March 26, 2019

OH6V Remote-station interview

Our home station is built with capable to possible remote-use.
Setup is quite simple. FT450 as radio is good for remote use. The radio has a built-in CAT-adapter and HamRadioDeluxe is very capable of controlling the rig.

Between radio and computer we have a home-made audio-interface with galvanic isolation and pots to control line audio volumes. The computer we use to control the radio, has a "real com-port" D9-serial port, for CAT control theres a straight D9-cable between radio and pc.

For controlling radio and monitoring meters, ALC-levels etc. we use HamRadioDeluxe. Other softwares in use are WSJT-X, JT-alert etc. For remote desktop-access we use Teamviewer, very good because there is clients for every device (android tablets/phones, linux, mac, windows etc..). PC hooked to 100Mbps low-latency fiber-connection.

Behind radio there is a <56MHz low pass filter and LDG AT-200ProII ATU in full-automatic mode (RF tune).

Antenna is our home-made "allbander", 42m Inverted-L wire. 10m vertical and 32m horisontal, fed with 1:9 UNUN and RF Air-wound choke.

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OHFF-0705 24.3.2019

We took the IC-7000 for a little activation to OHFF-0705 Ängesholmen / Sommarö area last sunday.

As antenna we used 80-10m OCF-dipole and were active mostly on 80m. Thanks from QSO's for everyone.

February 9, 2019

OH6V On air from närpiö and 100Qso-count broken!

We arrived to our cottage-qth around 18 local time on friday, first was few important things to do, like start to heat up the sauna and cottage as well..

This weekend we are on air with 30/40m GP and 80-10m bands 42m long OCF-dipole, FT450 and IC-7000 radios. Modes SSB and FT8.

100 QSO-count allready broken with 29 DXCC-countries. 1'st qso was with OH1LEG.

Suvi running FT8
Sauna is ready!
Cold drink after sauna makes it 10 point end for the evening.

February 7, 2019

OH6V License finally arrived!

OH6V Amateur radio license finally arrived from Finnish Transport and Communications Agency.

We will be ON AIR for the first time next weekend (8.-10.2.2019)
from Tjärlax / Närpiö, KP02OK, on 80-10m SSB/FT8.

January 10, 2019

Welcome to our new blog!

Welcome to our new blog!

Here we will publish story's and pictures of our amateur radio activity.

OH6V is our new "family callsign" that will be used on our home-station and all kind of portable- etc. activities. Callsign is reserved from Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority but not yet active.

Callsign will be activated as soon as possible by OH6PV Petteri, OH6EZU Suvi and our son Oskari (no callsign yet, working as second operator).