2018 results

Some stats provided by clublog and DXKeeper

 

QSOs by Year

Year Number of DXCCs Number of QSOs QSOs as Percent
2018 166 1374 CW: 76.56%
Phone: 22.78%
Data: 0.66%


 

Summary table 2018: DXCC worked

 

Callsign 160 80 60 40 30 20 17 15 12 10 6 4 2 Total Slots
PA3C 88 106 0 50 30 80 34 25 8 8 5 12 17 166 463

Didn’t work a lot on 6M, everybody is moving to FT8 😦
Have to work on 60M for new DXCC’s

 

2 new DXCC

Dates on which DXCCs were first worked

Filter by band:

Prefix Entity Most-wanted Rank First Worked
KH1 BAKER HOWLAND ISLANDS 25 2018-07-01
Z6 REPUBLIC OF KOSOVO 48 2018-02-02

 

Dates on which DXCCs were first worked (low bands & 6M)

Filter by band: 160M. 15 new DXCC

Prefix Entity Most-wanted Rank First Worked
BY CHINA 268 2018-12-06
9K KUWAIT 265 2018-11-29
YN NICARAGUA 201 2018-11-28
HR HONDURAS 195 2018-11-26
ZF CAYMAN ISLANDS 229 2018-11-25
EP IRAN 122 2018-11-21
8P BARBADOS 243 2018-11-10
TY BENIN 149 2018-03-13
9Y TRINIDAD & TOBAGO 238 2018-03-13
PZ SURINAME 221 2018-02-23
VU INDIA 266 2018-02-13
TZ MALI 143 2018-02-08
4J AZERBAIJAN 240 2018-02-06
Z6 REPUBLIC OF KOSOVO 48 2018-02-02
JW SVALBARD 216 2018-01-07

 

Filter by band: 80M. 14 new DXCC

Prefix Entity Most-wanted Rank First Worked
ET ETHIOPIA 113 2018-12-13
TI COSTA RICA 258 2018-11-24
VP6/D DUCIE ISLAND 51 2018-10-25
9X RWANDA 126 2018-09-29
C9 MOZAMBIQUE 152 2018-05-06
3B7 AGALEGA & ST BRANDON ISLANDS 55 2018-04-10
TJ CAMEROON 119 2018-03-22
3C0 ANNOBON 64 2018-03-15
TN REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO 95 2018-03-15
3C EQUATORIAL GUINEA 66 2018-03-06
FR REUNION ISLAND 214 2018-02-14
8R GUYANA 130 2018-02-13
Z6 REPUBLIC OF KOSOVO 48 2018-02-02
5R MADAGASCAR 179 2018-01-07

 

Filter by band: 6M

Prefix Entity Most-wanted Rank First Worked
Z6 REPUBLIC OF KOSOVO 48 2018-07-06
4J AZERBAIJAN 240 2018-07-06

 

IOTA

PA3C Islands On The Air Progress Report 01-jan-2019

Islands worked: 696
Islands confirmed: 668
Islands verified: 638

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What a night!

Last night the Stew Perry 160M contest was on. Exchange is WW-locator (JO33). Points for every 500 km.
I like this contest, always very busy, many stations on 40 KHz bandwith. Sometimes I used the notch to null-out a station that covered another station. That is working ok but takes a lot of time.

Maximum was 3×15 points (FK77, US Virgin). Heard some zone 3 stations, they have the power but small ears. XE2X was most time covered by EU-stations didn’t manage to work him. No real DX in this contest, no JA, no RU-Asia, no SA, AF only 3V8SF.

I only hunted stations in S&P-mode. My cw is not good enough to start a run. Next month is my retirement a have time to practice….

Stew Perry December 2018

 

This morning I found my 80M vertical …broken. Maybe due to the storm we had last night (8 Bft) but I suspect the deer that are running around. One guy was broken and part of my NE-beverage was down too. This is the second time the pole was hit and I suspect it is beyond repair now. I was planning to start on a vertical for 60M but have to set priorities. Never a dull moment.

HNY, good DX

 

 

 

broken guyΒ 

ARRL 160 meter contest

I joined the contest on fridaynight. Conditions were good. Follow-up on Saturdaymorning.
Saturday late the conditions went down because of upcoming Aurora.
I was lucky to work Colorado (CO) although it took me many calls. Arizona heard but to light.

On rx I use the DXengineering Reversible Beverage System on 120-300 degrees. The length of the 450 ohm ladder-line is about 150 meter. It works very well, reverting the direction makes a difference of 3 S-points (18 dB). Many times I heard the DX but was not heard by them 😦

working new ones on 160M

It’s the time of the season so lots of possibilities to work new ones on low bands. 80-160.
Installed some long wires for reception (not very long so not very directional, but they do work to downplay the noise on 80&160M)

Although published as a IOTA-expedition they did work on all bands/all modes: EP6RRC. 160 was a new band
ScreenHunter_326 Nov. 26, 2018 08.51

I entered the CQWW-cw contest only for 160M & 80M. Not single band so the score will be low compared to the other SO-multi band operations. Maybe I delete the 80M qso’s and just enter the SO-160M group. (And the 80M qso’s as checklog).

