Monday, March 15, 2021

Commonwealth contest know as BERU this last weekend 13th to 14th March 2021

 My one of the most favourite contests.  Only Commonwealth countries are invited and only CW mode is used.

Operator Category : SINGLE-OP
Assisted Category : NON-ASSISTED
             Band : ALL
            Power : HIGH
             Mode : CW

         Club/Team : VK Contest Club
        Band     QSOs     Pts     Cty   Sec  Pt/Q
         3.5           17        425     13    4  25.0
           7          128      1780     43   14  13.9
          14           73      1020     24   10  14.0
          21            7         175      5    2  25.0
       Total     225        3400     85   30  15.1

            Score : 3,400

Total Time On 14:30  (870 mins)

Unfortunately I did not do as good as last year.  The condx should have been better, since we are out of Solar minimum.  Must be, that I'm sliding down on the other side of the bell curve of age and abilities.

There was, in the middle of the contest allocated time,  increase in A index.  Increased close to number 20.  That indicates disrupted ionosphere.

The graph of my activity tells all:

Good going at the beginning and at the end of the 24 hours contest period.  Not much in the middle:

The highlight was a great run to G land on 40 m about three hours before the end.  The challenge was that we had a storm within relatively short distance from my QTH.

Plenty of signals and plenty or noise caused by the storm.

The speed was very good for a great number of minutes.  Very satisfying.

Heidi save "my life" by supplying a yummy dinner and I ate it while operating. Genuine multitasking.

Thanks everybody who called and gave me a number.



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The results of the Commonwealth contest were published.

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