IARU VHF Contest ’19

Took part in the VHF September contest a.k.a. the IARU VHF contest last weekend as a small team from the club station again. Equipment played well, lucky with the weather (just some drizzle Saturday evening) and good company, what else is needed? πŸ˜‰

Condx were quite okay and I had the impression that participation was quite good, too, at least on Saturday. Amazing to get number 807 from DA0FF at 02z Sunday morning already with still 12 hours to go, i.e. at half-time! Wonder how many QSOs they did in total …

YT4B and IQ5NN with 1.080 km are meanwhile almost regulars although the Italians really struggled this time to pull our signal out of the noise even when they were a solid 529 over here … seems our QRO plus 10 ele Yagi are not yet enough? 😐

Signal of IQ5NN, well over 1.000 km away:

Great to catch IQ4FD for a third one over the “magic” 1.000 km distance. 😎 A pity we didn’t catch YU7ACO this time (another one > 1.000 km). Never found them on the band and they didn’t react in the ON4KST chat, would usually have been another save QSO. πŸ™ But we worked YU7C as an all time new one instead with a great distance, too. Ukrainian UR7D was extremely loud! Did they do some power upgrade? πŸ˜€ Heard them quite often even beaming far away from direct path …

UR7D – “only” 773 km away but very loud:

SN7L was wide as hell again (like during July VHF contest), not good. πŸ™ Heard a few more different wide signals, too, but none of them as bad as SN7L.

All in all we are satisfied. Our claimed result is exactly the same as last year, amazing! 😎 But we made 9 QSOs less so the kilometers per QSO average is a bit higher this year. πŸ˜‰

Contest Report from DF0TEC in JO73CE at 144 MHz
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Contest : IARU-VHF-Contest '19
Date    : 2019 Sep 07 to 2019 Sep 08
Section : 02 144 MHz Multi-OP
QTH     : Woltersdorf

Co-OPs  : DG1BHA;DH8BQA;DL3BQA;DM5DX

TX      : IC-9700 + PA, 750 W
RX      : IC-9700 + MGF1302
Antenna : 10 ele DK7ZB Yagi, 20 mAGL, 70 mASL
Log     : TACLog by OZ2M, 1,995, http://www.qsl.net/oz2m

QSOs    :  442
-invalid:    1                                       Points/QSO
-valid  :  441     QSO-points (*1)    :    183430           416
WWLs    :   93     WWL bonus (0)      :         0             0
DXCCs   :   22     DXCC bonus (0)     :         0             0
                   ------------------------------        ------
                   Total score        :    183430           416

ODX     : YT4B in JN94SD at 1079 km

Worked World Wide Locators:
JN29:  1   JN76:  5   JO11:  1   JO54:  1   JO72:  8   JP70:  1   
JN38:  2   JN77:  3   JO20:  2   JO55:  2   JO73: 10   JP90:  1   
JN39:  5   JN78:  3   JO21:  2   JO57:  1   JO75:  1   KN06:  1   
JN47:  3   JN79: 17   JO30:  7   JO58:  1   JO76:  1   KN08:  1   
JN48:  7   JN85:  1   JO31: 20   JO59:  1   JO77:  1   KN09:  5   
JN49:  9   JN86:  4   JO32:  5   JO60: 12   JO79:  2   KN18:  1   
JN56:  1   JN87:  5   JO33:  2   JO61: 24   JO80:  6   KO02:  3   
JN57:  1   JN88:  8   JO40:  5   JO62: 24   JO81:  4   KO04:  1   
JN58:  4   JN89: 12   JO41:  9   JO63:  2   JO83:  2   KO05:  1   
JN59:  1   JN94:  1   JO42: 11   JO64:  3   JO84:  2   KO13:  1   
JN63:  2   JN95:  5   JO43:  8   JO65:  4   JO89:  1   KO14:  1   
JN65:  1   JN97:  2   JO46:  1   JO67:  2   JO90:  7   KO15:  1   
JN67:  1   JN98:  3   JO50: 18   JO68:  1   JO91:  1   KO20:  1   
JN68:  3   JN99: 13   JO51: 15   JO70: 18   JO93:  1   KO24:  1   
JN69:  8   JO01:  1   JO52: 11   JO71: 13   JO94:  6   KO25:  3   
JN75:  2   JO10:  1   JO53:  4   

Worked DXCCs:
9A :   7   G  :   1   LA :   1   OM :  15   S5 :   8   UA2:   1   
DL : 216   HA :   9   LY :   7   ON :   3   SM :  16   UR :   2   
EU :   1   HB :   2   OE :  11   OZ :   5   SP :  53   YU :   2   
F  :   5   I  :   3   OK :  68   PA :   5   

Top 10 QSO-points:
20190908 0139 YT4B           559  263 599  224    JN94SD   1079 
20190908 0252 IQ5NN          599  273 599  472    JN63GN   1078 
20190908 0259 IQ4FD          559  274 599  230    JN63AX   1037 
20190908 0341 9A0V           599  279 599  293    JN95PE    963 
20190908 0225 9A8D           519  268 599  187    JN95LM    919 
20190908 0327 9A7D           599  277 599  195    JN95CI    918 
20190908 1336 YU7C           559  437 599  310    JN95SS    910 
20190908 0318 G8P            599  276 599  541    JO01QD    903 
20190907 2159 9A6K           59   213 59   190    JN95GO    900 
20190907 2153 9A1N           59   210 59   269    JN85LI    894 
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