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The Kuhne Up-Converter arrived here last week. The N connectors arrived today too. The ELAD E-Tiouner DATV Receiver will only be delivered by Wimo at the beginning of December! At the moment there is a snowstorm and no plug installation on the satellite dish is possible!


So, the PTS informed me today that I can work via QO-100 and the complete NB transponder 2400.000 - 2400.500 MHz with 1.5 watts.


In the meantime I am busy getting all the cables and wires to the antennas before the first snow. Currently only rain every day! Now I am eagerly waiting for the delivery of the UP converter MKU UP 2424 B from the company Kuhne electronic GmbH and a few missing coaxial plugs and the E-Tiouner DATV Receiver from the company WiMo antennas and electronics GmbH!


Another request for the use of the entire frequency range of the NB transponder from 2400.000 - 2400.500 MHz was sent to the competent authority (PTS). Still waiting for an answer!


Happy! The competent authority (PTS) sent me today the approval for the frequency range from 2400.050 - 2400.300 MHz, on the NB transponder (approval number 101734, limited to March 31, 2021). If there is no extension after this period, I only have the option of investing in a larger SAT dish.


Renewed application to the competent authority (PTS) for radio operation via QO-100 with now 1.5 watts!


My application from August 24th was rejected today by the competent authority (PTS).


Application to the competent authority (PTS) for radio operation via QO-100 satellites, with 5 watts and an 85cm satellite dish!

Note: In Sweden there are officially max. 100mW allowed on the 13cm band!


The first stage is done ... From today on reception via QO-100 satellites with a 90cm SAT dish from Kathrein and a modified universal quad LNB from DJ4ZZ. I'm curious to see how the LNB will perform in the extreme temperatures.

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Since today first tests with the new RSPduo on shortwave...

More information can be found here!


Due to the bad weather conditions, with heavy rain, I finally have time today to optimize the double bazooka antenna (DBZ40). The DBZ40 is now attached directly to the antenna mast (BP60), about 16 meters above the ground and now runs westwards to an auxiliary mast (5 meters). After the first tests, the efficiency and the radiation diagram have noticeably improved, which can be seen in the availability when calling DX stations. It remains to be seen whether there has also been an improvement in radio traffic in the direction of DL. I really hope so! So we are waiting for better conditions for further tests.

Until then, GDX!

Current pictures will follow in the section Radiostation - Double Bazooka !!!



The annual maintenance work is again in the period from 05. - July 12th, 2020 on the antenna system and the Versatower BP60.


Something on our own account... The current costs for QSL cards and their dispatch via Bureau 1000 pieces currently amount to approx. 100€! In addition, there are various costs for DX stations and their QSL cards and postage of around 150 USD for shipping per year! For all this QSO's I will no send a QSL cards for digital modes as FT4, FT8, PSKxx, DSSTV, etc., only for RTTY, CW and SSB QSOs , send I my qsl card to EU stations. I confirm only all these QSOs via the LoTW. Only DX stations and SWLs will continue to receive their QSL cards via the bureau or directly! Please read all the details on my start page!
Please understand!
'73 es hpe cuagn ...


Amateur radio extreme ... DXpedition from Scarborough Reef in May 1997...
QSL Karte von BS7H


I often get the question ... Is it worth uploading to the LoTW? Yes, I I'm thrilled. As of 05/2020, QSO's since 2009 in LoTW 76%! The return on paper QSL cards is around 42%! I hope to have answered all the questions..
'73 and cuagn ...


Finally again the first QSO's with SP5ENA and SP5MXL, on 6m! I hope there will be more ... ;-)


Sudden onset of winter with 15cm fresh snow! Very unusual, the first time in the middle of May, since 2009!


Extreme amateur radio ... DXpedition (30.05.-02.06.1976) from Okino Tori Shima Atoll (engl. „Douglas Reef“)... now JD1 (Ogasawara)
In the end, the logbook contained around 9000 QSOs in 100 DXCC countries!

QSL Karte von 7J1RL...
(Mehr Informationen zur Station bei JA2KOW und auf Wikipedia)


QSO upload daily now also to the LoTW.


Change from the old Ham Radio Deluxe Version 5.0 and Windows 7 to HRD Version 6.7.0.xxx and Windows 10 64-bit


QRV again with OM-Power HF amplifier OM2000plus and a maximum of 1000 watts.


Note RF transmission power!!!

Since 2019 there has been a limit to the maximum transmission power in Sweden to 200 watts PEP. You can apply for a transmission power of 1000 watt PEP (for my location) from the Swedish Post and Telecommunications Authority (PTS). My approval number is: 100977


QSO upload automatically to Clublog!


The website SA2BFO.COM has now been optimized with a new layout for use with mobile phones, tablets or computers up to resolution in Full HD!


The website SA2BFO.COM is now running from my private server. Internet connection via fiber optic 100/100 MBits

Important QSL Information!

1. I prefer electronic forms like LoTW.
2. QSL cards are OK, prefer via Clublog.
3. All incoming QSL cards (including SWL) are confirmed!
4. QSL card directly! ONLY with a SAE and 3 USD! Otherwise I send the QSL via the bureau!
5. I'm not making a HRD/QRZ log and eqsl, please don't ask!

Read the information on the "Home" page first!

NEW! QSL card now also directly via PayPal...

Order your QSL card securely and directly via Paypal for 3USD! Don't forget your callsign, QSO date and your address!

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