OH0MDR/1 IOTA Contest score and story
timo.klimoff at ktm.vn.fi
Mon Jul 28 14:03:27 EDT 1997
OH0MDR/1 IOTA EU-096 IOTA CONTEST 1997 RESULTS
QTH: Sandstrom Reef IOTA EU-096
Operators: Timo Pohjola, OH1MDR/OH0MDR
Timo Klimoff, OH1NOA/OH0NOA
Station 1: Kenwood TS-450S
AL-82 (800w out)
MFJ voice keyer
RFE memory keyer
Station 2: Icom IC-735 (barefoot)
Antennas: *Butternut HF6 ("south location" for Europe)
*Cushcraft AP8 ("north location" for USA/Japan)
both standing about 1 meter from the sea
(radials thrown into the salty water)
*80m SSB dipole up 10 mtrs
Wx: thunderstorms, rain showers and sunshine mixed, +25c
Log: paper log !(will use EI5DI post-contest)
(OI1MDR/p: 2712 netto last year)
Mults: about 315 (estimated)
Score: 6.5 M pts (estimated)
(5.7 M in 1996, world high)
Bands: 80m - QRN (thunderstorms) + no DX worked, heard VE1 and KP4
40m - only 2 US stations worked (KA1DWX and K1HT)
(some 50 US qs in 1996)
worked YB and 2 VKs plus lots of South Americans, MDR run
three ZPs in a row!
20m - normal khaos...NOA run the 1st hour (190 qsos) and the
last hour (156 qsos) on 20m SSB. AP8 had an excellent
take-off to USA...
we worked even 5 KL7s and 2 KH6s !
15m - opened on Sunday morning...some JAs, heard BO0M and two
NOA tried very hard to work K3ZO - no luck.
A real BOMB was two W0s!!!
(only US stations worked...)
10m - only a brief opening to DL/G on Sunday morning...when this
band really opens, we can expect 3000 qsos!
OH2JA/p and GI7J (what happened to 9H0A and CQ2I this
I hope to see some comments from the other IOTA contesters as well!
73 Timo OH1NOA/OH0NOA
"Sandstrom Reef PileUP! Association" ;-)
Email: timo.klimoff at ktm.vn.fi
or oh1noa at qsl.net
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