Archive

Archive for the ‘Contests’ Category

CQWW CW, EI6DX, Ireland, Nov 2016

November 11th, 2016 2 comments
QTH: Greystones, Ireland

24-hour effort in CQWW CW 2016 from Ireland. SOSB 40 LP ASSISTED. K3, 100 watts into a GP with lots of radials.

All QSLs via RA3R – bureau or direct.

EI6DX CQWW

CQWW SSB, EA6/EI6DX, Mallorca, Oct, 2016

October 20th, 2016 No comments

Travel : Mallorca

QTH: Mallorca South-West

CQWW SSB 2016 from EA6 in SOSB 20 LP ASSISTED. First CQWW from Mallorca. The station there will be slowly upgraded for casual operation.

All QSLs via RA3R – bureau or direct.

Mallorca travel

CQWPX CW, EI1Y, Co. Kildare, Mar 28-29, 2015

March 23rd, 2015 Comments off

Operating as a member of a great international contest team made up of Polish, Ukranian, Irish and Russian contesters.

Contest: EI1Y

RU DX, EI1Y, Co. Kildare, Mar 21-22, 2015

March 20th, 2015 Comments off

Operating as a member of a great international contest team made up of Polish, Ukranian and Russian contesters. A serious effort in MS category with my friends in Kildare.

CQWW CW, EI1Y, Co. Kildare, Nov 29-30, 2014

November 1st, 2014 Comments off

Operating as a member of a great international contest team made up of Polish, Ukranian, Irish and Russian contesters. A serious effort in MS category with my friends in Naas, Co. Kildare.

CQWW 2010 analysis released

September 3rd, 2011 Comments off
CQWW Log Analyser releasedCQWW 2010 analysis released

Contest rates analyser has been released, results are available here.

Despite lower number of logs submitted 2010 CW broke the 70.000 QSOs per hour threshold for the very first time. This is the higher rate observed ever since public logs became public in 2007. The winning hour was 15:00 on the first day when 70.449 QSOs were made. Closest to this result was CQWW CW 2009 with 65.266 QSOs in the opening hour of the contest which means 7.9% increase in top rate overall. This is a continuing trend for CQWW since 2007. Above also indicates better propagation on higher bands.

CQWPX Contest, Brittas Bay, Mar 26, 2011

March 3rd, 2011 Comments off
Brittas Bay, IrelandQTH: Contest location, Brittas Bay, Co. Wicklow, IOTA: EU-115

UK1OAP-RK1OWZ club members will be competing in CQ WPX from EI6DX contest QTH in Brittas Bay. The team includes Serge (UA1OMS), Mike (UA1OMX) and Stan (EI6DX/UA1OUT). Multi-Op Single-Tx category. Using K9AY and verticals for 160 and 80, 4SQ for 40 and Yagi for 20-15-10. QSL via RX3RC.

Senegal, CQ WW 2010

November 21st, 2010 1 comment

Travel : Senegal

QTH: Somone, Senegal, 6W/EI6DX

Update: arrived in Somone after 2 days in Goree and Dakar. Small change of plans. I can only operate low power this time. Therefore CQWW category will either be 40 SOSB LP or SOAB LP. Everything else goes according to plan. The shack is in perfect condition as always. See you on low bands this week. vy 73!
More…

CQWW SSB, Brittas Bay, Oct 30-31, 2010

October 24th, 2010 Comments off
Travel : Brittas BayQTH: Contest location, Brittas Bay, Co. Wicklow, IOTA: EU-115

CQWW SSB 2010 – participation in SOSB 15 QRP section. Operating from the usual contest location in Brittas Bay, Co. Wicklow. Target: to work as many zones and DXCC as possible in QRP and prepare the station for the winter season.

Senegal, CQ WW 2010

June 21st, 2010 Comments off

Travel : Senegal

QTH: Somone, Senegal, 6W/EI6DX

New license for the duration of the contest has been issued. During CQ WW I will be operating as 6V7Y. Outside of the contest, 6W/EI6DX will be used. I am bringing a 1KW ACOM power amplifier and will put a lot of effort into the competition. Outside of CQ WW, holiday style operation is expected. Main focus is as always on low bands CW. More…

Field Day Contest, Howth peninsula, Jun 5-6, 2010

May 29th, 2010 Comments off

Travel : Howth Peninsula

QTH: Howth peninsula, Co. Dublin, IOTA: EU-115

Together with EI0W members (Oleg, Max) I am going to work in the Field Day contest from Howth peninsula. As per Field Day rules we will be using a single inverted V antenna and 100 watts.
Howth is a perfect location for this contest. We will be operating from the top of the Howth Summit, over 200 metres above sea level.

CQ WPX CW, Brittas Bay, May 29-30, 2010

May 9th, 2010 Comments off

Travel : Brittas Bay

QTH: Contest location, Brittas Bay, Co. Wicklow, IOTA: EU-115

Last weekend of May I will be operating in CQ WPX CW from Brittas bay. Only a short vertical and 100 watts from K3 will be used. The plan is to work S&P and prepare the station for the summer season.

