In the November Nordic Activity Contest on 2m, OZ1ALS managed to work 430 Qso’s in 4 hours.
We were favored with very good tropo conditions.
We used “only” 4 x 4 elements and 4 x 6 elements and 1000W, and we had pile up in 4 hours, it’s the first time I ever tried that, funny and a bit stressful, glad we were two operators and a support team to help us.

Here some details :

 

OZ1ALS – oz1als 2m Nordic Activity Contest only 2m

Locator:: JO44XX

Band QSOs Points AVG
144 MHz 430 275930 641.7

Band 144 MHz

QSOs: 430
QSO points: 216930
Points: 275930
Average pts/QSO: 641.70
Average qsop/QSO: 504.49
Points/50 QSOs: 21005
QSOS in WWL4s: 118
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WWLs: 118
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KO15: 8229 11 JO43: 2194 12 KO04: 1373 2 IO87: 793 1
JO31: 7816 18 JO82: 2161 4 JN39: 1307 2 IO84: 767 1
JO32: 6764 19 JP70: 2129 3 JO80: 1287 2 JP90: 753 1
JO70: 6699 11 JO68: 2097 5 JO92: 1276 2 JP71: 752 1
JO30: 6400 12 JO60: 2080 4 JN69: 1246 2 JO54: 748 7
JO81: 5013 8 JO69: 2079 4 JN59: 1196 2 IO95: 744 1
JO99: 4899 7 JO78: 2047 4 KO45: 1192 1 JO01: 729 1
JO59: 4700 9 KP11: 2036 2 KO47: 1167 1 KO05: 716 1
JO42: 4356 14 KO24: 1952 2 KO33: 1142 1 JO74: 706 2
JO41: 3948 11 KO27: 1933 2 KO36: 1101 1 JO51: 700 2
JO02: 3905 6 JO10: 1845 3 KP12: 1097 1 JN48: 678 1
JN49: 3621 6 KO26: 1803 2 KO38: 1083 1 JO91: 649 1
JO50: 3491 7 KP00: 1802 2 KO35: 1082 1 JO55: 582 5
JO89: 3363 5 JO86: 1789 4 JO76: 1073 3 JO11: 574 1
JO65: 3317 17 JO93: 1754 3 JO73: 1056 3 JO96: 553 1
KO37: 3290 3 JO79: 1741 3 JO57: 972 3 JO53: 532 3
JO40: 3135 6 JO67: 1685 5 KP10: 963 1 JO20: 522 1
JO61: 3126 7 KO16: 1676 2 KO12: 957 1 JO84: 492 1
JO97: 3059 5 JO22: 1670 4 KO18: 925 1 JO63: 462 2
KO29: 3042 3 IO97: 1582 2 JO87: 921 2 JO28: 452 1
KP01: 2994 3 JO83: 1549 3 KO25: 913 1 JO66: 450 2
JO88: 2836 5 JO71: 1505 3 IO75: 909 1 JO64: 450 2
JO52: 2659 9 JN89: 1495 2 KO13: 908 1 JO72: 426 1
JO21: 2572 5 JN19: 1484 2 KO14: 905 1 JO38: 423 1
IO86: 2478 3 IO93: 1474 2 JN87: 900 1 JO45: 379 4
JO58: 2385 6 IO94: 1440 2 IO90: 890 1 JO56: 342 2
IO85: 2373 3 IO92: 1416 2 IO82: 886 1 JO47: 240 1
JN68: 2353 3 JN79: 1399 2 JO75: 867 3 JO44: 78 1
JO33: 2284 8 JO23: 1388 4 KO17: 856 1
JO94: 2253 4 JO62: 1385 4 JO46: 838 5

DXCCs: 21
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DL: 53238 139 OK: 9706 15 EU: 5281 5 OH0: 865 1
SM: 37256 77 ES: 8282 8 OZ: 4548 29 UA2: 703 1
SP: 19744 36 GM: 8135 10 ON: 2903 5 LX: 650 1
PA: 13356 35 OH: 8027 8 OE: 2495 3
LY: 12715 16 YL: 7427 8 UA: 1837 2
G: 12251 17 LA: 6027 12 F: 1484 2

