The UKA festival is finally over, and we are back to normal here at the club. It has been a great time running LM100UKA for the 100 year anniversary, and in the two last months we have run a total of 1602 contacts! These are mostly on 20M and 40M. This includes the CQWW RTTY competition, but most contacts are otherwise regular QSOs.
This has been some wild weeks! The festival happens every two years, and it first involves the restoration and refurbishment of one of the locales at the Student Society, as well as building of all the necessary props. The theater group prepares the revue and some small plays, while other groups plan out big events and concerts. The chefs at the restaurant in the Student Society even prepare a specialized menu. We have mostly been able to run radio during local daytime since the Student Society usually has been closed off for us in the evening.
Once the festival starts, everything happens. There are shows, concerts, events, and parties running for 3 weeks straight, not to forget one of the most important parts of the festival: The student revue! Of course, this did not stop us from using the radio every now and then. We did however need to limit our output power when things were going on in other parts of the house.
We will be sending out QSL cards to everyone in about a month’s time. Logbook of the World upload is pending activation of the callsign, we will update this blogpost once the logs have been uploaded.