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October 2023


Archive for 'Contesting'

CQWW CW 2009 – doing some S&P

Posted: December 3rd, 2009 under Contesting, Hamradio.

As it turned out this year, LN8W didn't participate in the CQWW CW contest. I've joined them every year since 2003, so it was a pity, but sometimes Murphy strikes when you least expect it with antenna, rig and amplifier problems. Instead I had some time to listen in and work a few contacts from […]

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WPX RTTY 2009 diploma

Posted: October 16th, 2009 under Contesting, Diploma.

Last week I got an A4 sized envelope in the mail. It contained a diploma from the World Wide RTTY WPX Contest 2009. I was quite surprised, as I never expected any diploma. Turns out, I won my category in LA. I just participated a few hours and worked 150 contacts. I was originally planning […]

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FT5GA worked for an all-time new – #324 total

Posted: September 23rd, 2009 under Contesting, DX, Dxpedition, Hamradio.

The past weekend I was at the LA8W/LN8W station. The rotator had stopped working for the 20M/15M tower. Since I am the only one that dares to climb the tower, I was the obvious choice. After a few hours up in the tower, the problem was fixed. Turns out it was a few loose connectors […]

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J5UAP and K5D on RTTY, ET3JA on 30M

Posted: February 25th, 2009 under Contesting, DX, Hamradio, LoTW, RTTY, Soundclips.

I Worked 2 new ones on RTTY. On Friday, I got J5UAP on 40M RTTY and on Saturday I got K5D on 30M RTTY. That brings my RTTY total to 179. J5UAP was also new on 40M (#229). I worked about 50 QSO’es in the ARRL contest this weekend, which gave me 2 new states on 40M. I worked […]

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CQ WW 160M CW report

Posted: January 28th, 2009 under Contesting, DX, Hamradio, LoTW.

I participated in this contest mainly to get new countries, so the effort could always have been better. But as I have realized several years ago, I’ll always be a casual contester. I did work 21 new countries on 160M and many new states. The conditions were excellent, but big pile-ups made it very difficult […]

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