My QTH is on my island named Kalvoya, which is part of a larger island, Smola.
The station is remotely controlled via a 5GHz radiolink from home location in Kristiansund city. The LOS distance is about 28km. The link is capable of 50 MBits/s. It functions flawlessly in all sorts of weather conditions. The station is controlled, including two-way sound, without PC on the remote side using products from www.remoterig.com .
My favourite band is the 75/80m where I have a fullsize 4square phased by the Comtek unit. The 4square has been up and running from March 29th 2010
Additional antennas at the remote location:
OB11-5 yagi with Prosistel rotor
2x Comtek phased Titanex V160HD 27m verticals, shortened to 18m and with topload umbrella type for better withstanding the quite often severe weather conditions
5el LFA yagi for the 6m band.
There is a selection of Beverages for the low bands on the island (see map further down)
290 deg 700m terminated (pointing to eastcoast NA (NY))
315 deg 600m terminated (pointing to westcoast NA (CA))
340 deg 500m terminated (pointing to AK, HI)
The construction, development and maintainance of these excellent antennas is a long time cooperation with Medium Wave DX enthusiasts. No one mentioned, no one forgotten.
The isolated location far from urban noise, closeness to the sea (surrounded) and low horizon combined with long length well constructed beverages has given some remarkable results and nice surprises during many years.
Every night the RF spectrum from 100 to 2100 kHz is recorded on HDD using Perseus SDRs IQ stream for later analysis. There are many TB of recordings around going back maybe more than 10 years (one enthusiast has more than 500 TB, no name mentioned :)). A source for further analysis maybe considering the highly interesting recent WSPR MF (630m) and 160m results.
During the last years also others have been allowed access and use of these antennas through remote use of SDRs of different brands like Perseus, RFSpace CloudIQ and SDRIQ, Winradios and KiwiSDR. A total of 12 SDRs are now in constant use. Such a high number of receivers need ofcourse an elaborate system of splitters, amplifiers, selectors and power distribution.
MW DX enthusiasts: https://www.facebook.com/groups/167535184574/
LA DX Group: http://www.ladxg.no/content/home/default4.asp
There is also a couple of LightHouses on the island. Please indicate whether you want this info on the QSL-card.
An overview of the island Kalvoy with the LHes on the left side of the picture to the north
Rolf, Dec 10, 2016
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