Scores in 2005

LI8W MS CQ WPX CW 2005

Band QSO’s Prefixes Score
160 91
80 250
40 726
20 1760
15 555
10 136
Total 3518 972 7,330,824
Final 7,052,486

Operators: LA7MFA, LA8AJA, LA8SDA and LA9VDA

Comments:

Our goal was to beat the Norwegian record, which allready belongs to LA8W.

Conditions were better than expected and our claimed score is 2.1 million points higher than the old one. Signals were from time to time very weak, which made copy somewhat difficult. Did also have a lot of static on the low bands, which resulted in several repeats. All in all, we had fun.

Antennas:
160: INV-L with elevated radials
80: 2 element phased array
40: 2 element yagi
20: 4 element yagi
15: 5 element yagi
10: 6 element yagi

Andy, LA8AJA

LN8W SOAB SAC CW 2005

Band QSO’s Points Countries Score
80 404 838 45
40 469 989 48
20 628 1586 62
15 111 238 42
10 4 8 3
Totals 1677 3659 200 731,800

Operator: LA7MFA

LN8W MS CQ WW RTTY 2005

Band QSO’s Pts State/Prov DX Zones Score
80 250 725 10 52 14
40 529 1452 30 75 24
20 946 2243 53 98 36
15 299 612 41 82 28
10 16 48 0 16 9
RAW 2040 5080 134 323 111 2,885,440
Claimed 2039 5010 134 323 111 2,845,680
Final 2,690,778

Operators: LA7HJA, LA8AJA, LA8SDA, LB1GB

Comments: After a very slow start, we gained on our 2004-score the second day and to our surprise passed it at the end. 15 meters opened up to the states the second day and even some west-coast station made it through. Thanks to all that called us!

LB8IB SOAB CQWW SSB 2005

Band QSO’s Zones Countries Total Score
160 408 10 58
80 817 18 76
40 479 24 88
20 1005 30 96
15 913 32 93
10 37 9 33
Raw 3659 123 444 3,793,230
Final 3,638,669

Call: LB8IB
Operator: LB8IB
Station: LA8W

Comments:

After working mostly multi op. from the LN8W contest station it was time to do a single op. entry again with my reissued novice callsign from 1982 LB8IB. As most of our operators prefer CW the station was available for the SSB leg.

I tried SO2R for the first time and as excpected it was difficult, but I did manage to work some nice mults on the 2nd radio. Also had a great benefit in monitoring other bands. I have a lot to learn but will try to improve my skills in the next single op. entry.
Automatic antenna switching is nr.1 on my wish list for christmas. Thanks to all on the Writelog reflector for helping me with my SO2R setup. After this experience SO1R is history !

Propagation was as expected in the bottom of the cycle.
10 was almost dead up here but managed to work 33 dxcc and 9 zones.
15 was better than expected with great openings to USA on both days Low band was good especially the 2nd night.

I had a great time and only took 2.5 hours off saturday evening.

Olaf, LB8IB

7th place EU

LN8W MS CQ WW CW 2005

Band QSO’s Zones Countries Score
160 646 18 79
80 1203 27 111
40 924 35 126
20 1562 37 126
15 211 32 113
10 30 9 30
Totals 4576 158 585 5,979,664
Final 4508
158
581
5,576,494

Operators: LB1GB LB8IB LA6YEA LA7MFA LA8AJA LA9VDA

Great contest again. Condx were weird though. 40M never really opened towards NA
and the important Caribbean mults were very hard to get. 15M produced some good
mults but no run what so ever. 10M was almost dead. Some of the mults we made on
10M was pure luck, as the signals were really weak with peaks lasting a few
seconds or less.

Lowbands was great, with one juicy mult after the other!

