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European HF Championship 2013

August 07, 2013 By: admin Category: Contesting

Last weekend I decided to activate my old “home QTH” and pulled up a 80 meter dipole to the flagpole. Flagpole is perhaps 7-8 meters tall and the lower part of dipole’s wires were maybe one meter above the ground level. By using FT1000D’s tuner I got it to tune on every band. Unfortunately it didn’t work very well on 15 and 10 meters. I was on about 7 hrs (of 12) and worked exactly 400 qsos, so I think that around 600 qsos would have been possible after full time operation. But having Sauna and some beers (and listening to BC stations) took their tolls.

Call: OH1NOA
Operator(s): OH1NOA
Station: OH1NOA

Class: CW Only LP
QTH: Kyläsaari
Operating Time (hrs): 7

Band CW Qs Ph Qs Mults
160: 0 0 0
80: 68 0 31
40: 114 0 42
20: 163 0 47
15: 32 0 22
10: 23 0 17
Total: 400 0 159 Total Score = 63,600

== My EUHFC history ==

I noticed from the old results that in 1996 I worked from same QTH 486 qsos in mixed mode class. That time I had all band vertical which would have been nice also this time. In 1997 @OH1AF I finished 3rd in the mixed mode HP class but next year I won the same class (@OH1AF) – my only victory in EUHFC. That time 1042 qsos was enough to win this contest. In 2002 I operated in CW HP class and finished second behind OH2UA @OH0B. In 2003 I returned to CW/SSB HP and I was 3rd behind YT1AD and UY5QQ. Next year OH0B won again and I was 5th. After years of absence I returned in 2010, this time in CW low power class (my amplifier was broken). I finished second behind 9A3VM, I remember that I lost after log checking – difference was only 20 qsos or 6 mults to 9A3VM. In 2011 I was 9th in CW HP class but only 39 kpts behind the winner.


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