ARCTICPEAK

~ LA8OKA Martin ~

EA5/LA8OKA from Spain
1 June - 16 June 2005
- Summer vacation in Jávea
15 July - 26 July 2009 - Summer vacation in
Jávea
24 August - 29 August 2011 - Summer vacation in Jávea
15 July - 29 July 2012 - Summer vacation in Jávea
07 June - 22 June 2014 - Summer vacation in Jávea

EA4/LA8OKA from Spain
14 March - 18 March 2010 - Business trip to Madrid
14 July - 16 July 2010 - Business trip to Madrid
10 January - 14 January 2011 - Business trip to Madrid


Jávea/Xàbia is located about midway between Alicante and Valencia.
Madrid is located near the centre of Spain.

Operator:

EA5/LA8OKA:
EA4/LA8OKA:

LA8OKA Martin Storli

QSL Info

Martin Storli
Rudbakken 12
N-1480 Slattum
Norway

Story June 2014:
I and my
XYL went to Spain to have a nice vacation. This time we had our 6 year and 4 year old daughters with us. Most of the time was spent relaxing, bathing and dining. In between all this exhausting activity I managed to work a few QSO's, all in SSB since the computer I planned to use for digimodes got stolen at the airport.

QTH:
Jávea
/Xàbia - Spain
Position: 38° 45' 18" N, 0° 12' 45" E
Locator: JM08cs

Operating bands and modes June 2014
I managed to work
some new DXCC's, bringing my DXCC total from EA5 up to 52 worked countries, all of them worked with 10 watt or less. I was active on 6 m, 10 m, 15 m and 20 m. The antenna used this time was the double half wave dipole antenna for 20 m and 15 m made I out of installation cable the last time I was here. The antenna was placed on the same location used last time between the roof and a nearby tree.
You can see some pictures in my Norwegian blog here:
http://arcticpeak.blogspot.no/2014/06/utbedring-av-antenneparken-i-javea.html
And here:
http://arcticpeak.blogspot.no/2014/06/ea5la8oka-pa-lufta-fra-javea-i-spania.html

Radio Equipment Juny 2014:

ELECRAFT KX3 160 m - 6 m HF/VHF Multimode Transceiver
ICOM IC-E92D 2 m/70 cm VHF/UHF FM/D-STAR Transceiver
MicroHAM USB III Interface
Dipole antenna for 20 m
and 15 m
Dipole antenna for 6 m
Buddistick for 10 m
Switch Mode PS 12 VDC - 5 A

 

Story July 2012:
I and my
XYL went to Spain to have a nice vacation. This time we had our 4 year and 2 year old daughters with us. Most of the time was spent relaxing, bathing and dining. In between all this exhausting activity I managed to work 100 QSO's, most in PSK-31 but also a lot of SSB QSO's.

QTH:
Jávea
/Xàbia - Spain
Position: 38° 45' 18" N, 0° 12' 45" E
Locator: JM08cs

Operating bands and modes July 2012
I managed to work
some new DXCC's, bringing my DXCC total from EA5 up to 48 worked countries, all of them worked with 10 watt or less. I was active on 10 m, 15 m and 20 m. The antenna used this time was a double half wave dipole antenna for 20 m and 15 m made out of installation cable. The antenna was placed on the same location used last time between the roof and a nearby tree.

Radio Equipment July 2012:

ICOM IC-703 160 m - 6 m HF/VHF Multimode Transceiver
ICOM IC-E92D 2 m/70 cm VHF/UHF FM/D-STAR Transceiver
MicroHAM USB III Interface
Dipole antenna for 20 m
and 15 m
Switch Mode PS 12 VDC - 5 A

 

Story August 2011:
I and my
XYL went to Spain to celebrate my father-in-laws 60th birthday. This time we had our 3 year and 1 year old daughters with us. Most of the time was spent relaxing, bathing and dining. In between all this exhausting activity I managed to work 51 PSK-31 QSO's and 28 DXCC. Not bad for 5 watt and a dipole antenna. :-)

QTH:
Jávea
/Xàbia - Spain
Position: 38° 45' 18" N, 0° 12' 45" E
Locator: JM08cs

Operating bands and modes August 2011
I managed to work 2
8 DXCC, bringing my DXCC total from EA up to 42 worked countries, all of them worked with 10 watt or less. I was active on 15 m, 17 m and 20 m. The antenna used this time was a half wave dipole antenna for 20 m made out of speaker cable. The antenna was placed on the same location used last time between the roof and a nearby tree.

Radio Equipment August 2011:

YAESU FT-817 160 m - 70 cm HF/VHF/UHF Multimode Transceiver
ELECRAFT T1 Auto Tuner
ICOM IC-E92D 2 m/70 cm VHF/UHF FM/D-STAR Transceiver
Dipole antenna for 20 m
Switch Mode PS 12 VDC - 5 A

Story January 2011:
Once again I had to go to Madrid to do some service on our customers aircraft in Spain. This time I brought with me what have now become my lightweight HF-set, a YAESU FT-817 and an ELECRAFT T1 Auto Tuner.

QTH:
Madrid - Spain
Position: 40° 21' 1
1" N, 3° 36' 49" E
Locator: IN80ek

Operating bands and modes January 2011
I managed to work quite a few PSK-31 QSO's on 20 m
. The antenna used this time was a half wave dipole antenna for 20 m that was hanging from window on the hotel to a fence outside the hotel.

