Scores in 2004

LA9HW SOAB ARRL DX SSB 2004

Band  QSO’s Mults Score
160 0 0  
80 137 30  
40 214 43  
20 1225 61  
15 1027 59  
10 0 0  
Total 2603 193 1,507,137

Call: LA9HW
Operator: LA9HW
Station: LA8W

Comments:

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.

LA9HW Jan

LN8W SOAB HP CQ WW WPX CW 2004

Call: LN8W
Operator(s): LA8SDA
Station: LA8W

Class: SOAB HP
QTH: Rakkestad
Operating Time (hrs): 36

Summary:
Band  QSOs
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  160:    0
   80:  194
   40:  571
   20: 1358
   15:  611
   10:  329
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Total: 3063  Prefixes = 803  Total Score = 4,549,798
Final: 2987  Prefixes = 803  Total Score = 4,325,352

Club: Lima Alfa Contest Club

Comments:

80  Vertical
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
entire weekend.
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 !

73 de
Olaf LA8SDA(LB8IB)

LN8W MS CQ WW RTTY 2004

Band  QSO’s Pts State/Prov DX Zones Score
80 283 612 13 51 12  
40 500 1118 34 74 26  
20 744 1893 51 93 35  
15 464 1244 43 91 30  
10 15 35 0 13 6  
Totals 2006 4902 141 322 109 2,803,944
Final 1941         2,635,167

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

Band  QSO’s Zones Countries Score
160 579 16 62  
80 1073 28 96  
40 864 35 116  
20 1044 35 117  
15 412 31 118  
10 164 20 71  
Totals 4136 161 580 4,860,960
Final  4060 160 567 4,383,083

Operators: LA4DCA LA6MP LA6YEA LA7MFA LA8AJA LA8SDA