Uwe, DL3BQA, was going to attack the German SOSB20 record once more. So no other choice than doing 15 m for me, 80 & 40 m are still producing some QRM to 20 m, although the bandpass filters take quite good care of it. But the antennas being that close means Uwe’s PA is always seeing the 80/40 m forward power as reflected power on 20 m which triggers it’s SWR protection even when just using 100 watts on the low bands. Seems we need to find another location for the 20 m beam which would also help separation between 10 & 20 m a bit more.

Condx were rather bad I guess (okay, we’re heading down into sunspot minimum but expectations are always a little higher 😉). Signals on the southern lines were quite nice and we even had small stateside openings both days reaching as far west as W8/9 but of course only the very big guns were audible and could be worked. All in all no runs thus not that much fun …

                    CQ Worldwide DX Contest, RTTY

Call: DH8BQA

Class: SO(A)SB15 HP
QTH: JO73ce
Operating Time (hrs): 16

 Band  QSOs  State/Prov  DX  Zones
   80:    2
   40:    0
   20:    1
   15:  300
   10:    7
Total:  300      29      77    32  Total Score = 109,710

Club: Bavarian Contest Club

Elecraft K3, KPA500 + 6 ele OWA Yagi
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