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CQ WW 160 meter SSB

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

  1. BJ radionut

    BJ radionut Supporting Member and 6m addict

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    CQ 160-Meter Contest, SSB: 2200Z, Feb 21 to 2200Z, Feb 23

    That's 5:00 PM EST tonight thru 5:00 PM Sunday afternoon



    I will be operating at W8PR at the MIC starting 5:00 PM EST tonight till I drop??? :) ...
    Then back on around 5:00 AM Saturday EST morning till band dies (approx. 9:00 AM EST)
    Hope to hear from you.
    I'll be hunting ALL states and Canada and of course DX.
    Will have Legal Limit feeding a steerable "Phased Vertical Array" and multiple beverage receiving antennas plus a W9AY loop Pendant receive system...
    I hope to work with some of you.!!
    If you hear me...Please spot W8PR on the cluster and I will try and work you.
    Hoping for QUIET conditions.
    Thanks to All and good luck
    All the Best
    Gary

    This is a contest where ALL stations US/Canada/ N. America are points ...So most stations will be looking. ENJOY and try your luck on the 160-meter band!
    Remember General Class and above can work the entire band :)
     
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  2. binrat

    binrat WDX Club Coordinator
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    Good luck and have fun.
     
  3. fogdog

    fogdog Sr. Member

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    If I hear you, I'll give you a shout.
    73 DE W4MKC
     
  4. fogdog

    fogdog Sr. Member

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    I thought this contest was next Friday.
     
  5. fogdog

    fogdog Sr. Member

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    My Bad. Your right BJ.
     
  6. HomerBB

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    Does both stations have to turn in QSO for the points to count? I tried to turn in a contact and it wouldn't accept it. So the fellow working his but off and said , "Thank you for Arkansas", won't get Arkansas on my account...

    This is the one. They want some kind of fancy pants named format so I got it done, corrected errors, then it said wrong date, it should read 2019 date. . .
    I could have done more, but I don't time travel.
    I heard Ohio loud and clear...

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  7. Road Squawker

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    you have a pileup now on 1.815.7.. 0144 utc
     
  8. BJ radionut

    BJ radionut Supporting Member and 6m addict

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    I started the Contest at 5:00 PM EST on Friday (22:00 z).
    I finished around 4:30 AM EST Saturday morning (9:30 z +/-). Went to bed!:sleep:
    I spent much of my first few hours just dialing up and down the band grabbing multipliers.
    The activity was fierce, stations were very close together. Around midnite EST things started to calm down. Then stations began to spread out.
    Around 3:30 AM EST the band CRASHED! Last 90 minutes maybe 10 Qso's
    I managed a few short runs, but it was still tough. You would find a spot and inevitable someone would move in-close and block your ears.
    However, I had a good (but not great) shift. It was FUN but challenging!
    When completed: I had worked:
    47 US States: Every state but WYOMING:mad: on the mainland!
    6 of 12 of the Canadian sections
    20 DXCC sections:
    Slovenia
    Poland
    Czeck Reb.
    Serbia
    Belarus
    US Virgin Is... Bonaire...Costa Rica...Mexico...Venezuela...Brazil...Cayman Is.

    and a few others I don't remember!:whistle:
    245+ Qso's
    69 multipliers
    43,000 + points
    (I wanted 50,000 as my goal but did not reach that:mad:)
    I was running SOLO...operating radio and switching antenna systems plus doing all computer logging myself.
    Though I had hoped to do better, I laid a good foundation (I hope!) for the rest of the team to make some good points.
    When I finished each QSO was approx. equal to over 100 points.:whistle:
    This was my first experience in a 160 meter only contest.
    So a learning curve for myself.:confused::D

    The rig was: ICOM IC-7700
    Using INRAD headset
    w/ footswitch... nice for the price!(y)
    Antennas: Phased vertical Array...steerable NE/SW pattern plus also switchable to end fired NW or SE patterns.
    Receive antennas: Multiple Beverage (5) switchable, plus W9AY "mini loop" Pendant array.
    I say again! A learning curve for myself, for someone who has trouble walking plus chewing gum at the same time!!!:whistle::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
    I hope I logged some members!
    I heard Mike/ROADSTAR...KI5CHB work the team Saturday evening!
    GOOD JOB Mike!!!
    All the Best
    Gary/W9FNB




     
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  9. fogdog

    fogdog Sr. Member

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    Sounds like you had a good time. It was nice to hear the Top Band come alive. I made a few contacts. I dig 160m.
     

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