Luoma-aho Pasi Pasi.Luoma-aho at digia.com
Mon Mar 28 09:20:56 PDT 2011

                    CQWW WPX Contest, SSB

Call: OH10X
Operator(s): OH6UM
Station: OH2BH

Class: SOAB HP
QTH: Pusula
Operating Time (hrs): 35.57
Radios: SO2R

 Band  QSOs
  160:   50
   80:  271
   40: 1191
   20: 1352
   15: 1027
   10:   47
Total: 3938  Prefixes = 1274  Total Score = 14,815,346

Club: Contest Club Finland


What a great and surprising contest weekend!

My original thoughts of LP operation were eventually evolved into a SOAB HP
SO2R operation just a couple of days before the contest.  After that I bravely
set the newly improved OH record (2010) as my target, hoping for some luck with

The first half of the contest did not produce quite as many qsos and prefixes
that I had predicted, but thanks to 40m and 15m DX condx my score kept
improving as scheduled anyway.  The 2nd night on 40m was even better for me
than the 1st one.  I can't even recall when I'd have had such a nice NA run
from OH on 40m SSB as I now had on the 2nd night.  Suddenly I found myself
reaching my target already on Sunday morning!  Being used to that "the good
condx can't last long" I had decided to leave most of my rest hours to Sunday,
but still had quite a few operating hours to make the best out of it.

I probably even got a bit carried away with the unexpected 40m condx - but hey
- it's my favourite band! :)  I should have spent some more time on 20m and
15m, and just forget about 160m and 10m, except maybe some 10 minutes on 10m on
Sunday morning with some nice Asian, Australian, and African mults in a row (+ a
few very weak Europeans), and another 10 minutes on Sunday afternoon with some
more African mults and half a dozen of PY's & LU's .  Next time I'm (hopefully) wiser.

Under the "last minute" circumstances the radio setup was left kind of
"wrong-handed" for me (left = right and vice versa), which made operating a bit
"funny".  Ever tried this for 48 (36) hours? :)  All in all I feel pretty
satisfied for my result.  Ranko, beware! ;)

BIG TNX to Martti OH2BH for giving me this opportunity to operate his superb
station with this special callsign, and Pertti OH2PM for kindly borrowing the
Acom amplifier for SO2R HP.

Looking forward to all the future contests (CW, SSB, RTTY),

73 de Pasi OH6UM

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