This weekend we participated in the CQ WPX SSB contest. The conditions were rough, but we had a lot of fun in the multi-two category.
This was our first serious entry with the new Flex 6500 in parallel with the old IC-756 Pro III. The panadapter on the flex allowed us to find open frequencies swiftly and easily. When operating multi-two previously, we have had a lot of trouble with self-interference. To amend the problem, we recently purchased bandpass filters. The 4O3A bandpass filters for 40 to 10 meters were used for this to great effect. This allowed us to transmit and receive simultaneously, as long as we remembered to stay away from the direct harmonics. 🙂
The conditions were difficult, with no real openings on 15m or 10m, and subsequently no QSOs on these bands. We had no serious runs towards North America, and were only able to obtain some S&P contacts. We did obtain an Alaska contact on the 40m greyline, however, which was fun.
There were lots of different operators on our side this time, thanks to everyone who showed up and thanks for the QSOs!
Call: LA1K Operators: LA2QUA, LA3WUA, LB0HG, LB1HH, LB2NH, LB4ZH, LB5DH, LB5QG, LB6RH, LB7JG Club: AKADEMISK RADIOKLUBB Category : MULTI-OP TWO ASSISTED ALL HIGH Operating Time: ~46 hrs
|Total||1 383||2 422||644||1.8|
|Score||1 559 768|