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CQ Worldwide DX Contest, CW   2008   Nov 29   Claimed Score

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Call: LX8M
Station: LX8M

Class: M/M HP
QTH: Poul
Operating Time (hrs): 48
Location: Northern Europe

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:7067133513Total Score7,231,324


Club: Bavarian Contest Club

Comments:     [email]     2008-12-04 16:22:18
At first we (Polish part of the team) planned a small, light contest expedition to HB0. We started to organize it over three months before the contest but we were not able to find a QTH. As we wanted very much to go somewhere I emailed to Joel LX1ER (I know Joel from my prevois visit to LX in 2002). Joel answered very quickly and he found a QTH for us. We decided to use this QTH at once. After some days Joel let us know there is a group of German HAMs going to do exactly the same. So we decided to join our teams. Very soon from a ligh operation it became quite a big project (if you could see the number of euipment packed to a car you would not believe it). We were located in Poul, near Vianden. The QTH has a lot of room for antennas and the owner who is very friendly for HAMs. However there are no antennas there so we had to build everything from the background. We started on Wednesday morning and worked very hard for three days (in snow and fog). Finally we built inverted L for 160m (10 radials), vertical for 80m (10 radials), 2el vertical for 40m (12 radials for each element), two spiderbeams, vertical R7000 and also some beverages and K9AY (2 el). Thanks to the splitters brought by Dan DL5SE we could use all receiving antennas on 160, 80 and 40 meters. We had four stations running all the time: 2xFT-1000MP, TS-850 and IC-756PRO. Three power apmplifiers had about 600-700 Watts, the fourth (used on 40m) had about 1kW. We used DX Cluster connected via Packet but after some time we had problems with connection so we used GPRS. The QTH is very good for operation, almost no QRM. We could hear many multipliers but many of them were very hard to work with 600W. Especially on low bands calling a multiplier required a lot of time. So finally we decided to rather call CQ. So in the end our score lacks multipliers but the number of concacts is quite good. We think that it is a good score for a station which was built in three days completely from the background by a team which met for the very first time. What is very important in that story (perhaps more important to a score) is that we met new friends, real friends. Our hobby is really great and builds friendship among people. The contest operation would not be possible without the help of Bart LX2HB and especially Joel LX1ER (who is one of the most friendly HAMs I ever met). We are almost sure that we are the only one team which was visited by Santa Claus. It was Joel who came to the QTH dressed completely like a Santa Claus and brought gifts (sweeties) for all of us. On Monday after the contest all the antennas were put down and everything was packed to cars. In the afternoon we had a great party prepared by Joel in his QTH. On the Monday evening the last members of the team left the QTH of Poul where we operated from. We hope to come back there again. Possibly with the same team. Thanks to all who called us. 73 Tom SP5UAF