[CCF] CQ WW RTTY OH8X(OH6UM) SOAB HP non-assisted

pasi at luoma-aho.fi pasi at luoma-aho.fi
Fri Oct 5 05:24:28 EDT 2012

                     CQ Worldwide DX Contest, RTTY

Call: OH8X
Operator(s): OH6UM
Station: OH8X

Class: SOAB HP non-assisted
QTH: Arcala
Operating Time (hrs): 45.22
Radios: SO2R

  Band  QSOs  Pts   State/Prov  DX   Zones
    80:  213   430        3      41    10
    40:  389   851       25      58    19
    20:  778  1934       47      73    30
    15:  711  1786       51      83    34
    10:  460  1184       41      57    28
Total: 2551  6185      167     312   121  Total Score = 3,711,000

Club: Contest Club Finland


High bands went a bit better than last year, with quite odd openings  
on 10m and
15m at nights. On low bands I suffered even more than last year.  Occasionally
I felt like I was in a vacuum, hearing nothing but my neighbours at OH8A some
150 km SW from me having nice runs on 40m. At the same time I went through all
the bands several times with no qsos at all.

The equipment worked perfectly and even the operator stayed pretty  
fresh almost
throughout most of the contest hours.  On Sunday noon, however, something
suddenly caused my operating PC to boot itself.  During/after the incident the
PC mouse went crazy causing me some extra gray hair for the following  
hours, e.g. by forcing me to constantly reactivate the operating radio/window
etc.   Fortunately the somehow "injected" mouse slowly calmed down / got tired
towards the end of the contest. Or maybe I just got used to it.

Finally, I'm happy to claim a new OH record based on a bit better multiplier
count than in 2011.

Thanks to the Arcala team for all the support once again. I hope to be back in
CQWW RTTY 2013.  Until then, CU on CW and SSB as well.  GL in the pileups!

73 de Pasi OH6UM

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