Scores in 2012

CQ WW RTTY WPX Contest

Call: LB8IB
Operator(s): LB8IB
Station: LA8W

Class: SOAB HP
QTH: Rakkestad
Operating Time (hrs): 30
Radios: SO2R

Summary:
 Band  QSOs
------------
   80:  346
   40:  395
   20:  889
   15:  704
   10:    1
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Total: 2335  Prefixes = 841  Total Score = 6,071,179

Club: LA Contest Club

Comments:

What a great contest this is 🙂

30 hours of non stop action and no worries about chasing or getting that mult
on another band… Just run stations like h….. and the mults will come your
way!

When things did slow down on sunday i took a sweep on the bands and worked as
many as i could of those yellow calls in the bandmap

After several years now running SO2R on RTTY I am still improving my operator
skills and that’s what it’s all about for me 🙂

I still would like to see this as a 36 hour effort like in WPX CW and SSB !!

73 de
Olaf
LB8IB@LN8W

ARRL DX Contest, CW

Call: LN8W
Operator(s): LB1GB
Station: LA8W

Class: SOAB HP
QTH: Skantebygda
Operating Time (hrs): 43
Radios: SO2R

Summary:
 Band  QSOs  Mults
-------------------
  160:    0     0
   80:   57    24
   40:  467    49
   20:  750    58
   15:  615    54
   10:   17    10
-------------------
Total: 1906   195  Total Score = 1,115,010

Club: LA Contest Club

Comments:

Started with a 80+ hour on 40M with some 80M 2nd radio Qs. 80M never produced
any runs at all. Heard nil/zero/nada NA on 160M, not even a dit. I heard a lot
of southern EU stations working a lot of NA. TI5W and others where very strong,
but SA doesn’t count in this contest so… 🙂

At 11:00z day 1 things started to happen, 20M opened a bit and my 2nd radio was
on 15M. Slowly more and more stations were logged on 15M so I switched run to 15
and S/P on 20. At 17:30z it was time to run 20M again with some nice rates.
Even a 120+ clock hour. We are not spoiled with high rates in Norway, so
anything over 60 is a good rate 😀 At 22:00z the fun was over.
K-index(@Dombås) went up to 4 then to 7 for 6 hours.

After that, except for a 80+ hour at 15:00z Sunday, it was slow and tiring.

My only 10M opening was around 14:30z Saturday.

At 16:40z on Sunday I shut down the station and drove 1h30m home to be with my
family on my own birthday(19.2).

Thanks for all the Qs. Contest is fun!
3830 med stats: http://lists.contesting.com/archives//html/3830/2012-02/msg01768.html

Russian DX Contest

Call: LN8W
Operator(s): LB8IB
Station: LN8W

Class: SO Mixed HP
QTH: Rakkestad
Operating Time (hrs): 24
Radios: SO2R

Summary:
 Band  CW Qs  Ph Qs  Countries  Oblasts
----------------------------------------
  160:   207     4       36        38
   80:   310   171       47        48
   40:   326   150       56        60
   20:   381   365       65        71
   15:    98     6       47        19
   10:     0     0        0         0
----------------------------------------
Total:  1322   696      251       234  Total Score = 6,319,799

Club: LA Contest Club

Comments:

1 boy, 2 radios, 6 antennas

Yes! Sunspot minimum is back :)
After almost a year with sunspots 10 meter is finally back to normal again....

Joke aside, I had a great time once again in the RDXC :)
Last effort was in 2009 and I was aiming for the Norwegian record but it was
impossible because of the active geomagnetic field combined with the low solar
flux.

Hope to be back next year!

