Re: CQWW SSB 2021 edition
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I worked as a Single Operator Low Power, Classic Overlay, which meant I could operate for a maximum of 24 hours out of the 48. I did slightly under 18 hours, which was quite enough. It sounds as though I missed out on the 10m conditions on Sunday although the few I did work were helpful, including Crete and 3 points for Cyprus.
I started using 100W on 10, 15 and 20. The first two on dipoles in the loft with a cobbled together 1/4 wave vertical for 20 in the garden. By Saturday lunch time I had managed 25 European DX’s as I thought, towards the club challenge. I then realised my initial points in the club challenge had been claimed in the 50W category (as they were obtained on VHF). So, after lunch, I reduced the power and set about finding all the same counties again but different stations or bands. At about 3 pm on Sunday, I reconfigured the vertical whip to operate on 40m to get some of the nearer countries that were missing from the list. Nevertheless, The Netherlands and Denmark still evaded me. I could probably have worked harder on Areas like Asiatic Russia and Brazil, as I could hear these OK, but found it hard enough to convey my callsign to some of the Southern Europeans, (Germany 4 Hotel Tango? …. Xray Delta? etc.) so was a bit reticent to even start.
I used an electronic log for the first time, having found Xlog in the Raspberry Pi collection.
It’s quite basic but has facilities like duplicate checking and counting dxccs.
My totals were:
Points to be claimed 11,616
I need to re-enter my log as I didn’t allow for the band multipliers, so need to claim more points.
On 1 Nov 2021, at 14:36, David (G7IXU) via groups.io <david.welch.g7ixu@...> wrote: