Category Archives: Contesting

ARRL DX CW ’20

After having just received the world winner plaque for my last year’s V37DX entry in ARRL DX CW it was of course a question of honour to take part this year, too. πŸ˜‰ I probably “wasted” too much time searching … Continue reading

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CQ WPX RTTY ’20

Second contest this year and again RTTY. Hope I’m not getting old. πŸ˜‰ Motivation was not that high. As our temporary 80 m Groundplane is still up Uwe, DL3BQA, was going for a serious 80 m single band entry from … Continue reading

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ARRL DX CW 2019 Plaque received :-)

Very happy opening the post box today! Brings back very nice memories immediately and looks great on the wall, too. 😎

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ARRL RTTY Roundup

The ARRL RTTY Roundup is one of the favourite contests of Uwe, DL3BQA. So he’s usually taking part for a serious entry from our station. Unfortunately he couldn’t make it at all this year so I took the chance to … Continue reading

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ARRL-10M ’19 … or a Meteor Scatter Contest ;-)

One would think it’s total nonsense to struggle through a 48 hours contest for only 250 QSOs. Except, you are a bit crazy and/or a total fan of the 10 m band. Well, I’m probably both! πŸ˜€ On the other … Continue reading

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Final WPX-CW results :-)

CQ Magazine published the final results of this year’s CQ WW WPX CW contest in it’s November issue. This officially confirms my 4th world-win this year. 😎

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CQ WWDX CW ’19

As our groundplane from Uwe’s 80 m entry in last month’ WWDX-SSB was still up I decided to go for 80 m in this year’s WWDX-CW, too. I haven’t done so for a few years and there was nothing to … Continue reading

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CQ WWDX SSB ’19

Uwe, DL3BQA, was going for a serious 80 m entry as DMØY in this one. For me it was only a part time activity. Travelled the 420 km from Hamburg to the station after QRL on Friday and had to … Continue reading

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WAG ’19

Part time (remote) activity this year only as I was attending a funeral on Saturday and had my mom visiting over the weekend. The FLEX played quite well remotely in general. But it seems the foot switch PTT through a … Continue reading

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Makrothen ’19

Just a few QSOs while playing around Sunday afternoon (i.e. much less effort than last year). Really like the format of distance based scoring as well as exchanging grid squares. Must be the VHF genes in me. πŸ˜€ Some nice … Continue reading

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CQ WW RTTY 2019

Uwe, DL3BQA, was going for a serious 80 m effort. The guys had installed our 80 m GP antenna behind the 15 m beam again so a bit of distance to the 40 & 20 m antennas giving me a … Continue reading

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Another world-win confirmed :-)

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IARU VHF Contest ’19

Took part in the VHF September contest a.k.a. the IARU VHF contest last weekend as a small team from the club station again. Equipment played well, lucky with the weather (just some drizzle Saturday evening) and good company, what else … Continue reading

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Two world-wins confirmed :-)

My V37DX world-wins in this year’s CQ WPX RTTY as well as the ARRL DX CW I took part in from Belize are officially confirmed now. 😎

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IOTA on EU-057

I was invited to join the DK3R team on RΓΌgen Island, EU-057, during this year’s IOTA contest again – an invitation I happily accepted although it interfered a little with our move to Hamburg. πŸ˜€ But I somehow managed to … Continue reading

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July VHF Contest ’19

Another July contest in the books. Condx were rather average most of the time. The night hours brought some nice DX so the average per QSO was 420 km which is unusually high. Around 400 km/QSO is quite normal for … Continue reading

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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. πŸ™ 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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