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LIVE WEBCAM LONGYEARBYEN SVALBARD 360

 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.

















I hope, I will QSO some of you next year, 21-22 march 2017.

We will be two operators during the next session. Kaare LA8EKA/JW8EKA and Morten LA9BX/JW9BX

Best 73’ from Kaare LA8EKA/JW8EKA