[1. June 2020]
In the CQ WPX CW Contest 30-31 May I was periodical active. It was a new experience to see how it would work out for me. I planned to rest in 2-3 hour periods, and that way I would be active in different times under the contest. It seemes to work out well. I was active in 33,5 hours.
I have joined the Russian Contest Club RCC and have been given membership number 677. In the coming weekend on May 2 from 03-09 UTC there is a test that looks exciting - I will try it.
Here you read more: http://www.contest.ru/registration-rcc/ Start: 2. maj 2020 kl. 03:00 UTC Modulationstyper: CW, SSB
Afslutning: 2. maj 2020 kl. 08:59 UTC Bånd: 80 m, 40 m, 20 m, 15 m, 10 m
[26 April 2020]
I participaterd in the Helvetia Contest from the Clubstation at 0Z6ARC Aabenraa. Using my Elecraft K3 radio and the Clubs antennas. A Fourbander with a single element for 40m band. It works great except that the rotation dont work and the antenna turns as the wind blows. Most of the time in a northern direction. The other antenna is a dipole for 80m band. I am working for a repair and maybe setting up a Windom 10-160m.
[22 March 2020]
Now finished a great weekend with the RDX Contest 2020. Lots of stations active and plenty of contacts made.
The OZ Record (SO CW LP) for this contest is from 2013 and made by myself. 815 QSO's - 354 Mults - 1.709.820 points. So that was what I wanted to do better.
I made 961 QSO's and 339 Mults giving me 1.790.259 points. So...
Last year I had a reduction of 6%, 2018=16%, 2017=7%, 2016=5%, 2014=5%, 2013=3% and 2012=4%. In 2015 I was doing Multi-two at DCA station and we had a reduction of 11%. This year the reduction must not exceed 5% if I shall make a new OZ Record. And it depends of coarse on other OZ participants ;o)
[29 February 2020]
I participated in the new EurAsia Contest for just over an hour today. There were many to contact. I used Single Band 20 meters. It turned into 75 QSOs in 1 hour and 17 minutes and yielded no less than 3,775,770 points - if the program made the correct calculations. Look here for more information
I had taken my radio and computer down to the OZ6ARC Aabenraa club where I used a Beam and a dipole antenna.
Unfortunately, the rotor does not work so the antenna itself decides what direction to point ;o)
At 13.00z the UBA Contest started and there is usually good activity. I did some Search & Ping in the start but later there were some nice Runs. In a short ten minutes period I reached a rate of 156/h and that is fun.
I joined saturday for 3 hours and sunday for 3 hours. That gave me 304 QSOs which yielded 22,152 points. See more info here
[19 February 2020]
QUINTA DAS TORRES [The Tower Farm] - This was the place where I could stay and be active in the ARRL DX CW Contest 2020. The farm belongs to Ricardo CT3KN and I have been there more times and using his TriBander and the dipoles. Very effective instead of my 10mtr vertical for travelling. The weather was not as good as it can be on Madeira, but actual a Contest is mostly indoor practise ;o)
It became a very good weekend and allthough I missed contacts on 10 meter band I totally made 1.800 QSO and 236 multipliers [including 22 dupes]. Take a look at this link: 2020 CR3EE
Together with EI5KF Gerard and OZ7AM Alex I did participate in the CQ WW 160meter CW Contest as Multi-One using the antennas at DCA and the OZ5E call sign.
It was an exciting weekend with lots of technical challenges and many great RUNs. All in all a Contest weekend as it should be.
Thank you Andrew and Jan for your hospitality.
Now we entered 2020 and a new year has begun - and so have a whole bunch of new Contests.
My year started with new website and I have made some improvements. One of the news is my section regarding my Contest Expeditions including past and coming trips - still working on it.
Another thing is the Contest-page that have been updated with more analyzes and including all the tests. Feel free to take a look ;o)
I have some plans for 2020 and the first activity will be a Multi-one operation together with Gerard EI5KF. We will participate in the CQ WW 160 Meter Contest 24-25-26 January from the Danish Contest Academy in Stjaer with the call sign OZ5E.
Next planned activity will be from Madeira in the ARRL Intl DX CW Contest 15-16 February with my call sign CR3EE. In 2019 I was active three times from Madeira and with the great help from Ricardo CT3KN who kindly let me use his "Tower Farm". I really look forward to meet him in February.
In the end of May, my focus is on the CQ WPX CW Contest. I will try to arrange a tour for Danish radioamateurs to Albania where I have two good friends; ZA1U Edmond and ZA1F Fatos. Three times earlier I have been in Albania and together with both. I hope we will be a lot of Danish radioamateurs doing a lot of antennas and a lot of QSO's from Albania and also exploring the country. Send me an e-mail if you are interested and want to get involved - firstname.lastname@example.org
I hope we meet in one of the CW Contests during the year !