Please find the updated station page from the following address:
There is bunch of information about my station and also a brief history. 🙂
This post is in exceptionally in Finnish this time. Ohesa kuvia aiemmin kirjoittamani UHF/VHF antennin toimintaongelmiin liittyen. Havaitsin, että antennin runkoliitin oli löysällä ja pyöri kiristettäessä antennin johtoa. Purin antennin varmistaakseni, että liitokset sisällä olivat ehjiä tästä pyörimisestä huolimatta. Ehjiä olivat. Tässä yhteydessä huomasin (vasta) myös, että antennissa EI ollutkaan spekseissä mainittua N-liitintä vaan UHF-liitin! Tämä oli syynä antennin toimimattomuuteen. UHF-runkoliitin kun toimii aika heikosti kun syöttöjohdossa on N-liitin 🙂 Onneksi ei pääteasteet palaneet.
Long time no see! I have been extremely busy lately and therefore this blog has been silent for a while. Sorry about that and special thanks to Jaakko about asking me to write again soon 🙂 Btw. I have been thinking should I keep on writing this blog in English or should I turn to Finnish? What do you think? Do I have any english speaking readers at the moment…hands up…anyone? 🙂
Well.. I finally made my mind about HF rig. I pondered long time between Kenwood TS-480SAT and Yaesu FT-450AT. Both are great rigs, portable and good. The thing with Kenwood was remoterig usage. But finally I thought that I prefer Yaesu and work remotely with computer assistance. So I bought an used Yaesu. It is actually like new, as it has been used only as a secondary rig. The guy I bought it from has maybe the GREATEST Hamshack I have ever seen. Boy did he have a great place there. He just had a newly built house and ofcourse all HAM related details were considered already when building. Antenna leads, grounding, switches and all…just great. And the place was up high in the hill + he had a nice +20 meters mast for several beams in the yard… WOW! Should have taken a bunch of pictures, but I was only staring the Yaesu FT-450AT on the table.. 🙂
Just had my first Echolink QSO yesterday. Worked with my iPad via internet to OH6AG-R repeater in Jakobstad Finland. Had a QSO with OH6NT who was operating 145.625MHz with regular 2m HT radio. This was very interesting experiment and worked fine, so TNX for the QSO to 6NT.
Echolink sure is is interesting and I would definately try it out later. Maybe I should try to work some local repeaters in USA via that for example. 🙂
Registration process was quite fast and straight forward with Echolink. Just register and then send a scanned version or photo of your radio amateur license to review board via e-mail and thats about it. I strongly encourage all hams to try this form of communication too. Hope to hear you there too. Btw I also have an echolink client installed for my Android phone (the same I’m writing this txt with). It makes nice and even more mobile rig 🙂
Wow! This is some really good stuff. Way to go Arcala Extremes! Just surfed to The great site of Radio Arcala while surfing some info about remotrig.com Really interesting and very important stuff about future amateur radio and the preservation of our precious hobby, the best scientific hobby of all time. Enjoy the video, join the Facebook group etc. I will continue surfing some info of HF rigs etc. Have a great sunday. It’s very fine and sunny sunday here in the north.
Wow! Just got my first HAM QSL ever! I had my first direct QSO on 2 meters with my friend OH8JGQ, who was walking to the office in the freezing -32 celsius weather, talking to his trusty ol’ Icom IC-W2E rig…while I was already in the office. To my big surprice he brought me this very first QSL of mine for that QSO as it was direct and not repeater based. I think I need to figure out my QSL cards now and quickly provide one to him too 🙂
Welcome to the OH6FXL radio amateur site. My name is Hessu and this is my blog about my radio amateur hobby. In addition to this blog, You can find all kind of information about me and my station from these pages. This site may contain some finnish language material from time to time, but I try to keep this international as I’m very interested in DX’ing on HF bands. Currently I only have a tiny Yaesu VX-8D radio for 2 meters and 70 centimeters (picture of my setup), but I’m looking forward on having a HF setup in my shack in the near future.
So please feel free to comment my blog and browse through this site. You can also leave a comment in finnish 🙂 Hopefully you will find this site informative. I hope also to hear you on amateur bands soon. 73’s from the freezing cold Finland (it is -27 degrees celsius on the time of this writing). Take care!
And yes…this page is currently under construction 🙂