Akademisk Radioklubb

LA1K / LA1ARK / LA1UKA

Author: lb6rh

CQ WPX SSB 2017

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.

Øyvind LA3WUA (left) & Henrik LB5DH (right)

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!

Harsh conditions resulted in low rates.

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
Band QSOs Pts WPX Pt/Q
3,5 130 298 76 2.3
7 580 1 275 257 2.2
14 673 849 311 1.3
Total 1 383 2 422 644 1.8
Score 1 559 768

CQWPX RTTY 2017

Just a short non-serious entry to check how the station performs and how the newly installed band pass filters interact with the rest of the setup. 20m was closing quite early on Sunday and the US appeared to be shadowed behind the auroral oval. Thanks for the QSOs.

73s de Jens, LB6RH

CallSign Used : LA1K
Operator(s) : LA1BFA, LA7VRA, LB5QG, LB6RH, LB7JG
Operating time : ~11 hrs

Operator Category : MULTI-OP ASSISTED ALL HIGH
Band QSOs Pts WPX Pt/Q
3,5 63 252 37 4.0
7 136 554 84 4.1
14 101 213 86 2.1
Total 300 1019 207 3.4
Score 210 933