LA9HW SOAB ARRL DX SSB 2004
Great contest! My first SOAB 48 hours in several years. Usually operates MS from LA8W. We are still working on the new QTH at LA8W, and it seems like we are on the right tracks….. Low bands were pretty bad, but 20 and 15 was amasing!
Anyhow, strange to work 1000+ QSOs on 15 whilst not even a weak signal on 10. I guess that is part of the deal being located well inside the Auroral Zone. We need a separate class: propagation challenged operators. Looking forward to see you all in CQ WPX SSB, were we will operate MS as LN8W.
LN8W SOAB HP CQ WW WPX CW 2004
Class: SOAB HP
Operating Time (hrs): 36
Summary: Band QSOs ------------ 160: 0 80: 194 40: 571 20: 1358 15: 611 10: 329 ------------ Total: 3063 Prefixes = 803 Total Score = 4,549,798 Final: 2987 Prefixes = 803 Total Score = 4,325,352
Club: Lima Alfa Contest Club
40 2 el.@ 21m
20 4 el.@ 27m
15 5 el.@ 30m
10 6 el.@ 18m
Rig: IC 765
PA: ACOM 2000 A
As ususal the propagation from Scandinavia was not the best. A coronal stream
arriving just before the contest started was causing disturbed conditions the
Had lots of fun anyway with big rates into Europe especially on 10 and 15.
Also enjoyed som nice openings into North America and Japan on 20.
Worked mostly Europe on Low bands with some NA openings on 40.
Next operation for me will be from OJ0LA Market Reef in the end of August
Wish you all a nice summer !
LN8W MS CQ WW RTTY 2004
Operators: LA6MP, LA8AJA, LA8SDA, LA9VDA
Comments: This was our first try in a RTTY contest. We had a great time and are already looking forward to the WPX in February.
Big thanks to Don AA5AU for his tutorials on RTTY.
LN8W MS CQ WW CW 2004
Operators: LA4DCA LA6MP LA6YEA LA7MFA LA8AJA LA8SDA