Hi, Thnx for looking me up, SE3X - Sierra Echo 3 X-Ray, Op. Johan!
SE3X is a DX and Contest call used by me; SA3BYC since august 2012. My Qth located just outside the city of Are, a skiresort, 700 km north of countrys capitol Stockholm and only appr. 60 km from the Norwegian border. My Qth, on the mountain side, 520 m above sea level, offers very good antenna possibilities and a very low QRM level, ideal for radio operation.
In contest I operate as single Op, multi band, TB-Wire, low power station. Station today: Rig:Yaesu FT-450DE, Kenwood TS-440S, RM HLA 300 plus PA (to ensure 100W output to antenna at all bands), LDG AT-1000, Ps from MAAS, headsets from W2ENY. Software: HRD for rigcontrol and main log, N1MM and Log4U for contest logging.
Antennas: Inv-V dipoles 80/40 & 20 mb, Vertical Delta Loops (VDL) for 10, 12/15 & 17 mb. For RX I have a horizontal loop; 80,5 m long, appr. 5 m above ground, coax feed with 4:1 balun (work as back-up antenna and tune from 6 - 80m).
QSL Policy: all contacts will be confirmed with e-Qsl and uploaded to LoTW and Club Log.
From february-01, 2014 I will only send paper QSL direct, ordered via Club Log, cost of card is currently 2,50 USD or 2,50 EURO (our postal rates are quite high as well as that Pay Pal charges 0,45 USD/EURO per transaction).
Order your card via my Club Log Search: https://secure.clublog.org/logsearch/SE3X
Important Information: I have run out of Qsl cards and new are on order. Please note that I will be late with sending cards right now. I'm sorry and appologize for this.
I do not collect paper QSL cards myself, Pse use Clublog/OQRS if you are a paper Qsl collector and would like my card. All my DXCC, WAS, WPX and all other award hunting via LOTW.
73 de Johan
Search my logg for our Qso - Thnx to HRDLOG.net for their excellent service!
I have had this DX/Contest call since mid 2012 and have registered all my Qso's at LOTW since. I do not collect papercards actively, prefer electronic Qsl'ing like LOTW and e-Qsl. During my activities I have worked quite a few countries, states and prefixes, good fun it is!
DXCC: 146 / 107 (worked/confirmed), WAS: 39 (confirmed), WPX: 735 (confirmed)
COMING UP in Contesting !
Will be participating in some contests during the spring of 2014, but mainly I will rebuild the antennas and the station during this period. No definite plans set, will be ad-hoc choise of contests,
This year (2014): NRAU-Baltic Contest, ARRL Inter. DX Contest, Russian DX Contest, CQ WW WPX Contest, SP DX Contest, OK/OM DX Contest
Antenna work: increase height of tower 1 and 2 (new h. 15 and 12m). Change 20m Inv-V to VDL. If space allows change 40m Inv-V to VDL. New Tower 3 with wire verticals (elevated radials) for 40m and 80m. If time and money allows, add 3-element beam, 10/15/20m @tower 2. Longterm project: add beverage antennas E/W and N/S to complement my current RX loop. Controller KD9SV SV-DXIISS Receive Antenna Switch.
Station: replace old PC's for logging and rigcontrol. Improve antenna switching with auto RX-antenna switching. Switchbox for audio/mic/headset/key (any radio to one input). New interface for PSK/RTTY/ digitalmodes and CW.
A beautiful winterday just outside my Qth :) in the background you see Mount Areskutan, 1440 m Asl. 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 verticals with lower radiation angle than Inv-V's low over ground will improve that.
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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