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Contest is over

2011-07-13 (101) by Ton Kersten, tagged as ham

Last weekend we participated in the IARU HF championship and we where active for the full 24 hours. We used my own call pa1ton.

Being a very small gun (1 transmitter, two antennas and only 100 watts) we decided that we could have a lot of fun not racing for the points, but trying to work stations we never worked before.

In the end we had 384 QSO's, which is'nt that much. But we had a QSO with China b7hq (which was pronounced as blavo seven hotel queen), Bangladesh, Vietnam, the IARU-R1 and IARU-R1 headquarters and a couple of vk and zl.

All in all a very successful weekend.

We will be back next year.

We are ready for it

2011-07-08 (100) by Ton Kersten, tagged as ham

Next weekend it's IARU contest time again.

With pa1pat and Coen we will setup a portable station again, as we have always done.

Using an Icom IC746 and a FD5 longwire of about 80 meters long we try to have lots of fun during the contest. Our goal is to reach over 500 QSO's in the 24 hour long contest using the single TX and only 100W.

The contest starts on 2011-07-09 1200UTC and runs for 24 hours. That's 14:00 localtime.

The running call sign is unknown at the moment, can be mine (pa1ton), Patricks (pa1pat) or the Nijmegen club call (pi4nym). Changes are rather big that it the prefix will be with pa1.

The place where it all happens is JO21xs.

Hope to hear you in the contest.