Yesterday I had the pleasure of working with Akademisk Radioklubb (ARK) as LA1K/P in the Swedish portable test, SSA Portabeltest. LA1K mainly worked the 80m and 40m bands for the contest, while I kept a third station busy by calling CQ POTA on 20m. We managed to get Festningeparken a POTA id and did the first actiation of POTA LA-2523.
The LA1K team were super efficient and had it all up and running in no time – I’m talking BBQ, masts, antennas, stations, power supplies, you name it.
Unfortunately, and I suppose it’s always this way, the conditions were not ideal. With 100W I only logged 9 chasers, however congrats to OM1AX who was the first POTA hunter to this park. The log for the POTA activation has been submitted and is registered on the pota.app website.
I also helped ARK out in the contest on 40m, and logged a few contacts there as well. Daytime 40m SSB in May is challenging enough, especially when the other parties are QRP (sometimes even 1W or less!)
Working with LA1K was a joy, and I’m looking forward to accompanying them again!