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I visited Svalbard for the first time 4-6 April 2016
I rented JW5E clubstation at the Svalbard Longyearbyen on April, 5th.
In the morning at 08:00 local time, aurora level at 6-7, bad conditions on HF
But after a while, the conditions were much better and 20 meter opened. I used only one frequency (14.945) constantly. I made 900 QSO in 8 hours. No contact was made with Norwegian or Swedish stations. The closest QSO was made with Denmark. 120 QSO made with Japan. This is my first pile-up ever, and will not be my last from Svalbard.
Equipment Yaesu FT-1000MP and 600 watt amplifire and Optibeam antenna
A big thanks to DX team from Germany who let me borrow the self build amplifire.
Photos taken around the club station JW5E
Photos taken around the Longyearbyen
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