the river bed. Raw sewage on the street outside Dili’s finest restaurant The Delicious Blue. The street near the Delicious Blue restaurant in Dili Thor’s Tower in […]

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Ground Source Heat Pump installed

The first Ground Source Heat Pump installed in Iceland is now operational in Otradalur. The company Velaverk was in charge of the  project which was also supported with a grant by Orkustofnun – National Energy Authority of Iceland . The ground system uses 1 km of 32mm plastic pipe in the ground at an average […]

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TF4Y-Russian DX Contest 2008

The call series TFxY, TFxX and TFxZ are presently reserved for Contest operations and special occasions. TF4Y was issued for the first time to me for a limited period only to be used during the Russian DX Contest by a team of Russian operators. This call sign may be re-issued at any time. The team […]

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