Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Dutch PACC Contest

Me at the clubstation PI4VADLast weekend we joined the Dutch PACC Contest with our local Club Station PI4VAD. The last few weeks we put some time in fixing the antennas: a new dipole for 40m, 80m and 160m, the beam for 10m, 15m and 20m was checked and the vertical for 10m - 40m has been taken off the roof a couple of times. On saturday morning we found out that the mounting point for one end of the dipole was gone and 40% of the dipole was lying flat on the roof due to that. So... very little time to fix but we did it. The vertical was still giving us some hard time getting it tuned.
Despite the antenna problems we still had a lot of fun and made 764 QSOs with 129 multipliers. That make a total of 98.169 points. Last year we had 38.048 points. For the few that can't count... thats 60.121 points more!
On the picture you can see me working on 160m at 2:15 local time (1:15 UTC). On the left of me Rob PA3BXR is taking care of the logging.

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