Sunday, 13 March 2016

BERU 2016 CW Contest

SOA LP 12hr

I dabbled in during the weekend as and when I had some time. I found the conditions tough as reported in the UK HF contest reflector, but there was some new DX to be worked.

I started on Saturday at 13:50z. The second QSO logged and first new DXCC was 9J2BO on 15m. The doublet is working well the N/S paths. I jumped between 15 & 20m working what I heard, mostly VEs. I was glad to work the central and western areas - with the furthest to VA7ST in BC. VE5MX had a good signal here on Sat      

A short excursion to 10m delivered ET7L at the 3rd call and a few minutes later I worked ZL/ZS9HI/MM easily on the 15m band - on their trip to VK0EK - Heard Island DXpedition.

A bit later I worked 9M6XROV51YJ & ZS1EL as well as some VKs on 20/40m. After dark I found J79XF VP9/G3VYI 

I checked 40m at 23:00z and was pretty quiet so I went to bed. Sunday morning did not deliver much but I was pleased to work 3 ZLs in the last 30 minutes.

Missed: A2 was not heard and 5X only came our of the noise a few times here with my antenna. 9V had a good signal but I could not get through. I also missed VU & J3

4OC9M6East Malaysia14.29M6
7NAVECanada1145.8CJ3 VA2 VA3 VA7 VE2 VE3 VE5 VE6 VE9 VO1 VY2
8OCVKAustralia28.3VK2 VK6
10OCZLNew Zealand312.5ZL0 ZL3 ZL4
11AFZSSouth Africa14.2ZS1

 Band QSOs     Pts   Cty   Sec
     7      13       325   12     1
    14     28       620   24     0
    21       6       150     6     0
    28       1         25     1     0
 Total    48     1120   43     1
Score: 1,120

Equipment: Fixed Inv V doublet @ 11m, TS-590S, N1MM+

PrefixEntityMost-wanted RankFirst Worked
ZLNEW ZEALAND#2942016-03-13
9M6EAST MALAYSIA#2102016-03-12
Overall, I was very pleased to have raised 6 new DXCCs over the weekend from this QTH.

M0HDF BERU 2016 QSO map

73 Angel M0HDF

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