Hours
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Hours Points QSOs AVG pts/QSO
18-19: [********************] 64427 : [********************]133 : 484 odx ES5PC
19-20: [******************* ] 61477 : [***************** ]114 : 539 odx EW6DX
20-21: [**************** ] 52119 : [************** ] 97 : 537 odx EU1AI
21-22: [************ ] 38907 : [************ ] 86 : 452 odx UA1WDX

TOP 10 DX QSOs:
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EW6DX KO45JL 1191 km by OZ1ALS
UA1WDX KO47EI 1166 km by OZ1ALS
EU1AI KO33SU 1141 km by OZ1ALS
ES6FX KO37OW 1106 km by OZ1ALS
YL2PJ KO36QM 1100 km by OZ1ALS
OH6ZZ KP12BO 1096 km by OZ1ALS
ES6QB KO37MU 1094 km by OZ1ALS
YL3GV KO37MJ 1087 km by OZ1ALS
ES5PC KO38HJ 1082 km by OZ1ALS
EU6AF KO35LA 1081 km by OZ1ALS

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OZ1ALS 144 MHz NAC July 2015

Here the result from August, we worked with 4x4 and 4x6 and 1000W. We had someproblems with the 4x4. not working 100% because of some antenna mismatch.

QSOs:             213
QSO points:       92302
Points:           126802
Average pts/QSO:  595.31
Average qsop/QSO: 433.34
Points/50 QSOs:   21514


  WWLs: 69
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JO31:  6503  15    JN68:  1523   2    JN67:   803   1    JO46:   569   3    
JO10:  5202   8    JO40:  1494   3    JO64:   760   4    JO69:   539   1    
JO20:  4702   8    JO99:  1470   2    JO23:   755   2    JO83:   532   1    
JO21:  3976   8    JN38:  1451   2    JP71:   752   1    JO66:   510   2    
JO42:  3682  12    JO41:  1437   4    JO01:   732   1    JO61:   500   1    
JO32:  3280   9    JO33:  1406   5    KO06:   714   1    JO71:   492   1    
JO50:  3263   6    JO70:  1301   2    JO76:   701   2    JO87:   455   1    
JN49:  3188   5    JO68:  1237   3    IO92:   699   1    JO51:   368   1    
JO02:  2753   4    JO81:  1172   2    JO67:   699   2    JO45:   366   4    
JO43:  2102  11    JO73:  1136   3    JP70:   699   1    JO52:   332   1    
JN39:  1992   3    JO74:  1122   3    JO89:   691   1    JO54:   304   3    
JO59:  1959   4    JO94:  1105   2    JO80:   680   1    JO63:   294   1    
JN69:  1806   3    JO62:  1066   3    JN48:   671   1    JO75:   287   1    
JO22:  1782   4    JO60:  1051   2    JN79:   643   1    JO53:   145   1    
JO11:  1754   3    JO78:  1004   2    JO92:   622   1    JO44:    26   1    
JO82:  1596   3    JN37:   874   1    JO57:   597   2    
JO30:  1564   3    JO86:   860   2    JO55:   597   5    
JO58:  1562   5    JO65:   814   4    JO79:   579   1    

  DXCCs: 12
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  DL: 34506  87      SP:  7285  15       G:  4184   6      LA:  1959   4    
  SM: 13019  31      ON:  7149  12      OK:  3788   6      HB:   874   1    
  PA: 11246  26       F:  5475   8      OZ:  2103  16      YL:   714   1    

  Hours
---------
Hours                         Points                          QSOs   AVG pts/QSO
17-18:[*******************]36401 : [*******************] 86 :  423  odx HB9MFM
18-19:[**************     ]27623 : [**************     ] 61 :  452  odx SK0EN
19-20:[*********          ]19316 : [**********         ] 44 :  439  odx SM4DXO
20-21:[****               ] 8962 : [*****              ] 22 :  407  odx DL6MFK

