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Hello There !!  You are tuned in on the homepage of OZ8ABE a.k.a. Bo Soegaard.  This site is made by a radioamateur for radioamateurs.  73 and I hope to CU on the bands.....

I have been HF licensed since early 1991 and worked all countries around the World.

\ 6 10 12 15 17 20 30 40 80 160 Sum
CW 162 326 326 334 337 336 338 333 328 305 2964
SSB 169 328 328 338 338 338 0 332 306 168 2476
RTTY 42 267 282 317 307 327 310 289 185 78 2362
MIX 190 332 332 339 338 338 338 335 331 306 2989

Sum are all bands from 10 to 160m. (Update on Dec. 11, 2016).

\ Cfm. Wkd.
CW 338 338
SSB 339 339
RTTY 330 330
SSTV 68 104
Mix 339 339

 The general idea with this homepage is to have a log search:  

(Log update: often just delayed 1 day)

If you thought you were in log, but not found it could be a result of a typo, my poor CW reception, I've been to lazy to update this page. Just send me a mail and I look into it. If you need OZ on any bands between 6 and 160m CW, SSB, RTTY, SSTV or PSK31,  mail me and we can try to set up a sked.

I only enter the first QSO on each band/mode in log unless something rare stuff occur (like new county, aurora condx, mobile operation). Cards will be send 1 or 2 times a year to the OZ bureau from here.  

QSL sure via the bureau (from 2 to 7.000 every year) unless:
1) You said you don't QSL via the bureau.
2) I found unconfirmed from year 2011 or before and don't want to bore you with cards anymore

QSL also ok direct with a SASE to Bo Soegaard, Storlingevej 10, DK-4700 Naestved, Denmark.  It takes $ 4 to send a letter outside Denmark.  Postage have increased once again from Jan 1. 2016 and even more at Juli 1.

Latest news on 60m in OZ:

I'm using Yaesu FT-2000, 1/4 wave sloper fed in 22m and 1 kW with several beverage antennas for receiving.   I have worked 124 DXCC entities on the "new" band.  Since June 1. 2012 all OZ's with HF licens have got permission to use from 5.250-5.450 (VFO, not channals) with 1 kW and all modes.  60m is not the band to pick if you want to hunt all DXCC entities, but it's a fun band.  In terms of propagation 60m is like taking the best from 40 and 80m and mix it.  I've got SWL reports from all over the World on 60m.  Just begun on JT65HF on this band (40W), it have nothing to do with DX'ing and it takes no skills at all.

2m and 4m:

More than 4 years ago I bought an Icom 7100 mainly to be used from 4m and up. I can NOT recommend you to buy this rig.  The power on SSB is very low on all bands compared to the other modes.  Lowest on 4m with less than 10W talk power and also a rather low consumption of A, the rig uses about 8A on 4m SSB and 16A on CW/FM/RTTY.  On the other bands the outputs are below what's told in the specifications, but still lower on SSB than any other mode.  It seems like Icom either ignore the complains or are unable to solve the problem, we are all still waiting for a solution after the launch of the station years ago.  The Icom have been send to Icom Europe but was returned as poor as before.  One thing is for sure, I will NEVER buy an Icom again.    The antenna on 4m is a 2 elm. LFA and it finally went up in the tower.  Nice and well constructed antenna from InnoVAntennas.

Just put up a monster 4 elm. yagi for 2m ;-)  Be aware I'll be there..... 70 cm antenna has been removed.


Proud member of EDR our national radioamateur organization. 

My TX QTH is about 40 miles/60 km South of Copenhagen near Naestved, still on EU-029 or SJ001 in JO55VF grid..
If you want to see how it looks like in this part of Denmark then check Surroundings in the link area on top of this page.

I'm hunting DX, band modes, IOTA (wkd:1054), Grids on 6m (wkd:955), US states (still need MT, NE, NV, OR, SD and WY on 60m) and counties (wkd: 2179).
10-X number: 54258.

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