CQ 160-Meter Contest, CW
Class: Single Op LP
QTH: Crete island
Operating Time (hrs): 12
Total: QSOs = 411 State/Prov = 6 Countries = 51 Total Score = 126,369
Club: Latvian Contest Club
Thanks for the QSOs!
Operated just 12 hours because of the antenna work and family obligations.
Started late all 3 nights.
Enjoyed event a lot. Strongest NA station here was W4ZV and some other callsign
from Texas, which I donâ??t remember but who did not hear me anyway.
Most interesting DX worked â?" JT5DX.
Did the contest old style â?" without cluster/skimmer spots, because I knew
that I will not have enough time to get bored.
"EU Zoo" in pile-up â?" this is long story. This was the experience to be "on
the other side" for me. I tried to perform as good as I could. Will try to do
better next time. Anyway it would help for sure, if some guys here in Europe
would shift their (dis)balance of TX/RX towards RX side.
I put up & took down the topband antenna before/after each operating night (to
keep +/- low profile in daylight). 18m Spiderbeam telescopic fibreglass pole is
used as the support.
The following setup was used:
-Icom 756 ProII, 100W, automatic coupler (RAN-3MICRO by SV1NL)
-Antenna â?" T shape:
--1st night: full version - 15m vertical wire and 2x 15m sloping wires from the
--2nd night: short version - about 7m vertical wire (because of stronger winds
and lack of proper guying) + 2x 15m sloping wires bended at lower ends.
--3rd night: started with the short version, then extended to the full version
for the last 40 minutes.
--All nights 4 bended radials scattered a bit above or on the roof (approx
Agris (SV0XBZ/9, YL2VW)
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