Hi & Welcome In ! (Updated text + new picture 2016-01-06)
This is the webb home of Christian ”Chris” Frost SMØO / SAØDIJ
Previous call SA0AYF, but I got the opportunity to inherit my father´s
suffix (SM3DIJ, SK) and changed my home call as a small homage to
my old man.
New radio QTH on Djuro island, Stockholm ! Loc JO99ii, EU-084
If you found this page, we have probably met somewhere on the air.
If not, I hope we will do so further down the logg !
(Note: temporary QTH in south Sweden now QRT)
Short info on setup: [UPDATED 2016]
TRX > ICOM IC-7400, ICOM IC-7000 (mob), ICOM IC-208, Ameritron AL-84 F, Vectronics VECTOR 500, VX-1R, VX-3E, Alinco DR-596
AERIAL’s QTH > 80m Full Size Loop w. ladder feed, Portable Delta Loop F, Mosley CL-33 (tnx SM3BDZ!), 2 x 5 el. stacked Diamond Yagis for 144 MHz
PSU >30 A portable switchmode PSU, 35A linear regulation in shack, Emergency Battery Option
Other > MicroHAM data interface, SM0O ATU´s and meters, POCAB PIII PC for remote op w. Win XP and 512MB Ram via 4G stick
Audio >Shure Beta58, BeyerDynamic headsets, Behringer Xenyx audio mixing console, SONY earphones and Philips speakers
Modus Operandi >SSB, PSK, CW (or that’s is what it is supposed to be anyhow, I just got started and I refuse to use computer-generated code)
Proud Member of >ARRL, SSA, ESR,The Swedish Heathkit Club > Former President of SKØZA (Storstockholms Radioamatörer)
The interest for radio started at a very young age, with my father (SM3DIJ now S/K) having his ”shack” right beside my crib as a baby.
A Heathkit HF-station kept the bedroom warm and in an amber glow from the tubes. This was in 1971 in Strömsund in the north of Jämtland, North Sweden.
My first own ”real” radios was a pair of Lafayette HA-73A:s walkie talkies. I still have them, in mint condition and in the original box !!!
From time to time I was second-operator with my father Lars-Ake SM3DIJ, and it was the best thing I knew, hearing all these voices from all over the world magically coming out of the speaker…
He was allso an avid CW operator, something I just recently started training. Fun but difficult
At last, I finally got around to getting my Ham Radio License in November 2007, better late than never…
Just too bad I never got to have a real QSO with my dad ,SM3DIJ, who passed away at the age of 56 just before I got my license. That would have been great but, well, that´s life I guess.
I have allways loved building stuff, and to tinker with electronics, so I am an engineer in electronics, even tough I allso have worked as a full time musician for over 10 years, and toured every continent except Australia…Hi !
I ran and owned a repair centre for audio electronics and large digital audio mixing consoles, but has now decided to totally change career and I´m currently studying to become a train driver
I use a lot of homebrew stuff and it is allmost as fun as the on air-time to be in my workshop and to see the little handmade things WORK for the first time. (or, as the case have been occasionally, go up in smoke….)
I have had the honour of being President of the SKØZA Ham Radio Club for several years. Please checkit out at: www.sk0za.se
GL DX and CU on the air in the future !
Best 73’s to you all…
SMØO / SA0AYF Christian Frost
Wiev to 80m full-sixe loop at Djuro Island summer -15, a beatiful sight once finished :)
Summer QTH i the Swedish Alps, XYL looking with scepticism
at my homebrew vertical summer 2011 :-)
Me as second OP with my dad SM3DIJ (SK) in Stromsund
in northern Jamtland in the spring of 1972.
Judging by the look on my fathers face, he probably thinks
that I am more of QRM. than anything else, Hi!
But this is how I started my career as a Ham :-)
Below: Meeting at SK0ZA Ham Club, Stockholm Sweden
BELOW: Enjoying a cool Belgian Chimay beer during ragchew at summer QTH in August 2012 !
Scandinavian Activity Contest - SAC - SSB with green jelly frogs and the worst cond´s ever. No prop in any direction.
Thank god for the frogs (and an understanding XYL) !
Homebrew Delta Loop at work inthe swedish alps summer 2012
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