Category Archives: Contesting

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. 🙁 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 😉 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. 🙁 😉 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/or 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 results 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, WØYK, 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! 😎 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. 😉 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 V37DX as a special callsign, too. 🙂 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! 😎 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. 🙁 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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CQ WWDX SSB 2018

Another WWDX-SSB is in the books. I decided to do SOSB15(A) as condx before the contest were surprisingly good and hoped it would stay like this during the weekend. I was indeed very astonished when working a bunch of JAs … Continue reading

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Groundplane for 80 m set up

Arrived in JO73 Monday evening, have a week of holidays now. 🙂 Was busy yesterday helping my mom with some paperwork as she’s in pension now. Good to be inside as the weather was really ugly, heavy winds and rain. … Continue reading

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WAG ’18

Only a small contribution this year. Had a good night’s sleep of 6 hours and stopped a little earlier, too, as I had visiting guests (my birthday today ). Anyway, always big fun to operate in the Worked All Germany … Continue reading

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Makrothen RTTY Contest ’18

Ever since I coincidentally stumbled across the TMC (The Makrothen Contest) back in 2014 I wanted to do a full time entry in that contest one time. I really like the format: It’s 8 hours operating, 8 hours off, 8 on, … Continue reading

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