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Hi, Thnx for looking me up, SE3X - Sierra Echo 3 X-Ray, Op. Johan!

First licensed as SA0BYC, after relocation SA3BYC, and since 2012 I use SE3X as Contest- and DX call. My Swedish licens (CEPT compl.) allows 1 kW legal power, every possibel mode invented, on all hambands. My Qth;  Åre, a skiresort, 700 km north of countrys capitol Stockholm and only appr. 60 km from the Norwegian border offers very good antenna possibilities and a low QRM level. On the mountain side, 520 m above sea level, it's ideal for radio operation. My only two problems is AC power, max 16A - 230/400V. Have to limit my use of big PA's, then the very strong winds and ice build-up on my antennas in the winter. I have to limit antenna mast height and prefer to have my antennas low and always in the air - instead of on the ground after one of our frequent winter storms.

Station:  TRX 1 - Kenwood TS-570D, RM HLA 300+ PA, LDG AT-1000, Ps from MAAS and Kenwood, headsets from W2ENY and Heil. Software: HRD for rigcontrol and main log, N1MM Classic and Log4U for contest logging.

Mast 1 (10.5m / 35 feet):  80/40mb Inv-V.   40/15mb wire L-Vertical with elevated radials: 4@40mb and 2@15mb.   20mb wire L-Vertical with 3 elevated radials.

Mast 2 (9m / 30 feet):  3-el beam, 10/15/20mb, Vertical Delta Loops for 12 and 17mb and a 2m/70cm Slim Jim for local contacts.

Other / RX-antenna:  Horizontal loop; 80,5m long, coax feed with 4:1 balun, 3-4m agl, tunes on 80-6mb. Used as Back-Up, NVIS and as RX-antenn. Works a treat for RX on 80/40 and sometimes on 20/15m - I refer to it as my Beverage loop.


In contest I normally enter as Single Op, All Band, Low Power, TB-Wire station. Will be participating in as many contests i find time to betwen family and work comitments . I will continue to rebuild antennas and my station and try to learn RTTY contesting. No plan set, will be ad-hoc choise of contests.

Contests coming Up:  CQ WW SSB, Ukrainian DX Contest, MT-11, LZ DX Contest, SSA MT-12.  2015:  HA DX Contest.

Contesting done 2014: SSA MT-01, NRAU-Baltic Contest, ARRL Inter. DX Contest, Russian DX Contest, CQ WW WPX Contest, SP DX Contest, OK/OM DX Contest, IOTA 2014, EU HF Contest, SSA MT-08, RDAC, YO HF DX Contest, WAE SSB, SSA MT-09, SAC SSB. 

Contesting 2013: CQ WPX, SSA MT 01, SSA MT 02, CQWW SSB, CVA DX Contest, SSA MT 04, YO HF, King of Spain, IOTA, LZ Bulgarian, SSA MT 05, EU HF, NRAU 2013, RDA Russian, Ukranian DX, SSA MT 08, SSA MT 10, SSA MT 11.

Contesting my first year 2012: EU HF Contest, SSA MT 09, SAC, SSA MT 10, CQ WW DX, SSA MT 11, YO HF Contest, SSA MT 12.


QSL Policy: I'm not a collector of paper QSL cards. Instead all contacts will be confirmed with e-Qsl and uploaded to LoTWI will only send paper QSL direct. Please! before doing anything, send me an e-mail for details and postage. Pse note; from 2015 I will no longer be a member of the bureau system and your sent cards will probably just be returned.


My last 30 Qso's - Ragchew, DX and other Non-Contest Qso's from my main log; Ham Radio De Luxe.

LOTW: During my activities I have worked some countries, states and prefixes, good fun it is!  DXCC: 158 / 117 (worked/confirmed), WAS: 38 (confirmed), WPX: 848 (confirmed)


Work in Progress / Future plans - SE3X

Antenna work:

- mast 1 to be rebuilt and equiped with new antennas: 80, 40, 20, 15 and possibly 10mb. Trying out several antenna types; Inv-V, wire Vertical, Slooper and VDL / vertical delta loop. After tests choosing the best combination (2014).

- mast 2 to be rebuilt and equiped with new antennas; 3-el beam, 10, 15, 20mb (ZX-Yagi,  Mini-2000) and 17 & 6mb VDL's - vertical delta loops. Will put up a Slim Jim 2mb/70cm antenna for local trash talk (2014).

- Add PC controlled Rotator @ mast 2 and increase height to 12m/40 feet (2015).

- 80mb Vertical (2015).

- 160mb, L-vertical or Top-hat add-on to 80m vertical?, long term project (2016).

Station:

- Replace old PC's and monitors for logging and rigcontrol.

- add MFJ-1707 Automatic Antenna Switch RX antenna (2014).

- Interface for PSK/RTTY/Voice recording (2014).

- New TX antenna remote switching (2014/15).

- BHI DSP - NEIM1031MKII Inline Module (2014/15).

- Add a "new first" TRX; Kenwood TS-590, TS-870S, FT-1000MP or similar (2014/15).

- Re-build all antenna feeds. Lightning protection and manual "cut off" for all coax feeders into station and switch boxes (2015).

- Add 1 kW ca. PA for HP contesting (2015).

- SO2R capability - long term project (2015/16).


May 26 - 2013, springtime in the mountains and time for the reindears to move betwen low- and highland. Picture taken just outside my Qth. In the background you see Mount Åreskutan, 1440 m. Thanks to "her" I am somewhat limited West-bound appr. 310-320 degree W. But I have worked W/VE 6 and 7's on 10 - 20m, guess my problem on 80m and 40m is more because poor DX antennas. Hope new antennas with lower radiation angle will improve that.

A beautiful winterday, december 15 - 2013, almost the same spot just outside my Qth, in the background you see a winter pretty Mount Åreskutan. A winterday like this makes life worth living up here!

Autumn at it's peak, september 19 - 2014, same spot near my Qth, mount Åreskutan still 1440 m. Just finishing my vertical for 40m, hoping to "jump" over "her" this winter.


These are the guidelines for my operation

- I will learn and obey the rules of any contest I enter, including the rules of my entry category and obey the rules for amateur radio in my country.

- I will not modify my log after the contest by using additional data sources to correct callsign/exchange errors.

- I will accept the judging and scoring decisions of the contest sponsor as final.

- I will operate my transmitter with sufficient signal quality to minimize interference to others.

- I will listen, and listen, and then listen again before calling and only call if I can copy the DX station properly.

- I will not interfere with the DX station nor anyone calling and will never tune up on the DX frequency or in the QSX slot

- I will wait for the DX station to end a contact before I call.

- I will call and then listen for a reasonable interval, I will not call continuously.

- I will not transmit when the DX operator calls another call sign, not mine and/or when the DX operator queries a call sign not like mine.

- I will not transmit when the DX station requests geographic areas or callsign numbers other than mine.

- When the DX operator calls me, I will not repeat my call sign unless I think he has copied it incorrectly.

- I will respect my fellow hams and conduct myself so as to earn their respect.


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