Nice condx! Great to have some F2 propagation on 10 m again. Saturday was good to JA, worked almost exactly 100 of them. On the other hand North America was only open for about 45 minutes in the afternoon with 50 QSOs. Sunday the other way round: only 10 JAs but 200 x W/VE in the afternoon!

Band full up to 28.800 … it’s been a while since it last was like that! 😉

However, it was much worse and shorter here in the northeast than in the south and west of DL. Been listening to Ulli, DD2ML, for a while when he started running US pileups. Nothing at all up here! About an hour later it opened for us too, but also closed much earlier than west/south. Even 100 km made quite a difference. The old saying “location, location, location” is true, but I would not move for that reason only. 😉

Thanks to Ulli, DD2ML, for the exciting race in the online scoreboard. Until Sunday noon I was able to keep him at a distance with a lead of up to 120 QSOs but with the start of the NA opening he passed by quickly. I fought hard but could never catch up again. My best hour was only 126 QSOs. I couldn’t hear 15 of the multipliers spotted. Summing it up there were over 130 countries workable on 10m, not bad.

Now let’s keep our fingers crossed that condx will be similar in WWDX-CW where telegraphy gives an additional advantage. 😉

                 CQ Worldwide DX Contest, SSB - 2021

Call: DH8BQA

Class: SO(A)SB10 HP
QTH: JO73ce
Operating Time (hrs): 24,5

 Band  QSOs  Zones  Countries
   10: 1073    34      118
Total: 1073    34      118     Total Score = 377,568

Club: Bavarian Contest Club

FLEX-6600, PA + 6 ele G0KSC OWA Yagi @60ft
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