Sunday, November 30, 2014

CQ WW CQ contest 2014.

The contest finished little while ago and I just uploaded the Cabrillo file to the CQ headquarters.

Well it was good fun.  I did not do as well this year as the last year.  The reasons maybe:

  1. I'm one year older.
  2. The condx are not as good as last year (at least I feel that - the signals were not as strong). However the propagation was good.
  3. Operated from home (noisy Sydney suburb).
  4. My 40 m antenna gave me a grief - the SWR was erratic up and down and the amplifier did not like it.
  5. Can't think about any more excuses.

Here is the the 3038 report:

 CQ Worldwide DX Contest, CW

Call: VK2PN
Operator(s): VK2PN
Station: VK2PN

Class: SOAB Classic HP
QTH: Sydney
Operating Time (hrs): 24

Summary:
 Band  QSOs  Zones  Countries
------------------------------
  160:    0     0        0
   80:    4     2        3
   40:   27     9       12
   20:  456    26       67
   15:  377    26       60
   10:  300    21       23
------------------------------
Total: 1164    84      165  Total Score = 845,355

Club: VK Contest Club

Comments:

It was a good fun and thanks all for giving me a QSO.  I had two incredible (I
mean incredible and "life altering" by my standard) runs on 15 and 10
of about 100 plus QSOs for the whole hour and a bit.  That was a buzz. Thanks US and JA competitors for being gentlemen.  There would no be a chance to do it with EU crowd (mind you I still love them despite)

73 to all
Patrick VK2PN


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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Return home after more than a month of absence.

As normal... the letterbox was full of mail.  Mostly bills (of course) but two envelopes contained QSL cards.  It is still thrill to receive a new QSL card and above all if it is a "rear one" or a "new country".

Some of the cards are just gorgeous, don't you think?