WPX CW – SOSB 80m LP


Operating Time (hrs): 23

Summary:
Band QSOs
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160:
80: 606
40:
20:
15:
10:
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Total: 606 Prefixes = 385 Total Score = 500,000

Club: Hungarian DX Club

Comments:

FT1000MP > 90W > Inv-L (15/6m) with 5 gnd radials to get ~50Ohm for direct match, no RX antenna.

Actually I planned to enter SO20M HP but we could not manage to lift the new OWA Yagi to the tower position. There’s nothing worse than seeing a “ready for action” antenna on the ground. On top of this one of the PA tubes blown up right before the beginning. :-) These two made me go with 80m LP.

I could lay ~30 radials with L-network for better ground screen performance but this scenario was absolutely out of scope before the contest. This pick turned out great however the DX ratio is only ~6%. I even felt strong when I tried to break through the pile-ups. I could make every DX station I heard but it would be interesting to see how many of them QSY’ed to 80m. I think the upper bands were running too well.

I’m really interested in the competition’s score but hope they were in HP category. :-)

Thanks to All who called me especially to the 100 German stations who’s contributed 1/6 to the overall Q total.

If you recorded the the contest please contact me. I’d like to hear my signal.

 

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