It’s been a while since I last participated in WAE-RTTY. I wanted to just hand out a few points remotely on Saturday and then on Sunday again. But you know … first goal was 250 QSOs, when reaching that it was 300, then 400 QSOs and 400 QTCs, then 500 QSOs Sunday afternoon … and after I had these in the log it was making half a million points before I finally really switched off. 😉

Conditions were quite okay for where we are in the solar cycle. 15 m opened nicely Saturday afternoon to North America but unfortunately not much activity. Instead 10 m opened a few times via Sporadic-E, most times quite spotty, but hey, better than nothing. 😉 Being allowed to work Europeans, too (which is quite unique, in the CW/SSB parts it’s only allowed to work stations outside Europe), made for enough QSO potential.

QTCs were fun, too! They are what makes the WAE special. Unfortunately there are still a lot of stations simply denying QTC traffic although this is an integral part of the WAE. Interestingly most rejections came from the U.S. One of the guys seemed to be so annoyed about QTC questions that he already put his negative reply into his exchange: “599 xxx xxx (no QTC please)”. Oh well …

                    WAE DX Contest, RTTY

Call: DH8BQA

Class: Single Op HP
QTH: JO73ce
Operating Time (hrs): 16
Remote Operation

 Band  QSOs  Pts  QTCs  Mults
   80:  152  152     0   156
   40:  141  201    60   153
   20:  138  468   330   114
   15:   51  121    70    56
   10:   36   36     0    34
Total:  521  978   460   513  Total Score = 501,714

Club: Bavarian Contest Club

Elecraft K3, KPA500 + 80/40m dipoles, 20m 4L, 15/10m 6L Yagis each
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