CQ World Wide SSB DX Contest 2008

From 00:00 Saturday 25th October to 23:59 Sunday 26th October 2008 (48 hours) i operated in the CQ World Wide SSB DX Contest.

I entered in the Single Operator, All Bands Low Power (upto 100w) un-assisted category.

Here is the output from WinTest of my score breakdown. One thing is I was at the Radio Longer, but was tough getting people to hear me at times, so was actually more than the 4hr 36 listed below.

This was the first time I had used the G1ZQN callsign I had been issued by Ofcom after my Uncle passed away this year. It’s not an easy callsign to use. But I persisted.

Conditions were terrible I think. I know some people who did same category & power entries, and worked more, but I guess not a proper contester (yet). When was really bad I even watched DVD’s from LoveFilm.

Things I learned:-

  • Need Antenna for 80m that works
  • Need Antenna for 160m
  • That the Club should have entered instead of just giving up this year 馃檨
  • Get a good night sleep if operating alone at usual hours, the big stations will still be there

That’s enough for now, want to get back to building my 80m Radio.

Contest聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 : CQ World Wide DX Contest
Callsign聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 : G1ZQN
Mode聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 : PHONE
Category聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 : Single Operator (SO)
Overlay聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 : —
Band(s)聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 : All bands (AB)
Class聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 : Low Power (LP)
Zone/State/…聽 : 14
Locator聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 : IO91VJ
Operating time聽 : 4h36

160聽聽聽聽 0聽聽 0聽聽 0聽聽 0聽聽聽聽聽聽 0聽 0.00
80聽聽聽聽 5聽聽 2聽聽 5聽聽 0聽聽聽聽聽聽 5聽 1.00
40聽聽聽 24聽聽 4聽 15聽聽 0聽聽聽聽聽 38聽 1.58
20聽聽聽 29聽聽 6聽 19聽聽 0聽聽聽聽聽 33聽 1.14
15聽聽聽 15聽聽 4聽聽 6聽聽 0聽聽聽聽聽 21聽 1.40
10聽聽聽聽 7聽聽 1聽聽 1聽聽 0聽聽聽聽聽聽 0聽 0.00
TOTAL聽聽聽 80聽 17聽 46聽聽 0聽聽聽聽聽 97聽 1.21

Dupes are not included in QSO counts neither avg calculations

Operators聽聽聽聽聽聽 : M0TZO
Soapbox聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 :

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Countries worked (alpha-order):-

  • Aland Is., Asiatic Russia, Austria, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Canary Is., Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Estonia, European Russia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine, United States & Venezuela.