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Class: M/S HP
Operating Time (hrs): 16:16
Location: Northern Europe
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Club: Bavarian Contest Club
|Comments: [email] 2017-03-05 15:05:24|
|We started the contest somewhat late due to some RFI on the Orion's headset (Radiosports) on 160m and 80m. We isolated the problem to be the headset cable as an old Heil headset, connected to the MKII wasn't having any issue. After some foolin around the issue disappeard but we don't know why. Anyway some further investigation is needed... Conditions ... well ... it has been quite some time since conditions we so bad. The first night we had about a good 2 hour run on 80m and that was basically it. On Saturday we even had a period of more than 30 minutes between 2 QSO's on 20m. We made a handfull of QSO's on 15m on Saturday, none on Sunday. 10m didn't open at all so no 6 banders in the log. Same bad conditions on Sunday and we decided to spent the rest of the Sunday in front of the TV. What we noticed that we were being called by very small stations (like one with some 'super' portable antenne ... according to Google a small portable whip antenna) so obviously we were being heard on the East coast. But the bandmap always was nearly empty and there was just no fresh meat. Even when we called CQ and got a cluster spot, the 'pile-up' that followed only lasted for a couple of minutes and often only in less than a handfull of stations. S&P also didn't work as there just were no new stations to be heard. I think everyone was just watching the DX-cluster for something new to appear and there wasn't much animo to turn that dial. Station: IC7800 and Orion (interlocked), ACOM2000 Antennas: TRX: dipoles for 160m and 80m, HF2V, OB2-40, OB11-3, 3 el.SteppIR RX: K9AY C U in the RDX in 2 weeks! 73 Frank ON9CC|