We arrived the station on Friday evening and started to make a new
operating table for multiplier stations. We made a big shelf for the linears
Next step was to repair the antenna switching. We had a problem with
160 and 80 meter antennas. Since it was getting very late we decided
to get some sleep and continue next morning.
Kari OH5LF and Kimmo OH5KS came on Saturday morning to fix the rotator
of the big 62 meter tower. The tower rotates OK, but the EA4TX control
box is burned and has to be replaced. Fortunately we have a possibility to
rotate the tower with a remote switch.
Juha OH6XX and I connected high band EU antenna back in business so
that we have 3 directions on 40 – 10 meters.
In the afternoon we replaced the broken coaxial for 40 meter stack.
After the sunset we continued with antenna switching. Finally the
problem was found and we got it operational again.
In the evening we participated The Polar Battle, Scandinavian Activity
Contest for a few hours with about 550 qsoa logged.
Now we are ready for CQ WW SSB contest. We will operate as a M/S
with 6 operators.
73, Timo OG9X