[CCF] CQ WPX 2009 CW - CU2X (OH2UA)

Toni Lindén oh2ua at oh2u.com
Wed Jun 24 06:42:52 PDT 2009

                   CQWW WPX Contest, CW

Call: CU2X
Operator(s): OH2UA
Station: CU2X

Class: SOAB HP
Operating Time (hrs): 36
Radios: SO2R

 Band  QSOs
 160:    0
  80:  116
  40:  783
  20: 1815
  15: 1194
  10:  232
Total: 4140  Prefixes = 1085  Total Score = 10,991,050

Club: Contest Club Finland


It was great to be back at Azores once again! More I go there more I
love the place, beautiful nature and friendly people of Azores. It’s
becoming like a second home to me ;) Maybe some day I’m even having an
actual vacation there without working with the station and hanging in

But again this time it was all about the contest. I thought that WPX
CW may not be that interesting contest because of somewhat low
activity and lacing propagation. And how wrong I was! It was great
activity during the weekend, especially from Europe and propagation
that kept me busy for the whole 36 hours. I was also very happy to
work many of you whom I met at Dayton just a couple of weeks ago.
Unfortunately I didn’t recall all of you guys hiding behind special
prefixes. But most of you incognitos’ were new multipliers, so I don’t

I’m very happy to claim a new WPX CW European record from CU2X in our
last contest using that callsing. That was our 5th effort from new QTH
and 4th claimed new EU record (CQWW SSB, ARRL SB20 and SB80 and now
WPX CW). So all the work done for the QTH seems to pay off.

Trying to maximize the score from Europe forces us to “avoid” working
Europeans when ever there’s possibility to work some DX. Once again
most of the time I was transmitting both, to Europe and to
North-America but listening always first only NA. If no NA stations
came back, I was switching EU antenna to RX. Having NA and EU  coming
with 90 degrees difference makes it almost impossible to work any
Europeans if only NA antenna is selected for receiving. For that
reason some of our friends in Europe may find it frustrating to call
us while CU2X’s having somewhat loud signal in Europe but working only
North-Americans. I’m very sorry for that, but that’s really something
that one needs to do in place like Azores in order to maximize the

Than you all for QSOs’ and as always special thanks to Radio Arcala
team (CU2CE, CU2DX, CU2YL, OH2BH & OH8NC)

73 de Toni, OH2UA / CU2KI


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