73 de
Olaf
LB8IB

CQWW WPX Contest, SSB

Call: LN8W
Operator(s): LB1GB
Station: LA8W

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

Summary:
 Band  QSOs
------------
  160:   14
   80:  168
   40:  604
   20:  739
   15:  737
   10:    5
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Total: 2287  Prefixes = 954  Total Score = 5,044,752

Club: LA Contest Club

Comments:
http://lists.contesting.com/archives//html/3830/2012-03/msg02607.html

European HF Championship

Call: LB1GB
Operator(s): LB1GB
Station: LA8W

Class: CW Only HP
QTH: Skantebygda
Operating Time (hrs): 11

Summary:
 Band  CW Qs  Ph Qs  Mults
---------------------------
  160:  111            43
   80:  184            51
   40:  300            56
   20:  302            58
   15:   51            37
   10:    1             1
---------------------------
Total:  949     0     246  Total Score = 233,454

Club: 

Comments:

Used this contest to get up and running with Writelog after a few years with
Win-Test so I lost the beginning of the contest. Had to put the station back
together after the IARU(LN2HQ) boys tore it apart :-) Spent a lot of time in
menues in both Writelog and Router software for the MK2R+ which slowed me down
at times. Also got audio recording working after a few hours(not first priority
but it's fun).

Great contest and thanks to all who called.

73 Bjorn LB1GB(LA8W/LN8W)

Scandinavian Activity Contest, CW

Call: LN8W
Operator(s): LB1GB
Station: LN8W

Class: SOAB HP
QTH: Skantebygda
Operating Time (hrs): 24
Radios: SO2R

Summary:
 Band  QSOs  Mults
-------------------
   80:  358    41
   40:  547    50
   20:  667    57
   15:  427    57
   10:   51    19
-------------------
Total: 2050   224  Total Score = 1,084,384

Club: LA Contest Club

Comments:

This contest is just getting better and better. The added NTC(trail) spiced
things up a bit. I found the NTC score board to stress me a bit, but in a
positive way. I didn't expect to match the stacked stations in Finland in mults
and I was right. So my battle was with stations of similar size.

Many stations are willing to move for us which is great. Some of my early mult
moves turned into nothing, but thanks for trying!

Thanks for all the QSOs and hope to see you next year.

73 Bjorn LB1GB/LN8W

PS! I broke the million point barrier. Lets hope it survives the log checking
:-)

Scandinavian Activity Contest, SSB

Call: LN8W
Operator(s): LB8IB
Station: LN8W

Class: SOAB HP
QTH: Skantebygda
Operating Time (hrs): 24
Radios: SO2R

Summary:
 Band  QSOs  Mults
-------------------
   80:  173    36
   40:  310    47
   20:  395    54
   15:  212    46
   10:   57    24
-------------------
Total: 1147   207  Total Score = 501,147

Club: LA Contest Club

Comments:

CQ Worldwide DX Contest, CW

Call: LN8W
Operator(s): LB1GB
Station: LA8W

Class: SOAB HP
QTH: Skantebygda
Operating Time (hrs): 48
Radios: SO2R

Summary:
 Band  QSOs  Zones  Countries
------------------------------
  160:  231     9       49
   80:  671    17       70
   40: 1058    22       72
   20: 1085    28       83
   15:  802    32       87
   10:  330    26       77
------------------------------
Total: 4177   134      438  Total Score = 4,680,104

Club: LA Contest Club

Comments:

Great weekend and a lot of fun!

I was way behind last years score after day 1, but things really picked up on
day 2. 20 meters exploded around 9-10z and the higher bands opened a bit later
but never got any good runs on 10 meters. Had great fun following the progress
on cqcontest.ru. I mostly battled with OH8X and we changed position several
times, but I also had an eye on OH0X, SJ2W, ES5TV from my region, plus CR2X.

On Sunday night I had a couple of moments when the keyboard made no sense to
me, while the solution was simple, press "Enter". Guess that happens, not only
to me, once in a while when doing 48 hours straight.

Tried my new headphones in this contest and they were fantastic(Thanks Toni
OH2UA for the tip). We have a lot of fan noise from the amps, but with the new
Bose QC-15 headphones it is all gone.

New LA record this year despite the relative poor condx on day 1.

Rigs. 2x K3 + amps

Antennas(modest in comparison to the competition)
160 Inv. L
80 NW-SE K8UR array
40 2el
20 4el
15 5el
10 5el
4 Beverages NW-NE-SE-SW
3830 listing
LCR LN8W CQ WW CW 2012