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January 30, 2012 By: admin Category: Contesting

CQ 160m contest CW part was this weekend. I just worked a bit here and there, total operating time maybe 3 hrs 45 minutes or so. Only NA worked was VY2ZM, who was loud and easy. Also heard few others, N3ZA and K1AR if I remember correctly.

Subject: [3830] CQ160 CW OH1F(OH1NOA) Single Op HP

CQ 160-Meter Contest, CW

Call: OH1F
Operator(s): OH1NOA
Station: OH1F

Class: Single Op HP
Operating Time (hrs): 3

Total: QSOs = 240 State/Prov = 1 Countries = 29 Total Score = 35,970

Club: Contest Club Finland

Received QSLs

January 18, 2012 By: admin Category: DX-listening, Pirate radio

I have received some email-confirmations from BC radio stations:

Radio Grutte Pier (f.zuidema ät, Holland
Radio Zeewolf International (radiozeewolf ät, Holland, operator is ham too
Scandinavian Weekend Radio (info ät, Finland, v/s Tapani Häkkinen, DX-listener
Radio Black Bird (shortwaveblackbird ät, Holland
Irish Music Radio (imr6930 ät, Ireland
Trans Europe Radio (radiotranseurope ät, Holland
Sluwe Vos Radio (rxreport ät, Holland
Radio Shadow (sw.radioshadow ät, Holland

Scandinavian Weekend Radio is a licensed radio station, others are “free radios”.

I also got Perseus-SDR from Italy on Monday. Hopefully I am able to test it this weekend with real antennas!

Global Pirate HF-Weekend 14-15.1.2012

January 14, 2012 By: admin Category: BC-stations

Radio Black Bird QSLI have recently activated my other old hobby: listening of foreign broadcasting stations on medium- and shortwaves. This weekend there was a special activity for so called “free radio” around the world, so many “pirate stations” have been active. I decided to log my MW/SW catched to this blog.

14th January 2012

6170 FIN: Scandinavian Weekend Radio, Virrat with strong 59+30dB signal. This is a legal station although many DJs have strong free radio background (and some are hams). DJ Häkä already confirmed my reception report by email. 1100-
6205 NLD: Sluwe Vos Radio. Sent thanks for report to me in live transmission. 1414-1420*
6300 NLD: Radio Morning Star. Bad QRM. 1505-
6320 NLD: Radio Osaka. 1526-
6331 NLD: Radio Boomerang. Close down just after coming to QRG. -1444*
6374,7 R Caroline International. One of many R Carolines. 1250-
6920 NLD: Trans Europe Radio. “This is test transmission of Trans Europe Radio”. Sent also greetings to me. Good signal with 60 watts and G5RV antenna. 1302-1328*
6925 NLD: Radio Mustang. Very loud although said that he is “low power station”. -1457*
7535 NLD: Trans Europe Radio. Heard also here with strong S9+10dB. In live transmission said thanks to me for my email report and promised to send me a QSL card next week. 1500-
15235 NLD: Radio Shadow. Good signal, playing oldies. 1225-
15460 NLD: Radio Black Bird. Also sent greetings to me in live transmission. MUF was down, fading from average to zero. Black Bird already sent me QSL via email and mentioned that he used CB-antenna 1 meter above the ground with 4 radials. 1126-
15515 NLD: Radio Borderhunter. This station is probably in Baarle-Hertog or Baarle-Nassau.

I already received email-QSLs from SWR and Radio Black Bird (who is ham radio operator too…).

ARRL RTTY Roundup 2012

January 12, 2012 By: admin Category: Contesting, RTTY

My contest year started with ARRL RTTY Roundup. This was the second RTTY contest with my buddy Patrik, OH6GDX.


Call: OH1F
Operator(s): OH1NOA OH6GDX
Station: OH1AF

Class: M/S HP
Operating Time (hrs): 24

Band QSOs
80: 145
40: 263
20: 231
15: 219
10: 8
Total: 866 State/Prov = 44 Countries = 79 Total Score = 106,518

Club: Contest Club Finland


“Two operator, one set up” -operation. Had fun!

Propagation was not so good than it has been during this contest season. Low bands were ok, but we couldn’t get much going on during the nighttime. High bands closed to USA/VE very early, so missed some states/provinces.

Christmas storm broke our 20m stacked array, so this time we used only a single yagi for 20m. It is in same tower than 15m yagis but pointing to different direction, so band changes with very slow turning tower were not so quick 🙂