Call: M4A Operator(s): G3ZAY, G4AXX, G4EAG, G4KNO, G7VJR, M0BLF, M0DEG, M0GXM, M0HSW, M0NCG, M0SKI, M0TOC, M0TRN, M0VFC, M0ZXA, M6DTW, M6IZW Station: G6UW Class: M/2 HP QTH: Cambridge, UK Operating Time (hrs): 48 Summary: Band QSOs Zones Countries ------------------------------ 160: 96 6 42 80: 874 19 78 40: 750 28 102 20: 711 30 101 15: 1591 33 118 10: 1180 36 124 ------------------------------ Total: 5202 152 565 Total Score = 7,377,213 Club: Comments: The annual Cambridge University Wireless Society entry in CQWW DX SSB is our biggest event of the year. We use it as an opportunity to show contesting to our latest recruits, many of whom are current students, whilst also inviting some recent graduates and supporters back to help us achieve a respectable score. This year was a very odd contest for us: Saturday saw fantastic conditions, and at one point we were 600k points up on our score from the same time last year. On Sunday, however, we found the bands much more flat, which meant that we lost a lot of ground, eventually finishing 1.6M points lower than last year's claimed score. Antennas were much the same as in previous years, but we used K3s instead of the FT-1000MPs we have used in the past. This was a great success, and the diversity feature was especially appreciated on the lower bands. Despite not managing to beat the English M2 record that we set last year, all seventeen operators had a great time during the weekend. Thanks for the QSOs.Here are some photos of the preparation for the contest.
Fitting the elements of the 20m monobander, Martin G3ZAY with Michael M0GXM up the ladder.
William M0ZXA winching up the 20m monobader.
Starting Flossie's pump-up mast for the 80m dipole.
Dom M0BLF in Flossie.
Comparing last year's rate with this year.
The difference between 2011 and 2012 showing the rapid change in conditions on Sunday evening.
Sunday morning's X-ray flare.
Here's the certificate from CQ magazine, we came 2nd in England. The winners were the Stockport Radio Society.