Scores in 1999

LA8W SOMB CW SPDX 1999

Contest Dates : 03-Apr-99, 04-Apr-99
Band  RAW QSO’s Valid QSO’s Points Mults Score
160 15 15 45 11  
80 68 67 201 16  
40 37 37 111 15  
20 58 58 174 14  
15 9 9 27 5  
10 3 3 9 3  
Total         36288

Operator: LA4DCA

LA8W SOAB SAC SSB 1999

Contest dates: 25/26 September
Band  QSO’s QSO pts Mults RAW Score
80 147 314 35  
40 261 614 47  
20 498 1234 66  
15 610 1704 62  
10 141 407 40  
Totals 1657 4273 250 1,068,250

Operator: LA4DCA

LA8W SOAB SAC CW 1999

Contest dates: 18/19 September
Band  QSO’s QSO pts Mults RAW Score
80 246 513 39  
40 317 730 47  
20 460 1152 63  
15 418 1072 58  
10 74 172 32  
Totals 1515 3639 239 869,721

Operator: LA8SDA

LA8W SOAB TS CQ WPX SSB 1999

Contest Dates 27-Mar-99, 28-Mar-99
Band  QSO’s QSO pts Prefixes Score
160 31 65 9  
80 220 503 153  
40 32 105 28  
20 784 1596 181  
15 1488 3885 470  
10 106 298 60  
Totals 2661 6452 901 5,813,252
Final Score       5,701,805

Operator: LA4DCA

New European record and #1 World TS 1999

LA8W SOAB ARRL DX CW 1999

Contest Dates : 20-Feb-99, 21-Feb-99
Band  QSO’s QSO pts Mults Final Score
160 2 6 2  
80 141 423 31  
40 391 1173 52  
20 608 1821 56  
15 576 1728 56  
10 384 1152 39  
Totals 2101 6303 236 1,487,508

Operator: LA4DCA

LA8W SO 15M All Asia CW 1999

Contest Dates : 19-Jun-99, 20-Jun-99
Band  QSO’s QSO pts Prefixes Score
15 931 911 175 159,425
Final   910 175 159,250

Operator: LA4DCA

Equipment: TS850S, AL1200, KT34XA @60 feet, TRlog 6.40

Planned a SOAB effort but ended up on 15M. Non of the other bands produced any good runs, so I decided to enter SO15.
Wasted good operating time finding out though. The JA’s were really strong here. Had lots of fun!

Bjorn/LA4DCA

#1 World Record

LA8W MS IARU HF Championship 1999

Contest dates: 10/11 July
Band  QSO’s Points HQ mults Zones Score
160CW 5 11 2 2  
80CW 126 360 11 11  
80SSB 8 14 2 0  
40CW 137 467 16 14  
40SSB 9 21 1 1  
20CW 597 2437 9 11  
20SSB 563 2247 12 32  
15CW 266 1242 3 13  
15SSB 434 1994 9 25  
10CW 102 298 6 6  
10SSB 35 99 3 1  
Totals 2282 9190 74 116 1,746,100
Final  2251    188 1,668,500 

Operators: LA9HW & LA4DCA

Soap: First weekend with really nice weather this summer. 25 degrees C in the shadow, and we stay indoors doing contest! We must be crazy. Think I never gonna do that from Norway ever again. Summer is too short. See you next year. Naw…. maybe…

Bjorn LA4DCA & LA9HW

Equipment used: FT1000MP, AL1200(this one broke Sunday morning) used a HL1000kgx(300W) rest of the contest), KT34XA, sloper on 40M, deltaloop on 40M, vertical on 80M.

Peak rates:

  • 1638: 5 per minute (300/hr)by LA9HW
  • 0610: 32 per 10 min. (192/hr)by LA9HW
  • 1729: 136 per hour by LA4DCA

LA8W MS CQ WW DX SSB 1999

Contest dates: 30/31 October
Band  QSO’s QSO pts Points/QSO Zones Countries Score
160 202 217 1.07 6 49  
80 464 635 1.37 14 75  
40 543 802 1.48 26 93  
20 1089 2809 2.58 38 123  
15 1515 3807 2.51 37 127  
10 1093 2778 2.54 34 124  
Totals 4906 11048 2.25 155 591 8,241,808
Final  4805      154  587  7,516,704 

