CQ WW WPX CW 2004 contest
1-st place in the world
in Multi-Operator Two Transmitter category
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Expedition's photos with comments (English, Latvian)
Claimed score 18 324 208
Confirmed score 17 502 264 (Published in CQ Magazine, March 2005)
Claimed score statistics:
|Band, m||QSO count||Points||Multipliers|
YL2KL, YL2GQT, YL3GE (K7GEX), YL2GM, YL2VW
Icom IC-775DSP (2 pieces)
Clipperton MLA2500 (for multiplier station)
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
Many thanks to all of you who made QSO's with PJ4U.
All of the contest time except first 6 hours we experienced
strong noise coming from North direction ranging from 5 to 9 on S meter. Noise
level was different depending on band and time. There were short periods of time
when noise disappeared (shortly after the rain). All our attempts to avoid the
noise, including use
of noise blanker (ANC-4) and spraying water on nearest 6 kV power line pole
(advice of QTH's owner), did
not give any result. Sometimes it was possible to reduce affect of this noise by
turning antenna to East or West, but there were moments when it didn't help
much. We often turned our antennas not to the best path direction
but to the direction where noise was with lowest level (mostly East).
We must say sorry to all of you who were not able to make QSO's with us or spent much time to make QSO. We are sure this noise affected our result pretty much.
80 m band were unusable most of the time due to noise mentioned before. We had no antenna for 160 m, but seems that it wouldn't be very useful because of the same noise.