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ARRL Inter. DX Contest, CW:

Discussion in 'General Ham Radio Discussion' started by BJ radionut, Feb 14, 2020.

  1. BJ radionut

    BJ radionut Supporting Member and 6m addict

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    0000Z, Feb 15 to 2400Z, Feb 16

    http://www.arrl.org/arrl-dx

    Objective: To encourage W/VE stations to expand knowledge of DX propagation on the HF and MF bands, improve operating skills, and improve station capability by creating a competition in which DX stations may only contact W/VE stations.

    W/VE amateurs: Work as many DX stations in as many DXCC entities as possible on the 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, and 10-meter bands.

    W/VE stations send signal report and state or province.



    DX stations send signal report and power (number or abbreviation indicating approximate transmitter output power).

    I will be at W8PR Contest station trying my best to help. They have some excellent CW op's...
    I'll be the slow speed anchor (maybe at BEST 25 wpm):whistle::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
    But will help best I can! Every point helps!:LOL:
    You slow speed op's if you listen near the top of CW sub-bands, there will be op's running as slow as 5 WPM
    So Like me jump in to get your feet wet!(y)
    MANY special DX stations will be operating from Africa and S. Pacific for this contest. Many hard to get countries!
    All the Best
    Gary/W9FNB
     
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  2. 928bolo

    928bolo W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    Hi Gary, hope you guys had fun in the contest.

    I operated from NJ3I. We are building a contest station together in rural Dushore, PA. All we have up for antennas at the moment are:
    2- phased 80m Delta Loops
    2- phased inverted L's for 160
    delta loops for 40-20-15-10.

    Our two towers are ready to go up as soon as the freezing weather ends and we remove a few more trees.

    Anyway.....We had three stations, three operators, and entered as Multi/Multi, high power. Focused on the 40-160 and working as many mults as possible. We couldn't really hold a frequency long enough to run 20 meters so we had a ball on the low bands. Great fun running JA's on 40 and 80 meters early in the morning.

    Band conditions on 15 meters were awful. We worked no one on 10 meters.

    Our goal was 2 million points. We made our goal around 7 am Sunday.

    Highlights were working Guam, AH2R on 40 and 80, and Norfolk Island, VK9NR on 80.

    ARRL DX Contest, CW - 2020

    Call: NJ3I
    Operator(s): NJ3I NB3R WG3J
    Station: NJ3I

    Class: M/M HP
    QTH: Pennsylvania
    Operating Time (hrs): 30:37

    Summary:
    Band QSOs Mults
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    160: 189 67
    80: 510 88
    40: 571 97
    20: 440 88
    15: 56 37
    10: 0 0
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    Total: 1770 379 Total Score = 2,010,216
     
  3. BJ radionut

    BJ radionut Supporting Member and 6m addict

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    Glad you guys had some Radio Fun.
    Band conditions in the Midwest(nr Dayton, Oh) were ok but not great.
    We ended up with just short of 2 mill points.
    Did have a nice run on 15 meters Saturday morning...Like 20+ countries, mostly Ruskies and Euro's.
    40 meters early Saturday morning yielded some nice stuff also.
    I had a run of JA's, ZL's and HI...French Polynesia, Philippines, etc. I missed China and the Mongolia station. but did get Guam (think we had him on 3 bands).
    Yes, 20 meters was absolutely a ZOO!!!!...swear everyone was squeezed into about 40 KC spread. Let off the key and 5 other stations calling on the same spot!!~!!:mad: Then you're trying to pull out a 100 watt Euro or Aisa station down under that mess.
    There was no doubt in my mind that some were running CODE READERS on their computers as there was no chance to pull some out when all you heard was key clicks.
    But the nature of contesting in today's world.
    All the Best
    Gary
    We were operating Single TX/Multi-op

    Looking forward to the 160 meter SSB this weekend! Then ARRL DX SSB
    Plus the CQWPX SSB late March
    (y):LOL:
     
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  4. 928bolo

    928bolo W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    We worked JT1CO, in Mongolia, on 40, early Sunday Morning. JT1BV was spotted on 20m Saturday but we couldn’t hear him.

    We worked a few JA’s on 80 giving “E” as their exchange. Hard to believe.

    Enjoy the 160 contest. The only SSB I do is ARRL DX, and CQ WW. A root canal is more pleasurable than an SSB contest!
     

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