Category Archives: Contesting

CQMM ’21

Good memories about my first and only entry in CQMM 2014. Been thinking about entering it again for a few years already but never found the time. Well, different this year, at least some time available but the band (10 … Continue reading

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CQ WPX SSB ’21

Used almost all of Saturday to identify & fix some station interference issues. Uwe, DL3BQA, was doing a serious SOSB15 effort while I “only” wanted to hand out some QSOs and gain points for the BCC’s “Frequent Contester” program again. … Continue reading

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ARRL DX CW ’21

Below are the results of my entry in this year’s ARRL DX CW Contest, this time on 80 m as our GP antenna was still up and I felt fit enough for the nightshifts. The “fit enough” has been confirmed, … Continue reading

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CQ WPX RTTY ’21

Well, no radio activity after ARRL-10M in mid-December until last weekend when entering the WPX-RTTY. There’s a simple reason: We were moving house again. So lots of other priorities (besides some heavy QRL as well) during the last few weeks/month’. … Continue reading

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World Win in ARRL-10M last year!

It was just by coincidence after uploading my contest log from last weekend yesterday that I looked around the ARRL contest webpages seeing some new contest awards for download and got excited quite fast: Now how cool’s that? My 5th … Continue reading

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ARRL-10M & trying out some MacOS software

No big entry in this year’s ARRL 10m contest. Besides other commitments over the weekend I used the chance to play a bit with the new MacOS version of SmartSDR released by Marcus, DL8MRE. Compared to the free-of-charge Windows version … Continue reading

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CQ WWDX CW ’20

Another World Wide DX Contest in the books, this time Single Band on 15 m. Quite unhappy on Saturday. Couldn’t get much going, no good runs, best hour was 90 QSOs and that was not even running but search & … Continue reading

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IARU VHF CW aka Marconi Memorial Contest ’20

It’s been a few years since I last participated seriously in the Marconi Memorial Contest on 2 m. I tried to be QRV for some hours and hand out some points at least during the last few years. It’s always … Continue reading

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CQ WWDX SSB 2020

Initially this was meant to be a rather quiet weekend. I wanted to escape all the QRL stress and also be on site again instead of only remote. My remote station works excellent but has the smaller power amp connected … Continue reading

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CQ WWDX RTTY 2020

Uwe, DL3BQA, was going for a serious 80 m effort like last year. Heiko & him had installed our 80 m GP antenna behind the 15 m beam again so a bit of distance to the other antennas giving me … Continue reading

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WPX-CW ’19 World Win Plaque

Nice surprise when getting back home today. The plaque for winning the world on 10 m in WPX-CW last year [1][2][3] (a once in a lifetime event from here) was finally received. 😎 Doug, K1DG, managing the plaque program of … Continue reading

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DARC July VHF Contest ’20

Oh boy. Seems this is the third year in a row to complain. 😀 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. 😉 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. 😉 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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