Month: February 2013

80m CC CW – 21st February 2013

This was the first CW Club Championship event of the year for me and it was quite good fun. Only turned teh radio on with 5 minutes til the start. Managed to find a frequency and stuck with it for the whole contest. I did contemplate trying to be clever with the SO2V again but […]

ARRL DX CW 2013

This was the first time I remember having  abash in this contest. As time was limited I decided to stay single band low power on 15M. Usual set-up of K3, 100W and the CobWebb. I managed a total of 3 hours and 20 minutes on the air in the end. Some nice runs to the […]

CQWPX RTTY 2013

I didn’t manage to get myself on the bands for CQWPX RTTY during the Saturday session. Sunday saw some activity, single-op low power single band on 15m. I managed 76 QSOs in the end before the wind got up a bit too much and I began to worry about the guy ropes being too stretchy. […]

144MHz UKAC – 5th February 2013

21 QSOs in total, around 60W to the 4 element LFA. Heard GI4SNA over in IO64, but he wasn’t able to get my prefix. Hopefully next time I’ll manage to work him, I need both IO64 and GI on 2m. A fair amount of local activity, which is good. Best DX was G7DWY in IO93BA […]

80m CC SSB – 4th February 2013

Under my own call sign I managed just 22 QSOs in this contest. I was finding it difficult to be heard to start with and then for around 40 minutes during the middle of the contest the band suddenly went long and all but EU and northern GM were almost non-existent. Conditions did improve towards the end but it […]