DL0GTH participated the contest from Schneekopf in JO50JP on 4th/5th September with much smaller than usual equipment. Nevertheless, the results achieved were much better than anticipated with such reduced equipment: 1086 QSO and >410000 points. Looking forward now to the October UHF/SHF/Microwave Contest.
Even, I participated a few hours only, I am quite satisfied with the results. No skeds, no airplane scatter software use.
144 MHz: 101 QSO, ODX IQ5NN 823 km
432 MHz: 20 QSO, ODX OM6A 583 km
1296 MHz: 10 QSO, ODX DG2GR 192 km
Now, I am looking forward to September IARU-Region 1 VHF Contest. DL0GTH will be QRV again from JO50JP in multi OP mode.
Fortunately, new Covid-19 infections went down significantly, shops and restaurants are open again and I am looking forward for some ham radio events. I also got my second shot of vaccine and feel much more safe now. Likely, I will participate July VHF/UHF contest in Single OP category still. But I am confident that DL0GTH will operate as Multi OP station in IARU-Region-1-VHF contest. CU on the air.
Since multi operator contesting is still restricted by Corona pandemic rules, DL0GTH was not active and I made some QSO on 2m, 70cm and 23cm bands from home. A few hours only, also because there was not much activity and poor condx. The contest weekends are almost the only chance for some QSO in SSB/CW because outside of contests there is more activity in digital modes.
Looking forward to the peak of Lyrids this night. Some nice QSOs already made on 2m.
Good start of the long Easter weekend with good tropo ConDX on 2m. ODX in FT8 was 1278km in QSO with EI8KN.
I participated a few hours only but still had some fun with contesting from home:
144 MHz: 110 QSO
432 MHz: 29 QSO
1296 MHz: 6 QSO
DL0GTH won’t be QRV because of Corona restrictions. Therefore, I will participate from home on 2m, 70cm and 23cm with small equipment, just for fun and to provide some points for others. CU in the contest. Jens
DL0GTH/p achieved the 2nd place from Wetzstein JO50RK https://wetzsteinfunker.de operated by DL2ARD and DL2ALF. Well done Oli and Frank. Congratulations to the winner team of OM3W.
This was the final contest of a strange contest season heavily impacted by the Corona pandemic. Looks like that 2021 will be challenging again and likely only in 2022 we can return to normal contest operations.
I am happy about the 2020 IARU Region 1 UHF/µWave Contest Results of our DL0GTH contest team:
432 MHz: 2nd, congratulations to the winner DR9A
1.3 GHz: 3rd, congratulations to the winner OK2A
2.4 GHz: winner
3.4 GHz: 2nd, congratulations to the winner OL4A
5.7 GHz: 3rd, congratulations to the winner IN3HOG
10 GHz: 8th, congratulations to the winner IN3HOG
24 GHz: 2nd, congratulations to the winner IQ1KW
76 GHz: 3rd, congratulations to the winner DR9A
122 GHz: winner
134 GHz: winner
Milimeter Group: 2nd, congratulations to the winner IQ1KW
DL0GTH is the winner of the overall score.
More results can be found at https://iaru.oevsv.at/
I am currently more active on amateur radio bands than usual caused by the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions which limit other interests. Stay healthy and active on the amateur radio bands.