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

BAND   QSO  CQ DXC DUP  POINTS   AVG
————————————–
160     0   0   0   0       0  0.00
80     5   2   5   0       5  1.00
40    24   4  15   0      38  1.58
20    29   6  19   0      33  1.14
15    15   4   6   0      21  1.40
10     7   1   1   0       0  0.00
————————————–
TOTAL    80  17  46   0      97  1.21
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TOTAL SCORE : 6 111

Dupes are not included in QSO counts neither avg calculations

Operators       : M0TZO
Soapbox         :

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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.
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