OH1RX, the DX Hunter

Jan 2006


You need to be on the pulse of bands even in your cottage



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   R8 installed 03082015 in the evening. Look the great sky and colors, too!

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       Creative CV48 installed 09082015

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          The Autumn Climb 2016 before the Major Contests. - 7th Sept, 3 pm. +18C, warm breeze. Amazing weather!

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Philosophy: 

"Work all what you hear. The score and country count will take care of itself."

I am not collecting countries, cards, special awards, but enjoy pile ups and nice QSOs
with skillful operators "sitting on the rock".

You will not find me battling in pile ups, but I may be the first to log a dx when the band opens.
One call - logged QSO, that is my DXing pleasure!

 

The Equipment:

Main station:
- Various combination of Icom, Kenwood and Yaesu radios (no preference, hi)
- uHam SO2R 

2nd station:
- Icom 765 with roofing (the great CW dxing partner been serving me for a long time)
- Kenwood TS-590 (good rx @ reasonable price!)
- Yaesu MP1000 (with roofing and mods for occasional operation in the cottage etc.)
- Yeasu FT-847 for 6m, 4m, 2m and 70cm (if/when I have interest and time)

On the road:
- Icom 7000 
- FinnFet 500W
- autotuner + wire GPs 
= total <10 kg in one aluminium case since year 2000

Antennas:
- JP2000
- JP 40m shorty
- Create 714X-3
- LFA 6m/4m
- Finnish Antenna "WRTC2002 Tribander"
- Cushcraft A4S- Cushcraft A3S
- R8
- Create CV48 vertical for 80/40m
- delta loops 40m and 80m
- various GPs for low bands and WARC bands
- West and North sloper dipoles for 160m
- bewerages 120m ... 240m for listening pleasure on 80m/160m

I typically build an "antenna suite" in August for the coming contest season (Sept-April) and take partly of it down in May.

My 'friends' in the forest nearby (deer and elgs) love to walk through my wire antenna farm :(

Towers:
- 2 x 30m Aerial selfstanding, top 100m ASL
- smaller towers and 12m pole masts hoisted per need