Wednesday, February 20, 2019

ARRL CW 2019 as OL7M in M/M

We have decided to dedicate this contest in a memory of our good friend and great contester Dave, OK1RK (ex OK1AUT) who suddenly passed away a month ago at his only 47 years…
R.I.P. Dave. We really miss you Dave!

After the last weekend where the CONDX were poor, we really enjoyed one of the best CONDX on 160m and 80m to US for last 10 years in the ARRL contests. Especialy the first night was amazing. We made enough of West coast stations. Also nice surprise was the opening at 21 MHz.

All of that wouldn´t be possible without our technical guru Jan, OK2ZAW. Everything worked perfectly. Only 8 el wire yagi for 40m burnt out . So we had to use 2 element MOXON.

Even that we knew we can not compete with the stations in the west and south of the Europe,  we enjoyed the contest and team spirit for whole weekend a lot. The weather in February was unexpectedly great -  clear sky, sunny days without wind with temperature about 15 C, so what can be better than the first BBQ of the year, hi.

BTW it is confirmed again -  the US stations’ pile-ups are the best in the world!

Thanks to all for the QSOs  and see you next time!

Pavel OK1MU on behalf OL7M gang

Some mor HP power for contesters :)
Tom OK1IC and Pavel OK1MU. And your supervisor Marous.

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