Scores in 2006

LB8IB SOAB CQ WPX RTTY 2006

Band QSO’s Pts Prefixes Score
80 441 1848
40 403 1734
20 663 1729
15 32 94
10 0 0
RAW 1539 5405 575 3,107,875
Final

Operator: LB8IB

Comments: First time SO2R on RTTY. Had a great time.

LB8IB SOAB CQ WW RTTY 2006

Band QSO’s Pts State/Prov DX Zones Score
80 395 827 13 52 13
40 524 1125 8 75 24
20 793 1982 54 79 26
15 132 298 4 57 21
10 34 68 0 16 5
RAW 1878 4300 79 279 89 1,922,100
Final 1846
4222
89 278 81 1,891,456

Operator: LB8IB

Comments:

Thanks for all the QSO’s
What a great contest this is :-))

Miss Aurora began her show Saturday evening but this was excpected so I wasnt to depressed. I must however admit it was hard to start again on almost empty ands after my 3 hour nap late on Saturday evening. We are punished very hard up here when she decides to show her beautiful light.

73,s and hope to see you all in the CQWW SSB contest

Olaf
LB8IB

World #8 High Power

LN8W SOHP CQ WW CW 160M 2006

QSO’s Points State/Prov Countries Score
Claimed 1243 6782 31 68 671,418
Final 1234 31 69 673,200

Operator: LB1GB Bjorn

Comments:

Had great fun, well most of the time. Second day was slow like hell, but thats how it is with CQ 160.

           160   Total      %

    NA      69      69     5.6
    EU    1120    1120    90.1
    AS      46      46     3.7
    AF       5       5     0.4
    SA       2       2     0.2
    OC       1       1     0.1
           160   Total

    3V       1       1
    4J       1       1
    4X       3       3
    5B       2       2
    7X       1       1
    9A      16      16
    9H       1       1
    9K       1       1
    CT       2       2
   CT3       1       1
    CU       1       1
    DL     256     256
    EA      10      10
   EA6       1       1
   EA8       2       2
    EI       6       6
    ER       1       1
    ES       6       6
    EU       6       6
     F      18      18
     G      60      60
    GD       1       1
    GI       2       2
    GJ       1       1
    GM       6       6
    GU       2       2
    GW       3       3
    HA      27      27
    HB      12      12
   HB0       1       1
     I      33      33
   IT9       1       1
    JA      11      11
    JT       1       1
     K      58      58
   KP4       1       1
    LA      16      16
    LX       2       2
    LY      28      28
    LZ       3       3
    OE      11      11
    OH      22      22
   OH0       2       2
    OK     128     128
    OM      30      30
    ON      15      15
    OY       1       1
    OZ       7       7
    PA      31      31
   PJ2       1       1
    PY       1       1
    S5      33      33
    SM      25      25
    SP      50      50
    SV       3       3
   SV9       1       1
    T9       4       4
    TF       2       2
    UA     116     116
   UA2       4       4
   UA9      24      24
    UN       2       2
    UR      73      73
    VE      10      10
    YB       1       1
    YL       9       9
    YO       8       8
    YU      22      22
    Z3       1       1
   ZC4       1       1

LN8W SOAB CQ WPX CW 2006

Call: LN8W
Operator(s): LA7MFA
Station: LN8W

Class: SOAB HP
QTH: Rakkestad
Operating Time (hrs): 36
Radios: SO2R

Summary:
Band QSOs
————
160: 114
80: 438
40: 662
20: 1081
15: 543
10: 9
————
Total: 2847 Prefixes = 821 Total Score = 5,523,688
Final: 2801 Prefixes = 815 Total Score = 5,370,850
Club: Lima Alfa Contest Club

Comments:

This was my first SOAB in WPX for a long time. The objectives were to beat
the norwegian record from 2004 as well as to beat Andreas LA8AJA operating
from LN3Z.

I think I managed both with large margin. But still I think I could do better.
Maybe it was smarter to operate 20m instead of 15m. I had hard time operating
15m, but I kept calling CQ there for hours. It looks like I have missed some
hundreds QSOs on both 20m and 40m. I think I could made over 3000 QSOs if I
focused more on these bands. Yet, it was great fun to be part of the contest.

73 de Lech, LA7MFA

LN8W SOAB WAEDC CW 2006

Call: LN8W
Station: LA8W
Operator: LA7MFA

Band QSO’s QTC’s Mults Score
80 86 72
40 251 114
20 419 102
15 140 58
10 0 0
Claimed 896 1370 346 784,036

Comments:

It looks like I have managed to beat my own Norwegian record from 2002, but with very low margin. I have received too few QTCs this time, and my multiplier is far too low, even though I have operated two radios. I need to focus more on finding multipliers next time.