Breakdowns:

QSO/ZN+DX by hour and band

 Hour     160M     80M     40M     20M     15M     10M    Total     Cumm

D1-0000Z  27/33  120/35   14/20   --+--   --+--   --+--  161/88    161/88 
D1-0100Z  50/16   73/23    8/13     -       -       -    131/52    292/140
D1-0200Z  48/5    39/13   13/15     -       -       -    100/33    392/173
D1-0300Z   4/5   110/3    13/13     -       -       -    127/21    519/194
D1-0400Z   3/4    90/2     5/5      -       -       -     98/11    617/205
D1-0500Z  77/2    38/14    2/2      -       -       -    117/18    734/223
D1-0600Z  59/3    34/4     2/2      -       -       -     95/9     829/232
D1-0700Z  10/0     6/8   104/18    9/16     -       -    129/42    958/274
D1-0800Z  --+--   --+--   26/2   123/32   20/33   --+--  169/67   1127/341
D1-0900Z    -       -       -     94/16   39/21     -    133/37   1260/378
D1-1000Z    -       -       -    109/19   18/15   10/14  137/48   1397/426
D1-1100Z    -       -       -     78/18   48/22    2/2   128/42   1525/468
D1-1200Z    -       -       -     87/10   21/7     3/5   111/22   1636/490
D1-1300Z    -       -       -    127/1     8/8      -    135/9    1771/499
D1-1400Z    -       -       -    119/3     7/6      -    126/9    1897/508
D1-1500Z    -      2/4     6/9    58/7      -       -     66/20   1963/528
D1-1600Z  --+--    6/9    68/5     5/4    --+--   --+--   79/18   2042/546
D1-1700Z    -    119/0    11/3     3/3      -       -    133/6    2175/552
D1-1800Z   1/2    35/0    23/0    12/2      -       -     71/4    2246/556
D1-1900Z   1/1     1/1    85/0     2/3      -       -     89/5    2335/561
D1-2000Z    -     69/0    10/4     1/1      -       -     80/5    2415/566
D1-2100Z  35/4    25/0    27/5      -       -       -     87/9    2502/575
D1-2200Z  50/7    51/0     2/2      -       -       -    103/9    2605/584
D1-2300Z    -     39/2     7/1      -       -       -     46/3    2651/587
D2-0000Z  --+--   59/1     4/4    --+--   --+--   --+--   63/5    2714/592
D2-0100Z  65/3    20/2     4/5      -       -       -     89/10   2803/602
D2-0200Z  57/1     5/2     2/2      -       -       -     64/5    2867/607
D2-0300Z  28/4    32/2     2/2      -       -       -     62/8    2929/615
D2-0400Z   7/1    38/1      -       -       -       -     45/2    2974/617
D2-0500Z  35/4    22/1     1/2     3/3      -       -     61/10   3035/627
D2-0600Z  52/0    32/0     1/1     1/1      -       -     86/2    3121/629
D2-0700Z    -     86/3     5/6      -      3/3      -     94/12   3215/641
D2-0800Z  --+--   --+--  115/1    --+--    7/7     5/6   127/14   3342/655
D2-0900Z    -       -     34/5    25/4    13/4     4/6    76/19   3418/674
D2-1000Z    -       -     59/3    18/2     1/1      -     78/6    3496/680
D2-1100Z    -       -     96/1     4/5     1/1     3/3   104/10   3600/690
D2-1200Z    -       -     46/4    52/1     1/1     3/3   102/9    3702/699
D2-1300Z    -       -       -    129/1     9/10     -    138/11   3840/710
D2-1400Z    -       -     19/0    46/5    12/3      -     77/8    3917/718
D2-1500Z    -       -     10/0   126/1     1/1      -    137/2    4054/720
D2-1600Z  --+--    1/1     2/2    78/1    --+--   --+--   81/4    4135/724
D2-1700Z   1/1     1/2      -    105/4     1/1      -    108/8    4243/732
D2-1800Z    -       -      1/1    97/0     1/1      -     99/2    4342/734
D2-1900Z    -      1/1     2/2    51/1      -       -     54/4    4396/738
D2-2000Z    -     16/2    43/0      -       -       -     59/2    4455/740
D2-2100Z    -      1/1    34/0     1/1      -       -     36/2    4491/742
D2-2200Z  16/1      -     18/1      -       -       -     34/2    4525/744
D2-2300Z  20/0    32/1      -       -       -       -     52/1    4577/745 

Total:   646/97 1203/138 924/1611563/165 211/145  30/39