Uwe, DL3BQA, who has historically the choice of band in RTTY contests at our station, was going to do an SOSB20 entry in this weekend’s CQ WWDX RTTY contest. As 15 m does not open much these days there was not much I could do without interfering too much with him. Our 80 & 40 m dipoles are just a few meters away from the 20 m beam. While the RF interference between 80 & 20 m is tolerable Uwe’s PA has the problem that it measures my 80 m forward power as return power on 20 m so it regularly trips the protection, i.e. reduces power. 🙁 40 m of course gives a bit more interference (2nd harmonic). So it was just a few hours when I could operate a bit. Besides this Chris, DL1MGB, and Paul, DL5CW, were visiting this weekend, too. They attended the Photokina fair in Cologne and it was my pleasure to host them. 🙂

                    CQ Worldwide DX Contest, RTTY

Call: DH8BQA

Class: SO(A)SB80 HP
QTH: JO73ce
Operating Time (hrs): 5:40 h

 Band  QSOs  State/Prov  DX  Zones
   80:  321       8      56    12
   15: (60)                      
   10:  (2)                      
Total:  321       8      56    12  Total Score = 46,816

Club: Bavarian Contest Club

Elecraft K3, KPA500 + Inv-V dipole @50ft.
Just handing out a few points ...
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