The conditions to USA the second day were great but it was still very hard to work 15 meters most of the time. And 10m was dead as usual.

It looks like I had too low emphasis on low bands compared to others, I and missed too many multipliers there. And yes, 80m is very hard too work from here this time of the year.

I need to plan better for the low bands and select pauses at the right times. I lost a lot on 15m towards East, and on the low bands in the evening. Next time I will focus more on multipliers and not on the number of QSOs and QTCs.

But surely high speed QSOs and QTCs is what makes this contest so cool!

de Lech LA7MFA

LA8W SOABHP CW EU HF Champ 2006

Call: LA8W
Operator: LB8IB
#10 SOABHP CW

Band QSO’s Mults Score
160 96 37
80 120 43
40 169 50
20 366 65
15 236 57
10 90 41
Claimed 1077 293 315,561

LN8W MS CQ WW CW 2006

Call: LN8W
Operators: LB1GB LB8IB LA7MFA LA8AJA LA9VDA
Station: LA8W

Band QSO’s QSO Points Zones Countries Mults Score
160 792 932 17 76
80 911 1336 24 97
40 715 997 32 118
20 1450 2752 37 136
15 326 578 27 120
10 65 94 14 43
Totals 4219 6689 151 590 741 4,956,549
Final

Operators: LB1GB LB8IB LA7MFA LA8AJA LA9VDA

Not that great condx this year, but we still managed to make a decent score from the auroral zone. We lost 1 hour operating time due to thunderstorms. Better so than risking everything for a few QSO’s.

Thanks to all who called us.

LN8W SOAB ARRL CW 2006

Band QSOs Mults Total
160 180 39
80 347 45
40 340 47
20 1007 58
15 227 38
10 0 0
Claimed 2101 227 1,430,781
Final
2069
227
1,408,989

Operator: LA7MFA

LN8W SOAB SAC CW 2006

Band QSO’s Points Countries Score
80 362 45
40 583 62
20 687 66
15 129 49
10 13 10
Totals 1774 232 982,984

Operator: LA7MFA

Comments:

It was great fun to operate SAC CW from our club station again.

This year conds were great but I suspect there were far too many mults from the East compared to the last year. Our strongest side is to the West.

Since I focused too much on QSO numbers last year, I had to try to keep focus on the mults this year. As a result I lost at least 200 QSOs and got frustrated trying to QSY folks on 10m and 15m.

Tried very hard on 15m the first day, which put me far behind the best in the QSO numbers. So I tried hard to catch up and stayed too long on 20m. This made me one hour late on 40m and far more worse one hour late on 80m. I guess most of “just called to say hello” contesters went to bed when I showed up on 80m.

Anyway it is not possible to beat the Finns without fully automated mult station which does not prevent you from continue running the pileup on the run station at full speed. Not too mention the antennas and propagation. The trick is to move every single “just called to say hello” station from a rare country (which may even be EI, ER, ON) to every single band the first time you meet him. It would be so much easier if the other side also was interested in QSYing you for the mult. This is “one-way” contest.

I guess I will focus on the QSO numbers next year. It is so much more fun to work the great SAC pileups. Running the pileup at the high speed is what makes me interested in contesting after all.

Thanks again to all those who showed up in the contest to make this so enjoyable for us Scandinavians. See you next year!

Best 73 de Lech, LA7MFA

LB8IB SOAB CQ WW SSB 2006

Band QSO’s Zones Countries Total Score
160 390 6 53
80 768 12 73
40 380 13 71
20 1382 32 116
15 513 21 86
10 160 10 55
Raw 3593 94 454 2,892,892
Final

Call: LB8IB
Operator: LB8IB
Station: LA8W

Class: SOAB HP
QTH: Rakkestad
Operating Time (hrs): 45
Radios: SO2R

Comments:

A Solar wind shock front from a coronal hole on the sun reached earth just in time before the contest started. The propagation from Norway was very poor during the whole weekend and 76% of my Qso,s were with EU stations! On the positive side 10 and 15 were wide open to EU both days. Despite the bad propagation I had a great time and only took a short nap the second night.

Cu all agn in the CW part. We will operate Multi Single from LN8W.

73 fra Radioland i Rakkestad
Øyvind LB8IB