400 qso’s were made in S&P-mode. Breaking pile-ups in a contest (no split operations, although it sometimes helps to XIT 0,25 up!) is a lucky thing, but I did manage a number of them. The stop at daylight and playing some squash was necessary πŸ™‚
On 160M worked a new one: ZF1A Cayman Islands.
On 80M was very pleased with ZM4T long path!

ScreenHunter_325 Nov. 26, 2018 08.11

And this morning worked Honduras HR9/SP4Z on 160M. Worked him on 80M as HQ9R in the contest but was not able to find him on 160M in the contest.

Next weekend ARRL 160M contest πŸ™‚

CQWW SSB 2017 log

************************** Summary ***************************

     194 Claimed QSO before checking (does not include duplicates)
     193 Final   QSO after  checking reductions

     219 Claimed QSO points
     215 Final   QSO points

      56 Claimed countries
      56 Final   countries

      10 Claimed zones
      10 Final   zones

      66 Claimed mults
      66 Final   mults

14,454 Claimed score
14,190 Final   score

    1.8% Score reduction
    0.5% Error Rate based on claimed and final qso counts
       1 (0.5%) calls copied incorrectly
       0 (0.0%) exchanges copied incorrectly
       0 (0.0%) not in log
       0 (0.0%) duplicates (Removed without penalty)
       0 (0.0%) calls unique to this log receiving credit (not removed)

********************** Results By Band ***********************

             Band   QSO  QPts  Zone Cty Mult

   Claimed   160M     0     0     0   0    0
   Final     160M     0     0     0   0    0

   Claimed    80M   194   219    10  56   66
   Final      80M   193   215    10  56   66

   Claimed    40M     0     0     0   0    0
   Final      40M     0     0     0   0    0

   Claimed    20M     0     0     0   0    0
   Final      20M     0     0     0   0    0

   Claimed    15M     0     0     0   0    0
   Final      15M     0     0     0   0    0

   Claimed    10M     0     0     0   0    0
   Final      10M     0     0     0   0    0

   Claimed    All   194   219    10  56   66  Score    14454
   Final      All   193   215    10  56   66  Score    14190

*********************** Incorrect Call ***********************

 3693 PH 2017-10-29 2148 PA3C       14 HB9FBS     14 correct   HB9FPS

*******************  Multipliers by Band  ********************

80M multiplier total 66

4L    4U1I  9A    9K    A7    BY    CN    DL    E7    EA    
EA6   EA8   EA9   EI    ER    ES    EU    F     G     GI    
GM    GU    GW    HA    HB    HB0   HZ    I     IT9   JT    
LA    LX    LY    LZ    OH    OH0   OK    OM    ON    OZ    
PA    S5    SM    SP    SV    TF    TK    UA    UA2   UA9   
UN    UR    YL    YO    YU    Z3    

 14 15 16 17 18 20 21 23 33 40


************* Stations Copying PA3C Incorrectly **************

 3786 PH 2017-10-29 1507 E70T       15 PA3K       14
 3500 PH 2017-10-29 1959 E74E       15 PA3F       14
 3786 PH 2017-10-29 2007 GM6NX      14 EA3C       14
 3653 PH 2017-10-29 2124 OZ5E       14 PA6C       14

Topband DX, new slots

Many DXpeditions this time of the year.
And also ‘regular’ stations being active on TB in March.
Worked a lot of new ones on 160/80. Mornings are the best. No big pile-ups.
All qso’s made on ‘barefoot’ verticals, no beverages at the moment.

5-3 4K6FO on 160M
6-3 3C3W on 80M
7-3 9Y4/UA4CC on 80M, 13-3 9Y4/LY2IJ on 160M

7-3 XR0YD on 80M. Waited many times for 160M, but no luck, still need the slot.12-3 9M0W on 80M & 160M about an hour before qrt. Not busy πŸ™‚


13-3 TY7C on 40M, 80M & 160M.Β And also KH7XS on 80M.15-3 TN5R on 80M. But not-in-log?

3D2EU on 20/30/40 also on RTTY which is DXCC 300 on RTTY.

New DXCC Z6 worked on many bands, 12M missing but no problem in the summer

new slots on topbands

Very glad with my 160M system.
Worked XZ4ZW 160M cw for a new one. Good operation. A (short) beverage NE worked out perfectly.
And yesterday HV0A (huge wall!) on 160M and 80M both cw.

Still lots of new ones to work!