Scores in 2017

Scandinavian Activity Contest, SSB

Call: LN8W
Operator(s): LA5KO LA7THA LA9VDA
Station: LA8W

Class: M/M HP
QTH: Rakkestad
Operating Time (hrs): 9

Summary:
 Band  QSOs  Mults
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   80:  122     
   40:  236     
   20:   48     
   15:    6     
   10:          
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Total:  412    1  Total Score = 69,888

Club: LA Contest Club

Comments:

First test from new built shack. Collected equipment from old LA8W and LA9Z as
well as a few new acquisitions, and made six monoband setups. Mainly old
antennas at LA8W, only one new 5 ele 15m at 18m, - but more to come.

Main purpose was to test equipment setup and antennas and detect problems to be
solved prior to CQ DX. Generally quite successful, but noticed some interference
when transmitting on 40m and some noise sources, which was not so surprising.

Terrible conds, so I am happy we did not go for a full blown effort.

73 de
Roy LA5KO
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CQ Worldwide DX Contest SSB

Call: LN8W
Operator(s): LA3BO LA5KO LA7THA LA9VDA LA9VPA LB1GB LB8IB
Station: LA8W

Class: M/S HP
QTH: Rakkestad
Operating Time (hrs): 48

Summary:
 Band  QSOs  Zones  Countries
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  160:  313     9       59
   80:  891    17       82
   40:  843    25      103
   20: 1406    35      125
   15:  583    35      134
   10:   45    16       44
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Total: 4081   137      547  Total Score = 4,796,892

Club: LA Contest Club

Comments:

LA8W/LN8W is back on the air.  This was our first attempt from the new shack
with 6 complete monoband operating stations.

The weeks before the contest we put up an Inverted-L for 160m, as replacement
for the old one which we lost a couple of years ago, as well as an RX 4-suare
for 160m, which seemed to work very well.  Let us see if can put up another one
for 80m prior to the CW part.  Otherwise, except for a new 5 ele yagi for 15m,
we used only the old antennas at LA8W/LN8W.

With only 3 full time operators, 2 part time operators and 2 short time
operators we decided to enter Multi-Single for this first trial.  With
completely new logging SW, new computers, some new equipment as well as old
equipment pulled together from LA8W and LA9Z, we did not experience too much
problems during the contest, so we are fairly satisfied with our debut.

We will be back in the CW part with a bigger team.

73 de
Roy / LA5KO
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CQ Worldwide DX Contest CW

Call: LN8W
Operator(s): LA3BO LA5KO LA5UF LA6YEA LA7THA LA9VDA LA0CX LB1G LB1GB LB8CG LB8IB
Station: LA8W

Class: M/M HP
QTH: Rakkestad
Operating Time (hrs): 48

Summary:
 Band  QSOs  Zones  Countries
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  160: 1198    15       66
   80: 1777    25       99
   40: 2295    37      125
   20: 1734    34      119
   15:  724    31      110
   10:   81     7       32
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Total: 7809   149      551  Total Score = 8,264,200

Club: LA Contest Club

Comments:

First of all, thanks to all of you responding to our calls !
Thank you for a lot of QSOs and a lot of nice mults.

Wow, this was fun !
Not so much because of the conditions or the result, but rather because we
achieved the biggest ever Multi-Multi operation from Norway.
We could gather most of the experienced operators from LA3Z/LN3Z and LA9Z/LN9Z
in addition to the established operators from LA8W/LN8W and a couple of
newcomers at our place.
What a team !!!
Thank you so much for joining !!!

And what an effort prior to the contest to put up new antennas despite snow,
ice rain and wind !
Most important was an additional RX 4-Square for 80m in addition to the one we
got prior to the SSB leg.  Tt sure worked well on 80m as well.
And some of the guys quickly erected a quarter wave vertical for 40m just as
dusk appeared on Friday.  This also showed important for us.
Thank you so much for the hard work !!!

So this was first time ever in Norway to have a station with 6 individual
monoband setups.
The rigs are not too bad, equipment collected from old LA8W/LN8W and LA9Z/LN9Z
as well as a few new Acquisitions, mostly Elecraft K3S and K3's but also one
Orion-II. Linears are still several brands, mostly manual tune, but also a
couple auto tune linears. Not so much problems with manual tume linears when we
have monoband setups, but still, we look forward to when we can operate with all
stations equal.

The team was just tremendous, extremely good CW operators with a lot of
experience in contesting.  This was really, really fun !
And it's just the start...

Looking forward to the next big contest

73 de
Roy / LA5KO
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