|CQ WPX RTTY Contest 2010 - Results and Anniversaries|
|Tuesday, 16 February 2010 15:02|
CQ WPX contests are very challenging world-wide amateur radio competitions. The contest held on 13th-14th Feb.2010 was again interesting with better radiocomm conditions as it was usual during last years.
Broaden openning of 21 MHz band more hours during the day influenced the contest tactics not so much stay on usual 14 MHz band but to go on 'suprising' higher frequencies.
My target was to reach more as 500 contacts with more as 500.000 points total to beat my best result from the last year 2009. Taken into account the contest scoring policy with preferred lower bands here was absolutely necessary to improve performance on 80/40m bands. After exhausting contest hours the result was more as satisfactory - total more as 600 contacts with 724,464 points.
Some rare callsigns were worked - from Aruba P41YL(7/21MHz), P49X(7MHz), Senegal 6W2SC(21MHz) as well as United Arab Emirates A61BM(14MHz). Absolute surprise was L25X (25th anniversary of club), Radio Club Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, comming on my 14 MHz CQ call on Sunday morning. The signals of this club station were strong and very readable.
But during contest operation here were more celebrating contest stations worked - 3Z80PZK (Radio Club SP4PBI - The 80th anniversary of establishment of PZK (Polish Radio Amateur Association)), DR10TCC (10 Years Taubeneiche Contest Club),OF50RR (Rautaruukki Corporation 50 years), PA100BEVER (the 100 Years of Scouting in the Netherlands), TC2010CCE (Istanbul 2010 European Capital of Culture European Side), GB50ATG (BARTG - British Amateur Radio Teledata Group, Golden Jubillee Station - celebrating 50 years). Nice time to meet them.
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 February 2010 17:04|