[CCF] WPX CW OH6QU SO(A)SB15 HP
oh6qu at netikka.fi
oh6qu at netikka.fi
Mon May 27 18:12:53 EDT 2019
Hupia viikonlopun sadepäivien ratoksi & 21 MHz:n napakelien tutkiskelua.
CQWW WPX Contest, CW - 2019
Class: SO(A)SB15 HP
Operating Time (hrs): 35
Total: 1008 Prefixes = 629 Total Score = 840,344
Club: Contest Club Finland
After a long, dark and cold winter in Finland I find it difficult to
myself to participate in CQ WPX CW because it is finally sunny and warm
outside. Well, this year I didn’t have that motivation problem - the
weather forecast told that during the contest weekend it is hardly 10
Celsius and rainy.
I am still in lack of antennas and a station automation for a serious
operation and therefore I decided to participate the contest in
HP-category. The 21 MHz band is my favourite – it is not too crowded and
stack of three Hy-Gain TH7DX antennas are performing very well on this
the other hand my QTH is located at 63N latitude which normally means I
blessed with those regular openings towards North America and Japan as
in Central and Southern EU but you just have to live with it.
As expected at this stage of the solar cycle the band didn’t really open
me towards North America around 11 – 14 UTC. Saturday I only managed to
KC1XX during this time window but Sunday there were around thirty North
stations audible. Most of them didn’t move my S-meter but they were
workable. Thanks for your patience for making the QSOs!
The fun part of the contest was nearly around the clock ES-propagation
the EU area and Polar Path openings towards North America, Pacific and
all three nights. The contest starts at 3 AM local time. Around that
time the 15
m band was still partly open towards North America and Japan! For
Saturday/Sunday night I managed to log AH6KO, KH7M and KH6TU after the
midnight. I am really looking forward to the next solar cycle maximum to
good this Polar Path propagation gets with more sunspots boosting the
The contest setup was FTdx5000 + OM2500A / 1.5 kW and 3 x Hy-Gain TH7DX.
Tnx for QSOs!
Jari OH6QU & OG6A
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