Operators: LA4DCA, LA5KO, LA8SDA, LA9EEA, LA9HW & LA9SEA

Peak rates:

  • 1402: 8 per minute (480/hr)
  • 1528: 48 per 10 min. (288/hr)
  • 0402: 204 per hour

Equipment Description:

FT1000-MP, TS850, TS940, FT767
160m: Inv L + Beverages
80m: Vertical + Beverages
40m: 2 el beam, delta loop
20m: KT34XA, TH5
15m: 5 el beam
10m: KT34XA, TH5

Soap: Not only are the sunspots back. They are working too! Unfortunately Murphy as well – we lost two hours on Saturday by power outage. Condx were fabulous, and we are really looking forward to the CW part.

LA8W MS CQ WW DX CW 1999

Contest dates 27/28 November
Band  QSO’s QSO pts Points/QSO Zones Countries Score
160 185 220 1.19 11 62  
80 712 1100 1.54 26 96  
40 751 1568 2.09 32 112  
20 819 2291 2.80 36 115  
15 1535 3525 2.30 36 119  
10 719 1732 2.41 36 123  
Totals 4721 10436 2.21 117 627 8,390,544
Final            7,458,836

Operators: LA4DCA LA5KO LA8SDA LA9HW LA9VDA

Peak rates:

  • 0412: 6 per minute (360/hr)
  • 0342: 34 per 10 minutes (204/hr)
  • 0530: 162 per hour
  • Total Qs: 4799(incl.78 dupes) Average rate: 99 per hour

Equipment Description:

FT1000-MP, TS850, TS940, FT1000D
160m: Inv L + Beverages
80m: Vertical + Beverages
40m: 2 el beam, delta loop
20m: KT34XA, TH5
15m: 5 el beam, 155CAS
10m: KT34XA, TH5, 105BAS

LA8W MS CQ WW CW 160M 1999

Contest dates: 22.00z 29 Jan., 30 Jan, 31 Jan. 16.00z
QSO’s  QSO pts States Countries Score
694 3625 10 55 235,625

Operators: LA4DCA & LA8SDA

LA8W MS CQ WPX CW 1999

Contest Dates : 29-May-99, 30-May-99
Band  QSO’s QSO pts Prefixes Score
160 0 0 0  
80 134 292 18  
40 438 1233 92  
20 1103 2303 376  
15 1073 2719 318  
10 5 5 1  
Totals 2753 6552 805 5,274,360

Operators: LA4DCA, LA8SDA & LA9HW

Equipment: TS850S, AL-1200, KT34XA, 1/4 w. vertical 80M, delta loop 40M, sloper 40M.

Only a semi-serious effort from us this time. It started off as a serious effort to break the old LA M/S record at 3,6 mill points (it is our own!).

We all met at the QTH early Friday afternoon to get rigs, computers and antennas work properly. After fixing some SWR problems with the main antenna (KT34XA) we started to erect a second beam (TH5), but soon found that the new rotor was too wide for the mast’s top section! So we gave it up. With only one beam up, we found it hard to run two rigs, and just skipped it. Used the weekend to do as much as we could with one rig, and used spare time to plan for this year’s main event: CQ WW CW in November. The contest started of quite slow, rates around 50/60 qso’s an hour. Propagation forecast wasn’t too encouraging, with three Coronal Mass Ejection’s expected to hit the Earth during Saturday.

The biggest surprise for the weekend was learning that the K-index was quite low, Boulder said 2 in average. That for sure was not the case for us here in the Auroral Zone!!! Even though the bands sounded good, with lots of DX, we realized heavy signal degrations during times. Condx into US and especially Japan was quite good, but due to the signal degrations we could hardly keep any frequency. All the time we lost it to a southern European, which obviously had better condx. During the whole weekend, the rate meter just passed 100 a few times, but on the other hand it seemed quite stable.

We ended up with an average of 57 q’s an hour, and variation was very small. In the same way as we get more K’s than JA’s in CQ WW, it is the opposite with summer condx – JA’s coming in almost around the clock on 20m, and also into late afternoon on 15m. Most enjoyable contest, and really looking forward to CQ WW!

And yes, we ended up with a new LA record.