AA8IA Amateur Radio

Worked All Europe (WAE) CW 2011 Summary

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With the possibility of severe weather Saturday, I only fired up the radio for a few hours here and there. I just swapped out dipoles, and the one I have up now will not currently tune 40m. No time to fix that. Nothing heard on 10m. 15m activity was weak during the short amount of time I was operating, but there was apparently more activity on 15m than last year considering I made a few more Qs there.

Knowing I couldn’t do anything on 40m or 10m, and given the weather, my heart wasn’t into spending time in the chair. Sunday was family day, and so I spent the majority of that time with the family. Got called away later in the day Sunday on an emergency IT call, so I wasn’t around for the tail end either.

This is one helluva fun contest, and the EU folks sure have mastered the skill of sending/receiving QTCs, regardless of speed, sig strength or QRN. My hats off to them for a superb job. This is their contest, and if they are wanting QTCs and willing to copy them, I’ll gladly provide them. If I didn’t like the rules, I simply wouldn’t operate.

Thanks to the sponsors and the EU stations for all the fun!

WAE DX Contest, CW
0000Z, Aug 13 to 2359Z, Aug 14, 2011

Call: AA8IA
Operator(s): AA8IA
Station: AA8IA

Class: Single Op LP
QTH: Toronto OH EN90ql
Operating Time (hrs): 4:42

Band QSOs QTCs Mults
20: 52 57 44
15: 14 24
Total: 66 57 68 Total Score = 8,364

Club: Mad River Radio Club

Written by Mike

August 15th, 2011 at 10:55 pm

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