CQ Worldwide DX Contest, SSB
Class: SOSB/80 HP
QTH: Obosnik hill
Operating Time (hrs): 32
Band QSOs Zones Countries
80: 1970 33 115
Total: 1970 33 115 Total Score = 438,672
Club: SKY Contest Club
One week before contest I put up rotary 2L80 yagi, on 45m high tower.. It is
design with reflector on 12m long boom, and High Q coils. I used Al tubes from
3L80 by M2, which mechanical and electrical designs were unsatisfactory.
Antenna works great. Final measuring shows frequency shift of just 10 kHz,
comparing modeling values. I was expecting Martti, OH2BH to come and to operate
as 4O3B, but prior to his business obligations he had to go suddenly in BY, and
I had to try it myself.
First night I finished with 800 Qs, what was very promising. Unfortunately,
second night was disaster, comparing first one and I did only 50 USAs. Also,
unexpected problem occurred - rotator was broken by strong north wind sometimes
at Saturday night and yagi was self controlledâ?¦??
Best moments in contest were KH7X, long path and NL7Z. Thank you Mike and
Kevin. Many other rear MULTs come on my CQ.
Finally I did slightly over EU record, and hope my pertinacity to be sure about
every call sign will be helpful in good UBN. Unfortunately, the conditions were
not so good and rotator problem definitely did limitation on final score. I
hope in WW CW everything will be much better.
Worse signal on band was ER1Q. They probably think that bad and over modulated
signal will help them to make better score? No, it will not.
Thanks to all for calling and excuse to all DXs who did not complete contact,
but have on mind this EUs mess and terrible QRM almost all the time.
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