Toni Lindén oh2ua at oh2u.com
Thu Nov 29 14:08:24 EST 2007

Kiitoksia Qsoista!

Kaikkiaan OH QSOja on lokissa 120.

73 de Toni, OH2UA

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Date: 29.11.2007 21:02
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                    CQ Worldwide DX Contest, CW

Call: CU2A
Operator(s): OH2UA
Station: CU2A

Class: SOAB HP
Operating Time (hrs): 48
Radios: SO2R

 Band  QSOs  Zones  Countries
  160:  306    15       62
   80: 1047    24       92
   40: 1865    31      109
   20: 1160    31      109
   15: 1727    27      107
   10:   62    13       30
Total: 6167   141      509  Total Score = 7,824,050

Club: Contest Club Finland


What a contest it was! A great battle of European SOAB stations this year.
Congratulations to DL6FBL (@SV9CVY), YT6A (@4O3A) and many others for very nice
scores under difficult conditions. It seems that propagation was not that
favorable to Azores this year, both on SSB- and CW –leg. 10 meters remained
closed and I couldn't get advantage of long NA runs on 15 or 20 either.

I knew that I had to pay attention to work all those European multipliers on as
many bands as possible because there was no way to get to Asia this time. So I
did concentrate on "easy ones" instead of chasing 9M2s', BYs' and many
other hard-to-work multipliers and asked a lot of QSYs' even from quite
common stations that I saw I was missing on some other band. That cost me some
Qs', but I was counting that I have to do it to stay in the game because
rates were so low most of the time.

I guess that mainly because of bad conditions, other Europeans were playing
together and for me it was quite hard to be in the game from the one end of
Europe. Especially on low bands, were I was calling many European stations
without even having a question mark back. Something about top band propagation
tells that I worked only one PY (PY2WC) on 160m and got P40W as a double
multiplier there just 15 minutes before the end of the contest (just to mention
that both were QSYs' from 80 meters).

This time it was the worst conditions I've ever had from Azores. 20 meters
closed about 3 hours earlier than last year and overall I had 11 hours of QSO
–rate less than 100 Qs'. 2nd night I had huge difficulties to stay on chair
when rates dropped to 60Q's/hour or so. It was a loooong night.

Fortunately at the end I'm more than happy to claim just a little bigger
score than my worst competitors under difficult conditions. But guys are
getting so close that maybe we have to upgrade our setup for next season...

As always, big thanks to my great host family, CU2CE & CU2YL and to entire CU2A

Let you fingers talk!

73 de Toni, OH2UA


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