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CQ Worldwide DX Contest, SSB This Weekend

Discussion in 'General Ham Radio Discussion' started by BJ radionut, Oct 21, 2020.

  1. BJ radionut

    BJ radionut Supporting Member and 6m addict

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    CQ Worldwide DX Contest, SSB: 0000Z, Oct 24 to 2359Z, Oct 25
    Start Time 0000z 10.24.2020
    Eastern Daylight Time (Local):
    8:00 PM FRIDAY Evening
    Thru 7:59 PM EDST Sunday



    I. OBJECTIVE: For amateurs around the world to contact as many other amateurs in as many CQ zones and countries as possible.

    II. BANDS: Six bands only: 1.8, 3.5, 7, 14, 21 and 28 MHz
    Observance of established band plans is strongly encouraged.

    III. CONTEST EXCHANGE: SSB: RS report plus CQ Zone number of the station location (e.g., 59 05). CW: RST report plus CQ Zone (e.g., 599 05).

    https://www.cqww.com/rules.htm


    ZF1A from Cayman Islands, IOTA NA - 016 in CQ WW DX SSB Contest, 24 - 25 October 2020.

    3V8SS from Tunisia in CQ WW DX SSB Contest, 24 - 25 October 2020.

    Aruba Island, IOTA SA - 036, in CQ WW DX SSB Contest, 24 - 25 October 2020, as P49Y.

    OH2TA will be active from Aland Islands in CQ WW DX SSB Contest, 24 - 25 October 2020, as OH0X.

    PJ4X from Bonaire Island in CQ WW DX SSB Contest, IOTA SA - 006, 24 - 25 October 2020.

    ZP9MCE will be active from Paraguay in CQ WW DX SSB Contest, 24 - 25 October 2020.


    Hawaiian Islands in CQ WW DX SSB, 24 - 25 October 2020, as KH7M.

    4L8A Tbilisi Georgia

    FG4KH from Guadeloupe, IOTA NA-102, in CQ WW DX SSB Contest, 24 - 25 October 2020.


    And Many others active for the contest, so load up and go get them.
    All the Best
    Gary/W9FNB

    https://www.dxzone.com/cq-dx-zones-world-map/
     

  2. Road Squawker

    Road Squawker Sr. Member

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    59-08

    Wonder when the results will show up in the (always late) magazine.
     
  3. 338_MtRushmore

    338_MtRushmore Sr. Member

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    I'm assuming normal people run a contest like this to fill their log with stations that wouldn't otherwise be on the air?
     
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  5. binrat

    binrat WDX Club Coordinator
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    I might as well activate a summit for SOTA tomorrow because QRP is not going to cut it this weekend. :(:(
     
  6. 338_MtRushmore

    338_MtRushmore Sr. Member

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    I was browsing the rules and was kinda surprised there was no ERP limits on QRP. 5 watts into an 8 element isn't what I would consider QRP.
     
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  7. Slowmover

    Slowmover Elmer

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    Dawn is breaking . . . .
     
  8. 144inBama

    144inBama Electricity doesn't kill you, ignorance does.

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    QRP.....QRO....what's one letter in the big scheme of things ..lol
     
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  9. Captain Kilowatt

    Captain Kilowatt Professional Amateur
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    Never has been an ERP rule for QRP. The rules pertain to TX power output. Why would it apply to QRP levels? The whole idea is to maximum station efficiency thru lower losses and higher gains. If that were the case ERP limits should apply to legal limits stations. 1500 watts into an eight element is like shooting fish in a barrel...........using dynamite.
     
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  10. 338_MtRushmore

    338_MtRushmore Sr. Member

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    Now that is a good thought. To eliminate the weight of the station and add weight to the operators skill, they could find the highest gain amateur station on each band, and give a multiplyer for every db under that station you are.

    Then maybe address the 4,000 mile no point US contact to the 150 mile any direction point contact in Europe or something.

    Really, the whole contest seems silly to me. Thankfully it's not an every day thing, so hopefully they have fun while it lasts.

    5904 thank you!
     
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  11. Rwb

    Rwb Sr. Member

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    I kinda question those setups where contac is made via computer not operator. That sorta ends the imge of a RADIO OPERATOR
     
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  12. Marconi

    Marconi Usually if I can hear em' I can talk to em'.

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    "All's fair in love and war."
     
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  13. BJ radionut

    BJ radionut Supporting Member and 6m addict

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    Here's the Number's:
    Total operating time: 40 hrs. 48 minutes of 48 availible
    Total Contacts: 1,755
    Total Points: 2,069,692
    Avg Qs/Hr. = 43.0
    Country with largest # Qs... ITALY/149
    Countries worked: 117
    Avg. distance per contact = 3,959 miles

    Zones worked (40 availible) = 35

    Total Contacts by Continent:
    Continent Total %
    --------- ----- ---
    EU.... 1,050.... 60
    NA.... 341.... 19 (State to State contacts =0 pt's) ONLY Canada /Mexico count
    SA.... 252.... 14
    OC.... 41.... 2
    AF.... 35.... 2
    AS.... 35.... 2

    HI.... 14
    AK.... 3

    It is grueling fun. We lost the first 3 hours of the contest due to pretty bad T-Storms right at the station local. Then took another 3 hours before the noise subsided enough to hear at normal levels.
    Then Saturday evening the Sun blasted us with a Storm and pretty much shut down the long distance comms on the 160/80/40 meter bands...
    20 meters (14MHz) and above was pretty much Blackout!!!:mad:

    These points and Qso's were done with ONE Transmitter operational and multiple operators in shift over the time period.
    No recordings or auto-calling software was used!!!!

    All the Best
    Gary
     
  14. wavrider

    wavrider W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    worked KH7M off the 80 meter dipole he was on 10 meters, I was using internal tuner on rig and 100 watts, propagation was there
     
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  15. BJ radionut

    BJ radionut Supporting Member and 6m addict

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    I resemble that remark! Still fun! Let off the PTT switch, and sounds like you got your head in Hornet's Nest.:whistle::LOL:
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