Contesting is a competitive activity pursued by amateur radio operators. In a contest, an amateur radio station, which may be operated by an individual or a team, seeks to contact as many other amateur radio stations as possible in a given period of time and exchange information. Rules for each competition define the amateur radio bands, the mode of communication that may be used, and the kind of information that must be exchanged. The contacts made during the contest contribute to a score by which stations are ranked. Contest sponsors publish the results in magazines and on web sites.


DXing is the hobby of receiving and identifying distant radio or television signals, or making two-way radio contact with distant stations in amateur radio, citizens' band radio or other two-way radio communications. Many DXers also attempt to obtain written verifications of reception or contact, sometimes referred to as "QSLs" or "veries". The name of the hobby comes from DX, telegraphic shorthand for "distance" or "distant".[1] The practice of DXing arose during the early days of radio broadcasting. Listeners would mail "reception reports" to radio broadcasting stations in hopes of getting a written acknowledgement or a QSL card that served to officially verify they had heard a distant station. Collecting these cards became popular with radio listeners in the 1920s and 1930s, and reception reports were often used by early broadcasters to gauge the effectiveness of their transmissions. Although international shortwave broadcasts are on the decline, DXing remains popular among dedicated shortwave listeners. The pursuit of two-way contact between distant amateur radio operators is also a significant activity within the amateur radio hobby.


Earth–Moon–Earth communication (EME), also known as Moon bounce, is a radio communications technique that relies on the propagation of radio waves from an Earth-based transmitter directed via reflection from the surface of the Moon back to an Earth-based receiver. Amateur radio (ham) operators utilize EME for two-way communications. EME presents significant challenges to amateur operators interested in weak signal communication. EME provides the longest communications path any two stations on Earth can use. Amateur frequency bands from 50 MHz to 47 GHz have been used successfully, but most EME communications are on the 2 meter, 70-centimeter, or 23-centimeter bands. Common modulation modes are continuous wave with Morse code, digital (JT65) and when the link budgets allow, voice.


During a radio contest, each station attempts to establish two-way contact with other licensed amateur radio stations and exchange information specific to that contest.                   Here you can find the contest results of SA2SAA and 7S2A, scores, award … and much more.…

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Info – QSL policies – OQRS

We live in the northernmost part of Sweden, on the border of Swedish Lapland, 70km south of the Arctic Circle. The main station, for bands from 23cm to 30m, is located in our house, a single house of 200sqm located in a village 20km from Alvsbyn with about 1500sqm of…

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Lapland Weather Station

The weather station is located at the main station and measures both external and internal temperature in real time, humidity and absolute humidity as well as providing detailed graphs of temperatures and humidity with maximum and minimum peaks. An interesting page to visit every day to be with us in…

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Swedish Lapland – SA2SAA

Lapland or Sàpmi is an ethno-cultural region stretching over northern Fennoscandia (parts of Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Russia).

Lappland is a province in northernmost Sweden. It borders Jämtland, Ångermanland, Västerbotten, Norrbotten, Norway and Finland. Nearly a quarter of Sweden’s land area is in Lappland.

Lappland originally extended eastward. However, in 1809 the Russian Empire annexed the eastern part of Sweden, and created the Grand Duchy of Finland, which in effect split Lappland into a Swedish part and a Finnish part, both of which still exist today. It primarily consists of Västerbotten County in the south and Norrbotten County in the north, forming the further inland areas of the two counties. Lapland has the coldest climates of Sweden with vast seasonal differences caused by the high latitudes and the interior location.



This is where SA2SAA Station is located, at coordinates 65°47’50″N – 21°44’01″E or more precisely in KP05US 70km south of the Arctic Circle.

My name is Alex, many of you have come to know me as 5B4ALX, H2X, E6ET or other DXpedition calls.
Some have known me for professional reasons (installation of masts and antennas – HamTenna) or for the graphic creation of logos and QSLs (DXcreations).
I hope that what positive I have done in the past, as a radio amateur, installer, technician … it can also follow me with this new callsign and that I can have as many of you in my logs.
SA2SAA is my callsign for daily use, in Contest you will find me active as 7S2A.

My wife Cristina and me moved to Norrbotten County from Cyprus in early 2021, we live in a rural suburb of Alvsbyn, 100km north/west of Luleå.

SA2SAA is daily used for QSO and DX while 7S2A runs in Contest and 6m activity. 7S2A usually contesting as Single Operator QRP because I firmly believe that by operating in QRP you have a clearer idea of the station’s potential and consequently an idea of what to improve.