Here are some pictures from the WPX SSB 2012 at Radio Arcala. Enjoy!
CQWW WPX Contest, SSB Call: OH8X Operator(s): LB3HC, LA7JO, CU2DX, CU2CE Station: OH8X Class: M/S HP QTH: Arcala Operating Time (hrs): 48 Summary: Band QSOs ------------ 160: 36 80: 106 40: 478 20: 2259 15: 1082 10: 178 ------------ Total: 4139 Prefixes = 1379 Total Score = 11,906,286 Club: Contest Club Finland Comments: Great to be back operating from Arcala now that the SSN is higher! All operators: LB3HC, LA7JO, CU2DX, CU2CE had a great time and a lot of fun (as usual from OH8X - Arcala). Thanks to OH2BH, OH8NC and OH6KN for hosting us! Also thanks to the rest of the Arcala team for making this possible! This time we also had time to take some HD video and wide angle pictures of the station. Plusses: ========= This time we had relatively good conditions up here at 65 degrees north latitude in the ice and snow. No significant technical issues were experienced. This station station is professionally built by the extremely skilled guys in the Arcala team. Kudos! The Arcala antenna park is nothing less than extreme. It was nice running with the new Yaesu FT DX 5000. Yaesu did it again! Minuses: ========= We were likely affected by aurora at several time periods during the contest that affected rates. We were unable to achieve runs at 40 and 80 to DX locations and that resulted in that the DX runs was worked on 20 and 15. That cost us 6-3=3 points per DX QSO and our average QSO points were below target. Our target was to beat OH10X from 2011 and we wkd more mults, but somewhat less QSOs corrected by the QSOs/36*48 factor due to condx and latitude (claimed score). In fact 40 meter did not give good DX propagation at all. OH10X is approx 500 km to the south. We lost power due to a power company outage / spike at night and lost control over all tower rotators and the voice keyer. It took several hours to correct this. Summary: ========= WOW! What a station and what a team. Contesting has got a new meaning. Updated pictures will be posted at http://www.lb3hc.net On behalf of the team LB3HC Marius