Monthly Archive for January, 2017

CQ160 CW 2017

I don’t have a particularly good antenna for 160m at home, but felt like giving a few points away on Sunday evening. Thanks to those who heard my puny signal!

Only worked 39q in the end, hadn’t clicked that the contest ended at 2200z – just as I was about to CQ for a while.

My first QSO was GU4YOX, who was also a new DXCC on 160m – thanks Bob!

Contest : CQ WW 160-Meter Contest
Callsign : M0PCB
Mode : CW
Category : Single operator
Overlay : ---
Band(s) : 160
Class : High
Exchange : 14
Grid square : IO81UT
Operating time : 00h 42m

 BAND QSO C S/P DUP POINTS AVG
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 160 39 21 0 0 183 4.69
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TOTAL 39 21 0 0 183 4.69
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 FINAL SCORE: 3 843

RSGB AFS CW 2017

This was my first contest of 2017. Conditions on 40m for local QSOs was terrible, so mostly Gm stations worked there at the start, with a few G stations later on.

I had SO2R set-up, the K3 and KPA500 on 80m and the K2 with Hunter 750 on 40m. Both outputting 200W. I logged with DXlog.net and drove the Microham u2r box to switch bands.

Contest : RSGB Affiliated Societies Contests
Callsign : M0PCB
Mode : CW
Category : Single operator
Overlay : ---
Band(s) : ALL BANDS
Class : High
Grid square : IO81UT
Operating time : 03h 54m

BAND  QSO DUP POINTS
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 80   150 1   149
 40   37  0   37
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TOTAL 187 1   186
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 FINAL SCORE: 186