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IOTA 2005

The contest ran from 12:00 UTC on Sat 30 July to 12:00 UTC on Sun 31 July. I operated for 24 hours this year.

Claimed Score:

Band CW Qs CW Mults Ph Qs Ph Mults
80 12 9 34 13
40 50 24 38 18
20 222 39 160 37
15 101 15 143 23
10 13 2 58 10
Total 398 89 433 101

Total Score 950,190

 

CQ Worldwide DX Contest, CW 2004

The contest ran from 0000 UTC Saturday 27 November through to 2400 UTC Sunday 28 November.

10m was open and I managed to work VK9 (Cocos-Keeling Island) for the first time.

I used 400 watts to dipoles for 80 m and 40 m and a 2 Element Yagi on 20 m to 10 m. Had a few contacts on 160m using a long-wire.

Claimed Score:

Band QSOs Zones Countries
160 31 3 19
80 163 10 52
40 114 11 46
20 118 17 37
15 67 18 36
10 36 14 20
Total 529 73 210

Total Score 239,418

 

CQ Worldwide DX Contest, SSB 2004

The contest ran from 0000 UTC Saturday 30 October through to 2400 UTC Sunday 31 October. 10m was very good and I managed to work VK for the first time among other DX stations.

I used 400 watts to dipoles for 80 m and 40 m and a 2 Element Yagi on 20 m to 10 m. Nothing on 160 m this year. I only operated from Saturday evening, having been away with the family.

Claimed Score:

Band QSOs Zones Countries
160 0 0 0
80 176 5 40
40 58 8 29
20 116 19 41
15 57 13 21
10 125 21 49
Total 532 66 180

Total Score 246,984

 

IOTA 2004

The contest ran from 12:00 UTC on Sat 24 July to 12:00 UTC on Sun 24 July. I only operated for 12 hours.

Claimed Score:

Band CW Qs CW Mults Ph Qs Ph Mults
80 23 9 31 13
40 34 18 34 21
20 46 15 78 20
15 14 2 29 10
10 33 0 1 1
Total 150 44 173 65

Total Score 264,870

 

CQ Worldwide DX Contest, SSB 2003

This was my first entry for CQ WW SSB. The contest ran from 0000 UTC Saturday 25 October through to 2400 UTC Sunday 26 October. Conditions were interesting. 10m was very good but I heard no VK (Australia), ZS (South Africa) or ZL (New Zealand).

I used 400 watts to dipoles for 80 m and 40 m and a 2 Element Yagi on 20 m to 10 m. I only had 100 watts to a long wire for 160 m.

Claimed Score:

Band QSOs Zones Countries
160 43 4 23
80 201 9 50
40 81 8 41
20 178 13 53
15 257 16 60
10 110 16 46
Total 870 66 273

Total Score 530,196

 

RSGB 21/28 MHz CW 2004

The contest ran from 07:00 UTC to 19:00 UTC on Sun 17 October.

Claimed Score:

Band CW Qs CW Mults
15 52 21
10 1 1
Total 53 22

Total Score 3,498

 

IOTA 2003

The IOTA Contest is an international contest, run by the RSGB. The aim of the contest is to promote contacts between stations in qualifying IOTA island groups and the rest of the world and to encourage expeditions to IOTA islands. The contest ran from 12:00 UTC on Sat 26 July to 12:00 UTC on Sun 27 July. I only operated for 12 hours - 1pm BST on Saturday to 1am BST Sunday.

Claimed Score:

Band CW Qs CW Mults Ph Qs Ph Mults
80 0 0 66 17
40 8 3 63 22
20 18 6 73 27
15 6 3 59 26
10 4 2 15 8
Total 36 14 276 100

Total Score 285,912

 

CQ WPX CW 2003

CQ WPX CW is an international contest, run by CQ magazine, which takes place over 48 hours and is CW only. The contest ran from 00:00 UTC on Saturday 24 May and finished at 23:59 on Sunday 25 May 2003. The bands included 160, 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres. As I did not have my beam up at the time, I chose to operate only on 15 metres using my 40 metre dipole and 100 watts. I had 155 contacts with 138 unique prefixes.

 

WRTC 2002

The World Radiosport Team Championship - WRTC 2002 was a interesting event in which 52 international teams competed in Finland, under controlled conditions, to see which team could achieve the best results in a 24 hour SSB and CW contest. WRTC was concurrent with the IARU 2002 HF Championship and ran from Saturday 13 July 2002 1200 UTC until Sunday 14 July 2002 1200 UTC.

 

The prefix OJ (Oscar Juliet) was used for all the competition stations - a typical callsign being 'OJ1C'. During the contest, a 'Worked All WRTC2002 - Worked All New OJ prefixes' competition was held. I managed to have a two-way contact with each of the 52 'OJ' teams, with a total of 136 contacts with OJ stations. This included contacts on 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres using SSB or CW. For this I have received a special plaque 'Worked all WRTC2002 Stations - Mixed'.

 

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