CQ Worldwide DX Contest, CW Call: M4K Operator(s): M0BEW Station: M0BEW Class: SOSB/40LP QTH: ENGLAND Operating Time (hrs): 45 Summary: Band QSOs Pts ----------------- 80: 40: 20: 2072 3089 15: 10: ----------------- Total: 2072 3089 Zones = 30, Countries = 110. Total Score = 432,460 Comments: Dipole at 20m, 2 ele Vert. I havn't really been all that active in the weeks running up to this, wasn't even sure I would be there at all untill the Thursday when I discovered the weekend would be completly free. Chuffed to break the 2k qso barrier from home, first time ever in any contest. Actually made 2256 qsos but with a stack of dupes. That way exceeds anything done from here before. Only 350 NA and 1 JA ! A lot of qsos for little points, averaging only 1.4 per qso. Certainly feeling the lack of umph. Very windy through Saturday morning. I made a decision to lower the ants and get a few hours sleep during the afternoon it was that bad. Amazing LP opening to JA 0900 Sunday morning, none of which could hear me. Had an AU drop over about 2000 Sunday. By 2100 any callers signals were a stream of nonsense and completly unreadable. Started to recover by 2200. Missed a load of heard stuff and also doubles like LU/13, CE/12, XE/6, JT/23, UA0/19! Lost the will to chase mults after the first night, packet pileups were shocking. For dx the station was completly out classed anyway. Shortskip signals were incredible, there were a bottomless pit of callers from those areas. EY8MM called me to ask to move to 80 near the end but I couldn't. I see from 3830 he was sb80. I sure hope he includes all the other band qsos becasue this was my only Tajikistan mult. Thanks everyone who called. Tim-M0BEW.
Wednesday, 3 December 2003
CQWW CW 2003 M4K(M0BEW) SO40LP