Sunday, October 14, 2018

Oceania SSB and CW contests 2018

I do prefer the CW part of the contest, however I felt obligated to "play" little in the SSB section too.

Here is the report I've uploaded to the 3830 web for the Oceania CW section this last weekend:

Call: VK2PN
Operator(s): VK2PN
Station: VK2PN
Class: SOAB HP
QTH: nr Sydney
Operating Time (hrs): 11:34
Location: VK/ZL
Summary: 
BandQSOsMults
160:00
80:1510
40:11885
20:9776
15:3431
10:98
Total:273210Total Score195,720

Club: VK Contest Club
Comments:      2018-10-14 20:45:34
Conditions were not great at all. Also had problem with my wire antenna and my vertical. Both wrecked by strong wind/storm about ten o'clock local time. I could not use the lower bands until daybreak when I was able to repair the damage. Forty meters was the band where the action was. The feeling is that not many stations participate. When the bands were open/running the signals were good. 40 m VK stations signals were awesome. Thank you JA stations for giving me a call on 10 m. Thank you all US and JA station for calls on 15 and 20 m. The highlight was a 109 Q's run on LP EU. Lasted short time, but it was fun. The boys at E6Y were working hard the whole 24 hrs. Yes it was mixture of frustration and fun overall. 73 all de Patrick VK2PN
This is the crack in the tree which broke my wire antennas. 

The only glimpse of fun was a high rate EU LP.

 

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