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|Hi. My name is Andreas. I am 43 years old. I am a radioamateur, and my callsign is LA8AJA. Here are some facts about me:
On this page you’ll find various stuff about me. Most of it is hamradio related. I have several hamradio expeditionpages on my page. Check them out. I also program some hamradio utilities for others to use. Check them out under software.
Last update 27-jun-2022
From May 30th 2009, I am running a 6M7JHV 7 element yagi from M2.
Last update 13-Jul-2008
I started on 2M back in 1996. LA7EJA and I wanted to try the NAC contest. We had a 9 element yagi and 100w. At that first test we worked OH, SM, OZ and LA. This was amazing for us, cause we were only used to a few tens of km’s. This got me hooked on 2m, but it wasn’t until october 1997 I got my own rig, the Kenwood TR-751e. I put up a 9 element yagi and started working aurora.
I’ve also tried some meteor-scatter during the big showers, but I had no setup for hscw. I only did a few SSB-MS QSO’es.
In 2000 I worked my first sporadic-e opening. I worked 31 QSO’es with 25w and a Diamond X-300 vertical, cause the yagies were down. In 2005 I moved to a new qth where I hopefully will get a permanent setup with some nice antennas. In the meanwhile I have from time to time had a temporary setup with 2 x 9 element yagies and 170w.
Here you’ll find a small summary about my 2M activities and what I have worked.
Locator Map (worked squares):
I don’t do contesting much, I’m more of a casual contester. I enjoy working the pile-up’s and the dx. I have done a few 2M NAC tests and a few small Norwegian contests. Sometimes I work a few contacts now and then in contests just to up my dxcc number. From 2003, I have had the opportunity to work from LA8W. Visit LA8W Homepage here. Take a look at the photogalleries for pictures of the station.
I have participated in the following major contests:
1997: LA8AJA SAC CW
2000: LA7G CQWW SSB
2003: OJ0LA SAC CW, LA8W CQWW CW Summary.
2004: LA8W CQWW CW, LA8W CQWW RTTY
2008: LN8W (station LA8W) SAC CW, LN8W (station LA8W) CQWW CW
2009: LA8AJA (station LA8W) CQWW 160 CW, LN8W (station LA8W) SAC CW
2010: OH8X ARRL CW
2022: LN8W WPX SSB (for a few hours to see the new station)