Square expedition
1997
Tännäs - JP62ej
1997.07.20 - 1997.07.22


T
he expedition started very early Sunday morning, at 0430 local time.

Already that was a big challenge. After a few stops gathering the crew,
we could start the journey to Tännäs. After travelling for several severe
quarters of an hour, we could let ourselves have a coffeebreak
and then another and after that one more.

At 1200 local time we arrived at the formerly decided QTH in Tännäs,
the cottage situated in the northern part of the village Tännäs,
on the south decline of an 800 meter high mountain.
We erected the antenna-mast towards the cottage which is comprising about
40 square meters. The mast was about six meters high and was carrying two antennas,
one for six and one for two meters.

The antennas were three, one short wave antenna, G5RV,
one six meter antenna, an 5el. Tonna, one for two meter, an 6el. Yagi.

Station equipment:
Shortwave and two meters, IC 706 with PA Tokyo-Hypower HL 160
Yeasu FT736r with PA Tokyo-Hypower HL 166 for six meters.

After several days of silence on six we had expected a big opening during our stay in Tännäs,
but on six you never know.
There was no big sporadic E-layer opening during the expedition.
Although we was able to make about thirty sporadic E and meteor scatter contacts
on six meter and about ten tropo contacts also.
On two meters we mad ten or fifteen tropo contacts or something like that.

A very strange and peculiar thing, was that although a lot of peopel
are asking and looking for grid-squares.
There seamed to be very few who was interested in working the never earlier,
on six, activated grid-square JP62.

The WX during our expedition was very warm and sunny and whit several thunder-storms,
which did not bather us because they stayed away from our QTH.
Just ones we had to disconnect the stations.


SM3EQY  Håkan




Team Members


SM3VEE Anders
SM3EQY Håkan
SM3GSK Classe
SM3JGG Staffan




 

Expedition logg

All QSO:s worked with the call SM3VEE

Band  Date     Time QSO# Call       S  R    Qth    
2SSB 20-Jul-97 12:02 1  SM4EFW     53  53  JP70WS
6SSB 20-Jul-97 12:04 2  SM4EFW     53  52  JP70WS
2SSB 20-Jul-97 20:20 3  SK6EI      55  55  JO68VK
2SSB 20-Jul-97 20:21 4  SM6SFO/6   55  55  JO68VK1
2SSB 20-Jul-97 20:27 5  SM3FKL     52  52  JP80
6SSB 20-Jul-97 20:43 6  SM4POB     54  54  JP70FK
2SSB 20-Jul-97 20:49 7  SM3PWM     59  59  JP81GF
2SSB 20-Jul-97 20:55 8  SM3WEH     59  59  JP81GF
2SSB 20-Jul-97 21:13 9  SK5EW      57  56  JO79XB
6CW  21-Jul-97 02:50 10 SM7FJE     599 599 JO65
6CW  21-Jul-97 02:54 11 SM7AED     559 559 JO66
2CW  21-Jul-97 07:51 12 SM3STF     559 579 JP81
6CW  21-Jul-97 13:02 13 DL8HCZ     559 559
6CW  21-Jul-97 13:43 14 PA3BFM     559 559 JO22
6CW  21-Jul-97 13:58 15 ON4GG      559 599
6CW  21-Jul-97 14:08 16 DK2PH      559 559 JO41
6CW  21-Jul-97 14:14 17 ON4ANT     559 559
6CW  21-Jul-97 14:30 18 DJ9KM      559 559
6CW  21-Jul-97 14:35 19 ON4KST     559 559
6CW  21-Jul-97 14:49 20 DL9USA     559 559
6CW  21-Jul-97 15:29 21 DF1AN      539 539 JO63
6CW  21-Jul-97 16:41 22 DL4MDQ     559 559
6CW  21-Jul-97 18:23 23 OK1DDO     559 559
2SSB 21-Jul-97 20:10 24 SM3MXR     57  53  JP80GR
6CW  21-Jul-97 20:30 25 SM5SMH     559 559 JO89TW
2SSB 21-Jul-97 21:14 26 SM4HFI     55  57  JP70TO JANNE
2SSB 21-Jul-97 21:22 27 SM5SMH     53  51  JO89TW1
6CW  21-Jul-97 21:57 28 PA3FYM     26  26
6CW  22-Jul-97 06:08 29 DJ6TK      559 529 JO53FG
6CW  22-Jul-97 06:24 30 PA0JMV     559 26
6CW  22-Jul-97 06:38 31 PA3BFM     599 599
6CW  22-Jul-97 06:56 32 OZ2LD      559 549
6CW  22-Jul-97 07:14 33 G0JHC      559 559
6CW  22-Jul-97 16:41 48 S59A       559 559
6CW  22-Jul-97 17:10 49 SM4BRD     529 559 JP70IW
6SSB 22-Jul-97 17:54 50 SQ9CXT     59  59  JO90HD
6SSB 22-Jul-97 18:16 51 SM4EFW     53  55  JP70WS
6SSB 22-Jul-97 18:23 52 S53ZW      59  59  JN86BJ
6SSB 22-JUL-97 18:30 53 OE6LOG     59  57  JN76RT

 


Pictures

from
Tännäs

The rental cottage.


 

Antennas for 50 and 144 MHz
 



SM3EQY Håkan at the 50 MHz table




View to the south




SM3GSK Classe using the IC-706




50 MHz Station



 
 SM3JGG Staffan working 50 MHz




SM3VEE Anders checking the noise on 144 MHz


  


Updated 2000-11-10