  TOP 10 DX QSOs:
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HB9MFM        JN37SG  873 km by OZ1ALS 
DL6MFK        JN67JX  802 km by OZ1ALS 
DM5TI         JN68FF  770 km by OZ1ALS 
SK0EN         JO99JX  765 km by OZ1ALS 
DL3RBH        JN68IK  751 km by OZ1ALS 
SM4DXO        JP71SB  751 km by OZ1ALS 
F4FCW         JN38FO  748 km by OZ1ALS 
G3MLO         JO01MD  731 km by OZ1ALS 
G6UW          JO02AF  721 km by OZ1ALS 
G4NBS         JO02AF  721 km by OZ1ALS 

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In the weekend I was active from OZ1ALS, we were qrv from 50MHz to 24GHz. Here what we worked on the bands.

OZ1ALS – EDR VHF Field Day 2015

Locator: JO44XX

Band QSOs Points AVG
50 MHz 109 134858 1237.2
144 MHz 691 366441 530.3
432 MHz 144 89132 619.0
1,3 GHz 78 54997 705.1
2,3 GHz 14 9496 678.3
5,7 GHz 11 7389 671.7
10 GHz 39 28253 724.4
24 GHz 2 1174 587.0

 

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OZ1LPR, OZ7Z, OZ1LPQ and OZ3KAM ready to put up 8×4 for 144MHz

 

 

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OZ1DLD is inspecting the 23cm Disc

 

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2015-07-05 14.09.24

144MHz Operator

 

 

2015-07-05 14.09.31

OZ7LM as 144MHz second operator(DiscJockey)

OZ1ALS JO44XX
Please turn your antennas direction North and get a lot of points and a rare square.

We are QRV on following bands:

50 MHz: 6 el./1 kW
144 MHz: 8×4, 8×4 and 4×6 el./1 kW
432 MHz: 2x26el./1 kW
1296 MHz: 1,2m dish/250 W
2320 MHz: 1,5m dish/200 W
5760 MHz: 1,5m dish/7 W
10368 MHz: 65cm dish/12 W
24048 MHz: 65cm dish/2 W
47088 MHz: 48cm dish

We will monitor the air traffic and hope to make a lot of AR contacts.
Skeds can be arranged by email or DX-cluster/ON4KST during the contest.
To avoid the long delays on the ON4KST chat during contests please use KST2Me. More on http://www.rudius.net/oz2m/software/kst2me/

A June test with very bad weather, lots of rain and lots of wind, but still a fair result.

The claimed score from the Danish NAC can be found here our result below here.

If you like to participate in the contests, here are the rules :

Open Class

National Class

 

OZ1ALS – 2m Nordic Activity

Locator:: JO44XX

Band QSOs Points AVG
144 MHz 251 139468 555.6

Band 144 MHz

QSOs:             251
QSO points:       104468
Points:           139468
Average pts/QSO:  555.65
Average qsop/QSO: 416.21
Points/50 QSOs:   17022


  WWLs: 70
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JO31:  8469  20    JO33:  1672   6    JO20:  1100   2    JO96:   553   1    
JN49:  6097  10    JO67:  1638   5    JO83:  1081   2    JO49:   539   1    
JO10:  5170   8    JO78:  1563   3    JO71:  1032   2    JO69:   539   1    
JO42:  4333  14    JO60:  1556   3    KN09:   925   1    JO47:   486   2    
JO21:  4038   8    JO52:  1536   5    JO61:   901   2    JO28:   452   1    
JO30:  3139   6    JO01:  1461   2    JO46:   877   5    JO23:   400   1    
JO32:  2916   8    JO41:  1445   4    IO94:   759   1    JO72:   396   1    
JO73:  2889   8    JO62:  1425   4    JP71:   752   1    JO45:   395   5    
JO40:  2543   5    JO43:  1350   7    JN58:   740   1    JO76:   368   1    
JO59:  2428   5    JO89:  1337   2    KO06:   714   1    JO51:   354   1    
JO65:  2426  13    JO86:  1314   3    JP80:   709   1    JO53:   339   2    
JO58:  2318   6    JO70:  1301   2    JN39:   706   1    JO74:   330   1    
JO22:  2217   5    JO02:  1297   2    JP70:   706   1    JO64:   328   2    
JN38:  2172   3    JO68:  1284   3    JO55:   669   6    JO54:   305   4    
JO99:  2149   3    JO57:  1262   4    JO81:   619   1    JO66:   243   1    
JO50:  2139   4    JO97:  1245   2    JO75:   590   2    JO56:   174   1    
JN48:  2127   3    JO11:  1144   2    JO79:   579   1    
JO88:  1747   3    JO94:  1105   2    JO93:   556   1    

