Scores in 2003

LN8W MS ARRL DX SSB 2003

Band  QSO’s Mults Score
160 1 1  
80 138 23  
40 385 51  
20 774 58  
15 203 47  
10 71 24  
Total 1572 204 962,064

Operators: LA5KO LA9HW LA9VDA

LN8W SOSB80 CQWW WPX SSB 2003

Operator: LA5KO
Operating time: 28 hours
Band  QSO’s Prefixes Score
80 958 429  
Total 958 429 909,051
Final 943  423  886,608 

Comments:

Some of our best operators were gathered for a Multi/Single entry to set a new LA-record, but our CT version couldn’t manage the serial numbers in the multi station set-up. The numbers were all garbled up during the first minutes of the contest, so we had to go on with a single station entry.  Guess if some good ops went home disappointed …
Since LA8W/LN8W members already held all Single Op High Power LA records except
80M and 160M, we decided I should go for the 80M record.  And I guess I made
it. Conds were down. Nice visible Aurora when the contest started. VERY few DX heard
here up north. Lucky you guys further south …
Fun for me, anyhow !!!
Equipment: 1kW + GP + Beverages. Antennas by LA7SL.
Thanks to everybody who gave us the points.

73 de Roy / LA5KO

6th place world!

LN8W MS CQ WW DX CW 2003

Band  QSO’s Zones Countries Score
160 389 15 59  
80 857 29 100  
40 662 33 112  
20 1613 37 129  
15 1126 37 126  
10 535 35 117  
Totals 5182 186 643 8,580,150
Final  5021  185  627  7,407,064 

Operators: LA6YEA, LA8AJA, LA8SDA, LA9HW, LA9VDA

Comments: It sure takes time to move and rebuild a contest station. This was our first serious effort in CQWW since 1999. Condx were excellent and our hardware did an outstanding job. It was a big surprise for us that our claimed score turned out to be 200k higher than in 99 !

And, what the %&¤@ happened here? Lost more than 1.1M points. Better get in training!