Radio Equipment January 2011:

YAESU FT-817 160 m - 70 cm HF/VHF/UHF Multimode Transceiver
ELECRAFT T1 Auto Tuner
Dipole antenna for 20 m
Switch Mode PS 12 VDC - 4,5 A

Story July 2010:
Once again I had to go to Madrid to do some service on our customers aircraft in Spain. This time I brought with me what have now become my lightweight HF-set, a YAESU FT-817 and an ELECRAFT T1 Auto Tuner.

QTH:
Madrid - Spain
Position: 40° 21' 1
1" N, 3° 36' 49" E
Locator: IN80ek

Operating bands and modes July 2010
I managed to work quite a few PSK-31 QSO's on 20 m! The antenna used this time was a half wave dipole antenna for 20 m that was hanging from the ceiling of the hotel. I used a box of olives at the bottom of the antenna to straighten the antenna.

Radio Equipment July 2010:

YAESU FT-817 160 m - 70 cm HF/VHF/UHF Multimode Transceiver
ELECRAFT T1 Auto Tuner
Dipole antenna for 20 m
Switch Mode PS 12 VDC - 4,5 A

Story March 2010:
I had to go to Madrid to do some service on our customers aircraft in Spain. Because of the short notice I didn't have time to get my HF equipment with me, but I managed to locate a radio amateur store nearby and bought myself an YAESU FT-817. On a local supermarket I found some general purpose
utility wire and made a half wave dipole for the 20 m band.

QTH:
Madrid - Spain
Position: 40° 21' 1
1" N, 3° 36' 49" E
Locator: IN80ek

Operating bands and modes March 2010
I managed to work only a few SSB QSO's on 20 m, but it was great fun! The antenna used this time was a half wave dipole antenna for 20 m made out of general utility
wire. The antenna was placed between the window on the hotel and a nearby hand rail.

Radio Equipment March 2010:

YAESU FT-817 160 m - 70 cm HF/VHF/UHF Multimode Transceiver
Dipole antenna for 20 m
Internal batteries 

Story July 2009:
Once again, I and my
XYL wanted to escape the unreliable Norwegian summer, so we boarded a plane set for Spain. This time we had our little 9 month old daughter with us. Most of the time was spent relaxing, bathing and dining. In between all this exhausting activity I managed to work some QSO's. :-)

QTH:
Jávea
/Xàbia - Spain
Position: 38° 45' 18" N, 0° 12' 45" E
Locator: JM08cs

Operating bands and modes 2009
I managed to work 27 DXCC, bringing my DXCC total from EA up to 32, all of them worked with 10 watt from my IC-703. I was active on 6 m, 10 m, 15 m, 17 m and 20 m. The antenna used this time was a double half wave dipole antenna for 6 m and 20 m made out of speaker cable. The antenna was placed on the same location used last time between the roof and a nearby tree.

Radio Equipment 2009:

ICOM IC-703 160 m - 6 m HF/VHF Multimode Transceiver
ICOM IC-E92D 2 m/70 cm VHF/UHF FM/D-STAR Transceiver
Dipole antenna for 20 m
Dipole antenna for 6 m
Switch Mode PS 12 VDC - 5 A

Story July 2005:
My YL wanted to escape the unreliable Norwegian summer, so we boarded a plane set for Spain. We stayed at my father-in-laws beautiful house in Jávea-Xàbia. Luckily there are a lot of threes to support my antennas, and the house even has an terrace on the roof! Both I and my YL likes us here! :-)

QTH:
Jávea
/Xàbia - Spain
Position: 38° 45' 18" N, 0° 12' 45" E
Locator: JM08cs

Operating bands and modes 2005:
I managed to work 12 DXCC and several transatlantic QSO's in SSB on the 20 m and 17 m using only 10 watts and a half wave dipole for the 20 m band who was struck up between a tree in the garden and the roof of the house I was staying.

Radio Equipment 2005:

ICOM IC-703 160 m - 6 m HF/ 50 MHz Multimode Transceiver
Kenwood TH-F7E 2 m/70 cm VHF/UHF FM Transceiver
Wire antennas made on location
Switch Mode PS 12 VDC - 23 A

 

 

 

 

 

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The "shack" on the hotel in Madrid. (July 2010.)

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The antenna I used in on the hotel in Madrid. (July 2010.)

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The brand new YAESU FT-817 after the first QSO with MØHKB.
(March 2010.)

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The utility wire connected to the FT-817. (March 2010.)

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The antenna used in Madrid in March 2010.


Vis større kart
Jávea/Xàbia
as viewed from Google Maps.

Montgo
The Montgo mountain as seen from the house in the summer of 2009.

The house
A view of the house. You can see the coax I used for my antenna on the wall between the windows(2009).

Sunset
The sunset and the Montgo mountain (2009).

The shack
The "shack" used in 2009.

20 m halfwave dipole
The 20 m half wave dipole I used first in 2009. Later I built a new antenna to get better reception on 6 m.

New antenna
The new antenna built of speaker cable from a local hardware store. This is a double half wave dipole for 6 m and 20 m (2009).


Me and my YL in front of the house in Jávea-Xàbia in 2005.

 


Sunset and the Montgo mountain (2005).

 


My temporary "shack": The IC-703 and the TH-F7E (2005).

 


EA-LA8OKA calling CQ (2005).

This page was last updated 02.11.15 .