  DXCCs: 11
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  DL: 41792 105      SP:  7378  15      ON:  4251   7      OK:  1839   3    
  SM: 21388  47       F:  4931   7       G:  3517   5      YL:   714   1    
  PA: 11243  26      OZ:  4535  29      LA:  2880   6    

  Hours
---------
Hours                         Points                          QSOs   AVG pts/QSO
17-18: [***************] 39925  :  [****************] 94  :  424  odx SP6KEP
18-19: [********       ] 29625  :  [*******         ] 67  :  442  odx DL8SER/P
19-20: [********       ] 26640  :  [******          ] 64  :  416  odx SK0EN
20-21: [***            ]  8278  :  [***             ] 26  :  318  odx F4EVC

  TOP 10 DX QSOs:
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SP6KEP        KN09AJ  924 km by OZ1ALS 
SK0EN         JO99JX  765 km by OZ1ALS 
DL8SER/P      JN48LD  762 km by OZ1ALS 
G4KUX         IO94BP  758 km by OZ1ALS 
SM4DXO        JP71SB  751 km by OZ1ALS 
F4FCW         JN38FO  748 km by OZ1ALS 
DM8FW         JN58LI  739 km by OZ1ALS 
G3MLO         JO01MD  731 km by OZ1ALS 
G3YDY         JO01FQ  728 km by OZ1ALS 
F6DCD         JN38RQ  720 km by OZ1ALS 

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OZ1ALS were as usual active in the NAC on 144MHz in April 2015. Condition and activity above normal. Thanks for all the qso’s.

Here our result, all worked with “winter setup” only 4×4 + 4×6 and 1KW.

 

OZ1ALS 2m Nordic Activity Contest

Locator: JO44XX

Band QSOs Points AVG
144 MHz 278 152721 549.4

Band 144 MHz

QSOs:             278
QSO points:       115721
Points:           152721
Average pts/QSO:  549.36
Average qsop/QSO: 416.26
Points/50 QSOs:   19762


  WWLs: 74
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JO31:  8097  19    JN38:  2172   3    JO55:  1133  10    JN59:   603   1    
JO32:  6005  17    JO89:  1998   3    JO79:  1123   2    JO88:   581   1    
JO59:  4481   9    JO11:  1746   3    JO83:  1081   2    JO45:   575   7    
JO42:  4055  13    JO68:  1682   4    JO62:  1055   3    JO69:   539   1    
JO40:  3609   7    JO82:  1630   3    JO60:  1035   2    JO54:   515   5    
JO22:  3534   8    JO43:  1590   8    JO78:  1031   2    JO66:   473   2    
JO02:  3403   5    JN68:  1554   2    JO86:   901   2    JO87:   466   1    
JO10:  3235   5    JO30:  1553   3    JN99:   855   1    JO71:   462   1    
JO99:  2853   4    JO90:  1545   2    JN67:   803   1    JO28:   452   1    
JP70:  2817   4    JO01:  1458   2    JO23:   758   2    JO72:   426   1    
IO92:  2801   4    JN48:  1440   2    KO06:   714   1    JO77:   414   1    
JO65:  2581  14    JO50:  1395   3    JO74:   706   2    JO52:   332   1    
JO73:  2574   7    JO67:  1305   4    JO46:   704   4    JO64:   328   2    
JO21:  2558   5    JO93:  1198   2    JN58:   677   1    JO53:   286   2    
JO57:  2539   8    JO33:  1165   4    KO04:   670   1    JO44:   258   3    
JN49:  2517   4    JO51:  1163   3    JN79:   664   1    JO47:   251   1    
JO70:  2489   4    JO94:  1152   2    JN39:   657   1    JO56:   174   1    
JO61:  2308   5    JO20:  1136   2    JO81:   648   1    
JO58:  2262   6    JO41:  1135   3    JN69:   636   1    

