Wednesday, February 26, 2020

CQ WW 160m SSB 2020 as OL7M in M/S

Because we had to dismantle all our 9 BVRGs on Monday, we decided to participate in SSB part of CQ WW 160 contest. We used a standard setup IC7800 + IC7600, without in-band station. We hoped for good conditions to NA, but unfortunately they did not take place this time, SRI. During the contest our QTH was again in extremely bad weather – huge rain and storm with wind around 100 km per hour. Because of the weather and for some technical problems we lost over 1 hour in the prime US time. Even so, we are finally satisfied with 27 US/VE multipliers what is decent for this year CONDX. No west coast state at all. Best DX from NA is WD5R from AR and AA0RS from CO.

Despite the average conditions we managed a few nice DX QSO – TI1T, PP5JR, YC0LOU, 7C1B and ODX LU8DPM, which is 12.110km. Thanks guys !

Unfortunately, we were very disappointed by the absence of leading stations from the category Multi on There were no stations such HG8DX, US1Q, UA7K, PJ4G and others .... Of course, it is  completely voluntary, but next time in this situation we will think very well, whether we will use it again or not. It is a pity, but probably not yet the right time for on line score ....

Anyway, we enjoyed the contest to the fullest and it was great time!  

We would like to thanks the organizers for their efforts and we really hope and believe, that as like CQ WW CW/SSB/RTTY and CQ WPX CW/SSB/RTTY this year Public Logs from CQ WW 160 will be also available. Thanks!

Thanks a lot to all stations for your calling !

20m old stack after storm
160m Icom line

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