Monday, February 18, 2013

ARRL DX CW 2013




Mostly S&P    running low power  & dipole
The 7 call district was the touch one here with auroral flutter. Only the big guns came through.
Idaho and Wyoming  not heard  Nevada heard only.
But even the 1,2,3,4,5 call district have rare ones Like Maine  ME  DC MS
Besides the good signals and operators from Stateside.
 Checking off all states in the map that was always my attraction for the ARRL contest.
49 USA States + 14 VE Provinces   including the 5 never heard NWT LB MB YT NU  and rare AB behind the AURORA shield that we have to deal with more than S/SE EU
  KH6 is DX
63 multy's  x 6 bands is the maximum.
Propagation was not super  but good enough.
 10m was open more on Sunday  even to  CA.
I did not have a beam up that would have been nice  but a small physical problem held me down.
When running CQ with beam a more comfortable signal could attrack the missing States.
 I heard Kentucky Montana Oregon at 28 but could not get in their logs.
 N4AR KY was strong on 28  but he met an old friend and started chatting..
Missing  6dB ERP to  reach the deeper parts of the U.S.
I could switch in the Acom1000 but that's  not the sport....
It was fun but next time will have to bring my 4 ele 10/15 beam in to have more action.

Made a QUERY to select out worked all 6 bands:
160m  was the toughest band  to hear me  80W My K3 does drop power at 160m for yet unknown reason

The  six band galery 
NR4M  VE3JM K1LZ W3LPL K3LR WK1Q N1UR VY2TT

many 5 banders including
NY4A  heard them well at 160  but despite calling many times they did not respond.
NN1N  missing at 15m ..






1 comment:

Peter pa4ps said...

Moi Jaap,

Zaterdag middag even meegedaan onder de club call en een 155stations gewerkt. Zondagmiddag weer begonnen onder mijn eigen call en een 300qso's gemaakt. Dit allemaal bij Feike op de 20m beam met een eindtrap erachter. Vond signalen soms zeer hard maar het vervormd. Kon er soms niks van maken, zal wel komen door de Aurora.

Peter pa4ps

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