CQWW SSB Contest 2010

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30th-31st Oct 2009, Cambridge University Wireless Society shack

Set up for me started at lunchtime on Friday 29th Oct when I took the Plextek trailer mast up to the Cambridge University Wireless Society for the contest.

Here are the soapbox comments, (by Dominic M0BLF).

Call: M4A
Operator(s): G3ZAY, G4AXX, G4EAG, G4KNO, M0BLF, M0DEG, M0HSW, M0LRB, M0SKI, 
Station: G6UW

Class: M/2 HP
QTH: Cambridge UK JO02af
Operating Time (hrs): 48

 Band  QSOs  Zones  Countries
  160:  183     6       45
   80:  716    22       84
   40: 1047    33      102
   20: 1423    36      117
   15: 1086    38      120
   10:   77    14       38
Total: 4532   149      506  Total Score = 5,669,680



The Cambridge University Wireless Society's annual entry in CQ WW DX SSB is
primarily aimed at introducing young amateurs to contesting from a reasonably
well-eqipped station.  This year was no exception as 10 out of the 14 operators
were aged under 30. 
For the last few years, we have come 2nd to G6PZ in the M/S category in England
and so, this year, we decided to change to the M/2 category as a tactical move.

Unsurprisingly, this also allowed us to acheive our best claimed score in
recent years but, despite this, we have a lot to learn about the different
operating styles needed in M/2. It was a pity that the bands performed less
well than we had expected, but this was somewhat compensated for by operating
from the new CUWS shack which is warmer, better-designed and larger than its

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The winning certificate

Here's some video of the setting up and tear-down of the antennas.

The southern guy-point for the tower

Checking the rotator alignment

Assembling the 10m Yagi

Dom's pumpkin. The things they do at work!

The northern guy-point for the tower

Andy G4KNO lowering the tower

Andy G4KNO dismantling the 20m Yagi

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