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 chance to play on all the other bands without too much interference. 😎

I was not up for a serious single band entry, rather played around with the new Flexradio setup, making sure all’s working flawlessly together including N1MM+ and trying out some of the superb software integration features as posting packet spots from N1MM+ through an API into the bandmap/scope of the Flex. 😎

Cluster spots integrated into the Flex’ bandscope – great feature! 😎

Condx were rather bad, earth’ magnetic field was still quite distorted from Friday evening, not much DX and couldn’t get much going trying to run. Still being a bit poor from a recent cold I made several breaks. All in all it didn’t help for a good result on Saturday.

Took a good night’s sleep and everything was much better on Sunday, condx as well as my health. 🙂 Had a great 1,5 hours run on 40 m with almost 90/hour max! That felt like being on the DX side of the pileup bringing back nice memories of our Belize trip earlier this year. 😉 Another good hour with almost 50 QSOs later on 20 m but although it’s really not bad for being an average station in DL / Europe amongst thousands of others it still felt kinda slow. Of course much better than running at 25/hour if at all in other hours … really looking forward to the next sunspot maximum for some more fun again! Rumors are it will be around 2024 …

                    CQ Worldwide DX Contest, RTTY - 2019

Call: DH8BQA

Class: SO(A)AB HP
QTH: JO73ce
Operating Time (hrs): 25:30

 Band  QSOs  State/Prov  DX   Zones
   80:    1                1     1
   40:  286       6       65    18
   20:  225      26       64    23
   15:   65               31    11
   10:   27               12     4
Total:  604      32      173    57  Total Score = 351,866

Club: Bavarian Contest Club
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