[CQ-Contest] IARU HF Championship - A Travesty

Franki ON5ZO on5zo at telenet.be
Tue Jun 19 23:48:34 EDT 2007

> The typical 160m daylight range easily covers Germany and 80000 hams when
> sitting right in the middle of the country.
> Peter

Peter, this is true. But some other neighbouring HQ's (F, ON, PA, SP etc) 
are probably closer to a big number of German stations than their own HQ. 
Yet, they don't work as many DL's as DA0HQ (on 160m). This would mean that a 
big percentage of German stations limit their operating to working their own 

So "cheating" or not - it should not come as a surprise that your neighbours 
raise their eyebrows and ask questions. What might the reason for that be? 
Some say it's this (quote the DA0HQ website):
Many YLs und OMs enjoy to work 12 QSOs with DAØHQ in shortest time. Since 
1999 this will be extra honoured with special stickers for the DAØHQ Award.
Class 1: Who is the first having logged 12 QSOs with DAØHQ? (starts 12 UTC!)
Class 2: Who has logged 12 QSOs with DAØHQ within the shortest time period? 
(starts 14 UTC!)

Now with our German friends being very keen on awards (home of the DIG), 
this might explain the reason for an explosion of low band DL QSOs.

73 de Franki ON5ZO 

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