RSGB Commonwealth Contest 2013

For me this is the highlight of the year. While the rates don’t match those found in the world-wide events this contest has another appeal. It’s one 24 hour period per year where there are some interesting DX stations active who are looking solely for other Commonwealth Countries, which in practical terms is G and VE for the large areas of activity.

Looking back on last year I made 103 QSOs, which put me in a much better place overall than any previous scores. This time I put a lot more time in the chair and a lot more effort on all the bands.

It’s difficult to pull out particular highlights, other than working 9X0NH on two new bands and the many other new band slots filled. On Saturday evening I did set myself a goal of 200, which I didn’t quite meet, but there is always next year. I only had a few callers from EU and NA, in fact the NA caller did get a 5NN from me and a chuckle as I wondered if he knew what BERU was all about. 😉

Statistics for the Commonwealth Contest 2013

Statistics for the Commonwealth Contest 2013

This is a list of the distinct callsigns worked, there are 97 stations, only two of whom I worked on all 5 bands. There are plenty of gaps that I have worked in previous years, for example I only heard a single ZS1 this time, no other ZS call areas. Still a brilliant contest and one which will I hope will continue for many years to come.

9H3ET 5 80 CW - 40 CW - 20 CW - 15 CW - 10 CW
VO1RAC 5 80 CW - 40 CW - 20 CW - 15 CW - 10 CW
C4I 4 80 CW - 40 CW - 20 CW - 10 CW
C4Z 4 80 CW - 20 CW - 15 CW - 10 CW
CF3A 4 80 CW - 40 CW - 20 CW - 15 CW
VE3EJ 4 80 CW - 40 CW - 20 CW - 15 CW
VE3JM 4 80 CW - 40 CW - 20 CW - 15 CW
VE9AA 4 80 CW - 40 CW - 20 CW - 15 CW
VE9ML 4 80 CW - 40 CW - 20 CW - 15 CW
VO2AAA 4 80 CW - 40 CW - 20 CW - 15 CW
ZF2XF 4 80 CW - 40 CW - 20 CW - 10 CW
5H3EE 3 40 CW - 20 CW - 15 CW
6Y6T 3 40 CW - 20 CW - 15 CW
GB5CC 3 40 CW - 20 CW - 15 CW
J34G 3 40 CW - 20 CW - 10 CW
J88DR 3 40 CW - 15 CW - 10 CW
VA3DX 3 40 CW - 20 CW - 15 CW
VA3RAC 3 40 CW - 20 CW - 15 CW
VE3CX 3 40 CW - 20 CW - 15 CW
VE3KI 3 40 CW - 20 CW - 15 CW
VE3MM 3 40 CW - 20 CW - 15 CW
VE3OI 3 40 CW - 20 CW - 15 CW
VE3RZ 3 40 CW - 20 CW - 15 CW
VE9HF 3 40 CW - 20 CW - 15 CW
VK4CT 3 40 CW - 20 CW - 15 CW
VP9/G4CWH 3 40 CW - 20 CW - 15 CW
VU2PTT 3 20 CW - 15 CW - 10 CW
VY2SS 3 40 CW - 20 CW - 15 CW
7Q7BP 2 15 CW - 10 CW
9J2BO 2 20 CW - 10 CW
9X0NH 2 15 CW - 10 CW
VA3EC 2 40 CW - 15 CW
VE1DX 2 20 CW - 15 CW
VE1OP 2 40 CW - 20 CW
VE1RAC 2 40 CW - 20 CW
VE1RSM 2 40 CW - 15 CW
VE1ZJ 2 20 CW - 15 CW
VE2AEJ 2 20 CW - 15 CW
VE3CES 2 20 CW - 15 CW
VE3CRG 2 20 CW - 15 CW
VE3FH 2 20 CW - 15 CW
VE3KZ 2 40 CW - 15 CW
VE3TA 2 20 CW - 15 CW
VE3TG 2 20 CW - 15 CW
VE3USP 2 40 CW - 20 CW
VE3VA 2 20 CW - 15 CW
VE7JH 2 20 CW - 15 CW
VE7RAC 2 20 CW - 15 CW
VK2BJ 2 40 CW - 20 CW
VK2IM 2 20 CW - 15 CW
VK4BUI 2 20 CW - 15 CW
VK6LW 2 40 CW - 10 CW
VO1GO 2 20 CW - 15 CW
VP2EC 2 20 CW - 15 CW
ZB2EO 2 20 CW - 15 CW
ZS1EL 2 15 CW - 10 CW
5B4AHJ 1 15 CW
5N7M 1 20 CW
5X1XA 1 15 CW
9H1XT 1 20 CW
C4SIG 1 10 CW
G0HDB 1 15 CW
G3UJE 1 15 CW
G3XSV 1 20 CW
G4GZG 1 15 CW
VA2WA 1 15 CW
VA3DDX 1 15 CW
VA3GUY 1 20 CW
VA7ST 1 20 CW
VE1AL 1 20 CW
VE1JBC 1 20 CW
VE2AWR 1 20 CW
VE2FK 1 15 CW
VE3IAE 1 20 CW
VE3IGJ 1 20 CW
VE3KKZ 1 20 CW
VE3NE 1 40 CW
VE3OSZ 1 20 CW
VE3XN 1 20 CW
VE5SF 1 20 CW
VE6BF 1 20 CW
VE6LB 1 20 CW
VE6WQ 1 20 CW
VE7CC 1 40 CW
VE7IO 1 20 CW
VK3IO 1 20 CW
VK4SN 1 15 CW
VK4XY 1 20 CW
VK6VZ 1 20 CW
VK7BO 1 20 CW
VK7GN 1 20 CW
VO1TA 1 10 CW
VU2BGS 1 20 CW
ZB2CW 1 15 CW
ZF2LC 1 20 CW
ZL2YL 1 15 CW
ZL6HQ 1 20 CW

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