CQWW SSB Contest 1999

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CQWW SSB Contest, 30-31st Oct 1999

This contest was a serious attempt at staying alert and running for as much of the contest as possible. I operated single-band 21 MHz SSB, with the FT1000MP and Colin's FL2100Z, from Debden Airfield.

It was the first time any of us had attempted anything so ambitious, I was pushing the envelope. Jacqui and the children brought me hot meals to keep me going. The Q rates peaked at 250/hour and stayed high for many hours.

On Sunday I was visited by Andy and his son Peter who rode up to the station on their bikes. That day I operated nearly solidly on 15m from 0600z till 2100z.

Nothing blew up or went wrong, the weather and conditions were great.

The final score of 340,548 had a UBN correction of 1.9%.
Here's the summary sheet and soapbox comments.

                   CQ WORLD WIDE DX CONTEST -- 1999

      Call: M4R                      Country:  England
      Mode: SSB                      Category: Single Operator Single Band
      Zone: 14


      160        0        0     0.00      0       0
       80        0        0     0.00      0       0
       40        0        0     0.00      0       0
       20        0        0     0.00      0       0
       15     1077     2301     2.14     33     115
       10        0        0     0.00      0       0

     Totals   1077     2301     2.14     33     115  =>  340,548

All reports sent were 5914.

Equipment Description:  FT1000MP, FL2100Z, 3 ele homebrew
monoband Yagi (16 ft boom) at 85 feet. Operating with a
petrol generator (field-day style) from a disused army

Club Affiliation: Granta Contest Group M0CAM, M4R

This is to certify that in this contest I have operated
my transmitter within the limitations of my license and have
observed fully the rules and regulations of the contest.
Click on the thumbnail below to see the picture, I was too busy to take photos this time, hi!.

The certificate from CQ magazine.

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