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ARRL Inter'nl SSB DX Contest

Discussion in 'General Ham Radio Discussion' started by BJ radionut, Mar 6, 2020.

  1. BJ radionut

    BJ radionut Supporting Member and 6m addict

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    Phone (SSB): First full weekend in March (March 7-8, 2020).

    Contest Period: 48 hours

    Starts: 0000 UTC Saturday;(FRIDAY 7:00 PM EDT) ends 2359 UTC Sunday. (SUNDAY 8:00 PM EDST)

    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.

    DX stations: Work as many W/VE stations in as many of the 48 contiguous states and provinces as possible.

    Contest Exchange:

    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).

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

    Should be lots of activity, even with poor conditions.
    Look for the most on 20m (daytime)
    40 meters (night time)

    All the Best
    Gary/W9FNB

    I'll be operating from W8PR 7:00 PM till ????:sleep: (Fri & Sat night graveyard shifts) hope to hear from you "IN the AIR":ROFLMAO:

     

  2. BJ radionut

    BJ radionut Supporting Member and 6m addict

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  3. Alan Blackmon

    Alan Blackmon Well-Known Member

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    I don't do contest myself but I do like to tune them in and listen. I get to check out conditions. I have answered a few contest callers that are nice and clear to pick up. Logged Grand Cayman Islands yesterday. Also logged Hawaii. Boise Idaho with Yeasu 450D at 100 watts with a home-brew 40 meter elevated quarterwave vertical and thee counterpoise.
     
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  4. BJ radionut

    BJ radionut Supporting Member and 6m addict

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    ARRL International DX Contest Report 2020

    The contest continues but I thought some of you may find this at least remotely interesting.
    BAND CONDITIONS: 40/80 METER BANDS were much better Friday night than Saturday MHO.
    The 20-meter band was the "godsend" for the majority of contacts, though 15 and 10 meters did show some activity on Saturday during the Daylight hours and was continuing to a lesser extent on Sunday.
    First off, I am NOT a seasoned contester, my experience is still in the "developmental" learning range. This being only being my 5 or 6th contest with this Fine team of operators.
    That being said, I reached and exceeded my personal best night as a solo operator.
    This involves not only running the radio but also includes running the "real-time" logging computer and the manipulation of a "HUGE variety of transmitting and receiving antennas.
    This is my personal operation report starting at 7:30 EST on Friday evening on 3.6.2020 (Saturday 3.7.2020 UTC).
    I operated a total of 10 hours during the shift of 12 hours. (2 hours early Saturday morning ALL the BANDS CRASHED). I stuck it out till my relief operator arrived at about 7:00 AM EST Saturday morning.

    250 Contacts
    135 multipliers worked (this is a total of all Countries worked on all bands)
    Countries worked on Each Band were as follows:
    160 meters - 7
    80 meters - 40 (including my FIRST ever JAPAN:ROFLMAO: on that band!) from OHIO
    40 meters - 60 ( it was Rocking! included were several Africa, OMAN, Turkey, Japan, all over Europe and Russia, etc. What a blast!
    20 meters - 31 ( it opened right at Sunrise crazy into Europe!:ROFLMAO:)
    TOTAL POINTS SCORED:
    101,592

    This was my best effort!:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:

    Now it should be noted:
    One of the "Seasoned" Operators on Saturday Daytime from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST
    Worked:

    450 contacts:eek:
    Added 95 more countries
    315,425 total points were added:LOL:

    I could turn this into a Novel but will slow here some.:LOL:
    When I left to make my 90-minute drive home this Sunday morning at around Noon, the Team was nearing
    1,000,000 Total points/1100+ contacts with many hours left in the contest:ROFLMAO:
    When results are done I will post!
    All the Best
    Gary/W9FNB
     
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  5. fogdog

    fogdog Sr. Member

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    I picked up the Mic for for 2 hours, and made some DX Contacts.
    Moscow Russia,
    Italy (2),
    Pakistan,
    Germany,
    Denmark,
    Croatia
    Honduras
    Bonaire,
    Turks island,
    Grand Cayman,
    Sonora Mexico
    That was fun. I'm not a Contester, just a Casual DX'r.
     
  6. Mudfoot

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    Definitely nice conditions for a change. Made some nice DX contacts. Most everyone was just booming in.
     

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