October 21, 2017: 6:00 – 7:45 UTC
Rig: K3 / 100W, Varta LA60 (60 Ah) AGM- battery, Begali „DXpedition“ paddle
Ant: Delta Loop on 7m GRP Pole
29 CW QSOs on 20m – 7 S2S- QSOs but none with JA/ VK/ ZL this time.
Since 2015 I made serious attempts to participate in this contest in the QRP class.
To my big surprise I ended up 2nd place in Germany/ QRP in 2015. With no dedicated Rx- antenna and moderate effort I reached 46,617 points with 261 QSOs whereof 39 were mults and 2 had been with W/VE.
In 2016 I put more effort in (but still no proper Rx- ant) and ended up 2nd place in Germany/ QRP again. This time with 63,210 points (327 QSOs, 1 W VE/ and 41 mults). There were some issues with the interface to the KX3 during the first night, forcing me to use the PC only to log the contacts. All QSOs were hand made.
Finally I built a shielded loop and tried again in 2017. This time 1st place in Germany/ QRP with 86,296 points (425 QSOs, 1 W/VE and 45 mults).
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