markku.a.oksanen@nokia.com markku.a.oksanen@nokia.com
Wed, 30 Oct 2002 13:14:13 +0200

                   CQ Worldwide DX Contest, SSB

Call: OH2RA
Operator(s): OH2RA
Station: OH2RA

Class: SOAB HP
Operating Time (hrs): 43
Radios: SO2R

 Band  QSOs  Zones  Countries
  160:  101     5       33
   80:  247    10       47
   40:  205    24       67
   20:  843    88       32
   15:  768    93       30
   10:  705    35      110
Total: 2869   136      438  Total Score = 3,251,710

Club: CCF/TEAM: CCF Team PileUp, the this end


SO2R TS850 + homebrew amp, TS450+ MLA 2500.
2x ICE 419A, coax stubs, home brew automated antenna switching
and station control.
TH7, 3x TH6, KT-34XA (EU)  for 10-15-20 m,
2-o-2 for 40 m, all on a 145 foot tower.
Two phased verticals for 80 m, bi-directional E/W and South.
Upper guy wires (3) phased for 160m, SW, E and NNW.

Although the conditions left something to be desired, this is my highest
CQWW score so far with a similarly the highest multiplier count.
Saturday was slow but on Sunday particularly 10m was
wide open in the afternoon, same later for 15 and 20.  
Did 145 band changes, 45 qsos only on the 2nd radio. Need some work on
the ergonomics, now the radios are on top of each other.  The greatest thing
was a pedal on the floor that kills the non-active radio audio when needeed.
( often a CQ resulted in a very weak answer that was under the listening
radio's noise).   In short - the more hours you spend on the radio the
better the score!