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CQWW 160m SSB Contest 2006



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25th-26th Feb 2006, Dunmow, Essex

This was the first CQWW 160m SSB contest for me, I operated with with Chris, G3SVL, and Dave, G3UEG. Our equipment was my MP loaded with some of Dave's crystal filters and Chris' Acom 2000A. We ran networked N1MM with 2 operators on the same radio, SR2O style.

Here's the 3830 summary.
Call: G3UEG
Operator(s): G3UEG, G3SVL, G4AXX
Station: G3UEG

Class: Multi-Op HP
QTH: Dunmow, Essex
Operating Time (hrs): 18.5

Summary:
Total:  QSOs = 404  State/Prov = 16  Countries = 48  Total Score = 140,672

Club: Chiltern DX Club

Comments:

Spent time this year trying to improve our receive capability.  We put up a
temporary end-fire phased pair of 160m (520ft)beverages on north america which
gave us low noise and were stunningly effective at reducing the EU QRM.  We also
used a Wellbrook Communications 1530 magnetic loop which also was very low noise
and enabled us to hear many stations which were lost in the noise on the 33m
(108ft) vertical. 

Knowing that conditions had been pretty good recently it was disappointing that
conditions, particularly to NA, were pretty average on the Friday night and
Saturday morning and were even worse with heavy static on Saturday night and
Sunday morning.  There were quite a few EU, AS and AF countries that we have
worked in previous years that we didn't hear this year so the DX mult count is
lower than usual. 

Summary, Overall score disappointing, but the experience of using the specialist
receive antennas was very worthwhile with a lot learnt.

Dave G3UEG
Chris G3SVL
Mark G4AXX
Here's a list of early reports from other stations from
http://lists.contesting.com/archives/html/3830/2006-03/msg00566.html

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Call              QSOs  StPrv   DX    hr    Score   Club
Non-USA Multi-Op HP
4L0G              1040     1    47    32    478,848 NARG
HG8DX              875    24    62    29    400,024 BCC
C6ANM              814    56    36    36    397,900 YCCC
RK2FWA             917    16    61    29    378,224 UA2 CONTEST CLUB
S57M               725    17    61  37,5    299,130 SCC
XE1RCS             664    54    30 20:27    292,488 
YZ7W(@YU7JDE)      584     5    54          177,767 banat dx group
G3UEG              404    16    48  18.5    140,672 Chiltern DX Club
OK7M(OK1DIG+CLUS   484     5    46    28    120,360 
OL9R(@OK1OUE)      405     1    40    13     80,150 
OZ3RIN             301     0    36    35     53,748 EDR Ringsted
IQ7ML              232     2    37    18     44,577 
EA2CLU/P           169     3    32     8     29,085 U.R.E.
DK3QJ              104     1    27   3.0     13,300 BCC
VA3GGF              33    17     2     1      2,703 CCO

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Click on a thumbnail below to see the picture.

The phased Beverages, pointing WNW to North America.

The vertical at sunset.

Here's the certificate from CQ magazine. We came 1st in the Multi-Operator category in England.

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