Sunday, March 12, 2017

Commonwealth CW contest also known as BERU 2017.


        Band     QSOs     Pts  Cty  Sec    Pt/Q
         3.5         25        585   22    2     23.4
           7          73      1240   42    4     17.0
          14         56      1055   40    4    18.8
          21        15        355   15    0     23.7
       Total     169      3235  119   10  19.1

            Score : 3,235
              Rig : Elecraft K3 + P3  SPE 1k-FA

         Antennas : TH6 + Hex beam + dipole

          Soapbox : Poor showing on my part, only half number of QSOs comparing to the last year.  The condx were down for sure and the number of participating stations must have been down too (on the same account for sure). 
Pluses: when the bands were open the signals were huge.  However the opening were shorter - after all we are on the downslide in the current solar cycle.  The minuses: frustration when working the band from the bottom up or top to bottom, in S&P all the stations/signals (showning on the panadaptor - I'm sure did not miss any, were already in the log.  Yes some of you guys did not stay on the same frequency when running, you kept jumping up and down (as you should).

Thanks all who called and/or answered my call.

Monday, March 6, 2017

The most famous field day/meeting, the Wyong 2017

It is a week later since the great event happened and I just realized that I forgot to put up the photos:

The results of the Commonwealth contest were published.

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