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ARRL Contest, 2004



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6-7th March 2004, Cambridge University Wireless Society shack, TL 415 597

This was the first joint effort by the Cambridge University Wireless Society and the Granta Contest Group.

It was also the first time the Granta CG had tried the ARRL Dx Contest. It's quite a waiting game for many countries as they wait for propagation to allow them to work the US.

Here are Dominic's soapbox comments.

| Date: 08 March 2004 11:56 -0800
| From: webform@b4h.net
| To: 3830@contesting.com, m0blf@domsmith.co.uk
| Subject: ARRLDX SSB M4A(@G6UW) M/2 HP
| 
|                     ARRL DX Contest, SSB
| 
| Call: M4A
| Operator(s): G0WAT, G3ZAY, G4AXX, G4EAG, G4JVG, G4KNO, M0BBB, M0BLF, M0TDG
| Station: G6UW
| 
| Class: M/2 HP
| QTH: Cambridge, UK JO02af
| Operating Time (hrs): 47
| 
| Summary:
|  Band  QSOs  Mults
| -------------------
|   160:    9     7
|    80:  224    37
|    40:  454    49
|    20:  746    59
|    15:  556    56
|    10:    0     0
| -------------------
| Total: 1989   208  Total Score = 1,241,136
| 
| Club: Cambridge University Wireless Society & Granta Contest Group
| 
| Comments:
| 
| The first joint effort in this contest from the Cambridge University
| Wireless Society (G6UW / M4A) and the Granta Contest Group (M0CAM / M4R).
| 
| 
| It was good fun, but conditions were poor.  The worst hour (11 QSOs!) was
| in the first hour of the contest, but fortunately things did pick up at
| times, especially once we were on the cluster (thanks to everyone who
| spotted us).  20M and 15M performed well when they were open.  40M was
| much better on the second night than on the first, and 80M performed
| steadily during darkness hours.  We need better antennas on 160M for
| future years, especially if 10M stays this dead (0 QSOs) for a while.
| Not a bad first effort though.
| 
| Personally, as a young op, it was a great insight to listen to operators
| with many more years experience, chiefly using our equipment, so thanks to
| the Granta Contest Group for coming to show us how it is done.  
| 
| Congratulations and thanks to the other stations for a good contest,
| particularly from M0BBB and myself (M0BLF) to the other WWYCers out there.
| 
| 
| Posted using 3830 Score Submittal Forms at:
| http://www.hornucopia.com/3830score/


Click on a thumbnail below to see the picture.

The shack door, Woop Woop II.

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