Category Archives: Contesting

AGCW VHF June Contest ’19

When doing the AGCW VHF contest last year after stumbling across it by coincidence I had so much fun I put a marker on the calendar for this year’s date to participate again. Had a late start, i.e. 20 min … Continue reading

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My third world win this year? WPX-CW claimed scores :-)

Boy, that was fast! WPX-CW claimed scores have already been posted on the CQ WPX website. I never would have thought I could ever win the 10 m category from Germany! Usually it’s either the South American guys who take … Continue reading

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Some normal VHF DX this weekend

Well, still no Sporadic-E on 4 & 2 m overhere. ๐Ÿ™ Peter was quite active on 6 m but even there only very patchy openings. Luckily there were a few smaller VHF contests this weekend that allowed to work some … Continue reading

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CQ WPX CW 2019

Boy, THAT was fun, what a weekend! We had continous Sporadic-E on Saturday for over 16 hours straight, very wide-spread, open to almost everywhere all the time, no matter where the antenna was pointing to! I had set a new … Continue reading

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No VHF May contest this year … at least for me

Unfortunately I couldn’t make it to the guys last weekend as I was bound in QRL. Must have been a first in over 20 years. ๐Ÿ™ Thus no story nor results from me this time but Uwe, DL3BQA, wrote a … Continue reading

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CQ WPX SSB 2019

Travelled the 2 x 700 km to and from our contest station last weekend again to take part in this year’s CQ WPX SSB contest. Uwe/DL3BQA and Peter/DM5DX had done a small multi OP activity during Russian DX two weeks … Continue reading

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BCC QSO Party

This year the Bavarian Contest Club (BCC) which I’m a member of wants to activate more than 80% of its members in the main contests with club competitions. One part of this year’s program was/is also two BCC QSO parties. … Continue reading

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V31FO/V37DX QSL designs finished & first cards sent

Finished designing the QSLs for our recent trip to Belize and got the first batch of cards from the printer. Made a few adjustments and out of the 5 different motives test-printed decided to use these two for all the … Continue reading

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March VHF Contest ’19

Trying to escape the Cologne carnival activities ๐Ÿ˜‰ the VHF contest this weekend was a welcome opportunity to drive the 700 km to our JO73 QTH once more and meet with our local guys Heiko, DG1BHA, Uwe, DL3BQA, and Peter, … Continue reading

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V31FO/V37DX – QSL Requests

Back home, what a pity. ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’ve just uploaded the 6.000 QSOs made in total to Clublog and configured OQRS. Feel free to click on the calls V31FO and/orย V37DX to search the respective online logs and request your card(s). … Continue reading

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ARRL-DX-CW World Win?

F8DBF/TM5Y posted his resultsย today. From the raw scores I’m leading by about 6,2 % which is not that much. He worked 2 mults more, i.e. 62 out of the theoretically available 63 which is superb, congrats Sebastien!Haven’t seen any other … Continue reading

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CQ-WPX-RTTY Raw Scores

Ed, Wร˜YK, Contest Director of the WPX-RTTY, posted the raw scores of last weekend’s contest this morning. Seems I have reason to be quite happy with the result! ๐Ÿ˜Ž I’m leading worldwide by 8,6 % compared to second place with … Continue reading

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ARRL-DX-CW Contest V31FO/V37DX

This one is in the books now, too. And what a great experience! I decided to put in a serious effort into this one on 20 m, too. And I took last year’s World winning score of TM5Y as a … Continue reading

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CQ-WPX-RTTY ’19 from Belize

Contest started local Friday evening 18 o’clock which is a nice time compared to in the middle of the night at 1 or 2 o’clock local in Europe. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Decided to go for a serious 20 m single band entry … Continue reading

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V37DX from Belize, too!

Besides my V31FO callsign Belizian PUC just confirmed usage of V37DXย as a special callsign, too. ๐Ÿ™‚ As far as I know the V37 prefix has never been QRV before so it should give some additional dB of callsign gain during … Continue reading

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CQ WW 160 CW and BARTG RTTY Sprint January 2019

I was really looking forward to do this year’s CQ-160 seriously again (even with still no RX antennas, hi) after having had lots of fun last year. Unfortunately short-term QRL duties prohibited a serious effort so rather spent Friday night … Continue reading

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QRV from V3 – Belize soon :-)

Looking forward to this year’s holiday! ๐Ÿ˜Ž Frauke and I decided to go to Belize this year. We’ve booked one of the two Maya Hill Lodge huts for rent by Andre, V31DL, of German origin, who decided to emigrate to … Continue reading

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ARRL-10M 2018 – or – another VHF contest ;-)

I think I mentioned over and over again on this blog and in my contest reports that I’m a real 10 m addict. It’s as fascinating a frequency spectrum as 6 m which is called the “magic band” for a … Continue reading

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CQ WWDX CW 2018

This time a part time participation only. While driving the 700 km to the station Thursday night I somehow caught a painful tonsilitis. ๐Ÿ™ Waking up Friday morning I already had a sore throat. Fever and shivers added during the … Continue reading

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WAE-RTTY 2018

It’s been a while since I last participated in WAE-RTTY. I wanted to just hand out a few points remotely on Saturday and then on Sunday again. But you know … first goal was 250 QSOs, when reaching that it … Continue reading

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