Teljän Radioamatöörit (Radio Club Pori) OH1AF had its 50 years birthday party week before CQWWVW 2008 and we decided to run M/M signing its special call OG50F. Great thanks to OH1MM, OH1TM, OH1NOA, OH3WW and OH5DX for inviting me as a guest operator to have 48hrs serious fun!


31898-757607.jpegOH1AF @ sunset 28.11.2008


Contest : CQ World Wide DX Contest
Callsign : OG50F
Mode : CW
Category : Multi Operator - Multi Transmitter (MM)
Band(s) : All bands (AB)
Class : High Power (HP)
Zone/State/... : 15
Locator : KP01TK
Operating time : 48h00


160 716 15 64 24 829 1.16

80 1583 30 112 49 2240 1.42

40 1947 36 137 47 3423 1.76

20 1189 35 129 21 2263 1.90

15 236 25 84 10 404 1.71

10 56 4 22 2 54 0.96 
TOTAL 5727 145 548 153 9213 1.61 

TOTAL SCORE : 6 384 609

Dupes are not included in QSO counts neither avg calculations

Operators : OH1MM, OH1NOA, OH1RX, OH1TM, OH3WW and OH5DX

Soapbox by OH1NOA:
e were celebrating our club's 50th anniversary by working CQWW for the 
first time ever in the multi-multi class. Original plan was to be in M/2, but on
Friday evening we found out that we have 6 operators and 5 stations 
so team decided to do M/M instead. And we had a lot of fun! It was fun 
even we didn't have functional toilet or running water this time ...

We had some technical problems (with PCs, network and crappy 160m antenna 
- it is a miracle to work 64 DXCC with an inv v feed point @24m), but we had
almost zero interference between stations, which is always nice. Score is
nothing to be proud of, but condx were also quite crappy for all band
During the night time only 160 and 80 m were runnable. 20m was
pathetic, but what you do when the band is open only between 06-16z! 40m was
outstanding during the daytime - it was like running 15 meters during the
sunspot maximum: JAs started to come on early morning via short path, then
later at noon stateside was strong. When sun went down, band went also. On 
80m we were thrilled to work Alaska and Hawaiji. 
Our current antenna combination is not really good for M/M as 40m and 20m
main antennas are in the same tower and pointing to same direction etc. 
We are trying to improve our antenna farm in the future and hopefully
our club will be in the M/M class also in the future.

Our team included the core team of OH1AF/OH1F from the last 20 years plus 
a skilled and cheerful guest operator Jouko, OH1RX. One member of our backup team
died during the contest - Mr. Mouse finally found our trap and is now SK.

- Timo OH1NOA -

80m GP with elevated radials. - of course we (OH3WW and myself) were assigned as the oldest guys to fix the radials before the contest!

My dear 2nd operator "Poco" ready to attend the contest weekend @ OH1AF. Sorry, no room mate!

Operating room of OH1AF - lots of space to build upto 6-7 stations. 

From Left: Jouko/OH1RX @ 20m RUN, Ari/OH5DX @ 40m RUN and Hannu/OH3WW @ 80m RUN 
His Masters Voice, Timo/OH1TM having a "kaffepaussi"

Hannu/OH3WW testing an ad hoc RF shield

Timo/OH1NOA @ 80m RUN

Pasi/OH1TM @ 20m RUN

Acoustic "isolation" between kitchenette and sleeping room - great innovation but not extremely effective. However, the artifical sunlight was blocked effectively.