Category Archives: Contesting

CQ WWDX SSB ’22

This one was tricky! When last onsite at the station in September I recognized my N1MMLogger+ installation on the local Windows machine wouldn’t start anymore. Getting really strange error messages. So I had planned some time on Friday to do … Continue reading

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IOTA final results

Final results are out! 😎 Now eager to see what the trophy looks like. 😉

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September VHF Contest ’22

Once again active with the guys, luckily the last time with the “tongue twister” special event call DM6ØUEA. 😀 I have been mainly active on the radio on Saturday and used Sunday to fine-tune the Node Red installation, i.e. adding … Continue reading

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MM/DH8BQA: IOTA Test from EU-123, Isle of Arran

Actually, the IOTA contest would have been a non-event for me this year. Since my wife and daughter only got vacation for the last 2 weeks of July, I had already written off the contest in my mind. The plan … Continue reading

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July VHF Contest ’22

July VHF contest is usually the VHF contest I participate as a single operator. Again so this year. Result is on par with those of the last few entries. It’s been a few years since breaking the 400 QSOs barrier … Continue reading

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CQ WPX CW ’22

Another WPX-CW is in the books … 10 m of course, what else? 😉 Condx worse than during the last few years, just not as much Sporadic-E this time. Thus also not that much DX although we had some multi-hop … Continue reading

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May VHF & a few NODERED dashboards

Another VHF contest. Again not too motivated to operate but brought the special event call DM60UEA (60 years of Amateur Radio in Angermünde) onto the air on 2 m & 70 cm. Made about 250 QSOs, people had difficulties with … Continue reading

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CQ WPX SSB ’22

Handing out a few QSOs remotely every now and then while Uwe, DL3BQA, was going for a serious SOSB80 entry as DM60UEA from our station … Mir/Peace/Frieden to *everybody* on earth! CQWW WPX Contest, SSB – 2022 Call: DH8BQA Class: … Continue reading

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March VHF Contest ’22

This must have been one of our worst March VHF results. 🙁 Very low activity, bad condx … but still a respectable placement coming in as #7 Multi OP which is not bad for our remote location. Finished a few … Continue reading

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CQ WW160 SSB ’22

It’s been a while since my last CQ WW 160 m contest. Played around a bit yesterday. Mainly to catch points for the BCC. After another 25 QSOs tonight I had enough and switched off … Start Date : 2022-02-25 … Continue reading

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ARRL DX CW ’22

Participated in another ARRL DX CW contest. This time on 15 m and just doing it remotely. Some Aurora deteriorated condx over the weekend, thus Sunday even worse than Saturday. But good to see 15 m open at all, moving … Continue reading

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CQ WPX RTTY ’22

Uwe, DL3BQA, was going fo a serious SOSB15 entry onsite thus I only played around a bit remotely on the other bands. Regularly checked 10 m and caught a small NA opening Sunday afternoon. 😎 Due to early QRL this … Continue reading

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ARRL 10m Contest ’21

Not much DX. A bit of Sporadic-E on Saturday, else an all Meteor Scatter weekend (although most people probably don’t even know their signals were bounced off meteor trails, hi). Hoping for better condx next year! ARRL 10-Meter Contest – … Continue reading

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CQ WWDX CW ’21

Another WWDX-CW is in the books. Checked the 10 m condx on Thursday morning: a few reasonably loud VKs, but nothing from Asia. Hmm. Next check Friday afternoon: a few South Americans, no USA. 15 m also looked pretty meager, … Continue reading

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Marconi Memorial VHF Contest ’21

I really like the MMC. Being CW-only on VHF it provides plenty of opportunities to work DX while using your own brain to decode the signals. And it’s always good for a surprise. Being in autumn it’s “usually” some tropo … Continue reading

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CQ WWDX SSB ’21

Nice condx! Great to have some F2 propagation on 10 m again. Saturday was good to JA, worked almost exactly 100 of them. On the other hand North America was only open for about 45 minutes in the afternoon with … Continue reading

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WAG ’21

Back from Bonaire right at the start of the contest (school’s starting again on Monday, else I would have like to do the WAG as DX, too, hi). But first a few other duties on the list so only Sunday … Continue reading

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PJ4/DH8BQA: Holidays & Makrothen Contest ’21

My second time on Bonaire! This time as a family holiday with a bit of radio, too. Been there for the first two weeks of October after we had to postpone the trip three times due to all the Corona … Continue reading

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September VHF Contest ’21

Been active as DFØUM Multi-OP (DG1BHA, DH8BQA, DL3BQA) from the clubstation in JO73ce again. Made a bit over 300 QSOs with 100k points. No detailed report this time, just too little time. 🙁 Uwe has a short German write up … Continue reading

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WPX-CW ’21 ending in hospital

Good ES condx on Saturday last weekend, worked about 700 QSOs on day 1. A lot worse on Sunday, needed 6+ hours for another 100 QSOs. Then around 12z I went QRT as I suddenly had severe chest pain feeling … Continue reading

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