Aran Islands, IOTA EU-006, CQ WPX SSB, Mar 26-28, 2010

February 7th, 2010 Comments off
Travel : Aran IslandsQTH: Inis Mor, Aran Islands, Co. Galway, IOTA: EU-006

EJ6DX will be used during the CQ WPX SSB contest in March 2010. Mike, UA1OMX is joining me on the trip. We are going to compete in the Multi-Single category this year. EJ6DX antenna setup will include 3 band yagi, HF2V for 40 and 80 and Inverted V for lower bands. QSL via RX3RC. More…

Update on 6W QSLs: Roman, RX3RC has replied to all QSL requests that he received directly. I am waiting for a batch of new cards to arrive in Dublin in February and will reply to all “directs” by the end of the month. QSLs received via the bureau will be replied to later this year.

Senegal, CQWW 2010

January 31st, 2010 Comments off
Travel : SenegalQTH: Somone, Senegal, 6W/EI6DX

This year EI6DX will be back in Senegal operating holiday style outside of CQWW on Top Band CW. Main target is to take part in the CQWW CW 2010 and to get close to the World Top 3 in SOAB LP. This time Elecraft K3 will be used and hopefully K9AY will be available for low bands.

6W/EI6DX online log is now available here. I would like to thank you all for calling me. It was a great pleasure to work you last year. QSLs are now being answered by RX3RC via the bureau and direct. More…

CQWW CW, Brittas Bay, Nov 28-29, 2009

November 26th, 2009 Comments off
Travel : Brittas BayQTH: Contest location, Brittas Bay, Co. Wicklow, IOTA: EU-115

CQWW CW 2009 – participation in SOSB 40 HP. First serious effort in HP monoband. Thanks to all for the great feedback on the CQWW Analyzer. I am glad you find it useful. I came back from Senegal two weeks ago and found my mail box was full of evelopes with QSL requests. 6W/EI6DX cards are being printed, thank you for your patience. See you in test!

6V7S, 6W/EI6DX, Senegal, Nov 7-16

November 6th, 2009 Comments off
Travel : SenegalQTH: Somone, Senegal, 6W/EI6DX, 6V7S

New special call was received for operating from Senegal – 6V7S. My flight is in a few hours. Mike is traveling via Madrid. If all goes well, I will meet him in Dakar tomorrow evening and we will be on air since Sunday morning. QSL info: 6V7S via UA1OMX, 6W/EI6DX via RX3RC.

CQWW SSB, Brittas Bay, Oct 24-25, 2009

October 16th, 2009 Comments off
Travel : Brittas BayQTH: Contest location, Brittas Bay, Co. Wicklow, IOTA: EU-115

CQWW SSB 2009 – participation in SOSB 20 QRP section. Operating from the usual contest location in Brittas Bay, Co. Wicklow. Target: to work as many zones and DXCC as possible and prepare for CQWW CW in November.

As part of the preparation we have put together a small application that parsed all CQWW 2008 and 2007 logs, calculates QSO rates and aggregates it up by time, band, zones and other parameters. It is quite useful for planning SB activity. Over 10 million contacts from almost 20.000 logs have been parsed. Here is the link.

Senegal, Nov 7-16, 2009

August 8th, 2009 Comments off
Travel : SenegalQTH: Somone, Senegal, 6W/EI6DX

In November 2009 between CQWW SSB and CW I am going to operate from Senegal, from a small village of Somone located 70 km Southeast of Dakar. I will concentrate on low bands and will work mainly CW. Participation in the Ukrainian DX and Japan Internation DX contests is scheduled at the weekends. More…

Baltic Contest, Aran Islands, May 23-24, 2009

May 13th, 2009 Comments off
Travel: Aran IslandsQTH: Inis Mor, Aran Islands, Co. Galway, IOTA: EU-006

I will be taking part in the Baltic Contest as EJ6DX (Aran Islands) from 2100z May 23, 2009 till 0200z May 24, 2009. 80 metres CW only. Target: 300 QSOs + prepare equipment for CQ WPX SOSB 80 the following week. Equipment used: K3 100W, HF2V and K9AY receiving loop. QSL via RX3RC.

CQ-M Contest, Brittas Bay, May 9-10, 2009

April 20th, 2009 Comments off
Brittas Bay, IrelandQTH: Contest location, Brittas Bay, Co. Wicklow, IOTA: EU-115

Second weekend of May I will be operating in CQ-M from Brittas bay. The plan is to prepare equipment for CQWPX and the next IOTA trip to Aran Islands (IOTA EU-006).

Also there will be many Russian special event stations active over the weekend.

UBA Contest, Brittas Bay, Feb 28, 2009

February 1st, 2009 Comments off
Brittas Bay, IrelandQTH: Contest location, Brittas Bay, Co. Wicklow, IOTA: EU-115

SOSB 40 CW High Power from Northern Wicklow. Using ACOM for the first time from the contest QTH. Top loading for 80 will be tried. In CQWW 160 last month I only had 23 khz of usable space. Hopefully it will give me extra 20 khz on the band. Target: 800 QSOs.