tirsdag 19. september 2017


   Scandinavian Activity Contest, CW

Call: LN7TTT
Operator(s): LA5LJA
Station: LA7TTT

Class: SOAB(A) LP
Operating Time (hrs): 15h29m

 Band  QSOs  Mults
   80:  138    24
   40:  455    32
   20:  212    35
   15:    2     2
Total:  807    93  Total Score = 151,311

Club: LA Contest Club


2017 SAC cw contest is over.
As other says the conds was NOT the best.

1st stint:
1200z to 1318 I made 52 qsos,the first hour only 39 qsos.
I started on 20 mtr, the band was dead,So I switched of the radio.
2nd stint:
1522z to 1857z started up again and made 282 qsos on 40 mtr.(334q's total)
Ohhh it was fun again, QSY'ed to 80 mtr. NOOOOO more fun so quiet.
Extrem high swr.Shoe on .Where is that dam flashlight!!  
My feed point for my shortned gp on 80 mtr is 2,5 mtr up 
Found a camping chair ,tramped up on it and checked the pl's to the choke
balun everything was ok..but no change in swr,antenna was totally useless.
Ok last chance,check the water proof balun box,When i open the box the water
was flowing, it was full of water....dryed it up...swr was ok ..lost 33
3rd stint:
1930z to 2141z found a frequenc on 80 mtr and made 111 q's on 80mtr.
Tryed some cq's on 40 but band was dead, Qrt day one. Total 445 qsos.
0321z to 1146z
Can not sleep wake up early, tuning 40 and 80 mtr band...very quiet. 
Dident work a single North American on 40 and 80 mtr.Cqing on 80 was giving
some more qsos but qsyed to 40 mtr made 170 more qsos there before I ended
Up on 20 mtr, Made 160 more qsos on 20 mtr but the band was very bad so it
was a struggle to make qso, Changed frequency a lot of times,was sqeezed away
of other Scandinavian stations, they couldn't hear me and was taken over 
the frequency . But no problem everyone was on 20 mtr,no other band was open..
Last 30 min of the test everything stopped on 20 mtr for me,no more to work.
Qsyed to 15 mtr, to my suprice the band had som signal. Worked LY2NK and 4X0A.
Heard YO9HP and UR3GU also on 15 mtr ,but no qso.   Qrt 1146z.
SUMMARY..ok contest..
My beam is still locked to 90° East
My rotary dipole for 40 mtr is facing north-south
Hope that i can change the rotor before cq ww cw.
Have a multi band gp up 10 mtr,GP7DX it worked ok.
So can't complain to much.....
But.... i think i lost 200 qsos due to qrt time early in the contest.
My goal was 1000 qsos

søndag 10. september 2017


Today I put the GP7DX antenna on a pull-up mast.
This mast I buy for 15 years ago 2nd handed.
This mast is 10 mtr high, my plan was to put it
on a trailer and put a 3 ele 3 bander on it and use it
in a so2r set up. This plan is still valid, but for the upcoming
Sac cw test this will be my main antenna. The goal is 1000 qsos.
Of course my Optibeam  is facing To 90 degrees east, not the worst
direction but I totally lost the beam path to North America.
Last year the Optibeam was locked to 0 degree north.
So a better solution this year since it is a big contest activity from East EU.
In 2016 I worked 204 DXCC on the GP7DX Antenna.
A very good result,because I run low power and only are qrv in weekends.
So if you have limited space buy this vertical.
I think I was the only station in Norway that worked
VP8SGI and VP8STI on low power and vertical.
Also worked VK0EK  on 30 + 40 mtr band with this antenna.
In 2016 I had this antenna only 4 mtr up, with the pull-up
mast I will raise it to 10 mtr in the weekends.
If you put it up 10 mtr it's best to use guying.
This antenna have a solid construction. 


This winter will be fun.
Finally I get the new antenna rotor in house.
The plan was to change it in last part of August.
I can only say that I hope It will be ready for cqww cw in November.
I'm a slugger on ground ,but can do nothing in the air. (Big Vimp)
So I need help from a local monkey.........(Morten are you ready)

søndag 27. august 2017


Award from cqww rtty in 2016.
In 2016 I was doing only 40 mtr in cq ww contest.(cw-ssb-rtty)
I have a decent signal on 40 mtr from my Optibeam dipole.
But the reason I choiced 40 mtr is that my rotor is caput..
This summer have also been a kind of hectic, much work.
Spend 3 weeks in Asia in July and when  I come back i order a
Pro Sis Tel rotor, haven't get it yet but I hope I will see it this week.
Then i have a chance to change it before next cqww rtty test.
Was taking part in SCC rtty test this weekend , it was fun
so I hope it will give me a kick  so I get my station up and running again.
Bye the way, my result in ww rtty was very good...👏👏👏

torsdag 17. august 2017


More awards in the collection.
This time an Indonesian short time award.
Work all 10 call area get gold award.
A lot of activity from Indonesian Radio ham's.
Very easy to make qsos from Norway.

torsdag 10. august 2017


 Special Event Station R#17CW ,on the air from 22.july to 6. August.
Work 20 station's and get an award bronze, silver ore gold.
I managed to get the gold award, fun with this short time awards.
It was 21 station's activ, I worked 13 and 28 qso's. 

onsdag 9. august 2017


Received this radio today ,only 9 days with DHL from China.
This is a upgraded version 2017 mod. Much better than the
previous the say/write on the Web........time will show...........
Paid 390 us $ for this radio, ok price for the radio if it works.
Like the design of this radio, my goal was to buy another
Chinese qrp radio ,the Xiegu X5105 hf + 6 mtr.
But I haven't the time to wait for it...so I ended up with this..
Will probably buy the X5105 when it comes into production.
So this weekend I will test out this radio.   👍👍👍