Vikings from north!
"This trip was actually a "XW" Laos DXpediton, but couldn't get a licence
that was satisfactory for DXCC on a simple way.
We are so sorry. ha too many unserious and difficult contact in Laos"
Last summer (2000) I called my friend Stein Roar LA6FJA and asked him !
Do you want to go for a DX trip / Holiday some where.
Believe us we have many hours behind us hangin' up on the telephone for this trip!
The answer was yes and then the ball starts roll.
Stein Roar is the only one that have experience with working pile up from the old team.
After the star market you see those who appeared after our re-build of team.
Our background were that none of us ,
had any actually experience with Dxpedition, trips, etc.
That's were great to have some other ones on team too.
Stein Roar (Rag) LA6FJA,
Svein Jarle LC3EAT,
LC6ZBT Robert (Left us)
THE NEW ONE'S
"Contest Father" Dan Hultgren, SM5IMO
Activity from Sao Tome
Where are we QRV?
The plan is to operate one station for 24 hours and one station specially for 160, 80, 40 meter at sunrise / set,
and 6 m if there is any opening on 6 meter.
But See our bandplan for QRG's 160 to 6 meter.
When QRV ?
We are planning to be active from 4 th to 10/11 th of February 2002.
We are leaving Norway Oslo Airport Saturday 2th February to Portugal,
and will stay a night there.
We will leave Portugal (Lisbon Airport) Sunday evening 3th February and should arrive Sao Tome
Tuesday morning about 05:50 Z
We will work hard to get the stations up and running quickly as possible.
The plan is to try to get QRV on the low-bands at first afternoon.
Those antennas take little time, but those other band on HF will we be QRV very quickly.
We have to climb up into those trees into the garden, or use a sling shot.
We hopes to have a eyeball qso with Francisco CT1EAT who helped us with translating the
letters from English to Portuguese for a time ago, and then I could send papers for the license.
All regards to CT1EAT Francisco for the helping hand, and all others supporters.
Mr. Paquete da Costa, for the Licence, Sao Tome
All my Ham friends & Supporters,
LA8AJA, LA3WJA,LA5VM, LA9FG,JM2HBO,LA5UKA,LA1BR.
LA5UF,LA6EIA,LA7WCA, SM5COP & SM5IMO who enjoyed our Team.
And to not forget at least My lovely wife Heidi, and my Kids that have sort of understanding that
Ham Radio can sometimes be very intense.
This is our first tour!
We hope to operate from 160 to 6 meter SSB, CW, RTTY, PSK31,SSTV.
This is not only a BIGGGG Multi $$$$$$$ Dx pedition, guys !!
We will enjoy DX'ing from the right end
And also be able to have a holiday and fun.
C u in the pile up folks
Rune LA7THA & Stein Roar "Rag" LA6FJA