OX5AA - CQWW CW 2008 - Multi-Two - Greenland
Ian G3WVG and Nigel G3TXF made 5,000 QSOs operating as OX5AA in Multi-Two during the 2008 CQWW CW Contest from the club-station in Kangerlussuaq (Søndre Strømfjord) on the west coast of Greenland.

Many thanks to Jesper OX3KQ for the use of the impressive club-station (OX2A) located on the top of Black Ridge just outside the airport settlement of Kangerlussuaq.

Two separate stations were used throughout the CQ WW CW Contest with Ian G3WVG operating OX5AA on 80m and 20m, and Nigel G3TXF operating on 160m and 40m. The ever popular Win-Test contest software logs were networked with wi-fi.

OX5AA QSLs via G3TXF. See Ian G3WVG's You-Tube video!

Ian G3WVG drills fixing holes for a vertical pole for the 160m inverted-L antenna at the top of mast with temp around -20º C.
The main 3-el 20m beam was on a separate tower some 200m away from the operating station at OX5AA. Tired OX5AA operators Nigel G3TXF and Ian G3WVG towards the end of a virtual non-stop Multi-Two entry in CQWW CW 2008.
Ian G3WVG and Jesper OX3KQ installing a Moxon (G6XN) beam for 20m in the pitch dark and freezing cold prior to the contest. Looking down on Kangerlussuaq airport (from the site) where Air Greenland's A330 (OY-GRN) can be seen lining up for take-off.
The Kangerlussuaq club-station (OX2A) shack and the adjacent antenna platform with two 40m dipoles and a Moxon beam. With the air temp at around -21º C (-8º F) outside antenna work during the two days prior to the contest was a chilly experience!
Ian G3WVG checks the connection to one of the two beam antennas at the OX5AA location. While hanging on to the mast in the bitter cold Ian G3WVG pulls up an 9m extension pole that will be part of the 160m inv-L antenna.
Jesper OX3KQ puts the finishing touches to one of his newly constructed HF beams. Jesper OX3KQ and Ian G3WVG check the base of the 80m vertical where an extra length of wire has been added for "CW".
The 160m Inverted-L (installed not without some difficulty!) provided over 700 QSOs on Topband during the CQWW CW Contest. New 20m/17m 3-el beam on Versatower (Photo Jesper OX3KQ)
Antenna platform next to the operating cabin. (Photo Jesper OX3KQ) An icy full-size 80m vertical at Kangerlussuaq (Photo Jesper OX3KQ)
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