Category Archives: Contesting

DARC July VHF Contest ’20

Oh boy. Seems this is the third year in a row to complain. πŸ˜€ Indeed conditions have been even worse than during the last few years. Saturday had such bad condx I could not even hear the big guns from … Continue reading

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CQ WPX CW ’20

Well, I felt a bit uneasy before this one. There was a small tipps & tricks section in last week’s BCC newsletter about the upcoming WPX-CW contest and being interviewed I said there’s a 70% chance of good Sporadic-E conditions … Continue reading

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CQ WPX RTTY 2019 Plaque received :-)

Another very nice surprise in the post box today! 😎 Many thanks to Sid, NH7C, for the plaque sponsorship!

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CQ WPX SSB ’20

Initially I wanted to drive to the station but motivation was rather low so only handed out a few points remotely last weekend. Spent most of Saturday afternoon on 10 m with some Sporadic-E to CT/EA and prolongation of propagation … Continue reading

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Russian DX Contest ’20

Well, it’s been a while since I last participated in Russian DX (must have been 5 or 6 years ago). Motivation was not very high this time, either. Lots of work after a second change of QRL within a few … Continue reading

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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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