CQWW SSB 2014 – G9V

We nearly pulled the plug just after arriving at site, after finding we were down to half complement due to illness, car failures and family holidays. Nevertheless, we decided to push on but set-up took significantly longer with only 3 people. Given the extended set-up time and lack of our usual night-time ops, we decided not to put up the 80m vertical, but to focus on the high bands as long as they were open, then 40m in darkness.

It was a good thing we did we press on, the high bands were in superb shape despite several large solar flares during the contest. Sunday seemed to be better than Saturday. Had some great runs into the US and JA on 15m, and got called by AH0 and ZL. 10m was a little tougher with not the anticipated number of JAs but was still good, with a great run into the US late on Sun. This was the first outing for our mobile tower and Spiderbeam together, using an NN4ZZ hexlock.

We exceeded our score from last year despite the team only being at half capacity and with no operation in the early hours.

Call: G9V
Operator(s): GØHVQ MØGEJ MØPCB MØSPF
Station: G9V

Class: M/S HP
QTH: Glos
Operating Time (hrs):
Location: Northern Europe

Summary:
Band QSOs Zones Countries
160:
80:
40: 407 16 64
20: 687 28 76
15: 869 24 72
10: 756 29 103
Total: 2719 97 315 Total Score 2,263,116

Some photos:

The antennas at G9V, 5-band Spiderbeam on the tower and the 40m vertical behind it.

The antennas at G9V, 5-band Spiderbeam on the tower and the 40m vertical behind it.

Steve M0SPF at the helm.

Steve M0SPF at the helm.

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