  DXCCs: 13
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  DL: 37985  97       G:  7662  11       F:  3516   5      UA:   670   1    
  SM: 21584  48      OZ:  5015  36      OK:  3227   5    
  PA: 14490  35      LA:  4933  10      OE:   802   1    
  SP: 11460  22      ON:  3663   6      YL:   714   1    

  Hours
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Hours                      Points                      QSOs    AVG  pts/QSO
17-18: [*****************] 40046  :  [****************]101  :  396  odx DL3RBH
18-19: [***************  ] 36803  :  [************    ] 82  :  448  odx SP9APC
19-20: [***********      ] 28707  :  [**********      ] 69  :  416  odx DL6MFK
20-21: [*****            ] 10165  :  [*****           ] 26  :  390  odx DJ7VQ

  TOP 10 DX QSOs:
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SP9APC        JN99QU  854 km by OZ1ALS SSB
DL6MFK        JN67JX  802 km by OZ1ALS SSB
OE5RBO        JN68OB  801 km by OZ1ALS SSB
SQ9QU         JO90KH  793 km by OZ1ALS SSB
SK0EN         JO99JX  765 km by OZ1ALS SSB
DJ7VQ         JN48GE  761 km by OZ1ALS SSB
DL3RBH        JN68IK  751 km by OZ1ALS SSB
SP6KEP        JO90CK  750 km by OZ1ALS SSB
F8FCX/P       JN38FO  748 km by OZ1ALS SSB
G8BGV         JO01FQ  728 km by OZ1ALS SSB

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Some weeks ago, I purchased a Hermes SDR. At home I am only qrv on 10GHz, but it could be nice to try to use it on 144MHz in a contest. Then yesterday, the first NAC contest on 144MHz took place, what a contest, the result is here.

Normally we work with an Icom IC-756 ProII and a DB6NT transverter.

Can a SDR transceiver be used in a NAC 2m contest, my answer is yes, but you need to do a few things (in my opinion).

1) If you don’t like to call cq all the time, you have to find some voice-keyer, the IC-756 has one build in.
2) If you don’t like to use a mouse, you have to find some USB Controlled Tuning Knob or something else

As voice keyer, we used one from K9DUR, if you don’t want to make extra cables you can just use it at the same PC as we use for PowerSDR. You then need a virtual audio cable (VAC) to pass audio from the voicekeyer to PowerSDR.
You also need a virtual null modem cable, to pass the PTT to PowerSDR. I used VAC and Com0Com.

As Tuning knob, we used a Hercules DJControl, and then we can move a lot more knobs/buttons out of the PC. DH1TW made some code for using a DJControl, and the guys from OpenHPSDR implemented it in the PowerSDR from OpenHPSDR.

Here how it looks in our first draft setup:

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And how did it perform ? I think we will use it in the next contest again, the sound from the SDR is better as the one from the Icom 756proII, maybe it’s because we used the equalizer, to fine tune the sound. No one complaint about our tx signal, so I guess that was also ok.

Here our setup inside the caravan, it’s a portable setup, and we need to make it a lot better, but we still manage to work 290 qso’s in 4 hours, conditions a little above normal.

If you want more info, just contact me. 

 

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Here OZ1LPR as operator.

