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Short intro!

I'm trying to get back into ham radio. I've had license since 1999, but just now building my first HF setup. I have a lot to learn.

I'm currently interested about learning HF and digimodes (FT-8, JS8Call, VARA). Just a bit over 10 QSOs on logbook now. I also hope going outdoors portable to do WWFF activations when it's not freezing cold in northern Finland.

Currently I have second hand FT-891 and temporary random wire antenna to get on air. 73

It was really fun while it lasted! That was crazy 50MHz propagation.

Total of 20 QSOs mostly to central europe. Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Belgium in my logbook now.

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E-Skip Europe 6m is now 50MHz ES 😍 

vhf-aurora Northern Hemi - Band Closed
E-Skip Europe - Band Closed
E-Skip North America - Band Closed
E-Skip Europe 6m - 50MHz ES 😍
E-Skip Europe 4m - Band Closed

Some 6m going on. I'm working stations around Germany and southern Sweden with my 80m antenna and 10W from IC-705 using .

I like numbers. Some numbers have more meaning than other numbers. Getting a counter up there to certain point feels like achievement of some kind and it gives pleasure.

Today I got 500th QSL in LotW 🎉

Almost packed up and ready to go!

I'm heading to my summer cottage for the weekend and my plan is to participate in ( only) on Sunday from grid KP45IJ.

SSA Portabeltest contest

This sunday, May 22, 0700 – 1100 UTC.

All hams in JW, JX, LA, OH, OHØ, OJØ, OX, OY, OZ, SM and TF are invited to participate in this contest.

Christopher M0YNG is an amateur radio enthusiast who runs the server for other ham radio fans. You can follow at:

➡️ @M0YNG

M0YNG shares lots of posts by amateur radio fans looking for followers, so that's a good way to meet others in this field.

M0YNG's website is at and the amateur radio Mastodon server he runs is at

#M0YNG #Radio #AmateurRadio #HamRadio #Ham #HF #DX #CW #Morse #SSTV #SSB #Callsign #Callsigns

A few years ago I made this flow chart of which Mastodon posts end up in which timelines!

So, you can see how each instance will have a different local timeline, and even a slightly different federated timeline - and you can see why the federated timeline moves so much faster than the local one, too.

This is why it's important to boost good posts and use hashtags - the fediverse is fragmented and harder to search by nature.

[ #mastodon #meta #tootorial #howto #mastopedia #mastotip ]

I found out that my 12" laptop can fit into my backpack's water bladder pocket. The dimensions are so close that this might actually be universal feature.

RAC "Get on the Air on World Amateur Radio Day". Monday, April 18
Événement spécial de RAC « Prenez l’air lors de la Journée mondiale de la radio amateur » : lundi 18 avril

Report from my ninja activation of site OHFF-0640 today.

The purpose was to scout the place and test my new backpack, but I had station with me to do some also.

Testing my new backpack at OHFF-0640 nature park. Running on 20m with IC-705 and 80m antenna.

My portable station is in one backpack: Radio, tuner, antenna, solar panels, battery, laptop and all the necessary bits and pieces like power and USB cables, coax, and mic and headphones. And there's still room for snacks.

Really nice. I'm excited! Hopefully activation tomorrow!

Getting ready for my first activation of this year.

Gear in photos: 20W folding solar panel, PowerFilm LightSaver Max, Icom IC-705, 8m telescopic fishing pole and homebrew QRP 80m EFHW antenna.

What's not yet shown is bunch of power and USB cables, MAT-705 tuner and laptop.

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