I hadn't planned to enter CQWW this year but as the great event approached I just couldn't resist. With no other plans, I operated from home. The boys were away from home (it's half term) so my lovely wife and daughter looked after me, what a great family ! Highlights were JA and Gambia in the grey-line on Sunday afternoon. I was really surprised what I could work with the barefoot MP & a G5RV Finishing off the contest working a string of W's split was a real pleasure. The W's were armchair copy in a perfectly quiet band. Here's to 2009 when we'll be able to work up to 7.200. Interestingly SSB doesn't go below 7.045 during the day, but at night SSB stations go down, right down, to 7.003 and there's very little CW. I'm sure it won't be like that in a months time. I heard a few Eu stations calling between 7.100 & 7.300, but not for long, darn those pesky A/B switches! 40m in Eu is not for the faint-hearted. I used 2 x 1.8 kHz filters nearly all the time with shift and width adjusted just so. Again I was impressed just what a superb SSB rig the MP is, a joy to operate. Call M4R (Op G4AXX) QTH Saffron Walden, Essex Band 40m Score 14,336 QSO 188 ZN 10 DX 54 Time on 13:06 Writelog 10.40J FT1000MP, Heil ProSet with HC5 G5RV inverted V 12.5m at the apex. See you all at the HFC this weekend.Click on a thumbnail below to see the picture.
Julia (9) listening to recorded WAV files.
I came 1st in England in this category, here are the results.
Here's the certificate from CQ magazine.