Class: Multi-Op HP
Operator(s): RV1AW, RW1AC, Alex
Total: QSOs = 800 State/Prov = 20
Countries = 63 Total Score = 350,278
2 x FT-1000MP, home brew PA
INV.L with 20 meters vertical part and 22 radials, INV.V
Two networked computers running CT9
No beverages, no DX Cluster!
This contest wasn't big team effort for us and this year was no
exception. Decide to participate just for having fun and without any hope to
achieve good result.
Starting the contest with good EU pile-up during first 3 hours, but
were very amazing by unhabitualy high noise level on the band. Could only
work W8JI during first nigth. At the daytime found out that one of computers
generated S4-S5 additional noise level and remove this PC. Due to worked 60
US stations second night, the strongest signals were W8JI, K3UA and VE1ZZ as
usual. We apologize for all US and DX stations who probably called us at the
begining of the contest without luck.
We heard a lot of US stations working each other and western
Europeans as well, but there were only brief periods when signals peaked
sufficiently to sustain a short runs, the best time being near our sunris?
Heard but missed VP2EJ, ZF2MO, EA8ZS and several dozens of US.
It's clear, there is nothing to do seriously without good
transmiting antennas and beverages. Unfortunatly, at our QTH on the top of
the hill in dense wood we have only limited free space to put beverages.
Once we tried to put it here, but without success. Anyway, there are no
other ways to get "good ears", so will try next summer again.
73 ! Arno/RV1AW
Posted by RA1AR
on 16.02.2010 07:52
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