1-st place in the world
Contest results and
Photos with comments
Team of 5 Latvian radio amateurs
(YL3GE (K7GEX)/ Herberts, YL2KL/
Girts, YL2GM/ Juris, YL2GQT/
Andris, YL2VW/ Agris) were on the Bonaire
island (Netherlands Antilles) and took part in the CQ WW WPX CW 2004
contest using call PJ4U .
With 4709 QSOs and 17 502 264 confirmed points we took 1st place in the world in Multi-Two category.
Before and after the contest we were active on the bands using PJ4/.... calls.
PJ4/YL2GM (Juris) made some QSO's using RTTY.
Noah's (K2NG) QTH was used for this operation.
Icom IC-775DSP (2 pieces)
Force 12 240N two element 40m beam on a 90 foot tower
Force 12 C31XR tribander on 60 foot tower
Cushcraft A3S (fixed in North direction - US east coast)
80m inverted V
3 notebooks with
4 of us arrived to Bonaire (route
Riga-Amsterdam-Curacao-Bonaire) on May 23, 2004. Herberts, YL3GE (K7GEX) was on the
island one day before.
First QSO' s were made on the same evening of May 23.
During our operation periodically we experienced very strong (S 7-9 on S-meter) noise on all bands coming from our main direction (North). Possibly the source was local high voltage power line.
QRT date was June 5, 2004.
QSL manager for call PJ4U is YL2KL.
For QSO's with PJ4/YL2KL, PJ4/YL2GM, PJ4/YL2GQT, PJ4/YL2VW, PJ4/K7GEX QSL cards should be sent via home calls.
20148, 6TH Ave NE,
Seattle, WA 98155
Here are our contest expedition photos
with some comments.
This is short story about the CQ WW WPX 2004 CW and results.
And this is the story and pictures by DF7ZS / PJ4P, who used the very same QTH in CQ WW WPX SSB 2004 contest.
© YL2VW, Agris
Revised: 21.Jun.2004 11:15 GMT