The last full weekend of October (24-25.10 in 2020) is the time of the CQWW DX SSB Contest. Most of the SO4M members are CW or RTTY pasionates so we operate phone contests very seldom. Anyway the CQWW DX SSB weekend was perfect time for meeting and doing some preparations for the coming year. A Read more…


The results of the CQ WW WPX CW Contest were published. I am very glad to see my result in the Top Ten in the World and in Europe. The propagation conditions were not too good during the second night and the propagation to North America was poor. I could hear stations from Balkans working Read more…


Last year I operated the IARU HF on my own as SO4M. This time again I was part of the SN0HQ Team. The SN0HQ is the HQ station of the Polish Amateur Radio Union (PZK). We were supporting the SN0HQ operation on 20 meters on CW from the QTH of SP4MPG/SO4M. The operators were: Mirek Read more…


It is great to hear that 10 meters or 12 meters bands are opened almost 24 hours a day. Great to work so many stations from almost all directions. On June 16, near local midnight I was able to work Japanese stations. I logged JH8XVH, JE3GRQ and JH0INP (between 22:27 and 22:43 UTC). Right the Read more…


I was looking for 4U1UN for a long time. I even worked 4U1UN but from my club station. I saw spots many times but I was not able to hear the signals on my vertical antennas. Finally last Sunday (June 7, 2020) I heard 4U1UN in the local morning on 40 meters on CW. It Read more…


It was possible to participate the CQ WW WPX CW Contest this year. Of course again from the contest station SO4M. And again in the Single Operator 20m High Power Assisted. The propagation was a little disturbed the second night (K Index raised to 3) so there were not too much stations from North America. Read more…


Finally I was able to work VP8PJ. Only one QSO but I had not too much time to observe bands especially the bands where my antennas are effective. In the end I was lucky to work VP8PJ on 40 meters, CW. It is a new one for me.


Last weeks some I received some new QSLs confirmimg new band/mode slots. The first one was Z68M on 30 meters, FT8 (confirmed also on LoTW). The next one was VP8LP on 20 meters, FT4. Finally today, while donwloading LoTW QSLs to my DXKeeper database, I found 5T5PA confirmation on 80 meters, FT8 – it is Read more…


For sure in every log there are QSOs with easy DXCC entities which are hard to confirm. In my case I had some easy European entities worked on 17 meters but after some years I had not QSLs. So finally I sent directs and they were quickly confirmed: 9H4CM, OM7CM, Z68BB – all of the Read more…


My other hobby (besides HAM Radio) is climbing. I started climbing when I was 45 so too late to achieve high levels. But in spite of it I try to train and to improve my skills and power. I have made a mini-campus which I use at home. It is permanently placed on the wall, Read more…