2015-01-06 21.11.31

2015-01-06 21.11.04

 

oz1als 2m Nordic Activity Contest

Locator: JO44XX

Band QSOs Points AVG
144 MHz 290 158859 547.8

Band 144 MHz

QSOs:             290
QSO points:       119859
Points:           158859
Average pts/QSO:  547.79
Average qsop/QSO: 413.31
Points/50 QSOs:   20782


  WWLs: 78
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JO31:  8284  19    JO20:  1811   3    JO62:  1035   3    JO97:   593   1    
JO30:  6957  13    JO41:  1799   5    JO86:   901   2    JO82:   574   1    
JO32:  5437  15    JO67:  1724   5    JO33:   890   4    JO75:   564   2    
JO22:  5310  12    JO68:  1690   4    JO46:   860   5    JN59:   564   1    
JO10:  5027   8    JO83:  1615   3    JN47:   854   1    JO93:   556   1    
JO42:  3564  12    JN68:  1601   2    JN67:   803   1    JO69:   523   1    
JO40:  3109   6    JO51:  1525   4    KO02:   796   1    JO71:   518   1    
JO59:  3100   6    JO21:  1492   3    IO86:   794   1    JO78:   488   1    
JN49:  2976   5    JN19:  1481   2    JO55:   785   7    JO60:   485   1    
JO65:  2971  16    JO01:  1461   2    JN58:   773   1    JO87:   466   1    
JO02:  2741   4    JP80:  1413   2    IO94:   759   1    JO28:   452   1    
JO43:  2668  14    IO92:  1403   2    JP71:   752   1    JO45:   379   5    
JO58:  2255   6    JN48:  1371   2    JN38:   749   1    JO76:   333   1    
JO99:  2153   3    JO77:  1237   3    JO48:   747   2    JO66:   243   1    
JO73:  2152   6    JO81:  1197   2    JO53:   703   5    JO47:   240   1    
JP70:  2135   3    JO11:  1180   2    JN79:   673   1    JO54:   212   2    
JO50:  2004   4    JO79:  1134   2    JO64:   672   3    JO56:   174   1    
JO70:  1927   3    JO88:  1127   2    JO89:   658   1    JO44:    26   1    
JO57:  1911   6    JO74:  1122   3    JN39:   657   1    
JO52:  1882   6    JO23:  1042   3    JN69:   620   1    

  DXCCs: 13
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  DL: 44782 117       G:  6364   9       F:  4206   6      GM:   794   1    
  SM: 23105  52      ON:  4942   8      OK:  3220   5    
  PA: 13639  32      OZ:  4738  33      OE:  1601   2    
  SP:  7315  15      LA:  4299   9      HB:   854   1    

  Hours
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Hours                         Points                          QSOs   AVG pts/QSO
18-19: [********************] 40911  :  [********************]104  :  393  odx HB9FAP
19-20: [******************  ] 37727  :  [****************    ] 88  :  428  odx DL8NP
20-21: [*************       ] 26785  :  [************        ] 64  :  418  odx G4KUX
21-22: [*******             ] 14436  :  [******              ] 34  :  424  odx DL6MFK

  TOP 10 DX QSOs:
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HB9FAP        JN47PH  853 km by OZ1ALS SSB
DL6MFK        JN67JX  802 km by OZ1ALS SSB
OE5RBO        JN68OB  801 km by OZ1ALS SSB
OE5XBL        JN68PC  798 km by OZ1ALS SSB
SP5QAT        KO02LB  795 km by OZ1ALS SSB
GM4AFF        IO86TS  793 km by OZ1ALS SSB
DL8NP         JN58SC  772 km by OZ1ALS CWs SSBr
SK0EN         JO99JX  765 km by OZ1ALS SSB
G4KUX         IO94BP  758 km by OZ1ALS SSB
SM4DXO        JP71SB  751 km by OZ1ALS SSB

 

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Today OZ1ALS will be qrv in NAC on 2m from JO44XX, we will be running 8×4 and 4×6 elements with 1000W,

We are always qrv on ON4KST, and you can sms us on +45 51 90 68 80 or skype : allan.moller

Do not expect skeds before 21 local time, we are busy the first 2 hours,
we normally work more than 150 qso’s the first 2 hours.

Contest worked result

Band 144 MHz

QSOs: 238
QSO points: 103959
Points: 140459
Average pts/QSO: 590.16
Average qsop/QSO: 436.80
Points/50 QSOs: 18794
WWl : 73

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