Monthly Archive for December, 2014

ARRL 10m Contest 2014

This was my first entry into this contest. I entered Low Power, CW Only. This was from home so was using the K3 with 100W into the Cobwebb at ~33 feet.

Claimed score:

Contest         : ARRL 10 Meter Contest
Callsign        : M0PCB
Mode            : CW
Category        : Single Operator (SO)
Overlay         : ---
Band(s)         : Single band (SB) 10 m
Class           : Low Power (LP)
Zone/State/...  : 001
Locator         : IO81UT
Operating time  : 5h42

 MODE   QSO DUP DXC MLTS  POINTS   AVG 
---------------------------------------
   CW   168   0  20   39     672  4.00 
  SSB     0   0   0    0       0  0.00 
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TOTAL   168   0  20   39     672  4.00 
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         TOTAL SCORE : 39 648

CQWW CW 2014 – G5W

For the 2014 leg of CQWW CW I was invited by Don G3BJ to join the team at G5W in a M/2 HP entry, gunning for the G record.

The team comprised myself, Don G3BJ, Mike G3WPH and John G4DRS. As ever Hilary G4JKS and Don were great hosts and the contest was great fun. M/2 certainly kept the interest up on both radios. As we all know mult hunting can be hard work. Of course with M/2 there is a balance to be struck to find the multipliers. They don’t all find you.

The claimed score is:

Call: G5W
Operator(s): G3BJ G3WPH G4DRS MØPCB
Station: G3BJ

Class: M/2 HP
QTH: Woolston
Operating Time (hrs): 48
Location: Northern Europe

Summary:
Band QSOs Zones Countries
160: 364 16 70
80: 1078 30 110
40: 2044 40 134
20: 1718 39 140
15: 1327 39 152
10: 901 35 145
Total: 7432 199 751 Total Score 14,689,850

The record was far surpassed and we were placed 1st in England, 9th in Europe and 23rd in the World. On top of that we set a new England record, which after adjudication is set at 13,974,317 points.