CQ WW SSB 2014 contest

Now that was an experience.  I was able to participate in a multi-single operation for this 48 hour contest.  I have worked this contest before, but only for a bit from my own QTH with limited setup. Cary VE4EA’s location has a good antenna and running 500watts (or thereabouts).  Ops in this contest were Cary VE4EA, Kelly VE4XT and myself.

Serious business ... Cary & Kelly
Serious business … Cary & Kelly
Getting serious contesters to smile during a contest is a tough job!
Getting serious contesters to smile during a contest is a tough job!

I saw some incredible operating by these guys and learned a few things here and there – -just have to make it all ‘stick’.  That comes with more practice me thinks …

Our score on paper is good.  For the Manitoba multi-single category, we should have beat the last record – but with the error count still to be applied, we will see – it’s close.

I’d like to thank Cary VE4EA for hosting the setup, and both Cary and Kelly for showing a newbie how things are done.  Seems I have to re-learn my code to do more contesting.

oh – and here are the submitted 3830 scores:

Call: VE4EA
Operator(s): VE4DRK VE4EA VE4XT
Station: VE4EA

Class: M/S HP
QTH: Winnipeg
Operating Time (hrs): 37.3
Location: Canada

Summary:   Compare Scores
Band QSOs Zones Countries
160: 0 0 0
80: 18 4 3
40: 242 18 39
20: 721 31 75
15: 578 30 92
10: 1183 32 89
Total: 2742 115 298 Total Score 2,539,537

 

Club: Radiosport Manitoba

73, Dan ve4drk

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