cqww 160m cw

The contest was fun, many new stations worked.
Just going around the band working every station, they are so close! Sometimes 5-6-7 stations on 1 Kc, with my filter @ 200 Hz it still was sometimes difficult to distinguish the call.
But ears have the possibility to focus on a tone and get the call+report while another station is just 50 Hz up or down.

Results:

Band      QSOs    Pts  States  Country
Total     374    2197   32        62
Score: about 206.518

I did manage to score some nice DX:

KL7RA Alaska
XE1RCS Mexico
PJ2T Neth. Antilles
C6ANM Bahamas
VP9/N1SNB Bermuda
USA: about 30 stations worked, about 28 states including Arizona & Texas
VE: about 10 stations.

Some nice calls
P33W Cyprus
TF3CW Iceland
4Z5J Israel
ZC4LI UK Cyprus Base

I did not use the beverage. As a matter of fact I’m rather dissapointed in the performance of the beverage. Signals are down from the inverted-L about 2 S-points. Noise is also down (of course).
I tried to find out at daylight if something was wrong but nothing and the next night same results. So worked al DX on the inverted-L 🙂

However I had good result on 40m with the beverage. I managed to work the S21DX expedition in the huge qrm on 40m, by using the beverage. QRM went down significantly.

Maybe my external receiver port in the trx (TS-2000) is deaf? Some work to do…

Next contest PACC.

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3 Responses

  1. Thanks for the contest qso with PA3C! 73 jeff

  2. A beverage antenna should be down at least 2 S-points from a (short) vertical. So that fact will not make the beverage bad. However, a beverage is supposed to work best over “bad” ground. You have excellent ground ! This can be a factor. Also keep in mind that a beverage is rather directive, if it’s in the wrong direction you also will have a problem.

    Nevertheless, great result in the contest (no time on this side unfortunately).

    — Enno, PF5X

  3. Heel mooi resultaat in de CQ 160 hier wat minder
    Je hebt CE1/W7CA ook niet?
    Simpel lijkt het zo’n inv-L ik heb er hier al eens een gehad en ook heb ik enige tijd vert. voor 80 en 160 gebruikt maar het resultaat viel me toen tegen.
    Mogelijk was mijn aardnet te simpel.

    VP9/N1SNB ook gehoord en geprobeerd maar lukte niet.
    Het werkt nu wel iets beter op 160 de dipole meer inverted

    De beverages werken hier heel goed op 160 80 en 40 maar niet altijd beter. In de Beru kon ik meerdere ZL’s goed horen 569 op de beverage West het was duidelijk l.p. Maar ik hoor ze ook iets sterker met wat meer qrm op de dipole.

    ZL7T was op 80m en daar heb ik geen problemen met de veldsterkte tenminste ik heb daar al meerdere keren JA pileups gehad. Maar alles is relatief mogelijk dat een goede vertical het toch beter doet.

    Vanavond zondag 15-3 T88WW op 40M kunnen werken was ook mooi neembaar op de Beverage enorme pile.

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