(27.520 in case of QRM)
Chris & 21AT139 Patrik
11-12, 1AT024 mr Saverio
13-17, 21AT116 mr Chris
- July 11-12 is part of
the Alfa Tango European IOTA
All contacts made during those two days are
confirmed by QSL manager 1AT024, mr Saverio.
- Contacts made July
13-17 are confirmed with special Gotland QSL by
QSL manager 21AT116, mr Chris.
- Standard contribution
required, $1 or 1 IRC.
- Please include self
addressed envelope or label.
Here are photos from the
activation. Click on image to enlarge.
139 Patrik is trying
out the IC-735 in the car. QTH is Nynäshamn
This is our QTH for one week on Gotland Island.
The station is in the left building.
Friday night, the sloping dipole is up in the
air. 139 Patrik (left) and 116 Chris are
inspecting the installation...
...and this is what
the antenna look like from below.
139 Patrik is receivning a report from
108AT/EU012 while trying out the installation.
116 Chris enjoying a
good cigar at the Barbecue Garden restaurant in
Close-up shot of the Icom IC-735 and SM-8
microphone used for the activation.
116 Chris in the
drivers seat giving progressive number 236 to
The mobile QTH where we worked the last contacts
just before the ferry took us back to mainland.
Beautiful view of
Visby from the ferry M/S Visby. This was the
welcome (and farewell) we got...
- Saturday July
11: Poor propagation, first QSO made
with 102AT104 at 05:42 UTC. Propagations died at
11:09 exept for 78 and 91 divisions heard during
- Sunday July
12: The second day of the activation and
the last day of the Alfa Tango European IOTA Day
Contest had even less action in store, the band
was completely dead exept for a couple of
"micro openings". First station in the
log was 178AT106. DX heard today includes 78, 85
and 188 division. Total QSOs for the IOTA contest
is 105. The activation continues tomorrow
- Monday July
13: Starting today we will be active on
27.510 (27.520 in case of QRM). Unfortunately
this was just another day when the band was dead.
Only five contacts made, first station to check
in was 34AT127 at 8:03. In the evening the band
opened briefly into South America but no stations
seemed to be interested in our activation. As
sitting by a dead radio tends to get boaring we
arranged a net of friends in strategic parts of
Europe that will alert us through SMS messages
when to band is open into Sweden. This will give
us a opportunity to leave the radio for some
touristing while the band is dead.
- Tuesday July
14: As usual we had openings into East
Europe this morning. We could hear activations
from Ukraine and Kazakhstan early in the morning,
but numerous CQ info on 555 didn't pay off. First
station in the log was 45AT/BA at 09:34 UTC. At
09:50 the band opened briefly to 14 division and
we were able to get 20 stations in the log before
France was gone. We could still hear weak
stations from 1, 45, 116, 178, 233, 308 and 315
divisions, but no responce to our calls. In the
afternoon we took the van to Visby and had a
wonderful dinner. When we had coffe we received
an alert through SMS from 13AT015 Peter saying
that the band was open to south Sweden, but back
to the car the band was dead except for one
italian station. This was probably another of
those micro openings we experienced all week.
Back at the house this evening we found the
antenna lying on the ground. The heavy wind had
been too rough for the supporting wire. At 23:30
UTC we could hear some weak stations from south
Europe. Hopefully openings will be stronger
July 15: So far, this was the best day
since Saturday when it comes to propagation.
First station to hit the log was 327AT103 at
06:37 UTC. At 08:40 Es opened up into central
Europe and many of our friends from Germany,
Holland and Belgium took the chance to get into
our log. Openings was very sporadic and we had to
work hard for the 20 progressives given before
the band was almost dead again. We decided to
spend the afternoon in Visby. 13AT401 Jan alerted
us through SMS that the band was open into Sweden
at 16:00 UTC. Unfortunately we had just ordered
dinner. When we arrived back to the house at
19:00 UTC we found the antenna lying on the
ground for the second day in a row. After 20
minutes the antenna was up again and 1AT107 was
the first station for the evening in the log.
"Finally I made it" was Max response
when we gave him progresssive number 156.
- Thursday July
16: Wow, today we had some action on the
band! As you understand, we're not so picky after
a week with poor propagation... We decided to
stick by the transciever no matter what! We
really felt we had to help many more stations to
get Gotland Island confirmed. The day started
with 1AT946 checking in at 07:44 UTC. At 08:35
the band opened and provided good propagation for
an hour. Then we had weak signals from France and
Italy during midday and afternoon. The band was
closed during the evening. We had to work hard
for every contact, the only reason we were able
to get more stations in the log than yesterday
was that we spend almost all day in front of the
- July 17:
Last day of the activation. Basically we had time
to clean up the house and take down the dipole
before lunch but we were able to spend a little
time with the radio too. At lunch we left the
house and installed the radio in the van.
Progressive 280-296 are made from the van on our
way to Visby. This concludes the activation from
Gotland Island. We will continue update this site
with more pictures coming soon.
- July 18:
The first eight QSL arrived to the manager today.
That was fast!
- July 19:
Did your QSL arrive to the manager? Now you can
check our log page to see if your QSL arrived
saftely. Click the link at the bottom of this
page, if your QSL arrived your progressive number
- July 28:
Many QSL cards in the post box yesterday! Check
the log page to see if your card
- August 1:
14-division France has half of all contacts in
the log book. Our new statistics page reveals all the figures
and facts of the log. Also more QSL cards arrived
to the manager, check the log page.
- August 7:
Another pile of cards arrived. At this point we
received QSL cards for 47% of all contacts.
- August 16:
More QSL cards arrived, the log page is updated.
- August 22:
Did you QSL card arrive yet? The log page is
is created and maintained by 21AT116, Chris.