Hi, Thnx for looking me up, SE3X - Sierra Echo 3 X-Ray, Op. Johan!
First licensed as SA3BYC but since 2012 I use this DX and Contestcall - SE3X. My Swedish licens (CEPT) 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 problem is AC power, being limited to max 230/400V and 16A, I have to limit my use of big PA's.
In contest I normally enter as single Op, multi band, TB-Wire station. Will be participating in some contests during 2014, but mainly I will rebuild antennas and my station this year. No plan set, will be ad-hoc choise of contests.
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.
Coming Up: SAC SSB, SSA MT-10, CQ WW SSB, SSA MT-11, LZ DX Contest, SSA MT-12.
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.
TX-antennas - Mast 1 (10m / 33 feet): 80/40mb Inv-V. 40/15mb wire L-Vertical with elevated radials: 4@40mb and 2@15mb. 20mb wire Vertical with 3 elevated radials. All antennas resonant @ SSB bandsegment, no need for a tuner.
Mast 2 (10m / 33 feet): under construction .. 3-el mini beam, 10/15/20mb fixed S/W, VDL's for 6 and 17mb .
Other: Horizontal loop; 80,5m long, coax feed with 4:1 balun. Tunes on 80-6mb (except 10mb). Back-Up and NVIS antenna.
RX-antenna: Horizontal loop; 80m long, appr. 3m above ground, coax feed.
QSL Policy: I do not collect paper QSL cards myself, all contacts will be confirmed with e-Qsl and uploaded to LoTW. I will only send paper QSL direct. Please, before doing anything, send me an e-mail for details and postage. Normally 2 EURO / 3 USD (our postal rates are quite high). I preferer to use PayPal for payment, NO coupons or similar.
My last 30 Qso's - ragchew, DX and other non Contest Qso from my main log; Ham Radio DeLuxe.
LOTW: During my activities I have worked some countries, states and prefixes, good fun it is! DXCC: 151 / 115 (worked/confirmed), WAS: 38 (confirmed), WPX: 827 (confirmed)
Work in Progress / Future plans - SE3X
- 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.
- add 2 RX loops a´la W1AEX directed E/W and N/S to complement current horizontal RX loop. Manufacture new baluns with receiver front-end protection for all RX antennas.
- 80mb Vertical - long term project.
- 160mb, vertical? - long term project.
- New TX antenna remote switching.
- New RX-antenna switching (controller KD9SV SV-DXIISS Receive Antenna Switch).
- Add 1 kW ca. PA for HP contesting (AMP Supply LK-450).
- Add "second" TRX; Kenwood TS-570S, TS-850S, or TS-590.
- Re-build all antenna feeds. Lightning protection, static suppresion (RX antennas) and manual "cut off" for all coax feeders into station and switch boxes.
- New interface for PSK/RTTY/ digitalmodes and CW.
- SO2R capability - long term project.
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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