Here are the tentative results for the 1995 CQWW CW contest.
Class: Multi band/ multi op
QTH: Long Ridge, South Wairarapa
Country: New Zealand
Club: Kiwi Contest Group
Band. QSO's Zones. Countries.
160 10 7 7
80 199 23 42
40 1239 31 85
20 641 30 86
15 2157 28 78
10 56 15 13
4302 134 311
Total score of 5,592,315.
Ops: ZL2BA ZL2DX ZL4SS ZL2AGY ZL2AHC ZL1AIH ZL2BSJ ZL2IR
QSL Manager: ZL2IR (via ZL Buro)
Ant: 10-15-20-40-80-160: .5 wave vert (!), 5 el mono yagi, 4 el mono
yagi, 2 el wire beam, inv vee, inv vee.
Gear: TS930's, IC751's, SB400, those clever Icom solid state amps,
the usual smoky homebrew amplifiers, dodgy looking tuners, audio
filters and other assorted junk.
Comment: Good condx on 'my' band, 15m. The usual short path into Eu
at local sunrise and sunset, and the USA during the local morning and
early afternoon. No long path to US east coast this time.
Interesting to read comments on bad behaviour in pile ups. It
certainly works hugely counter productive. At times the East
Europeans (by far the worst offenders) made it almost impossible to
work anyone at all: this is when you need all the gizmos on the rig
while the qso rate drops below 100.
Of course, no such problems working JA, arguably the best behaved ops
in the world. The W pile-ups got a bit much at times and I had to use
as much as +/-5kHz of RIT to get away from the white noise in the
Our DX woolshed became seriously air conditioned on Sa night as a 60
knot NW-er ripped under the slatted floor and rattled the iron roof.
I went outisde and watched the 20 m beam almost flog itself to death
like some gigantic bizarre bird in a frenzy. I reckon I even spotted
a flying sheep (variation on the flying pig story).
No antenna breakdowns this time however...that took place after the
SSB even when the 7 el 10 m monobander bit the dust (dung?) in the
equinoxal gales. Having to use a vertical on 10 certainly cost us points.
As usual, an excellent time was had by all. See you next year.
Wilbert Knol, EE, Acoustics Group, National Institute of Water and
Atmospheric Research Ltd. Wellington New Zealand
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