Scores in 2019

ARRL DX Contest, CW – 2019

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

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

Summary:
 Band  QSOs  Mults
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  160:  331    44
   80:  476    46
   40:  530    54
   20: 1154    60
   15:  219    37
   10:           
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Total: 2710   241  Total Score = 1,954,269

Club: LA Contest Club
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CQWW WPX Contest, SSB – 2019

Call: LN8W
Operator(s): LA0GE LA3BO LA5KO LA7QIA LA7VRA LB1GB LB8IB
Station: LA8W

Class: M/2 HP
QTH: JO59OJ
Operating Time (hrs): 48

Summary:
 Band  QSOs
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  160:  264
   80:  667
   40: 1200
   20: 1000
   15:   65
   10:    0
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Total: 3196  Prefixes = 1085  Total Score = 7,915,075

Club: LA Contest Club

Comments:

First of all a great THANK YOU to all who responded to us in the contest.

Then another great THANK YOU to our operators, in particular to our first time
8W-operators Peter LA7QIA and Henrik LA7VRA.  We had such a great weekend
together.

With several part time ops and only two full time ops, we decided to enter the
Multi-Two category.

Conditions were not overly good, but I think we made the most out of it.  Conds
seemed good early in the week before the contest, so we were optimistic.  But
the coronal hole hit us hard again - as could be expected 28 days after the same
thing happened in ARRL SSB.  A total of 10 JA QSOs in the log says it all !
Anyhow we are happy with 3000+ QSOs and a new LA record.

One major goal for us was to really test a FLEX-setup thoroughly in a contest,
after a brief test in ARRL SSB.  We used it on the 40m setup, which was the only
band we expected to work for 48 hours.  We did not use a Maestro, merely
SmartSDR with a VFO wheel and an addition pushbutton panel with USB interface,
and we used N1MM Logger+ for the first time.  Really two major learning
thresholds for many of us.
Otherwise K3s on the other bands, and only one antenna per band, so no in-band
stations (yet).

C U all in WPX CW !

73 de
Roy / LA5KO
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CQWW WPX Contest, CW – 2019

Call: LN8W
Operator(s): LA3BO LA5KO LA5UF LA9VDA LA9WDA LB1G LB1GB LB8CG LB8IB
Station: LA8W

Class: M/M HP
QTH: JO59oj Rakkestad
Operating Time (hrs): 48

Summary:
 Band  QSOs
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  160:  196
   80:  697
   40: 1484
   20: 1997
   15:  857
   10:  796
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Total: 6027  Prefixes = 1338  Total Score = 17,407,380

Club: LA Contest Club

Comments:

TNX everybody for calling !

We had an enjoyable and really fun contest, and in particular, what a fantastic
team to be together with !

Conditions were much better than anticipated.  We thought in advance that we had
more than enough operators, but it showed wrong.  Everybody were busy all the
time when not sleeping, with almost no time for breaks for the loo or for
eating.

10m provided very nice sporadic E openings to Europe, mainly on Saturday, but,
as expected barely no DX.

15m proved mediocre to us, at least not better than expected. Except a few
unexpected QSOs to USA around 01z. That was fun !

20m was way above expectations during the night and morning hours, with lotsa
Americans, but afternoon hours locally (after sunrise in US) did not produce the
nice US runs as we are used to in winter time. So all in all 20m result was not
much better than expectation, except it was real fun to work 20m for the entire
48 hours.

40m was, as usual for us in WPX contests, the most productive band. Not only
because of the double points, but we really got a lot of nice DX on 40m.  This
is kinda special for us, because we are quite far north and have only 6 hours
from sunset to sunrise in this contest. Then it was real fun to work 48m almost
all 48 hours.

80m did not produce too much, at least not more than expected.  But then again,
we have a very long day...

160m was better than expected, in particular taking into account our mediocre
antenna. Not much DX, but a good number of Europeans. We ALMOST completed one
QSO with US, but, SRI, cot complete.

All in all, we are very happy with the result, in particular taking into account
that we just started building up the new contest station at LA8W/LN8W.  We still
do not have any in-band stations, merely one antenna and one station per band.
And all radios, linears and antennas are just collection of the old stuff we
previously used at LA8W/LN8W, LA3Z/LN3Z and LA9Z/LN9Z.

Watch out for us when we get the new towers and antennas up !

Looking forward to see you again in the next contest.

73s on behalf of the Whisky Team
Roy / LA5KO
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