Sunday, July 13, 2014

ARRL IARU World championship

The conditions were "interesting",  plenty of signals, but not very strong (in noisy Sydney).  My score is about half running and half S&P.  In this test I found S&P was about as fast as running...

          Band    QSOs      Pts    Cty     HQ
               7          74     324   21     12
             14        221    1009   25   22
             21         91     413     14     8
             28        36     160      7      2
         Total     422    1906     67     44

            Score : 211,566

By the end I've worked quite a few of the boys/girls from WRTC. (have to count them yet). They all called while I was running in the last six hours I was on and their signals were no better than S5 on the average.  Several asked me to QSY to 80 and 40 m for QSO/Multiplier.  I was only too happy to do so.

The winner's score is 7,218,288 (as you all no doubt checked) and mine is "just a drop in the ocean"... the guys/girls are amazing.

It was nice to observe,  that the CW was most preferred mode.

Hope all had fun

Patrick VK2PN

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Manly Warringah Radio Society had AGM.

Last night (9/7/14) our radio club had its Annual General Meeting.  It is good that the club is thriving and very much alive.  Above all the number of young members is high.

The "good looking lot" is posing for a groupie.

Look us up on:'ve posted more photos on yahoo groups.


The results of the Commonwealth contest were published.

  As I member of the team Australia 2, I was quite pleased with the result.