WAE-SSB 2014

Played a bit in this year’s WAE-SSB last weekend. Getting used to the new QTC mode in N1MMLogger+ was really easy and I have to admit it’s great although I found a few small bugs. They got corrected already during the contest after reporting them on the NL+ mailing list. The developer team around Tom, N1MM, is really doing a great job on the new logger. Although still in Beta I cannot imagine ever going back to N1MMLogger “Classic”. 😉

Did just a few QSOs now and then (100% S&P) and concentrated on working QTCs for beta testing the logger. So the result is not too big but was fun anyway. Also had a nice 2 h opening on 10 m into the U.S. on Sunday afternoon. It’s only been the East Coast, only the big guns and only very selective but nevertheless good to see the band opening up. Listened a while to the guys in Southern Germany – you really do get jealous here in the North! Heard just about 10% of the stations they worked on 10 m! Yes, location, location, location … Anyway, still keeping fingers crossed for another good season on 10 m this autumn! Here’s my tiny result:

                    WAE DX Contest, SSB

Call: DH8BQA

Class: Single Op HP
QTH: JO73ce
Operating Time (hrs): 18

 Band  QSOs  QTCs  Mults
   80:    2     0     8
   40:   30    56    51
   20:   52   125    52
   15:  123   366   104
   10:   75   237    82
Total:  282   784   297  Total Score = 316,602

Club: Bavarian Contest Club

Also took some time to do some audio recordings again. Thought it might be interesting to record a few QTCs for those of you who never heard of or know about that specialty in the WAE contests …

Carol, N2MM, with QTCs and small pileup on 10 m:

VE3AT (15 m):

VY2ZM (15 m):

WX3B (15 m):

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